The Better Questions Podcast

The Better Questions Podcast

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Sometimes Life’s Answers Require Better Questions


Aundi Kolber - Mental Health and The Church: A Better Conversation
May 20 • 70 min
Does the church do a good enough job addressing mental health and trauma? Can mental health conditions, or traumatic experiences be simply "prayed away" without seeking help from mental health professionals? Are they indicative of a lack of faith? Are…
Dani Fankhauser - Sex, Shame, & Purity Culture: A Better Conversation
May 13 • 50 min
Does the church do a good enough job with sex education, or are students feeling more shamed than informed? Is the Bible as black and white in regards to sexual sin as we think it is? Or are we missing something in the translation of the original…
Season 2 Update - Six Episodes Left!
Apr 23 • 1 min
The Better Questions Podcast will return on May 13th. Only six episodes left. Listen to find out who will be joining us.Support The Better Questions Podcast
Dr. Chris Keith: Are The Gospels Historically Accurate? Part 2
Apr 15 • 42 min
What is Social Memory Theory? What assumptions do we have about history? Did people in the first century think about recording history in the same way that we do? Did the events in the Gospels happen exactly as described? How can we know with 100%…
Dr. Chris Keith: Are The Gospels Historically Accurate? Part 1
Apr 8 • 40 min
What is Social Memory Theory? What assumptions do we have about history? Did people in the first century think about recording history in the same way that we do? Did the events in the Gospels happen exactly as described? How can we know with 100%…
Dr. Larry Hurtado: Is Jesus God?
Apr 1 • 56 min
Is it too simple, or flippant to say that Jesus is God? What about the Trinity? Does the New Testament teach a distinction or a union between the Son and the Father? Does it teach both? How did the early church view the divinity of Christ? Can Christians…
Women In Ministry w/ Carolyn Custis James: A Better Conversation
Mar 25 • 65 min
What does the Bible have to say about women in ministry roles? What can we learn from the book of Ruth, and the creation of humanity as image bearers of God? How are both genders meant to work together in the Kingdom of God? To discuss these questions and…
Jonah w/ Dr. Robert Alter: A Better Conversation
Mar 18 • 65 min
Should the events in the book of Jonah be taken as history? Did they really happen, or is it a parable? And are those even the right questions to be asking? How do we approach translating and interpreting Jonah, or any Old Testament book? To discuss these…
Dr. Andrew Root: Can You Reconcile Faith and Science?
Mar 11 • 60 min
How do you reconcile faith and science? Is that even a beneficial question? Should you look to the Bible for scientific information? Can you look to science to answer the big questions of life? To discuss these questions and more, the guys sit down with…
Rethinking Hell w/ Chris Date: A Better Conversation
Mar 4 • 84 min
Is the traditional view of Hell biblically sound? Is eternal bodily torment what Jesus meant by Hell? And if not, what does the Bible really say about the fate of the lost? To get a better grasp of these questions, the guys sit down with Chris Date of the…
Can You Lose Your Salvation?
Feb 25 • 47 min
Once you're saved, are you always saved? No matter your behavior or beliefs afterward? Or does God take your salvation away if you don't continue to live a certain way? Or, if you "backslide" and renounce faith in Christ, were you never truly saved in the…
Should Revelation Be Taken Literally? w/ Dr. Shane Wood: A Better Conversation
Feb 18 • 67 min
Should we take Revelation literally or figuratively? Is Revelation about the future? What does 666 mean? In our Season 2 debut, the guys sit down with Dr. Shane Wood to have a Better Conversation on the book of Revelation and address some of these…
Episode 9: Am I Broken?
Aug 13, 2018 • 57 min
As humans, are we inherently evil, wrong or sinful, or is there goodness, compassion, and mercy at our core? Should we focus on being made in God's image and on God calling us "very good" in Genesis 1, or focus on the sin and fall of man in Genesis 3?…
Episode 8: Is God Male? - w/ Barby Martinez
Jun 25, 2018 • 62 min
What do you picture when you think of God? An old man in the sky with a giant white beard? A Father looking down at His children? The person of Jesus? Where did these primarily male views of God come from and are they biblical? Join Chris, Andrew, Dan and…
Episode 7: When Will Jesus Return?
Jun 4, 2018 • 56 min
Does the thought of being "Left Behind" cause you to curl into the fetal position in extreme anxiety? Are you just trying to passively endure this life so that you can be in your real home in Heaven? Join Andrew, Dan and Chris as they discuss why "When…
BONUS - How Do We Disagree Well?
May 24, 2018 • 18 min
We don't normally take time to ANSWER any of our Better Questions, but when the conversation goes there, and is this important, you make an exception.Special Guest: Titus Benton.Support The Better Questions Podcast
Episode 6: Can Christians Disagree? - w/ Titus Benton
May 21, 2018 • 58 min
Join Andrew, Chris and Dan as they interview guest Titus Benton to try to find a better question than "Can Christian Disagree?"Special Guest: Titus Benton.Support The Better Questions Podcast
Episode 5: A + Q: The Bible
May 14, 2018 • 28 min
Join Dan and Andrew as they take common answers about The Bible and ask questions in response in the first "A & Q" style episode.Support The Better Questions Podcast
Episode 4: Does God Answer Prayer?
May 7, 2018 • 56 min
If God doesn't answer your prayer, does that mean you didn't have enough faith? Dan, Chris and Andrew discuss a more helpful question than "Does God Answer Prayer?"Support The Better Questions Podcast
Episode 3: Can Christians Consume R-Rated Content?
Apr 30, 2018 • 58 min
Chris, Dan and Andrew sit down to discuss a better question than "Can Christians Consume R-Rated Content"?Support The Better Questions Podcast
Episode 2: Why Do Bad Things Happen Part 2
Apr 23, 2018 • 58 min
Andrew, Chris and Dan try to find a better question that "Why Do Bad Things Happen?" This episode features an interview with Andrew's friends Caylee and Joey.Support The Better Questions Podcast
Episode 1: Why Do Bad Things Happen Part 1
Apr 12, 2018 • 43 min
Andrew, Chris and Dan try to find a better question than "Why Do Bad Things Happen?" This episode features an interview with Andrew's friends Caylee and Joey.Support The Better Questions Podcast
Episode 0 - How Old Is The Earth?
Feb 4, 2018 • 66 min
Dan, Andrew and Chris try to find a better, more helpful question than How Old Is The Earth, in this introductory "Pilot" episode.Support The Better Questions Podcast