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FTNCI 012: Did Jesus Exist? with Guest Nick Peters

We ask guest Nick Peters: What is the Christ Myth Theory (a.k.a “Jesus Mythicism”)? What do the vast majority of scholars (Christian and otherwise) believe about the existence of Jesus? Can Christians be confident that Jesus was an historical person and that we know his genuine teachings?  About the Podcast For the New Christian Intellectual is a […]

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FTNCI 011: The Importance of Apologetics with Guest Nick Peters

We ask guest Nick Peters: What does every Christian need to know about Apologetics? Main topics include: How does an understanding of Apologetics improve the Christian life? What are the most common objections to Christianity? How can we take responsibility for our own beliefs? About the Podcast For the New Christian Intellectual is a free show […]

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FTNCI 010: Revelation and Responsibility

We ask: What do you do when there seems to be a split between what Scripture is saying and what philosophy is saying? Main topics include: The concepts of General and Special Revelation Must all sources of truth must be submitted to Scripture? The weight of personal intellectual responsibility About the Podcast For the New Christian Intellectual is […]

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FTNCI 009: Christianity and Western Civilization

We give a capstone for the previous 8 episodes, showing how each philosophical issue involves our view of the mind in human life. We advocate a high view of the mind based on man’s nature — he is a being created unique from animals and angels as a bearer of God’s image. We look at what […]

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FTNCI 008: In Defense of Individualism

We ask: What is Individualism? And why does this matter? Main topics include: How individualism serves the church Why individualism is foundational to a rational political system How the Bible supports individualism About the Podcast For the New Christian Intellectual is a free show created for Christian thinkers and communicators. Our focus is on classical (and […]

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FTNCI 007: Against Collectivism

We ask: What is wrong with collectivism? What’s at stake? Main topics include: Collectivism’s failure to provide meaningful church unity Collectivism’s disastrous effect on theological fidelity Practical consequences of Collectivism in politics and culture About the Podcast For the New Christian Intellectual is a free show created for Christian thinkers and communicators. Our focus is on […]

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FTNCI 006: Christian Egoism

We ask: What is Christian Egoism? Main topics include: The chief end of man Why Christian Egoism matters theologically Why it matters practically About the Podcast For the New Christian Intellectual is a free show created for Christian thinkers and communicators. Our focus is on classical (and overlooked) Christian principles such as reason, rational self-interest, individualism, […]

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FTNCI 005: Holy Self-Interest

We ask: What is Holy Self-Interest? And why is it an important concept for Christians? Main topics include: God as the ultimate egoist Why Christians should be egoists What this looks like, practically About the Podcast For the New Christian Intellectual is a free show created for Christian thinkers and communicators. Our focus is on classical […]

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FTNCI 004: Against Altruism

We address: What is altruism? Why are we against it? Main topics include: The meaning of philosophical altruism The prevalence of this idea within the church Why we reject it, on scriptural grounds About the Podcast For the New Christian Intellectual is a free show created for Christian thinkers and communicators. Our focus is on classical […]

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FTNCI 003: Rediscovering Reason

We look at the role of reason in the Christian worldview. Main topics include: Why reason is the sole means of knowledge for Christians How the right role of reason has been attacked by some Christians How reason fits into Christianity How reason fits with divine revelation About the Podcast For the New Christian Intellectual is […]

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