Special Guest, Pastor Scott Reiber
Mike and Pastor Scott discuss the meaning of liberal thought and philosophy, especially in Christian theology.
With less than 24 hours before one of the most important presidential elections in America’s history, Mike examines the question, ‘Has America snubbed it’s nose at God?’ Citing three important article, one by John MacArthur, another by Ray Baumann and one from David Wheaton, Mike comments on what he sees as the rapid and accepted slide of American culture to one of apathy and indifference, and what it will take to reclaim America, if it is possible at all. WARNING! This program is anything but light, fluffy and backrubbing.
Dr. R.C. Sproul once said, “Modern man wastes little time thinking about ultimate or religious questions. The pragmatist is basicalkly skeptical or agnostic about man’s ability to discover ultimate truth…” On this special repeat broadcast, Mike and Pastor Scott Reiber discuss the philospohy of pragmatism, or ‘the end justify the means’, contrasting how Christianity and its competitors influence various aspects of our culture: economics, science, art, literature, and government.
A listener is New Zealand writes, “I personally think Christians are far too involved in trying to redeem the culture rather than proclaiming the Gospel to all the lost within the diverse cultures. It is people that are redeemed not cultures.It is people Jesus saves not cultures.”
A great point! So how do we approach cultures? Mike shares citing an article by John MacArthur and audio from a sermon by Alistair Begg.
- How to Confront the Culture-John MacArthur
- The Gospel in Contemporary Culture-Alistair Begg
- Michael Horton interviews R.C. Sproul on the state of Evangelicalism in America
Paul Alexander writes for 9 Marks.org; “…there are many churches out there that sing the last stanza of Have Thine Own Way just one more time as they wait for the convicted sinner to step out of the pew and into a new relationship with Christ. But even though it is still somewhat popular, we think that the invitation system has done more harm than good among many evangelical churches.” On this edition of Theology 101, Mike and Pastor Scott Reiber examine the history, meaning, and concerns with the altar call/invitation.
- Intro to Death of the Death of Christ-J.I. Packer
- Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God-J.I. Packer
- Should we use altar calls-Cross TV (you tube video)
Mike and Pastor Scott Reiber break from their lessons on worldviews to address a question from a listener about Calvinism, Arminianism and how the two theologies can relate to one another, including perspective from Dr. Dan Edney via telephone.