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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

May 15, 2015

Welcome to our 14th episode!

On today's show (5.13.15) Nate and Gene hold down the fort while Logan and Eric are away. They discuss the missing 13th episode, listen to the latest fake commercial, and discuss three issues:

1. Which movies are appropriate for Christians to watch and which are appropriate for Christian actors to participate in?
2. Are mercy killings morally justifiable?
3. The Mind/Body Problem: What is it and is it useful for apologetics?

Links to topics discussed on the show:

Let There Be Movies (Gene's site)
http://lettherebemovies.com/

"Chilling Facebook Confession by Father Who Shot Dead His Daughter.."
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3074216/Chilling-Facebook-confession-father-shot-dead-daughter-19-relieve-debilitating-migraines-wife-sister-save-pain-loss.html

"Note to Physicalists: If the Mind is Not the Brain then We Have Souls"
http://clearlens.org/2013/12/16/note-to-physicalists-if-the-mind-is-not-the-brain-then-we-have-souls/

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

*Music by www.bensound.com

Apr 18, 2015

Welcome to our 12th episode!

On today's show (4.15.15) Nate, Gene, Logan, and Eric laugh their way through the latest sponsor and discuss two issues:

1. Is Common Core Against Moral Facts?
2. What Is the Proper Christian Response to Same Sex Ire Over Cakes?

Links to topics discussed on the show:

"Why Our Children Don't Think There Are Moral Facts"
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/02/why-our-children-dont-think-there-are-moral-facts/?_r=0

"Christian Who Asked Gay Rights Bakery to Anti-Gay Marriage Cake May Face Legal Action"
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2015/04/13/christian-who-asked-gay-rights-bakery-to-bake-anti-gay-marriage-cake-may-face-legal-action/

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

*Music by www.bensound.com

Mar 7, 2015

Welcome to our 9th episode!

On today's show (03.04.15) Nate, Gene, Logan, and Eric play the Bible Trivia app (for iOS), describe how they all met, and discuss 2 issues:

1. Does worshiping the Trinity make us polytheists?
2. Can you deny your services to a same sex wedding and call that "religious liberty"?

Links to topics discussed on the show:

"A Florist Loses Religious Freedom, and Much More"
http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/20/living/stutzman-florist-gay/

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

*Music by www.bensound.com

Feb 26, 2015

On today's episode (02.25.15), Eric tells the story of the circumstances surrounding why he is a Christian.

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Also check out our website: clearlens.org
Twitter: @aclearlens
Facebook: www.facebook.com/clearlens
Email: aclearlens@gmail.com

 

*Music by www.bensound.com

Feb 19, 2015

On today's episode (02.17.15), Logan tells the story of how he became a Christian.

Please don't forget to rate us on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/a-clear-lens-podcast/id954046493

Also check out our website: clearlens.org
Twitter: @aclearlens
Facebook: www.facebook.com/clearlens
Email: aclearlens@gmail.com

*Music by www.bensound.com

Feb 14, 2015

Welcome to our 6th episode!

Today (02.11.15) Nate, Gene, Logan, and Eric discuss Obama's controversial comments on Christianity & Islam at the recent prayer breakfast and how Christian's should react to movies like Fifty Shades of Grey.

Links to topics discussed on the show:

Obama's speech at the prayer breakfast
http://youtu.be/CcPSLgXr1vQ

Fifty Shades of Grey
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifty_Shades_of_Grey

Check us out at: www.clearlens.org
Twitter: @aclearlens
Facebook: www.facebook.com/clearlens
Email: aclearlens@gmail.com

*Music by www.bensound.com

Feb 6, 2015

On today's episode (02.05.15), Gene tells the story of how he became a Christian.

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Also check out our website: clearlens.org
Twitter: @aclearlens
Facebook: www.facebook.com/clearlens
Email: aclearlens@gmail.com

*Music by www.bensound.com

Jan 29, 2015

On today's episode (01.28.15), Nate tells the story of how he became a Christian.

Link mentioned on the show:

From Convict to Christian: The Story of David Wood
http://clearlens.org/2015/01/05/from-convict-to-christian-the-story-of-david-wood/

Please don't forget to rate us on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/a-clear-lens-podcast/id954046493

Also check out our website: clearlens.org
Twitter: @aclearlens
Facebook: www.facebook.com/clearlens
Email: aclearlens@gmail.com

*Music by www.bensound.com

Jan 23, 2015

On their 3rd episode Nate & friends play a game called "Hollywood Theology" and discuss two issues:

1. The current state of biblical illiteracy in the church

2. Whether Christians should give countenance to books like "Heaven Is For Real" when they think about Heaven.

Some links mentioned in the episode:

"4 Ways the Modern Church Looks Nothing Like the Early Church"
http://www.relevantmagazine.com/god/church/4-ways-modern-church-looks-nothing-early-church

"The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven Retracts Story"
http://www.christianitytoday.com/gleanings/2015/january/boy-who-came-back-from-heaven-retraction.html?paging=off

"The Bible Is Sufficient to Know Heaven Is Real"
http://www.witnessesuntome.com/2014/06/the-bible-is-sufficient-to-know-heaven-is-real/

Find us at clearlens.org
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*Music by www.bensound.com

Jan 4, 2015

Welcome to our second episode! Today (01.01.15) Nate, Gene, Logan, and Eric discuss 4 issues:

Issue 1 (1:38): The dissolving of Mars Hill and Mark Driscoll's new website.

Link: http://markdriscoll.org/

Issue 2 (12:37): Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's daughter identifies with the male gender. How should Christians respond if a child does this?

Link: http://www.intouchweekly.com/posts/brad-and-angelina-support-shiloh-jolie-pitt-s-decision-to-go-by-the-name-john-report-48336

Issue 3 (28:29): The recent Newsweek article and silly arguments against biblical reliability.

Link: http://www.newsweek.com/2015/01/02/thats-not-what-bible-says-294018.html

Issue 4 (41:07): Dealing with a challenge on the site. Question: Why did God make us imperfect? Why did He bother to create?

As always find us on our website: www.clearlens.org
Twitter: @aclearlens
FB: www.facebook.com/clearlens
Or email us at: aclearlens@gmail.com

*Music by http://www.bensound.com

Dec 22, 2014

Welcome to our very first episode! On today's show (12.17.14) meet Nate, Gene, Logan, and Eric as they discuss some influential apologetics or theological books as well as Christmas -- Is it really a pagan holiday?

Check out these links to things discussed on the show:

http://lettherebemovies.com
http://christianentertainmentreviews.com
http://indefense315.org

Also, check out:

"The Origins of the Christmas Date: Some Recent Trends in Historical Research" by C.P.E. Nothaft
"Usener’s Christmas: A contribution to the modern construct of late antique solar syncretism" by Steven Hijmans
"Das Weihnachtsfest" by Hermann Usener

As always, please visit us at www.clearlens.org or find us on Facebook or Twitter!

*Music by www.bensound.com

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