Brueggemann & Beth Moore

Episode 415: Everybody’s favorite progressive theologian has written an article (see below) detailing how to read the Bible so that those practicing homosexual behavior are to be welcomed as faithful Christians. This reminded me of Beth Moore “conversion” a few years back (also see below). In this episode, I explore Brueggemann’s new hermeneutic and demonstrate how it is suspect at best. Also with comparisons to Beth Moore!

Walter Brueggemann & Bible Reading

Open Letter to Beth Moore

Student Loan Debt “Forgiveness” & the Gospel

Episode 414: Student loan debt “forgiveness,” so-called, has become a point of contention among Christians. There are even those who want to say that Christians who do not endorse and support student loan debt “forgiveness” “haven’t a clue what following Jesus is about.” I take this view to task and offer an overall critique of student loan debt “forgiveness” as proposed and how it differs fundamentally from the gospel. Full transcript available here.

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?