Mon, 26 April 2010
In this podcast, Jim continues his series on the historicity and nature of Jesus Christ. Critics claim that Jesus is simply a re-telling of prior "dying savior" mythologies, copying many mythological characteristics related to birth stories, miraculous activities and other details. Critics often claim that Jesus shares a number of similarities with Horus and Osiris from Egyptian mythology. But is this true, and if it is true, is there any reasonable explanation? Jim also answers listener email related to the value of debates and the temptation toward "apologetics arrogance".
Direct download: PCM_Podcast_149_-_Is_Jesus_Simply_a_Copy_Cat_of_Horus_or_Osiris_-_LQ.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:37 PM
Mon, 19 April 2010
In this podcast, Jim begins a series on the historicity and nature of Jesus Christ. Before we can even look at who Jesus claimed to "be", we need to make sure He existed in the first place! Critics claim that Jesus is simply a re-telling of the Mithras mythology, copying Mithras' virgin birth, death and resurrection and many other similar details. But is Jesus truly this similar to Mithras? Is it reasonable to expect ancient seekers to create a God that is similar to the true God of the universe?
Direct download: PCM_Podcast_148_-_Is_Jesus_Simply_a_Copy_Cat_of_Mithras_-_LQ.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00 PM
Mon, 12 April 2010
In this podcast, Jim records a portion of a weekly apologetics house church meeting in an effort to help people understand how apologetics can be taught and embraced by the local church community. Utilizing two PCM listener emails (related to Catholicism and Bible "contradictions"), members of the church engage and examine what they believe. This "eavesdropping" session may give you a better idea of what an apologetics based house church sounds like!
Direct download: PCM_Podcast_147_-_Apologetics_in_the_House_Church_Setting_-_LQ.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:43 PM
Tue, 6 April 2010
In this podcast, Jim answers listener email addressing important issues and challenges to Christianity. Is there a broader explanation for the exodus of young people from the Church? Can the challenges facing the Church be addressed in the current form of the American "Churchianity"? How do we know when we've heard God's voice and why do atheists think we're crazy when we claim to have heard from God? Is it possible to be a Christ Follower without believing any of Christianity's exclusive claims about the nature of God and truth in general?
Direct download: PCM_Podcast_146_-_The_Nature_of_Church_The_Nature_of_Gods_Voice_The_Nature_of_Truth_-_LQ.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:37 AM