Apologetics 315 Podcast 065 – Logic and the Way of Jesus with Travis Dickinson

Today’s Show Notes:
Episode 065 – Logic and the Way of Jesus with Travis Dickinson

In this episode, Brian Auten and Chad Gross speak with Travis Dickinson about his recent book Logic and the Way of Jesus: Thinking Critically and Christianly.

0:35 – Review of Peter Kreeft’s book: Christianity for Modern Pagans: Pascal’s Pensées Edited, Outlined, and Explained
5:16 – Intro to Travis Dickinson and his book Logic and the Way of Jesus: Thinking Critically and Christianly
9:37 – Welcoming Travis Dickinson
11:45 – Travis’s background and journey
14:12 – The structure of Logic and the Way of Jesus
15:57 – The cultural decline of Christendom and how to combat it
19:00 – “But I’m not an intellectual type!”
23:35 – Jesus as a brilliant thinker
29:00 – Unpacking the argument from reason
39:58 – What’s the best argument against the argument from reason?
43:18 – Inference to the best explanation (abduction), and the accusation of “God of the gaps” appeals
52:21 – Intellectual virtues and Christian persuasion
54:43 – Teaser for Travis’s next book Wandering Toward God
57:12 – Advice for those who are discouraged with lack of intellectual engagement in their church

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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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