Monday, July 18, 2011

Apologist Interview Suggestions

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Now for your feedback: What apologist, scholar, theologian, author, or individual would you like to have interviewed? Leave a comment below. Or, if you would like to suggest an interview and would like to provide additional contact information and feedback, please contact Apologetics 315 here.

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42 Comments

  1. Nick Potts July 18, 2011

    I would like to see James White interviewed on the relationship between theology, evangelism and apologetics. That would be a GREAT interview! and I think it would be highly beneficial not only for people who agree with the particular theology White holds to, but generally, why we need to be up on our game in theological matters because it determines how we conduct our method and our behavior in apologetics and evangelism and the rest of life.

  2. G. Kyle Essary July 18, 2011

    As diverse as these are, I would like to see James White interviewed and also Edward Feser. It would be good to get some atheists/agnostics to prepare some questions for Feser beforehand, and some Muslims or Mormons to prepare some questions for White.

  3. Haecceitas July 18, 2011

    Alvin Plantinga
    J. P. Holding
    Victor Reppert

  4. Brian Auten July 18, 2011

    Have you heard the James White interview?

  5. valentin July 18, 2011

    You interviewed David wood which was great I think we need more interviews with apologists who understand Islam. I would suggest Sam shamoun. Thanks take care.

  6. truth4taiwan July 18, 2011

    1) David Marshall (author of "True Son of Heaven", "The Truth Behind the New Atheism", and "The Truth About Jesus and the 'Lost Gospels'")

    2) John Warwick Montgomery

  7. Billy Squibs July 18, 2011

    I may have mentioned it before Brian, but I'd love to hear you talk to Vinoth Ramachandra and Stanley Hawerwas.

    Neither are specifically focused on apologetics but both have fascinating insights into social issues from a Christian perspective.

    Also, David B. Hart would be an interesting man to have on your podcast. He is the author of a number of books including Atheist Delusions (winner of the Michael Ramsey prize in theology) and recently appeared on the Unbelievable? show in discussion with Terry Sanderson.

  8. Eric July 18, 2011

    I'd also like to hear an interview with philosophers Ed Feser (on classical theism an Aquinas) and Victor Reppert (on the argument from reason), and with theologian David Hart (preferrably, an interview on his claim that naturalism is incoherent!). Some more recommendations would be John Haldane, Keith Ward, Peter van Inwagen, Brian Davies, Brian Leftow, Tim Mawson, Robin Collins and John Haught!

  9. Billy Squibs July 18, 2011

    Eric, you might be interested in the discussion I mentioned:

    http://www.premierradio.org.uk/listen/ondemand.aspx?mediaid={DE144327-A6A2-4D85-9EA7-95929AA20A71}

    Also, Brian, what about an interview with Denis Alexander, Director of the Faraday Institute?

  10. Russell July 18, 2011

    I can only think of a few that I don't see on my itunes feed, but…

    John Lennox
    Ravi Zacharias
    Mike Horton
    Jennifer Roback Morse
    Tim keller

  11. Dan July 18, 2011

    RC Sproul

  12. Raydancer July 18, 2011

    Greg Ganssle, author of Thinking about God: First Steps in Philosophy. Greg Koukl credits that book as being a style template for his book Tactics.

  13. Eric July 18, 2011

    "Eric, you might be interested in the discussion I mentioned"

    Hi Billy

    I listened to that discussion, and it was Hart's remark about naturalism being incoherent that really interested me. That's why I suggested Brian give him some serious time to discuss that issue on his podcast. (Incidentally, I simply can't see how anyone could read, say, Dawkins and Harris on the one hand, and Hart on the other, and conclude that it's the theists who are uninformed, stupid, etc.)

  14. Seth July 18, 2011

    There aren't many I can think of who you haven't interviewed! 🙂

    I would suggest trying to get an interview with R.C. Sproul; that would be an interesting interview given Sproul's age, he has a lot of life experience.

    Another suggestion would be John Warwick Montgomery.

  15. Chad July 18, 2011

    Hello Brian,

    I would like to hear an interview with:

    1. Dallas Willard
    2. John Mark Reynolds
    3. Dave Sterrett

    Thanks for the opportunity to suggest!

    Godspeed

  16. Wes July 18, 2011

    Nancey Pearcy would be a great person to interview. Her book "Total Truth" won the Gold Medallion Book Award and her new book "Saving Leonardo" is also excellent. You might get her to cover her time at Labri, worldview analysis, apologetics in a secular culture, etc. Thanks for all your hard work, Brian. You're blog has been a great resource for me and Broadview Baptist Church.

  17. emmzee July 18, 2011

    I agree with many of the names already mentioned: Greg Ganssle, Tim Keller, John Warwick Montgomery. Also, even though he is not an "apologist" or philosopher per se, Francis Chan.

  18. SilentK July 18, 2011

    Dr. Michael Brown for his book about the homosexual agenda
    Tim Keller about Freedom and truth

  19. SilentK July 18, 2011

    …and Tim Challies because I read his blog as much as I read yours. both really great resources.

  20. SilentK July 18, 2011

    oh, and I'd like to hear you interview Chuck Missler from Khouse.org

  21. Dale & Jonalyn Fincher

    http://www.soulation.org

    The Fincher's are a husband and wife team that run the ministry Soulation. In addition to being outstanding apologists, much of their ministry is dedicated to helping people become "appropriately human." A heavy focus on spiritual formation along with the tools of apologetics is something that is, unfortunately, uncommon and may be something that is unique and helpful to this community.

  22. evstevemd July 19, 2011

    1. Michael Ramsden
    2. Jason Lisle
    3. Ravi Zacharias
    4. Sam Shamoun
    5. Barnabas Green
    6. Sander Tanner
    7. Dave Hunt

  23. Coptic Christian July 19, 2011

    1. Michael Ramsden
    2. James White
    3. Sam Shamoun

    God Bless

  24. Servus Domini July 19, 2011

    John Lennox
    Peter Hitchens
    Ravi Zacharias

  25. Babylon5v July 19, 2011

    I would be interested in hearing an interview with Tawa Anderson. I've read a few of his articles here and I wouldn't mind hearing how he does apologetics in Canada.

  26. T July 19, 2011

    C. Stephen Evans of Baylor University. His recent book is called Natural Signs and the Knowledge of God, subtitled a new look at theistic arguments. It's price tag is lofty, but of all the books I've read that touch on natural theology, it is easily the best (and I've read heavyweights of apologetics like John Lennox and William Lane Craig).

    He epistemological views and realistic, and he writes thoughtfully and in a balanced manner. His proposal about the use of natural signs in theistic arguments is very much provocative and in some ways revolutionary, and he takes on the argument from divine hiddenness and reductive evolutionary explanations for belief along the way.

    I would absolutely love to hear this guy interviewed.

  27. valentin July 19, 2011

    One more suggestion. Dr. Michael L. Brown would be a great interview, he recently released a book called A queer thing happened to America. It would be a very interesting interview I think.

  28. Babylon5v July 19, 2011

    You could also consider Paul Chamberlain who heads up the only Seminary apologetics program in Canada, at Trinity Western University (Canada's largest Christian university). He also just released this excellent book which I recommend to you "Why People Don't Believe: Confronting Seven Challenges to Christian Faith" http://amzn.to/ohazUb . Here is an interview of him by Centered Radio discussing the book (I think you will agree he is a good interview) : http://bit.ly/o4oElx He has written other books as well.

  29. Babylon5v July 19, 2011

    Here is Paul Chamberlain's faculty page with email: http://bit.ly/oPzWAY

  30. Seth July 19, 2011

    I know I already gave some suggestions, but I thought of one more others haven't mentioned. How about Dinesh D'Souza? That would be an interesting interview for sure. 🙂

  31. John July 20, 2011

    Hello,

    I think that an apologist that not many know would be Dr. Doug Blount from DTS. He is a student of Plantingas and very bright.

  32. Neil Shenvi July 20, 2011

    I'm just piggybacking on other people's comments here, but maybe it will help tip the scales:
    Tim Keller
    Ravi Zacharias
    John Lennox
    -Neil

  33. _Nate July 20, 2011

    Just to second names already mentioned…
    Peter Hitchens
    Michael Brown

    And I'd actually like to hear a soft evangelist like Don Miller interviewed on how to communicate truth.

  34. _Nate July 20, 2011

    Actually I'd like to hear Wintery Knight interviewed, the man is feisty! Hopefully it can be done without ruining his anonymity…

  35. Mary July 20, 2011

    Sean MacDowell — for his apologetic work with high school kids — we really need to focus on how to reach and teach our young ones.

  36. Luke Nix July 21, 2011

    Lots of great suggestions here! I want to echo:

    Ravi Zacharias
    Michael Ramsden
    John Lennox
    Alvin Plantinga
    Michael Brown

    But also want to add Jeff Zweerink (reasons.org). I'd like to hear him talk a bit about his perspective on the affect of multiverse theory on the arguments for God's existence.

    And Michael Patton (credohouse.org). Perhaps discussing the importance of understanding proper biblical theology to defending the faith.

    Timothy Tennet and Winfried Corduan would both be great interviews about apologetics and eastern religions.

    Also have to say that I really enjoy the multi-part interviews and second interviews. Some of the apologists already interviewed have contributed so much that multiple interviews about the different topics certainly would be great.

  37. Abhishek July 22, 2011

    Yes many names have already been mentioned. The top three that come to my mind are:

    Ravi Zacharias
    Tim Keller
    John Lennox

  38. Bree July 25, 2011

    Madeleine Flannagan of MandM

  39. Cameron Triggs July 29, 2011

    Voddie Baucham
    Ravi Zacharias
    Anthony Bradley
    Tim Keller

  40. Paul McCauley July 30, 2011

    Hi Brian. A few that have been mentioned – Michael Brown on the apologetic value of messianic prophecy, Ravi Zacharias, and John Lennox. There's one I don't think has been mentioned, not high profile but has done some really good work – John Blanchard, author of Does God Believe In Atheists?

  41. pds August 29, 2011

    I'll second Peter Hitchens. I listened to him shoot down a couple of wet politicians on Radio Four in quite some style. He reminds me of his brother(of course!), and perhaps a little like the current Mayor of London.

    I highly recommend getting an interview with Jerry L Walls. He has written a very Apologetic minded book on Heaven, which I believe contributes significantly to the overall case for Christianity. He has also co-authored a book called Good God, which explores the moral argument in detail. See here:http://www.epsociety.org/userfiles/Baggett%20and%20Walls_2%20_Final_.pdf

    Paul