Episode 60 - Government Compulsion of Religion?

Reid looks at some remarks made by presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke suggesting that religious groups who do not support same-sex “marriage” should lose tax exempt status.

Reid looks at some remarks made by presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke suggesting that religious groups who do not support same-sex “marriage” should lose tax exempt status.

Show Notes

Links Referenced

Beto O’Rourke on Removing Tax Exemptions from Religious Groups - CNN Tweet

Walz vs City of New York (1970) Case Summary

Ben Sasse Statement on Beto O’Rourke’s comments

The First Amendment of the US Constitution (Link to a transcript of The Bill of Rights)

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Episode 59 - Deep Work

Reid and Jesse look at how our digital age fragments, distracts and disjoints our ability to do deep work. Guided by the book, Deep Work, by Cal Newport, they discuss how being able to go deep is both a helpful and virtuous path.

Reid and Jesse look at how our digital age fragments, distracts and disjoints our ability to do deep work. Guided by the book, Deep Work, by Cal Newport, they discuss how being able to go deep is both a helpful and virtuous path.

Show Notes

RUTs and BUTs

Main Topic - Deep Work

Scriptures Referenced

Philippians 4:8, 9; Psalm 19:14

Episode 58 - The First Modern Mentor

Church historian and Anglican minister Rhys Bezzant joins Reid and Jesse in the Shedquarters to discuss Jonathan Edwards as mentor in the modern era.

Church historian and Anglican minister Rhys Bezzant joins Reid and Jesse in the Shedquarters to discuss Jonathan Edwards as mentor in the modern era.

Show Notes

In or Out

Main Topic - The First Modern Mentor

Other Books by Rhys Bezzant

Scriptures Reference

Episode 57 - Intellectual Vices

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Show Notes

Reviewish 

Main Topic - Intellectual Vice

Scriptures Read

Quotations on Open Minds by GK Chesterton

“An open mind is really a mark of foolishness, like an open mouth. Mouths and minds were made to shut; they were made to open only in order to shut.” (Illustrated London News. October 10, 1908)

“The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.” (Autobiography)

https://www.chesterton.org/open-mind/

Episode 55 - This is Your Brain on Gratitude

Reid and Jesse look at recent research on the effect of gratitude on the body and the mind and discuss how this makes the most sense in a theistic universe.

Reid and Jesse look at recent research on the effect of gratitude on the body and the mind and discuss how this makes the most sense in a theistic universe.

Show Notes

RUTs and BUTs

Main Topic - This is Your Brain on Gratitude

Some Brains on Drugs Videos

Main Article

Scripture Referenced

1 Thessalonians 5:16-24; Job 1:21; James 1:16-18

Episode 54 - Underground Virtue

Jesse leads us in a discussion about Virtue in life and as a follower of Jesus.

Jesse leads us in a discussion about Virtue in life and as a follower of Jesus.

Show Notes

In or Out 

Underground Virtue

Referenced Scripture

2 Peter 1:5; James 3:13; Proverbs 27:1, 2; Proverbs 30:32, 33

Episode 53 - Tech Party 2019!

A look at the trends and concerns with current technological developments in our world

A look at the trends and concerns with current technological developments in our world

Episode 52 - Girl Power!

Reid interviews his teenage daughters about raising young women

Reid interviews his teenage daughters about raising young women

Show Notes

Helpful Links

Book Recommendation

Episode 51 - Gender Talk

Reid discusses how we might engage gender discussions today so that we expand the plausibility structures of our friends.

Reid discusses how we might engage gender discussions today so that we expand the plausibility structures of our friends.

Show Notes

Reviewish 

https://www.thermoworks.com/BlueDOT

Gender Talk 

Twitter Link - https://twitter.com/reidsmonaghan/status/1140325816234061825?s=21

Relevant Scripture

Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. 24 And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, 25 correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, - 2 Timothy 2:23-25

Recommended Resources

Love Thy Body by Nancy Pearcey 

https://www.amazon.com/Love-Thy-Body-Answering-Questions/dp/0801075971/

God and the Transgender Debate By Andrew T. Walker

https://www.amazon.com/God-Transgender-Debate-Andrew-Walker/dp/1784981788/

Talking Points: Transgender by Vaughn Roberts

https://www.amazon.com/Talking-Points-Transgender-Vaughan-Roberts/dp/1784981958/

Is God Anti-Gay? By Sam Allberry

https://www.amazon.com/God-anti-gay-Questions-Christians-Ask/dp/1908762314/

Episode 50 - Men Going Their Own Way

Reid and Jesse engage modern men choosing to go their own way apart from marriage and family while exercising personal sovereignty over life.

Reid and Jesse engage modern men choosing to go their own way apart from marriage and family while exercising personal sovereignty over life.

Show Notes

Links Referenced

Relevant Scripture

  • Matthew 19:30

  • Mark 10:31, 35-45

  • Philippians 2:1-18

  • Psalm 100:2

  • Ephesians 5:18-33

Episode 49 - Wisdom is Earned

Reid and Jesse discuss how technology, novelty and the immediacy of modern communications can lead us to neglect the wisdom gained by those who have gone before us in life.

Reid and Jesse discuss how technology, novelty and the immediacy of modern communications can lead us to neglect the wisdom gained by those who have gone before us in life.

Show Notes

Reviewish

Main Topic 

Scripture Referenced

  • Leviticus 19:32; Proverbs 16:31; Proverbs 20:29; 1 Peter 5:5;

  • Psalm 49:12, 13; Proverbs 10:14, 12:15, 13:20.

Episode 48 - The Self-Curated Life

Reid and Jesse discuss how technology, consumer choice and self-curation in life has fragmented communities and requires from us new ways of interacting with “the other” in our world.

Reid and Jesse discuss how technology, consumer choice and self-curation in life has fragmented communities and requires from us new ways of interacting with “the other” in our world.

Show Notes

Rantology

Twitter Beefs and 2 Timothy 2:22-25

Main Topic - The Self-Curated LIfe

The Perfect Thing by Steven Levy

https://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Thing-Steven-Levy/dp/0091910102

The Chaos of Internet Culture

https://www.gospelunderground.org/podcast/2018/11/20/episode-34-the-chaos-of-internet-culture

Facebook bans Alex Jones and Louis Farrakhan

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/02/technology/facebook-alex-jones-louis-farrakhan-ban.html

Scripture References

  • Philippians 4:8

  • Psalm 19:14

  • 2 Timothy 2:22-25

Episode 47 - Generations

In a round about way, Reid discusses the importance of generations sharing life and wisdom with one another.

In a round about way, Reid discusses the importance of generations sharing life and wisdom with one another.

SHOW NOTES

Links

Reviewish

Scripture Reference

Episode 46 - Give Me That New Style Secular Religion

Reid and Jesse discuss the religious dogma, priesthood, cathedrals, heretics and militants of western secularism. 

Reid and Jesse discuss the religious dogma, priesthood, cathedrals, heretics and militants of western secularism. 

SHOW NOTES

IN or OUT?

Books Referenced:

Links Referenced

Episode 45 - Lifelong Learning

Reid encourages us towards both formal and informal paths for lifelong learning.

Reid encourages us towards both formal and informal paths for lifelong learning.

Show Notes 

Reviewish

Main Topic - Lifelong Learning

1 Now concerning food offered to idols: we know that "all of us possess knowledge." This "knowledge" puffs up, but love builds up. 2 If anyone imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know. 3 But if anyone loves God, he is known by God. - 1 Corinthians 8:1-3

Take em to Church/Rantology

Epidsode 44 - Wrestle Like a Girl

Reid and Jesse discuss gender and culture with the aid of some courageous men and women on the wrestling mats. Our discussions of gender/sex and society need to account for biology, sociology and theology.

Reid and Jesse discuss gender and culture with the aid of some courageous men and women on the wrestling mats. Our discussions of gender/sex and society need to account for biology, sociology and theology.

Show Notes

Links Referenced

Reviewishes 

Episode 43 - Gospel Smackdown

Reid and Jesse discuss various aspects of the biblical gospel and how we must not merely want to put the smackdown on those with whom we disagree.

Reid and Jesse discuss various aspects of the biblical gospel and how we must not merely want to put the smackdown on those with whom we disagree.

SHOW NOTES

Links Referenced

Reviewish

Relevant Scripture

  • Mark 1

  • Galatians 3:1-9

  • 1 Corinthians 15:1-3

  • Isaiah 53

  • Luke 4, Isaiah 61

  • Titus 3:1-9

  • Romans 1:1-8

Episode 42 - There’s an App for That

Reid and Jesse discuss the moral outrage aimed at Apple and Google for offering up  Saudi Values  in their Saudi Arabian app stores. 

Reid and Jesse discuss the moral outrage aimed at Apple and Google for offering up Saudi Values in their Saudi Arabian app stores. 

Show Notes

Links Referenced

Episode 26 - How Wrongeth You Are!

https://www.gospelunderground.org/podcast/2018/9/5/episode-26-how-wrongeth

Moral Relativism - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy 

https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/moral-relativism/

Beckwith and Koukl, Relativism, Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air - Chapter 2 

https://www.bethinking.org/truth/the-death-of-truth/2-what-is-moral-relativism

Main Topic 

Apple, Google Criticized for Carrying App that Lets Saudi Men Track Their Wives

https://www.npr.org/2019/02/12/693994447/apple-google-criticized-for-carrying-app-that-lets-saudi-men-track-their-wives

A US Senator has demanded that Apple and Google remove a Saudi Arabi an government app that allows men 'abhorrent' control over women's lives

https://www.businessinsider.com/absher-senator-ron-wyden-demands-apple-google-remove-saudi-govt-app-2019-2

The Scandalous Origins of Human Rights by Ronald Osborn

“Can we have a rationally coherent, morally compelling, and historically sustainable discourse as well as a practice of humanistic values and human rights absent a “thick” metaphysical or religious framework, such as the one provided in the Western tradition for some two millennia by Judeo-Christian sources?” 

http://www.veritas.org/the-scandalous-origins-of-human-rights/

A Disjunctive Syllogism 

http://www.philosophy-index.com/logic/forms/disjunctive-syllogism.php

Episode 41 - Relationship Advice Gone Wild

Reid and Jesse hit up Valentines Day and learn about commitment in a round about way from contemporary relationship advice.

Reid and Jesse hit up Valentines Day and learn about commitment in a round about way from contemporary relationship advice.

Show Notes

Valentines Day Historical Discussions

Main Topic - Relationship Advice Gone Wild

Scriptures Referenced

  • Philippians 2

  • Mark 10

  • James 5:16

  • Psalm 23:6

  • Proverbs 3:3-6