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Christian Nationalism

With the election of 2020 and the events surrounding the Capitol on January 6, 2021, the phenomena of Christian nationalism became front page news. While different than loving one's country, Christian nationalism, described by one observer as "wrapping the cross in the flag" is challenging to define and holds some theological assumptions that merit close scrutiny. Join Scott and Sean as they discuss this unique fusion of Christian faith and country and they answer the questions around the American founding as a Christian nation. While upholding love of one's country, they also point out some of the dangers of Christian nationalism to the church. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically

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Playing with Fire (with Billy Hallowell)

What would a modern investigation into demons, exorcisms, and ghosts reveal? What is the evidence they exist? In this interview, Sean and Scott talk with journalist Billy Hallowell about his latest book Playing with Fire. They discuss some recent research and public stories that provide compelling evidence for the existence of the supernatural. And then they offer some insights and practical advice for believing Christians today. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically

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Critical Race Theory in the Culture and the Church (with David French)

Critical Race Theory (CRT) has recently moved from academic circles to popular culture and has been the subject of both praise and critique. In this episode, journalist and former religious freedom lawyer David French discusses the merits and shortcomings of CRT. Join Scott for this informative conversation that took place during his 2020 visit to Biola's campus. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically

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Can We Still Believe in God? (with Craig Blomberg)

How can Christians respond to some of the toughest questions today related to evil, hell, unanswered prayer, the unevangelized and more? In this interview, Sean and Scott talk with New Testament scholar Craig Blomberg about his latest book Can We Still Believe in God? Dr. Blomberg uniquely addresses these questions from within his training as a New Testament scholar, and thus offers some fresh insights. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically

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When Christian Leaders Fail

The report revealing the sexual misconduct of apologist and evangelist Ravi Zacharias is heart-breaking. In this episode, Sean and Scott reflect on lessons we can learn from this scandal and what it might mean for ministries moving forward. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically

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Compassion and Conviction in Public Life and Politics (with Justin Giboney)

In our divided political and cultural landscape, the combination of conviction and compassion is more necessary than ever. Join Scott and Sean as they interview author and founder of the AND Campaign, Justin Giboney about his new book Compassion and Conviction: The AND Campaign’s Guide to Faithful Civic Engagement. Justin Giboney is the founder of the AND Campaign, whose goals are to foster responsible Christian engagement in politics and public life. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically

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Weep With Me - Lament and Racial Reconciliation (with Mark Vroegop)

One of the key element in racial reconciliation is recognizing the experience of minorities in majority cultures. Pastor Mark Vroegop maintains that the practice of lament, both individually and corporately, is an important first step in that process, yet a practice that many Christians are unfamiliar with. Join Sean and Scott for this stimulating conversation about the spiritual discipline of lament. Mark's new book is Weep with Me: How Lament Opens a Door for Racial Reconciliation. Mark Vroegop is the lead pastor of College Park Church in Indianapolis and the author of Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament, the ECPA 2020 Christian Book of the Year Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically

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[BONUS] Is Mormonism Defensible Today?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has recently responded to some of the biggest challenges to the truth of their faith. This includes the plural wives of Joseph Smith, the book of Abraham, DNA studies, and more. In this interview, Sean talks with Eric Johnson, of the Mormonism Research Ministry, about their responses. This interview first aired on Sean's YouTube channel, which is in partnership with the Talbot Apologetics program. We hope you enjoy this in-depth look at some of the historical, scientific, and theological challenges facing the LDS Church today. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically

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Win by Two — Basketball, Race and Coming to Faith in Christ (with Adam Donyes and Derrick Derrell)

Win by Two is a gripping story about two men, Adam Donyes and Derrick Derrell, from very different backgrounds whose lives intersected on the basketball court and around a shared friendship and eventually a shared faith in Christ. Join Scott and Sean as they interview Adam and Derrick—you’ll be encouraged by their story. Adam Donyes is the founder and director of the Kanakuk Kamps Link Year Program. He played D-1 basketball at Boise State University. Derrick Derrell works in Raytown, Missouri, is a speaker and faithful dad to his three sons. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically