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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

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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*Thriller Rewrite organ music from "Origin" by Frederik Magle

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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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.


Twitter: @AClearLens

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

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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.


Twitter: @AClearLens

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

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Aug 16, 2016

Welcome to our 41st episode!

Nate, Gene, and Logan laugh their way through a brand new skit entitled: "What Will He Say Next?". They quickly chat about summer movies and tease some important upcoming guests: Brian Godawa, Dr. Holly Ordway, and Professor Mary Jo Sharp. Stay tuned for those excellent discussions!

In this episode, the gang discusses Mormonism with Dr. Craig Hazen from Biola University. In keeping with their Comparative Religion series, Dr. Hazen analyzes the religion in three ways:

1. Its origins
2. Its diagnosis of the problem with humanity
3. Its solution to the problem 

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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*Sound effects by Mike Koenig, Kevan GC, and Joe Lamb

Jul 28, 2016

Welcome to our 40th episode!

Nate, Gene, and Logan welcome Rapture Rob, a new correspondent to the show. They play a round of Name that Song and then chat with President of Stand to Reason (www.str.org) Greg Koukl about his upcoming book: The Story of Reality.

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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Jul 19, 2016

On our 39th episode, Nate, Gene, and Logan chuckle their way through another round of Nate News and welcome a very special guest to the show: David Wood (@Acts17; www.Acts17.net). David helps the guys continue in their Comparative Religions series by reviewing Islam:

1. Its origins
2. Its diagnosis of the problem with the world
3. Its solution to the problem

For further information check out David's website as well as his YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/Acts17Apologetics). Also, don't forget to check out our website 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.

Website: www.clearlens.org
Twitter: @AClearLens

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

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Jul 12, 2016

On our 38th episode, Nate and Gene bemoan Logan's absence (he's off sleeping), they geek out over upcoming apologists they've booked for future episodes, and they discuss one central question:

1. How do you know whom to engage and whom not to?

Don't forget to check out our website 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.

Website: www.clearlens.org
Twitter: @AClearLens

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

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Jun 27, 2016

On our 37th episode, Nate, Gene, and Logan pause their Comparative Religions series to discuss 3 topics. They play a Batman trivia game with a very special mystery guest and discuss:

1. Should Christians Vote for Hillary Clinton?
2. Is Pascal's Wager a Useful Apologetics Tool?
3. Interesing Atheist Memes

Don't forget to check out our website 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.

Website: www.clearlens.org
Twitter: @AClearLens

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

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Jun 14, 2016

On our 36th episode, Nate, Gene, and Logan welcome a very special guest to the show: Jerome Danner (@DannerJerome; www.watchyourtheology.blogspot.com). They play a game with the one and only Heathen Stawking, respond to emails surrounding Christian liberty and "Game of Thrones" as well as the necessity of the crucifixion; and they discuss the Orlando terror attack. They also continue their Comparative Religions series by reviewing Gnosticism:

1. Its origins
2. Its diagnosis of the problem with the world
3. Its solution to the problem

Don't forget to check out our website 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.

Website: www.clearlens.org
Twitter: @AClearLens

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

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Heathen Stawking voice via ACAT Software

May 31, 2016

On our 35th episode, Nate, Gene, and Logan sit down with their good friend Heathen Stawking. They laugh their way through another round of Nate News and then discuss Buddhism:

1. Its origins
2. Its diagnosis of the problem with the world
3. Its solution to the problem

Don't forget to check out our website 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.

Website: www.clearlens.org
Twitter: @AClearLens

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

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Heathen Stawking voice via ACAT Software

May 10, 2016

On our 33rd episode, Nate, Gene, and Logan discuss Nate's attendance at a Biola Apologetics Conference, Donald Trump as the GOP frontrunner, a question from Twitter (@carey_bryant7), and analyze a video clip of Sam Harris discussing:

1. How Should We Understand the Bible?

Don't forget to check out our website 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.

Website: www.clearlens.org
Twitter: @AClearLens

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

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Apr 26, 2016

On our 32nd episode, Nate and the gang hear from a brand new sponsor: Batman Youth Pastor. They also laugh their way through another Nate News segment and discuss a topic that was recently made the news:

1. Should Women Be Punished for Having Abortions?

Don't forget to check out our website 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.

Website: www.clearlens.org
Twitter: @AClearLens

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

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Sound effects by Mike Koenig

Apr 13, 2016

On our 31st episode, Nate and the gang welcome special guest Tyler Vela from The Freed Thinker Podcast. They play a round of "Name that Movie" and discuss two topics:

1. Is the apologetics in "God's Not Dead 2" useful?
2. Which movies do you use as analogies in conversations with non-believers?

Don't forget to check out our website 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.

Website: www.clearlens.org
Twitter: @AClearLens

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

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Apr 5, 2016

On our 30th episode, Nate and the gang laugh their way through another fake commercial (about Trumpogetics University) and discuss two topics:

1. What is the most interesting push back you've received from a post you've written?
2. The Theology and apologetics in "Batman v Superman"

Don't forget to check out our website 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.

Website: www.clearlens.org
Twitter: @AClearLens

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

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Mar 16, 2016

Welcome to our 29th episode! We've been on break for 3 months but have returned with special guest J Warner Wallace! On today's show (3.15.16), Nate, Gene, and Logan laugh their way through a brand new Nate News segment and another "Who Said It?" game.

They also had the distinct pleasure of chatting with J Warner Wallace about his new book "God's Crime Scene" and his participation in the upcoming film "God's Not Dead 2"

Don't forget to check out our website for fresh apologetics and theology posts each week. And, if you like what we're up to, please subscribe and rate us on iTunes! We'd greatly appreciate it.

Website: www.clearlens.org
T
witter: @AClearLens

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

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Sound effects by Mike Koenig

Nov 18, 2015

On today's show (11.16.15) Nate, Gene, and Logan welcome a new guest, Heathen Stawking, as well as Rob Johnson from www.apologetics105.com to the show. They chuckle their way through another Nate News segment and listen to a new fake commercial from Rick Jezebel. They also discuss a two-part question from Robert Lewis (@rqlewis):

1. What is God's relationship to time?
2. How does this affect God's foreknowledge?

Be sure to check out Rob's website as well as his podcast: Apologetics 105

If you like what we're up to, please subscribe and rate us on iTunes! We'd greatly appreciate it.

Website: www.clearlens.org
Twitter: @AClearLens
Facebook: www.facebook.com/clearlens
Email: aclearlens@gmail.com

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Nov 8, 2015

On today's show (11.4.15) Nate, Gene, and Logan welcome Rob Johnson from www.apologetics105.com to the show. They play a game of biblical "Who Am I?" and discuss two topics:

1. Are We Truly Incapable of Responding to Grace?
2. Is Matthew 27:52-53 Literal or Apocalyptic Language?

Be sure to check out Rob's website as well as his podcast: Apologetics 105

If you like what we're up to, please subscribe and rate us on iTunes! We'd greatly appreciate it.

Website: www.clearlens.org
Twitter: @AClearLens
Facebook: www.facebook.com/clearlens
Email: aclearlens@gmail.com

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Oct 14, 2015

On today's show (10.14.15) Nate, Gene, and Logan interact with the latest silliness from the Nate News and enjoy a new commercial from the Joppa Brothers. They also discuss two topics:

1. Will Reading the Bible Make You an Atheist?
2. Is Being Involved in Politics a Christian Responsibility?

Links to things mentioned on the show:

"Penn Jillette: Reading the Bible (or the Koran, or the Torah) Will Make You an Atheist
https://youtu.be/E3rGev6OZ3w

Would you like a chance to win a copy of the BEST book on engaging the lost for Christ? It's super easy! Check out our Facebook page (below) for more details.

Website: www.clearlens.org
Twitter: @AClearLens
Facebook: www.facebook.com/clearlens
Email: aclearlens@gmail.com

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Oct 2, 2015

On today's show (09.30.15) Nate, Gene, and Logan welcome Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to play a game of movie quotes. They also discuss two issues:

1. Complementarianism vs. Egalitarianism: Which is biblical?
2. The Benedict Option: Should the church remove itself from society?

Links to things mentioned on the show:

"Comforted by the Hammer of God" by Alex Aili
http://clearlens.org/2015/09/30/comforted-by-the-hammer-of-god/

"Leaving Patriarchy in the Past" by Craig Blomberg
http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2015/october/leaving-patriarchy-in-past.html

"Benedict Option" by Rod Dreher
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/benedict-option/

Website: www.clearlens.org
Twitter: @AClearLens
Facebook: www.facebook.com/clearlens
Email: aclearlens@gmail.com

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Sep 13, 2015

On today's episode (09/12/15) Twitter and Facebook fans (as well as Nate, Gene, and Logan) picked out some of their favorite moments from the show including favorite fake commercials, Nate News segments, trivia games, and the number one, favorite apologetic discussion in the last 21 episodes.

Enjoy these while Nate, Gene, and Logan prepare for brand new episodes coming soon!

Website: www.clearlens.org
Twitter: @AClearLens
Facebook: www.facebook.com/clearlens
Email: aclearlens@gmail.com

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Aug 29, 2015

On today's show (8.27.15) Nate, Gene, and Logan make an announcement about the future of the show, play a game of 90s rock trivia with the ghost of Doc Holliday, and discuss two issues:

1. Are there exceptions to abortion that are appropriate for Christians?
2. Should Christians criticize culture?

Links to related posts/articles discussed on the show:

"'Atheism' Is Like the New 'Literally'"
http://clearlens.org/2015/08/24/atheism-is-like-the-new-literally/

"Why Atheism Is Not a 'Lack of Belief'"
http://clearlens.org/2014/09/17/why-atheism-is-not-a-lack-of-belief/

"Something to Share"
http://clearlens.org/2015/08/26/something-to-share/

"Christians Shouldn't Be Culture's Morality Police"
http://www.relevantmagazine.com/god/worldview/christians-shouldnt-be-cultures-morality-police

Website: www.clearlens.org
Twitter: @AClearLens
Facebook: www.facebook.com/clearlens
Email: aclearlens@gmail.com

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Aug 15, 2015

On today's show (8.12.15) Nate, Gene, and Logan discuss their vacations, read some headlines, laugh their way through the Gideon School of Confident Decision-Making, and play a new game called Fact or Fib.

They also answered your questions from Twitter and Facebook on:

1. Abortion: When Does Life Begin and How Can the Church Avoid Alienating Women Who Have Had Them?
2. Terrible Sayings Christians Use
3. How Can We Hit the Ground Running in Apologetics?

Links to Related Posts Discussed on the Show:

"Hope for the Journey" Podcast:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-for-the-journey-podcast/id1002163461?mt=2

"Funsized Tactics" by Nate Sala:
http://clearlens.org/?s=funsized+tactics

"Funsized Fallacies" by Nate Sala:
http://clearlens.org/?s=funsized+fallacies

"Mere Christianity" by C.S. Lewis
http://www.amazon.com/Mere-Christianity-C-S-Lewis/dp/0060652926/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1439671138&sr=8-1&keywords=mere+christianity

"A Preface to Philosophy" by Mark B. Woodhouse
http://www.amazon.com/Preface-Philosophy-8th-eighth/dp/B006QMMMKW/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1439671162&sr=8-3&keywords=mark+b.+woodhouse

Stand to Reason:
www.str.org

Website: www.clearlens.org
Twitter: @AClearLens
Facebook: www.facebook.com/clearlens
Email: aclearlens@gmail.com

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*Nate News intro by Maximilien

Jul 23, 2015

On today's show (7.22.15) Nate flies solo (Gene and Logan are on vacation). He answers a question posed on Twitter about tithing and chats with Mike Williams, teacher of Philosophy and Worldview at Calvary Chapel Christian School in Las Vegas. They discuss, amongst other things, how to engage teens with apologetics as well as what worldview influences them the most.

Website: www.clearlens.org
Twitter: @aclearlens
FB: www.facebook.com/clearlens
Email: aclearlens@gmail.com

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