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Professor Kenneth Samples' Lectures

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Table of Contents

If I Had Lunch With St. Augustine

A Christian Response to the Religion of Islam

Are You a Renaissance Christian?

Clear Pointers to God: How Belief in the God of Christian Theism Best Explains Reality

Christianity's Magnificent Seven Apologetic Truths, Dangerous But Good

Historic Christianity's Seven Dangerous Ideas

Learning Skills 101

In Memory of Walter Martin (1928-1989)

Jesus and the Other Religious Faces in the Crowd

A Little Lower Than the Angels

A World of Difference

A Christian World View

St. Augustine

Islam and Christianity

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If I Had Lunch With St. Augustine

If you had lunch with the bishop, what would you ask him? What would you want to know about a man who was a great sinner who became a great saint? This series of lectures will examine some of the key events in Augustine’s extraordinary life as well as explore his most important books, ideas, and accomplishments.

"Augustine's Intellectual and Spiritual Pilgrimage"
10/17/2014

"Augustine's Most Influential Book"
10/24/2014

"Augustine's Most Significant Spiritual Insight"
10/31/2014

"Augustine's Most Important Theological Contribution"
11/07/2014

"Augustine's Most Enduring Philosophical Idea"
11/14/2014

"Augustine's Alleged Blind Spot and Negative Influence"
11/21/2014

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A Christian Response to the Religion of Islam

What Does Historic Christianity Offer the World That Islam Cannot?

"Introduction: The Islamic Culture and Worldview"
10/18/2013

"Theology: Where Can I Find a God of Love?"
10/25/2013

"Do I Need a Prophet or a Savior?"
11/01/2013

"Which Holy Book Can I Trust?"
11/15/2013

"How Do We Win the War of Ideas?"
11/22/2013

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Are You a Renaissance Christian?

"What It Means to be a Renaissance Christian: The Pursuit of the Life of the Mind to the Glory of God"
2/10/2012

"A Renaissance Christian Reads Intelligently"
2/17/2012

"A Renaissance Christian Reads Intelligently (Continued)"
2/24/2012

"A Renaissance Christian Thinks Logically"
3/02/2012

"A Renaissance Christian Thinks Logically (Fundamental Principles of Reasoning)"
3/09/2012

"A Renaissance Christian Thinks Logically (Recognizing Logical Fallacies)"
3/16/2012

"A Renaissance Christian Reflects on Worldviews (What is a World View?)"
3/23/2012

"A Renaissance Christian Reflects on Worldviews (Tests of World Views)"
3/30/2012

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Clear Pointers to God: How Belief in the God of Christian Theism Best Explains Reality

"Abductive Reasoning - An Inference to the Best Explanation"
09/30/2011

"The Explanatory Power and Broader Scope of Christian Theism"
10/07/2011

"God of the Gaps or Best Explanation"
10/14/2011

"A Meaningful Life"
10/21/2011

"Putting Abductive Thinking Together - CLEAR"
11/04/2011

"Scientific Cosmology and the Christian Worldview"
11/11/2011

"Is Jesus a Man, Myth, Madman, Menace, Mystic, Martian, or the Messiah?"
11/18/2011

"Summary - God is the Best Explanation of Reality"
12/02/2011

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Christianity's Magnificent Seven Apologetic Truths, Dangerous But Good

"Introduction"
01/28/2011

"God's Existence"
02/04/2011

"The Incarnation"
02/11/2011

"Creation"
02/18/2011

"Clear Pointers and Signposts to God"
03/04/2011

"Salvation by Grace"
03/11/2011

"The Image of God"
03/18/2011

"The Mystery of Evil and Suffering"
03/25/2011

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Historic Christianity's Seven Dangerous Ideas

"Dead Men Don't Stay Dead: The Resurrection of Jesus"
04/16/2010

"God Walked the Earth: The Incarnation of Jesus"
04/23/2010

"The Cosmos Had a Beginning: The Creation ExNihilo"
04/30/2010

"Faith Makes Sense: The Compatibility of Faith and Reason"
05/07/2010

"Not By Human Works: The Gift of Salvation"
05/14/2010

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Learning Skills 101: Learning How to Learn

"The Life of the Mind / Intelligent Reading - Introduction"
08/28/2009

"The Life of the Mind / Intelligent Reading - The Academic 10 Commandments"
09/04/2009

"The Life of the Mind / Intelligent Reading - The Renaissance Christian"
09/11/2009

"The Life of the Mind / Intelligent Reading - IDEAS"
09/18/2009

"The Life of the Mind / Intelligent Reading - Introduction to Logic"
11/06/2009

"The Life of the Mind / Intelligent Reading - What Makes a Good Argument"
11/13/2009

"The Life of the Mind / Intelligent Reading - Three Types of Arguments: Deductive, Inductive, and Abductive"
11/20/2009

"The Life of the Mind / Intelligent Reading - Logical Fallacies"
12/04/2009

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In Memory of Walter Martin (1928-1989)

"The Original Bible Answer Man"
08/21/2009

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Jesus and the Religious Faces in the Crowd

"Jesus Christ"
01/09/2009

"Gautama (Buddha)"
01/16/2009

"Krishna and Mahavira"
01/23/2009

"Confucious and Lao-Tzu"
01/30/2009

"Muhammad"
02/06/2009

"Zoroaster, Nanak and Baha'ullah"
02/13/2009

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A Little Lower Than the Angels

"The Imago Dei: A Reflection of God"
03/30/2008

"The Imago Dei: The Fall, Redemption, and Ethics"
04/11/2008

"The Imago Dei: A Meaningful Life"
04/18/2008

"Man and Animals, Part 1"
04/25/2008

"Man and Animals, Part 2"
05/02/2008

"Man and Animals, Part 3"
05/09/2008

"The Enigma of Man"
05/16/2008

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A World of Difference: Putting Christian Truth-Claims to the Test

"A World View Model for Christian Theism"
11/02/2007

"Christian Theism's Logical Consistency"
11/09/2007

"Christian Theism's Explanatory Power and Cumulative Support"
11/16/2007

"Christian Theism's Correspondence and Verification"
11/30/2007

"Christian Theism's Practicality and Existential Livability"
12/07/2007

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A Christian World View

"What in the World is a World View?"
05/11/2007

"Naturlism: A Secular Worldview Challenge"
05/18/2007

"Postmodernism: A Skeptical Worldview Perspective"
05/25/2007

"Pantheistic Monism: An Eastern Mystic Point of View"
06/01/2007

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St. Augustine

"St. Augustine's Spiritual Quest"
03/02/2007

"Apologetic Factors in Augustine's Conversion"
03/09/2007

"Augustine as Bishop and Theologian"
03/16/2007

"Augustine: Philosopher and Saint"
03/23/2007

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Islam and Christianity

"Islam: Growth, Influence and Diversity"
09/15/2006

"Islam: Five Core Beliefs"
09/22/2006

"Islam: The Five Pillars and Jihad"
09/29/2006

"Islam's Revelatory Achille's Heel"
10/20/2006

"Islam: Unknowable and Unfathomable"
11/03/2006

"Why Can't Islam and Christianity Both Be True"
11/17/2006

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