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A Clear Lens Podcast

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A Clear Lens is all about apologetics, Christianity, philosophy, and worldview with an eye on Luke 10:27 & 2 Corinthians 10:5

Dec 31, 2016

Some of the best moments of our show in 2016 have been compiled for your listening pleasure! These "Best of" moments include Batman Youth Pastor, Trumpogetics University, Brock the Internet Atheist, Rapture Rob, "What Will He Say Next?" with Chester Checkers and much more! This episode also has some of the best moments from our apologetics interviews, including: J Warner Wallace, David Wood, Craig Hazen, Holly Ordway, and Clay Jones.

We'd like to give a huge shout out to all of our guests and listeners (and to Nate, Gene, Logan) for making it a great year of ministry! Until we meet again... in 2017!

Don't forget to check out the brand new look at the ACL website (www.clearlens.org) for fresh posts each week. And if you get a chance, subscribe and rate us on iTunes! It's quick and easy and helps us get our show out to more listeners.

Twitter: @AClearLens

Facebook: www.facebook.com/clearlens
Email: hello@clearlens.org

*"Auld Lang Syne" by Amil Beckley

Dec 20, 2016

Merry Christmas and welcome to our 2 year anniversary episode! On today's show (12.19.15), Nate, Gene, and Logan check out the new movie trailer for "Brock Sleighs Christmas" and laugh their way through the ACL Christmas Special with the ACL alum.

They also answer a question from @SoulGalactic on the word "miscarriage" in the Exodus 21 and play a fun game trying to guess which Christmas song Nate's 4 year old son, Sammy, is singing. The fellas also get down to business and discuss two topics:

1. Should a Christian help every panhandler on the street?
2. What constitutes grounds for leaving a local church?

Helpful articles discussed on the show:

"Give to Street People in Christianity Today"
http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2011/january/18.60.html?start=1

"Should You Give Money to Homeless People?"
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/03/should-you-give-money-to-homeless-people/72820/

If you like what we're up to, please subscribe and rate us on iTunes! We'd greatly appreciate it.

Website: www.clearlens.org
T
witter: @AClearLens

Facebook: www.facebook.com/clearlens
Email: hello@clearlens.org

All the excellent music you hear is by www.bensound.com
Sound effects by Mike Koenig

*'Jingle Bells' guitar and singing by Nate and Sammy Sala

Dec 6, 2016

Welcome to our 50th episode!

Nate, Gene, and Logan announce the winners of the ACL Apologetics Giveaway! Thanks to all of you who participated. They also answer a question from @footofdacross and play another round of Fact or Fib: Christmas Edition!

They also chat about two topics:

  1. Does a Miracle Have to be Supernatural?
  2. Can a Christian be Pro-Life and Pro-Death penalty?

Here are some links to articles mentioned on the show:

"Aborted Fetuses Must Now Be Buried, Cremated in Texas"
http://www.houstonpress.com/news/aborted-fetuses-must-now-be-buried-cremated-in-texas-8986047

"Star of Bethlehem May Not Have Been a Star After All, Scientist Says"
http://www.foxnews.com/science/2016/12/02/star-bethlehem-may-not-have-been-star-after-all-scientist-says.html

"Shane Claiborne on the Death Penalty, Grace, and Restorative Justice"
https://medium.com/the-badlands/shane-claiborne-on-the-death-penalty-grace-and-restorative-justice-2c416dec675a#.n2hvjfvvo

Don't forget to check out the brand new look at the ACL website (www.clearlens.org) for fresh posts each week. And if you get a chance, subscribe and rate us on iTunes! It's quick and easy and helps us get our show out to John Q Public.


Twitter: @AClearLens

Facebook: www.facebook.com/clearlens
Email: hello@clearlens.org

*Bumper music by www.bensound.com

Nov 22, 2016

Welcome to our 49th episode!

Nate, Gene, and Logan laugh their way through another crazy rendition of "What Will They Really Do Next" with host Chester Checkers. They also chat about what they're thankful for (with Thanksgiving right around the corner) and answer a question about the unforgivable sin from Trevor Lewis. The fellas also sit down with special guest, Dr. Clay Jones, to discuss why God allows evil.

For more on Dr. Jones check out his website www.clayjones.net and look out for his upcoming book on God and evil coming soon.

Don't forget to check out the brand new look at the ACL website (www.clearlens.org) for fresh posts each week. And be sure to participate in our December giveaway for some awesome apologetics materials including J Warner Wallace's God's Crime Scene, Frank Turek's Stealing From God, and Sean McDowell's A New Kind of Apologist! Remember, all you have to do is subscribe and rate our show on iTunes right now to be entered into the December giveaway! The last date to enter is Sunday, December 4th.


Twitter: @AClearLens

Facebook: www.facebook.com/clearlens
Email: hello@clearlens.org

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*Sound effects by Mike Koenig, Kevan GC, and Joe Lamb

Sep 24, 2016

Welcome to our 44th episode! (Look out for our 50th episode coming soon!)

Nate, Gene, and Logan sift through the mail bag in order to answer two questions:

1. What are your thoughts on the dating of Revelation
2. Why is the church reluctant to embrace the resurgence of Apologetics?

A huge thanks to Mark Jones and Misty Callahan (@MistyACallahan) for those questions!

The fellas also welcome Professor Mary Jo Sharp of Houston Baptist University on the show to discuss her work on "Why More Women Should Study Apologetics"!

For more information about Professor Sharp and her excellent books check out her website: www.confidentchristianity.com

Don't forget to check out the ACL website (www.clearlens.org) for fresh posts each week. And, if you like what we're up to, please subscribe and rate us on iTunes! We'd greatly appreciate it.


Twitter: @AClearLens

Facebook: www.facebook.com/clearlens
Email: aclearlens@gmail.com

*Bumper music by www.bensound.com

Sep 9, 2016

Welcome to our 43rd episode!

Nate, Gene, and Logan meet a brand new correspondent to the show: Middle Aged Mutant Hindu Turtle. They answer a question about Noah's Ark and the Creation Museum. And they welcome Dr. Holly Ordway of Houston Baptist University on the show to discuss her work on "Imaginative Apologetics"!

For more information about Dr. Ordway, including her book Not God's Type: An Atheist Academic Lays Down Her Arms, check out her website: www.hollyordway.com

Don't forget to check out the ACL website (www.clearlens.org) for fresh posts each week. And, if you like what we're up to, please subscribe and rate us on iTunes! We'd greatly appreciate it.


Twitter: @AClearLens

Facebook: www.facebook.com/clearlens
Email: aclearlens@gmail.com

*Bumper music by www.bensound.com

Aug 26, 2016

Welcome to our 42nd episode!

Nate, Gene, and Logan briefly chat about their kids' quirks and try to fool each other with another round of Fact or Fib. They also sit down with Hollywood filmmaker and author Brian Godawa and discuss cinema and worldview from a Christian perspective!

For more information about Brian, including his books Hollywood Worldviews and God Against the Gods, check out his website: www.godawa.com

Don't forget to check out the ACL website (www.clearlens.org) for fresh posts each week. And, if you like what we're up to, please subscribe and rate us on iTunes! We'd greatly appreciate it.


Twitter: @AClearLens

Facebook: www.facebook.com/clearlens
Email: aclearlens@gmail.com

*Bumper music by www.bensound.com

Aug 16, 2016

Welcome to our 41st episode!

Nate, Gene, and Logan laugh their way through a brand new skit entitled: "What Will He Say Next?". They quickly chat about summer movies and tease some important upcoming guests: Brian Godawa, Dr. Holly Ordway, and Professor Mary Jo Sharp. Stay tuned for those excellent discussions!

In this episode, the gang discusses Mormonism with Dr. Craig Hazen from Biola University. In keeping with their Comparative Religion series, Dr. Hazen analyzes the religion in three ways:

1. Its origins
2. Its diagnosis of the problem with humanity
3. Its solution to the problem 

Don't forget to check out the ACL website (www.clearlens.org) for fresh posts each week. And, if you like what we're up to, please subscribe and rate us on iTunes! We'd greatly appreciate it.

Twitter: @AClearLens

Facebook: www.facebook.com/clearlens
Email: aclearlens@gmail.com

*Bumper music by www.bensound.com
*Sound effects by Mike Koenig, Kevan GC, and Joe Lamb

Jul 28, 2016

Welcome to our 40th episode!

Nate, Gene, and Logan welcome Rapture Rob, a new correspondent to the show. They play a round of Name that Song and then chat with President of Stand to Reason (www.str.org) Greg Koukl about his upcoming book: The Story of Reality.

Don't forget to check out the ACL website (www.clearlens.org) for fresh posts each week. And, if you like what we're up to, please subscribe and rate us on iTunes! We'd greatly appreciate it.

Twitter: @AClearLens

Facebook: www.facebook.com/clearlens
Email: aclearlens@gmail.com

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Jul 19, 2016

On our 39th episode, Nate, Gene, and Logan chuckle their way through another round of Nate News and welcome a very special guest to the show: David Wood (@Acts17; www.Acts17.net). David helps the guys continue in their Comparative Religions series by reviewing Islam:

1. Its origins
2. Its diagnosis of the problem with the world
3. Its solution to the problem

For further information check out David's website as well as his YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/Acts17Apologetics). Also, don't forget to check out our website for fresh posts each week. And, if you like what we're up to, please subscribe and rate us on iTunes! We'd greatly appreciate it.

Website: www.clearlens.org
Twitter: @AClearLens

Facebook: www.facebook.com/clearlens
Email: aclearlens@gmail.com

*Bumper music by www.bensound.com

Mar 16, 2016

Welcome to our 29th episode! We've been on break for 3 months but have returned with special guest J Warner Wallace! On today's show (3.15.16), Nate, Gene, and Logan laugh their way through a brand new Nate News segment and another "Who Said It?" game.

They also had the distinct pleasure of chatting with J Warner Wallace about his new book "God's Crime Scene" and his participation in the upcoming film "God's Not Dead 2"

Don't forget to check out our website for fresh apologetics and theology posts each week. And, if you like what we're up to, please subscribe and rate us on iTunes! We'd greatly appreciate it.

Website: www.clearlens.org
T
witter: @AClearLens

Facebook: www.facebook.com/clearlens
Email: aclearlens@gmail.com

Bumper music by www.bensound.com
Sound effects by Mike Koenig

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