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

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    More Hidden Themes in the Bible with Dr. Chip Bennett

    More Hidden Themes in the Bible with Dr. Chip Bennett

    Dr. Chip Bennett rejoins Frank for another fascinating and revealing look into the hidden themes of the Bible (if you haven’t heard the first show in this series, go back two weeks and listen to “Hidden Themes in the Bible"). This time Dr. Bennett further unpacks how we should interpret the Bible to discover some of its literary themes. They discuss one theme that begins in Genesis and ends in Revelation (the City of God); one in Acts 12, and the literary theme of the Book of Revelation that comes right out of the Old Testament. God’s tapestry is amazing! Go to www.reachnextgen.com to learn more!



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    Is Christianity good? Isn’t it anti-women and pro-slavery? | with Abdu Murray

    Is Christianity good? Isn’t it anti-women and pro-slavery? | with Abdu Murray

    Is Christianity GOOD? Many people in our culture today seem to care less about whether or not Christianity is true, and more about the morality of what it teaches. They say the Bible promotes racism, slavery, sexism, and other forms of social injustice. But are any of those statements true?



    In his new book, More Than a White Man's Religion, speaker and global apologist Abdu Murray challenges the pervasive myth that Christianity is an oppressive Western religion and shows believers (and skeptics!) that the gospel message is actually THE SOURCE for the cherished Western ideals of racial and gender equality.



    Frank and Abdu discuss women in the church, slavery, racism, and how the Bible passages cited by skeptics can only be understood properly when examined in their context (not in memes). When they are, we see that the Bible champions that ALL people are made in God’s Image, and the skeptic’s charges are false. Abdu also shares how his experience working with RZIM (Ravi Zacharias International Ministries) impacted the content of his book and the importance of looking to Jesus as the (one and only) perfect example of how to treat others--especially when Christians fail to live up to our own ideals.



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    What are we here for? | with David Limbaugh and Christen Limbaugh Bloom

    What are we here for? | with David Limbaugh and Christen Limbaugh Bloom

    Why do we study apologetics? To win arguments? No! The ultimate goal is to know God personally (not just with head knowledge) and to make Him known. After all, if we just believe that God exists, we're no better than the demons in James 2:19!



    On a lawyerly quest for truth, #1 nationally best-selling author David Limbaugh returns with his co-author and daughter Christen to discuss their new book, The Resurrected Jesus: The Church in the New Testament. In this fifth and final installment of the bestselling Jesus series, this book is part commentary and part devotional and digs into the New Testament epistles with passion and demonstrates to readers that even though Paul penned these writings thousands of years ago, they are still applicable to the Church today. We might ask ourselves: What's always worth fighting for? The truth of the Gospel!



    Frank, David, and Christen discuss our identity in Christ, spiritual warfare, how we are saved by grace, not works, and the greatest threats facing the American church today. They also discuss the late great Rush Limbaugh and how his faith gave him strength during his last days while fighting cancer.



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    Christen's website: https://www.haplousofficial.com/



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    Letter to the American Church | with Eric Metaxas

    Letter to the American Church | with Eric Metaxas

    Would you have stood up against slavery in the 1860s? Or against Nazi Germany in the 1930s? What about your pastor? It seems the Church today is more interested in being politically correct than speaking out in defense of the truth. But can it really be God's will that His children be silent at a time like this?



    Best-selling author (Bonhoeffer, Luther, Amazing Grace, Miracles) and radio host Eric Metaxas joins Frank to reveal highlights of his new book, Letter to the American Church, where he summons the Church to battle and calls for pastors (and other Christians) to be courageous enough to speak up against the massive anti-Christian forces that now threaten to permanently transform American society.



    In this podcast episode, Frank and Eric bring to light four major errors we make in thinking that Christians should NOT be involved in politics or other controversial issues:



    * A misunderstanding of the word FAITH.

    * The idol of evangelism.

    * There is no command "Don't be political!"

    * Avoiding sin is not the central purpose of the Christian life.



     



    They also discuss the spiral of silence, religious liberty, and the haunting similarities between today’s American Church and the German Church of the 1930s. We hope you'll share both this podcast episode and Eric's book with your pastor and church congregation!



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    Has the Big Bang Been Disproven? | with Stephen C. Meyer

    Has the Big Bang Been Disproven? | with Stephen C. Meyer

    Do recent scientific discoveries make belief in God unnecessary or implausible? A recent survey, cited by Dr. Stephen C. Meyer of the Discovery Institute, shows that recent scientific theories about the alleged "unguided" evolution of life have led more people to reject belief in God than any other common objection, such as suffering, disease, or death. But who are the people claiming these "perceived messages of science," and are they really telling us what the scientific evidence actually shows?



    Dr. Meyer joins Frank to discuss his recent article that was (surprisingly!) published in Newsweek magazine and responds to atheist objections to the claim that the greatest scientific discoveries of the last century actually point to an intelligent creator.



    Some of the questions they address include:



    * Do recent observations by the James Webb Space Telescope disprove the Big Bang theory?

    * How do we even know the Earth had a beginning?

    * What does the Bible teach us about the age of the universe?

    * What about a multiverse? Is that even a possibility?



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    Why relativists are dogmatic fundamentalists

    Why relativists are dogmatic fundamentalists

    How do you reason with people who don't want to reason? Is it even possible? How do you respond when those you love say that reason and evidence are just power plays to support your "oppressive" position? You know, the position they don't agree with but can't articulate WHY?



    In this special podcast episode, Frank responds to a heartfelt message shared by a member of our private CrossExamined Community—a father struggling with the fact that his two children have exchanged the authority of Scripture for the authority of self. You'll learn the best questions to ask when people say they don't believe in objective truth and why no one can claim to be "progressive" if they're going in the opposite direction of Jesus.



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Great Podcast

I look forward to this podcast every week. Frank answers questions that I have always struggled with in my walk. I wish I had know about his ministry years ago.

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Loved the episode on the origin of Christmas traditions

Hope they do one on Easter this year too.

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Age of earth

How does an old universe explain how plants lived without sun and sheep lived without a shepherd???

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