In 1 Corinthians 15 Paul argues that it is foundational to Christianity that Christ was raised from the dead. In this March 2018 talk called "If Christ be not Raised, If Peter was not the First Pope: Parallel Cases of Essential Doctrinal Foundations," Christian philosopher Dr. Jerry L. Walls argues that similarly, it is foundational to Roman Catholicism that Peter was the first Pope, the first bishop of Rome, universally recognized as the head of the universal church. Dr. Walls establishes this from official Roman Catholic sources. He then argues that these two foundations differ significantly when it comes to our best available evidence. Links for this episode: * Dr. Walls's homepage * @ Houston Baptist University * Roman but Not Catholic: What Remains at Stake 500 Years after the Reformation * Evangelical Philosophical Society * Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary - Houston Campus * Evangelical Theological Society * Richard Swinburne, The Resurrection of God Incarnate * Risen Jesus - A Ministry of Mike Licona * This week's thinking music is "Line of Flight" by Revolution Void.