Freemind

Freedom from captivity to the spirit of the age, and freedom to increasingly take on the mind of Christ.

About the show

Bible scholar Dr. Ben Witherington often says that we live in a “biblically illiterate, Jesus haunted culture.” Though we have retained some vague notions about Jesus and Christianity, the decline of biblical literacy along with education in general and critical thinking in particular has made us easy prey for the constant barrage of false ideas that press in on us from every angle. This is true even for many of us in the Church—we have succumbed to the spirit of the age being more influenced by Hollywood and social media than by Scripture, reason, and common sense. We often find ourselves at a loss for how to respond to cultural hot topics in everything from sexual morality to politics to science etc. Thus, our purpose at Freemind is to provide a thoughtful analysis of these topics as they arise utilizing the tools of biblical theology and philosophy.

Freemind on social media

Episodes and Blog Entries

  • Mental Health, the Church, and the Suicide of Jarrid Wilson

    Episode  |  September 16th, 2019  |  1 hr 6 mins

    After the tragedy of Pastor Jarrid Wilson’s suicide we discuss how the church handles mental illness, anxiety, and some practical strategies from J. P. Moreland’s latest book.

  • Is Interracial Marriage Ok? Drew Brees, Focus on the Family, LGBT and More

    Episode  |  September 9th, 2019  |  1 hr 6 mins

    We discuss the recent comparison between interracial and gay marriage, Drew Brees’ response to appearing on Focus on the Family, and more.

  • Has Science Buried God? The Marty Sampson Remix

    Episode  |  September 2nd, 2019  |  45 mins 15 secs

    We breakdown the claim that science has somehow disproven God, continue to explore the comments made by Marty Sampson, and more.

  • Popeyes vs. Chick-fil-A, A Lesson in Objectivity

    Episode  |  August 26th, 2019  |  53 mins 34 secs

    What does it mean when people say “speak your truth?” Can truth be subjective and change based on who’s telling it? We explore the difference between objective and subjective truth and how we can tell the difference.

  • Hillsong Worship Leader Marty Sampson Deconverts...Kind Of

    Episode  |  August 19th, 2019  |  1 hr 7 mins

    First Joshua Harris, and now Marty Sampson. It seems like the more influential names in Evangelical Christianity are all leaving the faith. But do they have good reason, and are there actually answers to the tough questions of Christianity?

  • Joshua Harris Kisses Christianity Goodbye: Interview with Sean McDowell

    Episode  |  August 12th, 2019  |  45 mins 48 secs

    Special guest Sean McDowell comes on the podcast to discuss the purity movement, Joshua Harris recanting his book, and the portrayal that Christianity is dwindling in the West.

  • Reflections on the Mass Shootings and Mario Lopez on Candace Owens

    Episode  |  August 5th, 2019  |  56 mins 9 secs

    We reflect on the two mass shooting that occurred over the weekend, then address the comments by Mario Lopez on the Candace Owens show, the LGBT movement and his apology.

  • Holy Sexuality: Interview with Christopher Yuan

    Episode  |  July 29th, 2019  |  1 hr 1 min

    This week we have special guest Christopher Yuan on the podcast to share his incredible story and answer some questions on the LGBT movement and the church.

  • The Worldview of Stranger Things

    Episode  |  July 22nd, 2019  |  56 mins 34 secs

    Seth and Nirva talk about their experience at the Impact 360 Immersion Camp and then we all discuss the worldview in the Netflix Original Series, “Stranger Things” based on the article by Sean McDowell.

  • Biblical Fatherhood and Masculinity

    Episode  |  July 15th, 2019  |  47 mins 37 secs

    We continue our discussion with Dr. Doug Damon turning to the topics of fatherhood and Biblical masculinity versus toxic masculinity.

  • How One Youth Pastor Can Make a Difference

    Episode  |  July 8th, 2019  |  58 mins 47 secs

    In this episode we interview Dr. Doug Damon, a Liberty University campus pastor who also happens to be Seth’s best friend and former youth pastor.

  • What Belongs to God and What Belongs to Caesar

    Episode  |  July 1st, 2019  |  35 mins 25 secs

    A special interview with John Stonestreet, speaker and fellow of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, as well as the co-host with Eric Metaxas of "Breakpoint". We discuss the intersection of culture, politics, and Christianity.

  • Love Thy Body: Interview with Nancy Pearcey

    Episode  |  June 24th, 2019  |  57 mins 17 secs

    We had the privilege of interviewing Nancy Pearcey about her work on truth, worldview, and latest book: Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions About Life and Sexuality.

  • Taylor Swift, Can We Calmly Disagree?

    Article  |  June 19th, 2019
    By Stephen Robles

    It’s Pride month, most companies have adorned their social media accounts with some version of the LGBT flag, and now Taylor Swift has written a new song and produced an entire music video for the occasion. But more than celebrating Pride, this new music video clearly reveals what Swift and many other LGBT supporters think of those with different convictions.

  • Should We Celebrate Pride Month?

    Episode  |  June 17th, 2019  |  58 mins 25 secs

    We discuss some recent articles addressing LGBT Pride month, whether or not Christians should celebrate, and what it means to love people, genuinely.

  • Intellectual Humility

    Episode  |  June 10th, 2019  |  1 hr 11 mins

    When does intelligence become a weapon? This week we discuss the importance of adding humility to intellect so that truth can be communicated in love.