Best Religion podcasts we could find (Updated March 2019)
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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.
 
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Freethought Radio
Weekly
 
A weekly show by the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Slightly irreverent views, news, music and interviews.
 
In 2019 The Spirit of Things becomes a new program. Soul Search explores contemporary religion and spirituality from the inside out — what we believe, how we express it, and the difference it makes in our lives
 
A weekly look at religion and the stupidity that breeds it. Hosts Noah Lugeons, Heath Enwright, and Eli Bosnick delve into theistic attempts to intrude on the secular world in an unflinching expose on just how juvenile the whole god thing is.
 
Scott and Forrest have been called the 'Click and Clack of esoterica' by their listeners. Their mission is to take a look at legendary strange and unusual events from throughout history and interview people who've had close encounters with the unexplained. They strive to bring you everything that's entertaining about those stories and remind you that it's ok to laugh at scary stories sometimes. Put your headphones on, settle in for your commute and get ready to experience a show like nothing ...
 
Podcasts and Resources on the Contemporary Social-Scientific Study of Religion
 
Biblical theology, stripped bare of denominational confessions and theological systems by exposing context.
 
Mythology & Religion in the Human Story
 
A weekly podcast exploring academic research on religion and featuring top scholars in history, sociology, political science, economics and religious studies.
 
Our planet is becoming a global village, yet enormous differences remain in culture and spiritual tradition-differences that lead to misunderstanding, hatred, and war. Exploring the unity within all cultures and faith traditions, Rev. Paul John Roach, a lifelong student and practitioner of many world spiritual teachings, guides us through the variety and differences, to the unity and common values shared by all the great religions. Come journey planet Earth's spiritual landscape with insight ...
 
Enlightening & Entertaining discussions about all things Paranormal with world renowned researchers and experiencers, challenging everything we think we know about Ghosts, Ghouls, Angels, Demons, Aliens, Monster Encounters, Mysteries and Miracles.
 
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Myths and Legends
Weekly
 
Jason Weiser tells stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history. Some, like the stories of Aladdin, King Arthur, and Hercules are stories you think you know, but with surprising origins. Others are stories you might not have heard, but really should. All the stories are sourced from world folklore, but retold for modern ears. These are stories of wizards, knights, Vikings, dragons, princesses, and kings from the time when the world beyond the map was ...
 
Seth Andrews, a former Christian broadcaster and believer for 30 years, ultimately escaped the bonds of superstitious thinking to embrace the more satisfying explanations that science provides. A professional video producer and host of one of the most popular atheist communities on the internet, Seth Andrews brings a polished format, a relaxed environment and a rage-free challenge to the religious beliefs that defined his youth.
 
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Spirits
Weekly
 
A boozy weekly podcast about mythology, legends and folklore. Hear fresh takes on classic myths and learn new stories from around the world, served up over ice by two tipsy history geeks.
 
Half-hour programs heard weekly. The radio outreach of RZIM is a listener-supported ministry that powerfully mixes biblical teaching and Christian apologetics. The programs seek to explore issues such as life's meaning, the credibility of the Christian message and the Bible, the weakness of modern intellectual movements, and the uniqueness of Jesus Christ.
 
Cultural commentary from a Biblical perspective
 
Hay House presents Guided Meditations featuring your favorite authors guiding you through mediations designed to help you relax and rejuvenate. Each week we bring you a new mediation with a featured author taking you on a meditational journey ranging from numerous topics on health, healing, overcoming fears and blocks and much more. Please visit hayhouse.com or facebook.com/HayHouseDailyMeditations to learn more.
 
Joseph Prince Audio Podcast
 
Join the millions who listen to the lively messages of Chuck Swindoll, a down-to-earth pastor who communicates God’s truth in understandable and practical terms—with a good dose of humor thrown in. Chuck’s messages help you apply the Bible to your own life.
 
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Learn About Islam
Weekly+
 
Calling the People to the Quran and the Sunnah upon the understanding of the Sahaba.
 
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The Holy Post
Weekly
 
Join VeggieTales and What's in the Bible? creator Phil Vischer and co-host Skye Jethani (author, speaker, pastor) for a fast-paced and often funny conversation about pop culture, media, theology, and the fun, fun, fun of living a thoughtful Christian life in an increasingly post-Christian culture.
 
Sex, Power, Religion and Politics! All discussed here with Karen Tate, named one of the Top 13 Most Influential Women in Goddess Spirituality - tune in to find out why! Wednesday nites, hear Dr. Rev. Karen Tate, author, speaker, social justice activist and teacher, discussing global and personal issues with a broad spectrum of advocates, visionaries and forward thinkers, women and men, from a Divine Feminine, or Right Brain, point of view. Some call it the Feminine Consciousness or the shift ...
 
Kingdom Intelligence Briefing Podcast serves as a digital portal to nurture and empower the Remnant worldwide. Join Dr. Michael K. Lake (Author of the Best-Seller, The Shinar Directive: Preparing the Way for the Son of Perdition, and Chancellor and Founder of Biblical Life College and Seminary) for in-depth teachings from God's Word that provide a balanced approach to life that is both Spirit-Filled and Hebraic. It's time to hit the challenges facing believers today head-on with biblical pri ...
 
The Joyce Meyer Enjoying Everyday Life® TV Audio Podcast is a daily program which matches the scheduled TV broadcast produced by Joyce Meyer Ministries.
 
Enjoying Everyday Life® is a daily TV and radio broadcast provided by Joyce Meyer Ministries.
 
Welcome to Oh No, Ross and Carrie!, the show where we don’t just report on fringe science, spirituality, and claims of the paranormal, but take part ourselves. Follow us as we join religions, undergo alternative treatments, seek out the paranormal, and always find the humor in life’s biggest mysteries. We show up - so you don’t have to. Every month we share a new investigation, along with occasional bonus interviews and updates.
 
iNTO THE FRAY features top-rated guest speakers and discussions in the fields of the paranormal, cryptozoology, UFOlogy, true crime and all other manners of the unexplained. Join Shannon every Thursday at 7pm PST as we examine the many oddities in our little known universe. Visit intothefrayradio.com for blog posts, all archived episodes and sign up for the weekly guest newsletter.
 
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White Horse Inn
Weekly+
 
Do all paths lead to God? Is the Bible history or mythology? Are we saved by grace or good works? Featuring panelists from a variety of Christian traditions, this program seeks to answer questions like these by a careful examination of both the text and context of Scripture. Join us throughout 2019 as we spend a year exploring The Gospel of John. If you want to better understand "what you believe and why you believe it," subscribe to this podcast!
 
Discussing the Bizarre, Mysterious, & Unexplained
 
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, Satanism, Wicca and all forms of dogmas and ideo ...
 
CBC Radio's Tapestry is a weekly exploration of spirituality, religion and the search for meaning, hosted by Mary Hynes.
 
Exploring the Paranormal, Occult, Lost History, Alternative Science, and much more every week.
 
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Rune Soup
Weekly
 
A weekly podcast about magic, culture and the paranormal. Coming to you from the foothills of Australia's Blue Mountains.
 
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John Piper Sermons
Monthly
 
John Piper is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org; he is author of more than 50 books and travels regularly to preach and teach. New messages are posted to this podcast as they become available. Piper’s sermons, books, articles, and more are available free of charge at desiringGod.org. We want people everywhere to understand and embrace the truth that God is most glorified in us, when we are most satisfied in him.
 
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Ask Pastor John
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John Piper answering tough theological and pastoral questions.
 
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Secular Buddhism
Monthly+
 
A podcast for secular-minded people who are interested in learning about Buddhist philosophy.
 
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MonsterTalk
Monthly+
 
MonsterTalk: The Science Show About Monsters is a free audio podcast that critically examines the science behind cryptozoological (and legendary) creatures, such as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, or werewolves.
 
The Expanded Perspectives podcast is a weekly show about ancient history, alternative history, cryptozoology, UFOs, time slips, serial killers, the paranormal, trolls and fey folk, legends, myths and dark historical tales that spark the imagination. Each episode offers an immersive audio experience that brings up more questions than answers. Join Kyle and Cam each week as they explore the unknown and perhaps expand your perspective….for more information go to www.expandedperspectives.com
 
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Unexplained
Monthly+
 
Unexplained is a bi-weekly podcast about strange and mysterious real life events that continue to evade explanation. A show about the space between what we think of as real and what is not. Where the unknown and paranormal meets some of the most radical ideas in science today. When something is inexplicable, that mystery in itself can become the story. In many ways, it is often the lure of the mystery that keeps us coming back for more... And maybe, ultimately, some things are just better le ...
 
Learn, Love, and LIVE the Word! Join Pastor Rick Monday-Friday as he presents practical and applicable teaching from God’s Word that will give you daily hope. Apply biblical wisdom to your marriage, children, spiritual growth, hurts, habits, and purpose on this earth. Listen every day for your daily hope. http://PastorRick.com
 
Frank and Dan's off-the-cuff conversations focus on current events cast through the lens of their shared atheism. Episodes include a rundown of six news stories from the prior week, and the show occasionally features interviews with writers, thinkers, and leaders in the atheist community. As former Mormons, the hosts provide insight into the often misunderstood religious minority.
 
Space, Science, Futurism, and the Mysteries of Our Universe
 
Since 2006, Anything Ghost has been sharing people's personal paranormal experiences. The stories are sent to Lex Wahl, who reads the experiences and sometimes adds music and effects to the background.
 
Truth For Life is the Bible-teaching ministry of Alistair Begg. The ministry's mission is to teach the Bible with clarity and relevance so that unbelievers will be converted, believers will be established and local churches will be strengthened. Join us each weekday and on the weekend as Alistair helps us apply the Scripture to our daily lives. (518441)
 
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TGC Podcast
Weekly+
 
The Gospel Coalition Podcast features lectures and workshops from our conferences as well as timely interviews and round table discussions on applying the gospel to the issues of our day.
 
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Heart and Soul
Monthly+
 
Personal approaches to spirituality from around the world.
 
This is the podcast for FriendlyAtheist.com
 
Welcome to the Your Move with Andy Stanley podcast. In this weekly 30-minute message from Andy, you will discover how to make better decisions and live with fewer regrets. So check out our website at www.yourmove.is for additional ways to watch, listen, and connect.
 
Welcome to the weekly podcast of Elevation Church led by Pastor Steven Furtick. To learn more visit our website at http://elevationchurch.org or download the Elevation App. To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR
 
Tune in to our weekly radio program hosted by Dr. Frank Turek. Join him as he discusses challenging topics, and interviews dynamic Christian apologists. Cross Examined is heard every Saturday at 9 a.m. central.
 
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Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.— Hemant is speaking at the Freethought Festival in Madison, Wisconsin next week! Come watch! (0:30)— Hemant’s working on two new projects! Here’s what they are and how you can support him! (0:59)— The Nones are #1… what does that mean? (5:21 ...…
 
On this episode of Expanded Perspectives the guys start the show off talking about what they were doing over Spring Break and then they get into the news. At around 9pm local time on Saturday, March 16th, 2019, an air ambulance helicopter was flying roughly 15 miles west of central Last Vegas when something odd caught his aided eye. During an e ...…
 
In M. Night Shyamalan’s iconic 1999 film The Sixth Sense, a young boy named Cole Sear, claimed to be able to see dead people. Back in 1989, in a small town just outside the city of Columbus in Georgia, in the United States, another young child was claiming exactly the same thing... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplained or www.unexplai ...…
 
Author Reniqua Allen says once segregation ended as official US policy, black Americans started believing they too could benefit from the promise of economic freedom and upward mobility white Americans took for granted. Decades later, she says, the failure of that promise is driving young black Americans to burnout. Reniqua Allen joins Mary Hyn ...…
 
That stereotype that black people don't do the great outdoors ? Phillip Dwight Morgan blows it out of the water. He's an experienced rock climber, canoeist and camper with an endless list of back-country adventure stories. His status as a "real Canadian" is unimpeachable. But he wonders, what does that even mean? And why did he need to prove hi ...…
 
Author Reniqua Allen says once segregation ended as official US policy, black Americans started believing they too could benefit from the promise of economic freedom and upward mobility white Americans took for granted. Decades later, she says, the failure of that promise is driving young black Americans to burnout. Reniqua Allen joins Mary Hyn ...…
 
How is it that two people can share the same experiences and events and it have such different effects on their faith?Jane Little meets two men who both answered the call after 9/11 to join the War on Terror, but who came out of it with very different ideas about their relationship with God.Rory Fanning and Jesse Bowman both served in the US Ar ...…
 
The Grace AwakeningBy podcast@insight.org (Chuck Swindoll - Insight for Living Ministries).
 
Just months after reinstating a ban on romantic LGBT relationships, Azusa Pacific University once again strays from the historic Christian understanding of romance San Gabriel Valley Tribune (Christopher Yee) — Azusa Pacific University lifts LGBTQ relationship ban (again) National Public Radio (Tom Gjelten) — Christian Colleges Are Tangled In T ...…
 
The book of Revelation is a captivating and perplexing read that has inspired countless theories and concepts of the end times. But is there a helpful way to read these prophecies? That’s the subject of a message titled The Perfected Kingdom, on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg! Listen...By john@truthforlife.org (Alistair Begg).
 
Heaven is God’s home. He gets to choose who enters it. God invites everyone to heaven, but not everybody is willing to meet the condition. What’s the condition? That you accept God’s grace and... Get free Pastor Rick's Daily Hope. Subscribe to the daily email devotional or listen to the daily 25-minute audio teaching!…
 
When our words line up with The Word, we can be a great blessing to others! Study James chapter 3 with Joyce.
 
In the darkness of terror, suffering and marginalisation, there are people working hard to shine a light. This week, the link between Islamophobia and the Christchurch terror attack, and we hear from three prison chaplains.
 
Max Hawthorne is back! We talk about sightings of massive Octopus, aka Kraken, in different locations around the globe. For this episode? "You're gonna need a bigger boat..." Find Max on his new website, Facebook, and Twitter. Purchase his award-winning, paleo-fiction books on Amazon, or anywhere fine books are sold! As mentioned in the show: T ...…
 
God could have chosen all to inherit eternal life, but he didn’t. So why would God choose some and not choose others?
 
FFRF constitutional attorney Ryan Jayne tells us about his testimony in Missouri opposing a bill that would disallow plaintiffs from filing anonymously in state/church lawsuits. Tax professor Adam Chodorow explains what is wrong with the recent Seventh Circuit decision overturning FFRF’s victory in the “housing allowance” lawsuit challenging sp ...…
 
The Buddha taught that there are five hindrances or obstacles to realizing enlightenment. These obstacles are commonly referred to in Buddhist teachings as “The Five Hindrances” of desire, aversion, disinterest, agitation, and indecision. These mental states are considered to be obstacles because they keep us from being mindful.…
 
Dutch author and Chair of the Trustees of the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland and the Center for Human Emergence in the Netherlands, Lisette Schuitemaker, is with us tonight discussing her new book, Childless Living - The Joys and Challenges of Life Without Children. I eagerly read this book, myself having been part of a club, Childless by Choi ...…
 
Ross and Carrie pack their bones and flesh into the world's hottest sleeping bag and sweat their toxins, fat, and stress away, thanks to Shape House, "the first and only urban sweat lodge." Along with their friend Allan Amato, they strap themselves into individual infrared sauna beds, raise the temperature to mega-sweat levels, and bake out all ...…
 
When Colin Brazier lost his wife Jo to cancer last summer, he felt pressure to put his grief on show, to make her funeral a celebration. Friends expected him to give the eulogy at her funeral, and some wanted to wear bright colours to celebrate her life. But that felt completely wrong, and though one mourner turned up in shorts and flip flops, ...…
 
The Grace AwakeningBy podcast@insight.org (Chuck Swindoll - Insight for Living Ministries).
 
In this week’s episode, Amazon stops recommending killing your child, Mike Pompeo refuses to grant a separate but equal press briefing for the secular media, and you won’t believe what Moses’s brother does with a calf. Learn more about International Atheist day here: http://www.atheistrepublic.com/atheist-day Come see Noah in Austin on 3/23. Fi ...…
 
Clarence Thomas back in the news: constitutional interpretation, precedent, the importance of understanding and applying the original meaning of a text. New York Times (Adam Liptak) — Clarence Thomas Breaks a Three-Year Silence at Supreme Court New York Times (Adam Liptak) — Precedent, Meet Clarence Thomas. You May Not Get Along. Do bad people ...…
 
In a series called, The Kingdom of God, Alistair Begg has been showing that all of Scripture, from beginning to end, tells a single, continuous story. On Truth For Life with Alistair Begg, we’re coming to the final chapter of this story, the book of Revelation. Listen...By john@truthforlife.org (Alistair Begg).
 
What is heaven? It’s a physical and permanent place that will last forever. In his goodness, God reserves it for his family.The post Heaven: God’s Eternal Goodness to You – Part 1 appeared first on... Get free Pastor Rick's Daily Hope. Subscribe to the daily email devotional or listen to the daily 25-minute audio teaching!…
 
Thinking Thursday’s are about critically thinking, breaking out of boxes, and discussing new ways we could live this life together: Have you ever heard of the Messiah Complex? At what spectrum of it are you? Thinking Thursday: Thinking Thursday is about learning how to think. We live in a world where people like to tell us what to think, but ha ...…
 
Good works are not a requirement. They're simply the result of God's goodness in our lives. Learn from James chapter 2 how to increase your faith in Him.
 
In addition to news and a report about an unusual object recently seen over Nevada, we talk with George Howard of The Cosmic Tusk about new evidence for an extraterrestrial impact behind an ancient mystery. This post, TGR 03.19.19. And The Fire Came Down, first appeared at The Gralien Report.
 
This week we welcome to the show Dr Monica Gagliano. Dr Gagliano is an evolutionary ecologist and the author of the fantastic book, Thus Spoke The Plant. We chat about her experiences running experiments on plant communication and cognition, as well as her experiences learning from and with both indigenous plant teachers and plant spirits thems ...…
 
The Grace AwakeningBy podcast@insight.org (Chuck Swindoll - Insight for Living Ministries).
 
And now for something a little different: we revisit Disney’s classic 1997 film Hercules! Unlike when we were 5, we now have plenty of booze in hand to explore what Disney got right and got wrong with Greek mythology. We review how the 90s were a WILD time, play 20 questions of Zeus fuckery, and realize the past is probably FULL of bad smells. ...…
 
Surgery for the sake of selfies? What a recent trend in cosmetic surgery tells us about our self-absorbed culture Washington Post (Daria Hamrah) — What do my cosmetic surgery patients want? To look better in selfies. Examining the worldview of parenthood-indecision therapists: Is the decision whether or not to have children so trivial that the ...…
 
When Jesus sent us out to make disciples of all nations, He didn’t leave us to do it on our own! On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg explains the Holy Spirit’s role in evangelism. It’s an encouraging message reminding us that we’re not alone. Listen...By john@truthforlife.org (Alistair Begg).
 
God’s glory is waiting for us, and we will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.The post Why You Don’t Need to Fear the Future – Part 3 appeared first on Pastor Rick's Daily Hope. Get free Pastor Rick's Daily Hope. Subscribe to the daily email devotional or listen to the daily 25-minute audio teaching!…
 
Do today’s Christians end up focusing more on the experience of faith rather than the object of faith? Are we more interested in the practical application of Christianity than we are in truly understanding the Christianity that is to be applied? What are the dangers of this kind of approach to the Christian life? On this special edition of the ...…
 
Alex was a homeschooled Christian kid who lived with the knowledge that he might be gay. He shares with us his coming out story as well as the struggles he's had with guilt and shame of who he is. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: SALTWATER BAPTISM: Gay and in Love at an Evangelical College DO YOU LOVE THE PODCAST? JOIN US WITH SUPPORT. Support the po ...…
 
Skye’s in Hong Kong, Christian is interviewing French senior citizens, and Phil is writing scripts and playing with puppets—so, we have a special episode this week. Last month, Skye was part of a panel discussion on politics at Taylor University. We captured the audio to share with you. The other speakers include Nina Barnes (Vice President of ...…
 
God's Word gives us the strength to do His will in our lives. Learn how to reach for the "medicine" you need as Joyce continues her Bible study on the book of James.
 
Gawain, Kay, and Bishop Baldwin are road tripping, but it's starting to rain. Kay won't camp out in the rain, so that only leaves one option: Carl's house. The knights are in for one of the strangest nights of their life. The creature this week is the mantindane, from Kenya, maybe an evil poison monkey...or an alien trying to create a race of a ...…
 
Dozens of countries are experiencing a resurgence of biblical Christianity. Pastor John shares several stories from his recent trip to Brazil and Argentina.
 
Beat depression and improve your relationships with interpersonal psychotherapy with psychologist Cindy Stulberg.
 
The Grace AwakeningBy podcast@insight.org (Chuck Swindoll - Insight for Living Ministries).
 
Jimmy was born into a Muslim family and the Islamic faith. Jimmy also carried a secret...one that threatened to destroy him if it ever came to light.Seth Andrews tells Jimmy's true story, a difficult yet important example of how religions oppress, and why we should work together to create a future of freedom.Discover more about Jimmy at @Geemme ...…
 
How four new laws in Kentucky help reveal the horrifying arguments that pro-abortion advocates are making Courier Journal (Deborah Yetter) — Kentucky is about to have 4 new abortion laws. Here’s what to know There is no middle ground on abortion: Why trying to compromise on the sanctity of human life is completely irrational when the opposing v ...…
 
As Christians, we believe God is three-in-one: He's Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. But of the three, the Holy Spirit is often the least discussed and least understood. Who is He and what’s His role? Discover the answer on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg. Listen...By john@truthforlife.org (Alistair Begg).
 
God’s goodness is working around you, watching out for you, and working in you.The post Why You Don’t Need to Fear the Future – Part 2 appeared first on Pastor Rick's Daily Hope. Get free Pastor Rick's Daily Hope. Subscribe to the daily email devotional or listen to the daily 25-minute audio teaching!…
 
If we lose the expectations that create our entitlement, will it ensure our freedom and happiness? Where do we get our sense of entitlement and how do we get rid of it? MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: @sgrstk on Instagram: Change how you act and take the power back. “Change how you act and take the power back. (Or, I don't know, maybe at least start ...…
 
When you put your trust in God, He will cause all your troubles to eventually work out for your good. Be encouraged as you study the book of James!
 
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