Bearded Disciple

Bearded Disciple
Bearded Disciple is a podcast dedicated speaking the truths of Christ in love. I strongly believe that love spoken without truth is not love and truth spoken without love is not truth. Everything we talk about here is about defending the truth of Christianity through history, science and philosophy. Apologetics, philosophy, theology, current events, discipleship, Christian living, this podcast will cover it all., don’t miss out! Support this podcast:

The Bible vs the Book of Mormon Part 2: The Apocrypha and the Gnostic Gospels
Jun 29 • 16 min
Joseph Smith made a claim that the Book of Mormon is the most correct book of any in history. This series is examining that claim, first examining the bar as set by the Bible. If it turns out that the Bible is more correct than Joseph Smith was wrong.…
The Bible vs the Book of Mormon Part 1: The Uniqueness of the Bible and what is the canon?
Jun 22 • 18 min
Joseph Smith made a claim that the Book of Mormon is the most correct book of all of history. This series seeks to examine that claim. If the Book of Mormon really is the most correct book then even compared to the Bible it should stand out. The first of…
5 tips on how to share the gospel with your Mormon friends
May 11 • 19 min
What’s your typical approach to reaching Mormons or your friends in general? I suggest 6 ways that may make you more effective to reaching your friends. Support the ministry at: —-…
3 Objections to religion that don’t make sense
Apr 16 • 21 min
In my experiences on campus’ and just dialoging with people in general there are some common objections that I have heard against religion. These are a few of those that I hear all of the time that ultimately just don’t even make sense. Doesn’t Science…
Liar Lunatic or Lord
Apr 2 • 25 min
One of the best argument we can make for Jesus being god comes from the Liar, Lunatic, or Lord Trilema. Here’s a video in detail of how it works. Buy Mere Christianity: Check out C.S. Lewis Doodle:…
Why there can be no great apostasy according to the Mormon Church
Mar 27 • 26 min
One of the most important points of the LDS church is that there has been a full apostasy of the church. What if I told you that there can be no possible way for a complete apostasy to have occurred in the LDS faith? —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
Covid-19 sharing Christ in Crisis and reaching the unreached people group of Mormonism
Mar 16 • 36 min
How should we respond to Covid 19 as Christians? Keeping a balanced perspective and. seeing the opportunities to share Christ in crisis. Utah has large segments of less then 2% Evangelical, by missions standards that makes them an unreached people group.…
Three arguments for the existence of God
Mar 2 • 32 min
How doe we k ow God exists? Continuing to try and guide ourselves by a roadmap to Christianity here is a sprint through the three most popular arguments for the existence of god. The moral argument the cosmological argument and the teleological arguement…
Apolo-what? What are we apologizing for?
Feb 20 • 31 min
What is apologetics? Is it a biblical approach to evangelism? Is it evangelism? Does it contend with faith? —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. Support this podcast:…
How to talk to Jehovah witnesses
Feb 6 • 32 min
Building off the podcast from last week I had a great conversation with some Jehovah witnesses this week. Here’s an example of using those tactics and questions in order to have a conversation with Jehovah witnesses about their faith —- This episode is…
How do you talk about religion with people of other faiths
Jan 29 • 33 min
How do you talk to people about religion from other Faith’s? There are three things were told not to talk to our friends or family about, sex, politics, and religion. As Christians of course we need to talk about religion if we truly believe Christianity…
Things Christians should stop saying to single people
Jan 22 • 33 min
As a 31-year-old single person I’ve heard all sorts of things from the church and other Christians as far as advice for a single person. Here’s a few things I think people should stop saying, as well as some advice to me fellow singles, for whatever it’s…
Taking a break this week for my last seminary class
Jan 14 • 0 min
No podcast this week —- Support this podcast:
Bad analogies for the trinity, defending the deity of Christ, Mama bear apologetics
Jan 8 • 30 min
This week on the podcast we’re going to talk about three things. We’re continuing our discussion on the trinity talking about bad analogies. Most people talk about the trinity using analogies not realizing that in doing so you are confirming ancient…
Christianity and politics
Dec 31, 2019 • 31 min
This week on the podcast, I want to talk about politics. I’ve never in my lifetime seen our nation so divided. Everything from the impeachment to just feeling like people from two different side of the political fence can’t even talk with eachother. As…
Bethel church praying for resurrection #wakeupolive and the LDS (Mormon) church saving $100 billion
Dec 24, 2019 • 32 min
Recently Bethel church exploded on social media as they began praying for the resurrection of a 2 year old girl who died in her sleep. Let’s about the theology around miraculous gifts and Bethels approach sound this issue. Also, claims come out that the…
Explaining the Trinity- you’re doing it wrong. Also, the #endthelies movement
Dec 16, 2019 • 37 min
Despite the Trinity being one of the most central doctrines of the Christian Faith most Christians would not know how to talk about it in a way that is logical and Biblical. Today I am diving into how we can do that. Also, we’ll take the end of the show…
Don’t use The Passion Translation
Dec 9, 2019 • 31 min
There is quite a bit of excitement going around about The Passion Translation of the Bible. What is it? What should you know and why you need to stay away from it. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Archeological Evidence of the Cross
Nov 8, 2019 • 62 min
Jonathan Cowles shares with us some of the best evidence he has found in Archeology for the Crucifixion. —- Support this podcast:
Introduction to Logic
Mar 5, 2019 • 83 min
How do we do logic? Often times people think they know what a logical argument looks like even though they have absolutely no training in logic. Matt Graham one of our staff at Ratio Christi at CSU gives us a great introduction to how to and not to…
Ratio Christi: Athiest Role-play with Matt Graham
Feb 8, 2019 • 85 min
This week at Ratio Christi Matt Graham did an Athiest role-play with us to see just how well we can hold our ground. This is a great opportunity for you to test your knowledge and see just how well you can hold your ground against a well-researched…
The Reliability of Scripture.
Dec 13, 2018 • 96 min
This week is a podcast from a talk I gave at Ratio Christi on the reliability of the scripture. This is a sprint through the reasons we know we can trust the Bible as the word of God and how we know that what we have is actually the full word of God with…
Ratio Christi: Evidence of the Resurrection of Jesus
Dec 6, 2018 • 90 min
Have you ever stopped to think of how central Jesus resurrection to the history of the world? Ever stopped to think if there is evidence that it actually happened? —- Support this podcast:
Ratio Christi: Do Prophecies Happen? An examination of Daniel 7 and 8
Nov 20, 2018 • 84 min
Do prophecies really come true? Examine with me the ways that we see the prophecies of Daniel 7 and 8 have in fact come true. How neat is that? —- Support this podcast:
Ratio Christi: Joshua and Genocide-How Cruel was the Old Testament God from Dr. Richard Hess
Oct 24, 2018 • 123 min
Dr. Richard Hess shares his vast expanse of Old Testament knowledge talking specifically about Joshua and what many view as the genocide… turns out it isn’t that simple. —- Support this podcast:
Ratio Christi- The Moral Argument for God - Matt Graham
Oct 24, 2018 • 86 min
Matt gives us a great explanation of the Moral Argument for the existence of God. He also breaks down one YouTube atheists rebuttal to the argument and how their argument breaks down. Finally, he ends by showing us the benefit of an abductive argument for…
Ratio Christi: How do we know Truth Exists?
Oct 1, 2018 • 85 min
Jill Graham shares with us the ways that we know that truth exists. —- Support this podcast:
Historical Case for the Resurrection
Mar 29, 2018 • 83 min
Ever wondered how to give a case for the resurrection of Jesus? I’ve been working on this talk for some time giving a quick and simple explaination for the reasons why we can trust that Jesus rose from the dead.Put simply here are two facts of history…
Ratio Christi: Jonathan Cowles- Self Refuting Arguments
Mar 1, 2018 • 73 min
Jonathan shares an in depth look into self-refuting statements and even specifically on how the whole Materialistic worldview falls in on itself. —- Support this podcast:
Ratio Christi at CSU: Matt Graham~ Protestantism and the Reformation
Feb 8, 2018 • 109 min
One of our staff at Ratio Christi gives a tremendous presentation of Protestantism and the reformation. Is Protestantism as bad as Catholics and Orthodox Christians want us to believe? Why did the reformation begin? —- Support this podcast:…
Ratio Christi at CSU: Father Evan Amaritas~ Orthodox Christianity
Jan 30, 2018 • 99 min
This is the full recording from Father Evan Armatas of Saint Spyridon Orthodox Church of Loveland Colorado. Father Joe came to Ratio Christi of Colorado State to teach us about Orthodox Christianity —- Support this podcast:…