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There are no ordinary things. We can meet God in the most surprising places…if we only know how to look. Go Upstream, discover a world charged with the grandeur of God—and learn to live in that bigger world.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 369 Ratings

There are no ordinary things. We can meet God in the most surprising places…if we only know how to look. Go Upstream, discover a world charged with the grandeur of God—and learn to live in that bigger world.

    Is Intelligent Design Science? | Stephen Meyer

    Is Intelligent Design Science? | Stephen Meyer

    Christians have long taught that God’s existence and power are evident in the world He has made. Yet secular, materialistic science says the universe looks exactly as we would expect if God didn’t exist. Shane welcomes philosopher of science Dr. Stephen Meyer in this interview from the 2023 Colson Center National Conference to explain why “the God hypothesis” is making a comeback.
    *This episode originally aired on June 6, 2023.

    • 50 min
    Will AI Enslave Us or Deify Us? | John Lennox

    Will AI Enslave Us or Deify Us? | John Lennox

    Artificial intelligence has advanced by leaps and bounds, raising questions about freedom, privacy, truth, and what it means to be human. Is the future utopian or dystopian, and how do the worldviews of AI creators shape their technology? Shane welcomes Dr. John Lennox to answer these questions using his book, 2084: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity.

    • 41 min
    Where Should Babies Come From? | Matthew Lee Anderson

    Where Should Babies Come From? | Matthew Lee Anderson

    Forty years ago, Anglican theologian Oliver O’Donovan published a prophetic critique of reproductive technologies, arguing that humans should be begotten, not made. This week, Shane welcomes Baylor professor and theology of the body expert Matthew Lee Anderson to introduce us to O’Donovan’s argument using an updated second edition of O'Donovan's book Begotten or Made?

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Is Philosophy for Christians? | Ross Inman

    Is Philosophy for Christians? | Ross Inman

    In Colossians 2:8, the Apostle warns us not to be taken captive by hollow and deceitful philosophy. Does this mean Christians shouldn’t seek wisdom outside or alongside of Scripture? To answer, Shane welcomes Dr. Ross Inman, author of Christian Philosophy as a Way of Life: An Invitation to Wonder.

    • 56 min
    Why Do Evangelicals Become Catholic? | Chris Castaldo

    Why Do Evangelicals Become Catholic? | Chris Castaldo

    The beauty, the tradition, the sense of authority and certainty about doctrine—these are some of the many reasons evangelicals join the Catholic Church. But are they making a fully informed decision? Shane welcomes Chris Castaldo, co-author of Why Do Protestants Convert? to offer a surprising answer.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    How Christ Can Redeem Environmentalism | Andrew Spencer

    How Christ Can Redeem Environmentalism | Andrew Spencer

    Evangelicals are often suspicious of the environmental movement because of its fatalism and worship of the earth. But what if Christianity is the best foundation for environmental stewardship? Shane welcomes Dr. Andrew Spencer, author of Hope for God’s Creation.
    Andrew's book, Hope for God's Creation: Stewardship in an Age of Futility
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    Get a copy of The Beginning and End of All Things: A Biblical Theology of Creation and New Creation at colsoncenter.org/upklinkresource.

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
369 Ratings

369 Ratings

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Great podcast

Thanks for the excellent and informative podcast with Dr William’s. This discussion with Dr Williams sheds much light on a root cause of unhappy people.

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October 31, 2023 interview about Israel

Such an important and informative interview. This adds so much understanding.

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Clear and thought-provoking!

I’m a 21y/o who’s been listening to this show for two years now. Absolutely love everything y’all talk about - it has drastically changed the way I think about my faith and my role in the world as a Christian, and it continues to challenge me to think in a more biblical way about the world around me. This is probably my favorite podcast because of the wide range and yet significant depth of Shane’s conversations. Not to mention that Shane is hands-down the best interview host I’ve ever encountered…no one is better at asking engaging questions!

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