What Jesus Said & Demonic Origins

Episode 413: I take the recent statement, or lack thereof, of a California state congressman to task. His contention is that Jesus never said anything about homosexuality; I thoroughly refute his erroneous assertion. Then, we expose how the mask has come off and demonstrate from the comments of a confused young man that those who espouse woke ideology have bought into a demonic doctrine.

God’s Freedom & Human Willing

Episode 412: Took time to provide an account of the nature of the will, both human will and God’s will. Broke down an Edwardsian model of thew will: nature –> desire –> will. More on divine foreknowledge as it relates to God’s power in relation to the created order. Defined will as “the mind choosing,” which is Jonathan Edwards’ definition also. Then explored the question, “How do you know you believe in Christ?” Spoiler: it’s related to the will.

I Know What You Did Next Summer, pt. 3

Episode 410: Any model of divine foreknowledge must flow consistently through Christ & the cross. In this episode, I unpack my critique of how Greg Boyd, from an open theist perspective, explains Acts 4.27-28 and argue in favor of God’s exhaustive providence, especially pertaining to the crucifixion of Christ. Then, we’ll take a peek at 1 Peter 1.20 to see further how God’s foreknowing of Christ, including his death & resurrection, informs divine foreordination.

I Know What You Did Next Summer, pt. 1

Episode 408: Did God know about COVID-19 before it existed? How does divine foreknowledge interact with global pandemic? Tune in to this episode as I begin to breakdown from the Bible the nature of God’s knowledge & how this relates to divine foreknowledge. Then, a brief excursus on the nature of the will which is also vital for understanding human freedom.

Where is God in This Mess? – Evil & the Crucified God

Episode 407: If a death row inmate’s death even hints at being the tiniest bit painful – LAWSUIT! Contrast this with Jesus who endures the worst imaginable suffering and death. So how is there victory in the death of Jesus? Tune in as I walk through the trauma & torture of the Son of God & what His death teaches us about suffering.

Question of the Day: Is capital punishment biblical?

Where is God in This Mess? – The Redemptive & Holy Purposes of Suffering

Episode 406: When it comes to pain, our culture is somewhat paradoxical: on the one hand, we will endure momentary pain for beauty (e.g. plucking eyebrows); on the other hand, we question why there is pain & suffering in the world. Can beauty come out of the ugliness of pain? Even self-inflicted pain for cultural beauty standards? Tune in as I explore the redemptive & holy purposes of suffering of Christ & the Christian.

Today in Church History: Handel’s Messiah is heard for the 1st time (1742)

Question of the Day: When you die, does your soul go straight to heaven?

Where is God in This Mess? – The Purposes of Suffering

Episode 405: Have you heard about the genocide taking place in Myannmar? The government is systematically killing the Royinga Muslims in that country. So where is God inĀ that mess? What could possibly be the reason for the awful suffering happening there? Tune in as I tackle a very tough subject.

Today in Church History: Charles Simeon Shouts Hallelujah! (1779)

Question of the Day: Do “eye for an eye” & “turn the other cheek” contradict each other?

Where is God in This Mess? – God Understands Suffering

Episode 404: Every major world religion must deal with the problem of pain & suffering & how they deal with it is a reflection of their theology. So what does Christianity offer which is distinctive & unique from other world religions? Tune in as I explore how the Christian God is neither disinterested in nor absent from the suffering in the world, but comes in the Son to suffer with & for His creation.

Question of the Day: Where should my friend start reading in the Bible?