Freedway Thinker #17 - Mystery of Mysteries Demystified

December 30th, 2019

The validity of appeals to mystery can be, well, mystifying. Are they are reasonable? When are they not rationally acceptable, and is there ever a time that one can be warranted in an appeal to mystery? 

I discuss that in this short Freedway Thinker episode. 

 

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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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Paul’s Use of the Slave/Slavery Motif

December 18th, 2019

Many struggle with understanding exactly what Paul means when he talks about our being slaves and freedmen. This is often because they assume a singular and consistent usage of the motif in Paul's writing, and indeed in the New Testament as a whole. However, is this the case? In this episode we explore the multivocal use of the motif in the Pauline corpus. 

 

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Paul’s Use of Hosea in Romans 9:25-26

December 11th, 2019

In this episode we explore the way that Paul references Hosea in Romans 9:25-26.

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FREED BYTE: Why I Can’t Be A Dispensationalist

December 8th, 2019

In this short Freed Byte episode, I talk about two passages that make it nearly impossible for me to become a Dispensationalist. And yes... there is an easter-egg from my son at the end (thanks Uncle Fred!) 

 

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Is Jer. 18 the OT Background for Paul’s use of the Potter/Clay Motif in Romans 9?

December 6th, 2019

A common Provisionist reading of Paul's use of the Potter/Clay Motif in Romans 9 relies on their assumption that the conceptual background to which Paul alludes to is that of Jeremiah 18. In this episode I explore far more plausible backgrounds for Paul's use of the PCM.

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