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RZIM: Ask Away Broadcasts

Vince and Jo Vitale lead this weekly podcast which focuses on listener-submitted questions on meaning, morality, origin, and destiny. Ask Away is designed to be a place where can you ask your biggest questions and find answers.

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LGBT, the Bible, and Sexual Identity

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

26 Sep 2018

Rank #1

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The Bible: Fiction or Fact?

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 - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979

11 Oct 2017

Rank #2

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A Conversation about the American Church with Francis Chan

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

31 May 2019

Rank #3

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Why Did God Create Satan?

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

14 Feb 2018

Rank #4

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How Can a Good God Send People to Hell?

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 - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979 Subscribe to Ask Away on iTunes or Google Play.

18 Oct 2017

Rank #5

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Should We Dress (and Live) Modestly?

In modern society, the term "modesty" is often held in contempt as an outdated holdover from a bygone repressive era. Some people grew up in churches where the messages they heard concerning modesty caused shame and confusion about sexuality and the goodness of the body. In light of those hurdles, is there still any place to talk about modesty? This week, Jo and Vince discuss the biblical meaning of modesty and why this virtue, properly understood, is so profoundly important. They extend the conversation beyond a narrow view of modesty as equated with sexuality and dress, and encourage us to focus on modesty as a posture of the heart before God. Question Asked in This Episode: "In the church community I grew up in, modesty was frequently mentioned, often in the form of stating that people who dressed immodestly ought to be ashamed of themselves. I know the Bible talks about modesty, but is it biblical to promote shame of one's own body as the motivating factor of dressing modestly?" 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

8 Jan 2020

Rank #6

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Jesus, Social Justice and Suffering

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

10 May 2018

Rank #7

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Race, Diversity, and the Church

"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

9 Jan 2019

Rank #8

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How Can Christians Be Depressed?

Depression has a long history of being misunderstood, both by the larger culture and, unfortunately, by the church. For many of us, shame and stigma can cause us to keep our struggles with mental health issues hidden from our friends, our church communities, and even from God himself. This week, Vince and Jo discuss depression and anxiety in the context of the brokenness of the world, offering some helpful ways to think about the examples of discouragement and weeping that abound in the Biblical account, and pointing to the God who is compassionate enough to sit with us in our lowest moments, and who is working to wipe away every tear as He makes all things new. Question Asked in This Episode: "In the Bible there are examples of people being discouraged—Elijah, Job, David. Would you say that they were depressed? To summarize, my question is: How can Christians be chronically depressed? Is there a Biblical explanation for this?" 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 *As an evangelism ministry undergirded by apologetics, the scope and purpose of our ministry is to evangelize and to help train Christians in their witness with credible reasons for the hope they have in Jesus Christ. Therefore, we as a ministry are not licensed or equipped to provide professional counsel. If you need someone to talk with about your situation, the ministry of Focus on the Family has people available that you could talk with. They can be reached by phone at 1-800-A-FAMILY (1-800-232-6459). You may also find resources available at www.focusonthefamily.com. In addition, we can share two websites of networks of Christian counselors. Through them you may also be able to find a counselor in your local area: http://www.caps.net/ and http://www.aacc.net/

20 Nov 2019

Rank #9

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Politics: Why Can't We All Just Get Along?

We live in a society of constant political consciousness, where political affiliation and party commitments have even risen to the level of religious zealotry. How can Christians thoughtfully and charitably engage in politics when every party believes that they are on the correct side of history, and any disagreement with a political position is perceived as malice toward the individuals in that group? This week, Vince and Jo discuss the roots of our political conflict and point to the deeper reality at the heart of all our political strife, ultimately pointing to the God who treated his "political opponents" not as the enemies they were, but rather as inherently valuable creatures worth dying for. Question Asked in This Episode: "I've noticed that everyone… has strong feelings and opinions toward politicians and politics. I've heard one professor say that Aristotle said that we are all political. Is there something in humans that makes us feel so strongly about politics?" 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. Don't miss another episode, subscribe wherever podcasts are found (quick links: iTunes, Google Play Music, and Spotify). Follow Ask Away on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979

5 Dec 2019

Rank #10

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What Questions Led You to Faith in God?

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

18 Sep 2019

Rank #11

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Is the Trinity Supported by Scripture?

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

2 May 2018

Rank #12

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Are the Lives of the Unborn of Less Importance than the Choice of the Mother?

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

2 Oct 2019

Rank #13

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If God Already Knows, Why Pray?

The Bible teaches that God is all-powerful and sovereign over his creation. But the Bible also teaches that prayer is commanded by God and is a tangible way by which we can affect ourselves and creation. How can we hold such seemingly contradictory ideas at the same time? This week, Vince is joined by Kathy Branzell, President of the National Day of Prayer Task Force, to discuss some of the practical realities of prayer in the midst of trials. What do we do when prayer seems hopeless? Question Asked in This Episode: "A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer at age 24, and I'm having a difficult time praying about it. I don't see the point of praying if the outcome is already determined. Prayer is something that I have always struggled with. If God is all-knowing and he has the future mapped out, what is the purpose of prayer? Does prayer really have any influence on God? In addition, if he already knows all of our thoughts and ways, as is said in Psalm 139:1-3, what is the purpose of expressing them to him verbally?" 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.Find out more about the National Day of Prayer here: https://www.nationaldayofprayer.org/ Follow Ask Away on Twitter: Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitaleJo Vitale - @Joanna_VitaleMichael Davis - @mdav1979

22 Jan 2020

Rank #14

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Sexual Temptation and Pornography

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

30 May 2018

Rank #15

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How Does Prayer Work?

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

22 Aug 2019

Rank #16

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How Can I Know God More Fully?

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

23 May 2018

Rank #17

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If God Loves Everyone, Why Don't More People Find Him?

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

18 Apr 2018

Rank #18

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Why Was the Cross Necessary?

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

7 Mar 2018

Rank #19

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Wasn't the Bible Created to Control the Masses?

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

24 Jan 2019

Rank #20