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Defending Christianity Podcast

The message of the Gospel is attacked every day by restless efforts and empty philosophies of this world. That is why Defending Christianity isn’t about making meaningless arguments or attempting to provoke empty debates– it is about preserving the redeeming message of the cross of Christ by using logic and reason to communicate why Christianity best explains reality.Also, please check out the Defending Christianity Blog (defendingchristianityblog.org) for articles on all things related to Christianity and Apologetics!

Tracks

Engaging the Minds of Our Students (Pt. 2) w/ Tim Barnett
With the direction that our culture is going, it’s no surprise that students raised in a Christian home for most or all of their lives are leaving the faith once they go to college. Young people in the church have been told to “just have faith” their entire lives.But what happens when social media provides them with what seems to be good reasons to believe that God doesn’t exist? Who will they listen to after a while? After all, most high school and college students spend more time on social media a week than they do at church. What’s going to happen when they don’t have the answers they need because their church told them that they shouldn’t ask questions? The responsibility to equip our students with answers to intellectually ground their faith falls on the church and the parents.Today, Stand to Reason’s Tim Barnett joins the show once more, and we’ll discuss engaging the minds of our students, what that looks like, and some ways to start doing it, so parents, pastors, youth pastors, Sunday school teachers, and anyone who has some influence over students in our churches listen up because this one is for you.Timestamps:Why is this relevant? (0:30)The TRAIN Acronym (2:04)Test (2:06)Require more from our students (6:20)Arm them with the truth, and teach them to defend it (12:22)Involve them in the battlefield of ideas (21:31)Nurture their wounds (24:10)Follow Red Pen Logic Social Media!YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/RedPenLogicInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/redpenlogic/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/redpenlogicTwitter: https://twitter.com/redpenlogicTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@original_mrb?lang=enStand to Reason: https://www.str.orgAdditional Resources Mentioned (worth checking out!)Reasonable Faith by William Lane CraigTactics by Greg KouklDefending Christianity Podcast: https://www.defendingchristianitypodcast.orgDC Blog: https://defendingchristianityblog.org/blog/If you enjoy this podcast and want others to hear about it, please go to this link to leave a 5-star review!! Your support is very appreciated: https://www.defendingchristianitypodcast.org/reviews/new/We would LOVE to hear from you! If you have a question, or testimony, or want to recommend a future episode topic, fill out the Contact Form to submit it: https://www.defendingchristianitypodcast.org/contact/Support the Show.
27:15 6/29/23
Engaging the Minds of Our Students (Pt. 1) w/ Tim Barnett
With the direction that our culture is going, it’s no surprise that students raised in a Christian home for most or all of their lives are leaving the faith once they go to college. Young people in the church have been told to “just have faith” their entire lives.But what happens when social media provides them with what seems to be good reasons to believe that God doesn’t exist? Who will they listen to after a while? After all, most high school and college students spend more time on social media a week than they do at church. What’s going to happen when they don’t have the answers they need because their church told them that they shouldn’t ask questions? The responsibility to equip our students with answers to intellectually ground their faith falls on the church and the parents.Today, Stand to Reason’s Tim Barnett joins the show once more, and we’ll discuss engaging the minds of our students, what that looks like, and some ways to start doing it, so parents, pastors, youth pastors, Sunday school teachers, and anyone who has some influence over students in our churches listen up because this one is for you.In part 2, Tim will outline the TRAIN acronym that provides a system of training our students to prepare for this culture’s challenges to the faith.Timestamps:The problem of students leaving the faith (0:30)We have to start early (2:54)Top SIX reasons why students leave the faith (5:54)How does Jesus respond when his people doubt? (10:59)Teaching vs. Training (15:28)How do we train instead of teach? (18:18)Why is all of this relevant? (19:02)Follow Red Pen Logic Social Media!YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/RedPenLogicInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/redpenlogic/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/redpenlogicTwitter: https://twitter.com/redpenlogicTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@original_mrb?lang=enStand to Reason: https://www.str.orgAdditional Resources Mentioned (worth checking out!)So the Next Generation Will Know by J. Warner Wallace and Sean McDowellYou Lost Me by David KinnamanDefending Christianity Podcast: https://www.defendingchristianitypodcast.orgDC Blog: https://defendingchristianityblog.org/blog/If you enjoy this podcast and want others to hear about it, please go to this link to leave a 5-star review!! Your support is very appreciated: https://www.defendingchristianitypodcast.org/reviews/new/We would LOVE to hear from you! If you have a question, or testimony, or want to recommend a future episode topic, fill out the Contact Form to submit it: https://www.defendingchristianitypodcast.org/contact/Support the Show.
25:00 6/15/23
Red Pen Logic with Mr. B
As a Christian, are you tired of feeling defeated and overwhelmed with challenges and objectives to Christianity, God’s existence, and pro-life positions? Do you find yourself closing your social media app discouraged after seeing an argument against your religious or moral positions that you can’t answer?Go no further! For this episode, Stand to Reason’s Tim Barnett will be with us talking about his online ministry, Red Pen Logic, and how it can help you answer these challenges for yourself by helping you assess bad thinking by using good thinking (plus, they try to have some fun in the process). Then, he will demonstrate what Red Pen Logic is all about by responding to tweets!Timestamps:About our guest (0:30)What is Red Pen Logic? (8:00)Responding to some tweets! (17:04)Tweet #1 (17:21)Tweet #2 (24:00)Tweet #3 (26:41)Tweet #4 (33:45) Why Christians shouldn’t be intimidated (37:43)Encouragement for leaders in the church (39:09)Follow Red Pen Logic Social Media!YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/RedPenLogicInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/redpenlogic/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/redpenlogicTwitter: https://twitter.com/redpenlogicTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@original_mrb?lang=enStand to Reason: https://www.str.orgDefending Christianity Podcast: https://www.defendingchristianitypodcast.orgDC Blog: https://defendingchristianityblog.org/blog/Subscribe to our newsletter: https://www.defendingchristianity.org/newsletterIf you enjoy this podcast and want others to hear about it, please go to this link to leave a 5-star review!! Your support is very appreciated: https://www.defendingchristianitypodcast.org/reviews/new/We would LOVE to hear from you! If you have a question, testimony, or want to recommend a future episode topic, fill out the Contact Form to submit it: https://www.defendingchristianitypodcast.org/contact/Support the Show.
42:09 12/15/22
Abortion Made Unthinkable (Part 2)
There are almost 3,000 abortions performed each day in the United States. As many as 1 in 4 of those are done by people who consider themselves to be Christian. It’s time we become equipped and take a stand against abortion.Joining the show today is Jon Noyes. Jone is a speaker with the ministry, Stand to Reason (STR). Jon will help equip you with powerful and effective tactics in pro-life persuasion. You’ll learn how to engage in healthy, compassionate dialogue moving beyond the debate and rhetoric and towards truth and clarity. Learn to defend life and persuade others on one of the most important ethical issues of the day.Timestamps:Two sides of the abortion conversation (1:25)Does tone really matter? (4:00)The unborn may be human, but is it a person? (7:10)Asking more questions (10:10)Putting the pro-life case together (12:45)Advice for people entering the abortion conversation (17:50)Stand to Reason: https://www.str.orgLinks Mentioned in the show:Cultural Intelligence (Part 1) https://www.defendingchristianitypodcast.org/cultural-intelligence-part-1/Cultural Intelligence (Part 2) https://www.defendingchristianitypodcast.org/cultural-intelligence-part-2/WARNING: THIS VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC MATERIAL. VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED! LTI Abortion Video: https://prolifetraining.com/resources/media-library/#abortion_videoABORT73: https://www.abort73.comDefending Christianity Podcast: https://www.defendingchristianitypodcast.orgDC Blog: https://defendingchristianityblog.org/blog/Subscribe to our newsletter: https://www.defendingchristianity.org/newsletterIf you enjoy this podcast and want others to hear about it, please go to this link to leave a 5-star review!! Your support is very appreciated: https://www.defendingchristianitypodcast.org/reviews/new/We would LOVE to hear from you! If you have a question, testimony, or want to recommend a future episode topic, fill out the Contact Form to submit it: https://www.defendingchristianitypodcast.org/contact/Support the Show.
21:03 12/1/22
Abortion Made Unthinkable (Part 1)
There are almost 3,000 abortions performed each day in the United States. As many as 1 in 4 of those are done by people who consider themselves Christian. It’s time we become equipped and take a stand against abortion.Joining the show today is Jon Noyes. Jone is a speaker with the ministry, Stand to Reason (STR). Jon will help equip you with powerful and effective tactics in pro-life persuasion. You’ll learn how to engage in healthy, compassionate dialogue moving beyond the debate and rhetoric and towards truth and clarity. Learn to defend life and persuade others on one of the most important ethical issues of the day.Timestamps:Intro (0:30)The case against abortion (1:55)Controlling emotions in conversations (3:18)The fundamental question of the abortion issue (9:43)Are pro-lifers trying to legislate their religious views? (21:57)Restoring the meaning of abortion (23:55)Find more resources below!!Stand to Reason: https://www.str.orgLinks Mentioned in the show:Cultural Intelligence (Part 1) https://www.defendingchristianitypodcast.org/cultural-intelligence-part-1/Cultural Intelligence (Part 2) https://www.defendingchristianitypodcast.org/cultural-intelligence-part-2/WARNING: THIS VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC MATERIAL. VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED! LTI Abortion Video: https://prolifetraining.com/resources/media-library/#abortion_videoABORT73: https://www.abort73.comDefending Christianity Podcast: https://www.defendingchristianitypodcast.orgDC Blog: https://defendingchristianityblog.org/blog/Subscribe to our newsletter: https://www.defendingchristianity.org/newsletterIf you enjoy this podcast and want others to hear about it, please go to this link to leave a 5-star review!! Your support is very appreciated: https://www.defendingchristianitypodcast.org/reviews/new/We would LOVE to hear from you! If you have a question, testimony, or want to recommend a future episode topic, fill out the Contact Form to submit it: https://www.defendingchristianitypodcast.org/contact/Support the Show.
35:21 11/17/22
How Old Testament Laws About Women Reveal God's Justice (Part 2)
Content Warning: Some of the topics in this episode may trigger those dealing with trauma related to sexual abuse. Viewer/ listener discretion advisedHow are we to make sense of Old Testament Laws about women? Many today claim that God is sexist, wanting men to dominate and control women. What is there to say about such laws?Today, Dr. Katie McCoy is back for part 2, dealing with a few of the laws that deal with more traumatic experiences. Dr. McCoy is the director of the Women’s Ministry for the Baptist General Convention of Texas.Timestamps:CONTENT WARNING: (0:00)The suspected adultress in Numbers 5 (2:15)Why Numbers 5 doesn’t condone abortion (11:10)Protection of the slandered bride (13:13)Secret sexual relations and sexual abuse (18:25)Advice and encouragement for sexual abuse victims and women called to ministry (30:05)Find out more about the Women’s Ministry for the Baptist General Convention of Texas: https://www.texasbaptists.org/ministries/womens-ministryAdditional links mentioned in the episode:How Does God's Mission Include Women? Part 1 (Dr. Lynn Cohick) https://www.defendingchristianitypodcast.org/how-does-gods-mission-include-women-part-1/How Does God's Mission Include Women? Part 2 (Kristen Padilla) https://www.defendingchristianitypodcast.org/how-does-gods-mission-include-women-part-2/Defending Christianity Podcast: https://www.defendingchristianitypodcast.orgDC Blog: https://defendingchristianityblog.org/blog/Subscribe to our newsletter: https://www.defendingchristianity.org/newsletterIf you enjoy this podcast and want others to hear about it, please go to this link to leave a 5-star review!! Your support is very appreciated: https://www.defendingchristianitypodcast.org/reviews/new/We would LOVE to hear from you! If you have a question, testimony, or want to recommend a future episode topic, fill out the Contact Form to submit it: https://www.defendingchristianitypodcast.org/contact/Support the Show.
33:23 11/3/22
How Old Testament Laws About Women Reveal God's Justice (Part 1)
How are we to make sense of Old Testament Laws about women? Many today claim that God is sexist, wanting men to dominate and control women. What is there to say about such laws?Today, Levi talks with Dr. Katie McCoy, Assistant Professor of Theology in Women's Studies at the College at Southwestern Seminary. Dr. McCoy holds a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Southwestern. Her dissertation is on Old Testament laws about women's personhood and what they teach us about women's dignity and social justice. Dr. McCoy is also the director of the Women’s Ministry for the Baptist General Convention of Texas.Timestamps:Dr. McCoy’s story (1:55)What you need to know about Old Testament Law (10:00)What does the Law reveal about the Lawgiver? (13:57)Making sense of laws concerning menstruation periods (15:40)Were women punished for giving birth to females? (22:35)Find out more about the Women’s Ministry for the Baptist General Convention of Texas: https://www.texasbaptists.org/ministries/womens-ministryAdditional links mentioned in the episode:How Does God's Mission Include Women? Part 1 (Dr. Lynn Cohick) https://www.defendingchristianitypodcast.org/how-does-gods-mission-include-women-part-1/How Does God's Mission Include Women? Part 2 (Kristen Padilla) https://www.defendingchristianitypodcast.org/how-does-gods-mission-include-women-part-2/Defending Christianity Podcast: https://www.defendingchristianitypodcast.orgDC Blog: https://defendingchristianityblog.org/blog/Subscribe to our newsletter: https://www.defendingchristianity.org/newsletterIf you enjoy this podcast and want others to hear about it, please go to this link to leave a 5-star review!! Your support is very appreciated: https://www.defendingchristianitypodcast.org/reviews/new/Support the Show.
30:44 10/20/22
How Your Favorite Heroes Reveal God
In his new book, co-authored with his son, Dr. Frank Turek looks at eight of the top superheroes, revealing how our favorite heroes ultimately point to one true hero: Jesus Christ. In this interview, Levi and Dr. Turek discuss a few of the heroes from the book, including Iron Man, Captain America, Harry Potter, Batman, and Wonder Woman.Want to purchase the book? Here's a link! https://hollywoodheroesbook.comCrossExamined.org website: https://crossexamined.orgCrossExamined.org YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CrossExaminedDefending Christianity Podcast: https://www.defendingchristianitypodcast.orgDefending Christianity Podcast - YouTubeDC Blog: https://defendingchristianityblog.org/blog/If you enjoy this podcast and want others to hear about it, please go to this link to leave a 5-star review!! Your support is very appreciated: https://www.defendingchristianitypodcast.org/reviews/new/Subscribe to our newsletter: https://www.defendingchristianity.org/newsletterWe would LOVE to hear from you! If you have a question, testimony, or want to recommend a future episode topic, fill out the Contact Form to submit it: https://www.defendingchristianitypodcast.org/contact/Support the Show.
39:19 10/6/22
Is Christianity Rational, Relevant, and Good? (Part 2)
Decades ago, the primary concern skeptics had with Christianity was if it was true. Today, things are vastly different, including skeptics’ concerns with Christianity. Now the question is, is Christianity good? Dr. Ken Samples took note of the shift, and from this observation came his book Christianity Cross-Examined: Is it Rational, Relevant, and Good? (link below). For part two of this two-part episode, Dr. Samples joins the show to talk about:Why are many Christians so unlike Christ? (1:10)Didn’t God condone genocide? (7:35)Can Christianity make sense of longing and suffering? (13:45)Additional resources (23:15)Purchase your copy of Christianity Cross-Examined by clicking here!Visit Reasons to Believe ministry for more resources: https://reasons.orgDefending Christianity Podcast: https://www.defendingchristianitypodcast.orgDC Blog: https://defendingchristianityblog.org/blog/Subscribe to our newsletter: https://www.defendingchristianity.org/newsletterIf you enjoy this podcast and want others to hear about it, please go to this link to leave a 5-star review!! Your support is very appreciated: https://www.defendingchristianitypodcast.org/reviews/new/We would LOVE to hear from you! If you have a question, testimony, or want to recommend a future episode topic, fill out the Contact Form to submit it: https://www.defendingchristianitypodcast.org/contact/Support the Show.
27:11 9/22/22
Is Christianity Rational, Relevant, and Good? (Part 1)
Decades ago, the primary concern skeptics had with Christianity was if it was true. Today, things are vastly different, including skeptics’ concerns with Christianity. Now the question is, is Christianity good? Dr. Ken Samples took note of the shift, and from this observation came his book Christianity Cross-Examined: Is it Rational, Relevant, and Good? (link below). For this two-part episode, Dr. Samples joins us on the show today to talk more about what’s in the book, including:Has scientific discovery made God unnecessary? (8:08)Isn’t faith incompatible with reason? (17:00)Purchase your copy of Christianity Cross-Examined by clicking here!Visit Reasons to Believe ministry for more resources: https://reasons.orgResources mentioned in the show:I’m Having Doubts. Is That Okay? by Levi DadeShould Christians Have Blind Faith? by Levi DadeDefending Christianity Podcast: https://www.defendingchristianitypodcast.orgDC Blog: https://defendingchristianityblog.org/blog/Subscribe to our newsletter: https://www.defendingchristianity.org/newsletterIf you enjoy this podcast and want others to hear about it, please go to this link to leave a 5-star review!! Your support is very appreciated: https://www.defendingchristianitypodcast.org/reviews/new/We would LOVE to hear from you! If you have a question, testimony, or want to recommend a future episode topic, fill out the Contact Form to submit it: https://www.defendingchristianitypodcast.org/contact/Support the Show.
25:55 9/8/22
SUMMER SPECIAL: Universe Designed
In this episode, Levi talks with Michael Ray Lewis, the director of an upcoming documentary, Universe Designed, which will make a case for the existence of God.You can learn more about the film here, and if you would like to support this production, you can do so here as well. If you enjoy this podcast and want others to hear about it, please go to this link to leave a 5-star review!! Your support is very appreciated!DefendingChristianity.orgFollow Defending Christianity on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!Defending Christianity BlogDefending Christianity NewsletterWe would LOVE to hear from you! If you have a question, testimony, or want to recommend a future episode topic, fill out the Contact Form to submit it!Support the Show.
19:50 6/13/22
BONUS: Greg Koukl Gives Another Tactic!
In this BONUS episode, Greg Koukl from Stand to Reason talks briefly about one more tactic from his book, Tactics. In the last episode, the season 2 finale, Greg talks about another tactic that helps Christians maneuver in conversations about their faith. Be sure to check it out!To order the book Tactics, click this linkTo find out more about Stand to Reason (STR), click this linkFor the STR Podcast, click this linkFor the STR Ask Podcast, click this linkIf you enjoy this podcast and want others to hear about it, please go to this link to leave a 5-star review!! Your support is very appreciated! Click hereCheck out Defending Christianity's home site! Click here!Follow Defending Christianity on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!We would LOVE to hear from you! If you have a question, testimony, or want to recommend a future episode topic, fill out the Contact Form to submit it!Want to check out the Defending Christianity Blog? Click here!To sign up to receive Defending Christianity's biweekly newsletter, click here!Support the Show.
06:54 3/31/22
Finale: Tactics for Discussing Your Faith (Part 2)
In part two of this season finale, Greg Koukl from Stand to Reason (STR) is back to discuss how to have good conversations about our Christian convictions, which focuses on the book, Tactics. Greg wrote Tactics to help Christians have a game plan for spiritual conversations.To find out more about Stand to Reason (STR), click this linkFor the STR Podcast, click this linkFor the STR Ask Podcast, click this linkIf you enjoy this podcast and want others to hear about it, please go to this link to leave a 5-star review! Your support is very appreciated! Click hereClick here for the Defending Christianity BlogFollow Defending Christianity on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!We would love to hear from you! Fill out this Contact Form if you have a question, testimony, or want to recommend a future episode topic.To sign up to receive Defending Christianity's biweekly newsletter, click here!Support the Show.
28:47 3/17/22
Finale: Tactics for Discussing Your Faith (Part 1)
Have you ever been in a conversation where the other person is controlling it and you don’t know what to say or how to say it, and you just feel defeated? In this two-part finale, I have Greg Koukl from Stand to Reason (STR) to discuss this issue. Greg wrote the book Tactics for the purpose of helping Christians have a game plan for discussing their convictions.Greg founded Stand to Reason in 1993 and currently serves as President of Stand to Reason. An award-winning writer and best-selling author, Greg have written seven books, including The Story of Reality—How the World Began, How It Ends, and Everything Important that Happens in Between, Tactics—A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions, and Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air.To find out more about Stand to Reason (STR), click this linkFor the STR Podcast, click this linkFor the STR Ask Podcast, click this linkIf you enjoy this podcast and want others to hear about it, please go to this link to leave a 5-star review!! Your support is very appreciated! Click hereCheck out Defending Christianity's home site! Click here!Follow Defending Christianity on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!We would LOVE to hear from you! If you have a question, testimony, or want to recommend a future episode topic, fill out the Contact Form to submit it!Want to check out the Defending Christianity Blog? Click here!To sign up to receive Defending Christianity's biweekly newsletter, click here!Support the Show.
29:13 3/3/22
Progressive Christianity: Another Gospel? (Part 2)
In this episode, Katelyn Brown takes the host seat for an interview with Alisa Childers, author of Progressive Christianity: Another Gospel?Alisa wrote Progressive Christianity: Another Gospel?  as a response to progressive Christianity's influence in her life. She is also a mother, wife, and writer. You can check out Alisa's blog here. If you enjoy this podcast and want others to hear about it, please go to this linkto leave a 5-star review!! Your support is very appreciated!DefendingChristianity.orgFollow Defending Christianity on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!Defending Christianity BlogDefending Christianity NewsletterWe would LOVE to hear from you! If you have a question, testimony, or want to recommend a future episode topic, fill out the Contact Form to submit it!Support the show (https://paypal.me/levidade?locale.x=en_US)Support the Show.
27:33 2/17/22
Progressive Christianity: Another Gospel? (Part 1)
In this episode, Katelyn Brown takes the host seat for an interview with Alisa Childers, author of Progressive Christianity: Another Gospel?Alisa wrote Progressive Christianity: Another Gospel?  as a response to progressive Christianity's influence in her life. She is also a mother, wife, and writer. You can check out Alisa's blog here. If you enjoy this podcast and want others to hear about it, please go to this link to leave a 5-star review!! Your support is very appreciated!DefendingChristianity.orgFollow Defending Christianity on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!Defending Christianity BlogDefending Christianity NewsletterWe would LOVE to hear from you! If you have a question, testimony, or want to recommend a future episode topic, fill out the Contact Form to submit it!Support the Show.
28:48 2/3/22
Paul: Founder of Christianity or Follower of Jesus?
Many might be surprised to hear that there is a lot of debate surrounding the messages of Jesus and Paul. Some scholars will attest that the two messages are at odds with one another. Is this the case? What implications does that have for the Christian faith if it's true? That’s going to be our topic for today, and to discuss it I have Dr. Marvin Pate.Specifically, in relation to the Apostle Paul, Dr. Pate has written books including The End of the Age Has Come: The Theology of Paul and Apostle of the Last Days. I will leave links in the description below for those who want to check out Dr. Pate’s books.Check out Dr. Pate's Books below:The End of the Age Has Come: The Theology of PaulApostle of the Last Days: The Life, Letters, and Theology of Paul40 Questions on the Historical JesusCrucified in the Media:  Finding the Real Jesus Amidst the HeadlinesThe Writings of JohnRomansIf you enjoy this podcast and want others to hear about it, pleasego to this link to leave a 5-star review!! Your support is very appreciated! Click hereCheck out Defending Christianity's home site! Click here!Follow Defending Christianity on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!We would LOVE to hear from you! If you have a question, testimony, or want to recommend a future episode topic, fill out the Contact Form to submit it!Want to check out the Defending Christianity Blog? Click here!To sign up to receive Defending Christianity's biweekly newsletter, click here!Support the Show.
42:28 1/20/22
How did the Historical Jesus Claim to be Divine?
When you look at what skeptics are saying about the Christian faith, often you will hear the argument that Jesus never claimed to be God. In this episode, we are going to be talking about how Jesus claimed to be divine in order to show that he really did make the claim. We have Mikel Del Rosario joining us to talk about the subject. Mikel helps Christians explain their faith with courage and compassion. He’s a doctoral student in the New Testament department at Dallas Theological Seminary, and he is the author of Accessible Apologetics. Mikel also serves as Cultural Engagement Manager at the Hendricks Center, as well as co-host of the Table Podcast for DTS.Visit Mikel's apologetics website, ApologeticsGuy for some amazing resources!Click here to purchase Accessible ApologeticsYou can find out more about the Table Podcast here!If you enjoy this podcast and want others to hear about it, pleasego to this link to leave a 5-star review!! Your support is very appreciated! Click hereCheck out Defending Christianity's home site! Click here!Follow Defending Christianity on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!We would LOVE to hear from you! If you have a question, testimony, or want to recommend a future episode topic, fill out the Contact Form to submit it!Want to check out the Defending Christianity Blog? Click here!To sign up to receive Defending Christianity's biweekly newsletter, click here!Support the Show.
38:44 11/11/21
Cultural Intelligence (Part 2)
This is the second part of the two-part episode with Dr. Darrell Bock, author of Cultural Intelligence: Living for God in a Diverse, Pluralistic World. We invite you to join us as we talk about how to engage the culture in a way that's biblical as well as how we can think through some things that might make our conversations more fruitful.Order your copy of Cultural IntelligenceCheck out the Table PodcastIf you enjoy this podcast and want others to hear about it, please go to this link to leave a 5-star review!! Your support is very appreciated! Click hereCheck out Defending Christianity's home site! Click here!Follow Defending Christianity on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!We would LOVE to hear from you! If you have a question, testimony, or want to recommend a future episode topic, fill out the Contact Form to submit it!Want to check out the Defending Christianity Blog? Click here!To sign up to receive Defending Christianity's biweekly newsletter, click here! Support the Show.
18:45 10/28/21
Cultural Intelligence (Part 1)
The culture's hostility toward God, Christians, and the Bible has rapidly increased in the last 20-30 years. This has caused confusion in the Church concerning how it engages. Lucky for us, there’s been a game-changer of a book written on the topic of cultural engagement to help the Church see what biblical cultural engagement looks like. The book is Culture Intelligence: Living for God in a Diverse, Pluralistic World and was written by Dr. Darrell Bock, who also happens to be our guest today in this two-part episode!Dr. Darrell Bock is Executive Director of Cultural Engagement at the Hendricks Center for Leadership and Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary.Order your copy of Cultural IntelligenceCheck out the Table PodcastIf you enjoy this podcast and want others to hear about it, please go to this link to leave a 5-star review!! Your support is very appreciated! Click hereCheck out Defending Christianity's home site! Click here!Follow Defending Christianity on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!We would LOVE to hear from you! If you have a question, testimony, or want to recommend a future episode topic, fill out the Contact Form to submit it!Want to check out the Defending Christianity Blog? Click here!To sign up to receive Defending Christianity's biweekly newsletter, click here!Support the Show.
25:08 10/14/21
Q&A with Dr. Frank Turek
In this episode on the DC Podcast, Dr. Turek takes questions from our listeners.Check out the Cross Examined YouTube page for more questions (and great answers) about Christianity, God, and the Bible by clicking here.Click here to purchase I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an AtheistClick here to purchase Stealing From God: Why Atheists Need God to make their CaseClick here to purchase Correct, Not Politically CorrectClick here to purchase Legislating MoralityCrossExamined WebsiteCrossExamined YouTubeCrossExamined InstagramCrossExamined FacebookCrossExamined TwitterIf you enjoy this podcast and want others to hear about it, pleasego to this link to leave a 5-star review!! Your support is very appreciated! Click hereCheck out Defending Christianity's home site! Click here!Follow Defending Christianity on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!We would LOVE to hear from you! If you have a question, testimony, or want to recommend a future episode topic, fill out the Contact Form to submit it!Want to check out the Defending Christianity Blog? Click here!To sign up to receive Defending Christianity's biweekly newsletter, click here!Support the Show.
17:44 9/30/21
CrossExamined with Dr. Frank Turek
Why should we even care about the culture’s ever-increasing skepticism about God, Christianity, and the Bible? If you’re a parent this should be easy to answer. You will one day, if you haven’t already, send your child out into the world where they will be exposed to this culture. Don’t you think it’s pretty important that before you send them out on their own to equip them with logical reasons for why Christianity is true and good?Our guest today is Dr. Frank Turek, who is the President of CrossExamined.org, a non-profit ministry that conducts I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist seminar on college campuses, churches, and high schools. In this episode, Dr. Turek and I are going to be discussing how we can know Christianity is true by looking at two of the four questions which come from the book I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an AtheistClick here to purchase I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an AtheistClick here to purchase Stealing From God: Why Atheists Need God to make their CaseClick here to purchase Correct, Not Politically CorrectClick here to purchase Legislating MoralityCrossExamined WebsiteCrossExamined YouTubeCrossExamined InstagramCrossExamined FacebookCrossExamined TwitterIf you enjoy this podcast and want others to hear about it, please go to this link to leave a 5-star review!! Your support is very appreciated! Click hereCheck out Defending Christianity's home site! Click here!Follow Defending Christianity on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!We would LOVE to hear from you! If you have a question, testimony, or want to recommend a future episode topic, fill out the Contact Form to submit it!Want to check out the Defending Christianity Blog? Click here!To sign up to receive Defending Christianity's biweekly newsletter, click here!Support the Show.
33:19 9/16/21
4 Most Common Objections to Christianity (Part 2)
In this episode, we will be discussing four of the most common objections to Christianity taken from the book The 10 Most Common Objections to Christianity written by Dr. Alex McFarland, who will be joining us today to discuss these four objections.Dr. McFarland is a Christian apologist, author, evangelist, religion and cultural analyst, and advocate for biblical truth. You can hear Dr. McFarland on American Family Association’s radio network, American Family Radio (or AFR) every weekday from 3-4 PM Central on his show Exploring the Word where he co-hosts with Bert Harper, so tune in to listen to Exploring the Word which you can also hear on the AFR app and hear past editions as well- you don’t want to miss it.Click here to purchase Dr. McFarland's book, The 10 Most Common Objections to ChristianityIf you enjoy this podcast and want others to hear about it, please go to this link to leave a 5-star review!! Your support is very appreciated! Click hereCheck out Defending Christianity's home site! Click here!Follow Defending Christianity on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!We would LOVE to hear from you! If you have a question, testimony, or want to recommend a future episode topic, fill out the Contact Form to submit it!Want to check out the Defending Christianity Blog? Click here!To sign up to receive Defending Christianity's biweekly newsletter, click here!Support the Show.
17:44 9/2/21
4 Most Common Objections to Christianity (Part 1)
In this episode, we will be discussing four of the most common objections to Christianity taken from the book The 10 Most Common Objections to Christianity written by Dr. Alex McFarland, who will be joining us today to discuss these four objections.Dr. McFarland is a Christian apologist, author, evangelist, religion and cultural analyst, and advocate for biblical truth. You can hear Dr. McFarland on American Family Association’s radio network, American Family Radio (or AFR) every weekday from 3-4 PM CST on his show, Exploring the Word, where he co-hosts with Bert Harper, so tune in to listen to Exploring the Word which you can also hear on the AFR app and hear past editions as well- you don’t want to miss it.Click here to purchase Dr. McFarland's book,The 10 Most Common Objections to ChristianityIf you enjoy this podcast and want others to hear about it, please go to this link to leave a 5-star review!! Your support is very appreciated! Click hereCheck out Defending Christianity's home site! Click here!Follow Defending Christianity on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!We would LOVE to hear from you! If you have a question, testimony, or want to recommend a future episode topic, fill out the Contact Form to submit it!Want to check out the Defending Christianity Blog? Click here!To sign up to receive Defending Christianity's biweekly newsletter, click here!Support the Show.
31:17 8/19/21
Season TWO Has Arrived!!
Welcome to the first episode of season two of the Defending Christianity Podcast!! Today, we are going to talk about what's new to Defending Christianity: the DC Blog, the amazing authors we have for the blog, our newsletter, and more! We will also briefly outline what to expect from this season!If you enjoy this podcast and want others to hear about it, please go to this link to leave a 5-star review!! Your support is very appreciated! Click hereCheck out Defending Christianity's home site! Click here!Follow Defending Christianity on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!We would LOVE to hear from you! If you have a question, testimony, or want to recommend a future episode topic, fill out the Contact Form to submit it!Want to check out the Defending Christianity Blog? Click here!To sign up to receive Defending Christianity's biweekly newsletter, click here!Support the Show.
09:13 8/5/21
In His Image: Delighting in God's Plan for Gender and Sexuality
In this episode, I'm at American Family Association in Tupelo, Mississippi interviewing Kendra White, the director of the documentary In His Image: Delighting in God’s Plan for Gender and Sexuality. The documentary was produced by American Family Studios, division of AFA, and it’s a special film because of the beautiful presentation of the healing Gospel of Jesus Christ to everyone who is hurting and confused either by the church or in the church.Kendra White is the director of In His Image and producer at American Family Studios. Kendra has produced a wide variety of resources to inspire, uplift, and encourage Christian families.If you enjoy this podcast and want others to hear about it, please go this this link to leave a 5-star review!! You support is very appreciated! Click hereCheck out the In His Image movie by clicking here.Check out the In His Image Youtube channel by clicking here.Support the Show.
47:33 6/23/21
FINALE: How Does Islam Differ from Christianity – and Does it Matter?
In our SEASON ONE FINALE, philosopher and theologian, Dr. Kenneth Richard Samples will be joining us to discuss the differences and similarities between Islam and Christianity and why they matter. Dr. Samples has a great passion to help people understand the reasonableness and relevance of Christianity’s truth claims. He is the senior research scholar at Reasons to Believe and the author of several books, including Classic Christian Thinkers, 7 Truths That Changed the World, and God Among Sages. Reasons to Believe:http://www.reasons.orgRTB FaceBook:https://www.facebook.com/RTBOfficialRTB YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/user/ReasonsToBelieve1Support the Show.
35:08 2/4/21
BONUS: Dr. Samples on the Importance of Apologetics
In this bonus episode, Dr. Samples discusses the need for Apologetics in the life of Christians as well as within the Church.Season 1 has been amazing, and I hope it has been helpful for you as well. Season 2 is planned to release this August (2021). Special guests are already scheduled to be interviewed for this season.If you have an idea for a topic to be covered in the future, go to this link to submit it!https://www.surveymonkey.com/collect/?sm=1t_2BMVbpG_2Fe9nkoU_2FLP2t8df1TaY_2Bc_2B2CqBS6CoSCjbBWpg0fsYNtP_2FfF1BnQ81ztSupport the Show.
18:54 2/4/21
Do Science and Christianity Contradict?
One of the biggest blockades which keep people from accepting the idea of God's existence is science. Do science and Christianity contradict? Is there any scientific proof of God's existence? How can we be sure? Today, Dr. Fuz Rana from Reasons to Believe will be with us today. Fazale Rana is the vice president of research and apologetics at Reasons to Believe. He is the author of several groundbreaking books, including Humans 2.0, Who Was Adam, Creating Life in the Lab, and The Cell’s Design. He holds a Ph.D. in chemistry with an emphasis in biochemistry from Ohio University. The link below will take you directly to Dr. Rana's Reasons to Believe page!https://reasons.org/about/fazale-ranaSupport the Show.
46:18 1/21/21
Programming Note
I hope you all have an AMAZING and BLESSED holiday season, and can't wait to be back here on January 21, 2021!!SURVEY FOR SEASON 2:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TXTX955Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/defending.christianity.podcast/Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/defendchristianitypodcast/Support the Show.
01:39 11/20/20

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