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.

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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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? 

 

Enjoy the reflections in this edition of the Freedway Thinker!

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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