The Faitheism Project Podcast, Episode 43: “Three Movies We Love And One We Don’t”

    Every now and then one has to step back and take a deep breath. While Randy and I do that — it being summer right now — we’d like to revisit one of our earlier podcasts where we each talked about three movies we love and one we kind of hate. Like a lotContinue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast, Episode 43: “Three Movies We Love And One We Don’t””

The Faitheism Project Podcast, Episode 42: “Can’t We All Just Get Along? – The Subtle Art Of Reconciliation”

Here at The Faitheism Project, we’re all about starting conversations that, on paper, shouldn’t be do-able. Of course, once two people realize how much common ground they have (versus how little they thought they had), they naturally begin to build on that ground. As we also keep discovering here, most of us are on veryContinue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast, Episode 42: “Can’t We All Just Get Along? – The Subtle Art Of Reconciliation””

The Faitheism Project Podcast Episode 40: “Feeling No Pain — Spirituality And Healing”

Spirituality is a journey of discovery. It can also be a journey of healing. There’s plenty of data that says being spiritually or religiously engaged can provide very real health benefits. Religious people tend to have more positive attitudes (whether justified or not) and good attitudes do correlate to good health outcomes. Deeply spiritual peopleContinue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast Episode 40: “Feeling No Pain — Spirituality And Healing””

The Faitheism Project Podcast, Episode 39: “The Big Score: Spirituality And Sports”

Sports and spirituality go together like tailgating and football. Like playing hard and sweating. Or hockey and fighting. Well, maybe not so much the last one but — sports wouldn’t be sports without its strong spiritual component. We experience sports spirituality whether we’re a fan slowly chewing their fingernails off with the tie run onContinue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast, Episode 39: “The Big Score: Spirituality And Sports””

The Faitheism Project Podcast, Episode #38: “Taking Stock”

Every now and then, it’s essential to stop what you’re doing and take stock of where you are.  That’s what Randy and Alan are doing today.  Taking stock.  In theory, this is a self critique of the thirty-seven previous podcasts.  It’s also a conversation about relationship — this one but, really, about all relationships.  AboutContinue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast, Episode #38: “Taking Stock””

The Faitheism Project Podcast, Episode #37: “A Very Human Story”

Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl except, it turns out, girl was never actually a girl and boy was never actually a boy. That’s a modern re-telling of a classic story.  One of the things, as far as we can tell, that sets us apart from the rest of the animal kingdomContinue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast, Episode #37: “A Very Human Story””

The Faitheism Project Podcast Episode 36: “What Has Life (With A Capital “L”) Taught Me?”

There’s an old joke: “How do you make God laugh?  Tell him your plans.”  Whether you believe in an actual deity or not, we all understand that something in the Universe seems to draw a bead on us the moment we aspire to accomplish anything – even if it’s to just make it through theContinue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast Episode 36: “What Has Life (With A Capital “L”) Taught Me?””

The Faitheism Project Podcast Episode 35: “The Zen Of Agnosticism”

From a religious point of view, agnostics are no better than atheists.  From an atheist’s point of view, agnostics are wishy-washy.  Both of them have it all wrong about agnostics and agnosticism.  If one stops to think about it — which we’re about to — it turns out agnostics are the most honest thinkers amongContinue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast Episode 35: “The Zen Of Agnosticism””

The Faitheism Project Podcast, Episode 34: “Quantum Leaps & Leaps Of Faith”

Back before Charles Darwin’s Theory Of Evolution put the institutional church on the permanent defensive, theology was considered the Queen of Sciences. Back then, mathematics was good for counting things. That was about it. It took a while for humans to realize they could use numbers as tools to solve complex mysteries about how theContinue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast, Episode 34: “Quantum Leaps & Leaps Of Faith””

The Faitheism Project Podcast, Episode #33: “Meet Jim”

The point of the exercise here at the Faitheism Project is to start conversations that, hopefully, go on and on.  The objective is never to “win” anything, rather it’s to gain something: understanding of what makes each other tick.  We don’t have to agree with each other to have relationships — or even be friends. Continue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast, Episode #33: “Meet Jim””