Best Religion podcasts we could find (Updated May 2018)
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A weekly podcast exploring academic research on religion and featuring top scholars in history, sociology, political science, economics and religious studies.
 
An examination of religion's role and the ethical dimensions behind top news headlines.
 
Interviews with Scholars of Religion about their New Books
 
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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.
 
Discussion of religious movements and the theories and individuals behind them.
 
Skepticism with a touch of southern charm. Stand for Reason or you will fall for anything!
 
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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Thinking Religion
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Thinking Religion is a podcast hosted by Dr. Thomas Whitley and Rev. Sam Harrelson tackling various topics that deal with the intersection of religion and society, often times with a bent towards critical analysis... with a healthy dose of banter and politics thrown in.
 
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.
 
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).
 
What do you do when you can't subscribe to one belief system? What if you don't know you can subscribe to anything at all? You could choose to be a Buddhist of the 22nd Southeastern Baptist Convention, or follow the Tao of praying to Mecca, or ride on a Jewish cult bus to see every Phish concert. Comedian and preacher’s kid Joe Quint invites his spiritual, skeptical, and evil friends from the Los Angeles comedy world (and beyond) to join him on his Godcast to talk about religion - and to mak ...
 
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.
 
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.
 
Writer and Academic
 
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.
 
Christianity Without the Religion - Church Without Walls
 
The narrated text of Revealing® World Religions, by Cynthia Eller. A compelling look at the principles and practice of the world's major religions. The twelve modules include Exploring Religion, Indigenous Religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Shinto, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Religious Pluralism. Courseware that works. ® Learn more about the full product at thinkingstrings.com.
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
Portal to my podcast, websites, blog, and publications, providing an entryway into social and religious life among Greeks, Romans, Judeans, Christians, and others in the Roman empire.
 
Religion is the driving force behind much of what happens in the world today -- particularly when it comes to the "big three" religions -- Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Religious differences have and continue to spark wars, create nations, and spawn ongoing conflict down through the centuries. No matter what religion you adhere to (or even if you claim that you don't adhere to any religion at all), you need to have a basic understanding of the world's religions in order to understand wha ...
 
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. ...
 
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)
 
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.
 
There's a lot of confusion in the world about religion, and what the right path is. Whether it's Judaism, Christianity, Islam, etc., there must be an absolute path to take since all religions are diametrically opposed to each other. Is it one God? Or many gods? Are all the names equating to the same spirit? Or is it all a mixed bag of confusion? Since God is not the author of confusion, this series will make it absolutely clear by unraveling the truth behind each and answering the hard quest ...
 
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World Religions
Weekly
 
Every day, our world gets smaller. Today more than ever, we're constantly in contact with people who don't believe the same things we do. How can a person who follows Jesus have healthy, respectful and loving conversations with people of other religions? What can a Christian and a Muslim talk about? What about Buddhist or Hindus? Atheists or Mormons?In this class, we'll explore the basic structure, beliefs and practices of other religions. We'll learn where they overlap with Christianity, an ...
 
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.
 
Portal to my podcast, websites, blog, and publications, providing an entryway into social and religious life among Greeks, Romans, Judeans, Christians, and others in the Roman empire.
 
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Thinking Religion
Monthly+
 
Thinking Religion is a podcast hosted by Dr. Thomas Whitley and Rev. Sam Harrelson tackling various topics that deal with the intersection of religion and society, often times with a bent towards critical analysis... with a healthy dose of banter and politics thrown in.
 
Portal to my podcast, websites, blog, and publications, providing an entryway into social and religious life among Greeks, Romans, Judeans, Christians, and others in the Roman empire.
 
Interviews with Authors about their New Books
 
There's a lot of confusion in the world about religion, and what the right path is. Whether it's Judaism, Christianity, Islam, etc., there must be an absolute path to take since all religions are diametrically opposed to each other. Is it one God? Or many gods? Are all the names equating to the same spirit? Or is it all a mixed bag of confusion? Since God is not the author of confusion, this series will make it absolutely clear by unraveling the truth behind each and answering the hard quest ...
 
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.
 
An examination of religion's role and the ethical dimensions behind top news headlines.
 
Many times we don't have the power to express our religion to other people if we don't have knowledge of their religion. This 6 part series examines the many types of religions and how they are different from Christianity.
 
Portal to my podcast, websites, blog, and publications, providing an entryway into social and religious life among Greeks, Romans, Judeans, Christians, and others in the Roman empire.
 
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 ...
 
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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 ...
 
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Study Religion
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Study Religion is a production of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama. The podcast brings listeners into the life of the department through discussions with faculty, student work, analysis of current events and popular culture, and interviews about the state of religious studies as a field. It is a chance to listen in to the conversations we're having on the balconies and inside the offices of Manly Hall, the department building and our logo.
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
Jesus is Real
 
An overview of the religions of China, beginning with Fu Hsi, B.C. 2953-2838, and continuing through the 19th Century.
 
“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.
 
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 ...
 
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we deal with one of my favorite degrees in 120. Who is that mystery God?
 
Episode 3 - Photography Talk (with Wally Young)In this episode of "Under the Sun with Dylan Young", I am joined by my dad Terence "Wally" Young. We talk about photography and how it has evolved over the years. We also touch on a parody song that I wrote and recorded a few years back, which I hesitantly included at the end of this episode. Recor ...…
 
Roman Catholics and evangelicals, two Christian groups that have had overlapping political priorities in the past, find their agendas diverging in the era of President Trump and Pope Francis. Tensions between the two faith traditions are hardly new. As fierce adversaries, they once cast doubt on each other’s legitimacy as heirs to the church of ...…
 
Get to know Aaron DeLoach, Global Projects Facilitator with Ambassadors Football, Pastor at Fellowship Bible Church, and former professional soccer player. Alex and Molly dig into Aaron's work in Haiti, Africa, and around the world sharing his faith through soccer and helping those most in need. Hear about the most fulfilling situations he's fo ...…
 
Amy concludes our "IDK" series with a talk about other religions.
 
Hi Weirdos! Welcome to the second installment of our CULTS series! (Check out Episode 17 if you want to hear us discuss what makes up a cult: the leaders, the followers, and what makes a cult different from a religion) Tyler Schuelke, our resident Cult Enthusiast is back with us and this time we're talking about BRAINWASHING. We discuss the dif ...…
 
What are the most important spiritual teachings in a happy and healthy society? Listen as In Good Faith panelists discuss the impact of religion on social structure and overall well-being. For more information about In Good Faith or to listen to previous podcasts, go to www.InGoodFaithConversations.org The post In Good Faith – Spiritual Truth a ...…
 
What are the most important spiritual teachings in a happy and healthy society? Listen as In Good Faith panelists discuss the impact of religion on social structure and overall well-being. For more information about In Good Faith or to listen to previous podcasts, go to www.InGoodFaithConversations.org…
 
Bob Frantz in for Jimmy Barrett and Shara Fryer take you through the stories that matter on the morning of 5/25/2018, including: According to a Fox News opinion piece: President Trump is correct. If an FBI -- or any “Deep State” -- informant was embedded within his campaign for the express purpose of spying on it, that would be a scandal “Bigge ...…
 
In this episode of the Seekers of Meaning Podcast, the guest is Rabbi Cary Kozberg, director of Side By Side, which offers support for families and caregivers of older adults who themselves are coping with “caregiver stress.” About the Guest Rabbi Cary Kozberg For 25 years, Cary Kozberg served as Director of Religious Life at Wexner Heritage Vi ...…
 
Pastors Mark Tiefel and Nathanael Mayhew continue the CPR series on World Religions with a study of Islam. In addition to Judaism and Christianity, Islam is the third major monotheistic religion. It had its beginning in the 600AD with Mohammed who claimed to receive a revelation from Allah (God) through the angel Gabriel. He traced the roots of ...…
 
Many people are thrilled when they reach retirement age. Why? Because they have the freedom to travel and enjoy their hobbies. But getting older has a negative side, too. Often people of this age start having more medical problems. One older person said, “Getting older isn’t easy!” Being a Christian isn’t easy either! More and more people aroun ...…
 
Episode 22: Please Don't Complain About Your Situation On our previous episode we discussed negative minded people. Tonight we continue as we expand on that topic and discuss complainers. Its human nature to complain, but if you are not willing to take action to fix what you are complaining about, then why waste your energy. We all have the god ...…
 
Colossians 2:8-23 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)8 Be careful that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit based on human tradition, based on the elements of the world, rather than Christ. 9 For the entire fullness of God’s nature dwells bodily[a] in Christ, 10 and you have been filled by him, who is the head over every rule ...…
 
Haven't Liked us on Facebook yet? Show some love This is going to be a bit of a longer episode in order to unpack this topic fully… You’re probably going to need to relisten Book – Utopia Wishful thinking – the story described perfect, imaginary world. A complex, self-contained community set on an island, in which people share a common culture ...…
 
we invite you to come and listen to reality radio. its deep, straight forward and hard hitting. we do not pull any punches or try and butter up the story. we just give you the hard core facts as we see them from our years of experience in life and living. much of what we cover is beyond shocking and can make folks afraid, but that is the way we ...…
 
This lecture asks the question: What is the nature of the impressions of life? It relates the capacity to transform impressions with Bodhichitta, also known as the Auric Embryo.
 
With six solo releases in 12 years, Johnson is taking another leap of faith, but this time it’s for no one but herself. Choosing to mine the spirit, energy, and deceptively simpler musicality of songs from the 1970s and ‘80s, the silver and bronze eras of the music she loves most, Johnson only tackles one cover, Teena Marie’s “Déjà vu,” here wi ...…
 
Necrot – BLOOD OFFERING- “Beneath” – tankcrimes.com – First listen/First Thoughts: not distracting like some black metal can be. Most bands or a few more than some, try to bludgeon you to death with drums going a thousand beats per or with low growled vocals. I like what Necrot is dishing out. Clean vocals, swaggering beat with all the heavines ...…
 
Links to articles: that moment when you are so bad you get banned from cracker barrel Conspiracies Sunday Assembly Bigot Introduces US Embassy
 
Part 2 on Elantris by Brandon Sanderson. In this episode, we cover parts 2 (The Call of Elantris) and 3 (The Spirit of Elantris) of the book (chs. 28-end).In this episode, after recapping what actually happens in this book, we talk about Raoden + Sarene and Hrathen's story. What does this book mean for us as a book that deals with religion/fait ...…
 
Wisdom Culture or Freedom all being born to Equality
 
The normal (Christian) journey of faith Chapter 7: Organizing Your Devotions This is a tricky one! It is very much a product of my own experience – failing to organize my own devotions for many years because no one told me how to do it. So it is a very personal argument I am going to present. Please, forgive me for that. When we start along the ...…
 
Pastor Britton Fields digs into questions that he has been asked as student ministry Pastor at Platte Woods UMC. What about other religions? What about people who never hear about Jesus? Mat plays a little devils advocate.
 
One of the most fundamental precepts of many religions is belief in the unseen.
 
Wish you never had to go to school? Well maybe you’ll be raised by independent fundamentalist baptists in your next life. Eve discusses her life long struggle with the shame brought on by religion, sexual watermelons, how having a penis would have helped her become a drummer, and the fun she and her lover have keeping score on their rare days o ...…
 
Today almost everyone affirms the importance of ‘values’ but few would insist these are shared moral essentials. How is it that the most common term of our political and even private moralities became so relativistic and what, if anything, could be offered as an alternative? Law Professor, cultural observer and theorist on religion and pluralis ...…
 
On this episode of The WAFLcast, the hosts find themselves caught up in some topical news such as: a baboon running wild through San Antonio Airport, Jet Li's current condition, and The Obama's Netflix deal. The views and opinions expressed by those on the WAFLcast are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or p ...…
 
Cue up Westworld S2 EP 5 "Akane No Mai" and watch along with Brad Reed and Chip Goddard as they discuss the show, and of course go off on tangents about everything from religion, philosophy, and how Graham Crackers are not an aphrodisiac! Email us your thoughts and theories: jestworld@gmail.com
 
Shannon Taggart is a professional photographer who also captures images of the ineffable world of spiritualism. A visit to the Spiritualist community of Lilydale in upstate New York and an incredibly specific psychic reading started her on a years-long quest to interface with and photograph the people of the town, their beliefs, and their pract ...…
 
In the second of two concluding roundtable discussions, the three community leaders look back at what they have suggested about the differences and similarities between Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
 
In the first of two concluding roundtable discussions, the three community leaders look back at what they have suggested about the differences and similarities between Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
 
Surah Al Baqarah - 2:256 - It was reported that the Ansar were the reason behind revealing this Ayah, although its indication is general in meaning. Ibn Jarir recorded that Ibn `Abbas said ﴿that before Islam﴾, "When (an Ansar) woman would not bear children who would live, she would vow that if she gives birth to a child who remains alive, she w ...…
 
"When the prodigal returns, we party."This week at The Table, Isaac (@ittrevino) breaks down the parable of the Prodigal Son, dissecting three key attitudes we all experience:(1) The Younger Son's Rebellion(2) The Father's Reception(3) The Older Son's ReligionWe all lean either towards rebellion or towards religion. Thankfully, even when we wal ...…
 
Vanessa Sage is a bright light in this word and I was so excited that she came to chat on the Podcast! We talked about what it means to be a Priestess, how to be a powerful leader even if you're a total introvert and finding magic in every day. Vanessa works her magic through spiritual and business mentorship, tarot and her Priestess training w ...…
 
Khara has seen Christ breathe life in that what was without life: her religion, her trust in people and in her son's body. In this week's episode she shares on how she has seen God rally community around he in her darkest hour and what finding Christ in the middle of that looked like. She also shares on how God is currently leading her (and our ...…
 
Micsquizzet and Tj go deep on subjects such as the 3 forbidden sex, religion, an politics
 
Almost a third of Australians claim to have no religion, marking a huge change from the 1960s, when as many as 88 per cent identified as Christian. So why are today's Australians not as religious as their parents and grandparents? - ជិត​១ភាគ៣​នៃ​ពលរដ្ឋ​អូស្រ្តាលី​អះអាង​ថា​ខ្លួន​គ្មាន​សាសនា​នោះទេ ដែល​នេះ​ជា​ការ​ផ្លាស់ប្តូរ​យ៉ាងសម្បើម​បើ​គិត​ចាប់ ...…
 
Spirituality vs Religion
 
In this episode of Your Thoughts Jesse and Tyler talk to an old high school buddy Justin Killoran about work, music, politics, religion, and life.By Your Thoughts Podcast.
 
In this episode we explore the power of beliefs and why religions work !
 
we invite you to come and listen to reality radio. its deep, straight forward and hard hitting. we do not pull any punches or try and butter up the story. we just give you the hard core facts as we see them from our years of experience in life and living. much of what we cover is beyond shocking and can make folks afraid, but that is the way we ...…
 
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