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I Don't Have Enough FAITH to Be an ATHEIST Dr. Frank Turek

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    What Harrison Butker and Football Teach Us About Right and Wrong

    What Harrison Butker and Football Teach Us About Right and Wrong

    Were Harrison Butker‚Äôs bold statements during¬†his recent Benedictine College commencement speech (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JS7RIKSaCc)¬†worth all of the public backlash he received in response? Although many are now hailing the Super Bowl winning NFL kicker as a hero for speaking up, others are calling for him to be fired from the league altogether. What exactly did he say that caused so much outrage and what biblical truths can we gather from the controversial (and now viral) speech?For this midweek podcast, Frank unpacks Harrison Butker‚Äôs words from a biblical worldview and highlights how Butker called out some of the lies, harmful ideologies, and inconsistencies that our culture and national leaders have been feeding us. During this podcast episode, Frank will answer questions like:* Does the book of James teach salvation by works?* What does the game of football teach us about morality?* Do Christians always have to be ‚Äúnice‚ÄĚ in order to be loving?* Did Jesus ever engage in politics?* How is Joe Biden ‚Äúneglecting the weightier matters of the law‚ÄĚ?* Are biblical gender roles oppressive to women?* Is comfort the true meaning of life?* What are the pros and cons of becoming a Christian?¬†Later in the episode, Frank will share his own personal experience of being canceled in corporate America due to writing his book ‚ÄėCorrect, Not Politically Correct: About Same-Sex Marriage and Transgenderism (https://impactapologetics.com/correct-not-politically-correct-about-same-sex-marriage-and-transgenderism-2023-edition)‚Äė and how it launched him into ministry full-time. He‚Äôll also talk about the importance of being willing to speak up (like Butker) as a means to fight back against cancel culture and to illustrate TRUE love, even if it comes at a cost.And if you want to learn more about how to stand up for truth in a toxic culture, consider enrolling at Frank‚Äôs alma mater,¬†Southern Evangelical Seminary (https://ses.edu/frank)!To view the entire VIDEO PODCAST be sure to¬†join our CrossExamined private community (https://community.crossexamined.org/). It‚Äôs the perfect place to jump into some great discussions with like-minded Christians while simultaneously providing financial support for our ministry.ÔĽŅYou can also SUPPORT THE PODCAST¬†HERE.

    • 49 min
    Who Is Living Inside Your Kid’s Head? | with Shanda Fulbright

    Who Is Living Inside Your Kid’s Head? | with Shanda Fulbright

    Why do your kids believe what they believe about the world and the purpose of life? Are you equipping them to make good decisions now and in the future when you're no longer there to protect them? Will their knowledge of truth, logic, and God's Word ultimately prevail against the conflicting (and sometimes hidden) messages they might hear from friends, teachers, and TikTok?

    If you're a Christian parent, these are the questions that keep you up at night, but have no fear--the great Shanda Fulbright is here! As a mom, former California public school teacher, and certified apologist, Shanda is no stranger to the challenges Christian parents face during these crazy cultural times. In this week's podcast episode, Shanda and Frank discuss the subtle ways that secular society is indoctrinating or "discipling" today's youth with destructive and even anti-Christian ideologies. During their discussion, Frank and Shanda will answer questions like:

    What made Shanda question her faith as a 17-year old raised in the Church and what helped her overcome her doubts?
    What are the 3 key characteristics of "discipleship" and how is it more than just a religious term?
    What are 3 ways that the public school system is strategically discipling K-12 students?
    How did Shanda react when a teacher shared a book about transgender ideology with her son's class?
    What do the statistics show about faith in God among America's youth and their parents and what does that mean for the Church?
    What are Shanda's top 3 tips for parents who want to be more intentional about discipling their kids?

    Parents and other caregivers--consider this your wake-up call! The reality is that your kids are being discipled by someone or some thing. If you don't disciple them with THE truth, who will? We know you'll benefit from this week's podcast episode, and as a follow-up, consider enrolling your middle-school student in one of Shanda's self-paced courses this summer, or join Shanda LIVE in her 'Train Your Brain: An Introduction to Logic' PREMIUM course this fall!

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    Shanda's courses:

    Is Hell Real? Understanding a Place Nobody Likes to Talk About - Self-Paced Course
    Let's Get Real: Examining the Evidence for God - Self-Paced Course
    Train Your Brain: An Introduction to Logic - Self-Paced Course
    Train Your Brain: An Introduction to Logic

    HELP! My Pastor Doesn’t Talk About Cultural or Political Issues! with Tony Perkins

    HELP! My Pastor Doesn’t Talk About Cultural or Political Issues! with Tony Perkins

    You love your pastor, but why won't he address crucial cultural, moral, or political issues from the pulpit? Is there anything that you or your church can do about it? Furthermore, what risks lie ahead for faithful pastors who do actually speak out against the culture and rightly stand up for the truth of God's Word?

    For this midweek podcast episode, pro-life advocate and political leader, Tony Perkins, returns to talk more about the need for Christians and pastors to engage in political issues, and to defend the biblical worldview in the public square. If your pastor or your church seems totally disengaged from the political world, how can you inspire a change of heart? Why do so many pastors choose to remain quiet on culturally taboo issues like the right to life and natural marriage? And what resources are available for those who want to lead the charge and equip people in the church on where the candidates and parties stand on the most important issues? Frank and Tony will discuss all of this and MUCH more in the conclusion of their talk on faith and politics!

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    Resources mentioned during the episode:

    Part 1: The Top 3 Reasons Why Christians Should Be Involved in Politics with Tony Perkins
    Family Research Council: https://www.frc.org/
    FRC Action: https://frcaction.org/
    Pray Vote Stand: https://prayvotestand.org/
    Tony's website: TonyPerkins.com

    • 31 min
    The Top 3 Reasons Why Christians Should Be Involved in Politics | with Tony Perkins

    The Top 3 Reasons Why Christians Should Be Involved in Politics | with Tony Perkins

    Should Christians get involved with politics, or should we just stay out of the way because "religion and politics don't mix"? While some Christians have the tendency to idolize political influence, others have gone to the opposite end of the spectrum, choosing to completely shy away from engaging in public policy altogether. What does the Bible and common sense have to say about this?

    This week Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council who has worked with congress and presidents for decades, joins Frank to talk about the need for Christians to take politics seriously and use it as a means to advance the Gospel by protecting religious freedom and to love their neighbors by protecting them from evil for generations to come. As a pro-life/pro-family advocate and political leader with a background in both the U.S. Marine Corps and ministry, Tony will share some valuable insights into the current political landscape, urging Christians to actively participate in shaping laws and policies. During their conversation, Frank and Tony will answer questions like:

    How did Tony unexpectedly enter the realm of politics and why does he think more Christians should do the same?
    How can Christians be salt and light in the government and treat it as a mission field?
    What should Christians do when candidates for each party are morally compromised?
    How have Christians been negatively impacted by bad policies?
    What political issues can Christians disagree over?
    How can Christians and conservatives make real policy gains?

     

    A force for good in Washington, Tony will lay out just a few reasons why Christians should not only get involved in politics, but view it as a form of ministry. He and Frank will also address the latest controversy with Speaker of the House, Mike Johnson, explain the distinction between imposing religion and legislating morality, and lay out some of the key platform differences between Democrats and Republicans. And don't miss the conclusion to this eye-opening conversation as Tony returns next week for the midweek podcast!

    To view the entire VIDEO PODCAST be sure to join our CrossExamined private community. It’s the perfect place to jump into some great discussions with like-minded Christians while simultaneously providing financial support for our ministry.

    You can also SUPPORT THE PODCAST HERE.

    Resources mentioned during the episode:

    Family Research Council: https://www.frc.org/

    FRC Voter Guides: https://frcaction.org/

    iVoterGuide: https://ivoterguide.com/

    Tony's website: TonyPerkins.com

    • 48 min
    The #1 Surprising Rule of Life | with J. Warner Wallace

    The #1 Surprising Rule of Life | with J. Warner Wallace

    Can Christians learn to love the same way God loves? Cold-case homicide detective turned Christian apologist, J. Warner Wallace, answers that question for us in his brand-new book 'The Truth in True Crime: What Investigating Death Teaches Us About the Meaning of Life.' But how exactly did researching some of his own murder investigations lead him to discover the truth about God's nature and His love for humanity?

    For this midweek podcast episode, Jim returns to talk more about his new book and to share what he's learned about marriage, justice, grace, and mercy through his deep study of contemporary true crime. What key quality is needed to be successful in life? Why do so many police officers struggle in their marriage? Why is pride such a dangerous sin? What's the distinction between shame and guilt? All of these questions and more will be addressed as Frank and Jim wrap up this intriguing and insightful two-part discussion!

    To view the entire VIDEO PODCAST be sure to join our CrossExamined private community. It’s the perfect place to jump into some great discussions with like-minded Christians while simultaneously providing financial support for our ministry.

    You can also SUPPORT THE PODCAST HERE.

    Order Jim's Book: The Truth in True Crime

    Listen to Part 1 of the discussion: The Truth in True Crime with J. Warner Wallace

    • 44 min
    The Truth in True Crime with J. Warner Wallace

    The Truth in True Crime with J. Warner Wallace

    Have you ever wondered why America is so obsessed with death and murder, or why some of today's most popular podcasts, shows, and TV networks are all centered around the topic of true crime? What's the reason for our curiosity with murder and what life lessons can we learn from studying even the worst of these true crime stories?

    If you're a true crime junkie, this is the podcast episode for you! This week, our favorite cold-case homicide detective turned Christian apologist and author, J. Warner Wallace, sits down with Frank to talk about the inspiration behind his brand-new book, 'The Truth in True Crime: What Investigating Death Teaches Us About the Meaning of Life', which explores 15 life-truths that he discovered through his study of the Scriptures and some of his most notorious murder investigations. During their conversation, Frank and Jim will answer questions like:

    Why are women especially drawn to the genre of true crime?
    How do men and women view identity differently?
    What is the true cause of trauma and PTSD?
    What are two common ways that identity is formed in people?
    How does humility contribute to human flourishing?

    Later in the episode, Jim will open up about his own personal journey through an unexpected season of identity crisis and reveal the most shocking discovery he made while writing the book. Be sure to pick up your copy of 'The Truth in True Crime' and come back next week to hear the conclusion of Frank and Jim's discussion on how true crime exposes certain truths about human nature.

    To view the entire VIDEO PODCAST be sure to join our CrossExamined private community. It’s the perfect place to jump into some great discussions with like-minded Christians while simultaneously providing financial support for our ministry.

    You can also SUPPORT THE PODCAST HERE.

    Order Jim's Book: The Truth in True Crime

    • 48 min

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This is the single most comprehensive podcast on apologetics. Frank is passionate about ensuring that intellectual, scientific, and philosophical arguments about the truth of Jesus is carefully communicated to everyone, no matter their level of education.

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