Started off with the D. Wade debacle and the influence of the world’s insanity on “transgenderism.” Then we started a movement to have Francis renamed “Francis the Marxist” (it has a ring do it, I think). Mentioned the ecumenical “Mass” being held in St. Pierre, Calvin’s old haunts, and then got to the real topic of the day. We played portions from a single very long (3 hour) discussion of textual issues (Part 1 found here, part 2 found here) discussion of textual critical issues by Dr. Peter Gurry, James Snapp Jr., and Dr. Jeffrey Riddle, from the Talking Christianity–Apologetics YT channel. This is a very important discussion as it truly exposes the circular nature of the TR Only position as it is being promoted today.
Started off with a new Reasonable Faith video featuring William Lane Craig and the question “Is the Trinity Essential?” Half an hour on that one. Then we looked at Bart Ehrman’s claims about Jesus, heaven and hell, another half hour. Then we picked up a few topics, including Pete Buttigieg, a guy named Dave Barnhart, rapper Flame’s conversion to Lutheranism, and Trent Horne’s question about the origin of sin in Calvinist thought. 90 minutes!
The title for today’s program came from Rich. Blame him. Started off talking about the quotation I had posted on Facebook and all the guesses—none of which were right. The quotation was from Dr. Yasir Qadhi, so I fleshed that out as far as worldviews, evangelism, apologetics, etc. Then we discussed the wishful effort to “orthodoxicize” Martin Luther King’s views on the resurrection of Christ, as well as some comments made by a Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) professor about James Cone. Introduced a new phrase, “virtue twerking,” then spent the longest period of time analysing a 3:18 long video from Reasonable Faith (William Lane Craig) on “What About Those Who Never Hear?” (found here). Finally finished up with a few more minutes of response to Jay Dyer on the topic of sola scriptura. 90 minutes today!
Had a little fun at the start of the program with a bit of KJV Only fundamentalism, talked a little bit about the left’s promises in a campaign season, and spent the majority of the time responding to Trent Horne’s “rebuttal” of Jeff Durbin’s sermon on sola scriptura. Was going to get to some more Jay Dyer material on the same subject, but didn’t. Hope to on the next program.
Mike O’Fallon joined us to talk about the Rome/Greece/Israel cruise and the fact that our low group rates will end in just a few days (2/1). Then we looked at Joe Biden’s amazing assertion that transgender rights are “basic human rights,” and the worldview that now pervades the leftist movement in the West. Then we took at look at Tim Keller’s tweet asserting that the Son “lost the infinite love of the Father,” and we discussed the theology behind an accurate understanding of the cross. Finished up looking at a bit more Doug Wilson derangement syndrome material from Facebook and Twitter. Mentioned we hope to have some debate announcements and dates for everyone on the next program.