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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

262: Dostoyevsky - The Devil—Ivan's Nightmare pt. 1

8/14/2022
Speak if The Devil… In this episode, we discuss Ivan Karamazov’s argument with the devil from Fyodor Dostoevsky’s novel, The Brothers Karamazov. How do we recognize the evil one when he comes to us, mainly when he portrays himself as someone who wants what’s best for us? — SHOW NOTES: The Brothers Karamazov - Book 11 - Chapter 9...

Duration:02:15:40

261: Herman Melville - Moby Dick

8/6/2022
Welcome to The Terrordome. In this episode, we read and discuss “The Sermon” from Moby Dick. What is a preacher's responsibility to his congregation in his preaching? What happens when the Gospel is talked about but never preached? What happens when Jonah is preached without Christ at the conclusion of the sermon? — SHOW NOTES: Moby Dick by Herman Melville - CHAPTER 9: THE SERMON https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/42/moby-dick/634/chapter-9-the-sermon/ Moby Dick (1956) - Father Mapple's Sermon...

Duration:02:19:53

260: Hawthorne - Young Goodman Brown pt. 2

7/30/2022
Was It Only A Dream? We conclude our reading and discussion of "Young Goodman Brown" by Nathanial Hawthorne. What happens when sin, death, and Satan are unaddressed by Christians, and especially the churches? What kind of damage does hypocrisy do to a community, congregation, and our Christian relationships? — SHOW NOTES: Young Goodman Brown https://www.owleyes.org/text/young-goodman-brown/read/young-goodman-brown Hawthorne bio...

Duration:01:44:21

259: Hawthorne - Young Goodman Brown pt. 1

7/28/2022
Good Christian People? In this episode, we read and discuss the parable of Young Goodman Brown, a short story by Nathanial Hawthorne. What happens when Christians don’t have a Gospel preacher? What happens when we carry our guilt and are tempted by the devil? How do we distinguish between God and the devil? — SHOW NOTES: Young Goodman Brown https://www.owleyes.org/text/young-goodman-brown/read/young-goodman-brown Hawthorne bio...

Duration:02:11:32

258: Dostoyevsky - The Grand Inquisitor pt. 3

7/17/2022
It’s For Your Own Good. We conclude our reading and discussion of Dostoevsky’s, The Grand Inquisitor. What are we willing to sacrifice to accept the devil’s offer of miracles, mystery, and authority? Why do we surrender to temptation, and what do we expect are the consequences? What can we learn from Jesus’ rejection of the devil’s temptations, and what does that mean for Christians today? — SHOW NOTES: The Grand Inquisitor By Fyodor Dostoyevsky ...

Duration:01:40:58

257: Dostoyevsky - The Grand Inquisitor pt. 2

7/9/2022
Happiness in Slavery. We continue to read and discuss the parable of the Grand Inquisitor in Fyodor Dostoevsky’s, The Brothers Karamazov. In this episode, the Grand Inquisitor details why Jesus’ rejection of Satan’s temptations in the wilderness doomed humanity. — SHOW NOTES: The Grand Inquisitor By Fyodor Dostoyevsky https://stephenhicks.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/DostoevskyF-Grand-Inquisitor-text.pdf The Same with Pictures and Introduction ...

Duration:02:27:56

256: Dostoyevsky - The Grand Inquisitor pt. 1

7/3/2022
Why? Why? Why? We read and discuss Dostoevsky’s parable of the Grand Inquisitor. What happens when we discuss evil and the work of the evil one apart from God’s Word, his preacher, and Christ’s cross? — SHOW NOTES: The Grand Inquisitor By Fyodor Dostoyevsky https://stephenhicks.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/DostoevskyF-Grand-Inquisitor-text.pdf The Same with Pictures and Introduction https://www2.hawaii.edu/~freeman/courses/phil100/11.%20Dostoevsky.pdf Gematria...

Duration:02:21:30

255: Parables of Kafka & Nietzsche

6/12/2022
Gatekeepers & Madmen. We read and discuss two parables, by Franz Kafka and Friedrich Nietzsche. What happens when people don’t have a preacher sent by the Holy Spirit to declare forgiveness? Without the Gospel, where does the law end? — SHOW NOTES: Before the Law by Franz Kafka https://www.kafka-online.info/before-the-law.html Friedrich Nietzsche, The Parable of the Madman (1882) http://historyguide.org/europe/madman.html 208a: Nietzsche - Human history is built upon sacrifice...

Duration:02:29:53

254: Kierkegaard - Parable of the Geese & the King and Maiden

6/7/2022
Humble Kings & Flightless Geese. We read and discuss two parables by Soren Kierkegaard. In this episode, the purpose of parables, the condescension of God, and why there’s no forgiveness in Kierkegaard’s parables. — SHOW NOTES: The Minister's Black Veil - Nathaniel Hawthorne https://www.owleyes.org/text/ministers-black-veil The Withertongue Emails: A Pastor’s Satanic Temptation, with Apologies to C.S. Lewis ...

Duration:01:58:26

253: Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Minister's Black Veil

5/29/2022
The God Behind The Veil. In this episode, we read Nathaniel Hawthorne’s, The Minister’s Black Veil, and discuss the hidden God, divination, and the mirror of the law. — SHOW NOTES: The Minister's Black Veil - Nathaniel Hawthorne https://www.owleyes.org/text/ministers-black-veil The Withertongue Emails: A Pastor’s Satanic Temptation, with Apologies to C.S. Lewis ...

Duration:02:21:41

252: Hamann - We Hear the Blood of the Redeemer Crying Out in Our Heart

5/24/2022
Killer-Comforter-Praying Spirit. We conclude our reading and discussion of Johan Hamman’s London Writings. In this episode, we focus particularly on the Advocate and prayer. — SHOW NOTES: London Writings: The Spiritual & Theological Journal of Johann Georg Hamann https://ballastpress.com/shop/ols/products/london-writings-the-spiritual-theological-journal-of-johann-georg-hamann The Withertongue Emails: A Pastor’s Satanic Temptation, with Apologies to C.S. Lewis ...

Duration:01:31:20

251: Hamann - The Hostility of the Serpent's Offspring against the Blessed Offspring of the Woman

5/15/2022
It’s What You Can’t See That Can Kill You. We continue our reading and discussion of Johann Hamann, The London Writings, focusing primarily on spiritual warfare and how it manifests in daily life and pastoral ministry. — SHOW NOTES: London Writings: The Spiritual & Theological Journal of Johann Georg Hamann https://ballastpress.com/shop/ols/products/london-writings-the-spiritual-theological-journal-of-johann-georg-hamann The Withertongue Emails: A Pastor’s Satanic Temptation, with...

Duration:01:58:13

250: Hamann - Interpreting the Sacred Scriptures

5/9/2022
Two Books, One Condescending God. In this episode, we discuss the exegesis of Johann Hamann. What are the implications for Christians when God’s Spirit and Word translate us into the church and the world? — SHOW NOTES: London Writings: The Spiritual & Theological Journal of Johann Georg Hamann https://ballastpress.com/shop/ols/products/london-writings-the-spiritual-theological-journal-of-johann-georg-hamann The Withertongue Emails: A Pastor’s Satanic Temptation, with Apologies to C.S....

Duration:02:09:48

249: Hamann - The Most Interesting and Radical Thinker in the Ranks of Lutheran Orthodoxy

5/2/2022
How long? Not Long. In this episode, we introduce the works of Johann Georg Hamann, specifically the London Writings: The Spiritual & Theological Journal of Johann Georg Hamann. — SHOW NOTES: London Writings: The Spiritual & Theological Journal of Johann Georg Hamann https://ballastpress.com/shop/ols/products/london-writings-the-spiritual-theological-journal-of-johann-georg-hamann The Withertongue Emails: A Pastor’s Satanic Temptation, with Apologies to C.S. Lewis ...

Duration:02:09:42

248: Grothe - Help for Hopeful Pilgrims

4/25/2022
You’re Elected! As we conclude our conversation of The Justification of the Ungodly By Jonathan F. Grothe, we read the conclusion to chapter eight of Paul’s letter to the Christians in Rome. In this episode, we talk about what God’s election in Christ means for the ungodly in an ungodly and evil world. — SHOW NOTES: The Justification of the Ungodly By Jonathan F. Grothe ...

Duration:01:57:34

247: Grothe - How to “Save the World”

4/18/2022
He’s Got The Whole Futile World in His Hands! We continue our series on The Justification of the Ungodly By Jonathan F. Grothe. In this episode, the old and new creation, the futility of the world, and new hope. — SHOW NOTES: The Justification of the Ungodly By Jonathan F. Grothe https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/jonathan-f-grothe/the-justification-of-the-ungodly/hardcover/product-1v99z94g.html The Withertongue Emails: A Pastor’s Satanic Temptation, with Apologies to C.S. Lewis ...

Duration:01:58:21

246: Grothe - Set Free for Life

4/11/2022
Freedom Jackpot! We continue our reading of The Justification of the Ungodly By Jonathan F. Grothe. In this episode, freedom, life, and the work of the Holy Spirit. — SHOW NOTES: The Justification of the Ungodly By Jonathan F. Grothe https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/jonathan-f-grothe/the-justification-of-the-ungodly/hardcover/product-1v99z94g.html The Withertongue Emails: A Pastor’s Satanic Temptation, with Apologies to C.S. Lewis ...

Duration:02:35:46

245: Grothe - Effect of Law on Adamic Humanity

4/5/2022
There’s no "I" in team, but there is an "I" in simul. We continue to read and discuss The Justification of the Ungodly By Jonathan F. Grothe. In this episode, the simul, old-world heroism, and the trouble with justification. — SHOW NOTES: The Justification of the Ungodly By Jonathan F. Grothe https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/jonathan-f-grothe/the-justification-of-the-ungodly/hardcover/product-1v99z94g.html The Withertongue Emails: A Pastor’s Satanic Temptation, with Apologies to C.S....

Duration:01:31:53

244: Grothe - The Death of Husband Law

3/28/2022
Not Husbandry Law, Husband Law. We continue reading The Justification of the Ungodly By Jonathan F. Grothe. In this episode, old and new life, letter and Spirit, and what husband law is all about. — SHOW NOTES: The Justification of the Ungodly By Jonathan F. Grothe https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/jonathan-f-grothe/the-justification-of-the-ungodly/hardcover/product-1v99z94g.html The Withertongue Emails: A Pastor’s Satanic Temptation, with Apologies to C.S. Lewis ...

Duration:01:31:23

243: Grothe - The Change of Lordship in the Christian’s Experience

3/21/2022
Hurry Up And Die so that You Can Live. We continue our reading and discussion of The Justification of the Ungodly By Jonathan F. Grothe. In this episode, what happens when God sends us a preacher, baptizes, and sets us free from the demands of the Law and Sin. — SHOW NOTES: The Justification of the Ungodly By Jonathan F. Grothe https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/jonathan-f-grothe/the-justification-of-the-ungodly/hardcover/product-1v99z94g.html The Withertongue Emails: A Pastor’s Satanic...

Duration:01:43:03