apologetics

The City Podcast: The Antidote for Pro-Life Weirdness

by Timothy Motte on September 22, 2014

Should all humans be treated equally? That question is probably pretty easy to answer.

Why? That’s a bit more difficult.

Josh Brahm is the founder of the Equal Rights Institute.

He wants to help pro-lifers be more persuasive and less weird when they communicate with pro-choice people.

So do we. Let’s talk.

Featuring: Josh Brahm, Dr. John Mark Reynolds, Cate MacDonald

The City Podcast. Smart. Sane. Spiritual.

Play

Email us at podcast@hbu.edu with your thoughts, questions, or suggestions for future episodes. Email Josh at aardvark@equalrightsinstitute.com.

Mentioned in this podcast:

Subscribe via iTunes.

The City Podcast: Christianity on Trial

by Timothy Motte on August 18, 2014

We place a lot of faith in the judicial system’s ability to discover truth. We use it to determine everything from parental custody to bankruptcy of corporations to the death penalty. These are weighty matters.

Why would we not apply this tool that we trust to the claims of Christianity?

That is the subject of today’s podcast, featuring Mark Lanier, author of Christianity on Trial.

Featuring: Dr. David Capes, Mark Lanier

The City Podcast. Smart. Sane. Spiritual.

Play

Mentioned in this podcast:

(If you purchase an item from Amazon after clicking on any of these links, HBU will receive a (small) portion of the proceeds.)

Email us at podcast@hbu.edu with your thoughts, questions, or suggestions for future episodes.

Subscribe via iTunes.

The City Podcast: Transatlantic Pro-Life

by Timothy Motte on May 12, 2014

Eminent C.S. Lewis scholar, Dr. Michael Ward, is the faculty advisor for the Oxford Students for Life. Since he also teaches at HBU, this is an excellent opportunity to get some insight into the similarities and differences of the pro-life movements in England and the United States.

Also discussed is pro-life activity as cultural apologetics, and the good and bad aspects of the politicization of abortion.

Links mentioned in this podcast:
The Academy at HBU
Oxford Students for Life debate

The City Podcast. Smart. Sane. Spiritual.

Featuring: Dr. Michael Ward, Dr. Holly Ordway

Play

Email us at podcast@hbu.edu with your thoughts, questions, or suggestions for future episodes.

Subscribe via iTunes.

You might also be interested in Dr. Michael Ward’s previous appearances on The City Podcast.

The City Podcast: Science and the Bible

by Timothy Motte on April 28, 2014

Dr. Frank Sherwin has an amazing rags-to-riches academic career, going from being a D-student to serving in the Vietnam war, to earning a Ph.D. in parasitology and discovering a new species.

As he was doing his graduate work, he noticed that there was no evidence for the evolution that he was being taught as fact. Now he works for the Institute for Creation Research.

We also love his radio voice, and in this episode he and Dr. Reynolds manage to offend the French, telemarketers, and Microsoft.

The City Podcast. Smart. Sane. Spiritual.

Featuring: Dr. Frank Sherwin, Dr. John Mark Reynolds

Play

Email us at podcast@hbu.edu with your thoughts, questions, or suggestions for future episodes.

You might also be interested in The City Podcast: Science vs. God.

The City Podcast: Science vs. God

by Timothy Motte on February 17, 2014

The City, a podcast of Houston Baptist University: Smart. Sane. Spiritual.

Featuring: Dr. Hugh Ross, Cate MacDonald, Dr. Holly Ordway, Dr. John Mark Reynolds

What if I told you that science leads you to God instead of away from him?

Astrophysicist Hugh Ross’ testimony is exactly that. His first encounter with Christianity was as a grad student at Cal Tech, and it was studying science that brought him to faith in God. The beauty of the heavens, the elegance of mathematics, and the evidence for design that Dr. Ross conveys so articulately in this podcast provide the antidote to conundrums faced by the students of Dr. Ordway and Cate MacDonald. You’ll definitely want to listen all the way to the end.

Mentioned in this podcast: Dr. Ross’ book, Hidden Treasures in the Book of Job

Play

Email us at podcast@hbu.edu with your thoughts, questions, or suggestions for future episodes.

On Debating Dan Barker

by John Mark Reynolds on November 22, 2013

Originally posted at Wheatstone Writes. John Mark Reynolds is a Founder of Wheatstone Ministries. He blogs, advises, and speaks for Wheatstone regularly. Visit www.wheatstoneministries.com for more information.

I was excited to debate Dan Barker. Why? First, Barker’s story is very much like my own, but with a different conclusion. We had similar childhoods and followed a pathway into Christian ministry. Right about the time his first book came out, I was deciding whether to remain a Christian. [click to continue…]