But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Sean McDowell - Apologetic Report

Join us as Scott interviews Talbot professor and Los Angeles Dodgers chaplain Brandon Cash, as he describes his ongoing ministry with the Dodgers' players and coaches, with a specific emphasis on the current postseason playoffs.

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Wednesday, 10 October 2018 21:00

3 Features of A Self-Refuting Statement

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image How do you recognize a self-refuting statement? Sean offers three criteria for recognizing when a statements refutes itself.

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Tuesday, 09 October 2018 04:28

How Do We Speak Truth in A Distracted Age?

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image What is the best way to communicate gospel truth in a secular, distracted age? Sean reviews the recent book Disruptive Witness by Alan Noble.

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image What would the world be like if everyone followed Jesus' commands regarding sex, marriage, and relationships? Can you picture it? Sean describes such a world.

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Thursday, 04 October 2018 05:11

How Do We Know God Is Good? 3 Quick Reasons.

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image What is the basis for believing God is good? Given our broken world, why not think God is evil? Sean gives three quick reasons to believe God is good.

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Many of the most challenging ethical and social issues today are in the field of bioethics. Issues such as end of life care, reproductive technology, genetic and biotechnology, not to mention long standing issues such as abortion and assisted suicide. Join Sean and Scott as they interview Dr....

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Monday, 01 October 2018 21:00

Kavanaugh Hearings and the Assault on Truth

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image The Kavanaugh hearings have revealed a lot about the state of our culture. It has also revealed a confusion about the nature of truth. Sean explains.

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Thursday, 27 September 2018 17:00

My Son Got a Phone at 14-and-a-half. Here’s why.

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image When should you give your kid a phone? What principles should guide the decision? Sean shares some personal insights and wisdom.

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Thursday, 27 September 2018 00:00

Podcast: Redeeming Capitalism (with Ken Barnes)

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With the popularity of Bernie Sanders presidential run in 2016 and the increasing embrace of forms of socialism by critics of capitalism, the time is right for a vigorous examination of the virtues and vices of market capitalism. Scott and Sean interview Dr. Ken Barnes, Director of the Mockler...

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image How can Christians most effectively respond to the current state of marriage in our culture? Sean reviews an upcoming resource.

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image There has been a ton of discussion about "social justice" and Christianity. Guest blogger Thaddeus Williams emphasizes 12 points of unity we can all agree on.

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Though we recognize that our family background has a major influence on the kind of person we all become, we don't often extend that to our spiritual formation and development. Talbot spiritual formation professor Dr. Judy TenElshof outlines how our family upbringing affects our journey toward...

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Wednesday, 19 September 2018 03:00

Is It Okay to Pick and Choose Religious Beliefs?

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image Can we pick the parts of religions we like and discard the rest? How should we approach various religious beliefs? Sean briefly addresses these questions.

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Sean recently had a public discussion with Hemant Mehta, who is known as "The Friendly Atheist," and is an outspoken atheist blogger and YouTuber. They discuss common misconceptions each side has about the other, and then take live questions from the audience. This episode first aired on the...

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Tuesday, 18 September 2018 03:58

Should Jesus Be Depicted Naked on the Cross?

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image Is anything theologically valuable lost when we portray Jesus clothed on the cross? Sean explores the theological implications of this often-ignored question.

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In June 2018, the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of California's crisis pregnancy centers protecting their free speech rights. California law required these pro-life centers to provide abortion referrals to their clients who came in seeking their services. The clinics sued, alleging that the law...

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Friday, 14 September 2018 21:00

One Game-Changing Tip for Responding to Objections

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image What is the best way to respond to tough questions to your faith? Guest blogger Timothy Fox offers one invaluable tip.

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Wednesday, 12 September 2018 21:00

When Theology is Dangerous

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image Can it be dangerous to teach theology? Sean deeply believes in the importance of learning theology, but offers two concerns about teaching theology well.

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Wednesday, 12 September 2018 04:02

What Do We Know About Satan? 4 Key Truths.

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image How can we separate fact from fiction about Satan? What is he really like? Sean offers 4 quick insights about Satan from the Bible.

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image Is there any hope for our racially divided nation? Pastor Miles McPherson says Yes, and offers some practical steps for healing.

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The Church Fathers provide a vital link from the time of Jesus and the apostles to future generations. Who were they? What did they care about? And what can we learn for today? Sean and Scott interview Talbot professor Ken Berding with these questions and more.

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Thursday, 06 September 2018 21:00

If True, Reincarnation Would Be Evidence for God

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image How can reincarnation be an argument for God? Sean explains how the complex process of reincarnation, if true, would point to an intelligent Mind.

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Wednesday, 05 September 2018 07:21

Was Animal Sacrifice Immoral?

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image Was it immoral to sacrifice animals, as practiced in the Old Testament? Sean offers some historical and theological context to address this Q thoughtfully.

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Tuesday, 04 September 2018 03:30

3 Church-Lessons from the "Friendly Atheist"

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image Last week I had a public dialogue with the "Friendly Atheist." Rather than writing a critique of the dialogue, I decided to offer 3 areas of common ground.

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image Is Christianity something we can know to be true, like facts in history and science? Guest blogger Tim Stratton argues yes, once we understand biblical faith!

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