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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

200b: Weil - It is Not Good Which Evil Violates, For Good is Inviolate

4/16/2021
Oh goodness, it’s so evil. In this episode, we continue reading and discussing Simone Weil on evil. If God alone is good what does that mean for our understanding of ourselves and the world? SHOW NOTES: Simone Weil, “Evil” from “Gravity and Grace” https://amzn.to/3t1gwSF The History of the World According to ‘Ancient Aliens’ https://youtu.be/vDq8vQ0t67A The Coddling of the American Mind https://amzn.to/3dg1WBk Sherlock (BBC) https://www.justwatch.com/us/tv-show/sherlock — CONTACT and...

Duration:00:57:02

200a: Weil - Evil is License and That is Why it Is Monotonous

4/13/2021
Am I Evil? In this episode, Simone Weil on evil. What is evil, and how is it distinct from what is good? How does our understanding of evil, or our ignorance of it, affect the churches? SHOW NOTES: Simone Weil, “Evil” from “Gravity and Grace” https://amzn.to/3t1gwSF The History of the World According to ‘Ancient Aliens’ https://youtu.be/vDq8vQ0t67A The Coddling of the American Mind https://amzn.to/3dg1WBk Sherlock (BBC) https://www.justwatch.com/us/tv-show/sherlock — CONTACT and...

Duration:00:57:14

199: Weil - We Humiliate Ourselves Before False Gods

4/8/2021
Idol Talk. In this episode, we return to Simone Weil’s book, Gravity and Grace. Idolatry is the topic of conversation. What is an idol? In what ways does idolatry infiltrate our churches, and what are the consequences? How do we guard against it? SHOW NOTES: Simone Weil, “Idolatry” from “Gravity and Grace” https://amzn.to/3t1gwSF — CONTACT and FOLLOW BannedBooks@1517.orgFacebookTwitterTelegram SUBSCRIBE YouTubeApple PodcastsSpotifyStitcherOvercast Google Play TuneIn RadioiHeartRadio...

Duration:01:18:37

198: Simone Weil - The Cross

4/1/2021
Into The Mystic. In this episode, we read and discuss the crucifixion as interpreted by Simone Weil, an anarchist, philosopher, and mystic. SHOW NOTES: Simone Weil, “Idolatry” from “Gravity and Grace” https://amzn.to/3t1gwSF — CONTACT and FOLLOW BannedBooks@1517.orgFacebookTwitterTelegram SUBSCRIBE YouTubeApple PodcastsSpotifyStitcherOvercast Google Play TuneIn RadioiHeartRadio SUPPORT gillespie.coffeegillespie.mediaDonavon RileyThe Warrior Priest Podcast1517 Podcast NetworkSupport...

Duration:01:45:43

197b: Leo the Great - Use Lent for general improvement in the whole round of Christian duties

3/29/2021
The Right Man for The Job. In this episode, we finish reading and discussing Leo the Great’s Lenten sermon about Christ’s two natures. What happens when the old Adam adds to Scripture’s witness to Jesus’ two natures? SHOW NOTES: Sermon 46 https://www.newadvent.org/fathers/360346.htm Pope Leo I https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Leo_I — CONTACT and FOLLOW BannedBooks@1517.orgFacebookTwitterTelegram SUBSCRIBE YouTubeApple PodcastsSpotifyStitcherOvercast Google Play TuneIn...

Duration:00:40:21

197a: Leo the Great - All the actions of Christ reveal the presence of the twofold nature

3/26/2021
God Really Bodies Our Salvation. In this episode, we read and discuss a Lenten sermon from Leo the Great. What happens when the two natures of Christ are divided? SHOW NOTES: Sermon 46 https://www.newadvent.org/fathers/360346.htm Pope Leo I https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Leo_I — CONTACT and FOLLOW BannedBooks@1517.orgFacebookTwitterTelegram SUBSCRIBE YouTubeApple PodcastsSpotifyStitcherOvercast Google Play TuneIn RadioiHeartRadio SUPPORT gillespie.coffeegillespie.mediaDonavon...

Duration:00:45:12

196b: Luther - Paul cuts out all merit and gives glory only to God

3/19/2021
Grace Means Never Having to Try Harder. In this episode, Martin Luther’s comments on the letter to the Galatians regarding God’s mercy and predestination. SHOW NOTES: Martin Luther's Commentary on St. Paul's Epistle To the Galatians (1535) https://shop.1517.org/products/martin-luthers-commentary-on-galatians-1535-lectures, p. 352 Banned Books - Luther’s Galatians Lectures episodes https://www.1517.org/podcasts/luther-galatians Meghan and Harry Oprah Interview Body Language Analysis...

Duration:00:59:34

196a: Luther - I was forgiven only by God’s boundless grace

3/15/2021
The stunning truth about God’s grace. In this episode, Luther’s comments about Galatians 1:15. What do we do when it’s revealed God chooses to be gracious to us while we are wicked and blasphemous? SHOW NOTES: Martin Luther's Commentary on St. Paul's Epistle To the Galatians (1535) https://shop.1517.org/products/martin-luthers-commentary-on-galatians-1535-lectures, p. 352 Banned Books - Luther’s Galatians Lectures episodes https://www.1517.org/podcasts/luther-galatians The End of Civil...

Duration:00:55:42

195b: Luther - Mesmerized by the wizardry of the devil

3/13/2021
You’re A Wizard, Lucifer! In this episode, Martin Luther continues to commentate on the apostle Paul’s letter to the Galatians, and his question, “Who has bewitched you...?” SHOW NOTES: Martin Luther's Commentary on St. Paul's Epistle To the Galatians (1535) https://shop.1517.org/products/martin-luthers-commentary-on-galatians-1535-lectures, p. 352 Banned Books - Luther’s Galatians Lectures episodes https://www.1517.org/podcasts/luther-galatians COVID Charts CNN Forgot...

Duration:01:02:00

195a: Luther - Ancient serpent bewitches not only the senses but also the mind with false and evil thinking

3/10/2021
Satan Rules The World, And Is It’s God. In this episode, Martin Luther expands on the apostle Paul’s question to the Galatians, “Who has bewitched your...?” SHOW NOTES: Martin Luther's Commentary on St. Paul's Epistle To the Galatians (1535) https://shop.1517.org/products/martin-luthers-commentary-on-galatians-1535-lectures, p. 352 Banned Books - Luther’s Galatians Lectures episodes https://www.1517.org/podcasts/luther-galatians COVID Charts CNN Forgot...

Duration:00:42:22

194b: Luther - Our knowledge of God is merely passive

3/1/2021
Just Sit Back and Let It Happen. In this episode, we continue our reading of Martin Luther’s Galatians lectures. This week, passive faith, internalizing virtue, and the law of the jungle. SHOW NOTES: Martin Luther's Commentary on St. Paul's Epistle To the Galatians (1535) https://shop.1517.org/products/martin-luthers-commentary-on-galatians-1535-lectures, p. 352 Banned Books - Luther’s Galatians Lectures episodes https://www.1517.org/podcasts/luther-galatians Heinrich Seuse Denifle...

Duration:00:40:06

194a: Luther - God’s will is to bless all nations... through Christ

2/23/2021
Free Will Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be. In this episode, more from Luther’s Galatians lectures. This week, God’s will, free will, identity, and taking the moral low ground. SHOW NOTES: Martin Luther's Commentary on St. Paul's Epistle To the Galatians (1535) https://shop.1517.org/products/martin-luthers-commentary-on-galatians-1535-lectures Banned Books - Luther’s Galatians Lectures episodes https://www.1517.org/podcasts/luther-galatians — CONTACT and...

Duration:00:41:48

193b: Luther - Christ has made us free, not civilly, not physically, but divinely

2/20/2021
Free For It All. This week on the podcast, we continue our Lenten series on Christian freedom in Martin Luther’s Galatians lectures. In this episode, Gospel, Satan, and competing freedoms. SHOW NOTES: Martin Luther's Commentary on St. Paul's Epistle To the Galatians (1535) https://shop.1517.org/products/martin-luthers-commentary-on-galatians-1535-lectures Banned Books - Luther’s Galatians Lectures episodes https://www.1517.org/podcasts/luther-galatians Lego Movie...

Duration:00:49:57

193a: Luther - It is for freedom that Christ has set us free

2/18/2021
Lent Is About Freedom. In this episode, we read Martin Luther’s 1525 Galatians commentary. Why is freedom a vulgar word to the old Adam? And we consider why freedom must be Lent's primary focus for Christians. SHOW NOTES: Martin Luther's Commentary on St. Paul's Epistle To the Galatians (1535) https://shop.1517.org/products/martin-luthers-commentary-on-galatians-1535-lectures Banned Books - Luther’s Galatians Lectures episodes https://www.1517.org/podcasts/luther-galatians — CONTACT...

Duration:00:49:11

192b: Solzhenitsyn - Never knowingly support lies!

2/13/2021
A spirit of timidity and a Spirit of courage. In this episode, we conclude our reading of Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s Live Not By Lies. What happens when the church chooses a spirit of timidity in order to spare itself affliction? Also, the sins of the fathers and the true meaning of sanctuary. SHOW NOTES: Live Not By Lies - Alexander Solzhenitsyn https://www.solzhenitsyncenter.org/live-not-by-lies All Art Is Propaganda: Christopher Hitchens https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W32BEjvU7QM 63:...

Duration:01:17:15

192a: Solzhenitsyn - “I am Violence! Make way, step aside, I will crush you!”

2/10/2021
How Quickly They Forget. In this episode, we continue to read Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s Live Not By Lies. What happens when the church takes the easy path of learned helplessness? SHOW NOTES: Live Not By Lies - Alexander Solzhenitsyn https://www.solzhenitsyncenter.org/live-not-by-lies All Art Is Propaganda: Christopher Hitchens https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W32BEjvU7QM 63: Chad Bird - "The Infant Priest Was Holy Born" https://www.1517.org/podcasts/banned-books/63-bird TIME - The Secret...

Duration:00:47:37

191b: Solzhenitsyn - We lie to ourselves for assurance

2/6/2021
Gag me with a spoon. In this episode, part two of Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s essay, “Live Not by The Lies.” We consider herd mentality, our fear of doing standing up to unjust authority, and the secular indoctrination that infects the church. SHOW NOTES: Live Not By Lies - Alexander Solzhenitsyn http://www.orthodoxytoday.org/articles/SolhenitsynLies.php Black Sabbath’s Vol. 4 to Get Expanded Deluxe Edition Reissue ...

Duration:01:06:06

191a: Solzhenitsyn - Things have almost reached rock bottom

2/4/2021
Lies Taste Like Wonder-bread. In this episode, part one of Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s essay, “Live Not by The Lies.” We discuss the two kingdoms, the need for Christ alone with no additives, and the importance of having an ethos. SHOW NOTES: Live Not By Lies - Alexander Solzhenitsyn http://www.orthodoxytoday.org/articles/SolhenitsynLies.php Black Sabbath’s Vol. 4 to Get Expanded Deluxe Edition Reissue https://consequenceofsound.net/2020/12/black-sabbath-vol-4-super-deluxe-edition/ MARK...

Duration:00:54:52

190: Kennedy - The Gospel deals with all of life, because it comes to heal the whole man

1/26/2021
Keep it Spiritual, Keep it Safe. In this episode, the conclusion to our discussion of Gerald Kennedy’s sermon, Communism in the Churches. Should churches mind their own business in regards to social and cultural matters? What happens when churches and Christian organizations avoid controversy in order to maintain the status quo? Does the Gospel have any power outside our churches’ walls? SHOW NOTES: Gerald Kennedy - Communism in the Churches...

Duration:01:54:16

189: Kennedy - A Christian stands for truth even when it hurts the most

1/19/2021
White Bread with Bologna and Propaganda Spread. In this episode, we continue reading a sermon preached by Bishop Gerald Kennedy, on Communism in Churches (c. 1960). The discussion focuses on whether propaganda is more important than the truth. SHOW NOTES: Gerald Kennedy - Communism in the Churches https://wallbuilders.com/sermon-communism-churches-c-1960/# What Are the Seven Techniques of Propaganda? ...

Duration:01:35:13