Listen to the episode here. Who wrote Hebrews? This question was emailed to me by a listener last week. This has been a question that has baffled theologians for centuries. Was is the Apostle Paul, Apollos, or Clement? This side of Heaven we may never know. In this week's episode I explore this question by … Continue reading Episode 9: Who wrote the Epistle to the Hebews?
The current theological landscape is one that has its roots in the 19th century. In an attempt to discover what Jesus taught and experienced, theologians began to use methods that were only historical in nature. An emphasis was placed on the historical and cultural context in which Christ lived. Though this has its place, who … Continue reading Turn to the Subject: Who is Jesus?
Listen to this week's episode here This week's episode deals with the issue of atheism. What is atheism? What are some common arguments that atheists have against God? I look at a couple arguments and give the Christian response. Episode 1 of the Hope Within Radio Program
Apologetics is a topic within Christian theology that many try to avoid, but it is all something that we are called to in one way or another. We get this mandate directly from 1 Peter 3:15 which states, "but in your hearts regard Christ the Lord as holy, ready at any time to give a … Continue reading Book Review: The Apologetics Study Bible (CSB)
Listen to this week's episode here In this week's episode I answer listener questions that came in during the week. The first question asked if discipleship was really necessary, and isn't getting to Christ what is most important? The second question was in regard to prayer. This listener asked with time so limited is prayer … Continue reading Episode 7: Does discipleship matter? How do I make time to pray? Does God work even if one has no faith?
There was a man that was hunting in a forest just outside of Pittsburg. It was early in the morning, the sun was just starting to rise, and there was snow as far as the eye can see. The hunter sat down against a tree to catch the beautiful sunrise. He would eventually fall asleep … Continue reading Three Ways Suffering Can Lead Us Closer to Christ
You can listen here It is in our nature to look at suffering as something horrible. As something that no good can possibly come from. Throughout Christian history that is no shortage of examples of people who suffered greatly, but much good came from it. One such person is the Apostle Paul. In this episode … Continue reading Episode 6: Three Ways Suffering Can Bring Us Closer to Christ
In the Post-Reformation era theology, which had once been standard curriculum at universities, was pushed in the seminaries. One of the unintentional results was that theologians began to only spoke with those in whom they were already in agreement. In his essay Theology in its New Context, theologian Bernard Lonergan gives a critique of classical … Continue reading Bernard Lonergan and Apologetic Methodology
Listen to this week's episode here On Google Plus the other day someone responded to one of my posts by saying that, as Christians, we no longer need to bother reading the Old Testament. This show is a response, and shows why it is important because thee are so many things we can learn from … Continue reading Episode 5: Do we need the Old Testament? Plus a look at Jesus in Hebrew Poetry.
Grace is an unmerited gift from God. As Ephesians 2:8 says, "It is by grace that we have been saved through faith". However, it seems that we forget about this gift from time to time and set out to do things on our own. We try to measure up to God's standard, and forget about … Continue reading Book Review: Transforming Grace