Postmodern Realities Archive

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 […]

Episode 074: Authentic Community in the Age of Social Media

Episode 074: Authentic Community in the Age of Social Media “Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat — as the ubiquity of social media expands, we are drawn, whether unwittingly or not, into their orbit; a relentless cycle demanding as much of our time, energy, and attention we choose to offer. For human beings who are created in […]

Episode 073: Hell and Kids

Episode 073: Hell and Kids It is important to understand the sources of our modern distaste for the teaching of the doctrine of hell, for these are part of the strongholds characteristic of our times. By critically exploring these sources, we can best instruct children in the essential biblical doctrine of hell and avoid an […]

Episode 072: Sexual Sanity for Women with Ellen Dykas

Episode 072: Sexual Sanity for Women with Ellen Dykas “Christians don’t have a shining track record in addressing sex. It may have been presented in unhelpful and unbiblical teaching (through poor teaching of the Bible) or ignored altogether. Women in the church have struggled with the ‘louder silence’ in regard to female sexuality. In a […]

Episode 071: Why We Cheat

Episode 071: Why We Cheat We live by a “fudge factor,” seeing our value in our achievements as greater than they really are. God, however, sees us as we really are: sinful, irrational beings willing to cheat and lie to ourselves, exaggerating our accomplishments to others. Despite our faults, God also views us as inherently […]

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