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Crazy Faith Talk

Crazy Faith Talk

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An engaging, comedic, serious, and hopefully interesting foray into the world of Christianity. Join the discussion...believer, atheist, or skeptic alike! Hosted by Pastor Erica, a Methodist, Pastor Sarah, a Lutheran, and Pastor Steve, who is also Lutheran, Crazy Faith Talk is an ecumenical experiment of cross conversation (pun intended).

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One of the more complicated tensions in Christian theology is how we make sense of human responsibility and God's will. Is everything that happens part of God's plan and design? Are we responsible for our own actions, or just puppets... more

You'd hope it's obvious that we should do good in the world rather than evil. Christians should pretty much be on board with that premise--we are supposed to do good in the world. And yet--we find all sorts of ways to complicate that... more

Not too many years ago, it was all the rage for businesses, organizations, non-profits, and even churches to write "mission statements" to define what they understood to be their purpose. But asking about the church's "mission"... more

One of the challenges with reading the Bible honestly is that it doesn't work like a reference manual or a cookbook, but rather like a library of many voices from different times and places. And that means it can be tempting for us to come to... more

Okay, so maybe you know the basics of the Christian faith: we believe in God, who is both the Creator of all things, and who has come to be revealed in Jesus of Nazareth and dwells among us by the Spirit. We have a book of... more

In this final conversation in their series, "Why Denominations?" pastors Sarah, Erica, and Steve share their own reflections on "Why am I still here?" In other words, for all the troubles we can have in denomational hierarchies, all... more

As many pastors and families know already, sometimes in a broken marriage, divorce is the least-worst option. It may always be heartbreaking and painful, but sometimes separation is less harmful all around than continuing in a toxic,... more

It's certainly true that belonging in larger church bodies can help individual Christians or congregations to do more than they could alone--those denominational partnerships can be ways of making us more effective in our... more

A hurricane sweeps across the country, and churches hundreds of miles away want to offer support. A war halfway around the world is creating huge numbers of refugees, and we want to be of meaningful help but don't know where to begin.... more

They say that "tradition is the living faith of the dead," while "traditionalism is the dead faith of the living." That tension is important as we think about the different expressions of Christianity that we experience across different denominations.... more

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