The Think Podcast with Joel Settecase - Presented by the Think Institute

The Think Podcast with Joel Settecase - Presented by the Think Institute

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Joel Settecase (and his fascinating guests) tackle “impossible” questions from a biblical perspective to help you articulate, share and defend the Christian message. Get equipped for your missional lifestyle. Join us as we seek “Truth In Conversation.” Presented by the Think Institute and Cru Church Movements.


How To Use The Bible To Detect and Defend Against False Teaching, And Other Questions (Joel Settecase AMA)
Oct 14 • 73 min
The Bible is relevant for all of life, which means that Christians need to learn how to study it and apply it to our situations. In this episode Joel answers a number of questions from viewers who tuned in live. There was no plan for the broadcast, but it…
Blake White: What Is New Covenant Theology (And Is It Accurate)?
Oct 13 • 88 min
What is the Bible about? God’s covenantal relationships with his creation? Israel? Jesus? All of the above? Something else? How you answer this question will affect your thinking about God’s word, God’s world, God’s people, and God Himself. On the…
How to Actually End Abortion Through Legislative Means, with Baseball MVP Dennis Sarfate | Worldview Wednesday
Oct 7 • 73 min
The pro-life movement has been building momentum since the Roe v. Wade SCOTUS case in 1973, but the tragic reality is that abortion is still very much legal in the U.S. Is it possible we’ve been doing something wrong? And is there a way we can take…
Timothy McCabe: Building Apps & Tech to Become Un-Cancellable
Oct 6 • 59 min
This episode is brought to you by the Christian Culture Builders Facebook Group. Believers in Jesus optimistically working to create Great Commission hubsfor the propagation of the Gospel, the furthering of Christ’s kingdom, and the emergence of robust,…
Elizabeth Urbanowicz: How to Teach Your Kids to Think Like Christians | Tuesday Twofer
Oct 6 • 70 min
As Christian parents, we have been entrusted with making disciples of our kids, and that means “teaching them to obey everything [Christ] has commanded (Matthew 28:19-20).” If truly free thinking is possibly only when is built on the solid foundation of…
Should Christians Ever Riot? | Worldview Wednesday
Sep 29 • 39 min
When the verdict came in on the Breonna Taylor case, major cities were bracing for yet another round of protests and, potentially, riots and looting. This raises the question: what is the biblical teaching on law and order? Should Christians protest?…
Khaldoun Sweis: Should Christians Be Influencing Culture Or Creating Our Own? | Tuesday Twofer
Sep 29 • 64 min
On today’s Tuesday Twofer, Joel Settecase is joined by philosophy professor, Christian apologist and international speaker Dr. Khaldoun Sweis. Dr. Sweis is a Jordanian American and Associate Professor of Philosophy at Olive-Harvey College in Chicago and…
How Your Words Affect The Direction Of Your Life (JBP’s 10th Rule) | Sons of Thunder
Sep 24 • 75 min
We all know words are important. But just how important is your speech to the course of your life? Can what you say today affect how you will live tomorrow? In this episode, Joel and Parker (the Sons of Thunder) examine this question and Jordan Peterson’s…
Brian Sauvé: The Rise Of The Christian Culture Builders | Worldview Wednesday
Sep 23 • 89 min
Has Brian Sauvé lost his mind? His activity on Twitter is typically eye-catching, but something he tweeted recently really caught our attention, to the point that we knew we needed to get him on this show and interview him for Worldview Wednesday. What…
Michael Heiser: What Everyone Gets Wrong About Demons | Tuesday Twofer
Sep 22 • 144 min
Demons. Many use the word, but we seem to use it in different ways. We use it metaphorically, as when we say, “He’s wrestling with his demons” about characters facing inner conflict. But demons as actual, spiritual entities crop up in various religions…
Why Your Worldview Affects How You Treat Kids | Worldview Wednesday
Sep 16 • 43 min
Re-release: On many major issues, there are increasingly two opposing sides coalescing. Although our context, 21st Century America and the West, is new, it turns out that these two sides are not new; in fact they’re very old. And they’ve been in…
The “Progressive” Threat to Historic Christianity, with Alisa Childers | Tuesday Twofer
Sep 15 • 69 min
According to a recent survey, one third of those self-proclaimed Evangelicals believe Jesus is not God. What does this say about the state of “Evangelicalism” and the unbiblical ideas that have crept their way into it? In this Tuesday Twofer episode,…
You Aren’t Omniscient, And That’s Okay: JBP’s 9th Rule (Sons of Thunder)
Sep 10 • 66 min
Everybody wants to talk, and nobody wants to listen. But you’re not nobody. You’re *somebody*, and you’re on a journey. You hope that journey takes you to some good places and that you acquire wisdom along the way. So you’re not going to only run you’re…
How to Make A Difference With What You Have, Where You Are, Right Now (Worldview Wednesday)
Sep 9 • 74 min
The world’s problems are big, and you’re just one individual. It’s a terrifying thing to think about entering into the fray, to bring some of the into order long enough to get someone’s attention and share the Gospel with him or her. It’s a lot safer not…
Why Did Jesus Ascend, and What Is He Doing Now? with Patrick Schreiner
Sep 8 • 72 min
Christians talk a lot about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and rightly so. Those are important doctrines, and they are vital to understand, if we’re going to be sharing our faith with others. But what do we say when someone asks us where…
Communion, Conspiracies, Evangelism at Work, Aliens, God’s Sovereignty, Modern Prophecy, Book of Revelation, Apologetics to LDS and JWs, Manifest Destiny: Live Q&A
Sep 1 • 72 min
A wide-ranging selection of issues covered today as Joel Settecase attempts to answer viewer questions live in real time on this Q&A. *Subscribe to the Think Institute YouTube channel for more thought-provoking content.* (Shout-out to GotQuestions.org for…
How to Get Your Household In Order (And On Mission) | Fast Friday
Aug 28 • 29 min
On this not-so-fast Friday episode, here’s what we’re talking about: Our mission, given by Jesus Christ, is to disciple the nations (Mt. 28:19). This means going to foreign nations, as well as working within the nation where we are today. In every nation,…
Jordan Peterson on the Sin of Lying and the Importance of Telling the Truth (JBP’s 8th Rule for Life) | Sons of Thunder
Aug 27 • 56 min
Jordan Peterson’s book, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote To Chaos, remains one of the most influential books of our time. But is it biblical? It’s time to analyze JBP’s Eighth Rule for Life from a Christian perspective. Watch as the Sons of Thunder tear…
Why Christians Should Be Thinking About Adoption Right Now (Worldview Wednesday)
Aug 26 • 78 min
Stats are clear that the best possible environment for a child to be raised in is with one mom, one dad, living together. For sure, sometimes that doesn’t work out. Divorce happens, spouses die, tragedy befalls. But the ideal is still there: children do…
Dr. Ron Dart: Jordan Peterson, Disney Movies, and Sharing Your Faith
Aug 25 • 57 min
In a world where basic understanding of biblical ideas is on the decline, sharing the Gospel with our neighbors has become harder than ever before. But what if there were a cultural phenomenon we could use as a bridge to help our neighbors better…
Morality and Apologetics: Jordan Ravanes Interviews Joel Settecase
Aug 18 • 108 min
Jordan Ravanes of the Christian Worldview Project had Joel Settecase on his podcast, “Table Talk Online,” to discuss morality and why it only makes sense from. a biblical perspective. We hope this conversation emboldens you to stand firm in your Christian…
The Beirut Blast And The Bible
Aug 12 • 54 min
On August 4, 2020, the city of Beirut in Lebanon was rocked by a devastating explosion. One week later, details continue to pour in, as the whole world reels from the almost unbelievable event. But how should Christians, who believe God both perfectly…
Neil Shenvi: Apologetics In A World Of Wokeness
Aug 11 • 100 min
If you’ve been studying apologetics at all over the last 20 years, you’ve probably learned some solid arguments against New Atheism, and maybe Islam, Mormonism, and other ideologies believed by those outside the church. But in the last few years a…
Bonus: Presuppositional Apologetics, Masks and Church Closings, No Neutrality (Live Q & A)
Aug 8 • 45 min
No music, no guests, no plan. Just a bonus episode with Joel Settecase answering some of your questions in real time. Enjoy. Get the full show notes at https://thethink.institute/podcast. —- Send in a voice message:…
How to Pursue What Is Meaningful (Not Expedient): The Sons of Thunder analyze Jordan Peterson’s 7th Rule
Aug 6 • 37 min
Joel and Parker discuss Jordan Peterson’s 8th Rule and how to pursue what truly matters vs. what “works.” We find a lot to agree with in Dr. Peterson’s ideas, but we also point out where the biblical worldview can fill in gaps and lay down a more reliable…
Don’t Let The Fear of Persecution Silence Your Christian Witness (Worldview Wednesday)
Aug 5 • 49 min
Have you ever wished you spoke up more for Jesus in your workplace, or found it easier to share your faith with your roommates? We’ve all felt that way, of course, but nowadays it seems like the stakes are higher than ever. In the US, Christians who share…
Sye Ten Bruggencate: The Argument No Atheist Can Refute
Aug 4 • 83 min
When someone challenges your faith in God, how do you respond? Do you cite historical evidence, provide scientific knowledge, or deliver philosophical arguments? What if there was an argument that no professing atheist could refute? Does that sound…
Hillary Morgan Ferrer: What Is Linguistic Theft (And How Do We Fight Back)? | Tuesday Twofer (147)
Jul 28 • 69 min
What is “marriage?” How do you define “love?” Or hate? How about “equality,” “justice,” or “tolerance?” What about something as simple as “male” and “female?” Not so simple anymore, is it? These are all words that have been redefined (or are in the…
Has the Smithsonian Institute Jumped the Shark? | Worldview Wednesday (144)
Jul 22 • 67 min
To jump the shark is to reach a point of ridiculousness after which no one can ever take you seriously again. Today on Worldview Wednesday, Joel and Pastor Raef are concerned that the Smithsonian Institute may have reached such a point. What’s causing…
How and Why to Catechize Yourself, with Jordan Quinley | Tuesday Twofer (143)
Jul 21 • 64 min
In the days of the Protestant Reformation, many families developed the habit of “catechizing” their children—teaching them the basics of the Christian faith. While this used to be standard practice, many, maybe most Christians today grow up without ever…
How to Argue On Social Media In An Age of Cancel Culture | Worldview Wednesday (142)
Jul 15 • 57 min
How do we as Christians navigate this age of cancel culture? How do we know when to be quiet, when to speak out, and how to engage in a Christlike way? Nowadays, using your social media accounts to say something others don’t like can get you…
Science And Faith With Lucas Giolas of Catalyzing Faith | Tuesday Twofer (141)
Jul 14 • 68 min
How much SCIENTIFIC evidence can you give to support your CHRISTIAN faith? If you can’t give much, is that because Christianity is actually… unscientific? And if it were unscientific, how much would that matter? So are we to think about the relationship…
How to Shepherd Your Children During Pride Month | Worldview Wednesday (140)
Jul 8 • 44 min
This is June, which means for many of our neighbors it’s “Pride Month,” which is “an annual celebration of the LGBTQ community.” Many corporations have jumped on board, including kid-focused outlets like Nickelodeon and Disney, who have both been…
Interview with Ethan Micheal, “Your Friendly Neighborhood Atheist” | Tuesday Twofer (139)
Jul 7 • 94 min
When was the last time you had a friendly conversation with someone who completely disagreed with you? The Gospels record Jesus having many such conversations. Christians, therefore, see the benefit of having them. And with modern technology and social…
15 Bible Verses About Racism | Monday Monologue (138)
Jul 6 • 21 min
Racism is pride, prejudice or partiality based on physical or genetic traits shared by a group. What does the Bible say about racism? We’d better find out, because we’ve reached a crucial moment in world history. The killing of George Floyd by former…
Do You Have A Passion For Souls? | Worldview Wednesday (137)
Jul 1 • 68 min
Have you ever got to the point when you realized this: everyone you know will live forever? Yes, their physical bodies will die. However, human beings are more than mere bodies. We are souls, too. And when our physical lives end, our souls will live on—in…
Everything You Need To Know About Racism According To The Bible | Worldview Wednesday (136)
Jul 1 • 52 min
We all agree that racism is wrong, but what does the Bible have to say about it? Do we need the Bible in order to consistently condemn the sin of racism, or is there another standard we can appeal to? This is your opportunity to listen in and interact…
Apologetics for Gen Z: Interview with Zac Sechler of Adherent Apologetics | Tuesday Twofer (135)
Jun 30 • 49 min
Have you heard of the Christian Apologists March Madness Tourney? Meet the young man behind the madness today on the Think Podcast’s #TuesdayTwofer. Joel Settecase interviews Zach Sechler live to talk about the Tourney and how he’s using innovative…
Chicago Riots: A Biblical Response (134)
Jun 29 • 32 min
🙏As in many other cities, rioters have hit Chicago. What began as peaceful protests, over the apparently* unjust police killing of a man named George Floyd in Minneapolis, have devolved into a widespread conflagration of vandalism and violence over…
BONUS: Two Friends, One Black, One White, Talking About What The World Needs To Hear Now, with Ira Milton (133)
Jun 25 • 49 min
BONUS EPISODE! Pastor Raef is out today, and Ira Milton is joining Joel for Worldview Wednesday. Ira is a Senior Intellectual Property and Trademark Docket Specialist at Dentons, the world’s largest law firm. He and his wife Stephanie are the proud…
Jordan Peterson And The Problem Of Evil | Sons Of Thunder (132)
Jun 25 • 66 min
Why is there so much evil and meaninglessness in the world, and how should we live in light of this tragic fact? Jordan Peterson answers the question in Rule #6 of his 12 Rules for Life. Joel and Parker (the Sons of Thunder) are going to figure out how…
Think Institute “Family Meeting” with Joel & Son | Fast Friday (131)
Jun 4 • 9 min
Joel goes unscripted (with his son!) to talk about a few things happening around Chicago lately. Our church suffered a very sad loss of a beloved member, and Governor Pritzker has lifted his restrictions on churches meeting. Also: what is Catakids? Get…
How to Make Friends According to Jordan Peterson… and Jesus | Sons of Thunder (130)
Jun 4 • 58 min
“Make friends with people who want the best for you.” It seems like legit advice, and it’s Rule #3 in Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote for Chaos. So how does it compare with the Bible’s teaching on friendship, and what should followers of…
Police Raid Chicago Church: A Christian Response | Worldview Wednesday (129)
Jun 3 • 73 min
On Sunday, May 24, 2020, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot sent law enforcement officers to Cornerstone Baptist Church in the Woodlawn neighborhood. Joel and Pastor Raef talk about the raid, Mayor Lightfoot’s open letter to religious leaders, the response by…
Is There A God? | Fast Friday (128)
May 29 • 4 min
“Is There A God?” Your answer to this will affect everything about your life. The answer? There is a God. But with all the religions out there, which God is real? Thank God we don’t have to guess.—he’s revealed himself. The God who exists is the God of…
(The Chris Bolt Interview) Why Do Science And Christianity Work Together So Well? | Sons of Thunder (127)
May 28 • 93 min
Why Do Science & Christianity Get Along So Well? Does that title shock you? Maybe you heard that science debunked religion, or that that the Christian church is the enemy of scientific progress. But what if I told you (Morpheus voice) that science depends…
Abortion, the Bible, and Governor Pritzker | Worldview Weds (126)
May 27 • 76 min
It’s time for a Christian worldview approach to abortion. While Governor Pritzker is threatening increasingly harsher retaliation against those who disobey his shelter-in-place order, P.P. of Illinois has quietly opened a brand new facility in Waukegan,…
10 Bad Reasons To Leave Christianity | Response to Hemant Mehta, Part 1 | Tuesday Twofer (125)
May 26 • 58 min
Over the last couple decades in the States (and elsewhere in the Western world), the percentage of Christians in the population has decreased, while the percentage of religiously unaffiliated people has gone up. On May 7, 2020, Hemant Mehta, the…
What is Apologetics? | Monday Minute (124)
May 25 • 3 min
When I first started my podcast, I wanted to create something that would help everyday Christians defend what they believe. So I called my podcast “This Is Apologetics.” I’d been studying apologetics for about seven years at the time, and for me the word…
Is There Purpose To Life? (3 Possible Answers) | Fast Friday (123)
May 22 • 7 min
Do you believe there is a purpose to life? And are you living for yours? Do you have purpose? Are you intended for anything? There are three possible answers to this question. Joel Settecase lays them out, analyzes them from a biblical perspective, and…
Is “Treat Yourself Like Someone You Are Responsible For Helping” Biblical? | Jordan Peterson’s Rule 2 | Sons of Thunder (122)
May 21 • 82 min
Jordan Peterson has been called “The most influential public intellectual in the Western world right now.” What is his view on human nature, and what should Bible-believing Christians think about it? The Sons of Thunder analyze it and have a ton of fun…
Why We Need To Think Carefully About Ahmaud Arbery | Worldview Wednesday (121)
May 20 • 58 min
Do not miss this important conversation on questions of justice, law, race and our collective response surrounding the tragic death of Ahmaud Arbury. Joel and Pastor Raef (carefully) examine the event from a biblical perspective. How can we convey our…
You’re Doing It Wrong: How to Actually Eradicate Poverty | Cathrine Ligard | Tuesday Twofer (120)
May 19 • 51 min
Joel Settecase interviews Cathrine Ligard on a Think Podcast live broadcast! WATCH & ASK QUESTIONS LIVE from the Think Institute page. Cathrine Ligard and her husband Vidar are the founders of Safari Mission. They believe that, “the Bible is the…
Debunking Neil deGrasse Tyson: Why Does Science Work? (Monday Minute) (119)
May 18 • 2 min
This is the Monday Minute. Why does science “work?” Neil deGrasse Tyson is a renowned astrophysicist and a notorious skeptic when it comes to the Christian faith (or any religion whatsoever). But does his trust in science go along with his unbelief? Joel…
What Is The Trinity? (Fast Friday) (118)
May 15 • 7 min
Do you believe in the Trinity? If you are a Christian, then you kinda have to, by definition. The Doctrine of the Trinity is at the heart of orthodox—meaning correct—Christian teaching. But what does it mean, how should we understand it, and how in the…
DEBATE: Joel Settecase vs. Kenneth Leonard | Is Belief In The Bible Reasonable? (117)
May 14 • 86 min
On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, Joel Settecase and Kenneth Leonard met via livestream to debate the question, “Is Belief In The Bible Reasonable?” on Ethan Micheal’s “Atheist vs. Theist” show. This is Joel’s first moderated debate. Get the full show notes at…
Has the Governor of Illinois Gone Too Far? (116)
May 13 • 63 min
You will want to catch every minute of this vital conversation on God, government, and church. Joel and Pastor Raef discuss the Illinois Governor’s “Restore Illinois” plan (requiring churches to stay closed for a long, long time) and how Christians must…
How To Win At Home School, with Christine Parker (115)
May 12 • 62 min
Christine Parker is the head of Rhetoric at Veritas Academy, a Christ-centered, Classical home school community in Chicago. On this Tuesday Twofer episode, Christine joins Joel Settecase for this exclusive look into modern home schooling. She reveals some…
Is “Stand Up Straight With Your Shoulders Back” Biblical? (Sons of Thunder on Jordan Peterson’s Rule 1) (114)
May 7 • 82 min
🤔Watch the Sons of Thunder, Joel Settecase and Parker Settecase, as they discuss Jordan B. Peterson’s New York Times bestselling book, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos. The boys talk about Peterson’s first rule, “Stand up straight with your…
Interview with Justin Brierley: How to Have Better Conversations with Atheists (113)
May 5 • 46 min
Have you ever had an intense conversation with someone who held radically different beliefs than you did about life, the universe and everything? Most of us try to avoid those questions, but my guest today intentionally seeks them out. Justin Brierley is…
Why Total Depravity Makes Sense, with Atheist Kenneth Leonard as Devil’s Advocate (112)
May 1 • 64 min
J. I. Packer says that Total Depravity “signifies a corruption of our moral and spiritual nature that is total not in degree… but in extent. It declares that no part of us is untouched by sin….” In other words, people are basically bad. You can see why…
End the Lockdown (111)
Apr 27 • 19 min
Joel Settecase gives his thoughts on why Governor Pritzker’s move to extend the shelter-in-place order is not the best move. This is relevant for other states (and nations!) experiencing something similar. Get the full show notes at…
Is Coronavirus A Sign Of The End Times Or Not? with Dan Osborn & Raef Chenery (110)
Apr 24 • 87 min
The Think Podcast FINALLY tackles the impossible question of eschatology. Dan Osborn and Raef Chenery join Joel Settecase to discuss whether the current pandemic is a sign that we are living in the end of days. They also get into a really helpful…
Why is Presuppositional Apologetics Best? | What Are The Biggest Threats To Apologetics Now? | The Sons of Thunder interview Eli Ayala (109)
Apr 23 • 67 min
Elias Ayala (M.Div, M.A., Theological Studies from Liberty Baptist Theo. Sem.) is a Christian apologist and founder of Revealed Apologetics. On his YouTube channel he has interviewed great minds like Dr. James R. White and Scott Oliphint. Today he joins…
Is Coronavirus Changing Society & The Church? with Raef Chenery (108)
Apr 21 • 52 min
Joel Settecase sits down and Rev. Raef Chenery from Chicago sit down to talk about: An exciting new forum for worldview collisions called Think Sessions. Whether government overreach is a concern for churches right now. When will we know it’s time to…
If Yahweh Is the God of Israel, Why Do So Many Gentiles Worship Him? (107)
Apr 17 • 62 min
Joel Settecase talks about why there are so many Gentile followers of the Jewish Messiah. Also, in this live AMA, he answered: Is Romans 2:14 speaking about Gentile believers or non-believers? Is this different than what is written on our hearts in…
Why Would God Condemn People Who Never Heard About Him To Hell? (106)
Apr 16 • 10 min
Joel Settecase responds to a question he received on Quora.com. Get the full show notes at https://thethink.institute. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-think-podcast/message
Unbelievable Discussion: Round 2 With Atheist Ethan Micheal On Faith & Knowledge (105)
Apr 14 • 108 min
Joel Settecase, Christian, and Brandon (“Ethan Micheal”), Atheist, square off again to discuss whether there is a relationship between faith and knowledge. This audio is direct from Brandon’s “Atheist v Theist” show, so it doesn’t have the typical intro…
Why Did Jesus Want To Die? (104)
Apr 10 • 29 min
In this Good Friday episode, Joel Settecase breaks down three reasons Jesus wanted to die, and cited 25 incredible prophecies that perfectly predicted exactly how Jesus would die. Get the full show notes at https://thethink.institute. —- Send in a voice…
One Tiny Event That Changed The World (103)
Apr 9 • 12 min
In this short form episode, Joel Settecase answers a question from the website Quora, “what is one minor event that truly changed the way we live without us knowing it?” Get the full show notes by going to https://thethink.institute. —- Send in a voice…
What Is Holy Week? And… Communion at home?! with Dan Osborn (102)
Apr 8 • 35 min
Joel Settecase and Dan Osborn hash out what Holy Week is and why it matters for all professing Christians (not just, say, Roman Catholics), and along the way they get into a robust preview of a discussion Dan is going to have tomorrow on his own program…
Why The Deaths Caused By Coronavirus Don’t Seem To Make Sense (101)
Apr 3 • 13 min
How should Christians respond to the deaths of seemingly good people as a result of the current pandemic, and how does the Gospel give us hope? Get the full show notes and article at https://thethink.institute/articles/senseless. —- Send in a voice…
Bonus: Quick Update | Lukas’s New Heart | A Few Coming Events (100)
Apr 2 • 9 min
Wow… 100 episodes of the Think Podcast. Thanks for listening and helping us grow. Just a quick episode today to fill you in on what’s going on with my family and the Think Institute, as well as to let you know I am extending the book giveaway! Rate and…
How to Maximize Your Productivity Through Biblical Principles, with Rev. Dr. Brandon D. Crowe (99)
Mar 31 • 47 min
A very practical question we must ask is, “How can I stay productive, and truly maximize my productivity, according to biblical principles, during this time of crisis? To help me answer this question, my guest is Reverend Doctor Brandon D. Crowe. Rev. Dr.…
How to Worship God As A Family, with Rev. Dan Osborn (98)
Mar 27 • 72 min
With your local church closed for the foreseeable future, parents are taking on the awesome responsibility of running mini worship services and “Sunday schools” with their families in their front rooms, family rooms and finished basements. While many…
What Makes the Self Persist Over Time? | Sons of Thunder (97)
Mar 25 • 120 min
Welcome to a special “After Hours” episode of the Sons of Thunder on the Think Podcast. This episode was recorded live (late at night) and streamed as it happened via the Think Institute Facebook page and Youtube channel. To make sure you never miss any…
How to Start A R̶e̶v̶o̶l̶u̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ Reformation, with Doug Wilson (96)
Mar 24 • 59 min
Pastor Doug Wilson returns to the Think Podcast to talk about his book Rules for Reformers, and why the mission of the Church is not less than, but is also far more than personal evangelism. Learn how and why to start a modern-day reformation in this…
Don’t Waste Your Quarantine (with Aliza Settecase) (95)
Mar 20 • 72 min
Joel and Aliza Settecase, founders of the Think Institute, share their story of spending 6 months quarantined with their son in 2019, and how to make the most of this uncertain Coronavirus time. Get the full show notes at https://thethink.institute. —-…
A Christian Response to Coronavirus, with Rev. Dan Osborn (94)
Mar 19 • 71 min
Joel Settecase has Dan Osborn on for a live chat (via video, since we’re all quarantined) over Facebook. Listen in as they respond to viewer comments and answer questions. Below are some questions you yourself may have about the Coronavirus. Get the full…
11 Bible Verses For The Coronavirus Pandemic (93)
Mar 17 • 24 min
We are living through a historically frightening time. The novel coronavirus COVID-19 has spread from Wuhan to your neighborhood. It’s good to hear words of comfort and encouragement from God’s word at a time like this. Get the full show notes at the…
Debate: Joel Settecase vs. Ethan Micheal on “Can You Be Good Without God?” (92)
Mar 13 • 106 min
Brandon (AKA Ethan Micheal, “Your Friendly Neighborhood Atheist”) had Joel Settecase on his Facebook Live program, “Atheist V Theist,” in order to debate the question, “Can You Be Good Without God?” You’ll notice that Joel runs into some technical…
3 Beliefs Secular Humanism Steals From Biblical Christianity (91)
Mar 12 • 39 min
Joel Settecase details three ideas that Secular Humanism steals from the biblical worldview. Subscribe to the Think Update for tips and tools to help you explain, share and defend your faith: https://thethink.institute/articles/update Support the…
Do You Need God To Be Good? (90)
Mar 10 • 43 min
Watch the debate tonight, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, on the Friendly Neighborhood Atheist page! I’m preparing for an online (Facebook) debate tomorrow with Brandon, the self-styled “Friendly Neighborhood Atheist,” on the question, “Can You Be Good Without…
3 Ideas To Generate More Enthusiasm For Theology In Your Church (89)
Mar 6 • 12 min
In this special Friday episode, Joel responds to a question from a friend of the Institute, who expressed concern that her Christian friends were not more active in pursuing theology, and how the Bible connects to world events and everyday life. Subscribe…
What Does It Mean To Be A Child Of God? (88)
Mar 5 • 44 min
First ever Think Podcast Preachcast! Listen to a sermon Joel Settecase preached at Park Community Church on Sunday, March 1, 2020. This is the audio from the Forest Glen 9 a.m. service. For the 11 a.m. version, which is slightly different, go here.…
What Does It Mean To Be Human, According To The Bible? (87)
Mar 3 • 47 min
What does it mean to be human? The effort to understand this question, that is, the study of what it means to be human, is the study of Anthropology. The word comes from two Greek words, anthropos, meaning “man,” and logos, meaning “word.” So anthropology…
Why Your Church Needs Apologetics, with Chaseton Hahn (16)
Feb 28 • 28 min
This is a remastered repost of episode #16. Updated 2/28/2020. Followers of Jesus in the United States must come to grips with a rather unfortunate reality: we are living in a post-Christian nation. Our culture and its guiding ideas are constantly…
Unbelievable Interview With Philosopher Paul Gould (Sons of Thunder) (86)
Feb 27 • 63 min
Paul Gould, Ph.D is a philosopher, scholar, teacher, the founder and president of the Two Tasks Institute and a Visiting Fellow at the Henry Center for Theological Understanding at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Most importantly, he is a follower of…
How Do The Heavens Declare The Glory Of God? With Daniel Ray (18)
Feb 25 • 68 min
Psalm 19:1 says, “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the expanse proclaims the work of his hands. Day after day they pour out speech; night after night they communicate knowledge. So it sounds like the more we study the heavens, or outer space, the…
9 Ways To Tell If God Is Speaking To You (85)
Feb 21 • 53 min
When you get an impression, and you think it might be from God, how do you know? How can you tell? Should we always just simply say, “No, God is done speaking?” Or, should we say, “well, in 1 Thessalonians 5:20-21, Paul tells us, “Do not despise…
Biblical Guide: What Is Our Destiny? (84)
Feb 20 • 28 min
“Where is everything headed?” is one of the most crucial worldview questions we can ask, and followers of Christ need to be ready to explain what the Bible teaches in response to this question. Joel Settecase unpacks it in this brief tutorial. Subscribe…
Is Roman Catholicism Different From Biblical Christianity? With Shea Houdmann (83)
Feb 18 • 48 min
Is Catholicism a Christian denomination? What Should Bible-Believing Christians Think About the Roman Catholic Church? In this episode we compare and contrast Protestantism/Evangelicalism with Roman Catholicism. My guest is Shea Michael Houdmann,…
Brief Guide: The Meaning of Life (82)
Feb 14 • 20 min
“What is the meaning of life?” is often asked almost as a rhetorical question. Various answers are given. Many assume there is no objective meaning at all. However, the Bible has much to say about this topic, and we would do well to explore its ancient…
3 Pointers For Raising Evangelistic Kids (81)
Feb 13 • 20 min
In this brief episode Joel Settecase shares three steps parents can take to prepare their children to share the Gospel and talk about Jesus with others: Teach, Pray, and Model. Subscribe to the Think Update for tips and tools to help you explain, share…
80 - Yes, The Apostles Did Believe Jesus Rose From The Dead, with Dr. Sean McDowell
Feb 11 • 22 min
The central fact of the New Testament, and the one without which Christianity would be rendered not only false but also impotent and pitiable (according to 1 Corinthians 15:12-19), is the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The question of whether Christ’s…
79 - Why Science Needs Jesus
Feb 7 • 41 min
Next time someone tells you that your faith in Christ is unscientific, or that, while you may be a person of faith, he is personally a man of science, you’ll know what to say. Joel Settecase gives a powerful (because biblical) refutation of this trope…
78 - Does the Great Commission Specifically Require Evangelism? (an Exposition of Matthew 28:18-20).
Feb 6 • 43 min
It’s been said that modern problems require modern solutions. But for this problem, we’re going to tap into a resource that has been tried and true for nearly two thousand years. I’m talking about the Great Commission. And it’s all about making disciples.…
77 - Why You Should Start Listening To Lost Sermons From The Past, With Troy Frasier & Joel Bourdes
Feb 4 • 49 min
Joel Settecase interviews Troy Frasier and Joel Bourdes of Revived Thoughts. Troy and Joel are podcasters (both with day jobs) who are bringing the dead back to life by way of hunting down ancient and historic sermons, getting them re-preached and…
76 - Does God Care How We Educate Our Kids? (Scripture Speaks)
Jan 31 • 38 min
While Christians approach the subject of education from different perspectives and come to diverse conclusions, the Bible does present clear answers to questions like whose responsibility it is, what the curricula should center around, and the desired…
75 - No, Christianity Is Not An Impractical Leap Of Faith
Jan 30 • 37 min
In this special “thinking on the road” episode, Joel responds to the objection that he received from a new friend on the airplane, namely that Christian belief is an unnecessary leap of faith, and it makes more sense to just live for “what works.”…
74 - The “6 Corners” Of The Biblical Worldview
Jan 28 • 15 min
The Think Institute is a Chicago-based ministry, and proudly so, so you will have to forgive me if I draw a little on some Windy City-based geography to make my point. I want to talk about a Chicago landmark, and how it connects to the biblical worldview.…
73 - Definitive Guide: Christian Epistemology
Jan 24 • 41 min
Reason, science and intuition are invaluable truth-seeking faculties, but each one is insufficient on its own. We need a unifying principle tying them all together and giving us epistemological warrant for using all three. Moreover, we need a basis for…
72 - What In The World Is God’s Relationship To Time? (Pt. 1)
Jan 23 • 57 min
Joel & Parker Settecase begin their outrageous (and yet very informative) conversation on this perplexing subject. Is God outside time? Is God inside time? And what does that mean? They make great headway toward an answer in this first part of the…
71 - Mind-Blowing Evidence to Enhance Your Confidence in Christianity, with J. Warner Wallace
Jan 21 • 56 min
Whether you’re a believer or a skeptic, this episode is not to be missed! What evidence is there that Christianity is true? As it turns out, quite. a. lot. Discovering the evidence for Christianity (and again, there is a lot of it) can have a profound…
70 - Beginners’ Guide: Christian Metaphysics
Jan 17 • 33 min
Subscribe to the Think Podcast (And Please Leave A Review): link.chtbl.com/thinkpodcast What is really real? Socrates famously once said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” And it’s certainly true that life is more interesting when we take the…
69 - Advanced Guide: Christian Morality
Jan 16 • 33 min
The Bible, and the God who has revealed himself in its pages, provides the only adequate basis for morality. The accusation of God’s immorality is done away with. When you encounter it, just remember the Christian view of morality is rooted in God’s…
68 - How To Get Your Spiritual Life Back On Track, with Pastor Jarrett Samuels
Jan 14 • 54 min
One area you want to improve this year is your spiritual life. Pastor Jarrett Samuels and Joel Settecase are going to talk about how to get your spiritual life back on track for 2020. And they’ll cover principles that are really timeless in their…
We’ve Reached The End of Season 1
Jan 1 • 2 min
Thank you for listening to The Think Podcast! We have reached the end of season one, and we are going to take a two week break before we launch season two. Listen as Joel gives some details about some exciting things coming up for the Think Podcast and…
67 - 14 Reasons Why 2019 Was A Good Year
Dec 31, 2019 • 34 min
As we look back on 2019, we are thanking God for his faithfulness. To get connected with more resources for your spiritual journey from the Think Institute, just go to TheThink.Institute. Join the conversation on social media: Twitter: @Thinkinst…
66 - Why Muslims Need To Hear The Story Of The Prodigal Son (Friday Fireside)
Dec 27, 2019 • 22 min
The Parable of the Prodigal Son is found in the Bible in Luke 15:11-32. I highly recommend opening your Bible and reading along with me (from the Christian Standard Bible translation) as I read in this episode. Here are the highlights: A wealthy father…
65 - What No One Tells You About Christmas
Dec 25, 2019 • 13 min
Merry Christmas! Enjoy this bonus blogcast episode, and get the show notes here. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-think-podcast/message
64 - A Crash Course In Presuppositional Apologetics
Dec 24, 2019 • 60 min
MERRY CHRISTMAS! Our Christmas gift to you: a free masterclass in how to defend the Christian message. Enjoy. What is the best way to defend the truth of the Christian message? Joel Settecase explains in a talk he gave to Tribe, the Discipleship Community…
63 - 8 Things Muslims Need To Know About Christianity (Friday Fireside)
Dec 20, 2019 • 27 min
This is based on a presentation I gave to a class of Muslim students in 2018. Get the full show notes at TheThink.Institute. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-think-podcast/message
62 - Get On The MentorShip (Sons Of Thunder)
Dec 19, 2019 • 83 min
Joel Settecase & Parker Settecase explain Christian mentorship, including what content and which connections are vital in a new believer’s life, and whether discipleship is the same thing as mentorship. Get the full show notes here. —- Send in a voice…
61 - The Reason This Former “Atheist” Became A Christian
Dec 17, 2019 • 1 min
Listen to the unbelievable story of DeVonne Smith, a young man who adopted Atheism *after* becoming a Christian, and what brought him back to the Christian worldview. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-think-podcast/message
60 - Why I Left The Charismatic Movement, with Dawain Atkinson
Dec 10, 2019 • 38 min
Get the full show notes and episode highlights at http://thethink.institute. Within Christianity, there are many streams, many movements. All true Christians are united around the Gospel of Jesus Christ. However, within the Big-C Church there are…
59 - 10 Proven Ways To Improve Your Readiness (And Never Get Caught Flat-Footed Again)
Dec 4, 2019 • 22 min
Get the full show notes at http://thethink.institute. The Think Institute Creed is that, “we believe no Christian should ever get caught flat-footed when asked about the Christian message.” Put another way, we believe every Christian needs to be able to…
58 - Why God Killed Jesus, with Dr. Stephen Wellum
Dec 3, 2019 • 75 min
Subscribe to the Think Update: http://thethink.institute/articles/update Get the complete show notes for this episode at http://thethink.institute. If you’ve been around churches, you’ve seen the crosses and crucifixes. The cross is central to Christian…
57 - 6 Facts About The Think Institute
Dec 2, 2019 • 22 min
What is the Think Institute? Where did we come from? And why are we here? I thought I would answer a few basic questions and tell our story, to help you understand what this movement is all about. Get the complete show notes at http://TheThink.Institute.…
Bonus: Happy Thanksgiving from the Settecase family!
Nov 28, 2019 • 0 min
Listeners, I’m thankful for you. Thanks for listening and sharing the Think Podcast with your friends. I love this holiday. Every year on Thanksgiving our extended family gathers to eat, re-tell embarrassing stories, eat some more, and have an awesome…
56 - How to Share the Gospel Without Weirding Out the People Around You
Nov 28, 2019 • 42 min
Let’s talk about evangelism. Bill Bright, co-founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, defines evangelism as, “Taking the initiative to share the gospel in the power of the Holy Spirit and leaving the results to God.” When you think about sharing the Gospel,…
55 - How Thanksgiving Can Inspire Your Apologetics
Nov 28, 2019 • 11 min
I love Thanksgiving. Every year my side of the family gets together. My wife makes an absolutely unbelievable corn casserole. My contribution: I write a little family liturgy and we have a worship time as a family (we read the story of the first…
54 - Would It Be Ethical To Kill Harambe’s Brother To Save A Drunk 17-Year-Old’s Life?
Nov 21, 2019 • 46 min
The Sons of Thunder Tackle a tough ethical question dealing with the dignity of humanity and the responsibility of people to care for animals. Sign up for the Think Update at http://thethink.institute! —- Send in a voice message:…
53 - What It Means To Make Disciples (A Simple, Biblical Approach) with KJ Johnson
Nov 18, 2019 • 67 min
Alright, so we all know the command of Jesus to his church in Matthew 28:19: “Make disciples.” This is the command of Jesus Christ to his church, as recorded in Matthew 28:19. That passage is often used as a text for evangelism (and rightly so), but what…
52 - How God Can Be Both Loving And Just Without Sacrificing Either One
Nov 12, 2019 • 21 min
Well, how many times have you heard someone tell you this: “God is love”? The phrase comes from 1 John 4:8. And the full context of that verse is this: “The one who does not love does not know God, because God is love” (that’s from the Christian Standard…
The Think Podcast with Joel Settecase - Presented by the Think Institute (Trailer)
Nov 8, 2019 • 0 min
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51 - Why You Should Be Pursuing Wisdom (& Where To Find It)
Nov 8, 2019 • 19 min
Hello! Since you’re here, please leave us a 5-star rating and write a quick review on Apple Podcasts? It helps us out a TON and only takes a minute. Many thanks. Get the full show notes at TheThink.Institute. In undergrad I interviewed with a homebuilder…
50 - Where in the Bible to Find Pro-Life Arguments
Nov 7, 2019 • 8 min
It’s a Think Podcast Bonus Episode! No theme song. Brief. But, I pray, thoughtful and helpful. Here we go. Does the Bible really teach that life begins at conception, anyway? And does it teach that abortion is wrong? Where can we find the Bible verses…
49 - What To Do When You’ve Been Stumped
Nov 6, 2019 • 10 min
Thanks to Josh Copen for suggesting this topic. To make a suggestion for what we should cover in a Think Podcast episode, hit us up on Twitter or Facebook or drop us an email. If you love apologetics like I do (or even if you’re just getting into the…
48 - Why Belief In God Does Not Require “Extraordinary Evidence”
Nov 4, 2019 • 20 min
Have you ever heard the expression, “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence?” This phrase, popularized by the late atheist scientist Carl Sagan, has often been marshaled by internet atheists in online debates with Christians as a way of…
47 - Should Christians Believe In Free Will? with The Sons Of Thunder
Oct 31, 2019 • 50 min
In honor of Reformation Day, here’s Joel and Parker’s (the Sons of Thunder) take on the debate that’s raged on for at least 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the church door. So, are the Sons of Thunder Calvinists, Arminians, or…
46 - What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs? with Brian Thomas
Oct 29, 2019 • 83 min
If you’re anything like me, you are fascinated by dinosaurs (or at least you were as a kid). But did you ever stop to think what really happened to them? Did they truly die out 65 million years ago? Did they turn into birds? And how do we reconcile the…
45 - No, God Can’t Make A Rock So Heavy He Can’t Lift It: How God’s “Limits” Make Him Greater (Sons of Thunder)
Oct 24, 2019 • 58 min
It’s an age-old question: “Could God make a rock too heavy for him to lift?” And it seems like a really tough question to answer, because we (Christians) believe that God is all-powerful. And an all-powerful God should be able to create any kind of rock…
44 - How to Judge Others Without Condemning Yourself
Oct 23, 2019 • 23 min
We’re told not to judge, but is that actually possible? And isn’t the statement, “Judging is wrong” itself a judgment? Is it always wrong to judge, or is there a right time and place to do so? How do we make sense of all this? Let’s look at Romans 2 to…
43 - How to Quickly Tell Someone the Story of the Whole Bible
Oct 22, 2019 • 12 min
The Bible is a complex book, and explaining it can seem daunting. However, it’s easy when you think of the whole narrative in terms of a story with just four chapters. I explain how to do that in this episode. —- Send in a voice message:…
42 - How to Share the Gospel by Using 5 Questions
Oct 21, 2019 • 12 min
A practical and biblical tool to help you share the best news in the world with those who need it most. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-think-podcast/message
41 - What Pronouns Should We Use For Transgender People?
Oct 16, 2019 • 63 min
Why Christians should uphold the biblical gender binary, and why you shouldn’t worry that this will hurt your evangelism. Subscribe to the Think Update for tips and tools to help you explain, share and defend your faith:…
40 - How to Share the Gospel With a Japanese Buddhist (with Chris Moore)
Oct 15, 2019 • 61 min
Alright, so how much do you know about Buddhism? Here in the United States, about 77% of our neighbors claim some kind of Christian identity. So when we’re sharing the Gospel, that means we’re more than likely able to do so using biblical terms that…
39 - Why It’s So Hard to Share Your Faith (and 3 simple steps to become more evangelistic)
Oct 11, 2019 • 25 min
Ready to go to the next level in your evangelism (and apologetics and biblical worldview? Sign up for the Think Update, a brief, weekly email with tools and tips to help you explain, share and defend your Christian faith, delivered straight to your inbox.…
38 - What is the Imago Dei? with the SONS OF THUNDER
Oct 10, 2019 • 59 min
The Sons of Thunder are back to grapple with the Bible’s teaching that human beings are made in the image of God. Joel and Parker bring a ton of biblical truth to bear in this episode, and if you have ever wondered what it means to be the image of God,…
37 - Why Only God Can Make Sense of the Laws of Logic (Blogcast)
Oct 9, 2019 • 10 min
Belief in the laws of logic requires presupposing the existence of the God of the Bible. There are literally no other conceivable options, because no other worldview even suggests a god with the necessary attributes to ground abstract objects like logic…
36 - Methods of Evangelism (that actually work) with Tom Schmidt
Oct 8, 2019 • 54 min
Receive a brief, weekly email with tools and tips to help you define, share and defend your faith. Sign up to the Think Update! Have you ever sat down next to someone in an airplane and wanted to share your faith with him, but you had no idea where to…
35 - How to explain God’s wrath in a way that will make sense to your non-Christian friends
Oct 7, 2019 • 51 min
When you think of God’s wrath, what comes to your mind? Thunderbolts and lightning? Earthquakes and hellfire? There is an aspect of God’s wrath that Christians often get wrong, and this makes it harder to explain the concept to our non-Christian friends.…
34 - Classical Christian Education with Douglas Wilson
Oct 1, 2019 • 59 min
When you think of education, what images come to mind? You may think of rows of beige-and-chrome desks, all arranged facing the front of a classroom, the walls of which are decorated with maps, inspirational quotes, and the ABCs. At the front of the…
32 - Christian Universalism, Part 1
Sep 24, 2019 • 53 min
Have you ever thought about Hell? I remember staying awake in bed when I was seven years old, thinking to myself how awful it was that people were, at that very moment, suffering in Hell, and there would be no escape for them. If you’re like me, you have…
33 - Christian Universalism, Part 2
Sep 24, 2019 • 37 min
Part 2 of Christian Universalism. For the full show notes, go to thethink.institute. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-think-podcast/message
31 - Are We Living in a Simulation? with the SONS OF THUNDER
Sep 19, 2019 • 56 min
Is the Universe a Simulation? Have you ever wondered if the world around you was actually an illusion? It might seem silly to even entertain the idea, but believe it or not this is a very hot topic in some philosophical (and pop-philosophical) circles…
30 - Where Does DNA Come From? with Scott Youngren
Sep 17, 2019 • 49 min
Have you ever been concerned that science seems to conflict with Christian faith? Science is often talked about as though it is an alternative to religion. That is, a popular conception is that science has replaced Christianity as the best explanation for…
29 - What Should Bible-Believing Christians Think about Jordan Peterson? with the SONS OF THUNDER
Sep 12, 2019 • 46 min
Joel and Parker answer the question: how should Christians think about Jordan Peterson? —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-think-podcast/message
28 - How to Explain Who God Is (Blogcast)
Sep 10, 2019 • 11 min
God is the infinite, personal, Triune Lord, who is higher than everything yet present everywhere, and who has exercises authority and control over all things. There is much we could say about the biblical view of God. However, whatever we say about him,…
27 - When Should Christians Get Offended? with the SONS OF THUNDER
Sep 5, 2019 • 37 min
When Is It Right to Get Offended? As we strive to be more like Jesus, we find ourselves confronted with the question, when should Christians get offended? We can clearly see in the New Testament that some things did offend Jesus. In fact, some things that…
26 - Theology to Restore a Weary Soul with Joe Thorn
Sep 3, 2019 • 48 min
Feeling Weary? Have you ever felt weary? So weary that you felt it in your soul? When was that? Maybe it was after busy season at work, or after wrapping up a major ministry project in ministry caring for a loved one. What does God say about being weary?…
#25 - Amazing Facts About the Bible
Aug 29, 2019 • 48 min
In Ecclesiastes 12:12, King Solomon says, “Of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh.” That line was written approximately 3,000 years ago, and if what Solomon said was true then, we can only imagine how much more…
#24 - Developing the Masculine Mind with Alex Rodriguez of The Men’s Muster
Aug 27, 2019 • 67 min
Manliness is an incredibly hot topic right now. There is a whole online ecosystem known as the Manosphere, filled with guys ranging from so-called pickup artists all the way to those who run Christian ministries aimed at helping men pursue biblical…
#23 - Ends, Means & Evangelism (blogcast)
Aug 22, 2019 • 15 min
My son has been in the hospital for over six months now. My wife posts updates on our Facebook page, “Pray for Superhero Lukas,”, but I have not written much about him (outside of social media). However, as Lukas has been hospitalized, I have been doing a…
#22 - What Is the Gospel?
Aug 20, 2019 • 64 min
Over the last decade or so, there’s been a resurgence of robust theology in many local churches, and all kinds of exciting, Gospel-centered movements have sprung up. However, in the last year and a half, there has been a disturbing trend of many of those…
#21 - Does the Universe Have a Wonderful Plan for My Life?
Aug 13, 2019 • 19 min
Is there an overarching plan for your life, the universe and everything? And if there is, just whose plan is it anyway? It has been popular in recent years to personify “the Universe,” as though the matter-and energy, space-time reality we inhabit is…
#20 - How Should Christians View the Law of Moses? with Dan Osborn
Aug 6, 2019 • 74 min
When did Christianity really begin? The church began at Pentecost in or around the year 33 A. D….right? It was then that God sent the Holy Spirit to the disciples of Jesus. Yet the church’s roots go back much further; it is also the continuation of the…
19 - Why Atheism and Evolution Are Actually Enemies (an analysis of CS Lewis and Alvin Plantinga) with the SONS OF THUNDER
Aug 1, 2019 • 85 min
The SONS OF THUNDER (Joel and Parker) are back, and there are many things the brothers can’t agree on. For starters, which one of them is the host, and which one is the “co-guest”? Second, should these Sons of Thunder episodes fall under the auspices of…
#17 - 30 Questions for Atheists, Agnostics & Skeptics
Jul 25, 2019 • 34 min
*****Enjoy this BONUS EPISODE***** We are changing up the regular routine of weekly podcasts in order to post this bonus episode offering (what we hope will be) a really useful resource. ***** The other day I received a comment on one of my posts from a…
#15 - Are You There, God? It’s Me, Science.
Jul 16, 2019 • 58 min
Science & Religion: BFFs or best frenemies? This is a topic that I’ve been getting very much into lately, and that is the intersection of science and biblical faith. We talked about how the biblical worldview provides the foundation for scientific inquiry…
#14 - Do Christians “Need to Calm Down?”
Jul 9, 2019 • 50 min
Taylor Swift’s new single, “You Need to Calm Down,” calls out social conservatives and (especially in the video) Christians for opposing the freedom and dignity of her friends. We look for the presuppositions being brought to the table and what kind of…
#13 - How Do Christians View the World?
Jul 2, 2019 • 50 min
We’re back after a week off. In order to defend the Christian message, you have to know what that message is. In tonight’s episode Joel gives an introduction to the biblical worldview. It’s part one in an extended series on what Christians believe. We…
12 - How to Destroy Every Argument Against God with the SONS OF THUNDER
Jun 18, 2019 • 100 min
It’s the premier of the SONS OF THUNDER, a podcast-within-a-podcast that has been years in the making. In this “unnecessarily inflammatory” (and much longer than usual) episode, Joel and Parker Settecase lay down the groundwork for talking about…
#11 - How to Raise Kids Who Can Defend Their Faith
Jun 11, 2019 • 48 min
How can you prepare your children to have the kind of faith today that will answer tomorrow’s challenges? We look at three keys: Principles, Practice and Prayer. A shorter episode tonight, but packed with a lot of really practical recommendations. A…
#10 - Evangelism and Apologetics to Muslims, with N. G.
Jun 4, 2019 • 66 min
Did you know nearly one out of every 3.5 people on earth is a Muslim? Christians have been commissioned to disciple the nations, yet historically we have sent precious few resources to bring the Gospel to this incredibly massive portion of the human…
#9 - Does Christian Hypocrisy Disprove the Christian Message?
May 28, 2019 • 64 min
Does Christian hypocrisy mean that Christianity is false? Some initial comments related to recent pro-life legislation and a now infamous tweet about Christian hypocrisy that unleashed a massive conversation last week. Then I do an internal critique from…
#8 - The Uniqueness of Christianity with Brandon Cooper
May 21, 2019 • 67 min
My old friend, Pastor Brandon Cooper (Cityview Community Church) joins me to discuss what makes the Christian worldview stand out from all the rest. We get into metaphysics, the exclusive claims of Christianity and Pluralism, Hinduism, eschatology, and…
#7 - What Is Truth? with Alan Kern
May 14, 2019 • 95 min
In this epic episode, Joel Settecase and Alan Kern discuss the nature of truth and whether the concept of truth makes any sense without God. This was a very interactive video, both between the two of them and with the viewers. The guys directly addressed…
#6 - How to Get Into Spiritual Conversations
May 7, 2019 • 70 min
Talking to strangers can be a scary thing. But for Christians, it can be a very rewarding endeavor. We introduced what spiritual conversations are and why we ought to seek them out. Then we looked at some biblical examples and two or three examples from…
#5 - Why Do You Believe the Bible’s Crazy Stories?
Apr 30, 2019 • 63 min
Tonight Joel Settecase addressed the Dreaded Question: “Do you *really* believe all those crazy stories in the Bible?” The Bible says that a donkey talked, a man got swallowed by a fish and lived to tell about it, and that Jesus Christ rose from the dead.…
#4 - Who Is Jesus? with Dan Osborn
Apr 23, 2019 • 70 min
Pastor Dan Osborn has been teaching through the “I Am” statements of Jesus in the John’s Gospel, and he joins Joel Settecase for tonight’s conversation. The two discussed the biblical identity of Jesus and challenges to that identity. Could Jesus have…
#3 - If God Is Good, Why Did He Let This Happen to Me?
Apr 16, 2019 • 68 min
Joel Settecase gets personal in this one, talking about his son Lukas and the very real objection that many people have to Christian faith, known as the Existential Problem of Evil. So why does the good God allow suffering? Here’s one man’s take on it. —-…
#2 - How the Bible’s Foreshadowing Proves It Was Written By God
Apr 9, 2019 • 63 min
In a unique argument for God’s existence, Joel Settecase talks about the literary technique of foreshadowing that shows up in the Bible, and what that entails about the Bible’s authorship.. —- Send in a voice message:…
#1 - Is Christianity Illogical?
Apr 2, 2019 • 33 min
Tonight Joel Settecase addressed a common objection to the Christian faith: that it is illogical. He looked at the laws of logic, what they are, what they are like, and whether an atheistic or biblical worldview allows us to believe in them and use them.…