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Author: Jordan Steffaniak and Brandon Ayscue

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The London Lyceum is a weekly conversation on analytic, baptist, and confessional theology encouraging listeners to think. It hopes to foster serious thinking by creating an intellectual culture of charity, curiosity, and critical thinking. Find out more about us at our website: www.thelondonlyceum.com
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Jordan is joined by Jesse Owens, Jonathan Baddley, Jake Stone, Garrett Walden, Cody Floate, and Conner McMakin on this first-ever live Hanover House episode to discuss Baptists and the practice of communion--who can come to the table? They cover the main historical viewpoints and then discuss which is theologically and biblically most accurate.Find more info about the London Lyceum or contact us at our website.Resources:1) A Modest Plea for Free Communion at the Lord's Table, Daniel Turner2) Calvinism, Communion and the Baptists: A Study of English Calvinistic Baptists from the Late 1600s to the Early 1800s, Peter Naylor3) A Treatise on Church Order, John Dagg4) A Sober Discourse of Right To Church-Communion, William KiffenSupport the show (https://www.thelondonlyceum.com/support/)
Jordan and Brandon talk with Geoff Chang about Charles Spurgeon's ecclesiology. They cover topics like how engaged was Spurgeon in the membership process? Did Spurgeon use the 2LBCF for new members or members? How did Spurgeon set the conditions for baptism and the table? How did Spurgeon maintain church discipline? Did the Metropolitan Tabernacle have congregational members' meetings? How did those operate? Did the Metropolitan Tabernacle have both elders and deacons? How did they function? What were Spurgeon's thoughts on associationalism among Baptist Churches? And more.Find more info about the London Lyceum or contact us at our website.Resources:1) Lectures to My Students, Charles Spurgeon2) An All-Round Ministry, Charles Spurgeon3) Soul-Winner, Charles Spurgeon4) Lost Sermons of Spurgeon, Charles SpurgeonSupport the show (https://www.thelondonlyceum.com/support/)
Jordan and Brandon talk with Ross Inman about the doctrine of divine immensity and omnipresence. They cover topics like what are these attributes, how do they fit in ways we have categorized the attributes in the past, what does it mean for God to be present everywhere, and more.Find more info about the London Lyceum or contact us at our website.Find out more about Ross at his website.Resources:1) The T&T Clark Handbook to Analytic Theology2) Divine Conspiracy, Dallas WillardSupport the show (https://www.thelondonlyceum.com/support/)
Jordan and Brandon talk with David Rathel about all things John Gill. They cover topics like what Gill thought about catholicity, how he sought to promote it, what Gill thought about the covenant of redemption, why Gill was so influential among Baptists, and more.Find more info about the London Lyceum or contact us at our website.Resources:1)  “A Case Study in Baptist Catholicity: The Scriptures and the Tradition in the Theology of John Gill.” Baptist Quarterly 49, no. 3 (2018): 108–116. 2)  “John Gill and the History of Redemption as Mere Shadow: Exploring Gill’s Doctrine of the Covenant of Redemption.” Journal of Reformed Theology 11, no. 4 (2017): 377–400.Support the show (https://www.thelondonlyceum.com/support/)
Jordan and Brandon are joined by Jake and Cody as they talk with Tony Costa about creeds and hymns. They cover topics like what are creeds, how does the Old and New Testament speak to creeds, do they also have creeds, how should the church go about utilizing creeds, is there an organic relationship between creeds and hymns, and more.Find more info about the London Lyceum or contact us at our website.Resources:1) Early Christian Creeds and Hymns, Tony CostaSupport the show (https://www.thelondonlyceum.com/support/)
Jordan and Brandon talk with Luke Stamps and Matt Emerson about liturgy in low church life--especially baptist life. They cover topics like what is liturgy, how did low church liturgy come to be, if it is possible to remain Baptist and appreciate a high church liturgy, and much more.Find more info about the London Lyceum or contact us at our website.Find out more about the work of Luke and Matt at the Center for Baptist Renewal.1) Baptists and the Christian Tradition, Edited by Luke Stamps and Matt Emerson2) Orthodox Radicals, Matthew Bingham3) The London Lyceum Episode with Matthew BinghamSupport the show (https://www.thelondonlyceum.com/support/)
Jordan and Brandon talk with Alexander Hampton and John Peter Kenney about Christian Platonism. They cover topics like what is Platonism and what is Christian Platonism, how much of an impact did Platonism have on Christianity, and more.Find more info about the London Lyceum or contact us at our website.Resources:1) Christian Platonism: A History, Edited by Alexandar Hampton and John Peter Kenney2) Participation in God, Andrew Davison3) The Routledge Handbook of Early Christian Philosophy, Edited by Mark Edwards4) Contemplation and Classical Christianity, John Peter Kenney5) On God, The Soul, Evil and the Rise of Christianity, John Peter KenneySupport the show (https://www.thelondonlyceum.com/support/)
Jordan and Brandon talk with E. Ray Rhodes about his research and writing on Susie Spurgeon. They cover topics like who was Susie Spurgeon, how influential was she on her family, how did she see the role of the pastors wife, how did she serve the church, what was her role with the book fund and poor ministries, and more.Find more info about the London Lyceum or contact us at our website.Find out more about Ray's work at his website.Resources:1) Susie: The Life and Legacy of Susie Spurgeon, E Ray Rhodes2) Susannah Spurgeon: Free Grace and Dying Love3) Spurgeon: A Biography, Arnold DallimoreSupport the show (https://www.thelondonlyceum.com/support/)
Jordan and Brandon are joined by Brendan Case to discuss his recent book the Accountable Animal. They cover topics like what accountability means, what it requires, how it relates to justice, the problem of postmortem accountability, and much more.Find more info about the London Lyceum or contact us at our website.1) The Accountable Animal, Brendan CaseSupport the show (https://www.thelondonlyceum.com/support/)
Jordan and Brandon are joined by Matthew LaPine to discuss his book, the Logic of the Body. They consider topics like what is theological psychology, what Calvin and Aquinas thought about psychology, how we should think about our emotions, how therapy and embodiment should be understood, and much more.Find more info about the London Lyceum or contact us at our website.Resources:1) What Can Miserable Christians Sing?, Carl Trueman2) The Logic of Desire: Aquinas on Emotion, Nicholas Lombardo3) Finding Quiet, JP Moreland4) The Boy Who was Raised as a Dog, Bruce Perry and Maia Szalavitz5) The Body Keeps the Score, Bessel van der Kolk6) Anxious, Joseph LeDoux7) God and Soul Care, Eric JohnsonSupport the show (https://www.thelondonlyceum.com/support/)
Jordan is joined by Alex DiPrima, Jake Stone, Cody Floate, and Jason Alligood as they chat with Christian Miller about the virtue of honesty. They cover topics related to the various definitions of honesty, what counts as dishonesty, if white lies count as being dishonest, what sort of social impact honesty and dishonesty have, if plagiarism is dishonest, if sermon plagiarism is dishonest, and more.Find more info about the London Lyceum or contact us at our website.Find our more about Christian Miller at his website.Resources:1) Honesty: The Philosophy and Psychology of a Neglected Virtue, Christian Miller2) The Character Gap, Christian MillerSupport the show (https://www.thelondonlyceum.com/support/)
Jordan and Brandon are joined by Thomas Williams to discuss all things in relation to John Duns Scotus. They consider who Scotus is, his takes on voluntarism, univocity, and simplicity, how he fits within the medieval era, and much more.Find more info about the London Lyceum or contact us at our website.Find all of Thomas's resources on his website.Resources:1) Monologion and Proslogion, Anselm2) Philosophical Writings, John Duns Scotus3) Franciscan Institute PublicationsSupport the show (https://www.thelondonlyceum.com/support/)
Jordan and Brandon are joined by Todd Billings to discuss his book on the end of the Christian life. They consider various views on mortality, whether death is an enemy or friend, how we can live as dying creatures, how modern medicine has influenced our thoughts about death, and much more.Find more info about the London Lyceum or contact us at our website.Find all of Todd's resources, including more podcast episodes, at his website.Resources:1) The End of the Christian Life, Todd Billings2) Psalms: The Prayer Book of the Bible, Dietrich Bonhoeffer3) Being Mortal, Atul Gawande4) Dying and the Virtues, Matthew Levering5) The Lost Art of Dying, LS DugdaleSupport the show (https://www.thelondonlyceum.com/support/)
Jordan and Brandon talk with Madison Pierce about prosopological exegesis. They consider what it is, what are some examples of it, how the Christian tradition has thought about this practice, whether it has any potential pitfalls, and more.Find more info about the London Lyceum or contact us at our website.Resources:1) The Triune God, Fred Sanders2) The Birth of the Trinity, Matthew Bates3) Five Things Biblical Scholars Wish Theologians Knew, Scott McKnight4) Hebrews, Gary Cockerill5) Hebrews, Harold Attridge6) Hebrews, Dana HarrisSupport the show (https://www.thelondonlyceum.com/support/)
Jordan and Brandon are joined by London Lyceum fellow Taylor Cyr to chat about free will, compatibilism, and manipulation. They consider what all these terms mean, what the biggest objections to compatibilism are, what it means to be manipulated and if it undermines free will.Find more info about the London Lyceum or contact us at our website.Resources:1) Find all of Taylor's work at his website2) Find Taylor's top five recommended books on free will here3) Frankfurt, Harry (1969). “Alternate Possibilities and Moral Responsibility,” Journal of Philosophy 66: 829–8394) Responsibility and Control, John Martin Fischer and Mark RavizzaSupport the show (https://www.thelondonlyceum.com/support/)
Jordan and Brandon talk with Mitch Chase about typology and allegory. They consider what is typology and allegory, how they differ, how the methods relate to the intention of the biblical authors, the historical consensus on the methods, and much more. Find more info about the London Lyceum or contact us at our website.Resources:1) 40 Questions about Typology and Allegory, Mitch Chase2) Canon, Covenant, and Christology, Matthew Barrett3) The Temple and the Church's Mission, GK Beale4) Interpreting Scripture with the Great Tradition, Craig Carter5) What is Biblical Theology?, Jim Hamilton6) Biblical Theology, Geerhardus Vos7) The Story Retold, GK Beale and Benjamin GladdSupport the show (https://www.thelondonlyceum.com/support/)
On this month's Hanover House Jordan is joined by Jake Stone, Conner McMakin, Jesse Owens, and Sam Renihan as they consider the topic of Baptist institutions and associations. They think about how they have historically been understood and how contemporary Baptists ought to understand them.Find more info about the London Lyceum or contact us at our website.Support the show (https://www.thelondonlyceum.com/support/)
Jordan and Brandon talk with Parker Settecase about the problem of evil and the authorial analogy. They consider what the problem is and whether this explanation is beneficial or not. They consider two special problems for this model, that from gratuitous evil and epistemic self-defeat.Find more info about the London Lyceum or contact us at our website.Find our more about Parker and his own podcast and Youtube show at his website.Support the show (https://www.thelondonlyceum.com/support/)
Jordan and Brandon talk with Daniel Houck about original sin, evolution, and Aquinas. They consider what is original sin why does evolution pose a problem to it, what is the Thomistic view and how might it help, what is original guilt and is it necessary to retain for original sin?, and much more.Find more info about the London Lyceum or contact us at our website.Resources:1) Aquinas, Original Sin, and the Challenge of Evolution, Daniel Houck2) No Adam, No Gospel, Richard Gaffin3) Toward a New Account of the Fall, Informed by Anselm of Canterbury and Thomas Aquinas, Daniel Houck4) The Genealogical Adam and Eve: The Surprising Science of Universal Ancestry, Joshua Swamidass5) Against God and Nature, Tom McCallSupport the show (https://www.thelondonlyceum.com/support/)
Jordan and Brandon talk with Alex DiPrima about race, racism, and social activism from Martin Luther King Jr to Charles Spurgeon to modern critical race theory. They consider what race and racism is among these various thinkers, whether there is racism currently, and what we should do about racism in the present.Find more info about the London Lyceum or contact us at our website.Resources:1. The Case for Color-Blindness, Coleman Hughes2. Let Justice Roll Down, John Perkins3. One Blood, John Perkins4. Beyond Racial Gridlock, George Yancey5. Disparities and Discrimination, Thomas Sowell6. Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth, Thaddeus Williams7. What is the Mission of the Church, Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert8. Reforming Culture, Gary StewardSupport the show (https://www.thelondonlyceum.com/support/)
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