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The Top Ten Podcasts of 2019

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Author Amy K. Hall Published on 12/27/2019

Below are the most-listened-to podcasts of 2019—ten of Greg’s long-running podcast, and, as a bonus, the top three episodes of our shorter podcast, #STRask (the podcast I do with Greg). Take a look at the topics, have a listen, and see what you think! (For more podcast archives, see here.)

  1. Are We Christians Because of Constantine? – “Greg responds to the argument that we’re only Christians because Constantine spread the religion, then he takes calls on medical intervention and abortion for babies with a fatal condition, the closing of the canon, the point of God creating us, and dealing with a hostile questioner.”
  2. Science, Culture, and Intelligent Design – “Greg talks to Amy about her time at the Discovery Institute Summer Seminar, then he answers a question about how to get people interested in apologetics-related questions.”
  3. Frustration with Two Christian Films – “Greg talks about two Christian movies he recently saw, then he takes questions on the date of Jesus’ birthday, rebaptism, marrying people who have been divorced twice, and whether Jesus died on a pole or a cross.”
  4. Interview: Christopher Yuan – Holy Sexuality and the Gospel – “Alan interviews Christopher Yuan about his new book, Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand Story.”
  5. How Not to Read the Bible – “Greg does a whole hour of mentoring on how to avoid the common pitfalls Christians fall into when they read the Bible and some principles on how to read it well.”
  6. Interview: Alisa Childers on Progressive Christianity – “Tim and Amy talk to Alisa Childers about ‘5 Signs Your Church Might Be Heading Toward Progressive Christianity.’”
  7. A Tragic Story of Someone Who Listened for Messages from God – “Greg tells a story of someone whose trust in God was hurt when he followed what he thought was a message from God, then he answers questions about the scariness of living forever and whether pornography justifies divorce.”
  8. Reasons to Think Hell Is Eternal Conscious Torment – “Greg gives reasons to think Hell is eternal conscious torment then answers questions about getting into spiritual conversations and the Native American ‘Creator’ vs. the biblical God.”
  9. A Conversation with an Atheist – “Greg talks about the need to get the definition of ‘faith’ right, then he takes a call from an atheist.”
  10. Interview: Michael Behe – Darwin Devolves – “Greg interviews Dr. Michael Behe on the subject of his new book, Darwin Devolves: The New Science about DNA That Challenges Evolution.”


#STRask

  1. August 22, 2019 – “Questions about whether a nine-year-old atheist would go to Hell, how Jesus fulfilled the Old Testament laws, Proverbs 1:28 and backsliders, and how to respond to beggars.”
  2. February 28, 2019 – “Questions on the nature of the visions of prophets in other religions and whether people are saved once for all no matter what.”
  3. August 1, 2019 – “Questions about whether Greg’s view of reading the Bible misses our subjective response and whether Numbers 12:6–8 says God doesn’t always speak clearly.”