New Persuasive Words
About the Show
New Persuasive Words started as two guys talking about life with what we thought (hoped?) was wit and insight, on our good days anyway. Then...a podcast.
Episode 92: Born of a Woman
December 13th, 2016 | 29 mins 30 secs
In this episode we consider the birth of Jesus and what it means for us today.
Episode 91: The Electoral College
December 9th, 2016 | 26 mins 55 secs
In this episode we share our thoughts about the venerable electoral college, among other things. Show Notes: We reference a Freakonomics episode on public trust. You can find it here: http://freakonomics.com/podcast/trust-me/
Episode 90: West World Wrap Up
December 5th, 2016 | 16 mins 55 secs
QWe’re joined by a special guest to unpack the Season Finale of West World!
Episode 89: Do I Have To Believe In My Belief?
December 1st, 2016 | 28 mins 58 secs
In this episode we do a little Luther vs. Calvin on the question of faith in the spiritual life. We ask if our faith is something in which we should in any sense believe. Our thinking was originally stimulated by Philip Cary’s extremely helpful essay,
Episode 88: Let’s Get (Meta)Physical!
November 26th, 2016 | 49 mins 56 secs
In this episode we get metaphysical…BIGLY! We consider the relationship between philosophy and theology, inspired by the work of one of, if not the greatest, living theologians, Robert Jenson.
Episode 87: Are The Times Changing?
November 16th, 2016 | 51 mins 47 secs
Bill and Scott emerge from the bunker. We offer our post-election thoughts one week out…BIGLY!
Episode 86: Election Matters
November 7th, 2016 | 38 mins 24 secs
In this podcast Bill and I continue to talk about the legacy of the Reformation. This time we consider a subject where we both agree the Reformation didn’t go far enough….the doctrine of election.
Episode 85: Law V Grace…Part 2?
November 4th, 2016 | 44 mins 19 secs
We answer a listener question: can grace really be abused? Are there really “antinomians?”! Keep the questions coming.
Episode 84: The Reformation…Was Anything Lost?
November 2nd, 2016 | 43 mins 5 secs
In this episode we have a friendly debate about the legacy of the Reformation today.
Episode 83: Prayer For A Nation?
October 23rd, 2016 | 30 mins 34 secs
The 2016 election is almost upon us and many people in the United States are unsettled, anxious or angry. We talk about the days ahead.
Episode 82: The True, The Good, And The Beautiful
October 10th, 2016 | 30 mins 14 secs
We take a break from the daily grind and turn to the things that matter yesterday, today and tomorrow. The true, the good and the beautiful.
Episode 81: Debate Wrap Up #2, Once More Into The Breach My Friends!
October 10th, 2016 | 32 mins 5 secs
No one asked, but we offered it up, with guests! Our own focus group!
Episode 80: The Nature Of Freedom, Part 2
October 6th, 2016 | 34 mins 33 secs
We continue our conversation about freedom, inspired in part by the new HBO drama Westworld. We also define deviant Calvinism.
Episode 79: Libertarianism And The Nature Of Freedom
October 3rd, 2016 | 35 mins 34 secs
This looked like the year for the Libertarians. But it seems like their moment came and went. We ask why, and consider the nature of true freedom.