Finished the book after an update on life since the last recording. Inquisition: Pastor asks what Thomas would want to see in a Lutheran apologetics book; Thomas asks about the feeling of realizing one’s suffering pales in comparison to others’.
Episode 9 – 1st Peter chapter 5
Following an update on life since the last recording, including Pastor’s update on the LCMS Synodical Convention he attended last week, we got back to it and finished the book of 1st Peter. During the inquisition Thomas fielded a question on what he’d like to see in an apologetics book put out by CPH; Pastor dealt with a question pertaining to the potential feelings of guilt one has when realizing that their suffering pales in comparison with that other Christians have undergone and will undergo. Good to be back (for us, to the rest of you we hopefully never left)!
“Rudie Can’t Fail” – The Clash
“Children, Don’t Stop Dancing” – Creed
The Inquisition Song – Mel Brooks
“Spanish Bombs” – The Clash
Being a couple of introverts ourselves, we wanted to do our part to spread awareness of the condition. 😉
10 Myths About Introverts
Some of our more keen-eyed followers may have noticed that the count-down clock for our next episode ends on Wednesday instead of our normal Tuesday. Wednesday at 7:00 PM CST to be precise. This is simply because we want to produce a great program for ya’ll, but with that comes the need for some good post production time. Since we record on Tuesday nights, this is a buffer to make sure I’m not pressed to expedite the final product any more than necessary, so it can be the best it can be.
We’re looking forward to getting back in the swing of things now that Pastor’s back from convention. Thanks to those who listen!
Completed 1st Peter chapter 4. Inquisition: Pastor talked about contemporary (and general) music themes; Thomas spoke on the use of literature and story themes in apologetics. Finished with groans about our mic check laxity that resulted in semi-botched sound. Sorry!
Episode 8 – 1st Peter 4
We got through the entirety of 1st Peter chapter 4, breaking midway through for our customary “inquisition” (with new segment intro music!). Thomas asked Pastor why the love songs on the radio seem so one-sided (it’s always the man’s fault when things go bad, seemingly); Pastor asked Thomas a question leading into a discussion on “apologetics for the tender-minded”, which uses the themes common in literature to point towards God’s truth. We do apologize for the, ah, diminished sound quality in this episode. Skipping the normal mic check was – in hindsight – not the most well advised course of action, and Murphy’s Law struck again. I (Thomas) fixed as much as possible in post-production, but we will certainly be resuming normal mic checks in future installments. Make sure to listen to the end of the podcast for spoilers on where we’ll be going once the general epistles are complete!
We’ve been dealing a lot with being accountable to those placed over us (leaders, pastors, bosses, parents, etc.) in recent podcasts. Part of our ability to be accountable is often undermined by our feelings of being owed something that we feel we aren’t getting (whether or not we deserve it is irrelevant, since in our own minds we always do). Here’s a good post setting forth the reality when it comes to employer/employee relationship.
Your Boss Owes You a Paycheck, Not Fulfillment
Continued through 1st Peter. Q&A: Pastor answers a question about the doctrine of purgatory and why Lutherans don’t believe it; Thomas deals with a question about why we today don’t end up seeing/experiencing the technicolor miracles the Bible describes.
Episode 7 – 1st Peter 3:8-3:22
Full Description: Finished off 1st Peter chapter 3, with more time devoted to issues of suffering (a big 1st Peter theme). During the inquisition period, Pastor explained the Roman Catholic doctrine of purgatory and why it is that Lutherans do not hold to it. Thomas spoke concerning the objection that we today don’t see partings of the Red sea and other such massive-scale miracles, so why do we still believe?
I’m linking this because it plays off of what Pastor talked about it episode 4 re: pastors getting washed out of the ministry.
Get Rid of Your Crappy Pastor!
It details (in a tongue-in-cheek fashion) how to get rid of your crappy pastor… by helping him be a great one!