Pursuing Faith with Dominic Done

Pursuing Faith with Dominic Done

Do you want your faith in God to grow, but sometimes struggle with nagging doubts? What does it look like to believe in God in the face of life's hardest questions? Pursuing Faith seeks to unpack these questions through thought-provoking stories, conversation and hope. The host is Dominic Done - speaker, professor, and author of the books, "When Faith Fails: Finding God in the Shadow of Doubt" & "Your Longing Has A Name."

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Healing
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneJune 06, 2024x
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00:30:2420.9 MB

Healing

In this episode, we dive into Acts 5:12-16 to uncover the extraordinary events where the apostles performed miraculous healings. We explore how these acts of divine intervention polarized responses, with some people filled with faith and others gripped by fear. We'll discuss the profound questions t...

Bringing Light into Darkness
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneMay 23, 2024x
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00:37:5526.07 MB

Bringing Light into Darkness

In this episode, we explore Jesus' declaration, "I am the light of the world" made during the Feast of Tabernacles, a significant Jewish festival. Jesus' words challenge the religious leaders and offer a radical vision of spiritual guidance and human flourishing. We'll dive into the rich symbolism o...

Desperate For A Miracle
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneApril 30, 2024x
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Desperate For A Miracle

In this episode, Dominic talks about the reality and power of miracles. Every one of us longs for a miracle in our lives. It could be the need for a physical, mental, or emotional miracle. Perhaps a breakthrough in a relationship or finances. The Bible is full of miracle stories. But these stories a...

Feed My Sheep
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneApril 19, 2024x
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00:31:2521.6 MB

Feed My Sheep

Acts 2 records one of the greatest and most important sermons ever preached. God used it to spearhead a revival that turned the world upside down. What’s surprising, however, is not that God used words to initiate a revolution — but who he used to speak it. In this message, Dominic shares how grace ...

Naked and Unashamed
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneFebruary 01, 2024x
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00:35:4424.56 MB

Naked and Unashamed

In this episode of Pursuing Faith, Dominic explores John 8, and the words Jesus spoke to a woman who was full of shame. He said to her, “neither do I condemn you, go your way and sin no more."When we are in a place of shame, the natural response is to hide our truest self or to push people away. For...

Breaking Bread with the Dead: How Reading Shapes Your Intellectual and Spiritual Journey
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneJanuary 12, 2024x
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01:04:5344.59 MB

Breaking Bread with the Dead: How Reading Shapes Your Intellectual and Spiritual Journey

In this episode, Dominic has a conversation with Joseph Clair. Joseph serves as the executive dean of the Cultural Enterprise, which encompasses the humanities, theology, and education. He is also dean of the College of Humanities and an associate professor of theology and culture.Before joining the...

Why Does God Allow Storms?
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneJanuary 04, 2024x
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00:35:0324.1 MB

Why Does God Allow Storms?

In John 6, Jesus allowed his disciples to sail into a storm. But why? Why would he allow them to face something that they were terrified of experiencing?In this episode, Dominic shares three ways that God uses storms in our life: To grow our faith, strengthen our hope, and deepen our love.Pursuing F...

The Meaning of Christmas
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneDecember 22, 2023x
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00:24:0916.62 MB

The Meaning of Christmas

In this special Christmas episode, Dominic shares a message from the gospel of John. What’s unique about this gospel is that, unlike the other gospels, John doesn’t give us the facts about Christmas. For example, there is no mention of the manger, the star or the wise men. Instead, he digs past the ...

God of Suddenly: Are You Ready To Say “Yes” When God Says Go?
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneDecember 15, 2023x
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00:38:5726.77 MB

God of Suddenly: Are You Ready To Say “Yes” When God Says Go?

In this episode, Dominic explores the story of Jesus sudden healing of the man at the pool of Bethesda (John 5:1-15). God is a God of 'suddenly.' This is found 87 times in the Bible. They wept, 'suddenly' an angel appeared at the tomb...They walked, 'suddenly' He appeared on the Emmaus road...They p...

Dominic Debates an Atheist
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneNovember 29, 2023x
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Dominic Debates an Atheist

In this episode of Pursuing Faith (first published by the Unbelievable Podcast), Dominic debates British philosopher and atheist, Julian Baggini. Julian is the author of over 20 books, founder of the British Humanist Association, has written articles for the New York times, the Guardian, and the Wal...

Find Your Wow
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneNovember 22, 2023x
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00:30:2420.9 MB

Find Your Wow

Have you lost your sense of wonder? Are there things, places, opportunities, or people that, in your stress and distraction, you’ve looked past? Have you failed to see the beauty right in front of you? In the hope of big happiness, are you missing the small joys? In this episode of Pursuing Faith, D...

Pipe Theology
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneNovember 17, 2023x
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00:37:2325.7 MB

Pipe Theology

In political science, the word “reactionary” is used to describe someone who is content with the status quo. Without a vision of their own, when change comes, they quickly adapt to the new environment. However, a “revolutionary” is someone who creates and calls others into positive change.As you stu...

When Your Soul is Restless
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneNovember 10, 2023x
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00:34:1823.58 MB

When Your Soul is Restless

In this episode of Pursuing Faith, Dominic teaches on the story of the Samaritan woman from John 4. We’re surrounded by a world that fuels our discontent. Alluring advertisements, temptations, distractions, materialism and consumerism all offer the promise of satisfaction, but only leave us more res...

What is Belief In God?
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneNovember 03, 2023x
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00:39:0226.83 MB

What is Belief In God?

What does it mean to actually "believe" in God? Is it merely an affirmation of faith or something more? In this episode of Pursuing Faith, Dominic explores Jesus conversation with Nicodemus in John 3 through the lens of what true belief looks like.If this ministry has been an encouragement to you, w...

That Time I hit a Harley
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneOctober 26, 2023x
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00:44:1830.45 MB

That Time I hit a Harley

Over the last few months we’ve been going through the Gospel of John, having a look at the history and background, as well as exploring cultural and apologetic questions that this book raises for us today.In this episode we’ll be unpacking the first part of John 3, digging into what Jesus meant when...

Following Jesus Isn’t Safe
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneOctober 12, 2023x
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00:44:5230.84 MB

Following Jesus Isn’t Safe

In this episode, Dominic explores John 2:13-25. In this controversial passage, Jesus is seen driving out religious leaders from the temple. This raises a ton of fascinating questions about the character of Jesus, the nature of organized religion and church, and God’s vision for holiness in our lives...

Who is God? (Part 2)
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneSeptember 22, 2023x
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00:45:2031.16 MB

Who is God? (Part 2)

In this episode, Dominic shares part 2 of a talk he gave in Portland, Oregon. C.S. Lewis once said that theology is a type of map - that instead of being merely analyzed from a distance - ought to be used in the moment by moment trenches of our humanity. In this message, Dominic shares how the doctr...

Justin Brierley on The Surprising Rebirth of Belief in God
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneJuly 20, 2023x
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00:53:3336.81 MB

Justin Brierley on The Surprising Rebirth of Belief in God

Dominic interviews Justin Brierley about his new book, The Surprising Rebirth of Belief in God, and how we may be witnessing a return of belief in our generation. The cultural narrative that has shaped the west for decades is that secularism has replaced Christianity, and that faith will continue to...

Who is God? (Part 1)
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneJune 30, 2023x
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00:45:2131.18 MB

Who is God? (Part 1)

AW Tozer once wrote: “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us. The history of mankind will probably show that no people has ever risen above its religion, and man’s spiritual history will positively demonstrate that no religion has ever been greater tha...

Sarah Yardley on Navigating Change with an Unchanging God
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneJune 09, 2023x
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00:51:1035.17 MB

Sarah Yardley on Navigating Change with an Unchanging God

Dominic Done and Sarah Yardley explore what the Bible says about change and how to navigate it. Our Website:PursuingFaith.orgMentioned in this episode:SarahYardley.comCreation Fest UKWe'd love to hear from you! info@pursuingfaith.org

When Change Finds You with Kristen Strong
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneMay 10, 2023x
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00:51:3635.46 MB

When Change Finds You with Kristen Strong

In this episode, Dominic has a conversation with Kristen Strong. Kristen is the author of When Change Finds You, Girl Meets Change and Back Roads to Belonging. They talk about about how to get through seasons of change, and the role that true friends have in breathing life into our anxious souls. Ou...

Death is Defeated
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneApril 07, 2023x
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00:38:2526.41 MB

Death is Defeated

Happy Easter weekend! In this episode, Dominic shares a talk he gave on the story of the resurrection of Lazarus. His tragic death and resurrection, as recounted in John 11, is not only a picture of Jesus death and resurrection — but a story of hope for all of humanity. Because Jesus broke the chain...

How to Deal with Church Hurt with Mary Jo Sharp
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneMarch 16, 2023x
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00:58:1340.01 MB

How to Deal with Church Hurt with Mary Jo Sharp

Why would anyone want to be a Christian when there is so much hypocrisy in the church? Dominic interviews Mary Jo Sharp, as she shares her journey as one who still holds to a beautiful faith, despite wounding experiences within the Christian community.Our Website:PursuingFaith.orgMentioned in the Ep...

Evan Wickham on Worship as Hope and War
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneMarch 01, 2023x
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Evan Wickham on Worship as Hope and War

In this episode, Dominic has a fascinating conversation with his friend, Evan Wickham. After giving an update about his life and ministry, Evan shares his thoughts on worship and its tenacious power to transform our lives. Evan Wickham is Lead Pastor of Park Hill Church in San Diego, CA. He is marri...

After Doubt: How To Question Your Faith Without Losing It with AJ Swoboda
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneFebruary 17, 2023x
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00:40:4628.02 MB

After Doubt: How To Question Your Faith Without Losing It with AJ Swoboda

Is there a way to walk faithfully through doubt and come out the other side with a deeper love for Jesus, the church, and its tradition? Can we question our faith without losing it?In this episode, Dominic chats with award-winning author, pastor, and professor A. J. Swoboda to discuss how to move th...

Is Jesus God?
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneJanuary 31, 2023x
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00:50:0434.41 MB

Is Jesus God?

In this episode, Dominic tackles the question: Is Jesus God? According to a recent Christianity Today article, 43% of evangelical Americans believe that Jesus was a good moral teacher, but not divine. But what does the Bible say about this? What does it mean when Jesus claimed to be the ‘Word’ of Go...

The Intentional Year with Glenn Packiam
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneJanuary 17, 2023x
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00:49:1233.81 MB

The Intentional Year with Glenn Packiam

In this episode, Dominic and Glenn have a conversation about ministry, pastoring during the pandemic, and how to live pro-actively amidst the demands of life. Glenn Packiam is lead pastor of Rockharbor in Costa Mesa, California. He earned a Doctorate in Theology and Ministry from Durham University, ...

Flourish: Aggressively Happy with Joy Clarkson
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneDecember 30, 2022x
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00:45:3631.34 MB

Flourish: Aggressively Happy with Joy Clarkson

In this episode, Dominic interviews Joy Clarkson, author of Aggressively Happy: A Realist's Guide to Believing in the Goodness of Life. Joy Clarkson holds a PhD in theology from the Institute for Theology and the Arts at the University of Saint Andrews. She is an editor at Plough Magazine and the ho...

Flourish: Intentional Parenting with Phil and Diane Comer
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneDecember 19, 2022x
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Flourish: Intentional Parenting with Phil and Diane Comer

In this episode, Dominic interviews long-time friends and mentors, Phil and Diane Comer. Phil and Diane are founders of Intentional Parents: Raising Passionate Jesus Followers. They started this ministry to bring hope and practical help to parents who desire to raise children who walk with God and h...

Flourish: The Future of the Church with Josiah Kennealy
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneDecember 08, 2022x
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00:39:4227.29 MB

Flourish: The Future of the Church with Josiah Kennealy

In this episode, Dominic interviews Josiah Kennealy. Josiah is a pastor, speaker and founder of the non-profit Young Adults Today. He is also the author of Fulfill Your Purpose in Your Generation. Josiah and Dominic discuss the future of the church as well as the three greatest needs of the emerging...

Flourish: Citizens of Heaven
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneNovember 08, 2022x
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Flourish: Citizens of Heaven

In this episode, Dominic offers some reflection on Philippians 3:20 - "Our citizenship is in heaven." What does that mean for our lives? How is this lived out? How can we navigate this thorny political climate we find ourselves in? Books Mentioned in the Episode:Destroyer of the gods by Larry Hurtad...

Flourish: Sean McDowell on Sexuality, Politics, and Practicing Kindness
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneOctober 01, 2022x
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Flourish: Sean McDowell on Sexuality, Politics, and Practicing Kindness

In this episode, Dominic has a conversation with Sean McDowell. Sean is Associate Professor of Apologetics at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University. He is also an author of 15 books, including his most recent: A Rebel’s Manifesto: Choosing Truth, Real Justice, and Love amid the Noise of Today'...

Flourish: Unlocking Resilience When Life is a Mess with Daniel Fusco
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneSeptember 16, 2022x
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00:46:3131.97 MB

Flourish: Unlocking Resilience When Life is a Mess with Daniel Fusco

In this episode, Dominic has a chat with Daniel Fusco about his new book “You’re Gonna Make It: Unlocking Resilience When Life is a Mess.” Daniel Fusco is an author, a church planter, and the lead pastor of Crossroads Community Church in Vancouver Washington. Books Mentioned in the Episode:You’re Go...

Flourish: Giving Your Words with Sally and Clay Clarkson
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneAugust 25, 2022x
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Flourish: Giving Your Words with Sally and Clay Clarkson

In this episode, Dominic joins Sally and Clay Clarkson at their home inColorado to discuss their new book, Giving Your Words: The Lifegiving Power of aVerbal Home for Family Faith Formation. Clay and Sally Clarkson are the founders ofWhole Heart Ministries, which began in 1994. Prior to starting Who...

Flourish: Breathe Again
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneJuly 18, 2022x
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00:38:0526.18 MB

Flourish: Breathe Again

In this episode, Dominic gives an update about the non-profit, Pursuing Faith, and an opportunity to minister to Ukrainian refugees.He then unpacks 2 Peter 1 as a roadmap towards a flourishing life. Peter writes: “Make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to kn...

Flourish: He Restores My Soul
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneJune 17, 2022x
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Flourish: He Restores My Soul

In this episode, Dominic gives an update about Pursuing Faith events, and then shares a recent talk he gave in Southern Oregon. Based on Psalm 23, this talk unpacks what David meant when he wrote: “He restores my soul.” How can our soul be restored? What is a soul anyway? And what does the Bible hav...

Flourish: God's Beautiful Vision for Your Soul
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneMay 10, 2022x
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00:34:0923.48 MB

Flourish: God's Beautiful Vision for Your Soul

From Genesis to Revelation, we see that God's purpose for our soul is flourishing. Unlike our culture's shallow definition of flourishing, God's vision is far deeper and authentic. In this episode, Dominic takes us on a theological journey exploring God's word and God's intention for creation and ou...

Flourish: Your Soul’s Longing
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneApril 26, 2022x
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Flourish: Your Soul’s Longing

How is the health of your soul? Is the deepest part of you flourishing—or is it languishing and gasping for air? Life lately has been filled with exhausting challenges: personal loss, political division, economic turmoil, faith deconstruction, and isolation. And our souls feel it.Yet in the face of ...

Questions: Why is the world so broken?
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneMarch 14, 2022x
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00:45:2031.16 MB

Questions: Why is the world so broken?

If God is all powerful and all loving, then why does evil exist? Why does the world bleed with suffering? Why doesn’t he intervene? To be human is to grapple with that question, and for thousands of years we haven’t stopped asking it. In this episode, Dominic explores Scripture to see what it says a...

Ukraine Update with Nick Cady
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneFebruary 28, 2022x
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00:28:5219.85 MB

Ukraine Update with Nick Cady

Russia's recent invasion is the largest in Europe since World War II. In this episode, Dominic interviews Nick Cady: a pastor whose family is originally from Ukraine. He is also an author, scholar and missionary. Dominic and Nick discuss recent events in Ukraine, the nation's history, and how follow...

Special Announcement!
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneFebruary 11, 2022x
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00:15:0410.37 MB

Special Announcement!

In this special episode, Dominic announces the release of his new book, "Your Longing Has a Name: Come Alive to the Story You Were Made For". How is the health of your soul? Is the deepest part of you flourishing—or is it languishing and gasping for air? Life lately has been filled with exhausting c...

Questions: Why is God Silent?
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneFebruary 01, 2022x
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00:35:4424.57 MB

Questions: Why is God Silent?

Of all the causes of doubt in our lives, the silence of God is hardest to understand. In some ways, it’s similar to the doubts we experience when we suffer; but it comes at us in a different way. Suffering is often caused by a sudden, catastrophic event. But the silence of God can be glacial. It slo...

Questions: Is There a Conflict Between Faith and Science?
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneJanuary 20, 2022x
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00:37:0325.47 MB

Questions: Is There a Conflict Between Faith and Science?

It was more than four hundred years ago that Francis Bacon, now recognized as the architect of the scientific method, made the claim that God has given us two books to study: Scripture and creation. God’s Word and God’s world. He believed that not only was there a beautiful synthesis between faith a...

Questions: How do I Forgive?
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneJanuary 11, 2022x
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Questions: How do I Forgive?

We live in a moment when everyone seems to be hurt, bitter or angry about something. As we begin a new year, let’s explore together why and how we can forgive. How can we, in a toxic culture, allow our souls to heal from the trauma of the last year? Let’s discover together, the freedom that is avail...

The Soundtrack of Christmas
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneDecember 21, 2021x
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00:44:2030.47 MB

The Soundtrack of Christmas

In this special Christmas episode, Dominic shares an encouraging word from Luke chapter 1.Resources:PursuingFaith.orgWe'd love to hear from you! info@pursuingfaith.org

Questions: How to Read the Bible
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneDecember 14, 2021x
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00:29:1120.07 MB

Questions: How to Read the Bible

The Bible is the best-selling book of all time, but did you know that only 11% of Americans have read the Bible from cover to cover? In this episode, Dominic discusses 4 important and helpful practices to help as you read through the Bible, whether for the first time or as a long-term reader of Scri...

Questions: Can I Trust the Bible?
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneNovember 30, 2021x
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00:39:4027.26 MB

Questions: Can I Trust the Bible?

While most people recognize the impact the Bible has had upon culture and history, we live in a moment when people increasingly distrust the Bible. In this episode, Dominic unpacks how the Bible is trustworthy by engaging with three commonly asked questions: Is the Bible relevant for our lives? Is t...

Questions: The Book That Made Your World
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneNovember 15, 2021x
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Questions: The Book That Made Your World

Questions people have about faith and doubt are often related to their understanding of the Bible. What is the Bible? Is it our source of authority? Can we trust it? Where did it come from? Who were its authors? In the first of a 3 part mini-series of podcasts, Dominic unpacks the profound impact, b...

Questions: How Should We Respond To Those Who Doubt?
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneNovember 02, 2021x
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Questions: How Should We Respond To Those Who Doubt?

In this episode, Dominic joins Aaron Salvato and Brian Higgins for a conversation about popular exvangelical memes. Throughout this conversation, Dominic, Aaron, and Brian seek to find the valuable elements of deconstruction without it leading to abandoning the fundamentals of Christianity. We hope ...

N.T. Wright on Broken Signposts
Pursuing Faith with Dominic DoneSeptember 30, 2021x
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00:53:0136.44 MB

N.T. Wright on Broken Signposts

Dominic has a conversation with N.T. Wright about his latest book: Broken Signposts.Professor N.T. Wright is currently Research Professor Emeritus of New Testament and Early Christianity at St Mary’s College in the University of St Andrews and Senior Research Fellow at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford.Resource...