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.
Looked at some comments from one of the LDS Apostles at the “sort of” virtual General Conference in Salt Lake yesterday on the topic of the nature of God. Then we watched Kenneth Copeland and his chorus spitting at coronavirus—seriously. Finally, listened to a few more comments from Leighton Flowers and Ken Wilson relating to church history. Also, at the beginning and end of the program, discussed the apologetics tournament on Twitter, asked for your support, and talked a bit about why it is very surprising indeed that things have turned out as they have. We will be back again tomorrow for more!
Responded to the following slander from Jonathan Merritt, provided the context, etc., and discussed a great deal (nearly an hour) on slavery, historical contexts, Biblical interpretation, etc., and the fact that, basically, you just aren’t allowed to let the Bible speak for itself any longer. Then looked at Bart Ehrman’s 2017 Christmas thoughts with a focus upon the “God of Christmas” he presented.
Used the comments made by Matt Dillahunty and Glen Scrivener on the Unbelievable program as a platform for a discussion of apologetic methodology and application today on the program, going just under 90 minutes. This included definitions of presuppositionalism as well as a short discussion of slavery in the Bible as well. Last program till next week due to the G3 Conference in Atlanta. See you all there!
Started off the program with a look at James 3 in light of the arrival of 2020 and the challenges we will be facing therein. Moved on to discuss the totalitarian Left and its attack upon everything that is godly and true. We connected this to the recent “trans-gender” decision in the UK. Then we discussed Pope Francis’ comments about “proselytization” via Google Translate. Wide variety of topics today!