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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 28, 2017

On today's episode Nate, Gene, and Logan chat with Amazon's Alexa about 5 Facts You Didn't Know About The Last Jedi, Logan discusses some worldview implications for The Last Jedi, the gents play a 2017 trivia game, and they count down their top 3 lists:

  1. Top 3 Movies/TV of 2017
  2. Top 3 ACL Posts of 2017
  3. Top 3 Books of 2017

 

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Dec 20, 2017

On today's episode Nate chats with Dayton Hartman, pastor and author of Church History for Modern Ministry.

Some questions discussed on this episode:

  1. How does today's church compare to the church in Acts?
  2. What is real discipleship?
  3. Why does preaching require apologetics?

We are giving away some free copies of Dayton's excellent book! For more on that, listen closely to this episode.

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Dec 19, 2017

On today's episode Nate chats with Dr. Michael Horton, host of The White Horse Inn and author of Rediscovering the Holy Spirit.

Some questions discussed on this episode:

  1. How are we "shrinking" our understanding of the Holy Spirit?
  2. Were the gift of tongues private prayer language or an objective foreign language?
  3. Should we pray to the Holy Spirit?

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Dec 12, 2017

On today's episode Nate and Gene answer a listener question about pastor bonuses, Nate discusses the claim that taxing the rich is biblical in a Worldview Analysis segment, and the gents discuss 2 topics:

  1. Does the Masterpiece Cakeshop Have a Strong Case?
  2. What Does Discipleship Look Like?

Articles discussed on the show:

"The Republican Tax Bill Is Not Just Immoral. It Is An Act of Violence"

"Stop Misrepresenting Masterpiece Cakeshop"

"New Research on the State of Discipleship"

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Dec 5, 2017

On today's episode Nate chats with Brett Kunkle, Founder and CEO of Maven and the co-author of A Practical Guide to Culture.

Some questions discussed on this episode:

  1. What is culture and how does it shape us?
  2. What happens to us when we spend so much time on our devices?
  3. How does the culture lie about gender identity and what should we do to counter that?

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Nov 29, 2017

On today's episode Nate, Gene, and Logan play a round of Name That Movie: Christmas Edition and discuss 2 contentious topics:

  1. YEC vs. OEC: A theological approach?
  2. Should Christian Leaders Get 6 Figure Salaries?

 

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Nov 20, 2017

On today's episode Nate chats with Andrew T. Walker, Director of Policy Studies at the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and the author of God and the Transgender Debate.

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Nov 14, 2017

On today's episode Nate, Gene, and Logan laugh their way through a new skit entitled: "Totally Honest Moments in Facebook". Logan discusses "Thor: Ragnarok" in the latest Worldview Analysis. The gang also discuss 2 interesting topics:

  1. Is homeschooling the best option for Christians?
  2. How do you get through a season of lethargy with regard to Bible study?

Article mentioned on the show:

"Research Facts on Homeschooling"

"10 Reason Public School Is Better than Homeschooling"

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Nov 7, 2017

On today's episode Nate chats with Hollywood filmmaker Brian Godawa about his latest book Remnant: The Rescue of the Elect. They also discuss how Brian came out of dispensationalism and how Christians should properly interpret the Book of Revelation.

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Oct 31, 2017

On today's episode Nate, Gene, and Logan dress up for Halloween. They also conduct a Worldview Analysis on "Stranger Things 2", play a game on examples of horror in the Bible, and they discuss 2 important topics:

  1. What is the proper response to abuse in your church?
  2. How should Christians view artificial intelligence?

Article mentioned on the show:

"Is Artificial Intelligence a Threat to Christianity?"

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Oct 24, 2017

On today's episode Nate chats with Dr. Greg Ganssle of Talbot School of Theology at Biola University about his latest book Our Deepest Desires: How the Christian Story Fulfills Human Aspirations.

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Oct 11, 2017

On today's episode Nate and Gene try out a brand new segment: Live Comedy Skit Reading. They read a comedy skit called "The Atheist Detective" live on episode and let the shenanigans happen. They also analyze the new scifi show "The Orville" in a Worldview Analysis segment. And finally Nate chats with Dr. Lynn Wilder of Unveiling Mormonism about her new book Leaving Mormonism.

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Sep 25, 2017

On today's episode Nate, Gene, and Logan play another round of Fact or Fib. This time stories include brand new underwear, hypnotizing friends, and catching fly balls. They discuss the passing of Nabeel Qureshi, their own personal experiences with loved ones and cancer, and what cancer can teach us. The gang also welcomes Dr. Brian Rosner of Ridley College on to discuss his book Known by God.

Be sure to listen all the way to the end for your chance to win this awesome book by Dr. Rosner!

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Sep 12, 2017

On today's episode Nate, Gene, and Logan laugh their way through a brand new skit called "Church-Fil-A". They discuss the anniversary of 9/11 and its continued significance. Nate also welcomes Dr. Douglas Axe of Biologic Institute on to discuss his recent book Undeniable and why Darwinian evolution is a flawed model.

Be sure to listen all the way to the end for your chance to win Dr. Axe's excellent book!

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Aug 22, 2017

On today's episode Nate, Gene, and Logan are introduced by Lego Batman. They play a game of "Who Said It: Republican or Democrat?" And they discuss two topics:

  1. Does God Hate People
  2. The ACLU, White Supremacists, and Logical Consistency

Article mentioned in the show:

"U.S. Rights Group Rethinks Defending Hate Groups Protesting with Guns"

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Aug 9, 2017

On today's episode, Nate and Gene play a Genesis trivia game, analyze a television clip from ABC's The View on being a "pansexual homorantic", and they welcome biochemist and apologist Dr. Fuz Rana (of Reasons to Believe) on the show to discuss his recent book: Who Was Adam? A Creation Model Approach to the Origin of Humanity

Don't forget to answer the question Gene asks at the very end of the show for your chance to win a free copy of Dr. Rana's book: Who Was Adam?

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Jul 16, 2017

On today's episode, Nate and Gene laugh their way through a skit called "A World Like That". They analyze an article from Philosophy Now entitled: "I Find That Offensive by Claire Fox" and they welcome author and apologist Tom Gilson on the show to discuss his latest book: How Would Jesus Blog?

Don't forget to answer the question Gene asks at the very end of the show for your chance to win a free copy of Tom's book: How Would Jesus Blog?

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Jul 4, 2017

On today's episode Nate and Gene kick off their new video podcast with a 4th of July game. They also discuss some recent comments by Miley Cyrus for the latest Worldview Analysis segment. And Nate chats with Justin Brierley about Unbelievable? and his latest book of the same title.

For more information about Justin Brierley, check out premierchristianity.com!

Links discussed on the show:

"I Find that Offensive by Claire Fox" by Philosophy Now

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Jun 20, 2017

On today's episode Nate and Gene make some important announcements including some prize giveaways for the summer. They also discuss a recent decision to use gender-inclusive language in the CSV Bible. Finally, they welcome special guest J Warner Wallace on the show to play a quick round of Fact or Fib and discuss his latest book: Forensic Faith.

For more information about J Warner Wallace, check out coldcasechristianity.com!

Links discussed on the show:

"Southern Baptists Embrace Gender-Inclusive Language in the Bible" by The Atlantic

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Jun 14, 2017

On today's episode Nate, Gene, and Logan get introduced by the one and only Heathen Stawking. They test their knowledge about different generations with a brand new trivia game and they analyze the underlying worldview of Wonder Woman. Nate also chats with the President of Ratio Christi, Dr. Corey Miller, about what the apologetics ministry is doing on college campuses across the nation.

For more information about Ratio Christi, check out ratiochristi.org!

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May 30, 2017

On today's episode Nate, Gene, and Logan laugh their way through another skit entitled: "Stolen". They identify the underlying worldview of comments that actress Debra Winger made about marriage in the latest Worldview Analysis segment. And they chat with Dr. Holly Ordway of Houston Baptist University about her important book: Apologetics and the Christian Imagination.

Some links mentioned on this episode:

"How to Keep Marriage Interesting, According to Debra Winger"
"You Are What You Promise"

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May 23, 2017

On today's episode Nate and Gene welcome Aaron White of the Feelin' Film Podcast! They analyze Showtime's Twin Peaks: The Return for another Worldview Segment and play a fun, movie trivia game (led by Gene this time). The fellas also chat with Aaron about his experiences with Eastlake Church and their decision to abandon Scripture and embrace homosexuality.

Some links mentioned on this episode:

www.carm.org
Openness Unhindered by Rosaria Butterfield
www.str.org

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May 16, 2017

On today's episode Nate and Gene welcome Hollywood filmmaker and author Brian Godawa for the entire show! They analyze Netflix's "The Discovery" in the latest Worldview Segment. In honor of Brian's latest project they play a round of Revelation Clickbait. And finally, the fellas discuss Brian's book Tyrant: Rise of the Beast as well as why partial preterism is the best way to understand the Book of Revelation.

For more insightful materials from Brian, check out godawa.com. Also, be sure to buy Brian's book Tyrant: Rise of the Beast. You can get it right now for the biblically low price of $6.66! You won't be disappointed.

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Apr 17, 2017

On today's episode Nate, Gene, and Logan, listen to an ad for a new board game, Life: The Joel Osteen Edition. Logan analyzes "American Gods" in the latest Worldview Segment. Nate chats with Sean McDowell about his doctoral research on the question of the martyrdom of Jesus' disciples. Finally, the fellas conduct a post-interview analysis of some of Sean's findings.

For more awesome apologetics materials from Sean McDowell, check out seanmcdowell.org. Also, if you want a copy of Sean's book, The Fate of the Apostles, for half the price, make sure to email Sean@seanmcdowell.org and include the special code he provided during our interview.

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Apr 11, 2017

Happy Easter! On today's episode Nate, Gene, and Logan, play a round of "Clickbait Bible" and chat about the worldview of the sci-fi movie "Life" starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynods.

Finally, Nate chats with philosopher and theologian Dr. Gary Habermas about why Christians have good reasons to believe in the resurrection of Jesus.

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