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The Classical Theism Podcast aims to defend Catholic Christian ideas in conversation. With the help of various guests, I defend three pillars of the Catholic Christian worldview: (1) the God of classical theism exists, (2) Jesus is our Messiah and Lord, and (3) He founded the Catholic Church. We place a strong emphasis on the first pillar, defending classical theism, drawing upon the work of Thomistic philosopher Dr. Edward Feser and many others. Thanks for listening! John DeRosa jderosa@cla ...
 
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Liberal mouthpiece Joe Rogan, and I guess heterosexual comedian Tony Hinchcliffe met me at a gun range in Texas to shoot the poop and tell stories about the past while Tony caressed his new girlfriend. We took some questions from my Patreon to keep us going while listening to the manly sounds of murder tools going off in the distance. Both Tony and…
 
Who is Dr. John F.X. Knasas? How did he get interested in studying St. Thomas Aquinas at such a deep level? What is metaphysics? What does it mean to be an existential Thomist? How can we understand the Third Way of St. Thomas Aquinas from the standpoint of existential Thomism? Is it possible to establish the real distinction between essence and es…
 
How has humanity revolted against reality from creation to the present day? In his new book, Gary Michuta canvasses many centuries and important episodes to show the consequences of Christological, ecclesiological, epistemological, and social revolts. He joins the show to discuss his newest work Revolt Against Reality. The Classical Theism Podcast …
 
Sarah Tollemache and ever-fatter former non-steroid winner of Sober October Ari Shaffir sit on a treadmill in a gym they’ll never use to go over ways they’re going to no way change about themselves this year. Sarah is on the phone like 160 hours a day. And I haven't come up with a decent new resolution in a decade. They’re two losers who are fine w…
 
Why does Matthew start his Gospel with a genealogy? What is the importance of genealogies to Gospel readers? How does the first verse of Matthew's Gospel set the stage for the entire work? How can we explain the differences between Matthew and Luke's genealogies? Why does Luke's genealogy include so many more names? Sal Ciresi joins the podcast to …
 
Pat Flynn and I discuss our contributions to a recent book paying tribute to Dr. Peter Kreeft. The book is titled Wisdom and Wonder and you can get it here >> https://amzn.to/3eQNP5B The Classical Theism Podcast aims to defend Catholic Christian ideas in conversation. With the help of various guests, I defend three pillars of the Catholic Christian…
 
Is there a God? What contingency argument did Kenneth Pearce defend in a recent debate book with Graham Oppy? How does Pearce understand classical theism? Does theism explain more than atheism can? We cover these topics and more as we examine Dr. Kenneth Pearce's arguments in Is There a God?: A Debate. The Classical Theism Podcast aims to defend Ca…
 
Nate Marshall and I talk about how we both kind of feel the media is turning everybody on each other. We kept it funny, relaxed. Nate watched so much TV and read so much social media during the BLM protests that he could feel his worldview changing toward the negative. We were both thinking about these ideas when we met last summer and we immediate…
 
What are the "dark passages" of Scripture? Why can't Catholics simply shrug them off as primitive mistakes made by ancient writers? Why is it important to remember God as Teacher, Judge, and Savior? Does God kill people? Does God order people to kill people? Is the Bible a pro-slavery book? Does Scripture support polygamy? Also, can Catholics benef…
 
What is the real meaning of Christmas? Dr. Michael Barber joins us to discuss his recent book on the topic. The Classical Theism Podcast aims to defend Catholic Christian ideas in conversation. With the help of various guests, I defend three pillars of the Catholic Christian worldview: (1) the God of classical theism exists, (2) Jesus is our Messia…
 
Emma Willman and I talk about women. What they like. And a loooooot about what they don’t like. It was a funny conversation that I really could only have with a chick who dates chicks. Emma’s standup is hilarious and she’s constantly ranting about how much girls annoy her. I’m sure you guys have your own gripes. Feel free to let me know about them.…
 
Why should we believe in God? How can putting arguments in a "narrative frame" help us make a better case? What advantages does Christianity have over naturalism? Was Albert Einstein an atheist? How do music, math, and love point to God's existence? Is Dr. Ortlund a classical theist? Dr. Gavin Ortlund joins us to discuss these questions and more as…
 
Why did Dustin Quick convert to Islam? What sparked his conversion to Christianity? Why did he eventually embrace Catholicism? What arguments and considerations did he find most persuasive? Dustin Quick, the host of the YouTube Channel Holy Smokes, joins us to discuss these topics and more. The Classical Theism Podcast aims to defend Catholic Chris…
 
What is the false spirit of Vatican II and how can we articulate a true spirit of Vatican II? Should Catholics support Ad Orientam or Versus Populum in the sacred liturgy? What should we think about the use of the word "subsists" in the document Lumen Gentium? Did Pope St. John Paul II kiss the Quran and what follows from this? Fr. Blake Britton jo…
 
Joe List came over to argue with me about music. For real Joe is top 3 or 4 comics into music. He’s got great taste and he loves going to live shows even more than I do. And I really really love going to live shows. He does it sober all the time which is crazy to me, but that goes to show you how much he likes music. Legit though, all we really dis…
 
If God is the cause of everything, does he also cause sin? Why does Aquinas say that God causes the act of sin? Is it plausible that moral evil is a privation? How do you respond to common objections to the privation view of evil? If one rejects a popular free-will defense, then how can we answer the problem of evil? Dr. W. Matthews Grant joins the…
 
The Classical Theism Podcast aims to defend Catholic Christian ideas in conversation. With the help of various guests, I defend three pillars of the Catholic Christian worldview: (1) the God of classical theism exists, (2) Jesus is our Messiah and Lord, and (3) He founded the Catholic Church. We place a strong emphasis on the first pillar, defendin…
 
Comedians and Beach Cops Ryan Oneill and Jeff Danis join me at a park in Los Angeles right outside an area where all the homeless people of Los Angeles take their malnourished dumps. It stunk so bad. The flies were not as unbearable as the stench that brought them. It’s always a great time with the D&O! We saw vapid LA morons unicycle by looking fo…
 
What do Catholics believe about Scripture? Does the Catholic Church teach that the Bible is inerrant? What does it mean that the Bible is inspired? If Councils and Popes can also exercise infallibility, is there still room in Catholicism for Scripture to have a privileged role? How can we classify the different types of Bible difficulties and respo…
 
I attended skateboarder and standup comedian Dave Chappelle’s screening of his movie at Madison Square Garden. And MAN! What a show. I really thought it was just going to be a movie screening. But why would I expect that for $100+ per ticket? No, Chappelle put on a show. Comedians, musicians, Jeff Ross. Folks! I wish you all could’ve been there. It…
 
What do Thomists think about issues in philosophy of mind? What is dualism? What is hylomorphism? Why think Thomistic hylomorphic dualism is true? How would a Thomistic dualist explain the interaction problem? How should a Thomistic dualist think about intentional action? Dr. Jeremy Bells joins us to discuss these topics and more. The Classical The…
 
Did Vatican II lead to a widespread loss of faith and widespread liturgical abuse? What are the four main documents of Vatican II and do they contain sound teaching? Did Dei Verbum 11 restrict the traditional Catholic view of Scriptural inerrancy? What was De Lubac's position in the nature/grace debates of the 20th century? Dr. Richard Declue of th…
 
We got a whopper! Comedian and mom Ms Pat join comedian and America’s dad Bob Saget, comedian and dad Rich Vos, comedian and father of a son who loves me more than him Robert Kelly, and fatherless multi-time abortionist, me, as they talk about what it’s like to have and raise a child. We cover such important topics as when to beat your children (Pa…
 
Professor Christopher Tomaszewski (Belmont Abbey College) responds to Dr. William Lane Craig and Dr. Ryan Mullins on the doctrine of divine simplicity. Recently, Craig and Mullins were hosted by Cameron Bertuzzi of Capturing Christianity. They offered various critiques against the doctrine of divine simplicity including: (1) It's unbiblical, (2) it…
 
Dr. Minerd joins the show to discuss his new book Made by God, Made for God: Catholic Morality Explained. The Classical Theism Podcast aims to defend Catholic Christian ideas in conversation. With the help of various guests, I defend three pillars of the Catholic Christian worldview: (1) the God of classical theism exists, (2) Jesus is our Messiah …
 
Comedian Shane Gillis and Comedian Mark Normand take a ride with me, known child abductor, further and further away from the liberal safety of Austin and closer and closer to the sexy dangers of La Grange. We talk about our appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast the day before as well as above ground pools, the Drake burn rap, Shane’s disgu…
 
What problem has Paul Draper raised for theists when it comes to evolutionary animal suffering? How might theists respond? Why is the philosophy of mind relevant to the question? Is evolutionary animal suffering more likely given naturalism than theism? Dr. Jim Madden joins the show to discuss these questions and more. The Classical Theism Podcast …
 
Why do many Christians object that divine simplicity conflicts with the Trinity? What does divine simplicity teach? How can St. Thomas' doctrine of divine simplicity be viewed as compatible with orthodox trinitarianism? Don't the relations between the persons introduce accidents into God? Aren't all such Thomistic answers an example of special plea…
 
Modern love guru Jared Freid talks to me, a renowned late pull outer, about the dating scene, what can be improved on the apps, his successes, and failures with romance, and his hatred of charcuterie boards. I go off during the intro about my own sexual mishaps with Tinder and why these dating apps are worse for society than a billion nose jobs. Se…
 
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