Manage episode 228940707 series 2410110
On this show, Professor David Westfall and I discuss what it means to believe? What does Paul mean when he says that "if we confess with our lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in our hearts that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved?" Is it universal or exclusive? What does the word "salvation" mean as used in the Bible? How is our faith connected action? How are religion and politics intertwined? What are the connections between spirituality, compassion, righteousness, and justice? We then discuss the free exercise and establishment clauses of the Constitution. What the difference between the separation of church and state and the reality of religion and politics? Can religion and politics ever be separated and, if so, should they be?