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October 2, 2019
Does autonomy and self-determination outweigh the life inside the womb? Do all children—both born and unborn—deserve the protections afforded to us as inalienable rights? This week, Jo and Vince answer a sensitive question about abortion, discussing their personal experience with their son's earliest weeks of life, the philosophical issue of when "personhood" begins, the societal implications of denying personhood to certain classes of people, and the biblical understanding of a God who loves every person and was willing to go to great lengths to give life to his children. Question Asked in This Episode: "How would you respond to the claim that the lives of the unborn are of less importance than the choice of the mother?" Have a question you want Ask Away to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. You can also talk about this episode with fellow podcast listeners and the RZIM team on our online community.Follow Ask Away on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979
September 18, 2019
The ways in which God pursues people are amazing in their similarities, but also in their uniqueness. Only in hindsight can many see the lengths God went to in order to reach them, and the questions that had to be answered before faith in God seemed a reasonable thing. This week, Jo and Vince talk about the questions they themselves asked that led to their personal faith in God. Question Asked in This Episode:"What questions led you to faith in God?" Have a question you want Ask Away to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. You can also talk about this episode with fellow podcast listeners and the RZIM team on our online community. Follow Ask Away on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979
September 13, 2019
There are few stories in the Bible more confusing than the story of God commanding Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac. To many, this story makes it seem like God is an arbitrary—and maybe even wicked—deity, demanding that people commit evil deeds in order to prove their loyalty to Him. Even for Christians, this story can push the bounds of who we understand God to be. But is this story really about blind faith and obedience to a capricious God? This week, Vince and Jo suggest a fuller context for this story and point to the God who alone provides the true sacrifice. Question Asked in This Episode: "What kind of God would command Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac?" Have a question you want Ask Away to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. You can also talk about this episode with fellow podcast listeners and the RZIM team on our online community. Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979
September 4, 2019
We live at a time where our culture seems to value scientific rationalism on the one hand, but believes truth is relative and prizes individual autonomy—even if irrational—above all else. Which is it? Are human beings ultimately nothing more than a "thinking being"? Is human nature controlled exclusively by survival instinct? And where does this leave us when we think about faith in God? This week, Vince and Jo discuss the nature of man, faith, rationality, and intuition, providing some helpful ways to think about an issue that often feels like a binary choice between faith and reason.Question Asked in This Episode:"Is man rational?" Hear more about this subject at our next #TrendingQuestions event at the Zacharias Institute on September 10: Am I Just My Brain? Save your seat today click to register!Have a question you want Ask Away to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. You can also talk about this episode with fellow podcast listeners and the RZIM team on our online community. Follow Ask Away on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979
August 28, 2019
God's attitude toward lying is clear in Scripture: lying lips are "an abomination" to the Lord (Proverbs 12:22), and Jesus calls the devil "a liar and the father of lies" (John 8:44). But what about the hard cases where it seems that one must lie to protect life? Does Scripture condone such cases, as in the biblical character Rahab's lie to rescue the spies in Jericho, or should we understand those passages in a different way? Is it possible to justify lying for the greater good, or are we running the risk of excusing the lies we wish to tell? This week, Vince and Jo tackle the thorny issue of situational ethics and the question of whether there are exceptional circumstances where lying is permitted. Question Asked in This Episode:"Is God OK with lying under certain circumstances?" Have a question you want Ask Away to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. You can also talk about this episode with fellow podcast listeners and the RZIM team on our online community. Follow Ask Away on Twitter:Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979
August 22, 2019
Prayer can be a confusing practice in the life of the Christian. Some mock it, claiming it is nothing more than deluded self-talk. Others have difficulty understanding why we need to ask God for things He already knows He will provide. For many, the seeming lack of answered prayer can cause us to doubt God's goodness, or even his existence. This week, Vince and Jo discuss the nature of prayer and suggest some helpful ways to understand how God uses it to relate to us and to work in our lives. Question Asked in This Episode:"How does prayer work?" Have a question you want Ask Away to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. You can also talk about this episode with fellow podcast listeners and the RZIM team on our online community. Follow Ask Away on Twitter:Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979
August 14, 2019
As Christians we are supposed to sacrificially give of ourselves for the benefit of our neighbors without the expectation of a return. But how do we do this in a way that is healthy for us and for those around us? What do we do with the guilt we feel for not being able to be all things to all people? And what does it say about my faith if I get burnt out and feel like I can't give any more? This week, Vince and Jo talk through what it means to be creatures who have limitations, and what that might mean for a proper understanding of rest in light of a God who pours himself out on our behalf. Question Asked in This Episode:"In the example of Jesus it seems very clear to me that we're all called to be servants and humbly serve those around us, no matter the cost. But sometimes I find myself trying so desperately to meet the needs of everyone around me that I end up running myself into the ground, resenting the people who ask things of me and feeling like a doormat. In a culture that idolizes and commercializes 'self-care' and 'self-love,' how can we balance the counter-cultural call to serve one another while setting healthy boundaries and being realistic with ourselves about our limits. And if I believe Christ calls us to pour ourselves out for others, what does it mean about my faith if sometimes I feel like I hit the wall and can't give any more?" Have a question you want Ask Away to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. You can also talk about this episode with fellow podcast listeners and the RZIM team on our online community. You can support RZIM and the Ask Away Podcast at rzim.org/give. Follow Ask Away on Twitter:Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979
August 7, 2019
Sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with others is the greatest privilege given to Christians. We are commanded to do this by Jesus himself in the Great Commission, and we have an intrinsic desire to share the same good news about the God who rescued us. Yet often we find ourselves crippled by fear and feelings of inadequacy when it comes to sharing the gospel with unbelieving members of our community. This week, Vince and Jo discuss how to begin talking to others about Jesus, offering some practical tips for conversational evangelism. Question Asked in This Episode:"I want to start evangelizing in my community, but I don't know how to start that conversation. Do you have specific techniques that work well to start talking to others about Jesus? Is there a list of good icebreakers that can get the conversation started?" Have a question you want Ask Away to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. You can also talk about this episode with fellow podcast listeners and the RZIM team on our online community. Follow Ask Away on Twitter:Vince Vitale- @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale- @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis- @mdav1979
July 31, 2019
What is the relationship between God and logic? If God is logical, does that mean He is subservient to the laws of logic? Or are the laws of logic subservient to God and therefore defined – and possibly manipulated – by Him? This week on Ask Away, Vince and Jo Vitale respond to a listener's questions on the nature of logic, the character of God, and how to hold the tension between the two. Have a question you want Ask Away to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. You can also talk about this episode with fellow podcast listeners and the RZIM team on our online community. Follow Ask Away on Twitter: Vince Vitale- @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale- @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis- @mdav1979
July 24, 2019
How can we rejoice in Christ's sacrifice when we know we don't deserve it? Even though Christ died for us willingly, how does this appease the Father? This week on Ask Away, Jo and Vince Vitale respond to a listener's heartfelt questions on how to understand the cross and find peace in God's plan for salvation. Have a question you want Ask Away to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. You can also talk about this episode with fellow podcast listeners and the RZIM team on our online community. Follow Ask Away on Twitter:Vince Vitale- @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale- @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis- @mdav1979
June 28, 2019
Are there sins that are so awful that God won't extend grace? How can we respond to those in our lives who have had irreparable evil perpetrated against them? Vince and Jo are joined this week by Hassan John, an Anglican minister serving in Jos, Nigeria. Jos has become a hotbed for Boko Haram terrorist activity, and Hassan's ministry gives him a unique insight into the ways in which God is working even in the midst of evil circumstances. You can read a firsthand account from Hassan in the Wall Street Journal here: "Boko Haram Put a Bounty on my Head" Question Asked in This Episode: "My friend is a rape and sexual assault survivor. While discussing grace she said her issue with it was that her rapist is given the same grace as her or me. I did think about where the line is and who should decide who does or does not receive grace if we say the rapist should not receive grace, but I was at a loss for how I should respond to her in the moment in a meaningful way. How should I respond to her?" Have a question you want Ask Away to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. You can also talk about this episode with fellow podcast listeners and the RZIM team on our online community. You can support RZIM and the Ask Away Podcast at rzim.org/give. Follow Ask Away on Twitter:Vince Vitale- @VinceRVitale Jo Vitale- @Joanna_Vitale Michael Davis- @mdav1979
June 12, 2019
Vince and Jo continue their conversation with special guest Francis Chan, this week answering the question, "Why can't I get rid of shame, even when the shame is brought on by something I can't control?" Francis Chan is a father, grandfather, pastor, and author of several bestselling books, the most recent of which is Letters to the Church. You can find out more about his work at www.wearechurch.com and www.crazylove.org. Have a question you want Ask Away to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. You can also talk about this episode with fellow podcast listeners and the RZIM team on our online community. Follow Ask Away on Twitter: Vince Vitale – @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale – @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis – @mdav1979
May 31, 2019
This week, Vince and Jo are joined by special guest Francis Chan for a wide-ranging conversation answering the question, "What do you think is the next step for the Evangelical church in America?" Francis Chan is a father, grandfather, pastor, and author of several bestselling books, the most recent of which is Letters to the Church. You can find out more about his work at www.wearechurch.com and www.crazylove.org. Have a question you want Ask Away to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. You can also talk about this episode with fellow podcast listeners and the RZIM team on our online community. Follow Ask Away on Twitter: Vince Vitale – @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale – @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis – @mdav1979
May 16, 2019
"How can you love such a self-centered, glory-craving God?" "Why doesn't God want us to be certain that He's there?" The Bible speaks clearly about God's desire for glory, honor, and praise. Yet many people also complain that God doesn't work hard enough to make Himself known. Can we make sense of this seeming contradiction? This week, Vince and Jo address the questions of whether or not God wants us to know He's there, and what it means for God to desire glory and praise. Follow Ask Away on Twitter: Vince Vitale – @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale – @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis – @mdav1979
May 1, 2019
Is faith in God a crutch? How can I believe in a God I can't see, hear, touch, or smell? If Christians claim God is everywhere, do they believe God is in every person, as well? Apologists and Drs. Vince and Jo Vitale discuss questions from podcast listeners on the belief in and existence of God, and what Christians claim makes God distinct.Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. Don't miss another episode, subscribe to the podcast on: iTunes or Google Play Music.Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter:Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979
April 17, 2019
In our day, there is often confusion about the nature of the cross and the necessity of Christ to suffer death upon it. If God is all-powerful, isn't his suffering just a fiction? Is sin really that serious? Couldn't God forgive mankind simply by a wave of his hand? This week, Vince and Jo answer questions about whether Jesus' death on the cross counts as true suffering in light of his eternal life, and why blood sacrifices were required in the Old Testament. Have a question you want Ask Away to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. You can also talk about this episode with fellow podcast listeners and the RZIM team on our online community. You can support RZIM and the Ask Away Podcast at rzim.org/give. Follow Ask Away on Twitter: Vince Vitale – @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale – @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis – @mdav1979
April 3, 2019
Vince is joined by RZIM apologist Abdu Murray, a former Muslim whose years-long search for truth ultimately led him to the person of Jesus Christ. This week he shares part of his personal story, and together he and Vince discuss the difference between being a skeptic and being a cynic. They also answer the question of how Christians can justify their beliefs to others if they still have questions about their own faith. Read more from Abdu Murray in his newest book, Saving Truth: Finding Meaning and Clarity in a Post-Truth World. Have a question you want Ask Away to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. You can also talk about this episode with fellow podcast listeners and the RZIM team on our online community. Support RZIM and the Ask Away Podcast at rzim.org/give. Follow Ask Away on Twitter: Vince Vitale – @VinceRVitaleAbdu Murray – @AbduMurrayJo Vitale – @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis – @mdav1979
March 20, 2019
As our society becomes increasingly pluralistic, it gets harder to claim that there is just one "right" way to believe. More and more, Christianity is seen as not only naïve but actually hateful for not affirming the truth claims of other religions. This week, Vince and Jo field questions about whether the culture we're raised in determines our beliefs, what we are to make of religions that predate Christianity, and whether Jesus or Mohammed brings salvation.Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter:Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979
March 6, 2019
A person dies by suicide about every 12.8 minutes in the US and, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, suicide claims more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined. This week, Drs. Vince and Jo Vitale discuss listener-submitted questions on this subject including: If I have a background of chronic abuse and neglect, how do I trust God will actually provide for me? Can a person who commits suicide go to Heaven? Is it wrong to ask God to end my life? Tune in as we talk about this sensitive and important topic this week. Want to talk about this episode with fellow podcast listeners and the RZIM team? Start the discussion on our online community: connect.rzim.org.Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitale Jo Vitale - @Joanna_Vitale Michael Davis - @mdav1979 If you are having suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.
February 20, 2019
Is truth knowable? How do you choose whom or what to believe? This week, Drs. Vince and Jo Vitale spend time on an important question from an agnostic: "I have read books on both sides of the spectrum for God's existence...Now, to be honest, I have yet to make up my mind partly because [it] is just a huge subject; but I think that both sides can make good arguments for their case...It is not so much the philosophical points or scientific data that prevents me from believing; it is the Bible itself! How can we explain the passages where we read that Pharaoh's army went right into the sea while the Israelites were going through it? If I were Pharaoh, the sight of seeing the red sea split in half would make me at least stop, and consider the miracle right in front of his eyes, not go in there right after them without any deliberation." If you've ever wondered the same, you're in good company. Join us this week to hear how Vince and Jo respond. Want to talk about this episode with fellow podcast listeners and the RZIM team? Start the discussion on our online community: connect.rzim.org.Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979
February 6, 2019
Did God create Jesus? What historical evidence is there for Jesus' existence? If Jesus was fully human and fully God at the same time, then why didn't his human nature cause him to sin? Drs. Jo and Vince Vitale answer questions this week on how we can know Jesus was really who he said he was. Want to talk about this episode with fellow podcast listeners and the RZIM team? Start the discussion on our online community: connect.rzim.org.Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979
January 24, 2019
Was Christianity created by the Romans to control the masses? How can we know that the Bible is complete or authoritative in its present form? Join Drs. Jo and Vince Vitale this week on the Ask Away podcast as they seek to answer questions around the history of Christianity and reliability of the Bible. Want to talk about this episode with fellow podcast listeners and the RZIM team? Start the discussion on our online community: connect.rzim.org. Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on social media. Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979
January 9, 2019
"It is appalling that the most segregated hour of Christian America is eleven o'clock on Sunday morning," Martin Luther King, Jr., famously observed. This week on the Ask Away podcast, Drs. Vince and Jo Vitale sit down with Lisa Fields of Jude 3 Project to discuss popular questions on racial reconciliation and identity: Is Christianity a white man's religion? What did Jesus say about reconciliation? How do racial conversations differ between the secular and religious? Does every church need to be multi-ethnic in order to celebrate diversity? Want to talk about this episode with fellow podcast listeners and the RZIM team? Start the discussion on our online community: connect.rzim.org. To hear more from Lisa Fields on black Christian apologetics, check out Jude 3 Project at jude3project.com. Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979
December 24, 2018
"I no longer believe in Santa and the Tooth-Fairy, so why still believe in God?" In a culture where Christmas is often hi-jacked by consumerism and seemingly empty ritual, on this week's podcast we discuss Santa, the origin of "Christmas trees," and how authentic hope can be found this holiday season. Merry Christmas from the Ask Away team! Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on social media. Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979
December 12, 2018
Do scientific discoveries prove God doesn't exist? If the universe is complex and must have a creator, then by the same logic, mustn't God have been created as well? If alien life exists, what does that mean for the gospel story? This week on Ask Away, Drs. Vince and Jo Vitale discuss questions submitted by listeners on science and faith. Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on social media. Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter:Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979
November 28, 2018
What is the meaning of life? Is it possible to live a meaningful life if you think God doesn't exist? Drs. Vince and Jo Vitale discuss this important topic this week on Ask Away.
November 14, 2018
The news, our social media feeds, and our own stories are full of injustices. But where is God in all of this? How can a good or just God permit these wrongs? How does the social justice movement line up with the Bible? Drs. Vince and Jo Vitale, and Pippa Shaper (co-founder of Home from Home, a child protection non-profit) discuss listener-submitted questions on justice, suffering, and God's involvement in it all.
November 1, 2018
Physicist Stephen Hawking once referred to heaven or afterlife as "a fairy story for people afraid of the dark." But what if heaven isn't a fairytale? If heaven exists, what is the minimum requirement to be accepted? Is it possible for good people who are just naïve to go to heaven? If Hitler repented to God on his death bed, would he have been forgiven? Tune in as we talk about these questions today.
October 19, 2018
Why do Christians make such a big deal about sex? Why does God even care about my sex life? Why didn't Jesus ever get married? Will there be marriage in Heaven? Vince and Jo Vitale are joined today by special guest Dr. Juli Slattery of Authentic Intimacy Ministries in an honest discussion around these questions.
October 11, 2018
Should AI be feared or celebrated? Can computers actually possess "intelligence" or "think"? Is human death merely a "technical problem"? In a world where technology is advancing so rapidly, where do we ground our hope? This week on Ask Away, Jo Vitale and special guest John Lennox, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford, discuss the implications of AI (and AGI) for humanity and for the Christian worldview. To see Professor Lennox's #TrendingQuestions lecture and Q&A on this same question, visit our Facebook page or our YouTube channel. Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. Don't miss another episode, subscribe to the podcast on: iTunes or Google Play Music.Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter:Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979
October 3, 2018
Even if you understand God has forgiven you, what if you struggle to forgive yourself? If Jesus didn't commit sin, can he truly empathize with us in our shame and guilt? This week on the Ask Away podcast, Vince and Jo Vitale discuss listener-submitted questions on forgiveness and shame, and suggest that discovering the answers to these questions will make a difference in how we treat others, how we treat ourselves, and in our relationship with God.Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag#askrzim on Twitter. Don't miss another episode, subscribe to the podcast on: iTunes or Google Play Music.Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter:Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979
September 26, 2018
If God is for us, how can He be against someone's identity? What does it look like to be same-sex attracted and a Christian? Does the Christian worldview condemn some to a life of loneliness? How can Christians show the love of Christ to those who consider them narrow-minded? This week on Ask Away, Vince and Jo Vitale, along with guest Sam Allberry (RZIM speaker and author of Is God Anti-Gay?), address these and other listener-submitted questions on this important and sensitive topic.Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. Don't miss another episode, subscribe to the podcast on: iTunes or Google Play Music.Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter:Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979Sam Allberry - @SamAllberry
September 19, 2018
"Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings," said Physicist Victor Stenger. Is religion indeed the source of war? If the Ten Commandments tell us not to murder, how do Christians explain the violence we see in the Old Testament? Does Jesus contradict himself when he says he "did not come to bring peace, but the sword" (Matt. 10:34)? Jo Vitale–who holds a DPhil (PhD) in Old Testament studies from the University of Oxford–and special guest and seasoned RZIM apologist Stuart McAllister discuss these listener-submitted questions on warfare in the Bible, Christian pacifism, and the radical teachings of Jesus.Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag#askrzim on Twitter. Don't miss another episode, subscribe to the podcast on: iTunes or Google Play Music.Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter:Jo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleStuart McAllister - @S_McAllister1Michael Davis - @mdav1979
September 12, 2018
Is it possible to prove God exists? Does the pursuit of proof and knowledge have a place within the Christian faith? Vince and Jo discuss these listener-submitted questions and examine if proof and faith are contradictory this week on the Ask Away podcast. Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag#askrzim on Twitter. Don't miss another episode, subscribe to the podcast on: iTunes or Google Play Music.Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter:Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979
September 6, 2018
Why do Christians worship on Sunday instead of celebrating the Sabbath on Saturday like Jesus would have? How can we disagree on the day of the Sabbath/Lord's Day and other secondary matters of faith without compromising on the essentials? Jo and Vince Vitale unpack the meaning behind the Sabbath and shed new light on how to handle Christian disagreements.Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag#askrzim on Twitter. Don't miss another episode, subscribe to the podcast on: iTunes or Google Play Music.Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter:Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979
August 29, 2018
Students are surrounded by questions and challenges to their Christian beliefs, and studies show59 percent of millennials who grew up in the church have dropped out at some point. How can young people stand firm in their faith? Tune in to this week's episode as Vince and Jo unpack poignant questions from two students on the Ask Away podcast.Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag#askrzim on Twitter. Don't miss another episode, subscribe to the podcast on: iTunes or Google Play Music.Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter:Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979
August 15, 2018
How do we share the gospel with people who don't agree with our worldview or who don't view the Bible as a valid resource? What about people who are antagonistic towards Christians–how do we approach them? Join us as we talk about these topics this week on Ask Away, featuring special guests and seasoned RZIM apologists Shawn Hart and Alycia Wood. Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag#askrzim on Twitter. Don't miss another episode, subscribe to the podcast on: iTunes or Google Play Music.Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter:Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979
August 8, 2018
How do we align our career choices with God's will? Is Christian ministry more valuable than other types of work? Is there a right way to approach our work with our faith? Vince and Jo Vitale talk about faith and work in this episode, using stories from the Bible and their own lives to shed light on these questions, re-aligning our focus on what it means to be both a worker and a follower of Jesus.Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag#askrzim on Twitter. Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter:Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979
August 1, 2018
Vince and Jo Vitale seek to answer questions about the Christian concept of sin. What is sin and why is it a big deal in the Christian faith? How can we trust that Jesus' death 2,000 years ago is still effective in forgiving our sins today? Join us for this episode on Ask Away.Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag#askrzim on Twitter. Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter:Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979
July 25, 2018
Is the Mormon religion just another Christian denomination? Should we share the gospel with Mormons? Vince, Jo, and special guest, RZIM speaker Michael Suderman, seek to answer these questions this week on Ask Away.Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter:Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979
July 18, 2018
There is no doubt that the Bible has been used to justify horrible atrocities throughout history, including slavery and racism. In light of such terrible oppression, this week Vince and Jo Vitale discuss what it really means to be made in the image of God, how to contend for unity in a divided culture, and what it might look like to follow Jesus Christ, who "came to set the captives free."Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979
July 11, 2018
Is the Old Testament fiction? Is there evidence that it's a reliable, historical document? Why doesn't the Bible say more about the dinosaurs? Vince and Jo Vitale dig into these questions this week on Ask Away. Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979
July 3, 2018
The mandate to evangelize and to always be prepared to give a defense for the faith is directly tied to obedience to Christ. Yet few people engage with an ever increasingly hostile culture for a variety of different reasons. How do we fearlessly engage with the culture when many see our faith as irrelevant and irrational? This week, Vince and Jo discuss how to utilize apologetics in evangelism with love and respect.Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. Don't miss another episode, subscribe to the podcast on: iTunes or Google Play.Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979
May 30, 2018
The quest for holy living seems antiquated to those who hold to the modern secular worldview and living for holiness has been relegated to something that is quaint at best or repressive at worst. How does a faithful believer quest for holiness in a world that makes it incredibly difficult? This week, Vince and Jo discuss how to resist the temptation in our lives while living in a world that says that succumbing to those temptations equals human flourishing.Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979
May 23, 2018
How can Christians know God more fully when it feels like He is no longer present in their lives? Vince and Jo Vitale answer listener-submitted questions on sensing God's presence, faith and prayer, regaining a passion for God, and more this week on the Ask Away podcast.Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979
May 16, 2018
Even though believers' sins have been paid for by Christ on the cross, it is easy to forget this magnificent truth in the midst of habitual sin. How do we fight against shame when conviction of sin oftentimes pulls us towards it? This week, Vince and Jo discuss how Christians should reconcile the call to be holy while understanding that there is no condemnation for those in Christ. Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979
May 10, 2018
Why do some people seem to prosper while others suffer? How should Christians respond to situations that misrepresent Christianity? Social justice and the gospel seem to be two polarizing subjects–can they fit together? How can we portray justice, mercy, and the gospel in our lives? This episode features special guest Naomi Zacharias, Director of Wellspring International, the humanitarian arm of RZIM which responds to human suffering around the world. In this episode, Jo Vitale and Naomi bring insight into social justice, the gospel, and how Christians can live as the hands and feet of Jesus.Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleNaomi Zacharias - @WellspringIntl Michael Davis - @mdav1979
May 2, 2018
If most of us are honest, believing in the Trinity and being able to explain it are two drastically different things. How do we explain the Trinity to people who are skeptical of it? Is the Trinity supported by the Bible? In this week's episode, Vince and Jo tackle these questions and discuss how the God of the Bible differs from the gods of other religions.Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979
April 25, 2018
Christians believe that Jesus Christ was not just a human being, but the Son of God. But what evidence do we have that Jesus even existed? This week, Vince and Jo explain why belief in Jesus is rational and give real-world examples of how believers can make a winsome and compelling defense of this truth to those who don't believe.Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979
April 18, 2018
If God loves everyone, why don't more people find Him? Couldn't God have done more? Is the promise of Heaven a compelling enough reason to become a Christian? On this week's episode, Vince and Jo bring clarity to these questions and look into the character of the God of the Bible. Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979
April 11, 2018
How do you reconcile the violence we see in the Old Testament with the God we see in the New Testament? This week, Vince and Jo explain how God's goodness, love, and justice are affirmed both on the cross and throughout the Old Testament.Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979
March 28, 2018
Jesus' resurrection can sound crazy to skeptics and many don't take it seriously. Does it really matter if Jesus was raised from the dead or not? What evidence is there and why is the resurrection so important? In preparation for the Easter holiday on Sunday, Vince and Jo Vitale look at the compelling evidence for the resurrection and explain why it was an event that changed everything.Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979
March 21, 2018
How should we present the Christian message to both Christians and non-Christians? Why does God command believers to evangelize? This week, Vince and Jo Vitale address listener-submitted questions on evangelism, faith, and the Great Commission. Tune in to hear how an understanding of culture affects how we share the gospel and why reaching non-Christians with the gospel is so important.Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979
March 14, 2018
Does God view all people as equal or does He declare certain people better than others? Jo and Vince Vitale answer listener-submitted questions on the subject of equality within the Bible, bringing clarity and context to passages in Scripture that can be confusing on the surface.Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979
March 7, 2018
Why was Jesus' death on the cross necessary? How does his death and resurrection intersect with love, justice, and forgiveness? Vince and Jo Vitale answer listener-submitted questions on this topic in this week's episode of Ask Away and help Christians understand how to better explain this vital part of the gospel message.Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979
February 28, 2018
Our culture has begun the process of rejecting the Christian ethic to the point that our devotion to holiness is looking more and more antiquated. On this episode, Vince and Jo discuss how a believer should live in the world without becoming overly influenced by it, all the while loving those who think that righteousness is irrelevant at best and legalistic at worst.Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979
February 21, 2018
Many Christians want to share their faith with others, but either don't know how to or are afraid of rejection. What are practical ways Christians can overcome fear to share the gospel? How can believers get out of their "Christian bubble" and get to know people of different faiths? This week on Ask Away with Vince and Jo Vitale.Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979
February 14, 2018
Why does God allow Satan to exist? Why would He create a being that was able to assume evil? Listen to this week's episode of Ask Away as Vince and Jo Vitale give thoughtful answers to these questions.Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. Don't miss another episode, subscribe to the podcast on: iTunes or Google Play.Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitale Jo Vitale - @Joanna_Vitale Michael Davis - @mdav1979
February 8, 2018
If God wants us to know He exists, why doesn't He make Himself more obvious? Why does He permit us to doubt? This week on Ask Away, Vince and Jo Vitale answer questions about God's existence and shed light on God's relationship with people. Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. Don't miss another episode, subscribe to the podcast on: iTunes or Google Play.Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitale Jo Vitale - @Joanna_Vitale Michael Davis - @mdav1979
January 31, 2018
Many nonbelievers point to supernatural events in scripture in an attempt to prove that the Bible is false. Even some who call themselves Christians would abandon key tenants of the faith in order to make their version of Christianity more palatable for skeptics. On this week's show, Vince and Jo Vitale talk about the incredible claims within the Bible and how Christians should defend them.Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. Don't miss another episode, subscribe to the podcast on: iTunes or Google Play.Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitale Jo Vitale - @Joanna_Vitale Michael Davis - @mdav1979
January 24, 2018
How should Christians answer people who say God is not good, but rather narcissistic and vindictive? Should Christians love a God who is always after his own glory? In this week's episode, Vince and Jo Vitale delve deeper into the character of God and discuss how Christians should respond to these important questions.Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. Don't miss another episode, subscribe to the podcast on: iTunes or Google Play.Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitale Jo Vitale - @Joanna_Vitale Michael Davis - @mdav1979
January 17, 2018
What is the proper Biblical understanding of the Holy Spirit? Although a member of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit often gets left out in Christian circles and his character and purpose are a mystery to many. This week on Ask Away, Vince and Jo Vitale discuss what the Bible says about the Holy Spirit and how He affects our lives.Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. Don't miss another episode, subscribe to the podcast on: iTunes or Google Play.Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitale Jo Vitale - @Joanna_Vitale Michael Davis - @mdav1979
January 10, 2018
How is it that those who are so focused on the Bible rarely live up to its precepts? This week, Vince and Jo discuss how a high view of scripture should orient our lives. Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. Don't miss another episode, subscribe to the podcast on: iTunes or Google Play.Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitale Jo Vitale - @Joanna_Vitale Michael Davis - @mdav1979
December 20, 2017
Christmas in the West has, in many ways, turned a celebration of Jesus Christ's birth into a day where many are obsessed with consumerism and kitsch. On this special Christmas edition of Ask Away, Vince and Jo Vitale discuss the history of the holiday and how to express the true meaning of Christmas to a world that often loses sight of its significance. Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. Don't miss another episode, subscribe to the podcast on: iTunes or Google Play.Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitale Jo Vitale - @Joanna_Vitale Michael Davis - @mdav1979
December 13, 2017
Disunity and division have plagued the Christian church since its formation. How is it possible that the Bible clearly tells Christ's followers to be unified and yet today they seem so divided? On this week's episode of Ask Away, Vince and Jo Vitale discuss the difference between disagreements over secondary and tertiary doctrine and what true disunity in the church looks like.Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. Don't miss another episode, subscribe to the podcast on: iTunes or Google Play.Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitale Jo Vitale - @Joanna_Vitale Michael Davis - @mdav1979
December 6, 2017
For many Christians, the idea of using apologetics with everyday evangelism is daunting. Many believe that giving a defense for the gospel is something only trained pastors or speakers can do. But where can men and women start in learning how to use apologetics in daily conversations? This week, Vince and Jo discuss how Christians can take steps to better engage their family, friends, and neighbors.Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. Don't miss another episode, subscribe to the podcast on: iTunes or Google Play.Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitale Jo Vitale - @Joanna_Vitale Michael Davis - @mdav1979
November 29, 2017
How can Christians overcome fear or hostile environments in order to boldly share the hope of the gospel? Listen to this week's episode as Jo and Vince Vitale draw from the words of Jesus and their personal experiences in evangelism and bring hope and encouragement to Christians who face similar fear or situations.Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. Don't miss another episode, subscribe to the podcast on: iTunes or Google Play.Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitale Jo Vitale - @Joanna_Vitale Michael Davis - @mdav1979
November 22, 2017
Why does God allow things like natural disasters or even childhood cancer to happen? On this week's episode of Ask Away, Vince and Jo Vitale speak to the issue of natural evil and reconciling it with a God who could stop it. Ask your questions by either mailing us at askaway@rzim.org or by using the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitale Jo Vitale - @Joanna_Vitale Michael Davis - @mdav1979Subscribe to Ask Away on iTunes or Google Play.
November 15, 2017
The Bible clearly speaks of God's power and sovereignty over his creation, but it also says that humans are responsible for their actions. On this week's episode of Ask Away, the team tackles the seemingly contradictory relationship between God's power and sovereignty and a human being's free will and culpability.Ask your questions by either mailing us at askaway@rzim.org or by using the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitale Jo Vitale - @Joanna_Vitale Michael Davis - @mdav1979Subscribe to Ask Away on iTunes or Google Play.
November 8, 2017
Occasionally we experience things in our lives that not only surpass our ability to understand them, but may even cause us to question God's goodness. On this week's episode of Ask Away, Vince and Jo Vitale tackle a listener's heart-breaking questions surrounding the loss of a loved one. Our hearts grieve with the listener, whose questions reveal that the concept that Christian life is always carefree and happy does not line up with reality.Ask your questions by either mailing us at askaway@rzim.org or by using the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. Learn more about RZIM by visiting rzim.org! Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitale Jo Vitale - @Joanna_Vitale Michael Davis - @mdav1979Subscribe to Ask Away on iTunes or Google Play.
November 1, 2017
On this week's episode of Ask Away, Vince and Jo Vitale speak to multiple questions on becoming a Christian and God's forgiveness: Is there a definition of a "true Christian"? How do you know you're a born-again believer? What if I am a Christian but still sin? Can someone lose their faith and still go to heaven? Ask your questions by either mailing us at askaway@rzim.org or by using the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. Learn more about RZIM by visiting rzim.org! Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitale Jo Vitale - @Joanna_Vitale Michael Davis - @mdav1979Subscribe to Ask Away on iTunes or Google Play.
October 25, 2017
What does the Bible really say about gender and sexism? In this week's episode, Vince and Jo Vitale answer multiple questions on gender, sexism, and culture.Ask your questions by either mailing us at askaway@rzim.org or by using the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. Learn more about RZIM by visiting rzim.org! Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979
October 18, 2017
How could God create a place like hell? Why would he create a place like hell? Vince and Jo Vitale speak to these difficult questions this week on Ask Away.Ask your questions by either mailing us at askaway@rzim.org or by using the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. Learn more about RZIM by visiting rzim.org! Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitale Jo Vitale - @Joanna_Vitale Michael Davis - @mdav1979 Subscribe to Ask Away on iTunes or Google Play.
October 11, 2017
Can the Bible be trusted? Is it a book of fiction? Why do Christians follow it? In this week's episode on Ask Away, Vince and Jo Vitale answer questions on why the Bible is so important to Christians and whether or not we can trust it as the "Word of God."Ask your questions by either mailing us at askaway@rzim.org or by using the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter.Learn more about RZIM by visiting rzim.orgFollow the Ask Away crew on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitale Jo Vitale - @Joanna_Vitale Michael Davis - @mdav1979
October 4, 2017
Do miracles still happen? The possibility of miracles seems ridiculous to many Christians and non-Christians in western culture. What should Christians believe? Should we agree with the consensus of our culture that miracles are mythological nonsense? Tune in today to the second episode of Ask Away.User-submitted questions generate the topics we cover on this podcast, so be sure to send us your questions by either mailing us at askaway@rzim.org or by using the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter.Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitale Jo Vitale - @Joanna_Vitale Michael Davis - @mdav1979
September 26, 2017
We are incredibly excited to have you join us for Ask Away's very first episode! Today we will be discussing the heart behind the show and tackling matters of interacting with people who hold to an atheistic and naturalistic worldview. Ask your questions by either mailing us at askaway@rzim.org or by using the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter.Learn more about RZIM by visiting rzim.orgFollow the Ask Away crew on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitale Jo Vitale - @Joanna_Vitale Michael Davis - @mdav1979
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