The NonSequitur Show
Episode 11

Existence: Dr. Richard Carrier and Dr. Kenny Rhodes on the Evidence for Jesus

March 17th, 2018

1 hr 32 mins 10 secs

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A Live stream with Dr. Richard Carrier and Dr. Kenny Rhodes on the Evidence for the existence of Jesus Christ.

Richard Carrier is a world-renowned author and speaker. As a professional historian, published philosopher, and prominent defender of the American freethought movement, Dr. Carrier has appeared across the U.S., Canada and the U.K., and on American television and London radio, defending sound historical methods and the ethical worldview of secular naturalism. His books and articles have received international attention. With a Ph.D. from Columbia University in ancient history, he specializes in the intellectual history of Greece and Rome, particularly ancient philosophy, religion, and science, with emphasis on the origins of Christianity and the use and progress of science under the Roman empire. He is also a published expert in the modern philosophy of naturalism as a worldview. He is the author of On the Historicity of Jesus, Proving History, Sense and Goodness without God, Science Education in the Early Roman Empire, Not the Impossible Faith, Why I Am Not a Christian, and Hitler Homer Bible Christ, and a contributor to The Empty Tomb, The Christian Delusion, The End of Christianity, and Christianity Is Not Great, as well as copious work in history and philosophy, online and in print. He is currently working on several projects, but also teaching affordable online courses in secular philosophy, history, and methodology at The Secular Academy, and blogging and speaking about history, philosophy, feminism, and other moral causes, as well as his past in the military and his current life in polyamory.

Dr. Kenneth W. Rhodes, II is Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics at Scofield Graduate School and Theological Seminary in Modesto, California. Dr. Rhodes (Pastor Kenny) also serves as the founding President of Scofield Seminary with Dr. Mal Couch serving as Vice-President. Pastor Kenny is Sr. Pastor of Mable Avenue Ministries, a ministry that oversees a number of church plants, para-church ministries and educational institutes around the world. Dr. Rhodes is also the Host and Bible Teacher for the "Reason for Hope" TV program that airs locally in Modesto, CA as well as online. He has been with M.A.M. since 2000 and is an ordained SBC pastor. He has been in the ministry since 1991 and has two earned doctorates, the PhD and DRE. Pastor Kenny is married to the former Tami A Russell of Manteca, CA whose father, grandfather and great grandfather were all ministers of the Gospel. Tami and Kenny were married April 16, 1994 and have three wonderful children, Tajiana (b. 1996), Micaela (b. 1998) and Kenneth III (b. 2000). Dr. Rhodes ministry philosophy is, "the heart cannot rejoice in what the mind rejects." He is committed to ministering to both the mind and heart of man. He is committed to Christian Apologetics and giving "an answer" to everyone. He is also involved and committed to the study of Hermeneutics, Calvinistic Dispensational Theology, and Creation Science. Pastor Kenny is part of a growing number of young theologians who have embraced true reformed theology and its implications for all doctrines of Scripture namely, that God elected Israel and their election is not subject to their sin "un-electing" them. Therefore, Israel is not replaced by the Church. This "new" historical theological view has been coined "Calvinistic Evangelical Dispensationalism." It is truly in the spirit of the premillennialism of the early church fathers, Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, Scofield, Chafer, Ryrie, S. Lewis Johnson, and so on.

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