Various Calvinist Musings

November 20th, 2019

In this episode I give various Calvinistic musings, ranging from why Inspiration and basic Christian orthodoxy are good arguments for a kind of Calvinistic Compatiblism/Soft Determinism, thoughts on why discussions about sovereignty often fail before they get started, and if Calvinists can "know" that they are elect. 

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Freedway Thinker #14 - Abusing the Fathers

October 7th, 2019

In this quick Freedway Thinker, I discuss some of the problems that occur when people attempt to make arguments from the early church fathers to support their theological or historical claims. I have been a pretty staunch advocate of doing so sparingly and with great caution. The methodology needed to discuss the early church and their beliefs if riddled with landmines. And most people step on the very first one they see.

 

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Freedway Thinker #11 - The Ability to be Able

July 31st, 2019

In this quick freedway reflection, I talk about an interesting problem that arises from those who want to argue that it is categorical ability and not conditional ability that is the necessary condition for moral responsibility. 

 

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Freedway Thinker #10 - Philosophy and the Bible

July 24th, 2019

Do we really need philosophy to understand the Bible? Or do we just need the Bible and can write off philosophy as worldy? Can we even understand the Bible without philosophy in the first place? 

 

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Freedway Thinker #9 - “That’s Just Symbolic”

July 17th, 2019

In this brief episode I discuss a common rejoinder to some arguments that falls back on a vague appeal to symbolism. 

 

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Miracle as Parable in Mark 8:22-26

June 15th, 2019

In this episode I present a paper that I completed for a Master's level course on the Gospels. In this paper, I analyze the miracle of the two part healing of the blind man found in Mark 8:22-26 from a literary and contextual framework and examine what role this parable may play in the broader "spiritual healing" theme found running through Mark's gospel. 

Freedway Thinker #6 - Burden of the Burden of Proof

June 12th, 2019

In this brief reflection, I discuss the burden of proof and what makes someone shoulder it in a discussion. 

Freedway Thinker #5 - Genesis and Genre

June 5th, 2019

Some thoughts from my commute on and episode of the Steve Schramm show dealing with YEC, hermeneutics and the book of Genesis. You can find his episode here: https://www.steveschramm.com/sss-089/

Freedway Thinker #1 - So Called “Skepticism”

May 8th, 2019

The Freedway Thinker #1- unscripted, unedited and uncut! Are online skeptics really all that skeptical? Not in my experience. 

The DC World and Internal Critiques

February 27th, 2019

In this short episode I rebroadcast a segment I did several years ago when the movie Batman vs Superman was released. I have been trying to help people understand how internal critiques work and found this illustration to be helpful. 

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