Does Lamentations 3:37-38 Support Determinism?

So I saw on a Facebook group someone citing Lamentations 3:37-38 as proof of determinism (the Calvinist definition of sovereignty). Do these verses really teach determinism? According to the ESV, they do. But when you dig into Hebrew and Greek, they don’t. Introduction Music Citation: Two Pianos by Manuel Senfft (www.tagirijus.de) is licensed under aContinue reading “Does Lamentations 3:37-38 Support Determinism?”

013 Theological Musings on Total Depravity

I love theology! And I am back with a theological musings where I cover Total Depravity. I work through five passages commonly used to defend the position and I find them lacking. Also, follow my confessions on total depravity for footnotes and such: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. Introduction Music Citation: Two PianosContinue reading “013 Theological Musings on Total Depravity”

010 Theological Musings: Conversation with a Calvinist Brandon Groce

Brandon is my cousin-in-law and he went reformed about the same time I went Provisionist. We are going to have a conversation about our two different theological paths. But first, something we both agree on: good coffee. We both share the story of our theological development. Then we each present three reasons for our views.Continue reading “010 Theological Musings: Conversation with a Calvinist Brandon Groce”

009 Theological Musings: Israel’s Inexcusable Rejection

In this podcast, I work through Romans 10 to show how most Israelites were not saved because they refused to believe. The notes pasted below are from a sermon that I preached several years ago on the passage. 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_pianosContinue reading “009 Theological Musings: Israel’s Inexcusable Rejection”

008 Theological Musings: Jesus and John Wayne, Half the Church, and Kingdom Theology

In this show I talk about two books on Feminism and Patriarchy. Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation Hardcover – Illustrated, June 23, 2020by Kristin Kobes Du Mez https://www.amazon.com/Jesus-John-Wayne-Evangelicals-Corrupted/dp/1631495739/ Half the Church: Recapturing God’s Global Vision for Women Paperback – June 2, 2015by Carolyn Custis James https://www.amazon.com/Half-Church-Recapturing-Global-Vision/dp/0310522668Continue reading “008 Theological Musings: Jesus and John Wayne, Half the Church, and Kingdom Theology”

007 Are Political Conservatives Being Persecuted for Righteousness Sake?

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 “007 Are Political Conservatives Being Persecuted for Righteousness Sake?”

Announcing: Conversation with Jared Garcia about Calvinism

Here is another conversation with a friend of mine who has take a Calvinistic route in his theology. We will hear his story about how he got to where he is, his main three reasons for why he’s a Calvinist, my main three reasons why I’m a Provisionist, and a conversation about our points. ThisContinue reading “Announcing: Conversation with Jared Garcia about Calvinism”

006 Theological Musings: K. Kapic, T. Wilson, D. White, Jr., R. Clifford, R. C. Sproul, and M. Guinan

In this stream, I talk about several books that I’ve read this past week. Then, I’ll take on book that had a particularly good point and develop it in the show. I may get to Kingdom Theology this week, but I’m not sure. Books this week:A Little Book for New Theologian: Why and How toContinue reading “006 Theological Musings: K. Kapic, T. Wilson, D. White, Jr., R. Clifford, R. C. Sproul, and M. Guinan”