Three Dimensional Theology
7. Burning Politics at the Stake
Show notes: If you are listening to this the day it goes up, yesterday was an election day. I recorded this episode a while ago, so I don’t actually know specifically what went down. But I don’t need to see the results to know that a lot of people are really disappointed today. I don’t need to look at the election returns to know that a lot of other people are feeling really relieved today. I’m sure some of you are fighting off depression. And I’m aware that some of you are probably...
6. Finding God in Nature (Apostles Creed)
Show notes: Our series on the Apostles Creed continues today as we take a look at the phrase, “Maker of Heaven and Earth”. When people think of God as Creator, a lot of times we think about nature. We think about going out into nature and seeking God there. A lot of us seem to have this romantic idea that God the Creator is somehow more accessible out there in state parks or on the beach than he is at our houses. I’m sure at some point you’ve been on a hike or sat beside a lake or had...
5. The Almighty (Apostles Creed)
Show notes: I know a town in the Dominican Republic with a poverty rate 74.5%, where the average family income is a slim $101 a month. Take note: that was family income. Let that sink in for a minute. Where I live a lot of people’s income is 100 times that. Meanwhile one in nine people in the world will go to bed tonight hungry, and one in three suffer some kind of malnutrition, but scientists and NGO’s tell us that our world produces plenty of food for everyone to have enough. We live...
4. The Father, Part 2
Show notes: This episode is part two of the interview I did with my father for episode #3. But unlike #3, this week’s show has very little in the way of explicit theological, religious, or spiritual content. But I think a father and his adult son talking about fatherhood together is worth something, maybe even a lot. And so - this. I asked my dad about his favorite dad joke (spoiler alert: it’s him), his favorite memories from raising my sisters and me, and for advice he might have for...
3. The Father, Part 1 (Apostles Creed)
Show notes: Today we’re continuing our slow crawl through the Apostles Creed, including Three Dimensional Theology’s first ever interview. Since the topic today is “We believe in God the Father…”, I thought it would be interesting to do an interview with my own father, George Matthews. He was gracious enough to agree to be a part of it, and came over to our house the other day and I recorded our conversation. He shares a few stories about his own father, and tells stories of fatherhood...
2. God is like the opposite of Fight Club (Apostles Creed)
Show notes: In this episode of Three Dimensional Theology we’re talking about God. That’s a really broad topic, after all God is infinite, all powerful, and all knowing. How can this be condensed into a short podcast format? Well, it can’t. In fact, we humans are finite creatures who don’t have the ability to talk about an infinite God at all. Except that this God that the Bible talks about sometimes talks to us. This God sometimes comes and addresses people. And then he tells them...
1. I don't believe in Oklahoma (Apostles Creed)
Apostles Creed I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, is seated at the right hand of the Father, and will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of...