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Saybrook Meetinghouse
Trueman: Inerrancy & Church History - Saybrook Meetinghouse - S4•E6 - 12/1/22

Saybrook Meetinghouse

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 50:33


There is a solitary, humble, wooden structure on a windswept hill in rural New England. To open the door is to engage our minds, our hearts, and our imaginations. In this place, preachers and professors, past and present, come alive as they walk the aisle, ascend the pulpit stairs, and teach…from theology, from history, and from the Word of God. Welcome to the Saybrook Meetinghouse, an audio production of Saybrook Ministries.Saybrook's Vision:Inspiring and invigorating Christians with imaginative and intellectual content.Saybrook's Mission:To provide didactic and devotional content from the Christian faith delivered to the saints; recovered and refined by the Protestant Reformation.With God's blessing, our prayer is that Saybrook's content will be…(1) to Christians convinced of Reformation truths: Encouraging & Powerful(2) to Christians unconvinced of Reformation truths: Educational & Persuasive(3) to Non-Christians: Engaging & Prophetic

Walking With Dante
A Brief History Of Satan (Up Until Dante's Vision)

Walking With Dante

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 18:28


Dante the pilgrim has seen the final vision of INFERNO: Satan, looked in the ice sheet of Cocytus. Perhaps it's wise to step back and think about where this figure of Satan comes from--and how it exists as a concept in Dante's day.Join me, Mark Scarbrough, as I try to clear away modern notions of Satan to see what's so unusual about Dante's portrayal.Here are the segments of this episode of WALKING WITH DANTE:[01:20] The origins of Satan from Hebraic traditions.[05:26] Two spots where Christian theologians alter the interpretation of the Hebraic texts.[07:47] Satan's appearance in the stories of the life of Jesus.[10:06] The medieval notion of Satan as a comic figure, an easy dupe for saints.[11:10] The growing heresy of dualism, of Satan as an equal to God in some way.[12:56] The problem of neo-Platonic thought in Christian theology.[14:45] Try to draw a line between medieval notions of Satan and post-Reformation or even modern notions of this figure.

CrossPolitic Studios
Reformed Thomism(??) w/James White [The Ezra Institute Podcast for Cultural Reformation]

CrossPolitic Studios

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 35:09


Ezra Institute Fellow Dr. James White joins us this week to talk about the Protestant fascination with Aquinas, and the path that leads from Thomism to Roman Catholicism. Dr. White explains some of the reasons why Protestants are induced to follow Thomas, the fundamental issue of authority that is at stake, and what Thomas would have thought of the current Pope. Get a philosophical assessment of Aquinas and Neo-Thomism from Ezra Press.

EICC Podcast for Cultural Reformation
Reformed Thomism(??) w/James White

EICC Podcast for Cultural Reformation

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022


Ezra Institute Fellow Dr. James White joins us this week to talk about the Protestant fascination with Aquinas, and the path that leads from Thomism to Roman Catholicism. Dr. White explains some of the reasons why Protestants are induced to follow Thomas, the fundamental issue of authority that is at stake, and what Thomas would have thought of the current Pope.

The Man of God
Stephen Marshall: Reformation Desolation | Narrated Puritan

The Man of God

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 46:19


"Stephen Marshall - Reformation Desolation - The Symptoms of A Natio To Whom God Will Not Be Reconciled - 1641 Fast Day Sermon. " --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cbtseminary/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cbtseminary/support

The Dream Bigger Podcast
Pia Baroncini, Creator, Founder of LPA: Starting a Brand With Revolve, Long Distance Relationships To Marriage, Balancing Multiple Businesses, and More.

The Dream Bigger Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 48:53


On today's episode I'm chatting with Pia Baroncini. Pia is the definition of “sky's the limit” and has never faltered from letting her creative ideas come to life. After leaving Reformation, Pia founded and launched LPA with Revolve, a Los Angeles clothing brand, and later on co-founded Baroncini Import & Co. with her husband, and if that doesn't sound like enough, she is also the podcast host of Everything Is The Best. Pia shares her career journey and how she saw the opportunity to build her own clothing brand. We also talk about how she coped with being in a long-distance relationship prior to her marriage, co-founding a business with her husband, and so much more.    To get Today's hot tip Beekeepers Naturals B.Soothed Cough Drops, click HERE.  To learn more about Baroncini Import & Co., click HERE.   To connect with Pia, click HERE. To connect with Siff, click HERE. To learn more about Arrae, click HERE.   To learn more about Icing & Glitter, click HERE.    Produced by Dear Media

Theology on Air
The Reformers, Part 8: The Council of Trent

Theology on Air

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 63:25


The empire strikes back! Dr. Richard Johnson joins Evan to look at the Council of Trent, held from 1545-1563. This was Rome's internal work towards reform as well as a response to the events of the Reformation. We'll look at what was decided and what the legacy of Trent ultimately was.

Apologetics 315 Interviews
096 - Counterfeit Kingdom with Holly Pivec & Doug Geivett

Apologetics 315 Interviews

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 75:56


In this episode, Brian Auten and Chad Gross speak with Doug Geivett and Holly Pivec about the “New Apostolic Reformation” (NAR) movement, as well as the specific teachings coming out of the movement.We cover some of the content they lay out in their newest book: Counterfeit Kingdom: The Dangers of New Revelation, New Prophets, and New Age Practices in the Churchhttps://a315.co/3TNAzk21:04 - Intro to our guests1:40 - discussing the book Counterfeit Kingdom6:23 - About our guests8:10 - How is this book different than the previous on the NAR?9:17 - Why are Doug and Holly interested in NAR teachings?11:35 - Are you just against the move of God?14:24 - Why so much focus on Bethel Church in Redding, CA?15:30 - What attracts otherwise reasonable people to the NAR movement?19:50 - Jesus's overlooked warning; how to spot false prophets?22:25 - Are there tests within the movement for prophets?27:04 - What is spiritual abuse, and are NAR teaching leading to abuse?30:00 - Petitionary prayer vs. “declaration” prayer32:30 - Trying to raise a little girl from the dead34:06 - The influence of NAR in popular Christian worship music38:30 - Is there going to be a big end-times revival?44:41 - Problematic methods of teaching the Bible?48:00 - The origins of the Passion Translation55:00 - Peculiar healing practices1:07:06 - Protecting children from the NAR movement 1:10:20 - Final thoughts from Holly and Doug*Helpful links:*Holly Pivec and professor Doug Geivett are co-authors of various books about NAR: God's Super-Apostles: Encountering the Worldwide Prophets and Apostles Movementhttps://a315.co/3EIdET7A New Apostolic Reformation?: A Biblical Response to a Worldwide Movementhttps://a315.co/3EK40ztCounterfeit Kingdom: The Dangers of New Revelation, New Prophets, and New Age Practices in the Churchhttps://a315.co/3V2QSdQHolly's website: www.hollypivec.comDoug Geivett's website: https://douggeivett.wordpress.comBrian's experience in an NAR church first hand, you can check out episode 063 of the podcast. https://a315.co/NAR-ExperiencesAlso check out our previous interview with Holly and Doug about the New Apostolic Reformation - that's episode 066. https://a315.co/3EisONmDoug Geivett & Holly Pivec debate Michael Brown on the New Apostolic Reformation: https://a315.co/3X4hpJLWe appreciate your feedback.If you have a question or comment for the podcast, record it and send it our way using www.speakpipe.com/Apologetics315 or you can email us at podcast@apologetics315.com

THE WONDER: Science-Based Paganism
INTERVIEW: Michael of the Atheopagan Society Council

THE WONDER: Science-Based Paganism

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 45:35 Transcription Available


Remember, we welcome comments, questions and suggested topics at thewonderpodcastQs@gmail.com   S3E41 TRANSCRIPT:----more----   Mark: Welcome back to the Wonder Science-based Paganism. I'm Mark, one of your hosts. Yucca: and I'm Yucca. Mark: and today we have a really exciting episode. We have an interview with a member of the Atheopagan Society Council, Michael, who is joining us today, and is gonna tell us about his journey and what this community means to him and his vision for the future and all kinds of cool stuff. So welcome. Michael: Well, thank you very much for having me. Mark: I'm delighted to have you here, Yucca: Thanks for coming on. Michael: Yeah, no, I'm excited. Yucca: Yeah. So why don't we start with so who are you? Right? What's, what's your journey been to get here? Michael: Gosh. Well, I kind of have to start at the very beginning. So my name's Michael and you know, I've, I start, sometimes I go by Mícheál, which is my Irish, the Irish version of my name. And that's something I've been using more as I've been involved in the Pagan community. My parents are both Irish and. They moved to the United States in their early eighties cuz my dad got a green card working over there Mark: Hmm. Michael: and I was born in America. And then they decided they want to move back to Ireland then in 1991. So already I had this kind of dissected identity. Was I American or was I Irish? I never really lost my American accent. When I, when I moved to Ireland my sister who was born in Ireland, she actually has a slight American accent just from living with me. So she never people always ask her, are you, are you American? And she's like, I've never lived there. So it's funny that it's kind of stuck with her, but I moved to Ireland and I suddenly was kind of got this culture shock at the age of five and moving to this new country. And my mother has a very large family, so she has like, two, two brothers and seven sisters, and then I've got like 30 cousins. So , it was a big, a big change from AmeriCorps. It was just the three of us. Moving back to Ireland and. It was a very, you know, Ireland, you know, is, would've been considered a very Catholic country, and it's been kind of secularizing since the nineties up until now. But back then it was still quite Catholic. Like homosexuality was only decriminalized in 1992 and divorce was only made legal in 1995. So, I guess the first kind of sense of, of what I meant to be Irish back then was, You know, you learned Irish in school, you learned to speak Irish in school, and this was very it wasn't taught very well, I would say, and I think most Irish people would agree with that. It's kind of taught like almost like Latin or something as a dead language rather than as a living language. So you're spending time learning all this grammar. And you don't kind of develop that love of it that I think you should. I did go to like Irish summer camp in the Gaeltacht . The Gaeltacht  is the Irish speaking area of Ireland, and I kind of became aware of my Irishness, you know, just through being part of all this and also. I would've introduced myself as American when I was little but people didn't really like that. It was kind of a, like a weird thing to do. So my mom eventually told me, maybe you should just stop paying that. And so throughout my I, you know, as I mentioned, it was a very Catholic country. And when I was in the Gaeltacht in Irish summer camp one of the kids said they were atheist. And I was like, what does that mean? I'm like, I don't believe in God. And I was, and in my head I was like, I didn't know you could do that, I didn't know that was an option. . So I kind of thought about it for a while. I became, we started studying the Reformation in school when I was about 14. And then I learned that Catholics believed in transubstantiation and nobody had really mentioned that before. They didn't really teach the catechism very well, I guess. I'd done my communion and my confirmation, but nobody ever mentioned that. We literally believed that the, the body and blood, you know, was that the bread and water? Oh, sorry. The bread and wine actually became literally, And the body. And I thought that was a very strange thing, that that was a literal thing. It wasn't just symbolic. And then we also studied Calvinism and all that stuff. And I was like, then I started to read the Bible and I was like, then it fun, it finally just dawned on me that I didn't believe any of this, and it was kind of liberating. But it was kind of a way of being d. In a very homogenous society too. You could be a bit of a rebel. So I think I was one of those annoying teenagers who was always questioning everybody and having, trying to have debates with everybody about religion and they didn't enjoy that . And so I went through school and I just remember hating studying the Irish language until eventually when I left school. On the last day, I actually took all my. My Irish textbooks and burnt them and I feel I . Yeah. I mean I feel so much guilt and regret about that and I think about that how important it's to me now and that, that was a real shame that, but I didn't, partially I didn't put the work in, but also I just think the structure. Was not there. I mean so many Irish people come out of outta school not really know, knowing how to speak the language, you know, and I think it is an effective col colonization as well, where, you know, you consider English is a useful language and learning French or Spanish, that's a useful thing, but there's no use for Irish in people's minds, which is a, and I find that a real shame and I. could go back and change that. In university I studied anthropology and history because I was very interested in religion. All throughout my teenage years, I was obsessed with learning about world religions, you know, there was a world religion class in, in secondary school. I didn't get into it, but I begged the teacher to allow me to. Into it because I was so interested in the topic. And he was like, fine, fine. And he kind of thought he'd humor me in one class one day and he was like, well, Michael, maybe you could talk about satanism. That's the topic for today. And I was like, well, let's start with Al Crowley. And he was like, okay, maybe he actually knows what he is talking about So, I went, I. I went to the university sorry, national University of Ireland, Minuth Campus. And it's funny because that used to be known as so it's actually, it's two campuses. They're St. Patrick's college, which is like a, a seminary for priests. And there's the I, which is like the secular version, and they're both, but they both share the same compass. So it's funny, it used to be the, the biggest seminary in Europe. They call it the priest factory cuz they pumped out so many priests that sent, sent them all over the world. And it's when you go out and you walk down the corridors, you see all the graduating classes. So you go back to 1950 and you see a graduating class of like a hundred priests. And every year as you're going down the corridor, it gets smaller and smaller and smaller. Until I think the year I graduated, there was like two people graduating as priests. Yeah. So that was, that was a, I decided to study history and anthropology at n Y Minuth and one of the books that I read. Was kind of a gateway into thinking about land and language, which are two things that are really important to me in my, when I think about Paganism. It's a book called wisdom Sits in Places by Keith Bato, bass by Keith Bassell, and. I'm just gonna read a little bit here from the book because he was an anthropologist working with the Apache, the Western Apache, to try and remap the land using the Native Apache words rather than the, the English words. So trying to make a native map and working with Apache people to find all the true, the true names of all these. so this is the quote, but already on only our second day in the country together a problem had problem had come up for the third time in as many tries. I have mispronounced the Apache name of the boggy swale before us. And Charles, who is weary of repeating it, has a guarded look in his eyes after watching the name for a fourth. I acknowledged defeat and attempted to apologize for my flawed linguistic performance. I'm sorry, Charles. I can't get it. I'll work on it later. It's in the machine. It doesn't matter. It matters. Charles says softly to me in English, and then turning to speak to Morley. He addresses him in Western Apache, is what he said. What he's doing isn't right. It's not good. He seems to be in a. Why is he in a hurry? It's disrespectful. Our ancestors made this name. They made it just as it is. They made it for a reason. They spoke it first a long time ago. He's repeating the speech of our ancestors. He doesn't know that. Tell him he's repeating the speech of our ancestors. And I'm gonna just there's another section here, a little, a few pages. But then unexpectedly in one of those courteous turnabouts that Apache people employ to assuage embarrassment in salvage damaged feelings, Charles himself comes to the rescue with a quick corroborative grin. He announces he is missing several teeth and that my problem with the place name may be attributable to his lack of dental equipment. Sometimes he says he is hard to underst. His nephew, Jason, recently told him that, and he knows he tends to speak softly. Maybe the combination of too few teeth and two little volume accounts for my failing. Short morally, on the other hand, is not so encumbered though shy. Two, a tooth or two. He retains the good ones for talking and because he's not afraid to speak up, except as everyone knows in the presence of gar women no one has trouble hearing what he. Maybe if Morley repeated the place name again slowly and with ample force, I would get it right. It's worth a try, cousin. And then he, I'm just gonna skip forward a bit and he successfully pronounces the name, which translates as water Lies with mud in an open container. Relieved and pleased. I pronounce the name slowly. Then I, then a bit more rapidly and again, as it might be spoken. In normal conversation, Charles listens and nods his head in. . Yes. He says in Apache, that is how our ancestors made it a long time ago, just as it is to name this place. Mm-hmm. So this became important to me when thinking about the Irish language because something similar happened in Ireland in the you know, we have all our native Irish place. But in the 1820s the British Army's Ordinance survey came and decided they were gonna make these names pro pronounceable to English ears. And so they kind of tore up the native pronunciation and kind of push an English pronunciation on top. So you have these very strange English Anglo size versions of Irish Place names Yucca: Mm-hmm. Michael: Soin in is is probably better known in English as dingle, but doesn't really have anything to do with the Irish. And there are plenty of, there are so many examples of this and I think when you're trying to learn about a landscape in your relation to a ship, to a landscape, it is important to know the native place. It's something that I think about a lot and I try to learn. One of my favorite writers is named Tim Robinson, and he's well he died in 2020. But I had the opportunity to meet him in 2009 and he was an English cartographer. But he moved to the west of Ireland, to the Iron Islands and also to Kamara. So he kind of moved between those two places. He lived there for more than 30 years, and what he actually did was he went out and mapped the landscape and talked to local people, and he was able to find some of the place names that had been lost over the years that weren't on the official maps, and he was able to help recreate a Gaelic map of those areas. I think that's a really kind of religious or spiritual activity to go out onto the land and walk it. And to name it and to name it correctly. And I think that's what I think my pagan path is in a way. It's to go and walk the land and learn it, what to call it. Cause I think language is the most important tool we have as pagans. Mark: Hmm. Michael: So those are, that's kind of when I started to think about this stuff. I've always been interested in folk. It was actually funny. There was, it started with a video game one of the legend of Zelda video games called Major's Mask Mark: Hmm. Yucca: Yep. Michael: in, in the game, they actually have like a mask festival and they dis they discuss the the history of the festival. Anna was just like, wow, I didn't, I ended up making masks with my sister and we kind of pretended to. A little mask festival of our own Yucca: Mm-hmm. Michael: that you're, you're familiar with that? Yucca? Yucca: Yes. Yeah, I played a lot of it. Michael: Yeah. So, but I guess I really started to think about folklore when when I watched the Wickerman as um, as a teenager. I was probably at 16 when I watched it, and it kind of opened my eyes completely. And we've talked a lot about this in the group. And I. It's watched as a horror movie in a way, but   I think I really got into the, the paganism idea of, of paganism as a teenager because of watching the Wickman and just the symbolism and the pageantry. And I also just like the idea. These island people turning on the state in the form of, of the policeman. So that's kind of been something I've that I've really enjoyed over the years, watching that every every May as part of my, my, my annual ritual so, you know, after university, I, I moved to South Korea to teach English, and, but at the same time I was quite into Buddhism. I had been practicing some Zen Buddhism from about the age of 18, and, but not like, more as just a practice rather than believing in any of it. Not believing in reincarnation or anything like that. I just found the ritual of it very beautiful. And I ended up going and doing a temple stay in a, in a place at, at a temple. Up in the mountains and it was very beautiful and really amazing. You know, something you'd see in a movie because the monk, the head monk actually brought us out into a bamboo grove and we sat there meditating just with all surrounded by bamboo. And it was waving in the wind and it felt like a correction, tiger Hidden dragon or something like that. And one of the powerful events that happened on that trip. Doing the Buddhist meal ceremony where we ate in in the style of a Buddhist monk. And the idea is that you do not leave any food behind. After you're, after you're finished eating, you've, you eat all the food, and then when you wash the bowls and they kind of put the communal water back into the, the, the waste bowl, there should be no no bit of food, nothing. It should just be clean water. That comes out of, after everybody finishes washing all their bowls. So we followed all the steps to do that and, you know, some people really, really weren't into it. They didn't wanna do the work of, of being extremely thorough. And there were a few rice pieces of rice in the water at the end and the head monk said to us oh, that will now get, you're, you're gonna cause pain to the hungry to ghost. Because the hungry goats ghosts have holes in their throats, and when we pour the water outside for the hungry ghosts, the rice particles are gonna get stuck in their throats. And a lot of people were like, what? What are you talking about Mark: Hmm. Michael: But I thought that was beautiful because it doesn't, not, you don't have to. It's a story that has a purpose, and that's why, you know, It made me think about the superstitions that we have. And I don't know if I like superstition like these, calling it that. Cause I think a lot of these things have purpose and you have to look for the purpose behind them. And the purpose of that story of the honky go story, maybe for him it is about not causing harm to these, these spirits, but it's also about not wasting food. And I think it, it has more power and more meaning. And you remember. More thoroughly when you have a story like that to back up this, this practice. So I think it kind of made me rethink a lot about the kind of folkloric things that I, in my, in the Irish tradition and that, you know, I think about things like fairy forts, which are, you know, the, these are the archeological sites that you find around Ireland. Like, I think there's like 60,000 left around the country. These, these circular. Homesteads that made a stone or, or saw, or saw that you find all over the country and people don't disturb them because they're afraid they'll get fair, bad luck. The, if you, if you disturb the, the fair fort the ferry's gonna come after you , or if you could, or if you cut down a tree, a lone tree. Lone trees that grow in the middle of fields that don't have a, a woodland beside them, just singular trees. These are known as fairy trees and it's bad luck to cut them down. But I feel like these folk beliefs help preserve the past as well, because, you know, farmers who don't have this belief, they don't have any problem tearing down fray, forts and that kind of thing. They just see it as a, something in the way of them farming, especially in the kind of age of industrial agriculture. Yeah. So it just made, that was when I started to think about how important it is to keep folk belief alive. And I've really, and I really started to study Irish folk belief after that point. And I lived in South Korea as I mentioned. I met my wife there, she's from Iowa and she was also teaching in, in South Korea, and we moved to Vietnam after that. And we lived there for a couple of years, and I might come back to that later. But fast forwarding, we moved to Iowa then in 2013, and I'm teaching a course in Irish. At a local community college, but I always start with this poem by Shama Heini Boland. And I just wanted to read two extracts from it. So the first stands out is we have no prairies to slice a big sun at evening everywhere. The eye concedes to encroaching. And then moving downwards. Our pioneers keep striking inwards and downwards. Every layer they strip, they, every layer they strip seems camped on before. So I, I started with that initially, kind of trying to, as, it was almost like a gateway for my students to kind of look at. Look at Iowa with its historic prairies, which don't really exist anymore. It's all farmland. There's very little prairie land left. I think maybe 2% of the state is prairie. But that idea, that idea of our pioneers strike downwards, and I've been thinking about that a lot as well, that that's kind of a, a colonial look at the land because this land, the American land has is just as camped. As Ireland, and I've been kind of experiencing that more and more. I have a friend who's an archeologist here and just hearing them talk about the kinds of fines that they have. You know, we lived in a town where there was a Native American fishing weir was a couple of hundred years old. It you could kind of see the remains, but it mostly washed away by the time we had. But I did see an old postcard of it from the seventies, and you could see it very clearly. And so just make, and then we always it's become a ritual every every autumn, we go up to northeast Iowa to these, to these effigy mounds, which are some Native American mounds up there on a bluff, just overlooking the miss. Mark: Hmm. Michael: And that's really amazing to look at that and experience and experience that. And you know, I'd love to go back, unfortunately, Shamus, he died more than 10 years ago now, but I'd love to go back and ask him if he would consider rewriting that line, you know, because this land is just as a count on Yucca: Mm-hmm. Michael: and I'm trying to, trying to make sense of that and what it means. As an Irish person living in America, Yucca: Mm. Michael: Cuz we, Irish people are victims of col colonialism,  Mark: Hmm.  Michael: Irish people, when they moved to America, they just became white as well and had the same colonial attitudes as everybody. And I'm trying to kind of, but you know, there's, there's, there's kind of stories of reciprocation as well. Where during the famine, the Irish famine the, I think, I believe it was the Chota Nation sent Emin relief to the AR to Ireland. Even though they didn't have much themselves, they still saw this. People in need across the water and they sent money to help. And, you know, there's that connection between the Chta nation and the Irish has continued to this day. But I am just trying to figure out what it means to be an Irish person and a pagan living in this country. And that's kind of where I, where I am right now. But to get back to how I got into Ethiopia, paganism I mentioned earlier that I was really into the Wickerman and I found this group called Folk folk Horror Revival on Facebook. And somebody one day mentioned that there was this group called Atheopagan. And so I decided to join and I found a lot of like-minded people. And I've been kind of involved in the community for, for, I think that was maybe 2018. Mark: Mm-hmm. Michael: And I've been involved in the community since then and maybe on a bigger, I've been much more involved since Covid started and we started doing our Saturday mixers. And I think I've made maybe 90% of those Mark: something Michael: and we've, yeah, and we've been doing that for the last three years and it's just been. It's a really amazing, it's one of the highlights of my week to spend time with with other people in that, in that hour and 45 minutes that we spend every Saturday. Mark: Mm. Michael: Mm-hmm. Mark: Yeah, I, I really agree with you. That's, I, it's a highlight of my week as well. Such warm, thoughtful people and so diverse and living in so many different places. It's yeah, it's just a really good thing to do on a Saturday morning for me. And. We'll probably get into this more a little bit later, but the idea of creating human connection and community building I know is really important to you and it's really important to me too. I think there have been other sort of naturalistic, pagan traditions that have been created by people, but they just kind of plunked them on the internet and let them sit. And to me it's. That would be fine if I were just gonna do this by myself. But when other people started saying, I like this, I want to do this too. To me that meant, well then we should all do it together. Right? Let's, let's build a community and support one another in doing this. And so the Saturday mixers, when we, when Covid started, I think. I mean, to be honest, COVID did some great things for the Ethiopia, pagan community.  Yucca: Yeah. Mark: yeah. Kind of accidentally, but that's, that's Yucca: Well that's the silver linings, right? That's one of the things we, you know, life goes on. We have to find the, the, the benefits and the good things, even in the challenging times. Mark: Mm-hmm. Mm-hmm.  Michael: yeah. I think. I'm just thinking back to when we started. So it's kind of, we have maybe six or seven regulars who come to every meeting maybe. And then we have other people who join now and then, but I'm just trying to think back to the first meeting. I think we, that's when the idea of doing virtual ritual began as well in that first meeting. And we were trying to figure out how to do.  Yucca: Was that was the first meeting before Covid or was it as a response to Covid? Mark: You know, honestly, I don't remember. I think it must have been in response to Covid because everybody was shut in and, you know, everybody was kind of starving for human contact. Michael: I think the first one may have been March or April. 2020, Yucca: Okay, so right there at the. Michael: Yeah, right at the beginning. Yeah. And I think, I remember in the first meeting we were talking about ritual ideas and I think the first suggestion I came up with was like I'd love to somebody do like a, describe what an atheopagan temple might look. Mark: Oh yeah. Michael: Yeah. And I left, and I think you were recording the meetings at that time, but we don't record 'em anymore, just so people can feel free to be themselves and not have a recorded recording of themselves out there, . But I know that, I think James who you interviewed recently he, he was listening to that one, I believe, and he came the next week and actually had prepared a guided meditation. Of what a pagan temple would be like to him. And it was a walk through nature. I think that was the first, our first online ritual together. Mark: Yeah, I remember that now. Yeah, and it's been, it's really been a journey trying to figure out how, how can you do these ritual things over a, a video conferencing platform. In a way that makes everybody feel like they're participating and engaged. Right. So that there's a, a transformation of consciousness. But I think we've done pretty well, to be honest. I mean, some of the rituals that we've done have been really quite moving. Michael: Yeah. And I think the ritual framework that you've worked at translates very well to. A Zoom conference as well. I dunno if maybe, if he wants to describe that, what the usual atheopagan ritual would look like. Mark: Sure. We've, we've talked about this before. The, the, the ritual structure that I proposed in my book is basically a, a five step process where the first is arrival, which is sort of, Transitioning into the ritual state of mind from the ordinary state of mind, and then the invocation of qualities that are a part that we'd like to be a part of the ritual with us, which is sort of the equivalent in Wicca or other pagan traditions of invoking spirits or gods or what have you, ancestors, what have you. And then the main working of the ritual, which varies depending on what the purpose of the ritual is. But it can be, well, we've done lots of different kinds of things. We've braided ribbons and then tied, not tied magical knots in them. We've made siles, we've we've done just lots of different kinds of things. And then gratitude expressions of gratitude. The things that we're grateful for. And then finally, benediction, which is sort of the closing of the ritual at a declaration that we're moving back into ordinary time. Yucca: So how does that look in, in a meeting, like a Zoom meeting In a digital format? Mark: Michael, you want to take that one or should I? Michael: So you know, you have maybe, I think usually when we have a ritual more people attend that and so we might have 12 people there and often  Yucca: cameras on. Michael: Camera's on. Well, it's optional. Yeah. If you don't feel comfortable having your camera on, that's completely fine and you don't even have to speak. We do encourage people just to you know, leave a message in the chat so you can just listen in. You can engage as much or as little as you want. And you, you, so. We have all the people on in the conference, and maybe we'll try and get some more of the senses involved as well. So sometimes we'll like candles and everybody will have a candle in front of them. I do know for for some of our sound rituals. Mark, you've used two cameras where you, you aim one camera at maybe a focus, like what's one of the examples of that that you. Mark: Well we did that both at Sown and at Yu. So both the Halls ritual and the Yule ritual where I would create a focus or alter setup with thematic and symbolic things relating to the season. and then I would point, I would log into Zoom with my phone and point my phone at that. And then, and then I'd log in separately on my laptop for myself as a person, and then I could spotlight the focus so that it's kind of the centerpiece of what everybody experiences on their screen and sets the atmosphere. Michael: Yeah. So just a virtual focus that everybody can, everybody can virtually gather around. Yucca: Mm-hmm. Michael: Yeah. And I think we've also used a Pinterest board in the past as well for people. I think it was at Sound again, we had that Pinterest board where people could put up notes about. Their ancestors or loved ones that they were That's correct, isn't it? Mark: Yeah. Yeah. Or pictures of people that had passed recently or. Yucca: mm. Michael: yeah. So yeah, there's a lot of digital space that you can use for this ritual. We also try not to involve too many props as well. Because we wanna make it as easy as possible for people of all abilities. And just if you don't have the space for something, for a large proper if you don't wanna make a lot of noise, you know, we're not gonna have you using chimes or things like that. So we try and make it as easy as possible. Sometimes we do invite you to bring some food to eat as well, because, you know, a lot of these are feasting rituals. So we maybe, if you feel comfortable bringing some refreshments, you might want to do. And just have a friendly meal with people online. For example, we're actually gonna start doing I'm gonna be leading full Moon meals every month on the, on the, so the first one's gonna be December 7th. And I'll post, post about that on Discord, and I think Mark will post about that in the Facebook group. Yeah. And so the idea is everybody just comes. Joins the Zoom meeting and everybody should have their meal. Whether you're, whether that's lunch or if you're in a different time zone, maybe there'll be dinner or maybe it's just a snack. And then we'll spend a minute just thinking about the providence of the food and then we'll eat us and maybe people can talk about the food that they're eating and what it means to. And I'm hoping to make that a monthly event that we meet every full moon to share a meal together Mark: That sounds. I, I, I really I have pagan guilt over how little I pay attention to the full moon. I'm, I'm always, I'm always aware of what phase the moon is in, but I, I don't do a lot in the way of observances of the phases of the moon. And so, I'm excited to have this added in to something that I can attend. Michael: Mm-hmm. . But yeah, as you can see from that format, it's very simple. And again, you, if, if people listening would like to attend as well, there's no obligation to keep your. Your camera on, there's no obligation to speak. You just, you can just listen in and just feel part of the, part of the community that way. Yucca: Mm-hmm. So in the mixers sometimes ritual, are there discussions or what else do the mixers. Michael: Usually the mixer is kind of a freeform thing. Yucca: Mm-hmm. Michael: Maybe we'll have a topic sometimes, but usually people just come and do a check in and talk about how they're, how they're getting on that week and if there's anything they wanna discuss, we just open it up to that. Depending on the size of the turn, we may require some kind of etiquette stuff. So if there are a lot of people and we don't want people to. Shut it down or have spoken over. So we'll ask people to raise their hands if they wanna speak. That's, that really is only when there's a lot of people and, and often I, I know I'm somebody who likes to talk, so it's a, I think raising hands also gives people who are less confident, or, I'm sorry, not less confident, just not at, don't feel like interrupting. It gives them an opportu. To to have their say as well and be called on mm-hmm. Mark: Yeah. Yucca: Mm. Mark: I think it's really good that we've implemented that. It, it's, it helps. Michael: Mm-hmm. I think one of the really cool rituals we had recently was for like the ATO Harvest, so that was when was that? That was in September or October. In September, yeah. Yeah. So. We were trying, I mean, usually it's, you could do some kind of harvest related and I think we've done that in the past. But I have a book called Celebrating Irish Festivals by Ruth Marshall. And this is my go-to book for, for, for ritual ideas. And this is, and I like to. Kind of some of the traditional holidays and maybe just steal from them. . So Michael Mass is is the holiday around that time in Ireland? It's a Christian holiday, but it's also it's a  Yucca: were older. Michael: yeah, yeah, Yucca: Christians took for the older Michael: yeah, yeah, yeah. you know, it's about St. And he's known for slaying a dragon as just as St. George was known for slaying a dragon. But I thought, well, let's turn this on this head and let's celebrate our inner dragons. Let's bring our dragons to life. So it was the whole ritual was about dragons. And we actually drew Dragons, drew our inner dragons and shared them. Talked about what they. And kind of we were feeding our inner dragon so that they could warm us throughout the coming winter. Yucca: Hmm. Michael: Mm-hmm. Mark: as well as watching the home. Star Runner Strong Door, the Ator video, Michael: Oh yeah, Mark: which you, you have to do if you've got dragons as a theme. It's just too funny to avoid. Michael: That's an old flash cartoon from the early two thousands. That was pretty popular. Mark: Mm-hmm. Michael: Yeah. Track toward the ator. Google it, and in fact, I did a, I did the hot chip challenge as part of that ritual as  Mark: That's right. Yeah.  Michael: where I ate a very, very hot tortilla chip on camera. And. It was it was painful, but I'm sure, I don't know if it entertained other people, but it was, it was fun Mark: Oh yeah. It was fun. Michael: So, yeah, they're like, I mean, these rituals aren't all, they're, they're fun and they're kind of silly and goofy and but I mean, I thought at the same time they're very meaningful because people really opened up in that one  Mark: Yeah.  Michael: and shared some really profe profound truth. That was one of my favorites actually, and I hope we do another, another dragon invoking ritual in the future. Mark: Maybe in the spring Michael: yeah. Mark: you do it at, at both of the equinoxes. Michael: Mm-hmm. Mark: so you've joined the Atheopagan Society Council, which is great. Thank you so much for your, your volunteering and your effort. What do you think about the future? How do you, how do you see where this community is going and what would you like to see? What's, what's your perspective on that? Michael: Yeah, so just before I discovered the Pagan Facebook group I had attended A local cups meeting. So that's the covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans. And so it was just a taro reading workshop and, you know, I was, I, I like kind of using these kind of rituals just for their beauty and, but not, for not, not seeing anything supernatural in them. I was, it was amazing to, to find a group that was interested in these kind of things too, but without the they weren't incredulous. So I guess what I'm hoping for is that as we, as we kind of find more people who are, are, are aligned with us, maybe we can have more in. Experiences. That was one of the great, the great highlights of, of last year was attending the Century retreat and meeting all, all these amazing people in real life and being able to spend time together in real life. And I hope that as we kind of, as the word gets out about this group, more and more of us can meet in person or as we are able to, Mark: Mm-hmm. Michael: That's what I really hope for the future that you're finding your, your people that we are, we are being able to get these local groups together and then spend time on these important days of the year. And I believe the Chicago Afu Pagan group was able to do that not too long ago. And I know Mark, your local group meets quite regularly as well. Mark: We, we meet for the, for the eight holidays, for the eight Sabbath. So yeah, we're gonna get together on the 18th of December and burn a fire in the fire pit and do a, a ritual and enjoy food and drink with one another. And yeah, it's a, it's a really good feeling that that feeling of getting together is just You can't replace it with online connection, but online connection is still really good. So that's why, that's why we continue to do the mixers every Saturday. And Glen Gordon has also been organizing a mixer on Thursday evenings. Well evenings if you're in the Americas. And. Yeah, there's just, there's, there's a bunch of different opportunities to plug in and it's always great to see somebody new. Michael: Yeah, I think that would be another hope as well that, you know, if you've been on the fence about coming to a mixer I hope that what we've described today maybe entices you to come along. You know that there's no expectations and you can, you can share, you can just sit in the background and watch, or you can participate. There's no expectations and it's just a nice way to, to connect with people, so, Yucca: how would somebody join in? They find the, the link on the Facebook discord. Michael: that's right. Yeah. So I think, mark, you post it regularly on the Facebook group, and it's also posted on the disc. As well. So, and it's the same time every Saturday, so it's 12:15 PM Central for me, so, and that's like 1115 for you, mark, on the, Mark: No, it's 1115 for Yucca. Michael: Oh, okay. Mark: It's 10 15 for me. Michael: Okay. Okay. Yucca: one 15 for Eastern. Then  Michael: one, yeah, that's right. Yeah. Yucca: Hmm Mark: And. Michael: and it's always the same time, and I think we've, I think we've only missed one week, maybe in the last three years. Mark: Yeah, I think that's right. I wasn't available and I couldn't find somebody else to host or something like that, but yeah, it's been very consistent. And I see no reason to think it isn't gonna keep being consistent. But yeah, we, you know, we welcome new people. And if you're not in the Americas, that's fine too. We've got a couple of Dutch people that come in all the time. There's a, an Austrian woman who lives in Helsinki who participates. So Yucca: E eight nine ish kind of for Europe, Mark: Yeah.  Michael: Yeah, yeah. Yeah. We've even had on the Thursday night mixer, we've even had Australians join occasionally too. So Yucca: That sounds like that'd be early for them then, right?  Michael: yeah,  Yucca: getting up in the. Michael: Mm-hmm. . Yeah. But I'd I'd love for some of the listeners to come and join us on one of the mixers and then cuz you know, you bring new ideas. And I we're always looking for new ritual ideas, Mark: Mm. Michael: That kind of bring meaning to our lives and to everybody else's. Mark: Mm-hmm. Yeah, cuz that's, I mean, that's what we're doing, right? We're, we're create, we're, it's a creative process for us. We've got these sort of frameworks like the Wheel of the Year and the, the ritual format that I laid out. Although people can use other ritual formats too. That's fine. But it's, it's an ongoing process of creation and of taking some old traditions and folding them in where they fit but creating new stuff as well. One of the innovations that we, that we've been doing for the l past year or so is if people want to be done with something, if they want to be finished with something in their. They can write it in the chat and then I take the chat file and I print it on my printer and I take it and I burn it in my cauldron. So it is actually being burnt physically. But it just takes a little bit of technical processing before that happens. Yucca: Hmm. Mark: And it's those kinds of innovations that are really useful for online rituals. And boy, if you have new ideas about things we can do for online rituals, I, I would love to hear 'em. Yucca: So thank you so much for sharing your story and your visions or the future with us. This has been, it's, it's really been beautiful to hear and to get that insight. Thank you, Michael. Michael: Well, thank you for having me on. Yucca: Yeah. Mark: It's been delightful hearing from you and, and I, I gotta say, I, I feel like our community is very lucky. You've been exploring religion and and folklore and ritual for a long time in a lot of different frameworks and I feel really fortunate that you've landed with us cuz I like you so. Michael: Okay. Well thanks very much. I like you too, Mark: Okay folks, that'll be all for this week. And as always, we'll have another episode for you next week on the Wonder Science Based Paganism. Have a great week. Yucca: Thanks everybody.  

Coram Deo Church Sermon Audio
Patiently Waiting for Advent | James 5:1-8

Coram Deo Church Sermon Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 29:01


The Letter of James is one of the earliest New Testament documents, written between 40 AD and 62 AD. Sometimes called “the Proverbs of the New Testament,” it's an intensely practical book. The Apostle James, the brother of our Lord, is jealous for God's people to demonstrate the kind of virtue, character, and self-control that can only be explained by the power of the gospel. In this series, we seek to grow as lovers of God and doers of the word through the earthy wisdom of the book of James.

In the Corner Back By the Woodpile
In the Corner Back By the Woodpile #279: Reformations VI with Dr. Carlos Eire

In the Corner Back By the Woodpile

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2022 46:32


We're back with another installment of our talk with Reformation scholar Carlos Eire. This time we discuss the joys of historical research and discovery, the devil getting credit for miracles and The Blues Brothers and Oh Brother Where are Thou as films of faith. To hear on Stitcher, click here! To hear on iTunes, click here! To hear on Spotify, click here!

New Books in Dance
Kathryn Dickason, "Ringleaders of Redemption: How Medieval Dance Became Sacred" (Oxford UP, 2021)

New Books in Dance

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 43:17


In popular thought, Christianity is often figured as being opposed to dance. Conventional scholarship traces this controversy back to the Middle Ages. Historical sources, however, suggest that medieval dance was a complex and ambivalent phenomenon. During the High and Late Middle Ages, Western theologians, liturgists, and mystics not only tolerated dance; they transformed it into a dynamic component of religious thought and practice. In Ringleaders of Redemption: How Medieval Dance Became Sacred (Oxford UP, 2021), Kathryn Dickason reveals a long tradition of sacred dance in Christianity, one that the professionalization and secularization of Renaissance dance obscured, and one that the Reformation silenced and suppressed. Your host, Ryan Shelton (@_ryanshelton) is a social historian of British and American Protestantism and a PhD researcher at Queen's University Belfast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/performing-arts

Western Civ
Episode 223: At It Again

Western Civ

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 44:38


Unable to help himself, Francis I pushes Charles V and much of western Europe into war. Luckily for him, his talented General Montmorency takes the reigns this time and wears Charles out resulting in a pyrrhic French victory. Meanwhile, back in England Henry VIII FINALLY gets the male heir he was so desperately (and that's an understatement) wanted. Website: www.westerncivpodcast.comAd-Free Shows: www.patreon.com/westerncivpodcastWestern Civ 2.0: www.glow.fm/westernciv

Battle4Freedom
Battle4Freedom - 20221125 Neo-Conservative Reformation Theology (REPLAY)

Battle4Freedom

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 56:01


New Books Network
Kathryn Dickason, "Ringleaders of Redemption: How Medieval Dance Became Sacred" (Oxford UP, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 43:17


In popular thought, Christianity is often figured as being opposed to dance. Conventional scholarship traces this controversy back to the Middle Ages. Historical sources, however, suggest that medieval dance was a complex and ambivalent phenomenon. During the High and Late Middle Ages, Western theologians, liturgists, and mystics not only tolerated dance; they transformed it into a dynamic component of religious thought and practice. In Ringleaders of Redemption: How Medieval Dance Became Sacred (Oxford UP, 2021), Kathryn Dickason reveals a long tradition of sacred dance in Christianity, one that the professionalization and secularization of Renaissance dance obscured, and one that the Reformation silenced and suppressed. Your host, Ryan Shelton (@_ryanshelton) is a social historian of British and American Protestantism and a PhD researcher at Queen's University Belfast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

The Lord of Spirits
Thanksgiving

The Lord of Spirits

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 214:45


The central act of faithfulness of the Christian life is Holy Communion, eating and drinking the Holy Eucharist. What are its Biblical roots? Is it derived from the Jewish Seder? Was the Reformation right about the Eucharist not being a sacrifice? And just how is bread and wine Christ's Body and Blood? Fr. Stephen De Young and Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick continue their series on the Holy Mysteries by taking a close look at the greatest of all the sacraments.

Declaring His Glory Among the Nations
November 25 — Basking in the Glory of the Impartial God

Declaring His Glory Among the Nations

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 3:00


Beloved brothers and sisters, bask in the glory of God, humbly proclaiming the gospel to believers and unbelievers. Don't diminish the power of the gospel, but boast in it. Boast in our Savior and proclaim the gospel without reservation or discrimination. Girolamo Savonarola, an Italian forerunner of the Reformation, said that you can go to paradise if you want to, because your Savior, Christ, has gone there, but know that it is not by your own nature or by your own virtue that you will reach that place. Praise God for sending His Son to die so that we—Jews and Gentiles—might live!Thank you for listening to this episode of Declaring His Glory Among the Nations: Daily Scripture Meditations from Pastors Around the World. This show is from The Master's Academy International. If you like this podcast, please subscribe, and leave a review on your favorite podcast app. The Master's Academy International is committed to fulfilling the Great Commission by training indigenous church leaders worldwide. For more information and to learn how to get involved, visit www.tmai.org. ► CONNECT WITH US: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/tmai.orgInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/tmai_orgTwitter - https://twitter.com/tmai_org► SEE OUR RESOURCES: Field Reports - https://www.tmai.org/updateMinistry Updates - https://www.tmai.org/subscribeOnline Giving - https://www.tmai.org/donateDevotional Book - https://www.tmai.org/devotionalFree Book - https://www.tmai.org/freebook► CONTACT US: Address - 13248 Roscoe Blvd, Sun Valley, CA 91352Phone - (818) 909-5570Email - info@tmai.org

Saybrook Meetinghouse
Gerstner: Union With Christ - Saybrook Meetinghouse - S4•E5 - 11/24/22

Saybrook Meetinghouse

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 46:18


There is a solitary, humble, wooden structure on a windswept hill in rural New England. To open the door is to engage our minds, our hearts, and our imaginations. In this place, preachers and professors, past and present, come alive as they walk the aisle, ascend the pulpit stairs, and teach…from theology, from history, and from the Word of God. Welcome to the Saybrook Meetinghouse, an audio production of Saybrook Ministries.Saybrook's Vision:Inspiring and invigorating Christians with imaginative and intellectual content.Saybrook's Mission:To provide didactic and devotional content from the Christian faith delivered to the saints; recovered and refined by the Protestant Reformation.With God's blessing, our prayer is that Saybrook's content will be…(1) to Christians convinced of Reformation truths: Encouraging & Powerful(2) to Christians unconvinced of Reformation truths: Educational & Persuasive(3) to Non-Christians: Engaging & Prophetic

CrossPolitic Studios
A Distinctly Christian View of Healing [The Ezra Institute Podcast for Cultural Reformation]

CrossPolitic Studios

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 55:08


Joe Boot addresses the realm of medicine and healing, and demonstrates how much of the contemporary thinking surrounding medicine has been reduced to mere biology. In contrast, the Christian should think of health in terms of wholeness – both wholeness of the created reality, and wholeness in the sense of health. Get tickets to the Mission of God Canada conference. Read Keeping Faith in Medicine by Dr. Ted Fenske.

CrossPolitic Studios
Everyman [Resistance and Reformation]

CrossPolitic Studios

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 10:24


More from Dr. Grant: georgegrant.net

EICC Podcast for Cultural Reformation
A Distinctly Christian View of Healing

EICC Podcast for Cultural Reformation

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022


Joe Boot addresses the realm of medicine and healing, and demonstrates how much of the contemporary thinking surrounding medicine has been reduced to mere biology. In contrast, the Christian should think of health in terms of wholeness - both wholeness of the created reality, and wholeness in the sense of health.

The Counsel of Trent
#689 - Reviewing Allie Beth Stuckey on the Reformation

The Counsel of Trent

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 20:08


In this episode Trent responds to Allie Beth Stuckey's claims about Martin Luther, Catholicism, and the consequences of the Protestant Reformation. Original Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlVdKOb05xY&t

American Reformation
Iron Sharpens Iron with Jim Sanft

American Reformation

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 48:32


About Jim Sanft: Jim Sanft has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Concordia Plans since 2008.Prior to joining CPS in 1999, Sanft worked in the group insurance industry as an actuary for Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. in Lincoln, Nebraska and with Minnesota Life (now Securian) in St. Paul, Minnesota. He began his professional career as a mathematics and computer science teacher at Concordia Lutheran High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana.Jim has a B.S. in Education from Concordia University, Nebraska and a M.S. in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Sanft is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and is a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.An active leader in the church benefits community, Jim serves as Chair of the Church Alliance (CA), a coalition of his peers from nearly 40 church benefit programs, including mainline and evangelical Protestant denominations, branches of Judaism, and Catholic dioceses, schools and institutions. This work frequently takes Sanft to Washington, D.C. to meet with members of Congress, regulators and other officials to discuss issues and concerns of church benefit plans. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Church Benefits Association (CBA). Collectively, CBA and CA organizations provide retirement and health benefits to more than one million clergy, lay workers, and their family members. Sanft has also served on the Policy Board of Directors of the American Benefits Council as the CA representative.Jim and his wife Janell are blessed with three sons and daughters-in-law, along with one incredible grandson! They make their home in Columbia, Illinois and are members of Abiding Savior Lutheran Church in St. Louis, Missouri. Jim enjoys traveling and hiking with Janell, golfing with his sons and sharing their love for Manchester United soccer and Nebraska Cornhusker football.American Reformation Season 2 Episode 14

All Current Classes From Dean Bible Ministries
2022 - Thanksgiving Special-Holiday Specials

All Current Classes From Dean Bible Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 64:42


If Thanksgiving to you is just about turkey with all the trimmings and football games, listen to this message to find out what makes it such a remarkable day. See that it is rich in meaning and its roots go back to the days of the Reformation and the translation of the Bible into English so people could read and study it for themselves. Hear of the adversities the Pilgrims suffered as they and other early settlers made their way to America to find a place where they had freedom to worship. Then thank God for all His blessings He has bestowed on our country today and every day.

Zootown Podcast

In this episode of the Zootown Podcast, Pastors Scott Klaudt and Bryce Dick talk about the reformation happening within the Church, as well as the good, the bad, and the ugly of evangelicalism.

Christ Church (Moscow, ID)
Another Reformation

Christ Church (Moscow, ID)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 2:00


So where does this new Reformation start? It begins here. It begins with our corporate worship of the Triune God, and then flows into our families, our work, and our communities. For out of the Temple flows a living river that reaches to the ends of the earth, bringing new life everywhere it goes.

Hymn Stories
Nearer, My God, to Thee (Reprise)

Hymn Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 8:42


IN THIS EPISODE: "Nearer My God to Thee" by Sarah Flower Adams (1805-1848)A dread crept into Ethel's heart. “That's not for me….It means the old-time martyrs." She tried to shake off the feeling. How could the dark path bring her nearer to God?Show Notes:  "Nearer, My God, to Thee" performed by Sophia Bush "Requiem" by Sarah Spring "Sanctify" by Brock Hewitt Facebook: www.facebook.com/storiesofhymnsInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/hymn.stories/Hymn Stories is a part of the Media Gratiae Podcast Network.

Theology on Air
The Reformers, Part 7: John Calvin

Theology on Air

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 57:40


John Calvin, along with Martin Luther, is one of the two theological titans whose work most influenced the Reformation's outcome. Known best for fully embracing God's sovereignty and predestination, Calvin had great influence among the Swiss, the English, and the Puritans who made their way to America. We look at his life, work (often summarized by "TULIP") and legacy. Thanks to Pastor Aaron Wright of Grace Family Baptist Church for stopping in for this episode!

Destiny Church 217 Podcast
Our Family Tree - Pt. 2 | Birth of the Reformation

Destiny Church 217 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 59:10


What are you willing to risk to stand up for your faith? In this message, Pastor Eric dives back into history to see how our family tree handled persecution, even unto death.Scriptures referenced in this message:· 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:2· Matthew 5:11-12Learn more about salvation, info about Destiny Church, or how to give by visiting our website.Real | Relevant | Relationship

Coram Deo Church Sermon Audio
Judgment & Presumption | James 4:11-17

Coram Deo Church Sermon Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2022 37:44


The Letter of James is one of the earliest New Testament documents, written between 40 AD and 62 AD. Sometimes called “the Proverbs of the New Testament,” it's an intensely practical book. The Apostle James, the brother of our Lord, is jealous for God's people to demonstrate the kind of virtue, character, and self-control that can only be explained by the power of the gospel. In this series, we seek to grow as lovers of God and doers of the word through the earthy wisdom of the book of James. Learn more at https://cdomaha.com

Common Places
Religious Liberty and the Common Good: A Debate Between Jonathan Leeman and Brad Littlejohn

Common Places

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2022 150:44


A debate between Jonathan Leeman and Brad Littlejohn on "Religious Liberty and the Common Good," hosted by Colorado Christian University (www.ccu.edu). Christianity in America faces dire threats from two directions. On the one hand, unfriendly government bureaucrats and downright hostile woke activists are tightening the screws on Christians' freedom of worship, expression, and conscience. At the same time, churches themselves are not immune to the profound crisis of authority that has engulfed our public life, and the reflexive “me and my rights” individualism that has undermined the very concept of institutional norms and the common good. How can we stand up for authentic religious liberty in an age of license and moral chaos? And on what basis should we advocate in the public square for policies that protect the church? Different Protestant traditions have offered sharply different understandings of the relationship between individual conscience, the institutional church, and the responsibility of civil government. Jonathan Leeman is the editorial director for 9Marks. After doing undergraduate and graduate degrees in political science, Jonathan began his career in journalism where he worked as an editor for an international economics magazine in Washington, D.C. Since his call to ministry, Jonathan has earned a master of divinity and a Ph.D. in theology and worked as an interim pastor. Today he edits the 9Marks series of books as well as the 9Marks Journal and is the co-host of Pastors Talk. He has written for a number of publications and is the author or editor of a number of books. Jonathan lives with his wife and four daughters in a suburb of Washington, DC and serves as an elder at Cheverly Baptist Church. He teaches adjunctively at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the Reformed Theological Seminary. You can follow him on Twitter at @JonathanLeeman. Dr. Bradford Littlejohn (Ph.D., University of Edinburgh) is the Founder and President of the Davenant Institute. He also works as a Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and has taught for several institutions, including Moody Bible Institute-Spokane, Bethlehem College and Seminary, and Patrick Henry College. He is recognized as a leading scholar of the English theologian Richard Hooker and Has published and lectured extensively in the fields of Reformation history, Christian ethics, and political theology. He lives in Landrum, SC with his wife, Rachel, and four children. Follow him on Twitter at @WBLITTLEJOHN

The Lutheran History Podcast
TLHP 40 Luther's New Testament Translation: Details Less Often Told with Nathaniel Biebert

The Lutheran History Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2022 56:35


In this episode, we welcome back Rev. Nathaniel Biebert to continue his mini-series on lesser-known details of 500th anniversaries of the Reformation.Here, we focus on the 500th anniversary of the "September Testament."  In this case,  almost any detail will be a “detail less often  told.” Most Lutherans familiar with Luther's life are aware that he translated the New  Testament into German at the Wartburg in less than eleven weeks, that it was published later that year, that he famously included the word alone in his translation of Romans  3:28, and that his translation (not just of the Testament, but eventually of the Bible as a  whole) helped to standardize the German language and to unify German-speaking peoples.Support the show Lutheran History Shop Youtube ( even more behind-the-scenes videos available for certain patron tiers) Facebook Website Interview Request Form About the Host email:thelutheranhistorypodcast@gmail.com

presbycast
Festivent 2022 - Thankful for the Church w/Pastor Sean Morris & Friends

presbycast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 108:08


We prepare for Festivus by expressing our thankfulness even while lighting the ceremonial Festivent dumpster fires. Seriously, PCA pastor Sean Morris uses his two fine Reformation 21 articles on the church for a great discussion of the gathered communion of the saints. https://www.reformation21.org/blog/no-christianity-without-the-church https://www.reformation21.org/blog/for-all-the-saints  

Battle4Freedom
Battle4Freedom - 20221118 Neo-Conservative Reformation Theology - Hierarchical Depravity

Battle4Freedom

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 55:56


Battle4Freedom (2022) Neo-Conservative Reformation Theology - Hierarchical DepravityWebsite: http://www.battle4freedom.comNetwork: https://www.mojo50.comStreaming: https://www.rumble.com/c/Battle4Freedomhttps://rumble.com/v1vf3h8-battle4freedom-2022-neo-conservative-reformation-theology-hierarchical-depr.htmlLuke 18:9-14 (English Standard Version)9 He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: 10 “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.' 13 But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!' 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”Romans 16:17-20 (English Standard Version)17 I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. 18 For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive. 19 For your obedience is known to all, so that I rejoice over you, but I want you to be wise as to what is good and innocent as to what is evil. 20 The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with youhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-11439993/One-TEN-newborns-born-prematurely-rates-hit-record-high-report-warns.html'We're failing babies and moms': A record one in TEN newborns in the US are born prematurely, report warnshttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11442739/New-Orleans-embattled-mayor-LaToya-Cantrell-faces-TWO-corruption-scandals.htmlNew Orleans' embattled Dem mayor LaToya Cantrell faces TWO more corruption scandals over her closeness to bodyguard, who flew first class with her to meet Brad Pitt, and a criminal investigation into her $175,000 'image consultant'https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11440823/Retirement-savings-plunge-23-year-ago-stock-market-volatility.htmlRetirement savings plunge 23% from a year ago due to stock market volatility - with the average Fidelity 401(k) dropping below six figures to $97,200https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-11442625/Blues-Clues-original-host-Steve-Burns-struggled-severe-clinical-depression-filming.htmlBlue's Clues original host Steve Burns struggled with 'severe clinical depression' during filming: 'I was the happiest depressed person'https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-11441639/AMANDA-PLATELL-sex-positive-making-young-women-miserable.htmlIs being sex positive making young women miserable? It's the fashionable new phrase that means sleeping with as many people as you like - without being judged. But AMANDA PLATELL argues that it's usually women who pay the pricehttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11440817/CNN-bans-booze-New-Years-Eve-damages-credibility.htmlCNN bans booze on New Year's Eve! Hosts are banned from traditional liquor-soaked festivities in party hotspots like New Orleans because it 'damages their credibility' - but Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen can still sink shotshttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-11441739/Fire-Brigade-warn-against-dangerous-TikTok-trend-sees-people-cooking-steak-toaster.htmlUrgent warning issued over popular yet 'dangerous' TikTok cooking trend: 'Never try this at home unless you want it to burn down'

Equip & Engage (audio)
The legacy of the Church & technology (with Chris Larson)

Equip & Engage (audio)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 34:39


Chris Larson—president and CEO of Ligonier Ministries—joins us to discuss Ligonier's 50+ year history of investing in technology to make the gospel more accessible. Plus, Chris dives into the 500-year legacy of the Reformation.Learn more about Ligonier: https://www.ligonier.org/Download the Ligonier app: https://subsplash.com/ligonier/appCheck out the State of Theology report: https://thestateoftheology.com/

Dale & Keefe
NESN's Andrew Raycroft on the reformation of the Perfection Line

Dale & Keefe

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 12:23


Andrew Raycroft, of NESN, joined the guys to discuss the Boston Bruins, last night's win over the Philadelphia Flyers, their continued hot play, the reforming of the Perfection Line, Jim Montgomery's line adjustments, the play of defenseman Hampus Lindholm, the struggles of the Chicago Blackhawks, and this week's Tickle Trunk.

Western Civ
Episode 222: So, Back on the Continent

Western Civ

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 52:52


It has been a while but let's catch up with Francis and Charles. Since his release, Francis I has made it abundantly clear that he has no intention of complying with the Treaty of Madrid. The French Royal Council is only too happy to rubbers-stamp that decision. Charles V, infuriated, does what he can to take revenge. Meanwhile, in England, the Pilgrimage of Grace nearly topples Henry VIII from power.Website: www.westerncivpodcast.comAdd-Free Shows: www.patreon.com/westerncivpodcastWestern Civ 2.0: www.glow.fm/westernciv

Saybrook Meetinghouse
Ben Keller: 2 John - Saybrook Meetinghouse - S4•E4 - 11/17/22

Saybrook Meetinghouse

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 55:15


There is a solitary, humble, wooden structure on a windswept hill in rural New England. To open the door is to engage our minds, our hearts, and our imaginations. In this place, preachers and professors, past and present, come alive as they walk the aisle, ascend the pulpit stairs, and teach…from theology, from history, and from the Word of God. Welcome to the Saybrook Meetinghouse, an audio production of Saybrook Ministries.Saybrook's Vision:Inspiring and invigorating Christians with imaginative and intellectual content.Saybrook's Mission:To provide didactic and devotional content from the Christian faith delivered to the saints; recovered and refined by the Protestant Reformation.With God's blessing, our prayer is that Saybrook's content will be…(1) to Christians convinced of Reformation truths: Encouraging & Powerful(2) to Christians unconvinced of Reformation truths: Educational & Persuasive(3) to Non-Christians: Engaging & Prophetic

Heart of Worship Church
Revival vs Reformation

Heart of Worship Church

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 25:52


There is a time to build, a time to tear down, and a time to relay the foundations for future generations to build upon.  When there is nothing left to revive, it's time to reform. God is a God that keeps His word. Nothing is too hard, it's just doesn't usually come the way we invasion with our own vain imagination, but it comes in a way that is perfection and brings change that last for generations. Know the times and the season and get into position for the shifting. It's almost time for building. 

King & Culture
Ep 47. Anti-Hero

King & Culture

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 43:54


Seth and Luke begin a series on the Doctrines of Grace by discussing the Five Solas of the Reformation.

CrossPolitic Studios
Providence, History, and Being [The Ezra Institute Podcast for Cultural Reformation]

CrossPolitic Studios

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 47:28


In this episode Joe Boot discusses the thought of Thomas Aquinas as it relates to the Christian understanding of history. To speak of history is inescapably to speak about God’s relation to and activity within His creation. Get a reformational assessment of Thomas Aquinas and the Neo-Thomist Tradition at Ezra Press. Register for the Mission of God Conference Canada, December 10.

The Theopolis Podcast
Episode 593: The Reformation of Symbols (Through New Eyes, Ch. 3)

The Theopolis Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 58:17


Peter Leithart, James Bejon, Alastair Roberts and Jeff Meyers discuss chapter 3 of James Jordan's masterful work, "Through New Eyes." _____ Paul, Apostle of the Risen David https://theopolisinstitute.com/courses/paul-apostle-of-the-risen-david/ Buy "Through New Eyes," here: wipfandstock.com/9781579102593/through-new-eyes/ _____ Sign up for In Medias Res mailchi.mp/0b01d726f2fe/inmediasres How to Chant the Psalms www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCdbOL5taVo Give to our work and become a partner. theopolisinstitute.com/give/ ________ Theopolis on Youtube www.youtube.com/c/Theopolisinstitute New audio project, the Theopolis Blogcast! Subscribe: theopolis-blogcast.simplecast.com/ Theopolis Blog: theopolisinstitute.com/theopolis-blog/ Website: theopolisinstitute.com Twitter: @_theopolis

EICC Podcast for Cultural Reformation
Providence, History, and Being

EICC Podcast for Cultural Reformation

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022


In this episode Joe Boot discusses the thought of Thomas Aquinas as it relates to the Christian understanding of history. To speak of history is inescapably to speak about God's relation to and activity within His creation.

Bringing Truth to Life
Lightning in the Fog (4 of 8)

Bringing Truth to Life

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 47:15


Lightning in the Fog – The Heartbeat and Hurdles of the Reformed Faith Have you ever heard the term the “Reformed Faith”? Have you ever wondered where it comes from and why some people are so interested in it? Dating back to the Reformation with Martin Luther and John Calvin, the Reformed Faith is one of the most energetic attempts at having a truly “Biblical” faith. But it's conclusions also raise a number of issues to wrestle with: If God is sovereign, why pray? If God elects those who are saved, what about our ability to choose to receive Christ? What about infant baptism? This series looks into the origin and ethos of the reformed faith and seeks to address some of the apparent stumbling blocks.

STUDIO Greenville
Reformation of Belonging

STUDIO Greenville

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 57:33


This week Pastor Tinasha talks to us about the reality and the importance of knowing who and what is shaping and forming you as a human being. If you walk with Jesus you will be formed by him. In Reformation of Belonging, we learn there are different emphasis and pathways to seeing reformation in our own lives of belonging to Jesus and to each other. Each human longs for connection and belonging. Jesus provides a way for the existential longings of the soul to find this reality. For more info you can go to our website and also check us out on instagram and Facebook. If you want to support STUDIO financially you can do so here. Have a great week!

CrossPolitic Studios
Solzhenitsyn [Resistance and Reformation]

CrossPolitic Studios

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 10:09


Hymn Stories
How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds (Reprise)

Hymn Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 9:12


IN THIS EPISODE: "How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds" by John Newton (1725-1807)When her doctors told Francis Ridley Havergal that she shouldn't expect to live much longer, she said, "Beautiful! If I am really going, it is too good to be true!"Show Notes: "How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds" performed by Sophia Bush "How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds" performed by Grace Community Church "Light of Day" by Tobia Voigt "New Beginnings" by Arend Facebook: www.facebook.com/storiesofhymnsInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/hymn.stories/Hymn Stories is a part of the Media Gratiae Podcast Network.

iFanboy.com Comic Book Podcast
Pick of the Week #855 – Fantastic Four #694

iFanboy.com Comic Book Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2022 75:21


We can't be sure that the Powerball winner in Altadena isn't listening, so this one's for you. We've got that, along with stories about hidden garlic sauce, Del Taco, and a brief uninformed explanation of the Reformation. It's what you really want in a comic book podcast. Note: Time codes are subject to change depending on dynamic ad insertion by the distributor. Running Time: 01:13:51 Pick of the Week: 00:01:55 - Fantastic Four #694 Comics: 00:13:07 - The New Golden Age #1 00:21:22 - Love Everlasting #4 00:25:44 - Gospel #1 00:30:20 - Traveling to Mars #1 00:36:02 - The Knight and the Lady at Play 00:37:01 - Do a Powerbomb! #6 Patron Pick: 00:40:04 - WildC.A.T.S. #1 Patron Thanks: 00:50:42 - Karen Audience Question: 00:55:49 - We've made Mark wonder about our opinion on how to eat pizza in a restaurant. Brought To You By: • Better Help - This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/ifanboy and get on your way to being your best self. • iFanboy Patrons - Become one today for as little as $3/month! Or make a one time donation of any amount! • iFanboy T-Shirts and Merch - Show your iFanboy pride with a t-shirt or other great merchandise on Threadless! We've got twelve designs! Music: "Something's Gone Wrong Again" The Buzzcocks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices