Christian Apologetics Radio Shows

May 16, 2009
Frank Turek
Dr. Frank Turek
CrossExamined.org
www.crossexamined.org
 
Listen over the radio:
American Family Radio
90.5 FM
Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. CST
Sundays at 4:00 p.m. (re-runs)
 
Listen over the Internet:
http://www.afr.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=235:afrtalkweekends&catid=28:weekendtalk-schedule&Itemid=159
 
Video presentations by Frank Turek
http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=frank+turek&emb=0&aq=f#
 
Bio:
Dr. Frank Turek is the founder and president of CrossExamined.org and its primary presenter. Frank is a dynamic speaker and award-winning author or coauthor of: I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist, Correct, Not Politically Correct and Legislating Morality.
 
He hosts an hour-long TV program each week called I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist that is broadcast every Monday night at 8 p.m. and midnight eastern on the NRB network, DirecTV Channel 378 (DVDs are available here).  He writes a column for Townhall.com and has appeared on many TV and radio programs including: The O’Reilly Factor, Hannity and Colmes, Faith under Fire, Politically Incorrect, The Bible Answerman, and Focus on the Family.  A former Aviator in the U.S. Navy, Frank has a Masters from George Washington University and a Doctorate in Apologetics from Southern Evangelical Seminary.
 
 
 
 
Greg Koukl
Greg Koukl
Stand to Reason
www.str.org
 
Listen over the radio:
American Family Radio
90.5 FM
Sundays at 5:00 p.m. CST
 
Listen over the Internet:
http://www.afr.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=235:afrtalkweekends&catid=28:weekendtalk-schedule&Itemid=159
 
Download old radio shows for free: (simply register on the website)
http://www.str.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Radio_Archives
 
Video presentations by Greg Koukl
http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=greg+koukl&emb=0&aq=f#q=greg+koukl&emb=0&aq=f&start=40
 
Bio:
Greg started out thinking he was too smart to become a Christian and ended up giving his life for the defense of the Christian faith. A central theme of Greg’s speaking and writing is that Christianity can compete in the marketplace of ideas when it’s properly understood and properly articulated.
 
Greg’s teaching has been featured on Focus on the Family radio, he’s been interviewed for CBN and the BBC, and did a one-hour national television debate with Deepak Chopra on Lee Strobel‘s “Faith Under Fire.”  Greg has been quoted in U.S. News & World Report and the L.A. Times. An award-winning writer, Greg is author of Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air with Francis J. Beckwith, and Precious Unborn Human Persons. Greg has published more than 145 articles and has spoken on more than 40 university and college campuses both in the U.S. and abroad.
 
Greg received his Masters in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics at Talbot School of Theology, graduating with high honors, and his Masters in Christian Apologetics from Simon Greenleaf University .  He is an adjunct professor in Christian apologetics at Biola University .  He hosts his own radio talk show advocating clear-thinking Christianity and defending the Christian worldview.

I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist

February 8, 2009

CrossExamined.org presents:

I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist

Featuring:
Dr. Frank Turek
TV Host and Award-Winning Co-Author of:
I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist
(Monday’s at 7 P.M. on DirecTV Channel 37 8)

Guest on:
The O’Reilly Factor,
Hannity & Colmes,
Politically Incorrect

Among the Topics Addressed:
 How Can it Be True That There is No Truth?
 Three Arguments That God Exists
 Einstein’s Evidence for The Greatest Miracle
 Dawkins and Hitchens Exposed
 Your Questions (The Presenter on the Hot Seat!)

When: Saturday, February 7, 2009
9:00-4:00 pm

Where: Grace EFC

2005 Estates Parkway, Allen, TX 75002

Info: CrossExamined.org

Don’t Miss this Unique Opportunity to Find out Why it
Takes More Faith to Be an Atheist than it does to be a Christian.

*If you would like Dr. Frank Turek to speak at your church or school then email me at ntapologetics@yahoo.com

 


Baptists, Baylor University and Evolution

January 28, 2009

Maybe someone can explain this to me.  Most, if not all, Baptist churches and schools teach that creationism is true and evolution is false.  Then, why does the largest Baptist university in the world teach that creationism is false and evolution is true?

From the Baylor University website.

Statement on Evolution
“Evolution, a foundational principle of modern biology, is supported by overwhelming scientific evidence and is accepted by the vast majority of scientists. Because it is fundamental to the understanding of modern biology, the faculty in the Biology Department at Baylor University, Waco, TX, teach evolution throughout the biology curriculum. We are in accordance with the American Association for Advancement of Science’s statement on evolution. We are a science department, so we do not teach alternative hypotheses or philosophically deduced theories that cannot be tested rigorously.”
 
From Richard Duhrkopf, an associate professor of biology at Baylor, on teaching science in the public schools:
 
“We shouldn’t be teaching the supernatural in science classrooms,” Duhrkopf said. “It’s time to keep religion and faith in the Sunday schools and not in the public schools.”

The Slippery Slope of Same-Sex Marriage

January 20, 2009

From Dr. Timothy J. Dailey.

“A Man and His Horse

In what some call a denial of a basic civil right, a man has been told he may not marry his long-term companion. Although his situation is unique, the logic of his argument is remarkably similar to that employed by advocates of homosexual marriage.

The man claims that the essential elements of marriage–love and commitment–are indeed present: “She’s gorgeous. She’s sweet. She’s loving. I’m very proud of her. … Deep down, way down, I’d love to have children with her.”1

Why is the state of , as well as the federal government, displaying such heartlessness in denying the holy bonds of wedlock to this man and his would-be “wife”?

It seems the state of is not prepared to indulge a man who waxes eloquent about his love for a 22-year-old mare named Pixel.

The Threat to Marriage

The man and homosexual “marriage” proponents categorically reject the definition of marriage as the union of a man and a woman. Instead, the sole criterion for marriage becomes the presence of “love” and “mutual commitment.” But once marriage is no longer confined to a man and a woman, it is impossible to exclude virtually any relationship between two or more partners of either sex–even non-human “partners.”

To those who object to comparing gay marriage to widely-rejected sexual preferences, it should be pointed out that until very recent times the very suggestion that two men or two women could “marry” was itself greeted with scorn.

Of course, media stories on same-sex marriage rarely address the fact that redefining marriage logically leads to the man and his mare. Instead, media reports typically focus instead on homosexual couples who resemble the stereotypical ideal of a married couple. Ignored in such reports is social science research indicating that such idealized “families” are utterly atypical among homosexuals.

In this pamphlet we will show the following:

1. Gay marriage threatens the institutions of marriage and the family.

2. Same-sex relationships are not the equivalent of traditional marriage

3. Gay marriage is not a civil rights issue

4. Americans overwhelmingly reject gay marriage

5. Gay marriage is not a moral alternative to traditional marriage.

6. Homosexuality is rightly viewed as unnatural.

The “Polyamory” Movement

“Sean has a wife. He also has a girlfriend. His girlfriend has another boyfriend. That boyfriend is dating Sean’s wife.” Description of “polyamory” relationship2

The movement to redefine marriage has found full expression in what is variously called “polyfidelity” or “polyamory,” which seeks to replace traditional marriage with a bewildering array of sexual combinations between various groups of individuals.

“Polyamory” is derived from Greek and Latin roots, and is loosely translated “many loves.” Polyamorists reject the “myth” of monogamy and claim to practice “harmonious love and intimacy between multiple poly partners.”3 Kurtz describes the “bewildering variety of sexual combinations. There are triads of one woman and two men; heterosexual group marriages; groups in which some or all members are bisexual; lesbian groups, and so forth.”4

The polyamory movement took its inspiration from Robert Heinlein’s 1961 sci-fi novel, Stranger in a Strange Land, in which sexual possessiveness (as in marital exclusivity) is portrayed as an evil leading to societal ills such as murder and war. The book helped spawn a number of ill-fated sexual communes, such as ‘s Kerista community, in which members had sexual relations with each other according to a rotating schedule.

Anti-Marriage Activists

The Kerista commune collapsed in 1992, but the polyamory movement has taken hold in academia where, according to First Things, its proponents “are now so influential, if not dominant, in the academic field of marriage and family law.” Scholars enamored with polyamory argue in favor of “a social revolution that would replace traditional marriage and family law.”5

Kurtz concurs that the “gradual transition from gay marriage to state-sanctioned polyamory, and the eventual abolition of marriage itself, is now the most influential paradigm within academic family law.” One prominent advocate of polyamory, David Chambers, professor of law at the , argues: “By ceasing to conceive of marriage as a partnership composed of one person of each sex, the state may become more receptive to units of three or more.”6

The Frat House Concept of “Family”

This radical definition of marriage gives rise to bizarre conceptions of family that include virtually any relationship or social group. In 1990, a task force on family policy led by lesbian activist Roberta Achtenberg defined the family as a “unit of interdependent and interacting persons, related together over time by strong social and emotional bonds and/or by ties of marriage, birth, and adoption.”7

The “frat house with revolving bedroom doors” concept of marriage and the family poses dangers to children.

Polyamory advocates pay scant attention to the dangers posed to children being raised according to this “frat house with revolving bedroom doors” concept of marriage and the family. Yet, this nebulous, free-for-all model of the family looms ahead for our society unless a bulwark is created in the form of a constitutional amendment protecting marriage.

The slippery slope leading to the destruction of marriage as we know it draws ever closer with the decision of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to compel the state legislature to grant homosexual sex partners the legal status of married people. This decision has emboldened public officials in various localities to grant marriage licenses to homosexual couples, igniting a national debate on the question: What is marriage–and where do we draw the limits on who can marry?

Same-Sex Relationships are not the Equivalent of Marriage

A growing body of research indicates that in key respects homosexual and lesbian relationships are radically different than married couples.”

To read more click here.


How Barack Obama Will Make Christ a Minister of Condemnation

January 17, 2009

From John Piper and Desiring God.

“At Barack Obama‘s request, tomorrow in the Lincoln Memorial, Gene Robinson, the first openly non-celibate homosexual bishop in the Episcopal Church, will deliver the invocation for the inauguration kick-off.

This is tragic not mainly because Obama is willing to hold up the legitimacy of homosexual intercourse, but because he is willing to get behind the church endorsement of sexual intercourse between men.

It is one thing to say: Two men may legally have sex. It is another to say: The Christian church acted acceptably in blessing Robinson’s sex with men.

The implications of this are serious.

It means that Barack Obama is willing, not just to tolerate, but to feature a person and a viewpoint that makes the church a minister of damnation. Again, the tragedy here is not that many people in public life hold views (like atheism) that lead to damnation, but that Obama is making the church the minister of damnation.

The apostle Paul says,

Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves , nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God. (1 Corinthians 6:9-11)

What is Paul saying about things like adultery, greed, stealing, and homosexual practice? As J. I. Packer puts it, “They are ways of sin that, if not repented of and forsaken, will keep people out of God’s kingdom of salvation.” (Christianity Today, January 2003, p. 48).

In other words, to bless people in these sins, instead of offering them forgiveness and deliverance from them, is to minister damnation to them, not salvation.

The gospel, with its forgiveness and deliverance from homosexual practice, offers salvation. Gene Robinson, with his blessing and approval of homosexual practice, offers damnation. And he does it in the name of Christ.

It is as though Obama sought out a church which blessed stealing and adultery, and then chose its most well-known thief and adulterer, and asked him to pray.

One more time: The issue here is not that presidents may need to tolerate things they don’t approve of. The issue is this: In linking the Christian ministry to the approval of homosexual activity, Christ is made a minister of condemnation. “


Special Alert: Darwinists Attempting to Require Teaching Evolution-As-Fact in Texas Schools

January 15, 2009

From AFA.net

Texas public school science standards are under attack from those who deny there are any weaknesses in Darwin’s theory of evolution. This effort is spear-headed by one of the most liberal lobbying groups in Texas, who routinely promotes values antagonistic to yours in nearly every way you can imagine.

Texas’ current science standards specify teaching both “strengths and weaknesses” of science theories and hypotheses, including evolution. It is part of the way scientists operate to critically examine issues in seeking truth. A small but vocal minority of committed Darwinists have removed this “strengths and weaknesses” language from the proposed revision to those time tested standards.

Well-known scientific weaknesses of evolution include the following:

  • Origin of useful complex information contained in the DNA “double helix”,
  • Origin of life itself from dead chemicals,
  • The “Cambrian Explosion” of life,
  • Massive, persistent and systematic gaps in the fossil record that are nearly devoid of transitional fossils, and
  • The irreducibly complex nature of cells and other biologic systems, to list a few.
  • Take Action!
    Send your e-mail to Texas officials. It is now up to the elected Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) to vote on the issue. Please send a polite message letting them know how you feel on this proposal to change the Texas standards.

    To send a written letter, the address is:
    Texas State Board of Education
    c/o Texas Education Agency
    1701 N. Congress Avenue
    Austin, Texas 78701

    Main Phone: 512-463-9007 or -9734.
    To send a fax: 512-936-4319

    A generalized feedback form for the TEA is also located here.

    Public Testimony information can be found here.

    To register for the Jan 21 testimony, you must register IN ADVANCE on Friday, Jan 16, beginning at 8:00 a.m.

    You may register at: 512-463-9007 voice, 512-935-4319 fax, or in person at the William B. Travis Office Building, 1701 N. Congress, Austin, Texas 78701.


    Pro-Life Dallas Texas Texans for Life Coalition

    January 15, 2009

    DALLAS RALLY & MARCH FOR LIFE 2009

    DALLAS RALLY & MARCH FOR LIFE 2009



    IT BEGAN IN DALLAS .
    LET’S END IT IN DALLAS .


    Join thousands of people of faith to stand as a witness against the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision of January 22, 1973, which legalized abortion throughout 9 months of pregnancy and left 50 million dead.

    Rally begins at
    Noon on Saturday, January 17th, 2009!
    Cathedral de Guadalupe
    2215 Ross Ave.

    Dallas, TX 75201
    [ Map ]

    AGENDA

    11:30

    Praise & Worship

    Noon

    Rally

    12:45

    Procession to Federal Courthouse where Roe v. Wade originated (1 mile)

    1:00

    Brief Wreath-Laying Service

    1:45

    March concludes with Lunch and Info Fair at First Baptist, Dallas


    Speakers (in order of photographs above): Texas State Senator Dan Patrick · Bishop Kevin Farrell, Diocese of Dallas · Dr. Jack Hatcher, Vice President of Christ for the Nations Institute · Dr. Robert Jeffress, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Dallas

    ROUTE

    Sponsored by:
    Texans for Life Coalition
    Catholic Pro-Life Committee of North Texas
    Catholics Respect Life
    Concerned Women for America of Texas
    Downtown Pregnancy Center
    First Baptist Church , Dallas


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