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.

CosmicSkeptic and His Jesus Mythicism Fail

November 27th, 2019

In this episode I give some critical comments about the method and argumentation of Alex O'Conner (CosmicSkeptic) in his recent debate with Jonathan McLatchie. 

The basic points of contention - his failed epistemological standard and use of hyperskepticism as a method, and his advancement of the failed thesis of Jesus Mythicism and unchecked parroting of arguments made by the likes of unemployed blogger, Richard Carrier. 

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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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The Munus Triplex (Threefold Office) of Christ

November 16th, 2019

In this episode I present a paper I wrote breaking down what theologians have called the Munus Triples, or the Threefold Office of Christ - that is Prophet, Priest, and King. I explore how Christ is the fulfillment of each of the three Biblical offices and how he functions in each prior to his incarnation, during his earthly ministry, and in glory. 

 

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Allegory vs. Metaphor… Literally.

November 5th, 2019

Equivocations abound when discussing hermeneutics and whether a text is allegorical, metaphorical, symbolic, literal, historical and so forth. I try to quickly unravel the knot that many have made. 

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SERMON: A Plan For Suffering

November 3rd, 2019

In this sermon, I preaching on Romans 8 and the how we can have assurance of the sovereign plan and love of God despite going through suffering. Not because of our faithfulness, but because God is a God who keeps his promises.