No guest on the show today so a hodgepodge of topics. We take a quick look at Joel Osteen's latest sermon, the Jediism phenomenon sweeping the globe, the necessary arguments in the contemporary v. traditional worship divide, and Rome seeking to "recall the Reformation."
This episode of Sin Boldly features an interview with former Christian Scientist Linda Kramer. She examines her life in this cult, its history and beliefs, the differences between it and other "faith healing" ministries, and the good news that orthodox Christianity offered her. She references http://www.christianway.org as well as http://ffcsministry.org.
This debate, held at First Evangelical Lutheran Church January 16, 2016, asks whether the Bible teaches that the charismatic gifts of tongues, healing and prophecy are for today or ended with the last apostles. Highly focused on specific biblical passages, both scholars use the New Testament to justify their claims. Dr. Sam Waldron, a Reformed Baptist, is dean of Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary. Matt Slick is the Founder and President of the Christian Apologetic Resource Ministry (www.carm.org) and is Presbyterian. The format of the debate includes 15 minute opening remarks, 7 minute rebuttals and 2 10-minute cross examinations each, followed by Q and A. Learn more about this debate series by going to www.felchouston.org.
Pastor Phil Gagnon joins Pastor McClanahan again to discuss another of the major theological derivations of Christianity, Jehovah's Witnesses. You know them as those who are wiling to knock on your door. But what do they actually believe? This episode is a concise summary of their beliefs, especially as they are different from orthodox Christianity.
This episode is a bit of a primer on Mormonism. It is an overview of the history and theology of the LDS Church, an important arrow in every Christian apologist's quiver. Pastor Phil Gagnon joins me to lend his expertise to the conversation.