January 24, 2019

+++ Post by Nathan Rinne Have you seen the video below or heard about it? Is it an overreaction? Grossly unfair? Or, maybe, just maybe, is there something important to it? (O’Sullivan’s First Law?) This post is nothing other than a reflection not on that video per se, but rather on the title of this post, primarily with the help of a couple acquaintances from a Facebook group. It, I think, is very meaty but also very digestible (understandable). I… Read more

January 16, 2019

Today’s podcast was a listener Q&A. I covered views on ordination, apostolic succession, the use of reason in theology, and Eastern Orthodoxy. Here is the audio. Here is a video. Also, please do check out the Patreon. Read more

January 15, 2019

In this video, I answer the question: “Is beauty objective or subjective?” I conclude that there has to be some kind of objectivity in our understanding of beauty and the arts against various forms of aesthetic relativism. This is the beginning of a series of videos on the topic of beauty, in which I explore both theological and philosophical notions connected to it. Here is the video. Read more

January 11, 2019

In this recent video titled Dualism and Descartes and Classical Philosophy, I give a brief explanation of the problem in Descartes understanding of both the natural world and of the human person. He leads to the later materialism which gained prominence in the enlightenment and still haunts the academic world today. Here is the video. Read more

January 9, 2019

+++ Post by Nathan Rinne There is probably no heresy as dangerous in the church today as that of Radical Lutheranism. The reason is that Radical Lutheranism, like no other heresy, seems to get so very close to the heart of the Gospel message of Jesus’ free forgiveness, life and salvation for sinners. It is, however, all a lie. A horrible, insidious lie which has captured even many a good theologian (very painful detail — start with part 1). And… Read more

January 7, 2019

Jordan Peterson is often asked questions about both God in general and Christianity in particular. For some, he is a kind of pseudo-Christian thinker, and even a theologian of sorts. These notions are, however, thoroughly mistaken. In this video and podcast, I examine Peterson’s statements about God’s existence, belief, and the divinity of Christ. You can find the video of the discussion here. The audio podcast is here. Read more

December 27, 2018

+++ Post by Nathan Rinne “Truly, you cannot read Scripture too much; and what you read, you cannot understand too well; and what you understand, you cannot teach too well; and what you can teach, you cannot live too well.” –Martin Luther +++ Getting ready to make some New Year’s resolutions for this year? Below are some thoughts to help you prioritize — thinking about the matter of growing in faith and abounding in good works… (see, e.g. 2 Cor…. Read more

December 19, 2018

On this week’s program, I continued the discussion I began last week on arguments for dualism and against physicalism. This show was a presentation of some of the most common arguments. Here is the program Also, you can watch a video I put together on the knowledge argument against physicalism here. Read more

December 14, 2018

This is the first program in a series in which I discuss the existence of the soul from a philosophical perspective. On this show I give an overview of some of the different perspectives in this debate and the absurd notion of eliminative materialism that some contemporary philosophers hold on to. Here is the program Read more

December 13, 2018

  Post by Nathan Rinne Part 1, 2, 3, 4… +++ Seeking Refuge from the Law’s Inherent Goodness in the “Hidden God”? (part 5) One might think that because of the nature of God’s law, given in Eden and still inscribed on human hearts today, Christ and the Holy Spirit should not ultimately be set against the law in any way. As we saw in our last post however, in the Radical Lutheran account the Holy Spirit is said to… Read more

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