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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.

Location:

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

229: Dreher - Family as an Effective Resistance to Totalitarianism

12/7/2021
It’s Good to Be a Weird Family. In this episode, we continue our discussion about the Benda family in Live Not by Lies. Why is it important to raise weird children? What is the long-term impact of raising children to be Christian dissidents? How can we strengthen children to withstand worldly pressures to conform to normalcy? — SHOW NOTES: Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents by Rod Dreher https://amzn.to/2Wpmm4W Baptist minister and a father of American Folk Art Howard...

Duration:02:29:33

Support Banned Books and 1517 on Giving Tuesday

11/29/2021
https://www.1517.org/articles/giving-tuesday-2021-make-a-gift-now CONTACT and FOLLOW: Email mailto:BannedBooks@1517.org Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BannedBooksPod/ Twitter https://twitter.com/bannedbooks1517 Telegram http://t.me/bannedbooks1517 Telegram Chat https://t.me/bannedbooks1517chat SUBSCRIBE: YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsvLQ5rlaInxLO9luAauF4A Rumble https://rumble.com/c/c-1223313 Odysee https://odysee.com/$/invite/@bannedbooks:5 Apple Podcasts...

Duration:00:02:52

228: Dreher - A Benda Guide to Child-raising

11/22/2021
High Noon for Moral Courage. In this episode, we continue our discussion of the Benda family in Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents by Rod Dreher. How can Christian families utilize books, film, and music to teach faith and moral courage in their children? — SHOW NOTES: Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents by Rod Dreher https://amzn.to/2Wpmm4W Gulag Archipelago https://amzn.to/3oJWCuA William Bennet - Book of Virtues https://amzn.to/3xdlizn High Noon...

Duration:02:22:10

227: Bonus Debrief on Anger, Hatred, and Miscarriage

11/17/2021
In this bonus episode, we discuss pastoral fatigue, the difficulty in maintaining lies, hatred of what God hates, and the grief of miscarriage. — SHOW NOTES: Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents by Rod Dreher https://amzn.to/2Wpmm4W CONTACT and FOLLOW BannedBooks@1517.orgFacebookTwitterTelegramTelegram Chat SUBSCRIBE YouTubeApple PodcastsSpotifyStitcherOvercast Google Play TuneIn RadioiHeartRadio SUPPORT gillespie.coffeegillespie.mediaDonavon RileyThe Warrior Priest...

Duration:00:50:03

226: Dreher - Families are Resistance Cells

11/16/2021
We Are Family. In this episode, we discuss families as resistant cells. Families are the foundation of the church and society, and that’s why a totalitarian state must attack the family and replace it. Therefore, what can Christian families, Christian fathers, in particular, do to fight back? — SHOW NOTES: Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents by Rod Dreher https://amzn.to/2Wpmm4W Václav Havel https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C3%A1clav_Havel The Flight from Creation...

Duration:02:26:23

225: Dreher - Bear Communal Witness to Future Generations

10/30/2021
Gain The Whole World at The Cost of Your Soul. In this episode, we read and discuss Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents by Rod Dreher. What happens when Christians withdraw from the culture in order to protect the churches from discord and affliction? How can Christian families function to reform and renew the churches? Why are Christians so reluctant to sabotage popular culture with God’s Word? — SHOW NOTES: Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents by Rod...

Duration:02:12:15

224: Dreher - Create Small Fortresses of Memory

10/25/2021
A Mighty Fortress is Our God’s Memory. In this episode, we read and discuss Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents by Rod Dreher. Why is communal memory important to preserving correct doctrine? What happens to families when communal memory is lost? When do traditions enable soft totalitarianism to infiltrate our churches and culture? — SHOW NOTES: Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents by Rod Dreher https://amzn.to/2Wpmm4W List of Federal Agencies ...

Duration:01:46:25

223: Dreher - Cultivate Cultural Memory

10/16/2021
Remember That Time We Forgot to Remember? In this episode, we continue our reading and discussion of "Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents" by Rod Dreher. What happens when we forget our familial, social, and Christian history? What have been the effects of therapeutic ideology on the churches? What is the benefit, and detriment, of communal memory? — SHOW NOTES: Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents by Rod Dreher https://amzn.to/2Wpmm4W The Bondage of the...

Duration:02:05:45

222b: Dreher - Reject Doublethink and Fight for Free Speech

10/12/2021
The Truth Is Like A Good Steak. In this episode, we continue to read and discuss Rod Dreher’s book “Live Not by Lies.” Do we hold our pastors to a specific evangelical standard for preaching and ministry? What damage is done to churches whose members don’t have a firm theological and moral grounding in what’s good, right, and true? — SHOW NOTES: Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents by Rod Dreher https://amzn.to/2Wpmm4W What Hot Dogs are Made Of - Great Outdoors...

Duration:01:25:14

222a: Dreher - Choose a Life Apart from the Crowd

10/9/2021
Lies Are Like Hotdogs. In this episode, we continue to read and discuss Rod Dreher’s “Live Not by Lies.” What harm is done to the churches by abandoning the Truth, and what about a society the lives by lies? — SHOW NOTES: Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents by Rod Dreher https://amzn.to/2Wpmm4W What Hot Dogs are Made Of - Great Outdoors https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=001dtJ0srBI David Chapelle’s Lutheran Take ...

Duration:01:04:13

221: Dreher - Value Nothing More Than Truth

10/2/2021
The Cake Is A Lie. In this episode, we read Rod Dreher’s “Live Not by Lies,” discuss Vaclav Havel, and how the churches’ learned passivity and helplessness have rendered their ministry and outreach impotent. — SHOW NOTES: Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents by Rod Dreher https://amzn.to/2Wpmm4W Masada https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masada Subtle Art of… https://amzn.to/3FdaBRc CONTACT and FOLLOW BannedBooks@1517.orgFacebookTwitterTelegramTelegram Chat...

Duration:01:47:25

220: Dreher - Progressivism as Religion

9/28/2021
We’re Not Going Anywhere Fast, So Keep Going! In this episode, we read Rod Dreher’s book on being a Christian dissident, and discuss the myth of progress. What happens when the church adopts the myth of progress and how does it effect its ministry and outreach? — SHOW NOTES: Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents by Rod Dreher https://amzn.to/2Wpmm4W Dark Docs https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl3SuH2Ue044b7ACX1syk4A The Fog of War...

Duration:01:56:14

219b: Dreher - The spirit of the therapeutic has conquered the churches

9/22/2021
In this episode, we continue to read Rod Dreher’s book "Live Not By Lies." What happens when therapeutics captivate the church’s teaching? How do we repent of willfully rejecting the incarnation of God In the Church’s worship, and in our vocations? — SHOW NOTES: Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents by Rod Dreher https://amzn.to/2Wpmm4W The Other Guys (2010) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1386588/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_31 Noble Lie...

Duration:01:02:24

219a: Dreher - The death of God in the West

9/18/2021
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 can forgive? — SHOW NOTES: Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents by Rod Dreher https://amzn.to/2Wpmm4W The Other Guys (2010) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1386588/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_31 Noble Lie...

Duration:01:03:42

218b: Pastoral Debrief on Soft Totalitarianism and the Church

9/15/2021
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/2Wpmm4W MEN HAVE FORGOTTEN GOD – ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN https://orthochristian.com/47643.html Twilight of Idols - Nietzsche https://www.gutenberg.org/files/52263/52263-h/52263-h.htm CONTACT and...

Duration:00:42:36

218a: Dreher - The Totalitarian State Seeks to Control Your Actions, Thoughts, and Emotions

9/12/2021
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: Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents by Rod Dreher https://amzn.to/2Wpmm4W Fools rush in where angels fear to tread https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fools_rush_in_where_angels_fear_to_tread Generational warfare...

Duration:01:11:36

217: Dreher - The Unready Christians of Slovakia

8/30/2021
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 Church, and defect, choosing instead to worship and obey people and things that are not Christ. — SHOW NOTES: Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents by Rod Dreher https://amzn.to/2Wpmm4W MEN HAVE FORGOTTEN GOD – ALEXANDER...

Duration:01:40:56

216: Mullet - Spiritualizing Cowardice: The Christian Bystander Effect

8/21/2021
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 century influenced the way we read and teach on Scripture at present? SHOW NOTES: Spiritualizing Cowardice: The Christian Bystander Effect https://onthe.rocks/spiritualizing-cowardice/ The Revolution Will Not Be Televised ...

Duration:02:01:55

215: Pastoral Debrief on Christian Dissention

8/17/2021
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 https://onthe.rocks/spiritualizing-cowardice/ The Revolution Will Not Be Televised https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Revolution_Will_Not_Be_Televised — CONTACT and FOLLOW BannedBooks@1517.orgFacebookTwitterTelegramTelegram Chat...

Duration:00:55:41

214: Whitford - Tyranny and Resistance

8/14/2021
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? SHOW NOTES: Tyranny and Resistance: The Magdeburg Confession and the Lutheran Tradition by David Mark Whitford https://amzn.to/3xHBbg0 Big Rock Candy Mountain https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Rock_Candy_Mountain — CONTACT and...

Duration:01:48:18