A Hume Divided

May 18th, 2017

In this episode, we discuss David Hume's work "On Miracles" and whether his objection to the occurence of miracles holds any water.

 

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Interview with David Smalley

April 1st, 2017

On this episode I have a very…. Well let’s just call it interesting conversation with David Smalley, the infamous host of Dogma Debate.... It started on the topic of if Atheism is a belief or a worldview then spirals from there. Have your popcorn handy for this one!

 

Toward the end of the discussion we start discussion Peter Boghossian and whether or not he said theism/Christianity should be classified as a mental illness in the DSM.

The quote in question was: "There is perhaps no greater contribution one could make to contain and perhaps even cure faith than removing the exemption that prohibits classifying religious delusions as mental illness. The removal of religious exemptions from the DSM would enable academicians and clinicians to bring considerable resources to bear on the problem of treating faith, as well as on the ethical issues surrounding faith-based interventions. In the long term, once these treatments and this body of research is refined, results could then be used to inform public health policies designed to contain and ultimately eradicate faith.” Peter Boghossian A Manual for Creating Atheists (Kindle Locations 3551-3555).

You'll here how that goes... but look, even Jerry Coyne read it how pretty much EVERYONE read it... oh and see the comments on this blog and you'll see all the atheists saying exactly what David claims to never see... 

https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/the-bible-of-psychiatric-diagnosis-exempts-religion-from-delusions-even-though-it-is-one/

 

For a previous article I wrote on on David's views, visit http://freedthinkerpodcast.blogspot.com/2014/06/a-response-to-david-smalleys-top-10_9.html

 

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Molinism Redux

February 21st, 2017

I this episode this episode I am rebroadcasting a discussion from the Council of Google+ in which Eric Hernandez and myself are joined by Johnny Sakr and Owen Paun to give the Molinists a chance to add some clarity to the discussion that Eric and I had over on Striving for Eternity that I aired on the last episode. 

 

This was originally a video call so when I make reference to the slide, please see the attached graphics.

 

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Molinism with Eric Hernandez and Andrew Rappaport

January 28th, 2017

In this episode I discuss the issue of Molinism with Eric Hernandez and Andrew Rappaport on Andrew's show, Striving for Eternity.

 

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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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Discussion with Benjamin Watkins on Naturalism

November 7th, 2016

In this rather LONG discussion with atheist and naturalist Benjamin Watkins we explore his defense of philosophical naturalism. This one gets philosophical and somewhat heated. We loved chatting though. Strap in and hold on... this is going to get philosophical! 

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Discussion on Molinism - Part 2

September 12th, 2016

In this episode I am joined by Owen Paun from the Ask a Millennial Christian podcast - a sister podcast from the Christus Victor Network - to discussion Molinism and what exactly we find so problematic with it. 

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Responding to William Lane Craig on Molinism and Reformed Theology - Part 1

September 9th, 2016

In this episode I present part 1 of a 2 part series responding to the doctrine known as Molinism, most famously defended by Christian philosopher William Lane Craig. Part 1 will be a direct response to a Q&A done by Craig on his website which you can find here: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/molinism-vs-calvinism. In this Q&A response, Craig presents what he thinks the problems are with Reformed Theology as part of the reason that he accepts Molinism. I take him to task for much of what he says here.

Part 2 will be a more broad engagement with the heterodox doctrine of Molinism and will attempt to expose many of its Biblical, theological, and philosophical shortcomings. I will be joined by Owen Paun for that discussion. 
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Theonomy Part 2

August 28th, 2016

This is Part 2 of my discussion with Dr. Charles Lee Irons on the issue of Theonomy. 

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You can find more of Dr. Irons' work on his blog:
http://www.upper-register.com/

In this episode, he will specifically mention these two papers:

http://www.upper-register.com/papers/1788_theonomy.pdf
http://www.upper-register.com/papers/1788_revision.pdf

Here is a link to his latest book that I HIGHLY recommend to any student of the Greek NT:

https://www.amazon.com/Syntax-Guide-Readers-Greek-Testament/dp/0825443822/
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Theonomy Part 1

August 15th, 2016

This is Part 1 of my discussion with Dr. Charles Lee Irons on the issue of Theonomy. 


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You can find more of Dr. Irons' work on his blog:
http://www.upper-register.com/

In Part 2 he will specifically mention these two papers:

http://www.upper-register.com/papers/1788_theonomy.pdf
http://www.upper-register.com/papers/1788_revision.pdf

Here is a link to his latest book that I HIGHLY recommend to any student of the Greek NT:

https://www.amazon.com/Syntax-Guide-Readers-Greek-Testament/dp/0825443822/
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