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Philosophy Apologetics & Theology - B. Kyle Keltz

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I earned an MA in Apologetics and a PhD in Philosophy of Religion from Southern Evangelical Seminary, and I have studied English Composition at the graduate level from Liberty University. I am Assistant Professor of English and Philosophy at South Plains College where I teach courses on English composition, philosophy, and world religions. I will be posting podcasts on philosophy, world religions, apologetics, and theology. I hope you benefit and enjoy!

I earned an MA in Apologetics and a PhD in Philosophy of Religion from Southern Evangelical Seminary, and I have studied English Composition at the graduate level from Liberty University. I am Assistant Professor of English and Philosophy at South Plains College where I teach courses on English composition, philosophy, and world religions. I will be posting podcasts on philosophy, world religions, apologetics, and theology. I hope you benefit and enjoy!

Location:

United States

Description:

I earned an MA in Apologetics and a PhD in Philosophy of Religion from Southern Evangelical Seminary, and I have studied English Composition at the graduate level from Liberty University. I am Assistant Professor of English and Philosophy at South Plains College where I teach courses on English composition, philosophy, and world religions. I will be posting podcasts on philosophy, world religions, apologetics, and theology. I hope you benefit and enjoy!

Language:

English

Contact:

806-535-7857


Episodes

Scientism

4/6/2022
Some people elevate science to the level that they believe it is the only way to truth. If something isn't scientifically provable or testable, they say, then it is unknowable or irrelevant. In this episode, I am going to discuss this view of science (called "scientism"), and I will show how it is either self-defeating or simply false.

Duration:01:03:27

Faith and Reason

3/30/2022
Popular atheists claim that "faith" is believing something you know to be false or believing in spite of the evidence, but this is not what Christianity teaches about the relation between faith and reason. In this episode, I will survey historical Christian views of faith and reason, explain one particular view in detail, and discuss the practical implications these views have for evangelism and apologetics.

Duration:01:17:06

The Bible and Evil

3/23/2022
Traditional answers to the problem of evil show why God might allow evil, but they leave many questions unanswered. So, in this episode, I discuss what the Bible has to say about why there is evil in the world. Specifically, I show what the Bible says regarding God's purpose for creating, the purpose of humanity, and the results of the Fall. Noting these Biblical concepts helps to provide a more comprehensive and satisfying answer to the problem of evil.

Duration:01:35:21

Theodicies

3/16/2022
The existence of evil in this world is a large barrier for many people considering whether the God of theism exists. If God is all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-good, then why do bad things happen? In this video, I discuss several theodicies (answers to the problem of evil) that provide reasons as to why God would allow evil. I discuss theodicies including the free-will defense and natural order defense, and I provide practical tips for sharing theodicies while doing...

Duration:01:21:40

The Problem of Evil

3/9/2022
If God is all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-good, then many people think that evil should not exist in the world. If God wants to eliminate evil and has the power to do so, then why does God allow evil? In this episode, I am going to discuss two main types of arguments that atheists have used to argue that God doesn't exist because evil exists. This episode will prepare us to discuss answers to the problem of evil in the next episode.

Duration:01:13:52

Destiny of the Unevangelized

3/2/2022
If salvation is only available through Jesus Christ, then what happens to people who never hear about the gospel before they die? In this episode, I will discuss several Christian answers to this question and explain why I think one of the views is the best.

Duration:01:07:10

Religious Pluralism

2/23/2022
It is claimed that all religions are the same at the core, so it doesn't matter what people believe as long as they believe in something. However, this claim involves the misconception that religions are simply meant to help people live moral lives. In this episode, I am going to discuss the topic of religious pluralism and emphasize that the claims of all world religions are contradictory, so they all can't be true.

Duration:01:14:52

Inerrancy and Inspiration of the Bible

2/16/2022
It is claimed that believers cannot view the Bible as the word of God without being guilty of using circular reasoning. So, in this episode, I will discuss how the three-step apologetic method provides a way around this circularity problem and can be used to show it is rational to believe the Bible is inspired by God. I first discuss the definition of inerrancy, explain how inerrancy is defended, and then I discuss implications inerrancy has for evangelism and apologetics.

Duration:01:11:27

The Modern Trilemma Argument

2/9/2022
The truth of Jesus' resurrection is the basis of Christianity, and in this episode, I will defend Jesus' resurrection using the Modern Trilemma Argument. I discuss the argument, show how it is defended, and then discuss how it answers objections to the resurrection.

Duration:01:38:55

The Resurrection of Jesus

2/2/2022
The three-step apologetic method culminates in defending the historicity of Jesus' resurrection, and in this episode, I will survey three arguments for Jesus' resurrection. I will briefly introduce each argument and discuss reasons why I will focus on one of the arguments for an entire lecture in the next episode. Finally, also in preparation for the next episode, I will introduce several ancient, extra-Biblical sources that mention Jesus and early Christians.

Duration:00:56:46

The Synoptic Problem

1/26/2022
Although there is evidence that the New Testament manuscripts and writers are reliable, there seem to be several places in the Synoptic Gospels where the authors are contradicting each other. In this episode, I will discuss several concepts that help to explain why there seem to be contradictions, but ultimately, there are none.

Duration:00:57:32

Jesus’ Self-Understanding

1/19/2022
Some people have claimed that Jesus never said He was God, so in this episode, I discuss several claims Jesus made about Himself that are found in the Bible. Namely, I show that Jesus claimed to be the Messiah, the Son of God, and the Son of Man, and I explain how these titles are associated with divinity.

Duration:00:43:58

The New Testament Writers

1/12/2022
In this episode, I discuss how the New Testament writings (and other extra-biblical sources) provide evidence that the New Testament authors wrote reliable, eyewitness accounts of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Here I will explain the "earmarks of historicity" and show how the New Testament writings possess each earmark.

Duration:01:07:47

The New Testament Manuscripts

12/15/2021
In this episode, I discuss how the New Testament manuscripts provide evidence that we are certain that we have the original words that the New Testament authors wrote when describing the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Here I will explain the bibliographical test and show how the New Testament manuscripts are more reliable than any other ancient writings.

Duration:01:23:27

Historical Knowledge

12/8/2021
In this episode, I argue that we can have objective knowledge of past events. After discussing the beginnings of modern historical methods, I explain the view of historical knowledge called historical relativism, consider arguments for it, and then provide objections to those arguments.

Duration:01:06:32

The Possibility of Miracles

12/1/2021
In this episode, I will discuss why the possibility of miracles is so important when transitioning from defending God's existence to defending Jesus' life, death, and resurrection. I will explain and answer several objections to the possibility of miracles from philosophers like Baruch Spinoza and David Hume.

Duration:01:03:58

The Argument from Reason

11/24/2021
In this episode, I discuss a few objections to mind-body dualism and then explain and defend two arguments showing that it is self-defeating to believe that physicalism is true.

Duration:00:58:59

Arguments for the Soul

11/17/2021
In this episode, I discuss and defend two arguments for the existence of the soul that are against property dualism and for mind-body dualism. These arguments are known as the conceivability argument and the argument from unity and the first-person perspective.

Duration:00:51:35

Mind-Body Dualism

11/10/2021
In this episode, I discuss mind-body dualism, which is the view that a human being has both a physical body and an immaterial soul. I discuss mind-body dualism, contrast it with physicalism, and then I explain and defend two arguments against physicalism.

Duration:00:50:26

The Moral Argument

11/3/2021
This episode presents and defends the moral argument for God's existence, which is the argument that says that moral values and duties can only be objectively true if God exists. In this episode, I will defend the argument and discuss how to answer common objections.

Duration:01:03:49