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The Christian Delusion, Part 4: Is Jesus not the Son of God? (Clarke Scheibe)

The Christian Delusion, Part 4: Is Jesus not the Son of God? (Clarke Scheibe)

June 14, 2021

This is the fourth talk in this series on Loftus's Christian Delusion. Here we deal with arguments against the historicity of Jesus. While the book looks primarily at "the myth of Christ," the talk focuses on three narratives - Christ as myth, Jesus as a failed prophet, and Jesus as resurrected Lord and Savior. (This was recorded on Zoom in Good Friday 2021.)

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Does the Christian Faith Fail? Part 3 - The Goodness of God and Animal Suffering (Clarke Scheibe)

Does the Christian Faith Fail? Part 3 - The Goodness of God and Animal Suffering (Clarke Scheibe)

May 27, 2021

This is the third talk in this series on Loftus's Christian Delusion. Here we deal with what Loftus refers to as the "Darwinian problem of evil," particularly in regard to animal suffering. Many evolutionists point to the evidence of animals suffering prior to human existence. How can this be? Can God be good if animals were created to suffer before the fall of humanity? Christians have offered several possible solutions to this question but are any of them sufficient? (This was recorded on Zoom in Feb 2021.)

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Does the Christian Faith Fail? Part 2 - The Bible (Clarke Scheibe)

Does the Christian Faith Fail? Part 2 - The Bible (Clarke Scheibe)

May 18, 2021

This is the second talk in this series on if the Christian faith fails as it has been claimed to do in John Loftus's The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails. In the first part, we looked at Loftus's "outsider test for faith." He with others now take aim not at Christian faith in general but now the Bible specifically. In it the book claims that the Bible is too scientifically inaccurate, too textually inconsistent, and too easily misinterpreted to be divinely inspired. How could Christians claim otherwise? (This was recorded on Zoom in Feb 2021.)

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Hope for the Pornified Imagination (Joshua Chestnut)

Hope for the Pornified Imagination (Joshua Chestnut)

April 12, 2021

We welcome our colleague Joshua Chestnut from Southborough L'Abri via Zoom to speak to us about how we might have hope when our imaginations have become "pornified." Discussion afterward included.

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Does the Christian Faith Fail? Part 1 (Clarke Scheibe)

Does the Christian Faith Fail? Part 1 (Clarke Scheibe)

February 20, 2021

This is a look at the first part at the five parts of The Christian Delusion edited by John Loftus (2010). This examines his Outsider Test for Faith (OTF), which he claims makes all religious faiths fall short of probability. (The following parts will include the veracity of the Bible, the goodness of God, the resurrection, and Christianity as a social good.)

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The Statutes of Liberty (Liz Snell)

The Statutes of Liberty (Liz Snell)

February 12, 2021

How does one define freedom and what impact does that make? Liz examines how we think and talk about freedom and how that shapes us individually and socially.

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When Spiritual Heroes Fail Us (Clarke Scheibe)

When Spiritual Heroes Fail Us (Clarke Scheibe)

January 15, 2021

This past February, it was discovered that Jean Vanier, an important figure in Canada and around the world, and who many had considered a living saint, had over the decades taken advantage of six vulnerable women. How are we to understand such an incongruity? How are we to respond when our trust is betrayed, and our confidence is lost in the power of the gospel itself? We will look at how we can reflect and respond when our spiritual heroes fail us. 

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Sports and Faith: A Conversation with Donna Hornibrook

Sports and Faith: A Conversation with Donna Hornibrook

December 8, 2020

A classic podcast style! For this episode, we are posting an interview rather than a talk with discussion. I (Clarke) discuss with Donna Hornibrook, a former field hockey player and coach, inducted into Halls of Fame for both, about sports and Christian faith. Then we opened it up to those present to ask their questions. Enjoy!

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The Birds and The Bees: The Biblical View of Sexuality, Parts 1 - 2 (Clarke Scheibe)

The Birds and The Bees: The Biblical View of Sexuality, Parts 1 - 2 (Clarke Scheibe)

November 28, 2020

In this talk, Clarke looks at a biblical view of sexuality - that is, marriage, family, and singleness - in light of the contemporary battles around sexuality and gender - that is, the battle being waged between nature and freedom. While one may not be persuaded by the biblical view, one should take it seriously and deal with its implications for society.

NOTE: This was recorded on Zoom, with the discussion included.

Please listen in light of this talk...

Clarke Scheibe, "Sexuality and Shame"

Jim Paul, "Surfing the Wave: Rapid Cultural Change and the Transgender Agenda"

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Plague and the Human Heart: What Can We Learn from Pandemics Past (Liz Snell)

Plague and the Human Heart: What Can We Learn from Pandemics Past (Liz Snell)

November 9, 2020

As the Covid-19 pandemic wears on, most of us have been shaken in unprecedented ways by the global upheaval. However, pandemics have a long history and we have much to learn from the past. From early plagues in the Roman Empire to the medieval Black Death, pandemics have been a means of revealing what lies beneath the surface in society and human hearts. What might this history reveal to us about life in a pandemic today? How can we act in ways that encourage more humanity, not less?.

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