What is the quality of the New Testament text? What do we know about early Christian copyists? What was the character of early Christian book production? What is the state of the manuscripts? What is the extent of textual variants?
Featured Song: Flame - Scripture Alone (The 6th)
Jonathan Sarfati with a live audience @BPR's four-year anniversary. Questions include: creation, evolution, age of the earth, interpreting Genesis, molecular machines and starlight and time!
Special Guest: Dr. Jonathan Sarfati of Creation Ministries International
What is love ... really? In answer to this question, we exegete 1 Corinthians 13. We also read some of your e-mails. Theme music courtesy of Old School Christian hip hop: Freedom of Soul, Mike-E and PID.
Topics: Origins and translation of the KJV. False assumptions about the Textus Receptus. Textual and translational deficiencies. The "KJV Only” attack on ancient manuscripts and modern translations.
Special Guest: Dr. Ed Dalcour, author of The King James Version: The New Testament Textual and Translational Disputations.
Based on an e-mail question from a listener. How does Progressive Covenantalism eschatology differ from Dispensationalism... and even classic Covenant Theology? We survey Kingdom through Covenant by Peter Gentry for a balanced view of the covenants.
Special Guest: Dr. John Meade of Phoenix Seminary
-The differences between historical or systematic and Biblical theology
-Meanings and import of key symbols in the Bible
-Biblical theology in relation to sexism and slavery
-The practical impact of Biblical Theology
Special Guest: James M. Hamilton Jr. (professor of biblical theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary), and author of What Is Biblical Theology? A Guide to the Bible's Story, Symbolism, and Patterns
What is the overall theme of Scripture? From the Torah, Joshua, Kings/Chronicles, the Prophets, to the Gospels, Acts, the Epistles and Revelation - how do we see JESUS? How should this story affect the way we think about our lives?
Pastor Vermon and Vocab interview Dr. Wayne Grudem live at the Sola Scriptura Conference. Dr. Grudem also answers a variety of questions from the audience. Lots of fun, lots of wisdom.
Special Guest: Dr. Wayne Grudem
BONUS (VIDEO): Sola Scriptura Conference LIVE with Wayne Grudem
Important discussion about the New Testament canon with Dr. Michael Kruger, author of Canon Revisited: Establishing the Origins and Authority of the New Testament Books and The Question of Canon: Challenging the Status Quo in the New Testament Debate. We get into the self-authenticating model and the intrinsic model.
Special Guest: Dr. Michael Kruger of Charlotte RTS
We interact with some feedback from an atheist about evolution from our recent Darwin's Doubt show with Dr. Stephen C. Meyer. Then we transition into the Protestant doctrine of Sola Fide (Scripture Alone); what it means; what it doesn't mean; why it's important, and its practical applications.
BONUS: We recommend this sermon preached at Roosevelt Community Church on these solas as a compliment to this program: Sola Scriptura by Vocab Malone
We chop it up with Dr. Larry Hurtado about his book The Earliest Christian Artifacts. We zoom in on visual references to Jesus' crucifixion, some as early as 200 AD. Great insight on early Christian preference to codex over scrolls for Scripture.
Special Guest: Dr. Larry Hurtado, professor of New Testament Language, Literature and Theology at The University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Hear an interview we did on the origin of the canon w/a scholar who studied under Dr. Hurtado, one Michael Kruger