TMR 250 & 251 : Michael Flournoy : A Mormon Apologist Stumbles into Christianity

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For this special two-part interview we are joined by ex-Mormon apologist Michael Flournoy for a detailed and highly-personal conversation on his new autobiographical book, Falling into Grace : How a Mormon Apologist Stumbled into Christianity, published in August 2020.

Brought up in the "Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints", Michael Flournoy spent three decades as an ardent follower of the LDS religion. After serving as an LDS missionary in Anaheim California, where he gained experience in publicly debating Evangelical Christians, Michael went on to publish a book entitled, "A Biblical Defense of Mormonism", and continued to debate Christians online and in public. In 2015 he decided to devote himself to studying the subject of "grace" in the Bible in order to become a more effective advocate for Mormon beliefs, only to find his world turned upside-down by the very God of Grace he sought to understand.

TMR is very pleased to welcome Michael back to the show, who joined us back in 2015 for an online debate in his then role as a Mormon apologist.

   

TMR 247 & 248 : Dr. J. Michael Bennett : Two Masters & Two Gospels

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“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”—LK 16:13 (NIV)

We are joined by J. Michael Bennett, PhD—a.k.a. "Dr Future" of the classic Future Quake radio show (2005-2012)—for a two-part conversation on his challenging, controversial, yet timely and necessary book, "Two Masters and Two Gospels, Volume 1 : The Teaching of Jesus Vs. the “Leaven of the Pharisees” in Talk Radio and Cable News", published by Akribos Press. In this first chat, we also take the opportunity to discuss the excellent documentary that Dr. Bennett co-produced, which—in the manner of a gripping whodunnit—sleuths out and answers key mysteries surrounding the enigmatic Georgia Guidestones, sometimes referred to as an "American Stonehenge".

J. Michael Bennett holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, and worked as a US Defense Department scientist, successful high-tech inventor and entrepreneur. For several years he produced the influential Future Quake show for local radio and the Internet, and his work has been profiled on PBS, CNN and Scientific American. He also served as an invited speaker on religion for a United Nations NGO. He and his wife reside in Nashville, and his books are featured at MikeBennettBooks.com.

 

TMR 246 : Dr. Simone Gold : On the Politicisation of HCQ

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"What are the odds that the #1, #2, and #3 medical journals in the world independently, but virtually simultaneously, published flawed studies that happened to dovetail with a specific media narrative?"—Simone Gold, MD

We welcome to the programme Dr. Simone Gold, MD, JD—an emergency physician and lawyer based in Los Angeles—for an in-depth conversation on the subject of the politicisation of hydroxychloroquine. Dr. Gold's blog—The Gold Opinion : Facts Lead, Opinions Follow - Five Minutes with a Doctor-Lawyer - Conventional Wisdom Debunked—can be found at https://thegoldopinion.com/

"Simone Gold, MD, JD, FABEM, is a board certified emergency physician. She graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School to earn her Juris Doctorate degree. She completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York. Dr. Gold worked in Washington D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well as for the Chairman of the Labor & Human Resources Committee. She works as an emergency physician on the frontlines whether or not there is a pandemic. Her clinical work serves all Americans: from urban-inner city, to suburban, to the IHS. Her legal work has focused on conflicts between hospitals and insurers. She writes on a number of policy issues relating to law and medicine. She always leads with the facts."

(NB: Nothing said in this podcast should be understood as medical advice. Please consult your doctor before taking any medications.)

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TMR 245 : Dr. Mobeen Syed : Food Supplements & COVID-19

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We welcome to the programme Dr. Mobeen Syed, MD, MS—CEO and founder of Drbeen : Personalized Medical Education, and host of the excellent Drbeen Medical Lectures YouTube channel—for an interview on dietary supplements that he believes may prove helpful in the body's resistance to, and/or fight against, COVID-19.

We discuss: Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, Zinc, Quercetin, and N-acetylcysteine (NAC).

Dr. Mobeen also shares with us his experience of prescribing hydroxychloroquine (in conjunction with other substances) for COVID-19, and gives his reaction to "Lancetgate" (the events surrounding the recent deeply-flawed HCQ/CQ study published by The Lancet).

(NB: Nothing said in this podcast should be understood as medical advice. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet by way of food supplements.)

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TMR 242 : Patrick M. Wood : Coronavirus - Technocracy's Coup d'Etat ?

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We are joined once again by Patrick M. Wood, Editor-in-Chief of the influential website Technocracy News & Trends (https://www.technocracy.news/), for a conversation on the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and on his contention that the outbreak has been hijacked—in what he terms a "coup d'etat"—by Technocratic elites for the purpose of significantly furthering their long-sought-after "New Economic World Order".

Patrick M. Wood is an author and lecturer who has stud­ied elite globalisation policies since the late 1970s when he partnered with the late Antony C. Sutton to co-author Trilaterals Over Washington, Volumes I and II. An economist by education, a financial analyst and writer by profession, and an Amer­ican Constitutionalist by choice, Wood maintains a biblical worldview and has deep historical insights into modern attacks on sovereignty, property rights and personal freedom. A frequent speaker on radio shows around the U.S., Wood's cur­rent work centres in Technocracy, Transhumanism and Scientism, and how these are transforming global economics, politics and religion. As he says, the endgame is scientific dictatorship; we ignore it our peril.

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TMR 240 [Repost] : Dr. Gary Habermas : The Minimal Facts Approach to Jesus' Resurrection

GaryHabermasOn this Easter Sunday (and owing to the ongoing busyness here in the "depths of the Lancashire countryside") I've decided to reshare one of my favourite interviews from the TMR archive—a conversation with Dr. Gary Habermas on Jesus' Resurrection, recorded way back in 2014. As I wrote at the time...

"We are joined by one of the world's leading experts in Resurrection Studies, Dr. Gary Habermas, Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Theology at Liberty University, for an in-depth discussion on the historical case for the Resurrection of Jesus from the Dead.

How might we persuade people of the truth of Jesus' Resurrection? Must we appeal only to the divine authority of Scripture and hope that people will agree? Not according to Dr. Habermas, who explains how his "minimal facts approach" (which relies only on historical data agreed by the vast majority of professional scholars in the field) bypasses such appeals to authority, and has the power to persuade - through logic and historical reasoning alone - that Jesus did in fact rise from the Dead."

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TMR 236 : Dr. John H. Walton : The Lost World of the Flood

JohnHWaltonWhat kind of narrative is Noah's Flood? Is it history or myth? Or are we, by even asking such a question, imposing our modern concepts on ancient Scripture?

We welcome once again Dr. John H. Walton—Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College and Graduate School, Illinois—for a conversation on the fascinating book he co-authored with Dr. Tremper Longman III—Distinguished Scholar at Westmont College—entitled The Lost World of the Flood : Mythology, Theology and the Deluge Debate.

Prior to his current position as Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College and Graduate School, Dr. Walton was Professor of Old Testament at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago for twenty years. Among his many publications (some co-authored with colleagues) is the "Lost World" series, which includes: The Lost World of Scripture, The Lost World of Genesis One, The Lost World of the Israelite Conquest, The Lost World of Adam and Eve (which he joined us back in 2016 to discuss), and The Lost World of the Torah.

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TMR 235 : Keith Giles : Jesus Unveiled

KeithGilesWould many of today's churches be recognisable to the earliest Christians? Did Jesus envisage cathedrals with mitre-adorned bishops or megachurches with suit-wearing pastors? Or has something important been lost—or, at least, obscured from full vision—over the centuries?

We are joined by Keith Giles—author of the well-known "Jesus Un..." series—for a bracing conversation on his challenging 2019 book, Jesus Unveiled : Forsaking Church as We Know It for Ekklesia as God Intended. Keith, "who abandoned the pulpit to follow Jesus", shares with us from his experience how it's possible to recapture "being church" through taking Jesus at His word and together encountering Him directly.

"Keith Giles is a former pastor who abandoned the pulpit to follow Jesus and ended up founding a church where 100% of the offering is given away to help the poor in the community. He is the author of several best-selling books including Jesus Untangled, Jesus Unbound, and Jesus Unveiled. He lives with his wife, Wendy, in El Paso, Texas."

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