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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Calvinism as an Apologetic

January 31st, 2016

In this episode we wrap up our discussion of the Doctrines of Grace by showing how Calvinism is relevant in the discipline of apologetics and why Calvinism is a more helpful response to the problem of evil and the problem of divine hiddenness than that of typical responses to those arguments.

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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.

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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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Bible Atrocities - Slavery part 2

June 26th, 2015

In this episode, we continue our look at the Old Testament laws regarding slavery and respond to critical views that say that the Bible condones slavery and the abuse of slaves.

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Books Are Dogs Now

June 7th, 2015

In this episode, I review some recent interactions on various Facebook threads in which the rise and intensification of Atheistic Fundamentalism and Anti-Intellectualism were demonstrably observed.

Here are the links to various lectures and articles referenced in the episode:

Links to the lectures on the history of Science and Religion:

Lawrence Principe - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XFVARio4pAk

Ronald Numbers - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BliF1xcToPk

Allan Chapman – https://vimeo.com/22188636

David Lindberg – https://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/videos/florentine-heretic-galileo-church-and-cosmos

Edward Davis – https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/center-for-research-in-science/id421902830?mt=10

(That is the link to the iTunes section. I have in mind his lecture “Why History Matters.” I haven’t listened to all or most of the lectures there so I cannot vouch for the quality of the lectures as a whole.)

 

Link to the Faraday lectures:

https://www.faraday.st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk/Lectures_old.php

Links to Polemics in the Old Testament:

Currid’s book on polemics in the OT - http://www.amazon.com/Against-Gods-Polemical-Theology-Testament/dp/1433531836

Excepts from Currid’s book - http://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/sdg/polemic.html

An interview with Currid - http://reformedforum.org/ctc281/

Currid’s lectures on iTunes U - https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/crass-plagiarism/id378879778?mt=10

Other Lectures that I have posted in the thread which they refused to listen to because they are by “creationists”:

Science and Secularization, A discussion between Lawrence Princepe, Ronald Numbers and John Brooke:  https://vimeo.com/54400918

Philosophical Breakfast Club and the Invention of the Scientist – A lecture by Laura Snyder: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HY27DpJUF8A

Scientism and the Humanities – A lecture by Roger Scruton: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zF5X9amkH2s

Philosophy and Scientism – A lecture by Peter M.S. Hacker: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jjAFqo67yuU

Science, Scientism and the Public Good – A lecture by Daniel Robinson: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zkWHZfOGpn8

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Counter Counter-Apologetics Part 4

February 3rd, 2015

In this final episode responding to the Thinking Atheist Radio show on Counter Apologetics, I am joined again by my good friend Nicholas (NJ) Bruzzese.

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Should Atheists Define Atheism as a Lack of Belief?

July 5th, 2014

We are finally back after a long hiatus. And we are back with a bang. In this episode we look at whether or not atheists should even want to define atheism as "lack of belief" and why I think not defining it as such actually makes atheism a much stronger position.

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There be monsters in y’er Bible mate

July 30th, 2013

In this edition of The Freed Thinker Podcast we respond to a meme that has been making its way around the atheistic blog-o-sphere and on the Facebook threads dealing with the supposed “monsters” in the Bible. How accurate is the meme? Does the Bible affirm the real existence of Dragons and Cockatrices and Sea Monsters?

We will see.

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Special Edition - Moral Philosophy Part 4.1

July 26th, 2013

In this episode of the Freed Thinker Podcast (in conjunction with the Skeptics Testament) NJ, Brandon, and myself continue to explore the topic of moral philosophy. Brandon begins to present his somewhat idiosyncratic position on Moral Nihilism and I think what follows is a very interesting discussion. In fact we had so much fun that we recorded for way too long and we needed to split it up into two different episodes.

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