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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

Jun 10, 2018

Happy Father's Day! On this episode:

The ACL characters return in a brand new skit! (:00)
Nate explains how nonverbal communication is important (6:04)

Nate welcomes Gene and Logan (14:33)
Game: Name that Movie (15:43)
How To Be More Intentional Fathers (20:50)

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Jun 5, 2018

On this episode:

Nate shares some quick tips to be more effective First Date Evangelists (:18)
Nate welcomes Gene and Logan (9:12)
The team discusses the new SCOTUS ruling on same-sex wedding cakes (10:24)
Spiritual Conversations in the Digital Age (20:50)

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May 28, 2018

On this episode:

Nate teases important announcement (:18)
Nate welcomes Gene and Logan (1:42)
Can A Christian Get Divorced For This (Part Two)? (3:05)

*This is the second of a two-part episode. Make sure to listen to part one before jumping into this one!

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May 22, 2018

On this episode:

Nate answers two common questions when doing First Date Evangelism (:18)
Nate welcomes Logan (10:35)
Worldview Analysis: Woody Harrelson (13:00)
Can A Christian Get Divorced For This? (22:59)

*This is the first of a two-part episode. Stay tuned as we continue to unpack this topic next time!

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May 15, 2018

On this episode:

Nate talks about the best way to start conversations with strangers (for Christ) (:18)
Nate welcomes Gene and Logan (9:52)
Game Time: California Fact or Fake (10:42)
Which Form of Church Government Is Biblical? (18:19)

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May 8, 2018

On this episode:

Nate talks about affirming your opponent (:18)
Nate welcomes Gene and Logan (9:25)
Q&A: How should we evangelize to people we'll never see again? (10:50)
How Should Christians Respond to California Outlawing Biblical Views? (23:16)

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May 1, 2018

On this episode:

Nate talks about being like the Teacher (:18)
Nate welcomes Gene and Logan (8:54)
Worldview Analysis: "Avengers: Infinity War" (9:57)
What Does the Bible Say About "Come Sunday"? (19:59)

Note: Our Worldview Analysis contains very mild spoilers

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Apr 24, 2018

On this episode:

Nate talks about the power of telling stories (:19)
Nate welcomes public evangelist & author Dr. Sam Chan (10:29)
Evangelism in a Skeptical World (11:39)

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Apr 17, 2018

On this episode:

Nate talks about proper perspective and playing the long game (:18)
Nate welcomes Gene and Logan (9:18)
Important plugs (10:23)
Game Time: Fact or Fib (10:58)
How Should Christians Understand UFOs and Alien Abductions? (20:26)

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Apr 10, 2018

On this episode:

Nate talks about being nearsighted and how it relates to our conversations about Christ (:18)
Nate welcomes Gene and Logan (9:29)
Important plugs (12:25)
Worldview Analysis: Ready Player One (13:00)
Shane Claiborne, Jerry Falwell Jr., and How to Talk to Folks You Disagree With (23:17)

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Apr 2, 2018

On this episode:

Nate talks about his 3 step formula for developing leading questions (:18)
Nate welcomes Gene and Logan (10:42)
Important Plugs (11:25)
Game Time: The Generation Game (12:00)
How Can We Effectively Reach Gen Z for Christ? (11:46)

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Mar 27, 2018

On this episode:

Nate talks about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and effective persuasion (:19)
Nate welcomes Hollywood Filmmaker and Author Brian Godawa (10:29)

Relevance & Redemption in "Paul: The Apostle of Christ"* (11:46)

*Mild spoilers in this episode

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Mar 21, 2018

On this episode:

Nate talks about the value of solitude (:18)
Nate welcomes Gene and Logan (7:36)
Important plugs (9:07)
Question: Why did God give the laws of the Old Testament when He knew Christ would come? (9:50)
Worldview Analysis: Black Panther (16:37)

The Absurdity of the Culture's Sexual Ethic (24:04)

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Mar 13, 2018

On this episode:

Nate talks about the value of time in evangelism and apologetics (:18)
Nate welcomes Gene and Logan (8:40)
Important plugs (9:19)
Game Time: Name That Classic Rock Anthem! (10:15)
The Culture's View of Masculinity vs. The Biblical View (20:49)

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Mar 7, 2018

Welcome to our first episode of 2018! On this episode:

Nate talks about First Date Evangelism (:18)
Nate welcomes Gene and Logan (8:33)
Important announcement about Facebook Live Event (10:13)
Worldview Analysis (Gene): Best Picture (11:42)
How Can Christians Effectively Navigate the National Conversation on Gun Control? (23:32)

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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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