#045 – Individuals & Time (Western Eyes Pt 3) [Podcast]

Our second look at cultural influences on our faith deals with the issues of individuals & time.

Individuals & Time

Individuals & Time

There’s no way around the fact that our cultural and historical contexts supply us with habits of mind that lead us to read the Bible differently than Christians in other cultural and historical contexts.

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#044 – Religious Traditions (Western Eyes Pt 2) [Podcast]

Our first look at the “lens” which can distort our understanding of Scripture is religious traditions … particularly in the areas of mores, race, and language.

Religious Traditions

Religious Traditions

There’s no way around the fact that our cultural and historical contexts supply us with habits of mind that lead us to read the Bible differently than Christians in other cultural and historical contexts.

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#043 – Worldview (Western Eyes Pt 1) [Podcast]

Becoming aware of our cultural assumptions … or worldview … and how they influence our reading of Scripture are important first steps beyond the paralysis of self-doubt and toward a faithful reading and application of the Bible.

Worldview

Worldview

There’s no way around the fact that our cultural and historical contexts supply us with habits of mind that lead us to read the Bible differently than Christians in other cultural and historical contexts.

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#042 – SPECIAL – Imagination Destination – Malcolm Smith [Podcast]

I have a special treat for you this week. While I was researching for an upcoming series on the Song of Solomon, I came across a RARE message Malcolm gave that I don’t believe is available for purchase today! This is not available anywhere!

Imagination Destination

Imagination Destination

This is a very long message though. Just over one hour! In this talk, Malcolm talks about how to live in true peace, the very peace of God.  But in doing so, he talks about something I’ve never heard a minister talk about … the place of imagination in our faith.  So get ready … for imagination destination!

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#041 – Surprised by Hope by N.T. Wright (Pt 16 – The Future is Now) [Podcast]

In the final section of this concluding chapter, we consider the basic disciplines of Christian spirituality, the disciplines through which the church is nourished for this space-time-matter mission of justice, beauty, and evangelism.  These are themselves best understood in the context of the surprising hope, the hope that is rooted in Jesus’s resurrection and that reaches out to anticipate God’s new creation in all its fullness.

Future Is Now

Future Is Now

What do you think things like baptism, Eucharist, prayer, Scripture, holiness … have to do with the resurrection?  The answer might just surprise you.

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