Info

Wise Disciple

Listen to Nate Sala and friends as they explore the intersection of theology and apologetics, as well as how to live effectively as Christians in today's culture!
RSS Feed Subscribe in Apple Podcasts
2021
April
March
February
January


2020
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2019
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2018
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March


2017
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February


2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March


2015
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2014
December


Categories

All Episodes
Archives
Categories
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

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)

Sign up for our unique newsletter that contains material only for subscribers at (www.clearlens.org)! Also, 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

*Bumper music by bensound.com

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)

Sign up for our unique newsletter that contains material only for subscribers at (www.clearlens.org)! Also, 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

*Bumper music by bensound.com

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)

Sign up for our unique newsletter that contains material only for subscribers at (www.clearlens.org)! Also, 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

*Bumper music by bensound.com

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)

Sign up for our unique newsletter that contains material only for subscribers at (www.clearlens.org)! Also, 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

*Bumper music by bensound.com

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)

Sign up for our unique newsletter that contains material only for subscribers at (www.clearlens.org)! Also, 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

*Bumper music by bensound.com

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)

Sign up for our unique newsletter that contains material only for subscribers at (www.clearlens.org)! Also, 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

*Bumper music by bensound.com

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

Sign up for our unique newsletter that contains material only for subscribers at (www.clearlens.org)! Also, 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

*Bumper music by bensound.com

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)

Sign up for our unique newsletter that contains material only for subscribers at (www.clearlens.org)! Also, 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

*Bumper music by bensound.com

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)

Sign up for our unique newsletter that contains material only for subscribers at (www.clearlens.org)! Also, 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

*Bumper music by bensound.com

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)

Sign up for our unique newsletter that contains material only for subscribers at (www.clearlens.org)! Also, 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

*Bumper music by bensound.com

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

 

Don't forget to check out our website (www.clearlens.org) and sign up for our unique newsletter that contains material only for subscribers! Also, 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


*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?

Don't forget to check out our website (www.clearlens.org) and sign up for our unique newsletter that contains material only for subscribers! Also, 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

*Bumper music by bensound.com

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?"

Don't forget to check out our website (www.clearlens.org) and sign up for our unique newsletter that contains material only for subscribers! Also, 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

*Creepy Soundtrack by darkwaryurmc
*Bumper music by bensound.com

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.

Don't forget to check out our website (www.clearlens.org) and sign up for our unique newsletter that contains material only for subscribers! Also, 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

*Bumper music by bensound.com

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.

As always, please take a moment to peruse our brand new look at the ACL website (www.clearlens.org) and sign up for our unique newsletter that contains material you won't find on our website! Also, 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

*Bumper music by bensound.com

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?

Take a moment to peruse our brand new look at the ACL website (www.clearlens.org) and sign up for our unique newsletter that contains material you won't find on our website! Also, 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

*Bumper and soundtrack score by bensound.com

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?

Don't forget to peruse our brand new look at the ACL website (www.clearlens.org) and sign up for our unique newsletter that contains material you won't find on our website! Also, 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

*Bumper and soundtrack score by bensound.com

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

Don't forget to peruse our brand new look at the ACL website (www.clearlens.org) and sign up for our unique newsletter that contains material you won't find on our website! Also, 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


*Bumper and soundtrack score by bensound.com

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

Don't forget to peruse our brand new look at the ACL website (www.clearlens.org) and sign up for our unique newsletter that contains material you won't find on our website! Also, 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


*Bumper and soundtrack score by bensound.com

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!

Don't forget to peruse our brand new look at the ACL website (www.clearlens.org) and sign up for our upcoming newsletter! Also, 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


*Bumper and soundtrack score by bensound.com

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"

Don't forget to check out the brand new look at the ACL website (www.clearlens.org) and sign up for our upcoming newsletter! Also, 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

*Sound effects by jpors, evsecrets, and bluesy1905
*Bumper and soundtrack score by bensound.com

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.

Twitter: @AClearLens

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

*Bumper music and commercial soundtrack by bensound.com

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.

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

*Bumper music by bensound.com

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.

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

*Bumper music by bensound.com
*Sound effects by thesubber13, FX-Grant, Mike Koenig, hykenfreak, reitanna, robinhood76, videog, fatlane, alaskarobotics, and erh

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.

Twitter: @AClearLens

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

*Bumper music by bensound.com

1 « Previous 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Next » 8