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Welcome to Come Let Us Reason Together, the podcast from Lenny Esposito and Come Reason Ministries. Here, we dig deeply into ways Christianity shows itself as an intelligent and rational faith. Episodes include topics about faith, ethics, worldview, and philosophy from a distinctly Christian perspective. Join us each week and see just how rational faith can be!

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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Authority, Revelation, and Scripture (Part 1)

Authority, Revelation, and Scripture (Part 1)

It seems today there are as many different beliefs about spiritual matters as there are people that hold them. But Christians believe the Bible holds the authority on how we should relate to God and to one another. In this series, Lenny explains just why authority is essential in matters of faith, how God communicates through revelation, and why scripture can be trusted as the primary means of God providing guidance for our lives.

Part 1 of 4

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Will You Be an Apprentice or an Arsonist? (Part 2)

Will You Be an Apprentice or an Arsonist? (Part 2)

The Bible is the authoritative text for Christianity. It is why cults of Christianity have to twist and distort the meaning of Bible verses in order to justify their belief systems. But many times, Christians are guilty of abusing biblical passages too! In this study of Luke 17, Lenny demonstrates how familiar stories can be misunderstood by believers by ignoring the passages' larger context and then outlines what marks maturity in Christians believers.


Sunday, March 15, 2020

Will You Be an Apprentice or an Arsonist? (Part 1)

Will You Be an Apprentice or an Arsonist? (Part 1)

The Bible is the authoritative text for Christianity. It is why cults of Christianity have to twist and distort the meaning of Bible verses in order to justify their belief systems. But many times, Christians are guilty of abusing biblical passages too! In this study of Luke 17, Lenny demonstrates how familiar stories can be misunderstood by believers by ignoring the passages' larger context and then outlines what marks maturity in Christians believers.

Sunday, March 08, 2020

Building a Bulletproof Faith in a Backwards World (Part 2)

Building a Bulletproof Faith in a Backwards World (Part 2)

The stats are clear. Once they leave home, Christian kids are leaving the church in alarming numbers. How can we help young believers stand up to the continual onslaught of peer-pressure, professors, and pop culture pushing them away from the faith? In this session, Lenny provides parents and young people with specific tools to solidify their faith and help them see why Christianity makes the most sense of our world.

Part 2 of 2

Sunday, March 01, 2020

Building a Bulletproof Faith in a Backwards World (Part 1)

Building a Bulletproof Faith in a Backwards World (Part 1)

The stats are clear. Once they leave home, Christian kids are leaving the church in alarming numbers. How can we help young believers stand up to the continual onslaught of peer-pressure, professors, and pop culture pushing them away from the faith? In this session, Lenny provides parents and young people with specific tools to solidify their faith and help them see why Christianity makes the most sense of our world.

Part 1 of 2

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Interview with J.P. Moreland: Scientism and Secularism (Part 2)

Interview with J.P. Moreland: Scientism and Secularism (Part 2)
In this special edition of the podcast, Lenny sits down with Dr. J.P. Moreland to discuss his new book Scientism and Secularism: Learning to Respond to a Dangerous Ideology. Listen in as J.P. explains the difference between science and scientism, how our culture has placed too much trust in the scientific enterprise as the arbiter of knowledge, and why such trust actually makes us less knowledgeable.

Part 2 of 2

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Interview with J.P. Moreland: Scientism and Secularism (Part 1)

Interview with J.P. Moreland: Scientism and Secularism (Part 1)
In this special edition of the podcast, Lenny sits down with Dr. J.P. Moreland to discuss his new book Scientism and Secularism: Learning to Respond to a Dangerous Ideology. Listen in as J.P. explains the difference between science and scientism, how our culture has placed too much trust in the scientific enterprise as the arbiter of knowledge, and why such trust actually makes us less knowledgeable.

Part 1 of 2

Sunday, February 09, 2020

Four Marks of the One True Church (Part 2)

Four Marks of the One True Church (Part 2)

What does it mean to be a Christian? That question was as pressing to believers in the first centuries of the Church’s existence as it is to us today. How do we know if a church that claims to be Christian really is? The Church Fathers crafted the Nicaean Creed to help answer that question and included the line that the church should be “one, holy, catholic, and apostolic.” But what do each of these identifiers mean? Here, Lenny explains why Christians should recognize they aren’t part of individual faiths but the one true faith given to all saints. Listen in.

Part 2 of 2

Sunday, February 02, 2020

Four Marks of the One True Church (Part 1)

Four Marks of the One True Church (Part 1)

What does it mean to be a Christian? That question was as pressing to believers in the first centuries of the Church’s existence as it is to us today. How do we know if a church that claims to be Christian really is? The Church Fathers crafted the Nicaean Creed to help answer that question and included the line that the church should be “one, holy, catholic, and apostolic.” But what do each of these identifiers mean? Here, Lenny explains why Christians should recognize they aren’t part of individual faiths but the one true faith given to all saints. Listen in.

Part 1 of 2

Sunday, January 26, 2020

The Need for a Creed — Knowing the Truth about God (Part 2)

The Need for a Creed — Knowing the Truth about God (Part 2)

What do we mean when we say we’re Christians? Is it enough to claim to follow Christ? Mormons and others who have radically different views of the nature of God, the nature of Jesus, and key matters of faith have also claimed to be Christian, but that doesn’t mean they are. In this key study, Lenny examines how creeds became central to defining the essential elements of the Christian faith and how important they are in establishing true from false beliefs.

Part 2 of 2

Sunday, January 19, 2020

The Need for a Creed — Knowing the Truth about God (Part 1)

The Need for a Creed — Knowing the Truth about God (Part 1)

What do we mean when we say we’re Christians? Is it enough to claim to follow Christ? Mormons and others who have radically different views of the nature of God, the nature of Jesus, and key matters of faith have also claimed to be Christian, but that doesn’t mean they are. In this key study, Lenny examines how creeds became central to defining the essential elements of the Christian faith and how important they are in establishing true from false beliefs.

Part 1 of 2

Sunday, January 12, 2020

The Necessity of a "Risky" Faith (Part 2)

The Necessity of a "Risky" Faith (Part 2)

Statistics show that while we are living in an age of incredible prosperity and comfort, people are becoming more and more depressed. Why? It seems the more humans pursue material standards of success, the less happy they become. In a motivational teaching to start the new year, Lenny looks at how Jesus upends the assumptions of success and offers four practical ways Christians can become more focused in our discipleship.

Part 2 of 2

Sunday, January 05, 2020

The Necessity of a "Risky" Faith (Part 1)

The Necessity of a "Risky" Faith (Part 1)

Statistics show that while we are living in an age of incredible prosperity and comfort, people are becoming more and more depressed. Why? It seems the more humans pursue material standards of success, the less happy they become. In a motivational teaching to start the new year, Lenny looks at how Jesus upends the assumptions of success and offers four practical ways Christians can become more focused in our discipleship.

Part 1 of 2

Sunday, December 29, 2019

What Makes Christianity Compelling? (Part 2)

What Makes Christianity Compelling? (Part 2)

In Luke 14, Jesus gives the famous Great Banquet parable. A master wants to fill his banquet hall with guests, so he instructs his servants to go out into the roads and byways and “compel them to come in.” Is Jesus teaching that compulsion is a way to salvation? Should we force other people to become Christians? On the contrary, the instruction is for us as sharers of our faith. We need to make a compelling case for Christianity. In this teaching, Lenny looks at how the early church proved to be compelling in pagan Rome and offers three points on how you can become more compelling in living out your faith.

Part 2 of 2

Sunday, December 22, 2019

What Makes Christianity Compelling? (Part 1)

What Makes Christianity Compelling? (Part 1)

In Luke 14, Jesus gives the famous Great Banquet parable. A master wants to fill his banquet hall with guests, so he instructs his servants to go out into the roads and byways and “compel them to come in.” Is Jesus teaching that compulsion is a way to salvation? Should we force other people to become Christians? On the contrary, the instruction is for us as sharers of our faith. We need to make a compelling case for Christianity. In this teaching, Lenny looks at how the early church proved to be compelling in pagan Rome and offers three points on how you can become more compelling in living out your faith.

Part 1 of 2

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Seven Heavy Questions Pressing on Kids Today (Part 2)

Seven Heavy Questions Pressing on Kids Today (Part 2)

What were the biggest issues you worried about in your early teen years? Being cool? The big test? How to get the attention of someone of the opposite sex? Today’s Christian teens face a much more harrowing set of concerns. From worrying about friends wanting to commit suicide to schoolmates pushing for transgenderism, kids in junior and senior high school are wrestling with sophisticated issues. In this recorded Q&A session from a church youth event, hear Lenny respond to questions that are weighing on our kids today.

Part 2 of 2

Sunday, December 08, 2019

Seven Heavy Questions Pressing on Kids Today (Part 1)

Seven Heavy Questions Pressing on Kids Today (Part 1)

What were the biggest issues you worried about in your early teen years? Being cool? The big test? How to get the attention of someone of the opposite sex? Today’s Christian teens face a much more harrowing set of concerns. From worrying about friends wanting to commit suicide to schoolmates pushing for transgenderism, kids in junior and senior high school are wrestling with sophisticated issues. In this recorded Q&A session from a church youth event, hear Lenny respond to questions that are weighing on our kids today.

Part 1 of 2

Sunday, December 01, 2019

Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World #3: How to Talk about Faith on Facebook (Part 4)

Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World #3: How to Talk about Faith on Facebook (Part 4)

Social media takes up an increasingly large portion of our lives and it is the primary way people stay in touch with extended family and friends. But too often discussions about beliefs devolve into arguments or out-and-out insults. In this class, Lenny offers tips on how to talk with others online while being respectful and winsome.

About the Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World Series

There's no doubt that we’ve entered a post-Christian world. That means some of the ways people have traditionally thought about God and Christianity have changed, and the Christian’s way of discussing faith needs to change as well. In this series of podcasts, we will explore how Christians can effectively share their faith in a post-Christian world.

Part 4 of 4

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World #3: How to Talk about Faith on Facebook (Part 3)

Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World #3: How to Talk about Faith on Facebook (Part 3)

Social media takes up an increasingly large portion of our lives and it is the primary way people stay in touch with extended family and friends. But too often discussions about beliefs devolve into arguments or out-and-out insults. In this class, Lenny offers tips on how to talk with others online while being respectful and winsome.

About the Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World Series

There's no doubt that we’ve entered a post-Christian world. That means some of the ways people have traditionally thought about God and Christianity have changed, and the Christian’s way of discussing faith needs to change as well. In this series of podcasts, we will explore how Christians can effectively share their faith in a post-Christian world.

Part 3 of 4

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World #3: How to Talk about Faith on Facebook (Part 2)

Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World #3: How to Talk about Faith on Facebook (Part 2)

Social media takes up an increasingly large portion of our lives and it is the primary way people stay in touch with extended family and friends. But too often discussions about beliefs devolve into arguments or out-and-out insults. In this class, Lenny offers tips on how to talk with others online while being respectful and winsome.

About the Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World Series

There's no doubt that we’ve entered a post-Christian world. That means some of the ways people have traditionally thought about God and Christianity have changed, and the Christian’s way of discussing faith needs to change as well. In this series of podcasts, we will explore how Christians can effectively share their faith in a post-Christian world.

Part 2 of 4

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World #3: How to Talk about Faith on Facebook (Part 1)

Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World #3: How to Talk about Faith on Facebook (Part 1)

Social media takes up an increasingly large portion of our lives and it is the primary way people stay in touch with extended family and friends. But too often discussions about beliefs devolve into arguments or out-and-out insults. In this class, Lenny offers tips on how to talk with others online while being respectful and winsome.

About the Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World Series

There's no doubt that we’ve entered a post-Christian world. That means some of the ways people have traditionally thought about God and Christianity have changed, and the Christian’s way of discussing faith needs to change as well. In this series of podcasts, we will explore how Christians can effectively share their faith in a post-Christian world.

Part 1 of 4

Sunday, November 03, 2019

Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World #2: Talking Faith without Fighting (Part 4)

Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World #2: Talking Faith without Fighting (Part 4)

Sharing one’s faith is becoming more and more difficult as our culture moves away from its traditionally religious roots. Passionate discussions can sometimes lead to angry words or hurt feelings. But this isn’t the way we should spread the Gospel; it’s unloving and ineffective, too. In this talk, Lenny offers some specific tactics in sharing the Christian faith so you may present the truth in a loving, attractive, and effective manner.

About the Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World Series

There's no doubt that we’ve entered a post-Christian world. That means some of the ways people have traditionally thought about God and Christianity have changed, and the Christian’s way of discussing faith needs to change as well. In this series of podcasts, we will explore how Christians can effectively share their faith in a post-Christian world.

Part 4 of 4

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World #2: Talking Faith without Fighting (Part 3)

Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World #2: Talking Faith without Fighting (Part 3)

Sharing one’s faith is becoming more and more difficult as our culture moves away from its traditionally religious roots. Passionate discussions can sometimes lead to angry words or hurt feelings. But this isn’t the way we should spread the Gospel; it’s unloving and ineffective, too. In this talk, Lenny offers some specific tactics in sharing the Christian faith so you may present the truth in a loving, attractive, and effective manner.

About the Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World Series

There's no doubt that we’ve entered a post-Christian world. That means some of the ways people have traditionally thought about God and Christianity have changed, and the Christian’s way of discussing faith needs to change as well. In this series of podcasts, we will explore how Christians can effectively share their faith in a post-Christian world.

Part 3 of 4

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World #2: Talking Faith without Fighting (Part 2)

Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World #2: Talking Faith without Fighting (Part 2)

Sharing one’s faith is becoming more and more difficult as our culture moves away from its traditionally religious roots. Passionate discussions can sometimes lead to angry words or hurt feelings. But this isn’t the way we should spread the Gospel; it’s unloving and ineffective, too. In this talk, Lenny offers some specific tactics in sharing the Christian faith so you may present the truth in a loving, attractive, and effective manner.

About the Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World Series

There's no doubt that we’ve entered a post-Christian world. That means some of the ways people have traditionally thought about God and Christianity have changed, and the Christian’s way of discussing faith needs to change as well. In this series of podcasts, we will explore how Christians can effectively share their faith in a post-Christian world.

Part 2 of 4

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World #2: Talking Faith without Fighting (Part 1)

Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World #2: Talking Faith without Fighting (Part 1)

Sharing one’s faith is becoming more and more difficult as our culture moves away from its traditionally religious roots. Passionate discussions can sometimes lead to angry words or hurt feelings. But this isn’t the way we should spread the Gospel; it’s unloving and ineffective, too. In this talk, Lenny offers some specific tactics in sharing the Christian faith so you may present the truth in a loving, attractive, and effective manner.

About the Sharing Your Faith in a Post-Christian World Series

There's no doubt that we’ve entered a post-Christian world. That means some of the ways people have traditionally thought about God and Christianity have changed, and the Christian’s way of discussing faith needs to change as well. In this series of podcasts, we will explore how Christians can effectively share their faith in a post-Christian world.

Part 1 of 4

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