Welcome to the Rescuing Jesus podcast page!Here you will find brief descriptions and links to my two podcast series: "Atheists for Jesus: Rescuing Jesus from the Bible" and "Rescuing Jesus (and America) from the Religious Right." As the names imply, the first series will deal primarily with Biblical subjects (and will be identified with episode numbers) and the latter with religion as it interacts with political issues (and the 2010 episodes will be identified by "RJ 2.0" followed by a brief description of the topic). Both of these podcast series can also be found on iTunes by searching the Store for: "Schei". Older episodes of "Rescuing Jesus (and America) from the Religious Right" that were done in 2006 can be accessed by clicking HERE
and also on iTunes. These podcast were done during the George W. Bush administration and while some of the information is, therefore, somewhat dated, I do believe that they contain useful information that is still valid today. (I plan on producing updated versions of these podcasts in the near future.) I hope that you will find the information in these podcasts to be of interest and of value to you. Please feel free to contact me with your feedback.
[Religion] / 10/15 14:45
The God of the Old Testament.
Peter's list of false teachings about God.
Jesus' attempts to correct the Old Testament view of God.
[Religion/Politics] / 10/14 14:33
[Religion/Politics] / 10/08 2:57
Introducing this incarnation of "Rescuing Jesus (and America) from the Religious Right." These podcasts will be identified by "RJ 2.0" in their titles to differentiate them from my series "Rescuing Jesus from the Bible."
The "Christian Nation" portion of this podcast is identical to Ep. 9 and 10 of "Rescuing Jesus from the Bible" and is included for people who have not been listening to that series.
[Politics] / 09/17 4:05
This is the second part of the examination of the Old Testament laws and how (if at all) they relate to the laws and government of the United States. (Continued from Episode 9)
[Religion] / 08/22 7:10
Are Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, Bill O'Reilly and David Barton correct? Is the United States a "Christian Nation" or is "separation of church and state" the more important concept? Are the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution based on the Ten Commandments and our legal system based on the laws of the Old Testament? We examine these questions in this episode. (Spoiler Alert: Glenn, Sarah, Bill, and David will not like my conclusions.)
[Religion] / 06/08 8:08
A brief look at the battles of the Old Testament and how they relate to the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.
[Religion] / 03/30 23:44
In this episode, we are going to take a look at the moral teachings of the Old Testament as exemplified in its "Hero Stories." Hero stories have been, and still are, utilized by almost every culture to pass on lessons about bravery, honesty, compassion, justice, responsibility and other values that the culture considers to be worth promoting and perpetuating. We will examine three such stories from the Old Testament, (Abraham, David, and Lot), to see if their moral message fits in with the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.
[Religion] / 01/26 21:00
Genesis began as an honest search for truth. Unfortunately, when some people insisted on making it the FINAL word rather than the beginning of a wondrous journey, it became a hindrance to that very search. "Creation Science", "Intelligent Design", etc. are quite simply roadblocks that serve to slow our scientific and intellectual growth. They are also of absolutely no importance to the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.
[Religion] / 09/18 0:18
Which is MOST important, Works or Faith?
In the story of the "Good Samaritan," Jesus told us exactly how He thought that we should live our lives. It is a message that can be used by believers and non-believers alike.
The question is: Will we respect him enough to listen?
[Religion] / 08/26 2:29
Jesus: Liar, Lunatic, or Lord.
A look at the deification of Jesus.
Did Jesus believe that he was a deity?
Did the Original Apostles believe that he was a deity?
We examine the question from both an Ebionite and a Pauline perspective.