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Ryan holds a B.A. in Religion and Youth Leadership from Vanguard University and an M.A. in Christian Apologetics from Talbot School of Theology. He spent four years as a missionary in the Dominican Republic working with students and has been teaching junior high and high school since 2011. Since starting Coffeehouse Questions in 2015, he has been speaking, writing, podcasting, and creating videos centered on youth apologetics. In 2017 he joined MAVEN as a field guide and training coordinator for their immersive experiences, and in 2019 he became an affiliate with Stand to Reason.

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Ryan holds a B.A. in Religion and Youth Leadership from Vanguard University and an M.A. in Christian Apologetics from Talbot School of Theology. He spent four years as a missionary in the Dominican Republic working with students and has been teaching junior high and high school since 2011. Since starting Coffeehouse Questions in 2015, he has been speaking, writing, podcasting, and creating videos centered on youth apologetics. In 2017 he joined MAVEN as a field guide and training coordinator for their immersive experiences, and in 2019 he became an affiliate with Stand to Reason.

    Discussing the Historicity of Jesus and the Accuracy of Scripture (with Brian Chilton)

    Discussing the Historicity of Jesus and the Accuracy of Scripture (with Brian Chilton)

    How can we know whether something reported is historically true or not? What are the source materials for the life of Jesus? Did Constantine put the Bible together? How were the books of the Bible chosen? What about all the other gospels that were written? Why aren't they included? These are all great historical questions that can (and should) be addressed to show the accuracy of Scripture and the historicity of Jesus.

    Brian Chilton, the founder of Bellator Christi, Senior Pastor of Westfield Baptist Church and author of "The Layman's Manual on Christian Apologetics, joined to show to discuss these questions and more.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    The Central Role of Imagination in Christianity (with Dr. Holly Ordway)

    The Central Role of Imagination in Christianity (with Dr. Holly Ordway)

    Imagination is critically important today in our present apologetics endeavor. "Imaginative apologetics seeks to harness the God-given faculty of imagination to work in cooperation with reason, to open a way for the work of the Holy Spirit to guide the will toward a commitment to Christ."

    Dr. Holly Ordway is a Fellow of Faith and Culture at the Word on Fire Institute. She is also a Visiting Professor of English for the online M.A. in Apologetics at Houston Baptist University. Her writing, speaking, and courses focus on imaginative and literary apologetics, and on the work of J.R.R. Tolkien.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    What You Need To Know Before Using The Passion Translation with Mike Winger

    What You Need To Know Before Using The Passion Translation with Mike Winger

    The Passion Translation has grown in popularity among Christians. Its website says, "It is a meaning-for-meaning translation, translating the essence of God’s original message and heart into modern English." However, is it the same other modern translations? Should it be trusted? Pastor Mike Winger joins the show to discuss the history and translation philosophy behind the TPT.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    How the Fear of Death Drives Us (with Dr. Clay Jones)

    How the Fear of Death Drives Us (with Dr. Clay Jones)

    "For many, death is terrifying. We try to live as long as possible while hoping that science will find a way to allow us to live, if not forever, then at least a very long time."

    Clay Jones, a professor of Christian apologetics, explores the ways people face death and how "immortality projects" are unsuccessful, even destructive.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Rethinking 10 Christian Clichés To Rediscover Biblical Truths With Dr Jeff Myers

    Rethinking 10 Christian Clichés To Rediscover Biblical Truths With Dr Jeff Myers

    Do any of these sound familiar?

    God is good all the time; all the time, God is good.
    Love the sinner, hate the sin.
    Christianity is a relationship, not a religion.
    Just have faith.
    It's not my place to judge.

    What if these statements are actually hurting, rather than deepening, our faith?

    • 58 min
    The Power of Questions when Engaging Skeptics with Tyler Ellis

    The Power of Questions when Engaging Skeptics with Tyler Ellis

    Tyler Ellis is an artist, an award-winning author of "Question Everything" and a keynote speaker. He is best known for his TEDx Talk, Jesus Is Not A Role Model (aka: Finding Meaning in Daily Acts of Good). After earning his bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and spending the last two decades serving in missions and College Ministry, he now works for a nonprofit called Let’s Start Talking. As the Associate Director of FriendSpeak at LST, Tyler trains churches around the country to help refugees and international students improve their English through conversational reading sessions using the Bible.

    • 1 hr 2 min

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