Episode 16 “What Is Salvation?”

This podcast is the first of several we are devoting to the meaning of salvation. This separates many Christian communities today, even as it has throughout the millennia. It also determines our politics. How we look at who’s in and who’s out forms our basic outlook toward the world. Conservatives see salvation as an individual …

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Episode 14 “Spiritual Decluttering”

We in American and in the West, generally, count a successful life as described in the bumper sticker, “The one with the most toys wins.” Accumulating the best and the most is our preoccupation in life. As Dr. Epperly explains, this leads to a stunted soul and the very opposite of the good life God …

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Process and Hope

Our episode on Process and Ecology examined the reality that the world is in serious trouble. The reality of the increasing danger of ecological disaster seems to be falling on deaf ears where it is most necessary to be heard. This can lead to hopelessness. In this episode, we discuss what Process Theology has to …

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Process and the Ecological Crisis

The world is waking up to the ecological disaster of global warming on the immediate horizon, but is it too late? Conservative Christians seem to think that it’s a non-issue since the world is to be destroyed anyway, and politicians care more about pleasing their corporate donors than clamping down on industries that are the …

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Episode 11 “Pluralism and Domestic Terrorism”

The recent events of domestic terrorism in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio bring important questions to the fore: What divides people today and why? And more urgently, what can be done to bring people together? Does Process Theology hold any insights that may help us answer these questions?

Episode 10 “The Power of Affirmative Faith”

Process affirms that we live in a world that is shaped not only by God but by humans as well. And that is for good or for ill. Dr. Epperly shows how our thoughts and affirmations become tipping points that lead us either into a healthy world or away from one.  We also delve into …

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Episode 9 “Does Prayer Make a Difference?”

Most everyone who prays believes that “prayer makes a difference.” Just how that is the case is the subject of this week’s episode. Dr. Epperly analyses the healing passages in Mark and finds that “faith” as a source is more than meets the eye. We also discuss the difference between healing and curing, the difference …

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Episode 8 “The Future of Process Theology” Part 1

Although Process thought has been around for centuries (it might even claim as far back as Heraclitus), it isn’t until the 20th century that it came into its own. Since then it has captured the imagination of theologians, professors. and pastors, including Dr. Bruce Epperly . who happens to be all three! In this episode, …

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Episode 7 “How Ruth’s Experience Parallels Our Struggle with Emigration”

The travails of a Moabite widow, Ruth, from her status as a foreigner and lower-class woman to the great-grandmother of King David, parallel much of what is happening on America’s southern border. Dr. Epperly and I draw out these parallels and suggest how the Torah and Jesus dealt with these issues, and can lead us …

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