Good Heavens!  The Human Side of Astronomy
The Solar Eclipse of 2017

The Solar Eclipse of 2017

September 15, 2019
This was the very first episode of Good Heavens!  We've been saving it for Podbean listeners.  Wayne and Dan explore all the excitement, wonder and meaning behind the phenomenal American solar eclipse of August 21, 2017! Come see how the eclipse brought people together and how it still amazes. 
 
Good Heavens - It’s been two years!

Good Heavens - It’s been two years!

September 11, 2019

This program is a short announcement about a special podcast coming soon.  We would like to thank everyone who is listening to the Good Heavens podcast!  This short program tells about the beginning of the Good Heavens program in 2017.  We've been saving the first podcast for a time like this.  September 2019 is the two year anniversary of Good Heavens.  The first podcast was about the solar eclipse of 2017.  So, very soon we are making available the program on eclipse of 2017 to celebrate two years of Good Heavens!  

Again, thank you to everyone out there listening and telling others about the program!

Music credit for the background goes to https://www.fesliyanstudios.com/

Re-enchanting the Universe with Dr. Paul M. Gould

Re-enchanting the Universe with Dr. Paul M. Gould

September 2, 2019

On this apologetics-focused episode of Good Heavens! Dan talks with Christian philosopher Dr. Paul M. Gould about his latest books, Cultural Apologetics and The Story of the Cosmos.  They both speak to our culture of fragmentation, disenchantment and pragmatism. Paul presents us with a renewed Gospel vision of hope and wonder, beauty and truth, in the midst of our disillusionment. 

Dr. Gould inspires us to renew our commitment as believers to read both creation and Scripture with great care and utilize them creatively, imaginatively and wisely in engaging our culture for the glory of God. 

 

Find out more about Paul's work by visiting his blog, http://www.paul-gould.com/

Look for his book on Amazon: Cultural Apologetics: Renewing the Christian Voice, Conscience, and Imagination in a Disenchanted World

Also look for our book on Amazon:  The Story of the Cosmos: How the Heavens Declare the Glory of God

Galactic Wonders Part 1

Galactic Wonders Part 1

August 29, 2019

Galaxies are the chandeliers of our universe. They come in all kinds of shapes, sizes, colors and styles, and hang from the vault of the heavens reminding us of God's glory. Our knowledge of them today is less than a century old. But what exactly is a galaxy? How did they form? Why do we study them? Most importantly, how do they point to the glory of God? Join Wayne and Dan as they enjoy smoothies from their favorite coffee shop and chat about galaxies in a way that is down-to-earth and accessible for everyone! 

For more on galaxies including some pictures check out Wayne's blog here!  

Apologetics in the Cosmos with Joel Settecase

Apologetics in the Cosmos with Joel Settecase

August 10, 2019

This episode features Dan being interviewed as a guest on the podcast of Joel Settecase of The Think Institute in Chicago.  https://thethink.institute/ . Dan and Joel discuss The Story of the Cosmos book and apologetics and how the can help us refocus and renew our minds of thinking more holistically about engaging the culture with the Christian Gospel. 

This is the first in a series on apologetics from Good Heavens! In addition to Wayne and Dan talking about cosmological and astronomical topics, we will also feature some episodes on apologetics with interviews from a variety of different people, authors, speakers, teachers, and pastors. 

Official Trailer for ‘The Story of the Cosmos’

Official Trailer for ‘The Story of the Cosmos’

August 1, 2019

A treat for Podbean listeners - This is the official video trailer of The Story of the Cosmos book - How the Heavens Declare the Glory of God. Click here to watch this wonderful video on YouTube.

https://youtu.be/ODhGZOBGC4w

It's the fabulous work of Jason Jean of Right Now Media

If you like the trailer, find out more about the book at thestoryofthecosmos.com.

Jason's artistry. https://www.jasonjeanproductions.com/

Apollo 11 - 50 Years Later

Apollo 11 - 50 Years Later

July 15, 2019

Good Heavens! It's been 50 years since Apollo 11. July 16, 1969 the Apollo 11  launch took place. Join Wayne and Dan as they discuss the accomplishment of men setting foot on the Moon. How big was the Saturn V rocket? What was it like for the astronauts landing on the Moon? The whole world watched and listened to the Moon landing on TV and radio. What does the Bible say about the Moon that relates to Apollo 11?

July 16 also marks the release of the book The Story of the Cosmos, which Dan and Wayne both contributed to. To find out more, go to this link: https://thestoryofthecosmos.com

How Do We Know the Flood Happened?

How Do We Know the Flood Happened?

July 4, 2019

Wayne and Dan take a look at how we can know the flood of Genesis was a real, historical event and a give brief history of geological history. 

Find out more about the flood from Wayne's blog here. 

Is Genesis History? mentioned near the end of the episode. 

This podcast is being reposted after accidental removal.

Pre-release Event for ‘The Story of the Cosmos’

Pre-release Event for ‘The Story of the Cosmos’

July 1, 2019

Come hear astrophysicist Dr. Luke Barnes, from Western Sydney University in Australia speak July 9, 2019 in Dallas, Texas.  Join us for a pre-launch book signing, for the July 16 release of the book The Story of the Cosmos: How the Heavens Declare the Glory of God.   The event is hosted by Reasonable Faith UTDallas and features Dr. Barnes and other authors involved in the book, including Dr. Melissa Cain Travis and Wayne Spencer.  Allen Hainline and Daniel Ray will be cohosts.  

When:
Tuesday, July 9
 6:45 - 9:00PM

Where:
Lake Point Church
Rm. W300
701 E I-30
Rockwall, TX 75087

 

Some Stories Behind The Story of the Cosmos!

Some Stories Behind The Story of the Cosmos!

June 23, 2019

Come and have a listen to Wayne and Dan chat about a few fun and inspirational stories behind the book, The Story of the Cosmos! Hear how it all came together and how it all holds together. Dan talks about how the project began and Wayne shares a bit from his chapter plus a lot of other curious little tidbits about an encouraging and fresh look at how the heavens declare the glory of God. (Book release is July 16, 2019.)

The opinions and thoughts expressed in this podcast do not necessarily reflect the views of Harvest House or any of the other contributors in the book. This is just an informal & fun discussion between Wayne and Dan Good Heavens! style.

You can find out more about The Story of the Cosmos here!