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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

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

242: Grothe - The Justification of the Ungodly

3/14/2022
Holy Watered. This week on the podcast, we begin our series on The Justification of the Ungodly By Jonathan F. Grothe. In this episode, we focus on Romans 6, baptism, sanctification, and the “simul.” — 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:01:48:33

241: Sasse - There is no Christian state

3/9/2022
Old Adam Creates Six Alternate Legal Theories. In this episode, we conclude our discussion of Hermann Sasse - What is the State? What’s the relation of the state to the church as regards authority, law, justice, and morality? — SHOW NOTES: Hermann Sasse - What is the State? (1932) https://www.academia.edu/12723224/Hermann_Sasse_1895_1976_ The Seculosity Creed https://mbird.com/everyday/the-seculosity-creed/ Serpents in the Classroom: The Poisoning of Modern Education and How the Church...

Duration:01:44:47

240: Sasse - All religion, no matter how disfigured and deformed, finally refers back to an original revelation

3/4/2022
Changnesia About God’s Original Revelation. In this episode, we discuss Hermann Sasse - What is the State? What’s the difference between God’s law preached lawfully and old Adam’s legal theory. — SHOW NOTES: Hermann Sasse - What is the State? (1932) https://www.academia.edu/12723224/Hermann_Sasse_1895_1976_ The Seculosity Creed https://mbird.com/everyday/the-seculosity-creed/ Serpents in the Classroom: The Poisoning of Modern Education and How the Church Can Cure It...

Duration:01:20:01

239: Bayer - The grace of God opens eyes and ears and hearts and mouths and hands

2/26/2022
A Very Merry Apocalypse! In this episode, we conclude our reading of Living By Faith: Justification and Sanctification by Oswald Bayer. We discuss the old world and new creation, death and new life, God unpreached and preached, and much more! — SHOW NOTES: Living By Faith: Justification and Sanctification by Oswald Bayer https://amzn.to/3Gn01WR London Writings: The Spiritual & Theological Journal of Johann Georg Hamann ...

Duration:01:34:29

238: Bayer - Faith is wholly and entirely God’s work

2/21/2022
We Don’t Progress, We Die… And Live Anew. In this episode, we read and discuss Living By Faith: Justification and Sanctification by Oswald Bayer. What’s the impact of distinguishing between God unpreached and preached? Why does God attack and kill us, and why is it necessary that we die and riseunspla to live a new life in Christ? — SHOW NOTES: Living By Faith: Justification and Sanctification by Oswald Bayer https://amzn.to/3Gn01WR London Writings: The Spiritual & Theological Journal...

Duration:01:19:58

237: Paulson - Genesis is either the preached God speaking, or is the myth/science of the unpreached God

2/13/2022
No Weaklings in The Gene Pool! In this episode, we conclude our discussion of Darwin’s Origin of Species. What is so appealing to Darwin about Genesis 1? Why would one choose death by the law to the Gospel? How does Jesus up-end one’s reading of Genesis and the law? — SHOW NOTES: Life without a Preacher: Darwin’s Origin of Species https://wordandworld.luthersem.edu/content/pdfs/37-2_Life_without_God/37-2_Paulson.pdf Jordan Peterson’s Realization About the Bible...

Duration:01:11:32

236: Paulson - Nature’s life without a preacher is forensic: being judged and judging

2/6/2022
The Unpreached Selector. In this episode, we continue to discuss Charles Darwin and life without a preacher. What is the purpose of procreation for natural selection? How does one survive without a preacher? How much law is too much law when the true God is hidden and unpreached? — SHOW NOTES: Life without a Preacher: Darwin’s Origin of Species https://wordandworld.luthersem.edu/content/pdfs/37-2_Life_without_God/37-2_Paulson.pdf Jordan Peterson’s Realization About the Bible...

Duration:01:25:55