131 episodes of New Persuasive Words since the first episode, which aired on August 7, 2015.
Episode 151: The Lost Prophecy of Father Joseph Ratzinger
July 26th, 2017 | 33 mins 16 secs
In this episode we discuss a 1969 radio address about the future of the church in a secular age. It was delivered by a young priest known as Joseph Ratzinger, the man who would become Pope Benedict XVI.
Episode 150: Happy Anniversary To Us!
July 20th, 2017 | 34 mins 35 secs
We celebrate the milestone of our 150th episode with listener and friend Josh Retterer. We reflect on where we've been and where we're going.
Episode 149: Friendship Revisited
July 14th, 2017 | 42 mins 29 secs
We revisit one of the themes of our earliest podcasts, friendship.
Episode 148: Judge Not...
July 10th, 2017 | 30 mins 43 secs
In this episode we talk about the powerful temptation to judge other people, which most of us give in to all the time.
Episode 147: Fight or Flight Revisited
July 8th, 2017 | 33 mins 47 secs
As we approach our 150th episode, we're revisiting some topics we did early on at the beginning of the podcast. This episode is about the human tendency to go into fight or flight mode in response to anxiety provoking realities.
Episode 146: Secular Modern Life?
July 3rd, 2017 | 37 mins 33 secs
In this episode we reflect on a 2008 article by the recently deceased Peter Berger which originally appeared in First Things.
Episode 145: Freedom then and Now
June 30th, 2017 | 33 mins 24 secs
In this episode, in light of the upcoming Fourth of July celebration, we reflect on the nature of freedom and life together in the United States.
Episode 144: Why The Saved Need Saving
June 28th, 2017 | 36 mins 27 secs
Do you think you're right and they're wrong? Who's on your heretic list? Liberals? Conservatives? Calvinists? Vegans? Valentians? We continue our musings on truth, heresy and learning the art of life together.
Episode 143: Truth, Heresy...can you know the Difference?
June 26th, 2017 | 32 mins 55 secs
In this podcast we talk about a recent statement by Pope Francis, an article about Rob Bell, and the nature of disagreement in communities that care about their convictions.