Podcasts

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Who is an Evangelical? (with Thomas Kidd)

What does it mean to be an evangelical? What do non-Christians think about the evangelical movement? Is it a movement worth saving? These are some of the questions Sean discusses with our guest Thomas Kidd, Distinguished Professor of History at Baylor University. They briefly discuss the history of the evangelical movement and its core beliefs. Whether you are part of an evangelical movement or not, this episode will help you understand one of the most significant religious movements in American history.Dr. Thomas S. Kidd serves as Research Professor of Church History at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has written multiple books including Thomas Jefferson: A Biography of Spirit and Flesh (Yale University Press, 2022), Who Is an Evangelical? The History of a Movement in Crisis (Yale University Press, 2019), Benjamin Franklin: The Religious Life of a Founding Father (Yale University Press, 2017). Kidd has written for media outlets including the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal, and he also blogs at “Evangelical History” at The Gospel Coalition website.Read a transcript of this episode at: https://www.biola.edu/blogs/think-biblically/2024/who-is-an-evangelical.==========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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Clarity on Cancel Culture

What is cancel culture and why has it burst on the scene so dramatically the past few years? How can Christians best navigate our current cultural moment of canceling people with whom we disagree? In this episode, Sean and Scott discuss the recent book The Cancelling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff and Rikki Schlott. You can also find this discussion on video through the Biola YouTube channel.Read a transcript of this episode at: https://www.biola.edu/blogs/think-biblically/2024/clarity-on-cancel-culture.==========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: Marijuana Surpasses Alcohol in Frequent Consumption, How Hamas Refers to it's Female Captives, The Non-Religious Plateau in Number

This week, Sean and Scott discuss:Marijuana has Surpassed Alcohol as the Most Frequently Used DrugHow Hamas Refers to Female Captives The Non-Religous May Have Stopped Growing in NumberListener Question: How Can I be a Fulfilled Christian if I Can't Have a FamilyListener Question: Should I publish Christian Media if it will affect my carreer?==========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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People-First Leadership (with Jack Hollis)

Jack Hollis is the executive VP of Toyota North America. He loves to say: "I work for Jesus, but get paid by Toyota." How does he lead such a successful business and yet live out his faith? What leadership principles has he learned from Jesus? In this interview, Sean talks with Jack about his journey to becoming a Christian, his story of becoming one of the key leaders within Toyota, and how he integrates his faith into his work.Jack Hollis is executive vice president of Toyota Motor North America (TMNA). He is also president of Toyota Motor Sales. In his role, Jack is responsible for product planning, sales, marketing, distribution and customer service for the Toyota and Lexus brands in North America.Read a transcript of this episode at: https://www.biola.edu/blogs/think-biblically/2024/people-first-leadership. ==========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: Christian Ethics of Immigration, AI in Dating Apps, Nonconsensual Medical Examinations

This week, Sean and Scott discuss:Christian Ethics of ImmigrationAI in Dating AppsNonconsensual Medical ExaminationsListener Question: What determines the morality of our societies relational boundaries, like gay marriage?Listener Question: What should be most meaningful when we reflect back on life?Listener Question: What is the purpose of sex?==========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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The Two-Parent Privilege

Although it may be surprising to some, having two parents in the home provides the greatest economic privilege kids can have. Thus, the decline in marriage has had disastrous cultural implications. In this episode, Sean and Scott discuss the recent book The Two Parent Privilege by Melissa Kearney. They discuss Kearney's 10-year study which shows the host of benefits that are passed on to children who grow up with two parents. While her argument is not biblically-based, it lines up with Scriptural values of the family.Read a transcript of this episode at: https://www.biola.edu/blogs/think-biblically/2024/the-two-parent-privilege.==========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: Punishing Prostitutes for Refusing Sex, Deathbed Visions, Harrison Butker Speech Sparks Debate

This week, Sean and Scott discuss:Sex Workers Punished by Law for Refusing SexWhat Deathbed Visions Teach us About the Afterlife Kansas City Chief Kicker, Harrison Butker's Graduation SpeechListener Question: Responding to Listener Feedback about Preston Sprinkle EpisodeListener Question: Does God still Discipline his Children?Listener Question: Rwandan Genocide - is Humanity to Blame for Such Evil?==========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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Christianity as a Strange Religion? (with Nijay Gupta)

What made the first Christians so different from their surrounding culture?  How did their worship differ from the way the average Roman citizen viewed the gods?  Why did the early church view themselves as a family and why is that so significant?  We’ll discuss these questions and more with our guest Dr. Nijay Gupta around his new book, Strange Religion: How the First Christians were Weird, Dangerous and Compelling.Nijay K. Gupta (PhD, Durham University) is professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary. He is cohost of the Slow Theology podcast, founder of the Crux Sola blog, and has written numerous books, including Tell Her Story, A Beginner's Guide to New Testament Studies, 15 New Testament Words of Life, and commentaries on Galatians, Philippians, Colossians, and 1 and 2 Thessalonians. Read a transcript of this episode at: https://www.biola.edu/blogs/think-biblically/2024/christianity-as-a-strange-religion.==========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: Trends in Teenage Sex; Slogans in Israel/Palestine Conflict; Gender Affirming Care for Children; Listener Questions

This week, Sean and guest co-host Rick Langer discuss:Troubling Trends in Teenage SexSlogans in Israel/Palestine ConflictDebate Over Gender Affirming Care for ChildrenListener Question: HPV Vaccine in ChildrenListener Question: Should my beliefs be law?Listener Question: Is America a "chosen nation"?==========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].