Journalist, author, and science writer Nury Vittachi joins Steve & Tammy to discuss the faith / science divide and shares with them how he navigates between those two worlds. Along the way Nury shares some childhood memories with famed author Arthur C. Clarke, whether the universe is indeed "conscience", and explains how the building blocks for reality is made up of ideas.
Join us as we travel Beyond the Pale with Nury Vittachi!
1:54- Intro Steve and Tammy discuss a Facebook post on “worship”
16:38- Nury shares his background
19:50- “Materialist” vs. Quantum Physics
23:28- Can science be “mystical”?
34:40- Asimov, Sagan, and religion
37:01- Nury shares personal stories with Arthur C. Clarke
47:42- The moment God did “something”
This week we continue our talk with long time youth pastor Rich Kifer. Rich shares some of the wisdom he has learned, sometimes the hard way, as his spiritual journey has taken a number of twists and turns through the years. Along the way we discuss some of the litmus tests Christians tend to judge orthodox purity, the state of Christian and faith based movies, as well as advice Rich has for young people who feel they have a “call to ministry”
Get ready to go Beyond the Pale with Rich Kifer
1:31 Intro- Steve & Tammy discuss Chinese Sichuan food and American politics
19:58- Discussing “Christian Movies”
29:36- Rethinking “salvation”
33:41- Turning “Good News” into “Terrible News”
40:51- Why do we “obey” Christ?
1:03:54- Advice for young people going into ministry
Long time youth pastor Rich Kifer has seen a lot of changes in Christianity during his years of ministry. In today's episode Rich shares with Steve his journey which has caused him to reevaluate some aspects of his belief that has ultimately led to a better life and a better faith Journey with us Beyond the Pale with Rich Kifer
1:45- Steve & Tammy discuss Robe Bell's new book "What is the Bible"?
12:40- Rich shares how "not" knowing is ok
22:14- Rock and Roll ain't Christian
31:19- Why the next generation is apathetic to faith
43:39- Running a Christian Halloween "Haunted House"
52:28- Anger at what the church is doing to the next generation