60 min. from Wed Dec 2 00:00:00 CST 2009 Show - "Faith is freefall. It is the liquid state of grace in which all change is possible," explains shaman and host, Christina Pratt. "Without faith we are unable to cross that gap between what was and what needs to be." It really doesn’t matter whether that gap is the size of a whole life that you are being asked to leave behind or the microscopic gap between two neurons in your brain as you desperately try to think a new thought, with out faith we cannot cross that Void. The most interesting thing about faith, given humanity’s history of killing each other over it, is that it doesn’t really matter what you have faith in. In terms of transformation and enlightenment it only matters that you are capable of that state of grace; that you can surrender all that you are and know to simply be in a state of faith. Join us this week as we explore the power of faith. When is faith the excuse for delusion and fantasy thinking and when is it the power needed to dance with the Unknown?
What saves us? Do we need to do good work to justify ourselves before God or does Jesus justify us to good works? That is the question that literally split the Catholic church during the Protestant reformation, and the one poised before Pastor Mark Driscoll as he continues the series Religion Saves and 9 Other Misconceptions by answering, “If salvation is by faith alone (Romans 3:28), then why are there so many verses that say or imply the opposite, namely that salvation is by works (James 2:24, Matthew 6:15 & 7:21, Galatians 5:19-21)?”
One-fifth of Americans are religiously unaffiliated, and those younger than 30 especially seem to be drifting from organized religion. Six young adults — some with Jewish, Muslim, Christian and Seventh-day Adventist backgrounds — explore their struggle with faith and religion.