Episode 37 - Proud Papa

 Reid discusses the nature of Pride/Proud from two different angles along with a few holiday season suggestions.

Reid discusses the nature of Pride/Proud from two different angles along with a few holiday season suggestions.

Show Notes

Reviewish

Muhammad and the Believers: At the Origins of Islam By Fred Donnner, Islam and Professor of Near Eastern History at the University of Chicago.

Reid’s reflections on the Book


Proud Papa

Book Referenced - CS Lewis, Mere Christianity - Chapter 8

Passage 1

I now come to that part of Christian morals where they differ most sharply from all other morals. There is one vice of which no man in the world is free; which everyone in the world loathes when he sees it in someone else' and of which hardly any people, except Christians, ever imagine that they are guilty themselves. I have heard people admit that they are bad tempered, or that they cannot keep their heads about girls or drink, or even that they are cowards. I do not think I have ever heard anyone who was not a Christian accuse himself of this vice. And at the same time I have very seldom met anyone, who was not a Christian, who showed the slightest mercy to it in others. There is no fault which makes a man more unpopular, and no fault which we are more unconscious of in ourselves. And the more we have it ourselves, the more we dislike it in others.

The vice I am talking of is Pride or Self-Conceit: and the virtue opposite to it, in Christian morals, is called Humility. You may remember, when I was talking about sexual morality, I warned you that the center of Christian morals did not lie there. Well, now, we have come to the centre. According to Christian teachers, the essential vice, the utmost evil, is Pride. Unchastity, anger, greed, drunkenness, and all that, are mere fleabites in comparison: it was through Pride that the devil became the devil: Pride leads to every other vice: it is the complete anti-God state of mind.

Passage 2

The Christians are right: it is Pride which has been the chief cause of misery in every nation and every family since the world began. Other vices may sometimes bring people together: you may find good fellowship and jokes and friendliness among drunken people or unchaste people. But pride always means enmity—it is enmity. And not only enmity between man and man, but enmity to God.

In God you come up against something which is in every respect immeasurably superior to yourself. Unless you know God as that—and, therefore, know yourself as nothing in comparison—you do not know God at all. As long as you are proud you cannot know God. A proud man is always looking down on things and people: and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.

Scripture Referenced

  • Proverbs 16:18 - Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.

  • 1 Peter 1:5-5-7 - Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for God, opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. Humble yourselves, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time, he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 

Episode 36 – Home for the Holidays

 Jesse leads us in a discussion of the importance of place and how God calls us to be both home and homesick and this present age. We also talked about the importance of hospitality and bring others along with us into the kingdom.

Jesse leads us in a discussion of the importance of place and how God calls us to be both home and homesick and this present age. We also talked about the importance of hospitality and bring others along with us into the kingdom.

Show Notes - Home for the Holidays

Links Referenced

Scriptures Referenced

  • Genesis 1-3; 18

  • Isaiah 7

  • Mark 10:45; Luke 19:10, Luke 7:34

Books Referenced

Episode 35 - Christians Under Power

Show Notes

 A reflection on Christians living under various governments and power structures

A reflection on Christians living under various governments and power structures


Show Notes

Take em to Church

  • Psalm 50, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Main Topic - Christians Under Power

A reminder from Karen Ellis

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Things I've learned from the global underground:

  • Whether your government is fair or corrupt, make disciples. 

  • Whether your society is hostile or accepting, make disciples.

  • Whether you have cultural power or not, make disciples.

Episode 34 - The CHAOS of Internet Culture

Show Notes

RUTs and BUTs 

Main Topic - The Chaos of Internet Culture

Relevant Scripture

The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. - 1 Timothy 1:15

Episode 33 - Underground Saints

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It is one thing to preach at a funeral. It is quite another thing to preach the sermon at your own funeral. In this episode Reid talks with Brent Malcolm about the experience of having his Father’s own sermon be what guided his own memorial.

We invite each of you to listen to the sermon included here mid-podcast entitled “Our Death Benefits” and consider your own destiny in Christ or without him. We exhort and encourage each of you to put your faith and trust in Christ and be able to face your own mortality and say “for me to live is Christ, to die is gain!”

Show Notes

Relevant Scriptures

Episode 32 - The Borderlands - Navigating the Fogs of Culture

 Reid and Jesse discuss the essence and influence of culture and how we create, inhabit, resist and engage it.

Reid and Jesse discuss the essence and influence of culture and how we create, inhabit, resist and engage it.

Show Notes

Reviewish

Main Topic - The Borderlands - A Dialogue about Culture

Essay 

Books Referenced

Scripture References

  • 1 John 2:12-15

  • James 4:4

  • Matthew 21:17-21

  • Daniel 1-6

  • Mark 16 

Episode 31 - Kingdom Diversity - A Conversation with Dr. Walter Strickland

 Jesse interviews Dr. Walter Strickland, PhD, Vice President for Kingdom Diversity at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Jesse interviews Dr. Walter Strickland, PhD, Vice President for Kingdom Diversity at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Show Notes


Dr. Walker Strickland


Books by/edited by Walter:


People to Follow on Twitter

  • Jackie Hill Perry: @JackieHillPerry

  • Sho Baraka: @AmIshoBaraka

  • Propaganda: @prophiphop

  • Ambassador: @ambassador215


Websites of Interest

People to Follow

Episode 30 - The Derision of Religion

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Show Notes

RUTs and BUTs

Main Topic - The Derision of Religion