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Fire on the Mound

William J. Meyer, Steve Rudolph, William Seegers

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“The fire does not come from the mind.” One thousand years ago... Mtilan, the Unborn King, pledged his life to Legion, the fallen spirit from beyond the veil of time. Through dark and forbidden magic the broken man gained both immortality and incredible power -- but lost his soul. Over a millennium later Pekra and his sister Lely race to find the mythical cottonwood tree and protect it from Mtilan and his master Legion -- but to succeed they must first befriend their father’s killer -- a for ...
 
Each week, in the award-winning radio show and podcast Unbelievable?, Justin Brierley asks questions like: Is there evidence for God? Can we trust the Bible? Did Jesus rise from the dead? Justin tackles these and other issues, on a show that gets Christians and sceptics talking.
 
Hosted by productivity strategist Mike Vardy, A Productive Conversation is a podcast that discusses tips, tools, tactics, and tricks that are designed to help you take your productivity, time management, goals, to do lists, habits, and workflow to new heights - both at work and at home. If you're looking to focus your efforts on getting the right things done and start living the good life, then this weekly conversational podcast – crafted in the tradition of Slate's Working, Back to Work, an ...
 
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Frank Turek's book 'Hollywood Heroes' argue that the fictional stories of Harry Potter, Star Wars and the Marvel movies all point to the the true story of Jesus, the ultimate hero. Paul Ens, a comic book and Star Wars fan who runs the counter-apologetics channel Paulogia, responds. For Frank Turek: https://hollywoodheroesbook.com/ For Paulogia: htt…
 
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Atheist philosopher Stephen Law joined Justin to reflect on his debate with William Lane Craig during the UK Reasonable Faith Tour. Glenn Peoples is a Christian Philosopher from New Zealand. He discusses Stephen's central argument against God - The Evil God Challenge and why he believes that the Moral Argument is the solution to it. First Broadcast…
 
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Leading ID proponent Stephen Meyer debated his recently released book "Signature in the Cell" which claims to show that the DNA code is the product of intelligent mind, not naturalistic processes. Keith Fox is Professor of Biochemistry at Southampton University. He chairs the UK Christians in Science network but disagrees strongly with ID. They deb…
 
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Continuing highlights from the 2011 Reasonable Faith Tour. Professor William Lane Craig spoke to a capacity audience at Oxford's Sheldonian Theatre. He critiqued Richard Dawkins' book The God Delusion and interacted with a panel of academics. The event was Chaired by Professor Peter Millican of Hertford College, and the panel comprised Dr. Daniel C…
 
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This special edition of the show featured the public debate between Christian Philosopher William Lane Craig and atheist Philosopher Peter Millican as part of the Reasonable Faith Tour 2011. They debated "Does God Exist?" before a capacity crowd at Bill's Alma Mater, Birmingham University where he studied for his first Doctorate. First broadcast in…
 
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