Theological Divisions and Paul

I was working on my exegesis of 1 Corinthians 2:14 (a text often used to defend total inability [a Calvinist concept]) and discovered something rather shocking in context: God hates it when we divide Christ on the altar of theology. This video is my walk through of the passage in its entire context 1 CorinthiansContinue reading “Theological Divisions and Paul”

9:00PM Livestream Conversation with a Budding Calvinist

Tonight at 9:00pm, I will chat with a friend of mine Brandon Groce who is going down the Reformed route in theology. We’ve been friends for a while and, interestingly enough, we both started asking and finding answers to our soteriological questions at the same time. When I found out about this, I was instantlyContinue reading “9:00PM Livestream Conversation with a Budding Calvinist”

John 6 and Effectual Drawing: What Does It Mean to Hear and Learn?

This question was posed to me on the ever so scholarly debate platform Facebook. Nate Labadorf what is your argument as to why election is not unconditional, and why Christ is not given all the sheep He is given by God in Him (Christ )in John 6? Let’s answer that second question in this post.Continue reading “John 6 and Effectual Drawing: What Does It Mean to Hear and Learn?”

Persecuted for Righteousness Sake? Conservative Politics and the Injustice of a Godless Society

Recently, Apple, Google, and Amazon, or Big Tech as they are called, systematically removed accessibility to the conservative social media alternative Parler. This, of course, is in reaction to the insurrection at the Capitol building Wednesday January 6th. While it appears that at this time it is legal for them to act as they did,Continue reading “Persecuted for Righteousness Sake? Conservative Politics and the Injustice of a Godless Society”

Between Two Jesuses: The Choice Between Political Force and the Gospel of Peace

The trial of the Christ reached its climax when Pilate gave the crowd a choice between two Jesuses: Jesus Barabbas and Jesus of Nazareth. You may not know this, but Barabbas’s full name is Jesus Barabbas as recorded in early manuscripts. The Lexham English Bible includes these texts: And at that time they had aContinue reading “Between Two Jesuses: The Choice Between Political Force and the Gospel of Peace”

000 Theological Musings: Introduction

I introduce in this podcast a series I call theological musings. It’s a new addition to the show that hope will fill in the time between my more developed shows. Introduction Music Citation: Two Pianos by Manuel Senfft (www.tagirijus.de) is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. https://tagirijus.de/licence https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Manuel_Senfft/Easy_2018/manuel_senfft_-_two_pianos

A Foundational Self-Contradiction in Presuppositional Apologetics

People familiar with Christian apologetics know that Presuppositional Apologetics is often charged with relentless circularity. It is charged thus because it starts with the premise that the Bible is true because the Bible says it’s true. This circularity is not what I’m talking about in this article. Instead, I want to address the very sourceContinue reading “A Foundational Self-Contradiction in Presuppositional Apologetics”

The Heart of a Reluctant Renegade

After my virtual meltdown on social media in the last few months, I found myself reflecting on whom I’ve become and why I’ve reacted the ways that I have. (See the end of this article for my series of posts). Why did I react the way I did? Could I not have done better? Now,Continue reading “The Heart of a Reluctant Renegade”

Repentance from Hardness of Heart: Why We Pray That God May Grant Repentance

Paul states in 2 Timothy 2:25: “God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth.” Reformed Christians point to this passage to prove that God must grant repentance for salvation. But is this the case? No, it’s not. This isn’t hard to explain within a Provisionist perspective. The answer really isContinue reading “Repentance from Hardness of Heart: Why We Pray That God May Grant Repentance”

The Glorious Sovereignty of God: Why God Gains More Glory Through Freewill than Determinism

From the Pilgrims through Edwards to Piper, Calvinism has had the prominent influence over the theology in America. Thus, it seems, in every area of American Christendom, people assume Calvinistic doctrines to defend the faith. I, however, along with many others, have rejected this underpinning for what I believe is a more coherent and BiblicalContinue reading “The Glorious Sovereignty of God: Why God Gains More Glory Through Freewill than Determinism”