Apologetics 315 Podcast 036 – Cultural Apologetics with Lenny Esposito

Today’s Show Notes:
Episode 036 – Cultural Apologetics with Lenny Esposito

In this episode, Brian Auten and Chad Gross interview apologist Lenny Esposito on cultural apologetics, superhero movies, and ministry on the internet.

0:36 – Introduction to Lenny Esposito
2:47 – Apologetics and the dawn of the internet
4:44 – Old school internet apologetics
5:29 – Is Lenny related to famous hockey players?
6:40 – Are there any resources still lacking for apologetics today?
10:48 – Defining and describing cultural apologetics
16:47 – Grounding common cultural values in the Christian worldview
19:18 – Can we transition from cultural talking points to Christian truth?
23:22 – How superhero movies illustrate cultural values
26:00 – Symbiote Spider man and sin
28:11 – Forrest Gump and gospel reliability
31:40 – Chad is sad that Forrest Gump is not historical
31:57 – The trend toward anti-heroes and what it shows about culture
37:16 – Falcon and Winter Soldier
42:45 – Lenny’s writing a book about superhero movies and apologetics
45:58 – If God exists, why did he allow the Last Jedi?
48:14 – Chesterton and dragons
51:59 – Lenny’s resources:

Lenny’s Website:
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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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