Mike McHargue, also known as “Science Mike,” is a Christian turned atheist turned follower of Jesus who uses his story to help people know God in an age of science. Mike is the host and co-hosts of two podcasts-Ask Science Mike and The Liturgists Podcast-that have attracted a curious following among Christians, the spiritually interested and the religiously unaffiliated.
Woah! Mike's going on tour in the middle of a pandemic--and he's coming to your living room. Learn more by tapping here. This week, Mike responds to the following questions: What drew you toward feminism as a southern, white man? You're a Miracle (and a Pain in the Ass) Should trans women be able to play in women's sports? Do transgender athletes have an unfair advantage? Why is sugar bad for us? How does EMDR work? EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) This episode was made possible by Betterhelp. Learn more at betterhelp.com/sciencemike.
Ruthie Lindsey talks with Dr. Hillary McBride and Michael Gungor about her experience with pain and trauma. They also discuss some things we can do during the COVID-19 crisis.Ruthie's new book, There I Am: The Journey from Hopelessness to Healing, will be released on April 21, 2020.At seventeen years old, Ruthie Lindsey was hit by an ambulance near her home in rural Louisiana. She was given a five percent chance of survival and one percent chance of walking again. One month later after a spinal fusion surgery, Ruthie defied the odds, leaving the hospital on her own two feet.Just a few years later, newly married and living in Nashville, Ruthie began to experience debilitating pain. Her case confounds doctors and after numerous rounds of testing, imaging, and treatment, they prescribe narcotic painkillers—lots of them. Ruthie became bedridden, dependent on painkillers, and hopeless, when an X-ray reveals that the wire used to fuse her spine is piercing her brain stem. Without another staggeringly expensive experimental surgery, she could well become paralyzed, but in many ways, she already is.Ruthie goes into the hospital in chronic pain, dependent on prescription painkillers, and leaves that way. She can still walk, but has no idea where she’s going. As her life unravels, Ruthie returns home to Louisiana and sets out on a journey to learn joy again. She trades fentanyl for sunsets and morphine for wildflowers, weaning herself off of the drugs and beginning the process of healing—of coming home to her body.You are not alone! We have virtual rooms you can join 24/7 to talk with other liturgists from around the world. To find out more, visit theliturgists.com
This week, Mike has a conversation with one of his favorite scientists: Dr. Andrew Newberg. They talk about life from a brain-centered perspective, as well as talking about what habits and beliefs are most beneficial in our daily lives.
Most of us are cooped up inside our homes and are social distancing in response to COVID-19. If we live with people, this marathon of close proximity may engage our feelings and heighten both the good and bad elements in our relationships. In this episode, Lisa Gungor joins Michael to talk about fighting, communication, and how they have grown over the years.To put your event on the calendar for one of the virtual rooms, go to theliturgists.com/community and follow the link that says schedule.You are not alone! You can join us each Sunday to talk with other liturgists around the world and meet in small groups. It is one of the most meaningful things we do. To find out more, visit theliturgists.com and look for the "Join The Liturgists" button.
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Location
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Episode Count
393
Podcast Count
28
Total Airtime
2 weeks, 1 day