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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.
 
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 Cold-Case Christianity Podcast is hosted by J. Warner Wallace. J. Warner is a Dateline featured cold-case homicide detective, Senior Fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, adjunct professor of apologetics at Biola University and a faculty member at Summit Ministries. The Cold-Case Christianity podcast explores the evidence for God's existence, the reliability of the Bible and the truth of the Christian worldview. Please visit our website at www.ColdCaseChristianity.com.
 
The Core Christianity radio program was created to address a growing problem in the United States—people do not understand what the Bible teaches. Seminary professor, author, and theologian Michael Horton helped launch the show that is now hosted by Pastor Adriel Sanchez and Dr. Bill Maier. Adriel Sanchez is pastor of North Park Presbyterian Church, a congregation in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he also serves the broader church as t ...
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
Do you want your faith in God to grow, but sometimes struggle with nagging doubts? What does it look like to believe in God in the face of life's hardest questions? Pursuing Faith is a new podcast that seeks to unpack some of these questions through thought-provoking stories, conversation and hope. The host is Dominic Done - speaker, professor, and author of ‘When Faith Fails: Finding God in the Shadow of Doubt.’
 
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How deeply has secularism infiltrated our society and the church? In his latest book, The Gathering Storm, Dr. Albert Mohler argues that Western civilization and the church stand at a consequential crossroads in regard to its future. Scott interviews Dr. Mohler about the ideologies threatening society as well as the church and how to best contend f…
 
Episode 625 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com 1. In Colossians 1:24, Paul says, “I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions….” What does he mean by Christ’s afflictions lacking? 2. What kind of future awaits for us in heaven…
 
Episode 624 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com 1. In James 1:2, it tells us, “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds.” How does joy help us face life’s trials? 2. In Esther 4, when it says that Esther has been born for “such a time as this,” does this apply to our l…
 
In this first of two rebroadcasted “The Defense Rests” podcasts, Abdu Murray sits down with J. Warner to talk about the nature of evidence, how cases are built using evidence, and attitudes that investigators have when trying to determine “what happened.” Along the way, they apply the discussion to our individual searches for the truth about Jesus.…
 
Episode 623 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com 1. Is it a contradiction when it says “faith without works is dead” when faith is a gift and works are things that we do? 2. Lately I have felt a strong call to start fasting, but I do not know much about fasting. How do I draw close to God as I fas…
 
Episode 622 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com 1. Why do Christians need the church when our own bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit? Didn’t the tearing of the veil signify that God could not be contained by a building? 2. In Matthew 27, it says that other people other than Jesus were raised f…
 
Grammy Award winner and hip hop artist Lecrae tells his story of artistic success, battle with addiction and depression, and being restored in this fascinating new book. Lecrae is vulnerable and open about his background, mistakes he made and how his restored faith in Christ is making a difference in his life going forward. Join Scott and Sean for …
 
Episode 621 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com 1. I am a family man and a faithful member at my church. However, I have lingering feelings of discontentment in my life. Because of this I then find myself feeling guilty that I am not always fully and completely satisfied with the blessings I have…
 
Episode 620 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com 1. I am going through the bible with my 12yo son, and there are strange instances in the bible like the Sons of God in Genesis 6 and the witch of Endor in 1 Samuel that really trip him up when reading scripture. So much so that it is hard for him to…
 
How much time do you spend on your phone a day? With everyone working remote, it's likely that you spend more time than usual looking at a screen. Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff invite author Arlene Pellicane to talk about her new book Screen Kids, co-wrote with Gary Chapman. They discuss her approach to smartphones, parenting, screen time, …
 
Episode 619 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com 1. I am wondering if you have any advice on when and when not to bring up current events or pop culture into your bible teaching? I am a bible teacher and note that some preachers bring up current issues and make pop-culture references non-stop whil…
 
Episode 618 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com 1. I know that it has been said on the program before that Christianity isn’t about us living our best life, but does that mean that it does not help us live a better life at all? I know you are trying to avoid teachings like the prosperity gospel, …
 
Episode 617 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com 1. I was wondering if you could offer some scriptural advice on whether or not believers should watch shows like The Chosen. On the one hand, I think that it’s a faithful representation of the character of Jesus and the disciples. And while it does …
 
Episode 616 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com 1. Why does Paul say that those who have faith are children of Abraham when Hebrews says Jesus mediates a better covenant than the old one? These seem to me like two opposing attitudes toward the Old Testament. How can I make sense of this? 2. I am …
 
Darryl Strawberry is a legendary baseball player who had everything the world has to offer, and yet he was broken and hurting inside. In this interview, Strawberry shares some powerful stories from his life that led him to become a follower of Jesus and experience a transformed life. He uses sports as a metaphor to offer some memorable and helpful …
 
Episode 615 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com 1. My family and I have begun a year long plan to read through the Bible and we thought it would be encouraging and edifying to reach out to Core Christianity as questions arise in our daily readings and our first question came from Genesis chapter …
 
Episode 614 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com 1. I recently heard a pastor say that for anybody to speak against him would be speaking against The Father. Is speaking against a pastor speaking against God? 2. I have heard some say that the Apostle Paul was still performing Jewish ceremonies and…
 
Episode 613 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com 1. In the Gospel of John it seems like some people “believed” but really didn’t, according to Jesus. How do we understand this, particularly in reference to ourselves or our friends who may “believe” but might not be saved? How can we discern whethe…
 
Episode 612 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Key questions answered in today's show: 1. Are God's promises conditional on our actions? If we don't forgive others, will he not forgive us? Do I fall out of God's favor every time I sin? 2. Does God control governments, history, and policies in or…
 
Episode 611 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. CoreChristianity.com Show Notes 1. What do you say to people who claim that Christian doctrines like the trinity and the miracles in the bible are merely myths and fairytales? I believe and trust in Jesus, but when I start to spell out the things Christians believe it does honestl…
 
Episode 610 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. CoreChristianity.com Show Notes 1. I have heard a pastor say that he has never once had someone come to him and repent of being greedy, even though Jesus talks about greed more than any other sin. My question is then, has anyone ever confessed to you that they struggle with greed,…
 
Episode 609 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. CoreChristianity.com Show Notes 1. I am naturally interested in studying the bible and theological books. I also have a young family and while my wife is not uninterested in these things, I also know it would not be ideal for us as a family to read and discuss the types of things …
 
One of the toughest challenges to the Christian faith is the claim that God is unnecessarily violent. How could God command "genocide" in the Old Testament? In this interview, Sean and Biola professor Charlie Trimm walk through the various options Christians have to approach Old Testament violence. This interview was first recorded on Sean's YouTub…
 
In this rebroadcasted radio show from Stand to Reason’s weekly podcast, J. Warner Wallace gives tips for sharing and defending the Christian worldview, talks about changing your ministry by changing your calendar, and describes the difference between God speaking a message through someone and through Scripture. To listen to additional Stand to Reas…
 
Episode 608 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. CoreChristianity.com Show Notes 1. How do you appeal to a person who claims to be a Christian without being part of a local church; without taking the sacraments, and sitting under the regular preaching of the Word of God? 2. I want to ask a question. How do I get to know more abo…
 
Episode 607 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. CoreChristianity.com Show Notes 1. When I remember bible verses, can I trust that that is God’s voice talking to me? Is that what the bible refers to as the “still small voice”? 2. Who made God? 3. After reading a parable that Jesus told in Luke 19:11-27, I found myself a little c…
 
Episode 606 | In this special episode of Core Christianity, Adriel Sanchez speaks to President and CEO, Mark Green, regarding highlights from 2020 and an exciting announcement for the future of Core Christianity. READ AND SHARE OUR PRESS RELEASE HERE! CoreChristianity.com Show Notes 1. How has Core Christianity grown in 2020? 2. What were Core Chri…
 
Episode 605 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. CoreChristianity.com Show Notes 1. Who were the Three Magi or Wisemen that came to see Jesus when he was born? They don’t seem to be referenced again in scripture. Is their involvement in the story important or is it random? 2. Can you explain what Matthew 11:11-15 means? 3. When …
 
Episode 604 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. CoreChristianity.com Show Notes 1. My wife and I were at a baptismal service recently where the pastor said that when Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist all of the sins of the world were placed on him at that time and he then carried them with him until he went to the cross. W…
 
Episode 603 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. CoreChristianity.com Show Notes 1. I want to be a Christian, but I am not sure how. Can you please help me? 2. Could you explain Mark 2:21-22 for me please? 3. I know in my head that God is good and uses things for His Glory, but both myself and my daughter have learning disabilit…
 
As human beings, we have deep desires for freedom, beauty, goodness and truth. According to Biola professor Greg Ganssle, these desires point to the reality of the Christian faith. In this BONUS episode, Sean interviews Dr. Ganssle about his book "Our Deepest Desires: How the Christian Story Fulfills Human Aspirations." Dr. Ganssle argues not that …
 
How can we, as Christians, respond to the growing social unrest? How can we survive and thrive in a pandemic? In this collective podcast (created from two separate interviews), J. Warner talks with John Hall and Kathy Emmons from The Ride Home with John and Kathy about the challenges we faced in 2020.…
 
Episode 602 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. CoreChristianity.com Show Notes 1. Fear is very real these days and how do we as Christians, believers in Christ, keep our faith in these uncertain times. How can we connect our faith to very real and palpable fear that we feel in the world around us? 2. What is the "gospel of the…
 
Episode 601 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. CoreChristianity.com Show Notes 1. I have a family member who will not forgive someone. Does unforgiveness affect their salvation in any way? 2. What does "according to his works" mean in Romans 2? Is Paul contradicting himself when he talks about salvation being rendered "accordi…
 
Does the Bible present an accurate view of the historical Jesus? Craig Evans is one of the leading New Testament scholars today, and he answers this question with a resounding "yes." In this interview, Sean and Scott ask him about his latest book, which highlights Dr. Evans's latest debate with Bart Ehrman. They discuss the historical evidence for …
 
Episode 600 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. CoreChristianity.com Show Notes 1. Why are the four beasts in Daniel’s dream different than what is explained in Revelation? 2. Since God is all-knowing, and since He also sent His Son for us, for whom or for what, precisely, is Jesus interceding? 3. If I had spiritual mentors who…
 
Episode 599 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. CoreChristianity.com Show Notes 1. Why did Jesus curse the fig tree? 2. Since Islam is an Abrahamic religion, does that mean that it is really a false religion? 3. Is the 3rd-use of the law legitimate? It seems that if people have a good sense of justification by faith alone that …
 
Episode 598 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. CoreChristianity.com Show Notes 1. How do I deal with a Christian friend who has fallen for a lot of false teaching and is absolutely not teachable and gets offended if I don't agree with them? 2. If God will blot out our sins, why do we have to give an account for every word that…
 
What is systematic racism? Are there more prominent causes than racism for inequalities between blacks and whites? Does grouping people by race or ethnicity feed racism? Where do we go from here? Detective J. Warner Wallace hosts a former gang member, now Christian apologist, Vada Hedgeman, to discuss racism. This is just the start of a long but im…
 
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