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Knight & Rose Show

Knight & Rose Show

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose

Christian apologists Wintery Knight and Desert Rose discuss apologetics, policy, culture, relationships, and more. Each episode equips you with evidence you can use to boldly engage anyone, anywhere. We train our listeners to become Christian secret agents. Action and adventure guaranteed. 30-45 minutes per episode. New episode every week.

Frank Turek: Same-Sex Marriage and Transgenderism

Frank Turek: Same-Sex Marriage and Transgenderism

May 4, 2024

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose interview Christian apologist Frank Turek about the updated and expanded edition of his book "Correct, Not Politically Correct: About Same-Sex Marriage and Transgenderism". Why should the government favor natural marriage? How should we respond to arguments for same-se

Theologian Krista Bontrager on Diversity

Theologian Krista Bontrager on Diversity

April 20, 2024

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose interview Krista Bontrager about diversity, equity and inclusion. What is diversity? Are there any benefits to diversity? Are there any disadvantages to diversity? How does the concept of representation apply to diversity? Should Christians try to redeem DEI, or should

Chemist Fazale Rana Investigates the Origin of Life

Chemist Fazale Rana Investigates the Origin of Life

April 6, 2024

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose interview Dr. Fazale "Fuz" Rana about the appearance of first life on Earth. What are the minimum functions of a simple living system? When did life appear on the Earth? What are the best naturalistic hypotheses for the origin of life? Are any of these scenarios plausi

Historian Mike Licona Investigates the Resurrection

Historian Mike Licona Investigates the Resurrection

March 23, 2024

Just in time for Easter, Wintery Knight and Desert Rose interview Dr. Michael Licona about how historians can investigate miracle claims, such as the resurrection of Jesus. Can historians control for their biases and presuppositions? What are the most reliable sources for the life of Jesus? Can Chri

Boldly Defending Truth in the Face of Compromise

Boldly Defending Truth in the Face of Compromise

March 9, 2024

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose discuss the task of defending the Bible's moral teachings in a culture that rejects moral knowledge. We discuss what the Bible teaches about making moral judgements. We discuss the arguments of churches that reject the Bible's moral teachings, and whether their approac

John Sailer: Uncovering DEI in Higher Education

John Sailer: Uncovering DEI in Higher Education

January 28, 2024

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose interview John Sailer of the National Association of Scholars about DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) policies in higher education. We discussed DEI in faculty hiring, referencing guidelines ("rubrics") from major universities. We discussed DEI in research grant ap

Evaluating Testimony as a Tool for Evangelism

Evaluating Testimony as a Tool for Evangelism

January 13, 2024

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose evaluate the use of personal testimony as a tool for evangelism. What does the testimony approach offer to non-Christians? How is testimony used in the Bible? How should Christians engage in conversations with non-Christians? How does the widespread use of testimony ch

Violence in the Bible: The Conquest of Canaan

Violence in the Bible: The Conquest of Canaan

November 11, 2023

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose discuss a common objection to Christianity - that God commanded the Israelites to commit unjustified acts of violence against innocent people. We focus on an important example of this: the Conquest of Canaan. We discuss the historical context of the war and what it say

Seth Dillon: A Case for Mockery and Sarcasm

Seth Dillon: A Case for Mockery and Sarcasm

October 14, 2023

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose interview Seth Dillon, CEO of the famous website "The Babylon Bee". We discuss the effectiveness of mockery and sarcasm for opposing censorship by the secular left. We discuss what role apologetics played in building Seth's Christian worldview. We also discuss how Chri

J. Warner Wallace: Cold-Case Christianity, Updated & Expanded

J. Warner Wallace: Cold-Case Christianity, Updated & Expanded

September 30, 2023

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose interview Christian apologist J. Warner Wallace about the updated and expanded edition of his book "Cold-Case Christianity". Can modern people take a book seriously if it contains miracles? Are the biographies of Jesus reliable? Did the bias of the Gospel writers affec

Former Muslim Hatun Tash: Debating Islam, Part 2

Former Muslim Hatun Tash: Debating Islam, Part 2

September 23, 2023

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose continue our discussion with former Muslim Hatun Tash. We talk about whether deception is permitted in Islam. We discuss what the Qur'an says about women, and what women can expect in the afterlife. We discuss Andrew Tate and whether he is a real Muslim. Finally, we as

Former Muslim Hatun Tash: Debating Islam, Part 1

Former Muslim Hatun Tash: Debating Islam, Part 1

September 9, 2023

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose welcome our first guest onto the show. Hatun Tash is a former Muslim who was born in Turkey. We discuss the importance of perfect preservation of the Qur'an in Islam, and compare different translations to see if they all agree. We discuss Hatun's experiences discussing

Are All Religions the Same? Part 5: History

Are All Religions the Same? Part 5: History

August 26, 2023

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose continue their discussion about whether all religions are equally valid paths to God. Our victim this time is Islam, which denies the crucifixion of Jesus. We explain why the crucifixion is a virtually undeniable fact of history. We discuss how historians evaluate repo

Are All Religions the Same? Part 4: Prophecy

Are All Religions the Same? Part 4: Prophecy

August 12, 2023

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose continue their discussion about whether all religions are equally valid paths to God. In this episode, we look at a passage from the Bible that makes many specific predictions about the Messiah. We'll discuss whether Jesus is a good match for the predictions in the pas

Are All Religions the Same? Part 3: Predictions

Are All Religions the Same? Part 3: Predictions

July 29, 2023

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose continue their discussion about whether all religions are equally valid paths to God. In this episode, we look at what different worldviews have predicted about the future. We don't just focus on the prophecies of various religious, but also look at the predictions of

Are All Religions the Same? Part 2: Fine-Tuning

Are All Religions the Same? Part 2: Fine-Tuning

July 1, 2023

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose continue discussing whether all religions are equally valid paths to God. In this episode, we look at what different worldviews say about whether the universe is actually designed, or only appears to be designed. We look at scientific evidence for design of the univers

Are All Religions the Same? Part 1: Cosmic Origins

Are All Religions the Same? Part 1: Cosmic Origins

June 17, 2023

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose discuss the view that all religions are equally valid paths to God. We start by talking about what truth is, why truth matters, and the difference between objective and subjective truth claims. We discuss how different religions make different testable truth claims. We

Economics and the Bible: Was Jesus a Socialist? Part 3

Economics and the Bible: Was Jesus a Socialist? Part 3

June 3, 2023

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose look at history and discuss whether socialism has been good for Christians. We discuss whether successful European countries are good examples of socialism. We discuss whether high tax rates and government ownership of businesses has been good for Christians in Canada.

Economics and the Bible: Was Jesus a Socialist? Part 2

Economics and the Bible: Was Jesus a Socialist? Part 2

April 1, 2023

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose look at several passages of the Bible where Jesus speaks about economics issues, and discuss whether his words are more compatible with socialism or free enterprise. What view of property does Jesus assume? Who should redistribute wealth to alleviate poverty - governme

Economics and the Bible: Was Jesus a Socialist? Part 1

Economics and the Bible: Was Jesus a Socialist? Part 1

March 25, 2023

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose define socialism, and contrast socialist policies with free market policies. We discuss why a growing number of people find socialism attractive. We discuss several Bible verses cited by socialists who argue that Jesus was a socialist or that Jesus taught socialism. Th

Commitment Issues: Searching for Love with Purpose

Commitment Issues: Searching for Love with Purpose

November 12, 2022

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose discuss how to find a partner to marry. We talk about God's design for marriage, and contrast that with society's view of marriage. We talk about how to measure a person's suitability for marriage. We contrast our strategies with a half-dozen rival strategies, using pe

A Marriage Proposal: The Case for Traditional Marriage

A Marriage Proposal: The Case for Traditional Marriage

October 29, 2022

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose discuss the definition of marriage. We talk about why government is interested in marriage. We discuss two different re-definitions of marriage. We explain how each re-definition of marriage affected society, culture and children. We answer objections to traditional ma

Christianity’s Impact on the World, Part 3

Christianity’s Impact on the World, Part 3

October 22, 2022

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose discuss how Christianity has impacted the world in many different areas. In this episode, we discuss science, arts and architecture, and justice. We start by talking about the beliefs and practices were dominant in pre-Christian society. We then explain what the Bible

Christianity’s Impact on the World, Part 2

Christianity’s Impact on the World, Part 2

October 15, 2022

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose discuss how Christianity has impacted the world in many different areas. In this episode, we discuss labor, slavery and education. We start by talking about the beliefs and practices were dominant in pre-Christian society. We then explain what the Bible teaches, and wh

Christianity’s Impact on the World, Part 1

Christianity’s Impact on the World, Part 1

October 8, 2022

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose discuss how Christianity has influenced society in many different areas. In this episode, we discuss the sanctity of life, health care, and the status of women. We start by talking about the beliefs and practices were dominant in pre-Christian culture. We then explain

Making Wise Decisions: A Life Without Regret

Making Wise Decisions: A Life Without Regret

September 24, 2022

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose discuss how to avoid regret by making good decisions. We start by talking about what it means to make a wise decision. Then we offer advice to help you make wiser decisions in a wide range of areas: friendships, peer pressure, role models, mentors, education, vocation,

Quick Answers to Common Atheist Objections, Part 3

Quick Answers to Common Atheist Objections, Part 3

September 17, 2022

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose discuss how to respond to common atheist objections to Christianity, in a minute or two. We cover these topics: Christianity as a crutch for the weak, goodness without God, intolerance by Christians, the Bible can be used to prove anything, if you were born in India yo

Quick Answers to Common Atheist Objections, Part 2

Quick Answers to Common Atheist Objections, Part 2

September 10, 2022

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose discuss how to respond to common atheist objections to Christianity, in a minute or two. We cover these topics: eternal punishment, Old Testament conquests, the appropriateness of worship, forcing beliefs on others, hypocrisy in the church, religious wars, and LGBT rig

Quick Answers to Common Atheist Objections, Part 1

Quick Answers to Common Atheist Objections, Part 1

September 3, 2022

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose discuss how to respond to common atheist objections to Christianity, in a minute or two. We cover these topics: insufficient evidence, evolution, status of women, days of Genesis, copying from ancient myths, and forced labor. This is the first of a three-part series. P

A Christian View of Crime and Self-Defense

A Christian View of Crime and Self-Defense

August 27, 2022

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose discuss crime and self-defense. We're going to start by talking about why crime has become a more pressing problem lately. Then we'll talk about what role the police play in stopping crime. Then we'll talk about what the Bible says about self-defense. Finally, we'll ta

The Historical Reliability of the Gospels

The Historical Reliability of the Gospels

August 20, 2022

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose discuss several lines of evidence supporting the authenticity and trustworthiness of the four Gospels, for example: consistency with contemporary non-Christian sources, name disambiguation, undesigned coincidences, confirmation of historical details, etc. We also discu

Bible Study: Basic Christian Beliefs in Philippians

Bible Study: Basic Christian Beliefs in Philippians

August 14, 2022

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose discuss basic Christian beliefs from the book of Philippians in the Bible. We talk about the gospel, and what it means to partner for the gospel. We talk about loving God and loving other Christians. We talk about Jesus, and what virtues he demonstrates for us to imita

Common Muslim Objections to Christianity

Common Muslim Objections to Christianity

August 6, 2022

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose discuss five common objections that Muslims raise against Christianity. We evaluate each objection using historical evidence, evidence from non-Christian New Testament scholars, and claims from the Qur'an itself. We also talk about how these arguments perform in schola

A Case for Life

A Case for Life

July 30, 2022

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose describe a logical argument for making baby ending illegal. We talk about the scientific evidence for the humanity of the unborn. We describe and answer a dozen arguments for legalized baby ending. We talk about whether unborn children should have human rights from bir

Desert Rose’s Favorite Bible Passages

Desert Rose’s Favorite Bible Passages

July 23, 2022

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose discuss 5 Bible passages that made Rose the woman she is today. Rose introduces each passage by explaining the context in her life where the passage became meaningful to her. Rose talks about her growth as a Christian. Wintery Knight comments on each of the passages as

Wintery Knight’s Favorite Bible Passages

Wintery Knight’s Favorite Bible Passages

July 17, 2022

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose discuss 5 Bible passages that made WK the man he is today. WK introduces each passage by explaining the context in his life where the passage became meaningful to him. WK talks about his growth as a Christian. Desert Rose comments on each of the passages as well. Pleas

Why Should I Be Moral? Christianity vs Atheism

Why Should I Be Moral? Christianity vs Atheism

July 9, 2022

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose contrast Christianity and atheism to see which worldview makes it rational for humans to behave morally. We talk about cosmology, objective moral values, objective moral duties, and free will in each worldview. We talk about how humans discover moral values and duties

Classical Movie Wisdom: Great Art for Christians

Classical Movie Wisdom: Great Art for Christians

July 2, 2022

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose discuss classical movies that offer wisdom for practical Christian living. The first movie is a war movie that offers insight to Christians about our motivation for serving the Lord at a time when serving is no longer easy or popular. The second movie is a classical ro

Women and Islam: Observations from Muslim Countries

Women and Islam: Observations from Muslim Countries

June 26, 2022

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose discuss her observations of how women live in several Islamic countries, specifically discussing honor killings, education, health care, polygamy, consent, "temporary marriages", domestic violence, etc. Rose explains the "excellent pattern of conduct" in Islam. We disc

Do Evil and Suffering Disprove God’s Existence?

Do Evil and Suffering Disprove God’s Existence?

June 19, 2022

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose discuss whether evil and suffering disprove God's existence. We distinguish between objective and subjective standards of good and evil. We distinguish between moral and natural evil. We talk about "morally sufficient reasons" why God might allow suffering, in order to

The Truth About Black Lives Matter: Grievances and Solutions

The Truth About Black Lives Matter: Grievances and Solutions

June 12, 2022

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose discuss the Black Lives Matter movement, their grievances and proposed solutions. WK talks about his ethnic / family background, his immigration story, and how Christianity impacted his decision-making. We discussed police bias and defunding the police. We discussed fa

Does Jesus Care About Politics? Why Policy Matters

Does Jesus Care About Politics? Why Policy Matters

June 5, 2022

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose discuss how policies affect how Christians live. We compared free market economies and government monopoly economies. We discussed policies that affect fatherlessness. We discussed how health care, education and energy policy affect Christians. We compared government-r

A Marriage Fit for the King

A Marriage Fit for the King

May 28, 2022

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose discuss marriage from a Christian perspective. We talked about what WK is looking for in a wife, and what he wants to achieve with marriage. We talked about traditional husband roles: protector, provider, moral, and spiritual leader. We discussed "servant leadership" a

Knighted by the King: Authentic Masculinity

Knighted by the King: Authentic Masculinity

May 22, 2022

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose discuss male nature. We discuss Bible verses that describe masculine virtues and roles. We discuss how masculinity is portrayed in classical movies, classical literature, and military history. We talk about male strengths, and how men leverage their strengths to lead a

Strategies for Making More Effective Christians, Part 2

Strategies for Making More Effective Christians, Part 2

May 15, 2022

Last week, Wintery Knight and Desert Rose started discussing strategies for building effective Christians. This episode completes the discussion. We talked about normal Christian life, especially about not always being "nice", and about expecting discomfort and opposition. We talked about having a m

Strategies for Making More Effective Christians, Part 1

Strategies for Making More Effective Christians, Part 1

May 8, 2022

Last week, Wintery Knight and Desert Rose discussed how the church is falling short in evangelism and discipleship. In this episode, we discuss strategies for improving mentoring and discipleship of young Christians. We talk about how to help Christians love God more. We talk about strategies for ta

What We Found in Churches and Campus Ministries

What We Found in Churches and Campus Ministries

May 1, 2022

What does church look like for someone who wasn't raised in the church? Neither Wintery Knight nor Desert Rose were raised in Christian homes. In this episode, we explain what we found in campus ministries and churches in America. We look at how well churches are doing at producing Christians who ac

Defending Your Christian Beliefs With Evidence

Defending Your Christian Beliefs With Evidence

April 24, 2022

How can you get started with discussing your faith? In this podcast, Wintery Knight and Desert Rose discuss best practices for defending your faith. We compare what the Bible teaches to the view of faith that is popular among Christians and churches. We explain the approach we’ve used in our workpla

Easter: Making the Case for the Resurrection of Jesus to Non-Christians

Easter: Making the Case for the Resurrection of Jesus to Non-Christians

April 15, 2022

Did Jesus really rise from the dead? In this week's special Easter episode, Wintery Knight and Desert Rose equip you to have daring and exciting conversations about the resurrection of Jesus with your non-Christian family, friends, co-workers... even strangers. We will show you: 1) how historians ev