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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.

Think Biblically: Conversations on Faith & Culture Talbot School of Theology at Biola University / Sean McDowell & Scott Rae

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 995 Ratings

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.

    Bridging Beliefs: A Dialogue Between Christian and Atheist Perspectives

    Bridging Beliefs: A Dialogue Between Christian and Atheist Perspectives

    This week, we have an excerpt of a recent event that Sean participated in with atheist journalist Adam Davidson. The two dialogued about their perspectives on issues like cancel culture, perceptions of evangelicals, and the importance of civil discourse. Highlighting areas of both agreement and disagreement, this episode demonstrates the value of thoughtful dialogue between differing worldviews.This discussion was moderated by Sean's "End the Stalemate" co-author, Tim Muehlhoff.==========Thin...

    • 47 min
    12 Crucial Truths of Christianity

    12 Crucial Truths of Christianity

    What are the essential truths of the Christian faith? How do we know they are true, and how do we live them out in relationships? In this episode, Scott interviews Sean about his recent book 12 Crucial Truths of the Christian Faith. They discuss the core issues of Christianity, how we know they are true, and why they matter for our relationship with God and others.==========Think Biblically: Conversations on Faith and Culture is a podcast from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University, wh...

    • 45 min
    Cultural Update: Pro-Life Momentum; Pronouns in Private Schools; Anti-Semitism on Campuses; Listener Questions

    Cultural Update: Pro-Life Momentum; Pronouns in Private Schools; Anti-Semitism on Campuses; Listener Questions

    This week, Scott & Sean discuss:Current struggles and internal conflicts within the pro-life movement after the Dobbs decisionImplications of a New York bill that could impact private and religious schools' policies on gender expressionThe rise of anti-Semitism on elite university campuses and its effects on Jewish studentsIncident involving Venezuelan migrants in Texas and its impact on the immigration debateListener Question: Women's Roles in Church LeadershipListener Question: Go...

    • 59 min
    Reclaiming the Historic Christian Faith (with Carl Trueman)

    Reclaiming the Historic Christian Faith (with Carl Trueman)

    Why is it so important that we reclaim the historic Christian faith in a culture dominated by individualism and identity politics? Join Sean for an interview with Carl Trueman, as they discuss how believers can use the traditional creeds to evaluate modern cultural questions.Carl's new book is Crisis of Confidence: Reclaiming the Historic Faith in a Culture Consumed with Individualism and Identity.==========Think Biblically: Conversations on Faith and Culture is a podcast from Talbot School o...

    • 35 min
    Cultural Update: Ten Commandments in Schools; Title IX rules; Warning Labels for Social Media

    Cultural Update: Ten Commandments in Schools; Title IX rules; Warning Labels for Social Media

    This week, Sean and Scott discuss: Louisiana mandates public schools to display the Ten Commandments, sparking legal debates and opposition.A federal judge in Kentucky blocks Biden's Title IX rules, arguing gender identity and sex are distinct.The U.S. Surgeon General advocates for warning labels on social media to protect adolescents' mental health.Listener question: Navigating self-defense as a Christian in light of Jesus' teachings on non-retaliation.Listener question: Ethics of IVF a...

    • 58 min
    Navigating Minefield Conversations (with Tim Muehlhoff)

    Navigating Minefield Conversations (with Tim Muehlhoff)

    Why do conversations today so often descend into unhealthy arguments and cancellation? Is it possible to have meaningful, positive conversations on difficult topics with people who see the world differently? And if so, how do we do it? Sean talks with Tim Muehlhoff, Biola communications professor, about these questions and more. They discuss their latest co-written book End the Stalemate and offer some biblical insights for effective conversations across worldview divides.Tim Muehlhoff (Ph.D....

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
995 Ratings

995 Ratings

tkymin247 ,

Excellent Content

I really enjoy this podcast, it’s extremely thought provoking. The latest episode really challenged me to engage others with differing views in a respectful and honest way. The Cultural updates are great as well. Thanks for all y’all do to build the Kingdom.

Danielle from California ,

Always a great listen

Biblical wisdom delivered with thoughtfulness and grace. I come away from each episode with a softer heart and a better equipped mind. Thank you!

Suzanne from Michigan ,

Well Done and Balanced

The Think Biblically podcast is interesting, timely and I learn something new every time I listen. Sean and Scott are both honest, deep thinkers who help listeners see the world around us through a biblical lens. I love the variety of guests and that they are respectful to all people and their ideas but they are loyal to only the truth. Thank you Sean and Scott for all you do and the new cultural update shows are awesome!

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