#182 Top 5 Archaeological Finds That Affirm the Bible, with Dr. Scott Stripling
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by Alisa Childers
10h ago
Throughout the years, skeptics have claimed that the Bible got certain historical figures, places, and people groups wrong. Over and over again, archaeological finds have proven them wrong. Today, we are discussing the top 5 archaeological artifacts that disrupted the skeptical narratives, and affirmed certain people, places, and events in Scripture ..read more
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#181 Is God Different in the Old Testament Than He is in the New?
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by Alisa Childers
1w ago
Some seem to think the God we read about in the Old Testament behaves differently than he does in the New. Today we are asking the question, is God a vindictive bully as famous atheist Richard Dawkins has stated? In todays epsiode, Dr. Paul Copan joins the podcast to talk through difficult Old Testament passages such as 2 Kings 2:23-35 where 42 young men are mauled by bears after calling Elisha “Baldhead.” We also touch on the Canaanite Conquest, and the Old Testament law codes concerning rape and adultery ..read more
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#180 Scholars Respond to Bad Bible Memes and TikToks
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by Alisa Childers
3w ago
There is a lot of false information about the Bible out there! In the first episode of the year, Old Testament scholar Dr. John Meade and New Testament scholar Dr. Peter Gurry join the show for a fun livestream in which they react to bad memes and TikToks about the Bible. They will also take your questions live. If you have any questions about what the Bible is and how we got it, this is the episode for you ..read more
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#179 2 Big Announcements + Christmas Q&A!
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by Alisa Childers
1M ago
In this special live Christmas episode, Alisa teamed up with Natasha Crain to announce two new endeavors they’ve been planning for the past several months. Don’t miss their exciting announcements and live Q&A ..read more
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#178 Responding to woke culture: Is critical race theory a real threat? with Dr. Doug Groothuis
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by Alisa Childers
2M ago
A dangerous and revolutionary philosophy is responsible for the street fires in America. It fuels the actions of Black Lives Matter and Antifa, and invades curricula in public schools and in our military. It is in our churches. You have heard the phrase “white privilege,” the need for “safe spaces” on campuses, and perhaps the tongue-twister “intersectionality.” Behind all of these is an ideology called critical theory, which is a form of cultural Marxism that divides society into the oppressed and the oppressors. It claims that America is “systemically racist” and founded on slavery. It belie ..read more
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#176 Two Encouraging Stories in a Culture of Deconstruction
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by Alisa Childers
3M ago
In a social media landscape filled with deconstruction stories, here are two encouraging stories of people coming to faith in Christ. Michael Ray Lewis was an atheist who came to faith in Christ after investigating the evidence. He’s now making a documentary about it! Eliza did not grow up Christian, but heard the gospel after a campus ministry reached out to her. Listen as they share their faith journeys ..read more
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#175: Case Study: What are the Common Values that Unite Progressive Christians? With Natasha Crain
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by Alisa Childers
3M ago
Natasha Crain joins the podcast today to discuss some common values and beliefs that unite progressive Christians. We use the popular book, If God is Love, Don’t be a Jerk, by John Pavlovitz, a progressive Christian blogger, author, and speaker. This episode is not a book review, but rather, a case study in popular ways progressive Christians define words, identify their key beliefs, and live out their values. We walk through how to apply critical thinking and biblical truth to respond to these ideas.  ..read more
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#174 Sharing THE truth when truth is considered hate speech, with Dr. Jeff Myers 
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by Alisa Childers
3M ago
Dr. Jeff Myers of Summit Ministries joins the podcast to talk about his new book, Truth Changes Everything. He shares examples of how quirky and determined Christian figures throughout history led the way in human dignity, science, art, medicine, education, politics, justice, and even the idea of meaningful work. He also discusses practical examples of how to engage a post-truth culture with the truth of the gospel.  ..read more
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#173 Why Isn't God More Obvious? with Dr. Travis Dickinson
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by Alisa Childers
3M ago
In this special LIVE episode of The Alisa Childers Podcast, Dr. Travis Dickinson, Professor of Philosophy at Dallas Baptist University, joined us for another installment of our ask the Professor series. We covered questions such as: Why isn’t God more Obvious? Why did God kill David’s son when the Old Testament says children aren’t to be punished for the sins of their fathers? What does it mean to say Jesus is the word? How can I overcome the existential fear of living forever? What are some good resources to study the cultural background of the Bible? If Jesus is God, why does the Bible say h ..read more
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# 172 Survey Says The Average American Christian Believes Bad Theology, with Dr. Jeremiah Johnston
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by Alisa Childers
4M ago
A recent study concluded that many Evangelical Christians hold some pretty unbiblical beliefs. About half believe that God changes, half believe that God accepts worship from other religions, and over half believe that humans are born innocent. Dr. Jeremiah Johnston joins the podcast today to unpack these beliefs and several more, including Evangelical beliefs about church membership, the nature of Jesus, sexuality, and the Bible. We talk through what Americans actually believe, how these beliefs affect the gospel, and then we talk through some key Scriptures. Plus, Dr. Johnston gives us an up ..read more
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