Saturday, July 5, 2014

Cliff. By Clifford Goldstein

Episodes by Hope Channel where faith and philosophy intersect.

• Math Problem

Author and speaker Cliff Goldstein uses basic truths, literature and popular culture to answer some of life’s most abstract questions. How did the world begin? Does God really exist or care about me? Using words from some of the world’s well-known thinkers, Cliff takes a closer look at beliefs held for thousands of years.

Once an atheist himself, Cliff understands the struggle to find one’s faith firsthand. He offers a Christian worldview in a non-preachy, thought provoking discussion. Cliff! is a program that speaks to the questions of life and death in a real and practical way. If you’ve ever asked the question “Why?,” you’ll find Cliff! is a great place to start on the journey to truth.

Episodes in chronological order ▼

• The Book of Beauty

• Epistemological Tools

• The Glitter of New Galaxies

• Satin Romeo

• On Means and Ends

• The Atheist Guide to Unreality

• The Grand Inquisitor

• Einmal ist KeinmalThe German phrase: Einmal is keinmal is translated “one time is no time.” It’s an idiomatic expression that means if something happens only once, it really doesn’t matter. Does this mean that our one shot at life on this earth is meaningless? Cliff shares a hope that makes living worthwhile.

• Interpretations All the Way DownYou say poTAto, I say POtato. Can both pronunciations be correct? When it comes to life, how do we know if we are correctly interpreting life or are we just sharing our mixed up opinion of thoughts and ideas? Cliff takes a closer look at interpretations and why they matter.

• The Meaning of Life│When a baby is born, we have such great hopes for their future. We hope they find purpose in their lives and fulfill their dreams. Yet, life can become so dismal and negative. Is there really a God that “plans to give [us] a hope and future? (Jeremiah 29:11) Cliff takes a fresh look at the age-old question—What is the meaning of life?

• Moral Authority│Distinguishing between right and wrong is a battle that has raged for millennia. Your reality and opinion are not always the same as the next person’s. So, who is correct? Cliff takes on the subject of moral authority in this program.

• The Demarcation Problem│What is science? And why does everything seem to get grouped under the heading of “science?” The lines get a bit fuzzy as you look closer. In this program, Cliff explains “The Demarcation Problem.”

• What Aristotle Got Wrong│Opinions may differ on what is right and wrong but we all agree there is a difference. Is there any hope for humanity when the Bible says that “all have sinned.”? (Romans 3:23) Cliff shares how the guilt of our dirtiest sins can be forgiven.

• What Aristotle Got Right│Cliff explains why he believes one of the world’s greatest minds was really onto something. This program is part of the “Philosophy of Faith series.”

• Guilty As Sin│Opinions may differ on what is right and wrong but we all agree there is a difference. Is there any hope for humanity when the Bible says that “all have sinned.”? (Romans 3:23) Cliff shares how the guilt of our dirtiest sins can be forgiven.

• The Superstitions of Science│If something is considered science, does it become sacred? Is it wise to assume that science has the last word on everything? Cliff examines the superstitions and the sacrosanctity of science in this program.

• Law and Freedom│Our universe relies on morals. We have an opportunity to choose what is right and wrong. Millennia ago, Satan contested that we really don’t have the freedom to choose God’s law. Cliff examines humanity’s ability to decide and love that is found in God’s law.

• The Room and the Light│Can one really believe what they see? A visit to a local museum prompts Cliff to reexamine why we “walk by faith and not by sight.” (2 Corinthians 5:7)

Author: Clifford Goldstein, editor of the Sabbath School Quarterly since 1999, has had a long and distinguished writing career. He has written 16 books and numerous magazine articles. He has been the editor of Liberty magazine and Shabbat Shalom magazine. Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in Ancient Semitic Languages from John Hopkins University... ► more


  1. You guys didn't post up the right videos. (It's the same video over & over)

  2. The rainbow signifies a promise from the Creator that he will not destroy the Earth again by flood. Before the Flood it had never rained therefore no one had ever seen a rainbow.