Author: Phil Vischer

Episode 296: Theology Mail Bag & Are Pastors Too Big to Fail?

This week Skye answers theology questions from our Patreon supporters like, is social justice biblical? And, when did the “gospel” become about my salvation rather than the kingdom of God? Phil and Skye discuss the fragility of megachurches and whether some celebrity pastors have become too big to fail. Plus, Phil takes a journey through the digestive system of the African elephant. Become a Patron! Check out Faithblox here Listen to the episode | Download the episode | Find this episode on...

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Episode 295: Why is Politics Broken w/Jon Ward

Jon Ward is the senior political correspondent for Yahoo News. He joins Skye for a conversation about what’s broken with our politics, how to fix it, and the role of faith in Washington. Phil also unpacks new research on Christian nationalism, why is atheist Richard Dawkins worried about the decline of Christianity, and iguanas! Become a Patron! Check out Faithblox here Listen to the episode | Download the episode | Find this episode on...

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Episode 294: Did Noah’s Flood Really Happen with Dr. John Walton

Our favorite Old Testament professor is back! Dr. John Walton has written a new book about Noah’s flood, and he comes to some surprising conclusions. Was there really a worldwide deluge, or was it a smaller, local event? Plus, Phil and Skye ask why Christmas is so much bigger than Easter? Did the Pope deny the existence of hell? And did Jesus break into a Pizza Hut? Become a Patron! Check out Faithblox here Listen to the episode | Download the episode | Find this episode on...

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Episode 293: The Danger of a One-Dimensional Cross

Phil’s busy writing and Skye’s on vacation, so for Holy Week we’re posting a special episode featuring a sermon Skye preached on March 11, 2018. (Please don’t tell Read Schuchardt.) Skye looks at a dimension of the cross we often overlook and why the cross, not culture, is what unites the church. Become a Patron! Check out Faithblox here Listen to the episode | Download the episode | Find this episode on...

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Episode 292: Speaking Truth in the Age of Fake News w/Theon Hill

Communications professor, Dr. Theon Hill, is back for a fascinating conversation about our post-truth, fake news culture. Hill believes for Christians to survive the deterioration of truth they should adopt the rhetorical strategies historically used by persecuted minorities including the black church. Plus, the gang discusses Evangelicalism. What is it? What was it? And what is the future of the Evangelical movement. Become a Patron! Check out Faithblox here Listen to the episode | Download the episode | Find this episode on...

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Episode 291: Country Music, Non-Discrimination, & Lizard Brains

The country music industry lost its mind when conservative Mike Huckabee was appointed to the CMA Foundation board. Is it a sign that even red states are becoming blue? Christian campus ministries are being accused of discrimination because they want their leaders to be Christians. Plus, Drew Dyck is back with his best book picks, and the gang tackles mental health and lizard brains. Become a Patron! Check out Faithblox here Listen to the episode | Download the episode | Find this episode on...

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Episode 290: Is Podcasting Destroying Preaching?

Communications professor Read Schuchardt is back to tell us how podcasting is replacing, and hurting, the church. Why should we bother to show up on Sunday if we can get the sermon anytime/anywhere? Plus, the gang discusses a meeting of evangelical and Muslim leaders in D.C., and why are strippers so popular Chinese funerals. Become a Patron! Check out Faithblox here Listen to the episode | Download the episode | Find this episode on...

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Episode 289 – The Life & Afterlife of Billy Graham

The passing of Billy Graham has triggered an avalanche of articles about the famed evangelist. Many are tributes but some are rebukes. Phil, Skye, and Christian try to make sense of it all and discuss why Graham was most often attacked by conservatives during his life but liberals after his death. And what will be the future of the evangelical movement he helped create? Become a Patron! Check out Faithblox here Listen to the episode | Download the episode | Find this episode on...

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Episode 288: Guest Drew Dyck on Billy Graham & Deep Work

Is the passing of Billy Graham symbolic of the passing of American evangelicalism? Skye discusses that with Drew Dyck along with a new book about how social media does more harm than good. Plus, Phil and the gang talk about Christians giving a pass to Donald Trump, and why are so many more teens identifying as LGBT. Become a Patron! Check out Faithblox here Listen to the episode | Download the episode | Find this episode on...

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Episode 287: Theology Mailbag & Christians Say Dumb Things

If you don’t believe in hell are you guaranteed to go there? Which view of the atonement is right? And can pastors who behave really badly be restored? Skye answers your theology questions this week, plus the gang discusses deadly Amish buggies, lady Doritos, and the latest ridiculous claims made by evangelicalism’s crazy uncles (and aunts). Become a Patron! Check out Faithblox here Listen to the episode | Download the episode | Find this episode on...

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