What Does it Mean to be a Christian?

9 EpisodesProduced by Steve Kopp

A podcast designed to introduce the major themes of the Christianity to those new to or exploring the faith. The content for this podcast is based on the book "What Does it Mean to be a Christian?"

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Episode 8: What Does it Mean to be Saved?

January 2nd, 2019


Christians, especially those of a certain stripe, talk a lot about "salvation." What does that mean? How does the idea of salvation fit into the …

Episode 7: The Holy Spirit and the Church

December 26th, 2018


As we wrap up our walk through the Bible we trace two more themes: The Holy Spirit and the Church.

Episode 6: How does Jesus Rescue Humanity?

December 19th, 2018


Jesus came as a King, but he didn't overthrow Rome. He wasn't the Messiah that many people weren't expecting. Still, his earliest followers, and …

What is a Christian vision of "Authority"?

December 3rd, 2018


The Christian language of authority is uncomfortable to many given how much authority has been misused throughout history.

My goal in this episode is to present a Christian vision of authority based on the upside down …

Episode 5: The Gospels - Jesus the Rescuer?

November 28th, 2018


In this episode we look at how the gospel writers describe Jesus' birth, life, teaching, and death, in light of the Israelite hope for the coming King who will rescue his people.

Episode 4: God's Story of Rescue in the Old Testament

November 7th, 2018


We tell ourselves stories to make sense of the world around us, to help us see where we're coming and where we're going. God tells us The Story of humanity in the Bible. This episode looks at how the Old Testament fits …

Episode 3: The Bible - Creation and Corruption

October 31st, 2018


In this episode we look at the central conflict in the Bible story: Evil has entered into the good world that God has created.

Episode 2: Who is God and how can we know anything about him?

September 24th, 2018


What do we mean when we use the term "God"? Can we have true knowledge about such a Being? What do we find when we actually read the Bible?

Episode 1: What is Christianity all about?

September 17th, 2018


What is Christianity all about? Is it a way to be good, to be happy, to change the world, to get to heaven? Or, is it more than all of those things?

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