By Dr. Jonathan Lyonhart and Seth Hart
Foolishly going where angels fear to tread, the Spiritually Incorrect Podcast asks all the uncomfortable questions you've always wondered yet never felt comfortable asking. Wherever spirituality collides with the oddities of science, philosophy, politics, culture, or history–there we will be. For Christians looking to explore the weird and the wonderful, this is the podcast for you.
Serial Killer Converts?
God's grace can cover any sin, right? Well, there is that one unforgivable sin, and then Jesus does say that those who don't forgive others won't be forgiven... Does grace have a limit, then? And, if so, what is it? Are serial killers beyond the scope of forgiveness? In this episode, we tackle the bloody and horrific reality of serial killer conversions. Many high-profile murderers have become Christians in their final moments. How should we as Christians interpret this? Do we embrace them as fellow repentant sinners? Or does the reality of some unforgivable sins make us pause?
November 15, 2022
Is Telepathy Real? with Dr. Rupert Sheldrake
Few subjects are more taboo than the topic of mental telepathy, and this might be especially true in the church. The idea that we can somehow tap into the thoughts and feelings of others seems like pure science fiction. Yet, astonishingly, there's a live scientific research program aimed at demonstrating its truth. While it might be convenient to ignore such programs, it might not be wise. Is telepathy real? And if so, how would that impact our understanding of Christianity? There seem to be few more equipped to answer this question than Prof. Rupert Sheldrake, a Cambridge-trained scientist whose research may suggest the phenomenon is, in fact, a reality. But, more importantly, Prof. Sheldrake is also a professing Christian and convert from atheism. In this episode of Spiritually Incorrect, we ask Prof. Sheldrake to share some of his research and how he squares his belief in telepathic powers with his faith in Jesus Christ. It's an episode you don't want to miss.
November 01, 2022
Interview with an Exorcist
Demonic Possession. It's not something we usually like to talk about. For nonbelievers, it's the perfect example of the religious clinging to medieval superstitions. For believers, it is an uncomfortable and frightful topic, one few seem comfortable addressing. But is it real? Are there really dark forces lurking around us waiting to overtake our bodies? Do people really manifest ungodly, supernatural powers, or is this just a movie spectacle? In this Halloween special, we bring in Father Vincent Lampert to answer these very questions. If you don't know him, he is the designated exorcist of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis, having performed dozens of exorcisms over the past few decades. We ask him to share his spookiest stories and convince us the devil truly does still haunt our modern world. For Christian and non-Christian alike, you will not want to miss this episode.
October 18, 2022
Alien Life? With Dr. Paul Rimmer
Science fiction has had a heyday speculating on whether or not we are alone in the universe, but there are, in fact, real scientists trying to discover life on other worlds as we speak. What would it mean for our faith if they are successful? What would such life look like? On this week's episode, we ask Dr. Paul Rimmer, a Christian and geochemist at the University of Cambridge and the Leverhulme Centre for Life in the Universe, about his thoughts on the question. As someone who has actually participated in this research, what are the chances we will find life on other worlds in our lifetime? How ought the church respond? How would it impact your faith? Should we baptize a Martian?
October 03, 2022
Reincarnation: Is There Evidence?
The idea that our souls are reborn over and over throughout history is a popular one among Eastern faiths (and a growing one in the West), but it's just something one takes on faith. It's not something Christians need to worry too much about. Or is it? Well-credentialed scientists have made some shocking discoveries that may challenge the faith of many. How ought the church respond to the supposed scientific case for reincarnation? Is it an open and shut case? Or can we poke holes in the evidence? In this week's episode, Jonathan and Seth explore the scientific case for reincarnation to see if really lives up to its paranormal claims.
October 03, 2022