Meandered around a bit today touching on the fact that Rich is French, that “Parler” should probably be pronounced with the French pronunciation (and yes, I have joined Parler, @Eleutheros), that the Supreme Court declining to give an injunction in California, while disappointing, isn’t the end of the world, and some other stuff about the current melt-down in the US. Also discussed the very interesting hyper-preterism debate that took place last week on Chris Arnzen’s show, Iron Sharpens Iron. Check it out!
About half an hour before the program started I saw a question raised by Zakir Hussain, a Muslim apologist, so I spent the first half hour in Jude looking at the context and the manuscript evidence so as to answer the objection/question. Then we looked at the subject of “Deepfakes” and the law of God, focusing on cosmic justice, and then transitioned into some current events and the role social justice has taken in producing division and misery in our land. Oh, talked a bit about Ed Stetzer’s social justice posturing as well. 90 minutes.
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.
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!