Stephen M. Barr joins me on the podcast to discuss the relationship between science and religion. A member of the American Physical Society, Stephen Barr is an accomplished theoretical particle physicist. He is also a practicing Christian, President of the… Read More ›
The War in Ukraine and the Churches
In this episode I talk with Cyril Hovorun, an Orthodox priest from Ukraine, about how the war in his country is affecting the Ukrainian people. Fr. Hovorun also discusses the character and history of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, its relationship to… Read More ›
Can Christians in Good Conscience Get the COVID Vaccine?
In this episode of BaerTalk I explore questions about the morality of COVID vaccines. Some Christians have expressed worry that the vaccines have been developed in a way that makes them complicit in the evil of abortion. The Bishop Athanasius… Read More ›
Reflections on Suffering
I form light and create darkness; I make weal and create woe; I am the LORD, who does all these things. — Isaiah 45:7 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to… Read More ›
To Walk on Water: A Meditation on Faith and Doubt
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through the fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. – Isaiah… Read More ›
Salt of the Earth: A Meditation on the Church and the World
Can that which is tasteless be eaten without salt, or is there any taste in the juice of the mallow? – Job 6:6 You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its… Read More ›
Meditation on Christian freedom
The LORD sets the prisoners free. — Psalm 146:7 For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. — Galatians 5:13 A Christian is… Read More ›
Is Rod Dreher’s Live Not By Lies a Good Book?
H. David Baer (professor of theology), Alexander Faludy (journalist, church historian), and Joseph Novak (Hungarian Baptist pastor) discuss Ron Dreher’s new book, Live Not By Lies, and consider the questions: How well has Dreher described the experience of East European Christians? Is Dreher right to draw parallels between 20th century communism and American today?
What Does the 2nd Commandment Say About Worship During COVID?
You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain. — Exodus 20:7 You have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by… Read More ›
Beszélgetések hitről és életről
A koronavírus idején, amikor az ország, sőt a világ nagy része be volt zárva, Novák József barátom arra kért engem, hogy beszélgessünk izgalmas témákról az interneten, hogy ne unatkozzunk annyira. Mivel nagyon izgalmas témákat nem találtunk, abban maradtunk, hogy életről,… Read More ›