1. Miracles, for all their wonder and encouragement, rely on the dazzling of our senses to work. Because miracle-faith produces sensory-faith, it is of a poor quality.
  2. Every time the Scriptures are opened, we are repeating this scene. Every time the gospel is preached, we are replicating a moment wherein the faithless ones are greeted by their faithful Lord.
  3. Jesus does not give as the world gives. With Jesus, everything is guaranteed and has been finished from the start.
  4. In this chapter's "bonus" episode, both Debi and Producer Dan talk with a guest from Chapter One of this Season, R. J. Grunewald. R.J. is writing a book about those who have left the church for one reason or another, and are, as he puts it, "left for dead." We discuss R.J.'s research and how we might talk about the faith and the church for those who think they've had enough.
  5. In this episode, you hear one of the more dramatic and exciting stories we found. Michael is someone who has indeed left the church, but only for a season, and now is the pastor of a church in Louisiana that is especially sensitive to the plight of those who think they have nowhere left to go. Despite a ministry and church that is flourishing, sometimes Michael feels as if the message might be "too good to be true" and other times feels the loneliness of one trying to stand up for the lost.
  6. In this episode, Debi talks to Jason in New Jersey—a man who grew up with some kind of faith, seemed to lose whatever he had, and now has questions as to whether any of it is with it at all. After talking to Jason, Debi talks with Pastor Bruce Hillman, also from New Jersey, about Jason's plight. Pastor Hillman is an exceptionally well-read and fun conversation, and he and Debi discuss reasons for leaving, for doubting, but ultimately resting in Christ Alone.
  7. In this episode, Debi talks to Brian, a young man who has had experiences with megachurches and a celebrity pastor- he had a conversion experience and seemed to be doing everything right, and then the wheels fall off. After listening to this interview, Debi discusses Brian's situation (and those many who have similar stories) with the Reverend Bob Hiller of 1517's own the "Craft of Preaching" and "You Are Forgiven."
  8. On this special bonus episode, Debi (and producer Dan) talk with Nickolas Butler. Nik is the best selling author whose recent book "Little Faith" deals with faith, church, family, and loss. Both Debi and Dan read the book and wondered, "What kind of relationship Butler has with the church?" And so Debi contacted him, and he was willing to come on the show and talk about the book and his complicated faith.
  9. In this episode, Debi talks with our new friend Matt about his troubled relationship with the church. She then talks with RJ Grunewald.
  10. This episode is with our new friend Jake who has left the church, then Debi talks with Donavon Riley.
  11. In this episode, we talk with our new friend Dana who has had issues with the church. After Debi talks with Dana, she talks with author Chad Bird from 1517.
  12. Banned Books Jumps The Shark. Gillespie and Riley read and discuss Crucifying Religion, by Donavon Riley so Riley can have a discussion about himself with himself. It’s a meta, meta episode!

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