In this episode, Brian Auten and Chad Gross interview Christian philosopher Ken Samples on topics from his newest book Christianity Cross-Examined. This is part 2 of a 2-part interview.2:03 - The types of questions people are asking today about Christianity. Killing in the name of God, the Crusades, violence, etc.4:19 - Approaching the subject of slavery. What does the Bible actually say?10:43 - What about killing in the name of God?18:01 - What about so-called genocides in the Bible?25:03 - Presuppositional approaches to moral objections against God.28:44 - What about hypocrisy in the church?37:06 - Walking through healing from wounds from fallen leaders.42:08 - Brian’s encouragement and prayer.47:08 - Ken’s encouragement for those who do not believe.www.reasons.orgIf you have a question for the podcast, record it and send it our way using www.speakpipe.com/Apologetics315 or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
In this episode, Brian Auten and Chad Gross interview Christian philosopher Ken Samples on topics from his newest book Christianity Cross-Examined. This is part 1 of a 2-part interview.1:33 - Chad’s twitter encounters for the week.6:43 - Weekly Mailbag8:14 - Intro to Ken Samples9:34 - Welcome to Ken Samples9:52 - Ken’s current work and what he’s seeing in apologetics today.11:28 - The need and impact of logic and critical thinking.12:22 - The goal of the Ken’s book14:16 - Two types of atheists Ken has encountered.16:46 - What has contributed to the shift in what sorts of questions people are asking about Christianity?20:19 - The impact of rhetoric in influencing people for or against the Gospel.22:41 - The power of a cumulative case; the way inductive, deductive and abductive arguments work.23:51 - Abduction as a form of reasoning.31:06 - If God really existed, we wouldn’t need arguments…39:54 - How Christianity welcomes science and reason.41:31 - The three things you need in order to do science.48:26 - A discussion on analogies for the trinity.54:30 - Where to start when talking to others about Jesus. A discussion of apologetic methodology.www.reasons.orgIf you have a question for the podcast, record it and send it our way using www.speakpipe.com/Apologetics315 or you can email us at email@example.com
This is an encore presentation that originally aired on Feb. 1, 2021If you are wondering how to respond to our world today, Theologian Ken Samples from Reasons to Believe teaches us through Romans 12. He explains that when we study the word of God we will be transformed in our mind, and therefore reflect God's character into our world today. This takes practice and Ken and Bill discuss practical ways to bring discipline and obedience into your life. They also tackle aspirational values as they are reflected in our public, private and secret life.
What do skeptics mean when they say, "if God was real He wouldn't be so hidden?" Theologian Ken Samples from Reasons to Believe helps us think through this question and teaches how God has revealed himself through creation, conscious, Israel, incarnation of Christ, and through scripture itself. He explains, that when we struggle with this question unfortunately we are walking in a rebellious nature and the receptiveness of God's existence is a reflection of the condition of our heart. However, our acceptance of the mysterious nature of God ultimately will help us with doubt and into relationship with the Lord.
When faced with many obstacles that come our way what will we choose, unity or diversity? Philosopher and theologian Ken Samples from Reasons to Believe takes a look at this question, outlines Christian truth claims, the importance of beginning with common ground, insisting on truth and more.
Life out there? A Christian look at UFOs with Ken Samples
Afternoons with Bill Arnold
Many people have questions about extraterrestrial life--could there be alien life? How can we consider the UFO phenomenon from a Christian perspective? Philosopher and theologian Ken Samples from Reasons to Believe helps us logically answer these questions, and test all things in the light of God's truth.
Rewriting Jesus - Answering Tough Questions About Christianity - An Interview with Ken Samples
Win the Day
Today Pastor Nat welcomes research scholar and teacher Ken Samples for an in-depth interview about tough questions people often ask about Christianity.This candid conversation will give you a deeper understanding of what it means to be a Christian.Download the Transcript of Today's PodcastWhen you face trials and experience the testing of your faith, how do you stay strong? Some days, it can feel like you are just going through the motions and it can be hard to stay motivated to continue growing in your relationship with God. You’re not alone. If you’re looking for practical, Scripture-based steps to overcoming anger and fear our Win the Day resource is a great place for you to start. You can get a copy of this helpful booklet by giving a gift of any amount to Back to the Bible today.Get to know Nat Crawford, Cara Whitney, Arnie Cole