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The Peter S. Williams Podcast

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UK based Christian philosopher Peter S. Williams is Assistant Professor of Worldview and Communications at Gimlekollen College, NLA University, Norway. Website: www.peterswilliams.com

UK based Christian philosopher Peter S. Williams is Assistant Professor of Worldview and Communications at Gimlekollen College, NLA University, Norway. Website: www.peterswilliams.com

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United Kingdom

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UK based Christian philosopher Peter S. Williams is Assistant Professor of Worldview and Communications at Gimlekollen College, NLA University, Norway. Website: www.peterswilliams.com

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English

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02380676725


Episodes

Apologetics in 3D (November 2021)

10/21/2021
The presentation portions of an online class on 'Apologetics in 3D' for students of NLA University College in Norway, from 14th October 2021.

Duration:00:33:49

ELF 2021: Archaeological Evidence for Jesus

6/7/2021
Recording of my workshop on New Testament archeology and the evidence for Jesus from the online 2021 European Leadership Forum, in which I show that archaeological evidence indicates that:

Duration:00:51:13

ELF 2021: 'Old Testament Historicity: From Abraham's Ur to Daniel's Babylon'

5/28/2021
Edited recording of my post-forum seminar on Old Testament history from the on-line European Leadership Forum conference in May 2021. Conference attendee Albert Crespo, who did his Master's thesis on the royal offices in the period of the first temple, helpfully brought to my attention the fact that two bullae mentioning Jeremiah’s scribe Baruch the son of Neriah are now thought to be forgeries. During my talk I referenced one of these bullae in good faith, but I have edited this reference...

Duration:02:06:11

ELF 2021: 'How Our Desires Point to God: C. S. Lewis’ Theistic Argument from Desire'

5/17/2021
Recording of a workshop talk from the online 2021 European Leadership Forum. Psalm 42 states that ‘As the deer pants for water, so I long for you, O God’, but did you know that there's an actual argument for the existence of God, and even of heaven, from the existence of certain human desires? C.S. Lewis was captivated by this theme, and he produced the twentieth century’s principal thematic and argumentative engagement with what has come to be known by philosophers as ‘the argument from...

Duration:00:36:49

‘Science, Natural Theology, and Christian Apologetics’: A Conversation between Peter S. Williams and Lars Dahle about a special Theofilos issue

5/5/2021
Theofilos editor Lars Dahle talks with special edition guest editor Peter S. Williams about the first special, open access issue of the Nordic journal Theofilos. They explain the background to, and give an overview of, the contents of this special edition called Theofilos Supplement 2020-1. The overall theme for this thematic issue is "Science, Natural Theology, and Christian Apologetics". Through their engaging conversation Williams and Dahle provide snapshots of both the seven peer...

Duration:00:45:09

Richard Dawkins vs the Case for God - a critical guide

4/23/2021
This open access lecture, delivered online for NLA University on 22nd April 2021, is followed by a Q&A period facilitated by Bjorn Hinderaker.

Duration:00:57:25

The Dawkins – Lennox God Delusion Debate: Three Philosophical Problems with Dawkins’ Worldview

4/23/2021
This lecture examines three key philosophical problems with the worldview of atheist Richard Dawkins, through an analysis of his famous 2007 'God Delusion' debate/discussion with Oxford Mathematician and Philosopher of Science John C. Lennox, which was held in Alabama. You can watch the debate @ www.youtube.com/watch?v=zF5bPI92-5o You can watch the debate with Norwegian subtitles @ www.youtube.com/watch?v=PA0iVQcQXp This lecture was delivered to students at NLA University on 22nd April...

Duration:00:26:58

Cosmic Fine Tuning: Design or Multiverse?

4/23/2021
Lecture on the design argument from cosmic fine tuning delivered to students at NLA University College on 22nd April 2021. After describing cosmic fine tuning and one way of inferring design from that data, this lecture responds to the 'multiverse' objection to the argument.

Duration:00:34:13

From glory to glory

4/14/2021
“From glory to glory” is a suite of music I composed that follows the broad sweep on the biblical storyline. The suite is for four-part choir and a mixture of classical and electronic instruments. Some pieces are small in scope (e.g. the opening solo piano piece “Trinity”, the acapella choir piece “Love”, or the intimate “Kyrie”), whist others are much more “symphonic”. This is a computer recording of the whole suite in a single mp3 file, made using files generated by my "Sebelius 6"...

Duration:01:06:02

Preaching for Spiritual Formation: Luke 7:36-50

3/15/2021
Lecture about preparing a sermon, delivered for NLA University, March 15th 2021.

Duration:00:26:41

Apologetics 315 interviews Peter S. Williams about 'Outgrowing God? A Beginner's Guide to Richard Dawkins and the God Debate' (Cascade, 2020)

2/1/2021
Brian Auten and Chad Gross of apologetics315.com interview Christian Philosopher Peter S. Williams about his book Outgrowing God? A Beginner’s Guide to Richard Dawkins and the God Debate (Cascade, 2020). First published on January 25th 2021 @ https://apologetics315.com/2021/01/apologetics-315-podcast-006-outgrowing-god-with-peter-s-williams/

Duration:01:07:31

Introduction to "Outgrowing God? A Beginner's Guide to Richard Dawkins and the God Debate" (Cascade, 2020)

12/1/2020
In this podcast I introduce my book Outgrowing God? A Beginner's Guide to Richard Dawkins and the God Debate (Cascade, 2020) to students at Gimlekollen College in Norway, giving an overview of the contents and reading some extracts. For more info see: www.peterswilliams.com/publications/books/outgrowing-god/

Duration:00:31:15

Interviewed on the 'When Belief Dies' Podcast

11/25/2020
I was interviewed by Sam and Dave for the 22nd episode of their 'When Belief Dies' podcast (see www.youtube.com/channel/UC60J0W7sqxQlX6drabFD9jw) in November 2020. We discuss my personal journey with Christian faith and philosophy, touch on the historical Jesus, and towards the end of the interview discuss some versions of the anti-naturalism argument from reason. The episode is republished here with permission.

Duration:01:15:34

The Christ of Faith vs. the Jesus of History?

10/21/2020
Lecture delivered on-line to students at NLA University College in Kristiansand, Norway, on October 16th 2020.

Duration:00:23:44

A Crash Course in Logic

9/11/2020
Audio of an on-line lecture on logic, delivered to students at NLA University College, Gimlekollen Campus, in Kristiansand, Norway, September 10th 2020.

Duration:00:14:08

Arguing for God

8/12/2020
Audio from an on-line teaching session for NLA University College, Gimlekollen, Kristiansand, Norway. This class took place on 12th August 2020, and was hosted by fellow Assistant Professor Bjørn Hinderaker.

Duration:00:44:12

ELF 2020: 'Learning about Jesus with the New Atheists'

5/28/2020
Audio of my talk on 'Learning about Jesus with the New Atheists' from the virtual European Leadership Forum (ELF) conference 2020. Re my book 'Getting at Jesus' see: http://www.peterswilliams.com/publications/books/getting-at-jesus-a-comprehensive-critique-of-neo-atheist-nonsense-about-the-jesus-of-history-wipf-stock-2019/

Duration:00:38:51

ELF 2020: 'Archaeological Evidence and Jesus'

5/27/2020
Audio of the presentation from my webinar on 'Archaeological Evidence and Jesus' from the virtual European Leadership Forum (ELF) conference 2020.

Duration:00:46:56

ELF 2020: 'Ancient Aliens? Rebutting Alien Conspiracy Theories as Popular Alternatives to Biblical History'

5/26/2020
My talk from the Advanced Apologetics Network at the virtual European Leadership Forum (ELF) conference 2020.

Duration:00:28:59

ELF 2020: 'Evidence for Old Testament History: From Abraham’s Ur to Daniel in Babylon'

5/23/2020
Edited audio of my webinar from the virtual European Leadership Forum (ELF) conference 2020. On the question raised about altar 'horns', see: 'Horns of the Altar' https://biblehub.com/topical/h/horns_of_the_altar.htm & 'Israelite horned altar' https://www.bibleodyssey.org/en/tools/image-gallery/i/israelite-horned-altar It seems that 'proper' horned altars had wooden 'horns' rather than cut stone 'horns', see Exodus 27:1-2. In 2021 Albert Crespo helpfully brought to my attention that the...

Duration:02:53:50