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by steve
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: The Gospels
Topic: The Last 12 verses of Mark
Replies: 23
Views: 558

Re: The Last 12 verses of Mark

I am pasting below the section of my notes on the introduction of Mark's Gospel. This information is covered in my lecture series on Mark (I think the evidence, on balance, supports the long ending): Long or short ending? Short ending has Mark abruptly cut off with 16:8; long ending includes verses ...
by steve
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Acts & Epistles
Topic: The 500 who saw Jesus after the Resurrection
Replies: 1
Views: 305

The 500 who saw Jesus after the Resurrection

New correspondence today: Steve, I heard you discussing Paul's list of eye-witnesses including the famous 500 (1 Corinthians 15:6). I don't understand why this anonymous claim has any weight whatsoever. In point of fact it would not have been possible for Paul's readers,, scattered around the Roman ...
by steve
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Radio Program Topics
Topic: What is a racist? Am I?
Replies: 3
Views: 1369

Re: Steve is a racist

In all fairness, this critic wrote me back pointing out that he, technically, did not call me a racist, and does not think that I am. I took some of his points and statements to indicate otherwise, but I may have misread his intentions. In any case, my discussion of the definition of racism remains ...
by steve
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Radio Program Topics
Topic: What is a racist? Am I?
Replies: 3
Views: 1369

What is a racist? Am I?

This email I received may interest some of you: Wow Steve! Of all the white people that I encounter, listen to or admire you would’ve been the last one in my opinion to deny the overwhelming racism & police brutality that exists in America!!! I am very shocked at the response you gave about George F...
by steve
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Calvinism, Arminianism & Open Theism
Topic: Doug Wilson's "pennies"
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: Doug Wilson's "pennies"

Hi Paidion,

I suggest that there are too many things we do not know about the nature of time to know whether your logic is inevitable.
by steve
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Calvinism, Arminianism & Open Theism
Topic: Doug Wilson's "pennies"
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: Diug Wilson's "pennies"

Ah, yes! But that is your problem. You will or will not eat the apple as it pleases you and as you exploit the opportunity to do so, without outwork duress. If someone knows you will do such a thing, then it will indeed happen. If I know you will do it, that does not make me actively involved in you...
by steve
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Calvinism, Arminianism & Open Theism
Topic: Doug Wilson's "pennies"
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Doug Wilson's "pennies"

Doug Wilson’s “tossed pennies” illustration Steve, In your debate with Douglas Wilson on Calvinism, you affirmed that God knows the future decisions we will make, but does not determine them, because we have free will. Doug responded (quite reasonably, it seems to me) that if you had a handful of p...
by steve
Sun May 03, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What should a pastor do? Coronavirus edition
Replies: 10
Views: 2074

Re: What should a pastor do? Coronavirus edition

Hi Singalphile and Darin, Singalphile, thank you for asking. Your questions seem to dovetail well with Darin's post, so I will answer both of you jointly. Darin,thank you for the clarifications. I think you might agree they do not address cases of a Christian's civil disobedience for actual conscien...
by steve
Sat May 02, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What should a pastor do? Coronavirus edition
Replies: 10
Views: 2074

Re: What should a pastor do? Coronavirus edition

Hi Darin and Singalphile, First, Singalphile, I did not say the state's mandate is to uphold " social justice, " but rather, "societal justice." I know the terms should be interchangeable, but that cannot be assumed today, when "social justice " is specifically a buzzword for " identity politics "—o...
by steve
Fri May 01, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What should a pastor do? Coronavirus edition
Replies: 10
Views: 2074

What should a pastor do? Coronavirus edition

Dear Steve Pastor R. and I are seeking your Biblical Counsel regarding the relationship to government authority and this COVID 19 pandemic. This relates to Romans 13 regarding "Let every should be subject to the governing authorities". We live in the state of Illinois and as most states, we have be...

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