Best Biola podcasts we could find (Updated August 2019)
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A weekly podcast that offers Christian perspectives on some of the most significant issues facing today's church and culture. In each episode, hosts Scott Rae and Sean McDowell — professors at Biola University's Talbot School of Theology — draw upon biblical wisdom and insights from guest experts as they explore how Christians can thoughtfully and faithfully engage with cultural trends and current events.
 
Challenging believers to think, and thinkers to believe.
 
Seeking Christian wisdom for life's biggest questions. Interviews, narrative storytelling, and reflections featuring scholars, pastors, and public intellectuals. Hosted by Evan Rosa. Produced by Biola University's Center for Christian Thought. Sponsored by the Templeton Religion Trust, John Templeton Foundation, and The Blankemeyer Foundation.
 
Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff weigh in on how to navigate the complexities of relationships in our culture with biblical wisdom and scholarly research. Listen to get practical insights on relationships, dating and marriage.
 
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FREDTalks
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Soapbox.Network informs and transforms people through podcasts on leadership, education, technology, faith, discipleship, and ministry.
 
KBR is the student-operated radio station at Biola University in La Mirada, CA. Politics, music, sports, we do it all.
 
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Cardoza_Cast
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Cardoza_Cast is the professional podcast of Dr. Freddy Cardoza. Freddy serves as the Executive Administrator for the North American Professors of Christian Education (NAPCE). He also holds the Chair of the Christian Education Department at Biola University and Talbot School of Theology in greater Los Angeles.
 
The world's leading minds in Apologetics gather in Berkeley, CA for a variety of plenary & breakout sessions.
 
Nathan Shattuck is a Christian counselor and spiritual director in metro Atlanta, GA with Soul Care Christian Counseling (www.careofsouls.net). Among other resources on his podcast (all used with personal permission of their author), his 5 'Impersonating Ourselves: The Truth About the False Self' talks address the essential psychological, relational and spiritual journey of uncovering the 'false self,' acknowledging and accepting the reality of our 'real self,' and seeking to ultimately live ...
 
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Ask Don't Panic
Monthly
 
Bad Advice for your Everyday Life
 
In this series, listeners will be provided with a wealth of practical advice on pairing the often conflicting worlds of faith and business. The lectures in this collection feature Wayne Grudem, Dallas Willard, and many others as they attempt to analyze topics of work, business, leadership, stewardship, faith, and money from a Christian perspective.
 
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Apologetics to Islam
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Nabeel Qureshi unpacks the culture, history, major teachings, beliefs, and attitudes of the Islamic faith. Beyond providing an incredible amount of factual information, Qureshi uses his personal conversion from Islam to Christianity in order to demonstrate tangible considerations for understanding this people group. In this seven part series, listeners can expect to learn about the deepest roots of a major modern religion.
 
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Stripped
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We bare it all to shed shame and create connection in order to reclaim our power and celebrate the divine feminine. No topic is off limits, we'll dive into eating disorders, relationships, politics, travel, social justice, anxiety, sex, business and much more. Get ready for laughter and maybe some tears. Stripped is hosted by Tera Bucasas, a van living intersectional feminist introvert yoga teacher.
 
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If you or someone close to you wrestles with same sex attractions, you don’t want to miss this moving account of the journey of Kim Zember through her own same sex experience and the power of the gospel of Jesus to deal with those desires. Join us for a very touching and insightful account of how transformation occurred in her life and how she ...…
 
"If you're not fighting in a relationship, then someone's lying. Someone's not telling the truth because you're taking a passive stance...There is a huge difference between selflessness and passivity. A lot of times in the name of selflessness, we're just like 'Well, I'm not going to bring it up. I'm not going to say what I need. I'm not going ...…
 
The number of single adults has been growing for the past few decades in the US and today the number of households headed by a single person are more than 50% of all households. Yet in many churches the unwritten norm is “married with children,” and marriage is often seen as a sign of maturity. So where does that leave single adults, especially ...…
 
In this show, host Bob Parucha tackles specific objections of the "new atheists" as detailed in the book "The Four Horsemen". They look at the so-called "scientific method" of the new atheists, they discuss the problem of theodicy and the goodness of God. In response, they highlight how the biblical worldview is the only way to make sense of ev ...…
 
This week on Apologetics.com Jon, Eric, and Joel discuss the recent news of Christian author and former pastor Joshua Harris that he was no longer Christian. They briefly look at the timeline of events and discuss how to respond biblically to these kinds of issues.
 
Purity Culture has been a significant topic of cultural conversation since the announcement that Joshua Harris, author of I Kissed Dating Goodbye, is getting a divorce and leaving “conventional” Christianity. Sean and Scott offer some historical and ethical reflections on how the church has taught sexual purity. They discuss both positive and n ...…
 
When someone is diagnosed with dementia, the impact is often life-shattering, for both patients and loved ones. Watching someone you love lose their independence, and often their dignity can be devastating, especially since there is no cure. Dr. John Dunlop addresses the challenges of dealing with dementia from a distinctly Christian worldview ...…
 
First dates, love notes, romance, there are so many different approaches to how it should be done. Christians are often told to avoid the hookup culture that is so common today, but beyond that, what should they do?By Debra Fileta, Chris Grace, Tim Muehlhoff.
 
What are the ideologies of the sexual revolution? How has it hurt people, and what role has the state played to enforce it? Sean and Scott interview Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse about her new book The Sexual State. Dr. Morse shares some powerful insights about the destructive ideologies behind the sexual revolution and how the church can better lo ...…
 
In this episode of the Apologetics.com Radio Show, Lenny Esposito and Dr. Jacob Daniel share their favorite apologetics tips and methods to defend the truth claims of Christianity. Listen and learn how to effectively engage and persuade your listener on ultimate issues pertaining to faith, truth and reason.…
 
The intersection between science and faith is one of the most pressing issues today for believers and skeptics alike. And Dr. Lennox is one of the most qualified people to address it. In this podcast, he shares some of his own journey and experience as a Christian philosopher, mathematician, and scientist in one of the most prestigious universi ...…
 
"We're talking about gritty, person to person intimacy of two people who know each other better than anyone else on the planet, and they still remain committed and in love with one another." Dennis Rainey had a vision to help equip engaged and newly married couples around him. He felt the need struggling relationships had for tools and felt God ...…
 
What are the unique needs of the emerging generation of young people? And how do we as the church uniquely reach and engage them today? In this podcast, Sean and Scott interview youth culture guru Chap Clark about his recent book Adoptive Church. Chap brings a lifetime of experience and research, as well as Scriptural insight, to help churches ...…
 
In this show we discuss Becket Cook's upcoming book release and how we can go about loving and reaching our LGBTQ neighbors. One key point of discussion is the issue of identity. As Becket shares, we don't see people organizing "greed pride" parades because, although we all struggle with greed, it does not become a person's core identity. With ...…
 
How do you defend your marriage from spiritual attack? How should we even think about spiritual warfare as it relates to marriage? Sean and Scott interview Biola professor and marriage expert Tim Muehlhoff about his newest book Defending Your Marriage. They discuss how to identify spiritual warfare in marriage, common lies Satan propagates abou ...…
 
“It's an important distinction to make, that the parts of us are not bad. Just like you have arms and legs, parts of your soul aren't bad. You want them, and they can work for you. The problem is if they become extreme, or if they take you over and you're not being led by the Holy Spirit.”By Chris Grace, Kimberly Miller, Tim Muehlhoff.
 
On this episode of Aplogetics.com Radio Host Jon Noyes is joined by Eric Horne and Chang Yuon as they discuss Greg Koukl's book Tactics: A game plan for discussion your Christian convictions. They focus especially on the Columbo Tactic which helps anyone get into the drivers seat and navigate conversations without feeling any pressure to "seal ...…
 
This show recaps some of the topics discussed in the month of June. A caller asks each of our hosts what we consider a good effective apologetics tactic. Listen as Jon Noyes, Leslie Wickman and Harry Edwards respond to the question.
 
In our culture in the US today, religion is viewed as, at best, a harmless hobby, and at worst, a danger to society that must be marginalized. Join this conversation with Scott and church-state specialist and philosopher, Dr. Frank Beckwith, as they discuss how the courts and the law can take religious beliefs more seriously and protect religio ...…
 
On this episode we continue with the discussion on deconversion hosted and facilitated by Dr. Jacob Daniel on May 25, 2019. Here we specifically expound on Dr. John Marriott's book "A Recipe for Disaster" in which he explains four factors churches and parents contribute to the process of weakening believer's doubts that ultimately lead to renou ...…
 
We all need more energy, the vitality that helps us stay motivated, focused and productive in life. We know we receive energy from good nutrition, along with working out, adequate sleep and maintaining positivity. But there is another major source for the energy we need: having the right kinds of relationships with others. Not the ones that dra ...…
 
On this show, Harry Edwards facilitates a conversation between a scientist, Dr. Leslie Wickman and a philosopher, Dr. Joshua Rasmussen on how reason can lead to God. Here you'll find a teaser for Dr. Rasmussen's upcoming book titled "How Reason Can Lead to God." Do you value reason, science, and independent thinking, yet you hope there could be ...…
 
On this episode of Apologetics.com, brought to you by Branch of Hope OPC (www.branchofhope.org), daniel adrean talks to us about talking about God. Should we argue for God's existence? Can we? Should we prove God's existence? Is that possible? He also introduces us to various discussions regarding the "cosmological arguments" and "teleological ...…
 
Anger, shame, sadness, envy, criticism. When you feel these emotions build up inside you, what is your gut instinct? What if those emotions are trying to tell you something about what is important to you? What if they are coming from a place that needs your attention? On this episode of the podcast, we talk with Kim Miller, MTh, LMFT, and autho ...…
 
We all need more energy, the vitality that helps us stay motivated, focused and productive in life. We know we receive energy from good nutrition, along with working out, adequate sleep and maintaining positivity. But there is another major source for the energy we need: having the right kinds of relationships with others. Not the ones that dra ...…
 
Is atheism growing? Is the church dying? Is the image of non-believers towards the church becoming increasingly hostile? The answers might surprise you. In this interview, based on his recent research-based book, Glenn Stanton challenges many of these commonly accepted ideas within the church. Show notes, including a full transcript, are availa ...…
 
Join host Jonathan Noyes and Eric Horne as they recap the Get a Grip presentation by Mike Adams in which he explained three threats to liberty students face on the college campus. From there they discuss the importance of the First Amendment and the protection of free speech, even offensive ones in light of the idea that the Good News is offens ...…
 
"So, if my son has a bad game am I just going to go throttle on him and lay on more after the game. That's not what he needs to hear. He kind of needs to hear the 'I love you no matter what.' That's important to show like 'I love you when you do well' and 'I love you when you do bad' because my love is not indicative of your results. That is re ...…
 
Michael Behe is one of the most influential advocates for intelligent design. In this podcast, Sean and Scott interview him about his most recent book Darwin Devolves. Behe offers insights about the state of the Darwin/Design debate and lays out his most recent case against Darwinism. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: b ...…
 
Why do some people leave their faith? What motivates them to take this step? Do Christians have credible answers to the questions they raise? If you are interested in these questions, and wish to learn about "De-conversion" and how to instill a faith that endures, you will enjoy listening to this episode of the Apologetics.com Radio Show. This ...…
 
Join Jon and Leslie as they discuss the idea that there might be life on other planets. What are the chances? Why? Whats' the significance? These are just some of the questions they address.
 
“Humility is ultimately the gift that frees us from that selving project, as I call it. Roman Williams talks about the history of radical Christianity, focusing particularly on the desert monks as they're engaged in the crazy project of un-selfing, of trying to leave behind the ego-bound self. Trusting that reliance on God and one another is en ...…
 
The Gospel accounts of the life of Jesus claim to be historically accurate--but there are lots of skeptics about the historical reliability of the gospel accounts of the life of Jesus. Join us as Scott interviews Dr. Peter Williams, one of the leading experts in the world on the historical accuracy of the accounts of the life and times of Jesus ...…
 
When you think "baseball", does your mind show you images of the World Series, home runs, hot dogs, loaded bases, and mascots? What about the personal side of a baseball team? Where do they get emotional and spiritual support? In today's podcast, the LA Dodgers chaplain Brandon Cash and LA Angels chaplain Jack Grogger take us inside the innings ...…
 
In this special episode, Sean and Scott discuss the new 2019 California Sexual Health Standards for public schools. Since California often sets trends for the wider country, people need to pay close attention. They highlight positive aspects of the new framework, but also raise some serious concerns about its lack of diversity, openness and inc ...…
 
“So Jesus steps inside of that and lives a life of sheer life. And that itself was the critique of the political order. So what did they try to do? Kill him. They killed him, but then they discovered that they're trying to kill what's unkillable. Christians call this the resurrection. The death of Jesus wasn't necessary. It was the cultural ref ...…
 
On this episode of apologetics.com radio host Jason Gallagher and special guest Bob Parucha will be discussing what “spirituality” means to millennials today who do not have the default biblical worldview that previous generations grew up with. They will be comparing it with the definition of the spiritual man/woman as defined by scripture.…
 
“I want to encourage Christians to stop trying to explain away evil and take people to the cross. And that is the strangeness of the Christian story. If someone has been abused, you don’t say, 'This is why it happened' or 'Look how you’re going to grow through this.' In their pain ... they ask you, 'Why would God do this? What does God think ab ...…
 
Infertility affects roughly 1 in 6 couples of childbearing age in the US. For those who experience it, it is a deeply painful time. One remedy for infertility is to employ a surrogate to carry a child in for the couple. It seems like a clear win-win for all involved. But there are some troubling aspects of surrogacy that are not often talked ab ...…
 
"We want to fix it. We do want to provide answers. There's a fear when we hear somebody start to question God and we feel like we've got to fix that for them right away..." We continue the conversation with Dr. Ed Uszynski in this podcast episode. After a car accident that severely injured his leg, as well as the death of a close friend and the ...…
 
Long time Christian philosopher JP Moreland shares a side to himself that many people who have read his books are not aware of — his battle with anxiety and depression. In his new book, Finding Quiet: My Story of Overcoming Anxiety and the Practices that Brought Peace, JP shares his struggle openly and has wonderful, practical advice for those ...…
 
"For me, it was always a challenge, on the one hand, to honor what I was feeling—the rage that was inside against injustice—but on the other hand, to honor the beauty of the Christian faith that has a particular way of dealing with these kinds of situations which is a reconciliation through embrace of the enemy." For theologian Miroslav Volf, i ...…
 
Sean was recently asked to speak to a group of youth influencers on gender identity. He discusses a recently published book on the transgender worldview for the first half and then interviews author and speaker Caleb Kaltenbach about how to lovingly and pastorally approach some of the practical issues surrounding this conversation. Show notes, ...…
 
"By our nature, we are eccentric. We're off center. The world has its own center: fallen, lost, though many ways good. Christians have a different center. Christ is our center. That makes us stand out if we're faithful in ways that are odd. That's who the saints are. The saints are the odd wads who have stood out from society—cultures they woul ...…
 
Is the Bible reliable? Where did it come from? Is the Bible’s reliability even important? These are some of the questions Jon, Eric and Steve will be discussing on this episode. Last week Dr. Sean McDowell spoke about Biblical Reliability at the annual Get A Grip conference in Newbury Park. On the show tonight we will carry on the conversation ...…
 
J. Warner Wallace has had a remarkable career as a cold case detective. And in the past five years, he has become one of the most influential and recognizable apologists. In this podcast, he shares unique insights about his journey from atheism to Christianity, and then gives some practical suggestions, from his experience as a youth pastor and ...…
 
Our society today has a functionalist view of education. What that means in popular culture today is education is defined and measured solely on the basis of better job prospects at the end of a process. In other words, one ought to get the best education in order to get the best job, in order to be successful, and so on. We no longer consider ...…
 
"Marriage has fallen on hard times in our culture. It doesn't get held up as something admirable and something that gets handed down to the next generation. So I feel like people are more and more on their own trying to figure it out for themselves." In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff talk with Dr. Ed Uszynski ...…
 
“We must re-mythologize. We must see myth not as the flight from reality, but as the flight to reality. And if we thus love and value myth, we will make them because we are creators made in the image of the Creator. And that’s what Lewis did. That’s what Tolkien did.” Peter Kreeft is Professor of Philosophy at Boston College and has written upw ...…
 
Our culture today is fascinated with superheroes. In this interview, professor Miles creatively shows how some of the most common misconceptions of Jesus are embedded in contemporary superheroes such as Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Thor, and so on. Professor Miles makes important theological truths about Jesus both understandable and memorable ...…
 
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