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[Bonus] Our Deepest Desires (with Greg Ganssle)

As human beings, we have deep desires for freedom, beauty, goodness and truth. According to Biola professor Greg Ganssle, these desires point to the reality of the Christian faith. In this BONUS episode, Sean interviews Dr. Ganssle about his book "Our Deepest Desires: How the Christian Story Fulfills Human Aspirations." Dr. Ganssle argues not that Christianity is true, although he believes that, but that it is good and fulfills our deepest longings as human beings. We hope you will enjoy this discussion, which took place on Sean's YouTube channel. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically

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Can We Trust the Bible On the Historical Jesus? (with Craig Evans)

Does the Bible present an accurate view of the historical Jesus? Craig Evans is one of the leading New Testament scholars today, and he answers this question with a resounding "yes." In this interview, Sean and Scott ask him about his latest book, which highlights Dr. Evans's latest debate with Bart Ehrman. They discuss the historical evidence for the New Testament, both from within and outside the Bible, and respond to common criticisms. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically

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Can We Trust the Copying of the Bible? (with Peter Gurry)

What is the best way to defend the reliability of the Bible? What are common mistakes Christians often make when responding to critics who challenge the Bible? Sean and Scott interview Dr. Peter Gurry about his latest book, which aims to correct myths and mistakes often made in defense of the New Testament. The good news is that a solid case can be made for the trustworthiness of the New Testament, as Dr. Gurry describes, but we also need to be careful when presenting that case. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically

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The Sexual Purity Movement

What should a biblical sexual purity message look like for today? In this episode, Scott interviews Sean about his latest book: Chasing Love: Sex, Love, and Relationships In A Confused World. They discuss pressing questions, such as: Is sex really a big deal? Isn't it a private act between consenting? Is a biblical sexual ethic really good for individuals and society? Sean's latest book is part of the True Love Waits campaign that is geared towards helping young people make wise, biblically-based choices in their relationships. They reflect upon earlier purity campaigns and what we can learn from them for today. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically

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Born Again This Way (with Rachel Gilson)

The journey of authentic Christian faith and sexuality is often a rocky and complicated one. Rachel Gilson, in her book, Born Again This Way, tells her story of this journey, with some surprising twists and turns along the way. Join Scott and Sean for this fascinating conversation about faith and sexuality. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically

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Does God Command That We Curse Our Enemies? (with Charlie Trimm)

The imprecatory psalms--some of the most difficult parts of the Bible, are the places in which the psalmist asks God to bring judgment on one's enemies, often in very harsh language. Talbot OT professor, Dr. Charlie Trimm, helps us understand how these psalms fit in with Jesus' command to love your enemies. Join Scott and Sean for an interesting discussion that will help you understand this complicated area of the Bible. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically

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Confronting Christianity (with Rebecca McLaughlin)

Can Christianity answer the toughest questions raised against it? According to Rebecca McLaughlin, the answers is yes. In this interview, Sean and Scott ask McLaughlin, author of the new book Confronting Christianity, some of the most challenging questions Christians face today related to science and faith, the supposed intolerance of religion, the claim that Jesus is the only way, and so on./p> Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically

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Winsome Convictions Amidst A Polarizing Election (with Rick Langer and Tim Muehlhoff)

Biola Professors Rick Langer and Tim Muehlhoff describe how to hold deeply held convictions with passion, grace and civility in the midst of the polarization of our current culture, especially true given the election of 2020. Join Scott and Sean as they talk about how to stand firm in one's convictions but do it in ways that build bridges, not walls. Register to vote and get information on your local elections at vote.gov. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically

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Divided We Fall (with David French)

Given the polarization of culture, politics and religion in the United States and increasingly in other parts of the world as well, it's critical for the follower of Jesus to represent the gospel well in these complicated times. Journalist David French in his new book, Divided We Fall: America's Secession Threat and How to Restore the Nation, describes the polarization clearly, gives some alarming possible scenarios, and ultimately provides a way forward for the future. Join us as Scott interviews David about his book and his assessment of the current cultural and political moment from a distinctly Christian worldview. Register to vote and get information on your local elections at vote.gov. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically