In this episode, I talk with Hans Boersma on sacramental ontology and Scripture. Basically, we talk about how creation exists sacramentally in relationship with God and how Christians have and can approach Scripture.
Here is his Amazon (.ca) page with books: https://www.amazon.ca/Hans-Boersma/e/B001JXL6TQ/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1
In this episode, James Wood and I talk about Henri de Lubac. My major interest in de Lubac is his work to retrieval the writings and theology of early Christians. But we talk about more than that in this episode!
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In this episode, an exhausted and possibly sick Wyatt attempts to use words to communicate with a highly intelligent theologian. We talk about divine immutability, an important doctrine that does not get as much air time as it ought.
In this episode, Matthew LaPine and I discuss the theological psychology of Thomas Aquinas as well as deal with the question of how our body and soul correlate in the process of sanctification. In particular, we talk about anxiety and how to deal with it. To read his new book, see here.
In this episode, Herman Selderhuis and I talk about the reformers, and in particular John Calvin, Martin Luther, and Martin Bucer. For his book on Calvin, see here. And for his work on Luther, see here.
Among other things, we talk about John Webster, John Owen, and Thomas Aquinas. We even tackle the interesting question of whether or not John Owen is a social trinitarian. Listen in to find out! Christopher has written a book called Thomism in John Owen published by Ruttledge.
Do check the book out.
In this episode, I talk about two-kingdoms teaching as presented in the early to mid 16th century. I try to show how such a teaching can help us a sort of political theology to make sense of how we relate to governing authorities. Afterwards, two lawyers (Chad Graham and Kristopher Kinsinger) discuss the topic with me.
In this episode, Chad Graham gives a short talk on the historical foundations for church and state relations. Afterwards, we have a roundtable discussion on the topic: myself, Chad (JD), and Kristopher Kinsinger (JD).
In this episode, professor Owen Anderson and I talk about apologetics, natural law, and even metaphysics! In addition, we talk about some of the ABCs of what sin is. To learn more, go to: wyattgraham.com.
In this episode, I talk to John Owen scholar Crawford Gribben on John Owen. We cover a range of surprising topics like John Owen's similarity to the dispensationalist J. N. Darby, Owen's influence on John Locke and classical liberalism, his view on the justice of God and the atonement, and most interestingly about Owen's view of werewolves and vampires. Yep, he wrote on vampires and werewolves.
If you want to learn more, buy Gribben's new introduction to John Owen published by Crossway. He also has an academic introduction to Owen published by OUP. And check out his Goodreads author's page to see more of his books.
Samuel Loncar recently released a ten-part podcast called "Becoming Human." I talk to him a bit about the podcast and some of the key themes, namely, the history and relationship of philosophy, religion, and science.
Todd Billings and Wyatt Graham discuss death and dying—the topic of Billings' new book, "The End of the Christian Life." To learn more, check out his six-part podcast on the topic of his recent book here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-end-of-the-christian-life/id1531498639.
In the next set of conversations, I will begin to talk with those with whom I personally disagree. I will also release a number series on different topics. I talk about both of these things and explain what that means. I am looking forward to more conversations and more thinking in public as the year goes on!
In this episode, Gavin Ortlund and I talk about Anselm of Canterbury's pursuit of joy and Augustine of Hippo's doctrine of creation. You will not want to miss this one.
Gavin Ortlund (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) serves as senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Ojai in Ojai, California. He is the author of Theological Retrieval for Evangelicals, Anselm's Pursuit of Joy, Retrieving Augustine's Doctrine of Creation, and Finding the Right Hills to Die on. You can follow him on Twitter.
In this episode, Paul Maxwell and I talk about his work on trauma and reformed theology. He argues that reformed theology conceptually teaches good and true dogma but that the individual experience of this theology among those who have experienced trauma needs to be considered. Maximal control and overly negative views of human nature can affect some people in unhelpful ways.
One of the most exciting parts about hosting a podcast like this is that I can learn from those with whom I disagree. Here, that is partially the case. But I learned more about reformed thinking and trauma and was challenged to think self-reflectively. I hope the same thing is true for you too when you hear Paul speak.
Paul Maxwell is a theologian from Hyde Park, New York. He has his BA in biblical languages from Moody Bible Institute, his M Div from Westminster Theological Seminary, and his PhD from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he studied under Kevin Vanhoozer. Paul is currently a marketing coordinator for a SaaS company in the financial technology sector.
Emeritus Professor Stan Fowler of Heritage Seminary talks with me about baptism in the Baptist tradition and especially its sacramental character. I think you will find this talk fascinating and perhaps eye-opening. Baptism, argues Professor Fowler, is sacramental. Before you jump to conclusions about what that might mean, first listen to the conversation.
In this episode, Rafael Bello and I talk about the incarnation of Jesus Christ and related matters. We centre on the question of the non Assumptus, which in modern times refers to Christ assuming a fallen nature. Did he assume a fallen nature? We discuss that question in today's episode.
Who are the Puritans? We talk about them all the time, but who are they really? Professor Michael Haykin speaks about the origin of the Puritans, their historical setting, and their influence in North America.
Born in England of Irish and Kurdish parents, Dr. Michael A. G. Haykin is Professor of Church History at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, and the Director of The Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies, which is based on the Southern campus but which also has an office in Ontario. Dr. Haykin is the author of a number of books dealing with Patristic and Baptist studies and is also the general editor of a forthcoming 16-volume edition of the works of Andrew Fuller (Walter de Gruyter). He and his wife Alison have their home in Dundas, Ontario, and are members at West Highland Baptist Church, Hamilton, Ontario. They have two grown children, Victoria and Nigel. (Taken from the Gospel Coalition Canada website).
Why should you know about Thomas Aquinas? Because he provides us with precise and true language to worship the triune God.
In this episode, Ryan Hurd and I talk through some of the stickiest problems in trinitarian thinking. While the thought of Thomas is as vast as the ocean, I hope that you will get a sense for how Thomas spoke of God.
How does a former evangelical free church pastor become a lay Anglican curate? And just what is Anglicanism anyway? Chad Graham, a lawyer and a lay Anglican curate, tells us all about Anglicanism and why he appreciates this reformed expression of faith.
In this episode, Craig Carter and I talk about Christianity and Classical Theism. I also ask him why he likes the phrase "Christian Platonism." If you have read his work, you won't want to miss his remarks here.