Tripp Fuller returns to the podcast and drops his best breakdown of Anselm’s ontological argument. But not before we see stories that draw us to Jesus and draw us to the grace of God. This is good, because in order to understand Anselm’s God, we have to have been drawn already.
John 6 What does 5,000 mean, and for whom is this a miracle anyway? We break down the feeding narrative and Passover, and how to navigate the idea that the miracle is found in everyone sharing their lunch. With a little help from Bultmann. SPOILER ALERT: the story is actually about Jesus.
2 Samuel 11:1-15 Tripp wonders if David and Bathsheba really should be a youth group text. JRDK wants you to call rape rape. The benefits of stopping before David: recognizing our own need for grace, and the destructive nature of our twisted cover-ups.
Psalm 14 The patronizing Christian says to the atheist a fool. Kirk can’t add 2 + 2. Tripp sets the record straight about Anselm and Psalm 14: it’s the Christian who is a fool when s/he doesn’t try to know God. Kirk brings it back to the Bible. As he does. But only to say that Tripp is right.
Ephesians 3 Paul comes in to back Anselm’s play: there is God, who is in relationship with the world, and this has some implications for knowledge and ethical action.
Daniel Kirk is a writer, speaker, blogger, and New Testament professor who lives in San Francisco, CA. He holds a Ph.D. in New Testament from Duke University and is the author of a pair of books, Unlocking Romans: Resurrection and the Justification of God and Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul? His third book A Man Attested by God: the Human Jesus of the Synoptic Gospels, is off to the printers. He blogs regularly at StoriedTheology.com (jrdkirk.com). You can follow him on Twitter @jrdkirk and on Facebook at Facebook.com/jrdkirk.
Tripp is a husband to Alecia, Father to Elgin & Khora, a minister, avid Laker fan, competitive home brewer, & a theology nerd pursuing a PhD at Claremont Graduate University. He is also the self-proclaimed president of the John Cobb fan club where he holds the title of #FANiac in Chief.
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