By Daniel Melvill Jones and Kyle Marshall
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A Christian and an Atheist have a polite conversation. Kind of. Daniel and Kyle have competing world views and yet still remain close friends. Each try to understand each other’s viewpoints. Specifically they use media to uncover how each interprets their world.
||CleanKyle's Internal Struggle – BONUS EPISODE 3||It’s been a long time since you’ve heard from us at Assumptions. While we continue to prepare our second season, we’re releasing a short series of bonus episodes. It’s Daniel’s turn to interview Kyle and learn about his enterprising plans to..||12/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDaniel's Highs and Lows – BONUS EPISODE 2||It’s been a long time since you’ve heard from us at Assumptions. While we continue to prepare our second season, we’re releasing a short series of bonus episodes. Our show is all about worldview, and up until now we’ve been discussing the...||11/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Search For Transcendence – BONUS EPISODE 1||It’s been a long time since you’ve heard from us at Assumptions. While we continue to prepare our second season, we’re releasing a short series of bonus episodes. On this episode, Kyle and Daniel talk about the movies and music they’ve been...||11/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConcluding Thoughts – Season One, Episode 9||Kyle and Daniel pause to look back on their conversations. They walk through each episode asking questions like, what did they learn about each other? How did their opinions changed? What surprised them? They also gather up any loose ends discussed...||7/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Cathedral and the Cinema – Season One, Episode 8||Daniel likes to think that weekly church service he attends tells a story that its congregation becomes immersed in. So Kyle bravely attends Daniel's church and offers his outsider's observations. They then discuss the Kyle's weekly temple...||6/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#Stories – Season One, Episode 7||Media Discussed: Daniel quotes from the chapter "Honey Boo Boo and the Weight of Glory" in Mike Cosper's book Stories We Tell: How TV and Movies Long for and Echo the Truth. We discussed this book in our first episode and we borrowed from its title...||6/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDance, Dance, Otherwise We Are Lost! – Season One, Episode 6||Daniel and Kyle are both creative people and both have a relentless drive to create. Why? Why create art when there is more than enough already? What happens when our art goes unseen and unvalued? Such deep questions. The film The Matrix...||5/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Validity of Video Games – Season One, Episode 5||Daniel's instinct is to think of video games as mostly a waste of time. Can Kyle convince him otherwise? Is the storytelling approach to video games unique to our age? Together they play the video game "That Dragon Cancer" and get emotional talking...||5/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHarry Potter is of the Devil – Season One, Episode 4||Daniel grew up believing that the Harry Potter books were, quite literally, inspired by the devil. Until last year, when he read the whole series. Now, he thinks they are, at their core, essentially Christian novels. What does Kyle think of this...||4/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOh, the Horror! – Season One, Episode 3||Daniel argues that many horror films deal blatantly with the existence of evil and often have strong religious themes. So why are they so popular amongst our secular culture? And why do most evangelical Christians avoid them like a curse of Satan?...||4/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStories That Shape Us: Season One, Episode 2||Kyle's favourite movie of all time is Jaws, which Daniel has never seen. We sit down to watch it and then ask: why does this movie speak so deeply to Kyle? We also talk about Daniel's favourite movie, Moonrise Kingdom and examine why these different...||4/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWe Are Made of Stories: Season 1, Episode 1||The book Stories We Tell by Mike Cosper investigates the subtle power of the stories told through movies and TV. Daniel and Kyle discuss the allure of storytelling in both of their lives and ask why, according to their differing creeds, does this...||3/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAssumptions: Season 1 Teaser||A Christian and an Atheist have a polite conversation. Kind of. Daniel and Kyle have competing world views and yet still remain close friends. Each try to understand each other’s viewpoints. Specifically they use media to uncover how each interprets..||3/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Excellant dialogue, the conversation flows well with humour and respect.
So refreshing to hear a dialogue between differing world views that does not dissolve into conflict. A respectful, well spoken, thoughtful, intriguing conversation. An excellent example of "tolerance" where the agreement is to discuss, listen, seek to understand and be ok to disagree.
Love the different perspectives!
One thing your podcast has done is shown me that Christian themes are heavy with most stories so I see them more often. Even though I'm Athiest it doesn't hurt my enjoyment it just lets me see the themes you see from another medium.
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