An Examined Life with Jeff Allen: Dr. Andy Bannister part 2

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[display_podcast] In this week’s podcast, I continue my discussion with Andy Bannister, the Director and Lead Apologist for RZIM (Ravi Zacharias International Ministries) Canada.  Andy speaks all around the world, has a PhD in Islamic Studies, and authored An Oral-Formulaic Study of the Qur’an.   Now, last week, Andy mentioned that he believes Bill Maher is a lazy Atheist, quite frankly.  Or, to be more precise, he is a “Pollyanna Atheist” who wants to hold on to the cuddly things that he likes … [Read more...]

An Examined Life with Jeff Allen: Dr. Andy Bannister, part 1

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[display_podcast]Andy Bannister is the Director and Lead Apologist for RZIM (Ravi Zacharias International Ministries) Canada.  He speaks around the world and has a PhD in Islamic Studies and authored An Oral-Formulaic Study of the Qur’an.  Andy and I start off our discussion by addressing the Gnostic gospels.  Now, while author Dan Brown (DaVinci Code, Angels and Demons) has asserted the idea that there has been some kind of conspiracy behind the availability of the Gnostic Gospels, the t … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series 26: Is Christ the Only Way? part 6 with Brett Kunkle

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To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.orgWhat do the primary source documents pertaining to the life of Jesus Christ tell us about Him?First off, Jesus made explicit claims to be God. John 10:30“I and the Father are one.” Now, when we look at the full context of this verse, we see that upon hearing this, the religious leaders who were there picked up rocks and prepared to stone Jesus for the very reason that He – a man – was claiming to be God. … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series 18: Dealing with Doubts, part 2 with Brett Kunkle

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One key to dealing with intellectual doubt is to make sure that you plug into – and keep yourself plugged into – Christian community.  When you’re going through periods of doubt, one of the worst things you can do is to unplug and remove yourself from the church and other believers. As C.S. Lewis said, “…daily prayers and religious reading and church-going are necessary parts of the Christian life.  We have to be continually reminded of what we believe.  Neither this belief nor any other will au … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Dealing with Doubts with Brett Kunkle, part 1

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What happens when we step out of our safe Christian bubbles and come face to face with questions such as: Why do you think God even exists? Why do you trust the Bible? Wasn’t Jesus merely a good man and teacher?Often times, questions like these become the seeds of doubt in the minds of many Christians today.Doubt is simply uncertainty in regards to God. What each of us needs to know is that doubt is a universal human experience. It’s not unique to Christians – even atheists doubt their ow … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series 16: C.S. Lewis on Heaven and Hell, part 4 with Louis Markos

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To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.orgIn C.S. Lewis’ book The Last Battle – his conclusion to the Narnia series – we experience something unique – we get to the end of this children’s book to find that all of the child heroes from earlier in the series are dead.In those last chapters, Lewis presents his Platonic Christian view of heaven.  The characters realize that the “real Narnia” is what they are entering into, while the old Narnia that they tho … [Read more...]


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