Best Religion podcasts we could find (Updated September 2018)
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An examination of religion's role and the ethical dimensions behind top news headlines.
 
A weekly podcast exploring academic research on religion and featuring top scholars in history, sociology, political science, economics and religious studies.
 
State of Belief is a weekly radio show that explores the intersection of religion with politics, culture, media, and activism, and promotes diverse religious voices in a religiously pluralistic world.
 
Discussion of religious movements and the theories and individuals behind them.
 
This series of eight lectures delivered by Dr T. J. Mawson at the University of Oxford in Hilary Term 2011, introduces the main philosophical arguments pertaining to the Western monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Each lecture has an associated hand-out (two for the first lecture).
 
Interviews with intellectuals from across the globe. Topics include philosophy, religion, science, politics, economics, and everything else that's important to humans. Steve Patterson is a philosopher working outside of academia, and he is currently traveling the world to interview people in the pursuit of truth.
 
Skepticism with a touch of southern charm. Stand for Reason or you will fall for anything!
 
Complete episode: Make sense of today's complex world with ABC Radio National's Religion and Ethics Report. Join Andrew West for lively interviews, discussions and debates from Australia and around the globe. Published every Wednesday.
 
Americans enjoy a multiplicity of religious traditions. Explore both traditional religions, and what it means to be spiritual in a rapidly changing and diversifying religious world.
 
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Religion Today
Weekly
 
Martin Tanner explores religious and spiritual topics that matter to Utahns, and especially members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
 
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HuffPost Religion
Weekly
 
From the Pope to Patti Smith -- All Together is dedicated to exploring how religion ideas, ethics and spiritual practices inform and shape our personal lives, our communities and our world. Host Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush is the Executive Editor of HuffPost Religion, which is America's most widely-read religion website.
 
Christianity Without the Religion - Church Without Walls
 
Named one of the Top 13 Most Influential Women in Goddess Spirituality - tune in to find out why! Wednesday or Thursday nites, hear Dr. Rev. Karen Tate, author, speaker, and teacher, discussing global and personal issues with a broad spectrum of advocates, visionaries and forward thinkers from a Divine Feminine, Right Brain point of view. Some call it the Feminine Consciousness or the shift away from patriarchal values. These are issues that could raise your consciousness or save the world. ...
 
CFR’s Religion and Foreign Policy Program serves as a resource for the faith community, bringing together congregational and lay leaders, religion scholars, and representatives of faith-based organizations for conversations on issues at the intersection of religion and global affairs.
 
Writer and Academic
 
A former megachurch pastor leaves religion behind to rid himself of the exclusivity created by its dogmas in order to open himself up to learn from the lives, stories, and experiences of everyone else. To prove we are more alike than we think and we can all get along no matter what we believe. Topics range via guest's experiences growing up in religious homes, where Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Secularism, Judaism, Hinduism, Tao, Heathenism, Wicca and all forms of dogmas and ideologies pro ...
 
The Journal of Southern Religion Podcast brings you interviews and discussion about new books, notable authors, and recent trends in the study of religion in the southern United States.
 
Separate stories: Make sense of today's complex world with ABC Radio National's Religion and Ethics Report. Join Andrew West for lively interviews, discussions and debates from Australia and around the globe. Published every Wednesday.
 
Welcome the No religion, Just Jesus podcast with pastor Brian Clark, brought to you by Crossroads Baptist Church: a ministry dedicated to making disciples and planting churches.
 
Michael MacAuliffe (also known as Max Arthur Macauliffe) was a senior British administrator, prolific scholar and author. Macauliffe is renowned for his translation of Sikh scripture and history into English.This is one of the first (and still one of the few) comprehensive books about the Sikh religion in the English language. MacAuliffe had extensive access to manuscripts of the Sikh sacred writings (the Granth), as well as support from Sikh scholars and leaders of the time. This volume, vo ...
 
Institutes of the Christian Religion is John Calvin's seminal work on Protestant systematic theology. Highly influential in the Western world and still widely read by theological students today, it was published in Latin in 1536 and in his native French in 1541, with the definitive editions appearing in 1559 (Latin) and in 1560 (French).The book was written as an introductory textbook on the Protestant faith for those with some learning already and covered a broad range of theological topics ...
 
Institutes of the Christian Religion is John Calvin's seminal work on Protestant systematic theology. Highly influential in the Western world and still widely read by theological students today, it was published in Latin in 1536 and in his native French in 1541, with the definitive editions appearing in 1559 (Latin) and in 1560 (French).The book was written as an introductory textbook on the Protestant faith for those with some learning already and covered a broad range of theological topics ...
 
In Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, philosopher David Hume examines whether belief in God can be rational. The work takes the form of a debate between three characters: Cleanthes, who argues that the existence and nature of God can be empirically verified; Demea, who argues that God is completely beyond human knowledge; and Philo, a philosophical skeptic widely thought to represent Hume’s own beliefs. Much of the debate centers around Cleanthes’ presentation of the analogical argument ...
 
Interviews with intellectuals from across the globe. Topics include philosophy, religion, science, politics, economics, and everything else that's important to humans. Steve Patterson is a philosopher working outside of academia, and he is currently traveling the world to interview people in the pursuit of truth.
 
We live in a day where the world is saturated with contradictory faiths and beliefs. Can they all be right? Are they all wrong? As Christians, it is imperative that we understand something of what these religions teach and believe, so that we can accurately discern right from wrong. “Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.” (Ephesians 5:11)
 
Institutes of the Christian Religion is John Calvin's seminal work on Protestant systematic theology. Highly influential in the Western world and still widely read by theological students today, it was published in Latin in 1536 and in his native French in 1541, with the definitive editions appearing in 1559 (Latin) and in 1560 (French).The book was written as an introductory textbook on the Protestant faith for those with some learning already and covered a broad range of theological topics ...
 
“The present volume is an excursus into individual psychology, and represents only one of several aspects of the psychology... “It is a purely empirical study into the Line of Growth in Religion in individuals, and an inquiry into the causes and conditions which determine it...” From the Introduction, p11.Diagrams from the text can be downloaded here.
 
Interviews with Scholars of Religion about their New Books
 
A biweekly discussion dedicated to American History, historical thinking, and the role of history in our every day lives. Cohosted by John Fea and Drew Hermeling.
 
The Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion conducts research into religious beliefs and theological concepts in relation to the sciences. The Centre is a part of the Theology Faculty at the University of Oxford.
 
In Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, philosopher David Hume examines whether belief in God can be rational. The work takes the form of a debate between three characters: Cleanthes, who argues that the existence and nature of God can be empirically verified; Demea, who argues that God is completely beyond human knowledge; and Philo, a philosophical skeptic widely thought to represent Hume's own beliefs. Much of the debate centers around Cleanthes' presentation of the analogical argument ...
 
Taileaters applies a scientific viewpoint on the strange and bizarre phenomenon that happens in our lives, when we sleep, and in altered states.
 
An examination of religion's role and the ethical dimensions behind top news headlines.
 
Historical surveys and current discussions surrounding religion, culture, and politics in Muslim settings
 
This series presents 7 basic doctrinal ideas that help the viewer have a "big picture" view of the Christian religion. Done in an informal style with helpful graphics and summaries, Understanding Your Religion is a useful guide for those seeking to know what Christians believe and how these beliefs affect what they do.
 
Institutes of the Christian Religion is John Calvin's seminal work on Protestant systematic theology. Highly influential in the Western world and still widely read by theological students today, it was published in Latin in 1536 and in his native French in 1541, with the definitive editions appearing in 1559 (Latin) and in 1560 (French).The book was written as an introductory textbook on the Protestant faith for those with some learning already and covered a broad range of theological topics ...
 
This is a new podcast brought to you by the same cohosts who previously produced the Free Will, Science and Religion podcast. The idea was to focus on other topics of Philosophy, Science, and Religion. The goal is to make a better world by focusing on different facts and beliefs which affect how we live our lives every day.
 
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Thinking Religion
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Thinking Religion is a podcast hosted by Rev. Sam Harrelson tackling various topics that deal with the intersection of religion, the Bible, devotionals, and culture.
 
The Yarra Institute for Religion and Social Policy is an independent, ecumenical organisation established to conduct research into the implications of Christian social thinking for formulating public policy in Australia, and to teach Christian social thinking and its implications for public policy in Australia. In pursuit of its mission the YIRSP explores how the social values embedded in the Scriptures can shed light on how to tackle current challenges to human wellbeing, including; -issues ...
 
Institutes of the Christian Religion is John Calvin’s seminal work on Protestant systematic theology. Highly influential in the Western world and still widely read by theological students today, it was published in Latin in 1536 and in his native French in 1541, with the definitive editions appearing in 1559 (Latin) and in 1560 (French). The book was written as an introductory textbook on the Protestant faith for those with some learning already and covered a broad range of theological topic ...
 
A digest of sermons or other speeches and conversations from unitarian universalist ministers, mennonites, UMC, and other liberal religious voices.
 
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If the polls are right, Labor’s poised for victory at the next federal election. But is there a philosophy to help guide it through government? And on what principles will a divided Liberal Party rebuild itself? Also, the stigma of seeking help for mental illness in Australia’s religiously devout African communities.…
 
Dennis McKenna and his brother, Terrence McKenna, were a group of young explorers looking to alter their minds through the use of psychedelics. Together they started their adventure by going to South America in search of a form of DMT that could be orally active and last long enough to learn from the experience. During their travels, they found ...…
 
The tensions found between Reason and Revelation, between the traditions of the Bible and Greek thought, were central to pre-modern philosophy and in a sense remain so today. We live in an age beholden to both the religious and the secular as ways of understanding the ourselves and the world...
 
In 1971, a Sri Lankan Sufi arrived in Philadelphia to address a group of spiritual seekers. This trip initiated the career of one of the most influential teachers in the history of North American Sufism. In Sacred Spaces and Transnational Networks in American Sufism: Bawa Muhaiyaddeen and Contemporary Shrine Cultures...…
 
It is said that Jesus hits like the atom bomb. If so, then Buddha, or at least this episode on Buddhism and near-future technology, might be the daisy cutter of philosophy. Whereas most of the episodes on Research on Religion have focused on Christianity, the dominant faith tradition in the English-speaking world and the topic most in my wheelh ...…
 
This past Tuesday, September 11, marked 17 years since the world all Americans knew changed, forever. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we will hear about survivors and families of victims who resolutely continue to demand that that tragic day is not misused to feed fear and hate. We’ll also hear the ne ...…
 
Tonight Gina Leslie joins me to discuss her new book, The Art of Sigils. Sigils are magickal and transformative, and if you've never heard of sigils, then you really want to tune in! Gina will share the process of connecting with shapes, colors and images as well as how to use these to manifest your desires. For beginners and for those who have ...…
 
Ralph Ellison’s 1952 novel Invisible Man is a milestone of American literature and the idea of invisibility has become a key way for understanding social marginalization. In Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Theology (NYU Press, 2017), M. Cooper Harriss, Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Indiana University, explores the theo ...…
 
Opponents of Pope Francis claim he ignored sexual misconduct by one of his liberal allies. But is the clerical abuse crisis becoming a weapon in an ideological battle?
 
Molecular biologist Denis Alexander on transhumanism and the attempts to twist nature.
 
The next step in the evolution of humans, and how sexual abuse allegations are being weaponised in the Vatican.
 
Father Gregory Boyle, Jesuit priest and bestselling author of Tattoos on the Heart, is the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles. He shares a thought about justice in a world where kinship among all people flourishes. Series: "Burke Lectureship on Religion and Society" [Show ID: 34035]
 
Many members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints may have heard about the Council of Fifty, but don't know much about it because until recently, that information just wasn't readily available. Martin Tanner says with the publication of the Joseph Smith papers, there is much more detail available from the Council of Fifty. The cou ...…
 
One of the greatest joys of doing this podcast for the past eight years has been to meet some pretty incredible people who are just "ordinary" citizens going about their daily life. My goal from the beginning of this project was to highlight "practitioners" who "learn by doing" and to bring forth the knowledge they possess. Such practitioners o ...…
 
We’ve been carefully watching the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who was nominated by President Trump to take the seat of retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll dig into what happened in those hearings – and we’ll take a trip from the Be ...…
 
In her book Biblical Porn: Affect, Labor, and Pastor Mark Driscoll’s Evangelical Empire (Duke University Press, 2018), Dr. Jessica Johnson chronicles the rise and fall of Mars Hill Church, an evangelical megachurch that started in Seattle in the 1990’s and spread to multiple locations across five states before collapsing in the...…
 
A much-maligned minority throughout American history, atheists have been cast as a threat to the nation’s moral fabric, barred from holding public office, and branded as irreligious misfits in a nation chosen by God. Yet, village atheists—as these godless freethinkers came to be known by the close of the nineteenth...…
 
Christopher Grasso is a professor of history at the College of William and Mary. His book Skepticism and American Faith: From the Revolution to the Civil War (Oxford University Press, 2018) explores the tensions and ongoing dialogue between religious faith and skepticism and fear over how it would shape the...…
 
Lucid dreaming in its own right is a fantastic experience that can change one’s perception of reality, but what happens when you add psychedelics into the mix? Does this change how one perceives dreams, psychology, and the human experience? Through my own experience in life, I found the need to explore psychedelics to answer that very question. ...…
 
In his speech delivered to the National Convention on 18 Floréal (May 7, 1794), Maximilien Robespierre shocked his listeners as he attacked the proponents of atheism and dechristianization in the government: “Who nominated you to tell the people that God does not exist anymore? What do you hope to gain by persuading...…
 
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