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Exvangelical Apostasy - Chris Harman Review

Exvangelical Apostasy - Chris Harman Review

July 30, 2021

0:00 - Logical Fallacy: Appeal to Authority; Drink of the Day: A Manhattan made with Bunahabhain Scotch (aka. a Rob Roy)

2:28 - Meat Segment: On the Meat Segment today, I take a deep dive into an interview with Chris Harman on the "Theology on Air" podcast, of which I have been a guest and a producer. Chris describes himself as a Christian, universalist, exvangelical (meaning he says he used to be an "evangelical" but left evangelicalism, aka. "deconstructed" and then "reconstructed" his current form of "Christianity.") I go through various portions of his interview on TOA to give my thoughts. 

52:12 - Twitface (NEW SEGMENT!): Michael Gungor tweeted something this week that runs the word "Christ" through a meat grinder, then goes through its pockets as it lies bleeding on the ground, robbing it of all semblance of meaning. 

55:43 - 3 Favorite News Stories (More or Less): The first news story involves Kraft's limited edition mac-and-cheese flavored ice cream. The second news story this week deals with a man who woke up a year ago having lost 20 years worth of memories. Third, a double-whammy story deals with Simone Biles dropping out of the olympics but I speculate as to the actual reason for the withdrawal. 

1:04:23 - Old Man Joe: This week on Old Man Joe, two clips back to back. One is the new "Laural or Yanny" clip. What did he say? The other is 20 straight seconds of Joe's mouth moving without a sentence in sight. 

1:06:06 - Covid Minute: The new CDC mask mandates devoid of reason still have some people unwilling to go against it. Also, the USA today accidentally reported something true about Covid and so quickly deleted it. 

1:13:59 - Hymn Hype: On Hymn Hype this week we take a look at the life of Katherine Hankey, a daughter of a prominent evangelical, who wrote two particularly famous hymns. Of interest today, "I Love to Tell the Story"

 

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Free Will and Trans Reality

Free Will and Trans Reality

July 24, 2021

0:00 - Logical Fallacy: Circular reasoning ; Drink of the Day: Old Fashioned with 1792 Bourbon. (Do NOT recommend 1792)

2:07 - Meat Segment: First on the meat segment, a quick discussion of the concept of TV licenses in the UK. Then, a response to an argument put forward by a listener concerning Adam's free will. It was in reference to a point made in the episode "LIVE! Theology Chat Night! Topic: Election vs Free Will" on Nov 11, 2020. Then, a review of an interview with Rhys McKinnon (later masquerading as Rachel McKinnon and then later Veronica Ivy) concerning "trans-genders" in sports. 

47:21 - Covid Minute: The only thing in Covid Minute this week is a discussion that happened in congress between Dr. Fauci and Dr. Rand Paul. Shots were fired, and it was glorious. 

55:33 - Three Favorite (More or Less) News Stories: First, a look at Billionaires who are going into space. I believe it's a good thing, and I have lefty friends who don't understand how a billionaire's wealth works. Second, a billionaire grocery owner is convinced we will have a bad time come October thanks to Bidenflation. Finally, American kids are watching Peppa Pig a bit too much, and as a result, are picking up some anglicisms. 

1:05:39 - Hymn Hype: Fanny J Crosby and a look at possibly her most famous hymn, though there are many, "Blessed Assurance." 

 

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Do You Love Ru Paul or Me?

Do You Love Ru Paul or Me?

July 19, 2021

0:00 - MEGA episode! Logical Fallacy - Ambiguity of Language Fallacy; Drink of the day: Ramazzotti Amaro (Special thanks to Tyler!) 

3:03 - Meat Segment: First, John 21 Jesus asks "Do you love me?" three times, but is there something more going on, and will Jen Psaki's hesitance to say the word "communism" help us understand it? Then, I address in depth the viral video from the San Francisco Gay Man's chorus "We're Coming for Your Children." 

1:04:45 - Covid Minute: First, I take a look at Rapper Zuby's 21 Things he learned about people through the pandemic. Then, a headline from "The Hill" suggests that an increase in drowning deaths is also due to Covid, because facts. 

1:15:51 - Three Favorite (More or Less) News Stories: First, Larry Elder has announced his campaign for governor of California. Second, Kamala Harris has no regard for rural Americans. Third, Keith Olbermann doesn't know what a synonym is. 

1:30:51 - Letter from a Listener: Tyler shared some good thoughts on suicide and what drives its increase.

1:35:22 - Hymn Hype: I take a look at Elisha Hoffman's hymn "Are You Washed in the Blood?" 

 

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Are You the Salt?

Are You the Salt?

July 9, 2021

0:00 - Logical Fallacy: Middle Ground Fallacy; Drink of the Day: Tamdhu 10 year, neat

2:09 - Meat Segment: First, look at Matthew 5:13's "You are the salt of the earth..." and a reminder to consider the audience. Then, a trek through the art of interpreting Psalms. Finally, a quick look at the semantic domain of the word "best" and how it has a moral and an efficacious meaning. 

39:49 - Three Favorite (More or Less) News Stories: First, a Rockwall police chase on a tractor breeds hilarity. Second, Pintrest does its best to make sure fat people stay fat, and thus, unhealthy. Third, MSNBC contributor Matthew Dowd jumps the shark and pulls a Jeremy Jam in his ravings about January 6th. 

48:13 - Old Man Joe tries to answer a question about Russia from a citizen in a shop. 

51:18 - Covid Minute: Joe and Jen try out some mormon-style tyranny. Door to door vaccination press gangs! Who could be upset?

55:00 - Hymn Hype: I take a look at Robert Robinson, the author of "Come Thou Fount"

 

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Hell’s (Para)bells!

Hell’s (Para)bells!

July 2, 2021

0:00 - Drink of the day: Remy Martin V.S.O.P

02:18 - Meat Segment: A discussion of how to interpret parables, particularly concerning the parable of the Rich man and Lazarus, and its implications for our doctrine of hell. Additionally, a rant of sorts concerning what I call "conversation bait." 

36:43 - Three Favorite (More or Less) News Stories: (1) A special announcement of personal news (2) A mother's completely misguided thoughts concerning her daughter (3) Football is gay according to the NFL, and is doesn't mean is anymore. 

52:00 - Covid Minute: Majahat Ali's ridiculous tweet concerning horror movies is ridiculous. 

56:00 - Old Man Joe: 25 seconds of Joe creepily whispering into a microphone, because that's exactly what you needed in your ears. 

59:04 - Hymn Hype: A discussion of the hymn, "Showers of Blessing" and its writer, Major Whittle. 

 

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Pro-Jesus But Anti-Christianity

Pro-Jesus But Anti-Christianity

June 25, 2021

0:00 - Logical Fallacy: Bandwagon Fallacy; Drink of the Day: Godfather made with Bulleit Rye and Disaronno Amaretto

3:02 - Meat Segment: First a rant about CRT and an analogy I thought of tho explain how the arguments concerning CRT usually go. Then, a discussion of various Facebook posts I saw over the last few weeks concerning the concept of following Jesus and divorcing that from the church and the Bible. It simply can't be done. Finally, another facebook post concerning the cognitive dissonance of the sexual ethic in the current age. 

39:56 - 3 Favorite (More or Less) News Stories: (1) an MSNBC Contributor trying to talk about "democracy" and "minorities" (2) The World's Strongest Man competition results (3) Nancy Pelosi can't answer a simple yes or no question. 

54:08 - NEW SEGMENT - "Hymn Hype" where I discuss the hymn "Rock of Ages" and the author Augustus Toplady and the occasion of the writing of the hymn. 

 

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Pride in all its Me-ness

Pride in all its Me-ness

June 18, 2021

0:00 - Appeal to Nature fallacy, Drink of the Day: 12 yr. Dalmore, neat.

1:59 - Meat Segment: Today I discus the concept of pride in the Christian worldview and ponder the effects of "Pride Month." Quotes from Alito and Lewis make their way into the discussion, and I think out loud about humility and what it is and isn't. 

22:26 - Three Favorite - more-or-less - New Stories: (1) Ed Litton is elected SBC president (2) Ted Cruz proposes vaccine passport ban bill (3) Michael Burry prediction concerning current market conditions should chill your spine. 

33:48 - NEW SEGMENT! Old Man Joe: "As usual... they told me who to call on" "I keep forgetting I'm president..."

37:48 - Covid Minute: Jon Stewart goes on hilarious rant about lab leak "theory" plus people are still scared to go outside and a new study reinforces the fact that lockdowns are useless for everything except killing an economy. 

 

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Homosexuality in the Church

Homosexuality in the Church

June 11, 2021

0:00 - The Genetic Fallacy and Drink of the Day: Woodford Reserve Bourbon

2:20 - Three News Stories: (1) An Italian artist sold imaginary art for not imaginary money. (2) The Catholic League is detailing Biden's marked noncatholicness (3) Blues Clues is all in on "Pride Month" 

9:20 - Meat Segment: I discuss the biblical view of homosexuality and how the church should respond. It's worth listening o the previous episode concerning marriage in conjunction with this one about homosexuality. Also, a detailed look at and explanation of the Greek terms in 1 Corinthians 6:9 that get translated "effeminate" and "homosexuals." 

52:12 - Covid Minute: Some rants about Fauci and a recent Gallup poll about democrat hesitancy to be human again. 

 

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Money Memes, Marriage, and My Signoff

Money Memes, Marriage, and My Signoff

May 28, 2021

0:00 - The Tu Quoque Ad Hominem Logical Fallacy, and the drink of the day: Gin Martini

2:08 - Meat Segment: First, a discussion of posts common to social media intended to sound profound, in particular one about money. Second, a discussion of the biblical purposes of marriage, particularly that it is a picture of the trinity. Third, a listener question concerning my use of Colossians 3:16. 

28:44 - Covid Minute: Canada is not free, cause now they're ticketing handshakes!

33:30 - Three Favorite News Stories: (1) Democrats saying January 6th was as bad as 9/11. (2) Texas's new abortion law allowing law suits against abortion providers who perform abortions after a heartbeat has been detected. (3) Brian Houston's interview about Hillsong. 

 

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You’re Not a Temple and the Earth’s Not that Old

You’re Not a Temple and the Earth’s Not that Old

May 21, 2021

0:00 - The Fallacy known as "Failing Occam's Razor" and Drink of the Day: Mint Julep

2:03 - First, a discussion of 1 Corinthians 3 and how to properly interpret it. Hint: you're probably reading it wrong. After that, a look at how Texas BBQ can teach us how to think about the age of the earth. Young earth or old earth, here are some of the arguments.

38:31 - Three Favorite News Stories from the Last Week: (1) France is anti-woke in the most France way possible (2) A Unanimous SCOTUS decision that will work against red flag laws (3) Biden Flubs a joke that Regan homered, and it highlights that Biden's kinda a jerk. 

49:10 - Covid Minute - a Montage of the ever fluctuating feelings of Fauci of face coverings.  Masks: Must we wear one once we've waived our vaccine wand? Fauci does anything but explain, but always lies. 

 

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