I strive to encourage Christians to think carefully and critically about their faith not only through Reflections but also through two RTB podcasts. On one, Straight Thinking, I lead my colleagues in discussions of important issues in light of the Christian worldview. On the other, I Didn’t Know That!, RTB scholars offer unscripted answers to listener questions.
For this month’s podcast roundup, I’d like to highlight our four-part interview on Straight Thinking with Dr. Vern Poythress, Continue reading
Dr. T. David Gordon is one of my favorite biblical scholars and theologians. He serves as professor of religion and Greek at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. I was honored to have him as a special guest on two provocative Straight Thinking episodes. In the interview, Dr. Gordon critiques the calendar-day (or solar-day) interpretation of Genesis’ creation days and explains historic Christianity’s affirmation of the two books of Christian revelation (nature and Scripture).
Dr. Gordon’s paper on the Genesis creation days (and many other topics) can be found here: http://www.tdgordon.net/theology/.
In “Ten Questions with Ken Samples,” Christian apologist Dayton Hartman asks me about a variety of subjects from baseball to philosophy to church involvement to books. Topics include:
- The thinker with the most influence on my own theology
- The importance of staying involved with a local church
- The age-of-the-earth debate
- Recommended reading for those interested in the age of the earth and/or human origins
- The importance of having a “thinking faith”
- Rising interest among American Christians in apologetics
- Advice for aspiring apologists
Take a look at the article and see if you think my answers are as good as Dayton’s questions.
The following interview article was featured in 2005 summer edition of Biola Magazine (reprinted with permission).
What Should Every Christian Know About UFOs?
Cultural fascination with UFOs has taken off. A 1996 Gallup Poll found that half of Americans believe UFOs are real, and 12 percent claim to have witnessed a UFO. Continue reading
Basketball Legend and Muslim Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Comments on the Death of Osama bin Laden in Sporting News:
SN: “As not only a Muslim but a born-and-bred New Yorker, son of a police officer, how did you feel watching the celebratory reactions on American streets after the assassination of Osama bin Laden?” Continue reading