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What Made Mental Illness a ‘Sin’? Paganism
Episode 93 | 41 min
What Made Mental Illness a ‘Sin’? Paganism
And how psychiatry and psychology came to be seen as anti-God.
 ‘Muscular Christianity’ Influenced the Creation of the Modern Olympics
Episode 93 | 45 min
‘Muscular Christianity’ Influenced the Creation of the Modern Olympics
How faith and fitness came together to bring back the ancient Greek competition.
Why the US Believes Global Religious Freedom Is Good Foreign Policy
Episode 92 | 43 min
Why the US Believes Global Religious Freedom Is Good Foreign Policy
And just how successful America has been on promoting this value overseas.
Proximity to Poverty’s ‘Destructive Culture’
Episode 91 | 54 min
Proximity to Poverty’s ‘Destructive Culture’
Jesus said the poor will always be with you. But did he mean in your neighborhood?
Trump Talk Is Relentless. It’s Not Always Newsworthy.
Episode 90 | 45 min
Trump Talk Is Relentless. It’s Not Always Newsworthy.
How to stay informed about what’s important without wearing yourself down.
How Gang Brutality and US Immigration Policies Threaten El Salvador’s Christians
Episode 89 | 41 min
How Gang Brutality and US Immigration Policies Threaten El Salvador’s Christians
Will the end of temporary protected status cut off funding for churches in one of the world’s most violent countries?
What Iranian Christians Want
Episode 88 | 34 min
What Iranian Christians Want
What’s the state of the church in one of the hardest places in the world to be a Christian?
When Good Charity Looks Like Giving Out Cash
Episode 87 | 45 min
When Good Charity Looks Like Giving Out Cash
We’re used to buying the poor what we think they need. Is that the best we can do?
Should Christians Care if America’s Embassy Is in Jerusalem?
Episode 86 | 40 min
Should Christians Care if America’s Embassy Is in Jerusalem?
What is the significance of Israel's capital for believers today?
Ravi Zacharias and the Case of Christian Credential Inflation
Episode 85 | 36 min
Ravi Zacharias and the Case of Christian Credential Inflation
Many evangelists and apologists have a history of overstating their qualifications.

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The Radical Christian Faith of Frederick Douglass
The Radical Christian Faith of Frederick Douglass
The great abolitionist spoke words of rebuke—and hope—to a slaveholding society.