Oh, we did it again! This time, we podcasted IN PUBLIC at The Raleigh Market.  That’s right, we set up a tent, brought our equipment and some good outdoor speakers, and ran everything off battery power so we could talk about a very non-superficial conversation…the accuracy and reliability of the Bible:

  • Is the Bible reliable?
  • Do we have the real thing?
  • Who really wrote the Bible?
  • Where did we get it from?



Our first guest is Mr. Patrick Walsh, leader of The Atheists, Agnostics and Apostates group of Raleigh.  Patrick considers himself an agnostic atheist, meaning he does not know if God exists which makes him agnostic, but also sees no good reason to believe, which makes him an atheist as well. Patrick does not believe in any of the miracle stories he’s heard, whether in the Bible or  from personal testimonies.  He wanted to be part of this event not to convert people to atheism, but because he wants people to question their beliefs. He says he wants to live in a world that is more rational and more compassionate, and he thinks faith is not really a reliable pathway to logic or compassion. Also joining us is Dr. Chris Berg.  Dr. Berg is a professor of theology and apologetics at Ecclesia College and founded Spirit of Truth Outreach, engaging students with apologetics and the truth of the Gospel.  He recently released a book called, The New Age Trojan Horse which examines the differences between Christian theology and New Age beliefs. Dr. Berg is always happy to share the truth of the Gospel and defend the Word of God…we know you’ll find a lot of value in our important discussion.  Please send us your feedback, and let us know what you think. Rate & Review Us!


  • Why The Raleigh (Flea) Market? [2:20]
  • Welcome to this strange event! [5:09]
  • Patrick’s introduction and why he decided to join the event [6:01]
  • Dr. Chris Berg’s introduction and why he decided to join us [9:08]
  • Textual variants [13:50]
  • How would you prefer your children see the world? [14:45]
  • What was the driver for writing the Gospels? [18:09]
  • Were the Gospels written under oral tradition? [22:43]
  • There was concern about authenticity [26:27]
  • What is our measure for eye witness testing? [28:32]
  • How can you know if something actually happen? [31:49]
  • Intents of manuscript changes from Scribes [36:10]
  • How can you claim reliability with certainty? [40:50]
  • Does it matter that there are no original manuscripts? [42:27]
  • Were stories added to the Bible? [47:57]
  • How do you record the Sermon on the Mount? [52:42]
  • The Jews were an oral/memorization culture [59:54]
  • Patrick’s view of Christ and the message of the Bible [1:02:20]
  • If Biblical reliability doesn’t change a worldview, what’s the value in skepticism? [1:03:53]
  • Why did Dr. Berg get upset? [1:06:02]
  • Patrick on Bible contradictions [1:10:01]
  • Dr. Berg’s closing words [1:13:15]
  • Patrick Walsh’s closing words [1:15:20]
  • The Outro of Nick & Marcus [1:16:50]


Dr. Chris Berg

Patrick Walsh

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