Like Stars The Podcast

Dr. Pete Goodman explores the relationship between wisdom, faith in Jesus and discovering the life to the fullest that he offers. Seeking in all things to live out the promise of Daniel that those who are wise will shine like stars. Watch full videos on YouTube as well: https://www.youtube.com/@likestarspodcast
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Ep. 34: Jesus, Scripture, & Slavery
March 01, 2024
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Ep. 34: Jesus, Scripture, & Slavery

Among the most difficult issues people often have with the Bible is the way in which is appears to support the of institution of slavery. The Old Testament Law makes clear allowances for it, Jesus often spoke about slaves without ever condemning the practice, and some New Testament authors...

Ep. 33: Would Jesus Be Cancelled Today?
February 08, 2024
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Ep. 33: Would Jesus Be Cancelled Today?

Should Jesus have been cancelled for being racist when calling a Canaanite woman a dog? This is just one more example of some the more “difficult” aspects of Jesus’ words and ministry that can sometimes lead people to think he wasn’t always a very good or nice person…at least, until we dig...

Ep. 32: Was Jesus A Mean Guy?
January 12, 2024
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Ep. 32: Was Jesus A Mean Guy?

For some people, the picture of Jesus they have in their head is of a super nice, friendly guy who smiled all the time and went around hugging everyone. He would never say anything harsh, critical, or offensive and would most certainly never hurt anyone’s feelings … and then they actually ...

Ep. 31: Journeys & Destinations [Do You Have to Go to Church to Be a Christian?]
December 08, 2023
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Ep. 31: Journeys & Destinations [Do You Have to Go to Church to Be a Christian?]

Is going to church a necessary, required part of being a Christian? Church attendance has been in a steady decline over the past decade (and even more so following COVID) but surprisingly this isn't necessarily a reflection of people's beliefs. In fact, a vast majority of those who...

Ep. 30: Old Testament Conundrums II: Weird Prophet Stuff
November 23, 2023
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Ep. 30: Old Testament Conundrums II: Weird Prophet Stuff

My friend Michael joins me again with some of his questions from the Old Testament prophets - why did they do and say some of the odd and strange things we read about and sometimes ask others to as well? We also dive back into the question of signs from God and spend some time discussing w...

BONUS EPISODE: Job, Karma, and the Justice of God
November 17, 202300:39:2736.12 MB

BONUS EPISODE: Job, Karma, and the Justice of God

The book of Job is one of the more complex, confusing, and often misunderstood writings in the entire Bible. Because of it's poetic style, flowery language, and use of multiple voices it can be hard to decipher exactly what the story is trying to communicate. In this bonus episode fr...

Ep. 29: The Problem of Evil
October 18, 2023
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Ep. 29: The Problem of Evil

Why does God allow so much evil and suffering in our world? If he is all powerful, all knowing, and as good as the Bible claims why doesn’t he put a stop to it? This is a serious problem that many people of faith struggle to make sense of and those outside of Christianity use as ammunition...

Bonus Episode: The book of Romans
October 05, 202300:24:1622.23 MB

Bonus Episode: The book of Romans

Paul's letter to the church in Rome is my favorite book of the entire Bible, one I have deeply enjoyed studying over the years. It's a book many - including myself - have struggled to make sense of as Paul's language and arguments are extremely deep and nuanced. As a bonus ep...

Ep. 28: Indoctrination and Wish Fulfillment
September 28, 2023
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Ep. 28: Indoctrination and Wish Fulfillment

Do people only believe in a religion because it's what they were born into? Does something like Christianity only continue because it gets indoctrinated into children, who then mostly abandon it once they are old enough to think for themselves? And how should one respond to the claim t...

SPECIAL PREVIEW - NT Survey: MATTHEW
September 25, 202300:29:3940.76 MB

SPECIAL PREVIEW - NT Survey: MATTHEW

My New Testament Survey Course covering is now available! Join me as I take a brief walk through every book of the New Testament, offering important background information and keys for reading, main themes and big ideas, and a short chapter by chapter outline to help you in your reading. S...