No, I am not entering a Really Cool Garage Band competition. Today’s 100 minute long DL starts off with ol’ Paula White buzzing around the stage telling us about bees—you just have to watch. Then we look at something OTHER THAN Ken Wilson’s dissertation, this time his views on James 2 and…Augustine! Yes, poor Augustine takes it on the chin again from Ken Wilson. We spent a good bit of time in the text today, and then watched and listened to Wilson discussing an upcoming article on Augustine and James 2.
We are joined today by our guest host pastor Robb Brunansky of Desert Hills Bible Church in Phoenix Arizona. Do government guidelines require the church to close during a pandemic, and what will you say to Christ at the Final Judgment about how you responded to this crisis? We also cover a video from the EFCA discussing re-opening churches that closed because of COVID-19, and an apologetics opportunity during COVID-19 based on Romans 1. Early in the program Robb mentions a video that he recently released about how christians should respond to differing views regarding these things from within the church. You can view that short video here.You can check out the Desert Hills website here.
This will be my only program this week—don’t worry, we have a special guest filling in on Thursday (I have to head out of town quickly). So we went long, a full two hours. Covered a ton of topics from Pope Francis’ call for “believers of all religions” to join in asking God to “help us” with coronavirus, Dan Barker’s bad argument against the Christian faith due to a bad theology of prayer, and another bad, bad tweet from the Bad, Bad Twitter Man (me) wherein I once again failed to buy into the social justice narrative (oh, and one caller who went rounds with Rich showing that, like so many, he is controlled by his emotions rather than his mind). Then the last hour we went back to “Wilson vs. Augustine Actual,” reading comments from Wilson and then going to the cited Augustinian sources.
We took four calls to start the show, and I was so verbose and long-winded that that took us 55 minutes. So much for brevity on my part! The calls were on federal headship and Romans 5, “not My will but Yours” in Luke 22 (esp. as it relates to Oneness theology), Bahnsen vs. Sproul debate, and using presuppositional apologetics in dealing with Mormonism. I talked a bit about some personal stuff (cycling and a possible trip to Utah). Then we gave an overview of issues with the Wilson dissertation and church history, and got all of a single paragraph read and responded to! Next program is scheduled for Tuesday of next week!
Well the title says it all! Tomorrow we will open the phones at the top of the hour at 1:30pm EDT and take four callers before moving back into teaching material. Join us then!
Also, here is a picture of the reference I read toward the end of the program which is so fully misused by Ken Wilson in his dissertation: