47 episodes

Bite-sized pieces of Christian apologetics, offering reasoned arguments and justification of the Christian faith. Helping listeners discover the believability of Christianity. For those skeptical of Christianity, wanting to learn more about the faith, and Christians that want to dive deeper.

Ultimate Questions Podcast with Jon Topping Jon Topping

    • Religion & Spirituality

Bite-sized pieces of Christian apologetics, offering reasoned arguments and justification of the Christian faith. Helping listeners discover the believability of Christianity. For those skeptical of Christianity, wanting to learn more about the faith, and Christians that want to dive deeper.

    047 UQ - What are Hallucinations?

    047 UQ - What are Hallucinations?

    In order to thoroughly evaluate the possibility of the disciples hallucinating the risen Christ, we should begin by getting a good definition of what hallucinations are, and how exactly they work. In this episode we take a psychological approach to understanding the nature of hallucinations, so that in future episodes we can see whether this can be applied to the disciples experiencing the resurrection of Jesus.

    For more from Jon Topping, check out www.jontopping.com for his blog, podcast, articles, and videos.

    Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!), "Big Adventure" by Paul Yudin.

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    • 19 min
    046 UQ - Purpose of the Hallucination Theory

    046 UQ - Purpose of the Hallucination Theory

    One of the main counters against the resurrection of Jesus is the claim that the disciples were merely hallucinating the risen Christ. This explains why they claimed to have seen Jesus after His crucifixion, and it explains why they had such passion. In this episode, we'll go into the reasoning behind this argument, and we'll also look at its origins. This will be the first in a series of episodes dealing with the hallucination theory.

    For more from Jon Topping, check out www.jontopping.com for his blog, podcast, articles, and videos.

    Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!), "Big Adventure" by Paul Yudin.

    Audio of the Ultimate Questions Podcast is found anywhere podcasts are available.

    • 17 min
    045 UQ - Did the Disciples Steal Jesus' Body?

    045 UQ - Did the Disciples Steal Jesus' Body?

    Here we go into what is probably the best secular explanation for the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This is the idea that the disciples stole Jesus' body, and then spread the lie that Jesus had risen. We'll go into where this theory comes from, why it's probably the best secular explanation available, and then we'll look at the flaws the theory falls prey to.

    For more from Jon Topping, check out www.jontopping.com for his blog, podcast, articles, and videos.

    Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!)

    Audio of the Ultimate Questions Podcast is found anywhere podcasts are available.

    • 28 min
    044 UQ - Theories Behind Jesus' Missing Body

    044 UQ - Theories Behind Jesus' Missing Body

    The empty tomb is a difficult historical fact to make sense of. There are a few different ways to try and explain why Jesus' tomb was found empty, and in this episode we go into each theory in detail. For example, maybe the women simply went to the wrong tomb, or the Roman or Jewish authorities moved Jesus' body, or perhaps someone stole the body. In this episode we show that each of these explanations ends up having quite serious problems.

    For more from Jon Topping, check out www.jontopping.com for his blog, podcast, articles, and videos.

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    Audio of the Ultimate Questions Podcast is found anywhere podcasts are available.

    • 19 min
    043 UQ - Explaining the Missing Body of Jesus

    043 UQ - Explaining the Missing Body of Jesus

    There is a group of secular arguments against the resurrection that all try to claim that Jesus' body went missing. They state that it was either stolen or lost somehow. These kind of theories are an attempt to explain the empty tomb. In this episode we go into the common problems that all these theories share.

    For more from Jon Topping, check out www.jontopping.com for his blog, podcast, articles, and videos.

    Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!)

    Audio of the Ultimate Questions Podcast is found anywhere podcasts are available.

    • 24 min
    042 UQ - Jesus' Cause of Death

    042 UQ - Jesus' Cause of Death

    What kills a person when they are crucified? The answer is probably quite different than you imagine. To wrap up the Swoon Theory, we will look at what exactly killed Jesus by examining the medicine and science behind crucifixion. After showing exactly what kills a person in crucifixion, we'll be able to definitively say that, yes, Jesus did in fact die on that cross two thousand years ago.

    For more from Jon Topping, check out www.jontopping.com for his blog, podcast, articles, and other videos.

    Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!)

    Audio of the Ultimate Questions Podcast is found anywhere podcasts are available.

    • 32 min

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