It’s been a couple of months since I’ve been able to record a new podcast episode, given my limited time as I prepared for the release of my new book Faithfully Different: Regaining Biblical Clarity in a Secular Culture. But I think you’ll find that today’s episode was worth the wait!
In this show, apologist Alisa Childers and I break down several recurring themes in progressive Christian writings, using a recent best-selling progressive Christian book as a case study: If God is Love, Don’t Be a Jerk by John Pavlovitz. For example, we talk about progressive Christian ideas such as the following from a biblical perspective (there are more covered in the show):
- God has pretty much only one attribute: love.
- The Bible has some good stuff…and lots of bad stuff. We need to sift through it to determine what’s good.
- The measuring stick of religion is if it’s helpful (rather than if it’s true).
- People are fundamentally good.
- Evangelicals think they’re in a place of authority or moral high ground over others when they call out sin.
I think you’re going to really enjoy this conversation! If you don’t already subscribe to the podcast, search for “The Natasha Crain Podcast” on your player or find direct links here. You can also listen in your browser by clicking on the episode player below. Note that this IS a long episode–you may need to listen in parts–but I’m going to go out on a limb and say it’s well worth it. We covered a lot of interesting and important ground.
Mentioned in this episode:
My newly released book, Faithfully Different: Regaining Biblical Clarity in a Secular Culture
My Facebook read along group for Faithfully Different
Alisa’s book, Another Gospel
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