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Welcome to Banned Books, where we read and converse with the rebel children, the holy mischief-makers of God, who fight against the kind of useless religious, spiritual, and moral methods of life improvement that seeks to smother the glory of God in Jesus Christ. We want to introduce you to those who forgot everything except Jesus Christ and him crucified. We all struggle with fear of being last, lost, least, littlest, and dead, and so we are here to encourage, challenge, provoke, and maybe even offend you by introducing you to theologians who at one time or another were banned by their church, declared dangerous, or simply vilified for daring to confess that Christ alone is the way, truth, and life. Welcome rebel children, holy mischief makers, and fools for Christ. This podcast is for you.

Welcome to Banned Books, where we read and converse with the rebel children, the holy mischief-makers of God, who fight against the kind of useless religious, spiritual, and moral methods of life improvement that seeks to smother the glory of God in Jesus Christ. We want to introduce you to those who forgot everything except Jesus Christ and him crucified. We all struggle with fear of being last, lost, least, littlest, and dead, and so we are here to encourage, challenge, provoke, and maybe even offend you by introducing you to theologians who at one time or another were banned by their church, declared dangerous, or simply vilified for daring to confess that Christ alone is the way, truth, and life. Welcome rebel children, holy mischief makers, and fools for Christ. This podcast is for you.
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Welcome to Banned Books, where we read and converse with the rebel children, the holy mischief-makers of God, who fight against the kind of useless religious, spiritual, and moral methods of life improvement that seeks to smother the glory of God in Jesus Christ. We want to introduce you to those who forgot everything except Jesus Christ and him crucified. We all struggle with fear of being last, lost, least, littlest, and dead, and so we are here to encourage, challenge, provoke, and maybe even offend you by introducing you to theologians who at one time or another were banned by their church, declared dangerous, or simply vilified for daring to confess that Christ alone is the way, truth, and life. Welcome rebel children, holy mischief makers, and fools for Christ. This podcast is for you.

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Episodes

54: Oswald Chambers - Collision of God and Sin

4/24/2019
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This week, Gillespie and Riley give Oswald Chambers a second go-round, reading and discussing The Collision of God and Sin. Text: The Collision of God and Sin, Oswald Chambers, His Utmost for Our Highest, April 12 Show Notes: My Utmost for His HighestOswald Chambers bioOswald Chambers - Complete & Effective DominionMartyrologyPerpetua Bonnie RaittBlazing Saddles - “Morons!”Jurgen Moltmann - The Crucified GodGaffigan - Hot PocketsBuilt on the Rock - GrundtvigAbide with Me Confession...

Duration:00:58:16

53: Oswald Chambers - Complete & Effective Dominion

4/18/2019
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Riley and Gillespie tackle a daily devotion from one of the OG’s of the Holiness Movement, Oswald Chambers. Text: “Complete and Effective Dominion,” Oswald Chambers, His Utmost for Our Highest, April 12 Show Notes: My Utmost for His HighestOswald Chambers bioLetters of Paul and SenecaThe Good Place (Netflix) Ratzinger a.k.a. Benedict’s Letter — Questions? Comments? Show Ideas? Send them to us at BannedBooks@1517legacy.com. Please subscribe, rate, and review the show in Apple Podcasts: ...

Duration:01:08:32

52: Thomas Aquinas on Baptism

4/10/2019
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Riley and Gillespie dig into the Doctor Angelicus and his catechism on Baptism. Text: The Catechism of St. Thomas Aquinas - BAPTISM Show Notes: BioLuther’s Small Catechism - BaptismCouncil of OrangeFaustus de Riez Slap a confirmand — Questions? Comments? Show Ideas? Send them to us at BannedBooks@1517legacy.com. Please subscribe, rate, and review the show in Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/banned-books-podcast/id1370993639?mt=2. We’re proud to be part of 1517...

Duration:01:03:56

51: Beth Moore - Christian Communicators

4/3/2019
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Riley and Gillespie tackle a request from a listener to engage with Beth Moore, popular author and speaker among evangelical Christian women. Text: WE ARE ALL CALLED TO BE CHRISTIAN COMMUNICATORS, Beth Moore Show Notes: Video — Questions? Comments? Show Ideas? Send them to us at BannedBooks@1517legacy.com. Please subscribe, rate, and review the show in Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/banned-books-podcast/id1370993639?mt=2. We’re proud to be part of 1517 Podcasts,...

Duration:01:03:15

50: Interview with David Zahl - "Seculosity"

3/27/2019
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This week, Gillespie and Riley interview David Zahl about his forthcoming book, “Seculosity.” Text: Seculosity: How Career, Parenting, Technology, Food, Politics, and Romance Became Our New Religion and What to Do about It – by David Zahl Show Notes: BiographyMockingbird MinistriesKing of Kong (2007) Moralistic Therapeutic DeismBeowulf - Sheamus Heaney Mockingbird NYC 2019Here We Still Stand 2019 — Questions? Comments? Show Ideas? Send them to us at BannedBooks@1517legacy.com. Please...

Duration:01:02:22

49: Charles Spurgeon - God or Self- Which?

3/20/2019
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In this episode, Gillespie and Riley read and discuss Charles Spurgeon's sermon, "God or Self - Which?" This week, traditions, rituals, and a lot of talk about pastoral care. Text: God or Self- Which? by Charles Spurgeon Show Notes: BiographyWikipediaBig in Japan - Tom Waits — Questions? Comments? Show Ideas? Send them to us at BannedBooks@1517legacy.com. Please subscribe, rate, and review the show in Apple Podcasts: ...

Duration:01:05:11

48: Gillespie and Riley - Q&A The Sequel

3/13/2019
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This week, Gillespie and Riley answer your questions and respond to your comments. Show Notes: Episode 34 - Billy GrahamJohn Kleinig - Concordia Commentary on LeviticusJohn Kleinig’s siteEpisode 21 - William SeymourEpisode 45 - Dostoevsky Gay Clergy Scandal Reclaiming the Lutheran Liturgical Heritage - Oliver OlsonChristianity in Roman Africa The Kite Runner — Questions? Comments? Show Ideas? Send them to us at BannedBooks@1517legacy.com. Please subscribe, rate, and review the show in...

Duration:01:11:49

47: Flannery O’Connor - Good Country People, part 2

3/6/2019
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Gillespie and Riley go back to O’Connor’s short story, Good Country People to discuss faith, humility, and the uncomfortable truth about ourselves. Our Text: Good Country People, Flannery O’Connor Show Notes: Complete Stories of Flannery O’ConnorLink to Part 1: #46 Biography (New Georgia Encyclopedia) Mark Twain - Letters from Earth — Questions? Comments? Show Ideas? Send them to us at BannedBooks@1517legacy.com. Please subscribe, rate, and review the show in Apple Podcasts: ...

Duration:01:01:31

46: Flannery O’Connor - Good Country People, part 1

2/27/2019
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This week, Gillespie and Riley read and discuss Flannery O’Connor’s short story, Good Country People. What does it mean that someone is a good Christian? Our Text: Good Country People, Flannery O’Connor Show Notes: Biography (New Georgia Encyclopedia) — Questions? Comments? Show Ideas? Send them to us at BannedBooks@1517legacy.com. Please subscribe, rate, and review the show in Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/banned-books-podcast/id1370993639?mt=2. We’re proud to...

Duration:01:00:24

45: Fyodor Dostoevsky - The Failure of Christendom

2/20/2019
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This week, Gillespie and Riley read from Dostoevsky's novel, The Idiot, and discuss the roots of the Roman Catholic church, atheism, socialism, and distinguishing between Christ and the Gospel and our own need to be God in God's place. Our Text: The Idiot, Fyodor Dostoevsky Show Notes: Ep: 104 Silence (Shusaku Endo and Martin Scorcese)Fyodor Dostoevsky (Wikipedia)Cannibal Island: Death in a Siberian Gulag The Gospel in DostoevskyThe Gulag Archipelago - Aleksander Solzhenitsyn Gospel for...

Duration:01:06:58

44: Bo Giertz - "Jesus Only"

2/13/2019
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This week , we read from Bo Giertz’s novel, “The Hammer of God,” and discuss belief, revivalism versus liturgy, and what happens when Jesus alone is the focus of all our attention. Our Text: Hammer of God, p.122-123ff Show Notes: Luther the SeelsorgerSereneity - Shepherd Book death scene Liturgy and Spiritual Awakening - Bo Giertz1517 article: “Defeat Evil with the Good” Schartau sermon preached at Lund, Transfiguration — Questions? Comments? Show Ideas? Send them to us at...

Duration:01:03:55

43: Billy Graham - Christ’s Answer to The World

2/7/2019
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In this episode, Gillespie and Riley read and discuss Billy Graham’s sermon, and the consequences of preaching law after the Gospel, adverbs, and the importance of staying away from God where He isn’t preached, revealed, and worshipped in Christ Jesus. Our Text: BILLY GRAHAM - Christ's Answer to the World (Sermon) Show Notes: Billy GrahamBilly Graham Evangelistic AssociationAnother sermon from 1958 — Questions? Comments? Show Ideas? Send them to us at...

Duration:01:08:15

42: William Barclay - Are All People Saved?

1/30/2019
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This week, Gillespie and Riley read from William Barclay's spiritual biography, whether all people go to heaven. Our Text: William Barclay - “I am a Convinced Universalist”, from William Barclay: A Spiritual Autobiography, pg 65-67, William B Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, 1977. Show Notes: William Barclay BiographyTranscendenceEx MachinaBlack MirrorNow... okay, so, angels as people, tell me about that. Walk me through it. Origen, Commentary on John, Book II, section 25....

Duration:00:59:18

41: Augustine - Does Baptism Make Men New?

1/23/2019
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In this episode, Gillespie and Riley read St. Augustine’s response to the Pelagians, who used his earlier writings against him, about misrepresentation concerning the effect of baptism. Our Text: ST. AUGUSTINE - Against Two Letters of the Pelagians (Book III) (Misrepresentation Concerning the Effect of Baptism) Show Notes: Pelagius & Pelagians Semipelagianism — Questions? Comments? Show Ideas? Send them to us at BannedBooks@1517legacy.com. Please subscribe, rate, and review the show...

Duration:01:00:33

40: Martin Luther - Don’t Be Afraid to Be a Sinner

1/18/2019
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This week, Gillespie and Riley read a pastoral letter written by Martin Luther advising a friend to not avoid being a sinner and put all his sins on Christ, who became the chief of sinners for us. Our Text: MARTIN LUTHER - Letters of Spiritual Counsel, p. 109-111 Show Notes: Theodore Tappert Confession Concerning Christ's Supper — Questions? Comments? Show Ideas? Send them to us at BannedBooks@1517legacy.com. Please subscribe, rate, and review the show in Apple Podcasts: ...

Duration:01:04:35

39: The Obstinate Toy Soldiers - C.S. Lewis

1/9/2019
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In this episode, Gillespie and Riley read and discuss C.S. Lewis’ thoughts on God being born a man. Our Text: C.S. LEWIS - Mere Christianity (The Obstinate Toy Soldiers) Show Notes: 6 Heretics Who Should Be Banned From Evangelicalism: A few church leaders who have just gone too far. Theological Inception - Banned Books Episode 1 Pr. Riley’s Sermon for Christmas 1 Seneca’s Moral letters to Lucilius “I have called you gods” - Psalm 82:6; John 10:34 Fyodor Dostoevsky - The Brothers...

Duration:01:01:05

38: The Brutal, Humiliating, Joyous Christmas Gospel - Luther's Christmas Book

1/2/2019
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Gillespie and Riley return this week with another episode dedicated to Martin Luther's Christmas sermon. This time, they dig into the underlying brutality of the Christmas Gospel, Mary's humiliation, and Joseph's dilemma. Our Text: Martin Luther’s Christmas Book, p. 30-31 Show Notes: Roland Bainton, Reformation in the 16th Century Bainton, Luther bio A Charlie Brown Christmas - Vince Guaraldi Trio Bad Religion Christmas Seinfeld - Yada Yada Immaculate Conception Midi-chlorian Time...

Duration:01:04:43

37: Christmas: the Perfect Time of Year for a Theologian of the Cross — Luther's Christmas Book

12/25/2018
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In this episode, Gillespie and Riley read from a Christmas sermon by their favorite heretic, Martin Luther. They discuss Mary's example of how God makes theologians of the cross through suffering, oppression, weakness, and hopelessness. Our Text: Martin Luther’s Christmas Book, p. 28-29, Roland Bainton Show Notes: Roland Bainton, Reformation in the 16th Century Bainton, Luther bio The Magnificat, Luther HWSS Riley talk Seven Marks of the Church, Luther Christ the...

Duration:00:58:50

36: Advent Planking with Brennan Manning, part 2

12/19/2018
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Gillespie and Riley follow up their reading of Brennan Manning's Advent Meditation, "Shipwrecked at The Stable" by discussing why Roman Catholic theology, as Manning presents it, is so appealing to Protestants. Our Text: Shipwrecked At The Stable by Brennan Manning Show Notes: Planking with Brennan Manning, part 1 Virtue in the Wasteland The New Logic of the Cross - Jeff Mallinson @ HWSS18 Kids in the Hall - Brain Candy Three Kings Bread Bar Dice The Giving Tree The Tale of Three...

Duration:01:03:32

35: Planking with Brennan Manning, part 1

12/12/2018
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This week, Gillespie and Riley dive into Brennan Manning's Advent Meditation, "Shipwrecked at The Stable," and they go deep into Manning's expression of Roman Catholic theology. Our Text: Shipwrecked At The Stable by Brennan Manning Show Notes: Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) New Mysticism Johnny Mathis Christmas Manning Biography Existentialism Deep Thought - Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy The Watchman History of the Christmas Tree Icarus (Documentary) — Questions?...

Duration:01:15:24