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

Episode 39 - Woke, Too Woke, or Broke

Reid and Jesse discuss racism, justice, and the gospel with the help of Dr. Eric Mason‘s new book “Woke Church“

Reid and Jesse discuss racism, justice, and the gospel with the help of Dr. Eric Mason‘s new book “Woke Church“

Show Notes

Books Referenced

Woke Church by Dr. Eric Mason

https://www.amazon.com/Woke-Church-Christians-Confront-Injustice/dp/0802416985/

One Blood by John Perkins

https://www.amazon.com/One-Blood-Parting-Words-Church/dp/0802418015/

Links References

Woke Christian Conference - https://wokechristian.com/

Jude 3 Project - http://www.jude3project.com

Thriving Frequency Conference - https://thrivingfrequency.com

Scripture Referenced

Ephesians 2:14

Matthew 23:23

Hosea 12:6

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