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Think Biblically: Conversations on Faith & Culture

By Talbot School of Theology at Biola University / Sean McDowell & Scott Rae

A weekly podcast that offers Christian perspectives on some of the most significant issues facing today's church and culture. In each episode, hosts Scott Rae and Sean McDowell — professors at Biola University's Talbot School of Theology — draw upon biblical wisdom and insights from guest experts as they explore how Christians can thoughtfully and faithfully engage with cultural trends and current events.

  1. 1.
    Born Again This Way (with Rachel Gilson)11/28/2020
    33:03
  2. 2.
    Does God Command That We Curse Our Enemies? (with Charlie Trimm)11/19/2020
    30:54
  3. 3.
    Confronting Christianity (with Rebecca McLaughlin)11/14/2020
    34:58
  4. 4.
    Processing the Election with Family, Friends and Co-workers11/04/2020
    35:28
  5. 5.
    Winsome Convictions Amidst A Polarizing Election (with Rick Langer and Tim Muehlhoff)10/29/2020
    36:56
  6. 6.
    Divided We Fall (with David French)10/27/2020
    39:09
  7. 7.
    How Should Christians Vote?10/22/2020
    32:50
  8. 8.
    Costly Obedience (with Mark Yarhouse)10/16/2020
    34:51
  1. 9.
    Critical Race Theory (with Monique Duson)10/08/2020
    33:10
  2. 10.
    Free to Believe — The Battle Over Religious Freedom (with Luke Goodrich)10/01/2020
    35:17
  3. 11.
    Seeing Jesus from the East (with Abdu Murray)09/24/2020
    33:05
  4. 12.
    Foundations to Biblically Shape a Family (with Ruth Chou Simons)09/18/2020
    30:30
  5. 13.
    [Bonus Podcast] A Biblical Response to Social Justice (with Thaddeus Williams)09/16/2020
    1:17:49
  6. 14.
    Immigration and Public Policy (with Dennis Hollinger)09/10/2020
    28:48
  7. 15.
    Something Needs to Change (with David Platt)09/05/2020
    31:23
  8. 16.
    [Bonus Podcast] Is The Atonement of Jesus Defensible? (with Willliam Lane Craig)09/02/2020
    1:02:46
  9. 17.
    Snowflake Babies and Embryo Adoption (with The Strege Family)08/28/2020
    36:49
  10. 18.
    What is a Girl Worth? (with Rachael Denhollander)08/25/2020
    38:01
  11. 19.
    Sexual Violence Against Women and the OT Law (with Sandra Richter)08/19/2020
    38:10
  12. 20.
    Born to Wonder (with Alister McGrath)08/06/2020
    33:08
  13. 21.
    [Bonus Podcast] Leaving the Faith, Staying in the Faith (with Hawk Nelson's Jon Steingard)08/04/2020
    1:26:37
  14. 22.
    The History of Euthanasia (with Richard Weikart)07/31/2020
    32:20
  15. 23.
    A Physician's View of End of Life Care and Assisted Suicide (with Ryan Nash)07/24/2020
    36:16
  16. 24.
    Divorce in the Culture and the Church (with Wayne Grudem)07/21/2020
    26:10
  17. 25.
    [Bonus Podcast] Evidence for the Soul (with JP Moreland)07/12/2020
    1:00:36
  18. 26.
    Why Eschatology Matters (with Mark Saucy)07/10/2020
    30:53
  19. 27.
    Religious Freedom and the American Founding Fathers (with Daniel Dreisbach)07/03/2020
    34:35
  20. 28.
    [Bonus Podcast] Did the Apostles Die as Martyrs? (Sean debates a skeptic)07/01/2020
    1:07:28
  21. 29.
    Forgiving My Father, Forgiving Myself (with Ruth Graham)06/25/2020
    27:51
  22. 30.
    God and the Pandemic (with NT Wright)06/19/2020
    29:36
  23. 31.
    [Replay] Race and the Church – Part 2 (with Chris Brooks)06/12/2020
    23:44
  24. 32.
    [Replay] Race and the Church – Part 1 (with Chris Brooks)06/06/2020
    21:00
  25. 33.
    The Bible and Borders (with Daniel Carroll Rodas)05/29/2020
    35:15
  26. 34.
    God and Guns (with Mike Austin)05/22/2020
    30:44
  27. 35.
    Suffering, the End of Life and Assisted Suicide — Part 2 (with Stephanie Gray)05/15/2020
    35:06
  28. 36.
    Suffering, the End of Life and Assisted Suicide — Part 1 (with Stephanie Gray)05/09/2020
    30:34
  29. 37.
    Ancient Biography and the Historical Jesus, Part II (with Dr. Craig Keener)05/01/2020
    28:38
  30. 38.
    Ancient Biography and the Historical Jesus, Part I (with Dr. Craig Keener)04/24/2020
    31:50
  31. 39.
    Grace from the Rubble (with Jeanne Bishop)04/21/2020
    28:03
  32. 40.
    Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith (with David Mishkin)04/14/2020
    28:33
  33. 41.
    God, Greed and the Prosperity Gospel (with Costi Hinn)04/02/2020
    32:36
  34. 42.
    [Bonus Podcast] An Outreach Presentation at Berkeley (by Sean McDowell)03/31/2020
    1:04:22
  35. 43.
    Counterculture (with David Platt)03/27/2020
    31:20
  36. 44.
    Is Christianity Unbelievable? (with Justin Brierley)03/19/2020
    36:21
  37. 45.
    This Beautiful Book: The Big Story of the Bible (with Steve Green)03/12/2020
    34:15
  38. 46.
    Answering the Toughest Questions (with Craig Hazen)03/05/2020
    48:37
  39. 47.
    Carpe Diem (Seize the Day) Redeemed: A Biblical View of Time (with Os Guinness)02/27/2020
    31:22
  40. 48.
    Humans 2.0 (with Fuz Rana)02/23/2020
    30:36
  41. 49.
    A Change of Affection (with Becket Cook)02/13/2020
    30:35
  42. 50.
    Faith, Reason and Western Civilization (with Samuel Gregg)02/06/2020
    35:23
  43. 51.
    How to Think Christianly about the Economy (with Victor Claar & Greg Forster)01/30/2020
    33:09
  44. 52.
    From White Supremacist to Racial Reconciliation (with Tom Tarrants)01/26/2020
    32:00
  45. 53.
    The State of the Persecuted Church as a New Decade Begins01/16/2020
    27:20
  46. 54.
    Love Unleashes Life—the Pro-Life Message in a Polarized Culture (with Stephanie Gray)01/09/2020
    34:52
  47. 55.
    The Bible Is Not What You Think (with Michael and Lauren McAfee)01/02/2020
    29:44
  48. 56.
    It Takes a Family - to Raise a Village (with Jennifer Morse)12/27/2019
    36:17
  49. 57.
    The Reliability of the Gospels and the Historical Jesus (with Darrell Bock)12/23/2019
    35:10
  50. 58.
    Was Jesus a Socialist? (with Lawrence Reed)12/17/2019
    31:17
  51. 59.
    Atheist Overreach (with Christian Smith)12/05/2019
    32:52
  52. 60.
    Gratitude and Thanksgiving (with Stacy Eltiti)11/28/2019
    27:14
  53. 61.
    The Inside Story (with Greg Koukl)11/21/2019
    32:05
  54. 62.
    Seeing God and His Beauty in Math (with Jason Wilson)11/15/2019
    30:29
  55. 63.
    [Bonus Podcast] "Business on Purpose" (with Kenman Wong)11/13/2019
    29:08
  56. 64.
    Economics and Criminal Justice (with Sarah Estelle)11/07/2019
    35:40
  57. 65.
    [Bonus Podcast] Why I Still Believe (with Mary Jo Sharp)11/05/2019
    30:38
  58. 66.
    Student Culture and the Occult (with Walt Mueller)10/31/2019
    27:04
  59. 67.
    Between Life and Death — Reflections on the End of Life from a Trauma Surgeon (with Kathryn Butler)10/24/2019
    35:37
  60. 68.
    Artificial Intelligence and Our View of Human Persons (with Mihretu Guta)10/17/2019
    33:06
  61. 69.
    The Coming Revolution in Church Economics (with Mark DeYmaz)10/12/2019
    33:25
  62. 70.
    The Gender Wage Gap (with Angela Dills)10/03/2019
    29:17
  63. 71.
    Growing With the Next Generation (with Steven Argue)09/26/2019
    29:40
  64. 72.
    Economic Inequality and Crony Capitalism (with Anne Bradley)09/20/2019
    36:25
  65. 73.
    Picking Up the Pieces of My Shattered Life (with Gina Pastore)09/13/2019
    32:04
  66. 74.
    Embracing Contemplation (with Kyle Strobel)09/05/2019
    32:29
  67. 75.
    Following Jesus in Digital Babylon (with David Kinnaman)09/04/2019
    35:27
  68. 76.
    Smart Machines and the Future of Work (with Jay W. Richards)09/01/2019
    31:33
  69. 77.
    Overcoming Same Sex Sexual Desires (with Kim Zember)08/22/2019
    32:46
  70. 78.
    The Significance of Singleness (with Christina Hitchcock)08/19/2019
    32:23
  71. 79.
    [Bonus Podcast] Reflections on Purity Culture08/13/2019
    44:58
  72. 80.
    Finding Grace in the Face of Dementia (with John Dunlop)08/08/2019
    26:07
  73. 81.
    The Sexual State (with Jennifer Roback Morse)08/01/2019
    32:26
  74. 82.
    Can Science Explain Everything? (with John Lennox)07/26/2019
    28:50
  75. 83.
    Adoptive Church: Reaching Emerging Generations (with Chap Clark)07/19/2019
    31:28
  76. 84.
    Defending Your Marriage (with Tim Muehlhoff)07/12/2019
    32:11
  77. 85.
    To the Law and the Courts: Take Religious Freedom Seriously (with Frank Beckwith)07/04/2019
    32:37
  78. 86.
    People Fuel, Part 2 (with John Townsend)06/27/2019
    31:55
  79. 87.
    People Fuel, Part 1 (with John Townsend)06/25/2019
    31:24
  80. 88.
    The Myth of the Dying Church (with Glenn Stanton)06/13/2019
    30:47
  81. 89.
    Darwin Devolves (with Michael Behe)06/06/2019
    32:10
  82. 90.
    Can We Trust the Gospels?05/30/2019
    28:52
  83. 91.
    Discussing the California Sexual Health Standards05/28/2019
    36:39
  84. 92.
    Surrogate Motherhood and Infertility (with Ken Magnuson)05/16/2019
    36:01
  85. 93.
    Dealing with Anxiety and Depression (with J.P. Moreland)05/14/2019
    33:03
  86. 94.
    [Bonus Podcast] Transgender Ideology05/07/2019
    43:42
  87. 95.
    So the Next Generation Will Know (with J. Warner Wallace)05/02/2019
    30:19
  88. 96.
    Superheroes Can't Save You (with Todd Miles)04/25/2019
    27:38
  89. 97.
    The Atonement (with William Lane Craig)04/18/2019
    32:05
  90. 98.
    [Bonus Podcast] A Conversation with Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers04/16/2019
    16:30
  91. 99.
    A War of Loves (with David Bennett)04/04/2019
    33:23
  92. 100.
    [Bonus Podcast] Unplanned (with Robia Scott)03/29/2019
    31:21
  93. 101.
    Faith and Baseball (with Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts)03/28/2019
    26:04
  94. 102.
    Holy Sexuality (with Christopher Yuan)03/22/2019
    32:41
  95. 103.
    Moral Choices (with Scott Rae)03/14/2019
    32:24
  96. 104.
    Insider, Outsider (with Bryan Loritts)02/28/2019
    30:16
  97. 105.
    The Bullying Breakthrough (with Jonathan McKee)02/21/2019
    31:56
  98. 106.
    Just Capitalism, Part 2 (with Brent Waters)02/14/2019
    27:48
  99. 107.
    Just Capitalism, Part 1 (with Brent Waters)02/07/2019
    31:11
  100. 108.
    Total Truth (with Nancy Pearcey)01/31/2019
    31:19
  101. 109.
    From Islam to Christianity (with Florenc Mene)01/25/2019
    31:05
  102. 110.
    Hope for a Racially Divided Culture (with Miles McPherson)01/17/2019
    32:54
  103. 111.
    Surviving Sexual Abuse and Exploitation (with Lisa Michelle)01/10/2019
    32:54
  104. 112.
    Science and Faith in a Secular Society (with J.P. Moreland)12/20/2018
    30:43
  105. 113.
    Present Day Miracles (with Craig Keener)12/13/2018
    31:19
  106. 114.
    Near Death Experiences (with Gary Habermas)12/07/2018
    33:47
  107. 115.
    The Dignity Revolution (with Daniel Darling)11/29/2018
    31:59
  108. 116.
    Walking with Loved Ones at the End of Life (with Doug Groothuis)11/21/2018
    31:03
  109. 117.
    Fearless Prayer (with Craig Hazen)11/15/2018
    28:23
  110. 118.
    Heaven, Hell and the Afterlife (with Mike Fabarez)11/08/2018
    31:42
  111. 119.
    Race and Intersectionality (with Elizabeth Corey)11/01/2018
    30:37
  112. 120.
    Our Deepest Desires (with Greg Ganssle)10/25/2018
    30:14
  113. 121.
    Last Call for Liberty?? (with Os Guinness)10/18/2018
    34:59
  114. 122.
    Faith and the Baseball Playoffs (with Brandon Cash)10/11/2018
    30:25
  115. 123.
    Faith and Bioethics (with Paige Cunningham)10/04/2018
    29:02
  116. 124.
    Redeeming Capitalism (with Ken Barnes)09/27/2018
    30:41
  117. 125.
    Family Background and Spirituality (with Judy TenElshof)09/20/2018
    29:35
  118. 126.
    Bonus Podcast: What Atheists and Christians Get Right and Wrong09/19/2018
    1:28:09
  119. 127.
    Crisis Pregnancy Clinics and Free Speech Rights - The NIFLA Case (with Scott Waller)09/15/2018
    32:02
  120. 128.
    Learning from the Church Fathers (with Ken Berding)09/08/2018
    27:49
  121. 129.
    Zombie Science (with Jonathan Wells)08/31/2018
    27:57
  122. 130.
    Saving Truth (with Abdu Murray)08/23/2018
    27:53
  123. 131.
    Sharing the Good News with Mormons (with Eric Johnson)08/16/2018
    29:44
  124. 132.
    Love Thy Body (with Nancy Pearcey)08/10/2018
    31:16
  125. 133.
    Questioning the Bible? (with Jonathan Morrow)08/02/2018
    29:11
  126. 134.
    Vincent Van Gogh’s Journey of Faith (with William Havlicek)07/26/2018
    30:24
  127. 135.
    Hitler’s Ethic and Religion and Eugenics Today (with Richard Weikart)07/19/2018
    28:28
  128. 136.
    Grace and Redemption After Abortion (with Victoria Robinson)07/12/2018
    35:00
  129. 137.
    Why People Stop Believing (with Paul Chamberlain)07/05/2018
    28:49
  130. 138.
    How Should Christians Think about Social Justice (with Thaddeus Williams)06/28/2018
    29:45
  131. 139.
    Christians and the Transgender Question (with Preston Sprinkle)06/21/2018
    32:14
  132. 140.
    The Bible and Immigration (with Markus Zehnder)06/14/2018
    28:18
  133. 141.
    Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Religious Liberty...Sort Of06/11/2018
    31:14
  134. 142.
    Understanding Generation Z (with Jonathan Morrow)06/07/2018
    26:30
  135. 143.
    Lessons Americans Can Learn from Canada (with Jojo Ruba)05/31/2018
    26:43
  136. 144.
    Does Evidence Still Demand A Verdict?05/24/2018
    28:14
  137. 145.
    Should We "Unhitch" the Old Testament? (with Mitch Glaser)05/21/2018
    30:29
  138. 146.
    Apologetics at the Cross (with Josh Chatraw)05/17/2018
    27:30
  139. 147.
    The Moral Question Behind Infinity War05/11/2018
    36:54
  140. 148.
    The Porn Myth (with Matt Fradd)05/08/2018
    26:29
  141. 149.
    Religious Freedom in the Crosshairs (with Ken Starr and Thomas Farr)04/28/2018
    29:28
  142. 150.
    [Bonus Podcast] Losing Faith and Keeping Faith: Sean McDowell and Bart Campolo04/18/2018
    49:57
  143. 151.
    Unique Worldview Challenges for Students Today (with Jeff Myers)04/12/2018
    26:18
  144. 152.
    Economics and the Christian Faith (with Tom Nelson)04/06/2018
    26:19
  145. 153.
    Winsome Communication (with Tim Muehlhoff)03/29/2018
    28:02
  146. 154.
    Theistic Evolution (with Stephen Meyer)03/22/2018
    26:43
  147. 155.
    Bonus Podcast: Sean Discusses the Bible and Homosexuality with John Stonestreet03/20/2018
    30:14
  148. 156.
    Christians and the LGBTQ Community – Part 2 (with Caleb Kaltenbach)03/15/2018
    26:13
  149. 157.
    Christians and the LGBTQ Community – Part 1 (with Caleb Kaltenbach)03/09/2018
    26:47
  150. 158.
    The Gospel and Poverty (with Dan Anderson)03/04/2018
    27:07
  151. 159.
    The Church and the LGBTQ Conversation (with Mark Yarhouse)02/22/2018
    26:40
  152. 160.
    Naturalism and the Soul (with JP Moreland)02/16/2018
    27:04
  153. 161.
    Have Churches Oversold Family and Marriage? (with Joe Hellerman)02/09/2018
    26:21
  154. 162.
    Navigating Student Culture - Part 2 (with Brett Kunkle)02/01/2018
    28:17
  155. 163.
    Navigating Student Culture - Part 1 (with Brett Kunkle)01/26/2018
    26:27
  156. 164.
    The World Watch List and the Persecuted Church (with Ron Boyd-MacMillan)01/11/2018
    28:23
  157. 165.
    Engaging the Culture Without Losing the Gospel (with Russell Moore)12/14/2017
    30:46
  158. 166.
    Race and the Church – Part 2 (with Chris Brooks)12/07/2017
    23:44
  159. 167.
    Race and the Church – Part 1 (with Chris Brooks)11/30/2017
    21:00
  160. 168.
    The Art of Christian Persuasion (with Os Guinness)11/23/2017
    31:03
  161. 169.
    Getting Along Despite Our Deepest Differences (with Os Guinness)11/16/2017
    24:25
  162. 170.
    500th Anniversary of the Reformation (with professor Alan Gomes)11/09/2017
    26:55
  163. 171.
    The State of the Persecuted Church (with David Curry, CEO of Open Doors, USA)11/02/2017
    27:09
  164. 172.
    Faith at the World Series (with Dodgers chaplain Brandon Cash)10/26/2017
    26:41
  165. 173.
    5 Decades of Faithful Apologetics (with Josh McDowell)10/19/2017
    25:19

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