Metaphysics and the Failure of Molinism

October 2nd, 2018

In this episode I discuss many of the objections that I have to Molinism as a theological system and it's proposed benefits to the Christian apologist. 

 

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Why Accurately Handling History Matters - Calvin and the Servetus Affair

September 9th, 2018

In this episode I present my research on the Servetus affair in the life of John Calvin. This event is used by anti-Calvinists typically as an ad hominem attack against Calvinism more general. Not only is such an argument logically fallacious, but in this instance it is built on clearly demonstrable revisionist history. 

So did John Calvin have Servetus murdered? Let's find out and see why accurately handling history matters. 

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Genesis 1 as Temple Text

August 8th, 2018

We are told in the New Testament, " Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds". (Acts 7:22)

 

And yet for some reason when some of us present that idea that Moses wrote Genesis 1 in the same literary and cultural context that he was educated in, we are accused of denying inspiration or inerrancy. Here I continue my series that basically argues, “Yes… Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians… and he demonstrated his genius for it in his writings where he polemicized the very Egyptian worldview that he was raised in.”

 

In this episode I lay out some of the evidence that Genesis 1 was in fact a Temple Text.

 

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SERMON: More Sure Than The Mountain Top

July 30th, 2018

Here I present a sermon preached at my home church during a series on the Five Solas of the Protestant Reformation. In this sermon on 2 Peter 1:16-21, I present Sola Scriptura and it's importance to the Biblical witness and the history of the church following the Reformation. 

 

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Who Durst Defy the Omnipotent to Arms - Jezebel in the Eye of the Beholder

July 14th, 2018

In this episode I present my paper dealing the way that critical scholarship specifically from the Feminist Biblical Scholarship camp, has attempted to recast the role of Jezebel as a heroine of feminism. Enjoy the show!

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Seriously… WTH?! - Part 1

June 22nd, 2018

In this episode I begin my long overdue treatment of the theological position known as Annihilationism or Conditional Immortality (Conditionalism). Part one of this series deals primarily with hermeneutical, verbal, and textual issues related to the case made by major proponents of the view.

 

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Major Sources:

For Conditionalism -

Rethinking Hell: Readings in Evangelical Conditionalism, ed. by Date, Stump, Anderson, and Grice

The Fire that Consumes by Fudge 

Papers avail on request

 

Against Conditionalism - 

Hell Under Fire ed. by Morgan and Peterson

"On Banishing the Lake of Fire," in The Gagging of God by Carson

Papers avail on request

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Freed Byte - Bad News Bears?

June 16th, 2018

I this episode I discuss a well known passage used by atheists and skeptics the world over to protest to Biblical Christianity. That is, the passage where they say the prophet Elisha murders a bunch of little kids for making fun of his baldness by calling some bears to attack them. But, is that really what the text says happened? 

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The Noetic Affects and Effects of Sin and Grace

June 5th, 2018

In this episode I present my paper dealing with the Noetic Affects and Effects of Sin and Grace and explore the ramifications of sin for the breakdown of what Brunner called the “I-Thou” paradigm. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Listen in and you will!

 

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For the full text of this paper including footnotes, citations, and bibliography please visit:

http://rts.academia.edu/TylerVela

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I Got 144,000 Problems but Revelation Aint One

May 2nd, 2018

In this episode I review an article by Clint Archer dealing with the issue of the 144,000 found in the book in the Revelation. This article is a good case study in the differences of hermeneutics between Reformed and Dispensational Christians. 

You can find the text of this article here: https://www.academia.edu/32930724/144_000_Cattle_on_144_000_Hills_A_response_to_Clint_Archer_on_the_meaning_of_the_144_000_Sealed_in_Revelation_7_and_14

You can find Archer's artlce here: http://thecripplegate.com/why-144000-means-144000/

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Violence Worthy of Worship

April 19th, 2018

In this episode I present my research paper on Psalm 137 (one of the so called Imprecatory Psalms) where I explore how it is to be understood and applied within it's historical and textual context, the Christian canon and should be applied to the Christian church despite its violent imagery.

 

You can find the paper HERE.

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