Archives for : July2013

Episode 9 – 1st Peter chapter 5

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

Music: 

“Rudie Can’t Fail” – The Clash
“Children, Don’t Stop Dancing” – Creed
The Inquisition Song – Mel Brooks
“Spanish Bombs” – The Clash

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A Link to the Post: 10 Myths About Introverts

introvertBeing a couple of introverts ourselves, we wanted to do our part to spread awareness of the condition. 😉

10 Myths About Introverts

Episode 8 – 1st Peter 4

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

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A Link to the Post: Your Boss Owes You a Paycheck, Not Fulfillment

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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

Episode 7 – 1st Peter 3:8-3:22

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

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A Link to the Post: Get rid of your crappy pastor!

Perfect PastorI’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!

Episode 6 – 1st Peter 2:8-3:7

Continued through 1st Peter. Q&A: Pastor on how to understand the different worship styles that come up with different denominations; Thomas on why not just any church will do. Also discussion about the appropriate Christian approach to abusive relationships.

Episode 6 – 1st Peter 2:8-3:7

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A Link to the Post: Where have all the good men [friendships] gone?

frodo-and-samWell, we did promise more content, so here’s the first iteration, which we just had to call, “A Link to the Post” since – yes – we are nerds.  Every so often we run across things on the interwebs which are relevant to something we have talked about on the show – oftentimes (though not always) blog articles, hence another reason for the title – that develop ideas further or put a different but still good spin on them.

In this first edition we have 2 links for your enjoyment, dealing with issues discussed in our first bonus episode (Episode 1.5, as it was titled): namely, what has happened to close male kinship in our day?

A Requiem for Friendship – This is an article in the Christian magazine “Touchstone” dealing with the exact question Thomas asked Pastor, even down to beginning with a reference to the relationship between Frodo and Sam in the Lord of the Rings.  It traces some of the history of male friendships (which were very much closer and more emotional in the past) and offers answers to what has happened in our time that has created such an arbitrary rift between members of male-kind.

The History of Male Friendships – This is a secular article from the website “The Art of Manliness,” which covers some of the same ground as the one above (history and more recent developments), but has the benefits of being shorter and having a comments section with some thoughtful input.  Surprisingly the conclusions of the two articles here are not that very different.

At any rate, more to come as always!  Stay tuned!

Episode 5 – 1st Peter 1:1-2:8

Began 1st Peter and ended up in chapter two. Pastor talked about the significance of the Augsburg Confession, and Thomas dealt with why we can still be confident in the gospel despite so many denominations (and biffs on the first commandment!).

Episode 5 – 1st Peter 1:1-2:8

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