This episode features a debate on the two most prominent apologetic methods employed by Christians: Presuppositional and Classical. A rarely-held, but oft-discussed topic, this debate lays the basic groundwork for why there are different camps in the apologetics world. Thanks to Jason Wang and Eric Hernandez for joining me in studio. And yes, there will be a sequel!
This episode features a debate between yours truly and Fr. John Nelson, an Orthodox deacon who hosts the Facebook page "Christians for Bernie Sanders." We have a friendly debate about the Christian values and how the influences our political choices. We look at the military and foreign policy, taxation and economics, socialism at large, and, of course, abortion and marriage. How can a Christian who differs from Bernie Sanders so much support him? And is it possible he's right?
**For some reason, only one channel recorded, so there's static in one ear and sound in the other. It's never done that before, and I couldn't fix it. Sorry!
In this episode, we interview Dr. Paul R. House, author of Bonhoeffer's Seminary Vision about his latest book. This book looks again at the life of Bonhoeffer from 1935-1940 when he served as director of the illegal Confessing Church seminary in Nazi Germany. What lessons does Bonhoeffer's model and vision have for us today? What might it teach us about online seminary options? Dr. House offers a wonderful summary of Bonhoeffer's life, times and seminary as well as contextualization for today's seminary (and beyond!) contexts. Thanks also to Dr. Wes Jackson of Houston's Center for Public History for joining me in studio.
This episode is a part of election coverage that KPFT is offering this year on a show called Undecided. I was asked to offer my thoughts on the intersection of faith and politics and describe how I came to hold my religious and political views. And yes...I also offered commentary on the current field of candidates. The show is political in nature, different from anything I've done on this feed before. I don't hold back, but I do my very best to concisely offer reasons for the "moral conservative" worldview I hold to, and offer reasons to be concerned by socialism, demagogues, and other malcontents who run for office. Ernesto Aguilar, my Program Director at KPFT is at the helm. (And it was fun to be on the other side of the microphone!)
This episode reviews a debate held at First Lutheran (and available on this podcast feed) between Matt Slick and Dr. Sam Waldron on the charismatic gifts. There are several reasons to believe these gifts have ceased, but this episode focuses on the two Greek words for gift (doma and charisma) and asks if the gift of apostleship is one or the other. If apostleship can be definitively proven to be a charismatic gift, and that gift can definitively be said to have ceased, then such charismatic gifts can cease. If that is the case, we are warranted to believe other charismatic gifts may have also fulfilled their purpose in time and also have ceased. Furthermore, reliance on the Word of God as a sufficient means of grace follows from such a view. This episode features Dr. Sam Waldron and is a fantastic summary of why the gifts of apostleship, tongues, healing and prophecy have ceased in the modern day, and most importantly, why we can trust we have God's sufficient Word for today.