Join Frank as he describes more than 50 important truths that his mentor, Dr. Norman Geisler, taught him over the years. All of these insights— some of them were profound quips— will help you defend the faith and make you a better disciple. You better get ready to listen intently because there is more than one insight per minute! Dr. Geisler wrote or co-wrote 129 books over his 86 years, and founded Southern Evangelical Seminary. That’s still a great place to learn apologetics, philosophy and theology. www.SES.edu.
Dr. Norman Geisler's Greatest Hits
July 13, 2019 • Frank Turek
Judaism 101 with Dr. Michael Brown • January 25, 2020 • Dr. Michael Brown
Here is our list of questions (we might not get to them all, but we will try to give people an overview of what Jews believe today and how we can best reach them for Jesus). 1. What were the major sects of Judaism in the first century? a. Pharisees b. Sadducees c. Essenes d. Zealots e. Others 2. Where did they come from and how did they differ in what they believed? 3. When did synagogues begin, and why did they exist during the Temple period? 4. Once the Temple was destroyed in 70 AD, how did Judaism change? 5. How can one obey the OT law if the Temple does not exist? 6. What are the current denominations of Judaism and how do they differ from one another? 7. What are the writings outside the OT that Jewish believers think are authoritative? Talmud? 8. Where did these writings come from and why do Jews believe they are authoritative? 9. How do traditional Jews view the Law, as a burden or a blessing? 10. What are the main Jewish views of the Messiah? 11. What do the majority of Jews think regarding the afterlife? Why? 12. What do Jewish scholars think about the evidence for the Resurrection? Alternative theory? Why would the Jewish writers of the NT invent it? 13. What are the three biggest theological obstacles to a Jewish person accepting Jesus? 14. How do you overcome them? 15. If Jesus is the Messiah, why didn’t he bring in world peace? 16. What are some questions you can ask a Jewish person to get them to begin to consider Jesus as the Messiah?
How to Respond to People who Mock Christianity • January 18, 2020 • Frank Turek
How would you answer these questions? • How do you know what is important in the Bible? • How can I find out if someone is a Christian without sounding confrontational? • How can I deal with coworkers who mock Christianity? • Does design lose its meaning if you’re saying everything is designed? • What do you say to people who claim God is a bad designer? • Should Christians boycott certain businesses? These are questions sent in by listeners that Frank answers on this show. While Frank can’t get to all of them if you have a question you can submit it to Hello@Crossexamined.org. Also, check out these resources: the CrossExamined YouTube channel has answers to hundreds of questions, and several others are answered on the CrossExamined app and CrossExamined website.
CE LIVE Show: The Creator and the Cosmos w/ Dr. Hugh Ross
January 14, 2020 • Dr. Hugh Ross
Few of us can venture outside on a clear, dark night without pausing for a silent, reflective gaze at the stars. For countless centuries, people have felt a sense of wonder about the heavens. How did our universe come into being? Has it always been here? Is our existence the result of chance or of supernatural design? Is God "out there"? If so, what is God like? Whether you are skeptical of God's existence or seeking scientific support for your faith, The Creator and the Cosmos will enable you to see how the heavens do declare the glory of God (Ps. 19:1). Astronomer Hugh Ross explains recent scientific measurements of the universe that clearly point to its purposeful origin and development. An abundance of references to published research findings allows you to explore the evidence for yourself. Make sure you have your questions ready as he will be answering YOUR questions LIVE as well!