Postmodern Realities Archive

Episode 084: Sexuality & Singles

Episode 084: Sexuality & Singles “To follow Jesus faithfully means we need to reorient our values and priorities radically. One radical value Jesus proclaimed was that single men and women had equal standing in His kingdom. Society, which up to that point was centered on marriage and family, was now to include those who were […]

Episode 083: Mere Ambassadors

Episode 083: Mere Ambassadors “What do we do with the Christian spokesperson whose message seems at best tangential to the gospel, and whose megaphone is the national media? How should an everyday, street-level apologist handle the backlash the Christian community receives from the very public statements of those who seem to make headlines instead of […]

Episode 082: Pros and Cons of Labels

  Episode 082: Pros and Cons of Labels “A recent trend, which gained traction with a piece released by Planned Parenthood a handful of years ago (“Moving Beyond Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice Labels, You’re ‘Not in Her Shoes’”), is attempting to do just that. There is a growing desire that the terms pro-choice and pro-life be […]

Episode 081: Why People Stop Believing

  Episode 081: Why People Stop Believing “There is a growing wave of Christian leaders who are rejecting Christianity and becoming some of its most ardent critics, often supported by a plethora of new organizations arising to encourage such people to cut ties to their faith. This is a new challenge from a different breed […]

Episode 080: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Episode 080: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry For more than one year, Neil deGrasse Tyson’s book, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, has sat on the bestsellers list. Is it a book Christians should read? This episode gives listeners an overview of Tyson’s world view, an overview of the book, and explores what Tyson […]

Episode 079: Theology of Morgan Freeman

Episode 079: Theology of Morgan Freeman “The cable TV series The Story of God with Morgan Freeman will return for a third season in 2019 on the National Geographic Channel. Hosted by Freeman who famously played ‘God’ in the 2003 movie Bruce Almighty, the show attempts to be a comparative religion course translated into ‘edutainment.’ […]

Episode 078: Mindfulness

Episode 078: Mindfulness “We live in a climate dominated by information technology. Before the glow of our screens, we constantly are tempted to divide our attention between this reality and the digital virtual world. Of course, we cannot be both in the real world and in the digital world, so this leaves us feeling torn, […]

Episode 077: Video Gaming, Kids & Addiction

Episode 077: Video Gaming, Kids & Addiction This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with JOURNAL author Dr. Kevin Schut. Kevin is Professor of Media and Communication and Associate Dean of the School of the Arts, Media and Culture at Trinity Western University, a Christian university in Canada. He teaches about media, culture, and technology […]

Episode 076: Street Epistemology

Episode 076: Street Epistemology “Christians may find themselves approached on the street being asked to consider religious faith. Sounds like Christian street witnessing, right? Well, it may be you’re face-to-face with an atheist (and often a GoPro video recorder) being engaged in what’s come to be known as ‘street epistemology.’ What is street epistemology? According […]

Episode 075: Film Nostalgia & Heaven

Episode 075: Film Nostalgia & Heaven “It seems that most popular new movies these days are sequels, prequels, reboots, or remakes. The reason Hollywood seems unoriginal is because, when it comes to films, we prefer nostalgia to novelty. Every human has a basic desire for how things are actually meant to be. Nevertheless, this ideal […]