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Faith And Reason® creates a space for dialogue that challenges faith and spirituality to act for justice in our world.

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    Jesus Vs. Caesar Part 4: Jesus Vs. Caesar Part 4: Crucifixion, Charity, and Changing the Power Differential

    Dr. Joerg Rieger joins Debo and David to discuss how the cross and the resurrection of Jesus illustrate resistance, and why women were the only followers of Jesus who showed up when Jesus was crucified. They also talk about how malignant religion can support an economic system that will result in exploitation and suffering. What are some of the mechanisms that keep the “American Dream” in place?

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    Jesus Vs. Caesar Part 3: Religion, Materialism, and Rapture Theology

    Dr. Joerg Rieger sits with Debo, David and Ann to delve into the differences between "malignant religion" and "life-giving religion." What is the relationship Jesus had with materialism and to what extent is preaching the good news to the poor life-giving versus malignant?

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    Jesus Vs. Caesar Part 1: Emperor God or Servant God, with Joerg Rieger

    Dr. Joerg Rieger joins Debo, David, and Ann to explore the tension between the Christian perceptions of God: the kingly, dominant God of Caesar vs. the humble, human God of Jesus. When we talk about God, he says, which God are we talking about? If this God is one with Jesus, a working person and refugee who served the marginalized, what does it look like for us to be followers of Jesus today?

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    The Last Week, with John Dominic Crossan, David Dykes, and Ann Phelps: Intro

    In this special episode, hear the Intro of "The Last Week," a new audio series from Faith And Reason. This series features new dialogue with John Dominic Crossan based on material from his book with Marcus Borg, "The Last Week." Part meditation, part historical exploration, and part theology — our new audio series with Dr. Crossan, David Dykes, and Ann Phelps is perfect for individual study, especially during the Lenten season. "The Last Week" is available now at!

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    The Stages of Spiritual Maturity Part 3: Growth on the Threshold, featuring Richard Rohr

    In Part 3 of our series featuring audio from Father Richard Rohr’s lecture “The Human Spirit,” Ann and Debo discuss Rohr’s next stage of human development: the realization that my thoughts and feelings are who I am.” This can cause us to become too locked in and certain in our beliefs, but there is freedom in remaining teachable. Spiritual maturity happens when we are open to challenging our convictions. Rohr says that “growth only happens on the threshold.” When we come to the edge of our comfort zone, don’t retreat - push on.

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