A weekly podcast that offers Christian perspectives on some of the most significant issues facing today's church and culture. In each episode, hosts Scott Rae and Sean McDowell — professors at Biola University's Talbot School of Theology — draw upon biblical wisdom and insights from guest experts as they explore how Christians can thoughtfully and faithfully engage with cultural trends and current events.
Bioethics and the Character of Human Life (with Gilbert Meilander)
Gilbert Meilander has spent his life at the intersection of theology and bioethics, including being selected for George W. Bush's bioethics commission that ran for most of his two terms as President. In his new book, Bioethics and the Character of Human Life, we get the "greatest hits" of Meilander's work and insight. Join Scott as he discusses Meilander's time on the Presidential bioethics commission as well as wisdom from his new book. [Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at www.biola.edu/thinkbiblically]
One Faith No Longer (with George Yancey)
In his new book, One Faith No Longer, sociologist George Yancey looks at the polarization within Christianity that reflects the divides in the broader culture. He looks at what he calls "conservative" and "progressive" Christianity, and concludes that they are not two branches of the same tree, but two entirely different religious trees. Join Scott and Sean for this insightful discussion with this eminent sociologist. [Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at www.biola.edu/thinkbiblically]
The "Over the Counter Abortion" (with Donna Harrison)
With the advent of abortion inducing drugs such as RU-486 and others, abortion has become increasingly private and available to anyone without a prescription or supervision of a physician. Join Scott and Sean as they interview Dr. Donna Harrison, about this alarming new trend in the availability of abortion and the risks it poses to women. [Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at www.biola.edu/thinkbiblically]
Surviving Religion 101 (with Michael Kruger)
How can young people survive the challenges of religion classes in secular colleges? Dr. Michael Kruger is the author of the recent book Surviving Religion 101, which is a letter to his daughter about how to stand strong for her faith in secular college environments. With clarity and insight, Dr. Kruger addresses some of the toughest questions facing young people (and really all people today) about God, hell, evil, the Bible, and more. Sean and Scott interview Dr. Kruger about his latest book and get his advice for both students and parents. [Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at www.biola.edu/thinkbiblically]
Climate Change in Christian Perspective (with Brent Waters)
Climate change has been one of the most debated subjects around the world in recent years, with various opinions about its reality, origins and dangers. Join Scott and Sean as they interview theologian Brent Waters about his insightful take on climate change from a distinctly Christian view of the world, that comes out of his book, Just Capitalism. [Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at www.biola.edu/thinkbiblically]
Messy Truth (with Caleb Kaltenbach)
Bringing the truth of Scripture into discussions of marriage and sexuality can be messy, to say the least. Navigating these potentially messy conversations can be complicated and it helps to have a guide like our guest, Caleb Kaltenbach, from his new book, Messy Truth. Join Scott and Sean as they interview Caleb and draw on his consulting experience with other organizations that are wrestling with these issues. [Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at www.biola.edu/thinkbiblically]
I’d recommend this podcast to anyone who is 100% committed to serving Jesus Christ, and 100% committed too thinking, believing and engaging Biblically.
Business on purpose
I teach a careers course in a Christian High school and look forward to sharing this business on purpose episode with my students. Thank you!
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