Tag Archives: Hermeneutics

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 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.

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.

Isn’t the Bible Misogynistic? (Part 1)

In this episode we continue our series on the so-called “Bible Atrocities” and ask the question “Isn’t the Bible Misogynistic?” This is Part 1 of a 3 part section seeking to answer that question.

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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.

Interview with Nicholas Bruzzese

In this episode we spend some time talking with Nicholas Bruzzese about his transition from atheism to Christianity and some of his thoughts on the current religious debates.

Nicholas is the host of the Theosophy Podcast – another podcast on The Christus Victor Network.

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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.

Justin Martyr & the Gospels, Hermeneutics & Exegesis, the History Behind Psalm 137 and Jesus as a Jew

  • The difference between hermeneutics and exegesis
  • Jesus as a 1st century Palestinian Jew
  • The context of Psalm 137
  • Did Justin Martyr know of the Gospels
  • And more!

Continue reading Justin Martyr & the Gospels, Hermeneutics & Exegesis, the History Behind Psalm 137 and Jesus as a Jew

NJ studied Chemistry and Mathematics and is currently enrolled in a Masters of Divinity at the University of Divinity in Melbourne, Australia.

Did God Really Command Genocide? with Matthew Flannagan

In this episode we continue our series looking at the so-called “atrocities” in the Bible by exploring the question of whether or not God commanded genocide in the Old Testament when he ordered the Israelites to drive the Canaanites out of the land. I’m joined for this discussion by Dr. Matthew Flannagan​.

For more on Dr. Flannagan, you can follow his work at www.mandm.org.nz. You can also check out his book on this topic, co-authored with Dr. Paul Copan, entitled Did God Really Command Genocide? Coming to Terms with the Justice of God.

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P.S. I tried a new platform for recording and it did not turn out the best. Sorry for the poor audio on my side of the discussion!

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 Nephilim and Andy Stanley on Small Churches

  • How does #hermeneutics affect how we interpret Genesis 6?
  • Are we importing a polytheistic worldview with demigods?
  • Andy Stanley calls outs selfish adults who take their kids to a small church.

With Tyler Vela, host of The Freed Thinker

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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.

Hermeneutics: The Art and Science of Interpretation

  • What’s up with all the Christian denominations?
  • Why do People Interpret the Same Bible Differently? #hermeneutics
  • Was Hamlet Really About the Plight of Urban Hipsters?

With Tyler Vela, host of The Freed Thinker

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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.

Atheistically Speaking – A Mulligan

In this episode, I circle back to some of the things that I discussed  with Thomas Smith on his podcast Atheistically Speaking. I wasn’t entirely happy with some of my responses so I wanted to flesh them out a little more here. I discuss everything from the literary master of the Bible to the Bible’s polemical use of the Enuma Elish.

I also discuss my views on the ever controversial Genesis 1 creation account – this will be a delight to YEC and OEC alike!

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As I mentioned, here are some of the sources you can use to look into what I discussed. In addition to these, I recommend looking up a lecture by John Walton called Reading Genesis Through Ancient Eyes.

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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.