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The Bible Nerd Podcast

English, Christianity, 1 seasons, 211 episodes, 5 days 17 hours 40 minutes
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A weekly show exploring the world of the Bible, helping you fall more in love with Jesus, and building a thoughtful defense for the Christian worldview. Episodes include topics like biblical studies, theology, Christian apologetics, creation science, and philosophy.
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The Winsome Creationist, Why the Bible Isn't Boring, and the Future

A brand new podcast, a brand new book, and a little announcement about the future. These are exciting times! I love and appreciate you ALL. <3
01/12/202228 minutes 42 seconds
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Joe Rogan vs. Matt Walsh on Marriage (Apologetic Methodology Explored)

What is the CORRECT way to engage in discussions about our Christian convictions? Which apologetic methodology is true? Did Matt Walsh bomb his interview with Joe? All that and more this week!
17/11/202233 minutes 24 seconds
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Does the point of a passage make the details of a passage unnecessary?

One of the biggest problems in the church today is leaders and scholars who think the DETAILS of a passage can be divorced from the POINT of the passage. In this episode, we discuss this trend and see if there's any truth to it. 
10/11/202226 minutes 48 seconds
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Should Science Intimidate Me as a Christian?

This is God's world, and yet, many Christians are intimidated by science (the study of the natural world). But there are PLENTY of reasons not to be intimidated by it, and instead, EMBRACE it as Christians! 
03/11/202220 minutes 23 seconds
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Child-like Faith: 4 Reasons to be Thankful You Met God Early

I met God when I was 4 years old. This has often caused me to resent not having a radical experience of changing from an extraordinarily sinful lifestyle to a lifestyle of obedience to God's will. In this episode, I confront that resentment and offer 34 reasons to be thankful if you met God early and to pray for your children (and others) to do the same.
27/10/202225 minutes 45 seconds
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Did Moses Think the Earth was Flat?

It's common in biblical scholarship today to suggest that the biblical writers held the view that the earth is flat, there was a solid dome above the earth, etc. Is this true? What's the basis for this claim?
20/10/202243 minutes 46 seconds
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5 Reasons You Can’t Answer Objections to Christianity (And What To Do About It)

As Christians committed to sharing our ideas in the public square, inevitably we will encounter difficult scenarios. Perhaps someone has offered a challenge to your convictions that you have never considered before, and this challenge begins to cause you spiritual and emotional anxiety. Today I’d like to consider just five of the possible reasons why you–yes you!–can’t defend your faith or answer tough objections, and then leave you with some practical advice to get started.Links: https://www.steveschramm.com/objections-to-christianity/ https://www.steveschramm.com/seed-soil-soul/
13/10/202229 minutes 12 seconds
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It's my 10 year anniversary!

Quick update!
22/09/20221 minute 11 seconds
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“Saved” Mode vs “Skeptic” Mode

Do you have trouble with emotional connection and/or practical application in your Christian life? May I ask suggest you try out "saved" mode? Learn all about it in this episode!!
15/09/202210 minutes 45 seconds
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A Pre-Flood Floating Forest? (FFT Series)

In this edition of the podcast, we're continuing our series in Dr. Kurt Wise's "Faith, Form, and Time" book. We talk about the floating forest theory and how it explains things in a creationist framework that only evolution seemed to explain just a short time ago.Dr. Wise lecture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_LmhhL18U4
08/09/202215 minutes 52 seconds
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200th Episode Celebration! (+ a Cool New Free Resource)

Welcome to episode 200!!!!! I can't believe I've been doing this podcast for nearly 5 years now 🤯. In this episode, I reflect on the past 5 years and introduce you to an awesome new free resource. 
01/09/202223 minutes 51 seconds
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[Revisited] What Most People Don’t Understand About Modern Creationists

In a recent conversation, it became clear to me that most people's idea of the creationist enterprise has not aged well in the last couple of decades. Many still believe creationism just is "anti-evolutionism," when in reality, that's not the case at all. This week we talk about the difference and try to help folks understand why modern creationists are just trying to be good scientists.
25/08/202211 minutes 36 seconds
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3 Things Faith is Not

Many Christians misunderstand faith. While it seems like a simple concept, you might be surprised to discover that you have a view of faith different from the biblical writers. Check out this episode to learn more!]Mentioned: https://www.steveschramm.com/facts-faith-feelings/
18/08/202212 minutes 19 seconds
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The Plight of Jonah

Jonah is not a fish story---it's my story, and yours. Here's a take on the book of Jonah you've probably never heard that should really get you thinking. 
11/08/202242 minutes 47 seconds
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What Happens When a Christian Sins?

Hey friends, in this episode, I'm sharing a message with you that I recently preached at church on the subject of what happens when a Christian sins. I pray it helps you!
04/08/202246 minutes 29 seconds
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"MythBusting" the Ancient Near East

In this episode, I want to talk to you about the fine boundary between transcendence (biblical) thinking and continuity (mythical) thinking. How can we simultaneously affirm the ancient Near Eastern situation of the biblical writers, while not caving to mythical nonsense? I think this is the way. 
28/07/202216 minutes 42 seconds
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Choosing the Way of Wisdom

How do you make a biblically based decision, confident that God will bless it and work it out for good? In this episode we discuss my thoughts from the book Decision Making and the WIll of God. 
21/07/202230 minutes 41 seconds
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The Fall and Genetic Mutations (FFT Series)

Could genetic mutation, natural selection, and even animal carnivory be a GRACE from God? It might seem strange, but I think the biblical answer is yes. Take a listen to this episode continuing our series on Dr. Kurt Wise's Faith, Form, and Time.
14/07/202214 minutes 34 seconds
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The Explanatory Power of Creation Biology (FFT Series)

In this episode, we summarize much of the biological information we've been talking about in this series. As it turns out, creation theories of biology have quite a bit of explanatory power over and against the theory of evolution.
02/07/202216 minutes 2 seconds
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Christianity makes strong claims! And that’s a good thing. [REVISITED]

In general, I am a fan of making modest claims. That is, the less I have to commit myself to in defense of a position, the better!Not only does this give me an advantage in the conversation because I don’t have to work hard defending things I’m either not sure about or would rather not muddy with dialogue with, but it also forces my interlocutor to think more carefully. It gives me control.However, this is a luxury that is hard to come by with respect to whether or not Christianity is ultimately true.The kicker is, I believe that’s actually a very good thing. Here’s why.Christianity Deals in RealityThere is a popular book by Dr. Michael Heiser that has been circulating for a few years now called The Unseen Realm. It’s a great book, but that’s beside my point. The original working title of the book was, The Myth That is True. As I’ve contended in a <a href="https://www.steveschramm.com/product/god-the-great
17/06/20229 minutes 5 seconds
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Biological Expectations of Creation Theory (FFT Series)

Biology is a major battlefield in the creation/evolution debate. In this episode, we'll talk through the expectations of creation vs evolution as it relates to the field of biology. Enjoy the show!
09/06/202223 minutes 49 seconds
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Genetic Discontinuity and the Age of the Earth (FFT Series)

One of the core distinctives of Young Age Creationism is that biological dissimilarity (or, discontinuity) is expected, over and against the evolutionary expectation of continuous similarity. In this episode, we discuss that difference as well as the tool used by creationists to help classify organisms.Links: Episode 49: Can We Ever Find the Biblical Kinds? Carl Linneaus
02/06/202217 minutes 16 seconds
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Compelling Evidence for an Eternal Creator (FFT Series)

How can a young age creationist make a scientific case for the God of the Bible as the creator of the universe? In this episode, we explore Dr. Wise's compelling evidence from science for our amazing Creator!
26/05/202219 minutes 5 seconds
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Developing a Creationist Chronology (FFT Series)

This week continues our study in the book, Faith, Form, and Time by Dr. Kurt Wise. What does a well-considered creationist chronology look like? This is a detail-packed episode that lays it out for you!
19/05/202228 minutes 14 seconds
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The Role of Science in Biblical Interpretation (FFT Series)

How should we understand the relationship between science and the Bible? That's our topic of discussion for this week as we continue in our series, Faith, Form, and Time by Dr. Kurt Wise. 
12/05/202222 minutes 59 seconds
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Intentional Ambiguity in God's Creation (FFT Series)

In creation, God seems to give us just enough information to come to him, but not enough to force us. How does this truth inform our understanding of and relationship to creation? That's our topic in this episode!
05/05/202227 minutes 40 seconds
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Why Does Heaven Sound So Boring? [REVISITED]

OK - what's the deal with heaven? Can we address the elephant in the room? Heaven -- at least in the way most people think about it -- sounds kinda boring. Fortunately, the biblical teaching about heaven paints a different picture, which Emily and I discuss in this episode. 
28/04/202238 minutes 44 seconds
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Series Intro: Faith, Form, and Time!

Oh man, I am SO excited to cover one of my favorite books, Faith, Form, and Time by Dr. Kurt Wise! In this episode, I introduce the series, and talk about why I chose this book and author. The book is a fantastic introduction to the scientific ideas behind young age creationism. Enjoy!
21/04/202217 minutes 57 seconds
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Were You Shocked to Find Objections to Christianity?

Having been saved at a very young age, it was DEFINITELY a shock to find there were considerable objections to the Christian faith. Did that happen to you? A friend or loved one? In this episode, I talk about some practical strategies to help you deal with that situation. Happy Easter! He is Risen!
14/04/202217 minutes 38 seconds
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Choose Life (Always)

Christians hold "life" as of uttermost importance, because God does! However, I am concerned that far too many Christians have not taken hold of the abundant life that Jesus and other NT writers mention often. How can we, as Bible nerds, take hold of the abundant Christian life in our practical, every day experience?
10/04/202212 minutes 9 seconds
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Is Philosophy Biblical?

Description: The Bible sometimes warns us about the dangers of philosophy. But what does the Bible actually mean by philosophy? In this episode, we discuss what the Bible means when it tells us to avoid philosophy, and why philosophy truly is a biblical discipline.
01/04/202216 minutes 49 seconds
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The Problem of Pre-framing in Biblical Interpretation

Did you know that many of your current ideas are influenced by information you already had? In marketing, there is a phenomenon known as "pre-framing" that can be very negatively influential when we are doing Bible study. In this episode, we'll talk all about it and give you three practical tips for how to overcome this problem.
25/03/202221 minutes 38 seconds
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What Most People Don’t Understand About Modern Creationists

In a recent conversation, it became clear to me that most people's idea of the creationist enterprise has not aged well in the last couple of decades. Many still believe creationism just is "anti-evolutionism," when in reality, that's not the case at all. This week we talk about the difference and try to help folks understand why modern creationists are just trying to be good scientists.
19/03/202210 minutes 55 seconds
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I was wrong about Genesis 6...

Based on a listener question, I thought I would take the time to clarify an issue on which I have changed my view over the past few years. It's a controversial one! Who were the Sons of God in Genesis 6?! In this episode, I discuss what I used to believe, what I NOW believe, and why it's important to admit when you're wrong.
10/03/202213 minutes 29 seconds
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The Art of Making Distinctions

It's SO very important, if we're doing to have meaningful dialogue with anyone, that we learn the careful art of making distinctions and listening well before responding. Why does it matter, and how can we practically do it? That's the subject of this week's episode!
03/03/202212 minutes 20 seconds
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What is the Best Case for Old Age Creationism?

Throughout the "What's with the Age of the Earth" series, we've mostly discussed why I take the young age creationist position. But a philosophically astute listener (and friend of mine!) asked me how I would argue for old age creationism, and I thought I would take him up on the chance to publicly answer that. So, if I were going to make a case for old age creationism, here's how I'd do it. 
27/02/202224 minutes 4 seconds
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The Importance of Believing True Things [REVISITED]

“Let your credo be this: Let the lie come into the world, let it even triumph. But not through me.” – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn These days, it’s harder than ever to get to the bottom of the truth. Unfortunately, relativism is alive and well. And sometimes, it’s downright painful and even deadly to accept the truth. […]
17/02/202233 minutes 14 seconds
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The "Terrifying Possibility" of Young Age Creationism

What would it mean for the world of science if, in fact, the young age creationist hermeneutic is true? That's the question Dr. William Lane Craig ponders in his new book. In this episode, we discuss the comments of a creationist earth scientist, Paul Garner in relation to Dr. Craig's question.
10/02/202212 minutes 21 seconds
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Scientific Evidence for Young Age Creationism

In this final episode of our current series on creation, we take a deeper look at what scientific evidence Christians can appeal to that shows consistency with the biblical data. This one is pretty interesting (and a little) technical, so buckle up!
03/02/202235 minutes 44 seconds
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Creation and the Philosophy of Science

As we continue our series on creation, we begin looking at the "M" in our "A.D.A.M." framework, talking about the many scientific evidences available to creationists. Before diving in, we first look at the philosophy of science and why I believe creationists deserve a seat at the table.
27/01/202238 minutes
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A Truly Risen Savior and the Age of Creation

You might be surprised to learn that your view of creation has implications for even the death and resurrection of Jesus. In this episode, we continue the "What's with the Age of the Earth" series and discuss why a physically resurrected Savior depends upon a physically existent Adam.
20/01/202221 minutes 17 seconds
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Death Before the Fall?

One of the BIGGEST questions surrounding the "age of the earth" issue relates to whether or not God would have created a world in which death, disease, suffering, and bloodshed exist. In this episode, we will tackle this issue clearly and biblically and attempt to gain a better understanding of the implications.Mentioned: Bill Barrick YouTube Series
13/01/202231 minutes 48 seconds
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Creation & The Accuracy of the Biblical Account

In this episode, we are beginning to dive deep into the question of why creationists are so passionate about...well, creation! The accuracy of the biblical account could be at stake, and that is no light matter. Join me and Emily as we discuss this important issue!
06/01/202252 minutes 56 seconds
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How do we know which behaviors are “holy” for a Christian?

Is it ALWAYS clear what is wrong or right for a Christian? There really do seem to be gray areas... how do we navigate those in a way that is honoring to the Lord and consistent with biblical teaching? Let's talk about it!Decision Making Book
30/12/20218 minutes 36 seconds
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Creationism, Uniformitarianism, and the History of Science

Did you know that thinking scientifically in terms of long ages and deep time is actually a construct developed only within the last few hundred years? Prior to then, almost everyone accepted the biblical account of earth history as fact! Here's why that's important.
23/12/202134 minutes 43 seconds
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What’s with the Age of the Earth?

In this episode, Emily and I discuss the age of the earth. This is part 1 of what will be a multi-part series discussing the age of the earth. What are the different views and the differences between them? That's what we cover in this episode!Links mentioned: https://www.steveschramm.com/gap-theory/
16/12/202129 minutes 18 seconds
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The Biggest Question

In this episode, Emily and I tackle the BIGGEST question of all: Why ANYTHING?! Why this HUGE universe, and little bitty "us"? How DID God create? Is the universe young or old, and why? We discuss all of these questions and more!
09/12/202143 minutes 1 second
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Why Does Heaven Sound So Boring?

OK - what's the deal with heaven? Can we address the elephant in the room? Heaven -- at least in the way most people think about it -- sounds kinda boring. Fortunately, the biblical teaching about heaven paints a different picture, which Emily and I discuss in this episode. 
02/12/202138 minutes 44 seconds
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!
25/11/202144 seconds
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God is Merciful [Teaching Sermon]

This episode is a Wednesday night sermon taught during our "God Is" series. In this message, we look at the concept of mercy, which often has "middle child syndrome" between the grace and judgment of God.
18/11/202141 minutes 36 seconds
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Coexist, or Contradict? [Conversation Series]

In our pluralistic society, it's easy to get sucked into the idea that all religions can "coexist" with one another, in the sense they can all be true (or at least carry some significant measure of truth value). In this episode, we talk about how Emily struggled with this throughout her time in college and how Christians can respond to this claim.
11/11/202138 minutes
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Does Prayer REALLY Matter? [Conversation Series]

Hello my friends! In this week's conversation with Emily, we take a dive into Molinism; or, the view that God's sovereignty is compatible with the free will of man in a meaningful way. I can't wait for you to listen in!
04/11/202128 minutes 39 seconds
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Why Did God Create Us? [Conversation Series]

Have you ever wondered why God bothered to create us at all? I mean, if God does not need us, why go through all of the trouble? As we discuss the episode, the reality is the beautiful truth that God's love and desire for family transcends even the depths of our sin.
28/10/202136 minutes 53 seconds
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Questioning God, Witnessing, and Speaking THE Truth [Conversation Series]

Welcome back to the podcast! In this episode, we are starting a conversation series with my friend Emily! We talk about lots of things including questioning God, the right way to share your faith, and the idea that Truth is like a medicine label, not like ice cream. Enjoy!
21/10/202141 minutes 40 seconds
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The Importance of Believing True Things

“Let your credo be this: Let the lie come into the world, let it even triumph. But not through me.” – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn These days, it’s harder than ever to get to the bottom of the truth. Unfortunately, relativism is alive and well. And sometimes, it’s downright painful and even deadly to accept the truth. We are commanded by Jesus, though, to live in the truth. And in this week’s episode, we are going to take a look at holding a firm commitment to true things, even in the face of a backwards culture.   The post The Importance of Believing True Things appeared first on Steve Schramm Ministries.
14/05/202133 minutes 14 seconds
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The One Question Critics of a Literal Genesis Need to Answer

When it comes to the very first chapters of the Bible, there is no shortage of disagreement about the meaning. Some, like myself, think that Moses wrote these early chapters and that he intended to teach God’s creation of the world in terms of six, literal, 24 hour days. Others believe that while he did write that, that is not what he intended to teach. Still others believe that’s not even what he wrote—or that he wasn’t even the writer! So I have one simple question for those who take a view other than my own. Listen in to this week’s episode to find out what it is. The post The One Question Critics of a Literal Genesis Need to Answer appeared first on Steve Schramm Ministries.
08/05/202119 minutes 6 seconds
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God’s Word Builds God’s Church

In our day and age, it’s common to hear that people are no longer interested in church. After all, many churches are having to resort to gimmicks in order to even get people in the door! But I wonder if the problem is of a different nature entirely? That’s the subject of this week’s episode. I hope you enjoy! The post God’s Word Builds God’s Church appeared first on Steve Schramm Ministries.
01/05/202121 minutes 20 seconds
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The Power of Subjectivity

In our pursuits to be careful and skilled apologists, I think we often get concerns relative to objectivity and subjectivity out of balance. Don’t get me wrong—the distinction is vitally important, but we must remember that our own subjective stories about how the gospel impacted us are, for some people, going to be more persuasive than arguments and evidence. Full Transcript: All right. My friends, it’s been a little while since we have been able to connect, but I had something on my mind that I just wanted to go ahead and share with you this week. And that is about the power of subjectivity. Now there’s a reason why I want to talk about this. And I think it’s pretty important over in against a, a thought stream that appears in apologetics conversations quite a bit, and it’s an important thought stream. But there is the other side of it that sometimes as people who are really interested in apologetics, we can drift o
24/04/202116 minutes 1 second
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RANT: Creation Frustration

Young age creationists may be some of the most misunderstood people in Christendom. In this week’s episode, we discuss some of the core differences that surround the divide. Recently, a Facebook friend of mine (and good brother in Christ) raised a startling proposition: Should one be compelled by Scripture to take a young age view of world history, it would be preferable to regard the Bible as teaching error. Now, there’s some context to this (which we discuss at length in the episode), but is this really the best path to take? Is the evidence for an old earth SO untouchable that we should regard the Bible as teaching error if we are compelled it teaches otherwise? Listen in to this week’s episode here to hear my response: https://www.steveschramm.com/rant-creation-frustration/ Enduring Together, Steve The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.steveschramm.com/ran
31/12/202026 minutes 43 seconds
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Join the Bible Nerd Society!

Why subscribe?The Bible Nerd Society is a group of intensely passionate Bible-believers. We explore the world of the Bible, endeavor to fall more in love with Jesus every day, and build a thoughtful defense for the Christian worldview. We study topics including biblical studies, theology, Christian apologetics, creation science, and philosophy.Here’s the Truth of the MatterThese days, information is being manipulated and censored. It is harder than ever to gain a fair hearing on the world’s most popular platforms, and support is waning for writers and content creators trying to make a difference in God’s world. While I’m under no delusion that I have all of the answers, I know that God has given me the zeal and skill of teaching and instructing others in the nerdalicous aspects of the faith.Are you a Bible Nerd?To be frank—I am here to start a movement. A retaliation against Bible boredom. A look into the true worldview of the Bible
05/12/20206 minutes 53 seconds
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The Rejected Messiah (John 1:10-11)

One of the most poignant ideas found in the Bible is the theme of rejection of the Messiah. But the blow is worsened by the fact that, in a biblical worldview, rejection of the Messiah is inextricably linked with rejection of the Creator of the cosmos. Much like the son who sits in the lap of his father while slapping his face, or the man with the saw tirelessly sawing away at the very branch holding him firmly to the tree, mankind rejects his maker. We are going to look at these rejection motifs in today’s episode of the Bible Nerd Podcast. Here’s the link to the episode: https://www.steveschramm.com/the-rejected-messiah/ Enduring Together, Steve The post The Rejected Messiah (John 1:10-11) appeared first on Steve Schramm Ministries.
04/12/202037 minutes 7 seconds
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Jesus, the Life and the Light (John 1:4-9)

In the Book of John, we are introduced to the Word, who we find out is also the Creator. John continues his logic in denoting that, within the Word, is life. And, whatever that “life” is, it is also the light of men. While these are familiar verses of Scripture, what may be unfamiliar to you is the deep theological connection these concepts share with the Hebrew Bible. In this episode of the Bible Nerd Podcast, we’ll take a deep dive into these verses of Scripture to uncover the essence and importance of John’s mission as the witness of the Light. Here’s the link: https://www.steveschramm.com/jesus-the-life-and-the-light Enduring Together, Steve The post Jesus, the Life and the Light (John 1:4-9) appeared first on Steve Schramm Ministries.
18/11/202055 minutes 37 seconds
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Jesus as Creator—and Sustainer—Of All Things (John 1:3)

When we think of the name “Jesus” any number of images immediately come to mind. We think of Jesus as the One who died for us. We think of him as the Lord of all and Savior-King. We think of him as the baby, lying in a manger, wrapped in swaddling clothes. But what rarely crosses our minds is a startling truth about Jesus that the Bible is anything but silent about. In fact, it’s central to John’s theology and grounds his arguments in the entire first chapter of his book. The fact is—Jesus is the creator and he is the sustainer of all things, visible and invisible. As we continue in our John series, we are looking at this aspect of Jesus, the Word, and how other biblical authors “hyperlinked” back to this theme. Here’s the link to listen in: https://www.steveschramm.com/jesus-creator-sustainer/ Enduring Together, Steve The post <a
12/11/202022 minutes 51 seconds
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Jesus, the Word (John 1:1-2)

John chapter 1 introduces us to the Person of Jesus…as the Second Person of the Trinity: The Word.In Greek, the word is logos, meaning “word” or “message.”When we endeavor to dive deeper into the text, we find some amazing things, including: How the trinity solves the most ancient and fundamental philosophical problem known to man. An explicit articulation of multiplicity in the godhead. The relation of, yet distinctions between, the Word and the Wisdom of God (a common Old Testament theme). In this brand new series on the podcast, we are taking a deep dive into the book of John.This is an amazing book…It teaches a high Christology and goes deep into the nature, role, and person of the Christ…and yet, it is written from the intimate perspective of none other than John, the Beloved.In this podcast episode, after some brief announcements, we explore John 1:1-2 together and begin to unpack some of th
05/11/202039 minutes 48 seconds
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My approach to apologetics

A recent question from a reader of mine sparked the idea that it may be time to bring up the issue of apologetics methodology again… Here is something insightful that my friend Jonathan had to say: I see then the value of tearing down false authorities which compete with God’s Word—it is fairly simple to show that, taken in isolation, human logic &amp; evidence-based methods are inadequate as means of judging the truth of God &amp; His Word. If I’m not mistaken, the real challenge which confronts the unbeliever is not a lack of information, but a lack of righteousness (as Voddie Baucham likes to say). The unbeliever needs to recognize his sinful rebellion against the Creator and submit to God’s authority. Only when he admits that he’s living in God’s world will his mind be properly oriented to examine the evidence. That much is clear to me, but it’s difficult to share that with an unsaved coworker, for instance. “Repent, or we can’t properly talk about evidence” doesn’
06/10/202023 minutes 24 seconds
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Be Kind. No, like, Actually.

We often see t-shirts, signs, and other paraphernalia promoting biblically based concepts… That have been ripped entirely of their biblical context and used to promote unbiblical ideas. While this is unfortunate, it happens ALL the time. What can be done? Promoting real, biblical kindness. Listen to this week’s Bible Nerd Podcast for more: https://www.steveschramm.com/be-kind-no-like-actually/ Enduring Together, Steve The post Be Kind. No, like, Actually. appeared first on Steve Schramm Ministries.
29/09/202015 minutes 12 seconds
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What we love, we’ll defend

When we really love something, it’s not hard to defend it. For example: Your family. Wouldn’t you defend your family if they were being falsely accused or afflicted? Your freedom. When push comes to shove, many of us stand and fight for the freedom we enjoy here in America. Your friends. You wouldn’t let your friends go without a defense if they needed you to step up. What about the Bible though? Do you love—and know it—well enough to defend it? Here’s the link to listen: www.SteveSchramm.com/love-defend Enduring Together, Steve The post What we love, we’ll defend appeared first on Steve Schramm Ministries.
22/09/20209 minutes 14 seconds
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Creationist Cancel Culture

Have you ever heard of cancel culture? It’s a shame that this thinking has often drifted into the church. In this episode of the Bible Nerd Podcast, I spend a couple minutes dealing with an example I’ve seen of creationist “cancel culture” and what we can do to be biblically faithful all while avoiding a bad attitude. Here’s the link: https://www.steveschramm.com/creationist-cancel-culture Enduring Together, Steve The post Creationist Cancel Culture appeared first on Steve Schramm Ministries.
15/09/202011 minutes 28 seconds
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Another Update (And Talking About Door Demons)

Hello, friends! It has been a short while since our last time together, and I wanted to pop in for a few moments to give an update, some announcements, and share with you a message I gave recently at church. Here are some important highlights/links you may want to know about: The podcast IS coming back. I am still taking a hiatus, but the question is definitely NOT, “Are you coming back?” I certainly am. I recently released a physical version of my book, God, the Great Commission, and You. Here’s the Amazon link. I recently was asked to participate in a series of discussions with The Mentionables surrounding the topic of deconversion. It was an awesome and fruitful time (not mention close to six hours of Bible nerdery). You can find those discus
25/08/20201 hour 2 minutes 49 seconds
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A SUPER Exciting Update About the Podcast

Hey guys! I sure hope this finds you doing well. If you’ve been listening along to the Bible Nerd Podcast for awhile and following along here on the blog, I want to say THANK YOU so much! I have an update for you—it’s less than 5 minutes, so be sure to take a listen below. Thanks! The post A SUPER Exciting Update About the Podcast appeared first on Steve Schramm Ministries.
22/07/20205 minutes 35 seconds
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Evangelism and Exponential Growth

As Christians, a primary concern of ours ought to be the evangelism of the lost. This has always been a particularly difficult idea for me, though, because I am certainly an introverted person and do have difficulty connecting with others in spontaneous encounters. I have written about this before here, and even wrote a book that deals with this in more depth. Suffice it to say, I believe that there is a place on the spectrum where all personality styles can shine; in other words, there’s no excuse not to be doing evangelism. It just may look a bit different for one person than it does for another. If you’re breathing and you’re a follower of Christ, you have a role to play in his great commission. That’s the bottom line. The Evangelism Crisis
14/07/202034 minutes 44 seconds
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Daniel: A Portrait of Prayer, Power, and Prophecy

We’re changing it up this week a little bit on the blog and podcast. Below you’ll find a detailed outline I used when I taught an overview of the Book of Daniel. The podcast will be a teaching discussion of this outline, so feel free to read the outline as if it were a blog post, but the most beneficial would undoubtedly be to hear the podcast discussion on this one. Many blessings!   WRITER:  The authorship and dating of Daniel are highly controversial, with folks (even Bible-believing Christians) holding various opinions. One primary reason for this is the stunning prophetic accuracy, although many argue on the basis that it appears to include linguistic details from a later time period. The early date (held by most conservative scholars) is the 6th century BC, which would place the book having been written in the time period in which it is set (a reasonable idea). The later date is in the 2nd century BC,
07/07/202054 minutes 32 seconds
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Evolution and Abiogenesis: Different, or the Same?

Although evolution and abiogenesis are two very important parts of the origins conversation, there is often some confusion about how these relate to one another. Are they ultimately the same thing? Is there a distinction? What, if any, is the distinction? Do they relate to one another in some way? These are important questions that we will attempt to answer as we go along. I would like to frame our discussion in terms of the two most common viewpoints with respect to this issue. Typically, the creationist will make the mistake of conflating these concepts into one. They may say something like, “We know evolution didn’t happen because evolution cannot create life.” Because of its imprecision, as we’ll see, evolutionists take issue with this. On the other hand, the evolutionist will say something like, “Abiogenesis i
30/06/202027 minutes 40 seconds
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The 5 Contexts of Biblical Interpretation

The below is an excerpt from my upcoming book, How to Fall in Love with The Bible: And Beat Bible Boredom Once and For All. It has been slightly edited and formatted for publishing on the blog. Enjoy! — When we think about “context” there are certain concepts that come to mind involving grammar, genre, literary devices, and other linguistic features. More astute individuals will go even beyond this to include extra-biblical historical referents, where the text is within the larger canon of Scripture (including the surrounding passages), etc. These are all extremely important concepts and should be considered! I believe the context question is even more pervasive than that, though. Theologians choose to think about these things in a variety of ways, so rather than thinking there is a particular method
23/06/202046 minutes 30 seconds
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God in the Garden in the Cool of the Day: A Man, or a Myth?

Genesis 3:6-8 provides a sobering look into the human condition:And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden.This familiar passage records the first instance of human sin—the event that set the downward spiral of the precious creation of God in motion.However, it also creates a theological puzzle for some. The passage here teaches that the Lord was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, looking for Adam. Believe it or not, there’s a l
16/06/202049 minutes 41 seconds
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The Art of the Reductio

The reductio ad absurdum is perhaps one of the most useful and important philosophical arguments. The Latin name given to the argument seeks to accurately describe it—that is, it means to “reduce to absurdity.” The point is easy to grasp, I think. An argument that is self-refuting is one that can be reduced to absurdity. This argument is a favorite among presuppositional apologists because the PA’s point is that non-Christian worldviews all reduce to absurdity. Although it’s tempting, I will refrain from spending too much time making that association here, but instead make a practical application to that end a bit later. So what’s an example of an argument that reduces to absurdity? Consider the following statement: All knowledge is derived from the use of the five senses.But there’s a problem. The statement makes a knowledge claim which
09/06/202040 minutes 56 seconds
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Who are the “gods” of Psalm 82?

I’ve recently been in a discussion with a friend of mine (and faithful reader of the blog!) about the divine council worldview. Among other things, we discussed concerns about the “gods” of Psalm 82. Here it is in its entirety: God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; He judgeth among the gods. How long will ye judge unjustly, And accept the persons of the wicked? Selah. Defend the poor and fatherless: Do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy: Rid them out of the hand of the wicked. They know not, neither will they understand; They walk on in darkness: All the foundations of the earth are out of course. I have said, Ye are gods; And all of you are children of the most High. But ye shall die like men, And fall like one of the princes. Arise, O God, judge the earth: For thou shalt inherit all nations.There seem to be three primary ways of understanding this who the “gods” are in th
02/06/20201 hour 8 minutes 42 seconds
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What is Ministry?

What is ministry? The word “ministry” has a variety of contexts, and I think it’s something quite often misunderstood. There’s a danger in thinking you are not really in ministry unless you are serving full time in a pastoral position. I think this is quite mistaken thinking. It is true that certain people are called by God to do specific tasks that we often associate with “ministry”—however, as we’ll discuss below there’s much more to it than that. More Than Professional Right off the bat, it seems clear to me that ministry is something that goes beyond being a pastor, elder, or deacon for a local church. The word most often translated “ministry” in the New Testament is diakonia. It appears 34 times and in a variety o
26/05/202031 minutes 42 seconds
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Do Miracles Happen?

Note: This post makes mention of Ravi Zacharias. It is with a heavy heart that I must acknowledge a tragic independent report concerning evidence of sexual abuse and predatory behavior on the part of Ravi Zacharias. This man was a huge inspiration to me, as is evident from reading my blog, and the news was more than heart shattering. Some ministries leaders have come to the conclusion that removing articles about and references to Ravi is the right move; I have come to a different conclusion, and here is why: Though I cannot begin go to imagine the grief or pain of those Ravi hurt and the emotional toll of his behavior, it is also the case that to discredit a piece of information due to the character of the source of such behavior is to commit the genetic fallacy. If I quote or mention Ravi, it is because I bel
19/05/202027 minutes 37 seconds
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How Can I Know I’m Saved?

Without a doubt, one of the most important questions one can ask is, “How can I know I’m saved?” In many ways, this is the most basic question a person can ask! And yet, the question is actually quite complex. There are words to define, concepts to explore, and beliefs to espouse before one can really have a satisfactory answer. As we explore a biblical answer to this question, it may be as good a time as any to reflect honestly on your answer. Saved? Most of us grow up with the notion that there is a salvation “event” that takes place in our lives. Do I still believe that today? My answer would be yes, but it’s complicated. Ephesians 1:3-4 seem
12/05/202034 minutes 51 seconds
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On Lydia McGrew’s Maximal Data Approach to Presenting the Resurrection of Jesus

We’re just off the heels of another Easter season, which should be a favorite time of year for all Christians. I know it is one of mine! We not only get to celebrate our Savior’s Passion for us, but we are presented with new opportunities to present it in the public arena. I spent the other day listening to debates, lectures, and Q&amp;A sessions around the Resurrection of Jesus. One such presentation from none other than Dr. Lydia McGrew, one of the smartest and sweetest Christian ladies and philosophers I know, touted a “Maximal Data” approach to arguing for the truthfulness of the New Testament accounts of the death and resurrection of Jesus. (I mean, I don’t know that many smart, sweet, female Chris
05/05/202022 minutes 5 seconds
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Marriage in the Bible and Sinning Against God

There are multiple references to marriage in the Bible. In fact, many go so far as to say that God invented marriage. Of course, I agree. But so many make the mistaking of thinking marriage is more of a constitutional union. In other words, one is married insofar as they have a piece of paper that declares it to be so. This isn’t necessarily wrong, but it is not the full picture. Early on in my ministry, I wrote about the true definition of marriage: Marriage has nothing to do with love, feelings, emotions, judges, preachers, court documents, soulmates, knots, ribbons, or even wedding ceremonies. Marriage is not horizontal; it is vertical. It is a promise first to God and second to your spo
28/04/202019 minutes 29 seconds
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It’s Wonderful to Be a Bible Nerd

When I first started the podcast (2017!!!) I began with a sharp focus on creationism. Around 50 episodes in, I rebranded to the Steve Schramm Show in order to speak to more broad topics, because I was getting low on time to devote to the ministry and was going to have to stop blogging. At this time, I am able to keep a consistent schedule blogging each week, and my podcast episodes are usually a more in-depth dive into that blog topic, using it as an outline/manuscript and expanding from there. This seems to be working really well, so I am going to keep doing it. I had really good intentions for that last rebrand, but listenership went down almost immediately (despite subject matter staying the same) and, since nobody knows (or cares! LOL) who I am, it always feels weird promoting “The Steve Schramm Show.” That said, I am announcing a new rebrand of the podcast today. Again, the subject matter is the same: Creation, theology, apologetics, biblical studies. But
25/04/20205 minutes 31 seconds
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Should Christians Study the Hebrew and Greek Texts of the Bible Today?

God’s Word is, no doubt, the most influential book that has ever been written—and it was written in Hebrew and Greek—not English. Even the concept itself is striking. The God who created the universe wants to communicate with us, and used the written word to do it. It should not come as a shock that much time, money, and effort is given to the process of discovering the accurate reading and understanding of biblical texts. Of course, those resources are not limited to the discovery of God’s Word, but the availability of it as well. That is, translating and disseminating God’s Word across the nations of the world. In the Western World, the predominant language is English. There is a rich history of English tradition when it comes to translations of the Bible. Without
21/04/202024 minutes 27 seconds
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Atheism and the Problem of Bad Theology

Part of the problem when sharing your faith with biblical skeptics is that, more often than not, they have little training in biblical theology, which often results in their having a bad theology. Some of them have plenty of training, but little thoughtfulness. In other words, rather than approaching the Bible charitably, they usually assume the truth of whatever theological narrative fits their narrative. I’ve seen this in various groups of people: Those who used to profess to be Christians but have now “deconstructed” Those who spend lots of time learning about Christianity from atheist YouTubers Those who are looking for any opportunity to cast a negative light on the God
14/04/202040 minutes 51 seconds
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SPECIAL EDITION: Evidence for the Resurrection

This week, I’m excited to release this special edition of the podcast, which features an interview between myself and a friend of mine, Aaron Simpkins, on the True Strength Life podcast. We had a fabulous discussion about the evidence for the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. It’s Easter season, and for many of us, this is a time in history unlike any we’ve ever seen. And in a time when many are seeking hope and desperate to find it, I am so thankful that Jesus is who he is and did what he did. He is the hope of the nations. If you’ve never heard the strong historical evidence in favor of the resurrection before, or, if it’s been a while and you just need a refresher, I think you’ll really enjoy this one. The post <a rel="nofollow"
11/04/20201 hour 58 minutes 43 seconds
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What Does it Mean to Call on the Name of the Lord?

“The name of the Lord” is a phrase used throughout Scripture by multiple different authors. I wonder if we truly grasp what it really means, though, to call upon his name? I get the sense that this is one of those ideas that has been cliché in Christian culture, such that its true meaning and/or significance is actually lost among those who are familiar with it. The author of a popular-level book based on her exciting contribution to the scholarly theological literature, Bearing God’s Name, relayed the following in an interview: My dissertation was on the command not to take the Lord’s name in vain, which is how mos
07/04/202017 minutes 59 seconds
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Reading the Bible may be a bad thing. Here’s why.

When it comes to reading the Bible, there is no shortage of optional plans, methods, and routines to choose from. But what if your version of reading the Bible is not contributing to your Christian growth, and stunting it instead? I have little doubt that, growing up, you received advice that sounded something like: Read your Bible cover to cover once per year. Every morning read another few verses. Et cetera. This always seemed challenging to me. And though I have done it a few times now, somehow, I never quite felt like I did enough. There was always one more day to go, and it really felt more like a chore to slog through than it should have. These days, I’m becoming less and less convinced that this advice was sound. Reading the Bible straight through with
31/03/202028 minutes 50 seconds
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What Makes Having Kids Worth It? A Biblical Answer to the Wrong Question.

While reading the response to a question on Quora a while back, another user’s question caught my eye. What makes having kids worth it?, the questioner asked. My first inclination was to think, what kind of question is that?! But as I thought deeper, it became clear that this question is quite revealing about the current state of our culture. In our world, kids are treated as though they are an inconvenience. They are an “add-on” that some parents find nice to have, and others would rather not. Some Christian parents have children merely because of cultural compulsion, but treat them and discipline them according to their own convenience. Dr. Tedd Trip explains: Some parents have no noble goal at all; they simply want to control their children. These parents want their children to mind, to behave, to be go
24/03/202018 minutes
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Don’t Be Afraid to Go Against the Grain—That’s What Jesus Did

For Christmas, I received an awesome Zox wristband. (By the way, these things rock, and each purchase provides a YEAR of clean water to someone living in need.) One side of the wristband has a neat wood/orange pattern. The other side says, “Against the Grain.” As I looked down at that wristband one day, it occurred to me that, as Christians, this is exactly what we ought to do. Unfortunately, we live in a world of identity politics. The way you are treated by those wishing to promote this system is not based on ideology and ultimate truth, but on skin color, socio-economic status, etc. The dangers of such an idea cannot be understated. Why? Because all are one in Christ. That is, there are really only two gro
17/03/20206 minutes 42 seconds
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What is the Nature of Conversion?

As it turns out, many Christians are confused about how and what happens when a person “gets saved.” This is Christianese language we’re all used to using, but sometimes, it can be hard to communicate to others what we mean. I’ve dealt with the distinctness of Christian salvation here. In this piece, I’d like to discuss three elements of salvation. When does conversion take place in a person’s life? What evidence will be demonstrated when this happens? For how long is a person saved? First An unfortunate, yet common mistake many Christians make is expecting others to conform their moral ideals to ours. According to the Bible, this is not possible. Actually, there’s quite an inte
10/03/202011 minutes 19 seconds
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Beauty in God’s Creation w/ Pat Mingarelli

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” But what if that were not so? God, our Creator, is beautiful. And so is his creation. To talk about the objectivity of beauty, I’ve brought on a good friend of mine, nature photographer, and creation enthusiast, Pat Mingarelli. Pat has written articles for us before on the site (here and here) and I thought his would be an awesome perspective to hear on Creation Conversations. Enjoy this interview as we discuss subjects like objective beauty, how nature gives metaphors about the Person of God, and even some practical tips if you want to get started in nature photography. Don’t miss it! Mentioned in the Episode: The Fibonacci Sequence
05/03/20201 hour 20 minutes 21 seconds
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How Could Humans Have Lived to Over 900 Years Old?

The Bible is a book that, oftentimes, lays strange truths before us—at least, truths that are strange to 21st-century eyes. Reactions to these claims vary. Some attempt to shirk their responsibility to accept these claims by finding more comfortable solutions. In 1 Samuel 28, did the witch really divine Samuel unto Saul? I have heard lots of benign attempts at understanding this passage, but why not take it at face value? In the supernatural world we live in (and especially the one the biblical writers introduce us to), it’s absolutely possible that divine, intelligent evil was responsible for the witchcraft the text relays to us here. What about the “magicians” of Pharoah in the Exodus story? Could they really have done the things the text claims, or was it
03/03/202011 minutes 17 seconds
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The Gods Are Real: A Concise Explanation of the Supernatural Meta-narrative of Scripture

The gods are real. This is a shocking truth most Old Testament scholars have come to understand that has not made its way in the pews. The gods of Israel’s ancient Near Eastern neighbors were not literally made of stone, gold, or any other material. Rather, they were real spiritual beings that had a dramatic—and demonic—influence in the lives of their worshippers. If this sounds unlike anything you’ve ever heard, I’m not surprised. However, this idea is not new. It has been buried in the scholarship for decades (or longer). I’ve alluded to it in recent posts, and since I’ll probably allude to it often, I’d like to offer a concise explanation of the view here. What is a “God”? The Hebrew word for God or gods is elohim</em
25/02/202014 minutes 50 seconds
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The Foundation of Faith: Jesus, or the Bible?

A common feature of the debate surrounding apologetic methodology involves speculation as to the ground of our Christian belief. We might summarize the question before us this way: Do we believe in Jesus because we believe the Bible, or do we believe the Bible because we believe in Jesus? Ultimately I’m going to take issue with the way the question is phrased, but since this is how it is usually cast, I’ll take some time to work through those questions, first. The Problem and the Tension Those interested in this debate usually take a hard position on either side. If you believe our faith is grounded in God’s Word, you’re likely a <a href="https://www.steveschramm.com/evidenti
18/02/202018 minutes 34 seconds
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How to Handle Dramatic Changes to Your Theology

Having grown up in church all my life, it was not uncommon to hear warnings against the idea of “change.” To be clear, I think those contexts were of righteous intent, and even have a Scriptural basis. If one is convinced that God does not change (Malachi 3:6) and God’s Word never changes (Psalm 119:89), one may rightly conclude that there is a degree of unhealthy change. But that is not to say that all change in one’s position is bad. Actually, I now believe the opposite to be true. If you’re not changing, you’re not growing. Passages such as Hebrews 5:13-14 and 1 Corinthians 3:2 strongly suggest that we must go deeper with God’s Word, which will necessarily lead to a growth in understanding and, quite likely, a change in theology. Assuming now tha
11/02/20209 minutes 28 seconds
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Genesis 1-11 and the “Textbook Myth”

The Bible is not a “scientific textbook”—of that, I’m sure. But it seems to common among critics of young age creation to claim that we think it is. Why is this, and what can we do about it? In this short episode, I try to lay out the real issue here and give some thoughts around how to respond to this claim. Enjoy the show! The post Genesis 1-11 and the “Textbook Myth” appeared first on Steve Schramm Ministries.
06/02/202011 minutes 59 seconds
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Don’t Fear “the Reaper”: Why Young Earth Creationists Can—and Should—Embrace the Ancient Near-Eastern Background of the Bible

Due to what I consider to be a misuse of ancient Near-Eastern (ANE) backgrounds among evangelical scholars in recent years, many young age creationists have steered clear of broaching this topic. This, I believe, is an error. The Problem, Explained So the first issue is this: Some scholars and a great deal more popularizers are advancing the idea that the historical background of the biblical writers has so much of an effect on the text that, in some cases, it can mean nearly anything we want it to with respect to certain issues. Broadly (and doctrinally) speaking, this could come to bear on things like: The nature, length, and order of creation. The real meaning of redempti
04/02/20209 minutes 45 seconds
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Young Earth Claims ≠ Flat Earth Claims

Have you ever heard the idea that it’s just as ridiculous—if not more so—to believe in a flat earth than a young earth? Or, that these two are somehow claims of equal proportions? Recently, a blogger who affirms evolutionary creationism took it upon himself (with some help) to produce a parody blog of Dr. Danny Faulkner’s, in which it was implied that the same claims could be made for a young earth as Faulkner makes for a flat earth, thereby refuting his own position. . I think this notion is terribly false, and is contradicted by at least three lines of evidence. Find out what they are and how to respond to this challenge in this week’s episode! The post Young Earth Claims ≠ Flat Earth Claims appeared first on Steve Schramm Ministries.
30/01/202021 minutes 20 seconds
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Is the Gap Theory Biblical? Refuting James Knox on the “Gap Fact.”

Although it’s not held widely by biblical scholars today, many are compelled to believe that the Bible teaches a view that would reconcile a recent view of humanity with an ancient view of the universe.1 There are numerous variations, but it is most commonly known as The Gap Theory (GT).2 I’d like to devote some time to a version of this which has recently come to my atten
28/01/202055 minutes 39 seconds
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The Neanderthal Problem

How do Neanderthals fit into a biblical worldview? Are cavemen, stone tools, hunter/gatherer lifestyles a threat to a biblically sound, young age creationist viewpoint? I don’t think so. Here’s why! Enjoy the show! Click here for more on Neanderthals. The post The Neanderthal Problem appeared first on Steve Schramm Ministries.
23/01/202016 minutes 2 seconds
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Christianity makes strong claims! And that’s a good thing.

In general, I am a fan of making modest claims. That is, the less I have to commit myself to in defense of a position, the better! Not only does this give me an advantage in the conversation because I don’t have to work hard defending things I’m either not sure about or would rather not muddy with dialogue with, but it also forces my interlocutor to think more carefully. It gives me control. However, this is a luxury that is hard to come by with respect to whether or not Christianity is ultimately true. The kicker is, I believe that’s actually a very good thing. Here’s why. Christianity Deals in Reality There is a popular book by Dr. Michael Heiser that has been circulating for a few years now called The Unseen Realm. It’s a great book, but that’s beside my poi
21/01/20209 minutes 5 seconds
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Why Sin is Bad

The other night at men’s small group, we began discussing sin and its consequences. I spoke up because something occurred to me in a unique way that I thought would be valuable for the group. Namely, why is it that sin is actually bad anyway? So in this week’s episode we discuss the concept of sin. We look at what sin is, what sin is not, and why it matters. Enjoy the show! The post Why Sin is Bad appeared first on Steve Schramm Ministries.
16/01/202011 minutes 58 seconds
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Snobs for Christ: On Intellectual Snobbery in the Church

I can only be honest—this week’s post will likely be a bit of a rant. I am really tired of educated people thinking they have a monopoly on truth. (How’s that for a loaded statement?) Ok, so there’s nothing wrong with education. Nor is there anything wrong with having the truth. What’s wrong is when someone thinks they have the truth in virtue of their specific education. It’s really sad how often I see this kind of thing within Christian circles. Brothers and sisters will absolutely lambaste each other not on the merits of their claims, but on the mere contents of their view! We have the necessary ability to make distinctions. We can understand the difference between orthodoxy, heterodoxy, and heresy. We very clearly, in most cases, distingui
14/01/202015 minutes 30 seconds
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Creation Conversations: Adam or Death — Which Came First? w/ Dr. Stephen Lloyd

Dr. Stephen Lloyd I love to discuss the topic of creationism; both the science and theology of it are simply fascinating to me. In fact, I love it so much that I have decided to create a special edition of S3 that focuses in on the creation discussion, called Creation Conversations. This week is the first episode of these special edition podcasts. I invited on a friend from across the pond, Stephen Lloyd, to kick us off. The goal of the discussion was to give an overview of what young age creationists teach and believe. It’s to really discuss why we feel this is an important issue. Stephen works part-time as a Researcher and Lecturer for the Biblical Creation Trust and is also pastor of Hope Church, Gravesend. He studied Materials Science at the University of Cambridge and became a Royal Society University Research Fellow. Steve also has a Diploma in Theology an
02/01/20202 hours 31 minutes 10 seconds
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Why Fight for Free Will? w/ Tim Stratton

Tim Stratton One of the most important internal discussions I think Christians can have involves whether or not we have been endowed with free will by our Creator. I think that we have been, but not everyone agrees. Sadly, though, I do think an important dimension to this discussion is often overlooked: The question of why. Why does it matter whether or not we have free will? Why even have this discussion? To answer that question (and a few more!), I brought on my good friend Tim Stratton. Tim is the founder of FreeThinking Ministries, where he regularly writes, speaks, podcasts, and creates videos promoting the truth of the Christian worldview. He’s well-known for his work discussing classic arguments for God’s existence and—most relevant to our discussion today—various issues surrounding the sovereignty of God and the free will of man. I hope you enjoy our conversation! Links: <a href=
26/12/20191 hour 9 minutes 41 seconds
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The Power of Asking Good Questions

Many times, good questions are the best way to get to the bottom of what people believe. Since we don’t have access to their hearts, we need to pry, probe, and ask them to prove why what they believe is true, lest we get caught having to give reasons for claims we haven’t even made! So what are some of the advantages of asking questions, and how can we work them into practical conversation? That’s what we’re discussing in this episode of the show. The post The Power of Asking Good Questions appeared first on Steve Schramm Ministries.
05/12/201932 minutes 53 seconds
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Introducing Theology on the Road

I am BEYOND excited to announce a new podcast from our ministry called Theology on the Road! Links: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify PocketCasts I hope you’ll join me on this adventure!   The post Introducing Theology on the Road appeared first on Steve Schramm Ministries.
05/10/201926 minutes 7 seconds
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103: Part 2 – What is Young Earth Creationism?

The other week I was privileged to be interviewed by David Pallman for his new YouTube channel, Faith Because of Reason. In this interview, I was given the opportunity to share young age creationism with an audience of folks who mostly disagree with it, and even believe it is harmful for the church. No matter where you land on this issue, as you listen to this interview, I will you will be encouraged and motivated to learn more about it. So this is part 2 of my interview with David Pallman on young age creationism. Enjoy the show! The post 103: Part 2 – What is Young Earth Creationism? appeared first on Steve Schramm Ministries.
19/09/201947 minutes 37 seconds
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102: Part 1 – What is Young Earth Creationism?

The other week I was privileged to be interviewed by David Pallman for his new YouTube channel, Faith Because of Reason. In this interview, I was given the opportunity to share young age creationism with an audience of folks who mostly disagree with it, and even believe it is harmful for the church. No matter where you land on this issue, as you listen to this interview, I will you will be encouraged and motivated to learn more about it. So this is part 1 of my interview with David Pallman on young age creationism. Enjoy the show! The post 102: Part 1 – What is Young Earth Creationism? appeared first on Steve Schramm Ministries.
12/09/201947 minutes 51 seconds
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101: Does Young Age Creationism Destroy the Faith of Young Christians?

A fairly recent article written by a well-known apologist claims that young age creationism destroys the faith of young people, but I think his claim is misguided and wrongheaded. What does the Bible say about the nature of faith? When we examine closely, it appears faith is never actually an intellectual problem—rather, it’s a moral/spiritual problem. A person may choose to blame intellectual difficulty and ideas like young age creationism for their unbelief, but I believe the Bible grounds unbelief in something much more foundational than that. In this episode, I’ll discuss why I think young age creationism is not what causes folks to leave/reject Christianity and attempt to offer a more biblical answer. — Thanks so much for listening. Please subscribe and share on Apple Podcasts! Also, please consid
22/08/201913 minutes 41 seconds
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100: The Glory and Enjoyment of God

What is the chief end of man? According to the Westminster Shorter Catechism, “Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and enjoy him forever.” But what does that mean for us? The Bible is clear (see Revelation 4:11) that we are created for God and his glory. Thus, we can only be truly human by coming into a personal relationship with the One who created us. In this 100th episode of the show, we reflect a bit on the goodness of God and what it means to be created in his image, for his glory, and to our everlasting enjoyment and satisfaction. — Thanks so much for listening. Please subscribe and share on Apple Podcasts! Also, please consider donating to become a financial Partner of the ministry. God Bless! The post 100: The Glory and Enjoyment of God</
01/08/201915 minutes 40 seconds
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099: Not Convinced ≠ No Evidence

When evaluating the evidence for Christian truth claims, many skeptics assert there simply is no evidence. What can we make of such an assessment? When folks talk about evidence (whether atheist, Christian, or otherwise), they often make the mistake of relegating the objective to the subjective. By understanding what evidence actually is, one can avoid the error of reducing reality to mere psychological misunderstanding. Listen in to this podcast as we discuss both the nature of evidence and why it would be inappropriate to say there is no evidence for something you are merely not convinced is true. (Make sure to click here or enter your info below to get today’s free lesson handout!) — Thanks so much for listening. Please subscribe and share on Apple Podcasts
25/07/201928 minutes 24 seconds
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098: Read the Text for Yourself!

What’s the best way to know exactly what truths God meant to convey in his Word? Read the text! It’s easy in a world full of scholarly opinion to rest on the laurels of those you trust as faithful interpreters, but scholars have competing opinions, and you should be ready and able to adjudicate between them. By having thought through the context, historical setting, and genre of a given passage, you are much more likely to gain an accurate understanding of what a text meant to its original readers, and, therefore, its objective meaning. Here’s a suggested way of remembering this truth: The Text is where the Truth is found. Listen in to this week’s episode as I develop that thought and give some practical application on understanding truths from the Bible. — Thanks so much for listening. Please subscribe and share on Apple Podca
18/07/201923 minutes 42 seconds
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097: Responding to an Internet Atheist Tirade

The Christian faith is robust and able to withstand even the most challenging of attacks. But some attacks are really only challenging prima facie (at face value). A deeper dive reveals that many challenges are so superficial they hardly require a defense. In this week’s episode, we spend some time making the case for Christians to hold a more studied and rational faith. Then, we examine a recent atheist tirade I encountered and show how his questions—while seemingly difficult for the average Christian—fall down flat after a moment’s reflection. Enjoy the show! Thanks so much for listening. Please subscribe and share on Apple Podcasts! Also, please consider donating to become a financial Partner of the ministry. God Bless! The post
11/07/201946 minutes 48 seconds
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096: Remembrance

It’s the 4th of July here in America—a day we celebrate our independence as a nation. And, for Christians, a day to remember how good God is to us to live in the country we do. In my Bible reading I recently came across Exodus 13:8–9 which reads: And thou shalt shew thy son in that day, saying, This is done because of that which the LORD did unto me when I came forth out of Egypt. And it shall be for a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes, that the LORD’S law may be in thy mouth: for with a strong hand hath the LORD brought thee out of Egypt. In this episode—which breaks a bit from the norm—I give consideration to the concept of “remembrance” both in Hebrew life and in the Christian’s life and finish out with some practical admonition for my fellow brothers and sisters here in the USA.<a href="https://www.steveschramm.com/sss-096/#easy-footnote-bottom-1-3725" title="Although this is a patriotic episode, there is much here to lear
04/07/201918 minutes 58 seconds
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095: Was God’s Original Creation Perfect?

When discussing origins, the claim is often made that God made a “perfect” creation in the beginning. It’s easy to see why many think this, but is it correct? I think the answer is a resounding “no!” Now, if that sounds troublesome to you, then let me invite you to listen in to the episode before casting judgment. In the final analysis, I think you’ll agree with me! But we need to do some careful reflection in order to get there. Thanks for joining us this week! I hope you enjoy the show. ——— Thanks so much for listening. Please subscribe and share on Apple Podcasts! Also, please consider donating to become a financial Partner of the ministry. God Bless! The post 095: Was God’s Original Creation Perfect? appeared first on <a rel="nofo
27/06/201950 minutes 56 seconds
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094: Moral Facts Must Be Grounded

Are moral facts obvious, and if so, can they be accounted for objectively? That’s the question before us in this week’s episode of the Steve Schramm Show. We’ll take a look at what philosophers mean by the notion of “intuition” and make the case that objective moral values and duties do, in fact, exist, and require a metaphysical grounding in order to be meaningful. Then, we answer questions about scientific evidence for God and how Satan was “allowed” to tempt Jesus. This week’s questions: Q: This is a genuine question for Christians: if there is no scientific evidence for a Christian God (or any God for that matter), then what makes you continue to be faithful? Q: How was Satan allowed to tempt Christ when he was in the desert for 40 days? Didn’t Christ, being the son of God, have power over evil? Thanks so much for listening. Please <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-creation
20/06/201944 minutes 26 seconds
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093: (Update 1) William Lane Craig and the Historical Adam

Recently, noted Christian philosopher William Lane Craig announced his next area of study to be the Historical Adam. Dr. Craig is a researcher who is both highly respected and misunderstood by many, so I thought it might be useful and edifying to provide a commentary on his research as he provides updates on it. Our goal is to remain thoughtful and charitable, while taking the time to point out the strengths and weaknesses of his position. Enjoy the show! Mentioned in this lesson: Reasonable Faith — Update on Historical Adam The Book of Genesis — Dr. Bill Barrick Invite us in to speak! — Thanks so much for listen
13/06/201946 minutes 44 seconds
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092: No, Genesis 1 Does Not Answer the Age of the Earth Question

A couple of weeks ago, I interviewed Marc Lambert of the Hey, Pastor! Podcast on how to argue for young age creationism without an appeal to Genesis 1. This was an eye-opening discussion for many, but the question was left open as to what Genesis 1 can actually tell us. So I open this episode with some thoughts about what Genesis tells us given different understandings of its genre, and aim to show that our contention that Genesis 1 by itself does not answer the age of the earth question still stands. This week’s questions:: What is the genetic evidence for Adam and Eve? “The Bible doesn’t tell us the age of the universe!” Mentioned in this lesson: <a href="https://answersingenesis.org/natural-selection/speciation/on-the-origin-of-eukaryotic-species-genotypic-and-phenotypic-diversi
06/06/201959 minutes 7 seconds
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091: 4 Things My Grandmother Taught Me

This week’s episode is a little different. I was recently given the opportunity to share some thoughts at my grandmothers funeral. I wanted to bring these thoughts to you all as well, because I believe many could learn from her life and example. Thanks so much for listening. Please subscribe and share on Apple Podcasts! Also, please consider donating to become a financial Partner of the ministry. God Bless! TRANSCRIPT: My grandmother—Mommom, as I knew her—passed away on Friday, May 10th, 2019. I was asked to speak at her funeral on the following Wednesday just briefly. These are powerful words: In Christ, there are no goodbyes And in
23/05/201912 minutes 6 seconds
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090: So the Next Generation Will Know w/ Dr. Sean McDowell

How do we transfer the Christian faith to Generation Z? While there are lots of resources detailing Gen Z and what to believe about them, there are virtually none which tell how to communicate with them—until now. So the Next Generation Will Know By Dr. Sean McDowell and J. Warner Wallace is a helpful, accessible volume that has the potential to transform your role as a youth pastor, Christian educator, or parent. In the interview, Sean and I discuss some of the most prominent themes in the book, including the most likely reason Gen Z is characterized by depression and loneliness and the tactical approach Sean and J. Warner personally take when training Gen Zers. Listen in now! I know you’ll learn a lot. Mentioned in this lesson: So the Next Generation Will Know <a href="https://www.seanmcd
16/05/201943 minutes 7 seconds
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089: From Jesus to Genesis w/ Marc Lambert

What if we could argue for the age of the earth without ever mentioning Genesis 1? Anyone who regularly argues for the truth of young age creationism will greatly appreciate this helpful lesson from host of the Hey, Pastor! podcast, Marc Lambert. In this episode, Marc begins with Jesus and walks us right back through the Bible’s unbroken chain of history—stopping just short of Genesis 1—to show that we don’t need Genesis 1 to answer the question of age. This is a compelling and fascinating interview with a dear Christian brother that I know you’ll enjoy! Mentioned in this lesson: The Hey, Pastor! Podcast Thanks so much for listening. Please subscribe and share on Apple Podcasts! Also, please consider donating to become a fina
09/05/20191 hour 26 minutes 51 seconds
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088: The Odd Thing About Theistic Evolution

There’s no doubt that theistic evolutionism—or, as their preferred moniker has it—evolutionary creationism, is on the rise. I could give numerous anecdotal reasons for this, but I’m not inclined to opine on the reasons for the wider trend. In this episode, I merely want to speak to the oddity of this trend at such a time as this. It would seem that the more we learn about life at the molecular level, the less Darwin’s theory is able to withstand. And yet, the more the church has hitched up its wagon. I think this is a mistake, and we’ll talk about why in this episode. Then, to wrap up, we answer a question about the life of Jesus and the nature of historical evidence. Mentioned in this lesson: Darwin Devolves Thanks so much for listening. Please subscribe and share on Apple Podcasts!
02/05/201939 minutes 14 seconds
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087: On the Burning of Notre Dame

Recently the news reported of a tragic event that took place in Paris, France—the burning of the beloved Notre Dame Cathedral. While this is tragic, make no mistake, I was a bit unpleasantly surprised by some of the reactions I saw from the Christian community. Have we got to the place where the “building” is esteemed higher than it ought to be? In this episode I begin by giving a few thoughts around that. Then, we answer some questions from Quora about Christianity. This week’s questions: What is it like to shift from a devotional reading of the Bible to more of a historical/critical examination of it? My boyfriend is Muslim. We have been together for four years. Yesterday, he told me he will not marry me unless I become Muslim. I am so in love with him, but I don’t want to be Muslim. What should I do?
25/04/201941 minutes 24 seconds
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086: Darwin Devolves w/ Dr. Michael Behe

Dr. Michael Behe is one of the world’s foremost defenders of Intelligent Design theory—the notion that the biological project is not one of random selection and mutation, but rather, the purposeful arrangement of parts by a superior intelligence. His latest book, Darwin Devolves, takes the latest and best science we have on the molecular level of life and shows how Darwin’s theory is principally unable to account for the biodiversity of life we observe. Moreover, he demonstrates how Darwin’s mechanism does not promote change by evolution, but rather, devolution. Listen in on this fascinating interview as we discuss his research and take about an hour-long stroll through the pages of his book. In this lesson, you’ll learn: Some surprising facts about the history and origin of evolution theory. Why contemporary Darwin skeptics still fail to account for the molecular evidence. H
18/04/20191 hour 19 minutes 55 seconds
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085: Does Everything Happen for a Reason?

In our Christian life, it’s not uncommon to wonder whether every circumstance we endure has been foreordained by God to take place. I, for one, have questioned whether certain things in life were necessary, such as the early death of my father. Strangely, though, I’ve never pondered so deeply about the presence of a hangnail on my finger. Here’s what I’m getting at: When we say everything happens for a reason, do we really mean every thing? I think we can form a biblically-based understanding of the sovereignty of God which preserves the pervasive sovereignty of God, the free will (and responsibility) of man, and the ultimate and immediate purposefulness (according to the will of God) of circumstances in our lives. In this lesson, you’ll learn: Why, though I’m charitable toward those who hold this view, I think theologic
11/04/201935 minutes 49 seconds
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084: Thoughts on “The Quest” by Todd Wood

Few creationists are as misunderstood as biologist and head of the Core Academy of Science, Dr. Todd Wood. Wood is a adamant defender of young age creationism and has completed two books in recent days that help to clarify his position and also share his position with an unlikely audience, theistic evolutionists. In this episode we’re going to be talking about his recent book, The Quest: Exploring Creation’s Hardest Problems. This was an awesome book that, frankly, I feel should be standard reading for any young age creationist. We could learn a lot from Dr. Wood. So while we’ll not cover the book extensively (you have to read it), I will give some of my thoughts and key takeaways from it, as well to share some helpful tips for creationists as we seek to interact with zeal, grace, and a firm commitment to the biblical creation account. Mentioned in this lesson: Todd’s Blog
04/04/201941 minutes 58 seconds
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083: Pop Culture, Emotional Appeals, and the the Leftist Agenda

Like most American families—Christian or not—my wife and I enjoy watching TV. As a culturally concerned Christian parent, however, there’s a need to be on the lookout for bad ideas in just about everything we consume. Sadly, most Christian parents are taken unsuspectingly by advanced marketing tactics that are made to appeal to emotional concerns of theirs, such as their own self-identify, in hopes of achieving political persuasiveness. The 17th Century political activist Andrew Fletcher said, “Let me make the songs of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws.” Hundreds of years ago, Fletcher understood something that most people are not aware of—and thus, not on the lookout for—even today. In this episode of the show I want to unpack something that happened on a recent episode of the TV show, For the People, and explain the marketing tactic that was used to make the emotional appeal. Then, I’ll give you three steps you can use to hel
28/03/201946 minutes 35 seconds
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082: (Part 2) “Your Truth” is Not a Thing

Last week, we began talking about the idea that “you” have a “truth” that allows you to see reality, legitimately, in different terms from someone else. This is a fallacious notion that is ultimately nothing more than relativism in disguise. Unfortunately, the disguise has made it past the defenses of many well-meaning Christians. While last week’s episode focused more on the error, this week, we discuss the likely motivations behind this trend and suggest that the Bible itself offers the proper alternative to accomplishing these “good intentions” as I refer to them. This relativistic error is most noticeable in Christian self-development circles, and I bring a unique perspective to the issue because I do, indeed, highly value personal development. I think there is a biblically consistent philosophy of self-improvement, and it’s found in our union with Christ. Mentioned in this lesson: <a href="
21/03/201942 minutes 19 seconds
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081: (Part 1) “Your Truth” is Not a Thing

There is a huge misunderstanding about the nature of truth in popular Christian circles today. Sadly, a lack of theological precision and the growth of apatheism have contributed greatly to this loss of truth. Many think truth doesn’t exist, and many think that it does but we could never know what it is! These notions are both false. So in this podcast we’re going to unpack a couple of quotes which serve to illiterate these views, and then bring some real clarity to this issue. In this lesson, you’ll learn: The simple definition of truth and why it must be objective. How and why an accurate understanding of reality is escaping even many Christian circles. A look into the motivation behind these ideas and the biblical answer to them. Mentioned in this lesson: <a href="https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/01/06/ocas
14/03/201929 minutes 31 seconds
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080: (Part 2) Fighting for the Unborn: The Pro-Life Case Explained

Last week, we began discussing the importance of the pro-life argument, and how to understand the issue in simple terns. The fact is that arguments for abortion are quite weak, and many stay out of the debate altogether for the fear that they are not well-enough educated on this issue. In this final part of our miniseries, I’ll give a quick defense of the premises that make up the pro-life syllogism: It’s morally wrong to take the life of an innocent human being without proper justification. Abortion takes the life of an innocent human being without proper justification. Therefore, abortion is morally wrong. We’ll also talk about a few of the misleading/inaccurate terms that get thrown around in the abortion discussion. Ultimately, my prayer is that this short series leaves you feeling equipped to begin making the pro-life case. While this doesn’t answer every question or dilemma, it will ge
07/03/201944 minutes 38 seconds
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079: (Part 1) Fighting for the Unborn: The Pro-Life Case Explained

Do you feel mystified by the abortion debate? Does it seem like the world is just devolving into insanity as you fight for what seems to be an obvious human right? Would you like to be able to articulate a defense for the defenseless unborn with clarity and grace? If so, this podcast episode is for you. As Christians, we understand that all human life is intrinsically valuable; that is, from the moment of conception/fertilization, a human baby is growing in the womb of his/her mother, and that human baby has vale in virtue of its humanity. The best science we have today confirms this, and even our most basic moral intuition is that human life is valuable. Nevertheless, this is a complicated issue, and it’s easy to become frustrated. And as I’ve written about recently, I’ve been t
28/02/201927 minutes 19 seconds
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078: (Part 3) A Primer on Polemical Theology

A hot subject of evangelical study today is the relationship between Israel and her ancient Near Eastern neighbors. There are numerous views on this issue. Some say no relationship, some say it’s a deep relationship that means the Bible is another useless myth, and scholars land nearly everywhere in-between. This is far from a settled issue in academia. One scholar, Dr. John Currid, has become known for highlighting an important aspect of this relationship—called “Polemical Theology.” According to Currid, polemical theology is: …the use by biblical writers of the thought forms and stories that were common in ancient Near Eastern culture, while filling them with radically new meaning…The biblical authors take well-known expressions and motifs from the ancient Near Eastern milieu and apply them to the person and work of Yahweh, and not to the other gods of the ancient world. Polemical theology rejects any encroachment of false gods into orthodox belief; there
21/02/201935 minutes 44 seconds
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077: (Part 2) A Primer on Polemical Theology

A hot subject of evangelical study today is the relationship between Israel and her ancient Near Eastern neighbors. There are numerous views on this issue. Some say no relationship, some say it’s a deep relationship that means the Bible is another useless myth, and scholars land nearly everywhere in-between. This is far from a settled issue in academia. One scholar, Dr. John Currid, has become known for highlighting an important aspect of this relationship—called “Polemical Theology.” According to Currid, polemical theology is: …the use by biblical writers of the thought forms and stories that were common in ancient Near Eastern culture, while filling them with radically new meaning…The biblical authors take well-known expressions and motifs from the ancient Near Eastern milieu and apply them to the person and work of Yahweh, and not to the other gods of the ancient world. Polemical theology rejects any encroachment of false gods into orthodox belief; the
14/02/201953 minutes 19 seconds
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076: A Primer on Polemical Theology

A hot subject of evangelical study today is the relationship between Israel and her ancient Near Eastern neighbors. There are numerous views on this issue. Some say no relationship, some say it’s a deep relationship that means the Bible is another useless myth, and scholars land nearly everywhere in-between. This is far from a settled issue in academia. One scholar, Dr. John Currid, has become known for highlighting an important aspect of this relationship—called “Polemical Theology.” According to Currid, polemical theology is: …the use by biblical writers of the thought forms and stories that were common in ancient Near Eastern culture, while filling them with radically new meaning…The biblical authors take well-known expressions and motifs from the ancient Near Eastern milieu and apply them to the person and work of Yahweh, and not to the other gods of the ancient world. Polemical theology rejects any encroachment of false gods into orthodox belief; the
07/02/201943 minutes 39 seconds
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075: How to Know Which Experts to Trust

Okay, so you’re first starting to dive into the Bible deeply and learn more about defending your spiritual convictions, and you’re stuck. Everybody teaches different things, so who do I trust? Is that you? Can you identify? Because I KNOW I can. Or, maybe you’ve been at this awhile and have more blogs to read, podcasts to listen to, and video to watch than you know what to do with! If you’re in either of these boats, this episode is for you. And trust me, you’re not alone. Countless others are struggling with the exact same problem, and I still struggle with it from time to time. But together we can struggle no more. In this episode we are going to walk through four categories (and nine questions) that will help you clarify who you should be learning from. Along the way, we’re even going to bust a huge myth—it’s the criteria you probably use right now to determine who you listen to, and it’s enti
31/01/20191 hour 6 minutes 46 seconds
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074: A Young Age Creationist Explanation for the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation?

Over the past few decades, there have been a number of young age creationist suggestions for a some important questions raised by Genesis 1. For example, what was the nature of the firmament? If the heavens were created in Verse 1 (Day 1), how were they given the same name as the firmament created on Day 2 (See v. 8-9)? In recent years Dr. Danny Faulkner has made some interesting observations about these passages, and discovered a startling implication for modern science that could potentially serve as evidence for the young age creationist view: The Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation. If you know anything about big bang cosmology, you’ve likely heard this term. It is the name given to a radiation field which penetrates each and every corner of the known universe. This is often interpreted as the best observable evidence for the big bang that we have today. Many creationists would likely contend that it actually isn’t evidence for the big bang, but
24/01/20191 hour 8 minutes 23 seconds
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073: (Part 2) Distant Starlight and Creation Time Coordinates

Last week we began discussing a brand new solution to the so-called “distant starlight problem” facing young age creationists. A face value interpretation of Scripture suggests that the cosmos is young. Last week’s discussion mentioned, in brief, a few of the solutions that have been posited to this point. I’ve yet to be completely satisfied by any solution offered, but I must admit that I have relatively few questions about this one because: It lacks subjectivity. It is compatible with most current thought on astrophysics and cosmology. It is derived directly from Scripture. It is clear and unambiguous. Though we presented the model last week, this week, we will finish our discussion by first giving physical and biblical evidence for a young cosmos. Then, we’ll provide a detailed comparison between the CTC solution and other cosmologies (both Christian and secular). Finally, we’l
17/01/20191 hour 57 seconds
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072: (Part 1) Distant Starlight and Creation Time Coordinates

Have you ever been stumped by the distant starlight problem? [If you’re not familiar, in brief, the distant starlight problem (also known as the light travel time problem) is the thesis that young age creationism cannot be true because light from distant stars would take many millions of years to reach Earth—which, on conventional cosmology, indicates such stars are millions of years old.]If you’re like me (and probably 99% of all other young age creationists) the answer is YES!!Over the years, a number of solutions to this problem have been proposed. Here’s a list of the most common: Light Created in Transit (Morris 1976) Variable Speed of Light (Setterfield 1989) Gravitational Time Dilation (Humphreys 1994) Supernational Time Dilation (Hartnett 2003) Anisotropic Synchrony Convention (Lisle 2010) Dasha Theory (Faulkner 2013) <
10/01/20191 hour 14 minutes 6 seconds
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071: How to Love God (Part 4)

Have you ever thought about the incomprehensibility of finite creatures like you me loving the infinite, eternal God of all glory? It’s amazing to think that God loves us; but how do we love him? Is it even possible? Using insights from the Bible, philosophy, and even science, we’re embarking on an in-depth study to find the answer to the question of how to love God. Make sure to fill out the form below (or click here) to download a practical, 4-step guide to connecting with God on a deeper level! In Luke 10, Jesus affirms the response of a religious lawyer who quotes the Hebrew Bible’s teaching on the matter: “And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself” (Luke 10:27). We’re in the fourth and final lesson of a series exploring the heart, soul, strength,
03/01/201957 minutes 33 seconds
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070: How to Love God (Part 3)

NOTE: At around 35 minutes, I get a bit trigger happy and refer to the great biblical writer Job as an Apostle. This is, of course, inaccurate, though one could argue his experience of God was just as certain as those who bear the title. This is the nevertheless a misspeaking and should be pointed out as such. Have you ever thought about the incomprehensibility of finite creatures like you me loving the infinite, eternal God of all glory? It’s amazing to think that God loves us; but how do we love him? Is it even possible? Using insights from the Bible, philosophy, and even science, we’re embarking on an in-depth study to find the answer to the question of how to love God. Make sure to fill out the form below (or click here) to download a practical, 4-step guide to connecting with God on a deeper level! In Luke 10, Jesus affirms the response of a religious lawyer who quotes
27/12/201844 minutes 53 seconds
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069: How to Love God (Part 2)

Have you ever thought about the incomprehensibility of finite creatures like you me loving the infinite, eternal God of all glory? It’s amazing to think that God loves us; but how do we love him? Is it even possible? Using insights from the Bible, philosophy, and even science, we’re embarking on an in-depth study to find the answer to the question of how to love God. Make sure to fill out the form below (or click here) to download a practical, 4-step guide to connecting with God on a deeper level! In Luke 10, Jesus affirms the response of a religious lawyer who quotes the Hebrew Bible’s teaching on the matter: “And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself” (Luke 10:27). We’re in lesson two of a series exploring the heart, soul, strength, and mind. Today,
20/12/201850 minutes 32 seconds
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068: How to Love God (Part 1)

Have you ever thought about the incomprehensibility of finite creatures like you me loving the infinite, eternal God of all glory? It’s amazing to think that God loves us; but how do we love him? Is it even possible? Using insights from the Bible, philosophy, and even science, we’re embarking on an in-depth study to find the answer to the question of how to love God. Make sure to fill out the form below (or click here) to download a practical, 4-step guide to connecting with God on a deeper level! In Luke 10, Jesus affirms the response of a religious lawyer who quotes the Hebrew Bible’s teaching on the matter: “And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself” (Luke 10:27). In the coming weeks, we’ll explore the heart, soul, strength, and mind. And, today’s les
13/12/201836 minutes 45 seconds
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067: God and the World of Insects w/ Josh Shoemaker and Dr. Gary Braness (Part 2)

Perhaps there is no one more qualified than Josh Shoemaker and Dr. Gary Braness, with advanced degrees and certifications in apologetics, chemistry, and entomology (the study of insects) to shed light on the largely unexplored territory of God and the world of insects. Insects are really an amazing part of God’s creation. And though our childhood fascination with them usually begins to wain as we grow older, these two motivated Christian entomologists are calling for us to leave behind our entomological apathy and once again embrace a spirit of wonder and excitement about this, one of the “smallest”—and yet most expansive—facets of God’s world. Their new book, aptly titled God and the World of Insects, takes the reader on an exciting journey. Filled with information covering the theological, the entomological, the philosophical, and even the environmental, God and the World of Insects offers stunning new insight
06/12/201858 minutes 50 seconds
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066: God and the World of Insects w/ Josh Shoemaker and Dr. Gary Braness (Part 1)

Perhaps there is no one more qualified than Josh Shoemaker and Dr. Gary Braness, with advanced degrees and certifications in apologetics, chemistry, and entomology (the study of insects) to shed light on the largely unexplored territory of God and the world of insects. Insects are really an amazing part of God’s creation. And though our childhood fascination with them usually begins to wain as we grow older, these two motivated Christian entomologists are calling for us to leave behind our entomological apathy and once again embrace a spirit of wonder and excitement about this, one of the “smallest”—and yet most expansive—facets of God’s world. Their new book, aptly titled God and the World of Insects, takes the reader on an exciting journey. Filled with information covering the theological, the entomological, the philosophical, and even the environmental, God and the World of Insects offers stunning new insight
29/11/201856 minutes 5 seconds
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065: 7 Ways to Identify a Bad Argument (Part 2)

When someone presents a claim or an objection to a claim you’ve made, are you able to spot the “fly in the ointment”? Bad arguments, unfortunately, run amuck in both Christian and non-Christian circles. Sometimes it’s obvious when an argument is bad, but sometimes it’s much less obvious and requires work to uncover the rotten spots. In this lesson (and last week’s lesson), I’m giving you some tools that will help you spot such deficiencies. More precisely, we can uncover these logical fallacies by asking certain questions. Over time, you will not have to run through arguments and evaluate them based on a list of questions; you’ll simply be able to pick out the problems at a glance. But it’s hard to get started if you don’t know how to evaluate an argument in the first place! Listen in as we teach you how to overcome challenges that are based on bad arguments. In this lesson
15/11/201856 minutes
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064: 7 Ways to Identify a Bad Argument (Part 1)

When someone presents a claim or an objection to a claim you’ve made, are you able to spot the “fly in the ointment”? Bad arguments, unfortunately, run amuck in both Christian and non-Christian circles. Sometimes it’s obvious when an argument is bad, but sometimes it’s much less obvious and requires work to uncover the rotten spots. In this lesson (and next week’s lesson), I want to give you some tools that will help you spot such deficiencies. More precisely, we can uncover these logical fallacies by asking certain questions. Over time, you will not have to run through arguments and evaluate them based on a list of questions; you’ll simply be able to pick out the problems at a glance. But it’s hard to get started if you don’t know how to evaluate an argument in the first place! Listen in as we teach you how to overcome challenges that are based on bad arguments. In this lesson, you’ll learn: How do tell
08/11/201836 minutes 46 seconds
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063: The Difference Between Uniformitarianism and the Uniformity of Nature

Our fundamental assumptions about the nature of reality, history, etc., will inevitably show up in our exploration of those things. But how do these assumptions affect our results? The answer to this question is the subject matter of today’s podcast lesson. We realize that, in order to do science, one must assume the uniformity of nature. If nature were not uniform, we could not expect to see the same results from a scientific experiment when the experiment was repeated. But here’s a question: Does that assumption necessarily extend indefinitely? Is it possible that, through supernatural intervention, there have been periods of earth history where some of the “rules” were changed? I think we have both biblical and scientific firepower to believe that’s the case. Listen in to this week’s show as I attempt to draw the proper distinction between the uniformity of nature and the philosophy of uniformitarianism, and gi
01/11/201848 minutes 50 seconds
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062: How Does Science Relate to the Bible?

In a recent article I wrote for The Creation Club, I examined the major problem with “science vs. the Bible thinking.” That discussion led naturally to another question I received recently. The question goes like this: “At what point would I allow modern science to dictate my understanding of the Bible?” I provided my answer in the article; but I wanted to parse out my thinking and expand upon my reasoning for answering the way that I did. That answer is the subject matter of today’s lesson. In this lesson, you’ll learn: Why the way this question is worded reveals a fundamental flaw in the process of hermenuetics. The big difference between allowing the Bible to dictate things about science and allowing science to dictate things about the Bible, and three biblical examples that help make my point.</p
25/10/201849 minutes 44 seconds
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061: The Elephant in the Room

This week marks the beginning of The Steve Schramm Show—the next step in the life of the ministry. I don’t want to give away too much, so go ahead and take a listen! In this lesson, you’ll learn: My motivation for using my personal name for the podcast and ministry. Why I think this change will be positive for our ministry. What to expect in the immediate future. Mentioned in this lesson: The Creation Academy Thanks so much for listening. Please subscribe and share on Apple Podcasts! Also, please consider donating to become a financial Partner of the ministry. God Bless! The post 061: The Elephant in the Room appeared fir
18/10/201833 minutes 20 seconds
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TCA Lesson 060: How Does Science Work?

What exactly is science? And, how does it work? Does the scientific method require that we presuppose naturalism? Can one rationally affirm the validity of scientific exploration and the existence of God? We explore these questions and more in this episode of The Creation Academy. In this lesson, you’ll learn: Why truths about the natural world are not determined by the scientific majority. Why Christian theism undergirds all scientific thinking, and, at the same time, refutes mythical thinking and naturalism. How the great scientists of days gone by used the core truths of Christianity to invent the procedure known today as the scientific method. Mentioned in this lesson: The Bible Among
11/10/201834 minutes 26 seconds
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TCA Lesson 059: Impact Craters and Planet Migration w/ Wayne Spencer

In this lesson, we continue our series on the 2018 ICC. The last portion of the podcast is dedicated to discussing Spencer’s paper on planet migration, but first, we discuss the issue of cratering and Earth/solar system impacts with none than Wayne Spencer himself! This was quite a fruitful discussion covering lots of ground, so you certainly don’t want to miss it. In this lesson, you’ll learn: What effects meteor impacts tend to have on the earth, and why we’ve no scientific reason to think the Earth has experienced millions of years of devastating bombardment. Danny Faulkner’s Day-Four Cratering Hypothesis and what it offers to creation research in this category. How the secular model of our solar system’s origin may actually help us understand the process behind God’s creating the universe in more understandable terms. Why we should think that most cratering on the earth took place during the flood, and the probabili
04/10/20181 hour 16 minutes 49 seconds
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TCA Lesson 058: The Current State of Creation Astronomy II

Much has happened in creationist astronomical research over the past two decades. In this first lesson of our new series, Selections from the 2018 ICC, we examine Faulkner’s latest “State of Creation Astronomy” and consider the good, the bad, and ugly. In this lesson, you’ll learn: Creationist research is taking on a new face–we’ll discuss why this is very, very good news. We continue to see confirmation of many young age indicators, and new ones arising. Find out what those are in addition to which ones we should stop using. There is more to learn with respect to creationist cosmology, but some promising new insights might prove helpful for the young age view. Mentioned in this lesson: Dr. Danny Faulkner The International
27/09/201841 minutes 35 seconds
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TCA Lesson 057: BONUS: 5 Reasons Why Neanderthals Were Simply Humans

Our understanding of the existence and life of Neanderthals has been bolstered through new research in recent days. In this bonus lesson, we’re narrating an article written earlier this year which aims to demonstrate that evidence supports the contention that Neanderthals are really just humans. In this lesson, you’ll learn: Why Neanderthal DNA does not prove any evolutionary relationship, but rather supports their humanity. Why young age creationism is the best biblical framework for interpreting the existence and life of Neanderthals. How evidence is increasingly showing the “dumb brute myth” to be just that—a myth—even according to secular publications. Mentioned in this lesson: https://www.steveschramm.com/neanderthals-humans/ Thanks so much for listening. Please <a href="https://itunes.apple.com
13/09/201843 minutes 9 seconds
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TCA Lesson 056: Series 1 Wrap-Up! The Podcast Returns 9/27/18

This review lesson marks the end of our first official series, “The Destruction of Paradise.” Listen in for a brief review of the past 5 weeks, along with a spoiler alert about what’s ahead. The podcast returns on 9/27! Subscribe now so you don’t miss it when it comes out. In this lesson, you’ll learn: Series 01 Overview: The Destruction of Paradise (Click lesson name below to view.) The Theology of God’s Perfect Creation | S01L01 Why Adam was a Historical Figure w/ Dr. Edgar Andrews | S01L02 A Flood of Evidence | S01L03 Who Were the Sons of God? | S01L04
06/09/201826 minutes 46 seconds
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TCA Lesson 055: Noah Found Grace: Understanding God’s Rescue Plan

In the final teaching lesson of the “Destruction of Paradise” series, we’re taking a look at Noah. The Bible teaches that he was a righteous man, but is that why he was spared from the devastating flood waters? I think the answer might surprise you. Listen in this week as we discuss why “Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.” In this lesson, you’ll learn: Why God actually rescued Noah. Hint: It wasn’t because he was righteous! The only two things God requires if you’re to escape judgment. Why it is that God will sacrifice anything and everything for holiness. Five parallels between Noah’s Ark and Jesus Christ. Mentioned in this lesson: Want to Volunteer? Click here! Defend Your Faith with Confidence <a
30/08/201856 minutes 9 seconds
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TCA Lesson 054: Who Were the Sons of God?

One of the most controversial issues in the earliest chapters of the Bible is the identity of the sons of God in Genesis six. I have recently altered my own position on this and have begun to realize its significance to the Flood narrative. This week we’ll take a deep dive into this topic, which will hopefully give us a better understanding of why God destroyed the world with a great deluge. In this lesson, you’ll learn: Why the “sons of God” issue has become so controversial and why it’s so important to understand it properly. The six reasons why I think the Fallen Angels view is untenable and not supported by the evidence. How the Sethite view seems to make sense of the theological data and is the clearest meaning of the text. Mentioned in this lesson: Want to Volunteer? Click here! <a hre
23/08/20181 hour 2 minutes 52 seconds
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TCA Lesson 053: A Flood of Evidence

This week, I was interviewed by fellow apologist, Marc Lambert. Marc hosts the “Hey, Pastor!” podcast and is also a member of The Mentionables Network. We deal with the question, “If there was a global flood, why did God hide all of the evidence for it?” It was a great discussion that I think will be very beneficial. In this lesson, you’ll learn: What do we mean by “evidence?” What the two overarching paradigms of “time” are, and how they help us interpret the evidence for the Flood. Why Scripture seems pretty clear that this flood was global in scale, and not local. How fossils, rocks, and culture provide myriad evidence for the global flood account. Mentioned in this lesson: Is Genesis History? S
16/08/20181 hour 15 minutes 25 seconds
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TCA Lesson 052: Why Adam was a Historical Figure w/ Dr. Edgar Andrews

A growing trend amongst evangelicals today is to mythicize the biblical account of Adam and Eve. In his latest book, Dr. Edgar Andrews has taken that position to task and attempted to thoughtfully persuade readers of the necessity of a historical Adam. In this lesson, we have an extended discussion with Dr. Andrews about the content from his new book, and spend ample time on the scientific and biblical arguments to view Adam as a historical figure. In this lesson, you’ll learn: Why “science” has not at all disproven the notion of an original created pair. How mankind’s position in the cosmos separates him from all other created organisms. Why evolutionists have begun considering alternative models to the traditional Modern Synthesis. Why deep time cannot rescue the evolutionary paradigm of man’s development. Detailed
09/08/20181 hour 45 minutes 25 seconds
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TCA Lesson 051: The Theology of God’s Perfect Creation

The Psalmist said that the “heavens declare the glory of God.” And, as we find in Romans 1, God has made himself evident in his creation. Today’s lesson–the first in our brand new series, “The Destruction of Paradise”–deals with what can be learned about the nature of God directly from his creation. In this lesson, you’ll learn: Why modern science provides powerful, inescapable confirmation of creation ex-nihilo. How God’s omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence are directly detectable scientifically. God creation reveals not only the attributes of God and his glory, but also his direction and purpose for the creation. Why God must, by necessity, have personhood and agency. Mentioned in this lesson: The Ontological Argument <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Faith-Form-Time-Confir
02/08/201857 minutes 8 seconds
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TCA Lesson 050: New Things

This week, we share a ministry update! This is the milestone 50th episode for us, praise God! Things have been happening around here, and we’re excited for what the Lord is doing. We introduce a slightly new format for the podcast going forward, and give on an update on The Creation Academy membership site. In this lesson, you’ll learn: The reason for our new and improved sound quality. Information about a new format for the podcast. An update to the name and mission of The Creation Academy.   Mentioned in this lesson: The Creation Academy   Thanks so much for listening. Please subscribe and share on Apple Podcasts! Also, please consider donating to become a financial Partner
26/07/201840 minutes 12 seconds
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TCA Lesson 049: Can We Ever Find the Biblical Kinds?

Young age creationism suggests that Darwinian Evolution theory is incorrect. But this means most biological research today is headed in the wrong direction! How can this be? In this lesson, we discuss “baraminology”—or, the study of “created kinds.” There is legitimate and fascinating research being done in creationist biology! We take a basic look at this research today and discuss some of the major concepts. In this lesson, you’ll learn: What the biblical term min actually means, and whether or not it should be directly linked to biological classification. Why noodles tell us something wildly important about biosystematics (the classification of organisms). What the main methods of baraminology are and how they help us to uncover the created kinds. The correct and precise language creationists should use when discussing the classification of organisms. Mentioned in this lesson:
19/07/20181 hour 16 minutes 15 seconds
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TCA Lesson 048: On the Nature of “First Light”

If days 1-3 of creation are ordinary days as indicated by Genesis 1, yet have no sun to produce sunlight, what was “first light?” This week, we give a few scientific suggestions. But are these scientific suggestions necessary? Our fundamental presuppositions about how we approach the Bible will determine how we approach this. In this lesson, we’ll explore this issue theologically and scientifically. In this lesson, you’ll learn: Why the context of Genesis 1 demands literal days, regardless of “subjective interpretive difficulties.” The three things we must consider when interpreting the Bible. How ANE cosmology may (or may not) affect what the author of Genesis 1 meant to convey. Mentioned in this lesson: Is the raqîa‘ (‘firmament’) a solid dome? <a href="http://seanmcdowell.org/blog/can-the-gospels-be
12/07/20181 hour 6 minutes 33 seconds
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TCA Lesson 047: Dealing with Day Six

A common claim of those opposed to young age creationism is that the events of Day Six pose a problem. How can Adam have named so many animals? Did trees grow at supernatural speeds? The questions are many, and this week will be devoted to answering them. In this lesson, you’ll learn: Why the text of the Bible demands we must take Day Six literally. The real reason why Adam naming “all the animals” would not be a problem on a young age view. The importance of exegeting Scripture rather than imposing outside ideas. Why we should not fear the miraculous during the events of Creation Week. Mentioned in this lesson: Defend Your Faith with Confidence — FREE email course! https://creation.com/naming-the-animals-all-in-a-day-s-work-for
05/07/201858 minutes 42 seconds
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TCA Lesson 046: Getting Back to Creation Science Basics

Every now and then, we must return to the “basics”! In this special episode, I talk about a new product I’ve just released and give some thoughts about what I think is the most important “basic” of all: integrity. In this lesson, you’ll learn: Why getting back to the basics matters. How to get involved in the creation science community. Why Christian integrity is the most important “basic” of all. Mentioned in this lesson: New Products! Email Me Your Questions! Why Trust God? The Creation Academy Preaching Thanks so much for listening. Please <a href="http
28/06/201833 minutes 59 seconds
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TCA Lesson 045: Creation in the News: Today’s Species are “Recent?”

A recent paper has caused quite a bit of stir in the creation science community, allegedly claiming that new research shows that the majority of today’s species are “recent”—within 200,000 years old. While this sounds like a great win for advocates of recent creation, there may be more to it than meets the eye. We’ll discuss this paper at length in this week’s lesson. In this lesson, you’ll learn: What the researchers actually concluded, and how they reached their conclusion. Why this could be a potential win for creation scientists, but we should approach this research with a careful commitment to ongoing study. What DNA barcoding is and how it helps us to classify species. Mentioned in this lesson: <a href="http://www.pontecorboli.com/digital1/humanevolution/blog/2018/05/22/why-should-mitochondria-define-species/http://www.techtimes.com/articles/228798/20180530/mass
21/06/20181 hour 7 minutes 6 seconds
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TCA Lesson 044: Understanding Common Evolutionary Terms (Goal Posts–Part 5)

When talking about creation and evolution, there is often a gigantic disconnect in the way terms are used and understood. Worse, there are terms we often use as creationists that unknowingly give unjust ground to evolutionary thinking! Learn how to work through those terms in this lesson. In this lesson, you’ll learn: What constitutes “new information” and why it can’t be proof for evolutionary theory. What a scientific theory is, and why we should avoid trivializing evolution as such. Why Vestigial Organs do exist, and why they are still not necessarily proof of evolution. How to define what counts as a “transitional fossil.” Mentioned in this lesson: https://biblicalscienceinstitute.com/apologetics/information-theory-part-1/ <a href="https://bibli
14/06/20181 hour 8 minutes 33 seconds
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TCA Lesson 043: Getting Worldviews Right (Goal Posts–Part 4)

When we look at the concept of worldview, the problem of redefinition is rampant. Even terms like “Christian” and “atheist” are misunderstood. In this lesson, we’ll tackle these terms and more and try to get an accurate understanding. In this lesson, you’ll learn: Why something can’t come from “nothing,” and why quantum mechanics won’t help. How to define the term “worldview” and how to understand what makes one worldview unique from another. Is “atheism” itself a worldview? Many atheists claim it isn’t, but I argue otherwise in this lesson. The proper definition of a “Christian” according to the Bible itself. Why presuppositional apologetics is neither circular reasoning or non-evidential in nature, and why we use it here at the Creation Academy. Mentioned in this lesson: TCA Lesson 03
07/06/20181 hour 5 minutes 39 seconds
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TCA Lesson 042: Evolution, Kinds, and Species (Goal Posts–Part 3)

Please be advised that in this lesson, I erroneously confused intrabaraminic diversification with interbaraminic diversification. Intrabaraminic diversification has to do with the diversification of species within a created kind. Interbaraminic diversification has to do with alleged variation between the biblical kinds.   As we attempt to accurately give our position as creationists, it’s vital that we understand how evolutionists use certain terms. (Hint: It’s often much different than how we use them!) This in mind, we’ll examine three popular words, their common misuse, and some helpful alternatives. In this lesson, you’ll learn: What is meant by the term “evolution.” The best definition of a biblical “kind” and how to apply it to our observations of the natural worlds. The misconceptions involved with the term “species”, and why speci
31/05/201858 minutes 58 seconds
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TCA Lesson 041: What on Earth is Science? (Goal Posts–Part 2)

One of the most misunderstood and incorrectly used words in the origins debate today is none other than science. What does it really mean, and what other definitions get incorrectly lumped in with it? That’s the sole subject matter of today’s lesson. In this lesson, you’ll learn: What science actually is. How to know what methodological/philosophical naturalism are, and how they influence scientists. Historical science—is it a creationist invention, or a scientifically acceptable framework? Mentioned in this lesson: Email Me Your Questions! Why Trust God? The Creation Academy Preaching Thanks so much for listenin
24/05/201848 minutes 2 seconds
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TCA Lesson 040: Stop Shifting the Goal Posts! (Part 1)

“It’s just semantics!”, right? How we communicate with one another is vitally important. It has everything to do with our Christian witness, and also, our ability to get the ear of those we have important conversations with. Evolutionists, creationists, etc. need to heed the advice in this five-part series: STOP SHIFTING THE GOAL POSTS. Enjoy! In this lesson, you’ll learn: Why defining terms is a MUST in a debate setting, and how to make sure it gets done. How to define the term “literal” as meant by biblical creationists. Six helpful principles to use for understanding Scripture. Mentioned in this lesson: A Biblical and Scientific Defense of Young Earth Creationism/A Debate Group TCA Les
17/05/20181 hour 5 minutes 26 seconds
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TCA Lesson 039: The Case for Cosmological Redshifts

In a recent paper, Dr. Danny Faulkner has made the case for cosmological redshifts. While many young age creationists have argued that redshift (with respect to quasars, especially) can be reduced to Doppler phenomena, Faulkner believes this contention to be in error for numerous reasons—not the least of which is the potential denial of general relativity. In this lesson, we explore his paper and present the case for cosmological redshifts. In this lesson, you’ll learn: Why, as creationists, we should strive to maintain integrity. What the Hubble Relation is and why the universe is, in fact, expanding. The important evidence that suggests quasar redshifts are not local, but cosmological. Mentioned in this lesson:
10/05/20181 hour 5 minutes 26 seconds
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TCA Lesson 038: Scripture, Sin, and Defending Christianity

In wrapping up this mini-series on Creation and Predation, we “zoom out” a bit and look at this issue in the wider context of Christian belief. Ultimately, if we’re to have a defense and a satisfying explanation for the way the world is, we’ll need to remain faithful to the Christian Story as presented in God’s Word. In this lesson, you’ll learn: Why it’s important to think correctly about the fall. The cosmic scope and impact of the fall. The implications of sin and death on defending Christianity. Mentioned in this lesson: Email Me Your Questions! Why Trust God? The Creation Academy Preaching Thanks so
03/05/20181 hour 7 minutes 29 seconds
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TCA Lesson 037: Q&A: Creation and Predation

Last week, we began looking at the issue of creation and predation. Some natural questions for further discussion arose out of the study; this week’s podcast is a Q&amp;A addressing those questions. In this lesson, you’ll learn: Where viruses and pathogens fit in the creation/fall model. How carnivory developed post-fall. Why Satan is not ultimately responsible for sin and death. Why Jesus is better than the OT sacrifices. Why the curse didn’t just make “bad things worse.” Mentioned in this lesson: Email Me Your Questions! Why Trust God? The Creation Academy Pre
26/04/20181 hour 7 minutes 31 seconds
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TCA Lesson 036: Creation and Predation—What Does the Bible Teach?

In the biblical account of earth history, an important distinction is made about the initial state of the creation. In fact, the Christian answer to death, pain, suffering, and objective evil in the world hinges on this important distinction. This week and next, we’ll examine the biblical teaching on this subject and answer some pressing questions. In this lesson, you’ll learn: Why Genesis 1:29-30 are important to theology and apologetics. Why animal and human death/suffering are unique from plant life. The four areas affected by our beliefs about predation. Mentioned in this lesson: Related: Does the Punishment for Original Sin Fit the Crime? Email Me Your Questions! <a href="https://www.steveschramm.com/why-
19/04/20181 hour 10 minutes 19 seconds
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TCA Lesson 035: A Universe From Nothing?

In an attempt to explain the universe without God, Dr. Lawrence Krauss and others have argued that, indeed, the universe came into existence on its own–yes, a universe from nothing! Does this theory hold up? In this lesson, you’ll learn: The actual definition of “nothing.” The logical fallacies of scientism. The real motivation behind denying design. Why the universe didn’t create itself. Mentioned in this lesson: The Creation Reveals the Transcendence of God Why Trust God? The Creation Academy Preaching Thanks so much for listening. Please <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-creation-academy/id1271021452?mt=
12/04/201859 minutes 34 seconds
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TCA Lesson 034: Is Young Age Creationism Pseudoscience? (Part 2)

Last week, we began looking at why young age creationism ought not to be considered a pseudoscientific discipline. We dealt with dinosaurs and the deluge (flood). This week, we look at the topics of dating and Darwin. What does it mean to be pseudoscientific, anyway? And, does starting with the Bible indeed make us pseudoscientists? These questions and more will be answered in the conclusion of this two-part miniseries. In this lesson, you’ll learn: Where the “deep time” philosophy originated (hint: It’s not in the lab!). Do secular scientists really offer a better–or even the best–explanation? The driving assumptions that control mainstream science and creation science. The kinds of evolution and creationist’ acceptance of it. Why creationists are not pseudoscientists for rejecting Darwinian evolution theory. Mentioned in this lesson: <a href="https://www.st
05/04/20181 hour 8 minutes
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TCA Lesson 033: Is Young Age Creationism Pseudoscience? (Part 1)

Often, recent creationists endure ridicule from both the secular and Christian communities. Terms like “pseudoscience” are thrown around usually without regard for a proper understanding of the view, and our conclusions are rejected a priori. Is this criticism justified? What are the real differences between this view and the conventional theory? We’re answering that in this two-part series. In this lesson, you’ll learn: My thoughts on the new Christian nature documentary, The Riot and the Dance. The evidence that suggests dinosaurs are consistent with a young earth/universe. Why a global flood is not unscientific and may actually be the best explanation Mentioned in this lesson: Echoes of the Jurassic <a href="https://answersingenesis.org/fossi
29/03/20181 hour 6 minutes 46 seconds
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TCA Lesson 032: A Historical Adam and the Authority of Scripture (BOH Series)

We’ve seen throughout this series that the Bible has significant things to say about the origin of humanity. In this final lesson of the series, we look at what factors have undermined the authority and perspicuity of Scripture, and what we can and should do about it as committed Christians and young age creationists. In this lesson, you’ll learn: How the collapse of morality in our culture has contributed to the move away from Scriptural authority. Why the clarity of Scripture has been undermined in light of old age geology and cosmology. How we better articulate our position in this debate and help others to see the truth of the Bible as presented in Genesis 1-11. Mentioned in this lesson: Searching for Adam: Genesis and the Truth About Man’s Origin <a href="ht
22/03/20181 hour 1 minute 30 seconds
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TCA Lesson 031: Uncovering Our Shared World History (BOH Series)

While the evolutionary history of mankind would suggest that we are related only by a common ancestor, the biblical view suggests that not only are we intelligently designed, but also united by a shared world history. What does that history look like, and what can it tell us about the future? In this lesson, you’ll learn: What to make of the many creation myths represented by different cultures. Why the anthropological evidence seems to point towards a shared human history. How to answer the objections raised against the Bible’s historical veracity with respect to Genesis 1-11 events. Mentioned in this lesson: Searching for Adam: Genesis and the Truth About Man’s Origin TCA Lesson 010: Flood Myths and D
15/03/20181 hour 33 seconds
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TCA Lesson 030: Who Was Ancient Man? (BOH Series)

If the evolutionary story is true, we should expect to find a very different history of humanity than the one we actually observe. The truth is, there are many ancient marvels that our engineers and scientists have difficulty reproducing today! Does the Christian worldview provide a satisfying explanation? Find out on this week’s lesson. In this lesson, you’ll learn: How evolutionary history is irreconcilable with biblical history. Why Pre-Flood humanity was much more advanced than typically given credit for. About the incredible Roman artifact created with nanotechnology over 1600 years ago! How “primitive” cultures today use their intelliegence in different—and special—ways. Mentioned in this lesson: Searching for Adam: Genesis and the Truth About Man’s Origin <a href="https://www.steveschramm.com/genetic-evidence-recent-creation
08/03/20181 hour 10 minutes 2 seconds
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TCA Lesson 029: Darwin and Favored Races: The Loss of Humanity in our Culture (BOH Series)

What does the world look like when its leaders and key influencers hold to evolutionary ideas? In the so-called “struggle for life,” only the strongest survive. Is this teaching consistent with the idea that “all lives matter,” we should “care for our fellow man,” and live by “The Golden Rule?” In the lesson we deal with the tragic effects Darwin’s ideas have had throughout the course of history. In this lesson, you’ll learn: Who the surprising key individual was that connected Darwin’s philosophy with the eugenics movement. A deep biblical understanding of race and culture. What went wrong and how Darwinism influenced Hitler and other world leaders. The eugenics movement that is still alive and thriving today. Why Christ is the key and only solution to this mindset. Mentioned in this lesson: Searching for Adam: Genesis and th
01/03/20181 hour 9 minutes 36 seconds
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TCA Lesson 028: Does Believing in Billions of Years and/or Evolution Affect Someone’s Salvation?

Can one to go heaven and believe in evolution/billions of years? This week, I analyze a recent debate which proposed that question. The Bible seems pretty clear as to the requirements for a soul to be saved. But perhaps there’s more to it? Listen this week to find out my take on this extremely important issue. In this lesson, you’ll learn: The clear difference between heresy and heterodoxy. Good reasons to believe the Bible teaches a recent creation. Why differences in theological persuasion do not necessarily constitute heresy. My thoughts on who won the debate and why. Mentioned in this lesson: A Biblical and Scientific Defense of Young Earth Creationism/A Debate Group Thanks so much for listening. Please <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-creation-academy/id127102145
22/02/20181 hour 33 seconds
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TCA Lesson 027: The Anatomy of the Fearfully and Wonderfully Made (BOH Series)

In the conventional history of mankind, we share a distant common ancestor with other hominids–namely, apes. But does this hold up from an anatomical perspective? Or is there is good evidence of a distinct difference in design? Dr. Stuart Burgess seems to think so. In this lesson, you’ll learn: Why creationists should be taken seriously A brief understanding of creationist vs. evolutionist classification systems The stark anatomical differences between humans and apes Why the design of humans stands in clear contrast to the design of apes Mentioned in this lesson: Searching for Adam: Genesis and the Truth About Man’s Origin Why Trust God? The Creation Academy <a href="https://www.steveschramm.com/preach
15/02/20181 hour 4 minutes 47 seconds
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TCA Lesson 026: Genetic Evidence for a Recent Creation (BOH Series)

We’ve all heard it before—genetic evidence has conclusively proved that humanity is ancient. But is this a true statement? In this study we explore the genetic predictions and implications of a recent origin for humanity. We’ll even find that not only do creationists make valid predictions—but they better fit the observations. In this lesson, you’ll learn: The key factor in determining who’s right in the origin debate. The when and where of human origins. Why creationist predictions better fit the observed data in mtDNA. Why the biblical “out of Ararat” model is superior to the “out of Africa” model. Mentioned in this lesson: Searching for Adam: Genesis and the Truth About Man’s Origin <a href="https://www.steveschramm.com/evol
08/02/20181 hour 5 minutes 2 seconds
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TCA Lesson 025: Human Ancestry: The Fossil Evidence (BOH Series)

Perhaps no argument against the biblical origin of humanity is used as often as fossil evidence. We are told that the fossils conclusively support the evolutionary story of humanity. But is this the reality? What are the facts surrounding the fossil evidence? That’s what we’re looking at this week. In this lesson, you’ll learn: The nature and completeness of the fossil record. The anatomical similarities/differences between ape and human fossils. The important role artistic license plays in the origins debate. A survey of the discovered fossil evidence and what conclusions can be drawn. Mentioned in this lesson: Dr. David Menton Searching for Adam: Genesis and the Truth About Man’s Origin Wh
01/02/20181 hour 6 minutes 4 seconds
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TCA Lesson 024: Creation Q&A and an Exciting Announcement

This week’s lesson takes a break from our current series, the Biblical Origin of Humanity. I begin with some commentary on Theistic Evolutionism, and then answer a couple creation questions. We finish off with a very, very special announcement about a project I’ve been working on that I think you’ll love. In this lesson, you’ll learn: The sad realities of Theistic Evolutionism. Do creationists believe in the Pangea supercontinent? Is it circular reasoning to trust the Bible? A special announcement you won’t want to miss! Mentioned in this lesson: Noah’s Lost World Is it Circular to Prove the Bible with the Bible? <a href="http
25/01/20181 hour 4 minutes 9 seconds
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TCA Lesson 023: Who Was Adam, and Who Are We? (BOH Series)

Who was Adam? The Bible describes Adam as the first human being—made in the “image and likeness” of God. This is in stark contrast to the evolutionary view, which teaches that we are simply a higher evolved animal, simply the product of millions of years of mindless, undirected evolution. We explore the true nature of Adam in this week’s lesson and ask an even more important question. Who are we? In this lesson, you’ll learn: How theologians throughout history have understood the image of God. Why the Bible is unique when it comments on the origin of humanity. The implications of believing a view contrary to Scripture. Mentioned in this lesson: Searching for Adam: Genesis and the Truth About Man’s Origin Do All Lives Really Matter? Only if Christianity is True!
18/01/20181 hour 4 minutes 3 seconds
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TCA Lesson 022: Does John Walton Get Genesis Right? (BOH Series)

Please excuse the slightly rough audio for the first 30 or so minutes. I am working to improve the audio overall but ended up with some unwanted vocal distortions throughout the first half of the podcast. I believe the content, however, is worth listening to regardless. John Walton—professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College and formerly of Moody Bible Institute—suggests that we have been looking at Genesis all wrong for quite some time. His view is that since it is characteristic of most Ancient Near Eastern literature to view creation in light of functionality vs. material origin, so should the biblical text be interpreted in such a way. In this lesson, we take on that view as part of our “Biblical Origin of Humanity” series. In this lesson, you’ll learn: Why placing hermeneutical priority on ANE texts undermines biblical authority and inspiration. Why placing hermeneutical priority on ANE texts und
11/01/20181 hour 6 minutes 58 seconds
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TCA Lesson 021: Placing Adam in Humanity’s History (BOH Series)

In the evolutionary timescale, humanity came on the scene about 100,000 to 400,000 years ago, depending on who you ask. But the Bible seems to record an entirely different chronology. Is there any evidence—biblical or otherwise—that mankind is only around 6,000 years old? In this lesson we’re taking a biblical look at how we can know the universe was created by God only around 6,000 years ago. The Bible gives a strict chronology of human history, and that’s our subject matter for today. In this lesson, you’ll learn: Why “day,” in Genesis 1, means a literal solar day. Why the order of creation is a huge stumbling block for those accept a “deep time” view of Genesis. How the Genesis 5 and 11 genealogies convey a strict chronology of human history. Mentioned in this lesson: Searching for Adam: Genesis &amp; the Truth About Man’s Origin</a
04/01/20181 hour 5 minutes 39 seconds
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TCA Lesson 020: Where Did We Lose Adam? (BOH Series)

Is Adam all but gone but gone from the Church today? Many church leaders claim there is no need for a historical Adam and that he never existed. Others believe that he existed, but is not necessary to explain the human condition and that if he doesn’t exist after all, no big deal. Still others believe that the very gospel itself loses its entire foundation if we remove the notion of a historical Adam. Who is right? Have we any hope of finding Adam in the church again? In this lesson, you’ll learn: What cultural trends left Adam behind. The detailed lines of biblical evidence for Adam’s historicity. Why we must the protect the truth and historicity of Adam. Mentioned in this lesson: <a href="https://www.youtube.com
28/12/20171 hour 2 minutes 14 seconds
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TCA Lesson 019: Adam, the New Testament, and the Church (BOH Series)

This week we’re examing Adam, the New Testament, and the Church. Were the NT writers and church fathers convinced of Adam’s historicity? Despite the fact that many attempt to support an old earth and even an allegorical Adam by appealing to writers throughout the centuries, an examination of the historical data seems to yield completely different results. For instance, what did Augustine really believe about the creation? Did a historical Adam have a rightful place in Paul’s theology in passages such as 1 Corinthians 15 and Romans 5? What about influential remembers such as Luther and Calvin—where did they stand on Genesis and Adam? We cover two chapters in our textbook this week, so hold on tight! As always—I highly recommend you actually buy the book (link below). There is SO much information we coul
21/12/20171 hour 3 minutes 33 seconds
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TCA Lesson 018: Adam According to the Old Testament (BOH Series)

Please note that I had several audio malfunctions with the original upload. For best results, please delete your current copy of this episode if using an application which automatically downloads new podcast episodes when available, and re-download. If you have downloaded/listened after 9:30am today (12/14/17), the audio you have is the correct audio. Thanks for your patience! As we begin this series, The Biblical Origin of Humanity, we must first ask how the Old Testament writers seemed to view the creation account. Was it actual history? Was Adam merely allegorical–or are there direct ties between him and other historical characters as mentioned in Genesis and the rest of the Old Testament? Should the biblical text be treated like all other ANE texts, and should we assume the ancients were scientifically ignorant? We’ll answer these questions and more this week as we view Adam according to the Old
14/12/20171 hour 12 minutes 13 seconds
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TCA Lesson 017: Is Adam the Real Deal? (New Series-The Biblical Origin of Humanity)

There is an unfortunate and disturbing trend amongst evangelicals today. In a world where some of the leading atheist philosophers and even many mainstream scientists are retreating from the idea of biological evolution over millions of years, much of the church has begun to accept it. Along with this acceptance comes a very dangerous trade-off: the existence of a historical Adam and Eve according to the clear teaching of Genesis. Scholars have made provision to allegorize away these “uncomfortable” parts of the Bible, and as a result, many have taken the inch and traveled a mile by changing God’s Word to accept what they think it ought to say about our origins, sin, and a whole host of other issues. This new series, the Biblical Origin of Humanity, will tackle this issue and delve into the Biblical, historical, scientific, and cultural evidence for Adam. In this lesson, you’ll learn: <li
07/12/201759 minutes 31 seconds
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TCA Lesson 016: Is Evolution Just a Theory?

“Evolution is just a theory!” Have you ever used this defense before? If so, prepare to be met with a challenge. We should be careful not to use this line of reasoning because scientists use this term differently than most do. It does raise an important question, though. Is evolution a scientific theory, and should it be treated as such? We answer these questions and more in this week’s lesson by examining a popular evolutionist meme. In this lesson, you’ll learn: How to define the word “theory” as meant by scientists. The one critical skill you need to demolish almost ANY evolutionary argument. Why Natural Selection is a WIN for Biblical Creation. Mentioned in this lesson: Is YEC a Conspiracy Theory? https://
30/11/201758 minutes 49 seconds
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TCA Lesson 015: Observational Failures in Radioisotope Dating Methods

One of the main reasons for believing the earth is billions of years old, evolutions claim, is that radioisotope dating methods provide quite old absolute ages. But, is that the full truth? Creation scientists have made some significant discoveries that stand in full contrast to this central dogma. In fact, we have many documented instances where the radiometric dates do not at all coincide with the known ages of the rocks. If these dating methods don’t work when we know the age of the test sample, why should we expect them to work when we don’t know it? In this lesson, you’ll learn: Why the assumptions made in radioisotope dating methods cannot be proven. Three specific examples of failed dating results. How a baby island fundamentally changes the need for “deep time.” Mentioned in this lesso
16/11/201753 minutes 3 seconds
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TCA Lesson 014: 5 Takeaways from The Creation Museum/Ark Encounter

Recently, my family and I took a trip to the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter in Kentucky. This popular attraction, by the awesome folks at Answers in Genesis, is a great place to take the family for a getaway. It was nice, for a change, to have a vacation destination that actually built up our faith and was intentionally made to be God-honoring. In this week’s lesson, I provide some practical tips and takeaways you can choose to maximize your trip to these powerful attractions. In this lesson, you’ll learn: My favorite part about the Creation Museum. Why this ministry will be a game-changer for educating your family. Why you must interpret God’s World in light of God’s Word. My top tip to benefit from your trip to the Ark Encounter. Mentioned in this lesson: The
09/11/201734 minutes 34 seconds
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TCA Lesson 013: 3 Steps to Becoming an Informed Biblical Creationist

Last week, we dealt with arguments creationists shouldn’t use. To expand on that, we think anyone can use a simple, three-step process to become a well-informed Biblical creationist. Leaving out even just one of these steps can potentially lead you into erroneous thinking. But a faithful application of all three will help you to sort through the pseudoscience and be able to accurately and faithfully defend your faith with confidence. In this lesson, you’ll learn: The ultimate source of truth and the true purpose of creation science. A helpful list of resources and how to use them faithfully. The one thing you MUST do in order to discern truthfulness. Mentioned in this lesson: Journals <a href="http://w
02/11/201759 minutes 2 seconds
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TCA Lesson 012: Creation Arguments You Should Probably Stop Considering

A fundamental scientific concept is that it is always changing. Since creationism is not anti-science, we must acknowledge this in order to remain consistent! Of course, old and/or bad scientific arguments have no effect on whether or not the Bible is true. It simply means we have progressed in our scientific knowledge, and must adjust accordingly. In this lesson, we look at some of those models as well as other bad arguments for Creation, and discuss why we should reconsider before using them to argue our position. In this lesson, you’ll learn: Why creation scientists, like any scientist, should embrace change. Why science itself is not an ultimate authority. Arguments we should definitely not use because they are invalid. Arguments we probably should not use because they are doubtful.</l
26/10/201751 minutes 14 seconds
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TCA Lesson 011: Why Creationists Should Be EXCITED About New Mainstream Discoveries

“Doom and gloom” creationism is out; the New Creationism is in! For so long, creationists have been known more for what we are against, rather than what we are for. This should change! Look–we all realize the bankruptcy of evolution theory. And, that is something we should talk about. But let’s work towards establishing new theories! Let’s make models that work. To quote one creation scientist, “let’s go explore!” In this lesson, you’ll learn: How the winds of change are blowing among the creation community. The real source of our faith. Why science should not be considered an authority. The main reason why science and creation are so exciting. Mentioned in this lesson: Dr. Todd Wood’s Blog Defend Your Faith with Confidence | The 4
19/10/201735 minutes 7 seconds
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TCA Lesson 010: Flood Myths and Dates vs. the Biblical Account

When you think of the Biblical Flood account, have you ever wondered if there is cultural evidence for such a deluge outside of the Bible? As it turns out, there are over 500 flood myths and legends worldwide! We’re going to look at the similarities, differences, and attempt to resolve some “problems” as it relates to the Bible’s account of history. This is a fascinating lesson with some, hopefully, helpful insight. Hope you enjoy! In this lesson, you’ll learn: Why the Bible’s dates should be considered over scientific dating methods. How many of the worlds flood myths are consistent with what we find in Scripture. Why natural explanations for these flood accounts just don’t hold water (pun intended). The solid evidence that proves the Biblical account to be correct (and most accurate). Mentioned in this
12/10/201734 minutes 36 seconds
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TCA Lesson 009: Can the Flood Explain the Geologic Column?

The geologic column is often cited as fool-proof evidence for evolution. In fact, it is so good and so well-explains the naturalistic assumptions that we would almost have it to concede if we could not explain this from a Biblical worldview. Of course, we know of a major catastrophe which took place in Earth’s past–the great flood of Noah’s day. Could this be the explanation we need? In this lesson, you’ll learn: A basic understanding of how we got the geologic column. Why the column is not able to be scientifically dated. The most logical explanation for geologic column. The inherent danger of adding millions of years into God’s Word. Mentioned in this lesson: Scientific Creationism Thanks so much for listening. Please <
05/10/201715 minutes 3 seconds
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TCA Lesson 008: Basic Flood Sedimentology

The flood of Noah’s day is much more than a fairy tale. We believe this describes a real event that happened as part of earth’s past. If that’s true, we should find evidence in the rock formations found around the world that indicates rapid, catastrophic moving of water, volcanic activity, and other such evidence that would be better explained by catastrophe rather than gradual movement. And, this is exactly what we find. In this lesson, you’ll learn: The Bible’s description of a mass extinction event by water. Strange anomalies in the strata indicate a rapid process–not a gradual one. The widely accepted scientific model that explains how this process happened. Mentioned in this lesson: ht
28/09/201720 minutes 40 seconds
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TCA Lesson 007: Do Darwin’s Famous Finches Prove Evolution?

It is quite notable that the notion of Darwinian Evolution has survived as long as it has considering the lack of observable evidence. Yet, it is the reigning scientific dogma of our day! How is this possible? Could Darwin’s famous finches really prove evolution after all? We’re tackling that this week as part of our series, The Basics of Creation Science. In this lesson, you’ll learn: The iconic role of Darwin’s finches on our society. The one major language barrier between worldviews. How so-called Microevolution is NOT the same as Macroevolution. Why our eyes betray what scientists say. Mentioned in this lesson: Dr. Henry Morris Genesis 1:21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth,
21/09/201715 minutes 36 seconds
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TCA Lesson 006: Why the Age of the Earth is Paramount to a Correct Theology

I find it alarming how many evangelicals are willing to mess with the integrity of Scripture concerning the doctrine of creation. Those who have left (or have never affirmed) the young-age position simply dismiss it–saying it is not important. We disagree! But don’t take our word for it. The Bible is clear–a young earth is essential to a correct theology. In this lesson, you’ll learn: Why the Old and New Testament depend upon a recent creation. Why a correct theology is important. Why construing the age of the earth is not helpful to the gospel, but harmful. Mentioned in this lesson: Does the Age of the Earth Matter, or is it a Secondary Doctrine? <a href="https://www.steveschramm.com/does-the-puni
14/09/201715 minutes 18 seconds
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TCA Lesson 005: The Bible and Young Earth Creationism

Before we can look to science for evidence of a young earth, we must first have a clear understanding of the Biblical teaching. Science and methodologies change over time, but God’s Word never changes! Therefore, we anchor our beliefs on the Word of the One who not only was there–but created everything Himself! In this lesson, you’ll learn: Why “day” really means a “day.” How to reconcile discrepancies in the Genesis 1 account. Why the young earth is crucial for NT teaching. The final nail in the coffin–God’s purpose for creation week. Mentioned in this lesson: Answers in Genesis Why Didn’t God Give the Light Source for Creation Days 1-3? Thanks so much for listening. Please <a href="https://itunes.apple.com
07/09/201715 minutes 8 seconds
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TCA Lesson 004: Introduction to The Basics of Creation Science

While you may believe in and even have a Biblical understanding of the Creation Science position, have you ever really considered it scientifically? That’s what we’re doing in this series! We’re going to explore a variety of topics in 10 short lessons to give us a better understanding of Creation from a scientific perspective. In this lesson, you’ll learn: What this series, The Basics of Creation Science, will be about. Mentioned in this lesson: New episode format, and radio show announcement. Show topics over the course of the next few weeks. Thanks so much for listening. Please subscribe and share on iTunes! Also, please consider donating to the ministry
31/08/201715 minutes 3 seconds
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TCA Lesson 003: Why I’m a Creationist (+ Why You Should Be Too)

Have you ever considered why you are a creationist? You may be a creationist, but for the wrong reasons! In this episode, we not only explore why I’m a Biblical creationist, but why I believe you should be too. In fact, we find that Jesus was! That’s good enough for me. Thanks for visiting and listening this week. God bless! In this lesson, you’ll learn: Why the Bible can be trusted on matters on Creation. The failure of naturalism to the explain the world around us. How Biblical creation is the ONLY explanation that even makes logical sense. Why Jesus Christ Himself believed in a literal, 6-day Creation. The sensibility of scientific evidence when looking through the right lens. Mentioned in this lesson:  <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Bahnsen
24/08/201729 minutes 56 seconds
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TCA Lesson 002: Building a Better Framework for Biblical Creationism

In this week’s lesson, we’re talking about all things Creation. We examine the historical landscape of Biblical Creationism, and discuss what might be a better way forward. In this lesson, you’ll learn: Who founded the modern Creation movement. Where Creation has been and where it’s going. What Creation speakers and leaders can do to be taken seriously. Mentioned in this lesson: Dr. Henry Morris/ICR Kent Hovind CMI AiG Thanks so much for listening. Please subscribe and share on iTunes! Also, consider donating to the ministry on Patreon. God Bless! The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.steveschramm.com/tca-episode-002-
17/08/201736 minutes 40 seconds
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TCA Lesson 001: Radiometric Dating and Faulty Assumptions

Hey Everyone! In this week’s lesson, we are talking about radiometric dating! We talk about what it is, what it means for recent creationism, and how to look at the world with a different set of assumptions. In this lesson, you’ll learn: A short history of geological studies and dating. The one thing that hinders belief in the Bible and favors evolutionary theory. The three assumptions that make radiometric dating unreliable. A proposal for a new “set of eyes” through which to view the evidence. Mentioned in this lesson: Dr. Andrew Snelling Dr. Kurt Wise The Rate Project Is Genesis History Facebook Page Thanks so much for listening. Please subscribe and share on iTunes! Also, consider<a href="https:
12/08/201738 minutes 41 seconds