Between the Lines 1-2-3

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By: Tony Minear, Ph.D.

Do you have friends or a community you can talk to about religious ideas and the impact they have on yourself, society, and culture? If you answered, “No,” you are not alone. Imagine a space where you can catch up on religious news and stories; a space that encourages YOU to question and ponder new and different ideas in a way that inspires you to seek out the perspective of others. That space is this podcast, Between the Lines. It’s authentic, succinct and as simple as 1-2-3.

#40 - 7 states still ban atheists from holding office // Christian doctors gear up for transgender debates
Last Friday at 4:00 PM

Tony Minear offers both religious and spiritual insights concerning these timely issues:

How Is The GOP Adjusting To A Less Religious America? by Danielle Kurtzleben Why it matters that 7 states still have bans on atheists holding office by Kristina M. Lee Is It Discrimination or ‘Do No Harm’? Christian Doctors Gear Up for Transgender Debates by Kate Shellnutt



#39 - White shame: Is it helpful? // Did Winston Churchill believe in God?
06/05/2021

Tony Minear offers both religious and spiritual insights concerning these timely issues:

Did Winston Churchill believe in God? Why did Churchill urge his nation to pray? by Richard Ostling White Shame Isn’t Helpful by Tim Wise 'Not fair nor equitable': Arizona faith leaders condemn proposed flat tax, say they will call for referendum if it passes by BrieAnna J. Frank


#38 - Are religious people more moral than atheists? // The impact of climate change on religion
05/28/2021

Tony Minear offers both religious and spiritual insights concerning these timely issues:

Link for 1 Big Story: Climate catastrophes can reshape religion by Philip Jenkins
Links for 2 Headlines: Are religious people more moral? by Dimitris Xygalatas Survey: Young, diverse generation of evangelicals shows growing ambivalence toward Israel by Jack Jenkins
  Links for 3 Quotes: Belief in the next world trivializes this one opinion by Rabbi Barry Silver  Exclusive: After Pushback HarperCollins Will Not Produce ‘God Bless The USA’ Bible by Meagan Clark Blah Blah Blah: The Lack of Small Talk Is Breaking Our Brains by Hannah Seo


BTL presents: A Closer Look | The Surprising Role of Clergy in the Abortion Fight Before Roe v. Wade
05/25/2021

Tony Minear, Janelle Tapphorn and Charity Gleason-Davis take a more in-depth look at one of the religious articles from Tony's weekly 20-minute podcast. This week's article: The Surprising Role of Clergy in the Abortion Fight Before Roe v. Wade by Gillian Frank
To watch the video podcast, click this link: Between the Lines 1-2-3 presents "A Closer Look"

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#37 - Should the president take a religious oath? // Religion can make life more difficult for women
05/22/2021

Tony Minear offers both religious and spiritual insights concerning these timely issues:

Link for 1 Big Story: Muslim women are using Sharia to push for gender equality by Mark Fathi Massoud
Links for 2 Headlines: Explained: How religion fuels the Israel-Palestine conflict by Deccan Herald Web Desk The Supreme Court will hear a major abortion case. by Adam Liptak

Links for 3 Quotes: Biden White House officials hold first meeting with atheist, secular groups by Adelle M. Banks Mixing human + animal DNA and the future of gene editing by Big Think Swearing of religious oaths is hypocritical as...


#36 - Do people become more religious in times of crisis? // Clergy in the Abortion Fight Before Roe v. Wade
05/13/2021

Tony Minear offers both religious and spiritual insights concerning these timely issues:

Link for 1 Big Story: The Surprising Role of Clergy in the Abortion Fight Before Roe v. Wade by Gillian Frank
Links for 2 Headlines: Do people become more religious in times of crisis? by Danielle Tumminio Hansen Sports Illustrated almost asks: Is Trevor Lawrence too serious about his faith to be a great QB? by Terry Mattingly

Links for 3 Quotes: Megan Rohrer Elected As 1st Openly Transgender Bishop In U.S. Lutheran Church by Emma Bowman The Wasting of the Evangelical Mind by Michael...


BTL presents: A Closer Look | A Movement to Deny President Biden Communion
05/11/2021

Tony Minear, Janelle Tapphorn and Charity Gleason-Davis take a more in-depth look at one of the religious articles from Tony's weekly 20-minute podcast. This week's article: US Catholic bishops to vote on pressuring Joe Biden to stop taking Communion over abortion views by David Crary - Associated Press

To watch the video podcast, click this link: Between the Lines 1-2-3 presents "A Closer Look"


#35 - 45 Jews crushed to death // Will President Biden stop taking communion?
05/06/2021


#34 - Defining soft theism // New prayer post feature on Facebook
04/29/2021


#33 - Arizona proposal to ban abortions // Arizona passes new sex education rules
04/26/2021


#32 - Another black man killed by police; the reoccurring trauma // Arkansas votes to allow creationism in science class
04/15/2021


BTL presents: A Closer Look | The Flaw at the Center of Purity Culture
04/13/2021


#31 - Our moral duty not to catch COVID // The unequal rules of purity culture
04/08/2021


#30 - Suspect in tragic spa shootings is "big into religion"
03/25/2021


#29 - Two factions forming in the SBC // The Bible is distinct, not unique
03/18/2021


#28 - Arizona ready to resume lethal injections // Why some people believe in God and others do not
03/11/2021


#27 - Why facts won't change your mind // Would you attend a home funeral?
03/04/2021


BTL presents: A Closer Look | The Psychology of Victim-Blaming
03/02/2021


#26 - Baptist church faces banishment over LGBTQ members // Why do we victim-blame?
02/25/2021


#25 - Gay teacher transforms a Muslim school // Cathedral criticized for inviting Max Lucado to preach
02/18/2021


BTL presents: A Closer Look | 8-year-old girl expelled for having a girl crush
02/16/2021


#24 - Infant baptism turns deadly // Would Christians join Trump's new political party?
02/11/2021


#23 - American Muslims continue to face bias // 2nd grader expelled for having a crush
02/04/2021


#22 - When your religious beliefs stop working // Bomb explodes at California church known for hateful views
01/28/2021


BTL presents: A Closer Look | Florida Church: Don’t Blame Us Just Because Our Members Joined the Capitol Coup
01/26/2021


#21 - Are churches to blame for members rioting? // Covid vaccines at ancient cathedral with live organ music
01/21/2021


#20 - Pastor-turned-stripper now makes $100k a month // Quasi-socialist church works to repay debts of its members
01/14/2021


BTL presents: A Closer Look | How Religion Can Help Put Our Democracy Back Together
01/12/2021


#19 - Can religion help repair democracy? // Roger Stone thinks God has a special purpose for him
01/07/2021


#18 - Will conversion therapy ever be banned in the U.S.?// Prominent evangelicals are directing Trump's sinking ship
12/17/2020


Southern Baptist seminaries will not teach key theory on systemic racism// More universities eliminate religious studies
12/10/2020


Six Stages of Faith// Supreme Court Blocks NY Religious Restrictions
12/03/2020


BTL Presents: A Closer Look
12/01/2020


Democrats won't win back white evangelicals// Cancel culture threatens intellectual freedom// Althete with Down syndrome finishes Iron Man
11/19/2020


Same-sex foster parent case// Ancient porn, Christianity and homosexuality// Does Jesus matter
11/12/2020


Why do Christians protest?// Exorcisms increasingly widespread// Trump literally saved Christianity
11/05/2020


A rise of Patriot Churches// Trump no longer Presbyterian// Pope Francis endorses same-sex civil unions
10/29/2020


Hatred dominates American politics//No atheists in Congress//Trump references God the most
10/22/2020


What's behind the 'Cuties' outrage?//The pope's unexpected election message//Church leaves denomination in support of LGBTQ rights
10/15/2020


Pope Francis refuses to meet with Pompeo//Religious group erases Amy Coney Barrett//Hate groups hijack medieval symbols
10/08/2020