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Episode 22 - The Enneagram, Daily Prayer, and Being Slain in the Spirit

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Is there any science to being slain in the spirit? Is the Enneagram scientifically accurate? What’s your daily prayer practice like? Is there a link between homosexuality and pedophilia?

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

Q1: Is there any science to being slain in the spirit?

Slain in the Spirit (Wikipedia)

Q2: Is the Enneagram scientifically accurate?

About the Enneagram

Q3: What’s your daily prayer practice like?

Walking With God Through Doubt

Q4: Is there a link between homosexuality and pedophilia?

Gays are not pedophiles

Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin.

Preproduction work is handled by Haley Hyde.

The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy.

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You've got problems, he won't solve them,
But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face.
Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.

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Episode 16 - Confession, Deconstruction, and Dealing with the Past

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Is deconstruction the only way to a renewed faith? What happens when we ask someone to “pray about it?” Is that just the power of suggestion? What’s the science behind confession? Why is it so hard to do, and yet offers so much relief when done? How do you process that pain of past traumas?

You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com.

The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here.

Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page

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

Q1: Is deconstruction the only way to a renewed faith?

Falling Upward, Richard Rohr

Q2: What happens when we ask someone to “pray about it?” Is that just the power of suggestion?

The Psychological Benefits of Prayer

Q3: What’s the science behind confession? Why is it so hard to do, and yet offers so much relief when done?

The Truth About Dishonesty (YouTube)

The Honest Truth About Dishonesty, Dan Ariely

Q4: How do you process that pain of past traumas?

When the Past Hurts

Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin.

The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy.

You've got questions, he's got answers.
Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway.
You've got problems, he won't solve them,
But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face.
Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.

My website is a safe place for people whose beliefs about God are changing. Many are recovering from spiritual abuse or trauma. Please remain civil and kind in the comments section at all times.

Episode 3 - The Fastest Car in the Universe & What Happens When We Die

Welcome to Ask Science Mike, a weekly podcast where I answer your questions about science, faith, and life. A lot of people seem to think that science and faith are on opposite sides, but my experiences have shown me they work together just fine.

This is the place where no questions are out-of-bounds, and no ideas are too weird to discuss. If you'd like to submit a question, just tag a Twitter, Soundcloud or Youtube post with #asksciencemike.

The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here.

Here's some additional resources for this week's questions:

Q1: The Fastest Car in the Universe

Light-speed headlights.

What if you threw a baseball at 90% of the speed of light?

Q2: Does God Answer Prayer?

Studies on prayer.

Q3: Antimatter, Black Holes and Hawking Radiation.

A bit about Hawking Radiation.

Q4: What happens when we die?

Death and the brain.

Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin.

The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy.

You've got questions, he's got answers.
Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway.
You've got problems, he won't solve them,
But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face.
Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.

My website is a safe place for people whose beliefs about God are changing. Many are recovering from spiritual abuse or trauma. Please remain civil and kind in the comments section at all times.

Episode 2 - Pangea, Prayer, and Pretending God is Real

Welcome to Ask Science Mike, a weekly podcast where I answer your questions about science, faith, and life. A lot of people seem to think that science and faith are on opposite sides, but my experiences have shown me they work together just fine.

This is the place where no questions are out-of-bounds, and no ideas are too weird to discuss. If you'd like to submit a question, just tag a Twitter, Soundcloud or Youtube post with #asksciencemike.

The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here.

Here's some additional resources for this week's questions:

Q1: Rock Paradox

Could a Planet Be As Big As a Star? - Universe Today

Q2: Prayer and the Brain

How God Changes Your Brain by Andrew Newberg, MD.

Q3: Pangea

About.com explains Pangea.

The Rocks Don't Lie: A Geologist Investigates Noah's Flood 

Q4: Where to Begin

The Doubt Series - Mike McHargue

The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy.

You've got questions, he's got answers.
Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway.
You've got problems, he won't solve them,
But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face.
Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.

My website is a safe place for people whose beliefs about God are changing. Many are recovering from spiritual abuse or trauma. Please remain civil and kind in the comments section at all times.