A Historical-Grammatical and Polemical Reading of Genesis 1 - Part 2

October 2nd, 2017

In this episode I continue the series dealing with my view of Genesis 1 as a polemical literary framework opposing the Egyptian creation myths. 

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For the full paper, visit:

https://www.academia.edu/29550502/A_Historical-Grammatical_and_Polemical_Reading_of_Genesis_1

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Discussion with Owen Paun on Polemics in Genesis 1

November 21st, 2016

In this episode I discuss my recent paper on polemics in Genesis 1 and some of the backlash that it has received. 

 

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Link to the article:

 

https://www.academia.edu/29550502/A_Historical-Grammatical_and_Polemical_Reading_of_Genesis_1

 

Link to the articles I mention that I wrote previously:

 

http://freedthinkerpodcast.blogspot.com/2011/05/israel-in-egypt-historical-fact-or.html

 

http://freedthinkerpodcast.blogspot.com/2011/06/israel-in-egypt-historical-fact-or.html

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Isn’t The Bible Misogynistic? - Part 2 (Hermeneutical Foundations)

July 16th, 2016

In this episode we continue our discussion of the so called "misogyny" of the Bible by laying a hermeneutical foundation for how we are to read the Bible in a Redemptive Historical and how Jesus is the answer in the back of the book so to speak. We explore Paul's view that Jesus tore down social dividing lines and what this does to show the ultimate intention of God and his work of subverting Ancient Near Eastern cultural norms throughout the Old Testament. 

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Isn’t The Bible Misogynistic?

May 30th, 2016

In this episode we continue our series on the so-called "Bible Atrocities" and ask the question "Isn't the Bible Misogynistic?" This is Part 1 of a 3 part section seeking to answer that question. 

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Did God Really Command Genocide? with Matthew Flannagan

April 14th, 2016

In this episode we continue our series looking at the so-called "atrocities" in the Bible by exploring the question of whether or not God commanded genocide in the Old Testament when he ordered the Israelites to drive the Canaanites out of the land. I'm joined for this discussion by Dr. Matthew Flannagan.

For more on Dr. Flannagan, you can follow his work at www.mandm.org.nz. You can also check out his book on this topic, co-authored with Dr. Paul Copan, entitled Did God Really Command Genocide? Coming to Terms with the Justice of God.

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P.S. I tried a new platform for recording and it did not turn out the best. Sorry for the poor audio on my side of the discussion!

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The Doctrines of Grace - Irresistible Grace

December 12th, 2015

In this episode we continue out look at the Reformed Doctrines of Grace, also known as Calvinism. We have been working our way through the Russian Nesting Dolls and have now gotten to the question of how God applies the atonement of Christ to his elect people. Can people by the working of their own free will reject the gospel call of God when he has elected and atoned for them? Of does the work of the Spirit happen in a way that cannot be repelled?

That is the question for this episode of The Freed Thinker Podcast!

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Doctrines of Grace - The Atonement

November 24th, 2015

 In this episode we continue our series looking at the Reformed Doctrines of Grace otherwise known as the doctrines of Calvinism. Next time we will be looking at the doctrine known as Limited Atonement so for this episode we are looking at the intent of the atonement. I argue that we cannot understand the EXTENT of the atonement unless we understand the INTENT of the atonement.

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For more resources I recommend:

Redemption Accomplished and Applied by John Murray

The Atonement by Leon Morris

From Heaven He Came and Sought Her ed. by Jonathan Gibson and J.I. Packer

https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/introduction-to-pastoral-theological/id378878956?mt=10

https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/introduction-to-pastoral-theological/id534630011

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Doctrines of Grace - Total Depravity

November 15th, 2015

In this episode of the show, we start a series dealing with the Doctrines of Grace (typically called Calvinism). Getting some of these concepts in place will not only help resolve some of the recent debates on Molinism that the apologetical world has been engaged in, but also sets the stage for what I think are more robust and biblical answers to objections based on the problem of evil, suffering, and the "God is a moral monster" brand of argumentation.

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Atheistically Speaking - A Mulligan

October 11th, 2015

In this episode, I circle back to some of the things that I discussed with Thomas Smith on his podcast Atheistically Speaking. I wasn't entirely happy with some of my responses so I wanted to flesh them out a little more here. I discuss everything from the literary master of the Bible to the Bible's polemical use of the Enuma Elish.

I also discuss my views on the ever controversial Genesis 1 creation account - this will be a delight to YEC and OEC alike!

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As I mentioned, here are some of the sources you can use to look into what I discussed. In addition to these, I recommend looking up a lecture by John Walton called Reading Genesis Through Ancient Eyes.

Enjoy!

Various Views:

Genesis Debate: Three Views on the Days of Creation edited by David Hagopian

Reading Genesis 1-2: An Evangelical Conversation by J. Daryl Charles

Did God Create In Six Days edited by Joseph Pipa and David Hall

Four Views on the Historical Adam edited by Ardel B. Caneday

 

Old Earth Views

Genesis One: A Scientific Perspective by Hugh Ross

In The Beginning by E. J. Young

7 Days that Divide the World by John Lennox

God's Pattern for Creation: A Covenantal Reading of Genesis 1 by W. Robert Godfrey

A Biblical Case for an Old Earth by David Snoke

 

Young Earth Views

The Genesis Record by Henry Morris

In the Beginning of the World: A Scientific Study of Genesis 1-11 by Henry Morris

 

Literary/Historical Views

In The Beginning We Misunderstood by Miller and Soden

Kingdom Prologue by Meredith Kline (Framework Model)

The Lost World of Genesis One by John Walton

Genesis 1 As Ancient Cosmology by John Walton

Last Things First by J.V. Fesko

In the Beginning: The Opening Chapters of Genesis by Henri Blocher

Genesis 1-4: A Linguistic, Literary, and Theological Commentary by C. John Collins

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Bible Atrocities - Slavery Part 3

July 10th, 2015

In this episode we continue our series on the supposed atrocities that are found within the Bible. We have looked at slavery in the past two episodes dealing with the Ancient Near Eastern cultural context and the casuistic laws found in the Old Testament. In this episode we move into the 1st century and explore how Jesus and Paul interacted with the topic of slavery.

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