Is God Beyond Logic? — The Parker J Cole Show

Isaiah 55: 8-9 “ For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

When I read verse like that, I am overwhelmed by the majesty of our Lord. His thoughts are so much more than our own. We see things from a limited point of view while He sees the big picture. We see it from our flawed existence while He sees it from his perfect and infinite wisdom. Yet, does that mean flawed creatures such as ourselves cannot begin to comprehend God?

Some people would suggest that God is beyond logic because of His very nature? Is He? Let’s talk about it with my returning guest, apologist and author Evan Minton. You can call in at 646-668-8485, press one to be live on air. Or, you can download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here.

The Biblical Justification for Slavery — The Parker J Cole Show

Parker J Cole BannerI find myself in a unique position for this episode of the Parker J Cole show — I don’t have a clue what the co-host is going to say. She’s been on the show a few times. Always a wonderful co-host but this time, she’s got me stumped!

So I speculate: could it be that all those people who say the Bible approves of slavery — even encourages it — are right? Should slavery become a legitimate form of life and not looked down on so harshly? Should the President read a formal apology to all those plantation owners and their descendants about being so critical of the institution? Should old and modern abolitionists bow their heads in shame for decrying that slavery is wrong? What will our guest talk about on this episode?

Lisa Guinther is an artist, published illustrator, poet, photographer, preacher, feminist, bible teacher, and philosopher. What is she going to say about the biblical justification for slavery? After all, she graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder magna cum laude — let’s face it: she would know!

If you are as intrigued as I am about this show, find out by calling in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here.

Why Stay A Christian When God Lets You Down? — The Parker J Cole Show

Parker J Cole BannerWar. Disease. Social unrest. It’s around us every day. Trial and struggle.

From global financial crisis to terrorist acts to disease and natural disasters, we are impacted by trials every day. Some of us, in fact, MOST of us, would say life is hard. Yet, maybe it’s not the major events of the world that affect us but the things in our personal lives which turn our spheres of life upside. Perhaps sickness has struck you or your loved ones. Maybe the company you worked for went under. You’ve lost precious ones in your life. Or, you’re wondering why can’t you get it together and be married and have some form of happily ever after.

Perhaps your struggle goes even deeper. Why did you have to be the one hurt and abused by those you trusted the most? Why can’t you have a child while others do? Why did the thief come and take your personal belongings? Why doesn’t seem as if nothing can go right? Why can’t you find purpose? Why can’t you be mentally balanced like ‘everyone else’?

Shouldn’t God be bigger than this? If God is so powerful, why is this so difficult. Why hold onto the faith when it seems the omnipotent Lord doesn’t do anything to help. Why stay a Christian when God lets you down?

Join me as we delve into a thought, a question, or an argument I’m sure we’ve all had with my guest co-host, Trevor Slone. Perhaps we can help. Call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here.

The Parker J Cole Show — Which God Exists? with Evan Minton

Parker J Cole BannerPeople often wonder whether or not God exists. Yet, instead of asking, “Does God Exists?” perhaps the questions should be — “Which God exists?” If we put the question in that way, we have to assume the hypothesis that ‘God’ is a real entity worthy of investigation. If we continue to follow that line of reasoning, then the question of which God falls directly in line. How do we determine that? Does the answer matter?

Join me as returning guest and apologist Evan Minton from Cerebral Faith as he tackles the hard questions of faith and introduces his new book, “Inference to the One True God”. You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here.

3rd Year Celebration of the Write Stuff — TONIGHT!

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Can you believe that it’s been three years already? We’ve been together for some time and I’m glad to use this opportunity to celebrate with me. Thank God for everything He’s done in blessing this show to reach out to readers and authors worldwide and give you great books, great authors, and reads.

Call in to celebrate with me and Rachel Rossano, the very first guest on this show as we look forward and look back. You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here. http://tobtr.com/9074423. It’s time to celebrate!


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It’s really a shock to me that I would write Christian fiction. Really it is.  I didn’t know Christian fiction existed until about 2000 or so when I happened across a store called Family Christian Stores. I went in there and saw all of these lovely books and was hooked.

My earliest memories are of books and writing. I always knew this is what I would do. I just never thought I’d be a Christian writer or a writer who is Christian.  I grew up reading Stephen King and then when I was fourteen, I discovered my first Harlequin book under my cousin’s bed that summer and got hooked onto romance. So my first loves are horror and romance. Go figure.

When I began to take my writing seriously, I had been let go at my job back in 2010.  Now I had time on my hands. I saw the computer with my manuscript I’d let linger for ten years from the time I was 18 years old and I decided to get in published no matter what. My first book, Dark Cherub, can be classified as Christian horror. (Thanks Stevie!)  It changed everything for me. I mean, everything. I worked on my first romance series, called Sins of the Flesh and that also changed things for me. I started to do podcasting, and now I am the owner of the new PJC Media, an online broadcasting company.  Yet the love of the written word is still in my veins.

I host Christian authors worldwide on my shows.  Been doing it for three years. Over the years, I’ve become something of  diplomat. The body of Christ is already so divided by denominations and the like. I don’t want to add to that unnecessarily. I don’t mind standing up for core biblical truths but when it comes to secondary, non-essentials, I don’t get too worked up over it.

I love helping Christian authors get the word out about their works. If you want to be showcased on my show, simply email me at writestuffradio at gmail dot com. I’d be glad to have you.

 

The Search for Truth — The Parker J. Cole Show

 

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My sister is an avid X-files fan. Back in the ’90’s she devoured each episode as it came on TV, caught up in the supernatural, paranormal, or extra-terrestrial escapes of Fox Mulder and Agent Scully. The tagline of the show is now iconic: “The truth is out there.” Fox Mulder did whatever he could to find out the truth. It didn’t matter if the truth made others uncomfortable, rocked the foundation of someone’s worldview, or upset government agencies trying to suppress it. The truth, whatever that may be, was worth fighting for.

In today’s moral relativistic society, truth is not something people wish to discover. In fact, the common theme for relativists is a chant: “That’s your truth, not my truth.” Or, “I can’t determine if anything I know is true.” For the moral relativist, those kinds of statements are easily broken when faced with a truth that is true no matter who states it. If a doctor told them, “You have cancer,” there’s not a relativist who would respond, “That’s your truth, not my truth.” Instead, they go for a second opinion, ask for a re-test, or something to ensure that what they were told is true. They understand, point blank, the truth is not located in themselves but is outside of themselves. It’s objective, brilliant, and uncaring of personal feelings or objectives.

Join Rebecca Miller, bible teacher, blogger, writer, and all round cool girl, as we discuss the search for truth and if anyone is really looking for it. You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here.http://tobtr.com/s/8826309.  Tune in!

The Parker J Cole Show — Empowering Women Through Biblical Studies

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Join me for the month of March as we discuss women’s empowerment in various aspects of life as we celebrate Women’s History Month.

The area of where women place in the body of Christ is a hot topic among today’s evangelical Church. Whether women should lead in pastoral duties or remain silent under a patriarchal system of church authority there are all kinds of debates going. No matter where your opinion stands on this issue, biblical studies empowers women to learn about God for themselves as they seek to understand the Creator of both sexes.

Another reason why biblical study is important is because of the biblical illiteracy rampant in today’s society. There are Christians who have NEVER picked up a Bible or even tried to do an in-depth study on it. Perhaps if more are encouraged to take up biblical studies we can effectively retrain those of the Church to get back to biblical principles.

With me to discuss this is returning guest Lisa Guinther, a biblical scholar with a passion for educating women in biblical studies. To weigh in, you can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air, Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/8368637.   Tune in!