Podcasts

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Power and Weakness in Leadership and the Church (with Kyle Strobel)

Kyle Strobel brings an insightful critique of the exercise of power in the church today and spells out the way of Jesus as the radical alternative. Join Scott and Sean for this interview with Kyle that will change the way you view leadership and power. Kyle's book, with his co-author Jamin Goggin, is titled The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb: Searching for Jesus’ Path of Power in a Church that Has Abandoned It. Kyle Strobel is Associate Professor of Spiritual Theology at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University. He is a prolific author and popular speaker and teacher. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically

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Magna Carta of Humanity (with Os Guinness)

What is at the heart of the reason for the decline in Western culture? Cultural analyst Os Guinness argues that it is a faulty view of freedom. According to Dr. Guinness, America is at a vital moment in history in which it is being determined whether it will embrace the revolution of 1776 or 1789. Freedom, quite literally, is at stake. Scott and Sean discuss these ideas with Dr. Guinness, which come from his latest book The Magna Carta of Humanity. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically

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You Are Not Your Own (with Alan Noble)

What is the fundamental problem at the core of modern society? According to Alan Noble, it is a faulty view of what it means to be human. This dehumanization in modern society leads to stress, loneliness, and often despair. In this episode, Sean and Scott interview Dr. Noble to understand his diagnosis of modern society and learn how a biblical view of humanity can set us free. Dr. Alan Noble is an Associate Professor of English at Oklahoma Baptist University. He is the author of multiple books including Disruptive Witness and You Are Not Your Own. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the online magazine, Christ and Pop Culture and a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, Vox, Buzzfeed, First Things, Christianity Today, and The Gospel Coalition. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically

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Glimmers of Grace (with Katie Butler)

In her years of medical practice as a trauma surgeon, Dr. Katie Butler has seen it all, and also seen the grace and kindness of God in the midst of terrible medical trauma (thus the subtitle for the book—A Doctor’s Reflections on Faith, Suffering and the Goodness of God). Join Scott and Sean for a fascinating discussion as Katie tells some of these stories of how the love of God peeked through in the ICU and ER. Dr. Katie Butler, a former trauma and critical care surgeon, has stepped away from medical practice in order to home school her children. She is the author of Between Life and Death and she writes regularly for Christianity Today, Desiring God, and the Gospel Coalition. She previously appeared on the Think Biblically podcast in 2019. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically

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Bioethics and the Character of Human Life (with Gilbert Meilander)

Gilbert Meilander has spent his life at the intersection of theology and bioethics, including being selected for George W. Bush's bioethics commission that ran for most of his two terms as President. In his new book, Bioethics and the Character of Human Life, we get the "greatest hits" of Meilander's work and insight. Join Scott as he discusses Meilander's time on the Presidential bioethics commission as well as wisdom from his new book. Gilbert Meilander is Research Professor of Theology at Valparaiso University. He is a fellow at the Hastings Center and former member of President George W. Bush’s National Bioethics Advisory Commission. He is the author of numerous books and articles in Christian ethics and bioethics, including Bioethics: A Primer for Christians. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically

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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