Biblical Critical Theory— An Oxymoron?? (with Christopher Watkin)
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by Christopher Watkin, Sean McDowell, Scott Rae
1w ago
What is a critical theory?  Aren’t various critical theories used widely in the academy and the culture to deconstruct Christian faith?  Is there something to be learned from various critical theories in the way the critique culture?  How does the Bible engage in cultural critique and provide resources for doing so?  This is not just an academic discussion but one that has ripple effects throughout the general culture. Join Scott and Sean for this illuminating discussion with British philosopher Chris Watkin.  Christopher Watkin is Associate Professor of French Studie ..read more
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Current Issues at the Edges of Life
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by Sean McDowell, Scott Rae
2w ago
What are most current and pressing ethical issues in the field of bioethics?  How is euthanasia being practiced in Canada?  What are the new horizons in surrogacy?  What is the state of the law concerning IVF in the US? Join Scott and Sean for this stimulating discussion of the most current issues especially some of the “out there” new horizons in bioethics. ========== Think Biblically: Conversations on Faith and Culture is a podcast from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University, which offers degrees both online and on campus in Southern California.    Read a t ..read more
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Video Game Theology (with Drew Dixon)
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by Drew Dixon, Sean McDowell, Scott Rae
3w ago
What does it mean to think biblically about video games? How much and what kinds of video games should Christians play? Bottom line, what is a theology of video games? Our guest today, Drew Dixon, author of Know Thy Gamer: A Parent’s Guide to Video Games, is going to help us think through these questions and more. ========== Think Biblically: Conversations on Faith and Culture is a podcast from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University, which offers degrees both online and on campus in Southern California.    Read a transcript of this episode at: https://www.biola.edu/blogs/th ..read more
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Knowledge for the Love of God (with Tim Pickavance)
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by Talbot School of Theology at Biola University / Sean McDowell & Scott Rae
3w ago
What does it mean to have knowledge of God—is it similar to knowledge in the sciences, etc.? Is there a dichotomy between faith in God and knowledge of God? How does our knowledge of God connect with our spiritual lives being a matter of the heart? We’ll answer these questions and more with our guest, Dr. Tim Pickavance, author of Knowledge for the Love of God, and interim Dean of Talbot. This episode is also available as a video at https://youtu.be/8wD0YgsUZb0. ========== Think Biblically: Conversations on Faith and Culture is a podcast from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University, w ..read more
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[BONUS] The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self (with Carl Trueman)
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by Carl Trueman, Sean McDowell
1M ago
What best explains the development of the Sexual Revolution? According to Carl Trueman, there are three key components: technology, politics, and ideas. In this interview, Sean and Dr. Trueman discuss his latest book – The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self – which focuses on key thinkers that helped pave the way for the Sexual Revolution. This interview was first recorded on Sean's YouTube channel, which is in partnership with the Talbot Apologetics program. Dr. Carl Trueman (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is professor of biblical and religious studies at Grove City College. He is an esteemed ..read more
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Confronting Spiritual Abuse (with Michael Kruger)
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by Michael Kruger, Sean McDowell, Scott Rae
1M ago
What is spiritual abuse and how common is it? How should Christians handle spiritual abuse in the church? Our guest today, Dr. Michael Kruger, has written a new book called Bully Pulpit: Confronting the Problem of Spiritual Abuse in the Church. We talk with him about how to best understand and address spiritual abuse in the church and wider Christian community. Michael J. Kruger is president of Reformed Theological Seminary's Charlotte, North Carolina, campus, where he also serves as professor of New Testament. He was president of the Evangelical Society in 2019. He is the author of multiple ..read more
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The State of Christian Philosophy Today (with Greg Ganssle)
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by Greg Ganssle, Sean McDowell, Scott Rae
1M ago
What is the current state of Christian philosophy in the secular university and the culture more generally? Is Christian philosophy considered an oxymoron? Or has belief in God enjoyed a renewal in academic settings, and if so, what accounts for that? We’ll answer these questions and more with our guest , our philosophy colleague Dr. Greg Ganssle. We’ll also talk about how Talbot’s MA Program in Philosophy, 30 years going as of 2023, has tried to advance the state of Christian philosophy in the academy and the culture. Greg Ganssle is Professor of Philosophy at Talbot.  He earned a Maste ..read more
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The Qur'an and the Christian (with Matthew Bennett)
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by Matthew Bennett, Sean McDowell, Scott Rae
1M ago
How does the Qur’an, the Muslim holy book, compare and contrast with the Bible? What does it teach about sin, salvation, Jesus, and the possibility of knowing God personally? And what can Christians learn by reading the Qur’an about how to better love their Muslim neighbors? In this episode, Sean and Scott tackle these questions and more with Dr. Matthew Bennett. Matthew Aaron Bennett is an assistant professor of missions and theology at Cedarville University. He has more than seventeen years of intercultural ministry experience, including leadership and teaching in majority Muslim contexts ..read more
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Portrayals of Committed Christians in Hollywood Media (with Thomas Sieberhagen)
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by Thomas Sieberhagen, Scott Rae
2M ago
How are committed Christians portrayed in Hollywood media? It’s more complicated than you might think. They are often presented as foolish characters, but the bible has different categories of fools that it speaks to. What is the holy fool, and how is that person portrayed in films and TV? Join Scott as he discusses this and more with our guest Thomas Sieberhagen, pastor, community arts center director and doctoral student living in Belgium. Thomas Sieberhagen lives and works in Belgium where he pastors a church and runs a community arts center. He's a PhD student at Leuven University in Belg ..read more
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[BONUS] A Christian and an Atheist Talk about God and Race (with Coleman Hughes)
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by Coleman Hughes, Sean McDowell
2M ago
Coleman Hughes is the host of the popular podcast "Conversations with Coleman." He is a young African-American thinker who is also an atheist. In this conversation, Coleman joins Sean on his YouTube channel. They discuss race in America and Coleman's religious views. Coleman Hughes is a writer, podcaster and opinion columnist who specializes in issues related to race, public policy and applied ethics. Coleman’s writing has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, National Review, Quillette, The City Journal and The Spectator. He has appeared on many TV shows and podcasts ..read more
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