In this fascinating episode, Dangerous goes through where the idea of Biblical Inerrancy could have come from. Roaming from the Early Church Fathers to the Enlightenment and then having a good ol’ ramble about how the truth of science does not overrule the truth of the Bible, but can complement how we read and understand it.
In this awesome episode, Dangerous talks about the shorthand phrases we use in church and how they can come to replace our understanding of our own dogma. He talks through a list of things we say in church that you may, or may not, fully understand because of our shorthands or an assumed knowledge by those leading the service.
The list is:
Son of God (particularly the son part)
Son of Man
He defeated death
Jesus died for our sins
In rather ranty form, Dangerous talks about how the World perceives the Church. Well, OK, some of the ways. He stays on the negative side of things a fair bit. He also talks about so called ‘Christian Values’ and how they shape us and how the World sees us. He also looks at some of the reasons people see us in certain ways such as being judgemental and ‘no fun’. He finishes off with looking at how we have made Jesus waaaaay less cool than he actually is and a soupcon of spiritual warfare.
It’s definitely a ‘start a discussion’ episode so feel free to argue with him about his views on:
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The link to the Resa Aslan video is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VOMFjQfJ8w
In this episode Dangerous takes a deep dive into one article called ‘5 Reasons Deborah Proves Male Leadership’ and here is not arguing whether the author is right or wrong, but dissects the author’s argument and shows how we can skew the Bible to fit our predetermined doctrines. How our ideas shape how we interpret Biblical passages and help us to find interpretations that fit our ideas, rather than what the Bible is actually saying. Or picking the verses that agree with us and ignoring those that don’t or ignoring the context of those verses.
In this astounding episode Dangerous begins to look into Biblical Inerrancy (the Bible has no mistakes) and quickly veers into the idea that we change the Bible to fit our doctrines. He looks at how, in order to make Inerrancy work, people change the Bible to fit the doctrine. He then goes on to look at the same thing in terms of male only leadership of churches.
Here’s the link to the women in the Bible episode: https://www.blubrry.com/unspokenchurch/26770252/ep9-women-in-the-bible/
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In this episode, Dangerous gets properly angry about the prosperity gospel and how Satan is using it to screw the church over. And how we, as the church, do little to nothing about it. The episode is supposed to be about how heathen culture has seeped into the church and that is a big example. He also covers Mega Churches and how church has become it’s own purpose and how what we now think of as church is, probably a construct of Satan.
Wow. Heavy stuff.
In this sweet, sweet episode, Dangerous takes a squizz at the Book of Judges. He does an overview (and will look in more detail next episode) and looks at how it connects to us today. He talks a lot about how we resonate with the Bible’s good guys and asks whether that’s really us? Are we the righteous prophets and Judges or the failing Israelites? He also delves into how the Judges in the book deteriorate and the importance of realising that most of the, so-called, Biblical Heroes and more Anti-heroes. The importance of realising that their actions are not necessarily deemed good by God just because He is using them to fulfill a mission.
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In this, another thrilling episode, Dangerous attempts an overview of the Old Testament and doesn’t get further than Genesis. But what he does do is look at the relationship between creation, Noah and Abraham and traces the line of God’s plan through. It is, he valiantly argues, the building block of our mission as set down in the Great Commission. The blueprint of God’s plan for us and the growth of the Kingdom. And in thus arguing, Dangerous refocuses the, er, focus of Christianity. Interesting stuff.
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Phew, another episode of cracking content and finally we’re getting into the bones of the podcast. This episode Dangerous looks at the Bible and particularly the Old Testament and what it’s made of. A quick squizz at manuscript dating and how scholarly input can actually help us.
He also starts to look into the tensions we hold as Christians; how we can believe two opposing viewpoints at the same time (generally by ignoring one or the other as the situation fits) and how that affects our reading of the Bible.
If you wish to see Dangerous wonking on in all his bearded, bow tie wearing glory, this episode can also be found on YouTube.
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In this fine episode, Dangerous runs us through the end point of The Black Company. To reform Christianity back into a powerful movement, rather than the tradition led institution with all the baggage that it carries. In Acts the bad guys call Christians ‘those that turn the World upside down’. Does that sound like the 21st Century Western church to you?
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