Unbelievable?
Unbelievable?
Sep 4, 2020
Is free will an illusion? And does it matter? Dan Barker vs Braxton Hunter
1 hr 27 min

Notable atheists like Sam Harris and Daniel Dennett claim we live in a deterministic universe and that free will is an illusion. But does losing human free will pose a problem for justice, morality and even the very act of reasoning itself?

Dan Barker of the Freedom From Religion Foundation and author of 'Free Will Explained' defends determinism. Christian guest Braxton Hunter defends libertarian free will, which he believes points to God.

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Braxton Hunter: https://www.youtube.com/user/braxhunt   

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OnScript
OnScript
M Lynch, M. Bates, D. Johnson, E. Heim, C. Tilling, A. Hughes
Richard Rice - The Future of Open Theism
Episode: The upstart theological movement called open theism is coming of age. It's time to reassess its possibilities, promises, and perils. One of the founders of open theism, Richard Rice, speaks with co-host Matt Bates about varieties of open theism, vexed models concerning God and time, and his own spiritual journey in the face of the intense controversies surrounding open theism within evangelicalism. The Book: Richard Rice, The Future of Open Theism: From Antecedents to Opportunities (IVP Academic, 2020). Open theism has reached its adolescence. How did it get here? And where does it go from here? Since IVP's publication of The Openness of God in 1994, evangelical theology has grappled with the alternative vision of the doctrine of God that open theism offers. Responding to critics who claim that it proposes a truncated version of God that fails to account for Scripture and denies many of the traditional attributes of God, open theism's proponents contend that its view of God is not only biblically warranted but also more accurate―with a portrayal of God that emphasizes divine love for humanity and responsiveness to human free will. No matter what one's assessment, open theism inarguably has made a significant impact on recent theological discourse. Now, twenty-five years later, Richard Rice recounts in this volume the history of open theism from its antecedents and early developments to its more recent and varied expressions. He then considers different directions that open theism might continue to develop in relation to several primary doctrines of the Christian faith. (Publisher’s description). Guest: Richard Rice received an MDiv degree from Andrews University in 1969, and an MA and PhD in Christian theology from the University of Chicago in 1972 and 1974, respectively. Rice is a Professor of Religion at Loma Linda University in the areas of Theology and Philosophy of Religion. Rice is the sole author numerous books, including God's Foreknowledge and Man’s Free Will; The Reign of God: An Introduction to Christian Theology from a Seventh-day Adventist Perspective; and Search for Meaning: Contemporary Responses to the Problem of Pain. He also co-authored, along with Clark Pinnock, John Sanders, William Hasker, and David Basinger, the book that for practical purposes launched open theism into the mainstream of theological conversation, The Openness of God: A Biblical Challenge to the Traditional Understanding of God. OnScript's Review: All Christians have implicit or explicit models regarding how God engages the world. As classical theologians consider the widest categories—God's relationship to time, providence, and human free will—open theism has proven to be a disruptive but necessary conversation partner. Richard Rice masterfully maps the past and present landscape of open theism while adding his own powerful and creative voice. --Matthew W. Bates, author of The Birth of the Trinity, for OnScript
1 hr 6 min
Quick to Listen
Quick to Listen
Christianity Today
Why We Can’t Stop Talking about Hillsong's Celebrity Pastors
Transcribed highlights of the show can be found in our episode summaries. At the beginning of this month, Hillsong NYC pastor Carl Lentz was fired. A day after the news went public, he posted a picture of his family on Instagram admitting he was unfaithful in his marriage. Both before and after the news, Lentz made headlines across Christian and secular media for his popularity and successful ministry—as well as the “hipster” pastor look he popularized. When Lentz co-founded Hillsong NYC with Joel Houston in 2010, the church drew lines around the block and caught the eye of A-list celebrities, none more famous than Justin Bieber. Lentz, who became famous for his wire-rimmed glasses, plunging V-necks, and designer sneakers, himself became subject of a number of profiles, including this 2015 GQ feature from Taffy Brodesser-Akner: “The music! The lights! The crowds!” begins an incredulous woman narrating a CNN segment on Hillsong NYC . “It looks like a rock concert.” The chyron reads “Hipster preacher smashes stereotypes.” They call Pastor Carl a hipster. Carl says he doesn’t know what that means, and he wears a motorcycle jacket when he says this.Pastor Joel is unwilling to acknowledge that there’s something going on here. Yes, he tells me, sure, he likes clothes. But that’s the end of it. I should ask Pastor Carl about the clothes, he tells me. What Pastor Carl does, he says—that’s intentional, and then he laughs. This week on Quick to Listen, we wanted to discuss the attention around a new generation of fashion-forward pastors. What does it reveal about ministry? But what does our fascination with this aesthetic reveal more broadly about the American and Western church? Anthropologist Katherine Ajibade, formerly a researcher with the British think tank Theos, joins CT’s Morgan Lee and Kate Shellnutt. What is Quick to Listen? Read more Rate Quick to Listen on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Twitter Follow our hosts on Twitter: Morgan Lee and Ted Olsen Follow Katherine Ajibade on Twitter Music by Sweeps Quick to Listen is produced by Morgan Lee and Matt Linder The transcript is edited by Bunmi Ishola Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
59 min
The Daily Liturgy Podcast
The Daily Liturgy Podcast
Coram Deo Church Community
November 30, 2020
Scripture: Isaiah 2:1-5, Romans 1:1-7, Psalm 122 Writers: Mike Kresnik, Bob Thune, Darby Whealy, Tyler Anderson Narrators: Charlotte Bertrand, Gary Nebeker, Bob Thune, Darby Whealy, Kevin Huddleston Music: Dan Phelps and William Ryan Fitch Production: Mike Kresnik, Bethany Gilbert Sources: The Worship Sourcebook; The Valley of Vision; The Book of Common Prayer; + original contributions by the authors. OPENING PRAYER Lord God Almighty: Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things in your law. Open my ears, that I may tremble at your Word. Open my lips, that my mouth may declare your praise. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation. For you I wait all the day long. CONFESSION OF SIN & PRAYER FOR GRACE Merciful God, I confess before you that I have sinned. I have sinned in what I have thought and said; in the wrong I have done and in the good I have not done. I have sinned in ignorance; I have sinned in weakness; I have sinned through my own deliberate fault. I repent and turn to you. Forgive me, for the sake of my merciful Savior Jesus. By your Spirit, transform my desires, renew my affections, and strengthen my obedience, for the glory of your name. OT READING: Isaiah 2:1-5 THE LORD’S PRAYER NT READING: Romans 1:1-7 PRAYER OF ADORATION O God: I worship you because you have called me to belong to Jesus Christ. And I thank you that you are bringing about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations, through the glorious gospel of Christ. PSALM READING: Psalm 122 PRAYER OF CONSECRATION Gracious Father, this psalm calls me to turn away from the rush of the world and come to the peaceful house of the Lord. I answer that invitation with gladness, looking ahead to Sunday when I’ll gather with your people, but also grateful that I can enter your house now in prayer. Today, Lord, I offer myself to you, inviting your life to flow through me. Guide my work, and give me the capacity to attend to it, free from distraction. Direct my interactions with others so that I honor them as fellow image-bearers, loved and valued by you. Most of all, as I walk with you today, take me beyond outward compliance with your laws, into true friendship with you. In this psalm, you urge me to pray for peace, so I invite your peace to rule in my soul, in my work, in my interactions, and in the lives of those who love you all around the world. Let your mercy, O Lord, be upon us, as we have hoped in you. BENEDICTION And now may the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us now and always, until the day of Christ's return.
9 min
Soteriology 101: Former Calvinistic Professor discusses Doctrines of Salvation
Soteriology 101: Former Calvinistic Professor discusses Doctrines of Salvation
Leighton Flowers : Professor of Theology, Director of Youth Evangelism for
Why Doesn't God Save Everyone?
Dr. Leighton Flowers, Director of Evangelism and Apologetics for Texas Baptists and Professor of Theology for Trinity Seminary, walks through an article by Calvinist Robin Schumacher on the Christian Post to demonstrate the biblical, theological and logical errors inherent within the Calvinistic worldview. To read the article, go here: https://www.christianpost.com/news/if... To SUPPORT this broadcast please click here: https://soteriology101.com/support/ DOWNLOAD OUR APP: LINK FOR ANDROIDS: https://play.google.com/store/apps/de... LINK FOR APPLE: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/soterio... Go to www.ridgemax.co for all your software developing needs! Show them some love for their support of Soteriology101!!! To ORDER Dr Flowers Curriculum “Tiptoeing Through Tulip” please click here: https://soteriology101.com/shop/ To listen to the audio-only be sure to subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or one of the other podcast players found here: https://soteriology101.com/home/ For more about Traditionalism (or Provisionism) please visit www.soteriology101.com Dr Flowers’ book, “The Potter’s Promise” can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Potters-Promis... Dr Flowers’ book, “God’s Provision for All” can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Gods-Provision... To engage with other believers cordially join our Facebook group: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1806702... For updates and news follow us at: www.facebook/Soteriology101 Or @soteriology101 on Twitter Please SHARE on Facebook and Twitter and help spread the word! To learn more about other ministries and teachings from Dr Flowers go here: https://soteriology101.com/2017/09/22... To become a Patreon supporter or make a one-time donation: https://soteriology101.com/support/
1 hr 55 min
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