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Now displaying: Category: apologetics

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

Jan 1, 2019

Happy New Year! On this episode:

Nate welcomes you to 2019 (:30)
Best of Nate's intros (3:23)
Best of The Nate News (7:45)
Best of ACL Skits -- including Donald Trump, Brock the Internet Atheist, Middle Aged Mutant Hindu Turtle, Chester Checkers, Rapture Rob, Batman Youth Pastor, and more (15:20)
Best of ACL Games -- feat. Brian Godawa and Sammy Sala (53:41)
J Warner Wallace on God's Crime Scene (01:11:49)
David Wood on Islam (01:18:04)
Craig Hazen on Mormonism (01:21:57)
Holly Ordway on Storytelling in Apologetics (01:35:15)
Clay Jones on the Problem of Evil (01:43:58)

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"Auld Lang Syne" by Amil Beckley
"Day by Day" by Citizens is used with permission. Check out their website: wearecitizens.net

Dec 19, 2018

On this episode:

Nate gets you ready to have effective conversations for Christ this Christmas (:29)
Nate welcomes Gene (6:35)
Nate and Gene announce the first winner of our book giveaway: The Reason for God (8:34)
Stealing from God with Frank Turek (12:07)

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"Day by Day" by Citizens is used with permission. Check out their website: wearecitizens.net

Nov 28, 2018

On this episode:

Nate talks about a teacher trick that you can use in evangelism and apologetics (:30)
Nate welcomes Gene and Logan (9:29)
The team plays a game called "How Well Do You Osteen, Bro?!" (11:51)
How Are We Having Sacred Dialogue Today? (19:49)

"Experts Weigh In On the State of Sacred Dialogue" https://www.barna.com/research/experts-sacred-dialogue/

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"Day by Day" by Citizens is used with permission. Check out their website: wearecitizens.net

Nov 14, 2018

On this episode:

Nate shares 2 thoughts for those waiting to get into ministry (:29)
Nate welcomes Logan (10:22)
Logan analyzes the culture's reaction to the death of Stan Lee (13:41)
How to Talk to a Non-Believer About Sin (24:42)

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"Day by Day" by Citizens is used with permission. Check out their website: wearecitizens.net

Oct 17, 2018

On this episode:

Nate gives some practical tips to being intentional Christian communicators (:28)
Nate welcomes Gene, Logan, and Brian Godawa (11:38)
The team plays a round of "Name that (Bible) Story" (13:41)
Why Everyone Should See the Gosnell Movie with Brian Godawa *SPOILERS (18:15)

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"Day by Day" by Citizens is used with permission. Check out their website: wearecitizens.net

Oct 10, 2018

On this episode:

Nate talks about the new Gosnell movie and the power of storytelling (:29)
Nate welcomes Gene and Logan (11:33)
Nate and Logan play a round of mixed trivia (12:47)
How to Talk to a Non-Believer About Hell (21:40)

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"Day by Day" by Citizens is used with permission. Check out their website: wearecitizens.net

Sep 17, 2018

On this episode:

Nate reads an excerpt from the brand new ACL ebook: Make Christ Clear (:29)
Nate announces the winner of Sharing the Good News with Mormons (10:49)
Analyzing the Shroud of Turin with Dr. Gary Habermas (12:25)

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"Day by Day" by Citizens is used with permission. Check out their website: wearecitizens.net

Sep 10, 2018

On this episode:

Nate makes an important announcement about the future of A Clear Lens (:29)
Nate explains how you can win a free copy of Sharing the Good News with Mormons (2:20)
Investigating Mormonism: The Case-Making Approach with J Warner Wallace (3:24)

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"Day by Day" by Citizens is used with permission. Check out their website: wearecitizens.net

Sep 3, 2018

On this episode:

Nate answers this question: If God is sovereign, why should we pray? (:29)
Nate announces some upcoming interviews with excellent guests (10:04)
A Christian Pharmacist Stands for Faith, with Andrew Roth (11:23)

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"Day by Day" by Citizens is used with permission. Check out their website: wearecitizens.net

Aug 7, 2018

On this episode:

Nate explains why relationship is not less important than conversion (:29)
Nate welcomes Gene and Logan (8:32)
Worldview Analysis: The Outsider by Stephen King (9:55)
How Should We Respond to Non-Believers on Social Media? (20:26)

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Intro and outro song (used by permission): "Day by Day" by Citizens (wearecitizens.net)

Jul 17, 2018

Welcome to our 100th episode! On the show:

Nate talks about some of the people who have influenced A Clear Lens over the years (:17)
Science and the Mind of the Maker with Melissa Cain Travis (10:09)

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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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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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*Bumper music: "Auld Lang Syne by IB Audio

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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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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*Creepy Soundtrack by darkwaryurmc
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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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