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 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 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‚Äôs 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””

The Faitheism Project Podcast, Season Two, Episode 7: “Generation Why?”

American culture completely buys into the idea that one culture owes other cultures, that, say, millennials owe baby boomers respect or that boomers owe millennials nothing. But, is that just another invention – that one group, born at a particular time owes other groups born at other times something of value? Are there even reallyContinue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast, Season Two, Episode 7: “Generation Why?””

The Faitheism Project Podcast Join The Conversation!

What is the Faitheism Project Podcast? In a nutshell, it’s a frank yet congenial conversation between a devout atheist and a Presbyterian pastor that seems impossible on paper and yet works! Despite coming from two seemingly diametric opposite places on the philosophical spectrum, atheist film & TV writer/producer A L Katz and Presbyterian Pastor RandyContinue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast Join The Conversation!”

The Faitheism Project Podcast Season 2, Episode 6: “For Ritual Or Poorer”

This episode of the Faitheism Project Podcast is kind of a bonus episode. A few episodes back, we talked about rituals and how rituals transcend religion. As Randy and I were winding down after the episode, we ended up adding a few insights that we hated leaving on the cutting room floor. We think ofContinue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast Season 2, Episode 6: “For Ritual Or Poorer””

The Faitheism Project Podcast Season 2, Episode 5: “Future Shocked”

A few podcasts back, Randy and I invited our sons Tristan and Lucas to join us for a conversation about where they, two Gen-Z-ers, see themselves and the state of the world today. It was a robust and intensely philosophical back and forth. We all thought of it as an appetizer. In this podcast, TristanContinue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast Season 2, Episode 5: “Future Shocked””

The Faitheism Project Podcast, Season 2, Episode 4: “Is There A War On Christmas?”

We know – because it gets hauled out of storage every year along with the lights and tree ornaments – what Christmas means to those who practice Christianity and to those who follow Jesus (not necessarily the same people). Plenty of Christmas songs (many, ironically, written by Jews) celebrate good tidings, good cheer and goodContinue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast, Season 2, Episode 4: “Is There A War On Christmas?””