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Episode 294: Did Noah’s Flood Really Happen with Dr. John Walton

Our favorite Old Testament professor is back! Dr. John Walton has written a new book about Noah’s flood, and he comes to some surprising conclusions. Was there really a worldwide deluge, or was it a smaller, local event? Plus, Phil and Skye ask why Christmas is so much bigger than Easter? Did the Pope deny the existence of hell? And did Jesus break into a Pizza Hut? Become a Patron! Check out Faithblox here Listen to the episode | Download the episode | Find this episode on...

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Episode 123: The Book of Job with Guest John Walton!

Old Testament scholar and friend of the show John Walton wrote the book (well, 450 page commentary) on everyone’s favorite book of the Bible, Job! What? It’s not your favorite book? Well maybe it deserves a deeper look! Plus a report from the Department of How NOT to Share Your Faith. Listen to the episode | Download to the episode | Find this episode on...

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Episode 123: The Book of Job with Guest John Walton!

Old Testament scholar and friend of the show John Walton wrote the book (well, 450 page commentary) on everyone’s favorite book of the Bible, Job! What? It’s not your favorite book? Well maybe it deserves a deeper look! Plus a report from the Department of How NOT to Share Your Faith. http://traffic.libsyn.com/thephilvischerpodcast/PV_Podcast_EP123_10-13-2014_with_John_Walton.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android |...

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Episode 80: Thanksgiving, Walmart, and Science vs. the Bible with John Walton

Fisticuffs in Walmart and drag queens in the Macy’s parade – this is not your grandfather’s Thanksgiving! Then Skye and Phil settle in fora return visit with OT scholar Dr. John Walton about Genesis 1 and the “war” between science and the Bible, after which Phil discovers that making up songs is really hard when you’re short on sleep! Listen to the episode | Download this episode | Find this episode on...

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Episode 80: Thanksgiving, Walmart, and Science vs. the Bible with John Walton

Fisticuffs in Wal-Mart and drag queens in the Macy’s parade – this is not your grandfather’s Thanksgiving! Then Skye and Phil settle in for a return visit with OT scholar Dr. John Walton about Genesis 1 and the “war” between science and the Bible, after which Phil discovers that making up songs is really hard when you’re short on sleep! http://traffic.libsyn.com/thephilvischerpodcast/PV_Podcast_EP80_12-02-2013_with_John_Walton.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android |...

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Episode 16: The “One,” American History, and Guest John Walton!

Phil and the gang discuss a new book that suggests finding “the one thing” you are meant to do or “the one person” you are supposed to marry! Then they move on to the historical belief some Christians hold that America has a special covenant with God! After discussing “the one” and American History, Dr. John Walton, an Old Testament scholar and professor at Wheaton College, joins the crew to talk about his books The Bible Story Handbook and The Lost World of Genesis One. Listen to the episode | Download to the episode | Find this episode on...

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Episode 16: The “One,” American History, and Guest John Walton!

Phil and the gang discuss a new book that suggests finding “the one thing” you are meant to do or “the one person” you are supposed to marry! Then they move on to the historical belief some Christians hold that America has a special covenant with God! After discussing “the one” and American History, Dr. John Walton, an Old Testament scholar and professor at Wheaton College, joins the crew to talk about his books The Bible Story Handbook and The Lost World of Genesis One. http://traffic.libsyn.com/thephilvischerpodcast/PV_Podcast_EP16_09-05-2012_with_John_Walton.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android |...

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Is God a Genocidal Bully? (Tricky Question #5)

“The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all of fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.” – Richard Dawkins  (The God Delusion)   Gee, Richard, tell us how you really feel. As the world’s best known and most gleefully antagonistic atheist, Richard Dawkins doesn’t pull punches. But is he, in the words of the immortal bard Donald Trump, “telling it like it is?” Not really. Dawkins himself has admitted that the...

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Throwback Episode 146: The Lost World of Adam & Eve

Phil and the gang are out on vacation, so we’re repeating a classic episode. A discussion with Old Testament scholar and friend of the show Dr. John Walton about his book ? “The Lost World of Adam and Eve.” Were Adam and Eve real people? Were they created immortal? And what’s with that crazy “No really ? God made you from my rib” story? Worth a second listen! Listen to the episode | Download the episode | Find this episode on...

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