Bearded Disciple is a podcast dedicated speaking the truths of Christ in love. I strongly believe that love spoken without truth is not love and truth spoken without love is not truth. Everything we talk about here is about defending the truth of Christianity through history, science and philosophy. Apologetics, philosophy, theology, current events, discipleship, Christian living, this podcast will cover it all., don’t miss out!
What's your typical approach to reaching Mormons or your friends in general? I suggest 6 ways that may make you more effective to reaching your friends.
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In my experiences on campus' and just dialoging with people in general there are some common objections that I have heard against religion. These are a few of those that I hear all of the time that ultimately just don't even make sense.
Doesn't Science disprove God?
Doesn't the existence of other religions mean your religion is false?
We can't know any religion is 100% true.
One of the best argument we can make for Jesus being god comes from the Liar, Lunatic, or Lord Trilema. Here's a video in detail of how it works.
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One of the most important points of the LDS church is that there has been a full apostasy of the church. What if I told you that there can be no possible way for a complete apostasy to have occurred in the LDS faith?
How should we respond to Covid 19 as Christians? Keeping a balanced perspective and. seeing the opportunities to share Christ in crisis.
Utah has large segments of less then 2% Evangelical, by missions standards that makes them an unreached people group.
Here's some quick thoughts on how to reach Latter-Day Saints more effectively.
How doe we k ow God exists? Continuing to try and guide ourselves by a roadmap to Christianity here is a sprint through the three most popular arguments for the existence of god. The moral argument the cosmological argument and the teleological arguement
Building off the podcast from last week I had a great conversation with some Jehovah witnesses this week. Here’s an example of using those tactics and questions in order to have a conversation with Jehovah witnesses about their faith
How do you talk to people about religion from other Faith’s? There are three things were told not to talk to our friends or family about, sex, politics, and religion. As Christians of course we need to talk about religion if we truly believe Christianity is true we need to share with others. SoHow do we talk about religion? Let’s get into it.
As a 31-year-old single person I’ve heard all sorts of things from the church and other Christians as far as advice for a single person. Here’s a few things I think people should stop saying, as well as some advice to me fellow singles, for whatever it’s worth.
This week on the podcast we're going to talk about three things. We’re continuing our discussion on the trinity talking about bad analogies. Most people talk about the trinity using analogies not realizing that in doing so you are confirming ancient heresies. We’re going to talk about how those analogies go wrong. Also, continuing along that note we going to talk about one of the ways we can defend the deity of Jesus when talking about the name of Jesus. Finally we’re going to talk about the book Mama Bear Apologetics, this is a fantastic book to equip parents on how to keep your student on God’s side in a society that looks to eat away at the Christian worldview at nearly every turn.
This week on the podcast, I want to talk about politics. I’ve never in my lifetime seen our nation so divided. Everything from the impeachment to just feeling like people from two different side of the political fence can’t even talk with eachother. As the holidays wrap up I am sure some of you have felt some of this tension or even had some of those political discussions recently. So this week on the podcast were going to talk about how a Christian should be involved in political discussions and whether we should really be involved in politics at all. Lets get into it.
Recently Bethel church exploded on social media as they began praying for the resurrection of a 2 year old girl who died in her sleep. Let’s about the theology around miraculous gifts and Bethels approach sound this issue. Also, claims come out that the LDS church has saved up $100 billion dollars that isn’t being used for charity and should be getting taxed.
Despite the Trinity being one of the most central doctrines of the Christian Faith most Christians would not know how to talk about it in a way that is logical and Biblical. Today I am diving into how we can do that. Also, we’ll take the end of the show to talk about the #endthelies movement which is a pro-choice movement that is trying to discredit crisis pregnancy centers that are pro-life.
How do we do logic? Often times people think they know what a logical argument looks like even though they have absolutely no training in logic.
Matt Graham one of our staff at Ratio Christi at CSU gives us a great introduction to how to and not to formulate an argument.
This week at Ratio Christi Matt Graham did an Athiest role-play with us to see just how well we can hold our ground. This is a great opportunity for you to test your knowledge and see just how well you can hold your ground against a well-researched Athiest.
This week is a podcast from a talk I gave at Ratio Christi on the reliability of the scripture. This is a sprint through the reasons we know we can trust the Bible as the word of God and how we know that what we have is actually the full word of God with nothing missing. Many people today think Christianity has cherry-picked the books that make up the bible to make a false religion and leaving out some stories that tell us the full truth. As you’ll see here there isn’t much reason to believe that notion.
Matt gives us a great explanation of the Moral Argument for the existence of God. He also breaks down one YouTube atheists rebuttal to the argument and how their argument breaks down. Finally, he ends by showing us the benefit of an abductive argument for God via morals.
Ever wondered how to give a case for the resurrection of Jesus? I've been working on this talk for some time giving a quick and simple explaination for the reasons why we can trust that Jesus rose from the dead.Put simply here are two facts of history that the most reasonable and Non-biased explaination is that Jesus rose from the dead. 1) He was crucified. 2) His followers believed he appeared to them after he died. For all the details check out the podcast.
One of our staff at Ratio Christi gives a tremendous presentation of Protestantism and the reformation. Is Protestantism as bad as Catholics and Orthodox Christians want us to believe? Why did the reformation begin?