Keith Giles returns to Beyond the Pale to discuss his new book Jesus Unforsaken in which he argues the real Good News of Jesus has been replaced in much of today's church with a toxic message originating with John Calvin in the 1500s. Keith explains why its crucial to return to the historic Christ-centered view of the cross that sets people free from sin and unveils a God of love who would rather die than live without us.
Go Beyond the Pale with Keith Giles!
1:34- Intro with Steve
5:02- Conversation with Keith begins
8:06- Catching up with Keith since our last podcast together
12:53- What is "atonement" and why it's important
22:21- "To realise God is NOT a monster"
32:12- Alisa Childers and "progressive Christians"
33:56- Discussing a recent history of Christian "boogymen"
37:37- Labels and how followers of Jesus might identify themselves
42:26- Peace Catalyst podcast and building bridges with the Muslim community
52:45- How to choose the path that leads to peace with others
South China Morning Post and RTHK Radio 3 movie critic James Marsh sits down with Steve for their annual Academy Awards predictions. Along the way we discuss the the nominees in the major categories, who we think WILL win vs. who SHOULD win, and why Brian Cox played a better Hannibal Lector than Anthony Hopkins.
Go Beyond the Pale with James Marsh!
1:13- Steve’s Intro
4:28- Interview begins / Small Talk
10:14- Best Actress in a Supporting Role
21:02- Best Actor in a Supporting Role
31:05- Best Actress in a Leading Role
38:10- Best Actor in a Lead Role
41:44 - (Tangent) Anthony Hopkins vs. Brian Cox as Hannibal Lector
46:44 - Best Actor discussion resumes
54:28- Best Director
1:10:39 - Best Picture
On today's episode Steve sits down with two of his good friends who are nominal Trump voters to help better understand why Christians seem fascinated with conspiracy theories and why they tend to fuel them rather than extinguish them. Along the way we discuss Donald Trump, the Epoch Times, and how Christians can be conditioned into toxic patterns.
2:17- Intro with Steve
12:16- Was Portland destroyed by Black Lives Matter?
14:10- What does the "main stream media" report on?
21:35- What's on the horizon in "conspiracy land"?
33:24- Refusing a peaceful transfer of power brings violence
41:38- The trusty Epoch Times?
51:50- The habit to defend our Christian "tribe"
55:24- Why Christians struggle to believe Biden can do good
1:05:40- What we think about God matters