Theology

Hell

by John Mark Reynolds on July 8, 2011

Hell is, and always has been, a difficult subject to think about well. God is love – how do Christians get hell from that? Is hell a matter of choice? Punishment? Discipline? Reformation? Are any of those helpful tools to lead Christians to a more complete understanding of hell and God’s intention regarding it?

Put your listening ears on and find a seat as Dr. John Mark Reynolds and Dr. Fred Sanders, of the Torrey Honors Institute, dig into these tough questions and more in this edition of the Scriptorium Daily’s Middlebrow Podcast.

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Buddhism Repackaged: More Thoughts On The “New New Age”

by John Mark Reynolds on October 9, 2009

This podcast continues last week’s discussion on the “visualization” trend in modern spiritual circles. How did “pop religion” develop such a following, and how can the Church avoid its nicely packaged seductions? Why are so many people convinced that they are transmission towers for positive energy?

Tune in once again to hear Dr. John Mark Reynolds and Dr. Paul Spears, professors at the Torrey Honors Institute, as they and Dr. Craig Hazen revisit their discussion on this fascinating, dangerous topic.

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Oprah-Style Religion: Choosing The Truth Over “The Secret”

by John Mark Reynolds on October 2, 2009

One of the most popular trends in modern spirituality is the “visualization” approach, which claims that health, wealth, and happiness are only a positive thought away. These principles seem harmless, perhaps even beneficial for everyday life–but are there dangers below the surface? What’s in store for the many who follow these coffee-shop religions?

Listen as Dr. John Mark Reynolds and Dr. Paul Spears, professors at the Torrey Honors Institute, are joined by foremost apologist and Biola University professor Dr. Craig Hazen to discuss pop culture’s attempts at piety, and how Christians can counter the claims of modern spiritual gurus.

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As the internet grows more influential, its use in the church has increased as well. What are the benefits, as well of limitations, of doing church completely online? While its accessibility and ease of use may seem enticing to participate in a service from the comfort of your home, what is the effect of neglecting physical human interaction with other believers?

Join John Mark Reynolds of the Torrey Honors Institute and David Bourgeois, Associate Professor at Biola University’s Crowell School of Business as they enter this discussion of the role of the internet in ministry, and their predictions for where new media may be headed in the years to come.

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Merry Christmas from Middlebrow!

by John Mark Reynolds on December 22, 2008

Grab a cup of egg nog, seat yourself comfortably in front of the fire, and join John Mark Reynolds, Paul Spears and their special guest Dr. Charlie Chuck Chuckleman, a professor from the School for Seminary Preaching located at an undisclosed location on the East Coast, for a very merry Middlebrow discussion about the origins and proper observance of the “most wonderful time of the year.”