Pastor Adam Ericksen answers the big questions! In each episode, Pastor Adam addresses one question that's been submitted by listeners. Some of the topics to be explored include: the Bible, heaven and hell, who is Jesus, and do you have to be a Christian to be saved? Have a question? Submit it via email to [email protected]. "One Question with Pastor Adam" is a Raven Foundation production.
Is God Nonviolent with Dr. Sharon Putt
42:16Welcome to season 4 of One Question with Pastor Adam! In this first episode of season 4, we talk with Dr. Sharon Putt, Professor of Theology and Religion at Messiah University. Sharon helps us understand the ancient strands of Christianity that reveal the nonviolent love of God. Sharon is the author of many articles and books, including "Razing Hell: Rethinking Everything You've Been Taught about God's Wrath and Judgment" and "A Nonviolent Theology of Love: Peacefully Confessing the Apostles Creed."
Did Paul Think that Flesh Is Evil? with Dr. Ryan Hansen
1:17:46Paul had some pretty negative thoughts about the "flesh." But what did Paul mean by "flesh"? Did he hate flesh? Or was he talking about something different? How can the flesh be bad when Genesis 1 tells us that human bodies are good? Or that God became flesh in Jesus? Join Pastor Adam and Dr. Ryan Hansen as they discuss Paul and the flesh!
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What They Don't Tell You About the Greatest Commandment
35:51Jesus says that the greatest commandment is to love God and to love your neighbor as you love yourself. Progressive Christianity emphasizes the commandment to love, but many of us struggle to love ourselves. No one teaches us how to love ourselves. Join me in this episode as we talk about practical ways that we can love ourselves as we love others.
What Is Religious Pluralism? with Professor Mark Waters
1:05:28Our nations and communities are getting more religiously diverse. This can be a good thing, but can also be dangerous. Fortunately, there are experts to help us navigate. In this episode. Pastor Adam talks with Mark Waters, Professor of Religion, about how religious pluralism can help.
Is the Nicene Creed Progressive? Part 2 - The Difference One Iota Makes
54:28In part 2 of this series, we discuss the rest of the Nicene Creed. The way the Creed talks about the Trinity, the cross, the Virgin Birth, the scriptures, judgment, and even hell, all have a lot in common with progressive Christianity. Check out this episode for more!
Is the Nicene Creed Actually Progressive?
1:02:38We generally assume that the ancient creeds of Christianity are very conservative, but what if we've been wrong? What if the Nicene Creed is actually far more progressive than we ever thought? Join Pastor Adam as he explores in this episode of One Question with Pastor Adam.
Is the Bible Just Another Myth? Part 3 - Creation and Gods of Wine
45:12Many claim that the Bible is just another retelling of myths from the ancient world, but is that true? Join Pastor Adam as he explores the Babylonian creation myth with the Jewish creation story. And then he explores the story of Dionysus, a god of wine, with Jesus, who turned water into wine. What are these stories telling us about violence? What about nonviolence? Let's explore together in this episode of One Question with Pastor Adam!
Is the Bible Just Another Myth? Part 2 - Horus and Jesus
51:12Many people claim that the Bible is just another myth. In part 1 of this series, we explored the Ascension of Jesus with the Ascension of the Roman god Romulus. In this episode, we explore the similarities and differences between Jesus and the god Horus. Are there similarities? Are there any differences? Check out this episode of One Question to find out!