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S5:E32 How Should We Deal With Heresy?

S5:E32 How Should We Deal With Heresy?

Donate to help Chris make Truce! How did the early church deal with heresy? The first-century Christian Church had a lot going on. Their Savior died and was resurrected, sending the Holy Spirit and leaving them with the command to take this new message to all tribes...

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S5:E31 Inherit the Wind

S5:E31 Inherit the Wind

McCarthyism and Inherit the Wind US Senator Joseph McCarthy unleashed an era of suspicion on the American people as he went looking for communists. His trials, both public and behind closed doors, focused on the government as well as Hollywood and the Army. He claimed...

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S5:E30 The Scopes “Monkey” Trial Part 2

S5:E30 The Scopes “Monkey” Trial Part 2

Did William Jennings Bryan kill fundamentalism when he took the stand? The trial was basically over. The prosecution won. John Scopes was moments away from being convicted of teaching evolution in Dayton, Tennessee. The ACLU and the prosecution had what they wanted....

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S5:E29 The Scopes “Monkey” Trial (part 1)

S5:E29 The Scopes “Monkey” Trial (part 1)

The modern stage on the side of the courthouse This is a photo from the Rhea County Museum of the monkey brought to Dayton for the trial An original Bryan pin "A Civic Biology" was the textbook in question during the trial The seating area in the Dayton, TN courtroom...

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S5:E28 Are All Christians Anti-Evolution?

S5:E28 Are All Christians Anti-Evolution?

Not all evangelicals or fundamentalists are against evolution In the 1600s, an Irish Archbishop named James Ussher did a bunch of math. The Bible is full of numbers and genealogies. He sat down and calculated that, in his opinion, the Bible dated creation at 4004 BC....

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S5:E27 Leopold and Loeb

S5:E27 Leopold and Loeb

The perfect murder goes completely wrong Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb were wealthy young men in the early 1920s. They lived in big homes in Chicago and had world-class educations. They were both pushed hard academically, and Richard was sexually abused as a child....

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S5:E27 Eugenics

S5:E27 Eugenics

The history of eugenics and Buck v. Bell Eugenics. It's one of those words that gets thrown around these days, often by people accusing "the other side" of wrongdoing. But what is eugenics? I invited law professor Paul Lombardo, author of "Three Generations, No...

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S5:E25 The Battle for the Presbyterian Soul

S5:E25 The Battle for the Presbyterian Soul

Harry Emerson Fosdick was the "bad boy" of modernist preaching Harry Emerson Fosdick had a certain reputation. He was the theological "bad boy" of modernist theology when he stood at a lectern in the 1920s and delivered his famous sermon "Shall the Fundamentalists...

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S5:E24 Mr. Fundamentalist

S5:E24 Mr. Fundamentalist

William Bell Riley was the real "Mr. Fundamentalist". And few have heard of him. So far this season I've covered William Jennings Bryan, a man who enjoyed the nickname "Mr. Fundamentalist". But he wasn't really a fundamentalist. Experts point to another man as the...

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