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Why does God let people die in natural catastrophes? Rev. George Samiec searches the Bible to address challenging issues and provide the answers to those intriguing questions our listeners always wanted to know but were afraid to ask.

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Saturdays: 03:00, 11:00, 15:00, 21:00

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If God is kind, why does he take people away from us?

God doesn’t sit up in heaven zapping people to take them away from us. But death comes and Jesus is present to help people when they are alone in death.

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2017-09-16

Two random questions

Does God believe in the sanctity of marriage? Did Paul meet Jesus before Damascus? Intrigued? Listen to this episode with Pastor George Samiec.

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2017-09-09

How can we worship a God who kills the first born?

Would this make Him unworthy of our worship or designation as a God? Perhaps, the right question to ask is “Why did Jesus have to die to save us”?

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2017-09-02

Is Jesus really the answer?

A question within questions and issues people have: Do people actually know who they are and what they are looking for?

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2017-08-26

Why did God take my daughters?

A personal and rhetorical question from a listener who, in the space of few months, suffered the loss of 2 daughters. Only the love of God in Christ Jesus can bring true comfort to the bereaved.

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2017-08-19

My brother has faith and believes but I do not feel that God has called or wants me?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #136

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2017-08-12

Why is Psalm 88 in the Bible?

Is this Psalm out of step? Does it fit in with what the Bible wants to say? Intrigued? Find out Pastor Samiec’s answer in this episode.

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2017-04-08

What is predestination?

Has God already determined where we will end up in eternity? Find out in this episode with Pastor George Samiec.

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2017-01-28

Is The Great Commission Law or Gospel?

How do you read Matthew 28:16-20? Most importantly, what are the messages Jesus wants us to hear?

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2016-11-19

Why do we believe that adult baptism should be preceded by instruction if baptism is truly God`s wor

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #132

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2016-11-12

Why do we have an Old Testament and a New Testament?

Which is most important?

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2016-10-08

Is it right to teach our children our faith?

Should we allow our children the freedom to choose for themselves in matters of faith?

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2016-09-17

Why are there divisions and denominations in Christianity?

If Christians worship one God why are there churches that offer different views?

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2016-09-03

What happens to people who haven`t heard about Jesus?

Ignorance doesn't get you into heaven via the backdoor and telling people about Jesus isn't condemning them to hell but offering life in all its fullness.

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2016-08-27

Why me and not my neighbour?

Reception and rejection. Why do some believe in Jesus and others don't?

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2016-08-20

If the Holy Spirit gives us faith, why do we have to reach out to the community?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #126

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2016-07-30

Did Mary and Joseph have any children?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #125

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2016-07-23

How can I find a personal worth as a human being?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #124

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2016-07-16

Can divorced people remarry in church?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #123

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2016-05-28

Isn`t Christian martyrdom the same as suicide?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #122

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2016-04-09

What happens to faith if they find life in outer space?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #121

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2016-04-02

Where was Jesus between Easter and the Ascension?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #120

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2016-03-26

What is virginity in the Bible?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #119

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2016-03-19

What do you say to people when they say that they don`t see the OT as being relevant anymore?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #118

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2016-02-27

Should a grandfather organise a baptism of his grandchild when the parents of the child are not Chri

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #117

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2016-02-20

How do you trust God?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #116

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2016-02-13

Can my pet have a funeral?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #115

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2016-02-06

What is the Lutheran view on love, dating, and sex

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #114

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2016-01-30

Do you have to use special water in baptism?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #113

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2015-07-11

How can I believe in something I can`t see?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #112

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2015-06-27

Is The Holy Land a holy land?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #111

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2015-05-30

What is the peace of God?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #110

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2015-04-25

What do bunnies and chocolate eggs have to do with Easter?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #109

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2015-04-11

What can you say about Judas?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #108

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2015-03-28

How can a loving God send people to hell?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #107

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2015-03-14

Can you tell us about Martin Luther, the priesthood of all believers and the Lutheran Church?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #106

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2015-03-07

Why do we have the story of God testing Abraham?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #105

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2015-02-28

Should Lutherans use ash on Ash Wednesday?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #104

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2015-02-21

How awkward can awkward questions be?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #103

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2015-02-14

Can Christians do Yoga?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #102

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2015-01-24

What can you say about miscarriage?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #101

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2015-01-03

Why do we celebrate Christmas on December 25th?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #100

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2014-12-20

Will people be disabled in heaven?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #99

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2014-12-06

Should we call clergy `Father`?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #98

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2014-11-22

Can you tell me everything I need to know about the Lutheran Church in 10 minutes?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #97

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2014-11-01

Does everyone pray to the one God?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #96

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2014-10-18

I`m a good person. Why isn`t that enough?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #95

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2014-08-23

What are the issues about Lutherans communing at other churches?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #94

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2014-08-16

Can Christians be pacifists?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #93

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2014-08-09

Does God hate Esau?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #92

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2014-08-02

What about speaking in tongues?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #91

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2014-07-26

Can my 6 year old be a godparent?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #90

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2014-07-19

What is Sin?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #89

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2014-07-12

Have you used tarot or angel cards?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #88

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2014-07-05

What is faith?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #87

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2014-06-21

Where are the dead?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #86

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2014-06-14

Is there a third use of the Law?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #85

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2014-06-07

Is it `once saved always saved`?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #84

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2014-05-31

What will my resurrected body be like?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #83

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2014-05-17

Can my Muslim or Buddhist friends be godparents?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #82

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2014-05-10

Would it have mattered if Jesus had a wife?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #81

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2014-04-26

What does it mean that Jesus emptied Himself?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #80

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2014-04-19

What is the Last Judgement all about?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #79

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2014-04-12

How should we read the Bible?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #78

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2014-04-05

What do Lutherans say about mortal and venial sins?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #77

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2014-03-29

What do you mean that Christians are saints and sinners?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #76

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2014-03-15

Original Sin can`t be right, can it?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #75

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2014-03-08

Is getting angry a sin?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #74

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2014-02-22

What is the presentation of Jesus?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #73

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2014-02-01

What can you really tell me about Titus?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #72

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2014-01-25

What does it mean to be a Christian?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #71

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2014-01-18

What was Jesus` Baptism all about?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #70

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2014-01-11

Just what do we know about the wise men?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #69

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2014-01-04

What about youth and worship?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #68

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2013-12-14

Pastor, what does God want from me?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #67

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2013-12-07

Why don`t Lutherans fast?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #66

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2013-11-30

What about the end of the world?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #65

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2013-11-16

Why are Lutherans in the UK

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #64

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2013-11-09

What is the Reformation message?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #63

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2013-10-26

Why do you Lutherans go easy on sin?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #62

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2013-10-19

Can you tell me about St Michael and all angels?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #61

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2013-09-28

If I was church shopping why would I choose your church?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #60

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2013-09-21

What does Jesus mean that I am to hate my family?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #59

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2013-09-14

What is worthy and unworthy eating and drinking in Holy Communion?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #58

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2013-09-07

Why don`t Lutherans anoint with oil?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #57

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2013-08-24

Will spouses that never come to church be saved?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #56

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2013-08-10

What is the sin against the Holy Spirit

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #55

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2013-08-03

What about indulgences today

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #54

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2013-07-27

My mother baptized my baby, what do I do

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #53

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2013-07-06

My baby`s died, what now

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #52

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2013-06-29

What is Confirmation?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #51

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2013-06-15

Why is God and Jesus and faith and religion...so hard

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #50

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2013-06-08

What does it mean to warn the wicked - Part 2 of 2

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #49

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2013-06-01

What does it mean to warn the wicked - Part 1 of 2

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #48

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2013-05-25

Am I married until death separates us

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #47

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2013-04-20

Can you tell me about eternal life

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #38

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2013-04-13

If Christ has risen, why do you still wear a crucifix

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #46

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2013-04-06

What is Good Friday all about

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #45

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2013-03-30

Can a child murderer go to heaven

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #44

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2013-03-23

Is the Pope the anti-Christ?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #43

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2013-03-16

Is the Church relevant today?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #42

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2013-03-09

Is the Devil fact or fiction?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #41

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2013-03-02

Is the resurrection real

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #40

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2013-02-23

Do you make people go to confession

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #39

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2013-02-16

Why can`t I commune in your church

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #37

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2013-02-02

Is Jesus really God?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #36

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2013-01-19

Two lived but one died. Why?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #35

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2013-01-12

Why did God kill Uzzah?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #34

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2013-01-05

Why do Lutheran churches have religious artwork and sculpture of God?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #33

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2012-12-29

Why is there a dark side to Christmas?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #32

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2012-12-22

Do I really have to believe in a Virgin Birth?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #31

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2012-12-15

How is your Christmas IQ?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #30

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2012-12-08

Why are there so many Lutheran churches?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #29

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2012-12-01

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #28

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #28

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2012-11-24

What was Paul`s `thorn in the flesh`?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #27

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2012-11-17

Sacramental realities

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #26

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2012-11-10

Did Jesus laugh?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #25

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2012-11-03

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #24

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #24

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2012-10-27

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #23

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #23

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2012-10-20

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #22

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #22

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2012-08-25

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #21

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #21

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2012-08-18

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #20

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #20

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2012-08-11

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #19

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #19

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2012-08-04

What are blessings?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #18

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2012-07-28

What is it with the Church and money?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #17

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2012-06-30

Why does worship have to be dull and boring?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #16

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2012-06-23

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #15

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #15

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2012-06-16

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #14

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #14

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2012-06-09

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #13

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #13

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2012-06-02

What is Baptism?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #12

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2012-05-26

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #11

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #11

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2012-05-19

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #10

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #10

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2012-05-12

Should the Government dictate Church practice, especially in relation to gay marriage?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #9

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2012-05-05

Aren`t Christians such intolerant people? Don`t they claim that Jesus is the only way to heaven?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #8

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2012-04-28

Can Christians play fantasy Role Playing Games?

What does Church say about activities such as playing fantasy Role Playing Games? Dungeons and Dragons for example.

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2012-04-21

What should a Christian do about fantasy?

Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, etc...are they allowed?

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2012-04-14

Why did Jesus descent into hell?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #5

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2012-04-07

What are Lutherans doing observing the Annunciation?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #4

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2012-03-31

Will our children have faith?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #3

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2012-03-24

Does God approve of rugby?

Aggression and temper. On and off the field.

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2012-03-17

If there is God, why is there so much suffering in the world?

Straight Answers To Awkward Questions - #1

  • Pastor George Samiec
  • 2012-03-10