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A New Church podcast about religion and life, featuring discussions and interviews. New episodes publish weekly on Wednesdays and last for about 15-20 minutes. The ChapmanCast is hosted by Pearse Frazier and guests. We welcome your comments below. Or, you may send us an email at

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Entries in God (5)


Bible Study with Jonathan Rose

In this episode, Todd and Pearse interview the Rev. Dr. Jonathan Rose about the Bible study he holds every week. Jonathan describes how his approach to reading the Bible has evolved, through personal study and his interactions with the Church of Truth. How to deal with non-canonical books, for example? He discusses ways the Heavenly Doctrines have informed his studies and vice versa, and he offers listeners some guidelines for their own studies.

Bible Study with Jonathan Rose


Belief in God

“Nobody, not even an angel, can know all the different ways in which people accept the Lord.” (HD 86)

In this episode, Todd, Chris, and Pearse discuss belief in God. The group debates whether a belief in God is sufficient or even necessary to get to heaven. Does faith in God make you happier? We also mention the video "Head Bullies" and ask, "Can you convince someone else that God exists?"

Belief in God


Emergent Christianity with Mac

In this episode, we hear from Glenn "Mac" Frazier, pastor of New Way Church in Austin, about the Emergent Christian movement. Mac takes a shot at describing the movement: a post-modern, authentic approach to ritual and religion. While the Emergent movement is not easily defined, it represents an exciting, diverse new corner of Christianity--the antithesis, in many ways, of the megachurch. How can the New Church learn from or reach out to Emergents?

Emergent Christianity with Mac


Room to Grow

Do you think of your spouse as a "control freak?" Do you think of yourself as "the athletic one"? In this episode, Pearse, Calvin, and Todd discuss our tendency to pigeonhole ourselves and others. But this can make us feel trapped in those perceived identities. How do we make room to grow in our relationships and, just as important, give others the same opportunity to change? 

Room to Grow


Remnants of God with Us

In this episode, Pearse, Coleman, and Malcolm discuss the nature of "remnants." The conversation covers subjects like childhood memories, temptation, and an ill-fated Eagles game. Is there a time when we stop getting remains? Why do we have remains, anyway? And can the Lord be in football?

Remnants of God with Us