Archives for : Ezekiel

Episode 39 – Ezekiel 15:1-16:22

In Ezekiel, we got into “the chapter that the Lutheran Study Bible warned you about”.  Yes indeed, listeners, this episode is rated “naughty God” for the adult themes we encounter in chapter 16, where Jerusalem is compared to a whoring wife.  Innuendo abounds.

In the Inquisition, Thomas asked Pastor why Superhero movies are so popular, and Pastor asked Thomas about theological conversations in the workplace.

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Episode 38 – Ezekiel 13:17-14:23

Continuing with Ezekiel, we talked witchcraft, the Israelite perverting of law and gospel, the punishment of false prophets, and the punishment of Israel (with guest appearance by the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse!).  During the Inquisition, Pastor asked Thomas about the recent media attention to a claim that there were no camels in Palestine during Abraham’s time, and Thomas inquired of Pastor what we should make of the scriptures’ remark that men shall be saved out of every tribe, tongue, and nation given that we are fast approaching a time when the Gospel will have completed its journey to all people groups.

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Episode 37 – Ezekiel 12:1-13:16

More Ezekiel, taking on the soon-to-fall king and false prophets of Ezekiel’s day.  During the Inquisition we dealt with a listener question on whether worry or anxiety are sins in light of Christ’s experience in Gethsemane.  A very sleep deprived episode, but hopefully the energetic new bump music makes up for it!

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Episode 36 – Ezekiel 9:1-11:25

Once again we continued with Ezekiel, marveling at the Christological overtones to the vision of judgement Ezekiel is having in these chapters.  For the Inquisition we did something a bit different, and had a roundtable type discussion on the concept of advertising and how appropriate it is for Christians to use it and in what ways.  Then it was back into the text again, to culminate in the end of chapter 11 (Thomas’ favorite Christ-connection so far).  Good times!

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Episode 35 – Ezekiel 8:1-9:2

Back into Ezekiel, we discussed the nature of the syncretistic worship being practiced by the Israelites at the temple in Ezekiel’s day.  For the Inquisition, Pastor was asked about the Oklahoma State Legislature’s discussion on turning marriage over to churches and ceasing civil weddings, or something.  Thomas talked about his position in the hubbub surrounding Tullian Tchividjian, whom some Lutherans have seemed to brand, “I can’t believe it’s not Lutheran!”, and what he feels are the Lutheran distinctives in our centuries-old conversation with the Reformed: the Sacraments.

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Episode 34 – Ezekiel 7

We took on Ezekiel chapter 7 in the first half.  Then, in the second half, we talked about the Bill Nye vs. Ken Ham debate coming up in February, and whether the Incarnation violates God’s immutability.

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Episode 33 – Ezekiel 6

In this episode we went through Ezekiel chapter 6 – the “idolatry” chapter – in its entirety in the first half of the program.  Then, in the second half, we discussed the Satan statue proposed for the Oklahoma state capitol lawn, the American civil religion, discrimination, and yes, more on idolatry!

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Episode 32 – Ezekiel 5:11-17

Back at it again, in this episode we finish out Ezekiel chapter 5!

Then, in the Inquisition,  Thomas first named the top 3 apologists of the 20th/21st centuries he could off the top of his head, and then Pastor discussed baptism, including such elements as why some (Reformed, Baptist, and Reformed Baptist) folks get mad when the (Church of Christ) Duck Dynasty crew believes that baptism is necessary for salvation, and why he Baptized his newborn son immediately after the birth.

Then we discussed how Pastors and apologists have similar job descriptions; i.e. “killing and making alive” with law and Gospel, and how a Pastor does this with believing parishioners and the apologist with the unbelieving folks.

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Episode 29 – Ezekiel 4:1-5:10

We pressed onward and looked at some of Ezekiel’s play-acting signs of Jerusalem’s imminent judgement. In the Inquisition Thomas responded to the accusation that “Christmas is pagan” and Pastor talked St. Nick’s origins and backstory.

Music:

“Rudie Can’t Fail” – The Clash
“What’s My Age Again?” – Blink 182
The Inquisition Song – Mel Brooks from “History of the World: Part 1″
“Spanish Bombs” – The Clash

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Episode 26 – Ezekiel 2:1-3:15

We continued through Ezekiel.  During the Inquisition, Pastor talked about the various words/ideas associated with death and the afterlife (Hell, Hades, Sheol, etc.), and Thomas dealt with how frustrating it is when “faith” is applied too flippantly.

Music:

“Rudie Can’t Fail” – The Clash
“Eat It” – Weird Al
The Inquisition Song – Mel Brooks from “History of the World: Part 1”
“Spanish Bombs” – The Clash

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Episode 25 – Ezekiel 1:1-28

ezekielsvisionWe got into Ezekiel, making it through chapter one after some discussion about the background of the book.  Inquisition: Pastor talked about Martin Luther’s book, “On The Babylonian Captivity of the Church”; Thomas talked about VBS.

Episode 25 – Ezekiel 1:1-28

Music:

“Rudie Can’t Fail” – The Clash
“Ezekiel Saw The Wheel” – Louis Armstrong
The Inquisition Song – Mel Brooks from “History of the World: Part 1”
“Spanish Bombs” – The Clash

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