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Welcome to Come Let Us Reason Together, the podcast from Lenny Esposito and Come Reason Ministries. Here, we dig deeply into ways Christianity shows itself as an intelligent and rational faith. Episodes include topics about faith, ethics, worldview, and philosophy from a distinctly Christian perspective. Join us each week and see just how rational faith can be!

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Sunday, January 26, 2020

The Need for a Creed — Knowing the Truth about God (Part 2)

The Need for a Creed — Knowing the Truth about God (Part 2)

What do we mean when we say we’re Christians? Is it enough to claim to follow Christ? Mormons and others who have radically different views of the nature of God, the nature of Jesus, and key matters of faith have also claimed to be Christian, but that doesn’t mean they are. In this key study, Lenny examines how creeds became central to defining the essential elements of the Christian faith and how important they are in establishing true from false beliefs.

Part 2 of 2

Sunday, January 19, 2020

The Need for a Creed — Knowing the Truth about God (Part 1)

The Need for a Creed — Knowing the Truth about God (Part 1)

What do we mean when we say we’re Christians? Is it enough to claim to follow Christ? Mormons and others who have radically different views of the nature of God, the nature of Jesus, and key matters of faith have also claimed to be Christian, but that doesn’t mean they are. In this key study, Lenny examines how creeds became central to defining the essential elements of the Christian faith and how important they are in establishing true from false beliefs.

Part 1 of 2

Sunday, January 12, 2020

The Necessity of a "Risky" Faith (Part 2)

The Necessity of a "Risky" Faith (Part 2)

Statistics show that while we are living in an age of incredible prosperity and comfort, people are becoming more and more depressed. Why? It seems the more humans pursue material standards of success, the less happy they become. In a motivational teaching to start the new year, Lenny looks at how Jesus upends the assumptions of success and offers four practical ways Christians can become more focused in our discipleship.

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Sunday, January 05, 2020

The Necessity of a "Risky" Faith (Part 1)

The Necessity of a "Risky" Faith (Part 1)

Statistics show that while we are living in an age of incredible prosperity and comfort, people are becoming more and more depressed. Why? It seems the more humans pursue material standards of success, the less happy they become. In a motivational teaching to start the new year, Lenny looks at how Jesus upends the assumptions of success and offers four practical ways Christians can become more focused in our discipleship.

Part 1 of 2

Sunday, December 29, 2019

What Makes Christianity Compelling? (Part 2)

What Makes Christianity Compelling? (Part 2)

In Luke 14, Jesus gives the famous Great Banquet parable. A master wants to fill his banquet hall with guests, so he instructs his servants to go out into the roads and byways and “compel them to come in.” Is Jesus teaching that compulsion is a way to salvation? Should we force other people to become Christians? On the contrary, the instruction is for us as sharers of our faith. We need to make a compelling case for Christianity. In this teaching, Lenny looks at how the early church proved to be compelling in pagan Rome and offers three points on how you can become more compelling in living out your faith.

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Sunday, December 22, 2019

What Makes Christianity Compelling? (Part 1)

What Makes Christianity Compelling? (Part 1)

In Luke 14, Jesus gives the famous Great Banquet parable. A master wants to fill his banquet hall with guests, so he instructs his servants to go out into the roads and byways and “compel them to come in.” Is Jesus teaching that compulsion is a way to salvation? Should we force other people to become Christians? On the contrary, the instruction is for us as sharers of our faith. We need to make a compelling case for Christianity. In this teaching, Lenny looks at how the early church proved to be compelling in pagan Rome and offers three points on how you can become more compelling in living out your faith.

Part 1 of 2

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Seven Heavy Questions Pressing on Kids Today (Part 2)

Seven Heavy Questions Pressing on Kids Today (Part 2)

What were the biggest issues you worried about in your early teen years? Being cool? The big test? How to get the attention of someone of the opposite sex? Today’s Christian teens face a much more harrowing set of concerns. From worrying about friends wanting to commit suicide to schoolmates pushing for transgenderism, kids in junior and senior high school are wrestling with sophisticated issues. In this recorded Q&A session from a church youth event, hear Lenny respond to questions that are weighing on our kids today.

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Sunday, December 08, 2019

Seven Heavy Questions Pressing on Kids Today (Part 1)

Seven Heavy Questions Pressing on Kids Today (Part 1)

What were the biggest issues you worried about in your early teen years? Being cool? The big test? How to get the attention of someone of the opposite sex? Today’s Christian teens face a much more harrowing set of concerns. From worrying about friends wanting to commit suicide to schoolmates pushing for transgenderism, kids in junior and senior high school are wrestling with sophisticated issues. In this recorded Q&A session from a church youth event, hear Lenny respond to questions that are weighing on our kids today.

Part 1 of 2

Sunday, December 01, 2019

Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World #3: How to Talk about Faith on Facebook (Part 4)

Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World #3: How to Talk about Faith on Facebook (Part 4)

Social media takes up an increasingly large portion of our lives and it is the primary way people stay in touch with extended family and friends. But too often discussions about beliefs devolve into arguments or out-and-out insults. In this class, Lenny offers tips on how to talk with others online while being respectful and winsome.

About the Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World Series

There's no doubt that we’ve entered a post-Christian world. That means some of the ways people have traditionally thought about God and Christianity have changed, and the Christian’s way of discussing faith needs to change as well. In this series of podcasts, we will explore how Christians can effectively share their faith in a post-Christian world.

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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World #3: How to Talk about Faith on Facebook (Part 3)

Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World #3: How to Talk about Faith on Facebook (Part 3)

Social media takes up an increasingly large portion of our lives and it is the primary way people stay in touch with extended family and friends. But too often discussions about beliefs devolve into arguments or out-and-out insults. In this class, Lenny offers tips on how to talk with others online while being respectful and winsome.

About the Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World Series

There's no doubt that we’ve entered a post-Christian world. That means some of the ways people have traditionally thought about God and Christianity have changed, and the Christian’s way of discussing faith needs to change as well. In this series of podcasts, we will explore how Christians can effectively share their faith in a post-Christian world.

Part 3 of 4

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World #3: How to Talk about Faith on Facebook (Part 2)

Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World #3: How to Talk about Faith on Facebook (Part 2)

Social media takes up an increasingly large portion of our lives and it is the primary way people stay in touch with extended family and friends. But too often discussions about beliefs devolve into arguments or out-and-out insults. In this class, Lenny offers tips on how to talk with others online while being respectful and winsome.

About the Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World Series

There's no doubt that we’ve entered a post-Christian world. That means some of the ways people have traditionally thought about God and Christianity have changed, and the Christian’s way of discussing faith needs to change as well. In this series of podcasts, we will explore how Christians can effectively share their faith in a post-Christian world.

Part 2 of 4

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World #3: How to Talk about Faith on Facebook (Part 1)

Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World #3: How to Talk about Faith on Facebook (Part 1)

Social media takes up an increasingly large portion of our lives and it is the primary way people stay in touch with extended family and friends. But too often discussions about beliefs devolve into arguments or out-and-out insults. In this class, Lenny offers tips on how to talk with others online while being respectful and winsome.

About the Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World Series

There's no doubt that we’ve entered a post-Christian world. That means some of the ways people have traditionally thought about God and Christianity have changed, and the Christian’s way of discussing faith needs to change as well. In this series of podcasts, we will explore how Christians can effectively share their faith in a post-Christian world.

Part 1 of 4

Sunday, November 03, 2019

Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World #2: Talking Faith without Fighting (Part 4)

Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World #2: Talking Faith without Fighting (Part 4)

Sharing one’s faith is becoming more and more difficult as our culture moves away from its traditionally religious roots. Passionate discussions can sometimes lead to angry words or hurt feelings. But this isn’t the way we should spread the Gospel; it’s unloving and ineffective, too. In this talk, Lenny offers some specific tactics in sharing the Christian faith so you may present the truth in a loving, attractive, and effective manner.

About the Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World Series

There's no doubt that we’ve entered a post-Christian world. That means some of the ways people have traditionally thought about God and Christianity have changed, and the Christian’s way of discussing faith needs to change as well. In this series of podcasts, we will explore how Christians can effectively share their faith in a post-Christian world.

Part 4 of 4

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World #2: Talking Faith without Fighting (Part 3)

Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World #2: Talking Faith without Fighting (Part 3)

Sharing one’s faith is becoming more and more difficult as our culture moves away from its traditionally religious roots. Passionate discussions can sometimes lead to angry words or hurt feelings. But this isn’t the way we should spread the Gospel; it’s unloving and ineffective, too. In this talk, Lenny offers some specific tactics in sharing the Christian faith so you may present the truth in a loving, attractive, and effective manner.

About the Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World Series

There's no doubt that we’ve entered a post-Christian world. That means some of the ways people have traditionally thought about God and Christianity have changed, and the Christian’s way of discussing faith needs to change as well. In this series of podcasts, we will explore how Christians can effectively share their faith in a post-Christian world.

Part 3 of 4

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World #2: Talking Faith without Fighting (Part 2)

Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World #2: Talking Faith without Fighting (Part 2)

Sharing one’s faith is becoming more and more difficult as our culture moves away from its traditionally religious roots. Passionate discussions can sometimes lead to angry words or hurt feelings. But this isn’t the way we should spread the Gospel; it’s unloving and ineffective, too. In this talk, Lenny offers some specific tactics in sharing the Christian faith so you may present the truth in a loving, attractive, and effective manner.

About the Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World Series

There's no doubt that we’ve entered a post-Christian world. That means some of the ways people have traditionally thought about God and Christianity have changed, and the Christian’s way of discussing faith needs to change as well. In this series of podcasts, we will explore how Christians can effectively share their faith in a post-Christian world.

Part 2 of 4

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World #2: Talking Faith without Fighting (Part 1)

Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World #2: Talking Faith without Fighting (Part 1)

Sharing one’s faith is becoming more and more difficult as our culture moves away from its traditionally religious roots. Passionate discussions can sometimes lead to angry words or hurt feelings. But this isn’t the way we should spread the Gospel; it’s unloving and ineffective, too. In this talk, Lenny offers some specific tactics in sharing the Christian faith so you may present the truth in a loving, attractive, and effective manner.

About the Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World Series

There's no doubt that we’ve entered a post-Christian world. That means some of the ways people have traditionally thought about God and Christianity have changed, and the Christian’s way of discussing faith needs to change as well. In this series of podcasts, we will explore how Christians can effectively share their faith in a post-Christian world.

Part 1 of 4

Sunday, October 06, 2019

Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World #1: Wrestling with Worldviews (Part 4)

Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World #1: Wrestling with Worldviews (Part 4)

Everyone has a particular way of believing how the world works, why it works the way it does, and what it means for them. These foundational beliefs are known as one’s worldview and understanding worldviews is important if you wish to have any kind of meaningful discussion on serious issues with others. In this first lecture from our new “Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World” series, Lenny explains just what a worldview is, how it’s formed, and where the modern secular worldview fails.

About the Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World Series

There's no doubt that we’ve entered a post-Christian world. That means some of the ways people have traditionally thought about God and Christianity have changed, and the Christian’s way of discussing faith needs to change as well. In this series of podcasts, we will explore how Christians can effectively share their faith in a post-Christian world.

Part 4 of 4

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World #1: Wrestling with Worldviews (Part 3)

Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World #1: Wrestling with Worldviews (Part 3)

Everyone has a particular way of believing how the world works, why it works the way it does, and what it means for them. These foundational beliefs are known as one’s worldview and understanding worldviews is important if you wish to have any kind of meaningful discussion on serious issues with others. In this first lecture from our new “Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World” series, Lenny explains just what a worldview is, how it’s formed, and where the modern secular worldview fails.

About the Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World Series

There's no doubt that we’ve entered a post-Christian world. That means some of the ways people have traditionally thought about God and Christianity have changed, and the Christian’s way of discussing faith needs to change as well. In this series of podcasts, we will explore how Christians can effectively share their faith in a post-Christian world.

Part 3 of 4

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World #1: Wrestling with Worldviews (Part 2)

Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World #1: Wrestling with Worldviews (Part 2)

Everyone has a particular way of believing how the world works, why it works the way it does, and what it means for them. These foundational beliefs are known as one’s worldview and understanding worldviews is important if you wish to have any kind of meaningful discussion on serious issues with others. In this first lecture from our new “Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World” series, Lenny explains just what a worldview is, how it’s formed, and where the modern secular worldview fails.

About the Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World Series

There's no doubt that we’ve entered a post-Christian world. That means some of the ways people have traditionally thought about God and Christianity have changed, and the Christian’s way of discussing faith needs to change as well. In this series of podcasts, we will explore how Christians can effectively share their faith in a post-Christian world.

Part 2 of 4

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World #1: Wrestling with Worldviews (Part 1)

Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World #1: Wrestling with Worldviews (Part 1)

Everyone has a particular way of believing how the world works, why it works the way it does, and what it means for them. These foundational beliefs are known as one’s worldview and understanding worldviews is important if you wish to have any kind of meaningful discussion on serious issues with others. In this first lecture from our new “Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World” series, Lenny explains just what a worldview is, how it’s formed, and where the modern secular worldview fails.

About the Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World Series

There's no doubt that we’ve entered a post-Christian world. That means some of the ways people have traditionally thought about God and Christianity have changed, and the Christian’s way of discussing faith needs to change as well. In this series of podcasts, we will explore how Christians can effectively share their faith in a post-Christian world.

Part 1 of 4

Sunday, September 08, 2019

Christian History Series #8: The Rebellion Versus the Empire (Part 6)

Christian History Series #8: The Rebellion Versus the Empire (Part 6)

Coming out of the Middle Ages, Christianity was again in a state of transformation. Christian teachings had taken hold throughout Europe, but the church hierarchy had become political and corrupt. Reformers like Wycliffe, Hus, and Luther sought to return Jesus’s teachings to the people. In this last set of talks, Lenny outlines the seeds of the Protestant Reformation, the motivations of the reformers, and the five key points that mark modern Protestant faiths today.

About the Hidden Riches of Christian History Series

The Hidden Riches of Christian History lecture series takes you on a journey of exploration from the Resurrection to the Reformation. Along the way, we will hear remarkable stories and discover incredible insights into some of the most significant people and events that helped shape our faith into the world-transforming force it is today.

Part 6 of 6

Sunday, September 01, 2019

Christian History Series #8: The Rebellion Versus the Empire (Part 5)

Christian History Series #8: The Rebellion Versus the Empire (Part 5)

Coming out of the Middle Ages, Christianity was again in a state of transformation. Christian teachings had taken hold throughout Europe, but the church hierarchy had become political and corrupt. Reformers like Wycliffe, Hus, and Luther sought to return Jesus’s teachings to the people. In this last set of talks, Lenny outlines the seeds of the Protestant Reformation, the motivations of the reformers, and the five key points that mark modern Protestant faiths today.

About the Hidden Riches of Christian History Series

The Hidden Riches of Christian History lecture series takes you on a journey of exploration from the Resurrection to the Reformation. Along the way, we will hear remarkable stories and discover incredible insights into some of the most significant people and events that helped shape our faith into the world-transforming force it is today.

Part 5 of 6

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Christian History Series #8: The Rebellion Versus the Empire (Part 4)

Christian History Series #8: The Rebellion Versus the Empire (Part 4)

Coming out of the Middle Ages, Christianity was again in a state of transformation. Christian teachings had taken hold throughout Europe, but the church hierarchy had become political and corrupt. Reformers like Wycliffe, Hus, and Luther sought to return Jesus’s teachings to the people. In this last set of talks, Lenny outlines the seeds of the Protestant Reformation, the motivations of the reformers, and the five key points that mark modern Protestant faiths today.

About the Hidden Riches of Christian History Series

The Hidden Riches of Christian History lecture series takes you on a journey of exploration from the Resurrection to the Reformation. Along the way, we will hear remarkable stories and discover incredible insights into some of the most significant people and events that helped shape our faith into the world-transforming force it is today.

Part 4 of 6

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Christian History Series #8: The Rebellion Versus the Empire (Part 3)

Christian History Series #8: The Rebellion Versus the Empire (Part 3)

Coming out of the Middle Ages, Christianity was again in a state of transformation. Christian teachings had taken hold throughout Europe, but the church hierarchy had become political and corrupt. Reformers like Wycliffe, Hus, and Luther sought to return Jesus’s teachings to the people. In this last set of talks, Lenny outlines the seeds of the Protestant Reformation, the motivations of the reformers, and the five key points that mark modern Protestant faiths today.

About the Hidden Riches of Christian History Series

The Hidden Riches of Christian History lecture series takes you on a journey of exploration from the Resurrection to the Reformation. Along the way, we will hear remarkable stories and discover incredible insights into some of the most significant people and events that helped shape our faith into the world-transforming force it is today.

Part 3 of 6

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Christian History Series #8: The Rebellion Versus the Empire (Part 2)

Christian History Series #8: The Rebellion Versus the Empire (Part 2)

Coming out of the Middle Ages, Christianity was again in a state of transformation. Christian teachings had taken hold throughout Europe, but the church hierarchy had become political and corrupt. Reformers like Wycliffe, Hus, and Luther sought to return Jesus’s teachings to the people. In this last set of talks, Lenny outlines the seeds of the Protestant Reformation, the motivations of the reformers, and the five key points that mark modern Protestant faiths today.

About the Hidden Riches of Christian History Series

The Hidden Riches of Christian History lecture series takes you on a journey of exploration from the Resurrection to the Reformation. Along the way, we will hear remarkable stories and discover incredible insights into some of the most significant people and events that helped shape our faith into the world-transforming force it is today.

Part 2 of 6
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