Is James the brother of Jesus? Is the virgin birth possible? And why do Catholics care what Mary and Joseph got up to after Jesus was born? In this dramatic and fast-paced episode, Alex and Katie start to get into one of the most heated discussions in all of Protestant/Catholic disputes- the perpetual virginity of Mary.
Is there any true right way to pray? What do we gain and what are the struggles in different versions of prayer? Is God a celebrity listener to this podcast?
In this episode, Alex and Katie tackle praying as a group at their new church in London, what the church teaches about praying alone, and how Catholics often use prescribed prayers.
Ariana Grande’s “God Is A Woman,” Taylor Swift’s “False God,” Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” and Hozier’s “Take Me to Church.” Only one thing is clear from this episode- Alex does NOT know how to pronounce “Hozier.” In this episode, Alex and Katie discuss their thoughts on pop stars using religious and (in particular) Christian images as a way to talk about sex. Is it weird that Taylor Swift talks about praying to Jesus about her mom in the hospital, and then replaces him with sex in the next song of the album? And what about Ariana? IS God a woman? If not, why not?
What happens when Madonna goes too far- can she?
AND HOW DO YOU ACTUALLY PRONOUNCE HOZIER? Is it possible that he might have the best reason to use religious and sexual analogy?
These things and more, on this episode of Religious War.
Babies, believers, and baptists (oh my). In this episode of Religious War, we dive into the phenomenon that is baptism. Why do we dip babies into water? Why do some churches wait until someone is older, and does it matter whether someone is baptised at all?
Katie explores her opinion on the famous “unbaptised babies go to purgatory” belief, Alex shares her experience going to many-a-Italian christening, and we get a glimpse into why Alex’s brother’s baptism may have messed him up entirely.
Welcome to Religious War! On this episode, Alex and Katie introduce the podcast, talk about how they became friends, and why they started the show. Is it true Alex didn’t like Katie when they first met? What happened at Pret between Catholic mass and Protestant church? Answers to these questions and more in this episode of Religious War.