Tue, 29 June 2010
In this podcast, Jim reflects on his recent trip to Manti, Utah to share the Gospel of Grace with members of the LDS Church. What role does evidence and epistemology play in sharing the truth about God? Why does evidence matter, and how does God intend us to use evidence to understand the truth about Him? What are the differences between Christianity and Mormonism that might motivate us to share the Gospel with them in the first place? Jim and Jimmy discuss these issues and more on this edition of the PleaseConvinceMe Podcast.
Direct download: PCM_Podcast_158_-_Reflections_on_Missions_Evangelism_Epistemology_and_Evidence_-_LQ.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:12 PM
Sat, 19 June 2010
In this podcast, Jim takes a thorough look at objections to the essential Christian claim that Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born to the Virgin Mary. Is the "virgin conception" a ridiculous claim that defies reason and is unsupported by the historical record? Can the claim stand up to the objections of non-believers? Why does the "virgin conception" matter in the first place?
Direct download: PCM_Podcast_157_-_Is_the_Virgin_Conception_True_and_Can_It_Be_Defended_-_LQ.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:45 PM
Tue, 15 June 2010
In this podcast, Jim celebrates three years of weekly podcasts with a conversation involving his college-aged sons. What are the challenges that are waiting for Christians in the University setting? What challenge does naturalism present to Christian students who are studying the sciences? What are the moral challenges that face young Christians in the secular university setting, and how can they respond? Jim discusses the university life with Jimmy and David as they try to provide a snapshot of what's waiting for our kids.
Direct download: PCM_Podcast_156_-_The_PleaseConvinceMe_Third_Anniversary_Podcast_-_LQ.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:29 AM
Mon, 7 June 2010
In this podcast, Jim again examines the claim that Jesus is simply a fictional reiteration of prior copy-cat mythologies and offers five basic principles necessary to examine the claims fairly. Jim then applies these five principles to a common atheist assertion that Psalm 23 is simply a copy of a Hymn to Osiris. In addition, Jim discusses the nature of eyewitness testimony related to the life of Jesus in response to an email from a non-believer.
Direct download: PCM_Podcast_155_-_Five_Principles_to_Respond_to_Claims_That_Jesus_is_a_Copy-Cat_-_LQ.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:52 AM
Tue, 1 June 2010
In this podcast, Jim examines the instructions currently offered to jurors as they examine eyewitnesses in criminal trials. Can these same instructions be applied to the Gospels as we examine them as eyewitness accounts of the life of Jesus? If so, what four principles should we apply to our examination of the Gospels? Do the Gospels "hold up" when compared to contemporary accounts of Jesus from ancient, hostile gentile and Jewish eyewitnesses?
Direct download: PCM_Podcast_154_-_Evaluating_the_Gospels_Like_Jurors_Evaluate_Eyewitnesses_-_LQ.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:27 AM