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Have You Joined the Conversation on Hank Unplugged? – Hank Unplugged is a podcast brought to you by the Christian Research Institute where Hank Hanegraaff takes you out of the studio and into his study to engage in free-flowing, essential Christian conversations on critical issues with some of the most interesting, informative and inspirational people on the planet. For more information visit www.equip.org and to support CRI and our global outreaches visit https://www.equip.org/donate/
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The heart of Christian Zionism is that God has two distinct people—one of whom must be raptured (the church) before God can continue His plan with the other (Israel). Is it true that God’s chosen people will be raptured? “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, more nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” –the apostle Paul (Galatians 3:28-29) Hank Hanegraaff examines and responds to the heart of Christian Zionism in this special teaching edition of the Hank Unplugged podcast. For more on this check out the special print edition of the Christian Research Journal entitled “A Biblical Response to Christian Zionism.” Click the following link for more information: A Biblical Response to Christian Zionism – Christian Research Institute. https://www.equip.org/product/special-print-issue-of-the-christian-research-journal-a-biblical-response-to-christian-zionism-hup/Listen to Hank’s podcast and follow Hank off the grid where he is joined by some of the brightest minds discussing topics you care about. Get equipped to be a cultural change agent.Archived episodes are  on our Website and available at the additional channels listed below.You can help spread the word about Hank Unplugged by giving us a rating and review from the other channels we are listed on.
Our guest on this episode is the most significant Christian leader of our generation—at least in the opinion of Hank Hanegraaff. On May 8th this leader—Metropolitan Yohan, also known as K.P. Yohannan—fell asleep in the Lord. Hank opens the podcast by paying tribute to a man who not only revolutionized world missions but was also one of Hank’s closest friends and mentors. This memorial is followed by an encore presentation of their last conversation on this podcast. We hope that it will richly bless your life and open your heart, soul, and mind to the mission of Metropolitan Yohan—to fulfill the great commission and reach every corner of our world with the transformational love of Christ.Metropolitan Yohan was the founder and director of GFA World—one of the largest mission operations in the world—and author of numerous books including Revolution in World Missions. On this podcast from 2022, they discuss the various mission outreaches of GFA World across the globe along with an opportunity for young adults to get involved through the Set Apart Conference, an annual Seven-Day Retreat for Young Adults hosted by GFA World in Dallas, Texas every summer—this year Set Apart will be June 3–9, 2024.Click here for information on CRI’s role as part of our Going Global 10/40 Window Training.https://www.equip.org/product/going-global-10-40-window-training-support/Topics discussed include: Remembering K.P. Yohannan—also known as Metropolitan Yohan (0:20); Hank introduces his guest K.P. Yohannan (16:30); Metropolitan Yohan discusses his beginning in ministry (23:30); thousands of children from impoverished families are being given hope and a brighter future through GFA World (28:50); the Set Apart Conference—Seven days set apart to hear from God—this June 20-26 (40:30); the spiritual transformation that takes place through Theosis and why the Great Commission is best carried out through the Church (47:50); why Metropolitan Yohan is so committed to establishing thousands of churches in the 10/40 Window (57:10); how should Christians view persecution and suffering? (1:10:25); a soul seething with the divine eros—how K.P. showed divine love to the least of these among us (1:24:25); reaching out to the Dalits—known as untouchables at the lowest level of the caste system—with the love of Christ (1:35:55); medical missions—healing in the name of Christ (1:41:30); working with lepers and the importance of healing the whole person—body and soul (1:48:20); Hanegraaff explains the impact of seeing the outreaches and impact of GFA World (1:53:00); the story of Metropolitan Yohan’s 1962 Volkswagen Beetle (2:04:30).  Listen to Hank’s podcast and follow Hank off the grid where he is joined by some of the brightest minds discussing topics you care about. Get equipped to be a cultural change agent.Archived episodes are  on our Website and available at the additional channels listed below.You can help spread the word about Hank Unplugged by giving us a rating and review from the other channels we are listed on.
The phrase replacement theologian is designed to be an insult. It is the ultimate pejorative leveled at those who deny the heart of dispensationalism—namely, that God has two distinct peoples, one of whom must be raptured (the church) before God can continue His plan with the other (Israel). So—what is replacement theology?For more on this check out the special print edition of the Christian Research Journal entitled “A Biblical Response to Christian Zionism.” Click the following link for more information: A Biblical Response to Christian Zionism – Christian Research Institute. https://www.equip.org/product/special-print-issue-of-the-christian-research-journal-a-biblical-response-to-christian-zionism-hup/Listen to Hank’s podcast and follow Hank off the grid where he is joined by some of the brightest minds discussing topics you care about. Get equipped to be a cultural change agent.Archived episodes are  on our Website and available at the additional channels listed below.You can help spread the word about Hank Unplugged by giving us a rating and review from the other channels we are listed on.
Multitudes today hold to the belief that there will be a thousand-year semi-golden age following the second appearing of Jesus Christ. As such they suppose they will be resurrected in glorified bodies to once again experience a fallen world—for a thousand years.This belief is popular—but is it true? Hank Hanegraaff responds to what Christians should believe about the Millenium.For more on this check out the special print edition of the Christian Research Journal entitled “A Biblical Response to Christian Zionism.” Click the following link for more information: A Biblical Response to Christian Zionism – Christian Research Institute.  https://www.equip.org/product/special-print-issue-of-the-christian-research-journal-a-biblical-response-to-christian-zionism-hup/Listen to Hank’s podcast and follow Hank off the grid where he is joined by some of the brightest minds discussing topics you care about. Get equipped to be a cultural change agent.Archived episodes are  on our Website and available at the additional channels listed below.You can help spread the word about Hank Unplugged by giving us a rating and review from the other channels we are listed on.
The pre-tribulational rapture theory, popularized by John Nelson Darby in the nineteenth century, contends that God has two distinct people and two distinct plans for their two distinct destinies. The church will be raptured—what David Jeremiah dubs “the Great Disappearance—seven years prior to the second coming of Christ, and Jews will suffer tribulation. Beginning with Darby, rapture theorists hold that, due to the murder of Messiah, Jews were in for a time of unprecedented suffering referred to as the “Great Tribulation.” The late Tim LaHaye, co-author of the Left Behind series, described the coming Jewish holocaust as “Antichrist’s ‘final solution’ to the Jewish problem.’” According to LaHaye, “the mind-boggling terror and turmoil of the Tribulation” will be a nightmarish reality far exceeding “even the Holocaust of Adolf Hitler in the twentieth century.” These ideas have been firmly planted in the minds of millions today through Dr. Jeremiah’s global ministry—but Christians everywhere must critically assess these claims with the following question—is the pre-tribulational rapture theory biblical?For more on this check out the special print edition of the Christian Research Journal entitled “A Biblical Response to Christian Zionism.” Click the following link for more information: A Biblical Response to Christian Zionism – Christian Research Institute.  https://www.equip.org/product/special-print-issue-of-the-christian-research-journal-a-biblical-response-to-christian-zionism-hup/Listen to Hank’s podcast and follow Hank off the grid where he is joined by some of the brightest minds discussing topics you care about. Get equipped to be a cultural change agent.Archived episodes are  on our Website and available at the additional channels listed below.You can help spread the word about Hank Unplugged by giving us a rating and review from the other channels we are listed on.
“Before there was a West, there was Christendom.” Fr. John Strickland has written a monumental four-part history of Christendom—from the first millennium of Christendom which he deems “the age of paradise” to our current cultural condition which he labels “the age of nihilism.” telling the story of how both came to be.On this episode Fr. John Strickland joins Hank to discuss Christendom’s most tumultuous century. As nihilism began to cast its menacing shadow on the eve of the First World War, a self-styled “antichrist” named Friedrich Nietzsche and an obstinately Christian Fyodor Dostoevsky both offered ominous visions of what the West would become if “God is dead” and any moral act thus becomes permissible. Though total warfare seemed to confirm such predictions, a project arose in its wake to rebuild utopia with secular ideologies that, in the case of Nazism, opened the abyss even further. Communism and liberalism were left after the Second World War to compete for ultimate preeminence, but both would ultimately fail to replace the lost transcendence of the West’s deep first-millennium past. As the twenty-first century opened, utopia was as elusive as ever, and a culture of paradise once again beckoned to a civilization exhausted by centuries of secularism.Topics discussed include: What is the age of nihilism? (2:30); the impact and enduring legacy of Friedrich Nietzsche (9:00); Friedrich Nietzsche and the transvaluation of values (16:35); ideas have consequences—atheism always leads towards self-destruction (21:15); Nietzsche was the leading prophet of nihilism, the destruction of anything with value (31:40); Sigmund Freud’s impact on the age of nihilism (37:50); the rise of communism and the practical consequences of a world without God (43:00); how nihilism emboldens communism to manipulate Truth—as seen with Pravda (47:20); ideological worldbuilding—the efforts of the powers that be to break the influence of traditional values in society (57:25); ideological worldbuilding, Social Darwinism and Nazism (1:05:25); the individualistic legacy of liberalism (1:11:00); abortion as an unassailable value and ideal of liberalism  (1:18:30); how liberalism is a counterfeit of traditional Christianity (1:20:20); “Without God anything is permissible”—Fyodor Dostoevsky and the importance of repentance (1:24:15); Dostoevsky’s conviction (1:29:30); Putin on how progressivism leads to nihilism (1:34:00); transgenderism as the ultimate personification of nihilism (1:41:20); Christians must be a lighthouse in the midst of our current cultural storm—the paradisiacal transformation of the culture through the life of the Church (1:48:40).For more information on receiving The Age of Paradise, The Age of Division, The Age of Utopia, and the Age of Nihilism individually, as a package of two or three or the full 4 Volume set for your partnering gift please click here.  https://www.equip.org/product/cri-resource-the-age-of-paradise-the-age-of-division-the-age-of-utopia-the-age-of-nihilism-4-volumes-on-ages-of-christendom-hup/Listen to Hank’s podcast and follow Hank off the grid where he is joined by some of the brightest minds discussing topics you care about. Get equipped to be a cultural change agent.Archived episodes are  on our Website and available at the additional channels listed below.You can help spread the word about Hank Unplugged by giving us a rating and review from the other channels we are listed on.
“Before there was a West, there was Christendom.” Fr. John Strickland has written a monumental four-part history of Christendom—from the first millennium of Christendom which he deems “the age of paradise” to our current cultural condition which he labels “the age of nihilism.” telling the story of how both came to be.On this episode Fr. John Strickland joins Hank to discuss his book The Age of Utopia: Christendom from the Renaissance to the Russian Revolution, which covers the period between the Italian Renaissance of the fourteenth century and the Russian Revolution of the twentieth, when secular humanism displaced Christianity to become the source of modern culture. The result was some of the most illustrious music, science, philosophy, and literature ever produced. But the cultural reorientation from paradise to utopia―from an experience of the kingdom of heaven to one bound exclusively by this world―all but eradicated the traditional culture of the West, leaving it at the beginning of the twentieth century without roots in anything transcendent.Topics discussed include: Petrarch, the father of humanism, and how the rise of pessimism in Christianity led to the rise of secular humanism (3:30); how anthropological pessimism shaped and influenced Western culture and civilization (15:00); how the wars of Western Christianity—such as the Crusades—helped advance secular humanism (21:00); the radical separation of heaven and earth in Calvin’s sacramental and liturgical theology (26:35); the rise of science as a replacement for religion and a rationalistic explanation for everything (35:00); distinguishing between science and scientism (41:05); Voltaire and the impact of the Thirty Years’ War (44:05); the cult of reason that has replaced God and altered the historical narrative of the world (49:10); the role of the Encyclopedia on the growth of secular humanism (53:30); the unique nature of the French Revolution (58:30); the rise of Romanticism as a response to the loss of transcendence in the world (1:03:00); the dangerous ideals of the Darwinian revolution (1:12:15); the rise of scientism (1:22:00); how liberal Protestantism is shaped by secular humanism (1:26:05); Marx, Marxism and the idea of inevitability whereby violence becomes the engine of progress (1:29:40); how World War I exposed the myth of progress (1:41:00); the secular path to utopia ultimately leads to dystopia (1:49:30); the age of nihilism—an age in which virtually anything is possible (1:56:00).For more information on receiving The Age of Paradise, The Age of Division, The Age of Utopia, and the Age of Nihilism individually, as a package of two or three or the full 4 Volume set for your partnering gift please click here. https://www.equip.org/product/cri-resource-the-age-of-paradise-the-age-of-division-the-age-of-utopia-the-age-of-nihilism-4-volumes-on-ages-of-christendom-hup/​Listen to Hank’s podcast and follow Hank off the grid where he is joined by some of the brightest minds discussing topics you care about. Get equipped to be a cultural change agent.Archived episodes are  on our Website and available at the additional channels listed below.You can help spread the word about Hank Unplugged by giving us a rating and review from the other channels we are listed on.
Before there was a West, there was Christendom.” Fr. John Strickland has written a monumental four-part history of Christendom—from the first millennium of Christendom which he deems “the age of paradise” to our current cultural condition which he labels “the age of nihilism.” telling the story of how both came to be.Fr. John Strickland joins Hank to discuss his book The Age of Division: Christendom from the Great Schism to the Protestant Reformation, which provides an overview of the break in unity that occurred within Christendom after the Great Schism to the continued fracturing that occurred through the Protestant Reformation.If you have ever wondered exactly how we got from the Christian society of the early centuries, united in its faithfulness to apostolic tradition, to the fragmented and secular state of the West today, this episode on The Age of Division is an absolute must listen—tracing the decline and disintegration of both East and West after the momentous but often neglected Great Schism. For five centuries, a divided Christendom was led further and further from the culture of paradise that defined its first millennium, resulting in the Protestant Reformation and the secularization that defines our society today.For more information on receiving The Age of Paradise, The Age of Division, The Age of Utopia, and the Age of Nihilism individually, as a package of two or three or the full 4 Volume set for your partnering gift please click here. Listen to Hank’s podcast and follow Hank off the grid where he is joined by some of the brightest minds discussing topics you care about. Get equipped to be a cultural change agent.Archived episodes are on our Website and available at the additional channels listed below.You can help spread the word about Hank Unplugged by giving us a rating and review from the other channels we are listed on.
“Before there was a West, there was Christendom.” Fr. John Strickland has written a monumental four-part history of Christendom—from the first millennium of Christendom which he deems “the age of paradise” to our current cultural condition which he labels “the age of nihilism.” telling the story of how both came to be.On this episode Fr. John Strickland joins Hank to discuss his book The Age of Paradise: Christendom from Pentecost to the First Millennium, which provides an overview of the first thousand years of Christendom ranging from Pentecost to the Great Schism. The Age of Paradise is the first of a four-volume history of Christendom, a civilization with a supporting culture that gave rise to what we now call the West. At a time of renewed interest in the future of Western culture, author John Strickland—an Orthodox scholar, professor, and priest—offers a vision rooted in the deep past of the first millennium. At the heart of his story is the early Church’s “culture of paradise,” an experience of the world in which the kingdom of heaven was tangible and familiar. Drawing not only on worship and theology but statecraft and the arts, Fr. John Strickland reveals the remarkably affirmative character Western culture once had under the influence of Christianity - in particular, of Eastern Christendom, which served the West not only as a cradle but as a tutor and guardian as well. For more information on receiving The Age of Paradise, The Age of Division, The Age of Utopia, and the Age of Nihilism individually, as a package of two or three or the full 4 Volume set for your partnering gift please click here. https://www.equip.org/product/cri-resource-the-age-of-paradise-the-age-of-division-the-age-of-utopia-the-age-of-nihilism-4-volumes-on-ages-of-christendom-hup/Topics discussed include: Peter’s Pentecost sermon and the importance of repentance in the Christian life (3:00); the significance of definite articles in translations and how it impacts our understanding of Christian history and tradition (8:15); why did the early Church grow so rapidly? Is it possible to experience a similar Pentecost in the 21st century? (11:30); what was the attraction of the early Christian Church for women? (18:30); the Great Persecution—the last and most severe persecution of the Roman Empire by Diocletian (23:50); the unpredictable impact of Constantine on Christianity (29:00); Constantinianism—why are some Christians so critical of Constantine? (37:25); symphony and caesaropapism—different models of Christian statecraft (42:10); how either a pessimistic or optimistic view of the world can dramatically impact Christian tradition (46:25); iconoclasm—Christianity’s first reformation (52:00); the significance of the Ecumenical councils—and why are they ignored by many modern Christians (1:00:00); the significance of doctrinal precision and integrity defined by the Church councils (1:05:30); what is the significance of the filioque—the insertion of “and the son” in the Nicene Creed (1:09:55); the Nicolaitan Schism vs the Photian Schism (1:14:20); how escapism became a key paradigmatic distinction between Eastern and Western Christians (1:17:00); the eschatological direction of the Old Christendom vs. the New Christendom (1:27:25); the model for missions provided by Cyril and Methodius and what we can learn from it today (1:31:00); reformational Christianity vs traditional Christianity (1:34:20); a preview of the upcoming podcast with Fr. John Strickland on his book The Age of Division: Christendom from the Great Schism to the Protestant Reformation (1:38:45); the importance of historical literacy for Christians (1:41:00).Listen to Hank’s podcast and follow Hank off the grid where he is joined by some of the brightest minds discussing topics you care about. Get equipped to be a cultural change agent.Archived episodes are on our Website and available at the additional channels listed below.You can help spread the word about Hank Unplugged by giving us a rating and review from the other channels we are listed on.
​Does Church history matter? In an age marked by division, Christians of all traditions can almost assuredly agree that we are currently living in an age of cultural decline. Believing in the transformational power of historical understanding, Fr. John Strickland has written a monumental four-part history of Christendom—from the first millennium of Christendom which he deems “the age of paradise” to our current cultural condition which he labels “the age of nihilism.” In addition to this podcast, Fr. John Strickland will join Hank Hanegraaff on Hank Unplugged for four subsequent episodes focused on four individual periods of Church history. On this introductory episode Fr. John Strickland provides an overview of his analysis and answers the question of whether or not church history matters with a resounding yes, while encouraging Christians to seek the solution to our current cultural decline by returning to the deep past of early Christendom—the age of paradise. Topics discussed include: Why did Fr. John Strickland write a four-volume history of Christianity from Pentecost to the present day? (9:15); how the three major secular ideologies of the 20th century—Communism, Nazism and Secularism—are all the byproducts of a false view of Christianity (14:45); the distinction between culture and civilization (22:00); NOT SURE (30:00); Pentecost and the significance of the liturgical life of the early Christians (36:15); an overview of the Great Schism of 1054—the Great Divide of Christendom (41:35); the conciliar fashion of the early Church leadership (47:00); the Filioque and the importance of apostolic doctrinal integrity (55:15); the Papal reformation—the time from the Great Schism to the Protestant Reformation (58:20); the importance of perpetuating the faith of the early Christians and the dangers of doctrinal innovation (1:06:15); the iconoclastic reformation—creating further artistic and ideological division between the East and the West (1:12:45); a good place without God is nowhere—the answers to our current cultural decline is to look to the deep past of early Christendom (1:17:15); our current age of nihilism is what happens when you try to create a utopia without God (1:22:15); why is the Sacramental life so important? (1:25:15); The Age of Paradise: Christendom from Pentecost to the First Millennium (1:28:00); The Age of Division: Christendom from the Great Schism to the Protestant Reformation (1:30:45); The Age of Utopia: Christendom from the Renaissance to the Russian Revolution (1:34:15); The Age of Nihilism: Christendom from the Great War to the Culture Wars (1:40:15). For more information on receiving The Age of Paradise, The Age of Division, The Age of Utopia, and the Age of Nihilism individually, as a package of two or three or the full 4 Volume set for your partnering gift please click here. https://www.equip.org/product/cri-resource-the-age-of-paradise-the-age-of-division-the-age-of-utopia-the-age-of-nihilism-4-volumes-on-ages-of-christendom-hup/Listen to Hank’s podcast and follow Hank off the grid where he is joined by some of the brightest minds discussing topics you care about. Get equipped to be a cultural change agent.Archived episodes are on our Website and available at the additional channels listed below.You can help spread the word about Hank Unplugged by giving us a rating and review from the other channels we are listed on.
As we celebrate the Christmas season, we encourage you to contemplate the meaning and the magnitude of the Incarnation—the climax of divine revelation: God with us! The very thought that the one who spoke and galaxies leapt into existence should cloak Himself in human flesh is unthinkable. To imagine that the one who knit me together in my mother’s womb would Himself inhabit Mary’s womb boggles the mind. Yet this is precisely what Christianity proclaims—a Creator beyond comprehension who has revealed Himself in Incarnation. In taking on human flesh, God gives us more than the clearest image of who He is. He gives us Himself. To learn more about receiving the book that this is adapted from for your partnering gift, please click here.https://www.equip.org/product/cri-resource-incarnation/Listen to Hank’s podcast and follow Hank off the grid where he is joined by some of the brightest minds discussing topics you care about. Get equipped to be a cultural change agent.Archived episodes are on our Website and available at the additional channels listed below.You can help spread the word about Hank Unplugged by giving us a rating and review from the other channels we are listed on.
Islamic Terrorism

Islamic Terrorism

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In light of recent events, today’s edition of Hank Unplugged is a special encore presentation featuring Robert Spencer containing segments from different appearances that Spencer has made on Hank Unplugged over the years in order to provide everything you need to know about the world’s fastest growing religion—Islam. Spencer is one of the foremost experts on Islamic Jihad and this episode will educate you on the many ways that Islamic Terrorism is putting our world in peril. For more information on Robert Spencer’s books The History of Jihad and The Complete Infidels Guide to the Koran, along with Hank’s book MUSLIM, please click here. https://www.equip.org/product/cri-resourcethe-history-of-jihad-from-muhammad-to-isis/Listen to Hank’s podcast and follow Hank off the grid where he is joined by some of the brightest minds discussing topics you care about. Get equipped to be a cultural change agent.Archived episodes are on our Website and available at the additional channels listed below.You can help spread the word about Hank Unplugged by giving us a rating and review from the other channels we are listed on.
Are we living in the last days? On today’s podcast we revisit an issue of tremendous consequence—particularly in light of the ongoing conflict in the middle east. That issue revolves around the popular notion that Christians will be raptured out of this world—a rapture currently being dubbed, “The Great Disappearance.” Unfortunately, these modern eschatological interpretations are simply the result of scripture being taken out of context. These misunderstandings about the end times (eschatology) have been enthusiastically propagated by popular end-times prophecy pundits—from books and movies such as the Left Behind series by Tim LaHaye, to the “Great Disappearance” being preached by Dr. David Jeremiah. In reality, the Great Disappearance, subtitled “31 ways to be rapture ready” is simply the latest twist on an increasingly popular theme within modern-day Christianity—a theme that is relatively new in the history of Christendom. A proper eschatological evaluation is not merely a matter of theoretical significance as our interpretations have a tremendous impact on geopolitical relations and reactions. Simply put, a biblical understanding of the end times is not only important—it is essential. Hank Hanegraaff is joined by expert Gary DeMar to examine whether we are living in the last days as he explains what the Bible really says about the end times and why it matters. *This is an encore presentation of Hank Unplugged with an updated introduction to provide context. The original edition was first released in September of 2020. To dive deeper see: Hank Hanegraaff, The Apocalypse Code: Find out What the Bible Really Says About the End Times and Why It Matters Today.https://www.equip.org/product/cri-resource-the-apocalypse-code-find-out-what-the-bible-really-says-about-the-end-times-and-why-it-matters-today-wa/Listen to Hank’s podcast and follow Hank off the grid where he is joined by some of the brightest minds discussing topics you care about. Get equipped to be a cultural change agent.Archived episodes are on our Website and available at the additional channels listed below.You can help spread the word about Hank Unplugged by giving us a rating and review from the other channels we are listed on.
Given the current events taking place in the Middle East it is important to assess the Levant—the land-bridge linking three continents (Europe, Asia, and Africa). The Levant set the stage for some of the principal events in history, is the source of two great monotheistic religions, and supplied the foundations for a third. Thus, it is rightly described as the crossroads of world history. Levant, essentially the western rim of the Fertile Crescent, boasts Jerusalem as its epicenter. Jews, Christians and Muslims all hold their heritage in this region; however, the geographic significance is not held to be theologically significant to Jews, Christians and Muslims alike. In this teaching edition of the Hank Unplugged podcast, Hank Hanegraaff investigates the historical significance of the Levant to Judaism, Christianity and Islam in order to better understand the events unfolding in the Middle East and ensure that Christians approach the unfolding events with a proper sense of biblical and historical literacy. To dive deeper: Hank Hanegraaff, MUSLIM: What You Need to Know About the World’s Fastest Growing Religion https://www.equip.org/product/cri-resource-muslim-what-you-need-to-know-about-the-worlds-fastest-growing-religion/ and The Apocalypse Code: Find out What the Bible Really Says About the End Times and Why It Matters Today.https://www.equip.org/product/cri-resource-the-apocalypse-code-find-out-what-the-bible-really-says-about-the-end-times-and-why-it-matters-today-wa/Listen to Hank’s podcast and follow Hank off the grid where he is joined by some of the brightest minds discussing topics you care about. Get equipped to be a cultural change agent.Archived episodes are on our Website and available at the additional channels listed below.You can help spread the word about Hank Unplugged by giving us a rating and review from the other channels we are listed on.​
Fares Abraham is a Palestinian Christian. He was born in the West Bank. His wife was born in Gaza—in the Al-Ahli Baptist hospital recently bombed despite the belief that a Christian hospital was the safest place to be in all of Gaza. How should Christians respond to the tragedies taking place in Israel and Palestine?First and foremost, we must pray for peace—for all people. We are all made in the image of God and we must pray for both Israelis and Palestinians—for the Israeli leaders and even the leaders of Hamas who committed unspeakable atrocities. Let us remember that the Apostle Paul once persecuted—terrorized—Christians before his life was transformed by Gospel of peace. Pray that the Lord will raise up leaders who pursue peace and turn tragedy into triumph.Fares Abraham has dedicated his life to fulfilling the Great Commission through the work of Levant Ministries which is committed to seeing “the Middle East healed and restored by the love and hope of Jesus Christ.” May we join him in prayer for the peace that surpasses all understanding and the renewal of all things.A Statement on the Holy Land War by Fares Abraham: Statement on the War in the Holy Land – Levant Ministries https://levantministries.org/holy-land-war/For more information on related topics please see Hank’s books, The Apocalypse Code: Find out What the Bible Really Says About the End Times and Why It Matters Today https://www.equip.org/product/cri-resource-the-apocalypse-code-find-out-what-the-bible-really-says-about-the-end-times-and-why-it-matters-today-wa/and MUSLIM: What You Need to Know About the World’s Fastest Growing Religion. https://www.equip.org/product/cri-resource-muslim-what-you-need-to-know-about-the-worlds-fastest-growing-religion/Topics discussed include: Fares Abraham shares his personal history with the Al-Ahli Baptist hospital in Gaza (3:45); the work of Levant Ministries in the Middle East (8:20); growing up in Palestine as a Christian (10:45); the dangers of incorrect theology and the Middle East (14:15); the situation in Gaza (22:00); condemning the heinous attacks by Hamas against Israel (34:25); addressing Christian apathy in the face of fulfilling the Great Commission (45:05); a Christian perspective on Islamic terrorism—was the Apostle Paul a terrorist before his conversion? (50:30). Listen to Hank’s podcast and follow Hank off the grid where he is joined by some of the brightest minds discussing topics you care about. Get equipped to be a cultural change agent.Archived episodes are on our Website and available at the additional channels listed below.You can help spread the word about Hank Unplugged by giving us a rating and review from the other channels we are listed on.
Are you a domestic extremist? Peachy Keenan argues that the only way we can save our families, ourselves, and the world is by embracing our inner domestic extremists, and sweeping failed notions of third wave feminism and identity politics nonsense into the garbage can of history. Peachy Keenan uses humor to point out the disastrous consequences of decades of feminism and left-wing ideologies and presents a compelling case for an alternative lifestyle of domestic extremism. She joins Hank to explain just what that means and why extreme domesticity is the key to winning the culture war. For more information on receiving the book, Domestic Extremist: A Practical Guide to Winning the Culture War, for your partnering gift, please click here. https://www.equip.org/hank-unplugged-podcast-and-shorts/are-you-a-domestic-extremist/Topics discussed include: Is there a connection between laughter and learning? (3:00); what is a domestic extremist? (5:00); is it possible to win the culture war? (6:45); should everyone have kids? (8:50); how has feminism replaced femininity? (11:05); the problematic fertility industry (14:45); how did feminism go wrong? (21:40); why do so many women reject their unique powers? (30:15); how has feminism eliminated women? (34:45); the loss of womanhood and the identity crisis facing young girls today (37:35); the most damaging lie of all—that loveless sex is empowerment (42:20); Chekhov’s Gun and the problem with the pill (45:35); the horrors of the IUD device (53:40); the growing problem of porn (57:35); was the demise of marriage part of the feminist plan? (1:01:45); how to convince a pro-choice person to rethink abortion (1:06:30); the childcare industrial complex—should daycare be used as often as it is? (1:12:30); the broken education system in the US (1:20:45); the radical indoctrination of the medical industry (1:25:15); the danger of dating apps and their effect on society (1:30:05); five ways to reclaim parental authority (1:33:45); how to become a domestic extremist (1:35:45). Listen to Hank’s podcast and follow Hank off the grid where he is joined by some of the brightest minds discussing topics you care about. Get equipped to be a cultural change agent.Archived episodes are on our Website and available at the additional channels listed below.You can help spread the word about Hank Unplugged by giving us a rating and review from the other channels we are listed on.​
Who is responsible for murdering the wonder of womanhood? Despite what many would like to believe, “smashing the patriarchy” and promoting the ideology of feminism doesn’t empower women—it erases women. After 50 years of radical feminism our culture today cannot even define what is a woman. And still, feminists cling to their illusions of liberation. Today’s guest, Carrie Gress, punctures the myths of feminism, claiming that only a rediscovery of true womanhood can pull our society back from the brink.For more information on receiving The End of Woman: How Smashing the Patriarchy Has Destroyed Us for your partnering gift, please click here.https://www.equip.org/product/cri-flyer-resource-the-end-of-woman-how-smashing-the-patriarchy-has-destroyed-us/Topics discussed include: Why has feminism tried to eradicate the unique femininity of women? (4:30); how has smashing the patriarchy destroyed women? (7:25); what does it mean that our culture can no longer define what a woman is? (11:05); the ABC’s of feminism—abortion, birth control and casual sex (14:00); why hasn’t feminism been challenged? (16:05); is feminism the most powerful brand in the world? (17:30); the lost girls—the broken women at the roots of feminism (20:00); the overwhelming significance of the French Revolution on our world today—including feminism (22:30); the connection between feminism, transgenderism and Frankenstein (23:50); the role that romanticism played in the widescale adoption of feminism (26:40); the problematic history of first wave feminism (30:50); the connection between abolitionism and feminism—the early stages of race and gender issues we find with critical race theory (36:45); what was the impact of The Feminine Mystique by Betty Freidan? (38:55); the connection between feminism and Marxism (42:15); the connection between feminism and lesbianism (45:15); the radical litany of Kate Millett and how it has influenced our culture today (46:50); The Frankfurt School, Cultural Marxism and CRT (49:05); birth control—the disastrous consequences of the pill (54:05); the evolution of abortion—from safe, legal and rare to celebrating abortion (56:00); the mean girls—feminists in power today controlling the cultural narrative (57:30); is the essence of feminism the preaching of discontent and resentment to women? (1:01:45); John Money and the invention of gender identity (1:04:45); the connection between birth control and gay marriage (1:07:20); the radical redefinition of words today (1:08:55); the radically deformative realities of gender transitions (1:11:30); how do cultures die? with the absence of monogamy, faith and reason (1:16:45); who are the flyover women and why do they give Carrie Gress hope? (1:19:25); the unique wonder of womanhood—why have so many women forgotten their superpower? (1:21:25); how important is gender differentiated parenting? (1:22:45); is it possible to redefine and reclaim feminism? (1:24:30). Listen to Hank’s podcast and follow Hank off the grid where he is joined by some of the brightest minds discussing topics you care about. Get equipped to be a cultural change agent.Archived episodes are on our Website and available at the additional channels listed below.You can help spread the word about Hank Unplugged by giving us a rating and review from the other channels we are listed on.
Yeonmi Park had little or no education before escaping North Korea. When she began studying at Columbia university, she was shocked by the similarities between the indoctrination taking place in American universities and the propaganda she experienced in the North Korean dictatorship. Having escaped North Korea, Yeonmi Park has a deep appreciation for American liberty and wants to remind us of the fragility of freedom, and what we must do to preserve it while time remains.For more information on receiving her books While Time Remains: A North Korean Defector’s Search for Freedom in America and In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom please click here. https://www.equip.org/product/cri-resource-while-time-remains-a-north-korean-defectors-search-for-freedom-in-america-and-in-order-to-live-a-north-korean-girls-journey-to-freedom/Topics discussed include: Why is Yeonmi Park thankful to have been born in North Korea? (3:30); what is it like to live in North Korea? (5:15); North Korea is the world’s largest concentration camp (6:50); the difference between North Korea and South Korea illustrates the importance of political ideologies and systems (7:40); what is Juche? the state ideology of North Korea and the official ideology of the Workers’ Party of Korea (13:50); the cult of Kim Jong Un—how does North Korea maintain it’s power over the people? (16:00); what motivates Yeonmi Park to speak out against North Korea and the rise of authoritarianism in America? (18:35); why the indoctrination in American universities reminds Yeonmi Park of propaganda in North Korea (24:40); how should we respond to threats to freedom in America today? (26:45); the importance of reading and critical thinking (30:25); the problematic cultural capture by American elites (33:40); the case for capitalism (36:35); should Americans be more concerned about the threats posed by China? (39:15); why does China support North Korea? (43:05); how powerful is North Korea? the significant threat of North Korea to the world (45:35); the difference between leftism and liberalism (48:30); how dangerous is Critical Race Theory? (51:20); the catalytic assault that exposed the madness of crowds to Yeonmi Park and inspired her to write While Time Remains (53:30); is there hope for a free American civilization? (56:00); the control China has over America (58:35); the importance of parenting and education (1:00:40); what happens when a society loses respect for the truth? (1:04:45); the terror of cancel culture and the dictatorship of the mind (1:06:20); despite being raped and sold into slavery Yeonmi Park’s mother is the happiest person she knows because she understands the importance of gratitude (1:10:00); “Hard times create strong men, strong men create good times, good times create weak men, and weak men create hard times” (1:14:10). Listen to Hank’s podcast and follow Hank off the grid where he is joined by some of the brightest minds discussing topics you care about. Get equipped to be a cultural change agent.Archived episodes are on our Website and available at the additional channels listed below.You can help spread the word about Hank Unplugged by giving us a rating and review from the other channels we are listed on.
The world would be better off without men—especially men with “toxic masculinity.” While the culture might tell you this is true, Dr. Nancy Pearcey takes the pervasive premise of toxic masculinity to task in her tour de force The Toxic War on Masculinity and joins Hank Hanegraaff to discuss why masculinity is not the problem that it is presented to be. Pearcey’s combination of thorough historical analysis and compelling research makes this a conversation that will radically alter the way that you view gender roles—showing how Christianity reconciles the sexes and exposing the war being waged against masculinity today for what it truly is—toxic. For more information on how to receive The Toxic War on Masculinity: How Christianity Reconciles the Sexes for your partnering gift please click here. https://www.equip.org/product/cri-resource-the-toxic-war-on-masculinity-how-christianity-reconciles-the-sexes-love-thy-body-answering-hard-questions-about-life-and-sexuality-the-end-of-woman-how-smashing-the-patriarchy-has-wa/Topics discussed include: The Toxic War on Masculinity vs. “toxic masculinity” (4:15); how do we know Christianity is true? the importance of Christian apologetics (6:10); is masculinity toxic or a good thing? (11:00); what does it mean to be a good man? (13:30); are there real differences between men and women? (17:00); Oxytocin—the biological changes that take place in men when bonding with their children (20:15); the impact of pornography on toxic masculinity (23:30); what group of men are the most loving and caring husbands and fathers? (27:30); the paradox of Christian marriage—what headship really entails (33:30); how did Christianity revolutionize marriage? (38:10); how did the Industrial Revolution impact men as husbands and fathers? (45:15); why did so many women oppose the Women’s suffrage movement? (53:50); historically speaking abortion has been anti-woman—so how did pro-choice support become synonymous with pro-woman? (1:03:45); can we bring both men and women back into the home? the benefits of flex-work and working from home (1:06:45); debunking the romantic myth of the noble savage (1:11:00); the rise of liberalism, emotionalism and the subsequent rejection of the supernatural in religion (1:17:10); the true meaning of meekness (1:20:15); the role Darwinian evolution played in the degradation of both men and women (1:21:40); the moral bankruptcy of materialism (1:29:20); your view of God is what determines your view of masculinity (1:33:00); what makes men truly happy? (1:36:00); why is a proper perspective on masculinity so important? (1:38:15); the difference between fathers and dads (1:42:45); is there such a thing as toxic femininity? (1:45:45); the significance of having an authentic father (1:47:40). Listen to Hank’s podcast and follow Hank off the grid where he is joined by some of the brightest minds discussing topics you care about. Get equipped to be a cultural change agent.Archived episodes are on our Website and available at the additional channels listed below.You can help spread the word about Hank Unplugged by giving us a rating and review from the other channels we are listed on.
In modern church history, Scripture is often pitted against tradition and vice versa. What does the Bible really say about Tradition? Prominent New Testament scholar Edith Humphrey, who understands the issue from both Protestant and Catholic/Orthodox perspectives, joins Hank Hanegraaff to discuss the importance of tradition, how Scripture and tradition are not in opposition but are necessarily and inextricably intertwined as God’s gift to the church. For more information on the resource Scripture and Tradition What the Bible Really Says, please click here.https://www.equip.org/product/cri-resource-scripture-and-tradition-what-the-bible-really-says/Topics discussed include: Why is the relationship between Scripture and Tradition so important? (4:00); is sola scriptura biblical? (9:00); the difference between sola scriptura and prima scriptura (11:50); different views of Scripture and Tradition in the East and the West (13:55); the foundation and formation of the early Church and the Bible (18:20); Christians are more than just People of the Book (26:25); how did the Church give us the Bible? (29:45); is the biblical canon limited to written books alone? (34:25); addressing the differences in translations and the number of books included in the Bible (36:30); what does Holy Tradition have to say about the ordination of women? (43:35); the different translations of the word tradition in the Bible shows the fine line between interpretation and translation (49:50); why is tradition often viewed as primarily oral? (51:30); understanding the Book of Revelation (53:35); how do the prophets and traditions show us the real meanings of the Scriptures? (1:00:35); the significance of the Ecumenical councils on Holy Tradition and Canon law (1:05:10); the exaggerated claims of the Papacy that led to the Great Schism—the split between the Church in the East and the Church in the West (1:11:30); what is the significance of celibacy in the Christian faith? (1:19:30); why is it problematic to rewrite the Psalms as gender-neutral? (1:24:00); what is the difference between tradition and Holy Tradition? (1:26:20); the problems with re-gendering the language of Scripture (1:28:30); tradition is the life of the Church (1:31:00). Listen to Hank’s podcast and follow Hank off the grid where he is joined by some of the brightest minds discussing topics you care about. Get equipped to be a cultural change agent.Archived episodes are on our Website and available at the additional channels listed below.You can help spread the word about Hank Unplugged by giving us a rating and review from the other channels we are listed on.
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Parrish Holmes

This guy was absolutely terrible. He came at the subject as a Palestinian first and a Christian somewhere after that. He spoke as if the "cycle of violence" began after October 7th, and as if colonization of that area only began in 1948. He also came very close to heresy at a few points, like when he suggested he knew which side Jesus would be on. Absolutely ridiculous.

Oct 28th
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Susie Frei

Excellent! Well orchestrated as an interview and both Hank and Jackie used this platform wisely to discuss so many necessary topics relating to loving God and His kingdom.

Jan 13th
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Josh Alicea

This Podcast is great. Best one yet Hank. I would like to hear one about communion according to the Orthodox Church. I attend a non-denominational church and I believe it is missing the point. But for myself I need deeper understanding on this beautiful sacrament.

Nov 13th
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Jan 28th
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Dan Baker

awesome podcast with John Dickerson. enjoyed it immensely and will definitely share with others thank you

Dec 20th
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