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The Legacy of Humanism

What is Humanism? How significant is the Humanist worldview today? And how can Christians best love their Humanist neighbors? In this podcast and video, Sean and Scott discuss the recent book Humanly Possible, written by Sarah Bakewell, which covers 700 years of Humanist thought up to the present.==========Think Biblically: Conversations on Faith and Culture is a podcast from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University, which offers degrees both online and on campus in Southern California. Find all episodes of Think Biblically at: https://www.biola.edu/think-biblically. Watch video episodes at: https://bit.ly/think-biblically-video. To submit comments, ask questions, or make suggestions on issues you'd like us to cover or guests you'd like us to have on the podcast, email us at [email protected].

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Cultural Update: AI and Truth; Gender Dysphoria; Gen X and Diversity; Alabama Embryo Update; Listener Questions

This week, Scott & Sean discuss:Artificial Intelligence and Truth: Discussion on how AI, through deep fakes and misinformation, challenges our ability to discern truth, potentially leading to an era of distrust. Study on Gender Dysphoria: A Finnish study finding that gender dysphoria does not increase suicide risk and that gender-affirming care does not decrease it, challenging current narratives around transgender care.Gen X and Diversity: An analysis of generational perspectives on diversity, noting that Gen X's experiences could offer a balanced view on racial and ideological diversity.Alabama's Embryo Case Update: Reflections on the legal and ethical implications of an Alabama Supreme Court decision regarding embryos as persons, and its impact on IVF and embryo adoption.Listener Question: Women in church leadershipListener Question: Navigating feelings of guilt over past actions with embryosListener Question:  Followup on "Social Justice Fallacies" episode==========Think Biblically: Conversations on Faith and Culture is a podcast from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University, which offers degrees both online and on campus in Southern California. Find all episodes of Think Biblically at: https://www.biola.edu/think-biblically. Watch video episodes at: https://bit.ly/think-biblically-video. To submit comments, ask questions, or make suggestions on issues you'd like us to cover or guests you'd like us to have on the podcast, email us at [email protected].

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Decriminalizing Drug Possession — Seriously?? (with Christina Dent)

How should we view the war on drugs? Is it a failure and should we try something different? Or are drugs so dangerous that waging war on them is the only appropriate response? We’ll discuss these and more with our guest Christina Dent around her new book, Curious: A Foster Mom's Discovery of an Unexpected Solution to Drugs and Addiction.Christina Dent is Founder & President of End It For Good, a nonprofit advocating approaches to drugs that prioritize life and the opportunity to thrive.Read a transcript of this episode at https://www.biola.edu/blogs/think-biblically/2024/decriminalizing-drug-possession-seriously-with-christina-dent. ==========Think Biblically: Conversations on Faith and Culture is a podcast from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University, which offers degrees both online and on campus in Southern California. Find all episodes of Think Biblically at: https://www.biola.edu/think-biblically. Watch video episodes at: https://bit.ly/think-biblically-video. To submit comments, ask questions, or make suggestions on issues you'd like us to cover or guests you'd like us to have on the podcast, email us at [email protected].

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Cultural Update: AI's getting more human-like; Alabama ruling on embryos; Analyzing movies biblically

Today's topics:Amazon's New AI Model: Amazon's AI model showing emergent language abilities, sparking debates on AI's human-like intelligence.Alabama Supreme Court Ruling on Embryos: Examined the ruling that embryos are human beings, affecting the infertility industry.Justice Alito's Prediction on Religious Dissenters: Addressed how a prediction by Justice Alito regarding the treatment of religious dissenters to same-sex marriage has materialized.Analyzing Movies Biblically:  Tips for analyzing movies from a biblical perspective.'He Gets Us' Campaign and Foot Washing Ad: Critiqued the campaign's portrayal of love in political contexts.Christian Couples and Having Children: Discussed whether Christian married couples are biblically obligated to have children.Ending Life by Stopping Medications: Explored the ethical considerations of ending life by discontinuing medications.==========Think Biblically: Conversations on Faith and Culture is a podcast from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University, which offers degrees both online and on campus in Southern California. Find all episodes of Think Biblically at: https://www.biola.edu/think-biblically. Watch video episodes at: https://bit.ly/think-biblically-video. To submit comments, ask questions, or make suggestions on issues you'd like us to cover or guests you'd like us to have on the podcast, email us at [email protected].

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Social Justice Fallacies

What is social justice and how does it compare and contrast with biblical justice? In this episode, Sean and Scott discuss the recent book by economist Thomas Sowell called Social Justice Fallacies. According to Sowell, many things thought to be true today about justice efforts do not line up with the facts. As a result, many social justice efforts have had catastrophic consequences. Join Sean and Scott for a provocative discussion.You can also watch this episode on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/aoG8r8X4biE.A transcript of this episode is available at https://www.biola.edu/blogs/think-biblically/2024/social-justice-fallacies. ==========Think Biblically: Conversations on Faith and Culture is a podcast from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University, which offers degrees both online and on campus in Southern California. Find all episodes of Think Biblically at: https://www.biola.edu/think-biblically. Watch video episodes at: https://bit.ly/think-biblically-video. To submit comments, ask questions, or make suggestions on issues you'd like us to cover or guests you'd like us to have on the podcast, email us at [email protected].

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Cultural Update: Our Thoughts on "He Gets Us" ads; Double Euthanasia; Is a soulmate a real thing?

Today, Scott & Sean discuss:Duo euthanasia of the former Dutch Prime Minister Dries van Agt and his wife, Eugenie, and its implications for the euthanasia movement.Critique of the soulmate model of romance, focusing on its sustainability and impact on marriages.The shooting at Joel Osteen's church in Houston, discussing various aspects including the shooter's background and the debate on gun control.The aftermath of the after school Satan clubs, highlighting the community's response.Reflections on the "He Gets Us" campaign Super Bowl commercials, analyzing its messaging and cultural impact.Listener questions on animal rights and surrogacy.Read a transcript of this episode at https://www.biola.edu/blogs/think-biblically/2024/cultural-update-our-thoughts-on-he-gets-us-ads-double-euthanasia-is-a-soulmate-a-real-thing. ==========Think Biblically: Conversations on Faith and Culture is a podcast from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University, which offers degrees both online and on campus in Southern California. Find all episodes of Think Biblically at: https://www.biola.edu/think-biblically. Watch video episodes at: https://bit.ly/think-biblically-video. To submit comments, ask questions, or make suggestions on issues you'd like us to cover or guests you'd like us to have on the podcast, email us at [email protected].

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A Light in the Darkness of Human Trafficking (with Eddie Byun)

What can and should we do about the evil of human trafficking? What is the church’s responsibility and what can the church do to help combat this worldwide phenomenon? We’ll discuss this with our guest, Talbot colleague Dr. Eddie Byun around his newly published and revised book on the subject — A Light In the Darkness.Read a transcript of this episode at https://www.biola.edu/blogs/think-biblically/2024/a-light-in-the-darkness-of-human-trafficking. ==========Think Biblically: Conversations on Faith and Culture is a podcast from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University, which offers degrees both online and on campus in Southern California. Find all episodes of Think Biblically at: https://www.biola.edu/think-biblically. Watch video episodes at: https://bit.ly/think-biblically-video. To submit comments, ask questions, or make suggestions on issues you'd like us to cover or guests you'd like us to have on the podcast, email us at [email protected].

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Cultural Update: Transgender Regrets; Anti-Semitic Sperm Donation; Understanding Evangelicalism; Is hunting wrong?

This week, Sean and Scott discuss:A New York Times opinion piece on transgender treatments and the emerging concerns and regrets from those who have undergone such procedures.A story of anti-Semitism in the context of sperm donation in Australia, where a couple rejected a Jewish sperm donor due to ethical concerns related to his identity.An Atlantic magazine article advocating for a more balanced view of the evangelical movement, highlighting the positive contributions alongside the criticisms.The conviction of Jennifer Crumbly for involuntary manslaughter due to negligence related to her son's school shooting, raising questions about parental responsibility.Listener Question: Is it morally wrong to enjoy hunting?Listener Question: Should I listen to apologists for other religions?Listener Question: Addressing "woke" ideologies within Christian organizations and the challenge of maintaining unity while navigating social justice issues.Read a transcript of this episode at: https://www.biola.edu/blogs/think-biblically/2024/cultural-update-transgender-regrets-anti-semitic-sperm-donation-understanding-evangelicalism-is-hunting-wrong==========Think Biblically: Conversations on Faith and Culture is a podcast from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University, which offers degrees both online and on campus in Southern California. Find all episodes of Think Biblically at: https://www.biola.edu/think-biblically. Watch video episodes at: https://bit.ly/think-biblically-video. To submit comments, ask questions, or make suggestions on issues you'd like us to cover or guests you'd like us to have on the podcast, email us at [email protected].

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"He Gets Us" at the Super Bowl (with Ed Stetzer)

Step into the captivating world of faith and advertising with Talbot Dean Ed Stetzer in this Think Biblically podcast episode. Explore the groundbreaking "He Gets Us" campaign, a visionary effort by Christian business leaders and marketing experts to reshape contemporary views of Jesus, fostering curiosity and dialogue among skeptics and believers alike. Stetzer delves into the campaign's strategic approach to reach a broader audience, its significant impact on engagement with the Bible and church communities, and addresses the criticism it faces. Additionally, Ed provides details on a companion book to the campaign. This episode is a treasure trove for anyone fascinated by the innovative intersection of faith, culture, and marketing, offering deep reflections on making Jesus' message resonate in today's world.Read a transcript of this episode at https://www.biola.edu/blogs/think-biblically/2024/he-gets-us-at-the-super-bowl. ==========Think Biblically: Conversations on Faith and Culture is a podcast from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University, which offers degrees both online and on campus in Southern California. Find all episodes of Think Biblically at: https://www.biola.edu/think-biblically. Watch video episodes at: https://bit.ly/think-biblically-video. To submit comments, ask questions, or make suggestions on issues you'd like us to cover or guests you'd like us to have on the podcast, email us at [email protected].