Podcasts

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One Faith No Longer (with George Yancey)

In his new book, One Faith No Longer, sociologist George Yancey looks at the polarization within Christianity that reflects the divides in the broader culture. He looks at what he calls "conservative" and "progressive" Christianity, and concludes that they are not two branches of the same tree, but two entirely different religious trees. Join Scott and Sean for this insightful discussion with this eminent sociologist. Dr. George Yancey is Professor of Sociology at Baylor University. He is a specialist in the social forces shaping religion, anti-Christian bias, as well as issues of race and diversity. He is the author of several books including, Beyond Racial Gridlock: Embracing Mutual Responsibility, and Transcending Racial Barriers: Toward a Mutual Obligations Approach. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically

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The "Over the Counter Abortion" (with Donna Harrison)

With the advent of abortion inducing drugs such as RU-486 and others, abortion has become increasingly private and available to anyone without a prescription or supervision of a physician. Join Scott and Sean as they interview Dr. Donna Harrison, about this alarming new trend in the availability of abortion and the risks it poses to women. Dr. Donna Harrison is CEO of the American Association of Pro-Life OB/GYNs (the largest non-sectarian pro-life organization in the world) and a long time practicing OB/GYN. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically

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Surviving Religion 101 (with Michael Kruger)

How can young people survive the challenges of religion classes in secular colleges? Dr. Michael Kruger is the author of the recent book Surviving Religion 101, which is a letter to his daughter about how to stand strong for her faith in secular college environments. With clarity and insight, Dr. Kruger addresses some of the toughest questions facing young people (and really all people today) about God, hell, evil, the Bible, and more. Sean and Scott interview Dr. Kruger about his latest book and get his advice for both students and parents. Michael J. Kruger (PhD, University of Edinburgh) is the president and Samuel C. Patterson Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina, and a leading scholar on the origins and development of the New Testament canon. He blogs regularly at michaeljkruger.com. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically

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Climate Change in Christian Perspective (with Brent Waters)

Climate change has been one of the most debated subjects around the world in recent years, with various opinions about its reality, origins and dangers. Join Scott and Sean as they interview theologian Brent Waters about his insightful take on climate change from a distinctly Christian view of the world, that comes out of his book, Just Capitalism. Dr. Brent Waters is Stead Professor of Christian Social Ethics and Director of the Stead Center for Ethics and Values at Garrett Evangelical Seminary in Evanston, Illinois. He is the author of multiple books on the intersection of Christian theology with bioethics, biotechnology and economics. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically

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Messy Truth (with Caleb Kaltenbach)

Bringing the truth of Scripture into discussions of marriage and sexuality can be messy, to say the least. Navigating these potentially messy conversations can be complicated and it helps to have a guide like our guest, Caleb Kaltenbach, from his new book, Messy Truth. Join Scott and Sean as they interview Caleb and draw on his consulting experience with other organizations that are wrestling with these issues. Caleb Kaltenbach (Talbot graduate), is best selling author of several books including Messy Grace, which chronicles his fascinating personal story. He is a former pastor both in California and Texas, and founder of the Messy Grace Group, where he helps churches love and foster community with LGBTQ individuals without sacrificing theological convictions. He is frequent guest in national major media outlets and has been a guest on Think Biblically on several occasions. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically

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Religious Liberty for All (with Andrew Walker)

Is religious liberty important for all people, including Jews, Muslims, and Hindus, or just Christians? How do we make a public case for the importance of religious liberty? In this interview, Sean and Scott talk with Dr. Andrew Walker about his latest book Liberty for All: Defending Everyone's Religious Freedom in a Pluralistic Age. Andrew Walker is an associate professor of Christian ethics at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He previously served as senior fellow for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. He is also the author of God and the Transgender Debate. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically

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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