How can we know whether religious experiences are authentic, or just a trick of the brain? And if they really are supernatural, how we be sure that they emanate from the God of the Bible, as opposed to the Koran? Too often we allow our experiences to confirm that which we already believe. On this episode, Shane discusses this with believers from a wide variety of faiths and also airs the second half of his conversation with Dr. J.R. Miller, author of One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism.
Faith & Experience (Part 1), The Humble Skeptic, Episode 28
Is Faith a Feeling?, The Humble Skeptic, Episode 4
Religion on Trial, The Humble Skeptic, Episode 5
Faith & Proof, The Humble Skeptic, Episode 7
Proof & The Gospel, The Humble Skeptic, Episode 8
The Gospel Creed, The Humble Skeptic, Episode 9
Related Books & Articles
One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism, by J.R. Miller
The Mormonization of American Christianity, by Shane Rosenthal
The Story of Us, by Shane Rosenthal
The Megachurch Century, by Shane Rosenthal
Why Should We Believe the Bible?, by Shane Rosenthal
Acts 2 & The Tongues Controversy (free version), by Shane Rosenthal
A New 26-Page PDF Resource!
Shane recently expanded his article on Acts 2 & The Tongues Controversy into a 26-page downloadable PDF document, which walks through the Christ-centered nature of Acts 2, and includes background information about the origins of Pentecostalism. This document also includes a section that provides a careful analysis of every passage in the New Testament related to the subject of tongues. For information about obtaining this PDF resource, click here.
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• On Dec. 17th at Concord Church in St. Louis, Shane will discuss his conversion to Christianity from a secular Jewish background through a detailed study of messianic prophecy. This event is titled: What Child is This: How The Christmas Story Fulfills Ancient Prophecies (click here for more information).
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