Harry Edwards, Jeremy Livermore, Jason Gallagher, Jonathan Noyes and Leslie Wickman

Apologetics.com Radio Show

Challenging believers to think and thinkers to believe.
Apologetics.com Radio Show


Challenging believers to think, and thinkers to believe.

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Loving Our Catholic Neighbor: A Dialogue with Gavin Ashenden

Feb 15, 2020 3223


General Cultural Apologetics

Feb 15, 2020 3251


Fresh Look at the Christmas Narrative

Feb 14, 2020 3199


Sci-Fi Movies and Their Utility in a Christian Worldview

Feb 14, 2020 3123


How to Love a Muslim in America: An Interview with Wali Razaqi

Dec 28, 2019 3207


The Case for Domestic Apologetics: Why We Need to Defend the Truth Claims of Christianity in the West

Dec 22, 2019 3282


Church and State

Dec 9, 2019 3189


The Conversion of Kanye West

Nov 4, 2019 3181


Transhumanism: Humans 2.0

Oct 28, 2019 3135


What Does the Bible Say About the Environment?

Oct 27, 2019 3185


How Mathematical Truth Refutes Evolution

Oct 27, 2019 3136


American Scientific Affiliation Annual Conference Update

Oct 27, 2019 3150



Oct 27, 2019 3183


Why I Still Believe

Oct 21, 2019 52:35


Ex-atheist Mary Jo Sharp joined Lenny in the studio to discuss why her struggles with Christians in the church did not dissuade her from holding onto the truth claims of Christianity. At a time when de-conversion stories have become all too common, Mary Jo's questions ultimately led her to irresistible hope.

Building Your House on the Rock

Oct 19, 2019 53:18


In this episode, Jason Gallagher, Daniel Adrean and Eddie Anorga discuss the importance of building your thinking and apologetic methodology on the rock solid foundation of Scripture. During our discussion, we hear from a caller with a friend whose birthday adds up to the number 666. It was a great teaching point to show the practical implications and importance of building our thinking on Scripture rather than some mathematical model that turns birth-dates into something that determines a person's eternal destiny. Be sure to tune in and share this episode with those you love!

Importance of Story in Apologetics

Oct 19, 2019 53:34


Jon Noyes and the Apologetics Radio team talk about the importance of engaging the skeptic using the power of story.

Live Encounter with a Steamroller

Sep 17, 2019 54:05


Greg Koukl, in his Tactics book, describes a "steamroller" in the context of an apologetics engagement. A steamroller is a person with whom you disagree about fundamental issues and in the course of a conversation refuses to listen and acknowledge the civil give and take required to achieve fruitful interactions around a subject. Our radio team led by Jon Noyes encountered such a person while we took calls. Listen and discern some of the lessons or techniques employed by the radio team in handling the caller.

Classic Christian Thinkers

Sep 5, 2019 53:11


In this episode of the Apologetics.com Radio Show we invite Ken Samples, author and speaker to talk about his latest book Classic Christian Thinkers. Here, in survey fashion, we look at the contributions of the following thinkers: Iranaeus, Athanasius, Augustine, Anselm, Aquinas, Martin Luther, Calvin, Pascal and C.S. Lewis.

Answering the Four Horsemen of Atheism: Hitchens, Dawkins, Harris and Dennett

Aug 16, 2019 52:17


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 evil, rationally and emotionally, as well as how Christianity is the only true answer to what ails humankind. Listen in and join the conversation online.

Leaving Christianity

Aug 15, 2019 53:31


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.

Helpful Apologetics Methods and Tips

Jul 29, 2019 52:56


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.

A Change of Affection: A Gay Man's Incredible Story of Redemption

Jul 19, 2019 54:22


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 homosexuality, however, it becomes very difficult to repent, or turn away, from something that has become an integral part of who you are as a person. And without repentance, there is no forgiveness. This and much more is part of this intriguing and informative show. Be sure and share it with those you love!

Columbo Tactic

Jul 9, 2019 55:07


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 the deal." Join us as we explore how to talk to the average person about amazing things.

Effective Apologetics

Jul 8, 2019 53:12


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.

Deconversion Part 2

Jun 27, 2019 56:43


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 renouncing the Christian faith: over-prepared, ill-prepared, ill-prepared and painfully prepared.

This show was hosted by Harry Edwards with panelist Chris Sandoval, Lenny Esposito and Dr. Jacob Daniel.

How Reason Can Lead To God

Jun 27, 2019 55:15


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 a greater purpose to the universe? Beginning with his own story of losing the belief in any ultimate purpose in life, philosopher Joshua Rasmussen builds a bridge to faith. Using only the instruments of reason and common experience, Rasmussen constructs a pathway that he argues can lead to meaning and, ultimately, a vision of God.

Should We Argue God's Existence?

Jun 26, 2019 54:58


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 arguments" for the existence of God and advances the Biblical method of defending our faith.

The Gospel and the First Amendment

Jun 12, 2019 53:15


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 offensive speech.


Jun 4, 2019 49:14


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 show is hosted by Dr. Jacob Daniel. Guests include distinguished scholars and apologists Dr. John Marriott, Dr. Michael Chamberlain, Mr. Finney Premkumar and Mr. Prashanth Daniel.

Are We Alone?

Jun 4, 2019 55:23


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.

Millennials and Spirituality

May 21, 2019 52:50


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.

Reliability of the Bible

May 6, 2019 54:57


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 and review what Dr. McDowell taught.

Why Education Matters

May 1, 2019 54:32


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 and appreciate the formative power that education brings to the imagination, creativity and other social advantages that come along with it. In this show we will attempt to demonstrate the difference between good education and the misguided ones; consequences of apathy on the subject and presenting good alternatives such as the Chesterton School of Liberal Arts.

Science of the Crucifixion with Guest Dr. Cahleen Shrier

Apr 25, 2019 55:09


On this episode of apologetics.com radio, Hosts Jon and Dr. Wickman interview Dr. Cahleen Shrier. Dr. Shrier is a professor of Biology and Chemistry at Azusa Pacific University and for many years she has taught her General Biology students about the Science of the Crucifixion. Focusing on the physiological components of Christ’s crucifixion, she provides a window into the suffering Jesus experienced and the depth of the sacrifice made on the cross. Tonight on the show she will walk us through the Stations of the Cross and why it’s important to grasp the physiology of the Crucifixion.

Human Trafficking and the Importance of Foster Care, an interview with Susan Patterson

Apr 25, 2019 54:15


In this episode Jason and Susan address the problem of human trafficking and how we can help. The first half of the show is spent largely defining terms and discussing just how massive of a problem this really is. During the last half of the show they discussed ways we can help, focusing on foster care and how important foster care is for our children.

Why Does God Allow Evil?

Apr 12, 2019 55:06


On this episode of apologetics.com radio Jon, Eric and Steve discuss the four main points of Dr. Clay Jones book, “Why Does God Allow Evil”. Why do we suffer, humans depravity, free will, and the Glory of Eternal Life. The problem of evil is considered the “rock of Atheism” and one of the most emotionally difficult questions to deal with, even as a Christian. The question “Why do bad things happen to good people” is on the forefront of everyone's mind, with natural disasters, cancer and mass shootings affecting everybody and leaving them wondering...Where’s God. Dr. Jones’ book and The Christian Worldview will answer these questions for us.

Paul Gould on Cultural Apologetics

Apr 5, 2019 54:54


Dr. Jacob Daniel interviews Dr. Paul Gould about his new book Cultural Apologetics. On the show are Lenny Esposito and Harry Edwards. They discuss how contemporary culture presents us with a disenchanted view of reality, and how as believers we can provide a robust response to the various challenges facing the church today.

Abdu Murray Interview on Saving Truth

Apr 5, 2019 33:26


Jon Noyes interviews Abdu Murray (RZIM) on his latest book Saving Truth.

Abortion: An Inglorius Blight on Culture

Mar 27, 2019 53:19


This episode starts off with a discussion about reading books by non-christian authors. Is it ok to read books such as The God Delusion, or should Christians be sticking to strictly “Christian based” apologetics books? The hosts then continue with a in depth look at abortion, one of the most controversial issues of the day. Should Christians be speaking/sharing in front of clinics, if so how? Has or society devalued human life? Why should we care about abortion if it “doesn’t really affect us”? When is a human actually a human? All these questions and more.

Mentioned on the Show
-An Evening with Ravi Zacharias, El Segundo H.S….Event Brite June 28,2019
-Nat Geo Movie “In The Womb”
-Scott Klusendorf, Life Training Institute Prolifetraining.com

Examining Exoplanets

Mar 27, 2019 55:14


In this week's episode of apologetics.com radio Dr. Wickman and Jon discuss exoplanets. What is an exoplanet? How many exoplanets are there? What are some of the methods in detecting exoplanets, and could if we find life on them...could this lead to a multiverse?

Scripture Alone - The Super Standard

Mar 12, 2019 53:36


In this episode Daniel Adrean (deacon at Branch of Hope OPC in Torrance, California) interviews the Reverend Kent Moorlach, minister of the historic Richland Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Shelby County, Tennessee, about the Bible as the only (and therefore the super) standard for the lives, loves, thoughts, feelings, and actions of believers. They explore with us what a standard is; what it means for the Bible to be our supreme, preeminent standard; and how the Bible is to be used in apologetics by the members and officers of Jesus's church.

Pastor Moorlach brings valuable insights from his own experiences, studies, and labors as the minister of a growing congregation that has roots that are quite literally more than one hundred fifty years old. Please listen to learn more about how essential it is that the Bible be the center of our apologetics, and of every aspect of our lives and be blessed as you seek to learn more about and serve the true and living God who perfectly reveals Himself in its pages.

Undeniable: A Review of Dr. Douglas Axe's Latest Book

Mar 11, 2019 54:32


Daniel Keer and Joel Vaughn joined us from the Science and Culture
Network. SCN is affiliated with the Discovery Institute. Their main
purpose is to advance the position that humans are not the consequence
of random processes, exposing bias in
science and exposing new scientific ideas related to human origin that
help explain the gaps in the conventional explanations. They want to
bring the discussion to everyone.

Check out http://discovery.org/scnsocal

Then we discussed Dr. Axe's presentation. We first explained materialism
and I think the a brief materialist view. There were two approaches
described by Dr. Axe as ways to counter arguments from materialist view:
introspection and observation. The introspective approach was explained
as a self-defeating argument: In summary: materialists say all that
exists are physical, but that viewpoint can't explain the existence of
thoughts. We described the difference between Numerals and Numbers.

The observation approach was explained in terms of randomness and
likelihood. We explored the alphabet soup example to help characterize
the level of probability required for things to be as they are observed
today as explained by a pure science worldview. Big numbers, low odds.

Hosts: Jonathan Noyes, with Eric Horne and guests Joe Vaughn and Daniel Keer from The Southern California Chapter of The Discovery Institute.

The Need for Civility in an Increasingly Uncivilized Society

Feb 25, 2019 51:56


This show is a rough introduction to some of the ideas that has led to a new desire for civility in against the backdrop of popular media that appear to highlight and glory incivility in modern society. We introduce terms such as modernity, Aristotle's idea of the "common good" and Dr. Richard Park's formulation of the "human good" as necessary tools to understand, ground and point a way forward to establishing civility in our culture.

Lessons on Science and Faith from Galileo

Feb 20, 2019 54:32


On this episode of aplogetics.com radio were taking a look at Galileo and what he taught us about faith and science. Galileo’s conflict with the Church is often portrayed as a clash between science and religion. It might be better characterized as the culmination of a clash between ancient and modern science that had been brewing for centuries, leading up to the Scientific Revolution. Join us as we discuss what lessons we can learn from Galileo today.

Is Evolution Scientific?

Feb 9, 2019 53:18


Join us on this show for a discussion on science and evolution. Central to this topic is the importance of definitions. What is science? What is evolution? Often times these are moving targets that muddy understanding and fruitful dialogue. We also discuss some of the insurmountable problems with Darwinian evolution and bring forth positive arguments for the Intelligent Design position.

Saving Truth: A Review of Abdu Murray's Latest Book

Feb 5, 2019 54:19


In this show hosts Jon and Steve discuss Abdu Murray’s latest book “Saving Truth”. Why is truth important and what does it mean to live in a “post-truth” society. Before we can truly enter into logical discussions on any other topic we need to understand truth. We are living in a society where feelings and emotions have been elevated and fact has been dismissed, so what can a Christian do to address this problem.

Callers include:
-Comments on Abdu Murray at Get a Grip 2019
-Thoughts on Roman Catholicism and addressing false beliefs

Defending Your Marriage

Jan 30, 2019 53:34


In this show we invited Dr. Timothy Muehlhoff, communications professor at Biola University and marriage expert, to talk about his new book, Defending Your Marriage. This is an important work because it highlights an oft-overlooked source of marital problems, and that is spiritual battles. The evil one is hell-bent on thwarting successful marriages for obvious reasons. Listen as we discuss his schemes and how to combat them.

The Intersection of Science and Faith

Jan 30, 2019 54:50


This week on ADC host Jon Noyes was in studio with Eric and Isaac Horne discussing a talk given by Dr. Francis Collins at the ADA's annual conference. They sought to answer the question, "Are science and Christianity compatible?"

Christology: The Incarnation and The Trinity

Jan 15, 2019 53:51


On this episode of the ADC Radio show we talk about Christology, specifically the Incarnation and the Trinity. These are two watershed doctrines that every Christian should be familiar with. Join Daniel Adrean and Jason Gallagher as they discuss these doctrines and some common objections to them.

Story of Reality: Part 2

Jan 15, 2019 57:05


This week on the show Jon, Steve and Eric finish up their series on The Story of Reality discussing The Cross and what it means to be Holy. They also discuss the upcoming Get A Grip apologetics speaker series from Living Oaks Community Church.

Are We Losing Culture ....and Why?

Jan 15, 2019 56:52


In this show we discuss the current cultural climate and how it seems that the cultural battle is being won by the world, at least in America. Every aspect of media seems to be preaching the same message. Whether it's commercials, TV shows, movies, kids cartoons, songs, radio shows or news outlets, consistent moral messages are being preached 24/7 whether we like it or not. Meanwhile, it seems most Christians are reluctant to even mention the name "Jesus" for fear of being seen as overbearing, fanatical or judgmental. What has happened to the church? Why is our voice seemingly silent? What is the biblical model for remedying this trend? Tune in as ADC regulars Steve Van Kuelen, Jon Noyes and Jason Gallagher discuss this and other related topics.

What You Don't Know About Christmas

Jan 15, 2019 56:58


Christmas holds an extra-large place in the hearts of Americans. But there are a lot of things about Christmas we believe that simply aren’t true. Was December 25 celebrated by Christians as an alternative to Roman pagan holidays? Is the commercialization of Christmas a recent phenomenon? What did the first Christmas really look like? In this hour, we’ll tackle some of the more persistent myths surrounding Christmas and tell you how to really keep Christ as the center of your celebrations.

Playing God?

Dec 20, 2018 57:32


A Stanford trained geneticist announced a few weeks ago that he had successfully edited the genes of two embryos to protect them from inheriting HIV from their father. The newborn twins appear to be HIV free and healthy. Leading geneticists condemned the action. Why? What ought the Christian response be? On this episode of Aplogetics.com Radio join hosts Jon Noyes and Dr. Leslie Wickman along with special guest Dr. James Peterson, professor of ethics at Roanoke College and Virginia Tech Medical School as they grapple with this event and the implication that flow from it.

How To Respond To Violence in the Bible

Dec 13, 2018 57:08


Have you ever wondered about the seemingly excessive violence in the Old Testament? There are actually great reasons for the violence and what you will find is that God is not only a just and holy God but also incredibly patient with sinful man. Join host Jason Gallagher and guests Tony Yu and Daniel Adrean to talk about this difficult topic that can stumble a lot of people.

1 Samuel 15:3
Now go and attack Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and do not spare them. But kill both man and WOMAN, INFANT and NURSING CHILD, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.

God In The Midst of Tragedy

Dec 7, 2018 57:02


On this episode of Apologetics.com Radio host Jon Noyes and guest Eric Horne review the recent events affecting Thousand Oaks. This community was rocked by first a mass shooting and then fires. Jon and Eric beginning to discuss what practical steps they were able to do as ambassadors of Christ while wrestling with the question, where is God in the midst of Tragedy. And of course they take your calls.

Is Modern Culture's Shift Making Us Less Human?

Nov 28, 2018 57:07


Social Justice Warriors tell us we must never criticize people's feeling or desires, no matter the cost. They say this makes us more humane. But what if doing so actually makes us less human? In this show, we'll explore the three great virtues of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty and discuss why a feelings-based culture actually makes us more like animals than it does human beings.

God of the Cosmos

Nov 28, 2018 57:07


This week Dr. Leslie Wickman and host Jon Noyes begin a discussion centered on cosmology. They introduce arguments for the existence of God like the Kalam Cosmological Argument and the Fine Tuning Argument. And of course they take your calls.

The State of American Theology

Nov 15, 2018 56:55


What do Americans think about God, Jesus Christ, sin, and eternity? Ligonier Ministries’ and Lifeway recently teamed up to find out and many of the answers were not pretty. Does God accept the worship of other religions? 70% of Evangelicals think so but Scripture tells us differently. Tune in as Jason Gallagher and Bob Parucha discuss some more of the studies findings and how we can challenge believers to think as we defend and confirm the gospel within the walls of the church.

Last Call for Liberty

Nov 7, 2018 36:23


The following was taken from Os Guinness latest book "Last Call for Liberty."

The hour is critical. The American republic is suffering its gravest crisis since the Civil War. Conflicts, hostility, and incivility now threaten to tear the country apart. Competing visions have led to a dangerous moment of cultural self-destruction. This is no longer politics as usual, but an era of political warfare where our enemies are not foreign adversaries, but our fellow citizens.

Yet the roots of the crisis are deeper than many realize. Os Guinness argues that we face a fundamental crisis of freedom, as America's genius for freedom has become her Achilles' heel. Our society's conflicts are rooted in two rival views of freedom, one embodied in "1776" and the ideals of the American Revolution, and the other in "1789" and the ideals of the French Revolution. Once again America has become a house divided, and Americans must make up their minds as to which freedom to follow. Will the constitutional republic be restored or replaced?

This grand treatment of history, civics, and ethics in the Jewish and Christian traditions represents Guinness's definitive exploration of the prospects for human freedom today. He calls for a national conversation on the nature of freedom, and poses key questions for concerned citizens to consider as we face a critical chapter in the American story. He offers readers a checklist by which they can assess the character and consequences of the freedoms they are choosing.

In the tradition of Alexis de Tocqueville, Guinness provides a visitor's careful observation of the American experiment. Discover here a stirring vision for faithful citizenship and renewed responsibility for not only the nation but also the watching world.

Story of Reality

Nov 7, 2018 57:10


On this episode of Apologetics.com radio Jon, Steve and guest Eric continue through Greg Koukl's The Story of Reality focusing on Jesus. Who he was and what he did.

Does God Care About What You Eat? Part 2

Nov 7, 2018 57:14


Do we limit what we watch on television in pursuit of holiness? Are we careful of what we read as it concerns God? Most of us would say yes to these questions bit what about food? Is there a right theology of food? Does it matter spiritually what we consume? Join Dr. Lesslie Wickman and Jon Noyes on this episode of Apologetics.com Radio as the discuss these ideas and more.

The Women in Apologetics

Oct 29, 2018 57:25


In this episode of the Apologetics.com Radio show, we interview Laurie Stewart, Hillary Ferrer, Krista Bontrager and Rachel Shockey, the leaders of Women in Apologetics, an organization devoted to developing apologetics training, especially for women to reach other women for Christ. In this show we discuss the importance of being culturally engaged and the practical benefits we can employ as we seek to defend the truth claims of Christianity in our community.

The Crucifixion of Jesus: Interview with Dr. Joe Bergeron

Oct 15, 2018 57:04


In this show, Jason Gallagher interviews Dr. Joe Bergeron on his upcoming book "The Crucifixion of Jesus: A Medical Doctor Examines the Death and Resurrection of Christ." Central to Christianity, the death and resurrection of Christ is a topic that all believers should be readily equipped to confirm and defend. This book gives believers strong arguments and evidences that confirm the truth of Scripture and the authenticity of the Gospel accounts and defend the resurrection against arguments such as the "hallucination hypotheses" posed by skeptics. Thanks to St. Polycarp Publishing House for giving away free books to our callers. For all other listeners, go to www.crucifixionbook.com for a 15% discount.

The Theology of Man

Oct 12, 2018 56:53


Are we a product of time, chance and random mutations or are we made special, unique and with purpose and meaning? What is the truth about our nature and what are the answers to life’s most important questions? Join Jon Noyes, Steve Van Keulen and special guest Amy Hall from Stand to Reason as they answer these question, “Who is man?”

Examining Islam

Sep 30, 2018 57:08


In this show we take an honest look at the fruits of Islam based on the foundational teachings of the Qur’an and the way it impacting cultures today. Is it really a religion of peace or something different? Tune in as Jason Gallagher leads a discussion with Tony Yu and Daniel Adrean

Can Hollywood Make You a Better Christian?

Sep 28, 2018 55:56


In this episode we will explore the cultural artifact of movies and story-telling to see if there is anything in Hollywood that can teach Christians to discern between legitimate worldviews (apologetics) and bankrupt ones. This show will also help you consider the inherent goodness and significance of beauty and art in Christian living. Our special guests are Brian Godawa, Lenny Esposito, Jacob Daniel and your host Harry Edwards.

Does God Care About What You Eat?

Sep 17, 2018 57:04


Do we limit what we watch on television in pursuit of holiness? Are we careful of what we read as it concerns God? Most of us would say yes to these questions bit what about food? Is there a right theology of food? Does it matter spiritually what we consume? Join Dr. Lesslie Wickman and Jon Noyes on this episode of Apologetics.com Radio as the discuss these ideas and more.

A Converstaion With A Street Epistemologist

Sep 11, 2018 57:07


Is faith a reliable way to determine truth? The biblical answer is no, but many Christians seem to think it is and get tripped up in conversations when asked this by street epistemologists. From the book "A Manual for Creating Atheists", street epistemology has quickly become the new atheist evangelism and is being adopted worldwide by atheists seeking to shake the faith of Christians. In tonight's show, host Jason Gallagher and Tony Yu have a live conversation with an atheist "street epistemologist" as we seek to walk through their methodology and demonstrate how Christians can be better equipped to respond to its challenges. Enjoy the show!

The Story of Reality

Sep 6, 2018 57:05


On tonight's episode of Apologetics.com Radio Jon and Steve explore reality, the way things really are. There is an underlying true story that explains the way the world is. The question is, what is that story? Who are the main characters? And why does it matter? Of course they take your calls too.

GenZ Apology

Sep 2, 2018 56:39


Who are the GenZ and how do we tailor our apologetics to reach them? Listen as our team discuss some of the unique traits of this generation, their struggles, strengths and opportunities to connect them to the one and only person who can give them real happiness, satisfaction and shalom in this life and the life to come.

Journey To God

Aug 31, 2018 57:31


On this episode of Apologetics.com Radio host Jonathan Noyes spends some time interviewing co-host Leslie Wickman hearing her incredible journey to God and ultimately science and heading up the American Scientific Affiliation. Dr. Wickman has an amazing story and you don't want to miss hearing it.

Problem of Evil Continued

Aug 17, 2018 57:07


Join Apologetics.com host Jonathan Noyes and Steven Van Kuelen as they continue the conversation on the problem of evil. In light of some recent conversations while speaking at Hume Lake Christian Camps it is clear that this is one of them most talked about subjects and as such deserving of another episode.

Problem of Evil

Aug 12, 2018 56:39


If God is good and all powerful, why then is there evil in the world? People have been asking this question for millennia and tonight on the ADC Radio Show host Jason Gallagher and special guests Patrick Parks and Daniel Adrean will be providing you with biblical answers.

Art, Beauty and Apologetics

Aug 2, 2018 57:38


The transcendent value of beauty is hardly mentioned in academic conversations in our modern world, much less in everyday culture in which superficial preferences are the norm. That wasn't the case before the Enlightenment. What happened? In this show we take a survey approach to the nature of beauty, some of its properties, and the important role it plays in the art and science of apologetics. On the show are Lenny Esposito, Daniel Jacob, Harry Edwards and special guest Brian Godawa.

The Theory of Everything: God

Jul 26, 2018 56:48


On this episode of Apologetics.com join Dr. Lesslie Wickman and Jonathan Noyes as they host special guest Dr. Robert Mann, Proffessor of Physics and Mathematics at the University of Waterloo. The topic tonight is black holes, quatum physics, and the particles that make up everything. All in the context of the existence of God of course.

Why We Christians Fail the Gospel

Jul 20, 2018 50:30


The Gospel is good news. That literally is what "Gospel" means. But in today's hearing, that word is meaningless. Not because God is dead in a Nietzschean sort of way. No, of course not. It's the power of Christ to transform us and the rest of creation; and it still is. So why is the Gospel as it is preached today of no consequence? It's because good hearted believers fail to communicate it. Listen and find out what we mean by this.

Investigating the Ice Age - An Interview with Dr. Jake Hebert

Jul 19, 2018 56:40


The Ice Age is probably one of the least well known events that has happened during our earth's history. In this show, we interview Dr. Jake Hebert from the Institute for Creation Research and discuss how various scientists view the evidence we see today. Dr. Hebert argues that the evidence we see fits best within the context of a 6-day creation and the Genesis Flood. Tune in as we discuss these topics and also take a call from an atheist friend of ours in Canada.

Pro-Life Tactics

Jul 19, 2018 56:19


Join hosts Jon Noyes and Steven Van Keulen as they discuss one of the most pressing issues of the day, abortion. In this episode of Apologetics.com Radio we talk about tactics in navigating discussions centered on abortion and pro-life persuasion.

Is There Life Out There?

Jul 4, 2018 56:27


Jason Gallagher hosts astrophysicist Dr. Jeff Zweerink and astronaut Dr. Leslie Wickman as they answer common questions about the search for life-friendly planets.lifeoutthere

Can We Be Moral Without God?

Jun 19, 2018 56:28


While atheists and non-believers can live outwardly “good” lives, do they have any rational basis or justification for loving their neighbor and expecting others to do so? If we are alive today and then gone forever does it really matter how we behave? Sponsored by Branch of Hope OPC, join host Jason Gallagher and guests as we discuss these questions and expose the utter inability of the unbelieving/evolutionary worldview to account for any sort of objective morality and show that the Christian worldview is the only rational basis for truly loving your neighbor as yourself.

The Grand Canyon: Evidence for an Old Earth

Jun 15, 2018 56:27


This weekend on Apologetics.com Radio join hosts Leslie Wickman and Jonathan Noyes as they spend the hour discussing the age of the earth with professor Ken Wolgemuth, author of The Grand Canyon, Monument to an Ancient Earth.

Foundations for Cultural Engagement

May 30, 2018 56:43


On this episode of the Apologetics.com Radio Show we discuss the importance of developing a biblical theory, or framework, with which to understand and engage the important cultural issues of our day. In it we discuss Christopher Watkin’s book, “Thinking Through Creation”, which brings the doctrine of the Trinity into the forefront of this conversation. With host Jason Gallagher and guests Bob Parucha and Patrick Parks.

“If Christians do not articulate how the Bible explains all other stories in terms of its own story and how it provides a positive vision for society, then other stories will step in to explain the Bible in their own terms and provide that vision in its place.” Christopher Watkin

Global Warming and the Christian Engagement

May 29, 2018 56:40


This week on the program radio host Jon Noyes and Leslie Wickman discuss a conference Dr. Wickman just attended. The conversation turned into a focused dialogue about Global Warming and how the Christian can engage the issue in a meaningful and informed way.

Three Things Every Christian Must Have in Their Apologetics Tool Belt

May 15, 2018 55:50


If you're a believer in Christ, you can't miss the command to be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks for the hope you have in Him, yet with gentleness and respect (1 Pet. 3:15). It's not an option to engage in the defense of the faith. In fact, it's a joy and honor to represent our Lord and Savior since we're all called to be ambassadors for the Kingdom. Here we discuss what we think are three of the most important methods to help our listeners engage our current culture for Christ. I'm joined in the studio with Lenny Esposito, Jacob Daniel and first time guest Artur Asaduriyan.

CA Bill AB2943

May 9, 2018 56:19


On this episode of Apologetics.com Radio Jon Noyes and Steve Van Keulin talk about AB2943, a bill in California that is a real threat to both religious liberty and freedom of speech. They also field some of your questions.

Answering Objections to Isaiah 53

May 8, 2018 55:41


In this episode Jason Gallagher and guests respond to a recent email from an atheist raising various objections that Jesus Christ is not the fulfillment of Isaiah 53. Tune in as we refute the objections raised and take another call from a skeptic on this very topic.

Examining Catholicism

Apr 24, 2018 55:44


Join Jon, Steve and Jacob as the comment on the Pope's interaction with a few young people in a Roman slum. They dive into Catholic theology and point out where some issues might be.

Proving Christ from The Scriptures: Isaiah 53

Apr 24, 2018 55:18


Throughout the New Testament we see Paul, Apollos and others reasoning and debating from the Scriptures to prove that Jesus Christ was the Messiah. As Christians, this is part of our apologetic task, to show the Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of the Messianic prophecies in the Old Testament. The aim of this show is to help you do just that focusing in on the Isaiah 53, often referred to as the Suffering Servant passage. One of the key questions in dealing with this passage, who is the Servant spoken of in Isaiah 53? Join host Jason Gallagher and guests as they explore that question and more while taking a call from a friendly skeptic.

Church and Culture

Apr 24, 2018 56:39


This week Jon and Steve address the church's role in the community. They wrestle with the question of how the church can be better equipped and more intentional at sharing the Christian worldview outside the four walls of the church. They also take calls from our listeners.

Good Friday Show

Apr 2, 2018 57:04


Jon Noyes shares his thoughts on Good Friday. Jason Gallagher and Harry Edwards join him in studio to help answer basic apologetics questions from Angelinos.

Race, Culture and the Gospel

Apr 1, 2018 56:46


The Apologetics.com Radio team discuss in survey fashion some of the thorny issues we face surrounding race, culture and it's final cure, the Gospel. Joining Harry Edwards in the studio are Lenny Esposito, Jacob Daniel and special guest Brett Kunkle.

Humanism and Scientism

Mar 18, 2018 56:49


What is Humanism, where does it come from, and what has it affected? In this show we answer these questions and demonstrate it's impact on Scientism.

Pornography, Science and the Bible - Part 2

Mar 18, 2018 55:54


In this episode of the Apologetics.com Radio show we will be addressing the topic of “Pornography, Science and The Bible.” From “50 Shades of Grey” to the ends of the internet, this is an epidemic that is crippling the church and damaging us as a society. Find out what modern science and the Scriptures have to say about the damaging effects pornography has on our brains and how we can reverse the damage that has already been done.

Pornography, Science and the Bible - Part 1

Mar 18, 2018 56:10


In this episode of the Apologetics.com Radio show we will be addressing the topic of “Pornography, Science and The Bible.” From “50 Shades of Grey” to the ends of the internet, this is an epidemic that is crippling the church and damaging us as a society. Find out what modern science and the Scriptures have to say about the damaging effects pornography has on our brains and how we can reverse the damage that has already been done.

Christian Liberty

Mar 12, 2018 57:19


On this edition of Apologetics.com Radio Jon Noyes, Nate Tinner, and Andrew Yoon discuss the idea of Christian Liberty. What does it mean that we are free in Christ? After becoming a Christian is it acceptable to do whatever you want? Why are why not? Join us as we seek answers to these questions and more.

What Gives You Human Rights?

Mar 8, 2018 56:16


In culture today the idea of protests, strikes and standing for some cause is in vogue with many of the younger members of this generation. Just weeks ago high schoolers marched in protest advocating stricter gun controls. Undergirding all this is the idea of human rights, the notion that all are equal and deserve equal respect and value. Hardly anyone denies this, but what gives purpose, worth and significance to human beings? Harry Edwards along with a panel of speakers, Jonathan Noyes, Jacob Daniel and Ryan Pauly will help us in understanding the dialog surrounding these important concepts of human rights and human dignity.

Human Enhancement Technologies & Bioethical Concerns

Feb 27, 2018 57:59


Scientific breakthroughs have made several human enhancements possible: CRISPR genetic engineering, artificial bionic limbs, brain microchip implants, RFID identification microchip implants, synthetic blood, and many more. With genetic engineering, humans may live much longer lives as vulnerability to disease and loss of health will be greatly reduced. We can categorize these as either healing therapies that restore what was lost or advances to give humans improved capacities above the normal. Many ethical questions arise. Does Christianity offer any insight?

The Apologetic Value of the Westminster Confession of Faith

Feb 27, 2018 56:39


In this episode Jason Gallagher and his guest panel discuss the history surrounding the Westminster confession of faith and the larger and shorter catechisms that accompany it. We also discuss how we can use this confession to help us answer foundational questions that come up in apologetics such as “how do we know the Bible is true?”

Can You Be a Christian and Be Gay?

Feb 8, 2018 56:43


Join Jon, Nate and Andrew as they discuss one of the most controversial issues of the day, homosexuality. They seek to answer questions from the Get a Grip speaker series where Sean McDowell engaged Matthew Vines in a dialogue focused on the question: "What does the Bible teach about homosexuality?"

God and Sex

Feb 8, 2018 56:30


Our culture today either vilifies sex for prurient reasons or treats it as nothing more than a mechanical event brought on by natural biological impulses. In this show our team of apologist led by Harry Edwards seek to understand sex as something glorifying to God when understood properly. Will there be sex in heaven? How does sex affect us? ….and more will be discussed on the show.

Denis Lamoureux and Evolutionary Creation

Feb 8, 2018 56:07


In this show, Leslie and Jeremy discuss a version of Theistic Evolution known as Evolutionary Creationism. In this show we discuss the following:
- Denis’ personal story to faith
- What is Evolutionary Creation?
- What is your view of Intelligent Design
- What is your Interpretation of Gen 1 &2
- Darwin's views
- With several centuries of hindsight now, what should we make Galileo's views and the church’s response?
- Denis’ latest book: Evolution: Scripture & Nature Say YES!

Sex, Science and the Bible

Jan 18, 2018 55:54


In today's sex-obsessed culture, find out how modern neuroscience is coming to the conclusions set forth thousands of years ago in Scripture as it relates to sexual ethics. See how God's design for sexuality and marriage are indeed good for humanity and how harmful the ideas of casual sex and on-demand pornography are to ourselves and society in general. Join host Jason Gallagher and special guests Eddie Anorga, Tony Yu and Kim Yu as we discuss these topics and answer lots of interesting calls on this hot topic.

Get A Grip - Part 2: A Look Ahead to 2018

Jan 11, 2018 57:59


Join Apologetics.com host Jonathan Noyes and his guests, Nate Tinner and Chang Yun as they discuss the Get A Grip apologetics series coming to Southern CA this January. They also seek to address the question, “Can you call yourself a Christian and be gay?” while taking you calls.

Get a Grip: A Look Ahead to 2018

Jan 7, 2018 56:37


Join ADC radio hosts Jon Noyes and Jason Gallagher as they look ahead to the 2018 Get a Grip lecture series starting in January and how Christ impacts culture. Among other things, Jon and Jason discuss how to navigate conversations on abortion and homosexuality both outside and inside the church. Be sure to tune in and share this episode with others.

The Problem of Evil and the Hope of Christmas

Jan 2, 2018 57:13


Many people wonder why this life is so hard and why it's painful moments are unending. Many question God's willingness to allow such suffering to unfold. How could God existence even be believable in light of the evils of this world? It seems his existence is impossible or improbable. Listen in to learn how God's existence is compatible with evil and how the hope of Christmas helps us to lift our eyes to the eternal healer.

Apologetics and the Church

Dec 23, 2017 56:50


On this episode of apologetics.com radio join us as we discuss the role of apologetics in the context of the local church while taking your calls and questions. We also discuss some common misunderstandings regarding the Christmas story.

Common Misconceptions About Christianity

Dec 13, 2017 56:10


On this episode we discuss some common stumbling blocks for people that prevent them from coming to Christ or seriously considering the Christian faith. Whether it's reconciling a loving God with the existence of hell or a misunderstanding of the value that the Bible places on women, we discuss these and other misconceptions on this show. Special guests include Delia Davies, a homeschooling mother of 6, her husband Aaron Davies and Bob Parucha. Be sure to listen in and share with your friends!

Cultural Challenges for the Church

Dec 6, 2017 56:48


Join us on Apologetics.com Radio as we seek to define the church and discuss the role of the church in culture. We also discuss issues of homosexuality and pornography and where the church’s involvement ought to be in addressing these issues and more.

Culture in Search of Virtue

Nov 28, 2017 56:34


Our culture today is populated by a class of people who were not recognized as a special group until the 1950's. They are the teenagers — the eternal adolescents. Grown ups are extinct according to Diana West, author of Death of the Grown Up. In this episode we highlight some peculiar characteristics of teenagers and the challenges they face in a society that demands certain responsibilities and duties. Part of the solution is for these young adults to begin the process of habituating themselves to certain practices that lead to virtue. Helping us get started on this conversation and the host of this episode is Harry Edwards along with regular panelists: Jacob Daniel, Lenny Esposito and Brooklynn Wong.

Moving Beyond Time and Origins: Engaging Science & Faith in the Here and Now

Nov 28, 2017 57:02


In the first 20 minutes of the show we recap Leslie's recent talk in Oxford on the differences in the current Science Faith Dialogue in America and Europe. In the next portion of the show we encourage Christian's to think about current and future science as opposed to just origins issues. In the last 20 minutes we discuss hot Science topics and the Christian view of human nature.

Creeds and Confessions: Essential Tools for Apologetics Part 2

Nov 24, 2017 56:43


In this episode we discuss the Nicene Creed, the Athanasian Creed and the Westminster Confession and how they help us defend our faith. We also take calls on the end times, the creeds and the doctrine of free will. Be sure to tune in and share this episode with your friends!

State of American Evangelicalism

Nov 10, 2017 56:45


What’s the current state of American Evangelicalism? What is the churches role in culture? On this installment of Apologetics.com Radio Jon Noyes, Andrew Yoon, and Nate Tinner discuss the these things while taking caller questions.

Nod to 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Nov 5, 2017 57:14


In this show we give a nod to the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and its monumental effect on culture, ushering in Western Civilization. We observe the decline of the West and talk about ways we can save it. Hosting the show is Harry Edwards with special guests, Brooklynn Wong, Ryan Pauly and Jacob Daniel.

Creeds and Confessions: Essential Tools for Apologetics - Part 1

Oct 18, 2017 57:07


How do the early Creeds prepare us for conversations with monotheistic religions such as Judaism and Islam? How do they prepare us to witness to Mormons and Jehovah's witnesses? How do they help us disciple the nations and future generations? How do the confessions help us answer the problem of evil? Find out as we answer these questions and others on the Apologetics.com Radio show.

Can Man Be Good Without God?

Oct 12, 2017 56:53


On this installment of the Apologetics.com Radio show, Jon Noyes and Andrew Yoon discuss the tragic shooting in Las Vegas in the context of the existence of God. They make the point that if God doesn't exist then we can't even say that mass shooting was tragic.

Culture & Apologetics: A Continuing Conversation

Oct 9, 2017 56:45


Jon Noyes and Harry Edwards continue the discussion of the importance of engaging culture as a viable apologetics activity. Listen as they bring up a nuanced understanding of how cultural apologetics helps shape a culture of human flourishing.

Culture: In Search of a Transformational One

Sep 28, 2017 57:08


In this show Harry Edwards and his team of panelists (Lenny Esposito, Tyler Geffeney, Jacob Daniel and Brooklynn Wong) tackle three things about the subject of culture: (1) What is culture (defined)?; (2) What are the things (stuff) in culture or how does culture happen?; and (3) How do we create a better culture? These three objectives are easier said than done. Listen as we attempt to talk through and bring some clarity to these difficult issues in our challenging times.

A Journey Through Science and Faith

Sep 27, 2017 56:53


Jeremy interviews Dr. Leslie Wickman on her journey through NASA and Lockheed as a scientist, engineer, and Christian. Leslie discusses the most impactful scientific evidences behind the Christian Faith.

Knowing God Through Science

Sep 24, 2017 56:59


What do all scientists, whether Christian or atheist, assume to be true when they step into a laboratory to do science and which worldview can properly account for those things? How are God's invisible attributes clearly seen through the study of creation? Tune in and join host Jason Gallagher and his panel of guests as we unpack these questions in light of Romans 1:20. Listen in to discover how Christians have the only basis for practicing science and how the creation we are surrounded by brings every one of us face to face with the living God each and every day.

The Culture and The Christian

Sep 11, 2017 56:30


Tonight we seek to dig into how the Christian is to respond to the culture around us. Specifically, we will answer the question, "What is Christianity?" From there we will look at what the role of the church is in responding to relativism, feelings-ism, and the erosion of language.

Host: Jon Noyes
Guests: Nate Tinner, Andrew Yoon

Apologetics.com Radio Show Rebooted

Sep 11, 2017 57:22


In this restart of Apologetics.com Radio show, Harry Edwards introduces a new set of regular hosts and a new format. Along with some of the regular hosts on the show we bring a new personality to join the team. Jonathan Noyes brings a wealth of experience as a capable apologist, pastor, father, culture creator and a person wholly committed to Christ and his kingdom. We’re thrilled to have him take on hosting duties on the Apologetics.com Show.

Also on this show, we talk about the purpose for apologetics and take on callers to answer their apologetics questions. Joining me on this discussion are Jason Gallagher and Jonathan Noyes.

Winsome Persuasion: Christian Influence in a Post-Christian World

Sep 9, 2017 1:51:03


How are Christians viewed in the broader culture? We blush at the possibilities. Brainwashed fanatics? Out-of-touch dogmatists? Buffoons? The task of bearing faithful witness to Jesus is complicated by persistent―and not altogether baseless―cultural stereotypes. In our post-Christian society, thoughtful Christians are considering again how to engage the dominant culture as a minority, a counterpublic, amid varying perceptions and misperceptions. In this show, Harry Edwards asks Timothy Muehlhoff and Rick Langer authors of the book Winsome Persuasion and special guest Lenny Esposito what our interactions with the dominant cultural ethos should look like. How might we be persuasive and civil at the same time? How should we respond to those who ridicule and caricature us? How can we challenge the beliefs of other communities with love and respect? Muehlhoff and Langer present a model for cultural engagement that integrates communication theory, theology, and Scripture. Penetrating, wise, and relentlessly practical, it includes test cases and examples from history, such as William Wilberforce and Harriet Beecher Stowe. Now more than ever, Christians need what Winsome Persuasion offers: a compelling vision of public engagement that is both shrewd and gracious.

What are We Afraid of?

Apr 8, 2017 14:27


Craig Hazen, Ph.D. tells a story of one of his experiences when he was invited to talk to students in a very liberal university. His encouraging presentation gives us confidence that the truth claims of Christianity is indefeasible and of such importance that we are obligated, as followers of Jesus, to share. The kinds of questions the average skeptics ask are not worrisome and nothing to be afraid of.

Was Jesus a Mythical Figure

Mar 9, 2017 1:54:43


Is Jesus a historical figure or merely a creation of the twelve disciples? Was Christianity just copied from similar ancient Near Eastern religions? Tune in as Jeremy Livermore and guest discuss the various attempts to discredit the truth claims of Christianity and demonstrate the persuasive evidences that support it.

Is the Bible True?

Feb 26, 2017 1:52:07


Jason Gallagher and his team discuss the evidence and reasons for the reliability and veracity of the Bible. Tune in and join the discussion.

Imago Dei

Feb 26, 2017 1:48:19


Kurt Blake and his panel of experts talk about the Imago Dei and its implications for moral living. Tune in and join the discussion.

Church and State: A Christian Response

Feb 26, 2017 1:51:50


Christopher Neiswonger leads a discussion on the proper understanding of the relationship between the church and the state. Some of the specifics on this show cover the recent order of President Trump to abolish the Johnson Amendment. Tune in and join the discussion.

Origins: Why is There Something Rather Than Nothing?

Feb 3, 2017 1:52:49


Christopher Neiswonger and Matthew Rosenblum discuss the various popular theories on origins, compared and contrasted with the Biblical understanding of creation and intelligent design.

Francis Schaeffer: The Greatest Apologist of the 20th Century

Feb 3, 2017 1:51:26


Bob Parucha and team discuss Francis Schaeffer's life and his invaluable contributions to the art and science of defending the truth claims of Christianity.

Blaise Pascal: The Apologist

Feb 3, 2017 1:53:08


Jason Gallagher along with special guests Eddie Anorga and Tony Yu discuss the life and apologetics of Blaise Pascal (1623-1662). One of the most brilliant mathematicians and scientists of all time, he spent the last 8 years of his life dedicated to the defense of the Christian faith.

Methods in Apologetics

Jan 6, 2017 1:52:28


Christopher Neiswonger and Staff Apologist Lindsay Brooks discuss the various ways one can study and engage in apologetics.


Jan 6, 2017 1:55:44


Bob Parucha, along with regular guests discuss the importance and significance of the incarnation.

Challenges Youth People Face in Pop Culture

Jan 6, 2017 1:46:24


Clay Atkinson and panel discuss the challenges young people face in popular culture.

Homosexuality to Christianity: An Interview with Becket Cook

Dec 13, 2016 1:54:51


Jason Gallagher interviews Becket Cook about his personal testimony of coming out of the homosexual lifestyle and into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Joined also in the studio by Tony Yu.

History and Methods of Christian Apologetics

Dec 10, 2016 1:53:44


Christopher Neiswonger leads a discussion on the history and various methods used in the art and science of defending the Christian faith.

History and Methods of Christian Apologetics Part 2

Dec 10, 2016 1:53:47


This is a continuation from last week's show in which Christopher Neiswonger leads a discussion on the history and various methods used in the art and science of defending the Christian faith.

Apologetics in the Book of Acts

Nov 23, 2016 1:54:05


Jason Gallagher leads a discussion panel to explore Biblical precedent for apologetics as practiced by the early Christian leaders.


Nov 23, 2016 1:55:50


Bob Parucha leads a panel discussion on Buddhism, its teachings and ways to reach them for the cause of Christ.

Reformation Day

Nov 5, 2016 1:58:53


Jason Gallagher leads a team to discuss the positive contributions of the Reformation and its lasting effects on culture today.

Comparing Christianity and Islam

Nov 5, 2016 1:57:09


In this call-in show, radio host Bob Parucha and guests discuss the differences between Christianity and Islam. Special call-in guest: Ken Samples.

Seven Key Questions Every Christian Ought to Answer

Oct 29, 2016 1:54:51


In this show Christopher Neiswonger and guest Brian Spear answer callers' questions and tackle the seven questions every believer ought to answer.


Oct 29, 2016 1:55:09


Join Philip George as he leads a discussion on some of the Great Awakenings in the churches of America.


Oct 12, 2016 1:48:02


Kurt Blake and special guests Derek Brover and John Marriott discuss the dynamics and related topics surrounding Christian de-conversion. What is it? How does this happen? How ought we understand it? These are some of the questions the team at Apologetics.com seek to address in this show.

Christianity's Dangerous Idea with Ken Samples

Oct 12, 2016 1:55:52


The radical idea that individuals could interpret the Bible for themselves spawned a revolution that is still being played our on the world stage today. Guest host Philip George and special guest Ken Samples discuss the fascinating figures and movements that continue to inspire debate and division across Protestant churches and communities worldwide.

The Great Skeptic: Michael Shermer's Atheism Examined

Sep 28, 2016 1:59:51


Atheist Michael Shermer is one of the most persuasuve presenters of skeptical arguments against Christianity. In anticipation of the debate between Dr. Shermer and Pastor Paul Viggiano, staff apologist Lindsay Brooks explores a few of Dr. Shermer's arguments from his public talks, and takes your calls with special guests Matthew Rosenblum and Daniel Adrean.

Hard Questions

Sep 25, 2016 1:56:05


Bob Parucha leads a discussion on some of the basic tough questions Christians and seekers ask.

Apologetics Using Physics and Math

Sep 25, 2016 1:56:17


Jeremy Livermore with regular co-host Jason Gallagher discuss the value of using physics and math to point to the existence of God.

Effective Arguments for the Existence of God

Aug 29, 2016 1:55:03


Christopher Neiswonger leads a discussion on some of the most effective arguments for the existence of God. He is joined by Philip George and Dr. John Marriott.

Conversation with Coleman Luck and Ken Samples

Aug 29, 2016 1:54:23


Philip George talks to two great apologists of our day: Ken Samples and Coleman Luck.

Theology Proper: What is God, Who is God?

Aug 22, 2016 1:54:17


Daniel Adrian with special guests have a conversation around the importance and significance of studying theology that ought to be a part of our Christian journey (sanctification).

Can Philosophy and Christianity Coexist?

Aug 22, 2016 1:52:33


Is Philosophy antithetical to Christianity or is it, as the saying goes, a handmaiden to Theology? Find out more in this show, hosted by Chris Neiswonger with special guests on the panel.


Aug 6, 2016 1:54:33


Jason Gallagher and his panel leads a discussion on transcendentals.

Christianity and Science: The Case for Compatibility

Aug 6, 2016 1:52:19


Jeremy Livermore makes the case for the compatibility between faith and science.

Militant Liberalism vs. Biblical Life and Worldview

Aug 6, 2016 1:56:25


Bob Parucha leads a discussion on militant liberalism vs. Biblical life and worldview.

Dallas Shootings

Aug 6, 2016 1:54:46


Christopher Neiswonger leads a discussion on the current cultural milieu that would allow for horrible events such as the shootings in Dallas in the summer of 2016.

Deity of Christ (Part 2)

Jul 4, 2016 1:56:50


This is part 2 of last week's show in which Christopher Neiswonger leads a panelist of apologist to discuss the unique claims of Jesus.

Deity of Christ

Jul 4, 2016 1:53:13


Christopher Neiswonger leads a panelist of apologist to discuss the unique claims of Jesus.

The Apologetic Endeavor

Jul 4, 2016 1:54:21


Jason Gallagher leads a panelist of apologist to discuss the basic important components of apologetics.

Militant Atheism

Jul 4, 2016 1:53:41


Guest host and panelist talk about militant atheism and ways to handle the skeptic.

What Can Christians Learn From Muslims

Jun 16, 2016 1:56:33


Christians claim they have the truth but do they live according to them? Muslims also claim they have the truth. When we take a look at how each of these faith traditions practice their religion it might surprise many that Muslims can help Christians be better saints.

Much of the material in this show is taken from Peter Kreeft's book titled "Between Allah and Jesus: What Christians Can Learn From Muslims." In this show we look at certain practices of Muslims that Christians ought to be more fervent in but are not. In identifying these could Christians be shamed into being better saints? Special guests: Jacob Daniel and Lenny Esposito.

Apologetics and Economics

Jun 16, 2016 1:56:53


How we live matters. That applies to our personal witness of Christ but just as much in our witness as citizens and actors in the community. As such, the way that the Bible talks about the world isn't reducible to the rudiments of theology and the way of salvation. Scripture speaks to the world, the sciences and to the way we live our lives. We would expect the Bible to say something meaningful about such subjects as ethics, law and economics. If the Bible teaches communism or a preference for totalitarian dictatorship that says very different things about God than if it teaches human rights, peaceful co-existence and the basis for the free market. What kind of a God he is determines what kind of people he expects us to be and what kinds of laws and communities he would like us to have. Fishing out these deeper things of faith and practice isn't easy but there should be some fundamental principles that are available to the interested student of the Christian religion. More importantly for our case, is there an apologetical value to a Christian understanding of Economics? And what might that look like? CN

The Apologetic Value of Political Engagement

May 24, 2016 1:56:56


In this episode of the Apologetics.com Show our panel led by Chris will talk about Bernie, Hillary, Trump and the once in a life time opportunity to keep an eye on Russia from a Trump Tower Alaska casino - we might need to build a wall to keep out Canada but what did they ever give us besides Hockey and bears?
Special guest is John Snyder JD, MA.

Apologetics and Worldview

May 15, 2016 1:56:08


What is the worldview of for example, Richard Dawkins or Sam Harris, and how does it inform the way they do Atheism?
For many years, largely due to the Enlightenment bias toward a detached and objective world apprehensible through unaffected reason and open to empirical investigation, Christian apologetics overlooked the importance of perspective, cultural and historical situated-ness in advancing the apologetic agenda. Perhaps it was not so much an overt disregard for the careful identification of a person's interpretation of the world as much as that the value of such was taken for granted. There was an assumption that all invitees to the theological, philosophical or scientific project were playing by the same rules if they were "serious" thinkers and those outside of our peculiar construct were often dismissed out of hand. While it might be true that there is one real world, one real logic, one real epistemology and one real and final truth those are claims that call for substantiation.
First, it is no longer taken for granted. What was once granted (largely supplied through the theological investment of a common revelatory source giving a sufficient grounding to the project of knowledge and interpretation) is now up for grabs. Things formerly viewed common sense now need to be proven or at least intellectually defended prior to their use as a basis for something else. "Common sense" is no longer common.
Second, the idea of "pre-evangelism" through apologetics, philosophical, scientific and theological has perhaps never been more important than it is today. Christianity doesn't work just just any old way - and its presumptions and presuppositions themselves need to be identified and defended and made apprehensible and coherent to the mind of the hearer.
Much of the failure of Christian apologetics in the midst of contemporary culture might be from the lack of sufficient understanding of how far the mind and thought of the other might be from our own biblically or theologically informed point of view.
The days require a fielding out of our apologetic agenda toward ethics, politics, aesthetics, the arts, economics, psychology, sociology and international development as much as the common end of "defending the faith". No one person, as much as we value a good and well rounded education, is themselves sufficient to such an overall task and so the apologetic endeavor has become one in which differing areas of engagement have largely been overtaken by area experts well suited to the focus of a given field, but if we loose those common aspirations that hold together the whole we can lose our purpose. Can "apologetics" become inhibitory toward that which is its supposed end and purpose for being?
When we take the apologetic agenda to be as an aid and support for evangelism and the perseverance of the Christian through this life, along with answering and encouraging the unbelieving world, an understanding of the importance of worldview, ours and theirs, is inevitably at the front of our interest.

Race, Reason and Revelation

May 7, 2016 1:56:01


Race, Reason and Revelation: a conversation of the issues of race, culture and the mission of the church. Christopher Neiswonger leads the discussion with special guests Lindsay Brooks and Pastor Lance Lewis.

Apologetics and Youth

May 7, 2016 1:55:18


Christopher Neiswonger and special guest, Larry Mauro talk about the importance of reaching out to youth to help them understand and defend the faith.

Liberal Theology

Apr 18, 2016 1:58:56


Liberal Theology has never been a more potent force in the world or the church. Christless churches can sound the same, look the same, have forceful preaching toward conversion and transformation, social and personal. The name of Jesus is there - as are good works recognized by the kingdom. Second Temple Judaism had the same when Jesus came and declared it a white-washed tomb full of dead men's bones, and Jesus said, "If you do not believe that I am the one that I say I am you will die in your sins." He didn't like the mere accoutrements of religion, the hushed prayers of those interested in spirituality or the gods of this world. Mere religion is a poison and Christ demands an absolute kind of fidelity - one that prizes above all his word, the atonement for sins and the resurrection from the dead.

Arguments For the Existence of God (Part 2)

Apr 11, 2016 1:55:58


Christopher Neiswonger continues the discussion on the arguments (going beyond the Cosmological Argument) for God's existence with special guests Bryan Speer and Andrew Tucker.

Arguments For the Existence of God (Part 1)

Apr 10, 2016 1:55:59


Christopher Neiswonger with special guests Cary Schatz and Jason Gallagher discuss some of the good evidences and philosophical arguments for the existence of God.

Responding to Jehovah Witnesses

Apr 10, 2016 1:52:49


Christopher Neiswonger and special guests Bob Parucha Daniel Adrean discuss ways to help you talk to the Jehovah Witness that knocks on your door.

Gnosticism, Mysticism and Esoteric Knowledge: The Pagan Path to Fallen Gods

Mar 20, 2016 1:55:56


On this episode of the Apologetics.com Radio Show, Chris and Lindsay talk about "Gnosticism, mysticism and esoteric knowledge: the pagan path to fallen gods."

Is N.T. Wright Preaching Another Gospel?

Mar 20, 2016 1:55:47


Is N.T. Wright right about his understanding of the gospel? Is imputation a necessary component of our salvation? Find out more about this provocative subject as Christopher Neiswonger and Jason Gallagher defend the spirit behind what started the Reformation.

Resisting the New Age Movement

Mar 6, 2016 1:54:54


Christopher Neiswonger leads a discussion on "Resisting the New Age Movement". The influence of the New Age Movement is incredibly large reaching into every area of society - what is it, where did it come from, where is it going, and what is the Christian response? How can the Christian have a ready answer for everyone that asks? Special in studio guests: Bob Parucha and Larry Jones

Can We Believe the Bible?

Mar 6, 2016 1:53:08


Neiswonger leads a discussion on "Can We Still Believe The Bible?" with special guests Jason Gallagher and Cary Schatz.

Answering Jewish Arguments Against Jesus

Feb 24, 2016 1:53:53


Christopher Neiswonger leads a discussion on how to answer Jewish arguments against Jesus.

The Word Faith Movement

Feb 24, 2016 1:55:06


Christopher Neiswonger leads a discussion on "The Faith Movement", "The Word-Faith Movement", the power of positive confession and the Christian life. He is joined by Jason Gallagher. In this episode, Chris and Jason will discuss the theological influences and new thought of Joel Osteen Ministries, Kenneth Copeland Ministries and Joseph Prince!

Scientology - Science or Sinister?

Feb 11, 2016 1:54:27


With host Christopher Neiswonger and guest Pastor Philip George of Calvary Church of Glendale, CA.

Essential Doctrines of the Christian Faith (Part 3): Answering Islam

Feb 6, 2016 1:55:02


Christopher Neiswonger and guests talk about the importance of engaging our Muslim neighbors in loving and persuasive ways. This show will equip you with practical tips in engaging and befriending those with whom we disagree, even in very important matters.

Essential Doctrines of the Christians Faith: Interacting with Cults on the Deity of Christ and the Trinity

Feb 3, 2016 1:54:10


Christopher Neiswonger and his guests continue the discussion on Christianity's core doctrines.

Apologetics and Youth

Feb 3, 2016 1:54:03


Joe Slunaker leads a discussion on the importance of incorporating the study of apologetics in youth ministries.

Essential Doctrines of the Christians Faith: Incarnation, Union and Trinity

Jan 31, 2016 1:27:37


Christopher Neiswonger, along with his panel of guests discuss the importance of being grounded in the essential doctrines of the Christian Faith. In this episode, they discuss the doctrine of the Incarnation and the Trinity.

Apologetics in Faith and Practice

Jan 31, 2016 1:53:48


Christopher Neiswonger and Lindsay Brooks leads a discussion on the relevance of apologetics in faith and practice.