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?””

The Faitheism Project Podcast Season 2, Episode 2: “Generation Z Calling”

This one’s special. As regular listeners and readers of this podcast and blog know, Randy and I began as social friends. Our sons went to the same elementary school here in LA. They played on the same sports teams (some of which I coached). Then middle and high school and college sent everyone in differentContinue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast Season 2, Episode 2: “Generation Z Calling””

The Faitheism Project Podcast Season Two, Episode One: “The Conversation Continues”

There’s an excellent joke that even an atheist can get: “Q: How do you make God laugh? A: Tell him your plans”. Mel Brooks made that exact idea the theme song of his movie “The Twelve Chairs” — “Hope For The Best, Expect The Worst”. Disruption is simply one of Life’s possibilities. Disruptions happen organically:Continue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast Season Two, Episode One: “The Conversation Continues””

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 #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 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””

The Faitheism Project Podcast, Episode 31: “Welcome To Our (Post-Pandemic) ‘Brave New World’!”

Anniversaries are a good time to take stock.  It’s now been a year since the WHO declared that we were officially in a “world-wide pandemic”.  We all have snapshots in our heads — images of long lines outside grocery stores and empty shelves inside — that we never imagined possible.  Not here in America.  Good,Continue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast, Episode 31: “Welcome To Our (Post-Pandemic) ‘Brave New World’!””