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The Universe Next Door is a program of Apologetics Inc. that seeks to answer your questions on the meaning of life, worldview, and the existence of God.

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Freehold, NJ

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The Universe Next Door is a program of Apologetics Inc. that seeks to answer your questions on the meaning of life, worldview, and the existence of God.

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English

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Dr. Tom Woodward and Kevin Wirth 1957 Sourwood Blvd. Dunedin, Fl 34698 6177178102


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Was Genesis Wrong About Creation? (Alex O'Connor vs Dinesh D'Souza)

7/9/2024
Send us your Questions and Comments Here Was Genesis Chapter 1 intended to be a scientific account of creation? Why does Genesis 1-11 seem to have so much in common with other writings from Israel's surrounding neighbors? In this debate, Nick responds to Alex O'Connor catching Dinesh D'Souza off-guard with some questions about the Bible. Are you prepared to defend your views on creation? Is the Bible Inerrant and Can it be Trusted? | Mike Licona: https://theuniversenextdoor.buzzsprout.com/235413/15350669-is-the-bible-inerrant-and-can-it-be-trusted-mike-licona Video in episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNGgHUeSyyo Support the Show.

Duration:00:28:15

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Is the Bible Inerrant and Can It Be Trusted? | Mike Licona

7/2/2024
Send us your Questions and Comments Here Nick Shalna interviews Dr. Michael Licona, author of Jesus, Contradicted, on the ideas of inspiration, inerrancy, and the reasons for differences among New Testament Gospels. How does the way that the gospels present the same story differently reflect the writing standards of the 1st century? What kinds of things did 1st Century authors do that may surprise us? If there is a surface contradiction or error in the Bible, does it disqualify its reliability and trustworthiness? Similar Episodes: What's with All of these Bible Contradictions? https://theuniversenextdoor.buzzsprout.com/235413/15318637-what-s-with-all-of-these-bible-contradictions-cosmicskeptic-rapid-response Did Joshua Make the Sun Stand Still? https://theuniversenextdoor.buzzsprout.com/235413/14943176-did-joshua-make-the-sun-stand-still-are-you-sure-you-know-pt-3 Houston Baptist: https://hc.edu/school-of-christian-thought/departments/apologetics/ Support the Show.

Duration:00:58:17

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Is This the Most Evil Idea In the New Testament? (@Richard Dawkins & CosmicSkeptic - Rapid Response)

6/28/2024
Send us your Questions and Comments Here Are we born into the world guilty of sin? Did Jesus Himself say He came to die for our sins? Can everyone recognize that there is some standard we all fall short of, and why does it matter which standard it is? Is morality possible apart from God? Send your questions or video to information@apologetics.org! Video Referenced: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QkZ8_mLCoA Related Episodes: What's with all of these Bible Contradictions? https://theuniversenextdoor.buzzsprout.com/235413/15318637-what-s-with-all-of-these-bible-contradictions-cosmicskeptic-rapid-response Support the Show.

Duration:00:28:52

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Is God Responsible for People Going to Hell? (@The Atheist Experience - Rapid Response)

6/27/2024
Send us your Questions and Comments Here Nick responds to a throwback video of Matt Dilahaunty taking a phone call from a Christian on "The Atheist Experience". Does the reality of God's foreknowledge necessitate the idea that He causes all of our actions? Is God responsible for all who go to hell because He created it? How should believers carry a conversation about the faith, and how SOULDN'T they? Send your video or questions to information@apologetics.org for the Rapid Response series! Most Recent Episode: What's with all of the Bible Contradictions? (Cosmic Skeptic Response) Is Hell Eternal? Clip Referenced: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qPfF-ztnTA&t=251s Support the Show.

Duration:00:33:56

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What's With All Of These Bible Contradictions? (@Cosmicskeptic - Rapid Response)

6/26/2024
Send us your Questions and Comments Here Was the Israelite conquest genocide? Are there contradictions in the New Testament that bring doubt to the reliability of the Four Gospels? What does it mean for the Bible to be "true"? Did the Gospel writers forget when events happened? How does comparing the Gospels to other Ancient Greco-Roman Biographies add significance to the discussion? Send your video or questions to information@apologetics.org for the Rapid Response series! Most Recent Episode: Did Jesus Go to Egypt to Learn Ancient Secrets? Related Episodes: Are Jesus' Genealogies Filled with Contradictions? Satan in the Old Testament Clip used: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LxkmFu-Vmo&t=366s Full Debate between Dinesh and Alex: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMKkX8qRHsw Alex O'Connors Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@CosmicSkeptic Support the Show.

Duration:00:45:38

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Did Jesus Go To Egypt to Learn Ancient Secrets? (@Billy Carson - Rapid Response)

6/25/2024
Send us your Questions and Comments Here How much time did Jesus spend in Egypt? Is the term "God" a mistranslation in the Bible? Is Yahweh just a Deity from another Pantheon? Where do modern-day gnostic ideas come from? Send a video to information@apologetics.org for Nick to respond to in the Rapid Response Series! Former Psychic: Communicating with Demons: https://theuniversenextdoor.buzzsprout.com/235413/14678738-former-psychic-communicating-with-spirits-tarot-cards-ouija-boards-demons-jenn-nizza Who were the Angels of the Seven Churches? https://theuniversenextdoor.buzzsprout.com/235413/14329066-who-are-the-angels-of-the-seven-churches-in-revelation Video Referenced: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scI8FwhLTUA&t=16s Greg Bahnsen Quote: www.cmfnow.com/articles/pe152.htm Support the Show.

Duration:00:42:04

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Does this One Verse Undermine the Whole Bible? (@HolyKoolaid - Rapid Response)

6/24/2024
Send us your Questions and Comments Here In the first episode of the rapid response series, Nick Shalna responds to a popular video by Youtube content creator Holy Koolaid. Was it unnecessary for Jesus to die on the cross to forgive sins? Is the Bible unreliable? Send in a video for Nick to respond to - information@apologetics.org Related Episodes: Trans Visibility Day vs Easter - https://theuniversenextdoor.buzzsprout.com/235413/14815189-trans-visibility-day-vs-easter-which-resurrection-will-you-recognize Do Christians Indoctrinate Their Children? https://theuniversenextdoor.buzzsprout.com/235413/14498126-do-christians-indoctrinate-their-children-and-is-it-abuse Videos Used: Daily Dose of Wisdom and Michael Jones: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thF8_Ma7Z8I&t=391s Holy Koolaid Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTnQydJ4O4k&t=291s Support the Show.

Duration:00:29:27

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Did Jesus Come to Bring A Sword? (Are You Sure You Know) [Pt. 7]

6/18/2024
Send us your Questions and Comments Here Why did Jesus say that He came to bring a sword in Matthew 10:34? Furthermore, why does Luke's account differ, saying He came to bring division? What is Matthew intending to communicate by using the term "sword"? What differences were prominent between Jewish and Gentile audiences in the 1st century? Send your questions to information@apologetics.org now for our Q&A on Friday, June 28! Sim Article TUND Episodes: Most Recent: Satan in Job Mike Licona Differences in the Gospels Support the Show.

Duration:00:49:07

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The Satan in Job Isn't Who You Think It Is [Are You Sure You Know Pt. 6]

6/11/2024
Send us your Questions and Comments Here Who is "the satan" figure in the Book of Job? Is the term "satan" ever used in the Old Testament to describe the Devil? Where is Satan mentioned in the Old Testament and why does it matter? Send your questions to information@apologetics.org for the Q&A on the last Friday of the month! Intro to Divine Council Worldview: https://theuniversenextdoor.buzzsprout.com/235413/12196148-the-view-that-changed-the-way-i-read-my-bible-divine-council-worldview Who is Satan? https://theuniversenextdoor.buzzsprout.com/235413/11692097-the-serpent-and-the-guardian-cherub-who-is-satan-part-1 Paul Evans Article on 1 Chr - https://drmsh.com/TheNakedBible/Divine%20Beings%20Chronicler.pdf Unseen Realm Book by Michael Heiser Support the Show.

Duration:00:40:41

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5 Reasons Why I'm Protestant

6/5/2024
Send us your Questions and Comments Here What are some of the key differences between Protestantism and the Roman Catholic church? How does one's view of Scripture affect their objectivity when studying biblical concepts? Did God ordain or command for there to be an authoritative church body to interpret the Bible? Is purgatory a biblical concept and was Mary sinless? Send your questions to information@apologetics.org for our Q&A on Friday June 28! On this Rock: What Catholics and Protestants Both Miss - https://theuniversenextdoor.buzzsprout.com/235413/15074303-on-this-rock-what-catholics-and-protestants-both-get-wrong-are-you-sure-you-know-pt-5 Support the Show.

Duration:00:43:34

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Q&A: Preterism, Book of Jasher, End of the World

6/2/2024
Send us your Questions and Comments Here Send in your questions now to information@apologetics for our Q&A on Friday June 28! Joshua and the Sun Standing Still: https://theuniversenextdoor.buzzsprout.com/235413/14943176-did-joshua-make-the-sun-stand-still-are-you-sure-you-know-pt-3 Why Did Jesus Say "You are all gods"? https://theuniversenextdoor.buzzsprout.com/235413/14635232-why-does-jesus-say-you-are-gods Support the Show.

Duration:00:27:17

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Did You Know This About CS Lewis? | Dr. Hal Poe

5/21/2024
Send us your Questions and Comments Here Nick Shalna and Dr. Tom Woodward interview Dr. Hal Poe - CS Lewis expert and descendant of Edgar Allen Poe - on the incredible life of CS Lewis. What tragedies occurred in Lewis's life that helped shape him? How did his upbringing influence who he became? Why did CS Lewis originally convert to Atheism and then later become a profound Christian author? Don't forget to send your questions to information@apologetics.org for our Q&A coming up Friday May 31! CS Lewis Biography Series: https://www.amazon.com/Becoming-C-S-Lewis-Biography/dp/B0B2C7T9VP/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2AQU7PZE28QUQ&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.Ou7_6oHOwwS_O_2fOTz75Hfwdf5jxbF9rcab4o5-jg4.u_JpMlLmoYRNukvgptBb25sU8caHDvaTnqdcGTb6djc&dib_tag=se&keywords=cs+lewis+hal+poe&qid=1716317050&sprefix=cs+lewis+hal+%2Caps%2C669&sr=8-2 Max McClean on Becoming CS Lewis: https://theuniversenextdoor.buzzsprout.com/235413/10762941-special-release-becoming-cs-lewis-max-mclean Support the Show.

Duration:00:46:16

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On this Rock: What Catholics and Protestants Both Get Wrong [Are You Sure You Know Pt.5]

5/15/2024
Send us your Questions and Comments Here Was Peter the first Pope? What Rock was Jesus referring to when He spoke to Peter in Matthew 16? What were "the Gates of Hell" and why is this concept crucial for understanding this passage? What does the geography of the event have to do with the meaning of what Jesus is communicating? Send your questions to information@apologetics.org for our Q&A on the last Friday of May! The Meaning of the Transfiguration: https://theuniversenextdoor.buzzsprout.com/235413/15027918-what-you-don-t-know-about-the-transfiguration-are-you-sure-you-know-pt-4 Binding and Loosing: https://nakedbiblepodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/NB-329-Transcript.pdf Videos used: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBOa-J_Xm-U https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKYm0RWI7pc Support the Show.

Duration:00:42:45

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Was Peter the First Pope and What Rock was Jesus Referring To?

5/14/2024
Send us your Questions and Comments Here Are Catholics and Protestants both incorrect in their interpretations of the Matthew 16 passage where Jesus says "On this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail?" Join us tomorrow night to find out! Send your questions to information@apologetic.org now for our Q&A on the last Friday or May! In the meantime, check out the part 1 episode on the transfiguration: https://theuniversenextdoor.buzzsprout.com/235413/15027918-what-you-don-t-know-about-the-transfiguration-are-you-sure-you-know-pt-4 Did Joshua Make the Sun Stand Still? https://theuniversenextdoor.buzzsprout.com/235413/14943176-did-joshua-make-the-sun-stand-still-are-you-sure-you-know-pt-3 Support the Show.

Duration:00:01:42

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What You Don't Know about the Transfiguration [Are You Sure You Know Pt. 4]

5/7/2024
Send us your Questions and Comments Here What was the point of the transfiguration? What is the story intending to communicate and does it have anything to do with us? Why were Moses and Elijah present and why did Peter want to build tents? What does the location of the event communicate in regards to spiritual powers and authorities? Join us next week to find out why Jesus says "On this Rock, I will build my church". Send your questions to information@apologetics.org for our Q&A on the last Friday of May! Who Were the Nephilim? https://theuniversenextdoor.buzzsprout.com/235413/13026899-who-were-the-nephilim-the-beginning-of-sexual-transgression How to Understand Jesus' Nature: https://theuniversenextdoor.buzzsprout.com/235413/12010425-how-to-understand-jesus-nature-as-the-god-man Jesus' the Visible God: https://theuniversenextdoor.buzzsprout.com/235413/11524197-is-jesus-the-visible-god-in-the-old-testament-colossians-1-15 Reversing Hermon Book: https://www.amazon.com/Reversing-Hermon-Watchers-Forgotten-Mission/dp/0998142638/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&dib_tag=se&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.Aiwp62HKD4OdICAGqEGTmwneU8FWFMf0kFGPgMo0Hb_1yLKRTNpTemzewWijS_Nc1m1pQYRyWG1psnCQfrv4OnR34d2Vbmpwlr9y_mQjKe9k7yXDGQhIiEvJgL9xnJynyvLoXosyfCV-WyIJL221UIH8xW_CxRAk7lUzoIT9c-g-Mt7YanpkFECtym2Ehd8csoF4dVl7LEsHPfpqqvceqnsQzL5KhNcxFS7bIpAeyVQ.p_RAZF7su5Wci1npwgDRDX0F043gn5gU3sG80z5FV2Y&qid=1715111236&sr=8-1 Support the Show.

Duration:00:53:56

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A Scientist and the Complexity of Life | Bill Dembski and Tom Woodward

4/30/2024
Send us your Questions and Comments Here Nick Shalna is joined by Dr. Bill Demsbki (Intelligent Design Author) and Dr. Tom Woodward (Discovery Institute, Apologetics Inc) to discuss the concept of specified complexity and the update of Dr. Dembski's classic book: The Design Inference. How did the Intelligent Design movement start and how far has it come? Why are the accusations made against the movement 30 years ago no longer holding water today? Why are world-renowned thinkers now taking the premise of a Designer so seriously? Send your questions to information@apologetics.org now for our Q&A on Friday, May 31. Join us next week as we continue our series "Are you sure you know what that verse means?" with the Transfiguration! Related Episodes: Stephen Meyer on Darwin: https://theuniversenextdoor.buzzsprout.com/235413/10647819-would-darwin-think-differently-about-evolution-today-stephen-meyer-pt-2-doubts-about-darwinism-series David Berlinski: Darwinism, the Power Struggle of Science, the Big Bang and Gender Studies? https://theuniversenextdoor.buzzsprout.com/235413/10588375-david-berlinski-darwinism-the-power-struggle-of-science-the-big-bang-and-gender-studies-doubts-about-darwinism-series Michael Behe: Did Scientists Get Evolution Backwards? https://theuniversenextdoor.buzzsprout.com/235413/10648234-biochemist-did-science-get-evolution-backwards-and-how-complex-is-life-michael-behe-doubts-about-darwinism-series Bill Demsbki's New Updated Book: The Design Inference https://www.amazon.com/Design-Inference-Eliminating-through-Probabilities/dp/1637120346/ref=sr_1_1?dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.BWnbxuDo5r53TGXDo3j42CUfzQzirs6-AJumD1EpXs13fGsNpGd5wOYVVrFGwc9LQqNjPccDYLZ7Pqj8TCv9LtKLwzhdBmdx3gMN2UWvQbdCv6l_Cye99QoHAe8E4ufz1vqvr4hMfOspSvkN9HiCLuyBoQIYKnz3_AtanbuHLIPufLXFDohJBMiLMPjLqUCamNY6_tQi70xd3t9Y2o38xazBrBz15PGS7eSw0063q4s.2VzwpG345gsbB2H8VRbBBqF1qpmobPLzLf3Qbq4Uwcs&dib_tag=se&keywords=the+design+inference&qid=1714494822&sr=8-1 Support the Show.

Duration:00:45:31

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Q&A: Babel Episode, Original Sin and Virgin Birth

4/26/2024
Send us your Questions and Comments Here Send in your questions for next month's Q&A to information@apologetics.org! Episodes referenced: Did Joshua make the Sun Stand Still? https://theuniversenextdoor.buzzsprout.com/235413/14943176-did-joshua-make-the-sun-stand-still-are-you-sure-you-know-pt-3 Babel Response Episode: https://theuniversenextdoor.buzzsprout.com/235413/14774037-what-definitely-didn-t-happen-at-babel-response-to-kristi-burke-are-you-sure-you-know-pt-1 Original Sin and Child Damnation Episode: https://theuniversenextdoor.buzzsprout.com/235413/14452724-the-age-old-debate-of-child-damnation-needs-to-end Support the Show.

Duration:00:28:38

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Did Joshua Make the Sun Stand Still? [Are You Sure You Know Pt. 3]

4/23/2024
Send us your Questions and Comments Here Did the sun stop moving in the sky in Joshua 10, or are we misunderstanding how ancients thought of the sun "standing still"? Does taking a less common view mean you have less faith? Why were Israel's surrounding neighbors so particular about the alignment of stars and planets before battle and how may that play a role in this popular story? Join us for part 3 of our current series: "Are you sure you know what that verse means?" Send your questions to information@apologetics.org now for our Q&A coming up this Friday night! Other Episodes in this series: You'll be 'as' the stars in heaven: https://theuniversenextdoor.buzzsprout.com/235413/14857214-abraham-s-promise-as-the-stars-in-heaven-series-pt-2 What Actually Happened at Babel? https://theuniversenextdoor.buzzsprout.com/235413/14774037-what-definitely-didn-t-happen-at-babel-response-to-kristi-burke-series-pt-1 Articles referenced: Walton - https://biologos.org/articles/biblical-credibility-and-joshua-10-what-does-the-text-really-claim Chavalas - https://mosaicmagazine.com/picks/religion-holidays/2016/05/did-joshua-really-make-the-sun-stand-still/ Good Summary - https://spoiledmilks.com/2018/12/13/sun-stand-still-joshua/ Support the Show.

Duration:00:46:09

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A Letter on the 'Christ is King' Trap

4/17/2024
Send us your Questions and Comments Here Join us next Tuesday as we continue our series: "Are you sure you know what that verse means?" For the record, I have a beard and a truck. Support the Show.

Duration:00:12:03

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Abraham's Promise: 'As' the Stars in Heaven? [Are you sure you know Pt. 2]

4/9/2024
Send us your Questions and Comments Here In the second part of the "Are you sure you know whats that verse means?" series, Nick Shalna presents a prominent ancient Jewish view of God's promise to Abraham in Genesis 15. What does it mean to be made "as" the stars in heaven? Is this simply quantitative and a reference to numerical value, or is there something more? How should we understand being made "heirs of the cosmos"? Most recent episode on Babel: https://theuniversenextdoor.buzzsprout.com/235413/14774037-what-definitely-didn-t-happen-at-babel-response-to-kristi-burke-series-pt-1 How Were Stars Viewed in the Bible? https://theuniversenextdoor.buzzsprout.com/235413/14595788-were-stars-viewed-as-angels-in-the-bible This episode is based on a series which is based on a series of Michael Heiser by David Burnett: https://drmsh.com/category/biblical-theology-doctrine/theosis-1/ Support the Show.

Duration:00:52:00