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What topics would like us to discuss on the air in 2007?

Posted by truthtalklive on January 22, 2007

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25 Responses to “What topics would like us to discuss on the air in 2007?”

  1. Delorisw said

    Shows for 2007 — The REAL truth behind Hip Hop

    Minister G. Craige Lewis is very controverisal but has a serious message about The Truth Behind Hip Hop and how it is destroying our youth, expecially the Black Youth. This guy is awesome!

    No he is not my pastor but I have gone to several churches to hear his message.

    Check him out at http://www.exministries.com

    MD Williams

  2. Anonymous said

    Shows for 2007-
    How to look at birth control, dating, entertainment,school and worship choices etc with a biblical worldview. Apologist Vodie Bauchum is such an excellent speaker on these subjects and examining all our beliefs through a biblical worldview lense. His website available with podcasts is http://www.gfbc.com

  3. Anonymous said

    hey stu (yeah, you DO need to upgrade the site…. took me 20 minutesto find this blog)

    2 ideas…..

    1. how ’bout one on openness…. (it’s getting momentum!)

    2. how ’bout another on ministries or churches “on the edge” if you will. not just stuff with electric guitars, but something NOT your grandmas church…. something young people would be interested in checkin out.

    thanx and peace,
    ron gramza, lead pastor
    eXpedition-nc,org

  4. Anonymous said

    Birth control would be an excellent topic.

    Hypocrisy in the TV and Radio Evangelism messages would be good, considering.

  5. Brad said

    How about the role of women in the church?

  6. Anonymous said

    Please have more shows like you had today. People are dying and going to hell because they are getting their information from unbiblical people. Salvation is not from “asking Jesus into your heart or life” or give me money for your “first fruits” or “a generational curse.” You could also have one about using phrases like those listed above people use and they are not in the bible. Also Jan Markell would be wonderful or Steve McVey.

  7. biteback said

    Hey wotrwokr – I agree the site needs a new look, but how could it possibly have taken 20 minutes to find the link to this blog from truthtalklive.com? It’s a huge blue graphic in the middle of the home page?

  8. Anonymous said

    I heard your January 22nd program in which you solicited ideas from your listeners and I would like to add my 2 cents. Well, actually, 3 cents. There are three topics I’d like to hear covered on your program (and on many others, frankly) and two of them will require a good bit of courage on your part. From what I’ve heard up to now on your program, whether or not I agree with your viewpoint on any particular subject, you seem to be someone who is willing to take some risks to tackle subjects. It is with that belief that I make my suggestions.
    First, I’d like to hear the subject of creation science covered in depth. Most Christians are woefully ignorant of what the Scriptures teach and how scientific evidence supports the teaching. They are also ignorant of the fact that the book of Genesis establishes the very foundations of the True Faith, since, for the most part, they have rejected the Torah and the Prophets as irrelevant to Christianity except where it can be used for illustrative purposes in somebody’s sermon. Yet these are the very Scriptures taught and believed by the Messiah and His apostles. I would like to hear guests like John Morris of ICR, Ken Hamm and Steve Grohman. That’s the easy one.

    Secondly, I’d like to hear discussions of the Faith and the Scriptures from a Hebrew perspective. I believe that Christianity has come so far from the original Faith passed down by the apostles and prophets that it’s hardly recognizable as having any relation to it. I’m amazed at the huge chasm that is widely accepted between Christian practice and Jewish practice when the scriptures clearly teach that all, Jews and Gentiles, are supposed to come into the commonwealth of Israel under the sovereignty of the Mighty One, YAHUWEH. As a guest I would suggest Michael Rood (he lives in Israel but should be in the US around March).
    Lastly, I’d like to see you leave the plantation for some of your shows and, in the spirit of freedom and full disclosure, cover the true statesmen that are running for political office and who are ignored by all in the media because they are very upsetting to the status quo. While,in your personal life, no doubt, you would remain hopelessly committed to godless, socialistic government by means of the Republican Party, perhaps you would dare to open your show to the concept that there are alternatives for those who take seriously their duty to the Almighty to vote from a standpoint of principle rather than political expediency or a horse race mentality. Even in the Republican Party there is now a candidate who is wholly committed to restoring the government to Constitutional principles, but he has been, not surprisingly, ignored by the media both secular and christian. That man is Ron Paul and he would be a good person to have as a guest. Other guests would be Howard Phillips, founder of the Constitution Party (the only party that upholds Christian and Constitutional principles) and Michael Peroutka, home schooling father, founder of the Institute on the Constitution and 2004 presidential candidate for the Constitution Party (the only candidate that fit the scriptural mandate of a leader who fears God). No one else has the courage to set aside the Republican rhetoric about electability, lesser of two evils and other such non-sense in order to simply inform the ‘conservative christian’ community that they can vote without holding their noses or violating their consciences. Do you have it?

    One last thing:
    One of your callers wanted to hear a program about the Name of God. I would like to suggest as a guest Todd Bennett who has done in depth study on the subject and has written the book ‘Names’, a part of his ‘Walk In The Light’ series.

  9. M. Sears said

    Get Nancy Pearcey on your show. Author of “Total Truth” and co-author with Chuck Colson on “How Now Shall We Live?”. An awesome lesson on different worldviews and how we should respond to them.

  10. Anonymous said

    i think you should get BILL JACK on your show. he is one of the professor’s at Worldview Academy, and he LOVES to debate! 🙂

  11. xapis said

    Stu,
    I’d like to hear some more shows on the Calvinism/Arminianism debate. James White is a seasoned Calvinist debater but there are many out there that I’m sure would take you up on it if you’re unable to get him.

    I also agree with wotrwokr on the point that you should have more shows on open theism. I’d especially like to hear one focused on the immutability and impassibility of God. You could probably get Bob Morey would come on for that one.

    Keep up the good work guys.

    Blessings,
    Lane

  12. Anonymous said

    Topics:

    Why children are too unspiritual for most churches to teach them the meat of God’s Word. (related topics: why most kids leave these churches as soon as they have a choice; AND why Jesus mis-spoke when he said “of such is the Kingdom of Heaven”; AND why your pastor should stick with the familiar stories of the Bible to relate to more people, and not publicly preach on the deeper things of God.)

    The Biblical foundations for passing the offering plate as part of worship. (related topics: why Jesus had it backwards when His disciples passed the baskets out expecting people to take food instead of give AND how to intimidate non-believers into support your building programs.)

    Why you should always refer anyone who needs Jesus to come to see your pastor. (related topics: normal Christians aren’t qualified to share their faith AND only your pastor is qualified to properly study the Bible.)

    That’s a start … maybe later you could get into some safer topics, such as “why it’s better to turn poorly dressed people away from church”, “why God only uses the KJV to save souls” and “why your pastor is the only person in the whole church who’s never sinned once since he got saved.”

    🙂

    !!!

  13. Anonymous said

    “I’d like to hear some more shows on the Calvinism/Arminianism debate.”

    Oh, please … spare us! Neither of these men’s opinions are Biblically balanced, they tend to further divide true Christians, and draw time and energy away from our true calling — to make disciples of all nations.

    How about focusing on some topics that will spur pew potatoes to reaching the lost and personally mentoring new believers in the truths of the Word of God?

    That would be some real Truth Talk!

  14. Anonymous said

    I think that shows on the below would be helpful.

    Open Theism

    “Alter Calls”

    Biblical methods of Evangelism

    Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

    Bible Study techniques and application methods

    just to name a few.

    In Christ,
    rj

  15. xapis said

    “Oh, please … spare us! Neither of these men’s opinions are Biblically balanced, they tend to further divide true Christians, and draw time and energy away from our true calling — to make disciples of all nations.

    How about focusing on some topics that will spur pew potatoes to reaching the lost and personally mentoring new believers in the truths of the Word of God?

    That would be some real Truth Talk!”

    ————

    I don’t disagree on the “priorities” but this is an important debate and has been for no less than five centuries… and one worthy of discussion on Truth Talk Live.

    How can anyone possibly say that White and Morey do not offer biblically-based reasoning for why they believe what they believe? If you read Debating Calvinism you’ll find that Dave Hunt’s fields full of straw men, emotional arguments, and eisegesis proved him a poor representative of the Arminian view. Like him or not, White schooled Hunt exegetically.

    Shalom,
    Lane

  16. Anonymous said

    “Oh, please … spare us! Neither of these men’s opinions are Biblically balanced …
    —————–
    How can anyone possibly say that White and Morey do not offer biblically-based reasoning…”

    Who’s talking about White and Morey? And all doctrine (true and false) can be “Biblically-based” (Atheism, Genocide, Hatred, etc.) – when it’s not a balanced teaching throughout scripture.

    I was referring to John Calvin and Jacob Hermann (Arminius – the latin form of Hermann). Their “points” are absolutely, unquestionably UNBALANCED — taken as a whole. The truth lies somewhere in between their extreme views. You are correct, however, that the fruit of their teachings has brought divisive extremism into almost every corner of Christianity for nearly 5 centuries. How sad!! Get over it.

    Let’s get on to spurring the pew potatoes into active service FOR our Lord Jesus Christ, and not against each other!

  17. GeneMBridges said

    I was referring to John Calvin and Jacob Hermann (Arminius – the latin form of Hermann). Their “points” are absolutely, unquestionably UNBALANCED — taken as a whole. The truth lies somewhere in between their extreme views. You are correct, however, that the fruit of their teachings has brought divisive extremism into almost every corner of Christianity for nearly 5 centuries. How sad!! Get over it.

    Yes, separating from Romanism was very divisive. Perhaps you should read over 1 Corinthians carefully, Paul speaks of division in both negative and positive terms.

    1 Cor. 11:18-19, “For, in the first place, when you come together as a church, I hear that divisions exist among you; and in part, I believe it. 19 For there must also be factions among you, in order that those who are approved may have become evident among you.”

    1 Cor. 1:10, “Now I exhort you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all agree, and there be no divisions among you, but you be made complete in the same mind and in the same judgment.”

    1 Cor. 11:19 uses the Greek word “haireses” for “factions”. We get the English word heresy from this Greek word. A heresy is a false teaching, something that deviates from orthodoxy. If we see that the Scriptures declare something clearly (orthodoxy), and if someone teaches contrary to that clear teaching, then he or she is teaching heresy.
    The Scriptures teach that there is a place for division and that is when opposing teachings that are contrary to sound doctrine. But division can only occur when the truth is known and those who abide with the truth should correct those who do not.

    As it stands, this objection has all the debate of “let’s not debate theology, we should just all get along.” The result of that position in the 18th century in Europe was an attitude that led them to almost universally deconfessionalize their churches and draw the circle so loose they said Jesus should be honored, not worshipped. In the 19th century in the US, the same thing began happening near its close and we need only look at the apostasy in the mainline churches that resulted in less than 50 years.

    This, of course, is a boatload of assertion without argumentation. Is it unbalanced to exegete properly? What precisely is “unbalanced” about Calvinism? Arminianism? Are you suggesting that predestination lays at the center of Calvin’s theology? Perhaps you should read his theology. What is “extreme” about believing Christ is a perfect Savior and that God ensures that those He intends to save will be saved through the gospel?

    Were the founders of the SBC “unbalanced and extreme” The original signatories of the Charter all held the Philadelphia Baptist Confession.

    What’s being argued here is that Wesleyans are “unbalanced” and Presbyterians and all the Reformed churches are “unbalanced or extreme” This assumes that (a) neither teaches a biblical theology and (b) that you know what is balanced and what isn’t. I’d add that everybody I’ve ever read (and historical theology is my speciality) who says this, when pressed proves that they are functional Arminians.

    So, let’s put this to the test, shall we. Justify the concept of libertarian free will from Scripture. Here, I’ll even interact with you personally here:
    http://strangebaptistfire.com
    /2007/01/25/determinism-chance
    -and-freedom/#respond

    Let’s see what is unbalanced and what isn’t. We’ll start there, and I’ll be happy to interact with you from Scripture. That article is from an IVP publication. So, what is “unbalanced” about it?

    For that matter, historically, Calvin is not an NEVER has been the spokesperson for Reformed theology. Bucer, Beza, Bullinger, Ursinus, Voetius, Gomarus, and a host of others up to the present day are involved, and not a single Calvinist confession bears the marks of John Calvin, not even in the century in which he lived. Arminians were never spoken for by Arminius. Rather, they were spoken for by Episcopus and the Socinians. The General Baptists were around for just over a century before falling into Socinianism,and if not for the New Connextion of the 18th century and the Methodists-Wesleyans, there simply would be no such thing as evangelical Arminianism today. Perhaps what would be needed is a discussion about the nature of historical theology. I’d suggest getting Dr. Richard Muller to come on and discuss “Calvin vs. the Calvinists.” He did his Ph.D work at Duke and teaches at Calvin Seminary. His work contradicting that thesis has been magisterial indeed.

    As for the original topic. Stu, I have volunteered via your blog admin to come on the show myself and discuss Christian blogging-do’s and don’ts, etc. I would prefer to come on with some friends, perhaps Tom Ascol from the Founders blog, Steve Hays from Triablogue, Marty Duren from SBC Outpost,Gene Cook-Scott Hill-or Jason Robertson from Fide-O, Phil Johnson from Pyromaniancs or Wade Burleson from Graceandtruthtoyou. Blogging is a hot topic in the SBC at present, as the SBC blogs have become a place where information has been able to get out and be discussed that would ordinarily not have been discussed for all to see in the past 20 years or so.

    Also, I think a show on the Fundamentals of the Faith may be interesting. Right now, the SBC is facing some issues where there are those who seem to want to impose views beyond the BFM and are low on the food chain of fundamental doctrines. I’ve recently written a paper on Fundamentals for some of their pastors who are very concerned about this, and it intentionally addresses issues that apply to evangelicalism at large, Baptists in particular. If you’d like to read this and put together a “roundtable” discussion on this issue, I think it could prove to most profitable. Email me when yu can if you wish to read over it.

  18. Anonymous said

    Brother Gene,

    My first response to your post was similar to Agrippa’s to Paul: “much learning doth make thee mad” — but I really don’t mean it. But unfortunately, it doth make thee blind to the truths of God’s Word.

    God’s truth exists in a realm so far beyond our reasoning we can’t come close to comprehending it. So does it mean that I’m abandoning sound doctrine if I don’t believe either man’s extreme teaching when it’s so obvious that God’s Word “seems” to have elements that support both sides? Of course not!!

    It’s like a child standing at the edge of a large swimming pool. A stranger walks up to him and tells him that they could both walk across the without getting wet, and they could both breathe in all the water in the pool, without drowning. Obviously the child, having been in the pool before, is very adamant: “It’s IMPOSSIBLE!!” But you and I both know that when it gets cold enough, they certainly could walk across the ICE, and that an average person will breath in and out more than a swimming pool full of water vapor in their lifetime — in fact they would die if they didn’t! The point is … God knows so much more and his truths cannot be understood in mere human terms.

    But as long as we are obedient to God’s Word, I must tell you, that those five points on each side of the C/A fiasco really don’t matter. So why waste time on it?
    1. Total Depravity or Free Will? If I accept Christ and live my life totally sold out to Him, does it matter?
    2. Unconditional or conditional? He offers and I accept. If I accept Christ and live my life totally sold out to Him, does it matter?
    3. Universal or Limited Atonement? Whosoever will or God wills. How about both? If I accept Christ and live my life totally sold out to Him, does it matter?
    4. Irresistible or Resistible grace? It didn’t seem like a forced conversion, but maybe it was. If I accept Christ and live my life totally sold out to Him, does it matter?
    5. And finally, probably the most misunderstood contrast which the unbalanced view has condemned many folks: Falling from Grace or Preserved if Chosen? Did I not really get saved to start with, or did I reject what I had once embraced? If I accept Christ and live my life totally sold out to Him, does it matter?

    Is there a pattern here? If I accept Christ and live my life totally sold out to Him …

    Not wishing to further waste time God has given me to evangelize the lost, but to give yet another view, I found this by Mike Stine on a web page he wrote, that I think speaks well to the issue:

    Both sides have some questions that need to be answered as far as I’m concerned. Of course there have been answers offered, but I have yet to find answers that suit me on a few of them.

    (A) How can man come to God unless God opens the door? If God doesn’t open the door to everyone, then he must still “elect” those he opens the door for.

    (A) How do you get around the sealing of the Holy Spirit upon salvation?

    (C) The Bible says that God desires all to be saved. If God is the only instrument necessary in salvation and man has nothing to do with it, why doesn’t God save everyone?

    (C) What is the point of evangelism if people are elect – they are going to be saved no matter what anyone does? (Aside from the fact that the Bible tells us to do it… The question is more what is the point of evangelism.)

    For both- How does praying effect salvation? Does praying change God’s mind and cause him to save someone? Would God answering our prayers override someone else’s free will?

    I don’t believe that either side has all of the answers which is why I don’t claim to be part of either side. A compromise would be appropriate but honestly it is quite unrealistic as the sides have been split for over four hundred years. The important thing to remember is that both believe that salvation comes through faith in Jesus Christ and him alone.

    I do not wish to downplay the issue but as long as both sides agree on this, everything else – even what actually happens in the process of it all – is pretty trivial.

    So, let’s get on with the task of evangelizing the lost!

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    bjstory@hotmail.com

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