Schedule (updated 08 December 2017)

  Website Upgrade Successful
 
     
 

  

I'm very glad to report that the upgrade to SSL certificate and website security have been successful.

The only downside is that I've had to replace a few of the plugins that controlled the main menu, slideshow and news display, which means that the website doesn't look quite as tidy as it did before. Unfortunately, those plugins refused to render some of their components via "https", instead preferring "http", which meant that the pages on which they were active were rated as not fully secure secure. Therefore, I had to change them.

Another issue—but not at all important—is that certain show notes pages are rated as not fully secure. Yet the only difference is that on those pages I have Amazon links with some extra code to identify TMR as the referrer. So, in reality, those links are as secure as Amazon is secure.

Blessings, Julian.

   

 
     
  McAfee "Trust Mark" Promotion Ploy  
     
 

  

Further to my announcement today on the podcast (8 December) that TMR now boasts a McAfee "Trust Mark" shield at the bottom right-hand corner of the page, I have since discovered that the mark has disappeared! This took me on a journey through the labyrinth of my GoDaddy account to try and identify the reason for the change, only to be reminded that this specific "Trust Mark" business is a promotional thing! I had forgotten.

What I actually purchased was GoDaddy's own security service, which doesn't have a fancy shield. The McAfee thing just comes with TLS encryption ("https" status), but it's only active on the website until there are 1000 hits on the site within any given month. Hence, within days the shield has gone until next month. This, of course, is designed to persuade me to fork out loads of extra cash to keep that pretty little shield on show, while the security is being handled (presumably quite satisfactorily) by GoDaddy anyway. So, McAfee can "put that in their pipe and smoke it" thank you very much, and I'll just wait for their "free" shield to reappear next month. Sorry for the confusion!

  

 
     
  Current Programme  
     
 

 

JonathanMcLatchieWe are joined by Jonathan McLatchie, the founder Apologetics Academy, for an interview on the status of Intelligent Design as a scientific project. We also hope to discuss the importance of Christian apologetics in the current intellectual climate, and to examine the trend for some atheists to engage in "Street Epistemology".

Jonathan McLatchie is a Christian writer, speaker and debater with a BSc in forensic biology, Master's degree (M. Res) in evolutionary biology, and a second Master's in medical and molecular bioscience. He is currently a PhD candidate in cell biology. Jonathan is a contributor to various apologetics websites, including CrossExamined.org, ChristianApologeticsAlliance.com, and AnsweringMuslims.com. He is also a contributor at EvolutionNews.org (the official blog of the Discovery Institute). He is founder of Apologetics Academy, a ministry that aims through weekly online webinars to equip and train people to defend the Christian faith, as well as to assist Christians who are wrestling with doubts. He has been interviewed on many podcasts and radio shows including "Unbelievable?" on Premier Christian Radio, "Line of Fire" radio, "Apologetics315", and has taken part in umpteen moderated debates.

    

 
     
  Upcoming Programmes  
     
 

 

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It shall be our unqualified pleasure to welcome to the programme the inimitable Johnny Iron of the equally inimitable online shows IRON SHOW and IRON SHOW LIVE, for an in-depth and scholarly conversation about podcasting, noise, laughter, Christian thrash metal and Claude Debussy's La fille aux cheveux de lin (The girl with the flaxen hair).

"Johnny McMahon started podcasting under the name "Longshoreman Johnny", the official mascot of Futurequake.  He then began the IRON SHOW with co-host Ric White in 2009, reaching out to the bad boys and girls. Johnny then branched out with other shows, such as ARMED WITH IRON, Third Watch, and finally IRON SHOW LIVE.  Johnny is also the owner of Fringe Radio Network along with Rabbi Michael Bugg."—John McMahon

            

 
               
 

 

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This New Year we shall again be featuring the Fireside Nephilim Boys of Like Flint Radio, who joined us to see in the years 2015/16 ("The Fireside Nephilim Boys on TMR") and 2016/17 ("The Fireside Nephilim Boys Reloaded"). This year ("The Fireside Nephilim Boys Revolutions") we shall again be sharing items in the news (fake or otherwise) that got our respective goats during 2017 and enjoying an expensive bottle of bubbly to welcome in 2018 as the clock strikes twelve.

Quite who shall be turning up is difficult to say, but we'll probably have Andie this year (so maybe we'll have to rename it "The Fireside Nephilim Boys and One Girl Revolutions") and Mark Campbell, whose second cousin's daughter's former best friend's uncle, Campbell Adams, appeared on the show earlier this year to speak about Yarndling. Apart from that, Frank Johnson, Crusy and Cliff Garner look like they're "good to go", but we're still waiting to hear from GK (Garth Kennedy). But whoever ends up gate-crashing the party on the day, I'm sure we'll all have a splendidly jolly time, and begin the New Year in exceedingly good spirits. Be there or be square!

  

 
     
 

 

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We hope to be joined by Dr. Andreas J. Köstenberger, Senior Research Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology and Director of Ph.D. Studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, for a discussion on the important book he co-authored with Dr. Michael J. Kruger, The Heresy of Orthodoxy.

Subtitled "How contemporary culture's fascination with diversity has reshaped our understanding of early Christianity", The Heresy of Orthodoxy deconstructs the fashionable trend—both in academia and popular culture—to view early Christianity as essentially a diverse collection of irreconcilable theologies, and through historical reasoning cogently argues for the priority of normative Christianity.

    

 
     

May God bless you, and thanks for listening,

Julian.

   
   

   
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