The only thing harder for people trying to engage a subcultur.te like Evangelical Christianity is trying to manage and understand its lexicon. Man, we use a lot of terms that no one outside the church could EVER embrace! On this edition of Faith Busters, Mark and Dave have some fun with overused Church Jargon and expose the excruciating way we discuss basic church doctrine and terms that exclude those trying to learn about the faith.
20 years ago, Josh Harris, a 20 year old writing prodigy, published a book called "I Kissed Dating Goodbye" and turned the Christian youth group world on its ear. Now at the age of 40, Josh has launched an apology tour asking people to forgive him for what he now says was erroneous advice. Not only that - he wants you to give to a kickstarter program financiig a documentary on his apologies. Needless to say, Mark and Dave are not going to be contributing. They discuss changing dating roles and some of the fallout from Josh's advice.
"Be anxious about nothing?" We all know the verse, but in spite of that, we all deal with a dose of anxiety in our lives - some more than others - like co-host Mark Gilman, but on this edition of Faith Busters, Mark and Dave Gerber discuss a list that was put together by researchers on what really makes Christians, speciifically, anxious as all get out. The guys discuss ways to counter that and look to God for answers.
You've seen them on street corners, at public transit stations, outside of ballparks and on college campuses - the people with the megaphones and microphones telling you you're either going to Hell or need to repent or both. But why? Mark and Dave discuss the history and implications of this "in your face and in your ears" evangelism and whether or not there are more effective ways to reach people for Jesus (there are)?
Feminism and the church is as old as ... well, the bible. Today we look at the new post-modern feminism and our guests Wendy Alsup and Tami Zacharias don't believe feminism should be co-opted by the liberal women's rights movement.
Where would we be without our cell phones? More improtantly - how are you using them? There are certainly good ways to tweak your cell phone use so it's more "Earthly and Heavenly Good." On this episode, Mark and Dave discuss ways to use your cellular attachment for good and how mobile device use in the church has changed over recent years, even in the pulpit.
In part two of our shows on dating we look at the terrifying travails of online dating fromt he perspective of Carrie Lloyd, a pastor and author of countless relationship articles as well as her latest book, "Prude." From eHarmony to Match to Christian Mingle we take a look a hard look at the pitfalls and barriers online dating presents us with and some common sense advice on how to survive dating in the 2010's.
For many, Divorce and moving on is hard enough, but when you are ready to share your life with someone again - the "fun" begins. Dating after divorce is not for the faint of heart. Joining us to discuss the topic is Psychologist Karla Downing and Author Shana Schutte who have both written much on the subject. We talk about everything from knowing when you're ready (if ever) and how to blend families responsibly.
Is it tougher to forgive others or forgive yourself? Then there's the obvious issue of whether we forgive someone who doesn't admit a wrong. We tackle three areas of forgiveness in this program - forgiving others, others forgiving you and forgiving yourself (possibly the toughest of all three). We take a biblical look at forgiveness and what it means for your well-being and relationship with God.
We live in the most tolerant and intolerant world ever. How far do we as believers go to make those asking for tolerance happy? How do we appear more tolerant yet hold true to our biblical principles? And what about discussing the fact that Jesus is the only way to heaven? How intolerant is that? Join us for the discussion.