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Share a thoughtful moment considering today’s culture and challenging topics from a Biblical perspective. It’s not just another hot-take about a passing hashtag, its honest and transparent conversation with unique perspectives and a little dose of humor.

Share a thoughtful moment considering today’s culture and challenging topics from a Biblical perspective. It’s not just another hot-take about a passing hashtag, its honest and transparent conversation with unique perspectives and a little dose of humor.

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United States

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Share a thoughtful moment considering today’s culture and challenging topics from a Biblical perspective. It’s not just another hot-take about a passing hashtag, its honest and transparent conversation with unique perspectives and a little dose of humor.

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English

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Episodes

Is Christmas Pagan?

12/24/2021
Is Christmas born out of pagan tradition? Or could it be that pagan tradition is born out of a skewed ceremony or festival designed by God? Why the Christmas tree? Why December 25? It’s all in today’s provocative conversation. Originally Recorded December 15, 2021 0:00 Opening Up Shop 2:36 Welcome Back! 6:06 Should Christians Celebrate Christmas? 18:39 Really Bad Dad Jokes 22:21 Why December 25? 37:21 A Word from the Word? 42:15 One for the Road 46:45 Closing Up Shop Special...

Duration:00:50:32

Day-Age Theory

12/20/2021
The Bible says that God created the heavens and the earth in six days. Were those days six literal days? Or were they ages of times? There seems to be some debate about the length of a day, because Moses suggests a day equals the time from sundown to sundown (evening and morning was one day (Genesis 1). However, 2 Peter 3:8 says "a day with the Lord is as a 1000 years..." Does the Bible contradict itself? Was creation 6, 1000 year time periods? Ben and Mike discuss. Originally Recorded...

Duration:00:42:30

Vaccination Fascination (2)

11/4/2021
After first discussing the COVID-19 Vaccine in February of 2021, Mike and Ben revisit the topic. In this discussion, they talk about how their lives and the lives of friends have been affected, positively, and negatively, by the virus and the vaccine. Originally Recorded September 8, 2021 0:00 Opening Up Shop 1:48 What Are We Drinking? 7:16 Should We Vaccinate? 17:56 Really Bad Dad Jokes 21:48 A Compassionate Position 33:55 A Word from the Word 39:08 One for the Road 42:25...

Duration:00:48:12

Council Theory

9/15/2021
A continuation of the discussion on God, and what the Bible is talking about when it talks about the Council of the gods. Are there other gods out there? How do we reconcile that with God’s own words when He says, “I am God and there is none other (Isaiah 45:5)”? Originally Recorded July 21, 2021 0:00 Opening Up Shop 1:49 What Are We Drinking? 5:42 Council of the Gods 22:49 Bad Dad Jokes 26:42 Sons of God and Daughters of Man 47:21 One for the Road 51:52 Closing Up Shop LINK...

Duration:00:54:47

Deity Council

7/22/2021
Psalm 82 tells us that God takes His seat in the Council of the gods. What does that mean? Are there other beings in the world who act like gods? But doesn’t the Bible say there is only one God—YAHWEH is His name? Is there a divine council that meets somewhere? Mike and Ben explore the Scriptures to find answers to this intriguing question. Recorded at RED KITE COFFEE COMPANY Springdale, AR A big thanks to the folks at Red Kite for letting us record on location in their Springdale Dining...

Duration:00:56:46

Got Integrity?

3/31/2021
In a world where politicians tell us one thing and do another, is there no accountability? What about in the church, in our communities, or in our streets, where has integrity gone? In this episode, Mike and Ben discuss the importance of having our word be worth something. If the world is going to get changed, it has to start with us. 0:00 Opening Up Shop 2:51 What Are We Drinking? 8:22 Coffee Give Away Winner 11:30 What is Integrity? 21:48 Bad Dad Jokes 25:54 Integrity and Christianity...

Duration:00:50:36

Bending Your Bible Bias

3/17/2021
What is the Context of Scripture? How do the different church denominations and non-denominational churches create a bias that gets in the way of how we interpret and understand? How does our disposition in life create a filter in our Bible study? It’s not your normal Bible talk. 0:00 Introduction 2:16 What Are We Drinking? 8:24 Staying in Context 18:38 Bad Dad Jokes 22:24 What Are Your Filters? 34:30 A Word from the Word 39:42 One for the Road 43:31 Closing Up Shop Originally...

Duration:00:47:23

Who Is Yahweh?

3/11/2021
Who is God? What is His name? Does it matter if I call Him Yahweh, or Jesus, or Yeshua? Where does Yahweh even come from? Is it possible that God’s name is more than just a name? Mike and Ben explore the deeper meaning and divinity of the God of the Bible. (Don't miss the bloopers at the end!) Originally Recorded: March 3, 2021 Follow us on Facebook. Be sure to share us with your followers and give likes and feedback. We appreciate it much! Website: www.thethinkingcup.com CREDITS:...

Duration:00:54:19

Did God Authorize the KJV?

3/3/2021
This conversation about the Bible is not your normal Bible talk. We want to know: Is the "authorized" 1611 the best translation of the Bible? Is it God's final authority? Did Paul write the KJV? In this episode we explore textual criticism, the ancient manuscripts, and the actual the value of different translations of the Bible. And what do we do with paraphrases. Originally Recorded: February 17, 2021 Follow us on Facebook. Be sure to share us with your followers and give likes and...

Duration:00:59:03

Equity Vs. Equality

2/16/2021
It's a hot topic item in American society and politics right now: EQUITY. But what is equity in a social sense? How is it different from equality? And what does the Bible teach about equity. It might surprise you. Originally Recorded: February 11, 2021 Follow us on Facebook. Be sure to share us with your followers and give likes and feedback. We appreciate it much! Website: www.thethinkingcup.com CREDITS: The Thinking Cup Podcast Main Theme Created by Dominic Orian Other Music...

Duration:00:46:22

Vaccination Fascination

2/5/2021
Now that vaccines are available to fight COVID-19 the question remains, just how safe and truly effective are they? Some have had no side effects. Others have died. There's a lot of talk and a lot of fear. Mike and Ben try to cut through it all to a reasonable, and Biblical response. Follow us on Facebook. Be sure to share us with your followers and give likes and feedback. We appreciate it much! Website: www.thethinkingcup.com CREDITS: The Thinking Cup Podcast Main Theme Created by...

Duration:00:32:13

The Peaceful Transition of Power

1/27/2021
There was concern if the outgoing president would peacefully turn the power of government over to the incoming president. We saw 25,000 troops sent to Washington to ensure peace and safety. But, why all the power grabs? Not just politically? Individually too? We discuss power, from a Biblical perspective. Follow us on Facebook. Be sure to share us with your followers and give likes and feedback. We appreciate it much! Website: www.thethinkingcup.com CREDITS: The Thinking Cup Podcast...

Duration:00:45:27

Cancel Culture

1/20/2021
Cancel culture is only getting worse. It is helpful to call out and remove problematic people for mainstream culture? Perhaps. But how and who gets to decide who to cancel them and for what? Seems like this is getting out of hand fast. What is a better Biblical response? Follow us on Facebook. Be sure to share us with your followers and give likes and feedback. We appreciate it much! Website: www.thethinkingcup.com Email us: ben@thethinkingcup.com mike@thethinkingcup.com CREDITS:...

Duration:00:46:56

The Great Reset

12/9/2020
It's being called the Great Reset. And believe it or not, it has a strong financial backing and global support. In this episode, Ben and Mike discuss the implications of the initiative to “revamp all aspects of our societies and economies” from a social and Biblical perspective. Follow us on Facebook. Be sure to share us with your followers and give likes and feedback. We appreciate it much! Website: www.thethinkingcup.com Email...

Duration:00:54:46

Thanksgiving Edition

11/23/2020
He's back! Marcus joins us for a conversation about Thanksgiving, food, memories, and traditions. It's laugh out loud fun and holiday cheer. Plus, more dad jokes. Follow us on Facebook. Be sure to share us with your followers and give likes and feedback. We appreciate it much! Website: www.thethinkingcup.com Email us: ben@thethinkingcup.com mike@thethinkingcup.com CREDITS: The Thinking Cup Podcast Main Theme Created by Dominic Orian Other Music downloaded with license from...

Duration:00:54:50

The Day After

11/5/2020
Did you experience Election Day let down or excitement? What stood out to you as you watched the election returns? Plus, Mike and Ben debate if God really does determine the outcome of Presidential Elections (see Daniel 2:21). Plus, more bad dad jokes and fun coffee talk. NOTE: We're sorry that the video for YouTube failed us this week. We hope to have it back for the next episode. Follow us on Facebook. Be sure to share us with your followers and give likes and feedback. We appreciate it...

Duration:00:42:12

Election Panic: The Fight For Your Vote

11/2/2020
With the POTUS election less than a week away, we’re talking about the balance of power in Washington, and we’re making predictions about what we think will happen with the election. Who will win? How soon will we know? What will it take for either candidate to concede the election? Follow us on Facebook. Be sure to share us with your followers and give likes and feedback. Website: www.thethinkingcup.com Email us: ben@thethinkingcup.com mike@thethinkingcup.com CREDITS: The Thinking Cup...

Duration:00:47:12

Reflections on the SCOTUS Hearings

10/22/2020
Should POTUS have nominated Amy Coney Barrett so close to the election? We discuss qualifications and the concerns. Perhaps most interesting point to discuss is the impact of a conservative court and religious liberty. Plus, Dad jokes, coffee talk. THE THINKING CUP PODCAST Follow us on Facebook. Be sure to share us with your followers and give likes and feedback. We appreciate it much! Website: www.thethinkingcup.com Email...

Duration:00:44:49

Meeting Jesus in Area-51

10/13/2020
Who really shot JFK? What’s happening in Area 51? Does QAnon really have a chance against President Trump? In this episode we’re talking conspiracy theories, why they are so attractive to many, and a Biblical response to them. It’s not your normal Bible talk! Plus -- more really bad dad jokes and coffee talk and outtakes at the very end. Articles Ben references in the...

Duration:00:41:38

Making Your Values Worth Something

10/6/2020
Coffee. Dad jokes. And this: Does your Christianity define your values...or do you USE values to define your Christianity? It’s not your normal Bible talk! CORE VALUES WORKSHEET Watch this episode on YouTube!!! Follow us on Facebook. Be sure to share us with your followers and give likes and feedback. We appreciate it much! Website: www.thethinkingcup.com Email us: ben@thethinkingcup.com mike@thethinkingcup.com CREDITS: The Thinking Cup Podcast Main Theme Created by Dominic...

Duration:00:42:34