Interview #5: Richard Barcellos – Better Than The Beginning: Creation in Biblical Perspective (2 of 2) + Book Giveaway


On episode five of our podcast, we finish up our two part interview with Richard Barcellos on his new book Better Than The Beginning: Creation In Biblical Perspective [buy via Amazon | Amazon UK].

After that, we talk about some Reformed Baptist headlines.

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Congrats to Christian L., and Jim C. for winning last week’s podcast giveaway. 

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This week we are giving away two of Richard Barcellos’ Better Than The Beginning: Creation In Biblical Perspective.

Books & Sites Mentioned:

Headlines Mentioned:

Sponsor: – A wiki dedicated to the Second London Baptist Confession of Faith, commonly called the 1689, and theology in accordance with the doctrines contained therein.

Post-Interview Music:

The Sands Of Time Are Sinking (Live Feat. Katy Bowser) by Indelible Grace Music | From the Album The Hymn Sing: Live In Nashville

21 Replies to “Interview #5: Richard Barcellos – Better Than The Beginning: Creation in Biblical Perspective (2 of 2) + Book Giveaway”

  1. Thanks for the giveaway. My pastor just preached a sermon on Creation (from a young earth) perspective. Would love to read Rich’s book and get his perspective!!

    1. Kevin,
      Not sure how relevant it would be, considering Rich takes a different tact; we discuss this in the first podcast. Rich says he believes in a six day creation, but that’s not the point of this book. Just an fyi.

    2. If I remember, Barcellos quickly mentioned that he agrees with a young earth perspective. His book wouldn’t be another perspective on that directly.

  2. Just finished listening to this episode, and I would just like to offer the caution against painting all of theonomy & “Christian Reconstruction” with a broad brush. Certainly there are those who abuse and overstretch principles that are otherwise sound, but we should be careful against rejecting an author or point of view because of a term that has different definitions depending on who you ask. I recommend Greg Bahnsen’s book, “By This Standard,” as a helpful introduction to balanced theonomic principles. (Note: I disagree with Bahnsen’s postmillennialism and paedobaptist view of the biblical covenants expressed in some portions, although these have relatively little impact on his major points throughout the majority of the book.)

    Thanks guys; keep up the good work! Semper Reformanda!

  3. This seems like a great book to read on the ultimate reason for God to create the world and human beings in the first place, which is an important question. Also, are you telling me Carl Trueman is a baptist? Can someone confirm this? I would be thrilled. It would be kind of like when I found out A.W. Pink was a baptist.

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