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The Ad Fontes Podcast
The Shining Human Creature

The Ad Fontes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 52:10


Thomas Traherne is an overlooked figure from church history. But this 17th century cleric, poet, and mystic has grown in popularity since being rediscovered in the 1890s. The Davenant Press is now publishing a new edition of his "Christian Ethics", a rich Christian meditation on how God made man to live.  Our very own Colin Chan Redemer has modernized the text, and so we discuss Traherne and the first volume of the work, subtitled "The Shining Human Creature."NOTE: most books below are linked via Bookshop.org. Any purchases you make via these links give The Davenant Institute a 10% commission, and support local bookshops against chainstores/Amazon.Currently ReadingOnsi: A Farwell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway  Colin: Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche Rhys:  Shakespeare in a Year 2023 and Lectures on Shakespeare by W.H. AudenTexts DiscussedThe Shining Human Creature: Christian Ethics Vol. 1 by Thomas Traherne"The Birth of Secularity: Henry More, Metaphysics, and the Battle for God's Spirit" by Onsi Kamel SpotlightThe Shining Human Creature: Christian Ethics Vol. 1 by Thomas Traherne (modernized and edited by Colin Chan Redemer) - published February 9th 2023

Faith Baptist Church
Christian Ethics: The 10 Commandments Lesson 3

Faith Baptist Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 51:00


High Plains Community Church Podcast
Christian Ethics Ep. 3 | Pastor Dan Morgan

High Plains Community Church Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023


Wednesday night adult study

Faith Baptist Church
Christian Ethics: The Best Choices in Complicated Issues

Faith Baptist Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 55:00


High Plains Community Church Podcast
Christian Ethics Ep. 2 | Pastor Dan Morgan

High Plains Community Church Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023


Wednesday night adult study

FULLER curated
105 - Saved from Shame | Glen Stassen

FULLER curated

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 23:18


Glen Stassen preaches on the topic of shame, examining the events surrounding Christ's crucifixion and how God is with us in the midst of our shame. Glen Stassen was the Lewis B. Smedes Professor of Christian Ethics and the executive director of the Just Peacemaking Initiative at Fuller Theological Seminary. This FULLER curated series features lectures, speeches, and sermons from across Fuller's history, drawn from our archives in celebration of Fuller's 75th anniversary.

New City Baptist Church - Sermons
Sunday School: Christian Ethics (Pt 16.6: Infertility, Reproductive Technologies, and Adoption, Pt. 2)

New City Baptist Church - Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023


How should Christians think about IVF and other forms reproductive technology?

Come Away By Yourselves
Class on Christian Ethics: Dimensions of Freedom

Come Away By Yourselves

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 47:44


A class given in November, 2022 to parents at Montrose School, Medfield, MA.   https://comeawaybyyourselves.com

High Plains Community Church Podcast
Christian Ethics Ep. 1 | Pastor Dan Morgan

High Plains Community Church Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023


Wednesday night adult study

DJStrickland Podcast
Episode 4 - David - the Patron Saint of Abusive Clergy

DJStrickland Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 66:57


Guest - Michael ButtreyMichael Buttrey is a PhD candidate in Christian Ethics at the Universityof Toronto, where he studies moral improvement and corruption. In 2022he co-founded #ACCtoo, an advocacy group for survivors of sexual abusein the Anglican Church of Canada.A brilliant article on this -https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2022/july-web-only/rape-david-bathsheba-adultery-sexual-sin-prophet-nathan.htmlThe movement seeking reform in how the Anglican Church of Canada responds to survivors, co-founded by Michael Buttrey and Carolyn Mackie - https://www.acctoo.ca/One particularly helpful page on ACCToo is 'Before you report' which provides information and recommendations for those reporting abuse. 'These recommendations are not tailored for any specific diocese or institution. They are also not legal advice and no substitute for professional counsel or therapy' - https://www.acctoo.ca/resources/before-you-report/

Faith Seeking Understanding Podcast
84. How Do We Make Disciples in a Digital Age?

Faith Seeking Understanding Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 26:01


Guest: Jason Thacker | Dr. Arnold interviews Jason Thacker about the influence of technology on Christian discipleship. Topics of conversation include, 1) What we mean when we say we are living in a digital age, 2) How technology is discipling us, 3) Some obstacles that technology presents to Christian discipleship, 4) How technology affects relationships, 5) Advice for those experiencing technology fatigue, and 6) Some resources for further thinking about technology. Jason Thacker serves as chair of research in technology ethics and director of the research institute at The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Christian Ethics at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and his writing has been featured in Christianity Today, USA Today, and The Gospel Coalition. Jason is the editor of The Digital Public Square: Christian Ethics in a Technological Society (B&H Academic, 2023), and has authored several books, including Following Jesus in a Digital Age (B&H Books, 2022), and The Age of AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity (Zondervan, 2020).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

A Matter of Faith: A Presby Podcast
Santa? Abortion and Christian Ethics? w/ Margaret Kamitsuka

A Matter of Faith: A Presby Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 65:25 Transcription Available


BRITTNEY GRINER IS FREE! SAME-SEX and INTERRACIAL MARRIAGES are PROTECTED! Question of the Week:What are your thoughts on Santa Claus?Special Guest:Margaret Kamitsuka, Professor Emeritus of Religion at Oberlin CollegeGuest Question:Within the year, we have seen a fundamental shift in reproductive rights especially as it pertains to abortion. Faith is the driving force in many of these discussions and actions. What does a pro-choice Christian stance look like?Abortion and the Christian Tradition: A Pro-Choice Theological EthicFor Listening Guides, click here!Got a question for us? Send them to faithpodcast@pcusa.org! A Matter of Faith website

Liberty Dispatch
Dr. Wayne Grudem: Christian Ethics and the Law of God [OPEN MIKE - EP42]

Liberty Dispatch

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2022 58:38


Open Mike w/Michael Thiessen On this week's episode of OPEN MIKE, Mike had the distinct pleasure of conversing with biblical scholar and Professor of Theology and Christian ethics Dr. Wayne Grudem. In their discussion, Mike and Dr. Grudem talk about Christian ethics and the role of God's law in society. Episode Resources: http://www.waynegrudem.com/; List of Dr. Grudem's books: http://www.waynegrudem.com/category/media/books.  Sick of Mainstream Media Lies? Please Support us in bringing you real, truthful reporting and analysis from a Christian perspective.

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Dr. Wayne Grudem: Christian Ethics and the Law of God [Open Mike with Michael Thiessen]

Fight Laugh Feast USA

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2022 58:39


Open Mike w/Michael Thiessen On this week's episode of OPEN MIKE, Mike had the distinct pleasure of conversing with biblical scholar and Professor of Theology and Christian ethics Dr. Wayne Grudem. In their discussion, Mike and Dr. Grudem talk about Christian ethics and the role of God's law in society. Episode Resources: http://www.waynegrudem.com/; List of Dr. Grudem's books: http://www.waynegrudem.com/category/media/books. Sick of Mainstream Media Lies? Please Support us in bringing you real, truthful reporting and analysis from a Christian perspective.

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Open Mike with Michael Thiessen
Episode 42 - Dr. Wayne Grudem: Christian Ethics and the Law of God

Open Mike with Michael Thiessen

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2022 58:38


Open Mike w/Michael Thiessen On this week's episode of OPEN MIKE, Mike had the distinct pleasure of conversing with biblical scholar and Professor of Theology and Christian ethics Dr. Wayne Grudem. In their discussion, Mike and Dr. Grudem talk about Christian ethics and the role of God's law in society. Episode Resources: http://www.waynegrudem.com/; List of Dr. Grudem's books: http://www.waynegrudem.com/category/media/books.  Sick of Mainstream Media Lies? Please Support us in bringing you real, truthful reporting and analysis from a Christian perspective.

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CrossPolitic Studios
Dr. Wayne Grudem: Christian Ethics and the Law of God [Open Mike with Michael Thiessen]

CrossPolitic Studios

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2022 58:39


Open Mike w/Michael Thiessen On this week's episode of OPEN MIKE, Mike had the distinct pleasure of conversing with biblical scholar and Professor of Theology and Christian ethics Dr. Wayne Grudem. In their discussion, Mike and Dr. Grudem talk about Christian ethics and the role of God's law in society. Episode Resources: http://www.waynegrudem.com/; List of Dr. Grudem's books: http://www.waynegrudem.com/category/media/books. Sick of Mainstream Media Lies? Please Support us in bringing you real, truthful reporting and analysis from a Christian perspective.

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WeeklyTech Podcast
A conversation with Dr. Jessica Joustra on Herman Bavinck and the centrality of ethics in the Chrisitan life

WeeklyTech Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 58:13


In this episode, I am joined by Dr. Jessica Joustra to talk about Herman Bavinck and the centrality of ethics in the Chrisitan life.Meet Dr. Joustra:Dr. Joustra is an Assistant Professor of Religion and Theology at Redeemer and an Associate Researcher at the Neo-Calvinist Research Institute of the Theologische Universiteit Kampen. She is also the Director of Redeemer's Albert M. Wolters Centre for Christian Scholarship. She earned a Ph.D. in Christian Ethics from Fuller Theological Seminary and the Free University and an M.Div from Calvin Theological Seminary. Resources:Reformed Ethics: Created, Fallen, and Converted Humanity by Herman Bavinck and John BoltonReformed Ethics: The Duties of the Christian Life (Volume 2) by Herman Bavinck and John BoltonEssays on Religion, Science, and Society Herman Bavinck and John BoltonResponsible Conduct: Principles of Christian Ethics by Jochem DoumaJohn Bolt's Dissertation on Bavinck's Two Essays on the Imitatio ChristiThe Digital Public Square is a production of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and is produced and hosted by Jason Thacker.Production assistance is provided by Kadin Christian. Technical production provided by Owens Productions. It is edited and mixed by Mark Owens.

Non-Partisan Evangelical Podcast
Twisting Christian Ethics for Political Purposes: A Post-Evangelicals Conversation w/David Gushee

Non-Partisan Evangelical Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 32:49


So why do people twist themselves to make their Christian ethics fit their political ideas and political desires? Our guest today is a professor and a Christian ethicist who has literally written the book on the subject, David p Gushy, and he's talking about how. This lack of Christian ethics is actually putting our democracy in danger. And he says this authoritarian pull of Christianity. Is putting us all at risk in our culture. Rev. Prof. David P. Gushee is an amazing post evangelical thinker, a distinguished university professor of Christian ethics at Mercer University. He's authored, Co-authored or edited over 30 books, including his latest, which is called "Introducing Christian Ethics," from Front Edge Publishers. He's widely regarded as one of the world's leading post evangelical thinkers. That's why we knew we had to talk to him. So join me for this great podcast. Find Dr. Gushee on social media @dpgushee Website: davidpgushee.com Book: Introducing Christian Ethics, Front Edge Publishers

FBC Thibodaux Sermons
The Christian Ethics Pt. 2 - The Book of Hebrews

FBC Thibodaux Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2022 43:03


Message from Kevin Celestin on November 20, 2022

The Whole Church Podcast
How Should the United States Look Towards Washington?

The Whole Church Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 44:18


We are joined this week by professor Richard Raines, author of "Finding Washington: Why America Needs to Rediscover the Virtues of Her Most Essential Founding Father". Hosts Joshua Noel and TJ (Tiberius Juan) Blackwell ask about the inspiration for this book and why it is different than Christian Nationalism. What is Christian Nationalism, and what is it not? What should Christians desire for their country? What is the difference of Christian Ethics and Christian religion? Should America be Christian? What is freedom of religion? What did George Washington believe? Why was George Washington a great president? Was Washington Christian? Was Jefferson Deist? How did our founding father's faith help form our nation? We ask all this and more in this one! Let us know what you think about George Washington or Christian Nationalism on our facebook group, The Whole Church Group!.Check out our reading list:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fCffbWx3GNt3nJtUSwlby4iJaupjoIxvQWmU1vV-N8o/edit?usp=share_link.Go to our online store to help us raise money for a new website:thewholechurchpodcast.com .Check out our reading list, here..Please consider sponsoring our show on Patreon, here, for access to our extra content like our "Too Long; Didn't Listen" series, our "Pet Peeves" series, and our "Whole Church News" episodes!.Make a one-time donation, here..Subscribe to our show, here..Rate us & leave a review, here.

The London Lyceum
Moral Psychology and Aquinas with Jennifer Frey

The London Lyceum

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 51:14


Jordan talks with Jennifer Frey about moral psychology and Aquinas. They cover topics like what is moral psychology and what are the main views? What is neo-Aristotelian ethical naturalism? Are virtues necessary for the attainment of human happiness and flourishing? What is Aquinas's account of being and privation? Why should clergy and lay members alike care about moral psychology? What are some recommended resources for those that arent familiar?Resources:1) The Sources of Christian Ethics, Servais Pinckaers2) The Sacred & Profane Love PodcastSupport the show

Ministry Misfits
Ministry Misfits Episode 72: Christian Ethics & Morality

Ministry Misfits

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 82:41


This week we get philosophical as we look at a Level 2 issue surrounding #ChristianEthics & #BiblicalMorality. Is there a lesser of 2 evils? Was Plato on to something? Did Bonhoeffer preach out of the Three Tier Paradigm? Find out this week!For more information on Ministry Misfits visit www.ministrymisfits.comTo become a Patron for Ministry Misfits visit www.patreon.com/ministrymisfitsTo find the Misfits March Store go to www.ministrymisfits.com/shopSeason 2 is brought to you by Laird Creative Agency. For more information on Laird Creative Agency visit www.lairdcreativeagency.com Every year on #GivingTuesday we give our Monthly donations to TIQVAH, & this year we are doing it again! If you would like to join Patreon visit www.patreon.com/ministrymisfits or you can donate through cash.app/$ministrymisfitsSupport the showFollow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ministrymisfitFollow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/ministrymisfitFollow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ministrymisfitBecome a Patron: www.patreon.com/ministrymisfitsGet Some Misfits Merch: www.ministrymisfits.com/shopGet some TIQVAH Gear: www.ministrymisfits.com/tiqvahfundraiser

Ministry Misfits
Ministry Misfits Episode 72: Christian Ethics & Morality

Ministry Misfits

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 82:41


This week we get philosophical as we look at a Level 2 issue surrounding #ChristianEthics & #BiblicalMorality. Is there a lesser of 2 evils? Was Plato on to something? Did Bonhoeffer preach out of the Three Tier Paradigm? Find out this week!For more information on Ministry Misfits visit www.ministrymisfits.comTo become a Patron for Ministry Misfits visit www.patreon.com/ministrymisfitsTo find the Misfits March Store go to www.ministrymisfits.com/shopSeason 2 is brought to you by Laird Creative Agency. For more information on Laird Creative Agency visit www.lairdcreativeagency.com Every year on #GivingTuesday we give our Monthly donations to TIQVAH, & this year we are doing it again! If you would like to join Patreon visit www.patreon.com/ministrymisfits or you can donate through cash.app/$ministrymisfitsSupport the showFollow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ministrymisfitFollow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/ministrymisfitFollow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ministrymisfitBecome a Patron: www.patreon.com/ministrymisfitsGet Some Misfits Merch: www.ministrymisfits.com/shopGet some TIQVAH Gear: www.ministrymisfits.com/tiqvahfundraiser

This Is Not Church Podcast
Sex, Tech, And Faith: A Conversation With Kate Ott

This Is Not Church Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 79:01


This Quoircast Podcast episode is brought to you by Apostates Anonymous - the show you turn to when you can no longer call yourself an Evangelical. In this episode we chat with Kate Ott Kate Ott is Jerre L. and Mary Joy Stead Professor of Christian Social Ethics and director of the Stead Center for Ethics and Values, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. She is also the author of Christian Ethics for a Digital Society and Sex + Faith: Talking with Your Child from Birth. Kate's latest book is Sex, Tech, anf Faith: Ethics For a Digital Age. You can connect with Kate on: Facebook     Twitter     Instagram You can order Kate's books on Amazon.com You can find all things Kate Ott related on her website You can connect with This Is Not Church on: Facebook     Instagram      Twitter     TikTok     YouTube Also check out our Linktree for all things This Is Not Church related Please like and follow our Quoircast Partners: Heretic Happy Hour     Messy Spirituality     Apostates Anonymous  Ideas Digest Each episode of This Is Not Church Podcast is expertly engineered by our producer The Podcast Doctor Eric Howell. If you're thinking of starting a podcast you need to connect with Eric!

FBC Thibodaux Sermons
The Christian Ethics - The Book of Hebrews

FBC Thibodaux Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2022 39:14


Message from Kevin Celestin on November 13, 2022

New City Baptist Church - Sermons
Sunday School: Christian Ethics (Pt 16.5: Infertility, Reproductive Technologies, and Adoption)

New City Baptist Church - Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2022


How should Christians think about IVF and other forms reproductive technology?

Catholic
The Doctor Is In Wednesday - 110922 No Judeo-Christian Ethics

Catholic

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2022 56:00


Anonymous called in with an observation/question for the doctor. She sees Judeo-Christian values evaporating in this society and would like to know what she can do about it as she feels that she's losing her children.

A Glimpse of the Kingdom
Romans 12 Part 2 (Fantastic Christian ethics)

A Glimpse of the Kingdom

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 41:55


Interior Integration for Catholics
IIC 99 Why We Catholics Reject God's Love for Us and How to Embrace that Love

Interior Integration for Catholics

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 92:30


Summary -- It is so common for Catholics (and others) to reject the love of God, to not let that love in.  Join Dr. Peter for this episode where we explore in depth the eight natural, human formation reasons why we refuse God's love. We also look at what Hell really is and why it really exists.  Through examples, quotes, and an exploration of Dr. Peter's own parts, listen to how this critical, central topic comes alive.  And then Dr. Peter presents the an action plan for accepting and embracing God's love.   Lead-in “It's very hard for most of us to tolerate being loved.” ―Psychiatrist and Harvard Professor  George Vaillant (need description)  The Hardest Thing about love for many of us Catholics -- is to be loved.  To tolerate being loved first.  We can't love unless we take love in first.  We can't generate love out of nothing on our own, we don't have that power.     Many Catholics make sacrifices great and small in an attempt to love others.   Many Catholics go to great lengths to try to please God and to love their neighbor -- very busy people, most parishes have a few of these -- always volunteering, working, making things happen, St. Vincent de Paul, soup kitchens, corporal works of mercy -- working so hard to live out the Gospel as they understand it, but it's all external -- they are very out of touch with their internal lives.  Their prayer lives are shallow and sketchy and they are uncomfortable in their own skin and they will not tolerate silence.   The vast majority of us Catholics will not tolerate being loved deeply or fully.  We shy away from receiving love.  We get so uncomfortable, we skirt around the edges of being loved Or we allow love into us only so far.  Only so far.  We won't let real love permeate all of our being.  We let the quote acceptable unquote parts of us be loved, those parts we allow in our shop window.  Those parts we believe others will accept.   But to allow someone to love all of you -- your nasty parts, your shameful parts, your disgusting parts, your hidden leper parts, your sinful parts -- those tax collector parts, your inner prostitutes and blasphemers, your Pharisee parts, the parts of you that are so lost and so isolated and so angry and hateful?  Those parts?  Most of us will say -- No way -- no way does anyone get to see those parts if I can help it, let alone love those parts.  How about your terrified parts, your desperate parts, your wounded, traumatized parts, the ones no one wants, the parts of you that have been rejected by everybody, including yourself.  This podcast is for us Catholics who understand at least intellectually that we have those parts.  And that those parts need to be loved.  Those parts also need to be redeemed.   For anyone out there who is saying "Well, I don't think I have any parts like that, Dr. Peter. I don't have any problems being loved."  My response to that is one of two possibilities -- either you are: 1 -- A very special person, who has been freed from our fallen human condition and you've achieved an extraordinary degree of perfection in the natural and spiritual realms -- and if so, congratulations to you.  You don't need this podcast and you don't need this episode, you are so far above the rest of us.  I'm in awe of you.  You don't need what I have to offer.   Or 2 -- you don't know yourself very well.  You are out of touch with yourself and your parts, disconnected inside.   It's especially hard for us to tolerate being loved by God.  That's the primary reason we don't love God back and we don't love our neighbor and we don't love ourselves. We won't be loved first.  God loved us first.   It all starts with God's love -- not our love.  God loved us first.   Heisman Trophy Winner Tim Tebow in his Book Shaken  “We were created by Love, in love, and for love.”   Paul tells us in Romans 5:8  But God shows his love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.    God loved us first.   1 John 3:1 See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. The world does not know God.  Christianity is the way to discover who God actually is.  To discover what Love actually is.   John tells us in 1 John 4:9-10 In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the expiation for our sins.  This is what I want you to remember.  From St. John, 1 John 4:19:  St. John tells us:  We love because he first loved us  And it's up to us to take that love in, to let it reach to every corner of our being.  That doesn't sound easy.  And it's not as easy as it sounds.    Intro I am Dr. Peter Malinoski, a.k.a. Dr. Peter, clinical psychologist, trauma therapist, podcaster, blogger, cofounder and president of Souls and Hearts -- but most of all I am a beloved little son of God, a passionate Catholic who wants to help you to experience the height and depth and breadth and warmth and the light of the love of God, especially God the Father and our primary Mother Mary. What I want for you more than anything else is that you enter into a deep, intimate, personal, loving relationship with the three Persons of the Trinity and with our Lady. That is what this Interior Integration for Catholics podcast is all about, that is what Souls and Hearts is all about – all about shoring up the natural foundation for the spiritual life of intimacy with God, all about overcoming the natural human formation deficits and obstacles to contemplative union with God our Father and our Lady, our Mother  We are on an adventure of love together. Episode 94 of this podcast focused on the primacy of love in the Catholic life. Episode 95 focused on trauma's devastating impact on our capacity to love. Episode 96 discussed how trauma hardens us against being loved. Episode 97 discussed how trauma predisposes us to self-hatred and indifference, a refusal to love ourselves.  And episode 98, the last episode was all about ordered self-love, how we need to love ourselves in an ordered way in order to love God and neighbor, to carry out the two great Commandments. Today were to take a step back were to look at the most critical prerequisite for loving God and others. We are going to discuss being loved the first, accepting the love of God first. This is absolutely essential. The most critical mistake that most Catholics make is to refuse the love of God. Let me say that again.  The most critical mistake, the most devastating, catastrophic mistake that most Catholics make is to refuse to allow God's love to transform us entirely, to make us into new men and women.  Let us start out with The order of Loves God leads with love -- he goes first.  God makes the first move.  He moves toward us, we who He created, and who have fallen from grace because of original sin.  We don't make the first move.  God does.  He loved us first, and he continues to love us first  Sean Mitchell -- We Love Because He First Loved Us -- Those Catholic Men.   “We love because he first loved us” (1 John 4:19).  These words from the first letter of John beautifully and succinctly sum up the origin and end of the Christian life—which, in a word, is love.  “Being Christian,” said Benedict XVI, “is…the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction” (Benedict XVI, Deus Caritas Est, 1).  That “encounter” is our experience of God “first loving us.”  The “new horizon” that it opens up, the “decisive direction” that it gives to our lives, is love—our love of God and our neighbor because of His prior love of us.  To participate in that endless exchange of love is what it means to be a Christian.  It is the center from which all other aspects of the Christian life emanate.  I fear that a significant number of Catholic men miss this point and regard something other than love as the central point of being a follower of Christ. What I did not include from Benedict's quote above is what he says being Christian is not.  It is not, he says, “the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea” (Benedict XVI, Deus Caritas Est).  To state that more generally, being Christian isn't primarily about my will or my intellect and what I do with them (i.e., make “ethical choices” and assent to “lofty ideas”).  Rather, it is first and foremost about my heart, my whole person in all its mystery, and what has been done to it by God.  Is it not the case, though, that so many of us fail to understand this?  If we're honest with ourselves, I think we would have to admit that it is, that we ourselves are among those men who place something other than love at (or at least close to) the center of our “Christian” life…even if we don't realize it. Comment on this Edward Vacek:  Love, Human and Divine: The Heart of Christian Ethics.  The sequence in loving and being loved.    (1) God affirms us; (2) God receives us; (3) we accept God's love; (4) we affirm God; (5) God forms community with us; (6) we cooperate with God in loving God in the world; and finally (7) we grow in a limited co-responsibility with God. p. 177 Genesis 3.   The trauma of original sin.   God comes looking for them -- God seeks them out -- hiding, fleeing from him in their shame and confusion and bitterness, in the trauma of original sin.   God calls out to them -- example of His gentleness.   No cursing of Adam and Eve.  The serpent is cursed, the ground is cursed.  Not Adam and Eve Provides clothing for them to help them with their shame.   Protects them from the Tree of Life.  Banishing them from the garden was an act of love -- if they had eaten from the tree of life, the Genesis 3:22- 24 Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil; and now, lest he put forth his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”—  therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken. 24 He drove out the man; and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life.  God making sure that they won't be separated from Him forever. St. Ephrem the Syrian, Commentary on Genesis, 122 explains, “God did this lest this life-giving gift that they would receive through the tree of life become misery, and thus bring worse evil upon them than what they had already obtained from the tree of knowledge.  From the latter tree they obtained temporal pains, whereas the former tree would have made those pains eternal.  From the latter they obtained death which would have cast off from them the bonds of their pains.  The former tree, however, would have caused them to live as if buried alive, leaving them to be tortured eternally by their pains.”   The basic problem with the sequence -- not tolerating enough contact with God  to be affirmed, for Him to receive us. to understand Him in a radically different way.   And what kind of love is God's love for us?  God Himself tells us:  I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you. Jeremiah 31:3.  God is faithful to us.  He loves with an everlasting love.  Isaiah 54.10  For the mountains may depart     and the hills be removed,but my steadfast love shall not depart from you,    and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,    says the Lord, who has compassion on you. How steadfast is God's love:  Deuteronomy 7:9 tells us.  Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations Psalm 86:5 For thou, O Lord, art good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call on thee. God requires a response from us.  -- abounding in steadfast love to all who call on thee.  We have to call on him, we have to respond to the love.   That is what this episode is all about.  This is episode 99 of the Interior Integration for Catholic podcast, released on November 7, 2022 titled IIC 99 Why We Catholics Reject God's Love for Us and How to Embrace that Love  CCC 221 But St. John goes even further when he affirms that "God is love": [1 John 4:8, 16] God's very being is love. By sending his only Son and the Spirit of Love in the fullness of time, God has revealed his innermost secret: God himself is an eternal exchange of love, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and he has destined us to share in that exchange.  We have to take him up on that.   How do we know we are loved by God? -- 2 ways.   Faith and lived experience Faith  Infused virtue  CCC 150   Faith is first of all a personal adherence of man to God. At the same time, and inseparably, it is a free assent to the whole truth that God has revealed. As personal adherence to God and assent to his truth, Christian faith differs from our faith in any human person. It is right and just to entrust oneself wholly to God and to believe absolutely what he says. It would be futile and false to place such faith in a creature. CCC 153  When St. Peter confessed that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, Jesus declared to him that this revelation did not come "from flesh and blood", but from "my Father who is in heaven".24 Faith is a gift of God, a supernatural virtue infused by him. "Before this faith can be exercised, man must have the grace of God to move and assist him; he must have the interior helps of the Holy Spirit, who moves the heart and converts it to God, who opens the eyes of the mind and 'makes it easy for all to accept and believe the truth.'"25  Lived experience of the relationship with God.   2 Timothy 1:12 But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am sure that he is able to guard until that Day what has been entrusted to me. Can feel it in consolations.   We don't want to engineer emotional experiences of closeness, manipulating emotions -- Concern about Catholic youth events, hyper emotional, noisy and using psychological techniques of influence to generated contrived emotional  experiences.  Hyping people up, getting them out of their window of tolerance.   We don't want to rely on our subjective experience of lived relationship Because the subjective experience of connection with God can vary way too much.   Von Hildebrand writes, “Our confidence in God must be independent of whether we experience His nearness, whether we sense the enlivening touch of grace, whether we feel ourselves being born on the wings of His love.” (p 210).  Mother Teresa 1957 confided to spiritual director:  In the darkness . . . Lord, my God, who am I that you should forsake me?  The child of your love — and now become as the most hated one. The one — you have thrown away as unwanted — unloved. I call, I cling, I want, and there is no one to answer . . . Where I try to raise my thoughts to heaven, there is such convicting emptiness that those very thoughts return like sharp knives and hurt my very soul.  Love — the word — it brings nothing.  I am told God lives in me — and yet the reality of darkness and coldness and emptiness is so great that nothing touches my soul.  David Scott in chapter 17 of his book The Love That Made Mother Teresa wrote:  For more than fifty years following her initial visions and locutions, Mother Teresa was wrapped in a dark, pitiless silence. She only once more heard the voice of God, and she believed the doors of heaven had been closed and bolted against her. The more she longed for some sign of his presence, the more empty and desolate she became.   Needs Weekly Reflection:  from September 6, 2022:  The Top 10 Needs That Fuel Modern-Day Idol Worship  go to soulsandhearts.com/blog   Integrity Needs My need to exist and survive  My need to matter  My need to have agency  My need to be good  My need for mission and purpose in life   Attachment needs  --Brown and Elliott (2016) Felt sense of safety and protection -- have to go through the valley of shame, fear, anger, grief  Feeling seen, heard, known and understood -- have to tolerating being in relationship, being present.   Feeling comforted, soothed and reassured  Feeling cherished, treasured, delighted in  Feeling the other has your best interests at heart   Resistance to being loved Weaving in Integrity needs and attachment needs.   Main themes Limited vision and lack of imagination, leading to a refusal to be transformed by God  We don't understand God's love  The Costs of Being Loved by God  Poor God images  Poor Self images -- Shame  Refusal to be vulnerable, to be exposed, to be revealed to God.  Lack of courage.  Anger at God -- rebellion   Limited vision and lack of imagination, leading to a refusal to be transformed by God -- unhealthy satisfaction in far more limited spiritual goals -- a willingness to settle.  Von Hildebrand According to von Hildebrand, the vision of most Catholics is way too narrow – our sights are set way too low. We are satisfied with too little in the spiritual life – we are like chickens pecking at the ground when we are called to soar as eagles.  We may be content with merely avoiding sin, overcoming vices and developing virtues. Some of us may pursue the spiritual life as a self-improvement project, satisfied with incremental gains  Weekly reflection October 26, 2022 -- Why we resist change – and especially radical transformation.  Ransom Riggs Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children character Jacob Portman “One day my mother sat me down and explained that I couldn't become an explorer because everything in the world had already been discovered." Love, in some sense, is nothing other than an invitation to great joy and suffering, so they shy away from it.  Paul Catalanotto Refusal to love is also refusal to live  The Catholic Weekly John 6: 41-42 The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, “I am the bread which came down from heaven.” They said, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How does he now say, ‘I have come down from heaven'?”  John 6: vs. 60 and 66  Many of his disciples, when they heard it, said, “This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?” After this many of his disciples drew back and no longer went about with him. We don't understand God's love Isaiah 55:8-9  For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.  Sharon Jaynes When Love Hurts April 17, 2018.  Proverbs31.org   “Mommy, Mommy,” Steven cried. “Don't let them hurt me!”My son, Steven, was about 3 years old when he contracted a severe case of the flu. His slumped body snuggled listlessly like an old, worn rag doll.When I carried him into the medical clinic, the doctor quickly diagnosed dehydration and immediately sent us to the hospital.My heart ripped apart as the nurses strapped my little boy onto a table and began placing IVs in his tiny arms.“Mommy, Mommy,” Steven cried. “Make them stop! They're hurting me.”“No, honey,” I tried to assure him. “They're going to make you all better.”“Mommy, help me!”Steven cried. I cried. The nurses cried.I could only imagine what was going through Steven's little mind. Why are these people hurting me? Why doesn't Mommy make them stop? She must not love me. She's not protecting me. If she loved me she wouldn't let them do this. She must not care about me.Standing in the corner watching my little boy cry, I wondered if that's how God feels when I'm going through a painful situation that's for my ultimate good. I cried out, “God, why are You letting this happen? Don't You love me? Don't You care about what's happening to me? Why don't You make it stop?” Can see the need to exist here being threatened.  I might be very injured, I might die.  Integrity need No felt sense of being protected -- attachment need.  In fact, just the opposite.  The little child was being protected, but didn't understand, didn't feel it.   No felt sense of being comforted or soothed, child not open to it.  Third primary condition of secure attachment No felt sense of support for his highest good.  Fifth condition of secure attachment.   Parts of us very young, like this 3-year-old.   Hebrews 12:11  For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant; later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.  Poor view of discipline Bad experiences of being disciplined -- not having been disciplined out of love  But rather out of anger or inconvenience or frustration.   Freud -- gratification and frustration to grow.   The Costs of Being Loved by God  Real love, agape or charity, is always given freely -- we understand that much But real love, agape, charity -- real love is never received freely in this fallen world.  There is a cost to allowing real love into our lives.   Very little discussion about the costs of being loved by God.  I find that so strange.  So many Catholics don't think this way. It is as though Catholics have parts that believe that being loved by God is one of two things Being loved by God should easy, delightful, peaceful --  like being the lead character a Hallmark movie  Romance novels.  Easy love that just come naturally.    Emotional Junk food that nourishes illusions.   and when it's not, they conclude that God isn't loving them, or that they are excluded from His love Being loved by God is terrible Echoes of Hebrews 10:31    It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.   Burning away Real love -- Agape -- burns away things that are sinful within us -- it doesn't coexist with the vice within us.  Real love also purifies us from anything that is not morally wrote, but that is disordered or dysfunctional or imperfect  Real love is the greatest good.  And because it's the greatest good, it requires us to give up lesser goods.  Perceived good and actual goods.   Coping strategies, crutches that helped us in the past Analogy of the safe -- limited room, silver and gold.  1 Peter 1:7 So that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.  Isaiah 48:10 Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tried you in the furnace of affliction.   Zechariah 13:9 And I will put this third into the fire, and refine them as one refines silver, and test them as gold is tested. They will call upon my name, and I will answer them. I will say, ‘They are my people'; and they will say, ‘The Lord is my God.'”  Proverbs 17:3  The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and the Lord tests hearts.  Job 23:10 But he knows the way that I take; when he has tried me, I shall come out as gold.  Integrity needs I exist  I matter  I am good   Attachment needs Felt safety and protection  Felt comfort and reassurance  Felt sense of being cherished and delighted in.  No experience of that while being corrected, perfected.   xThe cost is up front -- the benefit in the future.   Poor God images We don't understand God.  We don't know who he is. -- reflected in the Sharon Jaynes' story of her son at the doctor's office.    Lack of confidence in God.  Lack of Faith   God Images =  My emotional and subjective experiences of God, who I feel God to be in the moment.  May or may not correspond to who God really is.  What I feel about God in my bones. This is my experiential sense how my feelings and how my heart interpret God. Each part, not in right relationship with the innermost self, has a distorted God image.   God images are often unconscious.     Initially God images are shaped by the relationship that I have with my parents.     My God images are heavily influenced by psychological factors  Different God images can be activated at different times, depending on my emotional states and what psychological mode I am in at a given time.   God images are always formed experientially; God images flow from our relational experiences and  Also how we construe and make sense of those images when we are very young.  My God images can be radically different than my God concept.  We all have heretical God images.   Differ from  God Concept  = What I profess about God.  It is my more intellectual understanding of God, based on what one has been taught, but also based on what I have explored through reading.  I decide to believe in my God concept.  Reflected in the Creed, expanded in the Catechism, formal teaching.   Can take a while to get to these God images -- not on the surface  We don't know God very well.   We refuse Mother Angelica's Little Book of Life Lessons And Everyday Spirituality :  Allow people to love you as they must love you, not as you want them to love you. Even God does not love us as we wish Him to. Learning to love is learning to accept love as it comes. I will lose the relationship with God that I have if I push the envelope And you will.  That is true.   Episodes 37-49 on God images.   Really hits on attachment needs.   Poor Self images -- Shame Self-images are much more emotionally driven, much more intuitive, subjective, and they vary a lot more from moment to moment.     Each part, not in right relationship with the innermost self, has a distorted self image.   Pastor Jonathan Edwards  Sinners in the Hand of an angry God, 1740s    “The God that holds you over the pit of hell, much as one holds a spider or some loathsome insect over the fire, abhors you, and is dreadfully provoked; his wrath towards you burns like fire; he looks upon you as worthy of nothing else, but to be cast into the fire ... you are ten thousand times so abominable in his eyes, as the most hateful and venomous serpent is in ours.”  Hiding from God.  Genesis 3.   I don't want to find out I am unlovable.  I can't bear that.   Episode 24 of this podcast, God images and self images.  Really hits on integrity needs.  Especially the need to be good.   Refusal to be vulnerable, to be exposed, to be revealed to God.  Because for love to be real, for love to be agape means me allowing you to love all of me.  All my parts.  My entire being Not just the acceptable parts of me in the shop window, those that I allow others to see.   Fears of being hurt one more time -- Fears of betrayal  Fears of abandonment   We think we can hide.   Self protection -- need to survive.  Need to be good.  Lack of courage. Philophobia -- fear of love  All of us have parts that fear love.  Comfort in the familiarity of the dysfunction we know.   Predictability Change is scary  Maureen Brady, Beyond Survival: A Writing Journey for Healing Childhood Sexual Abuse “For change to occur in us, we must be willing to enter the wilderness of the unknown and to wander in unfamiliar territory, directionless and often in the darkness....We do not need to keep every little thing under control. In fact, we find ourselves only by allowing some falling apart to happen.” Erica Jong:  I have accepted fear as a part of life - specifically the fear of change... I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back. Nelson Mandela:  I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. Anger at God, Rebellion against Him. secondary to poor God images.  Anger is the ordered emotion in response to injustice.   What is a part?  Separate, independently operating personalities within us, each with own unique prominent needs, roles in our lives, emotions, body sensations, guiding beliefs and assumptions, typical thoughts, intentions, desires, attitudes, impulses, interpersonal style, and world view.  Each part also has an image of God.   When parts are not integrated, under the leadership and guidance of my innermost self Self:  The core of the person, the center of the person.  This is who we sense ourselves to be in our best moments, and when our self is free, and unblended with any of our parts, it governs our whole being as an active, compassionate leader.   Parts in greater detail -- discussed my parts in Episode 71 A New and Better Way of Understanding Myself and Others.   Good Boy Evaluator (formerly "the Critic") Melancholio Adventurer (formerly my "part who holds fear") Feisty One (formerly my "angry part") Challenger (formerly "the Rebel") Lover Part Collaborator Parts (formerly my Competent Part) Guardian (formerly "the Intimidator") Creative Part Consequences -- Hell Nothing can separate us from God's love.   Romans 8:38-39 For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Nothing can separate you from the love of God, not even demons -- angel and principalities.  Nothing can separate you from the love of God.  With one exception.  You.   Only you can separate you from the love of God.  Only you have the power to do that, by refusing to let that love come it. That's what sin is.  It's separating ourselves from God.  Sin is damaging our relationship with God.    Separation happens  Jesus weeping over Jerusalem Luke 19:41-44  And when he drew near and saw the city he wept over it, saying, “Would that even today you knew the things that make for peace! But now they are hid from your eyes. For the days shall come upon you, when your enemies will cast up a bank about you and surround you, and hem you in on every side,  and dash you to the ground, you and your children within you, and they will not leave one stone upon another in you; because you did not know the time of your visitation. It's not that God won't protect Jerusalem.  It's that he could not protect the Israelites, not without violating their freedom, not without forcing Himself on them.   Matthew 7:13-14   “Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is easy, that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many.  For the gate is narrow and the way is hard, that leads to life, and those who find it are few. Pope John Paul II  in a 1999 audience, God did not create Hell.  Hell  “… is not a punishment imposed externally by God but a development of premises already set by people in this life.” Catechism of the Catholic Church edited by Archbishop Rino Fisichella 2019 by Our Sunday Visitor Louis Ladaria:  To be precise, God did not make Hell.  His free creatures make it, inasmuch as they separate themselves from Him. Nor does God send anyone to Hell: it is the damned one who separates himself and does not want to enter into the Father's house. God, St. Irenaeus said, does not really look to punish the damned, but as they are deprived of all good things, it is the penalty that pursues them (Adversus Haereses, V. 27, 2; a similar idea in St. Augustine, Enarrationes in Psalmos, 5, 10: God abandons the sinner to his evil, he does not, properly speaking, give evil to anyone). Because of this, and despite what is said sometimes, we need to insist on the fact that Hell does not say anything against the infinite goodness of God. (p. 863).  Dean Koontz: The Book of Counted Sorrows:  “We make Hell real; we stoke its fires. // And in its flames our hope expires.   CCC 30 Although man can forget God or reject him, He never ceases to call every man to seek him, so as to find life and happiness. CCC 1037  God predestines no one to go to hell; for this, a willful turning away from God (a mortal sin) is necessary, and persistence in it until the end. In the Eucharistic liturgy and in the daily prayers of her faithful, the Church implores the mercy of God, who does not want "any to perish, but all to come to repentance. Not trying to catch us, not with a hand on the trap door to hell.   Fr. Edward McIlmail, LC  “Ask a Priest: If God loves us so much, why does hell exist?”  An analogy might help. Imagine you are on a ship that is searching for survivors from a sunken ocean liner. You see a passenger struggling in the waves behind you. You throw a lifeline to him, but he refuses to grab it. You beg him to take hold of the lifeline, but he ignores your plea. Eventually, he sinks below the waves and drowns. Does his drowning indicate that you were indifferent? When you begged him to grab the lifeline, were you displaying hate? Was his drowning your fault?  The answer to all these questions is: no. The person in the water, for whatever reason, refused your help. His drowning was the consequence. It doesn't matter why we flee from God and why we flee from His love.   Hell as isolation -- cut off from everyone.   Images of hell   Hell as isolation Tekla Babyak in 2018 article Dante, Liszt and the alienated agon of hell writes:  Dante Alighieri's Inferno portrays Hell as an alienated realm in which the doomed spirits must spend eternity in isolation and regret.  Deepest level of hell, the ninth circle:    "The treacheries of these souls were denials of love (which is God) and of all human warmth. Only the remorseless dead center of the ice will serve to express their natures. As they denied God's love, so are they furthest removed from the light and warmth of His Sun. As they denied all human ties, so are they bound only by the unyielding ice." John Ciardi, Inferno, notes on Canto XXXII, p. 248 Satan encased waist deep in ice.  Not fire.   Celeste Ng  Little Fires Everywhere character of Mia Warren “In all her years of itinerant living, Mia had developed one rule: Don't get attached to any place, to any apartment, to anything. To anyone.”   In Hell on earth Fragmentation of Dante's inferno -- lived now.   Dietrich Bonhoeffer  Life Together  “Sin demands to have a man by himself. It withdraws him from the community. The more isolated a person is, the more destructive will be the power of sin over him, and the more deeply he comes involved in it, the more disastrous his isolation.”  Sharon M. Draper  Out of My Mind  character Melody Brooks  “It's like I live in a cage with no door and no key. And I have no way to tell someone how to get me out.”  Sue Johnson Hold Me Tight   “Isolation and the potential loss of loving connection is coded by the human brain into a primal panic response.”  C.S. Lewis:  The Great Divorce:  “That is why, at the end of all things, when the sun rises here and the twilight turns to blackness down there, the Blessed will say, “we have never lived anywhere except in heaven,' and the Lost, “We were always in Hell.” And both will speak truly.”   Action Plan  Pray Set aside the time.  First thing  Personal Prayer: A Guide for Receiving the Fathers' Love Fr. Thomas Acklin and Fr. Boniface Hicks.  Benedictines, very wise, good grasp of psychology.   Prayer Primer or Fire Within Fr. Thomas Dubay   Read the first letter of John. Lectio Divina Dan Burke Spiritual Direction.com Lectio Divina, A Guide: What it is & How It helps Prayer Life  Appendix on Lectio Divina in Fr. Jacques Philippe's book Called to Life  Section on Lectio Divina titled "mediating on Scripture in Fr. Jacques Philippe's book Thirsting for Prayer   Nike Model -- just do it.  Set aside perfectionism, desire to do it well. You're not going to do it well.  You're going to do it badly.   The most important things in life we either do badly or we don't do at all.   St. Therese of Avila. says: “He who neglects mental prayer needs not a devil to carry him to hell, but he brings himself there with his own hands.”   St. John of the Cross says: “Without the aid of mental prayer, the soul cannot triumph over the forces of the demon.”  St. Teresa of Avila “Prayer is an exercise of love.” (Life 7:12)   Do your human formation work Relational spirituality -- about relationship  Any difficulties you have in relationships in the natural realm, here on earth -- you are going to bring into your spiritual relationships.   Interior integration  Why is interior integration crucial for union with God?  Weekly reflection October 12, 2022  soulsandhearts.com/blog.   Get to know your parts Reason for not praying   Jay Earley -- Self Therapy Vol. 1.  Now in the Third Edition.    Bonnie Weiss Self-Therapy Workbook.   Means Therapy or counseling -- especially Internal Family Systems therapy with a therapist who is Catholic or who at least respects your Catholic Faith and will not undermine it.   Experiential Exercise -- November 21.  Splitting those out.   Resilient Catholic Community -- you do not have to be alone.   Reopening December 1 -- new cohort Get to know your parts I've brought together the best Wait list -- email on November 10.  Sign up soulsandhearts.com/rcc If interested, contact me.   Crisis@soulsandhearts.com 317.567.9594 conversation hours 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM Eastern Time Every Tuesday and Thursday.  (not November 17 -- online conference).   Pray for me  Sent the word out.  Let people know about our offerings at Souls and Hearts, this podcast, the weekly reflections.  Sign up for those - email.  Can see the archive at soulsandhearts.com/blog   Patroness and Patron  

Jesus Has Left the Building

In today's episode, Lean on Me, we talk with Dr. Traci C. West. Dr West is Associate Professor of Ethics and African American Studies at Drew University Theological School. She is the author of Disruptive Christian Ethics: When Racism and Women's Lives Matter, among many other books. She has served on the editorial board of Journal for the Society of Christian Ethics, as co-editor of the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, and on the Society of Christian Ethics Professional Conduct Committee. Traci is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. To learn more about Dr. West, check out: tracicwest.com

Renewing Your Mind with R.C. Sproul
Questions & Answers: Christian Ethics

Renewing Your Mind with R.C. Sproul

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 26:26 Very Popular


Does God ever approve of dishonesty? Today, Stephen Nichols, Burk Parsons, Harry Reeder, and Michael Reeves seek to provide biblical answers to a variety of ethical and theological questions. Thank You For Supporting the Global Outreach of Renewing Your Mind and Ligonier Ministries: https://gift.renewingyourmind.org/2404/donate Don't forget to make RenewingYourMind.org your home for daily in-depth Bible study and Christian resources.

The Doxology Podcast
Christian Ethics (Romans 12:9-21)

The Doxology Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 30:31


Jens is rolling solo this week. On this episode he shares a bit of what has been on his mind and heart lately. Why is it that Christians engage so poorly, especially on social media? What does Paul's call for Christians to love each mean for our digital interactions in the 21st century? This is sure to be one of the most applicable topics covered to date.   Find us on: Twitter: @doxologypodcast Gmail: doxologypodcast@gmail.com

Chapter, Verse, and Season: A Lectionary Podcast from Yale Bible Study
Reversal in the Kingdom (Feast of All Saints)

Chapter, Verse, and Season: A Lectionary Podcast from Yale Bible Study

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 14:52


John Collins and Jennifer Herdt discuss poverty, apocalyptic imagery, and economic justice in reference to Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 and Luke 6:20-31. The text is appointed for All Saints' Day, in Year C of the Revised Common Lectionary.More Yale Bible Study resources, including a transcript of this episode, at: https://YaleBibleStudy.org/podcastFollow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BibleYaleJohn Collins is Holmes Professor of Old Testament Criticism and Interpretation at Yale Divinity School. Jennifer Herdt is Gilbert L. Stark Professor of Christian Ethics at Yale Divinity School.Connect with Yale Bible Study: Facebook: @YDSCCE Twitter: @BibleYale YouTube: youtube.com/c/YaleBibleStudy LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/yds-center-for-continuing-education Thank you for listening!

New City Baptist Church - Sermons
Sunday School: Christian Ethics (Pt. 16.4: Birth Control)

New City Baptist Church - Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022


How should Christians think about birth control? What kinds are morally permissible?

Come Away By Yourselves
Class on Christian Ethics: The Difference Christ Makes

Come Away By Yourselves

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 62:12


First in a series of classes on Christian ethics.  In this class we discuss ethics in general and then focus on the difference that Christ makes to ethics.  Ethical concerns are universal to all men and women.  The difference between good and bad living, good and bad choices, is something that we all have to face and reckon with.  Christ offers abundant light and new possibilities for our ethical life.  In Christ the ability to be truly good is made available to all.  He offers a satisfying explanation of moral weakness and corruption while empowering us to not just be good but holy by sharing in God's own life.  Tapping in to the goodness offered by Christ entails a radical decision to live high ethical standards, a resolute sincerity about our failings, and a contrite appeal to his mercy whenever we fail. https://comeawaybyyourselves.com

Covenant Podcast
Natural Law with Andrew T. Walker

Covenant Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 48:25


In this week's episode, we speak with Dr. Andrew T. Walker about "Natural Law." Dr. Walker is Associate Professor of Christian Ethics and Apologetics; Associate Dean, School of Theology; Director, Carl F.H. Henry Institue for Evangelical Engagement at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Walker joined the faculty of Southern Seminary in 2019. His previous appointment was Senior Fellow in Christian Ethics at the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. His calling as a professor is to defend and advance the moral witness of the gospel. Walker has academic interests in sexual ethics, human dignity, family stability, gender, anthropology, natural law, public theology, and church-state studies. He has published widely in these fields. He is the co-author of Marriage Is: How Marriage Transforms Society and Cultivates Human Flourishing. He is the editor alongside Russell Moore of the Gospel for Life series. He is the co-author of the First Freedom religious liberty small group curriculum. He authored the award-winning book God and the Transgender Debate: What Does the Bible Actually Say About Gender Identity? He has contributed chapters to several books, delivered papers at academic conferences, and has done independent study through the Witherspoon Institute. He speaks all over the nation on issues related to Christian ethics. He is a lay leader in his local church where he teaches fifth graders weekly and leads a community group.    

Covenant Podcast
Natural Law with Andrew T. Walker

Covenant Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 48:25


In this week's episode, we speak with Dr. Andrew T. Walker about "Natural Law." Dr. Walker is Associate Professor of Christian Ethics and Apologetics; Associate Dean, School of Theology; Director, Carl F.H. Henry Institue for Evangelical Engagement at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Walker joined the faculty of Southern Seminary in 2019. His previous appointment was Senior Fellow in Christian Ethics at the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. His calling as a professor is to defend and advance the moral witness of the gospel. Walker has academic interests in sexual ethics, human dignity, family stability, gender, anthropology, natural law, public theology, and church-state studies. He has published widely in these fields. He is the co-author of Marriage Is: How Marriage Transforms Society and Cultivates Human Flourishing. He is the editor alongside Russell Moore of the Gospel for Life series. He is the co-author of the First Freedom religious liberty small group curriculum. He authored the award-winning book God and the Transgender Debate: What Does the Bible Actually Say About Gender Identity? He has contributed chapters to several books, delivered papers at academic conferences, and has done independent study through the Witherspoon Institute. He speaks all over the nation on issues related to Christian ethics. He is a lay leader in his local church where he teaches fifth graders weekly and leads a community group.    

New City Baptist Church - Sermons
Sunday School: Christian Ethics (Pt. 16.3: Marriage, Adultery & Masturbation)

New City Baptist Church - Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2022


What level of intimacy is appropriate before marriage? What about masturbation?

Good God
Myles Werntz on Christian ethics and the moral life

Good God

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 31:15


Myles Werntz unpacks why we continue to be plagued in our churches and in our communities by seemingly intractable conflicts, and how the teaching of ethics to young ministers in training may be part of the remedy. Myles is the Director of the Graduate School of Theology at Abilene Christian University.

The Steve Noble Show
Christian Ethics!

The Steve Noble Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 39:40


Christian Ethics! Christian Ethics with special guest Dr. Al Mohler. What are good Christian ethics? How should live ethically? Our goal is to apply Biblical Truth to the big issues of the day and to spread the Good News of the Gospel to as many people as possible through the airwaves as well as digitally. This mission, like others, requires funding. So, if you feel led to help support this effort, you can make a tax-deductible donation online HERE.   Thank You! 

New City Baptist Church - Sermons
Sunday School: Christian Ethics (Pt. 16.2: Marriage)

New City Baptist Church - Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2022


Should the Bible's definition of marriage apply to all cultures and all societies?

The FaithTech Podcast
Ethics in the Digital Age - Kate Ott

The FaithTech Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 62:30


Kate is the Jerre and Mary Joy Stead Professor of Christian Ethics at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Through her work, writing, and thought leadership, she engages on the difficult issues of sexuality, technology, relationships, and values. Kate and James unpack these issues today and walk through the ways we can posture ourselves as Christians to navigate them. FaithTech is a global community of Christians in tech who come together once a month to meet, learn, and build projects together. If you are a Christian in tech, we want to see you join our community! Just head over to our website to learn more about how you can get plugged in https://faithtech.com.

Everyday Peacemaking
Defending Democracy from Its Christian Enemies - Dr. David Gushee

Everyday Peacemaking

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 56:40


Dr. David Gushee is one of the world's leading Christian social ethicists who tackles the most polarizing issues of our day by asking the question, “As followers of Jesus, how shall we live?” In this episode, he asks that question in relation to politics. David guides us on a journey into the heart and history of democracy and makes the case for Christians to engage in it thoughtfully and proactively. No political system is perfect, but democracy gives us the opportunity to engage in politics for the sake of justice, peace, and human flourishing. And, if we are not careful, one manifestation of Christianity could lead to democracy's end.  Links:   Download the free Peace & Politics Practice Guide: https://globalimmerse.org/podcast Become an EMBER: https://globalimmerse.org/donate/ Learn about our cohorts: https://globalimmerse.org/leaders/ Contemplative Prayer with Global Immersion (Weekly on Tues, Wed, and Thur at 7am PST): https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/vJQofu-rrj0qs5CmPWmkDZvtzmqJ43IJZg Conflicted Allegiance: https://globalimmerse.org/public-programs/conflicted-allegiance/ Learn more about Global Immersion: https://globalimmerse.org/ Dr. Gushee's Website: https://davidpgushee.com   Dr. Gushee's Bio: Dr. David P. Gushee (PhD, Union Theological Seminary, New York) is an ethicist, pastor, author, and advocate. He is the Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics at Mercer University, and Chair of Christian Social Ethics at Vrije Universiteit (“Free University”) Amsterdam, and Senior Research Fellow, International Baptist Theological Study Centre. Gushee is the elected Past-President of both the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Christian Ethics, signaling his role as one of America's leading Christian ethicists. He is the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of more than 25 books and over 175 academic book chapters, journal articles, and reviews. His most recognized works include Introducing Christian Ethics, Righteous Gentiles of the Holocaust, Kingdom Ethics, and The Sacredness of Human Life. With his Changing Our Mind (more than 25,000 sold) and After Evangelicalism, he charts a theological and ethical course for post-evangelical Christians, a course he more personally relates in memoir, Still Christian. Altogether his books have sold over 100,000 copies and been translated into a dozen languages.   Music from Epidemic Sound: We Are Giants by Silver Maple: https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/ICEht6ut6b/

For the Life of the World / Yale Center for Faith & Culture
Adam Eitel / Character As Authority: Theology as a Lived, Embodied Experience

For the Life of the World / Yale Center for Faith & Culture

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 26:04


"Somewhere is better than anywhere." (Flannery O'Connor, as quoted by Wendell Berry in Sex, Economy, Freedom & Community) Today, Christian ethicist Adam Eitel (Yale Divinity School) sits with Matt Croasmun for a conversation on ethics and theolgoy. Eitel is Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics at Yale Divinity School. Together, he and Matt discuss the demands of teaching and learning theology on personal character—holiness even; the relationship between ethics and theology; the locatedness and situatedness and particularity of Christian ethics; and the rooted, framing question, that animates Adam Eitel's writing and teaching: "What sort of life does the Gospel enjoin?"About Adam EitelAdam Eitel is Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics at Yale Divinity School.Show NotesTeaching theology as a vocation"Authority is linked to character"Instruction in holinessThe millennial demand for personal character to matter in academic authorityFormation"I see my work as a professor of Christian ethics as a theological vocation."Millennial entitlement, juxtaposed with vulnerabilityTheology as a lived, embodied enterpriseThe lines between the personal and the pedagogicalProblems for Christian ethicsIt's hard for Christian ethics to stay theologicalCan Christian ethics appropriately express social criticism?"The temptation for Christian ethics to bracket the theological commitments, that fund a specifically Christian moral imaginary."Dichotomy between tradition and critique"So we end up sawing off the branch that we're sitting on..."Declaration of Independence's "All men are created equal." as both the impetus for reform and the object of reform."When we're doing theology, when we're doing ethics, we are always looking backwards in some respect, concatenating texts, bringing their different manners of speaking together and to, in order to see what can now be said on the basis of what's been said, that doesn't require an uncritical attitude toward the text or the social arrangements they endorse."Locatedness and situatedness and particularity of Christian ethics"What sort of life does the Gospel enjoin?"Production NotesThis podcast featured Adam Eitel and Matt CroasmunEdited and Produced by Evan RosaHosted by Evan RosaA Production of the Yale Center for Faith & Culture at Yale Divinity School https://faith.yale.edu/aboutSupport For the Life of the World podcast by giving to the Yale Center for Faith & Culture: https://faith.yale.edu/give

Chapter, Verse, and Season: A Lectionary Podcast from Yale Bible Study
Creation and Consequences (Fourteenth Sunday after Petecost)

Chapter, Verse, and Season: A Lectionary Podcast from Yale Bible Study

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 12:44


John Collins and Jennifer Herdt discuss the undoing of creation, fidelity, and false prophets in Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28. The text is appointed for the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 19, in Year C of the Revised Common Lectionary.More Yale Bible Study resources, including a transcript of this episode, at: https://YaleBibleStudy.org/podcastFollow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BibleYaleJohn Collins is Holmes Professor of Old Testament Criticism and Interpretation at Yale Divinity School. Jennifer Herdt is Gilbert L. Stark Professor of Christian Ethics at Yale Divinity School.

The Great Awokening Podcast
Christian Political Engagement with Andrew Walker

The Great Awokening Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 55:56


How should Christians think about politics? In this episode, I discuss Christian political engagement with Andrew Walker. Andrew T. Walker, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Christian Ethics at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He serves as an Associate Dean in the School of Theology and the Executive Director of the Carl F. H. Henry Institute for Evangelical Engagement at Southern Seminary. He is a Fellow in the Evangelical in Civics Life Program at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and serves as the Managing Editor of WORLD Opinions. https://wng.org/authors/andrew-walker https://twitter.com/andrewtwalk Subscribe to the YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYLvESJNTy-7nOAbH03eHCA

FBC Canyon TX Sermon Podcast
Equip Class: Ethics as Worship Intro

FBC Canyon TX Sermon Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 58:59


This is the first lesson of our Equip class focused on Ethics. The lesson is an overview of Ethics with an emphasis on Christian Ethics.

The Fear of God
Interview: Dr. David Gushee, Introducing Christian Ethics

The Fear of God

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 73:49


For this special conversation we welcome back to the show, Dr. David Gushee, who has been referred to as "one of the best Christian ethicists alive today." It's a substantive dialogue primarily centered on Dr. Gushee's most recent book, INTRODUCING CHRISTIAN ETHICS. This discussion particularly focuses on the subjects of scriptural interpretation, feminism, and truthfulness as a Christian norm. It is our hope that this discussion will hearten, chasten, challenge, and embolden you in your pursuit of faithfulness. Dr. Gushee also shares the first public insight to his next work, currently titled DEFENDING DEMOCRACY FROM ITS CHRISTIAN ENEMIES.To find more on the work of Dr. Gushee, visit his website here.To find more on the work of The Fear of God, visit its website here.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

New Creation Conversations
New Creation Conversations Episode 073 - Dr. Hank Spaulding on Campus Ministry, Reading Paul Politically, and Iconoclastic Sex

New Creation Conversations

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 70:38


Welcome to episode seventy-three of New Creation Conversations. It's a joy for me today to get to have a conversation with one of my favorite young scholars and ministers, Dr. Henry Spaulding III – better known to his family and friends as “Hank.” Hank is the Associate Campus Pastor and Assistant Professor of Theology at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. He's an alum of Trevecca Nazarene University, has Master's Degree in Theological Studies from Duke Divinity School, and has a PhD in Christian Ethics from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Hank and I talk about the unique challenges of campus ministry, but we also talk about his two writing projects – one out and one in process. The project that is out is The Just and Loving Gaze of God with Us: Paul's Apocalyptic Political Theology (published by Wipf and Stock). This book is an edited version of Hank's dissertation work and is an interesting look at the recent interest in the Apostle Paul by non-Christian political scholars and reflects on what they get right but also what they often misunderstand about Paul's political theology. The project that is forthcoming is Iconoclastic Sex – it is a quantitative and theological study of the problem of sex trafficking and Christian sexual ethics. Both are interesting works, and both are deeply connected to the vision of a new creation.It is always encouraging to me to get to connect with young scholars. I'm deeply thankful for those like Hank who have a passion for deep theological reflection and for church ministry. I'm thankful that people like him are picking up the baton and carrying it forward. 

Theology in the Raw
#986 - Responding to the Roe V. Wade Reversal with Dr. Scott Rae

Theology in the Raw

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 37:57 Very Popular


Dr. Scott Rae (Ph.D. USC) is Dean of the Faculty and Professor of Philosophy and Christian Ethics at Talbot School of Theology. He's also a consultant for ethics for four Southern California hospitals and is a fellow of the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity and a fellow of the Wilberforce Forum. Scott has authored 10 books in ethics including The Ethics of Commercial Surrogate Motherhood; Moral Choices: An Introduction to Ethics; Brave New Families: Biblical Ethics and Reproductive Technologies; Beyond Integrity: A Judeo-Christian Approach to Business Ethics; and Body and Soul: Human Nature and the Crisis in Ethics. Scott also co-hosts an engaging podcast with Sean McDowell called “Think Biblically,” which tackles many hot topics including abortion. In this conversation, Scott and I talk about Christians should respond to the reversal of Roe V. Wade, how we should think through abortion as a whole, what are the best pro-choice arguments, when does life begin, when does personhood begin, how to respond to some of the environemtal factors that actually contribute to high abortion rates, and whether the recent ruling will actually lead to fewere abortions.  –––––– PROMOS Save 10% on courses with Kairos Classroom using code TITR at kairosclassroom.com! –––––– Sign up with Faithful Counseling today to save 10% off of your first month at the link:  faithfulcounseling.com/titr or use code TITR at faithfulcounseling.com –––––– Save 30% at SeminaryNow.com by using code TITR –––––– Support Preston Support Preston by going to patreon.com Venmo: @Preston-Sprinkle-1 Connect with Preston Twitter | @PrestonSprinkle Instagram | @preston.sprinkle Youtube | Preston Sprinkle Check out Dr. Sprinkle's website prestonsprinkle.com Stay Up to Date with the Podcast Twitter | @RawTheology Instagram | @TheologyintheRaw If you enjoy the podcast, be sure to leave a review. www.theologyintheraw.com