Freedway Thinker #19 - Who Wins - The Bible vs Science?

January 22nd, 2020

In this episode I go on a little bit of a rant about when well meaning Christians say things like, "When the Bible and reason/science disagree... who wins!?" and intend you to feel bad if you side with science. This is a bad kind of argument for Christians to make and I hope my comments help show why.

 

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FREED BYTE: Does Baptizo Always Mean to Fully Immerse?

January 20th, 2020

"Baptizo just means to fully immerse!" If you are a Presbyterian, you've heard this line 1,000 times. But is it true that the Bible always just means to fully immerse something when it uses the term baptizo? 

Let's find out!

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The Good, The Bad, and The Unrighteous

January 7th, 2020

In this Freedway Thinker edition of the podcast, I discuss 3 different concepts that we need to be able to conceptually disambiguate if we are to have fruitful Biblical understanding of them. These concepts are:

1. Clean and Unclean (Pure/Impure)

2. Righteous and Unrighteous

3. Moral and Immoral

Hope this show helps clarify these concepts for some of you. 

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Case Against Miracles - A REVIEW - Part 2 (Introduction)

January 3rd, 2020

In this episode, I continue my series responding to John Loftus' newest book, A Case Against Miracles. 

 

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For the video version, SEE HERE.

Freedway Thinker #17 - Mystery of Mysteries Demystified

December 30th, 2019

The validity of appeals to mystery can be, well, mystifying. Are they are reasonable? When are they not rationally acceptable, and is there ever a time that one can be warranted in an appeal to mystery? 

I discuss that in this short Freedway Thinker episode. 

 

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The Case Against Loftus on Miracles - Part 1 (Forward)

December 29th, 2019

In this episode, I start a series reviewing John Loftus' new edited anthology, The Case Against Miracles.

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Paul’s Use of the Slave/Slavery Motif

December 18th, 2019

Many struggle with understanding exactly what Paul means when he talks about our being slaves and freedmen. This is often because they assume a singular and consistent usage of the motif in Paul's writing, and indeed in the New Testament as a whole. However, is this the case? In this episode we explore the multivocal use of the motif in the Pauline corpus. 

 

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Paul’s Use of Hosea in Romans 9:25-26

December 11th, 2019

In this episode we explore the way that Paul references Hosea in Romans 9:25-26.

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FREED BYTE: Why I Can’t Be A Dispensationalist

December 8th, 2019

In this short Freed Byte episode, I talk about two passages that make it nearly impossible for me to become a Dispensationalist. And yes... there is an easter-egg from my son at the end (thanks Uncle Fred!) 

 

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Is Jer. 18 the OT Background for Paul’s use of the Potter/Clay Motif in Romans 9?

December 6th, 2019

A common Provisionist reading of Paul's use of the Potter/Clay Motif in Romans 9 relies on their assumption that the conceptual background to which Paul alludes to is that of Jeremiah 18. In this episode I explore far more plausible backgrounds for Paul's use of the PCM.