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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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United States

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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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English


Episodes

281: The Torah Anticipates Lawbreaking

12/7/2022
Torah! Torah! Torah! In this episode, we discuss the book, Reading Moses, Seeing Jesus: How the Torah (Law) Fulfills its Goal in Yeshua (Jesus). This time it’s all about how to read and exegete the Scriptures to reveal the purpose and goal of the Torah and what that means for us today. — SHOW NOTES: Reading Moses, Seeing Jesus: How the Torah (Law) Fulfills its Goal in Yeshua (Jesus) by Eitan Bar, Seth Postell, Erez Soref...

Duration:01:02:04

280: Augustine - The Righteousness Which is of God, and the Righteousness Which is of the Law

12/3/2022
Who’s Running the Verbs of Grace? In this episode, we discuss Augustine’s defense of God’s grace against the Pelagians, with a healthy dose of Reformation theology added for seasoning. — SHOW NOTES: Augustine - On the Grace of Christ, and on Original Sin...

Duration:00:55:09

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11/27/2022
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Duration:00:02:07

279: Tim Keller - The Purpose of Christmas

11/24/2022
They Call Me… Tim. In this episode, we discuss Tim Keller’s sermon, The Purpose of Christmas. Does it matter that Jesus’ birth is a historical fact? What’s the difference between an eyewitness account and a legend? What are we really preaching at Christmas, and why should anyone care? — SHOW NOTES: Tim Keller - The Purpose of Christmas ...

Duration:00:53:55

278: Nestorius - Against the Theotokos

11/21/2022
Divide by Two, but Add by One. In this episode, we discuss Nestorius’ sermon on whether Mary was Theotokos or not and what happens when one tries to comment on the two natures of God using Greek philosophy to exegete Scripture. — SHOW NOTES: Nestorius - First Sermon Against The Theotokos The Christological Controversy (Sources of Early Christian Thought) by Richard A. Norris https://amzn.to/3XgI6ek FC SD VIII. The Person of Christ ...

Duration:00:57:18

277: Von Rad - The Prophet's Freedom

11/16/2022
God Doesn’t Do Prophet-sharing. In this episode, we discuss Gerhard von Rad’s explanation of a prophet’s freedom and lack of choice regarding his call and proclamation. What’s at stake for preachers, and all Christians, when God calls us to speak a specific word, to a specific people, at a specific time according to his decision? — SHOW NOTES: Von Rad Biography https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerhard_von_Rad and https://www.theopedia.com/gerhard-von-rad The Message of the Prophets by...

Duration:00:50:16

276: Tertullian - On the Flesh of Christ

11/13/2022
God Has No Skin in The Game? In this episode, we discuss Tertullian’s argument against Marcion about God’s being born flesh and blood in his treatise, On The Flesh of Christ. What’s at stake when well-meaning Christians disembody God and, consequently, Christians? — SHOW NOTES: Tertullian bio https://www.theopedia.com/tertullian Tertullian - On the Flesh of Christ - Chapters III & IV: ...

Duration:00:50:34

275: Karl Barth - I am he that wills but does not perform

11/9/2022
What We've Got Here Is Failure to Communicate. In this episode, we discuss Karl Barth’s Roman’s commentary, which cast a long and influential shadow over much of twentieth-century theology, and what it can teach today. — SHOW NOTES: The Epistle to the Romans...

Duration:00:55:14

274: Ireneaus of Lyon - Jesus summed up in Himself the long history of the human race

11/6/2022
The Stuff That Heresies Are Made Of. In this episode, we discuss Ireneaus’ attack on the Marcionite and Gnostic heresies, which sought to divide Christ’s two natures, and the ramifications of this teaching for the churches today. — SHOW NOTES: The Christological Controversy (Sources of Early Christian Thought)...

Duration:00:47:58

273: Forde - The preaching and teaching of Jesus can only be handed on as the Word of the cross

11/2/2022
Did Jesus Have to Die For That Sermon? In this episode, we discuss Gerhard Force’s book "Theology is For Proclamation," specifically the focus and function of all Jesus’ preaching and how it defines Christian preaching in every generation. — SHOW NOTES: Forde - Theology is for Proclamation https://amzn.to/3SG7zu8 The Crucified God: 40th Anniversary Edition...

Duration:00:47:10

272: Augustine - The authority of Scripture should be respected and accepted with the purest faith

10/30/2022
Blind Faith Is Worthless Unless It’s Blind Faith in Us. In this episode, we discuss Augustine’s Confessions, specifically Augustine’s reflection on the Manichaeans and the effect God’s Word had on his conversion to Christianity. — SHOW NOTES: Augustine - Confessions...

Duration:00:45:28

271: Nietzsche - A theologian of today not only errs when he speaks but actually lies

10/18/2022
We Are Live! In this episode, we recorded a live show at the Here We Still Stand 2022 conference, so of course, we read Nietzsche and discussed salvation. — SHOW NOTES: Nietzsche - The Antichrist ...

Duration:00:36:25

270: Matthias Flacius - Rules for Understanding the Sacred Scriptures

10/8/2022
Do You Read The Bible? What’s Your Secret? In this episode, we discuss how to understand the Bible from Matthias Flacius’ book, How to Understand the Sacred Scriptures. — SHOW NOTES: Matthias Flacius - How to Understand the Sacred Scriptures https://amzn.to/3CDHs22 More Flacius https://amzn.to/3eeLJzH Formula of Concord https://bookofconcord.org/epitome/ Young Man Luther: A Study in Psychoanalysis and History - Erik H. Erikson...

Duration:02:10:37

269: Josh McDowell - What about Science?

10/1/2022
It’s A Bittersweet, Scientific Symphony of Atheism. In this episode, we discuss Josh McDowell’s book, More Than A Carpenter, and the topic of belief, science, and atheism. Do science and faith contradict one another? Is atheism a reasonable position over-against belief in God? — SHOW NOTES: Josh McDowell - More Than a Carpenter https://amzn.to/3xQwXWy or http://www.voiceofthewatchman.org/warriorsofgod/More_Than_a_Carpenter-Josh_McDowell.pdf Robert Alter - The Hebrew Bible: A...

Duration:02:27:09

268: McDowell - Lord, Liar, or Lunatic?

9/24/2022
Liar, Liar, Jesus Is A Lunatic? In this episode, we read More Than A Carpenter by Josh McDowell. We discuss the cultural-historical argument that Jesus was either a good moral teacher or a prophet, or whether he was a liar, lunatic, or Lord. — SHOW NOTES: Josh McDowell - More Than a Carpenter https://amzn.to/3xQwXWy or http://www.voiceofthewatchman.org/warriorsofgod/More_Than_a_Carpenter-Josh_McDowell.pdf CFW Walther - On Masonry...

Duration:02:13:02

267: C.S. Lewis - It is no good asking for a simple religion

9/18/2022
Does God Care Whether We’re Good or Bad? We conclude our discussion of Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. If Christians live in enemy territory, as Lewis writes, how does that affect the defense of our faith? Do we have free will, and why would God give us free will if he knew we’d eat from Eden’s tree? What does conscience have to do with our relationship with God and one another? — SHOW NOTES: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity ...

Duration:02:33:28

266: C.S. Lewis - Christianity is a religion you could not have guessed

9/10/2022
Let’s Fight! In this episode, we read and discuss C.S. Lewis’ popular book: Mere Christianity. What do Christians believe? How do we discuss religion, good and evil, God and the devil, and why Christianity isn’t something anyone would ever think to invent? — SHOW NOTES: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity http://www.ntslibrary.com/PDF%20Books/Mere%20Christianity%20-%20Lewis.pdf Zombie beetles https://www.livescience.com/59493-fungus-turns-beetle-into-zombie.html Here We Still Stand 2022...

Duration:02:27:42

265: Flannery O’Connor - Revelation pt. 2

9/4/2022
Singing in Tune, But Singing The Wrong Song... In this episode, we conclude our discussion of Revelation by Flannery O’Connor. How does a theologian of the cross reveal the truth to people who don’t want to listen? Paradox, misdirection, and revelation. — SHOW NOTES: "Revelation" From "Everything That Rises Must Converge" By Flannery O’Connor https://www.ohio.k12.ky.us/userfiles/1153/Classes/7791/OConner%20Revelation.pdf The Complete Stories by Flannery O'Connor...

Duration:02:09:21

264: Flannery O’Connor - Revelation pt. 1

8/27/2022
A Christ-Haunted Parable... In this episode, we discuss faith, segregation, and the Christ-haunted south as described by Flannery O’Connor in her short story, Revelation. What happens to us when we discuss race, gender, class, and culture apart from Christ Jesus? What does it mean that the churches are Christ-haunted? What happens when the churches are quiet about what God’s Word says to a nation’s leaders, clergy, and people? — SHOW NOTES: "Revelation" From "Everything That Rises Must...

Duration:02:32:39

263: Dostoyevsky - The Devil—Ivan's Nightmare pt. 2

8/22/2022
You Silver-tongues Devil... We conclude our discussion of Dostoevsky’s dialogue between Ivan Karamazov and the devil from the Brothers Karamazov. — SHOW NOTES: The Brothers Karamazov - Book 11 - Chapter 9 https://www.gutenberg.org/files/28054/28054-h/28054-h.htm Reds https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082979/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 Biblia Pauperum https://amzn.to/3dECVm0 The Unseen Realm - Michael Heiser...

Duration:01:24:32