Foolishly going where angels fear to tread, the Spiritually Incorrect Podcast asks all the uncomfortable questions you've always wondered yet never felt comfortable asking. Wherever spirituality collides with the oddities of science, philosophy, politics, culture, or history–there we will be.
Today’s world has no shortage of tough questions for the faithful: What is astrology, and why do so many people believe in it today? Is socialism immoral, and, if so, does that mean we should support capitalism? Is the Supreme Court the right way to bring about moral and spiritual change? What are we supposed to believe about ourselves as made in God’s image if NASA discovers alien life tomorrow? What is the multiverse and how would it impact a Christian view of creation? What about reincarnation and the supposed scientific evidence for it?
There are so many intriguing and important questions crying out for an answer. Yet much of the popular discussion has centered on apologetics against atheism or a few select social issues. Because of that, a vacuum has been left unattended, especially when it comes to the younger generations who are experiencing the ever-growing wave of ‘spiritual but not religious’. Bridging the gap between academics and the layperson, The Spiritually Incorrect Podcast seeks to introduce listeners to the weird and wondrous worldviews next door while providing a thoughtful and rigorous response from within the Christian tradition. Avoiding the twin vices of pure dismissal and naive acceptance, each topic will be treated uniquely and non-defensively, creating an atmosphere where taboo subjects can be examined without the normal discomfort that prevents their discussion in the pew.
JD Lyonhart served as a minister for five years in Vancouver, Canada, before receiving a Masters and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. He is now a fellow at the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism and an Assistant Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Lincoln Christian University. He lives in Illinois with his wife and twin boys. For more information, see jdlyonhart.com.
Seth Hart is a PhD candidate in science and theology at the University of Durham. He holds masters in theology from Oxford, Regent College, and Johnson University. His current research delves into whether the field of biology and its fundamental concepts are built upon theistic foundations, arguing that terms like “adaptation”, “organism”, and “fitness” all entail the existence of God. He currently resides in Fayetteville, Arkansas with his wife and corgi.