The Humble Skeptic: News & Reviews
Shane Rosenthal's podcast is now heard on the Pilgrim Radio Network. Plus, a report of the Top 10 episodes, and information about upcoming programs and events.
LISTENER REVIEWS of The Humble Skeptic podcast:
• “I came to appreciate Shane in his former role as host of the White Horse Inn. He is a great communicator, a clear thinker, and asks probing but respectful questions about what people believe. If you want to learn more about Christianity, this is a great show!”
• “I became an unbeliever in my early 20s because no one could answer my pretty basic questions (and I was too big for my britches to do my own research). So, 25 years later I’m a believer again and have made it my mission to be able to answer the questions no one was able to answer for me. This podcast is another tool for my belt!”
• “This show is timely from a cultural standpoint. The professional quality of the show shines through from the host who has been doing this type of work for 3 decades?! The scholarly material is presented in an easy-to-absorb composition. As our nation becomes more secular, I pray this would be a source of much-needed light to many.”
What are the TOP TEN most downloaded episodes?
1 The Pilot Episode
2) Faith Founded on Facts (1)
3) Is Faith Irrational?
4) Greg Koukl on Blind Faith
5) Dealing with Doubt
6) Locating Golgotha
7) Faith Founded on Facts (2)
8) Dealing with Spiritual Abuse
9) Questioning Conventional Wisdom (1)
10) Questioning Conventional Wisdom (2)
Is Faith a Feeling?
“The majority of those I recently interviewed at various Christian events described faith as a ‘blind leap’—it’s not cognitive, but rather something you feel deep down inside. But after studying this issue closely, I wasn’t able to find a single occurrence of the word ‘feelings’ anywhere near the word ‘faith’ in the ESV, NIV, NRSV, NASB, KJV, NKJV, and a host of other respected translations. In fact, I couldn’t find a single passage in which ‘faith’ and ‘feelings’ were within 200 words of each other.” Read the full article which was recently published at beautifulchristianlife.com.
Pilgrim Radio Network
On May 20th, the Pilgrim Radio Network began airing select episodes of The Humble Skeptic podcast. Pilgrim Radio is a network of 37 FM stations and translators throughout California, Nevada, Wyoming & Montana. Each episode will be aired five times per weekend: Saturdays at 1 am, 1 pm, 8 pm, and Sundays at 10 am and 10 pm (Pacific Time). For a list of cities and stations, click here. Also, this past October, The Humble Skeptic was also picked up by the AGTV streaming network which you can access here.
For the time being, new episodes will be released every other Tuesday. The current episode features an in-depth interview with Sarabeth Kapusta, host of the Reconstructing Your Faith podcast, and later this month Shane will talk with Jeremy Smith, founder of ReThink315, about “rethinking” the way we do apologetics, particularly in the context of youth ministry.
Shane Rosenthal has been invited to speak at the upcoming ReThink315 College Camp which is taking place this year at St. Louis University (July 18-21). Shane will be talking about the historical reliability of the Gospels and the way faith is frequently misunderstood in our day—by Christians and non-Christians alike. Other speakers include Mike Farley (who appeared on episodes 7 & 8), Michael McClymond, and Jeremy Smith (click here for more information).
We had a wonderful conference in Memphis this past February, and we had so much fun that we’re now making plans to do it all over again! So consider joining us in 2024 as we discuss issues related to Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. More information about this conference will be released in the coming months, but right now we’re looking at the weekend just before the start of Passion Week (March 22-24).
Is There a Doctor in the House?
Yes, there is! On May 19th, Shane’s daughter Sydney Rosenthal graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. Sydney will be pursuing Child Neurology and will do her residency here in the St. Louis region. On Friday, May 26th, Dr. Sydney Rosenthal married one of her medical school classmates—which means there are now officially two doctors in the house!
For more info about The Humble Skeptic vision and how you can help, click here.