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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

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 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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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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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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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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Email: hello@clearlens.org

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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.

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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Email: hello@clearlens.org

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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.

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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Email: hello@clearlens.org

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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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Email: hello@clearlens.org

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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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Email: hello@clearlens.org

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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!

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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Email: hello@clearlens.org

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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.


Twitter: @AClearLens

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

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Nov 8, 2016

Welcome to our 48th episode! (50 episodes is coming up!)

Nate and Gene (Logan tripped on his own hair walking up the stairs and is recuperating in a Jamaican hostel) interact with the Middle Aged Mutant Hindu Turtle and break down the worldview of Mel Gibson's "Hacksaw Ridge" with filmmaker Brian Godawa ("To End All Wars").

Warning: This episode contains MAJOR SPOILERS for "Hacksaw Ridge"! If you have not yet seen the film, go see it first and then listen to this awesome episode!

For more on Godawa, including his excellent books "Hollywood Worldviews" and "God Against the Gods", check out godawa.com.

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 Turke'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!


Twitter: @AClearLens

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

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Oct 26, 2016

Welcome to our 46th episode! (Don't forget, our 50th episode is coming soon!)

Nate, Gene, and Logan take a break from guests in order to hear a new interpretation of Thriller in light of the 2016 election, answer a question from Facebook on Muslim and Christian views of God and they discuss two topics:

1. Has the Fall of Man Ruined Our Ability to Reason?
2. Is Annihilationism Biblical?

Don't forget to check out the brand new look at the ACL website (www.clearlens.org) for fresh posts each week. And Look out for our upcoming promotion and giveaway. Remember, all you have to do is subscribe and rate our show on iTunes to be entered into the giveaway promotion!


Twitter: @AClearLens

Facebook: www.facebook.com/clearlens
Email: aclearlens@gmail.com

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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.


Twitter: @AClearLens

Facebook: www.facebook.com/clearlens
Email: aclearlens@gmail.com

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