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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

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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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Mar 28, 2017

On today's episode Nate, Gene, and Logan, listen in as Al Gore stops the Apocalypse. They also answer a question about media bias from Trevor Lewis and talk about the worldview of Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You".

Finally, the fellas chat with renowned New Testament historian Dr. Craig Blomberg about why the Bible is a reliable text, and why knowing that matters.

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Mar 16, 2017

On today's episode Nate, Gene, and Logan, welcome Brian Godawa back to the show. Brian has recently published his latest book Tyrant: Rise of the Beast and joined the gang to play a round of Fact or Fib and chat about the worldview impact of "The Shack".

The gents also discussed the movie "Silence" by Martin Scorsese, particularly its controversial ending. SPOILER ALERT: At the 52 minute mark, plot elements are discussed and analyzed. So go watch the movie first and then finish the rest of this insightful discussion!

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.

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Feb 28, 2017

Welcome to the first episode of 2017!

Nate, Gene, and Logan welcome a brand new correspondent to the show: Epic Worship Pastor. They also introduce a new segment entitled Worldview Analysis, where they look at trending pop songs, TV shows, movies, books, etc. and analyze them for worldview impact. On this episode, Logan discusses FX's Legion. For more on Logan's thoughts, check out his full review here.

Finally the gents have a great chat with Kenneth Samples of Reasons to Believe about his new book: God Among Sages.

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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!

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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/

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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

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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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