Episode 19 – 1st John 4:19-5:21

We finished off 1st John! During the inquisition, Pastor talked about how those in antiquity viewed the ancient world vs. how we today view what has gone before. Thomas talked about the significance of Lutheranism in apologetics.

Episode 19 – 1st John 4:19-5:21

Music:

“Rudie Can’t Fail” – The Clash
“It’s About You” – Train
The Inquisition Song – Mel Brooks
“Spanish Bombs” – The Clash

Episode 18 – 1st John 4:1-18

We jumped back into the text and enjoyed an excursus on creedal, faith defining matters.  Inquisition: Thomas talked about the matter of politics in apologetics; Pastor spoke about the Christian approach to obscenity and vulgarity.

Episode 18 – 1st John 4:1-18

Music:

“Rudie Can’t Fail” – The Clash
“Creed” – Rich Mullins
The Inquisition Song – Mel Brooks
“Spanish Bombs” – The Clash

Episode 17 – 1st John 3:3-24

We finished chapter 3 of 1st John.  During the Inquisition Pastor was asked to talk about the “myth of the golden age”, as we might call it.  Thomas gave his thoughts on underserved populations in Christian apologetics.

Episode 17 – 1st John 3:3-24

Music:

“Rudie Can’t Fail” – The Clash
“Brother, My Brother” – Blessid Union of Souls
The Inquisition Song – Mel Brooks
“Spanish Bombs” – The Clash

Episode 16 – 1st John 2:18-3:3

We moved on along in the Epistle of 1st John. Inquisition: Pastor was asked about the “Armor of God”; Thomas was asked about challenges for a Christian in college.

Episode 16 – 1st John 2:18-3:3

Full Description:

A pretty straightforward episode. We spent some more time in the text, then during the inquisition discussed such matters as the Armor of God and challenges to Christians going off to college.

Music:

“Rudie Can’t Fail” – The Clash
“The River” – Good Charlotte
The Inquisition Song – Mel Brooks
“Spanish Bombs” – The Clash

Episode 15 – 1st John 2:1-17

We dove back into 1st John pretty quickly for another seventeen verses.  Inquisition: Pastor talked about the “battle for the Bible” that took place during this past century; Thomas dealt with the concept of “relevance” in Church.

Episode 15 – 1st John 2:1-17

Full Description:

We got into the text after a brief plug for listener submissions for the inquisition.  Then back into the text, with a couple minor excursions into tangental issues along the way.  The Inquisition saw Pastor talking about the battle for the Bible and it’s impact on Lutherans in particular, and Thomas spoke about the concept of “relevance” when it comes to Christ and the Church (taking somewhat from his recent blog post on the subject).

Music:

“Rudie Can’t Fail” – The Clash
“Carry On My Wayward Son” – Kansas
The Inquisition Song – Mel Brooks
“Spanish Bombs” – The Clash

Episode 14 – 1st John 1:1-10

We began the book of 1st John with some background on the author and the book, then went through the first chapter. Inquisition: Pastor answered a question about Gnosticism; Tom dealt with what to say to Zionists.

Episode 14 – 1st John 1:1-10

Full Description:

We opened up with some discussion on John the Apostle, as well as speculations on which came first: the Gospel or this Epistle.  We got into the text and went through 10 packed verses comprising all of chapter one.  During the inquisition Pastor was asked the question, “what is Gnosticism?” and gave the pertinent history as well as info on the basic branches of it.  Thomas was asked about what to say to Zionists who maintain that the USA (and all its citizens) needs to take special care of the modern nation-state of Israel, and there was discussion on Christ as Israel reduced to one, i.e. Abraham’s seed.

Music:

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