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Postmodern Realities Podcast

Hosted by Melanie Cogdill the Managing Editor at the Christian Research Institute, Postmodern Realities is a podcast from the Christian Research Institute and the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL. Each podcast features in-depth conversations with our JOURNAL authors.

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Postmodern Realities Episode 307 Raised by Wolves: The Temptation and Trauma of an Android Eve
The science fiction television series Raised by Wolves (HBO Max) draws on this ancient story, while moving the myth into uncanny, alien territory. This time the “Mother of all the Living” (Gen. 3:20) isn’t an innocent woman in communion with God at humanity’s beginning: she is an android programmed with a naive atheism, living at a time when humanity has almost reached its end. Created by Aaron Guzikowski (and partially directed by Ridley Scott), Raised by Wolves (RBW) nests these iconic elements in a high-tech future where artificially intelligent androids are approaching the borderlands of personhood and moral agency. In this world, the tools we’ve fashioned (artificial intelligence — AI) are placed in the position of fashioning us: robots aren’t just appliances, they are parents — male and female persons in a human drama. The fact that they’re responsible for children opens up the potential for something to emerge beyond their programming: the realm of desire, purpose, self-reflection, happiness, and love — with its shadow-side of grief, failure, sin, and regret. This raises a question: if an android could transcend its code, what would it want? Could its naive desires and biases be exploited? What temptations would a self-aware AI face? What happens when the maternal impulse is wedded to a machine?This Postmodern Realities episode is a in-depth conversation with Journal author Alisa Ruddell about the themes of the series and her online-exclusive, “Raised by Wolves: The Temptation and Trauma of an Android Eve​”.***Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers for Seasons One and Two of Raised by Wolves.*** https://www.equip.org/articles/raised-by-wolves-the-temptation-and-trauma-of-an-android-eve/This conversation includes a discussion of evolution as it relates to the Raised by Wolves series. CRI does not affirm theistic evolution or the evolutionary concept of common descent (macro-evolution) and refutes it. Please see the following resources: “Did God use evolution as His method of creation?”, https://www.equip.org/bible_answers/god-use-evolution-method-creation/ What about “theistic evolution”? https://www.equip.org/bible_answers/what-about-theistic-evolution-draft/, Stephen Meyer, et al., Theistic Evolution: A Scientific, Philosophical, Theological Critique. “ https://www.equip.org/product/theistic-evolution-scientific-philosophical-theological-critique/The New Theistic Evolutionists: BioLogos and the Rush to Embrace the Consensus” https://www.equip.org/articles/new-theistic-evolutionists-biologos-rush-embrace-consensus/, and The Campaign to Embarrass Christians into Accepting Darwinism“. https://www.equip.org/articles/campaign-embarrass-christians-accepting-darwinism/Locked articles are online exclusive content that are only available to subscribers. There are three subscription options to access our online exclusive content.1. Subscribe ($33.50) to the print edition of the Christian Research Journal which includes all online exclusive content.2. Pay a monthly fee ($4.99) for Christian Research Journal online exclusive content. This does not include online versions of current print edition articles or receiving the print issues.3. Pay an annual fee ($24.99) for Christian Research Journal online exclusive content. This does not include online versions of current print edition articles or receiving the print issues.For more information and to subscribe please click here. https://www.equip.org/product/online-early-access-subscription-options/Note online-exclusives are eventually made available to the public at regular intervals but to gain access to read it when it’s originally posted subscribing at the link above is the best option.When you to subscribe to the Journal, you join the team of print subscribers whose paid subscriptions help provide the resources at equip.org that minister to people worldwide. These resources include our ever growing database of over 1,500 articles, as well as our free Postmodern Realities podcast.Another way you can support our online articles is by leaving us a tip. A tip is just a small amount, like $3, $5, or $10 which is the cost for some of a latte, lunch out, or coffee drink. To leave a tip, click here https://www.equip.org/product/pmr-jnl-tip/
62:03 09/28/2022
Postmodern Realities Episode 306 Marriage Is about the Gospel: Clarifying the Boundaries of Christian Orthodoxy
Christians weary of the tumultuous debates over human sexuality sometimes wonder whether such a divisive conflict is necessary. After all, many of those promoting arguments in favor of affirming sexual relationships outside of traditional marriage also affirm the Trinity, the full deity and humanity of Christ, and confess Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. Why shouldn’t they be recognized as brothers and sisters despite their disagreements with the classical position? Christian orthodoxy rests on not merely the creedal formulas but on the entirety of biblical revelation. Scripture teaches that human sexuality and marriage, in particular, are far from being non-essential, residing at the very heart of the Christian faith because God made us male and female in order to tell the world about Christ and His church. That is, God intends that the one-flesh union between husband and wife refer to, bear witness to, and make visible the union between Jesus and His church. Since marriage refers to Christ and His church and the sexual bond consummates the union, sexual relationships outside of biblical marriage obscure, misrepresent, and even blaspheme Christ and His bride. Therefore, to reject what the Bible reveals about sex and marriage is to reject the gospel.This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author Matthew M. Kennedy about his article, “Marriage Is about the Gospel: Clarifying the Boundaries of Christian Orthodoxy” in the forthcoming 45:2-3 (Fall 2022) edition of the Christian Research Journal.To subscribe and make sure you get this issue when released, please click here. https://www.equip.org/product/crj-subscription/When you to subscribe to the Journal, you join the team of print subscribers whose paid subscriptions help provide the resources at equip.org that minister to people worldwide. These resources include our ever growing database of over 1,500 articles, as well as our free Postmodern Realities podcast.Another way you can support our online articles is by leaving us a tip. A tip is just a small amount, like $3, $5, or $10 which is the cost for some of a latte, lunch out, or coffee drink. To leave a tip, click here https://www.equip.org/product/pmr-jnl-tip/
53:34 09/21/2022
Postmodern Realities Episode 305 #Witchtok — Sorcery at Your Fingertips
Catchy beats, wild camera angles, and hipsters talking about Tarot cards, crystals, and astrology. Just your average day on TikTok’s #witchtok. The hashtag has more than twenty-seven billion views. If you were to scroll through TikTok for a few hours, you’d maybe start to believe that witchcraft is cool. Witchcraft is alive and well, even among Christians. There are astrology apps where you can access your charts online for free — you no longer need to call the Psychic Friends Network. There are dating apps that check to see if your stars align with potential mates. You can even download personalized Spotify playlists based on your astrological sign. So, it’s not that far-fetched that you can find out how to be a witch on TikTok, the most popular social media app among pre-teens and teens. Christians need to know how to respond well to those involved in sorcery because it’s a growing trend that is infiltrating the church. This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author Lindsey Medenwaldt about the new witchtok trend, how Christians need to respond to it, and about her Effective Evangelism article, “Witchtok — Sorcery at Your Fingertips” in the forthcoming 45:2-3 (Fall 2022) edition of the Christian Research Journal.To subscribe and make sure you get this issue when released, please click here. https://www.equip.org/product/crj-subscription/When you to subscribe to the Journal, you join the team of print subscribers whose paid subscriptions help provide the resources at equip.org that minister to people worldwide. These resources include our ever growing database of over 1,500 articles, as well as our free Postmodern Realities podcast.Another way you can support our online articles is by leaving us a tip. A tip is just a small amount, like $3, $5, or $10 which is the cost for some of a latte, lunch out, or coffee drink. To leave a tip, click here https://www.equip.org/product/pmr-jnl-tip/Other articles and Postmodern Realities podcasts related to this subject:Episode 146 Recognizing and Responding to Occultism in Your Church and A Film review of Hail Satan?Infiltrated: Recognizing and Responding to Occultism in Your ChurchSatanic Lessons on Religious Freedom: A review of Hail Satan?Episode 131 Sabrina The Teenage Anti-ChristSabrina The Teenage Anti-ChristSatanism: A Taste for the Dark Side Modern Witchcraft: It May Not Be What You Think Bespoke Religiosity and the Rise of the Nones: a review of Strange Rites: New Religions for a Godless World by Tara Isabella BurtonSamuel, the Witch, and the WatchtowerPracticing “the Craft”: Why Young People Are Attracted to WiccaOther articles and Postmodern Realities podcasts featuring this author:Episode 287 Corey Goode: Time-Traveling Secret Space Program WhistleblowerCorey Goode: Time-Traveling Secret Space Program Whistleblower” in the 45: 1/2 edition of the Christian Research Journal.Episode 219: Humanity’s Ascension: Assessing the History Channel’s New Age, Time Travel Guru David Wilcock“Humanity’s Ascension: Assessing the History Channel’s New Age, Time Travel Guru David Wilcock.”Episode 168: Best Selling Author and Astrologer Chani Nicholas Brings New Age Teaching to the Social Media GenerationEpisode 166 Controversial Guru Teal Swan Brings New Age Teachings to the Social Media GenerationControversial Guru Teal Swan and Astrologer Chani Nicholas Bring New Age Teachings to the Social Media Generation​Episode 244: Falun Gong: How the West Was WonFalun Gong: How the West was Won
54:43 09/14/2022
Postmodern Realities Episode 304: Can Science and Technology Save Us? The False Gospel of Transhumanism
Transhumanists desire to create a utopia of their own design through science and technology. Though clothed in technical language, a strong religious undercurrent buoys this deceptive philosophical movement. As societies around the world become increasingly secular, transhumanism represents an eschatological source of hope, purpose, and destiny — an alluring competitor to the gospel. This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author Fazale “Fuz” Rana about his article, “Can Science and Technology Save Us? The False Gospel of Transhumanism” in the forthcoming 45:2-3 (Fall 2022) edition of the Christian Research Journal.To subscribe and make sure you get this issue when released, please click here. https://www.equip.org/product/crj-subscription/When you to subscribe to the Journal, you join the team of print subscribers whose paid subscriptions help provide the resources at equip.org that minister to people worldwide. These resources include our ever growing database of over 1,500 articles, as well as our free Postmodern Realities podcast.Another way you can support our online articles is by leaving us a tip. A tip is just a small amount, like $3, $5, or $10 which is the cost for some of a latte, lunch out, or coffee drink. To leave a tip, click here https://www.equip.org/product/pmr-jnl-tip/Other articles and Postmodern Realities podcasts featuring this authorEpisode 277: Who Was Adam? (Summary Critique of William Lane Craig’s In Quest of the Historical Adam)Who Was Adam? A book review of In Quest of the Historical Adam by William Lane Craig-Special limited preview To read the full article, please purchase this individual issue by clicking here.Junk DNA: Evidence for Evolution or Design?
58:56 09/07/2022
Postmodern Realities Episode 303 Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and the New Old-Fashioned Way
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is the best thing to happen to Star Trek in a long time, standing as a testament to what a little inspired casting and the power of social media can do. When Anson Mount, Ethan Peck, and Rebecca Romijn stepped into the respective roles of Christopher Pike, Spock, and the enigmatic Number One during the second season of Star Trek: Discovery back in 2019, the notion of another series set aboard the Enterprise of yore seemed like a fever dream. But when fans took to social media to voice their support for the casting choices and the characters, CBS quickly greenlit a spin-off. With Star Trek undergoing a bit of a renaissance via streaming services, did the world really need yet another iteration of the prestigious science fiction series? The answer, it would seem, from audiences and critics alike, is a resounding, “Yes!” The height of irony is this: one of the most traditionally anti-religious television series out there has found as its most compelling lead a man who embodies one of the most nuanced portrayals of Christlikeness in modern storytelling. There are few heroes today who navigate the modern world with a strong sense of morality and right and wrong, but Pike certainly does his best despite an ugly future. And Christians (especially young ones) who find themselves caught between the siren and the sage in their day-to-day existence, hunted by the sheepskin-wearing wolf with “identity” stamped on one ear and “politics” stamped on the other, could do far worse than looking at how Pike navigates the parables and allegories of Strange New Worlds as a starting point for navigating the conflicts of today—with a clear sense of morality, unsentimental compassion, selfless sacrifice, and no small dose of grace.This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author Cole Burgett about his online-exclusive, “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and the New Old-Fashioned Way​”. https://www.equip.org/articles/star-trek-strange-new-worlds-and-the-new-old-fashioned-way/**Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers for the first season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.**Locked articles are online exclusive content that are only available to subscribers. There are three subscription options to access our online exclusive content.1. Subscribe ($33.50) to the print edition of the Christian Research Journal which includes all online exclusive content.2. Pay a monthly fee ($4.99) for Christian Research Journal online exclusive content. This does not include online versions of current print edition articles or receiving the print issues.3. Pay an annual fee ($24.99) for Christian Research Journal online exclusive content. This does not include online versions of current print edition articles or receiving the print issues.For more information and to subscribe please click here. https://www.equip.org/product/online-early-access-subscription-options/Note online-exclusives are eventually made available to the public at regular intervals but to gain access to read it when it’s originally posted subscribing at the link above is the best option.When you to subscribe to the Journal, you join the team of print subscribers whose paid subscriptions help provide the resources at equip.org that minister to people worldwide. These resources include our ever growing database of over 1,500 articles, as well as our free Postmodern Realities podcast.Another way you can support our online articles is by leaving us a tip. A tip is just a small amount, like $3, $5, or $10 which is the cost for some of a latte, lunch out, or coffee drink. To leave a tip, click here https://www.equip.org/product/pmr-jnl-tip/Other articles and Postmodern Realities podcasts featuring this author:Episode 214 Star Trek’s Christopher Pike: An Old Fashioned Hero For Our Cynical TimesStar Trek’s Christopher Pike: An Old-Fashioned Hero for Our Cynical TimesEpisode 298: The Essex Serpent: By Tongue of BruteThe Essex Serpent: By Tongue of BruteEpisode 297 Why are we down here still working in the dark? (A Web TV Series Review of Severance)Why are we down here still working in the dark? (A Web TV Series Review of Severance)Episode 295 Obi-Wan Kenobi and the Freedom of Forgiveness (A Series Review of Obi-Wan Kenobi)Obi-Wan Kenobi and the Freedom of Forgiveness (A Series Review of Obi Wan Kenobi)Episode 283: When the Hurlyburly’s Done: A Review of Everything Everywhere All at OnceWhen the Hurlyburly’s Done: A Review of Everything Everywhere All at Once
51:18 08/31/2022
Postmodern Realities Episode 302 Defining the Meaning of Woman (Review of Matt Walsh’s Documentary Film and Book, What Is a Woman?)
How could a popular podcaster and author produce a feature film and write a book with the title “What is a Woman?” Does not everyone know the answer to that? After all, humanity is a dimorphic species, consisting of males and females, each with its own distinctive DNA (XY or XX) and gametes (sperm or egg). .... When Walsh asks Dr. Michelle Focier, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and an Assistant Dean of Admissions at the Brown University Alpert Medical School, what a women is “in reality, truth,” she responds: “Whose truth are we talking about?” she retorted. “The same truth that says we’re sitting in this room right now, you and I. We’re not on a plane in the sky. We’re not in Victorian England.” “My patients’ truth isn’t determined by you,” Dr. Forcier said, matter of factly. This muck about truth is postmodernism applied to gender. There is no fixed and objective truth, especially related to human existence. Our identities are constructed, deconstructed, and may be reconstructed—all without appeal to any objective and normative standard outside of ourselves. Even more, the hard and unambiguous physical reality of biology is ignored or discounted. The body is mere stuff to be manipulated as one pleases; it not taken to be “fearfully and wonderfully made,” as Scripture teaches (Psalm 139:14). on . ​This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with with a long-time Jᴏᴜʀɴᴀʟ author Douglas Groothuis who is Professor of Philosophy at Denver Seminary, about his article, “Defining the Meaning of Woman (Review of Matt Walsh’s Documentary Film and Book, What Is a Woman?)” in the forthcoming 45:2-3 (Fall 2022) edition of the Christian Research Journal.To subscribe and make sure you get this issue when released, please click here.https://www.equip.org/product/crj-subscription/When you to subscribe to the Journal, you join the team of print subscribers whose paid subscriptions help provide the resources at equip.org that minister to people worldwide. These resources include our ever growing database of over 1,500 articles, as well as our free Postmodern Realities podcast.Another way you can support our online articles is by leaving us a tip. A tip is just a small amount, like $3, $5, or $10 which is the cost for some of a latte, lunch out, or coffee drink. To leave a tip, click here https://www.equip.org/product/pmr-jnl-tip/Other articles and Postmodern Realities podcasts featuring this authorEpisode 293 Sexual Identity and the Biblical Philosophy of GenderSexual Identity and the Biblical Philosophy of Gender” in the 45: 1/2 edition of the Christian Research JournalChristian Apologetics in a NutshellEpisode 226: A Heretic’s Christ, a False Salvation: A Review of The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope for, and Believe Richard RohrA Heretic’s Christ, a False Salvation: A Review of The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope for, and Believe Richard RohrEpisode 220 God and Our IgnoranceGod and Our IgnoranceEpisode 194 Autobiography as ApologeticAutobiography as ApologeticEpisode 157: The Reincarnation of ReincarnationThe Reincarnation of ReincarnationEpisode 122 Shamelessly Wrong Shamelessly Wrong: Book Review of Shameless: A Sexual Reformation Nadia Bolz-WeberEpisode 004: Agile Apologetics Developing an Agile Apologetic And many more, Dr. Groothuis has written articles for us for over 30 years.
55:38 08/24/2022
Postmodern Realities Episode 301: Moving by Staying Put: Christian Pilgrimage in Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead
In the medieval Christian tradition, one form of travel—pilgrimage—functioned as a spiritual discipline in which the act of walking prefigured the soul’s movement from spiritual death to life with God. Indeed, at the roots of Christian story is the pilgrimage of Abraham, who leaves his country to wander in search of another. Today, pilgrimage functions primarily as a metaphor, reminding us that we are incomplete, that our homes and our selves are, in their fullest form, still to be found. As St. Augustine contends, the true pilgrimage is one of inner transformation: “[we do] not approach God by moving across intervals of place, but by likeness or similarity, and [we move] away from him by dissimilarity or unlikeness.” If, therefore, our goal is inner transformation, we are as likely to reach it by remaining physically in place as by moving about.       Outward movement may even thwart interior growth--when we seek to change our circumstances rather than adjust ourselves to the realities set before us. Early Christian monks known as the Desert Fathers counseled their spiritual followers to remain in their specific monastic communities, even in their own small cells, insisting that “A tree cannot bear fruit if it is often transplanted. So it is with the monk.”       Marilynne Robinson’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel Gilead is the story of a man whose faith trains him to love both a place and its people. He is a man whose pilgrimage--an inner journey--takes place almost entirely within the confines of Gilead, Iowa, a small town on the American prairie. Precisely because his life develops within narrow geographic boundaries, he achieves growth by attentiveness: to books, scripture, self, place, and people--who reveal themselves to be not thin but deep, rooted in a spiritual reality that causes the world to flash with light and beauty.      Our world does not usually know itself to be threadbare and pierced by divine light. And a life of frenetic movement is unlikely to see this light. So the Christian faith trains us to stillness, allowing us to see who and what stands before us--each person one of the great, good glimpses of God given to this world.This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author Stephen Mitchell about his article, “Moving by Staying Put: Christian Pilgrimage in Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead” in the forthcoming 45:2-3 (Fall 2022) edition of the Christian Research Journal. To subscribe and make sure you get this issue when released, please click here. https://www.equip.org/product/crj-subscription/When you to subscribe to the Journal, you join the team of print subscribers whose paid subscriptions help provide the resources at equip.org that minister to people worldwide. These resources include our ever growing database of over 1,500 articles, as well as our free Postmodern Realities podcast.Another way you can support our online articles is by leaving us a tip. A tip is just a small amount, like $3, $5, or $10 which is the cost for some of a latte, lunch out, or coffee drink. To leave a tip, click here https://www.equip.org/product/pmr-jnl-tip/Other articles podcasts featuring this author:Episode 248 Myself Am Hell: Rebellion and Gratitude in Milton’s Paradise LostMyself Am Hell: Rebellion and Gratitude in Milton’s Paradise LostEpisode 201 Albert Camus and the Fight for LifeThe Sting of Death: Albert Camus and the Fight for LifeEpisode 189 Second-Rate Musician: Vocation and Performance in T. S. Eliot’s The Confidential Clerk“Second-Rate Musician: Vocation and Performance in T. S. Eliot’s The Confidential Clerk “.Episode 135-Questing for Divine Love-Cormac McCarthy’s The RoadQuesting for Divine Love-Cormac McCarthy’s The RoadEpisode 111 Humanity Crucified: Hemingway and the Human ConditionHumanity Crucified: Hemingway and the Human ConditionEpisode 092 Literary Apologetics: Flannery O’ConnorFlannery O’Connor and the Problem of FreedomEpisode 045: Alexander Solzhenitsyn Confronts the Grand InquisitorAlexander Solzhenitsyn Confronts the Grand Inquisitor
59:07 08/17/2022
Postmodern Realities Episode 300: Our Own Worst Enemy: Zombie Movies and the Horror of Human Sin
Shaun of the Dead, and most zombie movies, bring home the truth that such stories often tell. They often portray civilized life as damning and even deadening. (It’s notable that Night of the Living Dead begins in a graveyard. It’s notable that the zombies in both versions of Dawn of the Dead shamble to the shopping mall.) The civilization zombies destroy is already infected. The stories we tell about them offer a dark fantasy of escape, a return to a simpler, if more brutal, existence. One of the beautiful features of revolting horror movies is their liberation from the need to offer any positive resolution or benign anthropology. Though comedies tell a deep truth about eschatological hope, horror movies speak a prophetic, if unwelcome, word about our predilection toward evil. In this way, the horror genre may be closer to the Christian worldview than we may like to admit. Instead of vain trust in the kindness of strangers, zombie movies are often more honest about our unredeemed spiritual state.This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author Phil Tallon about his online-exclusive, “Our Own Worst Enemy: Zombie Movies and the Horror of Human Sin“. https://www.equip.org/articles/our-own-worst-enemy-zombie-movies-and-the-horror-of-human-sin/Locked articles are online exclusive content that are only available to subscribers. There are three subscription options to access our online exclusive content.1. Subscribe ($33.50) to the print edition of the Christian Research Journal which includes all online exclusive content.2. Pay a monthly fee ($4.99) for Christian Research Journal online exclusive content. This does not include online versions of current print edition articles or receiving the print issues.3. Pay an annual fee ($24.99) for Christian Research Journal online exclusive content. This does not include online versions of current print edition articles or receiving the print issues.For more information and to subscribe please click here. https://www.equip.org/product/online-early-access-subscription-options/Note online-exclusives are eventually made available to the public at regular intervals but to gain access to read it when it’s originally posted subscribing at the link above is the best option.When you to subscribe to the Journal, you join the team of print subscribers whose paid subscriptions help provide the resources at equip.org that minister to people worldwide. These resources include our ever growing database of over 1,500 articles, as well as our free Postmodern Realities podcast.Another way you can support our online articles is by leaving us a tip. A tip is just a small amount, like $3, $5, or $10 which is the cost for some of a latte, lunch out, or coffee drink. To leave a tip, click here https://www.equip.org/product/pmr-jnl-tip/Other articles and Postmodern Realities podcasts featuring this author:Episode 001: The Films of Quentin Tarantino“Reservoir Gods: Quentin Tarantino’s Premodern Theology
44:11 08/11/2022
Postmodern Realities Episode 299 I’m the Head and Not the Tail: A Christian Decides to Skip the Daily Affirmation
Daily affirmations arose out of what is called “The Law of Attraction,” popularized by author Rhonda Byrne in The Secret. This book was featured by Oprah in her book club in the early 2000s, and fleshed out by one of her favorite spiritual gurus, Eckhart Tolle. When The Secret first came out it was viewed skeptically by Christians and secularists alike. The idea of the practitioner bringing some desired object or circumstance into being by aligning her thoughts with vibrational frequencies of the “universe” —attracting money, fame, health, and love — is absurd on its face. Money comes not by feeling and thinking but by working. Love is a complicated business. And fame, well, in the age of social media, that is perhaps easier to attain. But over the decades, manifesting has entered into many Christian circles through the Word of Faith heresy and the extreme popularity of Joel Osteen, Joyce Meyer, and Rachel Hollis. By building habits, particularly through the daily affirmation, you can begin to tune your feelings and thoughts to the frequencies that will bring you happiness and wealth. You step, as it were, into the current of all the good you desire. That is why the grammatical tense of the affirmation matters. You have to begin to live now as if you already have all the money. But what were we made for? What should we desire? Should Christians practice daily affirmations? This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author Anne Kennedy about her online-exclusive, “I’m the Head and Not the Tail: A Christian Decides to Skip the Daily Affirmation”. https://www.equip.org/article/im-the-head-and-not-the-tail-a-christian-decides-to-skip-the-daily-affirmation/Locked articles are online exclusive content that are only available to subscribers. There are three subscription options to access our online exclusive content.1. Subscribe ($33.50) to the print edition of the Christian Research Journal which includes all online exclusive content.2. Pay a monthly fee ($4.99) for Christian Research Journal online exclusive content. This does not include online versions of current print edition articles or receiving the print issues.3. Pay an annual fee ($24.99) for Christian Research Journal online exclusive content. This does not include online versions of current print edition articles or receiving the print issues.For more information and to subscribe please click here. https://www.equip.org/product/online-early-access-subscription-options/Note online-exclusives are eventually made available to the public at regular intervals but to gain access to read it when it’s originally posted subscribing at the link above is the best option.When you to subscribe to the Journal, you join the team of print subscribers whose paid subscriptions help provide the resources at equip.org that minister to people worldwide. These resources include our ever growing database of over 1,500 articles, as well as our free Postmodern Realities podcast.Another way you can support our online articles is by leaving us a tip. A tip is just a small amount, like $3, $5, or $10 which is the cost for some of a latte, lunch out, or coffee drink. To leave a tip, click here https://www.equip.org/product/pmr-jnl-tip/Other articles and podcasts featuring this authorHank Unplugged: Gaslighting, BLM, Cancel Culture and More with Anne KennedyPostmodern RealitiesEpisode 286 Trusting Jesus in a Universe that Doesn’t Have Your Back: A Christian Looks at ManifestingTrusting Jesus in a Universe that Doesn’t Have Your Back: A Christian Looks at ManifestingEpisode 279: Haven’t We All Sacrificed Enough: A Christian Tries to Observe LentHaven’t We All Sacrificed Enough: A Christian Tries to Observe LentEpisode 273: Identity and Obedience in Revoice 2021Identity and Obedience in Revoice 2021Episode 268 I’ll Start My Diet Tomorrow: A Christian Makes a New Year’s ResolutionI’ll Start My Diet Tomorrow: A Christian Makes a New Year’s Resolution-Special limited previewEpisode 255 For Our Lamps Are Going Out: Gaslighting in the Age of Social MediaFor Our Lamps are Going Out: Gaslighting in the Age of Social MediaEpisode 224 You Only Die Once: Why It’s Okay Not to Live in the PresentYou Only Die Once: Why It’s Okay Not to Live in the PresentEpisode 216 Why Do I Call Myself Good? A Look at Virtue SignalingWhy Do I Call Myself Good? A Look at Virtue SignalingEpisode 211: There Is No Health in Us: Wellness and Self-Care in the Age of COVID-19There Is No Health in Us: Wellness and Self-Care in the Age of COVID-19Episode 204: The Road Back to Where? A Look at Self Discovery Using the EnneagramThe Road Back to Where? A Look at Self Discovery Using the EnneagramEpisode 198 Cancel Culture and the Gospel: Where Can You Go When The Whole World Is Against You?Cancel Culture and the Gospel: Where Can You Go When The Whole World Is Against You?
38:29 08/03/2022
Postmodern Realities Episode 298: The Essex Serpent: By Tongue of Brute
Apple TV+’s new six-part limited series, The Essex Serpent, based on Sarah Perry’s bestselling and award-winning 2016 novel of the same name,1 is a bit more nuanced than the standard prestige television fare, being less a series of intersecting parallel plots and more about combustible characters with nebulous motivations who collide at key points. Emmy Award-winning Homeland (2011–2020) alumna Claire Danes leads the cast as the fiercely headstrong emotional train wreck that is Cora Seaborne, supported primarily by Tom Hiddleston as the earnest but blundering local pastor, Will Ransome. The heavily metaphorical plot about a potential sea serpent haunting the waters of Essex, England in 1890 is far less significant to the actual narrative, which is more interested in the connection formed between these two emotionally compromised people. This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author Cole Burgett about his online-exclusive, “The Essex Serpent: By Tongue of Brute“. **Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers for The Essex Serpent.** https://www.equip.org/article/the-essex-serpent-by-tongue-of-brute/Locked articles are online exclusive content that are only available to subscribers. There are three subscription options to access our online exclusive content.1. Subscribe ($33.50) to the print edition of the Christian Research Journal which includes all online exclusive content.2. Pay a monthly fee ($4.99) for Christian Research Journal online exclusive content. This does not include online versions of current print edition articles or receiving the print issues.3. Pay an annual fee ($24.99) for Christian Research Journal online exclusive content. This does not include online versions of current print edition articles or receiving the print issues.For more information and to subscribe please click here.Note online-exclusives are eventually made available to the public at regular intervals but to gain access to read it when it’s originally posted subscribing at the link above is the best option.When you to subscribe to the Journal, you join the team of print subscribers whose paid subscriptions help provide the resources at equip.org that minister to people worldwide. These resources include our ever growing database of over 1,500 articles, as well as our free Postmodern Realities podcast.Another way you can support our online articles is by leaving us a tip. A tip is just a small amount, like $3, $5, or $10 which is the cost for some of a latte, lunch out, or coffee drink. To leave a tip, click here https://www.equip.org/product/pmr-jnl-tip/Other articles and podcasts featuring this authorEpisode 297 Why are we down here still working in the dark? (A Web TV Series Review of Severance)Why are we down here still working in the dark? (A Web TV Series Review of Severance)Episode 295 Obi-Wan Kenobi and the Freedom of Forgiveness (A Series Review of Obi-Wan Kenobi)Obi-Wan Kenobi and the Freedom of Forgiveness (A Series Review of Obi Wan Kenobi)Episode 283: When the Hurlyburly’s Done: A Review of Everything Everywhere All at OnceWhen the Hurlyburly’s Done: A Review of Everything Everywhere All at OnceDon’t miss an episode; please subscribe to the Postmodern Realities podcast wherever you get your favorite podcasts. Please help spread the word about Postmodern Realities by giving us a rating and review when you subscribe to the podcast. The more ratings and reviews we have, the more new listeners can discover our content.
67:40 07/27/2022
Postmodern Realities Episode 297 Why are we down here still working in the dark? (A Web TV Series Review of Severance)
This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author Joshua R. Farris about his online-exclusive, “Why are we down here still working in the dark? (A Web TV Series Review of Severance)”. https://www.equip.org/article/why-are-we-down-here-still-working-in-the-dark-a-web-tv-series-review-of-severance/Locked articles are online exclusive content that are only available to subscribers. There are three subscription options to access our online exclusive content.1. Subscribe ($33.50) to the print edition of the Christian Research Journal which includes all online exclusive content.2. Pay a monthly fee ($4.99) for Christian Research Journal online exclusive content. This does not include online versions of current print edition articles or receiving the print issues.3. Pay an annual fee ($24.99) for Christian Research Journal online exclusive content. This does not include online versions of current print edition articles or receiving the print issues.For more information and to subscribe please click here.Note online-exclusives are eventually made available to the public at regular intervals but to gain access to read it when it’s originally posted subscribing at the link above is the best option.When you to subscribe to the Journal, you join the team of print subscribers whose paid subscriptions help provide the resources at equip.org that minister to people worldwide. These resources include our ever growing database of over 1,500 articles, as well as our free Postmodern Realities podcast.Another way you can support our online articles is by leaving us a tip. A tip is just a small amount, like $3, $5, or $10 which is the cost for some of a latte, lunch out, or coffee drink. To leave a tip, click hereOther articles related to this topic and noted in the article: Jean-Paul Sartre And The Resurgence Of ExistentialismImmanuel Kant: Is God with Us or Beyond Us?Don’t miss an episode; please subscribe to the Postmodern Realities podcast wherever you get your favorite podcasts. Please help spread the word about Postmodern Realities by giving us a rating and review when you subscribe to the podcast. The more ratings and reviews we have, the more new listeners can discover our content.
53:55 07/20/2022
Postmodern Realities Episode 296 The End of Roe V. Wade
Now that Roe v. Wade was overturned in June 2022, what’s next for the pro-life movement? This episode of the Postmodern Realities Podcast is a very deep dive into issues now being raised in a post-Roe climate with Journal author Jay Watts. More will also be discussed in an article in the future 45:02/03 edition of the Christian Research Journal to be released later this year. To subscribe and make sure you get this issue when released, please click here. https://www.equip.org/product/crj-subscription/For a special limited-time offer (Spring-Summer 2022) on gift subscriptions please click here. https://www.equip.org/product/may-june-2022-resource-wa/Roe v Wade was nearly 50 years old, what reasons did the Supreme Court majority give for overturning it now after all of this time and after affirming rights in subsequent cases like Planned Parenthood v. Casey and even Gonzales v. Carhart? What about Justice Alito’s claim in his majority opinion that the history in Roe was bad history? What about the Palko test—how does that figure into the new legal decision? How do Christians answer the claim women will die as a result of this decision? There have been some who claim this decision violates their own religious freedom, how should the Christian apologist respond to this claim that allowing laws against this procedure violates the religious freedom of others? Another common claim is that we are now embarrassingly out of step with the rest of the world by curtailing women’s rights to this procedure as other countries expand them. Is the U.S. out of step? There is a claim this is just the beginning of the attack on personal freedoms and introducing all-new intrusions into citizens’ private lives. Should we be concerned about new governmental invasions of our privacy to police medical choices and are other rights at risk? A group calling themselves Jane’s Revenge has promised to attack pro-life groups—what have they done to this point? What does the pro-life movement look like going forward in a Post Roe world? And finally, what does the Bible have to say about the value of human life?When you to subscribe to the Journal, you join the team of print subscribers whose paid subscriptions help provide the resources at equip.org that minister to people worldwide. These resources include our ever growing database of over 1,500 articles, as well as our free Postmodern Realities podcast.Another way you can support our online articles is by leaving us a tip. A tip is just a small amount, like $3, $5, or $10 which is the cost for some of a latte, lunch out, or coffee drink. To leave a tip, click here https://www.equip.org/product/pmr-jnl-tip/Other articles and Postmodern Realities podcasts featuring this authorEpisode 288 The Leaked Draft: Is this the Fall of Roe v. Wade?The Leaked Draft: Is this the Fall of Roe v. Wade?Episode 284 What Attorney Mary Ziegler Gets Wrong About Pro-Life TacticsWhat Attorney Mary Ziegler Gets Wrong About Pro-Life Tactics Episode 274 Filipovic’s Confused Claim that the Pro-Life Community Must Champion ContraceptionFilipovic’s Confused Claim that the Pro-Life Community Must Champion ContraceptionEpisode 249: Do Abortion Politics Hurt Women Enduring Miscarriage?Do Abortion Politics Hurt Women Enduring Miscarriage?Episode 230: Is it Ethical for Pro-Life Christians to Receive Covid-19 Vaccines?Is it Ethical for Pro-Life Christians to Receive Covid-19 Vaccines?Episode 190 Assessing the Confession of Norma McCorvey in AKA Jane RoeAssessing the Confession of Norma McCorvey in AKA Jane RoeEpisode 134 Are Laws Restricting Abortion Forced Organ Donation? A Review of Beyond RoeAre Laws Restricting Abortion Forced Organ Donation? A Review of Beyond RoeEpisode 117-Unplanned: An Imperfect but Brave Film Unplanned: An Imperfect but Brave FilmEpisode 007: Rape and Sexual Violence on the College CampusRape and Sexual Violence on CampusDon’t miss an episode; please subscribe to the Postmodern Realities podcast wherever you get your favorite podcasts. Please help spread the word about Postmodern Realities by giving us a rating and review when you subscribe to the podcast. The more ratings and reviews we have, the more new listeners can discover our content.
88:00 07/13/2022
Postmodern Realities Episode 295 Obi-Wan Kenobi and the Freedom of Forgiveness (A Series Review of Obi Wan Kenobi)
The record-breaking Obi-Wan Kenobi is an overhyped snooze fest that barrels ahead when it should linger and lingers when it should barrel ahead. There are strokes of brilliance contained within what was clearly, at one point, the core storyline, even if some of those scenes we have already witnessed played out in other Star Wars media. Christians who happen to be Star Wars fans might find in the core emotional story beats a worthwhile meditation on the nature of guilt and forgiveness.This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author Cole Burgett about his online-exclusive, “Obi-Wan Kenobi and the Freedom of Forgiveness (A Series Review of Obi Wan Kenobi)”. https://www.equip.org/article/obi-wan-kenobi-and-the-freedom-of-forgiveness-a-series-review-of-obi-wan-kenobi/Locked articles are online exclusive content that are only available to subscribers. There are three subscription options to access our online exclusive content.1. Subscribe ($33.50) to the print edition of the Christian Research Journal which includes all online exclusive content.2. Pay a monthly fee ($4.99) for Christian Research Journal online exclusive content. This does not include online versions of current print edition articles or receiving the print issues.3. Pay an annual fee ($24.99) for Christian Research Journal online exclusive content. This does not include online versions of current print edition articles or receiving the print issues.For more information and to subscribe please click here. https://www.equip.org/product/online-early-access-subscription-options/Note online-exclusives are eventually made available to the public at regular intervals but to gain access to read it when it’s originally posted subscribing at the link above is the best option.When you to subscribe to the Journal, you join the team of print subscribers whose paid subscriptions help provide the resources at equip.org that minister to people worldwide. These resources include our ever growing database of over 1,500 articles, as well as our free Postmodern Realities podcast.Another way you can support our online articles is by leaving us a tip. A tip is just a small amount, like $3, $5, or $10 which is the cost for some of a latte, lunch out, or coffee drink. To leave a tip, click here https://www.equip.org/product/pmr-jnl-tip/Other articles and Postmodern Realities podcasts featuring this topic:Episode 276 Boba Fett’s Character Arc Actually Makes Sense ( A Review of The Book of Boba Fett)Boba Fett’s Character Arc Actually Makes Sense ( A Review of The Book of Boba Fett)Episode 234: Star Wars Happy and Glorious in The High RepublicHappy and Glorious in The High Republic: A Review of The High Republic Era beginning with Star Wars: Light of the Jedi by Charles SouleEpisode 217: Thinking About Religion in The MandalorianThis is the Way…Or is It?: Thinking About Religion in The MandalorianEpisode 154: The Dead Won’t Stop Talking: A Review of The Rise of SkywalkerThe Dead Won’t Stop Talking: A Review of The Rise of SkywalkerEpisode 054: The Last Jedi: A Star Wars Movie for the Era of “the Nones”The Last Jedi: A Star Wars Movie for the Era of “the Nones”Episode 027: “Evaluating the Star Wars Worldview”May the Force Bewitch You: Evaluating the Star Wars Worldview”.Get “May the Force Bewitch You: Evaluating the Star Wars Worldview” in PDF format in:EnglishChineseSpanishDon’t miss an episode; please subscribe to the Postmodern Realities podcast wherever you get your favorite podcasts. Please help spread the word about Postmodern Realities by giving us a rating and review when you subscribe to the podcast. The more ratings and reviews we have, the more new listeners can discover our content.
51:00 07/07/2022
Postmodern Realities Episode 294 The Evangelical Debate over Adam and Eve
For the past decade, proponents of theistic evolution have convinced many evangelicals that modern-day human genetic diversity has refuted a historical Adam and Eve. But recent analyses have shown these arguments to be wrong. An important lesson is that one should never rush to abandon important biblical doctrines based upon unclear evidence.This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author Casey Luskin about his article, “Lessons Learned (and Not Learned) from the Evangelical Debate over Adam and Eve” in the 45:1/2 edition https://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/the-battle-for-the-historical-adam-and-eve-contents-back-issue/To subscribe and make sure you get this issue, please click here. This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author Casey Luskin about his article, “Lessons Learned (and Not Learned) from the Evangelical Debate over Adam and Eve” in the current new issue of the Christian Research Journal (June 2022).To subscribe and make sure you get this issue, please click here. https://www.equip.org/product/crj-subscription/For a special limited-time offer (Spring-Summer 2022) on gift subscriptions please click here. https://www.equip.org/product/may-june-2022-resource-wa/When you to subscribe to the Journal, you join the team of print subscribers whose paid subscriptions help provide the resources at equip.org that minister to people worldwide. These resources include our ever growing database of over 1,500 articles, as well as our free Postmodern Realities podcast.Another way you can support our online articles is by leaving us a tip. A tip is just a small amount, like $3, $5, or $10 which is the cost for some of a latte, lunch out, or coffee drink. To leave a tip, click hereOther articles and podcasts featuring on this subject:Hank Unplugged:The Battle for the Historical Adam and Eve: Hank On Adamic Denial and DistortionDid Adam and Eve Really Exist? with Casey LuskinMisreading the Book of Knowledge and the Book of Nature with Hank HanegraaffRelated article: Misreading the Book of Knowledge and the Book of Nature Postmodern Realities and related articles:Episode 277: Who Was Adam? (Summary Critique of William Lane Craig’s In Quest of the Historical Adam)Who Was Adam? A book review of In Quest of the Historical Adam by William Lane Craig-Special limited previewAdam and Eve ReduxPaul, Second Adam, and Theistic EvolutionDon’t miss an episode; please subscribe to the Postmodern Realities podcast wherever you get your favorite podcasts. Please help spread the word about Postmodern Realities by giving us a rating and review when you subscribe to the podcast. The more ratings and reviews we have, the more new listeners can discover our content.ItunesApple Podcasts For a special limited-time offer (Spring-Summer 2022) on gift subscriptions please click here.https://www.equip.org/product/may-june-2022-resource-wa/When you to subscribe to the Journal, you join the team of print subscribers whose paid subscriptions help provide the resources at equip.org that minister to people worldwide. These resources include our ever growing database of over 1,500 articles, as well as our free Postmodern Realities podcast.Another way you can support our online articles is by leaving us a tip. A tip is just a small amount, like $3, $5, or $10 which is the cost for some of a latte, lunch out, or coffee drink. To leave a tip, click here https://www.equip.org/product/pmr-jnl-tip/Other articles and podcasts featuring on this subject:The New Theistic Evolutionists: BioLogos and the Rush to Embrace the “Consensus”Adam and Eve ReduxDon’t miss an episode; please subscribe to the Postmodern Realities podcast wherever you get your favorite podcasts. Please help spread the word about Postmodern Realities by giving us a rating and review when you subscribe to the podcast. The more ratings and reviews we have, the more new listeners can discover our content.
59:31 06/29/2022
Postmodern Realities Episode 293 Sexual Identity and the Biblical Philosophy of Gender
Does the phenomenon of intersex justify “gender fluidity,” the rejection of fixed and God-given categories of gender identity and the decoupling of gender from biological sex? Supposedly, sex is “assigned” at birth based on sexual organs and chromosomes but need not define one’s gender identity. Why are people abandoning the biblical basis and norms of gender and sexuality?This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author Doug Groothuis about his article, “Sexual Identity and the Biblical Philosophy of Gender” in the 45:1/2 edition https://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/the-battle-for-the-historical-adam-and-eve-contents-back-issue/To subscribe and make sure you get this issue when released, please click here. https://www.equip.org/product/crj-subscription/ For a special limited-time offer (Spring-Summer 2022) on gift subscriptions please click here. https://www.equip.org/product/may-june-2022-resource-wa/When you to subscribe to the Journal, you join the team of print subscribers whose paid subscriptions help provide the resources at equip.org that minister to people worldwide. These resources include our ever growing database of over 1,500 articles, as well as our free Postmodern Realities podcast.Another way you can support our online articles is by leaving us a tip. A tip is just a small amount, like $3, $5, or $10 which is the cost for some of a latte, lunch out, or coffee drink. To leave a tip, click here https://www.equip.org/product/pmr-jnl-tip/Other articles and Postmodern Realities podcasts related to this topic:Episode 235: Does the Bible Dictate Clothing Style by Gender? Cross Dressing and the Gender BinaryDoes the Bible Dictate Clothing Style by Gender? Cross Dressing and the Gender BinaryEpisode 028: “The Unending Bending of Gender: Helpful or Harmful?”The Unending Bending of Gender: Helpful or Harmful?Don’t miss an episode; please subscribe to the Postmodern Realities podcast wherever you get your favorite podcasts. Please help spread the word about Postmodern Realities by giving us a rating and review when you subscribe to the podcast. The more ratings and reviews we have, the more new listeners can discover our content.
47:46 06/22/2022
Postmodern Realities Episode 292 What Has Athens to do With America? A Case for Cultural Apologeticsno
In a culture consumed by consumerism in the age of globalization, the Christian who seeks to make a case for his or her dependency on an old rugged cross and an empty tomb must compensate for the lack of “common ground” between the believer and the unbeliever. Because of the secularization of the culture and the dwindling of the Christian mind, there are now few epistemological topics on which the believer and the unbeliever can converse without talking past each other simply because their categories of thought are vastly different; in fact, it was Blamires’s fear that many Christians, hoping to woo the culture, might end up unwittingly borrowing more from secular categories of thought than biblical ones. The secularization of the Christian mind proves to be one of the biggest hurdles to clear when it comes to modern apologetics. Not only is the apologist seeking to build a rational defense of the faith, but now must also contend with the fact that much of the zeitgeist has shed itself of the more traditional categories of thought that would allow for natural inroads into conversations about that faith. Ironically enough, the real merit of being a culturally aware apologist can be seen (at least in principle) in Scripture. Consider the oft-discussed instance in Acts 17, wherein the apostle Paul visits Athens and finds within an altar to an “unknown god” the opportunity to preach the gospel to the Athenians in the Areopagus. He quite literally exegetes the culture of Athens in the first century and concludes, “Men of Athens, I see that you are very religious in all respects” (Acts 17:22ff) and manages to leverage their interest in religious affairs to steer the conversation to Yahweh and His messiah. In a sense, cultural apologetics is one of the oldest methods, used to some degree by at least one of the apostles. Evidence-based apologetical methods, while certainly having merit, especially in the twentieth century, arose more as a response to an increasingly secularized culture that worshipped at the altar of science and swore by the scientific method and philosophies such as empiricism.This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with JOURNAL contributing writer Cole Burgett about his online exclusive article “What Has Athens to do With America? A Case for Cultural Apologetics.” https://www.equip.org/article/what-has-athens-to-do-with-america-a-case-for-cultural-apologetics/Locked articles are online exclusive content that are only available to subscribers. There are three subscription options to access our online exclusive content.1. Subscribe ($33.50) to the print edition of the Christian Research Journal which includes all online exclusive content.2. Pay a monthly fee ($4.99) for Christian Research Journal online exclusive content. This does not include online versions of current print edition articles or receiving the print issues.3. Pay an annual fee ($24.99) for Christian Research Journal online exclusive content. This does not include online versions of current print edition articles or receiving the print issues.For more information and to subscribe please click here. https://www.equip.org/product/online-early-access-subscription-options/Note online-exclusives are eventually made available to the public at regular intervals but to gain access to read it when it’s originally posted subscribing at the link above is the best option.When you to subscribe to the Journal, you join the team of print subscribers whose paid subscriptions help provide the resources at equip.org that minister to people worldwide. These resources include our ever growing database of over 1,500 articles, as well as our free Postmodern Realities podcast.Another way you can support our online articles is by leaving us a tip. A tip is just a small amount, like $3, $5, or $10 which is the cost for some of a latte, lunch out, or coffee drink. To leave a tip, click hereRelated resources you may be interest in:Orthodoxy by G.K. ChestertonCultural Apologetics: Book and DVD Video LecturesOther related articles and Postmodern Realities podcastsEpisode 037: Choose Your Own Enchantment: Freedom and Conscience in What We WatchChoose Your Own Enchantment: Freedom and Conscience in What We WatchEpisode 068: Something Made: The Role of Form in ApologeticsSomething Made : The Role of Form in Apologetics (how to present ideas in words)Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet: Metaphor and the Work of the ApologistNote the below podcast and article are drawn from principles Paul Gould uses in the Cultural Apologetics book mentioned above:Episode 124 Conscience, Justice, Morality and the College Admissions ScandalConscience, Justice, Morality and the College Admissions ScandalDon’t miss an episode; please subscribe to the Postmodern Realities podcast wherever you get your favorite podcasts. Please help spread the word about Postmodern Realities by giving us a rating and review when you subscribe to the podcast. 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59:58 06/15/2022
Postmodern Realities Episode 291 Evangelism to those who were adopted
Sharing the gospel with those who are adopted—there’s not a one-size-fits-all approach because adoptions come in all shapes and sizes. There are domestic and international adoptions. There are adoptions through exclusive private agencies that sometimes can look like purchasing a designer baby, and there are adoptions where the children are highly challenging, requiring a lifetime of service and commitment from the parent. This conversation also includes practical suggestions on how to share the gospel with those who have experienced adoption as well as cautions on how not to attempt to connect the gospel to adoption. This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author Robert Barnes about his effective evangelism article, “The Adoption of God” in the 45:1/2 edition https://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/the-battle-for-the-historical-adam-and-eve-contents-back-issue/To subscribe and make sure you get this issue when released, please click here.https://www.equip.org/product/crj-subscription/ For a special limited-time offer (Spring-Summer 2022) on gift subscriptions please click here.https://www.equip.org/product/may-june-2022-resource-wa/When you to subscribe to the Journal, you join the team of print subscribers whose paid subscriptions help provide the resources at equip.org that minister to people worldwide. These resources include our ever growing database of over 1,500 articles, as well as our free Postmodern Realities podcast.Another way you can support our online articles is by leaving us a tip. A tip is just a small amount, like $3, $5, or $10 which is the cost for some of a latte, lunch out, or coffee drink. To leave a tip, click here https://www.equip.org/product/pmr-jnl-tip/Don’t miss an episode; please subscribe to the Postmodern Realities podcast wherever you get your favorite podcasts. Please help spread the word about Postmodern Realities by giving us a rating and review when you subscribe to the podcast. The more ratings and reviews we have, the more new listeners can discover our content.
50:32 06/08/2022
Postmodern Realities Episode 290 Just So Science
The inventive and memorable tales in Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories explain how the elephant got his trunk, the leopard his spots, and the camel his hump. Evolutionary naturalists tell their own "Just So" stories to explain why humans think and desire, behave and interact the way they do. But with one major difference. Evolutionists, who ground their cause/effect explanations in a Darwinian worldview, believe their tales are true. This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author Louis Markos about his article, “Just So Science” in the 45:1/2 edition https://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/the-battle-for-the-historical-adam-and-eve-contents-back-issue/To subscribe and make sure you get this issue when released, please click here. https://www.equip.org/product/crj-subscription/ For a special limited-time offer (Spring-Summer 2022) on gift subscriptions please click here. https://www.equip.org/product/may-june-2022-resource-wa/When you to subscribe to the Journal, you join the team of print subscribers whose paid subscriptions help provide the resources at equip.org that minister to people worldwide. These resources include our ever growing database of over 1,500 articles, as well as our free Postmodern Realities podcast.Another way you can support our online articles is by leaving us a tip. A tip is just a small amount, like $3, $5, or $10 which is the cost for some of a latte, lunch out, or coffee drink. To leave a tip, click hereOther articles podcasts featuring this author:Hank Unplugged:How to Explain Hell with Louis MarkosHow Dante’s Inferno Can Help Explain Hell to Modern Seekers (article)Hank Unplugged: Atheism on Trial with Dr. Louis MarkosPostmodern Realities podcastsEpisode 221: Tennyson on Theodicy: How a Victorian Poet Can Help Modern Christians Deal with the Problem of PainTennyson on Theodicy: How a Victorian Poet Can Help Modern Christians Deal with the Problem of PainEpisode 171 Why Christians Should Read the Pagan ClassicsWhy Christians Should Read the Pagan ClassicsC. S. Lewis on HellThe Legacy of G.K. Chesterton and Dorothy SayersDon’t miss an episode; please subscribe to the Postmodern Realities podcast wherever you get your favorite podcasts. Please help spread the word about Postmodern Realities by giving us a rating and review when you subscribe to the podcast. The more ratings and reviews we have, the more new listeners can discover our content.
41:56 06/01/2022
Postmodern Realities Episode 289-How Reading the Bible Imaginatively Helps Bypass Our Overfamiliarity
How often do those of us who are Christians stop to think about the place of imagination in reading the Bible? Among big ideas like exegesis and hermeneutics, where does imagination fit in? With most books, it’s unremarkable to say that we need imagination to read them well. But Christians sometimes get nervous about imagination and the Bible. Doesn’t using our imaginations mean we’re going to be making up a lot of stuff in our heads that isn’t actually there in the text? Isn’t imagination the pathway to fanciful speculation, even to false teaching and heresy?But when the Bible calls us to be transformed by the renewing of our minds (see Rom. 12:2), it isn’t just talking about mind in a narrow sense of the intellect. The Bible has an integrated view of the human heart, which encompasses not only what we think and believe but also how we feel, imagine, and desire. What’s more, imagination helps us steal past what C. S. Lewis called the “watchful dragons” of overfamiliarity and the sense of obligation to feel the “right” responses to the Bible that can freeze feelings. Let’s explore the place that imagination plays in engaging with the Bible.This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author Caleb Woodbridge about his online-exclusive article, “Stealing past watchful dragons-How Reading the Bible Imaginatively Helps Bypass Our Overfamiliarity ” https://www.equip.org/article/stealing-past-watchful-dragons-how-reading-the-bible-imaginatively-helps-bypass-our-overfamiliarity/Locked articles are online exclusive content that are only available to subscribers. There are three subscription options to access our online exclusive content.1. Subscribe ($33.50) to the print edition of the Christian Research Journal which includes all online exclusive content.2. Pay a monthly fee ($4.99) for Christian Research Journal online exclusive content. This does not include online versions of current print edition articles or receiving the print issues.3. Pay an annual fee ($24.99) for Christian Research Journal online exclusive content. This does not include online versions of current print edition articles or receiving the print issues.For more information and to subscribe please click here. https://www.equip.org/product/online-early-access-subscription-options/Note online-exclusives are eventually made available to the public at regular intervals but to gain access to read it when it’s originally posted subscribing at the link above is the best option.When you to subscribe to the Journal, you join the team of print subscribers whose paid subscriptions help provide the resources at equip.org that minister to people worldwide. These resources include our ever growing database of over 1,500 articles, as well as our free Postmodern Realities podcast.Another way you can support our online articles is by leaving us a tip. A tip is just a small amount, like $3, $5, or $10 which is the cost for some of a latte, lunch out, or coffee drink. To leave a tip, click here https://www.equip.org/product/pmr-jnl-tip/Other articles and Postmodern Realities podcasts featuring this author:Episode 152 The Romantic Rationalism of BBC’s Doctor WhoThe Romantic Rationalism of BBC’s Doctor WhoEpisode 148-In Defense of Pop CultureDitching Netflix? Engaging Pop Culture in the Age of Binge-WatchingEpisode 037: Choose Your Own Enchantment: Freedom and Conscience in What We WatchChoose Your Own Enchantment: Freedom and Conscience in What We Watch Don’t miss an episode; please subscribe to the Postmodern Realities podcast wherever you get your favorite podcasts. Please help spread the word about Postmodern Realities by giving us a rating and review when you subscribe to the podcast. The more ratings and reviews we have, the more new listeners can discover our content.
35:56 05/25/2022
Postmodern Realities Episode 288 The Leaked Draft: Is this the Fall of Roe v. Wade?
On May 2, 2022, the website Poltico posted a story attributed to Josh Gerstein and Alexander Ward sharing a leaked first draft of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) majority opinion on Dobbs vs Jackson Women’s Health Organization addressing the constitutionality of a Mississippi law restricting abortion after the 15th week of pregnancy. The majority opinion draft, authored by Associate Justice Samuel Alito, overturned Roe v Wade (1973) and Planned Parenthood v Casey (1992), releasing the stranglehold the judicial branch has held over abortion and sending the issues to the individual states to settle the abortion laws within their borders through local democratic efforts and elections. Chief Justice John Roberts almost immediately verified the document’s authenticity announcing the breach in secrecy which generally surround the deliberations of the Supreme Court would be met by an internal investigation. The draft and the decision were real. The outcry from both sides of the issue was immediate and intense. Most of the loudest objections to the draft center on emotional appeals and anecdotal testimonies about women who need abortions and will be forced to compromise their safety and freedom to carry an unwanted child to term. The idea that Roe v Wade will be overturned produced a wave of fear, anger, and anti-religious vitriol. How could 50 years of legal precedent defending Roe suddenly be swept aside?This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversion with JOURNAL author Jay Watts about the leaked SCOTUS opinion in Dobbs vs Jackson Women’s Health Organization and about his online-exclusive article, “The Leaked Draft: Is this the Fall of Roe v. Wade?” https://www.equip.org/article/the-leaked-draft-is-this-the-fall-of-roe-v-wade/Starting in February 2021, online-exclusive articles, have been locked and are only available for Journal subscribers as noted below; however, given the time sensitive nature and global importance of this subject, our editorial board decided to make this available to the public as soon as possible. Also consider this a free preview of the quality and in-depth research that goes into our online-exclusives. To learn more about subscribing and gaining early access to future online-exclusive articles, please see our FAQ section on Early Access to Online-Exclusive Articles by clicking here https://www.equip.org/early-access-to-online-exclusive-articles-faqs/ and subscribing by clicking here. https://www.equip.org/product/online-early-access-subscription-options/Locked articles are online exclusive content that are only available to subscribers. There are three subscription options to access our online exclusive content.1. Subscribe ($33.50) to the print edition of the Christian Research Journal which includes all online exclusive content.2. Pay a monthly fee ($4.99) for Christian Research Journal online exclusive content. This does not include online versions of current print edition articles or receiving the print issues.3. Pay an annual fee ($24.99) for Christian Research Journal online exclusive content. This does not include online versions of current print edition articles or receiving the print issues.For more information and to subscribe please click here.When you to subscribe to the Journal, you join the team of print subscribers whose paid subscriptions help provide the resources at equip.org that minister to people worldwide. 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To leave a tip, click hereOther articles and Postmodern Realities podcasts featuring this authorEpisode 284 What Attorney Mary Ziegler Gets Wrong About Pro-Life TacticsWhat Attorney Mary Ziegler Gets Wrong About Pro-Life Tactics Episode 274 Filipovic’s Confused Claim that the Pro-Life Community Must Champion ContraceptionFilipovic’s Confused Claim that the Pro-Life Community Must Champion ContraceptionEpisode 249: Do Abortion Politics Hurt Women Enduring Miscarriage?Do Abortion Politics Hurt Women Enduring Miscarriage?Episode 230: Is it Ethical for Pro-Life Christians to Receive Covid-19 Vaccines?Is it Ethical for Pro-Life Christians to Receive Covid-19 Vaccines?Episode 190 Assessing the Confession of Norma McCorvey in AKA Jane RoeAssessing the Confession of Norma McCorvey in AKA Jane RoeEpisode 134 Are Laws Restricting Abortion Forced Organ Donation? A Review of Beyond RoeAre Laws Restricting Abortion Forced Organ Donation? A Review of Beyond RoeEpisode 117-Unplanned: An Imperfect but Brave Film Unplanned: An Imperfect but Brave FilmEpisode 007: Rape and Sexual Violence on the College CampusRape and Sexual Violence on CampusDon’t miss an episode; please subscribe to the Postmodern Realities podcast wherever you get your favorite podcasts. Please help spread the word about Postmodern Realities by giving us a rating and review when you subscribe to the podcast. The more ratings and reviews we have, the more new listeners can discover our content.
74:07 05/18/2022
Postmodern Realities Episode 287 Corey Goode: Time-Traveling Secret Space Program Whistleblower
In 2019, two million people on Facebook said they were going to raid Area 51, a military base in Nevada, with the hopes of proving theories that extraterrestrials (ETs) and their spaceships were being stored there. In the end, only about 150 people showed up, and the “Storm Area 51” raid was a failure. But perhaps the most exciting recent occurrence regarding ETs and unidentified flying objects (UFOs) happened in early 2021 when the U.S. government released video footage of UFOs that they could not, of course, identify. This created a firestorm in the media, but especially among ufologists, people who believe UFOs have extraterrestrial origins. With shows like Ancient Aliens (A&E, 2009–) giving what appears to be evidence of alien life not only on other planets but inside our planet, Christians are grappling with questions about our place in the universe. One of the most popular promoters of ETs, space travel, and government conspiracies is self-identified whistleblower, Corey Goode. He has a wide following on social media and is the primary subject and informant for a book, Insiders Reveal: Secret Space Programs and Extraterrestrial Alliances (Exopolitics Institute, 2015). His claims read like the latest sci-fi novel: a world where benevolent ETs are trying to save humanity from the malevolent ETs. This isn’t science fiction, though — at least not to Goode and others like him who believe in a Secret Space Program that has spanned for decades and believe that ETs live among us. Intertwined with his beliefs about ETs, as often happens with this subject, are New Age beliefs like karma, reincarnation, and humans as gods.This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author Lindsey Medenwaldt about her article, “Corey Goode: Time-Traveling Secret Space Program Whistleblower” in the 45:1/2 edition https://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/the-battle-for-the-historical-adam-and-eve-contents-back-issue/To subscribe and make sure you get this issue when released, please click here. https://www.equip.org/product/crj-subscription/ For a special limited-time offer (Spring-Summer 2022) on gift subscriptions please click here. https://www.equip.org/product/may-june-2022-resource-wa/When you to subscribe to the Journal, you join the team of print subscribers whose paid subscriptions help provide the resources at equip.org that minister to people worldwide. These resources include our ever growing database of over 1,500 articles, as well as our free Postmodern Realities podcast.Another way you can support our online articles is by leaving us a tip. A tip is just a small amount, like $3, $5, or $10 which is the cost for some of a latte, lunch out, or coffee drink. To leave a tip, click here https://www.equip.org/product/pmr-jnl-tip/Other articles and Postmodern Realities podcasts featuring this authorEpisode 219: Humanity’s Ascension: Assessing the History Channel’s New Age, Time Travel Guru David Wilcock“Humanity’s Ascension: Assessing the History Channel’s New Age, Time Travel Guru David Wilcock.” Episode 168: Best Selling Author and Astrologer Chani Nicholas Brings New Age Teaching to the Social Media GenerationEpisode 166 Controversial Guru Teal Swan Brings New Age Teachings to the Social Media GenerationControversial Guru Teal Swan and Astrologer Chani Nicholas Bring New Age Teachings to the Social Media Generation​Episode 244: Falun Gong: How the West Was WonFalun Gong: How the West was Won Don’t miss an episode; please subscribe to the Postmodern Realities podcast wherever you get your favorite podcasts. Please help spread the word about Postmodern Realities by giving us a rating and review when you subscribe to the podcast. The more ratings and reviews we have, the more new listeners can discover our content.
48:02 05/11/2022
Postmodern Realities Episode 286 Trusting Jesus in a Universe that Doesn’t Have Your Back: A Christian Looks at Manifesting
In the early 2000s, Oprah featured what became one of the most popular books of the last twenty years, one that transformed a culture eager to abandon the old mores of hard work and bygone Judeo-Christian scruples in favor of an easier, technologically shaped personal fulfillment. The book was called The Secret, and in it the author, Rhonda Byrne, claimed to have discovered mysterious — though eminently practicable — knowledge from ancient, learned men.2 These sages knew how to harness the powerful vibrational “quantum” energy frequencies of the Universe to get what they needed, and, more importantly, what they wanted. In some version of gnostic prosperity-seeking faith, possessors of the secret, people as removed from each other as Jesus of Nazareth, da Vinci, and Goethe, nevertheless understood that their thought could draw forth what the Universe has to offer. Either for good or for ill — for the Universe is able only to hear the thoughts of people and not to discern or interpret them — the manifester in every time and place is able to master her thoughts by listening to her feelings. She then aligns herself with those frequencies. The oft appealed to word is “intentional.” Don’t let your thoughts and feelings get away from you. Intentionally drive your desires into the Universe through your positive thinking. Examine yourself and then alter your emotional and intellectual life to put yourself in the place to receive riches and blessing. This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author Anne Kennedy about the practice of manifesting and her article, “Trusting Jesus in a Universe that Doesn’t Have Your Back: A Christian Looks at Manifesting” in the 45: 1/2 edition of the Christian Research Journal https://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/the-battle-for-the-historical-adam-and-eve-contents-back-issue/To subscribe and make sure you get this issue when released, please click here. https://www.equip.org/product/crj-subscription/ For a special limited-time offer (Spring-Summer 2022) on gift subscriptions please click here. https://www.equip.org/product/may-june-2022-resource-wa/When you to subscribe to the Journal, you join the team of print subscribers whose paid subscriptions help provide the resources at equip.org that minister to people worldwide. These resources include our ever growing database of over 1,500 articles, as well as our free Postmodern Realities podcast.Another way you can support our online articles is by leaving us a tip. A tip is just a small amount, like $3, $5, or $10 which is the cost for some of a latte, lunch out, or coffee drink. To leave a tip, click here https://www.equip.org/product/pmr-jnl-tip/Other related articles:What is the Secret?The Secret RevealedParadise Still Lost in Eckhart Tolle’s “A New Earth”What’s Wrong with the Word Faith Movement? (Part One)What’s Wrong with the Word Faith Movement? (Part Two)Christianity in Crisis: 21st Century: Wealth and WantChristianity Still in Crisis?Osteenification and What It PortendsYour Best Life Now: Seven Steps to Living at Your Full PotentialJoyce Meyer in the Twenty-first CenturyJeremiah, Preacher of Prosperity?Don’t miss an episode; please subscribe to the Postmodern Realities podcast wherever you get your favorite podcasts. Please help spread the word about Postmodern Realities by giving us a rating and review when you subscribe to the podcast. The more ratings and reviews we have, the more new listeners can discover our content.
51:31 05/04/2022
Postmodern Realities Episode 285 The Age of Opportunity: How the Bible Gives Hope for Aging
Agelessness appeals in a culture which will do anything to disguise or deny the fact that we’re all, minute by minute, day by day, getting older. Agelessness appeals in a culture in which the elderly are often mocked and marginalized. And yet, as Christians, we must ask, is agelessness really God’s plan for us? To answer that question, we must recapture a biblical theology of aging. As we explore what the Bible says about aging, we discover that God has written purpose and meaning into the life of the aged. When we embrace aging with the confidence that Christian immortality awaits us, we discover rich opportunities in aging. Aging may indeed become the age of opportunity, the opportunity first, to grow closer to Christ through suffering and weakness; second, to blossom with the fruit of a rich humility and a persevering patience; third, to live our calling as disciples in new ways; fourth, to prepare to die with the hope of a resurrection body; and finally, to leave a legacy that draws others to glorify and enjoy God. As we ourselves age and as we care for aging loved ones, we must embrace the biblical hope for aging. This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author Elizabeth Turnage about her article, “The Age of Opportunity: How the Bible Gives Hope for Aging” in the 45: 1/2 edition of the Christian Research Journal https://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/the-battle-for-the-historical-adam-and-eve-contents-back-issue/To subscribe and make sure you get this issue when released, please click here https://www.equip.org/product/crj-subscription/. For a special limited-time offer (Spring-Summer 2022) on gift subscriptions please click here. https://www.equip.org/product/may-june-2022-resource-wa/When you to subscribe to the Journal, you join the team of print subscribers whose paid subscriptions help provide the resources at equip.org that minister to people worldwide. These resources include our ever growing database of over 1,500 articles, as well as our free Postmodern Realities podcast.Another way you can support our online articles is by leaving us a tip. A tip is just a small amount, like $3, $5, or $10 which is the cost for some of a latte, lunch out, or coffee drink. To leave a tip, click here https://www.equip.org/product/pmr-jnl-tip/Other articles and Postmodern Realities podcasts featuring this authorEpisode 256: How Unanswered Prayer Grows Faith, Hope, and LoveHow Unanswered Prayer Grows Faith, Hope, and LoveDon’t miss an episode; please subscribe to the Postmodern Realities podcast wherever you get your favorite podcasts. Please help spread the word about Postmodern Realities by giving us a rating and review when you subscribe to the podcast. The more ratings and reviews we have, the more new listeners can discover our content.
56:32 04/27/2022
Postmodern Realities Episode 284 What Attorney Mary Ziegler Gets Wrong About Pro-Life Tactics
The New York Times recently published an opinion essay from Mary Zigler, Florida State University law professor and author of Abortion and the Law in America: Roe v. Wade to the Present, titled, “Anti-Abortion Groups Once Portrayed Women as Victims. That’s Changing.” Ziegler claims that opponents of legal abortion have gravitated away from offering legislation grounded in arguments framing women as additional victims of abortion. Reasoning from that claim, Ziegler believes that conservative state legislators introducing more aggressive abortion restrictions signals that women seeking abortions, no longer idealized by abortion opponents, will become the focus of aggressive prosecutions should Roe v Wade and Planned Parenthood v Casey be overturned with the Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision expected from the Supreme Court this summer.This Postmodern Realities episode is an in-depth conversation with Journal contributor Jay Watts about Ziegler’s claims and about his accompanying online-exclusive article, “What Attorney Mary Ziegler Gets Wrong About Pro-Life Tactics“. https://www.equip.org/article/what-attorney-mary-ziegler-gets-wrong-about-pro-life-tactics/Locked articles are online exclusive content that are only available to subscribers. There are three subscription options to access our online exclusive content. https://www.equip.org/product/online-early-access-subscription-options/1. Subscribe ($33.50) to the print edition of the Christian Research Journal which includes all online exclusive content.2. Pay a monthly fee ($4.99) for Christian Research Journal online exclusive content. This does not include online versions of current print edition articles or receiving the print issues.3. Pay an annual fee ($24.99) for Christian Research Journal online exclusive content. This does not include online versions of current print edition articles or receiving the print issues.For more information and to subscribe please click here.Note online-exclusives are eventually made available to the public at regular intervals but to gain access to read it when it’s originally posted subscribing at the link above is the best option.When you to subscribe to the Journal, you join the team of print subscribers whose paid subscriptions help provide the resources at equip.org that minister to people worldwide. These resources include our ever growing database of over 1,500 articles, as well as our free Postmodern Realities podcast.Another way you can support our online articles is by leaving us a tip. A tip is just a small amount, like $3, $5, or $10 which is the cost for some of a latte, lunch out, or coffee drink. To leave a tip, click here https://www.equip.org/product/pmr-jnl-tip/Other articles and Postmodern Realities podcasts featuring this authorEpisode 274 Filipovic’s Confused Claim that the Pro-Life Community Must Champion ContraceptionFilipovic’s Confused Claim that the Pro-Life Community Must Champion ContraceptionEpisode 249: Do Abortion Politics Hurt Women Enduring Miscarriage?Do Abortion Politics Hurt Women Enduring Miscarriage?Episode 230: Is it Ethical for Pro-Life Christians to Receive Covid-19 Vaccines?Is it Ethical for Pro-Life Christians to Receive Covid-19 Vaccines?Episode 190 Assessing the Confession of Norma McCorvey in AKA Jane RoeAssessing the Confession of Norma McCorvey in AKA Jane RoeEpisode 163 Merely Human: The Problem of Recognizing Chimpanzees as PersonsMerely Human: The Problem of Recognizing Chimpanzees as PersonsEpisode 134 Are Laws Restricting Abortion Forced Organ Donation? A Review of Beyond RoeAre Laws Restricting Abortion Forced Organ Donation? A Review of Beyond RoeEpisode 117-Unplanned: An Imperfect but Brave Film Unplanned: An Imperfect but Brave FilmEpisode 042: When Freedom of Expression and Emotions Collide on Campus When Freedom of Expression and Emotions Collide on CampusEpisode 032: On Chimeras and What It Means to Be Human On Chimeras and What It Means to Be Human Episode 013: Death with Dignity and the Imago DeiDeath with Dignity and the Imago Dei Episode 007: Rape and Sexual Violence on the College CampusRape and Sexual Violence on CampusDon’t miss an episode; please subscribe to the Postmodern Realities podcast wherever you get your favorite podcasts. Please help spread the word about Postmodern Realities by giving us a rating and review when you subscribe to the podcast. The more ratings and reviews we have, the more new listeners can discover our content.
43:06 04/20/2022
Postmodern Realities Episode 283 When the Hurlyburly’s Done: A Review of Everything Everywhere All at Once
This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author Cole Burgett about his online-exclusive article, “When the Hurlyburly’s Done: A Review of Everything Everywhere All at Once” **Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers for Everything, Everywhere All at Once ** https://www.equip.org/article/when-the-hurlyburlys-done-a-review-of-everything-everywhere-all-at-once/Locked articles are online exclusive content that are only available to subscribers. There are three subscription options to access our online exclusive content.1. Subscribe ($33.50) to the print edition of the Christian Research Journal which includes all online exclusive content.2. Pay a monthly fee ($4.99) for Christian Research Journal online exclusive content. This does not include online versions of current print edition articles or receiving the print issues.3. Pay an annual fee ($24.99) for Christian Research Journal online exclusive content. This does not include online versions of current print edition articles or receiving the print issues.For more information and to subscribe please click here. https://www.equip.org/product/online-early-access-subscription-options/Note online-exclusives are eventually made available to the public at regular intervals but to gain access to read it when it’s originally posted subscribing at the link above is the best option.When you to subscribe to the Journal, you join the team of print subscribers whose paid subscriptions help provide the resources at equip.org that minister to people worldwide. These resources include our ever growing database of over 1,500 articles, as well as our free Postmodern Realities podcast.Another way you can support our online articles is by leaving us a tip. A tip is just a small amount, like $3, $5, or $10 which is the cost for some of a latte, lunch out, or coffee drink. To leave a tip, click here https://www.equip.org/product/pmr-jnl-tip/Articles referenced in this podcast: Would Extraterrestrial Intelligent Life Spell Doom for Christianity?Don’t miss an episode; please subscribe to the Postmodern Realities podcast wherever you get your favorite podcasts. Please help spread the word about Postmodern Realities by giving us a rating and review when you subscribe to the podcast. The more ratings and reviews we have, the more new listeners can discover our content.
69:48 04/13/2022
Postmodern Realities Episode Episode 282: Scientific Materialism and the Origin of Life Problem
Scientific materialists recognize that an intellectually satisfying worldview must account for the entirety of human experience. A previous article explored how various contemporary authors attempt to explain the quintessentially human intuition that our existence has meaning, purpose, and value, and argued that their efforts inevitably fail. In addition to providing a foundation for the indispensable intangibles that make life worth living, a viable worldview must include plausible explanations for major origin events — the origin of the universe, the origin of life, and the origin of consciousness. The latest popular level scientific materialist manifestos written by prominent public figures who specialize in fields such as astrophysics and cosmology include extensive discussions of these so-called singularities in cosmic and biological history — presenting the current naturalistic theories for the various origin events. However, they do so with a veneer of unwarranted optimism. They regard these abysses as temporary obstacles to a comprehensive scientific narrative and proffer an unwavering faith that researchers will eventually cross them. Some writers are more transparent than others in terms of their philosophical commitment to a reductionist, materialist understanding of the natural world and suggest that permanent mystery is vastly superior to positing the involvement of a transcendent intelligence. This is particularly evident in treatments of the origin of life problem. Further, these writers fail to acknowledge that plausible scientific explanations, should such be forthcoming, do not diminish the case for a Designer of life.This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author Melissa Cain Travis about her article in the 43:3 issue of the Christian Research Journal, entitled, “Facing The Abyss: Scientific Materialism and the Origin of Life Problem.“ https://www.equip.org/article/facing-the-abyss-scientific-materialism-and-the-origin-of-life-problem/When you to subscribe to the Journal, you join the team of print subscribers whose paid subscriptions help provide the resources at equip.org that minister to people worldwide. These resources include our ever growing database of over 1,500 articles, as well as our free Postmodern Realities podcast.Another way you can support our online articles is by leaving us a tip. A tip is just a small amount, like $3, $5, or $10 which is the cost for some of a latte, lunch out, or coffee drink. To leave a tip, click here https://www.equip.org/product/pmr-jnl-tip/Other articles and Postmodern Realities podcasts featuring this authorEpisode 238: Scientific Materialist Manifesto: The Pursuit of Meaning in a Godless UniverseScientific Materialist Manifesto: The Pursuit of Meaning in a Godless UniverseEpisode 062: How the Structure and Comprehensibility of the Universe Reveal a Mindful MakerA Grand Cosmic Resonance: How the Structure and Comprehensibility of the Universe Reveal a Mindful MakerEpisode 266 Exploring Philosophical Themes in Apple TV’s Foundation SeriesReligious Robots and Other Curiosities: Exploring Philosophical Themes in Apple TV’s Foundation SeriesEpisode 138-Using NBC’s The Good Place in Conversational Apologetics Using NBC’s The Good Place in Conversational ApologeticsEpisode 132: The Artistic Pro-Life Theme in Netflix’s I Am MotherThe Artistic Pro-Life Theme in Netflix’s I Am MotherEpisode 095 Virtue, Human Nature, and the Quest for HappinessVirtue, Human Nature and the Quest for HappinessEpisode 002: Motherhood and the Life of the MindMotherhood and the Life of the MindDon’t miss an episode; please subscribe to the Postmodern Realities podcast wherever you get your favorite podcasts. Please help spread the word about Postmodern Realities by giving us a rating and review when you subscribe to the podcast. The more ratings and reviews we have, the more new listeners can discover our content.ItunesApple Podcasts
40:58 04/13/2022
Postmodern Realities Episode 281 Begotten of the Father before All Ages: Biblical Basis of Eternal Generation according to Church Fathers
The purpose of this podcast and accompanying article is to understand the doctrine of the eternal generation of the Son. Eternal generation is not a philosophical speculation, nor a theological deduction, but an exegetically grounded doctrine. The church fathers appealed to several biblical texts in both the Old and New Testament in support of their conviction that the Son is eternally begotten of the Father. The concept of begetting is a metaphor drawn from the embodied experience of human fathers begetting human sons. This doctrine is important because it is crucial to defending the full deity of the Son, and it is the linchpin of the classical doctrine of the Trinity.This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author Charles Lee Irons about his article from the 40:1 issue of the Christian Research Journal, entitled, “Begotten of the Father before All Ages: The Biblical Basis of Eternal Generation according to the Church Fathers.” https://www.equip.org/article/begotten-father-ages/To subscribe to the Journal to receive articles like this in future editions, please click here.https://www.equip.org/product/crj-subscription/When you to subscribe to the Journal, you join the team of print subscribers whose paid subscriptions help provide the resources at equip.org that minister to people worldwide. These resources include our ever growing database of over 1,500 articles, as well as our free Postmodern Realities podcast.Another way you can support our online articles is by leaving us a tip. A tip is just a small amount, like $3, $5, or $10 which is the cost for some of a latte, lunch out, or coffee drink. To leave a tip, click here https://www.equip.org/product/pmr-jnl-tip/Other articles featuring this topic: Athanasius A C.S. Lewis of the Early ChurchDon’t miss an episode; please subscribe to the Postmodern Realities podcast wherever you get your favorite podcasts. Please help spread the word about Postmodern Realities by giving us a rating and review when you subscribe to the podcast. The more ratings and reviews we have, the more new listeners can discover our content.
60:01 03/30/2022
Postmodern Realities Episode 280 Tragedy and Delusion in The Eyes of Tammy Faye
The Eyes of Tammy Faye is a film that probably works best as a companion to the compelling 2000 documentary that inspired it. While watching that documentary is not a prerequisite to enjoy the film on its own terms, the movie will certainly appeal best to people who have a working knowledge of the hilarious and tragic hijinks that ensued in America in the 1970’s and 1980’s. What the documentary — by nature of its medium — lacks in pathos, this film more than makes up for by giving viewers a look at the life, times, and hardships of the controversial late-20th century televangelist, here portrayed by a truly mesmerizing Jessica Chastain in an Oscar-nominated performance. Does Tammy Faye really buy all that she’s selling, or is it all just a means to an end for her, a way of making a quick buck at the expense of the burnt-out and the gullible? Wisely, the film never seeks to provide a definitive answer to the question. That conclusion is left up to the viewer to determine for themselves, much like it was at the end of the 20th century for those who witnessed the collapse of the PTL empire firsthand. Instead, the film opts to paint viewers a portrait of Tammy Faye that perhaps wasn’t as obvious on the television sets, portraying her as a human being of texture and contradiction. The story of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker is something of a tragedy of Shakespearian proportions, full of self-sabotage and rich paradox. At the end of the day, these are two people undone by their own fantasies. The whole affair calls to mind the dark irony found in any number of Psalms, such as Psalm 10, wherein the psalmist cries out to the Lord demanding that the arrogant wicked who pursue the poor are caught in their own schemes (Ps. 10:2). Can anyone look at Tammy Faye and say, with certainty, whether the woman truly believed in the righteousness of Jesus Christ as the basis of her right standing with the Father? No, and to that end, The Eyes of Tammy Faye does not even attempt to offer comment. But she was sincere in her delusion, that much comes through in the film, and pathetic in the truest literary sense of the word. I believe that Jesus Christ must have felt deeply for her, as he feels deeply for those who, like Tammy, remain ensnared by the fixed illusion that God has only ever intended the faithful to prosper materialisticallyThis Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author Cole Burgett about his online-exclusive article, “Tragedy and Delusion in The Eyes of Tammy Faye.” **Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers for The Eyes of Tammy Faye.** https://www.equip.org/article/tragedy-and-delusion-in-the-eyes-of-tammy-faye/Starting in February 2021, online-exclusive articles, have been locked and are only available for Journal subscribers as noted below; however, given the time sensitive nature and global importance of this subject, our editorial board decided to make this available to the public as soon as possible. Also consider this a free preview of the quality and in-depth research that goes into our online-exclusives. 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This does not include online versions of current print edition articles or receiving the print issues.For more information and to subscribe please click here.Note online-exclusives are eventually made available to the public at regular intervals but to gain access to read it when it’s originally posted subscribing at the link above is the best option.When you to subscribe to the Journal, you join the team of print subscribers whose paid subscriptions help provide the resources at equip.org that minister to people worldwide. These resources include our ever growing database of over 1,500 articles, as well as our free Postmodern Realities podcast.Another way you can support our online articles is by leaving us a tip. A tip is just a small amount, like $3, $5, or $10 which is the cost for some of a latte, lunch out, or coffee drink. To leave a tip, click here https://www.equip.org/product/pmr-jnl-tip/Other articles and Postmodern Realities podcasts featuring this authorEpisode 276 Boba Fett’s Character Arc Actually Makes Sense ( A Review of The Book of Boba Fett)Boba Fett’s Character Arc Actually Makes Sense ( A Review of The Book of Boba Fett)Episode 271 Spider-Man: No Way Home and the Emotional Cheapening of the Modern BlockbusterSpider-Man: No Way Home and the Emotional Cheapening of the Modern BlockbusterEpisode 269 The Matrix Resurrections: Self-Awareness and Romance in the Digital AgeThe Matrix Resurrections: Self-Awareness and Romance in the Digital Age Episode 263: Free Will, the Power of Choice, and Skin in EternalsEpisode 261 Dune and the Future of the Science Fiction EpicDune and the Future of the Science Fiction EpicEpisode 259: All the Time in the World: No Time to Die and the End of an EraAll the Time in the World: No Time to Die and the End of an EraEpisode 251 Growing Up and Letting Go in CODAGrowing Up and Letting Go in CODAEpisode 242: Friendship and Fatherhood in Pixar’s Luca Friendship and Fatherhood in Pixar’s LucaEpisode 239: No Us Without Him: The Life, Death, and Resurrection of Zack Snyder’s Justice LeagueNo Us Without Him: The Life, Death, and Resurrection of Zack Snyder’s Justice LeagueEpisode 234: Star Wars Happy and Glorious in The High RepublicHappy and Glorious in The High Republic: A Review of The High Republic Era beginning with Star Wars: Light of the Jedi by Charles SouleEpisode 227 Catharsis and the Power of Release in WandaVisonCatharsis and the Power of Release in WandavisonEpisode 222 Deconstructionism and the Gospel of Hope in LoganDeconstructionism and the Gospel of Hope in LoganEpisode 218: Wonder Woman 1984: The Truth Is Enough.Wonder Woman 1984: The Truth Is Enough.Episode 214 Star Trek’s Christopher Pike: An Old Fashioned Hero For Our Cynical TimesStar Trek’s Christopher Pike: An Old- Fashioned Hero for Our Cynical Time Don’t miss an episode; please subscribe to the Postmodern Realities podcast wherever you get your favorite podcasts. 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59:26 03/23/2022
Postmodern Realities Episode 279 Haven’t We All Sacrificed Enough: A Christian Tries to Observe Lent
​“I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent,” the pastor paused for breath and stretched out his hands to the congregation, trying by the power of his will to disbar the sleep from their eyes, for it was only seven in the morning, and a miracle that any of them were there at the appointed time. His voice called across the empty pews, “by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and almsgiving; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word.” The assembled ten people, bilious from the carb-laden stupor of previous evening’s Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, wrestled their wandering minds to the liturgical mat and began to confess their sins.It is an ancient practice — the observation of Lent — and one that for many, especially in the apocalypse of COVID-19, is falling by the way. It is becoming a vestigial yet beautiful anachronism for which formerly religious people feel nostalgia, without being able to remember why they obeyed when the church called for their penitent attention.This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author Anne Kennedy about her online-exclusive article, “Haven’t We All Sacrificed Enough: A Christian Tries to Observe Lent”. https://www.equip.org/article/havent-we-all-sacrificed-enough-a-christian-tries-to-observe-lent/Starting in February 2021, online-exclusive articles, have been locked and are only available for Journal subscribers as noted below; however, given the time sensitive nature and global importance of this subject, our editorial board decided to make this available to the public as soon as possible. Also consider this a free preview of the quality and in-depth research that goes into our online-exclusives. To learn more about subscribing and gaining early access to future online-exclusive articles, please see our FAQ section on Early Access to Online-Exclusive Articles by clicking here https://www.equip.org/early-access-to-online-exclusive-articles-faqs/ and subscribing by clicking here. https://www.equip.org/product/online-early-access-subscription-options/Locked articles are online exclusive content that are only available to subscribers. There are three subscription options to access our online exclusive content.1. Subscribe ($33.50) to the print edition of the Christian Research Journal which includes all online exclusive content.2. Pay a monthly fee ($4.99) for Christian Research Journal online exclusive content. This does not include online versions of current print edition articles or receiving the print issues.3. Pay an annual fee ($24.99) for Christian Research Journal online exclusive content. This does not include online versions of current print edition articles or receiving the print issues.For more information and to subscribe please click here. https://www.equip.org/product/online-early-access-subscription-options/Note online-exclusives are eventually made available to the public at regular intervals but to gain access to read it when it’s originally posted subscribing at the link above is the best option.When you to subscribe to the Journal, you join the team of print subscribers whose paid subscriptions help provide the resources at equip.org that minister to people worldwide. These resources include our ever growing database of over 1,500 articles, as well as our free Postmodern Realities podcast.Another way you can support our online articles is by leaving us a tip. A tip is just a small amount, like $3, $5, or $10 which is the cost for some of a latte, lunch out, or coffee drink. To leave a tip, click here https://www.equip.org/product/pmr-jnl-tip/Other articles and podcasts featuring this authorHank Unplugged: Gaslighting, BLM, Cancel Culture and More with Anne KennedyPostmodern RealitiesEpisode 273: Identity and Obedience in Revoice 2021Identity and Obedience in Revoice 2021Episode 268 I’ll Start My Diet Tomorrow: A Christian Makes a New Year’s ResolutionI’ll Start My Diet Tomorrow: A Christian Makes a New Year’s Resolution-Special limited previewEpisode 264: The Windswept Plains of the Heart: A Review of Wholehearted Faith and What is God LikeThe Windswept Plains of the Heart: A Review of Wholehearted Faith and What is God LikeEpisode 258: African Traditional ReligionAfrican Traditional Religion, Black Lives Matter, and Prosperity GospelEpisode 255 For Our Lamps Are Going Out: Gaslighting in the Age of Social MediaFor Our Lamps are Going Out: Gaslighting in the Age of Social MediaEpisode 252 Meditation Upon the Death of a PetMeditation Upon the Death of a PetEpisode 245: Glimpsing the Grave: A Critical Review of The Book of LongingsGlimpsing the Grave: A Critical Review of The Book of Longings: A Novel by Sue Monk KiddEpisode 240: Be Free! The Making of Biblical Womanhood A Summary Critique review of The Making of Biblical Womanhood: How the Subjugation of Women became Gospel Truth by Beth Allison BarrBe Free! The Making of Biblical Womanhood A summary critique review of The Making of Biblical Womanhood: How the Subjugation of Women became Gospel Truth by Beth Allison Barr Episode 224 You Only Die Once: Why It’s Okay Not to Live in the PresentYou Only Die Once: Why It’s Okay Not to Live in the PresentEpisode 216 Why Do I Call Myself Good? A Look at Virtue SignalingWhy Do I Call Myself Good? A Look at Virtue SignalingEpisode 211: There Is No Health in Us: Wellness and Self-Care in the Age of COVID-19There Is No Health in Us: Wellness and Self-Care in the Age of COVID-19Episode 209 She Who Has Eyes, Let Her See: A look at Didn’t See That Coming by Rachel HollisShe Who Has Eyes, Let Her See: A look at Didn’t See That Coming by Rachel Hollis Episode 204: The Road Back to Where? A Look at Self Discovery Using the EnneagramThe Road Back to Where? A Look at Self Discovery Using the EnneagramEpisode 198 Cancel Culture and the Gospel: Where Can You Go When The Whole World Is Against You?Cancel Culture and the Gospel: Where Can You Go When The Whole World Is Against You?Episode 193 Catching UP with Rachel Hollis, Glennon Doyle & Jen HatmakerEpisode 191 Gods, Gold, and Cheetahs: The Theological Vision of UntamedGods, Gold, and Cheetahs: The Theological Vision of UntamedEpisode 181 But What If It Is Me? The Work and Worldview of Brené BrownBut What If It Is Me? The Work and Worldview of Brené BrownEpisode 178 Worshipping TogetherEpisode 160-Naming Names: Why It’s OK (and Necessary) to Call Out False Teachers and Fugitives from Church Justice by NameNaming Names: Why It’s OK (and Necessary) to Call Out False Teachers and Fugitives from Church Justice by NameEpisode 151 Am I a Bad Christian for Watching Hallmark Christmas Movies?Am I a Bad Christian for Watching Hallmark Christmas Movies?Episode 147 Book Review of Modern Kinship: A Queer Guide to Christian Marriage and An Evaluation of 2019 Evolving Faith ConferenceA Helper Like Me: A Review of Modern Kinship: A Queer Guide to Christian Marriage by David and Constantino KhalafLosing Faith: A Look at the 2019 Evolving Faith ConferenceEpisode 140 The Theological “Mess” in the “Moxie” of Jen HatmakerThe Unhindered Leadership of Jen HatmakerThe Theological “Mess” in the “Moxie” of Jen HatmakerEpisode 136 Have You Considered Trying Harder: The Theology of Rachel HollisHave You Considered Trying Harder: The Theology of Rachel HollisDon’t miss an episode; please subscribe to the Postmodern Realities podcast wherever you get your favorite podcasts. 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51:17 03/16/2022
Postmodern Realities Episode 278 The Batman and the Banality of Vengeance
To say that director Matt Reeves’s approach to the Batman character is scaled back would be an understatement, but this doesn’t come at the expense of audience expectations. The whole affair plays out across its walloping three-hour runtime like an acoustic cover of some of Batman’s greatest hits. The clever gadgets are present, but they’re not gimmicks; they are practical, accessible tools that make sense not only in the context of the narrative, but also in the context of the dirty, grimy version of Gotham City that Reeves has created, one rife with corruption and rotting from the inside. Even the iconic Batmobile makes an appearance in one of the movie’s most thrilling action sequences, but in Reeves’s capable hands it’s a rugged, applied, hand-built horsepower machine — when the engine thunders, the theater shakes. Part of what makes Reeves’s vision so compelling is the way he methodically reinvents these concepts that have become enmeshed in the popular imagination over the past century. This is undoubtedly and unashamedly a Batman film — for my money, the best adaptation yet — but it is Batman unlike we have ever seen him on the silver screen. “I’m Vengeance” are the first words the Batman utters onscreen, and this is the best indicator for how this version of the character sees himself. In this film, those words become a brilliant starting point for his deconstruction of the character. And this is the character arc that Reeves gives Bruce Wayne here, the realization that violence, retribution, vengeance are all banal, are not enough to truly heal the putrid, festering heart of Gotham City. In fact, if the Batman does not come to stand for something more than vengeance, then he is only perpetuating the endless cycle of violence corroding Gotham’s soul. This is a noir, after all, the film genre that excels in making the whitest of whites look a little gray. There are no “good guys” in film noir, and everyone in some way, shape, or form is morally compromised. A film that begins with Batman stalking a gang of thugs and beating them to a bloody pulp ends with this same dark figure carrying an injured little girl to safety in the light of dawn. Bruce’s voiceover narration — a staple of the noir genre — explains that the Batman must become more than a symbol of vengeance and retribution if Gotham is to recover. He can no longer stand for revenge alone, but his true calling must instead be as a symbol of courage and hope. The unfortunate reality is that, by and large, this is a film that will be ignored by most Christians due less to its content than its tone. Because the modern American church has become ensnared by the quaint but sinister trappings of sentimentality, which promise goodness without context, atonement without sacrifice. This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author Cole Burgett about his online-exclusive article, “The Batman and the Banality of Vengeance”.**Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers for The Batman.** https://www.equip.org/article/the-batman-and-the-banality-of-vengeance/Locked articles are online exclusive content that are only available to subscribers. There are three subscription options to access our online exclusive content.1. Subscribe ($33.50) to the print edition of the Christian Research Journal which includes all online exclusive content.2. Pay a monthly fee ($4.99) for Christian Research Journal online exclusive content. This does not include online versions of current print edition articles or receiving the print issues.3. Pay an annual fee ($24.99) for Christian Research Journal online exclusive content. This does not include online versions of current print edition articles or receiving the print issues.For more information and to subscribe please click here. https://www.equip.org/product/online-early-access-subscription-options/Note online-exclusives are eventually made available to the public at regular intervals but to gain access to read it when it’s originally posted subscribing at the link above is the best option.When you to subscribe to the Journal, you join the team of print subscribers whose paid subscriptions help provide the resources at equip.org that minister to people worldwide. These resources include our ever growing database of over 1,500 articles, as well as our free Postmodern Realities podcast.Another way you can support our online articles is by leaving us a tip. A tip is just a small amount, like $3, $5, or $10 which is the cost for some of a latte, lunch out, or coffee drink. To leave a tip, click here https://www.equip.org/product/pmr-jnl-tip/Other articles and Postmodern Realities podcasts featuring this authorEpisode 276 Boba Fett’s Character Arc Actually Makes Sense ( A Review of The Book of Boba Fett)Boba Fett’s Character Arc Actually Makes Sense ( A Review of The Book of Boba Fett)Episode 271 Spider-Man: No Way Home and the Emotional Cheapening of the Modern BlockbusterSpider-Man: No Way Home and the Emotional Cheapening of the Modern BlockbusterEpisode 269 The Matrix Resurrections: Self-Awareness and Romance in the Digital AgeThe Matrix Resurrections: Self-Awareness and Romance in the Digital Age Episode 263: Free Will, the Power of Choice, and Skin in EternalsEpisode 261 Dune and the Future of the Science Fiction EpicDune and the Future of the Science Fiction EpicEpisode 259: All the Time in the World: No Time to Die and the End of an EraAll the Time in the World: No Time to Die and the End of an EraEpisode 251 Growing Up and Letting Go in CODAGrowing Up and Letting Go in CODAEpisode 242: Friendship and Fatherhood in Pixar’s Luca Friendship and Fatherhood in Pixar’s LucaEpisode 239: No Us Without Him: The Life, Death, and Resurrection of Zack Snyder’s Justice LeagueNo Us Without Him: The Life, Death, and Resurrection of Zack Snyder’s Justice LeagueEpisode 234: Star Wars Happy and Glorious in The High RepublicHappy and Glorious in The High Republic: A Review of The High Republic Era beginning with Star Wars: Light of the Jedi by Charles SouleEpisode 227 Catharsis and the Power of Release in WandaVisonCatharsis and the Power of Release in WandavisonEpisode 222 Deconstructionism and the Gospel of Hope in LoganDeconstructionism and the Gospel of Hope in LoganEpisode 218: Wonder Woman 1984: The Truth Is Enough.Wonder Woman 1984: The Truth Is Enough.Episode 214 Star Trek’s Christopher Pike: An Old Fashioned Hero For Our Cynical TimesStar Trek’s Christopher Pike: An Old- Fashioned Hero for Our Cynical Time Don’t miss an episode; please subscribe to the Postmodern Realities podcast wherever you get your favorite podcasts. 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64:56 03/09/2022