Violence Worthy of Worship

April 19th, 2018

In this episode I present my research paper on Psalm 137 (one of the so called Imprecatory Psalms) where I explore how it is to be understood and applied within it's historical and textual context, the Christian canon and should be applied to the Christian church despite its violent imagery.

 

You can find the paper HERE.

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the Trial by Ordeal in Numbers 5

April 9th, 2018

In this episode I present the content of one of my MABS research papers dealing with a rather strange law found in Numbers 5 - The Trial by Ordeal of the woman suspected of adultery. 

 

This is a confusing passage for so many and I hope this episode helps many to think more clearly about it. I do not read the passage in the episode so please read it before diving into the content. 

 

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Bible Atrocities - Jephthah’s Vow

March 27th, 2018

In this episode we explore Judges 11 and the objection that here the Bible "endorses child sacrifice" and try to better understand what is happening with Jephthah and his vow.

 

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Trimming the Fatuous - Discerning the Discerners

February 27th, 2018

In this episode I do something a little different. Some good old fashioned Biblical exhortation and encouragement to brotherly love in the podcast. 

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Genesis Debate Recap

January 28th, 2018

In this episode I give my final thoughts on the debate that I had with Jason Mullett on our views of Genesis 1. If you have not listened to the debate yet, go back and listen to the last MEGA episode which contains the full debate, audience Q&A and after show. 

 

Enjoy!

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A Debate on Genesis 1

January 28th, 2018

In this episode I air a debate I had with Jason Mullett of Logical Belief Ministries on our differing views of Genesis 1. 

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The Literary Framework Model of Genesis 1

December 27th, 2017

In this episode I present the final installment of my series on Genesis 1 and what I think is the best handling of the text - the Polemical Literary Framework. This is part 5 of the series so I recommend listening back to the previous episodes before jumping into this one. 

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The Mentionables Conference 2018 registration: https://thementionables.org/

Sources:

John Walton

  • “Reading Genesis Through Ancient Eyes” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ci-6ekUmQFE
  • Genesis 1 as Ancient Cosmology (Eisenbrauns: 2011)
  • The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate (IVP, 2009)
  • Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament (Baker: 2006)
  • Ancient Israelite Literature in Its Cultural Context: A Survey of parallels between biblical and ancient Near Eastern texts (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1989)“Creation in Genesis 1:1 - 2:3 and the Ancient Near East: Order out of Disorder after Chaoskampf,” Calvin Theological Journal 43 (2008): 48-63.
  • “Interpreting the Bible as an Ancient Near Eastern Document” in Israel-Ancient Kingdom or Late Invention? Archaeology, Ancient Civilizations, and the Bible, ed. D. Block (Nashville: Broadman/Holman, 2008) 298-327.

 Futato, Mark

 Irons, Lee

Kline, Meredith

 Miller and Soden

  • In the Beginning… We Misunderstand. (Kregel: 2012)

Currid, John

 Niehaus, Jeffrey

  • Ancient Near Eastern Themes in Biblical Theology (Kregel: 2008)
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Freed Byte - God Rocks!

December 16th, 2017

In this drive by episode, I respond to a listener question about God and big rocks... you may be familiar with it. 

 

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YEC Arguments - Responses

November 27th, 2017

In this article, I respond to several of the most common YEC arguments given in favor of their reading of Genesis 1 against the views of others. 

 

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A Historical-Grammatical and Polemical Reading of Genesis 1 - Part 3

November 6th, 2017

In this episode I conclude my series dealing with Genesis 1 as a Polemical Literary Framework. 

 

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