Assyria v Judah: God’s Sovereignty and 2 Kings 19:25

A passage that comes to the forefront in the church’s debate over God’s sovereignty is 2 Kings 19:25. Calvinists use it to point to God’s meticulous sovereignty. Non-Calvinists, such as myself, disagree with that conclusion. The passage is set during the time of Hezekiah when the nation of Assyria rose to dominance. They brutally conqueredContinue reading “Assyria v Judah: God’s Sovereignty and 2 Kings 19:25”

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”

Jared Garcia Live Tonight!

Tonight (2/20/21) at 9:30pm, I’ll 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 aboutContinue reading “Jared Garcia Live Tonight!”

Conversation with 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 “Conversation with Calvinist Brandon Groce”

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”

Israel’s Inexcusable Rejection and National Culpability

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. Sermon Outline God gives an open-ended promise in verse 13. With such a promise, God declares Israel’sContinue reading “Israel’s Inexcusable Rejection and National Culpability”