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The God Experiment

Release Date: 08/02/2019

47 - Interview with Jeremy Tate on the Classics Learning Test, Modern Education, and Christianity show art 47 - Interview with Jeremy Tate on the Classics Learning Test, Modern Education, and Christianity

The God Experiment

In this episode Jeremiah speaks with Jeremy Tate, who is the cofounder and CEO of the Classics Learning Test. The Classics Learning Test, also known as the CLT, is a college entrance exam growing in popularity as a competitor to the SAT and ACT tests. In this interview we talked about Tate's vision behind the CLT, the story of how he became a believing Christian, his views on the modern state of Christianity in the West, as well as a number of other topics.

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46 - The Uselessness of Guilt show art 46 - The Uselessness of Guilt

The God Experiment

In this episode we're talking about guilt. The hypothesis is that the emotion of guilt is not only useless but completely counterproductive in a relationship with God. The experiment is to work on replacing your guilt with actions of trust and listening.

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46 - The Uselessness of Guilt show art 46 - The Uselessness of Guilt

The God Experiment

In this episode we're talking about guilt. The hypothesis is that the emotion of guilt is not only useless but completely counterproductive in a relationship with God. The experiment is to work on replacing your guilt with actions of trust and listening.

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45 - Interview with Justin Sarachik on Christian Hip Hop, Belief, and Family show art 45 - Interview with Justin Sarachik on Christian Hip Hop, Belief, and Family

The God Experiment

Justin Sarachik is the editor in chief of Rapzilla.com, an online magazine covering Christian hip hop and rap. He's been a journalist for many years, and has written for such publications as the Christian Post and Relevant magazine. We talked about the state of Christian hip hop, his personal perspective on Christian belief, the need for more spiritual conversations in the Church, and how becoming a father changes your perspective on God. 

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44 - Let God Work it in You show art 44 - Let God Work it in You

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In this episode Jeremiah discusses a spiritual mechanism of transformation. The hypothesis is that when we address our own internal reactions or problems, we must include God and His power or we will not change. The experiment is to give our problems to God and let Him work the change within us. 

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43 - Hallowed, and Other Amazing Adjectives show art 43 - Hallowed, and Other Amazing Adjectives

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Jeremiah discusses a simple but personal thing we can do to honor God. The hypothesis is that we can expand upon the Lord's prayer as a powerful activity in our relationship with the Father. The experiment is to tell God how cool He is. Like, so cool. 

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42 - The Undertow of Habit show art 42 - The Undertow of Habit

The God Experiment

The hypothesis of this episode is that our lives can easily fall into a routine that does not reflect our priorities. The experiment is to identify where our schedules and habits do not line up to the vision we have for our lives, and to include God as we make a plan to institute change. 

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41 - Interview with Stephen Goold on Christianity, Music, and the Spiritual Life show art 41 - Interview with Stephen Goold on Christianity, Music, and the Spiritual Life

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Jeremiah interviews Stephen Goold, the musical director at Christ's Church of the Valley in Phoenix, Arizona. Stephen is also a professional drummer who has played with such artists as Sara Bareilles, Carly Rae Jepsen, Ben Rector, Mat Kearney, and Owl City. This was a wide-ranging discussion. We talked about his spiritual journey, professional drumming, talking to God, the fruit of the Spirit, theological paradigm shifts, the role of a musical director at a mega-church, and worship.

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40 - Address it or Let it Go show art 40 - Address it or Let it Go

The God Experiment

Jeremiah talks about a simple choice we can make that will deepen our relationships and help us stay emotionally healthy. The hypothesis is that if we are unwilling to address something in an important relationship, we should let it go. The experiment is to recognize where we have not been honest about something, and then make a choice to either address it honestly or simply let it go.

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39 - Exploring Salvation: A Conversation show art 39 - Exploring Salvation: A Conversation

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Jeremiah and his friend Lewis discuss the various ways in which salvation is explained in the New Testament. This wide-ranging conversation includes such topics as resurrection, new life, the person of Jesus, and how to relate to sin.

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Jeremiah interviews Dr. Geordie Ziegler about spirituality, devotional activities, and the importance of a relationship with God. Dr. Ziegler is a Presbyterian minister and Christian academic who specializes in spiritual formation.