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MBA Episode 48: Doubting Dawkins – No, the Human Eye Isn’t an Example of Bad Design (a Discussion on Design Constraints)

MBA Episode 48: Doubting Dawkins – No, the Human Eye Isn’t an Example of Bad Design (a Discussion on Design Constraints)

In this episode of the Mama Bear Apologetics podcast, we’re continuing our dissection of Richard Dawkins’ book, Outgrowing God, in our Doubting Dawkins series. Today, Hillary and Amy discuss chapters 7 and 8, which were the easiest to go through of all of the chapters...

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MBA Episode 47: The 8 Most Commonly Asked Questions About Slavery in the Bible

MBA Episode 47: The 8 Most Commonly Asked Questions About Slavery in the Bible

In this podcast, we're wrapping up our discussion of comments made by Richard Dawkins in his book, Outgrowing God, Chapter 6 (regarding whether slavery is advocated in the Bible) by discussing the most commonly asked questions about slavery in the Bible. The previous...

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MBA Episode 46: Doubting Dawkins – Does the Bible Advocate Slavery? (Part 2)

MBA Episode 46: Doubting Dawkins – Does the Bible Advocate Slavery? (Part 2)

This is part 2 of our discussion of whether the Bible advocates slavery. You can listen to part one here. Do you have any questions, comments, or ideas for future episodes? Send us an email at askthemamabears@gmail.com. Main Points Covered: Recap of the Women in...

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MBA Episode 45: Doubting Dawkins – Does the Bible Advocate Slavery? (Part 1)

MBA Episode 45: Doubting Dawkins – Does the Bible Advocate Slavery? (Part 1)

Today we are continuing with our Richard Dawkins series. As we are preparing for this podcast, we acknowledge it’s a tough book to discuss because he keeps introducing individual hornets’ nests and then moving on to the next. This is going to take some focus and not...

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MBA Episode 44: Doubting Dawkins – Do Christians Think Atheists Can’t Be Good Without God? (Part 2)

MBA Episode 44: Doubting Dawkins – Do Christians Think Atheists Can’t Be Good Without God? (Part 2)

Today, we are back with Part 5 of our series on Richard Dawkins’s book, Outgrowing God. In this episode, we are tackling Dawkins’s question “Do Christians think Atheists can’t be good without God?” We think he is asking the wrong question. The question is not “Can...

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MBA Episode 43: Doubting Dawkins – Do Christians Think Atheists Can’t Be Good Without God? (Part 1)

MBA Episode 43: Doubting Dawkins – Do Christians Think Atheists Can’t Be Good Without God? (Part 1)

We are back to our Richard Dawkins series with Part 4. In this series, we are going over Richard Dawkins’ book, Outgrowing God. Today, we will be discussing Chapter 5, “Do We Need God in Order to be Good?” We’ll be talking about the topic of morality and staying away...

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Top 5 Reasons to Attend the WIA 2020 Conference (or at least do the livestream)

Top 5 Reasons to Attend the WIA 2020 Conference (or at least do the livestream)

Special thanks to Lisa Quintana from Women in Apologetics for contributing this article.  [bctt tweet="It’s been said, “The third time’s a charm,” and we think that the 3rd Annual Women in Apologetics (WIA) Conference will not only charm you but also empower you to...

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MBA Episode 38: Doubting Dawkins – Did God Really Advocate for Child Sacrifice in the Old Testament?

MBA Episode 38: Doubting Dawkins – Did God Really Advocate for Child Sacrifice in the Old Testament?

Today we’re continuing our critique of the Richard Dawkins book, Outgrowing God. We have been talking about his main criticisms of Christianity in each chapter. In this episode, we are in Chapter Four: “Is God Really Good?” We are going to take a few of Dawkins’...

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MBA Episode 37: Doubting Dawkins – “Proof,” Oral Culture, the Telephone Game, & Ancient Scribes

MBA Episode 37: Doubting Dawkins – “Proof,” Oral Culture, the Telephone Game, & Ancient Scribes

Today we’re talking about Richard Dawkins’ new book, Outgrowing God. We’re covering who Richard Dawkins is and what his book is all about. Today we are going over what we talked about during the last episode, then diving into Chapters 2 and 3 by following the...

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MBA Episode 36: Doubting Dawkins – A Beginner’s Guide to Better Reasoning: Intro to Richard Dawkins’ New Book

MBA Episode 36: Doubting Dawkins – A Beginner’s Guide to Better Reasoning: Intro to Richard Dawkins’ New Book

We’re talking about Richard Dawkins’ new book, Outgrowing God. We’re covering who Richard Dawkins is and what his book is all about. Today we will focus on the main criticisms of the book, as well as the different tactics that are covered in it. Does it stand to...

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Genderbread Person Part 2: Gender Expression (And maybe how we got to where we are now?)

Genderbread Person Part 2: Gender Expression (And maybe how we got to where we are now?)

In our previous blog, we introduced you to the Genderbread curriculum, a teaching guide that tells kids as young as kindergarten how to think of sex and gender as a really confusing, multi-variable continuum which are mostly unrelated to one another. While I want to...

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