The Patrick Coffin Show podcast features weekly interviews with A-list influencers and outliers in the effort to recover the Judeo-Christian roots of the culture. Patrick is the Canadian-born former host of Catholic Answers Live, and he has raving fans around the world. He injects these fascinating interviews with his own distinctive blend of depth and levity. If you’re tired of politically correct media speak, you want to see God back in the public square, and you’re not allergic to having a laugh, this is the place to be.
Part I With Dr. Edward Feser
A recent Pew Research Center poll found that the number of atheists has doubled in the United States. Atheism is definitely in the rise. Is God’s existence a matter of faith only? Is there a way we can come to a certain knowledge of God apart from the Bible or the Church’s teaching?
If you have friends or family who say they stopped believing in God, this is the interview to share with them.
Philosopher and writer Dr. Edward Feser is the author of The Last Superstition, Aquinas, and other books of philosophy. This special episode of The Patrick Coffin Show taped before a live audience at St.John the Baptist church in Costa Mesa, CA. (N.B. since Catholics may ask: before I speak or do a show in a church, I speak with the pastor beforehand and request that the Host is removed and placed in repose in a nearby chapel, which was done in this case. I explained this to the audience before the actual broadcast went live.)
This episode continues the energetic exchange of last week’s live interview with philosopher Edward Feser. After the show proper, we turned the mikes over to the audience. This week’s special Part II show is the result!
Remember, Dr. Edward Feser is the man that professor emeritus of Oxford, Dr. Richard Dawkins, does not want to debate. You can see why in this lively Q&A session, held at St. John the Baptist in Costa Mesa, CA. Feser is sharp, clear, funny, and engages the issues in a way that resonates with young people especially.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
How to answer basic (and more complex) questions about theism
Effective ways to listen before giving answers even true and accurate answers
Additional sources of information and formation for Christians looking to improve their communication skills with atheists
The importance of patience and humility in the process