Faith Under Fire

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Faith Under Fire
Starring Lee Strobel
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 26
Production
Running time 60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel PAX TV
Original run October 2, 2004 (2004-10-02) – June 14, 2005 (2005-06-14)
External links
(archived) Website

Faith Under Fire is a television series that aired every Saturday at 10pm EST on PAX TV and was hosted by Lee Strobel. In the main segments, two guests would discuss current issues related to Christianity.[1] In segments following commercial breaks, people on the street were interviewed on the same topics. Guests included Randy Alcorn, Michael Shermer, Deepak Chopra, Shabir Ally, Tovia Singer and Julia Sweeney. Its final episode aired June 14, 2005, less than a month before PAX TV changed its name to i: Independent Television on July 1, 2005. When the network underwent some turmoil, it cancelled production of all of its original programming including Faith Under Fire.

Episode list[edit]

Season 1

  1. "The End of Faith" - 10/2/2004
  2. "Is the Supernatural Real?" - 10/9/2004
  3. "Embryos: Cells or Souls?" - 10/16/2004
  4. "Why Evangelize Jews?" - 10/23/2004
  5. "Are the Media Anti-Faith?" - 10/30/2004
  6. "The Kabbalah Craze" - 11/6/2004" -
  7. "Islam: Peace or Terror" - 11/13/2004
  8. "Porn Again?" - 11/20/2004" -
  9. "Jesus: Divine or Prophet?" - 11/27/2004
  10. "What Color is Your God?" - 1/8/2005
  11. "Faith in the City" - 12/11/2004
  12. "Public School Exodus" - 12/18/2004
  13. "Legalizing Drugs" - 12/25/2004

Season 2

  1. "Culture Wars" - 2/26/2005
  2. "Tough Faith Questions" - 3/5/2005
  3. "Politics and Religion" - 3/12/2005
  4. "Women and Faith" - 3/19/2005
  5. "The Jesus Debate" - 3/26/2005
  6. "The Contemporary Church" - 4/2/2005
  7. "A Potpourri of Faith" - 4/9/2005
  8. "Current Controversies" - 4/16/2005
  9. "Faith Under Scrutiny" - 4/23/2005
  10. "The Future of Faith" - 4/30/2005
  11. "Islam: The Issues" - 5/14/2005
  12. "Hot Topics" - 5/28/2005
  13. "Bible Controversies" - 6/4/2005 - Includes a discussion and debate about the so-called Bible code.[2]

Curriculum[edit]

A small-group curriculum called Faith Under Fire has been produced on DVD, which features clips from the show as part of a discussion-oriented experience for both Christians and spiritual seekers. Its publisher is Zondervan. The DVDs are:

  • Faith Under Fire 1: Faith & Jesus
  • Faith Under Fire 2: Faith & Facts
  • Faith Under Fire 3: Tough Faith Questions
  • Faith Under Fire 4: A New Kind of Faith

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kreh, Ken (2006-04-26). I See Him!...I See Him!. Xulon Press. p. 223. ISBN 1-59781-966-2. Watch the show Faith Under Fire, on PAX Television, hosted by author and former atheist Lee Strobel on Saturday nights. What Lee does is take a hot issue and invite both sides of the issue to discuss/debate what they believe and why they believe it. 
  2. ^ Thomas, Dave (2007-01-26), "The Bible Code – Data Mining for God", PROCEEDINGS OF THE AMAZING MEETING 4, James Randi Educational Foundation, pp. 31–35, retrieved 2011-10-20