I have really enjoyed following your writing and podcasts for a long time now. I am often amazed by the (real!) connections you see in the text and wonder how exactly you do it. Could you tell us how you developed the ability to see such connections? Can you give us a peek inside your mind and your thinking process?
Peter Leithart and I answer three questions sent in by listeners.
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One of my supporters has very kindly transcribed this video on the teaching of Romans 8-11 concerning election. I don’t have time to transcribe my videos myself, so anyone willing to volunteer to transcribe videos would be greatly appreciated! The transcript is very lightly edited at a few points for the purpose of comprehension.
Could you comment a little on practical differences among complementarians on the notion of headship?
I discuss Genesis 27, where Isaac is deceived and Esau loses the blessing to Jacob.
In your view of human freedom do people ever truly have real multiple options that they chose from or are they always enslaved by their nature to one option and moved toward a good option by the grace of God being in a sense acted upon them? Is it valid, in your opinion, to see the unregenerate as stuck in sinful nature away from God waiting for God’s move of grace but that the regenerate are growing into a greater sense of freedom where they truly have options within their nature and God is not directing every move of their life through the giving and withholding of grace? I hope my question is clear enough that you get what I’m asking.
One of my supporters has very kindly transcribed this video, on the Church’s relationship with the natural family. I don’t have time to transcribe my videos myself, so anyone willing to volunteer to transcribe one video every week or fortnight would be greatly appreciated! The transcript is very lightly edited at a few points for the purpose of comprehension.
What is your position on predestination? In particular, how should we understand predestination in Romans 8-11 with its many OT references?
I very much appreciate your keen eye for typology and the like. As a pastor, I continually find myself thinking “That’s cool. So what?” I know that’s what many of my parishioners are thinking, so I try to show the importance and application of intertextual connections. I’d very much like to hear your reflections on the pastoral value of typology.