We started off with four phone calls on various topics from around the country, and then listened to some comments from Leighton Flowers insisting that I never use unbiased sources in my response to Ken Wilson. Then we had a little church history discussion before signing off for the week. About 84 minutes or so.
Went over why I responded so negatively to the idea of churches accepting federal funding from the recent CARES funny-money “stimulus” at the start of the program. Talked a little about giving my grandkids a “sun show” today using my Meade solar telescope, then moved back into fundamentals of scholarly examination of historical materials, this time looking at a section where I clearly disagree with Augustine, and yet his original context still must be represented accurately. 90 minutes.
Today on the program we extended our sympathies to RZIM and the family of Ravi Zacharias. We likewise extended our congratulations to Kofi Abu-Boahen and his wife on the birth of his son Gareth Kwabena. Then we moved back to James 2:14, specifically, and looked closely at the question, “Can that faith save him?” in light of the “free grace” viewpoint. Then we took at look at a seven year old Q&A from William Lane Craig on the topic of Molinism before investing the last portion of the program in more “Augustine Actual” texts from Ken Wilson’s dissertation, including, right toward the end, an examination of Philippians 1:29 and its testimony to faith being part of the work of God in the believer.
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.