Audio File Download: Episode 001


Hello.

You can call me Isaac. And I have to say, I really don’t want to be doing a podcast. More importantly, I don’t want to be doing this podcast in particular. But, for a long time now, I’ve been compelled to reach out.

I’m not sure why.

In the famous words of Amos, “I’m neither a prophet nor the son of a prophet.” Well, I can certainly tell you I’m also not an apostle or an evangelists, or an elder or a teacher. In fact, I would bet good money (not my own money, but) I would bet good money that the church – any church – would classify me best as heretic.

And, I would imagine it’s true to some extent.

But, more on that later.

Right now let me do a little bit of an introduction and what my aim is in starting this broadcast. So, grab a seat and let’s figure out why I’ll be talking into this empty room every week.….

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I finished the course from the Koinonia Institute titled, Learn the Bible in 24 Hours – New Testament and figured it was time for a course review. This class is part of my Unschooled Master of Theology program.

so, let’s get started….

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As part of my Unschooled Master of Theology Program I completed James White’s History of the Christian Church lectures about a month back.

It was quite interesting, though also a little disappointing. So, let’s jump in and see what this course was all about…

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I finished this course a few weeks ago and thought a course review was in order. The title is The Modern Classrooms Project course. I stumbled onto this online class when looking up information on a potential podcast I wanted to do in the future, but will now not be developed. I was surprised when I found this course and hoped it would have a lot of useful information.

You can check all of my assignments for this program here.

So, let’s just jump right in and find out if this course is worth taking….

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Quite awhile ago, maybe a year or more, I started the Teaching Company course, Death, Dying, and Afterlife. Most of the lectures I completed during hour long walks down by the beach or out on the Eden property while digging the hole that would/will one day, hopefully, become my monastic cell, a simple shelter or small, dugout cabin.

It was not until I was halfway done with my ThD program that I managed to finish the lectures. Of course, this series was also part of my Unschooled Master of Theology Program, so, it’s probably a good idea to write up a review.

Let’s jump in, then, and find out what this course is all about…

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While pursuing my ThD, I finished the Angelology, Anthropology, and Hamartiology course by Dallas Theological Seminary and thought it was time to write up a review on it since it’s part of my Unschooled Master of Theology Program. While you’re at it, you can also check out my other assignments here.

Interested in those mysterious beings, how they are connected to humans and why we are both seemingly plagued by sin? Let’s find out…

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I have finished a course from the Theology Program titled, Principles of Biblical Teaching and figured it was time for a course review. This class is part of my Unschooled Master of Theology program.

Let’s get started….

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I finished the Humanity and Sin course (part of the Theology Program) which is a requirement for my Unschooled Master of Theology program and figured it is time for a course review.

So, lets jump in and see if we can’t finish before summer’s end…

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This week I finished the Science and the Bible course by KI and figured I’d write up a review on it since it’s part of my Unschooled Master of Theology Program. While you’re at it, you can also check out my other assignments for my uThM here.

At first, my thoughts on this course were a little negative, but since finishing I’ve changed my view a little. I think my poor satisfaction has more to do with these courses being primarily review and not challenging me at all. If I’m being fair, this is not the fault of the course content, it’s my fault for taking the course.

But, the content Chuck Missler presents is always fascinating, even if I’ve heard it before. So, let’s dig in and see what he’s talking about in the Beyond Series.

Here we go…

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I just finished another course at the Koinonia Institute and, so far, I’m finding the topical courses are not nearly as good as the systematic, contextual reviews of the biblical text by Missler himself.

This course was a two lecture briefing, but it was really odd how it’s title about Demons, and specifically 1 Timothy 4:1 where Paul states, “In latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons.” But, throughout the course, there is actually little to no mention of demons!

I guess we can chock it up to lesson learned. It is a personal goal to complete all KI courses (at least those on my personalized Study Plan for my uThM Program).

So, let’s go through the Discussion Questions despite the glaring absence of the actual topic in question….

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The other day I received a comment on a review I did for one of the courses I had just finished. It was actually by Michael Patton from Credo House, and he asked if I’ve ever tried one of the courses on Credo Courses.

Well, I’ve been a fan of Michael’s since finding his Theology Program on Bible.org. I’ve finished two of the six courses in the program and really like them.

But, my research since starting my Unschooled Master of Theology Program has shifted toward the study of death, consciousness, and afterlife – not leaving much room for extraneous studies.

I looked at the website, though (I happened to get the internet working at the Eden property, but not very well), and I happened onto a lecture by J.P. Moreland about the soul. This fit in perfect with my current research, so I could justify the time, not to mention it was currently free!

When I got back to civilization today, the first thing I did was download the lecture and dig in. And, I have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised at what I found.

So, let’s take a deep dive into all things related to the existence of the soul, shall we?

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This afternoon I finished the Teaching Company course, Exploring Metaphysics. It’s been a long time since I started this course, maybe a year or more ago. But, due to the ability to incorporate listening to lectures while at work (as well as finish up the bulk of the discussion questions), I’ve been able to finally finish this one.

I took this course on as part of my Unschooled Master of Theology Program. You can check out all assignments for this program here.

For now, let’s take a look at what’s so interesting about Metaphysics.

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