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Sacred Skeptics

What if C.S. Lewis and Jon Stewart had a love child? We like to think of our podcast as an attempt to embody the best that these men have to offer: uncommon insight and stinging wit. We engage current events, cultural issues and answer spiritual questions. If you don’t like sarcasm, this isn’t the podcast for you. New episodes drop every Wednesday and Thursday. Listen and subscribe.
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Now displaying: February, 2017
Feb 22, 2017

Have you seen the videos of college professors melting down and throwing tantrums at protests?  If you never get emotional you're not human.  If you can't discipline your emotions you're not an adult.  What is the hope for meaningful engagement if we get mean every time someone asks a question that makes us uncomfortable?  Rick Henderson and Mike Bell help us move into discomfort and see how to turn conflict into connection.

Feb 15, 2017

Millions are marching and more are passionately expressing their values.  Among all the disagreement, there is surprising unity: compassion is good, racism is bad, evil should be resisted.  Can we validate these values without a belief in God?  On the Late Show, with Stephen Colbert, Ricky Gervais laughs off the idea God.  He claims science is enough. Mike Bell and Rick Henderson respond.   

Feb 13, 2017

Sarah Bessey, author of Jesus Feminist, joins the show with Rick Henderson and Mike Bell.  They tackle feminism, doubt and what it really means to follow Jesus.  She shares her experiences with the U.S. Immigration process.  And, in a surprise twist, maybe the Canadians have something to teach us about common sense compassion.

Feb 9, 2017

Sarah Bessey, author of Jesus Feminist, joins the show with Rick Henderson and Mike Bell.  They tackle feminism, doubt and what it really means to follow Jesus.  She shares her experiences with the U.S. Immigration process.  And, in a surprise twist, maybe the Canadians have something to teach us about common sense compassion.    

Feb 8, 2017

President Trump sparked controversy with his Executive Order, spinning airports, agencies and the courts into chaos.  How do we open our borders to those seeking help and close our borders to those seeking harm?  It's not just refugees that need to be vetted, it's how we think that needs to be scoured as well.  Mike Bell and Rick Henderson tackle the hard questions and propose possibly radical solutions.  

Feb 8, 2017

Is it the media's job to tell us what is right, or is it the media's job tell us what is true?  In the second, of this this two part series, Rick Henderson and Mike Bell continue their discussion with Jasen Lee.  He has been a journalist for over 20 years and is the co-host of Voices of Reason.  The conversation shifts from simply examining the media to exploring the responsibility of media consumers.  

Feb 2, 2017

Here's just a hint of the rest of our conversation with Jasen Lee, a journalist and co-host of the podcast Voices of Reason. A reporter for the Deseret News, Jasen takes Pastor Rick Henderson and Mike Bell to task for their views, but also allows the Sacred Skeptics to push back on his opinions about journalism, accountability, credibility and fake news. We'll be posting the rest of the discussion soon! 

Feb 1, 2017

President Donald Trump's suspension of immigration and refugee acceptance has sparked concern and outrage from all sides. Is the mainstream media guilty of influencing thought before informing minds? Mike Bell and Rick Henderson interview journalist, Jasen Lee, a reporter at the Deseret News and the co-host of Voices of Reason. Before tackling the news, in this two-part series, they address where to get news and how to tell the difference between information and indoctrination.  

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