Reformation Day Discussion: Molinism (Part 2)

October 31st, 2015

Happy Reformation Day everybody!

In this edition of the show, we are actually a Part II of a conversation I had with Rob Johnson of the Apologetics105 blog and podcast. We discuss everything from our eerily similar conversions, to atheistic fundamentalist David McAfee, but the main topics for the show are Molinism, Arminianism and Calvinism.

You can catch Part I of the show by listening to Apologetics105 on iTunes or streaming it from Podbean. For more information on his show, find him on the Apologetics105 Facebook group or from his blog at www.apologetics105.com.

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Atheistically Speaking - A Mulligan

October 11th, 2015

In this episode, I circle back to some of the things that I discussed with Thomas Smith on his podcast Atheistically Speaking. I wasn't entirely happy with some of my responses so I wanted to flesh them out a little more here. I discuss everything from the literary master of the Bible to the Bible's polemical use of the Enuma Elish.

I also discuss my views on the ever controversial Genesis 1 creation account - this will be a delight to YEC and OEC alike!

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As I mentioned, here are some of the sources you can use to look into what I discussed. In addition to these, I recommend looking up a lecture by John Walton called Reading Genesis Through Ancient Eyes.

Enjoy!

Various Views:

Genesis Debate: Three Views on the Days of Creation edited by David Hagopian

Reading Genesis 1-2: An Evangelical Conversation by J. Daryl Charles

Did God Create In Six Days edited by Joseph Pipa and David Hall

Four Views on the Historical Adam edited by Ardel B. Caneday

 

Old Earth Views

Genesis One: A Scientific Perspective by Hugh Ross

In The Beginning by E. J. Young

7 Days that Divide the World by John Lennox

God's Pattern for Creation: A Covenantal Reading of Genesis 1 by W. Robert Godfrey

A Biblical Case for an Old Earth by David Snoke

 

Young Earth Views

The Genesis Record by Henry Morris

In the Beginning of the World: A Scientific Study of Genesis 1-11 by Henry Morris

 

Literary/Historical Views

In The Beginning We Misunderstood by Miller and Soden

Kingdom Prologue by Meredith Kline (Framework Model)

The Lost World of Genesis One by John Walton

Genesis 1 As Ancient Cosmology by John Walton

Last Things First by J.V. Fesko

In the Beginning: The Opening Chapters of Genesis by Henri Blocher

Genesis 1-4: A Linguistic, Literary, and Theological Commentary by C. John Collins

Weapons of Mass Disambiguation

September 20th, 2015

In this episode I discuss the philosophical concept of disambiguation and the need to be able to disambiguate important concepts when engaging with a different worldview or belief than our own. When atheistic fundamentalists compare God to a Flying Spaghetti Monster, have they made a valid point or are they showing an inability to disambiguate? We will see in this episode of the Freed Thinker Podcast!

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Interview with Albert McIlhenny

August 9th, 2015

In this episode I interview Albert McIlhenny of labarum.net on the issue of Jesus Mythicism. We discuss everything from Zeitgeist to Richard Carrier.

I do want to apologize for the sound quality on this episode. For some reason the call recorder for Skype recorded it really choppy. But I think you will get a kick out of it anyway!

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Bible Atrocities - Slavery Part 3

July 10th, 2015

In this episode we continue our series on the supposed atrocities that are found within the Bible. We have looked at slavery in the past two episodes dealing with the Ancient Near Eastern cultural context and the casuistic laws found in the Old Testament. In this episode we move into the 1st century and explore how Jesus and Paul interacted with the topic of slavery.

Bible Atrocities - Slavery part 2

June 26th, 2015

In this episode, we continue our look at the Old Testament laws regarding slavery and respond to critical views that say that the Bible condones slavery and the abuse of slaves.

Books Are Dogs Now

June 7th, 2015

In this episode, I review some recent interactions on various Facebook threads in which the rise and intensification of Atheistic Fundamentalism and Anti-Intellectualism were demonstrably observed.

Here are the links to various lectures and articles referenced in the episode:

Links to the lectures on the history of Science and Religion:

Lawrence Principe - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XFVARio4pAk

Ronald Numbers - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BliF1xcToPk

Allan Chapman – https://vimeo.com/22188636

David Lindberg – https://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/videos/florentine-heretic-galileo-church-and-cosmos

Edward Davis – https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/center-for-research-in-science/id421902830?mt=10

(That is the link to the iTunes section. I have in mind his lecture “Why History Matters.” I haven’t listened to all or most of the lectures there so I cannot vouch for the quality of the lectures as a whole.)

 

Link to the Faraday lectures:

https://www.faraday.st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk/Lectures_old.php

Links to Polemics in the Old Testament:

Currid’s book on polemics in the OT - http://www.amazon.com/Against-Gods-Polemical-Theology-Testament/dp/1433531836

Excepts from Currid’s book - http://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/sdg/polemic.html

An interview with Currid - http://reformedforum.org/ctc281/

Currid’s lectures on iTunes U - https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/crass-plagiarism/id378879778?mt=10

Other Lectures that I have posted in the thread which they refused to listen to because they are by “creationists”:

Science and Secularization, A discussion between Lawrence Princepe, Ronald Numbers and John Brooke:  https://vimeo.com/54400918

Philosophical Breakfast Club and the Invention of the Scientist – A lecture by Laura Snyder: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HY27DpJUF8A

Scientism and the Humanities – A lecture by Roger Scruton: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zF5X9amkH2s

Philosophy and Scientism – A lecture by Peter M.S. Hacker: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jjAFqo67yuU

Science, Scientism and the Public Good – A lecture by Daniel Robinson: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zkWHZfOGpn8

Bible Atrocities 2.1 - Doesn’t the Bible Condone Slavery!?

May 24th, 2015

We return in this episode to the series we had started on the so called Bible Atrocities and will start to address the question, "Doesn't the Bible condone slavery?!" Answering this question may take 3 to 4 episodes as we explore the cultural and historical contexts of Ancient Israel, examine some of the casuistic (case) laws in the Pentateuch, investigate how the New Testament addresses the issue of slavery and servitude in light of the person and work of Jesus Christ found in the Gospel and then wrap up considering the role that Bible played in the New World African slave trade.

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A Response to Greta Christina

May 3rd, 2015

In this episode we respond to an article by Atheistic Fundamentalist blogger Greta Christina on just what would make her lose her belief in atheism and acquire a belief in God.

Special Edition - Interview with Nick Peters

April 23rd, 2015

In this special edition of the show, we interview Nick Peters from Deeper Waters about his book review of atheist apologist David McAfee.

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