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Crazy Faith Talk

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

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Anyone born this century has only ever really known a world with one major power or another at war, and our communities and country often feel uncivil and conflicted. We have more technology than ever to keep track of our many... more

It is terribly easy for the themes that recur in Advent--things like "hope," "peace," "joy," and "love"--to become empty slogans or buzzwords, or the vague wishes of a greeting card. But there is rich and deep substance in the Christian... more

It's easy to miss in between helpings of turkey and mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving, or with the neighbors already setting up their Christmas lights and Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" playing on a loop on the radio,... more

As familiar as it is to many, Thanksgiving really is a strange sort of a holiday, if you think about it. As an American celebration, it points backward in theory to Puritan colonists being grateful for surviving in a harsh new setting, but it wasn't... more

It's the 300th episode of Crazy Faith Talk--can you believe it? On this special occasion, we've got a brand-new conversation of classic Crazy Faith Talk church-nerdery--a deep dive into the history and meaning of All Saints Day, as... more

Is the "end" of our stories something to be afraid of, or hopeful about? Whether we are talking about what happens to us individually when we die or what happens at the end of the world's story, we naturally wonder about where our... more

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

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

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

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

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