Christian Meets World

Christian Meets World

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  • Hercules as Pagan Copycat – CMW223

    Aug 23, 2014 | 26 min
    There are many claims made that Jesus is just a copy of various pagan mythologies. I've wanted to do an episode on this for a while but I haven't found a really succinct one to use. Then I found this on Facebook So lets take a look at it. I'll be back in 6 weeks, if your starved for content have a look at my other podcast the Sci Phi Show and keep an eye out for Sci Phi Journal when it comes out soon. Show Notes J.P Holding has done a huge amount of work on various copycat claims and you can find all of the common ones there. Tekton TV also has a series of copycat videos among a collection of other good stuf. Ask your questions or share your feedback Comment on the shownotes Call (903) 231-2...
  • The ethics of the criminally insane – CMW222

    Aug 9, 2014 | 14 min
    Have you encountered someone who says that morality is a purely subjective enterprise? That there isn't really any right and wrong but just what the culture or the individual. Have you considered what this would really mean if we took them seriously? Show Notes Ethical Subjectivism Nihilism Moral Realism The Insanity Defense More on the insanity defense The M'Naghten Rule Ask your questions or share your feedback Comment on the shownotes Call (903) 231-2221 to leave a voicemail Email feedback@christianmeetsworld.com(audio files welcome) Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review Christian Meets World™ in iTunes Follow me on Twitter
  • A Romans 1 culture – CMW221

    Jul 26, 2014 | 25 min
    Have you noticed that Romans 1 has a prophecy in its later half and that we live in a culture that is realizing that prophecy in spades. I'll kick that idea around on this episode of Christian Meets World. Show Notes What We Can't Not Know: A Guide The Revenge of Conscience An interesting article on cultural decay Punishment of a Photographer trying to exercise a right to free association Ask your questions or share your feedback Comment on the shownotes Call (903) 231-2221 to leave a voicemail Email feedback@christianmeetsworld.com(audio files welcome) Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review Christian Meets World™ in iTunes Follow me on Twitter
  • Predestination and Free Will – CMW220

    Jul 12, 2014 | 24 min
    A listener asked me to discuss the idea of Predestination and Free Will. So here goes. Some of this is kind of speculative so make of it what you will. Show Notes Predestination Free Will Ask your questions or share your feedback Comment on the shownotes Call (903) 231-2221 to leave a voicemail Email feedback@christianmeetsworld.com(audio files welcome) Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review Christian Meets World™ in iTunes Follow me on Twitter
  • How John C. Wright came to Christ – CMW219

    Jun 28, 2014 | 39 min
    I have a chat with science fiction author John C. Wright, we chat about how he used to be an atheist and how he came to Christ. It makes for an interesting chat. Show Notes John's Blog Ask your questions or share your feedback Comment on the shownotes Call (903) 231-2221 to leave a voicemail Email feedback@christianmeetsworld.com(audio files welcome) Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review Christian Meets World™ in iTunes Follow me on Twitter
  • The Problem of Pomegranetes – CMW 218

    Jun 14, 2014 | 30 min
    We have a look at what the evidential problem of evil has in common with Pomegranates on this episode of Christian Meets World. It was posed by an atheist on a forum and I thought i'd have a look at it. It isn't a good argument from a logical perspective but it does pack an emotional punch. So lets have a look shall we ... Show Notes The Evidential Problem of Evil Thomas Aquinas on the Existence of God and the problem of evil Thomas Aquinas exploring the idea of God's goodness Ask your questions or share your feedback Comment on the shownotes Call (903) 231-2221 to leave a voicemail Email feedback@christianmeetsworld.com(audio files welcome) Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review...
  • Sortition – CMW 217

    Jun 1, 2014 | 21 min
    The topic for this episode is Sortition, an alternative to elections as a method of selecting representatives. In the interests of kicking around new ideas I thought i'd kick this one around. Hope you find it interesting. Show Notes Sortition at Wikipedia Sortition in Ancient Greece A bunch more readings on the idea Ask your questions or share your feedback Comment on the shownotes Call (903) 231-2221 to leave a voicemail Email feedback@christianmeetsworld.com(audio files welcome) Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review Christian Meets World™ in iTunes Follow me on Twitter
  • The Jesus was a Progressive Poster- CMW 216

    May 18, 2014 | 26 min
    There is a poster floating around attributed to John Fugelsand. I thought i'd go through some problems with it. Also Neo gave us some feedback on the last slavery episode. I don't know if John is a Christian, he claims to be follow Jesus and based on the contents of this poster i'm pretty sure he doesn't really read the bible and he certainly isn't an orthodox Christian. Show Notes John Fugelsand Ask your questions or share your feedback Comment on the shownotes Call (903) 231-2221 to leave a voicemail Email feedback@christianmeetsworld.com(audio files welcome) Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review Christian Meets World™ in iTunes Follow me on Twitter
  • Some thoughts on Slavery – CMW215

    May 4, 2014 | 33 min
    I had an interesting discussion during the week with an atheist on the question of Slavery and I thought i'd explore that on this episode of Christian Meets World. Hopefully the atheist in question will add some thoughts to the discussion. Show Notes Slavery The Bible and Slavery Bible references on Slavery Taxation as Slavery Ask your questions or share your feedback Comment on the shownotes Call (903) 231-2221 to leave a voicemail Email feedback@christianmeetsworld.com(audio files welcome) Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review Christian Meets World™ in iTunes Follow me on Twitter
  • The Trinity, some thoughts – CMW214

    Apr 20, 2014 | 27 min
    What is it? What isn't it? And why might be it a round about proof of the truth of Christianity? These are the ideas I kick around on this episode of Christian Meets World. Show Notes The Trinity Trinitarian Heresies The Athanasian Creed Arius Heresies: Heresy and Orthodoxy in the History of the Church Ask your questions or share your feedback Comment on the shownotes Call (903) 231-2221 to leave a voicemail Email feedback@christianmeetsworld.com(audio files welcome) Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review Christian Meets World™ in iTunes Follow me on Twitter
  • CMW213 – The Bible as Magical Book?

    Apr 5, 2014 | 19 min
    What would happen if the bible was a magic book? Would that work better than what we currently have? Show Notes Biblical Inspiration Biblical Inerrancy Indulgences The Reformation Luther's 95 Theses Counter Reformation Chicago Declaration on Biblical Inerrancy Ask your questions or share your feedback Comment on the shownotes Call (903) 231-2221 to leave a voicemail Email feedback@christianmeetsworld.com(audio files welcome) Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review Christian Meets World™ in iTunes Follow me on Twitter
  • CMW212 – Jesus, The Gospel and Space Aliens

    Mar 22, 2014 | 17 min
    What would happen if Space Aliens turned up on earth? Would it make any difference to Christianity? I kick that idea around this time on Christian Meets World. Show Notes Drake Equation Fermi Paradox The Space Trilogy The Space Trilogy, Omnibus Edition: Three Science Fiction Classics in One Volume: Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, That Hideous Strength Ask your questions or share your feedback Comment on the shownotes Call (903) 231-2221 to leave a voicemail Email feedback@christianmeetsworld.com(audio files welcome) Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review Christian Meets World™ in iTunes Follow me on Twitter
  • CMW211 – Divine Hiddeness

    Mar 9, 2014 | 29 min
    Divine Hiddeness, Is this a good argument against the existence of God? We consider that question on this episode of Christian Meets World. Show Notes The basic form of the argument taken from here There is a personal and perfectly loving God. There are creatures capable of having a relationship with this God. A perfectly loving God would not act to hinder this relationship Belief in God is a necessary condition for a creature to enter into this relationship Creatures capable of this relationship that do not resist God will always have this belief Yet, there exists reasonable non-belief. Ask your questions or share your feedback Comment on the shownotes Call (903) 231-2221 to leave a voicema...
  • CMW210 – Is love a choice?

    Feb 22, 2014 | 21 min
    Tonight we ask the question, Is Love a Choice? This episode was inspired by a facebook discussion and an interesting division of opinion that emerged. One observation was that the divide was an atheist/Christian but I don't think that is the case, I actually think is was an ancient/modern divide. Show Notes Shakespeare romeo and juliet definitions of love david and johnathan jerry springer The Greek Words for Love David and Johnathan Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare Jerry Springer Ask your questions or share your feedback Comment on the shownotes Call (903) 231-2221 to leave a voicemail Email feedback@christianmeetsworld.com(audio files welcome) Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review...
  • CMW209 – Vicious or Vacuous

    Feb 9, 2014 | 18 min
    Vicious or Vacuous, that is the question under investigation on tonight's show are a conversation with an atheist recently. Show Notes The podcast I appeared on A google search for Jesus' Borthday and the 25th of December An exploration of Pagan Copy Cat ideas The Irrational Atheist: Dissecting the Unholy Trinity of Dawkins, Harris, And Hitchens Ask your questions or share your feedback Comment on the shownotes Call (903) 231-2221 to leave a voicemail Email feedback@christianmeetsworld.com(audio files welcome) Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review Christian Meets World™ in iTunes Follow me on Twitter
  • CMW208 – Some more thoughts on Atheism, Lack of Belief and Evidence for God

    Jan 12, 2014 | 20 min
    I got a curious email from a listener after the last show so I thought i'd offer some further thoughts on the topic. I hope I didn't talk to fast! Show Notes God, Freedom and Evil by Alvin Plantinga Aquinas' 5 ways Ontological Arguments including Kurt Godel's and Anselms Logical Problem of Evil Ask your questions or share your feedback Comment on the shownotes Call (903) 231-2221 to leave a voicemail Email feedback@christianmeetsworld.com(audio files welcome) Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review Christian Meets World™ in iTunes Follow me on Twitter
  • CMW207 – Atheism as “Lack of Belief” and other things

    Jan 4, 2014 | 17 min
    I've recently encountered atheists who like to claim that they "lack belief" in God and that they are not making any particular claim to knowledge. Although I think aspects of this position are reasonable, it seems to be used as a "get out of justification free" card and it definitely isn't that. So I thought i'd kick the idea around a bit. Show Notes Atheism as a lack of belief Extraordinart Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence Carl Sagan Ask your questions or share your feedback Comment on the shownotes Call (903) 231-2221 to leave a voicemail Email feedback@christianmeetsworld.com(audio files welcome) Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review Christian Meets World™ in iTunes Fol...
  • CMW206 – Scott’s Adams recent Death Wish Post

    Dec 1, 2013 | 18 min
    Dilbert author Scott Adam's recently lost his father and it prompted him to write a rather impassioned blog post extolling his dislike of those who oppose euthanasia. I thought it was worth exploring this idea a bit. Show Notes Scott Adam's original post Euthanasia Groningen Protocol The Oregeon case I mentioned Ask your questions or share your feedback Comment on the shownotes Call (903) 231-2221 to leave a voicemail Email feedback@christianmeetsworld.com(audio files welcome) Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review Christian Meets World™ in iTunes Follow me on Twitter
  • CMW205 – Taxes, always a good idea!

    Nov 23, 2013 | 25 min
    Raising Taxes, always a great way to solve budget problems and raise more funds. What could possibly go wrong? Show Notes Art Laffer Laffer Curve Francious Hollande Footballers striking over 75% tax rate Taxes and beer drinkers A video of the same Ask your questions or share your feedback Comment on the shownotes Call (903) 231-2221 to leave a voicemail Email feedback@christianmeetsworld.com(audio files welcome) Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review Christian Meets World™ in iTunes Follow me on Twitter
  • CMW204 – Having a political philosophy vs having a political sociology

    Nov 15, 2013 | 19 min
    Do you have a Political Philosophy or a Political Sociology? A political sociology is a problem, so lets hope you don't. Show Notes Political Ideologies Political Sociology Christna B&B Owners forced to close business after trying to assert freedom of contract Nuremberg Laws Ask your questions or share your feedback Comment on the shownotes Call (903) 231-2221 to leave a voicemail Email feedback@christianmeetsworld.com(audio files welcome) Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review Christian Meets World™ in iTunes Follow me on Twitter
  • CMW 203 – I am a Theologically Liberal Atheist

    Nov 9, 2013 | 13 min
    Why I am a theologically liberal atheist. Basically a musing on why words mean things and why it is important not to abuse language. Also a recommendation to go and see Gravity. I normally don't like Clooney in things but in this he is good. No show notes this week this basically just some random thoughts of mine. Ask your questions or share your feedback Comment on the shownotes Call (903) 231-2221 to leave a voicemail Email feedback@christianmeetsworld.com(audio files welcome) Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review Christian Meets World™ in iTunes Follow me on Twitter
  • CMW 202 – The Demand for Miracles

    Nov 3, 2013 | 20 min
    Some thoughts on the atheists demand for various sorts of miracles to authenticate the truth of Christianity. Show Notes Miracles Evidence Abductive Reasoning A Sci Phi show on this sort of reasoning Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts (2 Volume Set) Ask your questions or share your feedback Comment on the shownotes Call (903) 231-2221 to leave a voicemail Email feedback@christianmeetsworld.com(audio files welcome) Please connect with me Subscribe, rate, and review Christian Meets World™ in iTunes Follow me on Twitter
  • Please vote for us in the 9th Podcast Awards

    Nov 1, 2013 | 2 min
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  • CMW 201 – Musings on Hell

    Oct 26, 2013 | 22 min
    Some thoughts on different approaches to the nature of Hell. Sorry I've been away, things are back on track again. There have been some changes, you'll notice the episode number has jumped a bit. I'm moving the show to a seasonal format like I did with the Sci Phi Show. This means you'll get 20 episodes in a run and then a break for a little while, rather than the previous open ended approach. I think this is going to be more manageable. Hope you enjoy. I also have a new feedback address feedback@christianmeetsworld.com Show Notes Hell Annihilationism Universalism C.S. Lewis The Great Divorce Ask your questions or share your feedback Comment on the shownotes Call (903) 231-2221 to leave a vo...
  • CMW072: Render unto Caesar?

    Apr 10, 2013 | 18 min
    Rendering unto Caesar is the topic for the second "request an episode" series that is currently running. Listener John has asked the following, A show about Christianity and taxes/government. Specifically, I think a lot of my fellow Christians have taken what Jesus said in Matthew 22:15-22 about paying taxes out of context and used it to justify any sort of tax. Also, Romans 13 is also often used to show that we should submit to government authorities. Your thoughts? Unsurprisingly I find the use of the text is such a fashion a trifle abusive. It isn't to late to shoot me a question christianmeetsworld@gmail.com if you would like me to do an episode on something in particular. Ask your quest...
  • CMW071: How to argue

    Mar 31, 2013 | 20 min
    The first in the "suggest a topic" series, Wanda asked for an episode on "How to argue", so here goes, I hope it is too her liking. I'm still taking suggestions, we are up to 3 so far, 1 down two to go, christianmeetsworld@gmail.com Sorry for the delay in getting the episode out, I have been a little busy with a new job and my relaunch of the Sci Phi Show Show Notes Stand to Reason Tactics in defending the faith series from Stand to Reason. I highly recommend this series. It will teach you some excellent basics J. Budziszewski The story about the friend and the smokescreen was in the appendix to The Revenge of Conscience a series of essays on Christianity and Politics. Ask your questions or ...
  • CMW070: Politics in Education

    Mar 5, 2013 | 18 min
    Is politics in Education a bad idea? I have a Facebook acquaintance who is associated with the NCSE and he seems to get quite upset when parents and other groups want to influence what gets taught as science eduction. He seems to miss that his groups does the same thing. And please don't forget my challenge. Email me with what ever topic you like and I will do an episode on it, christianmeetsworld@gmail.com Show Notes The NCSE Intelligent Design.org Answers in Genesis Some thoughts on Libertarian approaches to education How can the poor find an education in a libertarian society? Ask your questions or share your feedback Comment on the shownotes Call (903) 231-2221 to leave a voicemail Email...

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