Fri, 18 July 2014
Guest Host Andy Arndt joins Jonathan in a conversation about forgiveness and inclusion and trying to be Christian. See show notes on the blog page.
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Sun, 22 June 2014
Fr. Jakob Thibault once again joins Jonathan as they talk about saints, who they are, and how they get that way. You can find all of the show notes on the follow link. Thanks for listening and don't forget to rate the show on itunes!
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Sat, 14 June 2014
Guest Host Linda Forsberg, pastor of First Lutheran Church in East Greenwich, RI joins Jonathan as they talk about prayer. Show notes can be found at the blog. Thanks for listening and dont forget to rate the show on iTunes. Comments can be sent to email@example.com
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Wed, 4 June 2014
Improve! Scripture! Chaos? The Rev. Tom Wiles of the American Baptist Churches of Rhode Island joins Jonathan for this epsiode about the Bible and interpretation. Show notes can be found at the blog. Thanks for listening!
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Tue, 27 May 2014
Jonathan is joined by Father Anthony Perkins the pastor of St. Michaels Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Woonsocket, RI. They discuss the incarnation in all its complexity. Full show notes can be found on the blog.
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Sun, 18 May 2014
Jonathan is joined by the Rev. Paul Robeson Ford of Union Baptist Church in Cambridge, MA. They discuss education, Foucault, a passage from Job, and the NBA playoffs (among other things). See full notes on the blog. Thanks for listening. Send you comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Mon, 5 May 2014
Season 5, Episode 1
Rabbi Amy Levin is back? Someone told her that she had a chance helping Jonathan, bringing him to a place of sanity. As you can tell from this episode he is far from being helped. They are talking about tradition/history as an identifier. In other words, musing over the notion that our past informs who we are as individuals and as a people. Now remember that Christianity is still a fairly new religion (especially standing next to Judaism) and does not have the same depth and richness that Judaism offers in terms of history and story; we have much to learn. Yet it is not only the history but how one understands it, tells it, and interprets it that guides someone in gaining a sense of identity. Listen for a good, engaging conversation.
Rialage: the movie Noah (actually a lot of Christian’s reactions to the movie) and the excessive amount that people spend on wedding, bah mitzvah, bat mitzvahs, etc. Pay your clergy more!
Scripture: Isaiah 50:4-9 – listen for the collective eye-roll at one more Christian’s attempt to link Isaiah to Jesus.
Into: Blue Jasmine and Passover – one is a little older than the other but both are good and valuable.
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Mon, 21 April 2014
For this final episode of season 4 (and yes, we were renewed, so do not fret) Jonathan has something brilliant and insightful prepared, but Darin derails the whole thing. Instead Darin shares about his moment of twitter evangelization (twivangelization?). But first the railage – they are both angry about World Vision but they say Church World Service. Apologies to Church World Service, we are really mad about the spineless people at World Vision. World Vision, World Vision, World Vision!
Main Topic – Darin has a lengthy number of 140 character chats with someone who does not believe in God and does not believe that those who believe in God can and should believe in having an open mind. Well.. not really, but we don’t want to give it away.
Scripture – John 18:37-38 (read the whole chapter, but take that moment to enjoy that moment about truth and all that)
Into – Darin is listening to “Shovels and Rope” for a folky good time and Jonathan is reading The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
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Fri, 4 April 2014
The main topic starts at 12.20. What do you believe and at what point are you willing to change your beliefs? In essence this is what Jonathan and Darin are talking about in this episode - conversion. Conversion is about changing or adopting certain tenants and doctrines pertaining to life and faith. It is a word that is bandied about but a concept that is not often considered at a deep, theological level. Jonathan and Darin don't get too deep, but they start to scratch the surface.
They are railing agains Southern Baptists in Kentucky handing out guns to get people to attend church - it just isn't right! (Starts at 3.07) For scripture (at minute 42.5) they are reading Matthew 20:29-34. It is a liturgical look at a passage with blind men and healings. They are "into" (50.58) the 4th season of Archer and The Circle by Dave Eggers. Thanks for listening!
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Sat, 29 March 2014
Does this episode even exist? Maybe, or maybe not. Jonathan is joined by Darin Collins, pastor of Berean Baptist Church of Burrillville, RI to talk about the role of doubt in faith and Christianity. Jonathan makes one final attempt to bring Ingmar Bergman into the conversation by referencing the film Winter Light (see his blog post). Darin is a little more prepared and brings in Weakness of God by John Caputo, Insurrection by Peter Rollins, and Passon of Christ, Passion of the World by Leonardo Boff. Doubt can be a good thing in the faith and can lead to a deeper faith. Really, we mean it!
Both are tired about people complaining about how difficult it is to be a pastor. Boo hoo!
Darin shows off his Bible chops with a brillant reading of John 6:25-40.
Both are calling you to be bigger nerds - read Wired magazine (they still print magazines, right?) and read comic books and watch True Detective and be a nerd. It is ok.
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