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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.

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.

Are You Reformed?

The “Young, Restless, and Reformed” movement stormed vigorously onto the scene in the Millennial generation. Over a decade in, there now seems to be a struggle developing over the right to use the label.

Tyler Vela, host of The Freed Thinker, joins us to discuss the defining features of what it means to be “Reformed.”

  • What Makes One Reformed?
  • Calvinism and Labels
  • Covenantal Theology and Dispensationalism
  • Confessions
  • Regulative Principle of Worship
  • Infant or Believer’s Baptism

Continue reading Are You Reformed?

Owen grew up in Los Angeles and moved overseas after college. After a brief stint in political campaigns, Owen returned overseas as a missionary in Russia & Bulgaria with his wife and son.

Calvinism as an Apologetic

In this episode we wrap up our discussion of the Doctrines of Grace by showing how Calvinism is relevant in the discipline of apologetics and why Calvinism is a more helpful response to the problem of evil and the problem of divine hiddenness than that of typical responses to those arguments.

 
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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.

The Doctrines of Grace – Is Grace Resistible?

In this episode we continue out look at the Reformed Doctrines of Grace, also known as Calvinism. We have been working our way through the Russian Nesting Dolls and have now gotten to the question of how God applies the atonement of Christ to his elect people. Can people by the working of their own free will reject the gospel call of God when he has elected and atoned for them? Of does the work of the Spirit happen in a way that cannot be repelled?

That is the question for this episode of The Freed Thinker Podcast!

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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.

The Doctrines of Grace – Limited Atonement

Did Jesus die to atone for all the sins of all people? All the sins of some people? Some of the sins of some people?

What was the extent of the atonement of Christ? Should we be universalists? These are some of the questions that lead to many of our most heated discussions as Christians with Arminians calling Calvinists evil and cruel and demonic and Calvinists calling Arminians/Molinists heretics and Pelagians.

This is the topic of this episode of the Freed Thinker Podcast as we continue our series on the Reformed Doctrines of Grace, better known as Calvinism.

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http://freedthinkerpodcast.blogspot.com/2015/12/the-doctrines-of-grace-limited-atonement.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.

Doctrines of Grace – The Atonement

http://freedthinkerpodcast.blogspot.com/2015/11/the-doctrines-of-grace-atonment.html

In this episode we continue our series looking at the Reformed Doctrines of Grace otherwise known as the doctrines of Calvinism. Next time we will be looking at the doctrine known as Limited Atonement so for this episode we are looking at the intent of the atonement. I argue that we cannot understand the EXTENT of the atonement unless we understand the INTENT of the atonement.

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For more resources I recommend:

Redemption Accomplished and Applied by John Murray

The Atonement by Leon Morris

From Heaven He Came and Sought Her ed. by Jonathan Gibson and J.I. Packer

https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/introduction-to-pastoral-theological/id378878956?mt=10

https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/introduction-to-pastoral-theological/id534630011

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.

Doctrines of Grace – Total Depravity

In this episode of the show, we start a series dealing with the  Doctrines of Grace (typically called Calvinism). Getting some of these concepts in place will not only help resolve some of the recent debates on Molinism that the apologetical world has been engaged in, but also sets the stage for what I think are more robust and biblical answers to objections based on the problem of evil, suffering, and the “God is a moral monster” brand of argumentation.
 
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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.

Reformation Day Discussion – Molinism (Part 2)

Happy Reformation Day everybody!

In this edition of the show, we are actually a Part II of a conversation I had with Rob Johnson of the Apologetics105 blog and podcast. We discuss everything from our eerily similar conversions, to atheistic fundamentalist David McAfee, but the main topics for the show are Molinism, Arminianism and Calvinism.

To listen to the show just find us on iTunes, the Stitcher app, or stream the episode from http://thefreedthinker.podbean.com/e/reformation-day-discussion-molinism-part-2/ or at www.christusvictornetwork.com! So many great ways to hear the content of this podcast!

You can catch Part I of the show by listening to Apologetics105 on iTunes or streaming it from Podbean. For more information on his show, find him on the Apologetics105 Facebook group or from his blog at www.apologetics105.com.

And for those Apologetics105 listeners who are finding The Freed Thinker for the first time, Welcome home to our freed thinking embrace!

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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.