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Hope Beyond Reason offers audio recordings of live seminars and lectures which encourage listeners to ask tough questions on matters of faith, growth, and the life of the mind. These educational audio CD’s are based on cutting-edge research from fields such as philosophy, theology, and psychology and teach listeners how to integrate these sources of information from a Christian faith perspective.

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Resolving Anger: from Hurt to Healing

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by THOMAS RAUCHENSTEIN M.A., C.D.P

Anger is a powerful emotion. We have all felt it, and we are often confused about what to do with our hurt. Left unresolved, anger can become addictive and destructive in our relationships. But there is hope. This talk teaches us how to resolve anger by evaluating its sources and expressing it in healthy ways. As our relationship to anger begins to change, we experience freedom from our need to control others and we become a force for healing in our relationships, as God intends.

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Images of Atonement

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by THOMAS RAUCHENSTEIN M.A., C.D.P

Is it just for God to punish an innocent person to help a guilty criminal? Christians claim that God laid the penalty for human sin upon Jesus so that we could be forgiven and restored to God. This claim is part of the biblical doctrine of the atonement, but it raises some pressing concerns about what atonement actually means and whether punishing an innocent person can ever be an effective solution to human problems.  This talk addresses these concerns by examining various biblical images of atonement and defending the justice of substitutionary punishment against potential objections.

3 Audio CD Set  $15.00 + shipping

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Overcoming Shame

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by THOMAS RAUCHENSTEIN M.A., C.D.P

Have you ever wondered what underlies many of our deepest interpersonal and mental health struggles? The answer, in a nutshell, is shame.  Shame is part of the air we breathe and the culture we live in, but no one really wants to talk about it, and so it rarely gets addressed.  In this presentation, I break through the silence and talk openly about pathways through shame that transform relationships to oneself and others. This 4-CD audio series (recorded live at Priory Park Baptist Church in Ontario) teaches you how to construct and implement a recovery strategy from the toxic effects of false shame, freeing you to feel more known and loved.

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Agnosticism and Hope

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by THOMAS RAUCHENSTEIN M.A., C.D.P

How does one seek God without belief? This question is often on the minds of agnostics who neither believe nor disbelieve, but take the question of God very seriously. In this talk, I explore how hope (even without belief) is a crucial component of one’s search for God, and how seekers who think the evidence is weighed 50/50  on the question of God may be acting appropriately and prudently by living a life of profound hope that God exists. This audio talk (recorded live at L’Abri Fellowship in Switzerland) outlines what hope might look like in the life of an agnostic seeker, and encourages Christians to cultivate hope in their own lives.

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Faith and Knowledge: How Do They Relate?

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by THOMAS RAUCHENSTEIN M.A., C.D.P

What is the relationship between faith and knowledge? This question is important for Christians and non-Christians because there is so much confusion about it. Critics of religion sometimes view faith as obstacle to knowledge – as a crutch for weak-minded people or as a barrier to scientific progress.  Inside church doors, visitors with tough questions are often told to ‘just believe’ because faith is supposed to be ‘simple’ and questioning makes things ‘too complicated’. The purpose of this audio talk (recorded live at L’Abri Fellowship in Switzerland) is to address these confusions directly. I do this by providing a basic definition of knowledge, examining its sources, and exploring the concept of a worldview.  I argue that all people, religious or not, have faith in the general sense of a worldview that both informs and is shaped by its encounter with reality.  Faith in this general sense is not opposed to knowledge, but a necessary ingredient of it!  In this respect, Christian faith is similar to all other worldviews; but the object of its faith is unique.

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