Episode 433: A 28 year-old woman opened fire at a school in Nashville earlier this week. In this episode, I unpack the awful truth behind the shooting, a whole spiritual reality involved in this tragic event which left six dead. Worldviews have consequences, and we witnessed the consequences of the worldview of the seed of the serpent.
Category Archives: Current Events
Richard Dawkins, Greta Thunberg, & the Nature of Facts
Episode 432: An episode about unbelievers who say the quiet part out loud. Richard Dawkins affirms only two sexes – male and female. Greta Thunberg is awarded an honorary doctorate in theology from the University of Helsinki. These two events help us think through the nature of facts. What are facts? We explore the common ground everyone (except for the extreme fringe) would agree upon before pulling the carpet out from under the unbeliever to demonstrate their feet are firmly planted in mid-air when they claim to know facts.
Climate Change – Episode 279
Global Warming – Episode 127
Andy Stanley’s Continued Apostasy through Deconstruction
Episode 430: Andy Stanley has been the focus of controversy for several years due to his evolving views of Scripture. Recently, a clip from one of his sermons landed on Twitter and has sparked off a new wave of controversy. On this episode I play the clip and respond to it from the Scriptures (much to Stanley’s chagrin) in order to demonstrate the erroneous position he has assumed. Follow along in Acts 2, 17, & 1 Corinthians 15.
Progressive Christian Arguments Concerning Gender and Sexuality
Episode 429: In a recent debate, a progressive Christian made the assertion that Jewish rabbis identified six different genders. In this episode I explore this claim by going to the Mishnah Bikkurim 4 to see what it says and whether or not this uninspired collection of rabbinic tradition actually affirms six genders. Then, I explore the unfortunate reality of chromosomal abnormalities which are not different genders but genetic disorders which numerous health problems. Finally, I take down the simply faulty reading of the Hebrew text by rabbis of Genesis 30.21 which they appeal to support their claim that Dinah was a transwoman.
For this article I am indebted to Dr. Michael Brown and his article he wrote for the Daily Wire: https://www.dailywire.com/news/does-the-talmud-teach-that-abraham-and-sarah-were-non-binary
In addition, the following are articles mentioned or referenced during the podcast:
Election Results 2022
Episode 424: Propositions 1 and 28 passed in California last week. The former amended the constitution to protect abortion. The latter provides funding for K-12 art education. In this episode, I expose the gross inconsistency of these seemingly diametrically opposed propositions which is a reflection of the noetic effects of sin on fallen humanity. Yet another sign of the judgment of God.
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
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.
Update: What in the World has Nick Been Up To
Episode 411: In this episode I give you the 411 (information) on what I have been up for the past four years. Topics include working on the SwordPlay podcast (search wherever you listen to podcasts), working toward & completing my Master of Divinity in Theology, & navigating a global pandemic with the church I serve.
Where is God in This Mess? – God Brings Good Out of Evil
Episode 400: Today marks the 5th anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Twenty 1st graders & 6 adults were shot dead by a deranged young man who took his own life. What good could possibly come from such terrible evil? Tune in as I walk through a familiar story from a unique angle – the story of Joseph through the eyes of Jacob, the bereaved father – which offers possible answers to this difficult question.