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I will be interviewing Tim Stratton again in the new 45 minute format here on Intelligent Interactions Radio, and Tim will be discussing his Free Thinking Argument Against Naturalism in depth, and I will be interacting with him on various aspects of his argument. This is the same Tim that is my co-host on the new Tim n Trevor Show that aired for the first time on Thursday, July 31. Tim Stratton is a great and very smart guy who has a heart for the gospel and for defending the Christian faith with intellectual acuity and vigor. Be sure to check out this episode of Think it Through!
Well OK. God does not make mistakes. While even Evil has its purpose in life, but mosquitoes, succubus, and progressives? What was He thinking? Let's explore that on UGP Radio tonight!
Sharpen your pencils & break out your notepads, the Professor is on a teaching rant again...
Atomism, Humanism, Renaissancism, Relativism, Reformationism, Naturalism... What are they? Are they important? Do they matter to today's social political world?
Bring your friends and enemies to discover why they believe whatever it is they believe...
This week we'll be discussing some common misconceptions about atheism, including: why we love to sin so damn much and how good babies taste. We'll also discuss different philosophical worldviews and how they coincide with disbelief in supernatural claims.
Richard Carrier is a world-renowned author and speaker. As a professional historian, published philosopher, and prominent defender of the American freethought movement, Dr. Carrier has appeared across the U.S., Canada and the U.K., and on American television and London radio, defending sound historical methods and the ethical worldview of secular naturalism. With a Ph.D. from Columbia University in ancient history, he specializes in the intellectual history of Greece and Rome, particularly ancient philosophy, religion, and science, with emphasis on the origins of Christianity and the use and progress of science under the Roman empire. He is also a published expert in the modern philosophy of naturalism as a worldview. He is the author of On the Historicity of Jesus: Why We Might Have Reason for Doubt, Proving History: Bayes’s Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus, Sense and Goodness without God, Not the Impossible Faith, Why I Am Not a Christian, and Hitler Homer Bible Christ, and a major contributor to The Empty Tomb, The Christian Delusion, and The End of Christianity, and for his copious work in history and philosophy, online and in print. He is currently working on his next books, Science Education in the Early Roman Empire and The Scientist in the Early Roman Empire.
Dr. Carrier's latest book, "On the Historicity of Jesus Why We Might Have Reason for Doubt," is available here and here. Dr.Carrier is also available for speaking engagements.
We always like to start out with the Word of God, and today's Bible verse is 2 Timothy 3:16-17 which reads: "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works."
Today's quote about the Bible is from Charles H. Spurgeon. He said, "A Bible that’s falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn’t."
Today, we are going to continue our overview of some topics that will help us as we study the Bible throughout future episodes.
Our topic for today is titled: "How Should I Interpret the Bible? The Modern View” from the book, "The Promise and the Blessing: A Historical Survey of the Old and New Testaments" by Michael A. Harbin.
In distinction to the traditional view, the second school of interpretation is often called the modern view, also known as the liberal or critical view (the latter term is unhelpful because it could imply that the traditional view does not analyze issues critically). The modern view approaches the biblical documents as suspect at best. While these documents claim to be history, they are assumed to be late forgeries until conclusively proven otherwise. This view gained dominance in scholarly circles during the latter part of the nineteenth century. Its supporters continue to label the bulk of the Bible as “myth,” though their position on certain matters has often changed as a result of corroborating evidence. The real issue underlying the thinking of these scholars is a set of philosophical assumptions rather than conflicting evidence. In general, these conjectures reflect a spirit of naturalism, which can be simplistically reduced to the idea that miracles cannot happen.
Now if you’re a believer then you must be prepared to deal with the demonic realm whether you want to or not.
Yet this world through the Luciferian lies of naturalism and the scientific dictatorship has reduced the demonic realm to nothing more than fairy tales and myth and those sensitive to this realm have even been labeled mentally ill!
So just what are demons and how do we deal with them? Well, we'll learn all about them and how to defeat them in this Bible based, Jesus filled message. Remember there’s power in the name of Jesus!
Now our world is obsessed with the demonic, especially during Halloween.
In this message we will look at:
I.The Reality of the Demonic and learn how demons come against human beings via 1) OPRESSION 2) OBSESSION or VEXATION and 3) POSSESSION.
II. The Authority of Jesus: and four truths about demons in relation to Jesus: 1) Demons Recognize His Deity and Authority 2) Demons Have an Aversion and a Hatred Towards Jesus 3) Demons Have a Cringing Fear of Jesus and 4) Demons Must ALWAYS Yield to His Authority
III. The Victory of the Believer in Jesus
Just remember like the song says… “There is power in the name of Jesus. To break every chain, to break every chain!”
In this week's episode, we begin with an effort to elucidate what we understand by the concept of nature by reading an essay of Murray Bookchin's " A Philosophica Naturalism" (http://dwardmac.pitzer.edu/Anarchist_Archives/bookchin/philosonatural.html), and are led to a reevaluation of Reason, and, ultimately, of consciousness and its place in the cosmos.
Radical Analysis aims to spelunk the questions that confront us, both as individuals and as a society. It is a forum for conversations that move beneath the surface to excavate the roots of those challenges. It is animated by that spirit of the Radical articulated so elegantly by Paulo Freire:
The radical, committed to human liberation, does not become the prisoner of a "circle of certainty" within which reality is also imprisoned. On the contrary, the more radical a person is, the more fully he or she enters into reality so that, knowing it better, he or she can better transform it. This individual is not afraid to confront, to listen, to see the world unveiled. This person is not afraid to meet the people or to enter into dialogue with them. This person does not consider himself or herself the proprietor of history or of all people, or the liberator of the oppressed; but he or she does commit himself or herself, within history, to fight at their side...
We will be talking the state of our culture. Our cuture is completing the cycle of going from an indifferent to an anti christian culture. In the middle of this change How can we get the message across to a younger generation who is taught propagnada to hate christians, and to think in ways antgonistic to the Bible's worldview?
Dr. Nickell received his MA and PhD from the University of Kentucky, concentrating on folklore and on literary investigations. He is a well-known skeptic and investigator of the paranormal with a career going on 40 years. The main character in the 1997 movie The Reaping starring Hilary Swank is loosely based on Dr. Nickell– indeed, he consulted on set for the filmmakers. He has made multiple appearances on Point of Inquiry, has been on numerous television programs including Bill Maher’s Politically Incorrect, CNBC’s News with Brian Williams, Dateline NBC, Larry King Live, and many more, and has been profiled by The New Yorker magazine. Dr. Nickell is the Senior Research Fellow for the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and an Associate Dean of the Center for Inquiry Institute. He is the author of several books including Entities: Angels, Spirits, Demons, and Other Alien Beings and Looking for a Miracle: Weeping Icons, Relics, Stigmata, Visions & Healing Cures. We asked Dr. Nickell join us to talk about his newest book, The Science of Ghosts: Searching for Spirits of the Dead. We talked about what it means to investigate paranormal claims scientifically versus the silliness appearing on ghost-hunting television shows, the scientific method, and scientific naturalism. Join us!
A new and fuller revelation of the religion of Jesus is destined to conquer an empire of materialistic secularism and to overthrow a world sway of mechanistic naturalism. Urantia is now quivering on the very brink of one of its most amazing and enthralling epochs of social readjustment, moral quickening, and spiritual enlightenment.
[NOTE: Archive page of symmetryofsoul.org includes numerous referenced ‘Sections’ previously studied in The Urantia Book. Broadcast begins each Tuesday at 9:00 PM Eastern Time (02:00 GMT). Check worldtimezone.com for local time.]
Our reading this week will begin at Paper 195, Section 9.
Join Devin and Melissa Pellew each week at they discuss topics related to biblical theology, Christian apologetics and worldview issues. This week, we will have a crossfire debate between an atheist and a Christian apologist on God's Existence & The Nature of Morality. Defending the atheist position will be Matt Dillahunty, a self- proclaimed former fundamental Christian turned atheist and host of the popular television show, The Atheist Experence. Defending the Christian position will be John Ferrer, who received an M. Div in Apologetics from Southern Evangelical Seminary. We will discuss arguments for/against God's existence as well as the question of whether Theism or Naturalism best explains the nature of morality. Be sure to join us for this interesting dialogue and as always, the chat room and phone lines will be open for your questions and comments.
How does the yoga community replicate the sexism & power imbalances of the dominant culture? What is lost, and gained, as the practice becomes increasingly mainstreamed? In this episode of the 21st Century Yoga Guru Expert Series, contributors Melanie Klein and Frank Jude Boccio discuss these pertinent questions – and many others– with co-editor Roseanne Harvey. Melanie Klein is a writer, speaker, and professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies at Santa Monica College. Melanie attributes feminism and yoga as the two primary influences in her work, and is committed to consciousness-raising, promoting media literacy, healing distorted body images and cultivating healthy body relationships. She is the founder of the blog FeministFatale. Poep Sa Frank Jude Boccio is a certified yoga teacher, interfaith minister, and Zen Buddhist Dharma teacher. His book, Mindfulness Yoga: The Awakened Union of Breath, Body, and Mind is the first to apply the Buddha’s mindfulness meditation teachings to yogasana practice. Besides his writing appearing in Tricycle, Shambhala Sun, Namaskar and Yoga Journal, he maintains two blogs: Mindfulness Yoga and Zen Naturalism. Roseanne Harvey is a writer, editor, and yoga teacher in Montreal. She is the former editor of Ascent magazine, and the founder of It’s All Yoga, Baby a blog known for questioning, provoking thought and shining a critical light on yoga culture. She is co-director of Yoga Festival Montreal and a passionate community organizer. For more info or to get the book! www.21centuryyoga.com
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