Tag Archives: Church

BCT ep. 21: Spot the Difference

Welcome! In this cunning episode Dangerous starts to look at how postmodernism affects society. He compares the way communities reacted to World War II compared to the COVID-19 pandemic. Particularly focusing on the reports of people refusing to wear masks as it’s against their personal freedoms. I used the word ‘focusing’ there, but he struggles, to be honest. He ranges through BLM protests and the Global Financial Crisis and looks at how people have been lethargic in seeking justice and how a lack of objective good leads to a lack of community. And, of course, he asks where the church, an organisation commanded by God, to seek justice is in all of these. It’s a fascinating, continued breakdown of Post-Christian society and why we need Jesus.

BCT ep. 20: Would You Like Some Philosophy with your Coffee?

Welcome to 2021 and new episodes looking at Western Philosophy!

Wait! Come back, it’s interesting. Honest.

In this episode Dangerous talks a little about himself and why episodes are sporadic and then goes on to compare the Holy Spirit to a coffee machine. Yeas, seriously. He then moves on to look at Postmodernism, what it is and how it affects society and thusly the Church. This is the first in seven episodes looking at how the church is not ready to deal with a massive shift in society… that happened, like, 50 years ago… oh boy.

BCT ep. 19: Would you Adam and Eve it?

In this long overdue episode, Dangerous looks at Adam and Eve and asks whether they existed. Why? I hear you cry. Because he is making a case that Christians use stories like Adam and Eve to back up or influence how they view people and actions in the modern world. Wouldn’t it be craaazy if you used a Biblical story to back up your views only to find that the story probably isn’t true?

He urges you, Dear Listener to use critical thinking when it comes to the Bible rather than following traditional views. Because, guess what? The whole of Christianity doesn’t go up in a pile of smoke just because God didn’t take a nap on the 7th day. In fact we can understand what He is saying to us through the Bible better with a smattering of thought. Weird.

BCT ep. 18: Is Simples

In this deep dive of an episode, Dangerous takes a look into the Creation story (finally) and looks into the idea that it is merely a simplified telling. He looks into the science of atoms, neutrons and DNA and the issue of God not actually being effected by time and therefore unable to do anything in any type of time period. He also takes a detour around exactly how God separated light and darkness as darkness is only an abscense of light (and why exactly is light ‘good’) and finishes off pondering why being naked was the most terrible thing Adam and Eve learned from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. It gets quite theological…

BCT ep 17: Why Covid-19 is Good for the Church

In this BONUS episode Dangerous talks about the Church in times of crisis and also about how this time of closed churches could lead us away from traditions and back towards the heart of church and Christianity. He closes with a look at Jesus in a time of crisis (the storm on the Sea of Galilee) and how his way of dealing with crisis was to sleep through it.

WWJD? Sleep, apparently.

BCT ep. 16: You Don’t Look a Day over 6000 Years

In this long awaited episode, Dangerous finally gets on with the Creation story and talks about the issues with Young Earth Theology when it comes to science. That’s it really, no need to keep wittering on when you can just hear it from him. Plus it’s only, like, 10 mins long. Bonus!

BCT ep. 15: In the Beginning…

In this super heretical episode, Dangerous starts looking at the Creation story and quickly gets sidetracked into Sola Scriptura, one of the foundation blocks of Protestant Christianity He argues that the way we hold to this Sola, in this day and age, actually does us wrong. It cuts out the Holy Spirit from our Faith and can lead to us worshipping the Bible rather than God. he even gets into some good old End Times theology. Woo!

BCT ep. 14: The Trouble with Samson

In this thrilling episode Dangerous gets back to Judges and picks apart the story of Samson and Delilah. He argues that the dialogue betwixt the two is one that would have fans of any TV show howling into the Internetarian Void due to it’s lack of realism.

Then he jumps to the Tower of Babel when asking whether or not Biblical stories haves to be factually accurate or retellings, and then jumps to evolution and its statistical improbabilities and then back to Samson.

It’s one hell of a ride…

BCT ep. 13: A Brief History of Biblical Inerrancy

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.

BCT ep. 12: The Confusing Language of Church

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