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The Benedict Option, Tim Keller, South Africa and London, and an Important Announcement

Started off the first DL after two weeks with a little conversation about the book, The Benedict Option, along with an article on Tim Keller’s speaking at Princeton (they are related).  Then started my report on my trip to South Africa and London, leading to an important announcement about my enrollment in the Ph.D. program at Northwest University in Potchefstroom, South Africa, working under Dr. Jordaan in textual criticism, focusing upon P45, an early third century manuscript that may provide important insights into the earliest period of the transmission of the text of the New Testament.

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The Nature of Saving Grace, a Few Textual Variants, End of 2016

Dragged myself to the studios today and managed a quick program on a few interesting topics that hopefully will edify the saints.  Thanks so much for your prayers and support, and we truly look forward to continuing to serve you and proclaim the gospel in 2017!

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Limited Atonement with David Allen, Ecclesiastical Textism with Robert Truelove

First Dividing Line back from a fierce ten day battle with the flu, so we went mega-length, two full hours.  First 75 minutes we discussed the atonement and theology in general, starting to listen to comments made by Dr. David Allen of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary wherein he described limited atonement as a “doctrine looking for a text.”  It was not difficult debunking that claim, to be sure. But then we moved over in the last 45 minutes to Robert Truelove’s video on the ecclesiastical text, once again asking—ok, so?  What does this actually accomplish?  How does it answer questions?

Then, right at the end of the show, Rich mentioned that Tim Bushong, who did our Radio Free Geneva theme, has released a Christmas album that, jarringly I’m sure for some, includes the full version of the Might Fortress riff he did for us.  And you can get that album either as a cd or as a download (and help his daughter on a missions trip) at various links, such as here, here, and here.

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Skype Show from Tucson: A Bit on Race, A Bit on Thanksgiving, Then A Lot on ETism

Did a live program from Tucson today via Skype, touching a bit on some of the reactions on the race issue from last time, discussing Thanksgiving a little, and then spending most of the time on a recent FB article promoting Ecclesiastical Textism and more reasons why I find this tradition so very dangerous to Christian apologetics.  We plan on doing the next program on Monday.

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