Episode 13 – 2nd Peter 3:1-18

We laughed at the over-the-top reaction to the VMA debacle (more over the top than the performance?) and got around to finishing 2nd Peter.  Inquisition: Pastor talked about Lutheran confirmation practices; Thomas reminisced about meeting James White last weekend.

Episode 13 – 2nd Peter 3:1-18

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Initially we discussed the way-too-publicised outrage at this past weekend’s VMA awards (and learned from Tom how not to pronounce “lascivious”), then it was back into the text to finish off 2nd Peter.  We talked a bit about the popular idea about heaven and contrasted that with the Christian confession that we will live forever in a new heaven AND a new earth, bodies and all.  During the inquisition Pastor avoided landmines to discuss the Lutheran practice of “confirmation” and Thomas talked about his trip to Pryor, OK to meet James White this past weekend. All done with a studio audience consisting solely of Tom’s fiance.

Music:

“Rudie Can’t Fail” – The Clash
“View From Heaven” – Yellowcard
The Inquisition Song – Mel Brooks
“Spanish Bombs” – The Clash

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A Link to the Post: God as the Third Rail of Rock & Roll

Rock-and-RollYour hosts spoke early on (very briefly) about the fact that we both enjoy so-called “secular” pop/rock music more than the contemporary Christian counterpart.  Maybe someday we’ll expand on our personal reasons for that, but for now we wanted to pass on this short interview with Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins (as dealt with on Denny Burk’s blog), in which he admits that “God is the third rail in rock and roll.”  He even goes on to say, “I think God’s the great, unexplored territory in rock and roll music.”

It’s an interesting interview (“Christian rock” does get a mention), and Denny Burk makes some good points in his comments too.  You can watch/read it HERE.

Episode 12 – 2nd Peter 2:10b-2:22

We continued 2nd Peter after some discussion on this past week’s sermon. Inquisition: Thomas talked about the different elements in play when discussing sin with unbelievers; Pastor talked about “Christian freedom” and made a book recommendation.

Episode 12 – 2nd Peter 2:10b-2:22

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We began by talking about Pastor’s sermon from this previous weekend for about 10 minutes, and then dove back into 2nd Peter to finish out chapter 2.  Inquisition: Pastor asked Thomas to about what the difference in approach might be when talking with someone about sin, between when it is something they do vs. something a loved one does.  Thomas asked Pastor about the meaning and import of the phrase “Christian freedom”.  Pastor recommended Martin Luther’s work, “The Freedom of a Christian”, which has been added to the theology section of the Count Joy store!

Music:

“Rudie Can’t Fail” – The Clash
“Free” – Train
The Inquisition Song – Mel Brooks
“Spanish Bombs” – The Clash

Sermon: Luke 18:9-14 (August 11th, 2013)

CountJoySermonsPastor Brown’s homily* for the 11th Sunday after Trinity at Zion Lutheran Church in Lahoma, OK.  As Thomas was out of town last weekend, Pastor recorded the sermon with something other than our usual equipment.  The quality is not as good as the previous (and upcoming) sermons, but here it is nonetheless!

Sermon 2: Luke 18:9-14 (August 11th, 2013)

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*Text versions available at Pastor’s blog.