Dec 27, 2022 • 44M

Faith & Certainty

Episode 6 • Featuring Special Guest, Dennis Johnson

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Shane Rosenthal was raised in a Jewish home but became an atheist at a very early age. Some years later, however, he ended up losing faith in atheism and converted to Christianity. On this podcast he talks with people from a wide variety of worldviews and perspectives in order explore the beliefs and ideas that shape our lives.
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What do you believe about God and the afterlife? How certain are you that your beliefs are true, particularly when compared with all the other faith and worldview options that happen to be out there? Can we have certainty about our deepest convictions? On this edition of The Humble Skeptic, Shane Rosenthal discusses these questions and more with Dr. Dennis Johnson, author of Journeys with Jesus, and Let’s Study Acts.

• In 2019, Shane recorded an interview with Dennis Johnson on the topic of reading the Bible in a Christ-centered way. You can find that interview here.

Dennis Johnson has written two books related to the book of Acts: The Message of Acts in the History of Redemption, and Let’s Study Acts. Also, his book Journeys with Jesus is a very helpful introduction to reading the entire Bible in a Christ-centered way.

• The lengthy quote from Princeton New Testament scholar, J. Gresham Machen was adapted from a series of lectures he delivered to the Bible League of Great Britain back in 1932. This material was later published under the title, The Importance of Christian Scholarship which you can find here. These lectures were later reprinted and included in The Selected Shorter Writings of J. Gresham Machen as well as What is Christianity?

• For a gift of any size, we’ll send you a link to download 20 page PDF e-booklet by Shane Rosenthal titled, What is Faith? You can make your gift here or by upgrading to a paid subscription via Substack using the green button below. If you’d like your gift to be tax-deductible, click here for more information about this option.

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