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Apologetics 315 discusses the topics of Apologetics, Evangelism and the Christian worldview, and interviews a variety of Christian apologists.

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Apologetics 315 discusses the topics of Apologetics, Evangelism and the Christian worldview, and interviews a variety of Christian apologists.

    083 - Jesus Quotes

    083 - Jesus Quotes

    In this episode, Brian Auten and Chad Gross discuss a number of insightful quotes about Jesus and offer their thoughts and reflections.

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    • 34 min
    082 - Apologetics as Worship

    082 - Apologetics as Worship

    In this episode, Brian Auten and Chad Gross discuss how apologetics can contribute to and enrich one’s worship of God.

    0:28 - Chad did something exciting
    2:09 - Current reading:
    • Evidences for Christianity by William Paley
    • Strategy: A History by Lawrence Freedman
    • A Rebel’s Manifesto by Sean McDowell
    5:43 - What do I mean by worship and apologetics?
    8:10 - Worship and loving God with your mind
    13:06 - It is the glory of God to conceal a matter…
    14:43 - Natural theology pointing to God
    19:01 - How arguments point us to God, and how they should move us
    22:33 - How the truth affects emotions
    25:26 - Loving wisdom, seeking wisdom and understanding
    29:43 - Three or four ways we can go wrong, and the remedies

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    • 39 min
    081 - Presuppositionalism or Evidentialism with Jonathan McLatchie

    081 - Presuppositionalism or Evidentialism with Jonathan McLatchie

    In this episode, Brian Auten and Chad Gross interview Jonathan McLatchie. www.jonathanmclatchie.com. Jonathan discusses and critiques presuppositional apologetics, while advocating for an evidential approach to apologetics.

    1:33 - Resources for Discussing Your Pro-Life Convictions:
    https://a315.co/3yDTgzl
    2:35 - Intro to the topic and Jonathan McLatchie
    5:08 - An outline of various apologetic methodologies
    14:43 - Has Jonathan always been an evidentialist?
    15:28 - A helpful debate on apologetic methodology:
    https://a315.co/3ygEKw0
    16:17 - Cumulative case apologetics / Five views on apologetics
    https://a315.co/3NEIRrw
    17:16 - Defining presuppositionalism
    19:07 - How does it differ from inference to the best explanation?
    20:42 - How does presuppositionalism look different in practice?
    22:39 - Were people “doing it incorrectly” before Van Til?
    25:47 - Does presuppositionalism require the triune God of Scripture?
    26:21 - Ontology and espistemology
    28:07 - Would this be the method of first-century fisherman?
    30:18 - Is the method demonstrated in Scripture?
    32:28 - Arguing in a circle
    35:07 - What methodology do we see in Acts 17?
    37:15 - What value can we take away from the presuppositional approach?
    37:53 - Talking about neutrality
    40:16 - Jonathan’s case for evidentialism
    43:58 - In summary…
    46:06 - www.talkaboutdoubts.com

    Check out Jonathan’s resources:
    www.jonathanmclatchie.com
    www.talkaboutdoubts.com

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    • 49 min
    080 - Why Believe with Neil Shenvi

    080 - Why Believe with Neil Shenvi

    In this episode Brian Auten & Chad Gross interview Neil Shenvi about his new book Why Believe?: A Reasoned Approach to Christianity. We love this book and it was a great conversation unpacking his approach and some of the arguments from the book.

    0:43 - Impressions of the book
    3:36 - Neil’s crazy bio that we didn’t understand
    5:19 - Welcoming Neil
    7:07 - Neil’s background
    9:58 - How Neil became a Christian
    14:00 - Isn’t apologetics just an exercise in confirmation bias?
    20:18 - Discussing the structure of the book
    24:30 - Unpacking the trilemma argument
    27:25 - Addressing the best atheistic arguments
    30:08 - The argument for Christianity from the Gospel
    37:43 - Objections to the argument?
    41:51 - Addressing hiddenness objections
    51:16 - The truth-seeking argument https://a315.co/TruthArgument
    57:43 - Neil’s present work and focus

    Neil Shenvi’s bio:
    https://a315.co/NeilShenvi

    About the book:
    https://a315.co/AboutWhyBelieve

    Get is on Amazon here:
    https://a315.co/WhyBelieveBook

    Audiobook here:
    https://a315.co/WhyBelieveAudiobook

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    • 1 hr
    079 - Livestream Interview with Brian Auten

    079 - Livestream Interview with Brian Auten

    In this episode Brian Auten is interviewed by Eli Ayala of the Revealed Apologetics YouTube channel.

    From one interviewer to another, we touch on the many things we have learned from our conversations with various scholars, apologists, theologians, and philosophers.
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    078 - Presuppositional Apologetics with Eli Ayala

    078 - Presuppositional Apologetics with Eli Ayala

    In this episode Brian Auten & Chad Gross interview Eli Ayala about the apologetic methodology known as presuppositional apologetics. The goal is to get a better understanding of the what and why of the approach.

    2:28 - Who is Eli Ayala? https://a315.co/3MNxJrK
    4:39 - Eli affirms 80’s movies and notes his favorites
    6:05 - How did you get into apologetics?
    13:28 - The Revealed Apologetics YouTube Channel
    15:28 - What is important to Eli when doing apologetics?
    18:35 - Key scriptures that inform presuppositional methodology
    21:46 - Why is this method called “presuppositionalism”?
    23:45 - Is this like worldview analysis? What’s special about this?
    27:22 - What is the essence of the presuppositional approach?
    32:10 - What is the presup framework vs. presup method? Who decides what presuppositionalism means?
    34:15 - Is this approach modeled in scripture?
    36: 00 - Does Acts 17 show a presuppositional approach or not?
    40:01 - Trying to nail down what’s missing in a non-presup method…
    46:55 - Trusting God vs. trusting the unbeliever?
    48:00 - Discussing various approaches within the presuppositional “camp”
    53:49 - Whose theology? And how do we actually apply it?
    56:20 - Can we build bottom up or should we start from top down?
    1:01:47 - Why isn’t presuppositionalism not taken seriously in philosophy of religion?
    1:06:29 - Further resources for reading about presuppositionalism
    1:11:43 - Where to find Eli online:

    www.revealedapologetics.com

    Books:
    We Destroy Arguments by Stephen Feinstein
    https://a315.co/3MGRFg4

    Always Ready by Greg Bahnsen
    https://a315.co/3MMomZx

    Against All Opposition by Greg Bahnsen
    https://a315.co/3HhstvD

    The Impossibility of the Contrary by Greg Bahnsen
    https://a315.co/3xLn0d6

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    • 1 hr 14 min

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