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God and the Pandemic (with NT Wright)

How should we think theologically about the COVID-19 pandemic? Join Scott and Sean as they interview internationally acclaimed New Testament scholar, NT Wright, as he talks about his new book, God and the Pandemic: A Christian Reflection on the Coronavirus and Its Aftermath. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically

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[Replay] Race and the Church – Part 2 (with Chris Brooks)

(From time-to-time, we'll re-air an important episode that newer listeners may have missed. This episode was originally recorded in October 2017.) In part two of our conversation on race and the church, Sean McDowell and Scott Rae talk with Pastor Chris Brooks about the Black Lives Matter movement, the protests at NFL games and the notion of white privilege. Brooks is pastor of Evangel Ministries, a large and predominantly African-American church in the heart of Detroit. He is also the author of Urban Apologetics and Kingdom Dreaming and serves as Dean of Moody Theological Seminary, Michigan extension. Show notes, including a full transcript and more information on today's guest are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically

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[Replay] Race and the Church – Part 1 (with Chris Brooks)

(From time-to-time, we'll replay an important previous episode that newer listeners may have missed. This episode was originally recorded in October 2017.) Issues around race continue to be front-page news both in the culture at large and in the church. In this episode and the one that follows, Scott Rae and Sean McDowell interview Chris Brooks, pastor of Evangel Ministries, a large and predominantly African-American church in the heart of Detroit. Pastor Brooks is also the author of Urban Apologetics and Kingdom Dreaming and serves as Dean of Moody Theological Seminary, Michigan extension. Join us for this stimulating conversation on race and the church. Show notes, including a full transcript and more information on today's guest are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically

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The Bible and Borders (with Daniel Carroll Rodas)

Immigration continues to be one of the most divisive issues, both in the culture at large and in the church. Migration was one of the central concerns of the Bible since the people of God were a people on the move for much of biblical history. Join Sean and Scott for this stimulating discussion with Dr. Daniel Carroll Rodas, on what the Bible has to say about immigration. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically

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God and Guns (with Mike Austin)

The issue of gun violence and gun control is one of the most divisive issues in the US today. Philosopher Mike Austin has written a provocative book that attempts to bridge a cultural divide on this controversial issue. Join Scott and Sean for this stimulating discussion of what the Bible contributes to the issue of gun control, gun ownership and the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically

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Suffering, the End of Life and Assisted Suicide — Part 2 (with Stephanie Gray)

Few issues are more difficult and controversial at the same time than the ethical issues around the end of life, particularly assisted suicide. Dealing with the inevitable losses and suffering that come at the end of life are often what motivates a request for assisted suicide. Yet there can be ways of dealing with suffering without eliminating the sufferer. Join Scott and Sean in part two of their interview pro-life advocate Stephanie Gray in a conversation about suffering and the end of life, in her new book To Assist or Not to Assist: A Life Affirming Reflection on the Universal Experience of Suffering. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically

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Suffering, the End of Life and Assisted Suicide — Part 1 (with Stephanie Gray)

Few issues are more difficult and controversial at the same time than the ethical issues around the end of life, particularly assisted suicide. Dealing with the inevitable losses and suffering that come at the end of life are often what motivates a request for assisted suicide. Yet there can be ways of dealing with suffering without eliminating the sufferer. Join Scott and Sean in part one of their interview pro-life advocate Stephanie Gray in a conversation about suffering and the end of life, in her new book To Assist or Not to Assist: A Life Affirming Reflection on the Universal Experience of Suffering. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically

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Ancient Biography and the Historical Jesus, Part II (with Dr. Craig Keener)

How should we assess the accuracy of the gospel record of the life of Jesus, since the conventions of history writing were somewhat different in the ancient world compared to today. In his massive study, Christobiography, NT scholar Craig Keener compares the gospel record to the way ancient biography was written. Keener insists that the gospels should be regarded as historically accurate biographies, not historical novels, as some critics have maintained. Join us for part two of this conversation on this critical topic. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically

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Ancient Biography and the Historical Jesus, Part I (with Dr. Craig Keener)

How should we assess the accuracy of the gospel record of the life of Jesus, since the conventions of history writing were somewhat different in the ancient world compared to today. In his massive study, Christobiography, NT scholar Craig Keener compares the gospel record to the way ancient biography was written. Keener insists that the gospels should be regarded as historically accurate biographies, not historical novels, as some critics have maintained. Join us for the two part conversation on this critical topic as Scott interviews Dr. Keener. Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically