Best Religion podcasts we could find (Updated October 2018)
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An examination of religion's role and the ethical dimensions behind top news headlines.
 
A weekly podcast exploring academic research on religion and featuring top scholars in history, sociology, political science, economics and religious studies.
 
State of Belief is a weekly radio show that explores the intersection of religion with politics, culture, media, and activism, and promotes diverse religious voices in a religiously pluralistic world.
 
Discussion of religious movements and the theories and individuals behind them.
 
This series of eight lectures delivered by Dr T. J. Mawson at the University of Oxford in Hilary Term 2011, introduces the main philosophical arguments pertaining to the Western monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Each lecture has an associated hand-out (two for the first lecture).
 
Interviews with intellectuals from across the globe. Topics include philosophy, religion, science, politics, economics, and everything else that's important to humans. Steve Patterson is a philosopher working outside of academia, and he is currently traveling the world to interview people in the pursuit of truth.
 
The Religion and Ethics Report, where religion and ethics meet news and current affairs in Australia and around the world.
 
Skepticism with a touch of southern charm. Stand for Reason or you will fall for anything!
 
Americans enjoy a multiplicity of religious traditions. Explore both traditional religions, and what it means to be spiritual in a rapidly changing and diversifying religious world.
 
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Religion Today
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Martin Tanner explores religious and spiritual topics that matter to Utahns, and especially members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
 
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HuffPost Religion
Weekly
 
From the Pope to Patti Smith -- All Together is dedicated to exploring how religion ideas, ethics and spiritual practices inform and shape our personal lives, our communities and our world. Host Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush is the Executive Editor of HuffPost Religion, which is America's most widely-read religion website.
 
Christianity Without the Religion - Church Without Walls
 
Named one of the Top 13 Most Influential Women in Goddess Spirituality - tune in to find out why! Wednesday or Thursday nites, hear Dr. Rev. Karen Tate, author, speaker, and teacher, discussing global and personal issues with a broad spectrum of advocates, visionaries and forward thinkers from a Divine Feminine, Right Brain point of view. Some call it the Feminine Consciousness or the shift away from patriarchal values. These are issues that could raise your consciousness or save the world. ...
 
CFR’s Religion and Foreign Policy Program serves as a resource for the faith community, bringing together congregational and lay leaders, religion scholars, and representatives of faith-based organizations for conversations on issues at the intersection of religion and global affairs.
 
Writer and Academic
 
A former megachurch pastor leaves religion behind to rid himself of the exclusivity created by its dogmas in order to open himself up to learn from the lives, stories, and experiences of everyone else. To prove we are more alike than we think and we can all get along no matter what we believe. Topics range via guest's experiences growing up in religious homes, where Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Secularism, Judaism, Hinduism, Tao, Heathenism, Wicca and all forms of dogmas and ideologies pro ...
 
The Journal of Southern Religion Podcast brings you interviews and discussion about new books, notable authors, and recent trends in the study of religion in the southern United States.
 
The Religion and Ethics Report, where religion and ethics meet news and current affairs in Australia and around the world.
 
Welcome the No religion, Just Jesus podcast with pastor Brian Clark, brought to you by Crossroads Baptist Church: a ministry dedicated to making disciples and planting churches.
 
Michael MacAuliffe (also known as Max Arthur Macauliffe) was a senior British administrator, prolific scholar and author. Macauliffe is renowned for his translation of Sikh scripture and history into English.This is one of the first (and still one of the few) comprehensive books about the Sikh religion in the English language. MacAuliffe had extensive access to manuscripts of the Sikh sacred writings (the Granth), as well as support from Sikh scholars and leaders of the time. This volume, vo ...
 
Interviews with Scholars of Religion about their New Books
 
Institutes of the Christian Religion is John Calvin's seminal work on Protestant systematic theology. Highly influential in the Western world and still widely read by theological students today, it was published in Latin in 1536 and in his native French in 1541, with the definitive editions appearing in 1559 (Latin) and in 1560 (French).The book was written as an introductory textbook on the Protestant faith for those with some learning already and covered a broad range of theological topics ...
 
In Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, philosopher David Hume examines whether belief in God can be rational. The work takes the form of a debate between three characters: Cleanthes, who argues that the existence and nature of God can be empirically verified; Demea, who argues that God is completely beyond human knowledge; and Philo, a philosophical skeptic widely thought to represent Hume’s own beliefs. Much of the debate centers around Cleanthes’ presentation of the analogical argument ...
 
Institutes of the Christian Religion is John Calvin's seminal work on Protestant systematic theology. Highly influential in the Western world and still widely read by theological students today, it was published in Latin in 1536 and in his native French in 1541, with the definitive editions appearing in 1559 (Latin) and in 1560 (French).The book was written as an introductory textbook on the Protestant faith for those with some learning already and covered a broad range of theological topics ...
 
Interviews with intellectuals from across the globe. Topics include philosophy, religion, science, politics, economics, and everything else that's important to humans. Steve Patterson is a philosopher working outside of academia, and he is currently traveling the world to interview people in the pursuit of truth.
 
We live in a day where the world is saturated with contradictory faiths and beliefs. Can they all be right? Are they all wrong? As Christians, it is imperative that we understand something of what these religions teach and believe, so that we can accurately discern right from wrong. “Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.” (Ephesians 5:11)
 
Institutes of the Christian Religion is John Calvin's seminal work on Protestant systematic theology. Highly influential in the Western world and still widely read by theological students today, it was published in Latin in 1536 and in his native French in 1541, with the definitive editions appearing in 1559 (Latin) and in 1560 (French).The book was written as an introductory textbook on the Protestant faith for those with some learning already and covered a broad range of theological topics ...
 
“The present volume is an excursus into individual psychology, and represents only one of several aspects of the psychology... “It is a purely empirical study into the Line of Growth in Religion in individuals, and an inquiry into the causes and conditions which determine it...” From the Introduction, p11.Diagrams from the text can be downloaded here.
 
Institutes of the Christian Religion is John Calvin’s seminal work on Protestant systematic theology. Highly influential in the Western world and still widely read by theological students today, it was published in Latin in 1536 and in his native French in 1541, with the definitive editions appearing in 1559 (Latin) and in 1560 (French). The book was written as an introductory textbook on the Protestant faith for those with some learning already and covered a broad range of theological topic ...
 
A biweekly discussion dedicated to American History, historical thinking, and the role of history in our every day lives. Cohosted by John Fea and Drew Hermeling.
 
Taileaters applies a scientific viewpoint on the strange and bizarre phenomenon that happens in our lives, when we sleep, and in altered states.
 
The Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion conducts research into religious beliefs and theological concepts in relation to the sciences. The Centre is a part of the Theology Faculty at the University of Oxford.
 
Historical surveys and current discussions surrounding religion, culture, and politics in Muslim settings
 
In Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, philosopher David Hume examines whether belief in God can be rational. The work takes the form of a debate between three characters: Cleanthes, who argues that the existence and nature of God can be empirically verified; Demea, who argues that God is completely beyond human knowledge; and Philo, a philosophical skeptic widely thought to represent Hume's own beliefs. Much of the debate centers around Cleanthes' presentation of the analogical argument ...
 
An examination of religion's role and the ethical dimensions behind top news headlines.
 
This series presents 7 basic doctrinal ideas that help the viewer have a "big picture" view of the Christian religion. Done in an informal style with helpful graphics and summaries, Understanding Your Religion is a useful guide for those seeking to know what Christians believe and how these beliefs affect what they do.
 
This is a new podcast brought to you by the same cohosts who previously produced the Free Will, Science and Religion podcast. The idea was to focus on other topics of Philosophy, Science, and Religion. The goal is to make a better world by focusing on different facts and beliefs which affect how we live our lives every day.
 
A digest of sermons or other speeches and conversations from unitarian universalist ministers, mennonites, UMC, and other liberal religious voices.
 
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Thinking Religion
Monthly+
 
Thinking Religion is a podcast hosted by Rev. Sam Harrelson tackling various topics that deal with the intersection of religion, the Bible, devotionals, and culture.
 
The Yarra Institute for Religion and Social Policy is an independent, ecumenical organisation established to conduct research into the implications of Christian social thinking for formulating public policy in Australia, and to teach Christian social thinking and its implications for public policy in Australia. In pursuit of its mission the YIRSP explores how the social values embedded in the Scriptures can shed light on how to tackle current challenges to human wellbeing, including; -issues ...
 
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Martin Tanner speaks with Chantelle Squires , the director f the new film Jane and Emma. Jane is a black woman who walks hundreds of miles to meet Joseph Smith. However hen Smith lands in trouble, Jane is there to comfort his wife Emma.
 
For a brief moment, Senior White House advisor Stephen Miller was the public face of Trump immigration policy, including the Muslim ban. Back in the shadows, now, the 33-year-old ultra-conservative continues to craft zero-tolerance and family separation programs, prompting his childhood rabbi to forcefully speak out against his policy positions ...…
 
With the election of Donald Trump, the term populism has returned to the political lexicon. However, while many people may use the term, fewer people truly understand its meaning and history. On today's episode, we try to unpack the idea of populism in the American context. John Fea discusses the history of his favorite populist, William Jennin ...…
 
Tonight Dianne Lawson is with me discussing how we can improve our relationships or choose better relationships using astrology. We'll discover red flags people should be looking out for in relationships, what are planetary antidotes and how they can help people in relationships, and how adult astrological cycles can help people navigate relati ...…
 
The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, discusses the tensions that exist across the worldwide Anglican community, principally about sexuality.
 
In its latest economic outlook, the International Monetary Fund predicts an improvement in Australia’s GDP.
 
The leaders of Australia’s major religions say they want no part of any law that allows faith-based schools to expel gay students.
 
The presumed murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul challenges the idea of a new, modernising Saudi Arabia.
 
Inside Saudi Arabia - can a regime that still practices beheadings call itself reformist? And, is there a balance between the rights of faith-based schools and the gay students and teachers who work in them? Also, the former Archbishop of Canterbury says we need a new way to measure prosperity and well-being.…
 
Mak is an ExMoromon, Exvangelical, ExChristian, Empath who has done a lot of work within herself. She's full of wisdom beyond her years and feels therapeutic in her communication as we talk about her story, her past, and her present. BOOK MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Traumatic Narcissism: Relational Systems of Subjugation DO YOU LOVE THE PODCAST? ...…
 
Well, I’m back, which means you’re back, which means we’re back! Thank you for the break! I am feeling much better and getting re-grounded. Here's an update on my personal life and a teaser for the upcoming weeks of the podcast. Monday Meltdown is Our Weekly Chat with Each Other: Your Questions, Confessions, Comments and Meltdowns. Join the Mon ...…
 
Shamanic psychotherapist and therapeutic energy worker, Carley Mattimore, co-autor of Sacred Messengers of Shamanic Africa joins me on VSF to discuss the importance of the messages and messengers coming out of Africa. We'll learn about the 31st Meridian, how healing our own wounds affects the planet and, of course, this conversation would not b ...…
 
Exploring lucid dreams and having Out of Body Experiences can change a persons perception of what is real. In lucid dreams, we can have conversations with aspects of ourselves and change the dream world to be what we want like a virtual reality computer game. In Out of Body Experiences, we can travel to new lands that we never thought were poss ...…
 
In All My Relatives: Exploring Lakota Ontology, Belief, and Ritual (University of Nebraska Press, 2018), David C. Posthumus, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Native American Studies at the University of South Dakota, offers the first revisionist history of the Lakotas’ religion and culture in a generation. He applies key insights from wh ...…
 
marten Tanner discusses the plight of individuals and the question of why? Tanner brings up the idea that life is panned out and difficulties in life are for our gain.
 
Mitchell Gold, co-founder and CEO of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, is on a mission. He’s seeking to end discrimination and bullying of LGBTQ youth across the country. Having grown up under the weight of harassment for his own sexual orientation, Mitchell now travels the country, speaking on how we, as a country, can be more inclusive and healin ...…
 
Our thoughts are with all who are dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, which wreaked havoc from the Florida panhandle to Virginia this past week. After every such “Storm of the century,” it remains astounding that the political religious right continues to cling to its disbelief in climate change, underscoring their influence on pol ...…
 
I’ve often asked myself this question: “How do religions begin?” I don’t know about you, but I think I would be very, very skeptical if someone told me that they’d had just received a revelation, communicated with some spiritual “higher power,” or had some sort of mystical-though-divinely-inspired experience. Ditto with...…
 
It’s taken almost 40 years – and arguably the cold shoulder from popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI. But on Sunday, Pope Francis will declare the late Archbishop of El Salvador Oscar Romero a saint.
 
You might think that in Donald Trump’s America, where there’s incendiary language about Muslims in particular, that someone running a think tank devoted to tolerance would have a tough task.
 
Andrew West attended the G20 Interfaith Summit in Buenos Aires in Argentina. The summit is arranged by a consortium of major universities from around the world, led by Australia’s own Griffith University, and its Centre for Interfaith and Cultural Dialogue.
 
Ireland's referendum on blasphemy laws could trigger reform of blasphemy laws around the world. And, religious tolerance in Trump's America - some surprising findings. Also, spurned by two popes, Archbishop Oscar Romero, human rights hero of El Salvador, is to be made a saint next week by Pope Francis.…
 
How much does our identity, and not our values, define our politics? In episode 50, I share my own journey to understand my father – a kind and generous person who vents anger on twitter – through the lens of identity politics. Meg Barnhouse explains the divided camps of “radicals” and “respectables” behind all social change movements, and I wr ...…
 
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