Issues Etc. is one of the best programs on Christian radio. Host Todd Wilken has done three segments on atheism in the past couple weeks that are excellent:
- 9/3/08 – Dinesh D’Souza on Responding to Atheists
- 9/11/08 – Dr. Albert Mohler on the New Atheists
- 9/15/08 – Dr. Doug Groothuis on Christopher Hitchens’ Book, “God is Not Great”
Here’s a quote from the D’Souza segment (D’Souza is the author of What’s So Great About Christianity):
One reason I’m not afraid to debate these guyes is not because they aren’t really smart–they are–but they are smart in a narrow field. And yet you find that rather confidently they wander out of that field to make claims in [other] realms: history, politics, philosophy. You’ll find Richard Dawkins discoursing on the shiites and the sunnis. Here’s a guy who’s basically an expert on evolutionary biology, giving us lectures about the shia and the sunni. Well, on that subject he’s a virtual ignoramous, and so I find it very easy to deflate these balloons, beccause you get people who should be confined to an area they know something about, trying to speak in areas they don’t.
Issues Etc. is a daily program (Mon-Fri) that covers an incredible range of topics. Wilkins avoids the trap D’Souza is talking about by bringing in experts from various fields and discussing the topics with them.
I have a free subscription to Issues Etc. as an iTunes podcast (search podcasts for Issues Etc); the Issues Etc. website has other ways to download the program as well.
(I don’t always agree with Wilken on some doctrinal issues, or on young-Earth creationism, but still love the program because it always focuses on Christ and what he has done for us on the cross rather than on us)
Grace and Peace