Apologetics 315 Podcast 024 – Ken Samples – Is Christianity True?

Today’s Show Notes:
Episode 024 – Ken Samples – Is Christianity True?

In this episode, Brian Auten and Chad Gross interview Christian philosopher Ken Samples on topics from his newest book Christianity Cross-Examined. This is part 1 of a 2-part interview.

1:33 – Chad’s twitter encounters for the week.
6:43 – Weekly Mailbag
8:14 – Intro to Ken Samples
9:34 – Welcome to Ken Samples
9:52 – Ken’s current work and what he’s seeing in apologetics today.
11:28 – The need and impact of logic and critical thinking.
12:22 – The goal of the Ken’s book
14:16 – Two types of atheists Ken has encountered.
16:46 – What has contributed to the shift in what sorts of questions people are asking about Christianity?
20:19 – The impact of rhetoric in influencing people for or against the Gospel.
22:41 – The power of a cumulative case; the way inductive, deductive and abductive arguments work.
23:51 – Abduction as a form of reasoning.
31:06 – If God really existed, we wouldn’t need arguments…
39:54 – How Christianity welcomes science and reason.
41:31 – The three things you need in order to do science.
48:26 – A discussion on analogies for the trinity.
54:30 – Where to start when talking to others about Jesus. A discussion of apologetic methodology.


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Brian Auten is the founder emeritus of Apologetics315. He is also director of Reasonable Faith Belfast. Brian holds a Masters degree in Christian Apologetics and has interviewed over 150 Christian apologists. His background is in missions, media direction, graphic design, and administration. Brian started Apologetics315 in 2007 to be an apologetics hub to equip Christians to defend the faith.

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