Deep Questions with Chase Thompson:

Chase A. Thompson

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We all have deep questions, and this podcast will dive in by answering your deepest questions, interacting with skeptics, answering critics and building faith among those who believe. To submit a question or comment, check out our website: www.DeepQuestionspod.com
Your host is Chase A. Thompson, a pastor and writer who has been podcasting since 2005 and is known worldwide for his love of cereal and enjoyment of a good, deep discussion. Deep Questions with Chase Thompson - An Apologetics Podcast on Important Bible Questions

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Abortion and the Bible

Abortion: the most controversial issue in America. Though the Bible doesn't use the word "abortion," the Bible most certainly speaks to the topic. Does the Bible teach that the unborn are persons? Is there scientific or philosophical evidence that could indicate the unborn are persons? Today we look at abortion through the lens of the Bible.

1h 18m
Jul 08
Mike Licona #2 - Why Bart Ehrman Lost His Faith + How To Share Your Faith in Various Situations.

In part two of our interview with Mike Licona, we discuss his seven hour debate with religion scholar and skeptic Dr. Bart Ehrman. What caused Ehrman to abandon his faith and become an aggressive critic of Christianity? Dr. Licona also shares how he discusses faith and the resurrection of Jesus with skeptics and strangers.

38m
Jun 22
Dr Mike Licona: Is it Rational For a Skeptic to Belive in the Resurrection?

Today we interview best-selling author Dr. Mike Licona - a Youtuber and college professor who specializes in the resurrection of Jesus. Dr. Licona went through a long period of doubt - while in seminary! - and came through the other side convinced that Jesus historically rose from the dead. How did that transformation happen? Dr. Licona also discusses his relationship with his mentor Dr. Gary Habermas, probably the foremost expert on the resurrection in the world.

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Jun 22
Dr Mike Licona: Is it Rational For a Skeptic to Belive in the Resurrection?

Today we interview best-selling author Dr. Mike Licona - a Youtuber and college professor who specializes in the resurrection of Jesus. Dr. Licona went through a long period of doubt - while in seminary! - and came through the other side convinced that Jesus historically rose from the dead. How did that transformation happen? Dr. Licona also discusses his relationship with his mentor Dr. Gary Habermas, probably the foremost expert on the resurrection in the world.

35m
Jun 22
Dr Mike Licona: Is it Rational For a Skeptic to Belive in the Resurrection?

Today we interview best-selling author Dr. Mike Licona - a Youtuber and college professor who specializes in the resurrection of Jesus. Dr. Licona went through a long period of doubt - while in seminary! - and came through the other side convinced that Jesus historically rose from the dead. How did that transformation happen? Dr. Licona also discusses his relationship with his mentor Dr. Gary Habermas, probably the foremost expert on the resurrection in the world.

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Jun 22
What is the ONE Thing Necessary For Christians to Do, According to Jesus?

What is the most important way to live your life, according to Jesus? In this episode, we look at the life and habits of Mary of Bethany - a woman commended by Jesus. We contrast her with the irritability and anxiousness of her sister, Martha. How is it that Mary was praised by Jesus, while Martha was so disturbed and short-tempered? 

51m
Jun 11
DQPodMaryofBethany

What is the most important way to live your life, according to Jesus? In this episode, we look at the life and habits of Mary of Bethany - a woman commended by Jesus. We contrast her with the irritability and anxiousness of her sister, Martha. How is it that Mary was praised by Jesus, while Martha was so disturbed and short-tempered? 

1s
Jun 11
DQPodMaryofBethany

What is the most important way to live your life, according to Jesus? In this episode, we look at the life and habits of Mary of Bethany - a woman commended by Jesus. We contrast her with the irritability and anxiousness of her sister, Martha. How is it that Mary was praised by Jesus, while Martha was so disturbed and short-tempered? 

1s
Jun 11
Should Christians Be Pro Gun?

Over the last ten years, the United States has averaged MORE than one mass-shooting event PER DAY. How should Christians react to such violence? Should Christians loudly show their support for guns and gun ownership, or does God's Word call us in a different direction?

59m
Jun 03
Why Do Some Prayers Go Unanswered?

Does unanswered prayer prove that God doesn't care? How is it that a good God, who listens to and loves His people, sometimes doesn't answer their prayers? Unanswered prayer is an issue addressed throughout the Bible, and we will discuss several reasons prayers go unanswered. Today we also discuss how noted Bible scholar Bart Ehrman lost his faith, the origin of Thor's enemy Gorr, and what both have to do with unanswered prayer.

1h 4m
May 25
How Should I Read the Bible? How Should I Study The Bible? #Shallowquestions Should I Read the Bible Cover to Cover? What Percentage of the Bible is the New Testament? #6

One question that Christians don't talk about enough is HOW should we actually study our Bibles? Should we read them cover to cover, starting at the beginning? Should we follow a Bible reading plan? Should we spend more time in the Old Testament or New Testament? Today we discuss Dr. Sean McDowell's Bible reading plan and its merits. We also discuss what percentage of the Bible is Old Testament vs New, and how that should inform our Bible reading decisions.

21m
May 16
Are All Parts of the Bible Equally Important?

Today we discuss a question that probably isn't asked enough: Do all parts of the Bible have equal importance? Are there some chapters, or verses, or even books that are more important than others? Interestingly, as Jesus Himself will tell us - some parts of the Bible are indeed more important than others, and knowing this will better prepare us to study the Bible in a more advantageous way.

24m
May 16
Answering Skeptics of Christianity on the Internet + Does Craig Keener PROVE the Existance of Miracles?

Apologist and author Lonny Robison joins us to discuss interacting with skeptics, atheists and anti-theists (?) on the internet. Is that a fruitful and wise activity? We also discuss Dr. Craig Keener's massive work on miracles, recounting testimonies of people healed of migraines, holes in their hearts, and even an older lady who was enabled to walk again after years in a wheelchair! What do all of these miracles mean, and can they be used as evidence to prove biblical accounts to skeptics?

51m
Mar 14
Craig Keener on Modern Day Miracles Demonstrating the Reliability of the Bible

In part 2 of our interview with New Testament scholar and best-selling author Craig Keener, we discuss how modern-day miracles demonstrate how reliable the Bible is. Dr. Keener shares with us the mind-blowing story of how Barbara Cummiskey was healed of multiple issues after doctors sent her home to die. Multiple doctors and nurses are eyewitnesses of this incredible healing, and Dr. Keener will tell us all about it. We also discuss how Christians today might themselves experience more miracles. 

29m
Feb 22
Miracles Today With Craig Keener

On this first episode of the Deep Questions Pod, our guest is Dr. Craig Keener, author of Miracles Today, and a two-volume (1200 page!) scholarly work on Miracles. Dr. Keener is a New Testament scholar, prolific author, and without a doubt, the foremost authority in the world on miracles in history, and modern miracles. Dr. Keener shares some amazing miracles stories today, including some that he personally witnessed and experienced! He also shares about his writing career, how he wrote his four-volume (4,400 page!) commentary on the book of Acts, and how he met his wife Medine, who was a refugee in Congo for 18 months. An absolutely fascinating interview - be sure to subscribe to the podcast so you can hear part two, coming in the next episode. 

46m
Feb 17
Deep Questions Podcast - TRAILER (2022)

This is a short trailer for the Deep Questions podcast - visit the show's website at www.Deepquestionspod.com! This is the Deep Questions Podcast, and I’m your host, Chase Thompson, a pastor and writer in Salinas, California.  On the Deep Questions pod, we want to dive into the deepest Spiritual questions that humans have: Is the Bible reliable? Did Jesus really rise from the dead? Why are some churches and Christians toxic?  Was there a conspiracy in the early church to change the Bible and transform a humble carpenter into the Son of God? Is the Shroud of Turin a Hoax, or the genuine burial Shroud of Jesus?  That’s just a sample of the questions we will tackle. Like I said, I’m Chase, and I’ve been podcasting since 2005. I’m also a writer, and the pastor of Valley Baptist church, in Salinas, California. I’ve got five kids and a lovely wife named Janet, and all of us originally hail from Birmingham, Alabama. If you want to get in touch with me with a question for the show, or a comment, then please go to our website, www.Deepquestionspod.com http://www.deepquestionspod.com and hit the contact form there. I especially love to hear from critics, atheists and skeptics - even snarky ones, because I love critics, skeptics and atheists!  You can also find me on social media - chaseathompson on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. 

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Feb 17
Bible 2021 Podcast, Episode #365: The Impact of Two Years of Daily Bible Reading

Today we finish the daily run of a Bible podcast that has lasted over 730 episodes - and I reflect on the incredible value of reading God's Word every day, without missing a day. We need the Word of God in our lives!

15m
Dec 31, 2021
What Does It Mean to Be Clothed With Power From On High? The Best and Only Biblical Church Growth Method. Reading Luke 24 #364

Jesus sends His disciples out on the Great Commission to tell the Word about His death, resurrection and teachings, but FIRST, He tells them to WAIT in Jerusalem until they are clothed in power from the Holy Spirit - what does this mean?

12m
Dec 30, 2021
A Eulogy for Frank M. Barker - My First Pastor, and A Tremendous Influence In My Life + How Death is Overcome and Swallowed Up By Resurrection! Reading 1st Corinthians 15 #363

Today is a very different episode - we look at the life of Reverend Frank M. Barker Jr., pastor of Briarwood Presbyterian in Birmingham, and see how the power of death is swallowed up by the resurrection of Jesus.

25m
Dec 29, 2021
How Does the Bible End? How Does the Bible Finish? What Happens at the End of the Bible? What is the Last Chapter of the Bible About? Reading Revelation 22 #362

Revelation 22 is the last chapter of the Bible - what is it all about? How does the Bible actually end? What is the last word in the Bible, and the last promise in the Bible? What does the ending of the Bible mean?

13m
Dec 28, 2021
What is the Greatest Promise in the Entire Bible? We Are Approaching An Endless Age That Will Lack Pain, Death and Tears. Encouragement From Revelation. Will We Live Forever in Heaven? Reading Revelation 21 #361

Today we look at one of the most hope-filled chapters in the Bible and find what may well be the single greatest promise in all of Scripture. Also - will Christians live forever in Heaven? Actually, we won't, according to Revelation 20!

13m
Dec 27, 2021
Will Christians Be Judged By Faith or Works? Why Are Christians Judged By Works at the Great White Throne Judgment if Salvation is By Faith? Reading Revelation 20 #360

Both John in Revelation and Daniel in the Old Testament describe a "Great White Throne Judgment" of God where people are judged based on their works- their righteous deeds. Does this mean that salvation is somehow by works? If not, then why is this judgment at the end times based on works?

12m
Dec 26, 2021
Will Jesus Return Meek and Mild and as a Servant?+ (part two!) Is the organized church the whore of Babylon? Is the Institutional Church Babylon the Great? Reading Revelation 19 #359

Today we conclude our discussion of whether or not the whore of Babylon/Babylon the great - the evil entity that all of Heaven rejoices when it is burned - is actually the institutional church of today. Also: What will Jesus be like when He returns?

19m
Dec 24, 2021
Is the Institutional Church the Whore of Babylon? Who is the Great Harlot of Babylon in Revelation 17-18? (Part 1) Reading Revelation 18 #358

Today we read a very unnerving chapter that discusses the downfall of Babylon the Great/The Whore of Babylon, and consider whether or not this refers to those who call themselves the church today.

18m
Dec 24, 2021
How Did Solomon, The Wisest Man Ever, Fail and Fall Away? How Can We Avoid His Fate? Reading Proverbs 3 #357

Solomon was the wisest man who ever lived and blessed by God in every way. His life ended poorly, however, as he failed to live by his own wise counsel. How did that happen, and how can we avoid the same?

13m
Dec 23, 2021
The Two Women of Proverbs - the Forbidden Woman and Wisdom Herself. Where Does Wisdom Come From? Reading Proverbs 2 #356

Where do we acquire wisdom from? How can we become wise? Does it take a great amount of effort to be a genuinely wise person?

11m
Dec 22, 2021
Who is the Whore of Babylon? Who is the Great Harlot? Who is Babylon the Great? Who is the Great Prostitute? Reading Revelation 17 #355

One of the most mysterious and debated entities in the Bible is the "Whore of Babylon" or the "Great Harlot" Today we discuss various theories on who exactly this mysterious person or group actually is.

17m
Dec 21, 2021
How Does the World End? (Redux) Are God's Judgments Too Harsh? Reading Revelation 16 #354

Seven angels pour out seven bowls of terrible judgment on the people of the Earth in Revelation 16. Are these judgments justified, or too harsh? What will the end of the world be like?

10m
Dec 20, 2021
What Worship Songs Will Be Sung in Heaven? What is the Song of the Lamb? Reading Revelation 15 #353

In Revelation 15 we see a wonderful picture of the saints singing on Heavenly pavement - a sea of fiery glass, apparently - and they are singing two different songs: The Song of Moses and the Song of the Lamb. What are these songs all about?

7m
Dec 19, 2021
Who is the Beast in the Book of Revelation (part 2) and What is the Mark of the Beast? What Does 666 Mean in Revelation? Reading Revelation 14 #352

Three interesting topics today: Who is the beast described in the book of Revelation? (Part 2) What is the Mark of the Beast, and could we get fooled into getting it, like by an injection or vaccine? (no!) and, finally, What does 666 represent?

21m
Dec 18, 2021