Some hear the Nicene Creed as brainwashing, some hear it as beautiful. Today Corbett begs Rev. Brian Hastings to explain how to enjoy the Nicene Creed, which many Episcopalians think sounds like dogmatic brainwashing. Is this ancient statement of communal faith in need of an update, or is it still relevant?
Today Corbett gets Rev. Brian Hastings to break open the cuddly version of God's Love and show us how the brutality, pain, and grief in the universe is part of The Plan. Horrible things discussed include insects, bacteria, the Big Bang, the murder of Jesus, vengeance, and plate tectonics.
Today Corbett asks Rev. Brian Hastings about why smart believers are stuck in the middle between God and Science, how to talk about it, and how not to pull your hair out around fundamentalist Christians and proud Atheists.
In our kickoff episode, Corbett talks with the Rev. Brian Hastings about the power and the destructiveness of preschool stories, and how to live as both a truly smart and truly devout Christian in the modern world.