By JR. Forasteros
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Every day, our world gets smaller. Today more than ever, we're constantly in contact with people who don't believe the same things we do. How can a person who follows Jesus have healthy, respectful and loving conversations with people of other religions? What can a Christian and a Muslim talk about? What about Buddhist or Hindus? Atheists or Mormons? In this class, we'll explore the basic structure, beliefs and practices of other religions. We'll learn where they overlap with Christianity, and what the important differences are. In the end, we'll be more confident of our own faith, and more able to engage those of other religions with love and grace.
||CleanPaganism||What is Paganism? What do Christians and Pagans have in common? What are some important differences?||3/12/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAgnosticism||What can we say about basic Agnostic beliefs? What do Christians and Agnostics have in common? Where do we disagree?||3/5/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAtheism||Is Atheism a religion? How can Christians build Truth-seeking relationships with Atheists?||2/26/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMormonism||Is Mormonism a branch of Christianity? Or another religion? What are the important differences?||2/19/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIslam||What do Muslims believe? What do they have in common with Christianity? What are the important differences? Let's cut through the stereotypes and find the Truth.||2/5/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJudaism||What does Modern Judaism believe and practice? How can Christians build respectful and loving, truth-seeking relationships with Jewish persons?||1/29/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBuddhism||What do Buddhist believe? How do they see the world? What are the important similarities to and differences from Christianity?||1/22/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHinduism||What do Hindus believe? How do they see the world? What do Christians and Hindus have in common, and what are the major differences?||1/15/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Gospel and World Religions||Evangelism is a scary word. But when we understand the foundation of the Gospel is that God became one of us to befriend us, sharing that good news with people of other faiths becomes less frightening.||1/8/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
I am a Mormon. The episode on Mormonism was very fair and, for the most part, accurate. It was a breath of fresh air for one who is part of a religion which is often misunderstood and persecuted due to that misunderstanding. I appreciated hearing my own beliefs from the perspectives of those who do not belong to my faith. This podcast has left me with feelings of love and mutual respect which greatly contrasts feelings received from other publications on my faith. Thank you very much.
I have listen to many pastors misrepresent the atheist position and there are a few items that I think we're incomplete or inaccurate; but for the most part this is an accurate profile of my atheistic world view.
As a high school teacher who has to teach some of the major religions to 9th graders, this gives a great overview. The host is breaks down hard to understand concepts, in understandable language. Will it answer every question you have about a specific religion? Probably not. But it will serve as a starting point. The host is entertaining and informative.