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Greg Ganssle

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Greg Ganssle: Our Deepest Desires

Questions That Matter with Randy Newman

Our Deepest Desires: How the Christian Story Fulfills Human Aspirations(https://www.christianbook.com/deepest-desires-christian-fulfills-human-aspirations/gregory-ganssle/9780830851829/pd/851829?event=ESRCG#CBD-PD-Description) By: Gregory E. Ganssle As human beings, we are created with desires. We all long for meaningful relationships, lives that reflect goodness, engagements with beauty, and the freedom to pursue our lives with integrity. But where can our restless hearts find fulfillment for these universal longings? Philosopher and apologist Greg Ganssle argues that the Christian story grounds and explains the things that we care about most. With grace and insight, Ganssle explains how the good news of Jesus Christ makes sense of—and fulfills—our deepest desires. Instead of arguing philosophically or deductively, he unpacks the key features of our deep concerns and shows how the elements of the Christian story align best with those features. Arguing that it is only in the particular claims of the Christian faith, not the atheistic story, that our universal human aspirations can find fulfillment and our restless hearts will be at peace.


15 Jan 2021

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Does Atheism or Theism Offer A Better Explanation of Morality? With Dr Greg Ganssle

Ryan Pauly Podcast

Does objective morality exist, or is it relative? How is objective morality used to argue for the existence of God? Aren't there better naturalistic explanations? Dr. Greg Ganssle joins the show to answer these questions and more!Dr. Ganssle is a professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology. He was part-time lecturer in the philosophy department at Yale and a senior fellow at the Rivendell Institute at Yale. His work explores the intersection of Christian faith and contemporary scholarship. Dr. Ganssle earned his PhD in Philosophy from Syracuse University where his dissertation on God’s relation to time won a Syracuse University Dissertation Award.

1hr 5mins

5 Sep 2020

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How Beauty Shows Us There Is a God with Dr. Greg Ganssle

Wise Disciple

On this episode, Nate chats with Dr. Greg Ganssle, author of Our Deepest Desires, about how beauty is objective and reveals that there is a God. Our new YouTube series "Debate Teacher Reacts" typically drops new episodes on our YouTube Page every Sunday at 3 p.m. PST. Sign up for our unique newsletter that contains material only for subscribers at (www.clearlens.org)! Twitter: @AClearLens Facebook: www.facebook.com/clearlens "Day by Day" by Citizens is used with permission. Check out their website: wearecitizens.net


26 Aug 2020

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Our Deepest Desires with Greg Ganssle

C.S. Lewis Institute

Just as C.S. Lewis told us our desires point to “another world,” author and philosopher Greg Ganssle explores that same theme in his book Our Deepest Desires. He discusses this theme and encourages us to use it in our efforts to reach out to people longing to fulfill the very desires God has given them.


24 Jul 2020

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With Greg Ganssle

PEP Talk

Sometimes Christians focus on proving that Christianity is true, failing to realise that many people don't care that it's true. But what do they care about? Andy and Kristi are joined by Greg Ganssle to discuss how focussing our conversations on the deepest human desires can bring us right to the heart of the gospel. Greg also reminds us that "Any conversation that continues is a successful conversation." Greg Ganssle is Professor of Philosophy at Biola University in Los Angeles. Greg worked in campus ministry before earning his doctorate at Syracuse University in 1995. He worked at Yale University for nine years before joining Biola. He is author of several books, including Our Deepest Desires: How the Christian Story Fulfills Human Aspirations (IVP, 2017)Support the show (https://www.solas-cpc.org/podcast-book-offer/)


8 Apr 2020

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Our Deepest Desires (with Greg Ganssle)

Think Biblically: Conversations on Faith & Culture

What would you think about a worldview that could satisfy your deepest desires? Talbot philosophy professor Dr. Greg Ganssle talks with Sean and Scott about his new book, Our Deepest Desires: How the Christian Story Fulfills Human Aspirations. He summarizes our primary aspirations around relationships, goodness, beauty and freedom and shows how the Christian faith provides the resources for fulfillment in all these important areas. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically


25 Oct 2018

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Our Longings Find a Home in Jesus | Greg Ganssle

The Veritas Forum

Before we believe that Christianity is true, philosopher Greg Ganssle thinks that we should want it to be true. He says that our longings for beauty, goodness, and freedom, are “at home in the Christian story.” At a Veritas Forum from the University of California-Irvine, Ganssle examines how our desire to flourish can lead us to faith in Jesus.

1hr 3mins

12 May 2018

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Greg Ganssle Interview

Apologetics 315 Podcast

Today's interview is with Christian philosopher Greg Ganssle. He talks about his work with Rivendell Institute, how he became a Christian and got interested in philosophy, his key areas of focus (philosophy of religion), the influence of his study on his faith, his view of philosophy as it relates to the faith, evaluating truth claims from various systems of thought, atheism and whether or not it is making truth claims about God's existence, his intro to philosophy book Thinking About God, how to raise the bar of Christian thought, the role of a basic understanding of philosophy, learning about logic, various ways to think about apologetics, the impact of the new atheism and the arguments they have brought to the table, his advice to Christian apologists, the importance of knowing the Gospel, how to be a better communicator, and more.Enjoy.

1hr 3mins

8 Aug 2011

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044: Greg Ganssle - The New Atheism

Conversations from the Pale Blue Dot

I interview Yale philosopher Greg Ganssle about the new atheists: Richard Dawkins and company.


6 Jun 2010