Rich Nathan: Is Believing In God Just Wishful Thinking?

Episode 50 December 14, 2022 00:38:26
Rich Nathan: Is Believing In God Just Wishful Thinking?
We Are Vineyard
Rich Nathan: Is Believing In God Just Wishful Thinking?

Dec 14 2022 | 00:38:26


Show Notes

In this episode of We Are Vineyard, we hear a sermon that Rich Nathan preached at Columbus Vineyard the same week that we recorded his podcast episode back in September. It is an introduction to a series called “Good Question”, which explores some common questions people have about faith and Christianity. In this sermon, Rich offers some clues found in scripture, science, nature, and our moral senses that show us it is more likely than not that God exists.

Rich Nathan is the founding pastor of Vineyard Columbus. Rich was the first Senior Pastor serving from 1987-2020. Prior to becoming senior pastor, Rich taught business law at The Ohio State University for five years.

He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and received his Juris Doctorate with honors from The Ohio State University College of Law in 1980. Rich served on the National Board for Vineyard USA for more than two decades. Rich now serves on the Board of Christian relief agency, Convoy of Hope. He is a popular national and international conference speaker.

Rich co-authored Both And (IVP Books, 2013) with Insoo Kim as well as Empowered Evangelicals (Ampelon Revised 2009) with Ken Wilson. Rich is also the author of Who is My Enemy? Welcoming People the Church Rejects (Zondervan, 2002). He has written numerous articles on leadership in publications such as Leadership Magazine.

Rich was born and raised in New York City. He and his wife, Marlene, have been married for over 40 years. They have two children and six grandchildren.

Show Notes:
Listen to more of Rich’s story from his chat with Jay on October 5, 2022!

The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Kukianoff and Jonathan Haidt

The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt

The Atheist’s Guide to Reality by Alex Rosenberg


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