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The Baptist Broadcast

The Baptist Broadcast

By Joshua Sommer
Particular theology for Particular Baptists... (and anyone else who can put up with us).
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A Charitable Assessment of Landmarkism
Landmarkism began in the 19th century. It proclaims the Baptist church as the only true church, and it unqualifiedly denies the universal church. Is it correct to do so? Did Christians, including Baptists prior to the 19th century, really miss this doctrine for almost 2,000 years?
June 18, 2021
Gavin Ortlund, Jordan Cooper, & Baptism in the Early Church
Dr. Cooper brought some valid criticisms to Dr. Ortlund's argument for credobaptism from the earliest years of post-canonical church history. I want to weigh in to this conversation, not predominantly for criticism's sake, but by way of developing the discussion from a Baptist perspective.
June 16, 2021
The Particular Baptists & Covenant Children
It is often supposed by our paedobaptist friends that Baptists outrightly reject the notion of covenant-holiness with regard to children of believing parents.
June 8, 2021
The Grace Behind the Sacraments
We often view baptism and the Lord's Supper as footnotes to the Christian life, or as unexplained appendages in our walk with Christ.
May 31, 2021
Racialism, Europa Invicta, & the Substance/Accidents Distinction
A dangerous trend newly emerges in response to CRT. Let's see if it's tenable in light of orthodox theology.
May 25, 2021
The Heresy of Critical Race Theory & Its Implications
Critical Race Theory devastates the biblical gospel, and is never available to the Christian for appropriation into orthodox theology.
April 23, 2021
More on Ezekiel 40ff
In this episode, in addition to the sin offering in Ezekiel 40, I present six more reasons why interpreting Ezekiel 40ff as a literal brick and mortar temple puts one at odds with the New Covenant.
April 8, 2021
The Problem with Interpreting Ezekiel 40ff Literally
There is a big temple described in Ezekiel 40ff. But is it merely describing a bigger version of the first and second temple, or something other and greater?
April 1, 2021
How Did the 1689 Baptists Deal with Internal Church Conflict?
This is a very practical issue that demands our love, loyalty, and patience.
March 25, 2021
The Amalgamated Man
What if we understood each an every person to be, first and foremostly, a creation of God which bears God's image. And then, what if we defined God's image according to what God actually says it is? If we did that, I think we would have another Renaissance.
March 17, 2021
Why I Think Empathy Is BAD News
The Bible urges us to accommodate ourselves to the suffering of others. Empathy, on the other hand, forces an artificial imitation of another person's emotions and experiences.
March 13, 2021
The Metaphysics of Evil
What is evil? I would like to share a few thoughts that may be helpful in thinking about the problem of evil.
March 13, 2021
Can There Be Two Self-Existences?
Why should we think God is one? Could there not be multiple gods?
March 9, 2021
How Do the Scriptures Talk to Us?
How does the Bible speak to us? What is the intent of the author(s)? Which intent matters most? God's, or the human's? Who is the primary audience? Does the Bible go further than the literal sense?
March 4, 2021
The Main Reason I'm Not SBC
Recent events aside, I want to talk a little about why I'm not part of the SBC.
March 2, 2021
Distinguishing Theology
Welcome to the pilot episode of the Baptist Broadcast! Today, we'll be asking, Why is it important to make careful distinctions between biblical theology, systematic theology, etc.?
March 2, 2021