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[ Author: Brock Marshall ]
Sincerity is both an inward quality of conviction along with a perceived quality of being free from pretenses, deceit or hypocrisy.
This is a quality I admire and respect among professing Latter-Day Saint [or LDS] believers. I have found that the culture within Mormonism fosters this type of environment that is quite honestly disarming to a certain degree.
We now have an apologetics study group on Facebook called: (CASA) Christian Apologetics Study Alliance. I’ve been meeting more people that would like to get into apologetics but just don’t know where to start. Additionally, a number of folks are flat out intimidated by some of the more complex arguments of scholars like William Lane Craig, Gary Habermas, N. T. Wright etc. So, with that, I created this group to help facilitate the beginners–I’m a layman myself but not quite a beginner–in getting their feet wet in this field of study. While we warmly welcome the more scholarly types (we definitely need these folks in our group too!), our primary focus is to cater to the newbies.
Nick Peters joins me on the show to discuss what he does at his apologetics ministry “Deeper Waters”; including a focus on the real battles that he believes that our culture is fighting today, and where we are being distracted from them. Nick is a Christian apologist living in the Corryton Tennessee area just outside of Knoxville. He’s the social media and communications expert for Ratio Christi, the ministry partner of J. P. Holding of Tekton Apologetics Ministries. He and his wife Allie have been married for over two years and both of them have Asperger’s as well. Nick is currently preparing work on his Master’s in New Testament focusing on the question of miracles. We will be LIVE! Wednesday October 24th at 5 pm Pacific, 6 pm Mountain, 7 pm Central, 8 pm Eastern.
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Agustin Astacio is a 3rd generation ex-JW and the co-host of the radio show “Healing X JW’s” on Blogtalk Radio. He will share with us the Biblical perspective of salvation by faith and the grace that accompanies it. This is in far contrast to the works based religions such as the Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses and others. He’ll explain the difference between the two, and how you can be truly free in Christ. We will be live this Wednesday September 26th at 3 pm Pacific, 4 pm Mountain, 5 pm Central, 6 pm Eastern.
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Engineer, apologist and author of the new book “Arguing With Friends”, Paul Buller, will be discussing the various aspects of evangelism and discipleship. His practical tips on how to have meaningful discussions in a cogent and thoughtful manner, will help you to confidently reach out to nonbelievers, but doing so respectfully so friendships are maintained or strengthened. We will be live this Wednesday September 19th at 4:30 pm Pacific, 5:30 pm Mountain, 6:30 pm Central, 7:30 pm Eastern.
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I’ve been watching The Atheist Experience consistently for a handful of months now (I’ve watched short clips of it before but not full episodes) and I’m rather amused by what I see. I’m sad to say that the majority of the Christians who call in, are generally making bad arguments. I recently heard someone say that the main host of “TAA” (Matt Dillahunty) has made a career of going after low hanging fruit. Some may be offended by such a statement, but this person is trying to convey that there are too many Christians making terribly uninformed arguments on the program. Arguments that, are not the best that Christianity has to offer. However, there have been some good arguments brought forth as well, but at times were not properly unpacked in my opinion. In the rare case that a good argument has been brought forth, and in a cogent way, the caller has often been interrupted and subsequently muted. Following that, handfuls of logical fallacies have been offered by the hosts while improperly calling out ones that are not.