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10 Does empathy work as the basis for morality?

10 Does empathy work as the basis for morality?

April 24, 2018

A common secular claim is that we do not need God to have morality because human beings have empathy, but is  empathy actually able to carry that weight?

 

Referenced article by Timothy Fox: http://seanmcdowell.org/blog/can-empathy-ground-morality-no

09 Why am I a Young Earth Creationist?

09 Why am I a Young Earth Creationist?

March 23, 2018

Every now and then the issue will come up of origins, and some people are surprised to find that I am indeed a Young Earth Creationist. A friend recently asked to chat with me about it on his YouTube Channel, and I agreed. You can check out that video here. Also, check out his blog at godsrocker.blogspot.com. Not entirely satisfied with my presentation there, I decided to devote a podcast episode to answering this question. 

A Look at Street Epistemology with Cameron Bertuzzi, Part 2

A Look at Street Epistemology with Cameron Bertuzzi, Part 2

February 13, 2018
Pastor Marc is joined by Cameron Bertuzzi of CapturingChristianity.com for part 2 of a discussion on a growing movement among atheists and skeptics known as Street Epistemology.
00:00 Introduction
02:59 What if your initial reason for belief isn’t a good one?
07:36 Why doesn’t SE focus on the evidence?
15:16 If you didn’t have ____ as evidence, would you still believe in Christianity?
21:56 What’s with the amateur psychological-analysis?
22:53 So what if your beliefs are based on emotion instead of evidence?
23:35 Whatever is asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence.
24:28 What do you do with the idea that people are just indoctrinated into Christianity?
32:58 Measuring confidence in your belief
34:19 Do you have to be 100% confidence to be a Christian?
37:30 The Outsider Test for Faith
41:34 A wealth of information available at CapturingChristianity.com
43:13 Helping others stand firm in the face of challenges
44:12 Recap and a Concluding Challenge to Street Epistemologists
On The Spot Q&A from January 2018

On The Spot Q&A from January 2018

February 7, 2018

Pastor Marc is joined by David Dover, Kenneth Vaughan and Patrick Chaney to answer questions from the congregation on issues of religion and the Bible at Liberty Hill Baptist Church in Moody, TX. Full 1 1/2 hour event. The questions will be edited and posted individually at HeyPastor.org.

A Look at Street Epistemology with Cameron Bertuzzi, Part 1

A Look at Street Epistemology with Cameron Bertuzzi, Part 1

February 4, 2018

Pastor Marc is joined by Camerson Beruzzi of CapturingChristianity.com for part 1 of a discussion on a growing movement among atheists and skeptics known as Street Epistemology. They address what SE is, some general issues with the approach, and some specifics on how Christians should react to SE methods.

00:00 Introduction
04:21 Cameron Bertuzzi and Capturing Christianity
05:46  How did you get turned on to this topic of Street Epistemology?
07:53 Capturing Christianity
09:51 Defining Street Epistemology
12:51 General negative aspects of SE
17:10 A word about difficult questions
18:35 They're not experts either
19:20 SE seems designed to create doubt, not seek truth
22:34 People from other religions say the same thing, why think your belief is the right one?
32:38 If there is supposedly all of this evidence for Christianity, why are there so many others who can't see it?

How do you tell if the Bible is history or fiction?

How do you tell if the Bible is history or fiction?

January 16, 2018
Pastor Marc is joined by Nick Peters of Deeper Waters to discuss a question he received about how we can have confidence that the Bible is indeed true.
www.DeeperWatersApologetics.com
Halloween, “Is it possible to never sin?” and “What is the Sin That Leads to Death?”

Halloween, “Is it possible to never sin?” and “What is the Sin That Leads to Death?”

January 12, 2018

In this episode from October of 2017, we explore the meaning of Halloween and whether Christians should participate. Then we answer two questions which had been submitted, "Is it possible to never sin?" and "What is the sin that leads to death?"

Have books been taken out of the Bible?

Have books been taken out of the Bible?

January 11, 2018

Pastor Marc responds to a question about which books are included in the Bible and whether there are some that should be in there but are not.

The Good Samritan, and a Lesson in Perseverance on Roller Skates

The Good Samritan, and a Lesson in Perseverance on Roller Skates

January 8, 2018

A question gets addressed regarding the Parable of the Good Samaritan, "Did those who didn't help sin by not helping?" Also, we get a lesson in "stick-to-it-tiveness" on an outing to the skating rink.

Jesus’ Siblings, Why go to Church, and a bit more about The Shack

Jesus’ Siblings, Why go to Church, and a bit more about The Shack

January 5, 2018

In this episode Pastor Marc responds to a couple of questions about Jesus' siblings and the prupose of attending church and offers some additional thoughts on The Shack.

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