Skeptics and Seekers

75 EpisodesProduced by David Johnson

A Skeptic and a Seeker in conversation about matters of god, religion, morality, and other things that matter.

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Episode 48: A discussion on Healing

July 1st, 2019


This is just a little something to hold you over.

Post Season 1 Supplemental: Right to Reason Podcast- Robert Stanley and Dale Discuss the Morality of the Abraham Test & the Flood

June 8th, 2019


Dale Glover (Christian) guest stars on Robert Stanley's atheist show, the Right to Reason Podcast.  We discuss the moral foundation and justification for God ordering Abraham being willing to sacrifice his son and God's …

Supplemental- Interview Assessing the Shroud's Bloodstains with Shroud Agnostic Dr. Kelly Kearse

June 7th, 2019


Scientist, immunologist and fellow Christian Dr. Kelly Kearse, joins the show to discuss the nature of the Shroud's bloodstains in relation to its …

Episode 47: Finale

May 19th, 2019


David and Dale slip their leashes and go on and on and on and.... This is going to take a while. Enjoy.

Episode 46: Helen Paynter

May 11th, 2019


We debate biblical violence. Enough said.

Episode 45: Craig Keener

May 5th, 2019


Dr. Keener talks about the historicity of the book of Acts.

Supplemental- Shroud Wars Round 4- Joe Marino vs. Hugh Farey

April 28th, 2019


Listen to the 4th installment of the Shroud Wars debates series with Hugh Farey (Shroud skeptic) vs. Joe Marino (Pro-Shroud)- topics include the invisible reweave theory against the 1988 C-14, the Shroud as an artistic …

Anthony Magnabosco: Taking it to the streets

April 27th, 2019


We welcome Anthony Magnabosco who provides a demonstration of street epistemology. 

Episode 43: Risen Indeed?

April 20th, 2019


Do Christians really care about resurrection as much as they do? 

Supplemental- Shroud Wars Round 3- Bob Rucker vs. Hugh Farey

April 20th, 2019


In the third installment of our Shroud Wars debate series, two Shroud experts, Bob Rucker (Pro-Shroud) and Hugh Farey (Shroud Skeptic) go head to head to battle it out on the 1988 C-14 dating and how the images may or …

Episode 42: Luis Dizon:

April 13th, 2019


Special guest Luis Dizon went from being one of the leading Protestant preachers to a member of the Catholic church. Find out what else is …

Supplemental- Dale on Ask an Atheist Anything- When does the Atheist Bear the Burden of Proof

April 9th, 2019


Dale is a guest on the "Ask an Atheist Anything" Podcast with hosts Andrew and Matt to probe when does the Atheist bear the burden of proof; topics range from discussing Bayes Theorem to the shifting of the burden of …

Episode 40: Why I Stopped Caring About What the Bible Says, and Why You Should Too (Part 6)

March 30th, 2019


Consider this a preview to our upcoming shows on biblical violence which upcoming guests. 

Episode 39: Lydia McGrew

March 23rd, 2019


Lydia McGrew stops by to school us on why she thinks the gospels were historical accounts. Class is in session.

Episode 38: Natalie Collins

March 16th, 2019


Does god speak directly to you? He speaks to this week's guest.

Supplemental- Substance Dualism Series Part 4

March 15th, 2019


This is the final part of my lecture series on Substance Dualism (i.e. the existence of the soul).  Here we look at 4 skeptical arguments against the …

Episode 37 Drew Sokol

March 8th, 2019


Drew is on the fence. Can Dale and David tip him one way or the other? 

Episode 36: David Smalley: 5 Topics

March 1st, 2019


What happens when Dale meets David Smalley in a surprise debate? Find out.

Episode 35: Sean McDowell

February 22nd, 2019


Latest episode of Skeptics and Seekers

Supplemental- Substance Dualism Series Part 3

February 21st, 2019


This is Part 3 of series on Substance Dualism- here we address the second issue of contention of the Mind-Body Problem- proving the existence of a non-physical conscious subject.

Episode 33: Why I Stopped Caring About What the Bible Says, and Why You Should too (Part 4)

February 8th, 2019


This is really a continuation of Part 3, the best of what Jesus had to say.

Episode 32: Why I Stopped Caring About What the Bible Says, and Why You Should too (Part 3)

February 2nd, 2019


David is all alone at S&S headquarters. And he goes completely off the chain for over an hour. Some people were never meant to go solo.

Episode 31: Why I Stopped Caring About What the Bible Says, and Why You Should too (Part 2)

January 26th, 2019


David makes his second case for why he stopped caring about the bible, and why you should too. He tries to make the case that no one can really …

Supplemental- Substance Dualism Series Part 2

January 22nd, 2019


This is the second part of the series on substance dualism- here we assess the nature of mental properties and states (the first issue of contention of the Mind-Body Problem).

Episode 29: Gary Habermas

January 20th, 2019


David and Dale are in conversation with Gary Habermas: the dean of doubt.

Supplemental- Substance Dualism Series Part 1

January 17th, 2019


This is the first of 4 supplemental episodes on the nature and existence of the human soul (i.e. substance dualism); this will be an general …

Episode 28: Mike Licona

January 12th, 2019


Latest episode of Skeptics and Seekers

Still Unbelievable: Gender

January 6th, 2019


Sarah, Andrew, and David take Justin and his guests to task on the subject of gender roles.

Episode 27: Doctrine of God Series- The Coherence of Christian Theism (Part 1)

January 5th, 2019


Dale tries to make a case for god based on his attributes being logically possible. 

Episode 26: Why I don't Care What the Bible Says, and Why You Shouldn't Either

December 29th, 2018


David makes a case for why the bible is not worth considering. Let's see how he does. 

Episode 25: Christmas Roundtable

December 23rd, 2018


Not exactly the most wonderful time of the year.

Episode 24: Messianic Prophecies- The Case for Jesus (Part 4)

December 15th, 2018


Dale makes his final case on the basis of Daniel 9. David obliterates it in 15 minutes as promised. Or does he? Enjoy.


November 18th, 2018


Well folks, its finally here!  Round 1 of the big showdown between Dale (Pro-Shroud) and his nemesis Alan (the Shroud skeptic).  Quite obviously, …

Supplemental 13: Barrie Schwortz

November 10th, 2018


Barrie Schwortz if the foremost expert on the shroud. And we have him for an interview. Dale and Andrew pepper him with audience questions. Barrie is gracious and informative. David even pops in for a question of his …

Episode 18: Messianic Prophecies- The Case for Jesus Christ

November 10th, 2018


Dale attempts to make a non-standard case for the prophetic claims of the birth of Jesus. This is just Part 1. So it will take a couple of weeks to develop.

Supplemental 12- Part 9 Evidence for Christianity Based on the Shroud of Turin

November 8th, 2018


In Parts 9 & 10 of our Shroud series, we shall be assessing the second major “Ordinary Artistic” mechanism- the Powder-Rubbing and/or Dusting technique.  

Roundtable #3: Grill a Christian

November 4th, 2018


In this episode, we turn the tables and ask Dale the Questions, along with questions from the audience.

Episode 17: Spiritual Warfare

November 3rd, 2018


David makes the case that there are key things about the spiritual war the Christian can never prove in a way that convinces a rational non-believer.

Episode 30

October 27th, 2018


Latest episode of Skeptics and Seekers

Episode 15: Drunk with Blood

October 21st, 2018


David makes the case that Christianity is not just a cult, but occult.

Supplemental 11- Part 8 Evidence for Christianity Based on the Shroud of Turin

October 20th, 2018


In Part 8, we finish our analysis of the traditional “Painting Hypothesis” as the image-forming mechanism of the Shroud of Turin (as advocated by Dr. Walter McCrone).  I want you up front, this episode was not my …

Episode 14: Effective Communication: A Christian Quagmire

October 14th, 2018


Dale expresses real concern about how he and other Christians come across to nonbelievers. David explains how nonbelievers tend to hear Christians.

Episode 13: They'll Know We Are Christians

October 6th, 2018


David argues that there is no way for an outsider to identify a Christian. Find out if Dale can prove him wrong.

Supplemental 10- Part 7 Evidence for Christianity Based on the Shroud of Turin

October 5th, 2018


In Part 7 we will take a look at the very first Shroud skeptical image-forming mechanism; the “Painting Hypothesis” as advocated for by Dr. Walter McCrone.

Supplemental 9: Tara

October 3rd, 2018


Who is Tara and what does she believe? You're about to find out.

Episode 12: Double Warrant

September 29th, 2018


Dale tries to argue that a prophecy of a miraculous event should be counted as double warrant for the G-belief event. Find out what that means, and …

Episode 11: Implications of the Atrocious Passages

September 22nd, 2018


David calls Dale a moral monster. Dale calls David a moral monster. Listen to discover why.

Supplemental 8- Part 6 Evidence for Christianity Based on the Shroud of Turin

September 21st, 2018


In Part 6 we will spend the first half of the show to lay out and describe what it means for an event (i.e. the formation of the Shroud’s images and their associated Minimal Relevant Features or MRF’s) to be …

Episode 10: The Historicity of the Jericho Conquest:

September 16th, 2018


Did god cause the walls of Jericho to fall? Dale tries to make the case.

Supplemental 7- Part 5 Evidence for Christianity Based on the Shroud of Turin

September 14th, 2018


In Part 5 of our Shroud study, we will finish off discussion of the final two “Minimal Relevant Features” (MRF’s) which will be used in evaluating the various image-forming mechanisms in Criterion B (upcoming Podcasts). …

Episode 9: Mythicism

September 8th, 2018


David makes a case for Jesus Mythicism. But it is not necessarily the case you are expecting. Does he have a point? Let's find out.

Roundtable #2 with David, Dale, Matthew, and Andrew

September 4th, 2018


Dale shifts his focus from the book to the show, asking questions that came up in the appearance un Unbelievable. We also take questions from the audience.

This one is going to go long, really long.

Supplemental #5: Feedback on African-American Agnosticism

September 3rd, 2018


Lisa kicks us off with thoughts about African-American agnosticism. I wasn't really trying to spend 30 minutes talking about it. It just happened. 

We got this amazing video from listener Even Davids:

Even points out the …

Episode 8: The Resurrection Revisited: The Issue of “Sufficient Attachment”

September 1st, 2018


This one gets a little heated as Dale and David wrestle over... Well, you'll see.

Supplemental 4: Part 3 Evidence for Christianity Based on the Shroud of Turin

September 1st, 2018


Find out if Dale can date the Shroud all the way back to the time of Jesus

Supplemental #3: Feedback on Original Sin

August 30th, 2018


This week, David dives into the mail bag. He finds an interesting set of missives from Joyce and Dale as they converse about the remaking of the doctrine of original sin. There is a surprise or two in there. You are …

Part 2 Evidence for Christianity Based on the Shroud of Turin

August 28th, 2018


Dale continues the series with more dating evidence. Be sure to check out part 1 first.

Supplemental 1: Part 1 Evidence for Christianity Based on the Shroud of Turin

August 28th, 2018


Dale explains the Shroud of Turin, and why it is an important part of his belief. This is part one. Part two has either already been posted, or is …

Episode 8: Round Table with Skeptics and Seekers and Ask an Atheist Anything

August 27th, 2018


This kicks off a week of bonus material as a way of saying thank you to the listeners.

Andrew, Matthew, David, and Dale get together to talk about David and Andrew’s appearance on Unbelievable. Matthew is one of the …

Episode 7: Progressive Revelation with Special Guest, Randal Rauser

August 25th, 2018


This week, Randal and I were a part of a panel discussing two books, one of which was coauthored by yours truly.

Episode 6: Failure of the Fall

August 19th, 2018


David makes a case that the Fall fails as a doctrine, bringing with it other sacred doctrines like original sin and redemption. Under any form of …

Episode 5: The Issue of Subsumability

August 12th, 2018


Dale thinks the resurrection can prove Christianity, and only Christianity. Dale also thinks Christianity can borrow from Judaism in ways that other religions can't borrow from Christianity. Does he make his case?

Episode 4: Evil God Dilemma

August 4th, 2018


What should the Christian advise the skeptic to do if the skeptic comes to a conclusion that god is real, but evil? Let's find out.

Episode 3 (part 2)

July 28th, 2018


Dale rehabilitates his argument from last time (but not really). David is gracious (but not really). Even so, they both shook hands and agreed to disagree (but not really).

Episode 2 (part 1)

July 28th, 2018


No more Mr. nice guys. Dave and Dale argue for the best of their side and the worst of the other's. The discussion was so good, it couldn't be …

Episode 1

July 17th, 2018


Both the skeptic and the seeker reveal the weakness in their own position, and the strengths in the other's.

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