Knowing God
Contextualizing the Gospel in the 13th Century and Today

Contextualizing the Gospel in the 13th Century and Today

April 4, 2022

This week the guys tackle Thomas Aquinas, the 13th century theologian. Does he go too far in using the concepts and philosophy of Aristotle to buttress Christian theology? Should we emulate him today? Will Tony's ceiling fall on his head? There is only one way to find out!

Aaron's recommendation: Ryan Reeves lectures on Thomas Aquinas, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xri0AMiAKIo

 

The City of God in a World on Fire

The City of God in a World on Fire

March 21, 2022

Class is in session! This week, the guys go into great depth on Augustine and his response to war and calamity in Rome, hopefully showing how it is relevant to our lives today. As a bonus, if you listen to the end, you get to hear them both mess up. It's a real treat.

Their recommendation: Augustine's Confessions, translated by Henry Chadwick, https://www.amazon.com/Confessions-Oxford-Worlds-Classics-Augustine/dp/0199537828/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1COFA301IUYYP&keywords=augustine+confessions&qid=1646959139&sprefix=augustine%2520confessions%2Caps%2C194&sr=8-3

 

Athanasius Against the World for the Gospel
The Martyrdom of Polycarp

The Martyrdom of Polycarp

February 21, 2022

The guys begin a new series on heroes of the Christian faith, and start by looking at the early church's response to persecution within the Roman Empire. In the process, the discuss how Polycarp is worth emulating.

 

Tony's recommendation: "The Plot Thickens" podcast: https://theplotthickens.tcm.com/about/

Aaron's recommendation: The Unquenchable Flame: Discovering the Heart of the Reformation by Michael Reeves

A Christian Approach to the 1619 Project
Getting Through Covid with Christ

Getting Through Covid with Christ

December 20, 2021

For their last pod of the year, the guys reflect on how the last year has been, seeing what lessons have been learned and how they can look forward to the future. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

The Summit of Summits

The Summit of Summits

December 13, 2021

This week, the guys close out J. I. Packer's Knowing God by discussing what he calls "the summit of summits"—Romans 8. 

Tony's recommendation: "The Beatles: Get Back" on DisneyPlus.

How to Disagree Like an Anabaptist

How to Disagree Like an Anabaptist

November 22, 2021

The guys are back and spend some time discussing a recent article from Aaron, on how to disagree on important issues well. Fortunately, Tony and Aaron agree all the time, so they didn't need it very much...

Aaron's article: "How to disagree like an Anabaptist," https://christianleadermag.com/how-to-disagree-like-an-anabaptist/

Aaron's recommendation: Who Is the Holy Spirit? Biblical Insights into His Divine Person by Malcolm Yarnell III, https://smile.amazon.com/Who-Holy-Spirit-Biblical-Insights/dp/1535937513/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=yarnell+holy+spirit&qid=1637443041&sr=8-1

What Should We Make of Halloween?

What Should We Make of Halloween?

November 1, 2021

We're back! After being gone for a few weeks after Tony's third daughter was born, the guys return to discuss the Christian response to Halloween. Should we celebrate it? If so, how? How does the gospel inform it? And what are our favorite candies?

Tony' recommendations: "What I Really Think About Halloween," by Russell Moore, https://www.russellmoore.com/2018/10/31/what-i-really-think-about-halloween/

Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life by C. S. Lewis, https://smile.amazon.com/Surprised-Joy-Shape-Early-Life/dp/0062565435/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1635710024&sr=8-1

 

The Wrath of God

The Wrath of God

October 4, 2021

This week, the guys talk about what it means that God has wrath. He is not simply out of control, but his wrath is tied to his justice AND his grace. The good news is that Jesus bears the wrath of God for us. 

Aaron's recommendation: John Piper, When I Don't Desire God, https://smile.amazon.com/When-Dont-Desire-God-Redesign/dp/1433543176/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2F6EFI1YVXEMD&dchild=1&keywords=john+piper+when+i+dont+desire+god&qid=1633289350&sprefix=john+piper+when+i+don%2Caps%2C250&sr=8-1

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