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

Thursday, 28 May 2020 21:00

Is There A God? | Fast Friday (128)

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"Is There A God?" Your answer to this will affect everything about your life.  The answer? There is a God. But with all the religions out there, which God is real? Thank God we don't have to guess.—he's revealed himself. The God who exists is the God of the Bible.

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Why Do Science & Christianity Get Along So Well?  Does that title shock you? Maybe you heard that science debunked religion, or that that the Christian church is the enemy of scientific progress. But what if I told you (Morpheus voice) that science depends on the Christian faith... for its...

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It’s time for a Christian worldview approach to abortion.

While Governor Pritzker is threatening increasingly harsher retaliation against those who disobey his shelter-in-place order, P.P. of Illinois has quietly opened a brand new facility in Waukegan, Illinois (north of Chicago)... during...

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Over the last couple decades in the States (and elsewhere in the Western world), the percentage of Christians in the population has decreased, while the percentage of religiously unaffiliated people has gone up.   On May 7, 2020, Hemant Mehta, the self-professed "Friendly Atheist" posted...

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When I first started my podcast, I wanted to create something that would help everyday Christians defend what they believe. So I called my podcast “This Is Apologetics.” I’d been studying apologetics for about seven years at the time, and for me the word made perfect sense. But I...

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Do you believe there isa purpose to life? And are you living for yours? Do you have purpose? Are you intendedfor anything? There are three possible answers to this question. Joel Settecase lays them out, analyzes them from a biblical perspective, and gives you the tools to explain the answer to...

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Jordan Peterson has been called "The most influential public intellectual in the Western world right now." What is his view on human nature, and what should Bible-believing Christians think about it? The Sons of Thunder analyze it and have a ton of fun doing in the process.

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Do not miss this important conversation on questions of justice, law, race and our collective response surrounding the tragic death of Ahmaud Arbury. Joel and Pastor Raef (carefully) examine the event from a biblical perspective. How can we convey our faith in the ultimate justice of Christ, at a...

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Joel Settecase interviews Cathrine Ligard on a Think Podcast live broadcast! WATCH & ASK QUESTIONS LIVE from the Think Institute page.   Cathrine Ligard and her husband Vidar are the founders of Safari Mission. They believe that, "the Bible is the foundation for the development of a...

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This is the Monday Minute.   

Why does science "work?" 

Neil deGrasse Tyson is a renowned astrophysicist and a notorious skeptic when it comes to the Christian faith (or any religion whatsoever). But does his trust in science go along with his unbelief? Joel Settecase explains why the...

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Thursday, 14 May 2020 20:00

What Is The Trinity? (Fast Friday) (118)

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Do you believe in the Trinity? If you are a Christian, then you kinda have to, by definition. The Doctrine of the Trinity is at the heart of orthodox—meaning correct—Christian teaching. But what does it mean, how should we understand it, and how in the world can we explain this to...

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You will want to catch every minute of this vital conversation on God, government, and church. Joel and Pastor Raef discuss the Illinois Governor's "Restore Illinois" plan (requiring churches to stay closed for a long, long time) and how Christians must respond biblically. Watch and share this...

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Christine Parker is the head of Rhetoric at Veritas Academy, a Christ-centered, Classical home school community in Chicago.  On this Tuesday Twofer episode, Christine joins Joel Settecase for this exclusive look into modern home schooling. She reveals some simple steps you can take to "own"...

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🤔Watch the Sons of Thunder, Joel Settecase and Parker Settecase, as they discuss Jordan B. Peterson's New York Times bestselling book, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos. The boys talk about Peterson's first rule, "Stand up straight with your shoulders back." Is this good advice? Is it...

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Have you ever had an intense conversation with someone who held radically different beliefs than you did about life, the universe and everything? Most of us try to avoid those questions, but my guest today intentionally seeks them out.

Justin Brierley is the Theology & Apologetics Editor for...

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J. I. Packer says that Total Depravity "signifies a corruption of our moral and spiritual nature that is total not in degree... but in extent. It declares that no part of us is untouched by sin...." In other words, people are basically bad. You can see why this doctrine would be unpopular. We'll...

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Joel Settecase gives his thoughts on why Governor Pritzker’s move to extend the shelter-in-place order is not the best move. This is relevant for other states (and nations!) experiencing something similar. Get the full show notes at https://thethink.institute. --- Send in a voice message:...

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The Think Podcast FINALLY tackles the impossible question of eschatology. Dan Osborn and Raef Chenery join Joel Settecase to discuss whether the current pandemic is a sign that we are living in the end of days. They also get into a really helpful comparison of three eschatological (end-times)...

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Elias Ayala (M.Div, M.A., Theological Studies from Liberty Baptist Theo. Sem.) is a Christian apologist and founder of Revealed Apologetics. On his YouTube channel he has interviewed great minds like Dr. James R. White and Scott Oliphint. Today he joins the Sons of Thunder to discuss his work in...

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Joel Settecase sits down and Rev. Raef Chenery from Chicago sit down to talk about:   An exciting new forum for worldview collisions called Think Sessions.  Whether government overreach is a concern for churches right now.  When will we know it's time to reopen the church?...

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Joel Settecase talks about why there are so many Gentile followers of the Jewish Messiah.  

Also, in this live AMA, he answered: 

  • Is Romans 2:14 speaking about Gentile believers or non-believers?  
  • Is this different than what is written on our hearts in Jeremiah 31:33? 
  • Why should...

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Joel Settecase responds to a question he received on Quora.com. Get the full show notes at https://thethink.institute. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-think-podcast/message

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Joel Settecase, Christian, and Brandon ("Ethan Micheal"), Atheist,  square off again to discuss whether there is a relationship between faith and knowledge. This audio is direct from Brandon's "Atheist v Theist" show, so it doesn't have the typical intro and outro from Joel. 

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Thursday, 09 April 2020 23:34

Why Did Jesus Want To Die? (104)

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In this Good Friday episode, Joel Settecase breaks down three reasons Jesus wanted to die, and cited 25 incredible prophecies that perfectly predicted exactly how Jesus would die. Get the full show notes at https://thethink.institute. --- Send in a voice message:...

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Wednesday, 08 April 2020 20:00

One Tiny Event That Changed The World (103)

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In this short form episode, Joel Settecase answers a question from the website Quora, “what is one minor event that truly changed the way we live without us knowing it?” Get the full show notes by going to https://thethink.institute. --- Send in a voice message:...

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