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Best McDowell Church podcasts we could find (updated January 2020)
Best McDowell Church podcasts we could find
Updated January 2020
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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.
 
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How did a violent Klansman become a champion of racial reconciliation? In his new book, Consumed by Hate, Redeemed by Love, former white supremacist Tom Tarrants tells a remarkable story of transformation by the gospel of Jesus Christ. Join us as Scott interviews Tom as he tells his story of Klan involvement, prison, and redemption. You won’t want …
 
Will Torrent eats chocolate for breakfast. He recommends the practice. “Your taste buds are ready to have something exciting!” he says. In this in-depth interview with Premier Christianity’s editor Sam Hailes, the award-winning chef shares his remarkable testimony, recalls his experiences working in Heston Blumenthal’s kitchen and explains why he’s…
 
Francis Chan, a household name pastor for Protestant Evangelicals, stirred a small controversy on social media among some Christians when, in a YouTube video clip, he was seen to make some comments about Protestant churches that many think are incorrect. In today's edition of the AC Podcast, Wesley and Steve come together to discuss this beloved br…
 
Can we make sense of our rational capabilities on an atheist naturalist worldview? Alex O’Connor of the Cosmic Skeptic YouTube channel debates Christian philosopher Max Baker-Hytch on the argument for God from reason, which was popularised by CS Lewis in his book Miracles. For Cosmic Skeptic: https://www.youtube.com/user/alexjoconnor For Max Baker-…
 
Having grown up as a Christian in Iran, Katia Adams is deeply aware of the persecution which many Christians are facing around the world. In this interview with Claire Musters, Katia explains how her Grandparents witnessed a revival in their Iranian home and how her parents have since witnessed 300,000 Muslims becoming Christians over the past thre…
 
In the first part of the show Australian Bible scholar John Dickson talks to Justin about his new book ‘Is Jesus History?’ They discuss Jesus mythicism and Bart Ehrman’s views on oral tradition. In the second part of the show Lydia McGrew and Jonathan McLatchie discuss Lydia’s new book ‘The Mirror and the Mask’. It critiques trends among some evang…
 
Friends, make your voices heard! Just a few years ago, the Government of Canada legalized doctor-assisted suicide. In legislating this, the government put in a requirement that the death of the patient must be "reasonably foreseeable." Much to the chagrin of social conservatives who have been warning that the door to doctor-assisted suicide and eut…
 
With the release of the World Watch List in January 2020, we get a catalog of the most difficult places for the followers of Jesus around the world. Join us for an inside look at some of these places from someone who travels there regularly and has first hand exposure as Scott interviews Rienk and hears of the stories of the persecuted church in 20…
 
10 years ago, Andy and Nancy started Apologetics Canada after hearing Lee Strobel speak on the exodus of young adults from the Church. With the experience and insight he's gained over the last 10 years of ministry, Andy had a chance to catch up with Lee and discuss what's coming ahead in the next 10 years in the world of apologetics. What's in the …
 
In this week’s show Megan Cornwell sits down with veteran missionary Simon Guillebaud to hear about the miraculous ways God has protected him and his family during decades of missionary work in what was once the most dangerous nation on earth. Guillebaud describes how God brought 164,000 people to faith through his ministry and why he believes Chri…
 
In the 6th and final episode of The Big Conversation series Season 2, Justin is joined by Matt Dillahunty of The Atheist Experience and Glen Scrivener of Speak Life. They discuss the atheist movement and whether secular humanism can provide a solid grounding for morality. Do studies show that religiosity benefits society? Is there an intrinsic valu…
 
How can the pro-life message be effective in an increasingly polarized culture? How can the movement move from controversy to civility and still be a compelling message defending the unborn? Join us for our conversation with Stephanie Gray, a veteran of the pro-life movement who describes how to defend the unborn in today’s culture. Show notes, inc…
 
Douglas Murray, author of ‘The Madness Of Crowds: Gender, race and identity’ joins Justin and Christian blogger Esther O’Reilly. They discuss Identity Politics, the search for identity in a post-Christian society, and Murray’s own self-identification as a ‘Christian atheist’ and what it would take to bring him back to faith. For Douglas Murray http…
 
In this week’s show Sam Hailes sits down the Conservative candidate for the 2020 London Mayoral election, Shaun Bailey. Although he grew up in a Christian family, Bailey soon turned his back on the Christian faith. In this interview he explains what brought him back, how Christians can be a force for good in politics and why his 20+ years of experi…
 
Many Millennials are skeptical of the Bible, viewing it as an outdated, intolerant book. Yet fellow Millennials Michael and Lauren McAfee, authors of Not What You Think, are up for the challenge. They make the case for their generation and for Gen Zers that the Bible is a must-read, life-changing book. In this podcast, Sean and Scott interview them…
 
In this week’s show Sam Hailes sits down with the San Francisco-based author and activist Mark Scandrette to talk about a whole host of issues which centre around spiritual formation, the gospel and whether we need to re-think the way we do Church. Mark’s own process of theological deconstruction began when his best friend fell asleep part-way thro…
 
In her important book, Love and Economics, economist Dr. Jennifer Morse argues the family is the central cultural institution responsible for the prosperity and well being of the next generation. She maintains that all of the virtues necessary for flourishing economically are learned in the family. You may not see how love and economics go together…
 
In a holiday special, Justin presents the audience Q&A panel session from Unbelievable? USA at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. He is joined by Ruth Jackson, Mary Jo Sharp, AJ Roberts, Brian Brodersen, John Lennox and Bobby Conway as they take a variety of questions from the audience. In the final segment of the show, Justin sits down with Mary Jo Sharp …
 
In Christian circles, when we think of places that need missionaries sent, we typically think of developing countries on the other side of the globe. The province of Québec in Canada is probably not the first place that will come to mind. Yet, this place represents the largest unreached people group in North America. With Terry hosting, Andy invite…
 
What is the state of historical Jesus studies today? How has the landscape changed over the past few decades? Dr. Darrell Bock provides some remarkable insight about how historical Jesus studies have moved in a positive direction towards embracing many key facts surrounding the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Sean and Scott interview him ab…
 
In a special holiday edition of the podcast Justin is joined by three friends of the show to share their stories. He also announces the date of Unbelievable? the Conference 2020 – with NT Wright as keynote speaker. Sat 9 May. Put it in your diary! Australian listener Dean Mayes explains how the show had moved him away from atheism towards opening u…
 
In this week’s show Sam Hailes sits down with the Grammy nominated Gospel artist William McDowell to hear how the miraculous has been invading Deeper Fellowship in Florida. McDowell grew up in a strong Christian family and made a commitment to God at a very early age. Over the past two decades he’s been crying out to God for revival. That prayer wa…
 
Recently, a young daughter of a Bethel singer died in her sleep. The singer's family is calling for a miracle, appealing to Jesus' "resurrection power" to raise the child from the dead. The church is rallying around them, joining them in the prayer. Is this an appropriate kind of prayer? What is the resurrection power? Andy, Terry, and Steve come t…
 
It has not been uncommon for advocates of virtually every economic system to invoke Jesus in support of their views, though some of the most ardent advocates for both capitalism and socialism did not have any particular religious views themselves (Rand, Marx). Over the years, some of the more recent advocates of socialist type economic arrangements…
 
In this week’s show Cara Bentley delves into the life and faith of the outspoken and at times controversial politician, Ann Widdecombe. When Widdecombe last spoke to Premier ten years ago, she was approaching the end of her career as an MP, looking forward to retirement on the south coast, and hoping a peerage would be on the horizon. She talked ab…
 
Prof Richard Swinburne is one of the most influential Christian philosophers in the world. In his new book ‘Are we Bodies or Souls?’ he sets out his argument for the existence of the soul. Luke Janssen has a background in science and theology. In his new book ‘Soul-Searching: The Evolution of Judeo-Christian Thinking on the Soul and the Afterlife’ …
 
Everyone seems to recognize that mental health problems are on the rise in our culture. Loneliness is feeding anxiety and depression, and this is becoming an acute problem especially among teens. On the other hand, there are studies that indicate correlation between religious practices and positive mental health outcomes. But what if you are a pare…
 
When you hear the word "Gen-Z," what words come to your mind? What does that say about the way you relate to this generation? As we relate to a generation that learned to use smartphones before they were able to talk, what are some things we should keep in mind? Andy and Terry invited Dr. Sean McDowell on the line to discuss these questions and mor…
 
Historian Tom Holland debates atheist philosopher AC Grayling in a lively edition of The Big Conversation. They discuss whether Christians preserved or destroyed classical thought and whether the West owes its values of human dignity and equality to Greek and Enlightenment thinkers or to the Christian revolution. For AC Grayling’s ‘The History of P…
 
In his recent book Atheist Overreach, Dr. Christian Smith argues that public atheist spokespersons often overreach their position regarding what atheism can actually explain about morality and science. Sean and Scott ask him probing questions about the nature of the secular-religious dialogue and why he thinks atheists sometimes overreach their pos…
 
Justin re-airs a classic show from 2010 in which Peter Hitchens debates with atheist scientist Adam Rutherford about his book The Rage Against God. Peter shares why his journey from atheism back to Christianity was so different to his famous anti-theist brother Christopher, and debates morality, abortion and more with Rutherford. To support Unbelie…
 
On this week’s show, Rev Nadim Nassar, the Church of England’s only Syrian priest, talks to Megan Cornwell about growing up in Syria and the constant threats to his life which led him to a deep sense of trust in Jesus and to his calling as a peacebuilder. He shares stories of the Syrian Muslim experiencing profound visions of Christ in the war-torn…
 
From angels playing harps on clouds while eating cream cheese, to horned red devils torturing people with pitchforks, many of us grew up with notions of heaven and hell. Yet, how much of it is Scriptural and how much of it cultural? Andy, Terry, and Steve are using a popular show on Netflix called The Good Place as a jumping board to talk about hum…
 
With the Thanksgiving season upon us, we thought it fitting to do some theological and psychological reflection on gratitude. Join us for this stimulating conversation with Rosemead Professor Dr. Stacy Eltiti, as we explore dimensions of gratitude that you might not have thought about before. It can be applied all year round, not just during the Th…
 
Amazing Grace. Unmerited and unearned. God's gift to all of us. The early Christians were struggling with this free gift. Everything in life needed to be paid for or earned. Paul wrote this letter to remind the early Christians, and now us, of God's grace-Jesus. Lead Pastor, Matt Anderson, continues the series through the book of Galatians.…
 
On this week’s show, Mark Sayers, the pastor of Red Church in Melbourne, Australia talks to Premier Christianity’s Sam Hailes about his life and ministry. Mark speaks on a variety of topics related to church and culture, including his own experience of failed church plants, the dangers of “digital capitalism” and his definition of revival as ‘renew…
 
Can chemistry crack the mystery of the origin of life? Or does the information required for Life to begin point beyond naturalistic explanations? Justin is joined by Perry Marshall who has established the $10m Evolution 2.0 Prize for anyone who can show a natural explanation for life. Lee Cronin of Glasgow University is confident that his experimen…
 
As the president of Stand to Reason, Greg Koukl is one of the leading Christian apologists today. Sean asks Greg questions about his personal faith journey and about life lessons he has learned thorough his radio, speaking, and writing ministries. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically…
 
Amazing Grace. Unmerited and unearned. God's gift to all of us. The early Christians were struggling with this free gift. Everything in life needed to be paid for or earned. Paul wrote this letter to remind the early Christians, and now us, of God's grace-Jesus. Lead Pastor, Matt Anderson, continues the series through the book of Galatians looking …
 
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