Category Archives: The Freed Thinker

A Hume Divided

David Hume rejected miracles… I reject David Hume.

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Tyler studied Philosophy and English at Sonoma State University, graduated Preseminary (Biblical and Theological Studies) from Moody Bible Institute, and is currently working on my Masters of Biblical Studies at Reformed Theological Seminary.

“You’re killin’ me Smalleys!” – An Interview with David Smalley

On this episode I have a very…. Well let’s just call it interesting conversation with David Smalley, the infamous host of Dogma Debate…. It started on the topic of if Atheism is a belief or a worldview then spirals from there. Have your popcorn handy for this one!

Toward the end of the discussion we start discussion Peter Boghossian and whether or not he said theism/Christianity should be classified as a mental illness in the DSM. You’ll here how that goes…

The quote in question was: “There is perhaps no greater contribution one could make to contain and perhaps even cure faith than removing the exemption that prohibits classifying religious delusions as mental illness. The removal of religious exemptions from the DSM would enable academicians and clinicians to bring considerable resources to bear on the problem of treating faith, as well as on the ethical issues surrounding faith-based interventions. In the long term, once these treatments and this body of research is refined, results could then be used to inform public health policies designed to contain and ultimately eradicate faith.” Peter Boghossian A Manual for Creating Atheists (Kindle Locations 3551-3555).
But look, even Jerry Coyne read it how pretty much EVERYONE read it… oh and see the comments on this blog and you’ll see all the atheists saying exactly what David claims to never see…

https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/the-bible-of-psychiatric-diagnosis-exempts-religion-from-delusions-even-though-it-is-one/

For a previous article I wrote on on David’s views, visit http://freedthinkerpodcast.blogspot.com/2014/06/a-response-to-david-smalleys-top-10_9.html

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Tyler studied Philosophy and English at Sonoma State University, graduated Preseminary (Biblical and Theological Studies) from Moody Bible Institute, and is currently working on my Masters of Biblical Studies at Reformed Theological Seminary.

Molinism Redux

In this episode I’m back in discussion with Eric Hernandez on the issues surrounding Molinism. He brought backup this time with Johnny Sakr and I’m joined by Christus Victor’s own Owen Paun.

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For the slides that I used during the discussion, see here: Molinism slides

Tyler studied Philosophy and English at Sonoma State University, graduated Preseminary (Biblical and Theological Studies) from Moody Bible Institute, and is currently working on my Masters of Biblical Studies at Reformed Theological Seminary.

Discussion with Eric Hernandez on Molinism

In this episode I discuss the issue of Molinism with Eric Hernandez and Andrew Rappaport on Andrew’s show, Striving for Eternity.

 

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Tyler studied Philosophy and English at Sonoma State University, graduated Preseminary (Biblical and Theological Studies) from Moody Bible Institute, and is currently working on my Masters of Biblical Studies at Reformed Theological Seminary.

Discussion with Owen Paun on Genesis One

In this episode I discuss my recent paper on polemics in Genesis 1 and some of the backlash that it has received.

 

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Link to the article:

 

https://www.academia.edu/29550502/A_Historical-Grammatical_and_Polemical_Reading_of_Genesis_1

 

Link to the articles I mention that I wrote previously:

 

http://freedthinkerpodcast.blogspot.com/2011/05/israel-in-egypt-historical-fact-or.html

 

http://freedthinkerpodcast.blogspot.com/2011/06/israel-in-egypt-historical-fact-or.html

Tyler studied Philosophy and English at Sonoma State University, graduated Preseminary (Biblical and Theological Studies) from Moody Bible Institute, and is currently working on my Masters of Biblical Studies at Reformed Theological Seminary.

Discussion with Benjamin Watkins on Naturalism

In this rather LONG discussion with atheist and naturalist Benjamin Watkins we explore his defense of philosophical naturalism. This one gets pretty philosophical and somewhat heated…. but dont worry. We loved chatting together! Strap in and hold on… this is going to be a philosophical ride!!!

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Tyler studied Philosophy and English at Sonoma State University, graduated Preseminary (Biblical and Theological Studies) from Moody Bible Institute, and is currently working on my Masters of Biblical Studies at Reformed Theological Seminary.

Molinism Discussion Part 2

In this episode I am joined by Owen Paun to discussion Molinism and what exactly we find so problematic with it.
 
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http://freedthinkerpodcast.blogspot.com/2016/09/molinism-discussion-part-2.html
Tyler studied Philosophy and English at Sonoma State University, graduated Preseminary (Biblical and Theological Studies) from Moody Bible Institute, and is currently working on my Masters of Biblical Studies at Reformed Theological Seminary.

Responding to William Lane Craig on Molinism and Reformed Theology – Part 1

In this episode, I present part 1 of a 2 part series responding to the doctrine known as Molinism, most famously defended by Christian philosopher William Lane Craig. Part 1 will be a direct response to a Q&A done by Craig on his website which you can find here: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/molinism-vs-calvinism. In this Q&A response, Craig presents what he thinks the problems are with Reformed Theology as part of the reason that he accepts Molinism. I take him to task for much of what he says here.

Part 2 will be a more broad engagement with the view and why I think that Molinism is a heterodox doctrine which potentially leads to heretical views such as Semi-Pelagianism and Open Theism. Part 2 will attempt to expose many of its Biblical, theological, and philosophical shortcomings. I will be joined by Owen Paun for that discussion.
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Tyler studied Philosophy and English at Sonoma State University, graduated Preseminary (Biblical and Theological Studies) from Moody Bible Institute, and is currently working on my Masters of Biblical Studies at Reformed Theological Seminary.

Theonomy Part 2

This is Part 2 of my discussion with Dr. Charles Lee Irons on the issue of Theonomy.

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You can find more of Dr. Irons’ work on his blog:
http://www.upper-register.com/
In this episode he will specifically mention these two papers:
http://www.upper-register.com/papers/1788_theonomy.pdf
http://www.upper-register.com/papers/1788_revision.pdf
Here is a link to his latest book that I HIGHLY recommend to any student of the Greek NT:
https://www.amazon.com/Syntax-Guide-Readers-Greek-Testament/dp/0825443822/
Tyler studied Philosophy and English at Sonoma State University, graduated Preseminary (Biblical and Theological Studies) from Moody Bible Institute, and is currently working on my Masters of Biblical Studies at Reformed Theological Seminary.

ISN’T THE BIBLE MISOGYNISTIC? – PART 2 (HERMENEUTICAL FOUNDATIONS)

In this episode we continue our discussion of the so called “misogyny” of the Bible by laying a hermeneutical foundation for how we are to read the Bible in a Redemptive Historical and how Jesus is the answer in the back of the book so to speak. We explore Paul’s view that Jesus tore down social dividing lines and what this does to show the ultimate intention of God and his work of subverting Ancient Near Eastern cultural norms throughout the Old Testament.
 
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Tyler studied Philosophy and English at Sonoma State University, graduated Preseminary (Biblical and Theological Studies) from Moody Bible Institute, and is currently working on my Masters of Biblical Studies at Reformed Theological Seminary.