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Restitutio is a Christian theology podcast designed to get you thinking about biblical theology, church history, and apologetics in an effort to recover the original Christian faith of Jesus and the apostles apart from all of the later traditions that settled on it like so much sediment, obscuring and mutating primitive Christianity into dogma and ritual. Pastor Sean Finnegan, the host of Restitutio, holds to a Berean approach to truth: that everyone should have an open mind, but check every ...
 
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Sean Finnegan, Daniel Fitzsimmons, Rose Rider

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How does Christianity intersect culture? Resist the conforming pressure of this age by learning how the biblical worldview answers our greatest longings better than naturalism or postmodernism. Off Script is a round table discussion with Sean Finnegan, Daniel Fitzsimmons, and Rose Rider. In addition to Christian apologetics and cultural analysis, topics include discussions about tattoos, refugees, power, money, TV, consumerism, work ethic, and much more. Off Script is part of Restitutio.
 
What does it mean to be a man in the 21st century? Detoxicity is an interview podcast designed to explore the many possible answers to that question The podcast will cover a wide range of topics from relationships to creativity, from psychology to sexuality with thoughtfulness, sensitivity, and humor. Detoxicity is hosted by radio personality and mental health/sexuality educator Mike Joseph.
 
Hosted by Negin Farsad, everyone's favorite Iranian American Muslim Comedian Podcast Host with Black Hair and Red Glasses, Fake the Nation is a comedy show that isn't afraid to talk about news, culture, and humanity’s weirdness. Every week Negin is joined by her funniest, smartest, and most politically astute friends. People like Samantha Bee, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Paula Poundstone, Margaret Cho, Larry Wilmore and others. They’ll make you laugh, think, and deliver a gut punch to the country w ...
 
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Power and kindness rarely go together. I don't know about you, but I'm so thankful the most powerful being in the universe is also exceedingly compassionate! In fact, when he revealed himself to Moses, compassion was the first attribute he declared about himself. We see the outworking of God's compassion in the laws he provided Israel in the Torah,…
 
Hebrews 1.10-12 is a confusing passage for many of us. It seems to say that Jesus created the heavens and the earth in the beginning. Today we are beginning a three part series in which Dr. Jerry Wierwille will address this important passage in context. Our first part is Wierwille's presentation from last year's UCA conference. In this overview, he…
 
Benari Poulten steps in as guest this week and is joined by panelists Justin Krebs and Keisha Zollar to discuss the continued January 6th hearings, the separation of church and state, and what films unite us a nation. ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Outschool - Head over to Outschool.com/fakethenation and use code fakethenation to learn all ab…
 
In this episode, we're traveling out to Denver Colorado to talk to Patrick Brown, who is the newly-minted owner of Twist and Shout, the Mile High City's #1 independent record store. Patrick and I talk about the thrills and hard work that come with being a brand new business owner, and what management tactics he's learned over the years. We travel b…
 
Today we are addressing Progressive Christianity. To be clear, we are not talking about politics, though they often go hand in hand. Progressive Christianity is an outgrowth of liberal Christianity, which accepted the modernist ethos of the Enlightenment and merged it with Christianity. Likewise Progressive Christianity brings the assumptions and m…
 
Jeet Heer and Leah Bonnema join Negin to discuss the January 6th hearings, why everyone may be marrying the wrong person for them, and why one woman is drawing connection between having Geico insurance and HPV. ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: TrueBill - Use this link or go to TrueBill.com/fakethenation to stop paying hundreds of dollars on sub…
 
Benjamin Wagner is the founder of a consulting firm called Essential Industries Inc, but that's not all he does or has done. Over the course of his life, Benjamin has worn the hats of journalism, musician and filmmaker, co-creating the PBS documentary "Mister Rogers & Me". He hosts a podcast called "Friends & Neighbors". Friends & Neighbors is a sh…
 
Danielle Durschlag and Shalewa Sharpe join Negin to discuss California primaries, a bubbling Google controversy, and (hopefully) the last thing anyone will ever say about the Depp-Heard trial. ——Thank you to this week’s sponsor: Helix - Use this link or go to HelixSleep.com/fakethenation for up to 200 dollars off all mattress orders AND two free pi…
 
You might know Christian Finnegan from his stand up, or from his role on the series Are We There Yet, or from VH-1's Best Week Ever, or from the infamous Chappelle's Show Mad Real World sketch. What you might not know is that Christian fell into comedy almost by accident, or that he lost both of his brothers and his mother to heart problems, or tha…
 
Have you heard of historiography? Your historiography is the method you employ in doing history. This is especially relevant when the scholars who make the rules for doing history decide to exclude any supernatural events from their historiography. Today, my guest, Aaron Shelenberger, continues his rebuttal to Ehrman's three main objections to the …
 
Pete Dominick and Rebecca Soffer join Negin in Part 1 of this episode and chat about people who charge for attending house parties --- and the social norms around hosting a party. In part two of this episode, Benari Poulten and Eddie Geller chat with Negin about the hierarchy of relationships. —— Thank you to this week’s sponsor: Aurate - Use this …
 
Today my guest, Aaron Shelenberger, and I are tackling a second scholarly objection of Bart Ehrman against the resurrection of Jesus. We're taking a deep dive into the historian's use of probability to establish whether a particular event happened. Are miracles by definition improbable? Does the rarity of miracles preclude the historian from talkin…
 
Sean Wolcott is a technology professional and musician based in Arizona. He is the product of a blended family, and is also now a member of a blended family himself. He and I speak about the circumstances that led to both of those situations, and how having a stepdad of a different race cemented his progressive worldview. Sean discusses his parenti…
 
Evan Gregory and Brian Brushwood join a tearful Negin as they mourn the senseless murder of elementary school children in Ulvlade, Texas. Then, a political round up convo featuring John Fetterman's primary win in Pennsylvania, Dr. Oz's recount against David McCormick and Stacy Abrams in Georgia. Last, the panel chats about, BeReal, a newer social m…
 
Aaron Shelenberger who studied under Mike Licona at Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina, shares about his research on the historicity of the resurrection. In particular, his thesis tackled three main objections brought forth by popular author and anti-Christian Bart Ehrman. Now, I realize this episode and the next two that fo…
 
This week Pete Dominick and Rebecca Soffer join Negin and talk about the shooting in Buffalo and solutions to stop something like this from happening again. Rebecca talks about her new book, The Modern Loss Handbook, and the words to use when speaking to someone who is grieving. Then, a 'cultural grab bag of topics' from himbos, big companies annou…
 
Mike Duquette (Instagram) is the founder of the music reissue website The Second Disc and is also a music industry and culture journalism veteran. Full disclosure, Mike is also one of my best friends, and a big component of this episode is the up and down (mostly up) arc of our relationship. Mike talks about being a sheltered young person and growi…
 
Last time Pastor Daniel Calcagno spoke to us about the older generations. Today we'll get into discussing Generation X, Millennials, and Generation Z. We explore pivotal events in each of these younger generations as well as how Christianity uniquely appeals to them. Hopefully this conversation will spur some thoughts for you, regardless of your ag…
 
Benari Poulten and Eddie Geller join Negin on the panel this week as they discuss thoughts and feelings around the SCOTUS draft leak. Afterwards, a conversation on the life and times of Madison Cawthorn -- and if congress needs to rethink its obsession with longevity. Then, they discuss the ethics of deep fake technology in reference to Kendrick La…
 
This episode's interviewee is Michael Fortes. Michael is a writer/culture journalist, admin professional, and a collector of physical media (he has 8-tracks, y'all!) Michael and I met years ago while writing for Popdose. Our conversation covers Michael's love of his home in the melting pot that is the Bay Area. It covers a somewhat challenging chil…
 
Daniel Calcagno serves as the pastor of Glad Tidings Church of God in Fonthill, Ontario (just west of Niagara Falls). He is the owner of MessianicNiagra.com along with the associated YouTube channel, which has several thousand subscribers and a video with over 400,000 views. Today he's talking to me about generations based on a sermon series he pre…
 
This episode finds me talking to Dom DiMaria, an NYC musician who, by day, helps house New York City's homeless population. Those are two professions you don't often find side by side, and Dom talks about the ups and the downs of working for the public, which includes a previous life as a street canvasser. We also talk about Dom's suburban Catholic…
 
*This episode was recorded before the SCOTUS draft leak* Negin is joined by Christian Finnegan and Dani Faith Leonard on this week's panel. The three discuss the pitiful and melodramatic nature of personal essays, the cultural significance of ‘goblin mode’, and what Baby Boomers got right about parenting. —— Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Aurat…
 
Tribalism is a major problem in our society today. If we're honest, tribalism is a major problem in Christianity today. If I'm really honest, I have to admit that tribalism is a major problem in me today. Do you feel it too? Are you tempted to blow your ideological, theological, or political enemies out of the water when they say something ignorant…
 
Neil deGrasse Tyson and Sean Rameswaram join Negin Farsad to talk Twitter & Elon, Mask Mandates and the link between astrology and narcissism. Then NDT talks about his new book, WELCOME TO THE UNIVERSE IN 3D, which highlights the visual grandeur of space. Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Athletic Greens - Use this link to receive FREE 1 year supp…
 
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