We reflect on what it means to be a believer as part of a community, both in the good times, and when times are tough, such as during a global pandemic.
This episode is all about the new book “Founding a Faith” by Tom Gaston. Dan Weatherall asks Tom about some of the concepts explored in the book, such as whether we should build our faith like a tower with a foundation or as a flexible web of interconnected ideas – which is more resilient?
The question that lies at the foundation of everything else that we talk about at Bible Feed – Is there a God? Paul Davenport and Sam Day explore three of the classic arguments for the existence of God and the common objections to them. Do you find them compelling? Which do you think is the most powerful?
There’s a huge bridge before you. You’re not an engineer, but you see many people go on ahead without any problems. So, although it might feel daunting, you proceed based on the evidence available to you; the bridge has been there for some time and it isn’t collapsing when people are on it. You don’t have absolute proof, but firmly believe it will be ok. You have evidenced based faith that the bridge is structurally sound.
Is faith a simplistic, blind belief in something? Is it a gift that some people have and so are able to trust in something without question or doubt? Or does it require evidence which is open to doubt, questions, even confusion? Josh Dean and Paul Davenport discuss some Biblical examples of faith and find that it really is not so simple after all.
What does faith look like in the real world? In this conversation Dan Weatherall talks to Mick and Karen McNeil about faith in action in their daily lives, how it shapes the way they deal with life’s experiences, whether at work or home or in the context of global events such as Coronavirus.
How does faith interface with prophecy? Does prophecy create faith, or is there a whole lot more to it than that? Dan Weatherall and Paul Davenport dive into the Biblical world of the prophets to discuss this and many other questions.