Took the first half of the program to consider miracles, the Christian, resurrection, and the current events at Bethel Church in California. Then we looked at the issue of pronoun usage in the post-Obergefell world with some insights from Rosaria Butterfield who has changed her view on the topic in light of Obergefell.
Continued our examination of the Gaskins’ review of Rosaria Butterfield, this time digging more deeply into the key issues, issues that require pastoral sensitivity and thought, not the heavy hand of the bludgeon. Nearly 100 minutes in length.
Started off looking at the comments of Richard Dawkins from his relatively new book, Outgrowing God, wherein he demonstrates a fundamental unwillingness to accurately represent the object of his disdain, that being Christianity. Then we began looking at Diane Gaskins’ article attacking Rosaria Butterfield. We will continue that analysis on the next program.
Started off with the outrageous, racist rants of “His Grace, the Right Reverend Bishop Talbert Wesley Swan II” (straight from his wikipedia page) and his swinging the club of “white supremacy” at anyone or anything, logic, rationality and truth notwithstanding. Then we considered the advice of the left edge of evangelicalism’s fall into the morass of cultural confusion, this time looking at Preston Sprinkle and J.D. Greear’s “pronoun hospitality.” Then we dove deep into the attempt to impugn (and twist) the witness of papyri manuscript P46 at Ephesians 3:9 by Dr. Jeffrey Riddle in this article. Those of you who normally just listen will really want to watch that section as it is heavily graphic-dependent. Important materials and issues!
Took just a few minutes at the start to talk about a recent court case in which a judge overturned a Trump administration protection of the freedom of conscience amongst medical professionals and institutions and in so doing used yet another NewSpeak term, “Gender Care,” a euphemism for “bodily mutilation.” Then I went over Ephesians 3:9 and the blatant error in the reading of the TR. Finally we played sections from the Text and Canon Conference presentations and Q&A and interacted with them. Last DL till after the 21st!