Training Christians to THINK WELL by curating conversations with Christian thinkers and giving a framework for engaging the culture with a biblical worldview.
Ryan is the founder and president of Think Well. He holds a B.A. in Religion and Youth Leadership from Vanguard University, an M.A. in Christian Apologetics from Talbot School of Theology, a certificate in science apologetics from the Reasons Institute, and is working on his doctorate in cultural engagement. He spent four years as a missionary in the Dominican Republic and has been teaching junior high and high school since 2011. Since starting his apologetics ministry in 2015, he has been speaking, writing, podcasting, and creating videos centered on youth apologetics. In 2017 he joined MAVEN as a field guide for their immersive experiences, and in 2019 he became an affiliate with Stand to Reason.
Jesus Is Calling You To A Different Ethic
There are many different ways in which Christian parents try to encourage their children to live rightly. We may use the same strategies on ourselves when desiring to do what is right. Unfortunately, if we do not have the right motivation then our efforts are often in vain. Today's show combines insights from Ryan's research on a theology of the body with a sermon he recently preached on 2 Corinthians 8:9. Watch and discover the correct motivation for Christian living.
Challenges To Christians In The Sciences (Dr. Casey Luskin)
What challenges do Christian students face while studying science in high school and college? Is there academic freedom to study, research, or teach about the scientific debate over Darwinian evolution and intelligent design? Dr. Casey Luskin joins the show to make a case for intelligent design, help you navigate the challenges to being a Christian in a scientific field, and answer your science and faith questions related to intelligent design.
Dr. Luskin is a scientist and an attorney. He holds a PhD in Geology from the University of Johannesburg and a law degree from the University of San Diego. He works as Associate Director of the Center for Science and is a California-licensed attorney, practicing primarily in the area of evolution-education in public schools and defending academic freedom for scientists who face discrimination because of their support for intelligent design. Dr. Luskin co-edited with William Dembski and Joseph Holden "The Comprehensive Guide to Science and Faith: Exploring the Ultimate Questions About Life and the Cosmos."
Is Masculinity "Toxic"? Surprising New Data On Christian Men (Nancy Pearcey)
The cultural narrative is that masculinity is toxic and that evangelical Christian men are some of the worst offenders. Where did this idea come from? Is it supported by evidence? Today's conversation with Professor Nancy Pearcey will look at surprising new findings from sociology that challenge this secular script. Join us and see why authentically committed Christian men test out as the most loving and engaged husbands and fathers who have the lowest level of divorce and domestic violence of any group in America.
Nancy Pearcey is a bestselling author and speaker. A former agnostic, she was hailed in The Economist as "America's pre-eminent evangelical Protestant female intellectual." Her work as appeared in the Washington Post, Washington Times, First Things, Human Events, American Thinker, Daily Caller, The Federalist, CNSNews, and Fox News. She has appeared on NPR, C-SPAN, and Fox & Friends. She is currently a professor and scholar in residence at Houston Christian University. Pearcey's books have been translated into eighteen languages and include Total Truth, The Soul of Science, Saving Leonardo, Finding Truth, Love thy Body, and The Toxic War on Masculinity.
1:33 What is the toxic war on masculinity?
4:18 How has the secular idea of masculinity developed?
7:53 How secularization played a role in creating a new script for masculinity
10:02 What are the two different scripts of masculinity being presented to men?
13:57 Is the war on masculinity only attacking the toxic types or masculinity itself?
17:30 What does the sociological research really say about evangelical Christian men?
21:45 You say Christin couples have the lowest level of divorce. I've heard Christians divorce at the same rate as non-religious couples. What does the research say?
25:37 What causes Christian fathers to be more intentional with their children than non-Christian fathers?
31:18 What advice would you give to fathers to invest in their sons?
36:53 What does it look like to have the father as the head of the family yet have equality between husband and wife?
42:03 How can the church help address abuse in Christian homes?
48:03 What's your advice for when Christians want to challenge the secular narrative of masculinity?
Christians In The Public Square - 303 Creative Supreme Court Decision
How should Christians live out their faith in the public square? What does it look like to have our faith influence the laws ways we vote? Does the recent Supreme Court decision with 303 Creative allow Christians to discriminate against gay people? Join the conversation as we Think Well about Christian political engagement.
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Why Secular Thinkers Are Considering Christianity Again (Justin Brierley)
Secularism seems to have taken over, but is there a change coming? Agnostic journalist Douglas Murray commented that a number of his intelligent friends had converted to Christianity in recent years. Justin Brierley (former host of Unbelievable? and current host of the Re-Enchanting Podcast) was seeing a similar trend among the secular thinkers he had interviewed on his show. Jordan Peterson, Tom Holland, Dave Rubin, and many others have found themselves surprised by the continuing resonance of the Christian faith.
These stories, and more, are documented in Justin's new book, "The Surprising Rebirth of Belief in God: Why New Atheism Grew Old and Secular Thinkers are Considering Christianity Again," which is set to release in September. Justin joins the show to discuss his work and "persuade you that the reason so many people are attesting again to the fact that Christianity works is because it really is true."
Call-In Show On The Moral Argument For God's Existence
What is the moral argument for God's existence? How does it lead to belief in God? How does it apply to moral situations today? Today's show will focus on answering questions related to the moral argument for God's existence.