This week, Science Mike talks to Michael Gungor about his new podcast, THIS, as well as his upcoming book, also called THIS.

Here’s the questions we covered on this episode (as well as helpful links to resources):
 
I am an affirming straight man with a Christian non-affirming friend who is gay. How do I have a conversation with him that helps take away the shame he feels because of his same sex attraction?
 
What should Christians make of the similarities between Jesus and other ancient religious figures like Mithra, Krishna, Dionysus, and Horus?
 
Is there any reason to believe that God is loving other than the Bible and personal experience?
 
How often do people recover from chronic depression?

This week Science Mike is talking with Kevin O'Brien about his new film, At the End of the Day.

At the End of the Day is a feature-length comedy written and directed by Kevin O’Brien.

After losing his wife and counseling practice, the only thing 32-year-old Dave Hopper has going for himself is his part-time professorship at his alma mater, a growing Christian college. And the only reason he even got that job was because his previous professor, now ambitious dean, pulled a few strings.

The dean’s plans for growth hit a snag when the property he wants to develop has been promised to a gay support group – which has plans to open an LGBT homeless teen shelter if they can raise the money in time. The Dean is forced to take drastic measures, offering Dave his dream job, but he only gets it if he goes undercover in the group as a gay man – the abomination he counsels against – and stops them from raising the funds needed to buy the property.Dave reluctantly agrees, and for the first time, is met face-to-face with the community he has been battling his entire career. The awkward and emotional experiences that follow lead Dave on a journey of truth, revealing that life and love are not as black and white as he first thought.

You can watch the film on these services:

iTunes

Amazon

Google Play

This week I'm talking with Jenny McHargue (aka The Honey Badger) about your questions.

This episode was sponsored by Kiwico, a monthly STEAM project kit for kids. Visit kiwico.com/science for a chance to try them out FOR FREE.

This week Mike talks about why he's concerned about social media and what the process he went through to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

Want to join Mike in taking social media and the web back from giant corporations? Join him at http://social.theliturgists.com

Science Mike talks with Rupert Sheldrake and Mike Morrell about science, theology, and panentheism.

Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D. is a biologist and author of more than eighty-five scientific papers and twelve books, including The Presence of the Past, Science Set Free and Science and Spiritual Practices. He was among the top 100 Global Thought Leaders for 2013, as ranked by the Duttweiler Institute, Zurich, Switzerland's leading think tank.He was a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge University, a Frank Know Fellow at Harvard, and a Research Fellow of the Royal Society. He lives in London with his wife Jill Purce. Connect with his vast body of work online at Sheldrake.org
 
Mike Morrell is the collaborating author, with Fr. Richard Rohr, on The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation (you can download a free bonus chapter here.) He's also the founder of Wisdom Camp, a retreat for mystical misfits, and a founding organizer of the justice, arts, and spirituality Wild Goose Festival. Mike additionally enjoys publishing consulting, author coaching, and curating a community of book reviewers, Speakeasy. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Asheville, North Carolina.

In this episode, Science Mike talks about where the heck Ask Science Mike has been lately.

This week Science Mike and Pastor Betsy answer questions.

This week's episode was recorded live at Placentia Presbyterian Church in Placentia, CA. The questions are unscreened and the answers are unrehearsed--so fact check anything that sounds dubious to you. :)

Science Mike is co-hosting an online book club called the Cosmic Campfire about mysticism and science. It starts next week.

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