All Rise: Bart Ehrman Objects! “The Gospels Are Anonymous”
Bart Ehrman claims that the Gospels are anonymous because the names attached to them are too convenient and were added a century later, and because the disciples of Jesus were too illiterate to write such exquisite Greek texts. Has Dr. Ehrman overstated the case?
Deliberations LIVE! Ep. 8
Abdu and Derek answer questions related to Bill Maher’s claims that Jesus was based on pagan myths. They also discuss the meaning of similarities and dissimilarities, if Christmas and Easter were based on pagan holidays, the symbolism of snakes in the Bible, and Hell.
All Rise: Asked and Answered! Bill Maher Claims Is Based on Pagan Myths
By now everyone has heard some version of “Jesus is based on [enter ancient deity here].” But these claims were debunked for nearly a century before being resurrected recently. And now, because overwhelming evidence debunked the older claims, new proponents have suggested different deities as the template for Jesus. Are these new claims any more […]
All Rise: Can You Handle the Truth?
Abdu discusses our complicated relationship with truth. Quite often, people simply seek verification for what they already hope is true. To complicate matters, painful disruptions in our lives make it more difficult for us to recognize what is good and true. So, how do we begin to escape the cycle of confirmation bias to find […]
All Rise: Expert Witness Hugh Ross Debunks Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Claim that the Bible Contains Junk Science
Astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson claimed that if all you had was the Bible, you would gain a false view of the universe. However, fellow astrophysicist and our expert witness, Dr. Hugh Ross, explains to us that if Dr. Tyson had applied his own scientific method to the Bible, he would have found a library […]
Deliberations LIVE! Ep. 5
In this live Q&A episode, Abdu responds to questions and comments related to the most recent episode of All Rise, “Objection, Matt Dillahunty! Asked and Answered!” Watch as Abdu goes deeper into the issue of morality and social contracts, why the concept of God grounds objective morality, and what happens to souls after death!
All Rise: Objection, Matt Dillahunty! Asked and Answered!
Plato’s “Euthyphro Dilemma” has been asked and answered, and some say settled for centuries. Popular atheist podcaster, YouTuber, and debater, Matt Dillahunty says that, to the contrary, Christian apologists have not sufficiently responded to the philosophical dilemma. In this episode, Abdu discusses and critiques Matt’s revived and rehabbed version of the Euthyphro Dilemma.
All Rise: Objection! “The Bible Is Sexist” Part 2
In the previous episode, Abdu addressed allegedly sexist “texts of terror” in the Bible. Today, he presents his evidence for why the Bible establishes rather than inhibits the equality and dignity of women, often in very surprising ways!
Deliberations LIVE! Ep. 3
In this episode, Abdu answers questions about the Bible and sexism, the need for objective morality to confront misogyny, a “contradiction” about incest in the Bible, and more!
All Rise: Objection! “The Bible Is Sexist” Part 1
Are certain verses in the Bible truly sexist “texts of terror”? Are women forbidden from speaking in church? Does the Old Testament command that women must marry their rapists? Join Abdu as he cross-examines these texts and more in the first of a two-part series on sexism and the Bible.