Discussed a little about the arrest of Rodney Howard Browne, looked at NT Wright’s sad article in Time.com, and then dove into the important historical issues related to the claims of Ken Wilson from his 2018 interview with Leighton Flowers. Will be back tomorrow again!
Persecution of Christians Around the World
No, I wasn’t going for the perfect number, it just turned out that way. But we looked at a video of a BYU professor talking about the removal of homosexuality from the honor code, and how this is related to one’s “testimony of the Brethren.” Fascinating days in Utah! Then we talked about Doug Wilson’s comments on the Christianity Today article about polyamory, and followed that up with a look at an ultra woke series of tweets from a writer at TheWitness, then had some comments on Bernie Sanders, communism, and the worldview implications of his presidential bid. Moved into a longer discussion of Christology in reference to Derek Thomas’ sermon that G3 chose not to post, specifically considering kenosis and kenotic theology, and related issues. Briefly mentioned the atrocities being committed by Boko Haram in Nigeria, was about to sign off and then remembered the issue of theonomy in light of a meme floating around featuring a few words from Toby Sumpter. Ended up going another 25 minutes on that challenging topic. So quite a range of topics on today’s program!
Started off with a new Reasonable Faith video featuring William Lane Craig and the question “Is the Trinity Essential?” Half an hour on that one. Then we looked at Bart Ehrman’s claims about Jesus, heaven and hell, another half hour. Then we picked up a few topics, including Pete Buttigieg, a guy named Dave Barnhart, rapper Flame’s conversion to Lutheranism, and Trent Horne’s question about the origin of sin in Calvinist thought. 90 minutes!
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!