Mon, 29 August 2011
In this podcast, Jim examines the challenge offered by Bill Keller in his New York Times Article, “Asking Candidates Tougher Questions About Faith”. Keller’s challenge to political candidates is also an important test for those of us who want to be good ambassadors for Jesus.
Direct download: PCM_Podcast_219_-_Can_You_Answer_Tougher_Questions_About_Faith_-_LQ.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:58pm PST
Mon, 22 August 2011
In this podcast, Jim further explores the issue of same sex marriage in response to recent news headlines. Is there a logical slippery slope that begins as we redefine marriage? Why can’t society define marriage any way it wants? Can culture provide us with transcendent moral laws?
Direct download: PCM_Podcast_218_-_Slippery_Slopes_Same_Sex_Marriage_and_Moral_Transcendence_-_LQ.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:41pm PST
Mon, 15 August 2011
In this podcast, Jim answers listener email and talks about the hot topic issue of same sex marriage as related to politics and conservatism. Jim also discusses the fate of children who are too young to understand the Gospel, the appropriate age for baptism, and the possibility that the Resurrection of Jesus was simply a legend.
Direct download: PCM_Podcast_217_-_Politics_Conservatism_and_Next_Years_Litmus_Test_-_LQ.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:33pm PST
Mon, 8 August 2011
In this podcast, Jim responds to a variety of listener emails, including a response to the atheist objection that a loving God would never allow the premature death of 350 billion unborn humans. In addition, Jim talks a bit about Bayesian Inferences, the best questions to ask atheists, and how you can know when a decision is “beyond a reasonable doubt”.
Direct download: PCM_Podcast_216_-_How_Could_God_Allow_So_Many_Unborn_Babies_to_Die_-_LQ.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:41pm PST
Mon, 1 August 2011
In this podcast, Jim responds to listener email questioning the existence of a single moral absolute and the claim that moral absolutes are not described in the Bible. In addition, Jim responds to the assertion that the Early Church Fathers had a larger New Testament than we have today and the problem of miraculous embellishment in the Gospels. Finally, Jim responds to the concern that he has manipulated the PCM audience with an inaccurate definition of “evidence”.
Direct download: PCM_Podcast_215_-_Are_There_ANY_Moral_Absolutes_-_LQ.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:10pm PST