Apologetic Series also Available as a Podcast

Earlier this month, I announced that I am releasing YouTube videos that discuss apologetics and provide a beginner’s guide to defending the truth of Christianity.

So far, the series is going well, and I have been releasing a YouTube video each Wednesday at 5pm central time. However, I also thought that some people might not want to watch longer YouTube videos for various reasons. So, I decided to convert the videos into podcast episodes to make them available in a different, additional format.

As of this posting, my videos are being made available as podcast episodes on numerous podcasting platforms. Here is a list with links to some of the platforms where you can access the podcasts:

If you prefer podcasts, I hope you’ll listen and enjoy!

Pints with Aquinas YouTube Video on the Problem of Animal Suffering

Earlier this summer, I was interviewed by Matt Fradd of the Pints with Aquinas Podcast and YouTube channel, and the video was released on YouTube last week. I was excited (as always) to discuss the problem of animal suffering with Matt, but especially because I am a fan of Pints with Aquinas.

In the episode, I mainly discussed the answers to the problem of animal suffering that are found in my book, Thomism and the Problem of Animal Suffering. Matt and I also tried to break down some of my answers to make them easier to understand for non-philosophically trained people.

Like my other interviews, although our discussion was over an hour long, I was only able to provide brief responses. So, if you find this topic interesting and want to dive deeper into Christian solutions to the problem, here are links to some of my favorite books on the topic:

Here are links to the interview:

If you enjoy the video or have any questions, feel free to let me know in a comment or email.

Why Do You Believe? Podcast on Answering the Music Man: Dan Barker’s Arguments against Christianity – Part 2

Recently, three of the contributors (Dr. John Ferrer, Steven Lewis, and Brett Bruster) to my co-edited apologetics book Answering the Music Man: Dan Barker’s Arguments against Christianity were on the Why Do You Believe? podcast with Adam Tucker of Southern Evangelical Seminary.

Answering the Music Man is an edited book with seven contributors in addition to Scribner and me. The book analyzes and critiques the arguments against Christianity put forth by Dan Barker, mainly in his book godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America’s Leading Atheists.

In the interview, John, Steven, and Brett discuss their contributions to the book. John’s chapters critique Dan Barker’s definition of “atheism” and proposed system of atheistic ethics; Steven’s chapter critiques Dan Barker’s charges that the God of the Old Testament is evil; and Brett’s chapter critiques Dan Barker’s objections to the historicity of the resurrection of Jesus.

Here are links to the interview:

If you enjoy the podcast or have any questions, feel free to let me know in a comment or email.

Why Do You Believe Podcast on CosmicSkeptic and the Problem of Animal Suffering

I recently returned to the Why Do You Believe? podcast to discuss the problem of animal suffering with Adam Tucker.

Adam brought me back on to discuss a YouTube video made by Alex O’Connor, also known as CosmicSkeptic. Alex claims that the problem of animal suffering is Christianity’s number-one problem and argues that the amount of non-human animal suffering in our world is good evidence to believe that an all-good, all-powerful, all-knowing God does not exist. In our discussion, Adam and I break down a few of Alex’s claims, and I provide Christian responses.

Although our discussion was over an hour long, I was only able to provide brief responses. So, if you find this topic interesting and want to dive deeper into Christian solutions to the problem, here are links to some of the books I mentioned in the video:

Here are links to the interview:

If you enjoy the podcast or have any questions, feel free to let me know in a comment or email.

Why Do You Believe Podcast on Answering the Music Man: Dan Barker’s Arguments against Christianity

Dr. Tricia Scribner and I were on the Why Do You Believe? podcast discussing our co-edited apologetics book Answering the Music Man: Dan Barker’s Arguments against Christianity with Adam Tucker of Southern Evangelical Seminary.

Answering the Music Man is an edited book with seven contributors in addition to Scribner and me. The book analyzes and critiques the arguments against Christianity put forth by Dan Barker, mainly in his book godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America’s Leading Atheists.

In our interview, Scribner and I discuss Barker, how we got the idea for the book, and a little bit about the chapters we contributed to the book. Dr. John Ferrer was supposed to join us but ran into technical difficulties. He might be on the podcast next week when some of the contributors join Adam to discuss their chapters.

Here are links to the interview:

If you enjoy the podcast or have any questions, feel free to let me know in a comment or email.

ClassicalTheism.com Podcast on Thomism and the Problem of Animal Suffering

I recently sat down with John DeRosa from the Classical Theism Podcast to discuss my book Thomism and the Problem of Animal Suffering. In the podcast, we discuss topics like how I first got interested in animal suffering, the contents and main arguments in my book, and several others. We originally planned for the podcast to last about 50 minutes, but we had so much fun that we ended up talking for over an hour and a half! So, this is definitely the most in-depth interview I have given on the problem of animal suffering.

Here is a link to the podcast: A Response to Animal Suffering w/ Dr. Kyle Keltz.

I you haven’t already checked out the Classical Theism Podcast, I highly recommend it. John interviews prominent apologists, Thomists, and other Christian philosophers (to name a few: Edward Feser, Matthew Levering, Gaven Kerr, Fr. Michael Dodds, Fr. Thomas Joseph White, Michael Licona). John is also an apologist in his own right, as he released an apologetics book this year through Catholic Answers Press titled One Less God Than You: How to Answer the Slogans, Clichés, and Fallacies That Atheists Use to Challenge Your Faith.

If you enjoy the podcast or have any questions, feel free to let me know in a comment or email.

SES Podcast on Animal Suffering and Death

I recently sat down with Eric Gustafson from Southern Evangelical Seminary to discuss the topic of my dissertation: the problem of animal suffering. Eric has been my friend for years now, and I had a great time going back and forth with him discussing the question of why God allows animal death and suffering. In the podcast, we talk about the steps my argument takes in my book Thomism and the Problem of Animal Suffering. So, we discuss topics like the nature of pain, the nature of non-human animal minds, and the question of why God made a world that contains animal death. We also talk about something that Eric is highly interested in, which is the biblical debate over whether God allowed animal death before the Fall of Adam and Eve.

Here is a link to the podcast: Animal Death: A Chat with Dr. Kyle Keltz

If you enjoy the podcast or have any questions, feel free to let me know in a comment or email.