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Dan and Phil are mates who like talking apologetics, philosophy, ethics and theology. They interview Christians who are evangelists, authors, scientists, apologists, comedians or simply interested in talking about big topics. In the future, we're looking to interview people from other faiths and atheists in a non-confrontational format. We put all interviews YouTube. We aim to have two interviews a month and they can all be seen live here: https://www.youtube.com/criticalwitness If long form ...
 
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Bruce is a long time friend and also a very clever man. His background is in mathematics and physics, computer science and philosophy, he is also well published in journals such as Bioethics, the Journal of Medical Ethics, Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, BMC Medical Ethics and The New Bioethics. Bruce’s research interests in bioethics include…
 
Greg describes an interaction he had with someone wearing a mask that said simply, “Believe,” then he answers questions about responding to a family member who left Jesus and embraced a generic “higher power” and how much we need to know about the gospel in order to be saved. Topics: Commentary: Believe in anything? (00:00) How should I respond to …
 
Greg responds to a tweet by Jameela Jamil claiming “pro-forced birth” is a more accurate term than “pro-life,” then he answers questions about secondary issues in churches, a church’s use of Bethel music, and Peter Singer’s case for objective morality. Topics: Commentary: Is “Pro-Forced Birth” a more accurate term than “pro-life”? (00:00) How impor…
 
Greg talks about problems with hate crime legislation, then he answers questions about responding to a parent who’s letting a six-year-old daughter transition and how to defend inerrancy when we also say some rules in the Bible are cultural and we don’t follow them. Topics: Commentary: Problems with hate crime legislation (00:00) How should I respo…
 
Bob can regularly be found at Speaker's Corner in Hyde Park, interacting with the wide variety of beliefs represented but mostly with Muslims. He both defends the Christian faith and critiques Islam and his interactions have gained an audience on YouTube through @SocoFilms and his own channel @BobOfSpeakersCorner. We are chatting to him about the c…
 
Greg talks about the lies we’re facing in our culture, then he answers questions about educating oneself on gay rights history and Greg’s philosophy on biblical discipleship. Topics: Commentary: Our struggle is not against flesh and blood. (00:00) Is it my responsibility to educate myself on gay rights history as a family member has told me? (28:00…
 
Greg talks to Alan about his recent experience teaching Egyptian pastors and the unique difficulties they face, then he answers a question about the difference between discernment and intuition. Topics: Commentary: Teaching Egyptian Christians (00:00) What’s the difference between discernment and intuition? (33:00) Mentioned on the Show: Reality St…
 
Greg talks to Becket Cook, author of A Change of Affection: A Gay Man’s Incredible Story of Redemption, they answer a question about responding to a family member who requires acceptance of their homosexual lifestyle, then Greg continues his reflections on faithfulness from last week. Topics: Interview: Reality speaker Becket Cook, author of A Chan…
 
Greg talks to a Strategic Partner about his experience with Stand to Reason, then he talks to callers about whether free will could really be the reason why God doesn’t stop evil and whether it’s morally wrong to use cells from aborted babies for scientific research. Topics: Greg talks to a Strategic Partner about his experience with Stand to Reaso…
 
Greg talks about what it means to choose faithfulness over results, then he answers questions about the author of Isaiah and how to convince one’s child to go to the Reality Conference. Topics: Commentary: Faithfulness over results (00:00) Who wrote Isaiah? (37:00) If you were going to talk your sixteen-year-old into going to the Reality Conference…
 
Greg chats with a friend of Stand to Reason about why she became a Strategic Partner, then he discusses a recent case where a nurse was forced to participate in an abortion and the Justice Department declined to uphold federal conscience protection laws, then he talks about whether it’s wrong to say, “I could be wrong.” Topics: Greg talks to a frie…
 
Greg talks with Monique Duson of the Center for Biblical Unity about CRT and justice, they answer questions about their views on CRT and what we’re responsible for in history, a caller suggests a way to respond to the charge that pro-lifers don’t care about born children, and Greg answers a question about God’s sovereignty. Topics: Commentary: CRT …
 
Greg and Jon Noyes answer questions about how to respond to someone who claims to have instructions from God, how to stay motivated when things look bleak, Bible study software for blind people, and Noah’s flood. Topics: How should I respond to someone who claims to have instructions from God for me? (10:00) How can we stay motivated as Christians …
 
Greg talks to Jon Noyes about his story and a recent experience he had telling a woman about God’s forgiveness, then they chat about the upcoming Reality Student Apologetics Conference and answer a question about vaccine requirements. Topics: Commentary: The wonder of God’s forgiveness (00:00) How should I respond to a requirement for students that…
 
Greg talks about the nature of spiritual warfare as a truth encounter rather than a power encounter and applies this to the current state of our culture. Topics: Commentary: Spiritual warfare is a truth encounter. (00:00) Mentioned on the Show: Reality Student Apologetics Conference – September 24–25 in Orange County, CA; October 15–16 in Seattle, …
 
Greg talks to Reality speaker Megan Almon of Life Training Institute and Summit Ministries about clarifying the abortion issue, then he answers questions about responding to people who expand the term “pro-life” to include a wide range of issues and recognizing God’s discipline. Topics: Interview: Reality speaker Megan Almon of Life Training Instit…
 
We're talking to Sam because we think you should hear from him. His book 'Evangelism in a skeptical world' is one of our favourites and recommended by both of us. He is also a genuinely nice guy who is up for chatting with us despite being very busy!From Sam's blog: Sam has a PhD in theology, is a medical doctor, and a karaoke buddy.He is a global …
 
Greg comments on what John 16:13 means when it says the Spirit “will guide you into all truth,” then he answers questions about the parables of the kingdom in Matthew 13, assurance of salvation, the eternal destiny of the Philistine soldiers, and how the Gospel writers knew details about events they didn’t witness. Topics: Commentary: A clarificati…
 
Greg reflects on God’s discipline of his children, then he answers a question about when we should trust the early church councils. Topics: Commentary: Good parents discipline their children. (00:00) How should I respond to a member of the Orthodox Church who asks why I accept the authority of the early church councils on the canon but not on other…
 
Greg explains how the issue of abortion is addressed in the Bible and responds to an article that recommends a woman get an abortion and lie to her husband about it. Topics: Commentary: A biblical answer to abortion (00:00) Commentary: Sanitizing morality for personal gain (21:00) Mentioned on the Show: Faithfulness Is Not Theologically Complicated…
 
Greg discusses why social justice was not Jesus’ purpose and whether Christians force their religious morality on others, then he answers a question about female pastors. Topics: Commentary: Jesus did not come to preach social justice. (05:00) Commentary: Do Christians wrongly legislate morality? (33:00) What is your view on female pastors? (49:00)…
 
Is evolution incompatible with Christianity? Is Genesis 1-3 literal history? We discuss this and more with Zachary Ardern. Zachary is a Christian and an evolutionary biologist using microbial genome and gene expression data to answer fundamental evolutionary questions and to understand microbial diversity better (we'll ask him what this means). Ori…
 
Greg answers a question about how he became a published author, discusses the world’s desire to follow false views of reality (2 Timothy 4:3), and talks about how to respond to someone who shows no interest in the gospel. Topics: How did Greg get published? (06:00) Commentary: A Bible study that legitimizes and exalts sin? (27:00) How do you share …
 
Eric Wendt is a former member of the LDS church and is now a self-described follower of Jesus. Eric is an M. Div graduate student at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and interested in what it means to engage with mission and evangelism including interaction with world religions. We'll be discussing any and all of the above with him with a …
 
Greg talks about the nonchalant attitude many Christians have about serious sin and warns about a desire to please the world (Mark 15:15), then he answers a question about whether the rapture can be found in the Bible. Topics: Commentary: LGBT Bible study is a contradiction in terms. We don’t change our theology to match our behavior. We change our…
 
Guest Host: J. Warner Wallace J. Warner Wallace talks about the power of the cumulative case and how the overall weight of the evidence for Christianity convinced him it’s true, then he discusses how to respond to the charge that Christian hypocrites disprove Christianity, how to answer your questions about Christian doctrine, and more. Topics: Com…
 
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