Episode 69 - God’s Will, Racist Grandparents, and Historical Christianity

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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: What philosophies shaped early Christianity? How do you know what is or is not “God’s will?” What is God’s mechanism of action? How do we deal with racism from friends and family?

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Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper.

What philosophies shaped early Christianity?

Hellenistic Culture: The influence of Greek language, philosophy and culture on Jews and early Christians.

Backgrounds of Early Christianity

A History of God


Misquoting Jesus

How Jesus Became God

What is God’s mechanism of action?

Finding God in the Waves


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