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A Few Tasty Audio Recommendations

EFCA Theology Conference on Gender Roles

Many have weighed in on the debate between complementarianism and egalitarianism.  But to date, I cannot say that I know of a better presentation of the biblical data regarding the position known as complementarianism than that of D.A. Carson’s recent lectures on the subject at Trinity.  They are penetratingly clear, which is due largely to his ability to web scholarly insight with genuine pastoral sensibilities.  He also happens to be very fine orator, which doesn’t hurt either.

Unfortunately, the end of the first lecture is cut off, leaving the listener desperately wanting to hear his conclusion about the issue of authority and “heads” in 1 Corinthians.  So be prepared to be disappointed there.  Otherwise, these are superb lectures and worth everyone’s time.

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Jonathan Edwards and American Racism: Can the Theology of a Slave Owner Be Trusted by Descendants of Slaves?

Thabiti Anyabwile’s handling of the issue of Edwards owning slaves is worthy of mention and deserves your time if this is a topic of interest for you.  You can find it here.

Apologist Interview: Ravi Zacharius

In this fairly short interview (30 minutes), Ravi helpfully dissects the current milieu of our culture, probing issues like secularism and the “new spirituality.”  This isn’t a “must listen,” but it is something audio scavengers will want to grab.

You can find it here.