Archives for : Ezekiel

Episode 64 – Ezekiel 32:11-33:33

We moved into the next section of Ezekiel. In the Inquisition we talked about why many in the West are blind to the connection between the religion of Islam and the atrocities we are seeing in the Middle East.

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Episode 63 – Ezekiel 30:20-32:10

We continued with Ezekiel’s lament for Egypt and Pharaoh. For the Inquisition, Pastor talked about the Scofield reference Bible and its impact upon eschatology in America. Then, Thomas discussed his 2 favorite readings from the lectionaries.

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Episode 62 – Ezekiel 28:20-30:19

More Ezekiel was discussed, focusing on the judgement of Egypt – for which Pastor got to draw on his experience visiting Egypt years ago. In the Inquisition, Thomas asked Pastor to talk about the Coptic Christians in Egypt, and Pastor asked Thomas what makes a sermon… well: meh.

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Episode 61 – Ezekiel 27:1-28:19

Pastor and Thomas continued through Ezekiel and talked at length about the ancient city of Tyre. In the Inquisition, Thomas asked Pastor to expound on the idea of “sabbath rest”. Then, Pastor asked Thomas for his opinion on how church attendance gets prioritized these days.

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Episode 59 – Ezekiel 25:1-26:21

Pastor and Thomas went through Ezekiel chapters 25 and 26, dealing with the judgements God through Ezekiel proclaimed against the nations surrounding Judah. In the Inquisition, Pastor was tasked with talking about the history of the falling of nations and what we should take away from such events. Thomas was asked to discuss the difference between apologetics and polemics.

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Episode 58 – Ezekiel 24:1-27

After an (unannounced) two week hiatus, we knocked out chapter 24 of Ezekiel. In the Inquisition, Thomas asked Pastor about why there is to be solemnity for the death of Ezekiel’s wife and the “death” of Jerusalem when Christ weeps for Lazarus. Pastor asked Thomas about Christian approaches to the “border crisis” and a follow-up discussion on the Corpus being removed from the cross in some Protestant traditions.

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Episode 56 – Ezekiel 23:1-49

We tackled chapter 23 of Ezekiel. In the Inquisition, Thomas was asked about the Sudanese woman (Meriam Ibrahim Ishag) and if she should verbally deny the faith to save her life. Pastor was asked a listener question about the relationship of fear and love.

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Episode 55 – Ezekiel 22:1-31

In this edition we got through chapter 22 of Ezekiel. In the Inquisition, Pastor talked about several hypothetical marriage counseling situations, such as a couple from different denominational or religious backgrounds. Thomas was asked questions about the subject of free will.

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Episode 54 – Ezekiel 21:1-32

We are back in the saddle, continuing forward with the book of Ezekiel.

It was kind of a grab bag of observations on chapter 21, and in the Inquisition Pastor asked Thomas about what category of statements made by Christians online annoys him most, and Thomas asked Pastor about the value of fiction and fantasy.

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Episode 45 – Ezekiel 20:30-49

Sorry for the delay – I (Thomas) am running behind with podcasts due to getting ready for my upcoming wedding.

Anyway, in this episode we did more Ezekiel in the first half. In the second half we did an extended inquisition and talked about the latest iteration of the intolerant tolerance brigade and associated issues, and then got into a lengthy discussion about the idea of time and how it relates to the Scriptures.

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Episode 44 – Ezekiel 20:8b-29

After talking about funerals, we got back into Ezekiel.

For the Inquisition, Thomas asked Pastor what me means when he says “all of Scripture is about the Exodus” – or something like that. Pastor asked Thomas why he prefers “secular” movies to this season’s “Christian” offerings.

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Episode 43 – Ezekiel 18:30-20:8a

We started off the show with a reading from Pastor’s new Hawaiian Pidgin Bible translation. Then we talked about what Pastor learned at the Church workers conference he’s been attending for the past 2 days, including a fascinating bit about the archeology site that might correspond to one mentioned in the David and Goliath account.  Then it was back into Ezekiel.

For the Inquisition, Pastor asked Thomas what his least favorite archeological arguments for and against Christianity are. Thomas asked Pastor to talk about how the Lord’s Prayer is a model for all other Christian prayers.

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Episode 42 – Ezekiel 18:1-29

We tackled the majority of chapter 18, talking about the ideas of the righteous and the wicked.

In the Inquisition Thomas asked Pastor how history might be different if Martin Luther had been prescribed antidepressants.  Pastor asked Thomas about the concept of homosexuality and its apologetics ramifications.

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Episode 41 – Ezekiel 16:59-17:24

We finally finished chapter 16, and got an interesting parable in chapter 17.

In the Inquisition Pastor asked Thomas about the place/role of the concept of repentance in apologetics. Thomas asked Pastor if the glut of Christian books on the market is a boon or a bust.

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Episode 40 – Ezekiel 16:23-16:58

We continued on with the whoring-est chapter ever, making comments about God’s displeasure and interesting textual notes.

In the Inquisition Thomas asked Pastor to talk about the idea of God as Father, from the perspective of someone who has been raising his own children for two plus years.  Pastor asked Thomas what you say to someone who is caught up in health and wealth preaching.

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