Bible Answer Man with Hank Hanegraaff

Philosophy, Politics, and the End of Liberal Arts Education and Q&A

September 29, 2016

On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank highlights an article in the Christian Research Journal titled Philosophy, Politics, and the End of Liberal Arts Education. Marco Rubio used to joke that the job market for ancient Greek philosophers has been very tight for 2,000 years. According to Rubio, since welders make more money than philosophers, we need more welders. But what we really need are welders who have the capacity to untangle political rhetoric. We need people trained in the art and science of philosophy—people equipped with the kind of wisdom, knowledge, and understanding championed by Solomon. While vocations in science and technology are important, what is the value of cloning human beings, for example, if we lack the wisdom to navigate the moral quagmire of such radical biotechnology? The church and our nation would be well served if more Christians engaged the full spectrum of liberal arts and philosophical education.

Hank answers the following questions:

  • What is the biblical teaching on binding and loosening?
  • How can I witness to Muslim regarding the doctrine of the Trinity? Is Allah the same as God the Father?
  • I struggle with faith in God. How can I increase my faith?
  • What is the book of Sirach, and is it in the Bible?
  • Does your God know all things? If He knows all things, why would He create an impoverished child that would have to steal?
  • Since the hope of the Christian is resurrection, what are Muslims hoping for in the afterlife?
  • Are there extra-biblical texts like the Book of Enoch that still have insightful information?
  • Since Jesus is a new creation like the first Adam, shouldn’t he have His own lineage?

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About Hank Hanegraaff

Hendrik (Hank) Hanegraaff serves as president and chairman of the board of the North Carolina-based Christian Research Institute. He is also host of the nationally syndicated Bible Answer Man radio broadcast, which is heard daily across the United States and Canada — and around the world via the Internet at

Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading Christian authors and apologists, Hank is deeply committed to equipping Christians to be so familiar with truth that when counterfeits loom on the horizon, they recognize them instantaneously.

Through his live call-in radio broadcast, Hank equips Christians to read the Bible for all it’s worth, answers questions on the basis of careful research and sound reasoning, and interviews today’s most significant leaders, apologists, and thinkers.

Hank is the author of more than twenty books, which have cumulatively sold millions of copies. Christianity in Crisis and Resurrection each won the Gold Medallion for Excellence in Christian Literature awarded by the Evangelical Christian Publisher’s Association (ECPA); and Counterfeit Revival and The FACE that Demonstrates the Farce of Evolution each won ECPA’s Silver Medallion — the latter published in the condensed Fatal Flaws: What Evolutionists Don’t Want You to Know.

Other noteworthy volumes include The Prayer of Jesus, which rose to number one on the Christian Marketplace Bestseller list October 2002, and the popular Complete Bible Answer Book: Collector’s Edition, which clearly and concisely answers common questions regarding Christianity, culture, and cults, while tackling complex questions including, “How can Christians legitimize a God who orders the genocide of entire nations?” and “How could the Bible command a rape victim to marry her rapist?”

Through his ground-breaking The Apocalypse Code: What the Bible Really Teaches about the End Times and Why It Matters Today, as well as his historical fiction works The Last Disciple Series and Fuse of Armageddon, Hank exposes the dangers of both Christian and secular Zionism. And in Has God Spoken? he provides memorable proofs for the Bible’s divine inspiration.

Additional works include The Legacy Study Bible, The Covering: God’s Plan to Protect You from Evil, and the Creation Answer Book.

He is a regular contributor to the award-winning Christian Research Journal and an articulate communicator on the pressing issues of our day, having spoken in leading churches, conferences, and on college campuses throughout the world (most recently at the University of Tehran, Iran).

Hank and his wife, Kathy, live in Charlotte, North Carolina, and are parents to twelve children.

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