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Episode 4: Jesus and America’s Freedoms

People keep asking if America is a Christian country. Usually the question focuses on the Founders: Were they believers? Did they intend this to be a Christian nation? In this episode of the Thinking Christian podcast, Tom Gilson takes a different angle on the question, exploring how strongly Jesus influenced our country’s founding, its Constitution, and its values, whether the Founders were Christians or not. Even taking our most horrible mistakes, slavery and racism, into account, Jesus’ impact is still undeniable.

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Episode 3: An Unexpected Question About Jesus

On this episode of the Thinking Christian Podcast, we see that sometimes the best way to learn more about Jesus is by asking a question about him that no one’s expecting. Here’s one that I’m sure you weren’t expecting.

This material is adapted from the forthcoming book Too Good to Be False: How Jesus’ Incomparable Character Reveals His Reality. Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter at Thinking Christian.net so you can get your free preview copy of chapter 1.

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Podcast 2: Jesus Can Still Surprise You

Jesus can still surprise you.

It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been following him, and it doesn’t matter how much you’ve read the gospels. He’s still going to surprise you with the unexpected. In this episode of the Thinking Christian podcast, I share two huge surprises in his life: His use of authority in his teaching, and his “leadership style,” which (according to the textbooks) never should have worked. Yet it did.

This material is condensed from the forthcoming Too Good to Be False: How Jesus’ Incomparable Character Reveals His Reality. Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter so you can got your free preview copy of chapter 1.

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Podcast Episode 1: “Too Used To Jesus”

On this inaugural episode of a revamped Thinking Christian podcast, Tom Gilson describes a problem undermining American Christianity, subtly yet definitely: We’ve grown to used to Jesus. Drawing from images of biblical persons who knew Jesus, and contemporary non-Christians who may never even have heard of him, he leads us toward a new appreciation of Jesus’ amazing magnificence. And then he invites us to consider just how much it could change our Christian lives if we quit being quite so used to Jesus. (This episode is adapted from a June 11 Thinking Christian blog post.)

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