Sun, 29 November 2009
In this podcast, Jim begins a new series examining the reliability of the Bible. Can we trust that the Old Testament we have today is the same Old Testament that Jesus referred to? How was the Old Testament scripture transmitted over time? Does it contain error? Can it be trusted? How do we know that the ancient Jews were studying the same text we study today? Jim examines the transmission and canonization of the Old Testament in this first podcast in our new series.
Direct download: 128_PCM_Podcast_128_-_Has_the_Old_Testament_Been_Faithfully_Transmitted_-_LQ.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:45 PM
Sun, 22 November 2009
In this podcast, Jim examines the American holiday of Thanksgiving. While Thanksgiving has become a secular holiday for most Americans, its origins are distinctly Christian. Thanksgiving Day was not established to give us an opportunity to thank our government, our forefathers or even our good fortune. It was, and always has been, a day set aside to thank the God of the Bible. Jim also answers listener email related to Oneness Pentecostals and the relationship between God's sovereignty and man's free will.
Direct download: PCM_Podcast_127_-_The_Truth_About_the_Origin_of_Thanksgiving_-_LQ.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:01 PM
Tue, 17 November 2009
In this podcast, Jim finishes his short, two part series examining the evidence related to Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon. Is the Book of Mormon truly what it claims to be? Is there any internal evidence that can help us determine the truth of the matter? What does the cumulative circumstantial and direct physical evidence conclude about the Book of Mormon and Mormonism in general? Does Christianity suffer in a similar way when examined critically?
Direct download: PCM_Podcast_126_-_What_Does_the_Evidence_Reveal_About_Mormonism_Part_2_-_LQ.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:20 AM
Tue, 10 November 2009
In this podcast, Jim begins a short, two part series that examines the evidence related to Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon. Mormonism hinges on the truth about Smith and the text he claimed to be a second testament of Jesus Christ. What does the evidence tell us about Smith and the text? Does Christianity stand up to the same sort of evidential scrutiny?
Direct download: PCM_Podcast_125_-_What_Does_the_Evidence_Reveal_About_Mormonism_-_LQ.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:01 AM
Mon, 2 November 2009
In this podcast, Jim tackles the issue of “Spiritual Gifts” and distinguishes the difference between such gifts and the natural talents that all of us possess. Why do Christians sometimes describe what appear to be natural talents as “Spiritual Gifts”? Are they just attributing to God what is actually simply a matter of genetics and environment? Jim also answers listener email related to the Trinity and to the power of circumstantial evidence.
Direct download: PCM_Podcast_124_-_What_Is_the_Difference_Between_A_Natural_Talent_and_A_Spiritual_Gift_-_LQ.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:19 AM