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Religious War

Religious War

By Alex and Katie
Join two friends on opposite sides of the Reformation as they sit down to have a light-hearted but careful discussion of some of the biggest controversies between their historic faiths.

Religious War is the podcast for questions of faith, culture, and denomination dispute.
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COVID, BLM and Urban Apologetics: A conversation with Pastor Ernie Grant in Camden, New Jersey
We have our first ever guest! We hear from Ernest Cleo Grant II, a pastor in Camden, New Jersey with a PhD from Stockton University who has written for publications like Christianity Today and Desiring God, about some of the struggles faced by his church during the pandemic and after the George Floyd Protests. We talk about our favourite bible verses and hear what Ernie he says about being a Christian during these times, and how white Christians can do better in supporting Black people in America.  If you're interested in Ernest and his church, you can give or learn more at https://epiphanycamden.org/. You can also follow Ernest on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ernestcleogrant/. Like the podcast? We'd love if you could give us a review or rating. Visit Apple Podcasts on your phone and tell us what you think! You can also follow us on Instagram or twitter @religiouswarpodcast. 
1:00:52
August 5, 2020
How Christians Should Respond to Black Lives Matter | Live From Quarantine #5
Everyone has heard of the Black Lives Matter movement and knows about the political unrest currently happening in our world. As Christians, how should we respond to a movement like this? How can we tell where there is true injustice happening? And what should we do about it? What does being a Christian mean in an era of BLM, protests, and seeking justice? It's a much more serious topic than usual, but Alex and Katie try to answer these questions and more on this week’s episode of Religious War. "Live from Quarantine" is a bonus series of Religious War seeking to deal with some of the current events occurring in our world through the eyes of faith. Episodes will be released weekly.
37:18
July 29, 2020
The Theology of Online Church PART 2 | Live From Quarantine #4
This is the second part of this episode. Please listen to that one before this one, or it won't make much sense-  Communion? Baptism? Prayer? How do these happen when the church is on Facebook Live? In this episode of our "Live From Quarantine" series, we tackle some questions of how online/virtual church services work, and Alex gives Katie a lot of ideas for how she thinks the Catholic Church should operate.
22:36
July 15, 2020
The Theology of Online Church PART 1 | Live From Quarantine #3
Communion? Baptism? Prayer? How do these happen when the church is on Facebook Live? In this episode of our "Live From Quarantine" series, we tackle some questions of how online/virtual church services work, and Alex gives Katie a lot of ideas for how she thinks the Catholic Church should operate. 
27:25
July 15, 2020
How The Church Responded to Covid-19 | Live from Quarantine #2
Welcome back to Religious War! In the second episode of our special "Live From Quarantine" series, Alex and Katie discuss church response to the coronavirus and the current tumultuous political culture. How churches have adapted to online services, current struggles in communities, gaps in political response to church shutdowns, reopening during a pandemic, whether the church should be "political" in response to black lives matter, and more in today's episode. "Live from Quarantine" is a bonus series of Religious War seeking to deal with some of the current events occurring in our world through the eyes of faith. Episodes will be released weekly.
30:36
July 8, 2020
This Isn't How We Wanted To Come Back | Live From Quarantine #1
Welcome back to Religious War! In the first episode of our special "Live From Quarantine" series, Alex and Katie update us on what has happened in their life since we last heard from them, including how Alex fled London in a moment's notice and how Katie's study abroad journey affected by the pandemic.  "Live from Quarantine" is a bonus series of Religious War seeking to deal with some of the current events occurring in our world through the eyes of faith. Episodes will be released weekly. 
32:43
June 22, 2020
Honestly, Protestants Just Don't Think About Mary: perpetual virginity, Jewish marriage customs, and JD Heathers
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.
29:48
October 7, 2019
Don't Make the Catholic Pray Out Loud: arrogance, Katie goes to the hospital, the tax collector, and prescribed prayers
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.
26:05
October 7, 2019
The Other Madonna: Sex and Religion in Music (Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Madonna, and Hozier)
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.
29:10
October 7, 2019
Throwing the Baby Out With the Baptism Water: believer baptism, original sin, and victorian portraits
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.
26:28
October 7, 2019
Welcome to Religious War! - How Alex and Katie became friends, debates at pret, and where they are today
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.
09:56
October 3, 2019