Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Game of Thrones, Geekdom and Marginalization as (Political) Power

Great discussion of the politics of victim hood and the power of ressentiment in contemporary society--touches on geekdom, gay marriage, polygamy, and atheism. The discussion is between a Christian and an atheist and both have good things to say. Enjoy.

The Score (April 15, 2014)

Monday, February 24, 2014

The Great Controversy: Biblical Basis

Aaand we're back.  Thanks for sticking around as we're transitioning.  Dale's moved away, so we're figuring out the logistics and technical details of recording in two places at once.  In the meantime, I will be trying to write more here.  But this week, enjoy a new podcast.

After our last podcast I was talking with a friend and listener about the value of the Great Controversy as a narrative framework for understanding God, the Bible and life.  She asked about the Biblical basis for the narrative--a good question.  Admittedly, for Dale and I, this story is so much a part of our thought and life (and has been for so long) that it's difficult to try to go back to the beginning, to figure out how one might put this all together from just the Bible.  So, this isn't a comprehensive Bible study, but more a general discussion of some key points and ideas and relevant Bible passages and ideas.  We'd love to hear if you have any insights to add to the discussion.


The Great Controversy: Biblical Basis

Hopefully we'll be back with another podcast next week.

Monday, January 27, 2014

The Great Controversy: The Narrative - Part 2

This week we finish telling how we understand the Great Controversy.  What has happened in the past matters, but so does the ending.  Thus we continue on, talking about the various parties involved and tracing how the story has developed since Christ.  How does a story end when the point isn't power and control?  When domination can't be the means of resolution?

This podcast is a little shorter than usual, but some of you will appreciate that.

The Great Controversy Narrative 2

Monday, January 20, 2014

The Great Controversy: The Narrative - Part 1

This week, we're continuing our series on the Great Controversy.  We figured that before we dove into the implications of this narrative way of understanding the Bible, we should outline the basics of the narrative itself.  After that, we'll see what happens.  This podcast turned out a little bit long, so it's split into two parts.  Next week will be part two.

If you've ever wondered why the Biblical stories of God are so difficult to understand, hopefully this will help.  It has helped us make sense of a great many things related to the Bible, God, life, the universe, and everything.  Actually, it ran about 42 minutes... but anywayz.  Enjoy.

The Great Controversy Narrative 1

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The Great Controversy: Lost in the Middle

Welcome back!  Hopefully your holidays were enjoyable and you were able to spend time with family and catching up on any podcasts you missed.  Dale has been busy tweaking links and file management on the website so the links are now standardized.  Eventually I intend to do some work as well, but I've been busy with PhD applications.

Anywayz, to kick off the new year, we have a multi-part series exploring a narrative (idea) that is central to our understanding of life, faith and history: The Great Controversy.  However, before we deal with details, we wanted to talk a little more about story.

This week, we explore the dilemma of interpretation in a different way.  How do you make narrative sense of anything when you arrive in the middle of the story?  What elements do you focus on and what difference does that make?  It all begins on a bus in a Mexican desert in 1996...

The Great Controversy - Part 1