An Examined Life with Jeff Allen 54: Atheism, Humanism, Abortion and Christian Worldview with Nancy Pearcey, part 3

[display_podcast] Nancy Pearcey, author of books such as How Now Shall We Live and Total Truth and visiting scholar at Houston Baptist University, joins us on today’s show. Jeff Allen: So, what do you have on the horizon?Nancy Pearcey: Well, I’m currently working on a book on ethical issues, such as abortion, homosexuality, and euthanasia. Most books on this subject are either about what the Bible says or moral reasoning. I’m showing the worldview, the view of the human person. You cannot r … [Read more...]

An Examined Life with Jeff Allen: Christian Worldview with Nancy Pearcey, part 2

[display_podcast] Nancy Pearcey, author of books such as How Now Shall We Live and Total Truth and visiting scholar at Houston Baptist University, joins us on today’s show. Jeff Allen: You have stated before that you were a skeptic and at one point slipped into a period of nihilism. Could you explain this period? Nancy Pearcey: When I was 19, I went to L’Abri and they knew the questions I had better than I did. As Christians, they had studied worldviews enough that they understood secular tho … [Read more...]

An Examined Life with Jeff Allen: Christian Worldview with Nancy Pearcey, part 1

[display_podcast]Today, we welcome one of my favorite authors. I fell in love with her 2000 Gold Medallion Award winning book How Now Shall We Live? which she wrote with the late, great Chuck Coleson. Another of my favorites she wrote is Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity. This amazing author, educator, and Christian worldview expert is a professor at Houston Baptist University, and just an amazing woman – Nancy Pearcey.But, Nancy hasn’t always been the per … [Read more...]

An Examined Life with Jeff Allen 48: Nathan Cochran of Mercy Me, part 1

[display_podcast]Nathan Cochran, bass player for Mercy Me joins me this week. In addition to being 1/5th of one of the most influential Christian bands of the century, Nathan recently released his first solo EP titled Diving Blind. With the simple gist of “I don’t know the future”, Diving Blind features four singles straight from Nathan’s heart.But one of the characteristics of Nathan and Mercy Me’s music that I love is written, rewritten, quoted and requoted all over the internet: … [Read more...]

The Problem of Evil: Obstacles to Faith with Mark Mittelberg Part 6

To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org.When someone has something bad happen in their life, it is not due to their moral evil. Jesus very explicitly taught against that: About this time Jesus was informed that Pilate had murdered some people from Galilee as they were offering sacrifices at the Temple. 2 “Do you think those Galileans were worse sinners than all the other people from Galilee?” Jesus asked. “Is that why they suffered? 3 Not at all! And you … [Read more...]

The Problem of Evil: Obstacles to Faith with Mark Mittelberg Part 5

To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org. God did not create evil.  Some people say, “Wait a minute.  Satan was already in the garden tempting Adam and Eve.  Satan is evil.  So God must have created evil before He created man.” But, God created the angels good.  And, if you study the theology of angels and their fall, one third of the angels made the same wrong decision that man did - to rebel against God and go their own way - and that’s how Satan came to b … [Read more...]


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