Podcast Archive

Did the Council of Nicea Invent the Deity of Christ?

Despite claim to the contrary, the facts overwhelmingly confirm that the deity of Christ was not invented at the Council of Nicea. In fact, Jesus’ words and actions led the disciples to the only reasonable conclusion: Jesus is God. And this belief was passed down through church history.
Tim Barnett | Theology | December 20, 2016

Being Tactical with Jehovah's Witnesses

In our discussions with Jehovah’s Witnesses, we need to be tactical. That is, we need to anticipate their typical maneuvers to better guide the conversation. This will give us the best opportunity to be effective in making a lasting impact.
Tim Barnett | Theology, Apologetics | December 19, 2016

Answering the Galileo Myth

I recently gave a talk at the University of Toronto on the topic of science and faith. I argued that modern science was birthed out of a theistic worldview. But if this is the case, why did the Roman Catholic Church persecute Galileo for doing science?
Tim Barnett | Science, Philosophy, Theology | December 15, 2016

Is Theistic Evolution a Contradiction in Terms?

On a recent episode of the Stand to Reason weekly podcast, a supporter of STR took issue with one of the ways Greg Koukl and I argue against theistic evolution. Specifically, the caller did not agree with our argument that some forms of theistic evolution are a contradiction in terms. What I’d like to do is model for you how I would respond.

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Tim Barnett | Apologetics, Science, Theology | July 11, 2016

Did Jesus Rise Physically from the Dead?

When a Jehovah's Witness tells you that they believe in the resurrection of Jesus, they mean something very different than what Christians mean. They believe that Jesus only rose spiritually from the dead, not physically. This month I want to offer an argument from Scripture for the physical resurrection of Jesus.

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Tim Barnett | Apologetics, Miscellaneous, Theology | April 1, 2016

Helping Students Think about the Evidence for Evolution

This month, I want to offer you is a helpful way for categorizing the evidence that is offered in support of macroevolution. By identifying which group any particular evidence belongs to, you will be able to offer a general response. After assessing numerous arguments for evolution, I have found that each falls into one of three categories: exaggerated extrapolations, egregious errors, and equivocal evidence.

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Tim Barnett | Philosophy, Science, Student | March 2, 2016

Was Adam a Historical Person?

There are a host of reasons why I believe Christians should not embrace macroevolution. Among the most serious is the theistic evolutionist’s rejection of a historical Adam. In this podcast, Tim walks through three biblical reasons why denying a real Adam creates many more problems than it solves.

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Tim Barnett | Apologetics, Philosophy, Science, Theology | February 22, 2016

Should Christians Embrace Evolution?

Tim recently spoke at Bethel Church on the question, "Should Christians Embrace Evolution?" Listen as Tim uses logic, science, and theology to answer this question.

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Tim Barnett | Philosophy, Science, Theology | February 3, 2016

Is Eternal Punishment Just?

Is it just for God to sent billions of people to Hell for eternity for a finite number of sins committed while on Earth? Does this punishment really fit the crime? Many people don't think so. However, this comes from a misunderstanding of both man's sin and God's holiness. This month Tim takes this challenge head-on.

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Tim Barnett | Ethics, Philosophy, Theology | December 4, 2015

Jesus Is Jehovah

What is the best argument to use with a Jehovah's Witness? Is there a way to simplify the issue so you don't get sidetracked when they come to your door? In this months podcast, I offer one of the most persuasive passages to use with a Jehovah's Witness from their own Bible.

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Tim Barnett | Apologetics, Miscellaneous, Theology | November 11, 2015