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I’m not sure if you are familiar with Steve Katsaras and the Red Words Church in Melbourne Australia, but he came to the Theological Conference a couple of years ago after having found his way out of oneness theology to embrace the biblical unitarian view of God and Jesus. A while back I put up a few of his Sunday sermons on christianmonotheism.com. I just checked back on his church website and noticed that he has been a very busy man. I just added all of these teachings to the christianmonotheism archive and thought you may enjoy perusing them at your convenience. Just click on any of the links below and then click on the speaker icon to download the mp3. Also, I’m working on a podcast feed for christianmonotheism.com so the files will be easier to access for iPhone and iPad users.

I received this update email on future screenings for the Hell and Mr. Fudge movie. If you live in or near any of the listed cities, try to make it to the viewing and bring as many friends and relatives as you can. To find out more information on any of these, contact Jim Wood at jww@me.com.

Coordinated screenings in at least twenty cities are scheduled for January/February 2013. This limited release involves ‘”four-walling” — renting theaters — with the support of local individuals, congregations, etc.

While schedules are not yet nailed down, Hell and Mr. Fudge will definitely play in theaters in just a few weeks. Cities include:

Does God Exist?
William Lane Craig vs. Peter Millican

This debate on “Does God Exist?” took place in front of a capacity audience at the Great Hall in the University of Birmingham (in England). It was recorded in October of 2011 as part of the UK Reasonable Faith Tour with William Lane Craig. The debate was hosted by the University of Birmingham Student Philosophy Society and moderated by Professor Carl Chinn.

I recently watched this in preparation for my Apologetics class and really enjoyed it. William Craig was really at his best and Oxford Professor, Peter Millican, brought some interesting arguments against God as well. A video like this is surely a premium resource to share with our atheist and agnostic friends and relatives. The debate is a bit technical at times, but that is the nature of engagement on this level.

Josephus Podcast

John Roller is teaching a college-level class on Flavius Josephus. After learning that this was being recorded, I cajoled him into letting me podcast it. I’ve listened to some of Roller’s other stuff (especially on conditional immortality) and interviewed him on Truth Matters as well. He is whimsical, knowledgeable, and grounded.

Josephus lived from a.d. 37 to 100, the generation after Jesus’ death. He was an eye-witness to the great Jewish War of a.d. 66 to 74. He wrote two massive historical tomes: The Antiquities of the Jews and The Jewish War. Both of these works contain unique insight into the world of the first century that would otherwise remain buried in silence. For example, Josephus tells us a great deal about the Herodian dynasty, especially Herod the Great, Herod Antipas, and Herod Agrippa. He talks about Pilate, James, and even Jesus, though that section may have been tampered with by later Christian copyists.

I have a lot of friends on Facebook and a number of people I follow on Twitter.  I enjoy seeing pictures of babies or beautiful scenes from your vacation.  I appreciate getting a 140 character or less word of encouragement or even conviction.  I follow a wide spectrum of people – from close friends to favorite athletes.

In recent years, social media has become an amazing source and resource.  News from revolutions or protests spreads through twitter long before the news camera’s show up.  Pictures of weather confirm the weather man wrong.  On site information is available instantly. Personally, friends and family even have been able to follow the news of my wife giving birth with pictures of our growing family beautifully filtered on Instagram (not that my kids need any help being cute!).

Here’s a brief interview with Dale Tuggy from the recent theological conference. Check out his website at trinities.org.

Recently we had a discussion about the reliability of the New Testament.  In past discussions also, the work of Bart Ehrman has been cited, especially his book, Misquoting Jesus.  In a recent episode of the radio program, Unbelievable, Bart Ehrman himself has a discussion/debate with Bible scholar Peter Williams, who questions the validity of some of Ehrman’s points.  You can listen to it HERE.

Ehrman’s book Misquoting Jesus has been on the best seller list and has been influencing the views of many people regarding the texts of the Bible, especially the New Testament.  But while it gives a good introduction to the field of textual criticism in the first four chapters, his conclusions in subsequent chapters are at best overstated and misleading, according to those who have critiqued it.  Peter Williams, who debated Ehrman on Unbelievable, also has a further analysis of the book, which you can listen to and read HERE.

A big problem with the “hot button” social issues that get debated endlessly is that you often have people on both sides of the debate who misunderstand, oversimplify, or in some cases even misrepresent the opposing view.  The video I have linked here (I couldn’t get it to embed) gives a good, common sense, look at the abortion issue.


Probably the best line in it was, “If your views on abortion can fit on a bumper sticker, you haven’t thought it through hard enough.”  I think this can also be said for all of the “hot button” social issues.  When I took a course on Ethics in college, the biggest thing I learned was that there are no simple answers.

This is from the 21st Century Reformation website:

Anthony Buzzard gives an extraordinary presentation to a conference of Bible students in Tennessee. Professor Buzzard gives a succinct evaluation of five prevailing views regarding Jesus Christ. He leads us through a consideration of the: (1) Trinitarian view; (2) the Arian view; (3) Binitarianism; (4) Oneness and (5) the “One God” view. In the end, Anthony makes a persuasive case for “View No. 5”:  that Jesus is the Christ of God, God’s literally begotten human Son. Anthony Buzzard’s “Five Options in Christology” has been one of the most popular features presented on 21stcr.org. It is too good to miss.

The latest from Restoration Fellowship and Anthony Buzzard.

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