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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Our first guest on the show today is Dr. David Marshall, author, educator and apologist. He tells us more about his book, Jesus is No Myth: The Fingerprints of God on the Gospels.

In the next hour, Nick Pitts, director for Cultural Engagement at the Denison Forum on Truth and Culture (a Christian think tank in Dallas) discusses philosophies and worldviews that challenge our Christian faith.

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Kerby Anderson has more than 30 years of experience in ministry and currently serves as the President of Probe Ministries as well as Host of Point of View Radio Talk Show. He graduated from Oregon State University and holds masters degrees from Yale University (science) and Georgetown University (government). He is the author of thirteen books including Signs of Warning…

Guests
Dr. David Marshall
Author | Speaker
Dr. David Marshall has served for 15 years in East Asia as a missionary and educator. He sought to awaken the Asian church to the needs of young women caught in the sex industry, researched Chinese culture, and studied theology. He later taught at Siebold University and Nagasaki University in Nagasaki, Japan, then helped students in southern China prepare to study in American universities. Dr. Marshall is author or editor of nine books, on world religions, the New Atheism, and the credibility and impact of Christianity, which have been praised by leading Christian thinkers such as Paul Griffiths, Philip Jenkins, Tim McGrew, Don Richardson, Rodney Stark, Ralph Winter, and Nicholas Wolterstorff. His most recent book is Jesus is No Myth: The Fingerprints of God on the Gospels. He has spoken in many countries on these and other topics.
Jesus is No Myth: The Fingerprints of God on the Gospels
Who was (or is) Jesus? Zealot? Wild legend about a dying and rising king or a miracle-working sage? Blood-thirsty Jewish nationalist who wanted to kill Romans and make himself universal dictator? Echo of the believer's own voice? Or the man God sent to renew the world? David Marshall enlists skeptics including Reza Azlan, Bart Ehrman, and Richard Carrier in the search for the real Jesus or anything like him. He argues that thirty distinct traits demonstrate that Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are telling the truth about Jesus of Nazareth. Furthermore, no ancient fictional work shares the fingerprints of God as the gospels do. With the help of leading skeptics, Marshall shows that Jesus is unique, and uniquely credible.
Nick Pitts
Nick Pitts
Director for Cultural Engagement - Denison Forum on Truth and Culture
J. Nick Pitts serves as the director of cultural engagement at the Denison Forum on Truth and Culture.

He came to the Denison Forum in 2014 after a fateful conversation with its founder, Dr. Jim Denison. Pitts, a Ph.D. candidate at Dallas Baptist University (DBU), had spent the summer studying at Oxford with other students and faculty including Denison, a visiting professor.

He contributes to the Forum in the areas of geopolitics and popular culture, as well as serving as the editor of the Daily Briefing. He continues work on his doctorate and serves as an adjunct professor at DBU, teaching a master’s level course in the philosophy of leadership.

His Ph.D. research centers upon John F. Kennedy’s engagement of the religious community in the 1960 presidential campaign. He presented a paper on the topic at Calvin College’s 2015 symposium on religion and public life.

He is an editor at large for The Liberty Project, an online magazine, and his op-eds have been published by The Philadelphia Inquirer, Religion News Service and Townhall.com.

He received a bachelor’s degree in 2007 from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, and a master’s degree in 2009 from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

He served as the Director of College Ministry at First Baptist Church Arlington (Texas) for five years.
Nick Pitts
Using Free Speech to Disrupt Free Speech
Activists at the University of Toronto disrupted a free speech rally led by a professor who refuses to address students with gender-neutral pronouns. In essence, activists exercised their free speech and in turn ended a free speech rally. The University Student Union wrote, “Tuesday’s rally was marred by bigotry and violence, and the Campus Police refused to intervene when they knew of and saw trans folks being assaulted.”
Nick Pitts
Two NBA Reactions to Trump
Ernie Johnson’s Response to the 2016 Election Goes Viral

Ernie Johnson usually comments on basketball highlights, but he became the highlight last week with his response to the 2016 presidential election. Johnson serves as the host of the NBA on TNT show. Sharing the NBA on TNT desk with the likes of Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal, Johnson often is overshadowed both physically and comically by these former NBA players and current jokesters. However, on Thursday the jokes went silent.

Speaking on Thursday night, Johnson candidly admitted he was discouraged by the negative tone and profiles of the presidential candidates. He said he felt like he’d been “dealt a bad hand” in this election. He couldn’t bring himself to vote for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. He cited “trust issues” with Hillary Clinton and “inflammatory rhetoric” from Donald Trump. Instead, he disclosed that he wrote in Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who was one of sixteen Republicans who ran against Trump during the primaries and lost.
Three NBA teams won't stay at Trump hotels this season
At least three NBA teams have decided not to stay at Donald Trump-branded hotels during road trips this season, according to a report from ESPN published Tuesday night.

According to the report, which cites league sources, the three teams — the Milwaukee Bucks, Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks — plan to stay elsewhere when traveling to New York City and Chicago to play the Knicks, Nets and Bulls.