Apologetics 315 Podcast 061 – Thinking About Logic with Ken Samples

Today’s Show Notes:
Episode 061 – Thinking About Logic with Ken Samples

In this episode, Brian Auten and Chad Gross talk to Christian philosopher Ken Samples about the importance of logic for Christians.

0:30 – Peter Kreeft’s audio series on the Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas
2:45 – Geisler’s book on Thomas Aquinas
3:34 – Intro to Dr. Ken Samples of Reasons to Believe
6:00 – Why Christians should not be intimidated by logic
10:12 – Isn’t the Bible enough? Do we really need logic too?
13:05 – How do you define logic, Ken?
16:01 – “But Jesus didn’t teach logic!”
18:49 – How Jesus modeled the use of logic
20:33 – But isn’t logic contrary to being filled with the Spirit?
25:29 – How does critical thinking relate to logic?
29:46 – Where should the logic learner begin?
36:34 – How logic can help us in doing good theology
40:34 – How NOT to turn into the fallacy police
45:38 – Recommended resources:

Patrick Hurley’s books on logic

Attacking Faulty Reasoning by Edward Damer

Ken Samples’ Logic 101 podcast: ALL lectures on YouTube here.

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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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