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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, November 27, 2022

Reviving the Sacred in a Secular World

Reviving the Sacred in a Secular World

Throughout history, humans have seen themselves as part of a larger world, one where God or gods and the supernatural were fundamental. In western societies today, that is no longer true. Our secular culture ignores the supernatural as a way of understanding the way things are. Is it possible to re-sensitize modern society to the sacred? Listen as Lenny joins the Apologetics.com radio panel to discuss how we have become callous to the things of God.

Sunday, October 16, 2022

God's Sovereignty and Man's Freedom (Part 2)

God's Sovereignty and Man's Freedom (Part 2)

The Bible holds that God predestines certain people to be saved, but we're also told that we must choose to follow Jesus. Is this a contradiction? Are our choices real? In this video, Lenny explores the apparent tensions between our free will and God's foreordination and looks at possible solutions offered in theological systems like Calvinism, Arminianism and Molinism. (Part 2 of 2)

Monday, October 03, 2022

God's Sovereignty and Man's Freedom (Part 1)

God's Sovereignty and Man's Freedom (Part 1)

The Bible holds that God predestines certain people to be saved, but we're also told that we must choose to follow Jesus. Is this a contradiction? Are our choices real? In this video, Lenny explores the apparent tensions between our free will and God's foreordination and looks at possible solutions offered in theological systems like Calvinism, Arminianism and Molinism. (Part 1 of 2)

Sunday, September 18, 2022

We're Devolving: Losing Our Humanity in a Secular Age

We're Devolving: Losing Our Humanity in a Secular Age

What does it mean to be human? How do we order our lives in such a way that we are being the best human beings we can be? While our modern society seeks the answer by following our feelings and our appetites, it has proven highly unsatisfying. Instead, we must see ourselves as God’s image bearers and recognize that our fallen nature will deceive us.

Monday, September 12, 2022

How Can I Know God's Will for My Life?

How Can I Know God's Will for My Life?

Have you ever wondered what God has for your life? How can you know that you're in God's will? In this teaching, Lenny takes a fresh look at four famous figures from the Bible and uses their examples to show how God can use the little things placed before us right now to ultimately accomplish miraculous achievements.

Monday, August 29, 2022

When Did Transgenderism Become Normalized?

When Did Transgenderism Become Normalized?

In just a few years it seems our culture went from holding natural marriage in high regard to not only accepting concepts like being born in the "wrong" body, but to advocating for them. This podcast recording captures a recent Apologetics.com radio program where Lenny, Dr. Harry Edwards, and Dr. Jacob Daniel discuss the first chapter of Carl Trueman’s book “The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self.” Specifically, they cover Philip Rieff’s cultural development of society beginning with what he calls the Political Man, then on to the Religious Man, to the Economic Man, and finally onto the Psychological Man.

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Should We Allow Public Displays of Faith in Government Settings?

Should We Allow Public Displays of Faith in Government Settings?

Recently, a US Supreme Court decision stated that a high school football coach was within his constitutional rights to pray at the 50 yard line after school football games. The ruling quickly became controversial, adding to a growing tension between expressions of faith in public, especially when government entities are involved. Crosses on hilltops, Christmas nativity scenes on city hall lawns, and even the ten commandments posted on courtroom walls have all been under fire. What is the proper way to understand faith in the public square? We examine this more closely on our latest podcast.

Monday, August 08, 2022

Examining Jordan Peterson's Message to the Christian Churches

Jordan Peterson has offered a message to Christian Churches, instructing them to begin engaging young men in order to save the culture. Is he right? How should we understand Peterson's call or should we bother with it at all? We will examine his message a bit more closely in this week's discussion. 

Examining Jordan Peterson's Message to the Christian Churches.

Sunday, July 24, 2022

After Roe: How the Dobbs Decision Changed the Abortion Debate

After Roe: How the Dobbs Decision Changed the Abortion Debate

The overturning of Roe vs. Wade sent shockwaves through our culture. Yet, this isn’t the end of the abortion debate. It is only the end of the first chapter. In this newly restructured podcast, Lenny is joined by Raymond Gregory and Dominique Aguiar to discuss the impact of the Dobbs decision, what it really means to be pro-life, and how Christians should approach the objections of pro-abortion activists.

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Debunking "Bible Secrets" Television Shows (Part 4)

Debunking "Bible Secrets" Television Shows (Part 4) 

YouTube, as well as cable channels like The History Channel or Discovery love to hype programs where they air supposed secret findings about the Bible. Even PBS produced "The Bible's Buried Secrets" – the latest in a list of documentaries that tries to undermine the Bible's credibility. How should we understand these shows and what are we to o with the charges from some very significant scholars? In this series, Lenny shows some of the tricks the producers use to make fringe possibilities seem definite and  exposes how these shows truly present an emperor who has no clothes.


Part 4 of 4

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Debunking "Bible Secrets" Television Shows (Part 3)

Debunking "Bible Secrets" Television Shows (Part 3) 

YouTube, as well as cable channels like The History Channel or Discovery love to hype programs where they air supposed secret findings about the Bible. Even PBS produced "The Bible's Buried Secrets" – the latest in a list of documentaries that tries to undermine the Bible's credibility. How should we understand these shows and what are we to o with the charges from some very significant scholars? In this series, Lenny shows some of the tricks the producers use to make fringe possibilities seem definite and  exposes how these shows truly present an emperor who has no clothes.


Part 3 of 4

Sunday, July 03, 2022

Debunking "Bible Secrets" Television Shows (Part 2)

 

Debunking "Bible Secrets" Television Shows (Part 2) 

YouTube, as well as cable channels like The History Channel or Discovery love to hype programs where they air supposed secret findings about the Bible. Even PBS produced "The Bible's Buried Secrets" – the latest in a list of documentaries that tries to undermine the Bible's credibility. How should we understand these shows and what are we to o with the charges from some very significant scholars? In this series, Lenny shows some of the tricks the producers use to make fringe possibilities seem definite and  exposes how these shows truly present an emperor who has no clothes.


Part 2 of 4

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Debunking "Bible Secrets" Television Shows (Part 1)

Debunking "Bible Secrets" Television Shows (Part 1) 

YouTube, as well as cable channels like The History Channel or Discovery love to hype programs where they air supposed secret findings about the Bible. Even PBS produced "The Bible's Buried Secrets" – the latest in a list of documentaries that tries to undermine the Bible's credibility. How should we understand these shows and what are we to o with the charges from some very significant scholars? In this series, Lenny shows some of the tricks the producers use to make fringe possibilities seem definite and  exposes how these shows truly present an emperor who has no clothes.


Part 1 of 4

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Confronting Counterfeit Christianity (Part 2)

Confronting Counterfeit Christianity (Part 2)

Is Christianity in the west dying? With deconversion stories and scandals making the headlines, some pundits think so. However, God’s plan was always to use imperfect people to grow his kingdom. Using Acts 13 as a backdrop, Lenny draws a distinction between the true church and the counterfeits that give Christianity a bad name. He then explores how many who claim the faith today are actually mistaking spirituality for true holiness.

Part 2 of 2

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Confronting Counterfeit Christianity (Part 1)

Confronting Counterfeit Christianity (Part 1)

Is Christianity in the west dying? With deconversion stories and scandals making the headlines, some pundits think so. However, God’s plan was always to use imperfect people to grow his kingdom. Using Acts 13 as a backdrop, Lenny draws a distinction between the true church and the counterfeits that give Christianity a bad name. He then explores how many who claim the faith today are actually mistaking spirituality for true holiness.

Part 1 of 2

Sunday, June 05, 2022

Acts: From Heritage to Mission (Part 2)

Acts: From Heritage to Mission (Part 2)

So often, people point to the book of Acts and say that it is the model of what the Christian church should be today. That’s both right and wrong, for too many people look at the structures of the early church instead of the motivations and what consequences they bring. In this introduction to the book, Lenny offers a bit of a different perspective: that Acts serves as the tale of Jesus’s ministry through his church, a program that should continue even today.

Part 2 of 2

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Acts: From Heritage to Mission (Part 1)

Acts: From Heritage to Mission (Part 1)

So often, people point to the book of Acts and say that it is the model of what the Christian church should be today. That’s both right and wrong, for too many people look at the structures of the early church instead of the motivations and what consequences they bring. In this introduction to the book, Lenny offers a bit of a different perspective: that Acts serves as the tale of Jesus’s ministry through his church, a program that should continue even today.

Part 1 of 2

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Emmaus Road: Jesus Declared in Genesis (Part 4)

Emmaus Road: Jesus Declared in Genesis (Part 4)
When Jesus walked with the disciples to Emmaus, He started from Moses and explained all the prophecies concerning Himself. Are there hidden prophecies about Jesus in Genesis? Here, we explore the writings of Moses and discover they're all about Jesus.
Part 4 of 4

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Emmaus Road: Jesus Declared in Genesis (Part 3)

Emmaus Road: Jesus Declared in Genesis (Part 3)
When Jesus walked with the disciples to Emmaus, He started from Moses and explained all the prophecies concerning Himself. Are there hidden prophecies about Jesus in Genesis? Here, we explore the writings of Moses and discover they're all about Jesus.
Part 3 of 4

Sunday, May 08, 2022

Emmaus Road: Jesus Declared in Genesis (Part 2)

Emmaus Road: Jesus Declared in Genesis (Part 2)
When Jesus walked with the disciples to Emmaus, He started from Moses and explained all the prophecies concerning Himself. Are there hidden prophecies about Jesus in Genesis? Here, we explore the writings of Moses and discover they're all about Jesus.
Part 2 of 4

Sunday, May 01, 2022

Emmaus Road: Jesus Declared in Genesis (Part 1)

Emmaus Road: Jesus Declared in Genesis (Part 1)
When Jesus walked with the disciples to Emmaus, He started from Moses and explained all the prophecies concerning Himself. Are there hidden prophecies about Jesus in Genesis? Here, we explore the writings of Moses and discover they're all about Jesus.
Part 1 of 4

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Talking About Science and Faith Without Exploding (Part 3)

Talking About Science and Faith Without Exploding (Part 3)

Talking about faith issues seems stressful enough, but how do Christians engage people who use science against their beliefs? In this closing set of teachings from our Christianity and Science series, Lenny explains how to open up conversations instead of fights, where to be cautious in making your claims, and why including ideas like love and justice are key to creating a fruitful dialog.

This class is part of a full series of lectures entitled "Christianity and Science: Tackling the Issues of the 21st Century." To find out more, visit the comereason.org web site.

Part 3 of 3

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Talking About Science and Faith Without Exploding (Part 2)

Talking About Science and Faith Without Exploding (Part 2)

Talking about faith issues seems stressful enough, but how do Christians engage people who use science against their beliefs? In this closing set of teachings from our Christianity and Science series, Lenny explains how to open up conversations instead of fights, where to be cautious in making your claims, and why including ideas like love and justice are key to creating a fruitful dialog.

This class is part of a full series of lectures entitled "Christianity and Science: Tackling the Issues of the 21st Century." To find out more, visit the comereason.org web site.

Part 2 of 3

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Talking About Science and Faith Without Exploding (Part 1)

Talking About Science and Faith Without Exploding (Part 1)

Talking about faith issues seems stressful enough, but how do Christians engage people who use science against their beliefs? In this closing set of teachings from our Christianity and Science series, Lenny explains how to open up conversations instead of fights, where to be cautious in making your claims, and why including ideas like love and justice are key to creating a fruitful dialog.

This class is part of a full series of lectures entitled "Christianity and Science: Tackling the Issues of the 21st Century." To find out more, visit the comereason.org web site.

Part 1 of 3

Sunday, April 03, 2022

Your Mind is Not Your Brain: The Case for the Soul (Part 2)

Your Mind is Not Your Brain: The Case for the Soul (Part 2) Materialists and evolutionists believe the physical self is all there is; your consciousness is nothing more than a complex series of interacting electro-chemical processes in your brain. However, Christianity holds human beings are more than just matter. We have been created as body and soul. Here, Lenny explains the Christian concept of the soul and shows why materialism is insufficient to make sense of consciousness.

This class is part of a full series of lectures entitled "Christianity and Science: Tackling the Issues of the 21st Century." To find out more, visit the comereason.org web site.

Part 2 of 2

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Your Mind is Not Your Brain: The Case for the Soul (Part 1)

Your Mind is Not Your Brain: The Case for the Soul (Part 1) Materialists and evolutionists believe the physical self is all there is; your consciousness is nothing more than a complex series of interacting electro-chemical processes in your brain. However, Christianity holds human beings are more than just matter. We have been created as body and soul. Here, Lenny explains the Christian concept of the soul and shows why materialism is insufficient to make sense of consciousness.

This class is part of a full series of lectures entitled "Christianity and Science: Tackling the Issues of the 21st Century." To find out more, visit the comereason.org web site.

Part 1 of 2

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Arguing Against Naturalism and Materialism (Part 2)

Arguing Against Naturalism and Materialism (Part 2)

The idea of the supernatural seems anathema to many in the scientific community today. Most of the hard sciences are taught from an exclusively naturalist point of view, where concepts such as God, the soul, or even an immaterial mind are at best ignored or outright rejected. However, the naturalist has a huge problem-—claiming naturalism means abandoning reason itself. Listen in as Lenny shows why believing in materialism means giving up on the idea of knowledge

This class is part of a full series of lectures entitled "Christianity and Science: Tackling the Issues of the 21st Century." To find out more, visit the comereason.org web site.

Part 2 of 2

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Arguing Against Naturalism and Materialism (Part 1)

Arguing Against Naturalism and Materialism (Part 1)

The idea of the supernatural seems anathema to many in the scientific community today. Most of the hard sciences are taught from an exclusively naturalist point of view, where concepts such as God, the soul, or even an immaterial mind are at best ignored or outright rejected. However, the naturalist has a huge problem-—claiming naturalism means abandoning reason itself. Listen in as Lenny shows why believing in materialism means giving up on the idea of knowledge

This class is part of a full series of lectures entitled "Christianity and Science: Tackling the Issues of the 21st Century." To find out more, visit the comereason.org web site.

Part 1 of 2

Sunday, March 06, 2022

Brave New World: Bioethics in the 21st Century (Part 2)

Brave New World: Bioethics in the 21st Century (Part 2)

With life-saving treatments, artifical implants, and new techniques, humans are relying on medical science more than ever. But science without morality is dangerous and can lead us into real-world situations that were only nightmares in the past. Gene editing, human cloning, euthanasia, and abortion are just some of the real risks to the inherent dignity of human beings. In this podcast series, Lenny outlines the need for a transcendant moral grounding for the biological sciences, and how new technologies do pose a danger as knowledge outpaces our prudence.

This class is part of a full series of lectures entitled "Christianity and Science: Tackling the Issues of the 21st Century." To find out more, visit the comereason.org web site.

Part 2 of 2

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Brave New World: Bioethics in the 21st Century (Part 1)

Brave New World: Bioethics in the 21st Century (Part 1)

With life-saving treatments, artifical implants, and new techniques, humans are relying on medical science more than ever. But science without morality is dangerous and can lead us into real-world situations that were only nightmares in the past. Gene editing, human cloning, euthanasia, and abortion are just some of the real risks to the inherent dignity of human beings. In this podcast series, Lenny outlines the need for a transcendant moral grounding for the biological sciences, and how new technologies do pose a danger as knowledge outpaces our prudence.

This class is part of a full series of lectures entitled "Christianity and Science: Tackling the Issues of the 21st Century." To find out more, visit the comereason.org web site.

Part 1 of 2

Sunday, February 20, 2022

The Dangers of New Reproductive Technologies (Part 2)

The Dangers of New Reproductive Technologies (Part 2)

Human reproduction is one of the most amazing areas of life we study. Scientific advancements can now allow people to become parents who would never have otherwise had the chance. But this area is fraught with dangers like those that exploit surrogates or treat embryos as disposable commodities. Listen in as Lenny cautions about the progress and the pitfalls of new reproductive technologies.

This class is part of a full series of lectures entitled "Christianity and Science: Tackling the Issues of the 21st Century." To find out more, visit the comereason.org web site.

Part 2 of 2

Sunday, February 13, 2022

The Dangers of New Reproductive Technologies (Part 1)

The Dangers of New Reproductive Technologies (Part 1)

Human reproduction is one of the most amazing areas of life we study. Scientific advancements can now allow people to become parents who would never have otherwise had the chance. But this area is fraught with dangers like those that exploit surrogates or treat embryos as disposable commodities. Listen in as Lenny cautions about the progress and the pitfalls of new reproductive technologies.

This class is part of a full series of lectures entitled "Christianity and Science: Tackling the Issues of the 21st Century." To find out more, visit the comereason.org web site.

Part 1 of 2

Sunday, February 06, 2022

Is It Anti-Science to Believe in Miracles? (Part 2)

Is It Anti-Science to Believe in Miracles? (Part 2)

In early Christianity, miracles played a significant part in the Christian witness, but do miracles really happen? Science has shown us so much more about how the world works. Does it disprove miracles as confused thinking? Are we rational to reject miracle claims out of hand? In this podcast, Lenny will look at why holding to miracle accounts can be considered completely rational and how miracles can help you share with others.

This class is part of a full series of lectures entitled "Christianity and Science: Tackling the Issues of the 21st Century." To find out more, visit the comereason.org web site.

Part 2 of 2

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Is It Anti-Science to Believe in Miracles? (Part 1)

Is It Anti-Science to Believe in Miracles? (Part 1)

In early Christianity, miracles played a significant part in the Christian witness, but do miracles really happen? Science has shown us so much more about how the world works. Does it disprove miracles as confused thinking? Are we rational to reject miracle claims out of hand? In this podcast, Lenny will look at why holding to miracle accounts can be considered completely rational and how miracles can help you share with others.

This class is part of a full series of lectures entitled "Christianity and Science: Tackling the Issues of the 21st Century." To find out more, visit the comereason.org web site.

Part 1 of 2

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Archaeology: Where Science and Faith Meet (Part 3)

Archaeology: Where Science and Faith Meet (Part 3)

The Bible is unique among sacred texts in that it is set against a historical backdrop. Do recent archaeological discoveries validate or discredit the Biblical accounts? In this week's podcast, Lenny explore the relationship between the Bible and archaeology.

This class is part of a full series of lectures entitled "Christianity and Science: Tackling the Issues of the 21st Century." To find out more, visit the comereason.org web site.

Part 3 of 3

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Archaeology: Where Science and Faith Meet (Part 2)

Archaeology: Where Science and Faith Meet (Part 2)

The Bible is unique among sacred texts in that it is set against a historical backdrop. Do recent archaeological discoveries validate or discredit the Biblical accounts? In this week's podcast, Lenny explore the relationship between the Bible and archaeology.

This class is part of a full series of lectures entitled "Christianity and Science: Tackling the Issues of the 21st Century." To find out more, visit the comereason.org web site.

Part 2 of 3

Sunday, January 09, 2022

Archaeology: Where Science and Faith Meet (Part 1)

Archaeology: Where Science and Faith Meet (Part 1)

The Bible is unique among sacred texts in that it is set against a historical backdrop. Do recent archaeological discoveries validate or discredit the Biblical accounts? In this week's podcast, Lenny explore the relationship between the Bible and archaeology.

This class is part of a full series of lectures entitled "Christianity and Science: Tackling the Issues of the 21st Century." To find out more, visit the comereason.org web site.

Part 1 of 3

Sunday, January 02, 2022

The LICE Problem for Evolutionists (Part 2)

The LICE Problem for Evolutionists (Part 2)

Evolution. Most high schools and colleges teach it today as unquestioned fact. However, new evidence has emerged that cast serious doubt on modern views of the theory. In this podcast, Lenny offers a cunulative case argument against the modern evolutionary synthesis and show why it is reasonable to believe that man is intelligently designed, a product of special creation.

This class is part of a full series of lectures entitled "Christianity and Science: Tackling the Issues of the 21st Century." To find out more, visit the comereason.org web site.

Part 2 of 2

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