The Cerebral Faith Podcast

The Cerebral Faith Podcast

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This podcast talks about the arguments for God’s existence, the historical evidence for Jesus’ resurrection, the toughest objections skeptics pose against the Christian faith, theological issues like soteriology and eschatology (i.e the doctrine of the last days), and so much more. Listen to this podcast (hosted by apologist Evan Minton) whether you are already a Christian, a hardcore skeptic, or a spiritual seeker, and you will discover that you can be a Christian BECAUSE of using your brain rather than in spite of using it. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/evan-minton/support


66: A Conversation With An Ex-Mormon - Lisa Brockman
May 30 • 68 min
Evan Minton interviews Lisa Brockman, author of “Out Of Zion: Meeting Jesus In The Shadow Of The Mormon Temple”, who shares her journey out of Mormonism to biblical Christianity. You can buy here book here —>…
65: Meet The Eccentric Naturalist
May 16 • 55 min
In this episode, Evan Minton interviews Noah Edmonds who runs The Eccentric Naturalist blog and YouTube channel. They discuss science and faith, Roman Catholicism, and more. The Eccentric Naturalist Blog —> https://theeccentricnaturalist.blogspot.com/ The…
64: Eternal Universe Models - Going For The Philosophical Jugular
May 9 • 39 min
What happens if you’re using The Kalam Cosmological Argument with an atheist and he throws out a cosmological model that might seem as though the universe always existed, thus premise 2 (“The universe began to exist”) is false? What happens if you have…
63: The Future Of Cerebral Faith (and How You Can Help Make It A Reality)
May 2 • 41 min
Evan Minton talks about where he wants to take Cerebral Faith in the future, and how your funds can make a world of difference. Article mentioned in the episode: “Choosing A Computer For Video Editing” —>…
62: How A Conversation With An Atheist Helped Me Deal With Divine Hiddeness
Apr 25 • 60 min
In this episode, Evan Minton recounts an online conversation he had with an atheist on the logical problem of evil, the evidential problem of evil, and the issue of free will, and how it lead to him realizing the apologists he had been reading were…
61: Chronicles Of The Nephilim - Interview With Brian Godawa
Apr 18 • 81 min
Evan Minton interviews Brian Godawa on his Chronicles Of The Nephilim novel series, and the biblical, theological, and historical evidence undergirding the series. What many evangelicals are not taught from the pulpit is that there’s a lot more going on…
60: A Presentation On Jesus’ Resurrection From 2015 - Part 2
Apr 11 • 77 min
In part 2 of this practice presentation Mr. Minton gave in 2015, He shows why only Jesus’ resurrection can account for all of the historical facts while non-supernatural theories cannot. Thus, the resurrection is the inference to the best explanation of…
59: A Presentation On Jesus’ Resurrection From 2015 - Part 1
Apr 4 • 85 min
In this episode, Evan Minton digs up an old recording of himself rehearsing The Minimal Facts Case For The Resurrection of Jesus which he recorded in Spring of 2015. Though some of the arguments have been revised as Minton has continued his study, much of…
58: The Coronavirus, The Problem Of Natural Evil, and Closed Churches
Mar 28 • 70 min
In this Evan Minton talks about the Coronavirus. Specifically, Mr. Minton addresses the following topics 1: WHY DOES GOD ALLOW THE CORONAVIRUS? - If God is all loving and all powerful, why doesn’t He stop the Coronavirus? 2: : SHOULD CHURCHES CLOSE? - Mr.…
57: Friend Of Science, Friend Of Faith - Interview With Gregg Davidson
Mar 21 • 49 min
In this episode, Evan Minton interview Gregg Davidson about his book “Friend Of Science, Friend Of Faith: Listening To God In His Works and Word”. You can buy this book on Amazon.com here —>…
56: Rhetorical Points That Atheists Need To Stop Bringing Up
Mar 14 • 58 min
Many atheists view Christians (or Xians as they like to say) as stupid know-nothing irrational brainwashed idiots. After all, we believe in talking snakes, talking donkeys, a woman turned into salt, that all the animals in the world got on one boat, etc.…
55: What Is The Divine Council And Is It Biblical?
Mar 7 • 71 min
In this episode, Evan Minton will talk about an often neglected but very significant part of The Old Testament worldview; The Divine Council. The supernatural world is far more robust than just one omnipotent God who does stuff every now and then,…
54: Why I Became An Annihilationist (Part 2)
Feb 29 • 76 min
Picking up from last week’s episode, “Episode 53: Why I Became An Annihilationist (Part 1)”, Evan Minton addresses the biblical texts that people who believe Hell consists of eternal conscious torment use in support of that view. He shows how, not only do…
53: Why I Became An Annihilationist (Part 1)
Feb 22 • 73 min
Annihilationism is the view that the damned in Hell are, well, annihilated. In episode 28 of this podcast, Evan Minton defended the character of God from several objections from skeptics based on the doctrine of Hell. He defended the eternal torment view…
52: Did Humans and Dinosaurs Live At The Same Time? - Interview With Eric Allen Vierthaler
Feb 8 • 79 min
Did humans and dinosaurs live around the same time? Many in the Young Earth camp would argue that they did, and they went extinct either in the Genesis 6-9 flood, or they got on Noah’s Ark and died out sometime after that. Those who accept Old Earth…
51: The Contingency Argument For God’s Existence
Feb 1 • 50 min
Why does anything at all exist? Why does the universe exist? Why isn’t there just nothing? Originally formulated by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, and developed and defended by modern-day apologist Dr. William Lane Craig, The Argument from Contingency argues…
50: Jesus, Skepticism, and The Problem Of History - Interview With Darrel Bock
Dec 22, 2019 • 37 min
In this interview, which marks the finale of the first season of The Cerebral Faith Podcast, Evan Minton interviews New Testament scholar Darrel Bock about a new book he co-edited with Ed Komozewski on Historical Jesus studies. The book is called “Jesus,…
49: The Genealogical Adam and Eve - Interview With S. Joshua Swamidass
Nov 23, 2019 • 73 min
Science has shown that Adam and Eve, if they were real people couldn’t have been de novo creations. Science has shown that there was never a population size smaller than 10,000 individuals. We couldn’t have all descended from an original couple. Right?…
48: Inspiring Philosophy Weighs In On Dr. Craig’s Recent Response To Me
Nov 18, 2019 • 58 min
In this podcast episode, Evan Minton interviews Michael Jones of Inspiring Philosophy. They respond to a two-part podcast episode in which William Lane Craig responds to Minton’s rebuttals of his criticisms of The Cosmic Temple View Of Genesis 1. The…
47: William Lane Craig Responded To Me! Genesis 1, John Walton, and ANE Creation Texts
Nov 9, 2019 • 97 min
In this podcast episode, Evan Minton responds to a two part podcast episode in which William Lane Craig responds to Minton’s rebuttals of his criticisms of The Cosmic Temple View Of Genesis 1. The article Craig responded to can be read here —>…
46: The Resurrection Of The Jewish Messiah - Eric Chabot
Nov 2, 2019 • 45 min
The resurrection of Jesus is the most important event in human history. While many books have been written on the subject, Eric Chabot, in his book “The Resurrection Of The Jewish Messiah” looks at the context with a, particularly Jewish outlook. What is…
45: Keaton Halley’s Critique Of The Lost World Of Adam and Eve
Oct 26, 2019 • 66 min
Evan Minton responds to Keaton Halley of www.creation.com, who criticized the book “The Lost World Of Adam and Eve: Genesis 2-3 and The Human Origins Debate” You can read Keaton Halley’s article here —>…
44: Darwinian Evolution and A Historical Adam are Compatible
Oct 19, 2019 • 71 min
Darwin VS. Moses, The Origin Of Man VS. The Book of Genesis, Science VS. Faith. Most people seem to think that you’ve got to have one or the other. If one is right the other is wrong. As we’ve seen in Evan Minton’s series on Genesis, this is not true…
43: The Lost World Or The Gnostic World?
Oct 12, 2019 • 58 min
Evan Minton responds to an article called “The Gnostic World Of John Walton” by Thomas Purifoy Jr. The article critiques the functional origins/temple inauguration interpretation of the Genesis account that Walton defends in his book “The Lost World Of…
42: Responding To Hugh Ross’ Critique Of The Cosmic Temple View Of Genesis 1
Oct 5, 2019 • 74 min
Evan Minton responds to an article Hugh Ross wrote criticizing The Cosmic Temple Inauguration View Of Genesis 1, specifically Ross’ critique of John Walton’s book “The Lost World Of Genesis 1”. The article that Evan Minton is responding to can be read in…
41: Response To William Lane Craig’s Critique Of The Cosmic Temple Inauguration View Of Genesis One (Part 2)
Sep 28, 2019 • 54 min
Evan Minton continues his response to William Lane Craig’s critique of John Walton’s “The Lost World Of Genesis One” —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/evan-minton/support
40: Response To William Lane Craig’s Critique Of The Cosmic Temple Inauguration View Of Genesis One
Sep 21, 2019 • 73 min
In this episode Evan Minton critiques the critique of William Lane Craig to The Cosmic Temple Inaguration View Of Genesis One, defended in last weeks podcast episode and in Minton’s blog post “The Cosmic Temple Inaguration Of Genesis One” (see here —>…
39: The Cosmic Temple Inaguration View Of Genesis 1
Sep 14, 2019 • 96 min
Genesis 1 is one of the most widely disputed passages of The Old Testament. What is Genesis saying? In this episode, Evan Minton argues that Genesis 1 is not an account of natural history/material origins. Rather, Genesis 1 is about functional origins and…
38: The Creation Battle - Interview With Daniel Eaton
Sep 7, 2019 • 67 min
How did such a wonderful text as Genesis 1 become such a bloodied battleground? Why is there such emotionally charged rhetoric and disdain from over a chapter of The Bible? Are these battles over how to correctly read Genesis one we are called to win at…
37: The Unseen Realm - Interview With Michael S. Heiser
Aug 31, 2019 • 57 min
In this episode, Evan Minton interviews Dr. Michael S. Heiser about his book “The Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible.” But beware: your view of the Bible may be rocked as a result of this interview! Check out Dr. Heiser at…
36: Science And Christianity - Interview With J.B Stump
Aug 24, 2019 • 38 min
Evan Minton interviews J.B Stump on his text book Science and Christianity which is an accessible, engaging introduction to topics at the intersection of science and Christian theology. You can buy Stump’s book in Hardcover, paperback, and Kindle formats…
35: The Rabbi On The Mount - Interview With Phil Weingart
Aug 17, 2019 • 70 min
You can’t interpret scripture properly without understanding its context. When Jesus spoke, Judaism was the context. In today’s episode, Evan Minton interviews Phil Weingart about his book “The Rabbi On The Mount: How Jesus’ Judaism Helps To Clarify The…
34: The Story Of The Cosmos - Interview With Daniel Ray
Aug 10, 2019 • 61 min
Psalm 19:1-4 says “The heavens declare the glory of God and the skies proclaim the works of His hands. Day after day, they pour forth speech and night after night, they reveal knowledge. There are no words. Their voice is not heard. Yet their voice goes…
33: Ancient Near Eastern Thought and The Old Testament - Interview With John Walton
Aug 3, 2019 • 55 min
Interpreting Scripture is about three things; context, context, context. There are different kinds of context when it comes to interpreting The Bible. There’s “Immediate Context” which is to interpret a verse in light of the verses that come before and…
32: Mama Bear Apologetics - Interview With Hillary Morgan Ferrer.
Jul 27, 2019 • 52 min
Mama bears are known to be very protective of their cubs. Get between a mama bear and her cubs, and you’re going to have a bad time! In this episode, Evan interviews Hillary Morgan Ferrer, who along with others, teamed up to write a book called “Mama Bear…
31: Questions About Heaven
Jul 20, 2019 • 60 min
What does The Bible teach about Heaven? Do we go there immediately when we die? Will we be able to sin in Heaven? Will we be able to recognize our loved ones in Heaven? Will we remember our earthly lives in Heaven? Will we be able to eat in our…
30: The Apologetic Significance Of Molinism - Interview With Tim Stratton
Jul 13, 2019 • 74 min
What does Molinism have to do with The Kalam Cosmological Argument for God’s existence, The Fine-Tuning Argument for God’s existence, or the problem of evil? More than you might think. In this episode, Mr. Minton interviews Tim Stratton of FreeThinking…
29: Questions From Facebook
Jun 22, 2019 • 62 min
This is the first Q&A episode of The Cerebral Faith Podcast. In this episode, Evan Minton answers questions received from Facebook. Reasonable Faith Podcast episode mentioned in the episode —>…
28: Is Hell A Hellacious Doctrine?
Jun 15, 2019 • 76 min
The doctrine of Hell is a stumbling block for many people. To many, it just doesn’t seem possible for God to be perfectly good yet sentence people to an eternity of torment. In this episode, Evan Minton talks about the doctrine of Hell and addresses a…
27: Is The Problem Of Evil Really A Problem?
Jun 8, 2019 • 74 min
If God is all powerful and all good, why doesn’t He stop evil and suffering? The answer that atheists think most plausibly answers this question is that either God is not all powerful, not all good, or doesn’t even exist! This is one of the sharpest…
26: The Shroud Of Turin, Fact Or Fraud? - Interview With Dave Glander
Jun 1, 2019 • 43 min
The Shroud Of Turin is widely believed to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, but is this actually the case? Many would say no, but others would say yes. In this episode, Evan Minton interviews Dave Glander of Truth Ministries who believes that The…
25: Responding to Rationality Rules’ Objection To The Moral Argument
May 25, 2019 • 68 min
In this episode, Evan Minton tackles 5 objections to William Lane Craig’s version of The Moral Argument for God’s Existence, which is the version he uses as well, put forth by popular atheist YouTuber Stephen Woodford (a.k.a Rationality Rules). The video…
24: Responding To Rationality Rules’ Objections To The Kalam Cosmological Argument
May 18, 2019 • 69 min
In this episode, Evan Minton responds to 6 objections that a popular atheist YouTuber raised in a YouTube video called “The Kalam Cosmological Argument - Debunked (The First Cause Argument - Refuted)” —- Support this podcast:…
23: The FreeThinking Argument - Interview with Tim Stratton
May 11, 2019 • 70 min
Atheists pride themselves on being “Free Thinkers”, but if atheism, and particularly the naturalistic version of it is true, can they or anyone else really be free thinkers? The guest in this episode is Tim Stratton of FreeThinking Ministries…
22: Logical Fallacies - What They Are And How To Avoid Them - Part 2
May 4, 2019 • 68 min
Continuing from last week, Evan Minton will be talking about various logical fallacies that come up during discussions he’s had when defending Christianity. Logical Fallacies are mistakes in thinking and reasoning, which renders an argument for a certain…
21: Logical Fallacies: What They Are and How To Avoid Them -Part 1
Apr 27, 2019 • 66 min
Logical fallacies are mistakes in thinking and argumentation. When a fallacy occurs, one’s argument is a failure, and one is unjustified in believing said argument’s conclusion on the basis of said argument. To learn how to avoid falling for someone’s…
20: The Case For Jesus’ Resurrection - Part 5: Answering Unanswered Questions
Apr 19, 2019 • 61 min
This is the conclusion of a 5 part series on the resurrection of Jesus. In this finale of the series, Evan Minton answers some questions that commonly come up during his discussions with skeptics on the historical evidence for the resurrection of Jesus.…
19: The Case For Jesus’ Resurrection - Part 4: The Antecedent Probability Objection
Apr 18, 2019 • 59 min
When skeptics fail at finding a naturalistic theory to account for the minimal facts, they resort to a different tactic. In this episode, Mr. Minton responds to the argument that the resurrection of Jesus is so improbable, that the evidence given in favor…
18: The Case For Jesus’ Resurrection - Part 3: The Best Explanation For The Minimal Facts
Apr 17, 2019 • 75 min
This is part 3 of 3 of a series on the historical case for Jesus’ resurrection. In part 2, Evan Minton used The Principles/Criteria Of Authenticity that he laid out in part 1 to come to the conclusion that 5 propositions are historically true; (1) Jesus…
17: The Case For Jesus’ Resurrection - Part 2; The Minimal Facts
Apr 16, 2019 • 88 min
In the previous episode, Mr. Minton explained the historical methodology he would be taking in defending certain facts about Jesus as actually being true, historical facts. He explained that he would be employing “The criteria of authenticity” to The New…
16: The Case For Jesus’ Resurrection - Part 1, The Criteria Of Authenticity & Jesus’ Divine Self-Understanding
Apr 15, 2019 • 73 min
This podcast episode is the beginning of a series in which Evan Minton makes a case that the Jesus of history and the Jesus of faith are the same Jesus. Minton argues that (1) Jesus claimed to be God,(2) died on the cross and (3) rose from the dead. In…
15: Not Your Mother’s End Times Novel - Interview With Brian Godawa
Apr 13, 2019 • 67 min
Brian Godawa has been a professional writer and filmmaker for over 15 years. He is also an author, and his writings consist of both fiction and non-fiction. In this podcast episode, Mr. Minton interviews Brian Godawa on that novel series “Chronicles Of…
14: The Case For Nero Caesar Being The Beast Of Revelation
Apr 6, 2019 • 47 min
Who is the anti-Christ? Who is the beast of Revelation? Many people over the past few decades have been identified as the anti-Christ such as Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Ronald Reagan, The Pope (or some future pope) and even Barack Obama! All of this…
13: The Case For The Preterist Reading Of Matthew 24
Mar 30, 2019 • 66 min
Jesus’ sermon in Matthew 24, also known as the Olivet Discourse, is one of the many biblical passages that comes up during discussions of the end times. Most Christians however, presuppose that everything Jesus prophesies has not yet been fulfilled, it’s…
12: The Soteriological Case For Molinism
Mar 23, 2019 • 92 min
In this week’s episode, Mr. Minton reads aloud his paper “The Soteriological Case For Molinism”. Molinism is a theological system that seeks to account for divine sovereignty and human freedom. Molinism is the view that God uses His knowledge of what any…
11: Is Evolution Compatible With The Bible? - Interview with Michael Jones
Mar 16, 2019 • 63 min
Darwinian Evolution and The Bible’s teaching of creation: are these two mutually exclusive? Many Christians and atheists think that they are. Michael Jones of Inspiring Philosophy does not. Jones holds to the view most commonly known as Theistic…
10: The Case For Mere Molinism
Mar 9, 2019 • 82 min
If God is in control, how can human beings have free will? On the other hand, if human beings don’t have free will, how can God hold us morally accountable for the things that we do? The Bible teaches that God is sovereign over all things but also that…
9: From Alcohol To Apologetics - Interview With David Parrish
Mar 3, 2019 • 68 min
This week’s guest is David Parrish. He tells us of his incredible story of how Christian Apologetics not only saved his faith when he was wrestling with doubts, but how it also helped him get out of alcoholism and consequently saved his marriage!…
8: Into The Life Of Christian Scientists; Rhyanna Rogers and Angela Fugate
Feb 23, 2019 • 47 min
Many people seem to be under the impression that to be a good scientist, you must be an atheist. The best scientists are atheists after all, right? When you think of scientists, names like Stephen Hawking, Laurence Krauss, and Neil DeGrasse Tyson come to…
7: The Ontological Argument For God’s Existence
Feb 16, 2019 • 54 min
After weeks of surveying Argument’s For God’s Existence, Evan Minton has come to the end doing a series on of the series. He finishes off by talking about The Ontological Argument For God’s Existence which was first formulated by St. Anselm. However,…
6: The Moral Argument For God’s Existence
Feb 9, 2019 • 46 min
Continuing in the series on arguments for God’s Existence, Evan Minton addresses The Moral Argument for God’s Existence. Mr. Minton argues that if God does not exist, then objective moral values and duties do not exist. However, he also argues that…
5: The Local Fine-Tuning Argument For God’s Existence
Feb 2, 2019 • 59 min
In this episode, Evan Minton will talk about how improbable it is for our planet to be suitable for advanced life. The size of the Earth, the size of the moon, the size of the sun, the rotation speed of Earth, the amount of oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere,…
4: The Fine-Tuning Argument For God’s Existence
Jan 26, 2019 • 72 min
In this episode, Evan Minton goes over a scientific subject known as The Cosmic Fine-Tuning. The Laws of physics are so delicately balanced that if they were off by even a hair’s breadth, no life of any kind could exist anywhere at all in the universe.…
3: The Kalam Cosmological Argument For God’s Existence (Part 2)
Jan 19, 2019 • 53 min
This is part 2 of a 2 part episode on The Kalam Cosmological Argument for God’s Existence. In the previous podcast episode, Evan Minton laid out the premises of the argument; (1) Whatever begins to exist has a cause, (2) The universe began to exist, (3)…
2: The Kalam Cosmological Argument For God’s Existence (Part 1)
Jan 12, 2019 • 62 min
Many would be surprised to know that there are good reasons to believe that God exists. You don’t have to take God’s existence on blind faith alone. There’s evidence for God. The Kalam Cosmological Argument is one of them. This argument, initially…
1: Introduction To The Cerebral Faith Podcast
Jan 5, 2019 • 58 min
This is the first episode of The Cerebral Faith Podcast! In this episode, your host Evan Minton explains what this podcast is about. The podcast is about Christian Apologetics; a defense of the truth of Christianity. Christianity meets the demands of the…