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
Listen here This week's episode of The Hope Within looks at he importance of the resurrection, and some of the evidence that we can use to support its historicity. The episode also included part two of my interview with Jeff Perry as only a part aired on the radio last week. Episode 1 of the … Continue reading Episode 4: The Resurrection and Part two of my interview with Jeff Perry
Martin Luther is a name that all Christians have heard, but most take the name for granted. They know him as the leader of the Protestant Reformation, and rightfully so as his theological endeavors led to a split from the Catholic Church. Though this was a sad time in history, Luther was a brilliant theologian … Continue reading Martin Luther and the Cross of Christ
Listen to the episode here. I had the honor of interviewing Jeff Perry for today's episode. Jeff has an amazing testimony of coming to faith. He is a husband, father, musician, and is host of the Life Hack Podcast. We discuss many topics including his testimony, how to lead a Christian household, and how to … Continue reading Episode 3: Interview with Musician and Podcaster Jeff Perry
One of my favorite books of the New Testament is the short letter of the Apostle Paul to Philemon. Coming in at just over 250 words the letter is short, but full of power. Never read it? I encourage you to as it is a constant reminder on how to treat our fellow man. In … Continue reading Book Review: NICNT The Letter to Philemon
You listen to this week's episode here. In today's episode I answer a listener question about how to answer an unbeliever when they say the Bible is full of contradictions. I start off by discussing the reliability of the New Testament based on the number of manuscripts we have, then look at five common "contradictions", … Continue reading The Hope Within Episode 2: Bible Contradictions?
You can listen here I recently had the opportunity and honor of appearing on Now Radio Active with James Auel and Ramona Trevino on KKMC 880am/97.3fm in Salinas, CA. We had a great conversation about the unmerited grace of God, forgiveness, and mercy. Episode 1 of the Hope Within Radio Program
In today's show I answer an accusation that I received on twitter. The accusation is that Christianity hates women because the Bible tells women to be submissive to their husbands. This person on Twitter was referring to Ephesians 5:22, but took it grossly out of context. Today's show looks at the context of the passage, … Continue reading Hope Within Episode 1