Twenty-First Century Jesus

Twenty-First Century Jesus

Welcome to the 21st Century Jesus Podcast! If Jesus were here today, what interesting people would he talk to, what important conversations would he have, and what urgent causes would he care about? Host Brian Jones and his co-host Dan Reischel seek to answer those questions and more with a wide-variety of weekly interviews. If you’ve ever wondered how 1st Century Jesus would tackle the most important discussions in the 21st Century, this podcast will show you how.... Show More

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Former Philadelphia Eagles football player Brian Dawkins is widely regarded as one of the hardest hitting defensive players in NFL history. A nine-time Pro Bowler, Dawkins started off as a not-so-heralded second round draft pick, and went on to become a legendary all-time great. Known for his aggressive play, Brian shares how he fell in love with the game as a teenager, his struggles with depression early in his career, the pain... Read more

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October 14, 2019 52 min

Colin Wright seemed to have it all. A successful, multi-millionaire by the age of 24, he realized there was way more he wanted to accomplish in life than just making as much money as possible. In 2009, he sold everything he owned that wouldn’t fit into a carry-on suitcase (EVERYTHING!), scaled his business down, and started a blog called Exile Lifestyle where he would ask his readers to vote on what country he should mo... Read more

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Steve Drain is a member of Westboro Baptist Church, a small group of extreme protestors based out of Topeka, Kansas. Founded in 1955, WBC considers itself an “Old School Primitive Baptist Church,” but has no official affiliation with any mainstream Baptist organizations, which have all publicly distanced themselves from the group. Known for their “picketing ministry,” we attempted to have a conversation with Mr. Drain about the ... Read more

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September 30, 2019 38 min

Dr. Matthew Stanford is the CEO of the Hope and Healing Center & Institute in Houston, Texas, and serves as an adjunct professor of psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine. He’s an expert on the interplay between psychology and issues of faith, and his work has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, as well as many news websites including Fox, MSNBC, Yahoo, and US News & World Report. Dr. Stan... Read more

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Dr. Shabir Ally is a Muslim Imam and serves as the President of the Islamic Information & Dawah Centre in Toronto, Canada. He teaches courses on Arabic, the Quran, and Islam at the University of Toronto, and is known around the world as an expert in Islamic debate and interfaith dialogue. Recorded in front of a live audience, Dr. Ally explains how Muslims view Jesus vs. Mohammed, discusses the problem of Islamic extremism an... Read more

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September 16, 2019 33 min

Tom Fodi is a pastor from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He’s a former Air Force Chaplain, has a Masters of Divinity degree, he’s a family man – the kind of person you would want in your corner if you ever needed a credible witness to vouch for you. He also claims to be an eyewitness to Bigfoot (a claim that he says included multiple other witnesses). Whether you believe in Bigfoot, aliens, the Loch Ness Monster, or you’re 100% convi... Read more

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Caleb Kaltenbach was raised by LGBT parents, marched in gay pride parades as a youngster, and experienced firsthand the hatred and bitterness of some Christians toward his family. But then Caleb surprised everyone, including himself, by becoming a Christian, and later a pastor. As Caleb sees it, Jesus’ command to love your neighbor as yourself doesn’t have an exception clause for a gay “neighbor”— or for that matter, any other “... Read more

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“No one in the clubhouse knew I was betting on games.” – Pete Rose

Should Pete Rose be allowed into the Hall of Fame? 

Rose, recognized as one of Major League Baseball’s all-time greatest players, holds the league’s records for most hits (4,256), most games played (3,562) and most career at-bats (14,053). In 1989, he was permanently banned from baseball (including the Hall of Fame) as a result of allegations... Read more

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August 19, 2019 46 min

"I actually think that President Trump got a bad rap in Charlottesville.” – Sean Palmer

Sean Palmer is the Teaching Pastor at Ecclesia Houston, one of America’s most innovative and vibrant multi-site churches. Sean co-hosts the Read more

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“It's all about what resources will help… bring you out of this funk.” – Dr. Tom Whiteman

Dr. Tom Whiteman is a Philadelphia-area psychologist and co-author of more than a dozen books, including, Starting Over, The Fresh Start Divorce Recovery Workbook, Stress Test, and Your Kids and Divorce

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August 19, 2019 44 min

“Weed is just a plant growing out of the ground. I don't need a prescription for that.” – Craig Gross

 Craig Gross is the founder of XXXChurch.com and the new website ChristianCannabis.com, a site designed to start “A conversation that isn’t being had amongst believers who are both seeking to b... Read more

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