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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: August, 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)

Aug 26, 2017

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!

Show Notes:

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”

Aug 20, 2017

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
Show Notes:

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

Aug 12, 2017

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

Show Index

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  

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