Apologetics.com Radio Show
By Harry Edwards, Jeremy Livermore, Jason Gallagher, Jonathan Noyes and Leslie Wickman
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The mission of Apologetics.com is to provide cutting-edge resources and training in Christian apologetics to the public through our website and related activities. Challenging believers to think and thinkers to believe.
||CleanHow To Respond To Violence in the Bible||Have you ever wondered about the seemingly excessive violence in the Old Testament? There are actually great reasons for the violence and what you will find is that God is not only a just and holy God but also incredibly patient with sinful man. Join host Jason Gallagher and guests Tony Yu and Daniel Adrean to talk about this difficult topic that can stumble a lot of people. 1 Samuel 15:3 Now go and attack Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and do not spare them. But kill both man and WOMAN, INFANT and NURSING CHILD, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.||12/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGod In The Midst of Tragedy||On this episode of Apologetics.com Radio host Jon Noyes and guest Eric Horne review the recent events affecting Thousand Oaks. This community was rocked by first a mass shooting and then fires. Jon and Eric beginning to discuss what practical steps they were able to do as ambassadors of Christ while wrestling with the question, where is God in the midst of Tragedy. And of course they take your calls.||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs Modern Culture's Shift Making Us Less Human?||Social Justice Warriors tell us we must never criticize people's feeling or desires, no matter the cost. They say this makes us more humane. But what if doing so actually makes us less human? In this show, we'll explore the three great virtues of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty and discuss why a feelings-based culture actually makes us more like animals than it does human beings.||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGod of the Cosmos||This week Dr. Leslie Wickman and host Jon Noyes begin a discussion centered on cosmology. They introduce arguments for the existence of God like the Kalam Cosmological Argument and the Fine Tuning Argument. And of course they take your calls.||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe State of American Theology||What do Americans think about God, Jesus Christ, sin, and eternity? Ligonier Ministries’ and Lifeway recently teamed up to find out and many of the answers were not pretty. Does God accept the worship of other religions? 70% of Evangelicals think so but Scripture tells us differently. Tune in as Jason Gallagher and Bob Parucha discuss some more of the studies findings and how we can challenge believers to think as we defend and confirm the gospel within the walls of the church.||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLast Call for Liberty||The following was taken from Os Guinness latest book "Last Call for Liberty." The hour is critical. The American republic is suffering its gravest crisis since the Civil War. Conflicts, hostility, and incivility now threaten to tear the country apart. Competing visions have led to a dangerous moment of cultural self-destruction. This is no longer politics as usual, but an era of political warfare where our enemies are not foreign adversaries, but our fellow citizens. Yet the roots of the crisis are deeper than many realize. Os Guinness argues that we face a fundamental crisis of freedom, as America's genius for freedom has become her Achilles' heel. Our society's conflicts are rooted in two rival views of freedom, one embodied in "1776" and the ideals of the American Revolution, and the other in "1789" and the ideals of the French Revolution. Once again America has become a house divided, and Americans must make up their minds as to which freedom to follow. Will the constitutional republic be restored or replaced? This grand treatment of history, civics, and ethics in the Jewish and Christian traditions represents Guinness's definitive exploration of the prospects for human freedom today. He calls for a national conversation on the nature of freedom, and poses key questions for concerned citizens to consider as we face a critical chapter in the American story. He offers readers a checklist by which they can assess the character and consequences of the freedoms they are choosing. In the tradition of Alexis de Tocqueville, Guinness provides a visitor's careful observation of the American experiment. Discover here a stirring vision for faithful citizenship and renewed responsibility for not only the nation but also the watching world.||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStory of Reality||On this episode of Apologetics.com radio Jon, Steve and guest Eric continue through Greg Koukl's The Story of Reality focusing on Jesus. Who he was and what he did.||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDoes God Care About What You Eat? Part 2||Do we limit what we watch on television in pursuit of holiness? Are we careful of what we read as it concerns God? Most of us would say yes to these questions bit what about food? Is there a right theology of food? Does it matter spiritually what we consume? Join Dr. Lesslie Wickman and Jon Noyes on this episode of Apologetics.com Radio as the discuss these ideas and more.||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Women in Apologetics||In this episode of the Apologetics.com Radio show, we interview Laurie Stewart, Hillary Ferrer, Krista Bontrager and Rachel Shockey, the leaders of Women in Apologetics, an organization devoted to developing apologetics training, especially for women to reach other women for Christ. In this show we discuss the importance of being culturally engaged and the practical benefits we can employ as we seek to defend the truth claims of Christianity in our community.||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Crucifixion of Jesus: Interview with Dr. Joe Bergeron||In this show, Jason Gallagher interviews Dr. Joe Bergeron on his upcoming book "The Crucifixion of Jesus: A Medical Doctor Examines the Death and Resurrection of Christ." Central to Christianity, the death and resurrection of Christ is a topic that all believers should be readily equipped to confirm and defend. This book gives believers strong arguments and evidences that confirm the truth of Scripture and the authenticity of the Gospel accounts and defend the resurrection against arguments such as the "hallucination hypotheses" posed by skeptics. Thanks to St. Polycarp Publishing House for giving away free books to our callers. For all other listeners, go to www.crucifixionbook.com for a 15% discount.||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Theology of Man||Are we a product of time, chance and random mutations or are we made special, unique and with purpose and meaning? What is the truth about our nature and what are the answers to life’s most important questions? Join Jon Noyes, Steve Van Keulen and special guest Amy Hall from Stand to Reason as they answer these question, “Who is man?”||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExamining Islam||In this show we take an honest look at the fruits of Islam based on the foundational teachings of the Qur’an and the way it impacting cultures today. Is it really a religion of peace or something different? Tune in as Jason Gallagher leads a discussion with Tony Yu and Daniel Adrean||9/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan Hollywood Make You a Better Christian?||In this episode we will explore the cultural artifact of movies and story-telling to see if there is anything in Hollywood that can teach Christians to discern between legitimate worldviews (apologetics) and bankrupt ones. This show will also help you consider the inherent goodness and significance of beauty and art in Christian living. Our special guests are Brian Godawa, Lenny Esposito, Jacob Daniel and your host Harry Edwards.||9/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDoes God Care About What You Eat?||Do we limit what we watch on television in pursuit of holiness? Are we careful of what we read as it concerns God? Most of us would say yes to these questions bit what about food? Is there a right theology of food? Does it matter spiritually what we consume? Join Dr. Lesslie Wickman and Jon Noyes on this episode of Apologetics.com Radio as the discuss these ideas and more.||9/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Converstaion With A Street Epistemologist||Is faith a reliable way to determine truth? The biblical answer is no, but many Christians seem to think it is and get tripped up in conversations when asked this by street epistemologists. From the book "A Manual for Creating Atheists", street epistemology has quickly become the new atheist evangelism and is being adopted worldwide by atheists seeking to shake the faith of Christians. In tonight's show, host Jason Gallagher and Tony Yu have a live conversation with an atheist "street epistemologist" as we seek to walk through their methodology and demonstrate how Christians can be better equipped to respond to its challenges. Enjoy the show!||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Story of Reality||On tonight's episode of Apologetics.com Radio Jon and Steve explore reality, the way things really are. There is an underlying true story that explains the way the world is. The question is, what is that story? Who are the main characters? And why does it matter? Of course they take your calls too.||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGenZ Apology||Who are the GenZ and how do we tailor our apologetics to reach them? Listen as our team discuss some of the unique traits of this generation, their struggles, strengths and opportunities to connect them to the one and only person who can give them real happiness, satisfaction and shalom in this life and the life to come.||9/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJourney To God||On this episode of Apologetics.com Radio host Jonathan Noyes spends some time interviewing co-host Leslie Wickman hearing her incredible journey to God and ultimately science and heading up the American Scientific Affiliation. Dr. Wickman has an amazing story and you don't want to miss hearing it.||8/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProblem of Evil Continued||Join Apologetics.com host Jonathan Noyes and Steven Van Kuelen as they continue the conversation on the problem of evil. In light of some recent conversations while speaking at Hume Lake Christian Camps it is clear that this is one of them most talked about subjects and as such deserving of another episode.||8/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProblem of Evil||If God is good and all powerful, why then is there evil in the world? People have been asking this question for millennia and tonight on the ADC Radio Show host Jason Gallagher and special guests Patrick Parks and Daniel Adrean will be providing you with biblical answers.||8/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArt, Beauty and Apologetics||The transcendent value of beauty is hardly mentioned in academic conversations in our modern world, much less in everyday culture in which superficial preferences are the norm. That wasn't the case before the Enlightenment. What happened? In this show we take a survey approach to the nature of beauty, some of its properties, and the important role it plays in the art and science of apologetics. On the show are Lenny Esposito, Daniel Jacob, Harry Edwards and special guest Brian Godawa.||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Theory of Everything: God||On this episode of Apologetics.com join Dr. Lesslie Wickman and Jonathan Noyes as they host special guest Dr. Robert Mann, Proffessor of Physics and Mathematics at the University of Waterloo. The topic tonight is black holes, quatum physics, and the particles that make up everything. All in the context of the existence of God of course.||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy We Christians Fail the Gospel||The Gospel is good news. That literally is what "Gospel" means. But in today's hearing, that word is meaningless. Not because God is dead in a Nietzschean sort of way. No, of course not. It's the power of Christ to transform us and the rest of creation; and it still is. So why is the Gospel as it is preached today of no consequence? It's because good hearted believers fail to communicate it. Listen and find out what we mean by this.||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInvestigating the Ice Age - An Interview with Dr. Jake Hebert||The Ice Age is probably one of the least well known events that has happened during our earth's history. In this show, we interview Dr. Jake Hebert from the Institute for Creation Research and discuss how various scientists view the evidence we see today. Dr. Hebert argues that the evidence we see fits best within the context of a 6-day creation and the Genesis Flood. Tune in as we discuss these topics and also take a call from an atheist friend of ours in Canada.||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPro-Life Tactics||Join hosts Jon Noyes and Steven Van Keulen as they discuss one of the most pressing issues of the day, abortion. In this episode of Apologetics.com Radio we talk about tactics in navigating discussions centered on abortion and pro-life persuasion.||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs There Life Out There?||Jason Gallagher hosts astrophysicist Dr. Jeff Zweerink and astronaut Dr. Leslie Wickman as they answer common questions about the search for life-friendly planets.||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan We Be Moral Without God?||While atheists and non-believers can live outwardly “good” lives, do they have any rational basis or justification for loving their neighbor and expecting others to do so? If we are alive today and then gone forever does it really matter how we behave? Sponsored by Branch of Hope OPC, join host Jason Gallagher and guests as we discuss these questions and expose the utter inability of the unbelieving/evolutionary worldview to account for any sort of objective morality and show that the Christian worldview is the only rational basis for truly loving your neighbor as yourself.||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Grand Canyon: Evidence for an Old Earth||This weekend on Apologetics.com Radio join hosts Leslie Wickman and Jonathan Noyes as they spend the hour discussing the age of the earth with professor Ken Wolgemuth, author of The Grand Canyon, Monument to an Ancient Earth.||6/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFoundations for Cultural Engagement||On this episode of the Apologetics.com Radio Show we discuss the importance of developing a biblical theory, or framework, with which to understand and engage the important cultural issues of our day. In it we discuss Christopher Watkin’s book, “Thinking Through Creation”, which brings the doctrine of the Trinity into the forefront of this conversation. With host Jason Gallagher and guests Bob Parucha and Patrick Parks. “If Christians do not articulate how the Bible explains all other stories in terms of its own story and how it provides a positive vision for society, then other stories will step in to explain the Bible in their own terms and provide that vision in its place.” Christopher Watkin||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGlobal Warming and the Christian Engagement||This week on the program radio host Jon Noyes and Leslie Wickman discuss a conference Dr. Wickman just attended. The conversation turned into a focused dialogue about Global Warming and how the Christian can engage the issue in a meaningful and informed way.||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThree Things Every Christian Must Have in Their Apologetics Tool Belt||If you're a believer in Christ, you can't miss the command to be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks for the hope you have in Him, yet with gentleness and respect (1 Pet. 3:15). It's not an option to engage in the defense of the faith. In fact, it's a joy and honor to represent our Lord and Savior since we're all called to be ambassadors for the Kingdom. Here we discuss what we think are three of the most important methods to help our listeners engage our current culture for Christ. I'm joined in the studio with Lenny Esposito, Jacob Daniel and first time guest Artur Asaduriyan.||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCA Bill AB2943||On this episode of Apologetics.com Radio Jon Noyes and Steve Van Keulin talk about AB2943, a bill in California that is a real threat to both religious liberty and freedom of speech. They also field some of your questions.||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnswering Objections to Isaiah 53||In this episode Jason Gallagher and guests respond to a recent email from an atheist raising various objections that Jesus Christ is not the fulfillment of Isaiah 53. Tune in as we refute the objections raised and take another call from a skeptic on this very topic.||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExamining Catholicism||Join Jon, Steve and Jacob as the comment on the Pope's interaction with a few young people in a Roman slum. They dive into Catholic theology and point out where some issues might be.||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProving Christ from The Scriptures: Isaiah 53||Throughout the New Testament we see Paul, Apollos and others reasoning and debating from the Scriptures to prove that Jesus Christ was the Messiah. As Christians, this is part of our apologetic task, to show the Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of the Messianic prophecies in the Old Testament. The aim of this show is to help you do just that focusing in on the Isaiah 53, often referred to as the Suffering Servant passage. One of the key questions in dealing with this passage, who is the Servant spoken of in Isaiah 53? Join host Jason Gallagher and guests as they explore that question and more while taking a call from a friendly skeptic.||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChurch and Culture||This week Jon and Steve address the church's role in the community. They wrestle with the question of how the church can be better equipped and more intentional at sharing the Christian worldview outside the four walls of the church. They also take calls from our listeners.||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGood Friday Show||Jon Noyes shares his thoughts on Good Friday. Jason Gallagher and Harry Edwards join him in studio to help answer basic apologetics questions from Angelinos.||4/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRace, Culture and the Gospel||The Apologetics.com Radio team discuss in survey fashion some of the thorny issues we face surrounding race, culture and it's final cure, the Gospel. Joining Harry Edwards in the studio are Lenny Esposito, Jacob Daniel and special guest Brett Kunkle.||4/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHumanism and Scientism||What is Humanism, where does it come from, and what has it affected? In this show we answer these questions and demonstrate it's impact on Scientism.||3/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPornography, Science and the Bible - Part 2||In this episode of the Apologetics.com Radio show we will be addressing the topic of “Pornography, Science and The Bible.” From “50 Shades of Grey” to the ends of the internet, this is an epidemic that is crippling the church and damaging us as a society. Find out what modern science and the Scriptures have to say about the damaging effects pornography has on our brains and how we can reverse the damage that has already been done.||3/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPornography, Science and the Bible - Part 1||In this episode of the Apologetics.com Radio show we will be addressing the topic of “Pornography, Science and The Bible.” From “50 Shades of Grey” to the ends of the internet, this is an epidemic that is crippling the church and damaging us as a society. Find out what modern science and the Scriptures have to say about the damaging effects pornography has on our brains and how we can reverse the damage that has already been done.||3/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristian Liberty||On this edition of Apologetics.com Radio Jon Noyes, Nate Tinner, and Andrew Yoon discuss the idea of Christian Liberty. What does it mean that we are free in Christ? After becoming a Christian is it acceptable to do whatever you want? Why are why not? Join us as we seek answers to these questions and more.||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Gives You Human Rights?||In culture today the idea of protests, strikes and standing for some cause is in vogue with many of the younger members of this generation. Just weeks ago high schoolers marched in protest advocating stricter gun controls. Undergirding all this is the idea of human rights, the notion that all are equal and deserve equal respect and value. Hardly anyone denies this, but what gives purpose, worth and significance to human beings? Harry Edwards along with a panel of speakers, Jonathan Noyes, Jacob Daniel and Ryan Pauly will help us in understanding the dialog surrounding these important concepts of human rights and human dignity.||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHuman Enhancement Technologies & Bioethical Concerns||Scientific breakthroughs have made several human enhancements possible: CRISPR genetic engineering, artificial bionic limbs, brain microchip implants, RFID identification microchip implants, synthetic blood, and many more. With genetic engineering, humans may live much longer lives as vulnerability to disease and loss of health will be greatly reduced. We can categorize these as either healing therapies that restore what was lost or advances to give humans improved capacities above the normal. Many ethical questions arise. Does Christianity offer any insight?||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Apologetic Value of the Westminster Confession of Faith||In this episode Jason Gallagher and his guest panel discuss the history surrounding the Westminster confession of faith and the larger and shorter catechisms that accompany it. We also discuss how we can use this confession to help us answer foundational questions that come up in apologetics such as “how do we know the Bible is true?”||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan You Be a Christian and Be Gay?||Join Jon, Nate and Andrew as they discuss one of the most controversial issues of the day, homosexuality. They seek to answer questions from the Get a Grip speaker series where Sean McDowell engaged Matthew Vines in a dialogue focused on the question: "What does the Bible teach about homosexuality?"||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGod and Sex||Our culture today either vilifies sex for prurient reasons or treats it as nothing more than a mechanical event brought on by natural biological impulses. In this show our team of apologist led by Harry Edwards seek to understand sex as something glorifying to God when understood properly. Will there be sex in heaven? How does sex affect us? ….and more will be discussed on the show.||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDenis Lamoureux and Evolutionary Creation||In this show, Leslie and Jeremy discuss a version of Theistic Evolution known as Evolutionary Creationism. In this show we discuss the following: - Denis’ personal story to faith - What is Evolutionary Creation? - What is your view of Intelligent Design - What is your Interpretation of Gen 1 &2 - Darwin's views - With several centuries of hindsight now, what should we make Galileo's views and the church’s response? - Denis’ latest book: Evolution: Scripture & Nature Say YES!||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSex, Science and the Bible||In today's sex-obsessed culture, find out how modern neuroscience is coming to the conclusions set forth thousands of years ago in Scripture as it relates to sexual ethics. See how God's design for sexuality and marriage are indeed good for humanity and how harmful the ideas of casual sex and on-demand pornography are to ourselves and society in general. Join host Jason Gallagher and special guests Eddie Anorga, Tony Yu and Kim Yu as we discuss these topics and answer lots of interesting calls on this hot topic.||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGet A Grip - Part 2: A Look Ahead to 2018||Join Apologetics.com host Jonathan Noyes and his guests, Nate Tinner and Chang Yun as they discuss the Get A Grip apologetics series coming to Southern CA this January. They also seek to address the question, “Can you call yourself a Christian and be gay?” while taking you calls.||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGet a Grip: A Look Ahead to 2018||Join ADC radio hosts Jon Noyes and Jason Gallagher as they look ahead to the 2018 Get a Grip lecture series starting in January and how Christ impacts culture. Among other things, Jon and Jason discuss how to navigate conversations on abortion and homosexuality both outside and inside the church. Be sure to tune in and share this episode with others.||1/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Problem of Evil and the Hope of Christmas||Many people wonder why this life is so hard and why it's painful moments are unending. Many question God's willingness to allow such suffering to unfold. How could God existence even be believable in light of the evils of this world? It seems his existence is impossible or improbable. Listen in to learn how God's existence is compatible with evil and how the hope of Christmas helps us to lift our eyes to the eternal healer.||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
This is not about debate
This is not a debate show, per some other reviews; this is apologetics, which is completely different.
The show is imperfect, as are all shows, and sometimes they should really attempt to get real experts on the show. The world has plenty of scientists and philosophers and textual critics who are also Christian, but this show sticks to only their usual "guests" no matter the topic.
Still, it's pretty entertaining.
Where's the apologetics?
the branch of theology concerned with the defense or proof of Christianity.
As other reviewers have noted, this podcast is just a bunch of guys, all very faithful, who sit around agreeing with one another about their ideas and beliefs. This is fine if all you care to hear is the Christian perspecitve, but when they start examining the "other side" it becomes clear they not only have no clue what science is nor how it operates, and they seem to take pride in their ignorance. At no time do they have anyone who offers a countering argument, who could clarify an opposing view or even offer a challenge to their beliefs. To call this podcast "apologetics" is the same thing as calling political debate where only the Republicans show up a fair and balanced view on the topics at hand. They only prove they want no discussion except with themselves, and that's both boring and disappointing.
Love These Guys!
My buddy, Vinnie invited me to a conference in Alameda a few months ago... the boys were all there and brought it! I love the way they just "put it out there" and give their opinions based on years of reading and listening. It's probably not for everyone, but if you like cutting edge apologetics... this show is for you! Keep up the great work guys!