Podcasts

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Fighting for Life (with Lila Rose)

How do we truly make a difference in the world? How can we fight for justice in a broken world? Lila Rose is the author of the recent book Fighting for Life: Becoming A Force for Change In A Wounded World. In this interview, she shares the story of becoming a pro-life activist and offers some practical tips for how all of us can defend the unborn. Lila Rose founded and serves as the president for Live Action, a media and news nonprofit organization dedicated to ending abortion and inspiring a culture that respect all human life. She is the host of the popular podcast The Lila Rose Show. Her website is liveaction.org and she tweets regularly at @lilagracerose. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically

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Immigration, Islam and Women's Rights (with Ayaan Hirsi Ali)

Since mass migration from Africa and the Middle East into Europe since 2015, there has been a marked increase in the sexual assault and harassment of women, especially in public in Europe. Women's rights activist and best selling author Ayaan Hirsi Ali addresses this in her new book entitled, Prey: Immigration, Islam and Erosion of Women's Rights. Join Scott and Sean for a provocative discussion of this controversial subject. Ayaan Hirsi Ali is founder of the AHA Foundation in New York City, devoted to protecting the rights of women around the world. She was raised in a devout Muslim family in Somalia, emigrated to the Netherlands, where she was eventually elected to the Dutch Parliament. She later came to the US where she began her foundation for women’s rights. She is the author of numerous books including her best-seller, Infidel, describing her personal story. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically

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Seven Things I Wish Christians Knew about the Bible (with Michael Bird)

What are the most common mistakes Christians make when approaching the Bible? Seasoned biblical scholar Michael Bird takes on seven of the biggest ones, including how the Bible was put together, how to interpret the Bible, and how we know it is true. This episode offers helpful background information, but also some practical steps for engaging and applying the Bible to life. Dr. Michael Bird is a lecturer in Theology at Ridley College (Melbourne). He is also a visiting professor at Houston Baptist University, and Anglican Priest, and is the author of numerous books including 7 Things I Wish Christians Knew about the Bible. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically

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[Bonus] Latest Research on Gen Z (with Jonathan Morrow)

In partnership with the Barna Research Group, Impact 360 has commissioned a massive new study on Gen Z. It focuses on caring for young people, and is a second volume to the initial 2018 study. In this interview, I talk with Jonathan Morrow about some of the unique findings and their implications for ministry to young people today. This is a bonus episode that first appeared on Sean's YouTube channel, which is in partnership with the Talbot Apologetics program. Jonathan Morrow is the Director of Creative Strategies for Impact 360 Institute where he teaches in the college “Gap Year” program and high school summer Immersion experience. He is the author of Questioning the Bible, Welcome to College, and is the co-author of Is God Just a Human Invention? And Seventeen Other Questions Raised by the New Atheists. He is an adjunct professor at Talbot School of Theology. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically

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[Bonus] What Purity Culture Got Right and Wrong (with Rachel Joy Welcher)

"Purity culture" has a complicated legacy. Some is positive and some needs biblical correction. Rachel Joy Welcher has written an excellent book critiquing purity culture, but also offering a hopeful, biblical way forward. Her story is powerful and instructive for the church. This interview was recorded on Sean's YouTube channel, which is in partnership with the Talbot Apologetics program. Rachel Joy Welcher is a columnist and editor at Fathom magazine. She is the author of two books on poetry and the author of the recent book Talking Back to Purity Culture. She lives in Glenwood, Iowa, with her husband, Evan. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically

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New Data On Same Sex Parenting (with Walter Schumm)

The conventional wisdom concerning same sex parenting is that it is not substantively different from oppoosite sex parenting-the notion that children simply need to be loved and it doesn't matter by whom. Dr. Walter Schumm, a specialist in family studies challenges the conventional wisdom with new empirical data. Join Scott as he as Dr. Schumm discuss this important topic that is highly counter-cultural in today's environment. Dr. Walter Schumm is Professor Emeritus in the School of Family Studies and Health Services at Kansas State University. He is a fellow at the National Council on Family Relations and has been the editor of the journal Marriage and Family Review since 2010. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically

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[Bonus] How Archaeology Supports the Bible (with Joel Kramer)

Is there actually good archaeological evidence supporting the Bible? Sean interviews archaeologist Joel Kramer about his recent book Where God Came Down. They discuss some of the evidence for the Patriarchs as well as positive evidence that supports the Gospels. This interview was recorded on Sean's YouTube channel, which is in partnership with the Talbot Apologetics program. Joel Kramer serves as an adjunct professor of biblical archaeology at Shepherds Theological Seminary. He is the creator of multiple Films, such as DNA vs the Book of Mormon and Jericho Unearthed. He is the author of the recent book Where God Came Down. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically

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The Anatomy of Deconversion (with John Marriott)

We hear an increasing number of stories - tragic ones - of recognizable Christian leaders abandoning their faith. What contributes to these accounts of de-conversion? Join Scott and Sean as they interview Dr. John Marriott-a specialist in the subject of de-conversion. He will talk about the factors involved in deconversion and what churches and Christian universities can do to prevent these tragic stories from happening. Dr. John Marriott serves on the research staff at the Center for Christian Thought at Biola University, and adjunct professor in the department of philosophy. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically

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Why You Matter (with Mike Sherrard)

Does life really have any meaning? Are all human beings actually equal? These are some of the big questions of life, which we wrestle with in this episode. At its core, these are deep worldview questions that have powerful and practical implications for how we live our lives. Embracing a biblical perspective on these questions, as opposed to a secular worldview, helps us love our enemies and find joy in hardship. Mike Sherrard is senior pastor at Crosspoint Community Church and faculty member at Summit Ministries. He is the author of Relational Apologetics and a national speaker specializing in biblical worldview, ethics, and evangelism. He lives in Peachtree City, Georgia, with his wife and five kids. Why You Matter: How Your Quest for Meaning is Meaningless without God Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically