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Why Do Christians...?

The Christian faith can be difficult to understand sometimes. You can be brand new to it, or in the faith your entire life and still have questions about why Christians do what they do. Come along for the ride every week as a Christian radio DJ and a Pastor unpack the question “Why do Christians…?”

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  • Why Do Christians Listen To Sermons?

    Sunday, July 14, 2024

    Is preaching still relevant on Sunday? What IS a sermon? Can ANYONE preach a sermon? In this week’s episode Mark and Burt welcome special guest Professor Mark Schnell.Guest Mark Schnell has been an ordained minister in the Wesleyan Church for over thir...

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  • Why Do Christians Speak Christianese? Vol. 2

    Sunday, July 7, 2024

    What does it mean when someone says they’ll “pray about it?” What is the “Body of Christ?” and how many times will we ring the “Intentional Bell?” Find out in this episode!We’d love to answer your questions about Christians, Christian faith,

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  • Why do Christians pray for healing?

    Sunday, June 30, 2024

    Jesus healed many people during His time with the disciples. Does Jesus still heal us? How do we ask for healing? What do we do if we aren’t healed?We’d love to answer your questions about Christians, Christian faith, or culture on a future episode!

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  • Why Do Christians Record This Podcast? (50th Episode)

    Sunday, June 23, 2024

    Who’d have thought there were so many questions about Christianity? US. That’s why we started the podcast. In this episode we talk about some of the most popular episodes from the past year, and is a great place to jump in if you’re new to the Why Do C...

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  • Why Do Christians Marry Christians?

    Sunday, June 16, 2024

    What does it mean to be equally yoked to someone? Can Christians date non-Christians? What do you do if you are married to a non-Christian?We’d love to answer your questions about Christians, Christian faith, or culture on a future episode!

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  • Why Do Christians Homeschool?

    Sunday, June 9, 2024

    43 minutes

    Homeschooling in Christian circles is very common, why is that? In this episode; Mark and Burt invite their friend Rachael Savini to talk about her experiences with homeschooling, and why she prefers that for her children.

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  • Why Do Christians Take Communion?

    Sunday, June 2, 2024

    What is Communion? Why do we do Communion? Why is it bread and wine, or grape juice? Who does a better Sean Connery impression? All of the answers found in this week’s episode!We’d love to answer your questions about Christians, Christian faith,

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  • Why Do Christians Use Pagan Phrases?

    Sunday, May 26, 2024

    Can Christians knock on wood? Is it “in the cards,” or “the stars?” In this episode Mark and Burt discuss phrases from other faith beliefs that Christians might not realize they’re saying.We’d love to answer your questions about Christians,

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  • Why Do Christians Tell White Lies?

    Sunday, May 19, 2024

    Is it okay for Christians to lie for good reason? Is it ever okay to lie? Mark and Burt unpack what the Bible has to say about “white lies.”We’d love to answer your questions about Christians, Christian faith, or culture on a future episode!

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  • Why Do Christians Dress Modestly?

    Sunday, May 12, 2024

    There is definitely a written AND unwritten dress code in Christian culture. Burt and Mark welcome Kim Willey and Denise Harper to the show to discuss why Christians dress differently.We’d love to answer your questions about Christians, Christian faith,

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  • Why Do Christians Get Saved?

    Sunday, May 5, 2024

    35 minutes

    What even is getting saved? What are Christians getting saved from? Do I need to be saved? Find out in this week’s episode.We’d love to answer your questions about Christians, Christian faith, or culture on a future episode!

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  • Why Do Christians Reject Other Religions?

    Sunday, April 28, 2024

    Contrary to popular belief, we are not all “praying to the same god.” In this episode we dive into why Christianity simply can’t “partner” with other faiths.We’d love to answer your questions about Christians, Christian faith,

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  • Why Do Christians Listen To Christian Radio?

    Sunday, April 21, 2024

    Why do Christians have their own music stations? We invite Bill Sammons to talk about why he started not one, but TWO Christian radio stations in his career. We discuss the importance of Christian radio, and why Mark Dickey is his favorite afternoon sh...

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  • Why Do Christians Pray For Their Food?

    Sunday, April 14, 2024

    Praying for your food is one of those staple Christian things you do, but why? Is praying for your food important? Find out in this week’s episode.We’d love to answer your questions about Christians, Christian faith, or culture on a future episode!

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  • Why Do Christians Say Jesus Is God?

    Sunday, April 7, 2024

    How can Jesus be God if God is God, and Jesus is Jesus? It’s all very confusing. Good thing Pastor Burt is here to help!We’d love to answer your questions about Christians, Christian faith, or culture on a future episode!

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  • Why Do Christians Celebrate Easter?

    Sunday, March 31, 2024

    Have you ever wondered why Christians celebrate Easter? What’s the big deal, or why isn’t it a bigger deal? Join Mark Dickey and Burt Miller as they discuss why Christians celebrate Easter.We’d love to answer your questions about Christians,

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  • Why Do Christians Celebrate Good Friday?

    Sunday, March 24, 2024

    Three days before Easter Jesus died on the Cross. Why is that remembered as a good thing? Why do Christians call it Good Friday? Find out on this week's episode.If you’d like to hear Mark on The Afternoon Show on The Bridge,

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  • Why Do Christians Not Get Drunk?

    Sunday, March 17, 2024

    Alcohol is so present in scripture, yet Christians have so many different views on it. Is it okay to drink alcohol? is it okay to get drunk? Find out on this week's episode.If you need help with addiction,https://www.celebraterecovery.

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  • Why Do Christians Form Cliques?

    Sunday, March 10, 2024

    As welcoming as Christian churches try to be, oftentimes it’s still a bit difficult to find community. Whether you’re a new Christian joining your first church; or trying to find deeper relationships at a church you already attend,

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  • Why Do Christians Deny Science?

    Sunday, March 3, 2024

    "What's the fastest way to start a debate? Have Christians talk about their thoughts on Creation, The Big Bang, Evolution, and really any form of science. Further Reading suggested by Pastor Burt,Case For Christ by Lee StrobelCold Case Christianity by J.

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  • Why Do Christians Forgive Their Enemies?

    Sunday, February 25, 2024

    Our culture will tell you to pay back wrong for wrong, but Jesus doesn’t. Why? In this episode we cover the concept of forgiveness, why we should practice it, and why it’s so hard to do sometimes.If you’d like to hear Mark on The Afternoon Show on The ...

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  • Why Do Christians Worship With Their Hands Up?

    Sunday, February 18, 2024

    In some churches its normal, in others you’ll get strange looks! In this episode we look into why Christians raise their hands in worship, and also a bit of the history behind the gesture.If you’d like to hear Mark on The Afternoon Show on The Bridge,

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  • Why Do Christians Say Gosh?

    Tuesday, February 13, 2024

    Over the years we’ve come up with a lot of ways to swear without swearing. What does the Bible say about that? And what does it really mean to take the Lord’s name in vain?If you’d like to hear Mark on The Afternoon Show on The Bridge,

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  • Why Do Christians Not Watch R Rated Movies?

    Sunday, February 4, 2024

    Or do they? What does scripture say about it? We take a deep dive into the film ratings system and how you can determine if a movie is appropriate for your faith walk.Plugged In Movie Reviewhttps://www.pluggedin.

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  • Why Do Christians Go To Church?

    Sunday, January 28, 2024

    The extent of many Christians’ faith starts and ends with attending church services. Why do we go? Why do we go once a week? Is online church okay? Do I have to talk to people? Mark and Burt unpack it all in this week’s episode.

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  • Why Do Christians Try To Convert People?

    Sunday, January 21, 2024

    Yeah, it’s an awkward topic, but we’re going there! What is the fascination behind Christians’ desire to have people believe what they believe?Here's that Penn Jillette Clip we used in this episode...https://www.youtube.com/watch?

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  • Why Do Christians Get Baptized?

    Sunday, January 14, 2024

    One thing that is especially unique about the Christian faith is the concept of baptism. Why did Jesus command us to be baptized? Why are there so many different interpretations of baptism? Find out why in this week's episode of Why Do Christians…?

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  • Why Do Christians Translate The Bible?

    Sunday, January 7, 2024

    Why are there so many different types of Bibles? Which one is right for me? In this episode, we dive into the history of Bible translations and why picking your first Bible doesn't have to be a daunting task.

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  • Why Do Christians Have Quiet Times?

    Sunday, December 31, 2023

    Quiet times, devotions, Bible studies, prayer. They’re all referring to the same practice of slowing down your pace and connecting with God. But why do Christians do it? In this episode, Mark and Pastor Burt unpack why Christians have quiet times.

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  • Why Do Christians Do Podcasts On Christmas Eve?

    Sunday, December 24, 2023

    It really is a controversial question; but in this exclusive episode, Mark and Burt get to the bottom of it.If you’d like to hear Mark on The Afternoon Show on The Bridge, listen online at wearethebridge.orgIf you’d like to learn more about Pastor Burt...

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