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By Jordan Hampton

My name is Jordan Hampton, and I'm a Christian. This podcast will help you explore Christian philosophy and theology.

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TAC.4- The Problem of Heaven (Dr. Kevin Timpe)

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TAC.27- The Argument from MIRACLES
TAC.27- The Argument from MIRACLES
I'm joined by Dr. Daniel Bonevac (professor of philosophy at the University of Texas Austin) to discuss his paper, "The Argument from Miracles."  The paper is linked below.  baylor.edu/content/services/document.php/80295.pdf   Please consider supporting me on patreon. Go to https://www.patreon.com/theanalyticchristian
01:10:36
November 16, 2022
TAC.26- Where is the Body of Christ?
TAC.26- Where is the Body of Christ?
Cruz Davis is a PhD candidate at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In a forthcoming paper he presents the "Problem of the Ascension of Jesus" and then evaluates various solutions. Here are some of the questions we'll be discussing. If Jesus was *physically* raised from the dead, where is his body now?  If you say it's in heaven, does that mean heaven has a spatial location? If yes, does that mean it's theoretically possible to reach heaven if we just had enough advanced technology? If no, then how can Jesus have a physical resurrection body?   For more from Cruz Davis, check out his philpapers page linked below. https://philpeople.org/profiles/cruz-davis-1/publications?app=530&order=added  Please consider becoming a patron. Go to https://www.patreon.com/theanalyticchristian  For merch and more, go to https://www.theanalyticchristian.com
01:09:42
November 09, 2022
TAC.25- The Problem of NO BEST WORLD
TAC.25- The Problem of NO BEST WORLD
If there is no best possible world, then for any world God picked to actualize, God could have picked a better one. But if God could have picked a better one, then it seems that God could have performed a better action. And if God could have performed a better action, then God could have been better. But how can God be better if God is essentially unsurpassable (a.k.a. "the greatest conceivable being"). This is a serious challenge to theism, and in this video Dr. Kraay offers five responses to this argument.    To read more about this topic, check out Dr. Kraay's paper linked below. https://people.ryerson.ca/kraay/Documents/2010Companion.pdf  To see Dr. Kraay's defense of the view that there is a best possible world, and it is a multiverse, check out my interview linked below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyXDlyI0Swg&t=276s  Please consider becoming one of my patrons. Go to https://www.patreon.com/theanalyticchristian  To purchase t-shirts and more merch, go to https://the-analytic-christian.creator-spring.com/  For more resources on Christian philosophy & theology, go to https://www.theanalyticchristian.com
01:01:04
November 02, 2022
TAC.24- A Defense of SIMPLE FOREKNOWLEDGE
TAC.24- A Defense of SIMPLE FOREKNOWLEDGE
There are several views of divine providence. Among these options is the view that God providentially controls the world using simple foreknowledge. In this interview, Dr. Hunt defends simple foreknowledge against two objections- what he calls the metaphysical problem and the doxastic problem.    If you'd like to go more in depth on this topic, check out Dr. Hunt's paper linked below. https://place.asburyseminary.edu/faithandphilosophy/vol10/iss3/8/   Please consider supporting me on patreon. Go to https://www.patreon.com/theanalyticchristian   For more resources on Christian philosophy and theology, go to https://www.theanalyticchristian.com/
01:13:52
October 26, 2022
TAC.23- Does Neuroscience Disprove Free Will?
TAC.23- Does Neuroscience Disprove Free Will?
Dr. Matthew Flummer is a professor of philosophy at Porterville College, and co-host of the Free Will Show.  To go deeper into this topic, check out  the two links below.   Podcast: Season 3 of the Free Will Show https://youtu.be/tmFC10L2mJA  Book: Free- Why Science Hasn't Disproved Free Will by Alfred Mele https://www.amazon.com/Free-Science-Hasnt-Disproved-Will/dp/0199371628/ref=asc_df_0199371628/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=334440177734&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=5372019013947462128&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9014313&hvtargid=pla-493362807085&psc=1&tag=&ref=&adgrpid=69762313169&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=334440177734&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=5372019013947462128&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9014313&hvtargid=pla-493362807085  If you'd like to participate in Ask A Scholar, become a patron! Go to https://www.patreon.com/theanalyticchristian  For merch and more, go to https://www.theanalyticchristian.com
30:59
October 19, 2022
TAC.22- A Strong Argument FOR Molinism
TAC.22- A Strong Argument FOR Molinism
Dr. Justin Mooney is a professor of philosophy at Denison University. He offers a simple argument for molinism, then we discuss possible objections to each premise.   To hear my other interview with Justin about molinism, check out the link below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUHjRvyDitQ&t=170s  To hear an overview of views on free will check out the link below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXMYRr8Cx4U&t=1s  To hear an argument against molinism, check out my interview with Dr. Philip Swenson linked below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HE0fxXY3hjE&t=29s  The slide in this video (and other videos) are available to patrons. To become a patron go to https://www.patreon.com/theanalyticchristian  For merch and more, go to https://www.theanalyticchristian.com
01:08:14
October 12, 2022
TAC.21- A Strong Argument AGAINST Molinism
TAC.21- A Strong Argument AGAINST Molinism
Dr. Philip Swenson is a professor of philosophy at the College of William & Mary. His dissertation defended the view that moral responsibility is incompatible with causal determinism.    For more on Dr. Swenson check out the link below.  https://sites.google.com/site/philipjswenson/home  Please consider supporting me on Patreon. Go to https://www.patreon.com/theanalyticchristian  For more resources on Christian philosophy & theology, go to https://www.theanalyticchristian.com
59:07
October 05, 2022
TAC.20- A Cutting-Edge Cosmological Argument
TAC.20- A Cutting-Edge Cosmological Argument
I'm joined by Dr. Kenny Pearce, a professor of philosophy at James Madison University in Virginia. In this interview he defends a cosmological argument he's developed. For more on this argument, check out Dr. Pearce's debate book with Dr. Graham Oppy titled, "Is There A God?" Link to book: https://www.amazon.com/There-Little-Debates-about-Questions/dp/0367243946 Link to Dr. Pearce's website: http://www.kennypearce.net/ Link to Patreon & PayPal: www.theanalyticchristian.com
48:43
September 27, 2022
TAC.19- Defeating the Evil God Challenge
TAC.19- Defeating the Evil God Challenge
Dr. Max Baker-Hytch argues that the evil God challenge can succeed only if the "symmetry thesis" holds, but this symmetry thesis breaks down in three distinct ways.  To explore Dr. Baker-Hytch's argument in depth, check out his paper linked below.  https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/papq.12304  To hear a defense of the evil God challenge, check out my interview with Dr. Asha Lancaster-Thomas (TAC.17).   For more of Max's work, check out his website below. https://www.theocca.org/author/max-baker-hytch/  Please consider becoming a patron. Go to https://www.patreon.com/theanalyticchristian  For merch and more, go to https://www.theanalyticchristian.com
54:40
August 29, 2022
TAC.18- What is the Evil-God Challenge?
TAC.18- What is the Evil-God Challenge?
Dr. Asha Lancaster-Thomas has written a two part paper providing an  overview of the Evil-God Challenge. The papers are linked below.   (Part 1)  https://compass.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/phc3.12502 (Part 2)  https://compass.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/phc3.12543  In this interview, Dr. Lancaster-Thomas summarizes three versions of the argument, and defends one version against various objections. In next week's  interview (TAC.19),  Dr. Max Baker Hytch will critique the argument.   Please consider becoming a patron. Go to https://www.patreon.com/theanalyticchristian For merch and more go to https://www.theanalyticchristian.com
50:22
August 22, 2022
TAC.17- What is the Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism?
TAC.17- What is the Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism?
In this interview, Dr. Andrew Moon summarizes Alvin Plantinga's Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism (EAAN), then responds to some objections.  For a short animated summary of the argument, check out the video linked below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qap_FyQxILM  To go more in depth, check out Dr. Moon's recent paper, "Global Debunking Arguments" linked below. https://philpapers.org/rec/MOOGDA  Please consider becoming a patron. Go to https://www.patreon.com/theanalyticchristian  For merch and more, go to https://www.theanalyticchristian.com
01:15:19
July 30, 2022
TAC.16- Does Scripture Teach There Is No Non-Resistant Non-Belief?
TAC.16- Does Scripture Teach There Is No Non-Resistant Non-Belief?
In Romans 1:18-20 (NASB), Paul writes,  "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of people who suppress truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world, His invisible attributes, that is, His eternal power and divine nature have been clearly perceived, being understood by what has been made, so that they are without excuse." Does this text mean every single non-believer is resistant in their non-belief? In this video, Dr. Rauser provides several reasons to think the answer is no.   Please consider supporting me on Patreon. Go to https://www.patreon.com/theanalyticchristian  For merch and more, go to https://www.theanalyticchristian.com
18:36
July 09, 2022
TAC.15- God and Moral Motivation
TAC.15- God and Moral Motivation
For more on Dr. Anne Jeffrey, go to  https://www.annejeffrey.com/ Link to Dr. Jeffrey's book, God and Morality https://www.cambridge.org/core/elements/abs/god-and-morality/DDCD901317223C56BDEDB8E57D0366DE Please consider becoming a patron. Go to https://www.patreon.com/theanalyticchristian For merch and more go to https://www.theanalyticchristian.com
53:48
June 23, 2022
TAC.14- God's Relationship to Moral Normativity, & Moral Knowledge
TAC.14- God's Relationship to Moral Normativity, & Moral Knowledge
In this interview, I'm joined by Dr. Anne Jeffrey, a professor of philosophy at Baylor University. In 2019, her book, God & Morality was published with Cambridge University Press. There are three sections of the book. The first section surveys the philosophical literature on God's role in grounding moral normativity. The second section of the book surveys the philosophical literature on God's role in explaining moral knowledge. Our interview will be a summary of these two sections, and Dr. Jeffrey will explain how "thin theism" does not explain moral normativity and moral knowledge as well as "thick theism."   Here's the link to the Dr. Jeffrey's book-  https://www.amazon.com/God-Morality-Elements-Philosophy-Religion/dp/1108469442/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=god+and+morality&qid=1613158960&sr=8-3   Please consider supporting TAC on patreon. Go to http://www.patreon.com/theanalyticchristian.com   For more resources on Christian philosophy and theology check out my website. http://www.theanalyticchristian.com
01:14:14
January 25, 2022
TAC.13- Four Arguments for Moral Realism (Dr. Eric Sampson)
TAC.13- Four Arguments for Moral Realism (Dr. Eric Sampson)
Here's the google doc Dr. Sampson mentions in the interview. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MBPYK_UHOoQhEKjR1URok4tO_tXgqCY5wy5pyFzSZDk/edit If you value the work that I'm doing please consider becoming a patron. Go to https://www.patreon.com/theanalyticchristian For more resources on Christian philosophy & theology go to https://www.theanalyticchristian.com
01:19:26
October 18, 2021
TAC.12- From Consciousness to Theism (Dr. Tomas Bogardus)
TAC.12- From Consciousness to Theism (Dr. Tomas Bogardus)
In this interview, Dr. Tomas Bogardus will offer an argument from dualism to theism. Check out last week's episode to hear a defense of dualism. Please consider supporting me on Patreon. Just go to https://www.patreon.com/theanalyticchristian For more resources on Christian philosophy & theology, go to https://www.theanalyticchristian.com
38:03
October 11, 2021
TAC.11- The Mind Body Problem & Dualism (Dr. Tomas Bogardus)
TAC.11- The Mind Body Problem & Dualism (Dr. Tomas Bogardus)
In this interview, Dr. Tomas Bogardus will first summarize some of the views on the mind-body problem, then offer three arguments for dualism. This includes an argument from knowledge, an argument from personal identity, and an argument from "undefeated dualism."   For a robust defense of the argument from undefeated dualism, check out Dr. Bogardus' paper, "Undefeated Dualism" at his website linked below. https://sites.google.com/site/tbogardus/ Please consider supporting me on Patreon. Just go to https://www.patreon.com/theanalyticchristian   For more resources on Christian philosophy & theology, go to https://www.theanalyticchristian.com
02:07:58
October 04, 2021
TAC.10- Theodicy of Love (Dr. John Peckham)
TAC.10- Theodicy of Love (Dr. John Peckham)
Dr. John Peckham is professor of Theology and Christian Philosophy at the Seminary of Andrews University. In 2018, Peckham published his book Theodicy of Love where he offers a biblically based model for understanding why an omnipotent, omniscient, omnibenevolent God allows suffering and evil. I found this book to be both profound and practical in its insight. In the words of Paul Copan, "it fills an important gap in the literature addressing the problem of evil."  The link to the book can be found below.   https://www.amazon.com/Theodicy-Love-John-C-Peckham/dp/1540960269/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=theodicy+of+love&qid=1575057319&s=books&sr=1-1 Please consider becoming one of my patrons. Go to https://www.patreon.com/theanalyticchristian For more resources on Christian philosophy and theology, go to https://www.theanalyticchristian.com
01:23:53
September 20, 2021
TAC.9- Postmortem Opportunity (Dr. James Beilby)
TAC.9- Postmortem Opportunity (Dr. James Beilby)
In this interview, I'm joined by Dr. James Beilby, a professor of systematic and philosophical theology at Bethel University. He will be lay out the "soteriological problem of evil" (a.k.a. the problem of the unevangelized/pseudoevangelized), traditional responses to it, and his preferred response to it. He will defend his view both scripturally and theologically. Here is a link to his book on the topic. https://www.amazon.com/Postmortem-Opportunity-Theological-Assessment-Salvation/dp/0830853766/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=postmortem+opportunity&qid=1629077092&sr=8-3 Please consider becoming a patron. Just go to https://www.patreon.com/theanalyticchristian   For more resources on Christian philosophy & theology go to https://www.theanalyticchristian.com
01:14:18
September 13, 2021
TAC.8- Biblical Violence & Moral Intuition (Dr. Randal Rauser)
TAC.8- Biblical Violence & Moral Intuition (Dr. Randal Rauser)
How should Christians interpret passages of scripture that violate our most basic moral intuitions? Passages like Deuteronomy 7, 20, and Joshua 1-12 that portray God as commanding and aiding the Israelites to brutally annihilate the Canaanites, young and old, men and women. Dr. Randal Rauser recently authored what I consider to be the best book on this topic, "Jesus Loves Canaanites". In this interview we summarize the major points of the book, focusing specifically on Rauser's critique of Dr. Paul Copan's and Dr. Matthew Flannagan's arguments, and Rauser's defense of what he calls "Providential Errancy."   I highly encourage you to read Rauser's book for yourself. It's linked below. https://www.amazon.com/Jesus-Loves-Canaanites-Biblical-Intuition/dp/1775046249/ref=sr_1_1?crid=31GDXKPF1Y6T7&dchild=1&keywords=jesus+loves+canaanites&qid=1627354701&sprefix=jesus+loves+can%2Caps%2C182&sr=8-1   For more on Dr. Randal Rauser, check out his blog and YouTube channel linked below. https://randalrauser.com/   Please consider supporting me on Patreon. Go to https://www.patreon.com/theanalyticchristian   For more resources on Christian philosophy & theology, go to https://www.theanalyticchristian.com
01:18:32
September 06, 2021
TAC.7- Social Trinitarianism (Dr. William Lane Craig)
TAC.7- Social Trinitarianism (Dr. William Lane Craig)
For more on Dr. Craig's view of the Trinity, check out his book linked below. https://www.amazon.com/Philosophical-Foundations-Christian-Worldview-Moreland/dp/0830851879 Please consider supporting me on Patreon. Go to https://www.patreon.com/theanalyticchristian For more resources on Christian philosophy and theology, go to https://www.theanalyticchristian
01:01:52
August 30, 2021
TAC.6- Neo-Apollinarianism & the Incarnation (Dr. William Lane Craig)
TAC.6- Neo-Apollinarianism & the Incarnation (Dr. William Lane Craig)
To read more on Dr. Craig's view of the incarnation check out the book linked below. https://www.amazon.com/Philosophical-Foundations-Christian-Worldview-Moreland-ebook/dp/B075QPCCL1/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1MKYKBDPLM60B&dchild=1&keywords=philosophical+foundations+for+a+christian+worldview&qid=1628388216&s=books&sprefix=philosophical+foundations%2Caps%2C211&sr=1-3 Please consider supporting me on Patreon. Go to https://www.patreon.com/theanalyticchristian For more resources on Christian philosophy & theology, go to https://www.theanalyticchristian.com 
58:16
August 23, 2021
TAC.5- Intro to Reformed Epistemology (Dr. Andrew Moon)
TAC.5- Intro to Reformed Epistemology (Dr. Andrew Moon)
Dr. Andrew Moon is a Professor of Philosophy at Virginia Commonwealth University. In this interview we discuss his paper "Recent Work in Reformed Epistemology" published by the journal Philosophy Compass in 2016.   Link to the paper https://philpapers.org/rec/MOORWI-2  Please consider supporting me on patreon. Go to https://www.patreon.com/theanalyticchristian For more resources on Christian philosophy & theology, go to https://www.theanalyticchristian
01:45:10
August 16, 2021
TAC.4- The Problem of Heaven (Dr. Kevin Timpe)
TAC.4- The Problem of Heaven (Dr. Kevin Timpe)
"The Problem of Heaven" is an argument against a perfect being based on the Christian belief that there is necessarily no evil in heaven. It has been defended by the atheist philosopher Dr. Graham Oppy. In this interview, I'm joined by Dr. Kevin Timpe, a professor of philosophy at Calvin College. He will offer four responses to Oppy's argument.  For more on Dr. Timpe, visit his website linked below.  https://kevintimpe.com/  Please consider supporting me on patreon. Go to http://www.patreon.com/theanalyticchristian For more resources on Christian Philosophy and Theology go to http://www.theanalyticchristian.com
51:09
August 09, 2021
TAC.3- Is God Temporal or Timeless?
TAC.3- Is God Temporal or Timeless?
For more on Dr. Mullins check out his website and podcast, "The Reluctant Theologian." https://www.rtmullins.com/ Please consider supporting me on patreon. Go to https://www.patreon.com/theanalyticchristian For more resources on Christian philosophy and theology, go to https://www.theanalyticchristian.com
01:25:25
May 06, 2021
TAC.2- The Puzzle of God's Foreknowledge & Human Freedom
TAC.2- The Puzzle of God's Foreknowledge & Human Freedom
Theists are faced with a puzzle. If God's foreknows that I will do something  before I do it, then is it the case that I must do that thing? And If I must do that thing, am I really free?   In this interview, Dr. Taylor Cyr (pronounced "seer") joins me to discuss various solutions to this puzzle. He is a philosophy professor at Samford University. For more information, check out his website linked below.  https://taylorwcyr.com/ Please consider supporting me on patreon. Go to https://www.patreon.com/theanalyticchristian For more resources on Christian philosophy & theology check out my website. https://www.theanalyticchristian.com
01:48:32
April 05, 2021
TAC.1- Skeptical Theism w/Dr. Justin McBrayer
TAC.1- Skeptical Theism w/Dr. Justin McBrayer
In this interview, I am joined by Dr. Justin McBrayer, a professor of philosophy at Fort Lewis College. Dr. McBrayer summarizes some of the main points in his paper titled "Skeptical Theism" published in Philosophy Compass in 2010. The link to the paper is below.   https://f597a3f3-d31c-4daa-a64b-3d709ead7b3c.filesusr.com/ugd/08c259_a6e13240d22947cbb8c1927a7b00558c.pdf Please consider supporting me by becoming one of my patrons. Just go to http://www.patreon.com/theanalyticchristian For more resources on Christian philosophy and theology, go to http://www.theanalyticchristian.com
01:14:34
March 01, 2021