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RTB's mission is to spread the Christian Gospel by demonstrating that sound reason and scientific research—including the very latest discoveries—consistently support, rather than erode, confidence in the truth of the Bible. For more information please visit our website at reasons.org/monthlypartners

Reasons to Believe Podcast Reasons To Believe

    • Christianity
    • 4.8, 139 Ratings

RTB's mission is to spread the Christian Gospel by demonstrating that sound reason and scientific research—including the very latest discoveries—consistently support, rather than erode, confidence in the truth of the Bible. For more information please visit our website at reasons.org/monthlypartners

    Straight Thinking: 20 Evidences for the Resurrection of Jesus, Part 1

    Straight Thinking: 20 Evidences for the Resurrection of Jesus, Part 1

    What kinds of evidence do we have for the resurrection?

    • 1 hr 8 min
    RTBLive Extra: Faint Sun Paradox, Climate Change, and Evolution

    RTBLive Extra: Faint Sun Paradox, Climate Change, and Evolution

    What about the theory the earth is flat? Where is it coming from? Are these theories totally hoaxes? 
    Do mass extinctions involve flora and fauna? Are they at different or the same time/event? 
    Do 30-35 million year cycles occur because the earth gets out of its plain to the limits? 
    How does the cloud cover of earth change? 
    In the year 1400, there was a population of 350 million people. Today 8 Billion people. Is this a sign that Jesus will soon return?
    Is there an estimate as to where the earth currently is in the extinction/speciation cycle? 
    Why do Jews who can read Hebrew also have a young earth creation opinion, though knowing that Yom can mean a long definite period of time? 
    Is increased CO2 production causing warming or is the sun just burning hotter? 
    Is COVID19 slowing down climate change due to less industry and travel? 

    • 22 min
    28:19 - Beauty and Truth

    28:19 - Beauty and Truth

    Is It OK for Me to Have Doubts? Art as a Means to Truth

    • 26 min
    Straight Thinking: Truth, Unity, and Charity within Christendom

    Straight Thinking: Truth, Unity, and Charity within Christendom

    How to acknowledge differences while maintaining Christian unity

    • 1 hr 4 min
    RTBLive Extra: Discerning Truth from Propaganda (with guest speaker Mark Perez)

    RTBLive Extra: Discerning Truth from Propaganda (with guest speaker Mark Perez)

    Some atheists claim that Christians are the propagandists. How do we answer that? 
    Is there a good resource about cognitive biases besides perhaps The Intelligence Trap? What do you think of The Intelligence Trap? 
    What role does fear play in propaganda? 
    How can we encourage more openness to competing ideas within the university environment? 
    How can you weed out bad data from good data? When you hear opposing views how do you know what is reliable and what isn’t? 
    In today’s society, it feels like you have to pick one side versus another. What do you do when you end up 50/50 on a belief? 
    Is propaganda always bad? Certainly during World War II the United States had its own brand of propaganda. I would imagine the best propaganda contains elements of Truth. How are we to sort that out? 
    How would you recommend starting conversations between Christians who have deeply different political ideologies on how to be Christ like? In home groups? One on one? 
    Didn’t Peter’s first sermon cause fear in his audience? And what’s the difference between speaking fearsome truth and terrifying in order to persuade? 

    • 16 min
    Straight Thinking: Is Christendom Hopelessly Divided?

    Straight Thinking: Is Christendom Hopelessly Divided?

    Are skeptics correct that Christians are hopelessly divided?

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
139 Ratings

139 Ratings

M. Kidd ,

Sound and faithful. Thought-provoking.

Good variety of topics from theology to history to apologetics. Honest and open.

AzApple310 ,

Great podcast when on topic

The episodes where they focus their conversation and time to the episode title are great! When they, mostly Ken Samples, wander or circle around the topic, the episode become too long and almost unsharable to non-Christians who would really benefit. Episodes that are focused and under an hour, well under is better, are ideal.

Also, show notes with the book titles and authors would be great. Been more than one episode where resources were rattled off. Again, for sharing for those interested, a text list would be a useful tool.

Mississippi Country ,

3 gods: the Trinity, St. Augustus, and Mortimer Adler

The 28:19 section of the show is great. My only complaint about that is I wish they spent more time on topics rather than a few minutes per segment. My low rating for this podcast is for Straight Thinking. It’s a shallow, pseudo-intellectual part of the podcast that spends far too much time circling around a version of the same 3 topics every episode: the Trinity, St. Augustus, or Mortimer Adler. The subject of the episode could be as far away from any of those topics as possible, but Mr. Samples always finds a way to incorporate one of those topics and spend half the episode gushing over it. It’s tiring to listen to and with the way RTB has made it the highlight of their podcast, I’m finding less and less reason to stay subscribed to them, in spite of my love for Dr. Rana and Dr. Ross. When he finds a way to limit his talking about those three topics, I find myself enjoying him and him raising good points, but without fail, as soon as I begin to think I will continue listening to him, he hijacks the episode to start talking about one of the three aforementioned topics. I hate to give a poor review for a generally good podcast that is ruined by one aspect of it due to the pedestal that aspect has been lifted on. Hopefully they’ll tell him to broaden his topics but given that he’s been doing this for years, I doubt it.

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