The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E21: “It’s Getting Old”

No one’s ever said that getting old was the best thing they ever did. The truth is, you do know more – lots more. That’s got potential. If one had the time one has at the start of one’s life with the perspective one’s gained at the end of one’s life, why, there’d no endContinue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E21: “It’s Getting Old””

The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E20: “Fight Or Flight”

In our last podcast (S2E19), we talked about our moral compasses – how to keep them properly calibrated in such morally challenging times. Randy and I came to the conclusion that, in essence, America now has two different moral compasses at work. That might explain why so many of us feel poised at the edgeContinue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E20: “Fight Or Flight””

The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E19: “Ye Olde Moral Compass Repair Shoppe”

We hope this isn’t a revelation (or a Book of Revelation): these are incredibly challenging times. Between all the various wars – and forms of war – being fought all around the globe and all around our quotidien lives – it would be easy to back into a corner defensively or strike out wildly or Continue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E19: “Ye Olde Moral Compass Repair Shoppe””

The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E18: “Food, Glorious Food!”

If the point of the exercise is to start a conversation with someone who – on paper anyway – you shouldn’t be capable of conversing with, no subject makes starting a conversation any easier than talking about food. Everyone eats. We have that in common no matter what. Even if we hate what we eatContinue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E18: “Food, Glorious Food!””

The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E17: “A Few Words About Words”

On paper, Randy and I should be a train wreck of a relationship. In part, that should be because we have nothing in common. That’s not the case of course; this podcast is the weekly proof that Randy and I have way, way more in common than we do otherwise. This episode is more fuelContinue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E17: “A Few Words About Words””

The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E16: “5 Mantras”

A devout atheist and a Presbyterian pastor walk into a conversation together. And nothing bad happens! It ain’t about winning an argument – it’s about having a meaningful conversation.

The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E15: “God v Consciousness”

We all have (at least one) voice inside our heads. But, even when there’s a chorus involved, one voice will alpha all the others. That would be our “me”. The voice we think of as ourselves. It’s the person we address in the bathroom mirror – the “us” behind our eyeballs that only we everContinue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E15: “God v Consciousness””

The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E14: “It’s Opposite Day!”

On paper, this whole podcast series either shouldn’t exist or should be a lot more combative than it ever gets. Mostly. That’s how opposite Randy and I appear – on paper. As this atheist has said here a few times before, Randy and I were social friends for a year before I knew he preachedContinue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E14: “It’s Opposite Day!””

The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E13: “How To Be A Better…”

These are the times that try men’s souls, Thomas Paine wrote in “The Crisis” (1776). The American Revolution was happening all around him. He understood because he was living through it that “Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered.” Paine could easily have been talking about today – and about what Vladimir Putin has doneContinue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E13: “How To Be A Better…””

The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E12: “Questioning Faith”

A few podcasts back, Randy’s son Lukas and my son Tristan joined us for a wide-ranging, very compelling four-way conversation about how Gen-Z-ers approach matters of spirituality, faith and lack thereof. As conversations do around here, that one got all of us thinking – Tristan in particular. And all that thinking has produced a fewContinue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E12: “Questioning Faith””