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”

Christian Politics: Do We Think about Justice?

A year ago, I actively began my journey out of conservative politics in order to view the world for myself. I left because much of conservative politics, I could only conclude, was filled with unChristian viewpoints. It is not that I saw the left as inherently better. While the right has many unChristian viewpoints, theContinue reading “Christian Politics: Do We Think about Justice?”

The Shift from Fundamentalism to Calvinism: My Subjective Take on the Stereotypical Representations of Calvinism and Fundamentalism and the Combination Thereof

*** Warning *** The following blogpost contains opinions that you may not agree with. They may present caricatured versions of the parties involved simply because space will not allow for a detailed nuance. Further, these views expressed here are subjective observations and have not been verified by empirical measures. If you feel like an exceptionContinue reading “The Shift from Fundamentalism to Calvinism: My Subjective Take on the Stereotypical Representations of Calvinism and Fundamentalism and the Combination Thereof”

Love not Hate: A Recovering Fundamentalist Makes an Apology

My last post stirred some pushback from many people across a wide variety of camps. The main reason is that I simplified too much of the fundamentalist and Calvinistic camps without sufficient nuance or disclaimers. I made strawmen caricatures with which everyone disagrees. I apologize for overgeneralizations. I was attempting to write my thoughts on the matter and the conclusions to which I’ve come. But in doing so, I’m afraid I did not do justice to my theological sparring partners.

Calvinism and Fundamentalism: Why I’m Scared of Both

As I’m sure you picked up on, I’m not a fan of either Calvinism or Fundamentalism. I was thinking about it, and I came to the conclusion that I reject both theologies for the same reason: neither describes God accurately. By the term accurately I mean they do not describe God how the Bible does.Continue reading “Calvinism and Fundamentalism: Why I’m Scared of Both”