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.

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • Are White Evangelicals White Supremacists?

    Episode  |  April 15th, 2019  |  1 hr 3 mins

    In this episode we are joined by Neil Shenvi as we discuss the recent controversial interview Ekemini Uwan gave at the Sparrow Women’s Conference in Dallas, Texas. The main topic of the talk was on the nature of “whiteness.” We analyze her position and offer some critiques.

  • Unplanned: Interview with Abby Johnson

    Episode  |  April 8th, 2019  |  41 mins 21 secs

    In this episode we interview former Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson. We discuss the new movie “Unplanned,” which tells the story of how she became a clinic director, but eventually walked away from the abortion industry after observing an ultrasound-guided abortion.

  • Has the Christian Music Industry Lost Its Prophetic Voice?

    Episode  |  April 1st, 2019  |  59 mins 36 secs

    In this episode we discuss the loss of our prophetic voice in the Christian Music Industry, as well as the recent controversy surrounding K-LOVE’s initial rejection of attempts to advertise the pro-life movie ‘Unplanned’.

  • I Kissed Historic Christianity Goodbye with Alisa Childers - Part 2

    Episode  |  March 25th, 2019  |  41 mins 5 secs

    In this episode we continue our discussion of Progressive Christianity with Christian Apologist Alisa Childers. We respond to Lisa Gungor’s book “The Most Beautiful Thing I’ve Seen,” and we also discuss measures we can take in our churches to equip folks so that they can spot the errors in this false ideology.

  • Response to ThinkProgress Chick-fil-A Article

    Article  |  March 21st, 2019
    By Seth Ready
  • I Kissed Historic Christianity Goodbye with Alisa Childers - Part 1

    Episode  |  March 18th, 2019  |  38 mins 17 secs

    In this episode we discuss Progressive Christianity, its increasing presence in the American church, and how it compares to historic (Biblical) Christianity. We are joined by Christian Apologist, writer, and former CCM recording artist Alisa Childers.

  • Carl Lentz on The View, Chris Pratt and Celebrity Evangelicals, and More Stories

    Episode  |  March 11th, 2019  |  58 mins 58 secs

    In this episode we evaluate the answer Carl Lentz, Pastor of Hillsong Church New York gave in response to a question regarding the sinfulness of abortion while appearing on “The View”. We also touch on current events including the backlash actor Chris Pratt received for attending churches that are not affirming of the LGBTQ community, Chick-fil-a being rejected from Rider University, and more.

  • Social Justice, Critical Theory, and the Bible with Neil Shenvi - Part 2

    Episode  |  March 4th, 2019  |  55 mins 27 secs

    In this episode we interview Apologist Neil Shenvi. We discuss the modern Social Justice movement, its underlying ideological foundation known as Critical Theory, and how it is impacting our culture and the Church.

  • Social Justice, Critical Theory, and the Bible with Neil Shenvi - Part 1

    Episode  |  February 25th, 2019  |  45 mins 28 secs

    In this episode we interview Apologist Neil Shenvi. We discuss the modern Social Justice movement, its underlying ideological foundation known as Critical Theory, and how it is impacting our culture and the Church.

  • Abortion, Racism, and Planned Parenthood - Part 2

    Episode  |  February 18th, 2019  |  43 mins 46 secs

    In this episode we interview the Co-Founder of Radiance Foundation, Ryan Bomberger. We discuss the history of Planned Parenthood, a lawsuit filed against the Radiance Foundation by the NAACP, and the controversy surrounding a lecture Ryan recently gave at Wheaton College.

  • Abortion, Racism, and Planned Parenthood - Part 1

    Episode  |  February 11th, 2019  |  44 mins 22 secs

    In this episode we interview the co-founder of Radiance Foundation -Ryan Bomberger. We discuss how abortion has impacted the black community, as well as a range of other issues such as racism, unity, #BlackLivesMatter, and Planned Parenthood.

  • Surviving R Kelly (Part 2)

    Episode  |  February 4th, 2019  |  48 mins 52 secs

    After a brief recap of what it means to have a consistent worldview, we take a look at Alfred Kinsey, the sexual revolution, and how it led to a dysfunctional treatment of sexuality in today’s culture.

  • The Abortion Debate and the New York Ruling

    Episode  |  January 28th, 2019  |  1 hr 12 mins

    In this episode we interview leading pro-life expert Jay Watts on the central issues surrounding the abortion debate. We also discuss our current political climate specifically with regard to the latest New York bill, Roe v. Wade, and the charge that evangelicals are too one-issue driven.

  • Surviving R Kelly (Part 1)

    Episode  |  January 21st, 2019  |  46 mins 6 secs

    Join us for a two part series discussing the “Surviving R Kelly” docuseries. In this first half, we establish what it means to have a worldview and why the existence of objective moral values requires a transcendent law-giver.

  • Wake Up / Train Up / Speak Up / Stand Up

    Episode  |  January 14th, 2019  |  52 mins 47 secs

    In this episode we discuss a message Seth recently preached on the current cultural and political challenges we are facing and how we can respond with truth and love.

  • Lessons from the Lauren Daigle Interview (Pt. 2)

    Episode  |  January 7th, 2019  |  53 mins 50 secs

    In this episode we discuss the recent controversy surrounding Lauren Daigle’s interview with iHeartRadio host Domenick Nati. In this part we dive into the content of the interview.