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BCT ep.8: An Angry Rant about Prosperity Gospel



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.

 


Black Company Theology – ep. 7 – Judges part 1



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.

Reach him (Dangerous, not God) in the following places:

Facebook (Unspokenchurch); Twitter (@unspoken_church) and unspokenchurch@gmail.com.


Black Company Theology – Episode 6 – Genesis



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.

Argue against his heresies in all the usual places, search up Unspokenchurch to find him on social media and email.

Peace


Black Company Theology – Episode 5 – The OG OT



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.

For all your contact needs there is Facebook (unspokenchurch); Twitter (@unspoken_church) and unspokenchurch@gmail.com


Black Company Theology – Episode 4 – Mission Statement



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?

Argue with Dangerous or say nice things to make him feel loved on Facebook (unspokenchurch); Twitter (@unspoken_church) or email at unspokenchurch@gmail.com

Peace


Black Company Theology – Episode 3



In this episode, Dangerous looks at Song of Songs and the dangers of ignoring it or interpreting it in the light of what we want Christianity to be. He also takes a brief look at porn and how it is affecting our society and muses on whether society would look differently had Christianity not ignored Song of Songs and made sex sinful…


Black Company Theology – Episode 2



In this episode, Dangerous begins to look closer at why we might need a reformation of Christianity in the Western world. He covers, well, loads really, but he does talk about the key things that have lost focus in the modern church. The Holy Spirit; service; Heaven/the afterlife and Evil (with a capital E – actual demons and stuff rather than naughty people).

The revolution reformation starts here! Exciting!

Also available as a video on YouTube, search Unspokenchurch.

Accuse Dangerous of heresy on Facebook (unspokenchurch) or Twitter (@unspoken_church)

Peace


Black Company Theology – Episode 1



In this brand new podcast that builds upon the ideas from “Stuff We Don’t Talk about In Church”, ‘Dangerous’ Walker starts to outline why he thinks the Western, Protestant church needs a reformation. Why he thinks it’s broken. This podcast series will delve into the many facets of this, challenging us with the idea that we have, 100s of years ago, formed our brand of Christianity and chosen the parts of the Bible to fit into it.

Also available as a video (he’s a handsome chap) on YouTube. Search Unspokenchurch.


Episode 5 – Jesus(ish)



In this episode, the (possibly) Greatest Theologians of the 21st Century attempt to take on Jesus. I say attempt as they stray way off course and talk more about the churches reaction to Jesus and how we just mess it up so much, so often. They do manage to cover what exactly we mean when we say ‘Son of God’ so there’s that… They also look at the problems with church being insular; a social club, rather than an outreach and the problem that causes when wishing to question dogma or doctrine. Not that Dangerous or Sir Tom have any issue doing so as you will hear…


Jesus (Letter 17)



SMASH!

I agree with you, dear fellow, in the broad outline of what you’re saying. I don’t, however, agree with the linking of Jesus to the appearances you mention in the OT. If the Bible says God sent an angel to shut the lion’s mouths then it was a lion. I also think there is a strong presence for a few archangels doing a lot of work through the OT and into the NT up until Jesus’ birth and I don’t feel the need to detract from that. Jacob had to have wrestled with God because a/ he says he did and b/ his name would make no sense if he hadn’t.

Still you paint a great picture of Jesus and I totally agree with everything you say about how He was hidden yet referenced throughout; though I am currently in a stage where I believe Jesus was hidden because He did not exist apart from God at this time.

My thing, as I’ve said, is that Jesus was the literal word of God; John states that clearly and The Apocalypse 19 v13 – 16 also make that clear, I feel. And actually thinking about it now I wonder if we can never, not even on the New Earth truly see and understand who and what God is and that Jesus takes on a mantle of being the tactile ruler of Eternity for that reason. Hmm. That is deep and needs more thought.

More to the point though, is that, though all you say is true, it does not actually deal with the moniker of ‘Son of God’. It tells us brilliantly who He is and how He is addressed through the OT, but it does not deal with the idea of whether Jesus is a son or not. And this was what I wanted to deal with.

Again I feel that the Daniel verses put a spanner in the works for what you said before as again they talk about, let’s face it, Jesus as being “given authority, glory and sovereign power”, not had it already because He was God. When it comes to Jesus we seem to happily see-saw between theologies on Him. This is Mannish Boy Theology because it really questions our accepted wisdom of who Jesus is, or more accurately questions whether we have a true doctrine of Him.

Still I think you have nailed it in many ways with your window analogy. I guess that links to what I said above about whether He is a tactile ruler of Heaven, i.e. God in a form we can mentally understand. I also totes agree that we need to talk Revelation Jesus, though we should call the book The Apocalypse as it sounds waaaaay cooler. Apocalypse Jesus should be our band name!

I would love to hear your further thoughts on this, but if we run out of time before recording I think we can agree with this. Jesus was somehow God and that through His death and resurrection He somehow bridged the gap between us and God. We won’t talk about how that might have happened as that will be another podcast, one that also includes a lot of doctrine that I find iffy.

What a surprise!

Peace and SMASHY

‘Dangerous’