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Adherent Apologetics
Adherent Apologetics
Zac Sechler

Welcome to Adherent Apologetics, where I talk with leading thinkers about Christianity.

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270. Physically Debunked: God and Physics - Contemporary Science & The Existence of God

In this video, Matt ( @Physically Debunked ) joins me to discuss science and the existence of God. Matt, an atheist, talks... more

12 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
269. Jonathan McLatchie: Evidentialism is Best? Exploring the World of Religious Epistemology

Dr. Jonathan McLatchie joins me to discuss religious epistemology. We talk about evidentialism, presuppositions apologetics, classical apologetics, and reformed epistemology. Jonathan's... more

10 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
268. Challenging Shabir Ally on the Resurrection of Jesus (w/ Caleb Jackson)

In this video, Caleb Jackson joins me to look at Shabir Ally's case against the resurrection. We look at his... more

07 Aug 2022 · 33 minutes
267. Scott Clifton: God, Atheism, Heaven & Hell

Scott Clifton is an actor and an atheist who has a deep interest in the philosophy of religion. In this... more

05 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
266. Bethany Sollereder: Why is There Suffering? How You Can Decide

In this interview, I talk with Dr. Bethany Sollereder about her new book, "Why is There Suffering?" We chat about... more

21 Jul 2022 · 34 minutes
265. Emerson Green: Atheist Makes Case for Theism

In this video, I talk with Emerson Green from the podcast Counter Apologetics about his Devil's Advocate case for theism.... more

19 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
264. Andrew Brenner: New Evidence for a Foundation? From Grounding to Unification to God

In this interview, Dr. Andrew Brenner joins me to discuss grounding and God. We talk about how grounding leads to... more

16 Jul 2022 · 36 minutes
263. Inspiring Philosophy: Defending Christian Virtue Ethics

Christian YouTuber and apologist Michael Jones ( @InspiringPhilosophy ) joins me to discuss his case for Christian virtue ethics. We discuss the... more

12 Jul 2022 · 27 minutes
262. Joe Schmid: Paradoxes Prove Causal Finitism? The Pros and Cons of Casual Finitism

Philosopher Joe Schmid joins me to talk about casual finitism. We chat about his recent paper on arguments for casual... more

09 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
261. Mike Bird: What is the Bible?

In this interview, Dr. Mike Bird joins me to discuss his new book, Seven Things I Wish Christians Knew About... more

07 Jul 2022 · 28 minutes
260. Apologetics Squared: Molinism Best Explains Evil? Models of God and the Problem of Evil

YouTuber  @Apologetics Squared  joined me to discuss Molinism and the problem of evil. We looked at theodicies, Scripture, Perfect Being... more

05 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
259. Liz Jackson & Justin Mooney: Philosophers Debate God’s Mind: Divine Beliefs and Credences

Justin Mooney and Liz Jackson recently published a paper titled, "Probing the Mind of God." In this video, Liz and... more

02 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
258. Matthew Ramage: Christianity & Evolution: Friends, Not Enemies

Dr. Matthew Ramage joins me to discuss the relationship between Christianity and Evolution. Are they friends? Enemies? Or something else?... more

22 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
257. Charles Taliaferro: Why You Are a Soul: A Defense of Dualism & Problems with Physicalism

In this interview, I talk with Charles Taliaferro about dualism, the mind, and problems with physicalism. Charles Taliaferro is an... more

17 Jun 2022 · 49 minutes
256. William Hasker: Only an Open God Can Explain Evil? Models of God and the Problem of Evil

In this interview, I chat with William Hasker about models of God and the Problem of Evil. We chat about... more

14 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
255. Graham Oppy: What is Atheism? What is Religion? Diving into Definitions

In this interview, I chatted with Graham Oppy! We talked about the purpose of a definition, and then how to... more

11 Jun 2022 · 48 minutes
254. Joshua Swamidass: The Problems & Successes of Intelligent Design

Dr. Joshua Swamidass joined me to discuss some of his criticisms of Intelligent Design. We talked about his story and... more

06 Jun 2022 · 37 minutes
253. Kyle Alander: Progress is Good? An Evolving World Theodicy

Today, my friend Kyle Alander (Christian Idealism) joins me to discuss the development of his evolving world theodicy. We talk... more

03 Jun 2022 · 41 minutes
252. Ryan Mullins: God and Time: Timelessness, Creation, and How to Make Sense of God and Time

Dr. Ryan Mullins of the Reluctant Theologian Podcast joins the show. We discuss the nature of time, divine timelessness, whether... more

01 Jun 2022 · 53 minutes
251. Chad McIntosh: Why Idealism May Be True - Exploring Three Kinds of Idealism with Common Sense

Dr. Chad McIntosh joins me to discuss his recent paper on Idealism and Common Sense. We discuss Absolute Idealism, Berkeleyan... more

20 May 2022 · 42 minutes
250. Apologetics Squared: A Further Fine-Tuning Reply to James Fodor

In this video, YouTuber Apologetics Squared joins me to respond to James Fodor's criticisms of him on the fine-tuning argument. Please... more

14 May 2022 · 53 minutes
249. Rob Koons: How Strict Classical Theism Can Explain why God is Triune

Dr. Robert Koons joins me to discuss classical theism and the trinity. We discuss his paper Divine Persons as Relational... more

11 May 2022 · 41 minutes
248. Challenging TMM on the Problem of Evil (w/ Josh Yen)

In this video, Josh joins me to respond to  @TMM  on the problem of evil and animal suffering. Original Video: https://youtu.be/-Q5Um0vjCTg... more

10 May 2022 · 34 minutes
247. Christian Idealism: Four Reasons the Problem of Evil Fails

In this video, Kyle Alander joins me to discuss the ambitious idea that the problem of evil is a bad... more

07 May 2022 · 47 minutes
246. Digital Gnosis: Christianity, Apologetics, & Truth

Today, Nathan Ormond joins me to discuss Christianity. We talk about apologetics, bad apologetics, arguments for God, and more. -------------------------------- GIVING... more

23 Apr 2022 · 54 minutes
245. Rebutting Ben Watkins’ Case Against God (w/ Christian Idealism & Invoking Theism)

In this video, Tim Howard and Kyle Alander join me to look at Ben Watkins' case against God from his... more

19 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 28 minutes
244. The Non-Alchemist: Christianity, Fundamentalism, Atheism, & Apologetics

In this video, Dustin ( @The Non-Alchemist ) joins me to discuss Christianity and Atheism. We talk about our stories, fundamentalism, and... more

09 Apr 2022 · 57 minutes
243. Nick Quient: How to Think about the New Testament

Today, Nick Quient joins me to discuss the Old Testament. We chat about how to properly think about the New... more

31 Mar 2022 · 44 minutes
242. Dry Apologist: Are Classical Theism and Christian Theology at Odds?

Today, Caleb Cumberland joins me to talk about Christianity and its compatibility (or lack thereof) with Christian theology. -------------------------------- GIVING -------------------------------- Please... more

26 Mar 2022 · 30 minutes
241. God and Miracles: A Conversation with Counter Apologist

Counter Apologist joins me to discuss God and miracles. When can we say a miracle occurred? -------------------------------- GIVING -------------------------------- Please consider becoming... more

16 Mar 2022 · 39 minutes
240. Than Christopoulos: A Fresh and Fun Case for God

Than Christopoulos joins the show to talk about his fresh case for God's existence. -------------------------------- GIVING -------------------------------- Please consider becoming a Patron!... more

11 Mar 2022 · 51 minutes
238. Ken Samples: Why Christians Should be Intellectually Rigorous

Philosopher and theologian Kenneth Richard Samples has a great passion to help people understand the reasonableness and relevance of Christianity’s... more

08 Mar 2022 · 35 minutes
239. Ben Watkins: Atheism, Theism, and the Meaning of Life

Atheist Ben Watkins joins the show to talk about life and purpose from an atheistic worldview. Follow Ben: https://twitter.com/SpeedWatkins -------------------------------- GIVING... more

08 Mar 2022 · 48 minutes
237. Tyler McNabb: Can We Know God Exists? All Things Plantigan Religious Epistemology

Skip to 2:30 to avoid technical problems. Tyler McNabb is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Saint Joseph,... more

27 Feb 2022 · 44 minutes
236. Josh Rasmussen: Exploring the Argument from Arbitrary Limits for God

Dr. Josh Rasmussen is a professor and a philosopher. In this interview, I talk with Josh about the argument from... more

25 Feb 2022 · 55 minutes
235. Godless Engineer: Is There Evidence For and Against God?

John Gleason joins me to talk about God and the nature of evidence. I think that when formulated right, there... more

24 Feb 2022 · 57 minutes
234. James Sterba: Does Evil Show a Good God is Impossible?

Atheist James Sterba joins me to discuss his paper on Is a Good God Logically possible? Dr. Sterba's Paper: https://philpapers.org/rec/STEIAG-2 --------------------------------... more

18 Feb 2022 · 52 minutes
233. Harold Netland: Why Religious Experience is SUPER Powerful Evidence for God

Dr. Harold Netland joins me to discuss the argument from religious experience. His new book, Religious Experience and the Knowledge... more

16 Feb 2022 · 43 minutes
232. Steven Nemes: Why Steven Nemes Isn’t Catholic & Why You Might Have Reason to Doubt Catholicism

Steven Nemes joins the show to discuss his work on Catholicism. We talk about his story and why he isn't... more

10 Feb 2022 · 58 minutes
231. Caleb Jackson: Defending the Reality of Miracles

Christian Caleb Jackson has been working on a book project on the reality of miracles. In this interview, Caleb and... more

03 Feb 2022 · 48 minutes
230. John Schneider: A Christian Response to Millions of Years of Animal Suffering

Dr. John Schneider joins me to look at his latest book on animal suffering. We talk about different answers to... more

29 Jan 2022 · 59 minutes
229. Jonathan Gibson: A Scholar Explains the Book of Joshua

Rev. Dr. Jonathan Gibson (PhD, Cambridge University) is an associate professor of Old Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary. In this... more

28 Jan 2022 · 36 minutes
228. Kurt Jaros: How Christians Misquote Bart Ehrman

Dr. Kurt Jaros joins me to talk about his recent video series looking at the work of Bart Ehrman. We... more

14 Jan 2022 · 42 minutes
227. The Kalam Can’t Be Stopped: Responding to Matt Dillahunty (w/ Josh Yen)

In this video, Josh and I respond to Matt Dillahunty's video on the 'end' of the Kalam argument. Josh and... more

11 Jan 2022 · 31 minutes
226. J.P. Moreland: Really Good Evidence for the Supernatural World

Dr. J.P. Moreland joins me to discuss his new book, A Simple Guide to Experience Miracles. We talk about healing,... more

05 Jan 2022 · 58 minutes
225. Christians Examine Dan Barker’s Case Against God (w/ Josh Yen)

Today, Josh and I look at Dan Barker's opening statement in his debate with Nick Peters on God's existence. We... more

30 Dec 2021 · 46 minutes
224. Daniel Molto: Unseen Animals Don‘t Suffer? A New Approach to Animal Suffering

Dr. Daniel Molto joins me to discuss his approach to the problem of animal suffering. We talk about why unseen... more

24 Dec 2021 · 40 minutes
223. Kenny Pearce: Arguing for God & Examining Idealism

Dr. Kenny Pearce is a historian of modern philosophy and philosopher of religion in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. In this... more

22 Dec 2021 · 50 minutes
222. Atheist and Christian Respond to Rationality Rules Debunking Every Argument for God (w/ Jono)

Rationality Rules recently released a video in which he responded to many different arguments for God's existence. In this video,... more

15 Dec 2021 · 46 minutes
221. Andrew Brenner: How Does God Know 2+2=4? Examining Theistic Platonism

Dr. Andrew Brenner is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Hong Kong Baptist University. In... more

14 Dec 2021 · 34 minutes
220. Hugh Ross: Are UFOs the Demonic Presence?

Astrophysicist Hugh Ross, founder and president of Reasons to Believe, holds a degree in physics from the University of British... more

08 Dec 2021 · 41 minutes
219. Bart Ehrman on the Problem of Evil (Response w/ Josh Yen)

Today Josh and I look at Bart's opening statement in a debate with Dinesh D'Souza on the problem of evil. Apologetics... more

07 Dec 2021 · 43 minutes
218. Bethany Sollereder: God‘s Love Explains Evolutionary Evils? The Problem of Animal Suffering

Bethany Sollereder is a Research Fellow at the Laudato Si’ Research Institute at Campion Hall. She specializes in theology concerning... more

25 Nov 2021 · 45 minutes
217. Mediocre Apologists Respond to James Fodor & Digital Gnosis on Fine-Tuning (w/ Apologetics Squared)

The YouTube Channel Digital Gnosis released a long video responding to many theists on the fine-tuning argument. In this video,... more

23 Nov 2021 · 58 minutes
216. John Haught: Evolution is Beautiful? An Aesthetic Theodicy for Animal Suffering

John F. Haught (Ph. D. Catholic University, 1970) is a Distinguished Research Professor, Georgetown University, Washington DC. In this interview,... more

15 Nov 2021 · 54 minutes
215. Sy Garte: A Scientist Explains Why Evolution May be Evidence for God

Sy (Seymour) Garte, PhD in biochemistry, is the author of the award-winning book The Works of His Hands: A Scientist’s... more

12 Nov 2021 · 44 minutes
214. Reviewing my Debate with Captian Dadpool on God‘s Existence (w/ Invoking Theism)

I recently participated in a debate with Captain Dadpool on the question of "Does God Exist?" on the Atheist Network... more

11 Nov 2021 · 50 minutes
213. Two Apologist Respond to Matthew Hartke on the Ascension of Jesus (w/ Josh Yen)

Matthew Hartke released a popular video titled 'Why Apologists Don't Talk about the Ascension.' In this video, Josh Yen and... more

06 Nov 2021 · 36 minutes
212. Graham Oppy: Theism, Atheism, Simplicity, & The Nature of Arguments

Graham Oppy is a Professor of Philosophy at Monash. In this interview, I chat with Dr. Oppy about his views... more

05 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
211. Evidence for the Resurrection: Countering @Counter Apologist (Part Two w/ Bram Rawlings)

This video is the second part of a series in which Bram Rawlings and I respond to the amazing Counter... more

29 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
210. Josh Butler: Grappling with Violence in the Old Testament

Josh Butler joins me to talk about his book "Skeletons in God's Closet." We especially dive into moral questions surrounding... more

28 Oct 2021 · 37 minutes
209. Responding to Joe Schmid on The Problem of Evolutionary Evil (w/ Invoking Theism)

In this video, Tim and I look at a clip from Joe Schmid where he talks about the problem of... more

24 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
208. Deflate: The Problem of Evil

Lukas Rueegger ( @Deflate ) joins me to look at the problem of evil. We cover moral evil, natural evil, animal suffering,... more

23 Oct 2021 · 44 minutes
207. Clay Jones: Is God Immoral? Defending the Conquest of the Cannannites

Dr. Clay Jones joins the show today to discuss the conquest of Cannannites. We talk about its ethics and the... more

14 Oct 2021 · 37 minutes
206. Dr. L. Daniel Hawk: Providential Errancy and Old Testament Violence

Dr. L. Daniel Hawk is a Professor Of Old Testament and Hebrew at Ashland Seminary. He is the author of... more

10 Oct 2021 · 55 minutes
205. Why Cosmic Skeptic is Wrong About the Resurrection (w/ Josh Yen)

Today, Josh Yen joins me to respond to Alex O'Connor on the resurrection. Full Video: https://youtu.be/3vum_NMB28Q Apologetics for All: http://bit.ly/2L2SXbi Responses... more

09 Oct 2021 · 44 minutes
204. John Peckham: What is God Like? Understanding the God of Scripture

Dr. John Peckham joins me to discuss his latest book, Divine Attributes: Knowing the Covenantal God of Scripture. In today's... more

07 Oct 2021 · 55 minutes
203. David Graieg: How Memory Theory & 1 Corinthians 15 Support the Resurrection

David Graieg studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Western Australia and Theology at Dallas Theological Seminary. He is currently... more

02 Oct 2021 · 56 minutes
202. Prior Probability & Miracles: Countering Counter Apologist on the Resurrection (Part One w/ Bram Rawlings)

Atheist Counter Apologist released a video responding to the evidence for the resurrection. In part one of a two-part series,... more

01 Oct 2021 · 53 minutes
201. Response to Rationality Rules on the State of Apologetics

Recently Steve Woodford (Rationality Rules) released a video where he talks about how his views have changed in the past... more

25 Sep 2021 · 19 minutes
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210. Josh Butler: Grappling with Violence in the Old Testament
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Josh Butler joins me to talk about his book "Skeletons in God's Closet." We especially dive into moral questions surrounding Old Testament... more