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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 waht 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

Heaven

Hell


BCT ep. 11: The Church in Pop Culture



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:

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

The link to the Resa Aslan video is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VOMFjQfJ8w


BCT ep. 10: How to Make the Bible Say What You Want It To



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.