My friend Dee Dee Warren joins me to discuss preterism, the Olivet Discourse, and her new book, It’s Not the End of the World! A Commentary on Matthew 24 and a Response to Pop Christian Theology.
Once a complementarian, Dr. Jamin Hübner, author of A Case for Female Deacons (Wipf & Stock, 2014) and a number of academic journal articles, joins me to discuss his change of mind and why he now thinks the Bible teaches egalitarianism.
Debate topic: “Mary, the mother of Jesus, remained a virgin her entire life.” Eastern Orthodox Reverend Laurent Cleenewerck, author of Aiparthenos | Ever-Virgin? affirms; Robert Zins, Ministry Director at CWRC (A Christian Witness to Roman Catholicism), denies. This episode contains the complete, 2+ hour debate.
Debate topic: “The Father Alone Existed as God Prior To The Incarnation.” Oneness Pentecostalism Evangelist and Apologist Steven Ritchie affirms; Michael Burgos, author of Kiss the Son: A Christological Apology in Response to David K. Bernard’s The Oneness of God, denies. This episode contains the complete, 2+ hour debate.
Dr. Ted Rivera, Associate Professor and Department Chair at the Liberty University School of Religion, joins me to discuss his recent book, Reforming Mercy Ministry: A Practical Guide to Loving Your Neighbor.
Debate topic: “At conception, Jesus was not God and man.” Cornell Thomas, author of Searching for Answers: When God Reveals His Image, affirms; Michael Burgos, author of Kiss the Son: A Christological Apology in Response to David K. Bernard’s The Oneness of God, denies. This episode contains the complete, 2+ hour debate.
Joseph Hinman joins me to discuss the apologetic value of religious experience and his book, The Trace of God: A Rational Warrant for Belief.
As listeners to my podcast will know, I have begun undergraduate studies online at Liberty University, working toward a Bachelor of Science in Religion—Biblical and Theological Studies. This has (hopefully understandably) reduced my blog and podcast output, both here and at http://www.rethinkinghell.com, which I was already struggling to balance with a full-time secular career and growing family. I do have an interview recorded for an upcoming episode of the Theopologetics podcast, which I’ll publish soon, and I’ll be moderating a Christological debate in August, but to keep the blog alive in the meantime, as well as in the future between podcast episodes, I’ve decided to publish some of my coursework.
I submitted the following short essay on the inerrancy and inspiration of Scripture a couple of months in a first semester course in theology. I won’t reproduce the assignment instructions or grading rubric, except to say that it was required to consist of between 600 and 800 words, and to be primarily based upon articles in the second edition of the Evangelical Dictionary of Theology, published in 2001 by Baker Academic. Naturally, then, I was limited to the extent I could explore, consider, and respond to arguments against my view, which is that Scripture is, indeed, inerrant. Please keep that in mind, as well as that this fulfilled a requirement of an undergraduate theology course, not one at the graduate or postgraduate levels. Continue reading
Dr. Ted Roberts, founder of Pure Desire Ministries, joins me to discuss sexual purity, lust, and pornography.