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It’s So Soft, And Squishy. In this episode, we continue to read Rod Dreher’s book on being a Christian dissident. We discuss soft totalitarianism and its effects on the church and culture. What happens when everyone has a grievance and nobody c
Riley and Gillespie spin off into a pastoral debrief on the effects of soft totalitarianism on the Church and Christians within their vocation. — SHOW NOTES: Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents by Rod Dreher https://amzn.to/2Wpm
Christians Rush in Where Fools Fear to Tread. In this episode, we read Rod Dreher’s “Christian Dissidents.” What is totalitarianism? What are the consequences of soft totalitarianism? What is the Christian response to tyranny? — SHOW NOTES: Liv
Christians Get Ready, There’s a’Change That’s Coming. In this episode, we read Rod Dreher’s book, Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents. We discuss what happens when society and the churches turn away from God’s Word and the Churc
Run, Rabbit, Run! In this episode, we read and discuss Spiritualizing Cowardice, by Garrett Mullet. When we read and consider the life of David, how has the popularity of psycho-therapeutic language and post-modern cultural norms in the past ce
In this episode, we discuss pastoral topics, congregational life, the challenges Christians face today, and how things have changed for clergy and the churches since 2020. SHOW NOTES: Spiritualizing Cowardice: The Christian Bystander Effect htt
Enemy at The Gates. In this episode, we read and discuss David Mark Whitford’s book, "Tyranny and Resistance." What are Christians to do when state and church unite to enforce laws that are in opposition to God’s Word and Christian freedom? SHO
Breaking Your Rules — In this episode, we continue our reading and conversation about Dr. Steven Paulson’s breakdown of Martin Luther’s explanation of the two kingdoms. Marriage, children, preaching, serving our neighbor, and standing up to evi
I’ve Got a Gun aka The Whole Armor of God. In this episode, we read and discuss Dr. Steven Paulson’s breakdown of Martin Luther’s explanation of the two kingdoms doctrine. Faith, family, and false idols form the backbone of our talk. SHOW NOTES
In this episode, we read and discuss Alexis de Tocqueville’s apology for religion’s relevance to politics in Democracy in America. What happens when the two kingdoms are divided or collapsed into each other? SHOW NOTES: Democracy in America, p.
Faith in What? Faith in Who? In this episode, we read Robert J. Delahunty’s article about Alex de Tocqueville’s faith. Tocqueville is a remarkable study in Enlightenment faith because he straddles the line between Christianity and the Enlighten
“Remember again part of our charge against religion, our belief that it is fundamentally wicked and antihuman, is precisely its eschatology. Religion is predicated on the idea that our time here is short and should be shorter, that our job is t
“We were baffled by climatic and cataclysmic events: earthquakes, tidal waves, storms, lightning. All of this was to us terrifying. Religion works as an attempt, then, to make sense of things. We are pattern-seeking mammals, after all. It’s a g
Christians Aren’t Good, or Moral. In this episode, we continue to read and discuss Christopher Hitchens’ speech on religion and morality. Does religion delete our need to confront reality? SHOW NOTES: “God is Not Great” https://ffrf.org/outrea
God is Good… or Not. In this episode, we read and discuss Christopher Hitchins’ speech about religion and morality. What’s the point of attaching the forgiveness of sins to morality? SHOW NOTES: “God is Not Great” https://ffrf.org/outreach/awa
The God that won’t stay dead. In this episode, we wrap up our discussion of God, Nietzsche, and how Jesus fights against our attempts at self-atonement. SHOW NOTES: A God Torn to Pieces: The Nietzsche Case (Studies in Violence, Mimesis & Cultur
God is Dead again, because of us. In this episode, we discuss whether Friedrich Nietzsche was closer to the kingdom of God than most modern Christians, and how we can learn from him. SHOW NOTES: A God Torn to Pieces: The Nietzsche Case (Studies
SHOW NOTES: A Prayer for Memorial Day https://blog.cph.org/read/a-prayer-for-memorial-day Gracious Lord, heavenly Father, on this day we pause to remember the sacrifices made for freedom throughout the past centuries. We do indeed owe a debt of
God is Dead. In this episode, why the New Testament is more radical than Friedrich Nietzsche in its critique of false religion and false gods. SHOW NOTES: Eagleton - Nietzsche and Christ http://trinitycollegechapel.com//media/filestore/sermons
Nietzsche is Dead. In this episode, learning from Friedrich Nietzsche how to repent and believe in Christ Jesus as Savior. SHOW NOTES: Eagleton - Nietzsche and Christ http://trinitycollegechapel.com//media/filestore/sermons/EagletonNietzsche23
This, That, and Another Thing. In this episode, we do a pastoral debrief, discussing vocation, doctrine, and the daily struggles and afflictions of Christians. SHOW NOTES: Strauss–Howe generational theory https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strauss–
Three Men Enter, One Man Leaves. In this episode, we talk to Dr. Scott Keith about Christian doctrine and vocation. How do we live faithfully in Christ while simultaneously living in our vocations in a sinful, evil world? SHOW NOTES: Dr. Scott
A Seditious Gospel. In this episode, Martin Luther preaches when Christians must rebuke sinful rulers, and when the Gospel becomes a seditious doctrine. SHOW NOTES: Luther's Works, Volume 69 (Sermons on the Gospel of John 17-20), p. 237 & 248 h
Guilty, Until Proven Gospeled. In this episode, we conclude our reading and discussion of Robert Capon’s, The Mystery of Christ & Why We Don’t Get It. How does the Gospel of Jesus Christ free us from wallowing in guilt and living in the comfort
You Know, The Next Thing. In this episode, we continue reading Robert Capon’s The Mystery of Christ, and Why We Don’t Get It. We further discuss pastoral care, exegesis, the purpose of theology, and where Christian preaching points us. SHOW NOT
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