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Beyond The Pale

Beyond the Pale is a subversively thoughtful exploration of God, faith, life and culture hosted by former pastors and missionaries Steve & Tammy Hackman. It's a podcast for that person who finds more fulfilment in the journey than in the destination and doesn't mind coloring outside the lines a bit! Join us each week as we travel on pilgrimage together. We'll ask questions, question answers, and open a bottle of wine with you as we do. (Not a particularly good wine mind you, just one Tammy says we can afford)
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Now displaying: January, 2017

Beyond the Pale is a subversively funny exploration of God, faith, church, and culture hosted by former pastors and missionaries Steve & Tammy Hackman. It's a podcast for that person who wants to know God but sometimes wonders why their favorite moment of a Sunday service is when it's finally over. Join us each week as we journey on pilgrimmage together. We'll ask questions, question answers, and open a bottle of wine with you as we do. (Not a particularly good wine mind you, just one Tammy says we can afford)

Jan 27, 2017

David Young returns and discusses with Steve & Tammy the ethics involved with physician assisted suicide and his personal views as a person living with a terminal illness.  Along the way they discuss the nature of suffering and whether someone should be able to choose to "die with dignity".

Show Index

4:23- Rationals for / against assisted suicide

9:28- Why legal positions are changing

17:38- Is there value to suffering?

17:56- Tammy's thoughts

26:20- Steve's hope

39:04- Physician Assisted Suicide unpacked

Jan 22, 2017

Roundtable discussion with Tammy and singer / songwriter Dave Griffiths as they discuss Donald Trump's inaugural speech and the challenges Christians may (or should) have with an "America First" agenda.

Jan 14, 2017

Former evangelical missionary Adam Benner talks with Steve on why the church frequently gives into the temptation to grasp for political power highlighting the recent American election as an example.

Show Index

4:40- American evangelical patriotism

15:35- Why evangelicals voted for Trump

23:32- Putting the American Kingdom first

36:43- Street cred needed to critique evangelicalism

Jan 2, 2017

Adam Benner shares his journey from right wing evangelical missionary to a more Christlike faith.  Along the way he discusses politics, American patriotism, and the challenge of a changing faith when your financial livelihood depends on the evangelical structure.

Show Notes:

4:22- Are Christ's teachings of secondary importance?

12:00- An evangelical childhood

28:48- Evangelical response to Adam's change of belief

29:21 When your income is dependant on your belief system

37:00- Old school evangelicals vs. a new generation

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