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The Tentative Apologist Podcast

The Tentative Apologist Podcast

By Randal Rauser
An exploration of the meaning and truth of Christianity in the 21st century.
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Christian Terrorists and No True Scotsmen
In this podcast, I respond to American Atheist's statement that the Capitol insurrectionists were "Christian terrorists. Full stop." Not so fast, American Atheist, it's a bit more complicated than that.
July 27, 2021
Does God punish people through natural disasters?
The Bible repeatedly describes God as punishing entire human populations by way of natural disasters like floods, droughts, earthquakes, and volcanic explosions. But how is that consistent with a loving, just, and merciful God? And must a Christian believe this? For further discussion, see chapter 10 of my book Conversations with My Inner Atheist.
July 21, 2021
The Problem with Hell that Nobody Talks About
In this episode, I critique the eternal conscious torment view of hell by pointing out the shocking implications it has for our understanding of heaven.
July 15, 2021
The Biggest Problem with Apologetics today
Christians apologists tend to focus a great deal of time on arguments for God's existence, but as a result, they fail to address most of the actual reasons that people reject Christianity.
July 07, 2021
Why Agnosticism is Not Justified
In this episode, I critique strong agnosticism, the view that says nobody can know (or rationally believe) whether God exists or not.
June 26, 2021
An Insider's Guide to the Five Most Shocking Christian Beliefs
In this inaugural episode of the relaunched Tentative Apologist Podcast, I summarize five beliefs that are widely held among Christians and which will strike the average person as morally shocking.
June 19, 2021