It’s an old question: is something good because God wills it, or does God will it because it is good? Some people think the Christian answer is untenable, while guests Brandon Booth and Mark Bertrand see the Christian answer as the only reasonable response. Nonetheless, it is a response steeped in paradox; don’t be surprised when the conversation strays toward Kierkegaard.
Monthly archives for July, 2006
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?
In the second half of this discussion, Jeff continues to badger guests Jay and Mark about perceived elitism. Who decides what is truly great literature? Why does it always seem that literary snobs get to make those choices? And what about Philippians 4:8?