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Apologetics 315 interviews a variety of Christian apologists about issues of apologetics, evangelism, and theology.

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Apologetics 315 interviews a variety of Christian apologists about issues of apologetics, evangelism, and theology.

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65
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By Swift key fan - Oct 23 2015
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Clear..well thought out...engaging & relevant I subscribed 👍😀👍

Don’t quit now!

By Fum is chum - May 10 2015
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Please keep these interviews coming. They are great!
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Apologetics315 Interviews

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Apologetics 315 interviews a variety of Christian apologists about issues of apologetics, evangelism, and theology.

Rank #1: J.P. Moreland Interview

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Today's interview is with Christian philosopher J.P. Moreland. He talks about how he got involved in the areas of philosophy and apologetics, the three points of the Kingdom Triangle, reliance on the Holy Spirit in evangelism, encouragement in devotional life, the concepts he covers in The God Question, a holistic approach to apologetics, advice for apologists, some tips for lifelong learning and more.

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Sep 06 2010
33 mins
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Rank #2: Norman Geisler Interview

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Today's interview is with apologist Norman Geisler, Distinguished Professor of Apologetics at Veritas Evangelical Seminary and author of over 70 books. He answers a variety of questions and topics: how he got into apologetics, his greatest influences on his own thinking, the change on the apologetics landscape in the past decades, his suggested required reading for all apologists, the kinds of arguments he has encountered and how they have affected him, advice for studying arguments, the growth of apologetics in the church, the top three topics to focus on, skills apologists should develop, pitfalls to avoid, areas that should be strengthened, the necessity of theology, what he feels the strongest argument is for God's existence, learning from those who disagree, one's prayer life and integrity, favorite illustrations, advice for studying in the field, and more.

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May 30 2011
43 mins
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Rank #3: Navy SEAL: Chad Williams Interview

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Today's interview is with Chad Williams, evangelist, former Navy SEAL, and author of the book SEAL of God. He talks about his training in the SEALS, his mentor Scott Helvenston, his radical conversion to Christianity, persecution, communicating the Gospel, street preaching, evangelism, the use of testimonies, encouragement in doing evangelism and using apologetics, and more. Chad's website here: StreetApologetics.com

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May 09 2012
50 mins
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Rank #4: Peter Kreeft Interview

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Today's interview is with Peter Kreeft, professor of philosophy at Boston College and at the King's College, in New York City. He talks about his background and influences, his view of philosophy and theology, why we should learn logic (and his logic textbook), etiquette in evaluating arguments, Socratic method & dialogue, caring for the soul, dealing with difficult and loaded questions, preparation for apologetics dialogue (it's not just study), cultivating integrity and character, advice for being a life-long learner, and using literature in apologetics.

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Apr 25 2011
32 mins
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Rank #5: Frank Turek Interview (2)

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Today's interview is with apologist Frank Turek. This is our second interview with Frank. In this interview, he talks about lessons from Christopher Hitchens, the moral argument for the existence of God, two different versions of the moral argument, the meaning of objective morality, illustrations to help the argument, common objections to the moral argument, volitional reason for people rejecting God, the Cross Examined Instructor Academy, and more. Check out Frank's ministry, Cross Examined.

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Jan 13 2013
51 mins
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Rank #6: Hugh Ross Interview

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Today's interview is with astrophysicist Hugh Ross, founder and president of Reasons to Believe. He talks about his educational background and how he became a Christian, his approach to defending the faith, two books of God's revelation, the relationship between faith and science, RTB's creation model and how it is tested, the use of cosmological arguments, the integration of philosophy, theology, and science, the age of the earth controversy, critiquing young-earth views, advice for apologists, advice for those in the sciences, and more.

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Feb 21 2011
45 mins
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Rank #7: Gary Habermas Interview

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In this interview, Dr. Gary Habermas talks about his background and studies, his personal struggle with doubt, his apologetic methodology, the most common misunderstandings of the minimal facts approach to the resurrection, fallacious appeals to authority, considerations for those considering PhD studies, pitfalls to avoid, core answers to those dealing with doubt, his research with Near Death Experiences, and more. Gary's website is here, with audio resources, written articles, video, and more.

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Jun 28 2010
40 mins
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Rank #8: Michael Behe Interview

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Today's interview is with biochemist Michael Behe, Professor of Biochemistry at Lehigh University. He is also a leading voice in the Intelligent Design community and Fellow of the Discovery Institute. He talks about Intelligent Design, detecting design in molecular systems, his views on evolution, Lenski's fruit fly research, irreducible complexity, philosophical presuppositions, and more.

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Nov 15 2010
45 mins
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Rank #9: Alex McFarland Interview (part 1)

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Today is part ONE of a two-part interview with Alex McFarland, Director of Worldview Studies at North Greenville University. He is an author, apologist, and speaker on religion and culture, talk show host of the "Explore the Word" Radio Program, the Sound Rezn radio program, and more. He talks about his background and how he got into apologetics, the importance of apologetics in youth ministry, the Truth for a New Generation Apologetics Conference, defining apologetics and its role in the local church, opening doors in the local church, how to get better educated formally in apologetics, schools with apologetics programs, and more. For conference info, see www.truthforanewgeneration.com.

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Jul 15 2012
47 mins
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Rank #10: Craig A. Evans Interview

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Today's interview is with Biblical scholar Professor Craig Evans. He talks about his background and how he got into this area of scholarship (Jesus, the Gospels and Biblical manuscripts), what impresses him most about the Bible, handling manuscripts, the quest for the historical Jesus (and its overall timeline), the scholarly opinion on the "Jesus never existed" claim, the consensus of scholarship (and why scholarship is important), the contemporary distortion of Jesus, the demonstrable flaws in the thinking of particular scholars, evaluating presuppositions, a case for the reliability of the Gospels, the contrasting view of the "other" gospels, how to investigate the miracle claims within the Gospels, responding to the "failed apocalyptic prophet" objection, the faults in Bart Ehrman's reasoning, advice for those taking their Biblical studies seriously, the do's and don'ts of arguing for Bible reliability, and more. 

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Oct 16 2011
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #11: Paul Copan - Is God a Moral Monster? Interview

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Today's interview is with Christian apologist and philosopher Paul Copan. This is my second interview with Paul - the first covered a number of different topics for apologists -- but today's interview focuses on his recent book entitled: Is God a Moral Monster? Making sense of the Old Testament God. He explores the questions of the "mean" Old Testament God, is God proud and jealous, Abraham being commanded to sacrifice Isaac, challenging Old Testament laws, slavery, and the judgement of the Canaanites.

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Jan 12 2011
55 mins
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Rank #12: Sean McDowell Interview on GodQuest

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This interview is with Sean McDowell (also check out his first interview and second interview). In this audio Sean talks about his current projects and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary's PhD program, advice for those looking at Masters programs, the size of the need for apologetics in the local church, his small-group resource called GodQuest, the goal of the project, the content of the program (the six 'signposts' and the contributing interviews), how the resource can be used (for believers and nonbelievers), and more. He calls this resource a kind of apologetics-lite that can introduce your church to apologetics.

Find the GodQuest resources here.
Jul 29 2011
23 mins
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Rank #13: Greg Koukl Interview

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Today's interview is with Greg Koukl, founder and president of Stand to Reason. He talks about his influences, how he got started defending the faith, the ambassador approach to apologetics, how to think on your feet, preparing for a debate, the importance of mentors, Christian character, and much more. Lots of great insights.

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Mar 22 2010
54 mins
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Rank #14: John Warwick Montgomery Interview

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Today's interview is with John Warwick Montgomery, Emeritus Professor of Law and Humanities, University of Bedfordshire, England, Distinguished Research Professor of Apologetics and Christian Thought, Patrick Henry College, Virginia., and Director of the International Academy of Apologetics, Evangelism & Human Rights in Strasbourg, France.

He talks about how he became a Christian and became a defender of the faith, the thinkers and authors that have been most influential for him, his approach to apologetics (evidentialism) and why he takes it, the traditional proofs for God's existence (are they needed?), taking a legal approach to the case for Christianity, the meaning of burden of proof and its proper use, the concept of "beyond reasonable doubt," how to defend the resurrection of Christ historically, making a concise case, the two most common objections to the resurrection, answering the textual claims of Bart Ehrman, spiritual and intellectual disciplines for the apologist, pitfalls to avoid, advice for apologists, the International Academy of Apologetics, recommended books, and more.

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Oct 10 2011
52 mins
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Rank #15: James White Interview

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Today's interview is with Dr. James White of Alpha & Omega Ministries. He talks about how he became a Christian, how he got started in apologetics, and his apologetic methodology. He also gives advice to Christian apologists, talks about his numerous debates, his upcoming debate with Christopher Hitchens, and suggested disciplines for apologists.

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Jun 07 2010
55 mins
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Rank #16: Michael Licona Interview (2)

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Today's interview is with Michael Licona, the Apologetics Coordinator at the North American Mission Board and Research Professor of New Testament at Southern Evangelical Seminary. He discusses his new book The Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach, philosophy of history and historical methodology, the knowability of the past, historical facts, miracle claims and the historian, judging the relevant evidence, assessing the historical bedrock, weighing competing historical hypotheses, struggling through bias and doubts, and more.

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Nov 08 2010
52 mins
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Rank #17: Alister McGrath Interview

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Today's interview is with Alister McGrath, Professor of Theology, Ministry and Education, and Head of the Centre for Theology, Religion and Culture at King's College, London. He talks about his journey out of atheism, his interactions with the New Atheists, the future of atheism, the tone of debate, his new book The Passionate Intellect (Mere Theology in UK), the role of a theology in apologetics, the role of natural theology, collaborative apologetics, advice for Christian apologists, and more.

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Jan 31 2011
37 mins
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Rank #18: Craig Blomberg Interview

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Today's interview is with New Testament scholar Dr. Craig Blomberg, distinguished professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary in Colorado. He talks about how he got into NT studies, the importance of the Gospels and their dating, how we determine the authorship of the Gospels, how we got four Gospels and not more, the selection of the Gospel canon, the use of non-canonical sources, dealing with miracles account found in historical documents, responding to the claim of contradictions in the Gospels, interpreting historical documents, differences in the Gospel of John, the work and impact of Bart Ehrman, the "all-or-nothing" approach to reliability of scripture, dealing with prophetic passages by Jesus, and advice to Christian apologists.

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Feb 28 2011
53 mins
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Rank #19: Sean McDowell Interview

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Today's interview is with Sean McDowell (bio here). He talks about growing up with an apologist father, his own journey and doubts, how young people can prepare themselves for university, the Apologetics Study Bible for Students, his debate with James Corbett, advice for people going deeper in apologetics, influential books, and more.

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Mar 01 2010
28 mins
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Rank #20: David Wood Interview

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Today's interview is with David Wood, a former atheist who converted to Christianity after examining the evidence for the resurrection of Jesus. As well as being a Teaching Fellow in Philosophy, David directs Acts 17 Apologetics Ministries, defending the Christian Faith against atheistic and Islamic objections. He talks about the Dearborn Arab Festival, the growth of Islam, the crucifixion of Jesus (Christian view compared to Islam), the usage of the word "Allah," Muslim arguments for the Qu'ran, the question of Jihad, assessing arguments in favor of Islam, inaccuracies in the Qu'ran, recommended resources on Islam, and more.

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Jul 04 2011
1 hour 29 mins
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