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Each week on the Bart Ehrman Blog Podcast, John Mueller will read two posts from the Bart Ehrman Blog – the first will be a post from the not too distant past, and the second will be from the blog archives (one published roughly the same calendar week but from years 2012 to 2016). The Bart Ehrman Blog was created in 2012 to raise money for charities devoted to fighting poverty, hunger, and homelessness. Each week, Dr. Ehrman publishes 5 or 6 posts (approximately 1000 words each post) providi ...
 
Our lives have changed – our politics need to change too. Now is a time for us to remember that we need each other as Americans. Now is a time for us to reject those voices that say we don’t. The Braver Angels Podcast brings you face to face with leading voices from across the divide alongside remarkable Americans you did not know existed. Experience a movement to reignite the spirit of America and defeat the forces that divide us. With John Wood, Jr., Ciaran O’Connor and April Lawson.
 
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In the first reading (post published Oct 21, 2020) Dr. Ehrman answers a blog member’s question about teaching what you don’t believe. In the second reading (post published Oct 27, 2016) Dr Ehrman discusses early evidence supporting Jesus really existed. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new posts each week and every post in …
 
Think swing voters don't exist? These two lifelong conservatives have decided to vote Biden this year. Join us to find out why. Braver Angels member Peggy Wardlaw is a former TX Republican congressional candidate, a mother, and an entrepreneur from a ranching family. Across the country member Andrew Stegmaier is a millennial, libertarian software d…
 
Re-release of a past favorite: Top 5 of the Decade in this episode! It's the moment you've been waiting all decade for. OUR TOP 10 MOVIES OF THE DECADE. A two-part episode so big we brought Jake back on the podcast for his expert opinion and list-making skills. Write to us! ---> cinebumspod@gmail.com Follow us! ---> @cinebums Letterboxd! ---> lette…
 
In the first reading (post published Oct 9, 2020) Dr. Ehrman discusses the blog upgrade. In the second reading (post published Oct 16, 2016) Dr Ehrman explains how some early Christians viewed Jesus’ relationship to the Old Testament. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new posts each week and every post in the archives. Your …
 
Author Thomas Chatterton Williams is a unique and insightful voice out in the American cultural landscape. Contributor at New York Magazine and author of Losing My Cool Williams racial commentary emphasizes the need to transcend racial categories to help depolarize American racial life. In this conversation he and John Wood, Jr. discuss their birac…
 
Re-release of a past favorite: It's the moment you've been waiting all decade for. OUR TOP 10 MOVIES OF THE DECADE. A two-part episode so big we brought Jake back on the podcast for his expert opinion and list-making skills. Write to us! ---> cinebumspod@gmail.com Follow us! ---> @cinebums Letterboxd! ---> letterboxd.com/cinebums/ YouTube! ---> Cin…
 
Rick Gates is a former aide to the Trump campaign who is best known for being charged with money laundering as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into ties between the campaign and Russia. In 2018, Gates pled guilty to lying to investigators and became a cooperator by helping the investigation that led to the convictions of Paul…
 
In the first reading (post published Oct 4, 2020) Dr. Ehrman addresses an archeological/geographical argument that has been used to support the authenticity of Acts. In the second reading (post published Oct 8, 2015) Dr Ehrman explains why Luke is not supportive of all the Jews. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new posts ea…
 
David French, Senior Editor of The Dispatch, has a new book called “Divided We Fall” about why America is so polarized, how it could tilt into civil war, and ways we can stop that from happening. On this episode of the Braver Angels Podcast, he talks to Ciaran O’Connor and Greg Steinbrecher about his book, how and why polarization has gotten so bad…
 
Lydia Cornell is an actress, producer and writer known for her work on shows ranging from Love Boat and Full House to Curb Your Enthusiasm. She is the author of the book How to Talk to Ann Coulter, If You Must. You may know Roxanne Beckford-Hoge from shows like A Different World and films including Father of the Bride II and Something's Gotta Give.…
 
In the first reading (post published Oct 2, 2020) Dr. Ehrman explains his difficulty with those who give God as the answer to things we haven’t yet been able to explain. In the second reading (post published Oct 7, 2012) Dr Ehrman shares Fronto’s, tutor of emperor Marcus Aurelius, disparaging remarks about mid-second century Christians. Join the bl…
 
Daniel McCarthy, editor of the venerable journal of conservative cultural commentary Modern Age, has been observing and commenting on Republican politics and intellectual trends in conservatism for decades now. How does someone who once deeply supported Ron Paul go on to deeply supporting Donald Trump? In this episode of the Braver Angels Podcast, …
 
"Why do you support Trump, and what reservations do you have about him?" Five conservative-leaning Braver Angels members join co-hosts Ciaran O'Connor and Carlos Hernandez for a lively discussion on President Trump, Joe Biden, and the Supreme Court vacancy. Featuring guests Iris Diaz, Larry Gutman, Joe D'Aura, Mark A Reinecke, and Ruth Littmann-Ash…
 
In the first reading (post published Sept 15, 2016) Dr. Ehrman answers two blog member questions pertaining to an upcoming debate and where Revelation fits in with the deapocalypticism of Jesus. In the second reading (post published Sept 21, 2013) Dr Ehrman discusses Jesus’ anger in Mark. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 ne…
 
This month we held our 1st annual Cinebums Film Festival. This year's fest included the likes of Jim Carrey, Dustin Hoffman, David Lynch, Morgan Freeman, AND MORE! There's Cannes, there's Sundance...and then there's the Cinebums Film Festival. Or Festival de Cinebums for our French listeners. Feature Film Selections Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Mulho…
 
Host of Full Court Press with Greta Van Susteren, and former host of Fox New's On The Record, Greta Van Susteren has been one of the most visible anchors in American political media for many years. But how did Greta's media career begin? And what did it have to do with a Toga party in 1976? Hear Greta recap her whipsaw career in broadcast journalis…
 
In the first reading (post published Sept 13, 2020) Dr. Ehrman gives answer to three NT trivia questions he asked his undergraduate students on day one of class. In the second reading (post published Sept 13, 2013) Dr Ehrman shares what we know about the Gospel of the Ebionites. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new posts ea…
 
Many Americans are deeply concerned about the culture of shaming and silencing that some see as becoming dominant on college campuses and increasingly in major American institutions and cities. No one has more reason to be concerned about this than Heather Heying - former professor of evolutionary biology at Evergreen State College and noted member…
 
In the first reading (post published Sept 11, 2020) Dr. Ehrman shares a Muslim podcast he was interviewed on that he thinks you would enjoy. In the second reading (post published Sept 9, 2012) Dr Ehrman points out instances where Luke changes Mark’s version of Jesus’ death. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new posts each we…
 
Bill Fry is retired Military, a Tea Party activist, and an avid Trump supporter. He's also a longtime Braver Angels leader who is co-organizing "No Ballot No Buck," a bipartisan campaign finance reform initiative in Ohio with his liberal counterpart Rob Weidenfeld. Bill talks to host Ciaran O'Connor about Braver Angels, Donald Trump, and working to…
 
Carol Swain may not reflect the image some people have in mind when they think of an elite university professor. She is an African-American Christian Conservative who grew up in severe rural poverty to achieve success at the top of the academic ladder. Her story of personal accomplishment shines light on the power of perseverance in face of adversi…
 
The first reading (post published August 23, 2020) is a Guest Post from Prof. James Tabor re the republishing of his book “Paul’s Ascent to Paradise.” In the second reading (post published Sept 4, 2016) Dr Ehrman explains why Paul and James view of justification by faith/words may not be contradictory. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and r…
 
Carlos Hernandez is a Latino Braver Angels leader from San Francisco who supports President Trump. In this episode, Carlos talks to host Ciaran O'Connor about what it's like to be a conservative in San Francisco, why he supports the President, and how he believes Braver Angels' work can build trust and understanding between those who plan to vote d…
 
The first reading (post published August 23, 2020) Dr. Ehrman summarizes his view on Jesus and Jesus’ relation to the Son of Man. In the second reading (post published August 30, 2012) Dr Ehrman explains why scholars don’t respond to questions re whether Jesus actually existed. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new posts eac…
 
Dominique DiPrima is a former co-host of the Steve Harvey Morning Show and is the host of The Front Page with Dominique DiPrima. A “leading-edge” progressive activist, she has challenged the political status quo from the airwaves of KJLH in Los Angeles as LA’s most popular Black morning show host. Kira Davis is the editor at large of Red State, a n…
 
The first reading (post published February 2, 2020) is a republished guest post from Bob Cargill regarding a then recent book claiming evidence was discovered that Jesus was married. In the second reading (post published August 26, 2016) Dr Ehrman responds to a blog member who asks about the historicity of Jesus’ disciples being armed at Gethesame.…
 
The philosophy of Nonviolence guided the moral leaders of the Civil Rights Movement in a struggle for freedom and justice that inspired the world. Dr. King's philosophy birth a vision for American society that still challenges the conscience of the nation. And yet the true substance and practice of Nonviolence is largely forgotten today. How can we…
 
The first reading (post published August 14, 2020) is a guest post from Ian Mills and Laura Robinson about their New Testament Review podcast. In the second reading (post published August 20, 2015) Dr Ehrman explains how the bloody sweat passage shined a light on the importance of textual criticism. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read…
 
SPOILER WARNING! Minor spoilers for both AI and Schindler's List in this one. We go in-depth on our first viewings of AI and Schindler's List. And why it took us so long to finally sit down and watch these. Write to us! ---> cinebumspod@gmail.com Follow us! ---> @cinebums Letterboxd! ---> letterboxd.com/cinebums/ YouTube! ---> CineBums on YouTube…
 
There is a movement underway to depolarize American politics. It is a movement committed to transforming the way we interact with and think about each other as Americans. And guess what? It is bigger than just Braver Angels. John and Ciaran welcome National Conversations Project and Listen First founder Pearce Godwin, Bridge Alliance founder Debily…
 
In the first reading (post published August 7, 2020) Dr. Ehrman translates the opening section of the Gospel of Judas. In the second reading (post published August 1, 2013) Dr Ehrman discusses why men believed they were superior to women and their roles in antiquity. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new posts each week and …
 
The Braver Angels Songwriting Contest is over! And we've emerged with three incredible winning songs. In this episode of The Braver Angels Podcast John Wood, Jr. and Sage Snider speak to Jon Baker and Donna Elaine Miller (writers of the "A United States of Humanity," performed by Donna), Thomas Prasada-Rao ("Even You") and Scott Cook ("Say Can You …
 
In the first reading (post published July 19, 2020) Dr. Ehrman responds to two questions pertaining to why atheists teach the bible? In the second reading (post published August 2, 2015) Dr Ehrman discusses the original wording of Mark 15:34 “My God My God Why have you forsaken me?” Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new post…
 
With summer in full swing, it's time we appreciated the ol' summer blockbuster. For the next month, we'll be talking all about Spielberg and his summer blockbuster movies. This week it's all about the 2000s with Minority Report, Catch Me If You Can, Munich, & War of the Worlds. Write to us! ---> cinebumspod@gmail.com Follow us! ---> @cinebums Lette…
 
Fashion stylist and cultural commentator Ayishat Akanbi is a uniquely refreshing voice in the social discourse of the United Kingdom. Increasingly however Ayishat's following is growing in the United States where people of widely differing background are drawing value from her empathetic and deeply perceptive approach to communicating across ethnic…
 
Why has America struggled so mightily to control the coronavirus compared to other countries? Is there something about American identity or culture that renders us uniquely ill suited to managing this crisis? What do we mean by "cancel culture?" And how can we promote the values of free speech while making sure marginalized voices are heard? Ciaran…
 
The first reading (post published July 24, 2020) is a guest post by adjunct professor Jason Staples about a confusing statement made by Paul. In the second reading (post published July 28, 2013) Dr Ehrman addresses whether women were associated with Jesus’ ministry. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new posts each week and e…
 
With summer in full swing, it's time we appreciated the ol' summer blockbuster. For the next month, we'll be talking all about Spielberg and his summer blockbuster movies. This week it's all about the big, "monster" movie franchises Jaws and Jurassic Park! Write to us! ---> cinebumspod@gmail.com Follow us! ---> @cinebums Letterboxd! ---> letterboxd…
 
What are the forces driving the breakdown in our media system? How do media polarization, hyperpartisanship, and disinformation threaten our values and democracy? And what can we do about it?? Ciaran O'Connor talks to the leaders of two organizations working to free people from filter bubbles so they can better understand the world, surmount the bu…
 
The first reading (post published July 13, 2020) is a guest post by editors Jill Hicks-Keaton and Cavan Concannon on their book about the Museum of the Bible. In the second reading (post published July 20, 2012) Dr Ehrman answers a blog member’s question whether Paul knew of the historical Jesus when Jesus was crucified. Join the blog at https://eh…
 
Can gay rights activists and proponents of religious liberty build the trust and understanding needed to find common ground? Or is this divide destined to be a zero-sum fight? Jonathan Rauch is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute and a contributing writer at The Atlantic. He's also a gay man who helped lead the movement to legalize same-sex …
 
The first reading (post published July 6, 2020) is a guest post by Patrick Payne describing his documentary in which Dr. Ehrman was interviewed. In the second reading (post published July 16, 2014) Dr Ehrman looks at why Luke and Mark protrary Jesus’ death differently. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new posts each week an…
 
In different ways, Joy Donnell and Maleena Lawrence are on the front lines of the cultural and political struggle against "White Supremacy." The idea of white supremacy holding sway over the dominant institutions and culture of American life strikes many Americans as outrageous whereas for many other Americans this truth is almost self-evident. But…
 
This is a conversation like few others. Bob Woodson and Hawk Newsome are among the most important voices in black America today, but their politics couldn't be any more different on the surface. Hawk Newsome is the chairman and former president of Black Lives Matter of Greater New York. Bob Woodson advised the Reagan administration, the Bush admini…
 
The first reading (post published June 24, 2020) is a guest post by Prof. Julius-Kei Kato re the beatitudes. In the second reading (post published June 27, 2016) Dr Ehrman begins a thread of posts about the authorship of the Pentatuch. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new posts each week and every post in the archives. Your…
 
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