By Curios Media
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If you could find the answer to one question, any question, what would it be? How might your life turn on the answer? For atheist Cory Markum, life began to turn as he looked up at the sky in prayer after the death of a friend and realized he was trying to pray to a God he no longer believed in. For former pastor Drew Sokol, life began to turn as he stood preaching about Jesus to thousands of people and yet found himself questioning the very words he was saying. Those turns also brought them to one another, for a shared journey exploring one of the most polarizing questions in history: Who was Jesus Christ?
||Clean#10 Cards on the Table||Cory and Drew conclude the series, as they untangle the question: Could there be a good God who would not fully reveal himself to all people? Help us reach our goal! Make a one-time donation here (all donations are tax-deductible). Or...||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#9 Hidden Motivators||We all have emotional reactions to the story of Jesus and the presence of the church. Some even have astonishing personal experiences. So at what point do emotion and experience lead to an unreasonable bias? Join the conversation on Facebook...||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8 The Unavoidable Question||There’s one simple question that hangs over the search for the real Jesus: Do miracles happen? Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Consider becoming a monthly partner here.||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7 Worth Dying For||How do we know the disciples weren’t lying about the resurrection of Jesus? “Because they were willing to die for it.” Well, that’s what Christians will say anyway. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Consider becoming a...||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#6 All Things New||Drew tries to show how different the world is because of Jesus’ life and teachings. But does that prove anything about the truth of his life? Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Consider becoming a monthly partner here. Don’t...||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5 Accident of History||Cory lays out the case against Jesus. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Consider becoming a monthly partner here.||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#4 Watertight Arguments||What role should beauty and emotion play in the search for the real Jesus? What role might it have played for the eyewitnesses to his life? Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Consider becoming a monthly partner here.||12/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3 God-Like?||There have been plenty of people who claimed to be special, like said-they-were-God special. Did Jesus talk about himself that way? If he didn’t, should Christians treat him as if he did? Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter....||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2 I Want Evidence||What happens when a Christian radio show host shares live on air that he's ready to throw it all away? Don't forget to write a review on Apple Podcasts! Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Consider becoming a monthly partner here.||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1 It Was My Job to Have Answers||What happens when an atheist and a pastor seek answers to one of the most polarizing questions in history: Who was Jesus Christ? Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Consider becoming a monthly partner here.||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrailer||Hinge is a podcast about doubt, identity, and the search for the real Jesus. From Curios Media. The first episode premiers December 7.||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Episode 2 Was Disappointing
While many reviewers here love the “honesty” of this podcast, I sincerely doubted that in this episode. This was basically Christian apologetics, where the Atheist presents the “doubt” he is struggling with, and then the Christian knocks it down, at length.
This episode didn’t feel even handed at all. Indeed, there was essentially no meaningful atheist response to 10+ minutes of Christian apologetics.
Too many false or misleading assertions go unchallenged.
After just two episodes, I’m done. If you had an academic Biblical scholar involved instead of dishonest apologetics, it might be interesting. But claims such as multiple non-Christian witnesses to Jesus are patently false. The only non-Christian writings about Christianity are those writing about what Christians claimed. No one says their claims were true. We also have no evidence any of the leaders of the early church were martyred. Those tales were invented decades later. About the thousands of manuscripts....yeah, but only if you are counting the bulk of them, from the 14th and 15th centuries. We have nothing from the first century. A small fragment from the second century. It really takes until the 4th century before you have any complete manuscripts. And those early manuscripts vary widely from the later church-redacted ones. So yeah, this is not the podcast it claims to be. Anyone looking for facts rather than apologetics needs to look elsewhere.
Though I appreciate the civility of the conversation, I'm not sure what the one atheist (Cory) represents in the podcast, since he basically just goes along unquestioningly with the most shallow Christian apologetics.
The fact that this podcast launches by taking the word of Liberty University apologist Gary Habermas at face value tells you everything you need to know.