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Faith or Insanity? Homebrewed CultureCast with Psychologist Stephen Simpson

Homebrewed CultureCast logo. Photo courtesy Patheos.

This week on the Homebrewed CultureCast, we welcomed Stephen Simpson, one of the heads of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary, to the show to discuss the intersection of faith and psychology. Specifically, we wanted to try and figure out with him where the thin line between religious fanaticism and pathological mental illness was. Hey, there it is!!!

Get used to Steve, because he’ll be back on the show for sure.

Later, we talk about the worth in changing one’s Facebook profile picture to an equal sign, and the History Channel’s take on The Bible. Toward the end, we discuss Christian’s latest endeavor (Heretic’s Guide to the Bible), a Bible study blog series that’s actually entertaining!

Listen to the episode here.

Christian Piatt is the creator and editor of BANNED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BIBLE and BANNED QUESTIONS ABOUT JESUS. He co-created and co-edits the “WTF: Where’s the Faith?” young adult series with Chalice Press, and he has a memoir on faith, family and parenting being published in early 2012 called PREGMANCY: A Dad, a Little Dude and a Due Date. Via Patheos.

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