At the end of Season 2, the title of this podcast changed from “Three Chords and the Truth: The Apologetics Podcast” to “The Apologetics Podcast.”
Now, the podcast is back and better than ever for a thrilling third season!
For those of you who asked for more apologetics, Garrick Bailey and Timothy Paul Jones have worked all winter to expand their previously-microscopic attention spans so that they would be able to provide you with a full hour of apologetics. This week, they’re focusing all of their attention—which now fills one whole teaspoon, thanks to their hard work!—on historical evidences for the authorship of the New Testament Gospels.
But what about those of you who only listened to Three Chords and the Truth for the rock’n’roll? Have we neglected you and left you despondent with this download, daubing your tears with the t-shirt that you got at the Van Halen concert in 1986?
Never fear! Your intrepid cohosts would never forget you.
We are still all about rock’n’roll, and also vintage Van Halen t-shirts!
In this episode, while discussing the authorship of the Gospels, Timothy makes the greatest connection between rock’n’roll and ancient history since that one time when Bill and Ted met Socrates in Athens. This momentous event takes place when Timothy reveals how Led Zeppelin’s untitled fourth album and Metallica’s eponymous fifth album show it’s highly improbable that anyone could have fabricated the authorship of the New Testament Gospels.
In this season, “Indiana, Jones, and the Raiders of Church History” has taken over the slice of insanity previously occupied by Toybox Hero. In the first installment of this new segment, Garrick sends a holy prepuce into battle against his cohost, while Timothy takes a more defensive strategy and brings a soft pile of manure to protect himself against death by defenestration. If you don’t know what “prepuce” or “defenestration” means, you may or may not want to listen to this episode, because sometimes ignorance really is bliss and this may be one of those times. Either way, this segment takes less than a minute to careen completely out of control and almost out of PG territory, and also “Dëäth by Dëfënësträtïön” would be an amazing name for a band.
ABOUT THE HOSTS
Timothy Paul Jones, Ph.D., is C. Edwin Gheens Professor of Christian Ministry at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He teaches in the areas of family ministry and applied apologetics. He has authored or edited more than a dozen books, including Why Should I Trust the Bible?, The God Who Goes Before You, Perspectives on Family Ministry, and Christian History Made Easy. Follow Dr. Jones at @DrTimothyPJones.
Garrick Bailey is a Ph.D. student in systematic theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, studying Herman Bavinck and Roman Catholicism under the supervision of Gregg Allison. Follow Garrick at @GarrickBailey.
LINKS TO CLICK
Led Zeppelin IV (album by Led Zeppelin)
Metallica (album by Metallica)
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