Interview: Keagan, an Agnostic Atheist (part 3)

Today, on the For The King podcast, I am joined with one of my good friends. Keagan and I met at college during our undergraduate careers and we soon became good friends doing lots of random things together. Today Keagan and I continue on our discussion of our worldviews, mainly talking about the problem of evil in the world and the evils that many people charge Christians with. This episode is more of a debate/dialogue than the first part of this interview. Tune in and hear Keagan espouse his beliefs, and I mine. We both take time to defend our views and press each other on some of the points that we disagree with the other. Thank you for listening!

Resources: 
https://www.ligonier.org/learn/devotionals/christian-slaves-and-masters/
https://www.gotquestions.org/Bible-slavery.html
https://emergencenj.org/blog/2019/01/04/does-the-bible-condone-slavery
https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/why-wrong-say-bible-pro-slavery/

Listen until 10:40 -> https://open.spotify.com/episode/0f4qSd7UwRgQWnj1geEjly?si=5d9f6976805d4c9f

Texts:
1 Timothy 1:8– 10Exodus 21:16Deuteronomy 15:12-15
Slavery in the bible was voluntary and the slaves were to be such free under Mosaic law. Man-stealing was a crime punishable by death, a command unheard of in the ancient near east, yet the bible institutes such a law. This topic was touched on in another episode, “the uniqueness of America“.

Remember, the first society to every formally and universally outlaw slavery in legislation is the United States of America. This had nothing to do with our intelligence but EVERYTHING to do with us being a Christian nation. Atheism cannot be accounted for ever freeing any humans from any bondage ever.

Thanks for listening!

Romans 6:16-23 “Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness. I am speaking in human terms, because of your natural limitations. For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification. For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. But what fruit were you getting at that time from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

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Interview: Keagan, an Agnostic Atheist (part 2)

Today, on the For The King podcast, I am joined with one of my good friends. Keagan and I met at college during our undergraduate careers and we soon became good friends doing lots of random things together. Today Keagan and I continue on our discussion of our worldviews. This episode is more of a debate/dialogue than the first part of this interview. Tune in and hear Keagan espouse his beliefs and I mine. We both take time to defend our views and press each other on some of the points that we disagree with the other. Thank you for listening!

Resources: https://www.ligonier.org/learn/conferences/tough-questions-christians-face-2010-national/what-is-evil-where-did-it-come-from/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tw83wkfHjW4 -> Good analysis of evil
https://www.britannica.com/topic/atheism -> Generally atheism is a denial of God or of the gods, and if religion is defined in terms of belief in spiritual beings, then atheism is the rejection of all religious belief.
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/religion -> To determine if Atheism is a religion we need to define religion. The answer is based upon how you define religion. I would say that humans always worship something and always have a set of metaphysical values they adhere to. Of this list I would say religion is best defined the 4th way.
https://www.thebanner.org/columns/2019/01/is-atheism-a-religion

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Interview: Keagan, an Agnostic Atheist (part 1)

Today, on the For The King podcast, I am joined with one of my good friends. Keagan and I met at college during our undergraduate careers and we soon became good friends doing lots of random things together. Today Keagan walks us through what has cased his department from the Christian faith into his claimed position of Agnostic Atheism. Tune in and hear Keagan espouse his beliefs and walk us through why he ended up where he is today. Thank you for listening!

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Q/A With a Friend: Can the Bible be Trusted?

This week, I am joined with a few friends of mine. Matt got his degree in supply chain management and had some questions for us today concerning the validity of the bible and the Christian worldview. I am also joined by my friends Carter and Noah who are brothers. Carter is a mechanical engineer and Noah just finished his degree in biomedical engineering.
Matt asks us many questions concerning how we can trust the bible and what Christians believe are the very words of God. Join us and listen to matts questions and how we handle answering them. We are all really good friends so there is no hard feelings but only love between us all. Enjoy the conversation and please reach out if any points were interesting to you or baseless. Thanks for listening!
Continues learning

Textual Criticism

https://www.britannica.com/topic/textual-criticism
https://www.gotquestions.org/textual-criticism.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Textual_criticism

Christian Society

https://www.equip.org/article/jesus-shaped-cultures-faithful-christians-transformed-societies/
https://christintheclassroom.org/vol_18/18cc_355-358.htm -> Sociology of a Christian worldview

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Religion and Science (Part 1)

This Wednesday I dive into the ideas of a very famous agnostic/scientist/mathematician/philosopher names Bertrand Russell. Russell was a brilliant man with a great understanding of the natural world. Sadly, he decided that truth for him was that there was no good reason that there is a God, or that the mind survives the death of the body. He was famous for his agnosticism and criticism of religion. He dealt mainly with Christianity but deals with the question of a monotheistic God in general. This book is a look into the history of religion and the onset of Christianity. I do not labor to pick out a lot of quotes from the book, but rather a few of the big ideas from each chapter and interact directly with those ideas. My goal here is to show the flaw in his logic and thinking that made him critical of religion. Nothing in the book would point one away from religion in my opinion. This episode is part 1 of a 2 part series I am doing on the book. 

The Book -> Pick it up here
Russell’s views 
Highlights of Russell’s works
John Lennox on Religion and Science

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