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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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It's funny--in our Bibles, Luke's Gospel starts the "origin story" of Jesus with the start of his mother Mary's pregnancy, and Matthew traces his story back to the beginning of the people of Israel. But John's Gospel goes all the way back to "in... more

In this last episode of their Advent exploration of pop culture that connects to the season, pastors Erica, Sarah, and Steve explore the 2007 movie, "The Nativity Story," and the challenges movie-makers have in bringing a Bible story to life.... more

Okay, so there's not really a talking donkey with comically long ears in the Bible, but maybe the fictional story of Nestor (a sort of biblical cousin to the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer) has something truly important to tell us about... more

Good news for people who like big round numbers--it's the 200th episode of "Crazy Faith Talk"! And today around the microphone, our trio of conversation partners looks at the various versions of the story we know as Dr. Seuss' "How... more

Like the little doors you open to count down the days until Christmas on your home Advent calendar, this season we've got a countdown of seasonal pop culture tidbits that help us to think about our faith in new ways. So instead of... more

After a wide survey of scenes and stories from the Bible, from the damp days after the Flood in Genesis to the tail-end of the last book of the New Testament, we've looked at a lot of the ways violence shows up in the pages of sacred... more

In the early life of the church, followers of Jesus needed a word of hope to assure them that the destructive and arrogant ways of the Empire wouldn't last forever. They needed to know that God's victory over evil was assured, and that... more

The wise and faithful Fred Rogers said, "Anything human is mentionable, and anything mentionable is manageable." It was both a touchstone of his approach to children's television in his Neighborhood of Make-Believe, and also a key to his... more

Something has gone wrong when we lose our ability to be shocked by terrible things. And sometimes we need to come face to face with the terrible things to which the Bible bears witness--even if they aren't stories we teach our children... more

Lots of people know the story of when "Joshua fought the battle of Jericho... and the walls came a-tumblin' down." And from one perspective, the story of the Israelites taking the land of Canaan sounds like a triumphant victory and a... more

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