How could someone who loves worldview not love systematic theology? If we ask Christians to think hard about how their faith applies to every aspect of reality, shouldn’t we ask them to think hard about how their doctrine fits together as well? That sounds reasonable — so of course Radio Worldview host Jeff Baldwin resists it. Tune in to hear Jeff rant about the limits of systematic theology, and to hear Bill Jack rave about a new place for fish and chips on a segment we call “Roadkill Cafe.”
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Can comparing Radio Worldview favorably to Veggie Tales be an insult? It turns out it can! Can video games raise epistemological questions? It turns out they can! Thanks to one faithful listener, hosts Bill Jack and Jeff Baldwin are drawn into a long, fruitful discussion about discernment, Abraham and Isaac, angelic beings, and of course barbecue and off-brand Cheetos.
Would you like your Radio Worldview hosts to respond to listener mail? So would Jeff! Unfortunately, co-host Bill is feeling especially random in this podcast, and so it begins with a discussion of the zombie movie “Warm Bodies” (no kidding!), and then transitions into a discussion of the new country song “She Loves Me Like Jesus.” Eventually Jeff is able to steer Bill back to the task at hand, and they respond to an excellent listener e-mail about suffering. Then Jeff is taken to task for his attitude toward Massachusetts and France. A rousing episode!
Should women lead? There are verses in the Bible that suggest that women should not instruct men in theological matters. Is this just cultural, or does it apply today? Does it have even broader application? What about a woman president? And how can young Christian women encourage young Christian men to take the reins and lead? These questions are raised by a faithful listener, and Bill and Jeff do their best to tackle them. But it’s not all serious! This episode’s edition of “Roadkill Cafe” features one of the most disgusting things Jeff ever had to see Bill eat.
In this episode of Radio Worldview, hosts Jeff and Bill respond to another wonderful listener question (please keep them coming!). How can Christians who have had immoral earthly fathers — or who never had a father at all — relate to God as our heavenly Father? Is it possible for Christians with supportive earthly fathers to help these other Christians understand the true role of the father? This very serious discussion is preceded by a very flip discussion in the segment “Where the Tech are We?” where Jeff talks about the iPhone’s new personal assistant and Bill reveals breaking news straight from YouTube.
Long-time listeners know that co-host Bill Jack has always wanted to call our podcast “That’s Crazy Talk.” Never has that title been more appropriate than right now, when Bill and Jeff finish discussing all the crazy talk in Love Wins by Rob Bell. How bad is it? Jeff is so angry that they actually dive right into the topic, with nary a mention of donuts or Colorado or what we’re reading now. Once Bill and Jeff are done with Bell, they take the time to answer a couple of quick questions from listeners. The discussion ranges from Bible apps for the iPod to Thomas Hobbes.
We wanted to entitle this episode “Who Will Take Care of Your Pets After the Rapture?” since this show begins with hosts Bill and Jeff discussing an actual service offered by atheists who promise to care for Christians’ pets after the rapture, and then leads into a discussion of Pastor Rob Bell’s book Love Wins. Since Bell is basically a universalist who expects everybody to ultimately make it into heaven, maybe Christians can’t even count on atheists to take care of their pets. And if the sarcasm in this synopsis is lost on you, just tune in to this episode, sit back, relax, and listen to Bill and Jeff bemoan Bell’s shoddy pseudo-intellectualism.
Bill Jack continues his podcasting odyssey with special guest Dell Cook. After a slight pause to remind Jeff that he isn’t winning fantasy baseball, Bill and Dell discuss the Trinity and why it is so much more than just a mysterious Christian doctrine.
Okay, so some members of the Worldview Academy faculty team are quirky. Brandon Booth actually likes reading Aristotle, and Randy Sims enjoys Mystery Science Theater 3000. Mark Bertrand is certainly quirky in his own way, and in this show he explains why he obsessively compares Bible editions. Host Jeff Baldwin wants to know: why so many translations? And is one translation the best translation?
Bill and Jeff broadcast from the most recent Christianity and Culture Conference in Pittsburgh. The show begins with a discussion about what to write on Starbucks cups, but turns into a prolonged discussion of the sovereignty of God and the reality of grace. And it also explains how Bill came to wreck his son’s Porsche.