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Exploring the absurd in faith, culture, and society, seeking to navigate what it means to be a Christian.

Absurdity with Ryan Becker Ryan Becker

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Exploring the absurd in faith, culture, and society, seeking to navigate what it means to be a Christian.

    A143 Overdose Awareness

    A143 Overdose Awareness

    Both Tony and Ryan have both felt the impact of drug addiction and overdoses in their lives through friends they have lost, so one this episode, as it is International Overdose Awareness Day, join them both for a conversation that will dispel many of the myths behind addictions and show you how you can become a better support for loved ones struggling with addictions.
    Links:
    https://www.overdoseday.com/downloadable-resources/#fact (this is for helpful resources on overdose recognition
    https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/addiction/what-is-addiction
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/addiction
    https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/understanding-drug-use-addiction
    https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugs-brains-behavior-science-addiction/treatment-recovery
    Ryan's Youtube: https://bit.ly/2XQrnAq
    Check out our Sponsors for this episode: https://danemarsolutions.com, https://swau.edu/apn
    Absurdity is a proud member of the Absurd Podcast Network: www.absurdnetwork.com
    To support financially: www.theabsurdity.org/donate
    For a list of gear we use and recommend: www.theabsurdity.org/gear
    Twitter: @ryan180becker, @tony_anobile
    Email: ryan180becker@gmail.com
    Facebook: facebook.com/Absurditypodcast

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    A142 Church Discipline

    A142 Church Discipline

    Tony and Ryan explore the entire idea of Discipline within the Seventh-day Adventist Church. What is the proper approach to discipline, has the current model been effective, and how do we make improvements if we need any?
    Ryan's Youtube: https://bit.ly/2XQrnAq
    Check out our Sponsors for this episode: https://swau.edu/apn
    Absurdity is a proud member of the Absurd Podcast Network: www.absurdnetwork.com
    To support financially: www.theabsurdity.org/donate
    For a list of gear we use and recommend: www.theabsurdity.org/gear
    Twitter: @ryan180becker, @tony_anobile
    Email: ryan180becker@gmail.com
    Facebook: facebook.com/Absurditypodcast

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    A141 Navigating Accountability

    A141 Navigating Accountability

    With recent events in the gaming community, the Adventist community, and the entertainment industry highlighting the need for responsible accountability. Tony and Ryan give some recent examples of accountability and talk about what makes effective accountability and how we can use it in our relationships as well as in the public sphere.
    Ryan's Youtube: https://bit.ly/2XQrnAq
    Check out our Sponsors for this episode: https://danemarsolutions.com, https://swau.edu/apn
    Absurdity is a proud member of the Absurd Podcast Network: www.absurdnetwork.com
    To support financially: www.theabsurdity.org/donate
    For a list of gear we use and recommend: www.theabsurdity.org/gear
    Twitter: @ryan180becker, @tony_anobile
    Email: ryan180becker@gmail.com
    Facebook: facebook.com/Absurditypodcast

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    A140 Effective Tragedy Response

    A140 Effective Tragedy Response

    (NOTE: This episode was recorded prior to the incident of a retired SAU professor posting a problematic, racist, and conspiracy-driven post on his social media and Southern's response to that. The next episode will address that more directly.
    Tony and Ryan jump into what makes a good "statement" when organizations respond to tragedies or controversies. They dive into what should follow those statements and what real progress looks like as a result.
    Ryan's Youtube: https://bit.ly/2XQrnAq
    Check out our Sponsors for this episode: https://danemarsolutions.com, https://swau.edu/apn
    Absurdity is a proud member of the Absurd Podcast Network: www.absurdnetwork.com
    To support financially: www.theabsurdity.org/donate
    For a list of gear we use and recommend: www.theabsurdity.org/gear
    Twitter: @ryan180becker, @tony_anobile
    Email: ryan180becker@gmail.com
    Facebook: facebook.com/Absurditypodcast

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    A139 About Ravi Zacharias...

    A139 About Ravi Zacharias...

    The passing of Ravi Zacharias, a celebrated Christian apologist, speaker, and author, has raised an important question about how Christians are often willing to excuse bad behavior because of likability. Tony and Ryan Jump into this discussion head first, not wanting to disrespect Ravi unnecessarily, in order to address some very real concerns about how we treat celebrities in Christianity.
    Ryan's Youtube: https://bit.ly/2XQrnAq
    Check out our Sponsors for this episode: https://danemarsolutions.com, https://swau.edu/apn
    Absurdity is a proud member of the Absurd Podcast Network: www.absurdnetwork.com
    To support financially: www.theabsurdity.org/donate
    For a list of gear we use and recommend: www.theabsurdity.org/gear
    Twitter: @ryan180becker, @tony_anobile
    Email: ryan180becker@gmail.com
    Facebook: facebook.com/Absurditypodcast

    • 1h 6 min
    A138 First Amendment Law with Josef Ghosn

    A138 First Amendment Law with Josef Ghosn

    This week Ryan brings on Josef Ghosn, a First Amendment lawyer in NYC who Ryan happened to grow up alongside! They talk all things First Amendment law, social media, and what things Americans should really be concerned about regarding free speech.
    Ryan's Youtube: https://bit.ly/2XQrnAq
    Check out our Sponsors for this episode: https://danemarsolutions.com https://swau.edu/apn
    Absurdity is a proud member of the Absurd Podcast Network: www.absurdnetwork.com
    To support financially: www.theabsurdity.org/donate
    For a list of gear we use and recommend: www.theabsurdity.org/gear
    Music and editing by Kendall Foote. To contact him about your own production, you can email him at kfoote1221@gmail.com
    Twitter: @ryan180becker, @tony_anobile
    Email: ryan180becker@gmail.com
    Facebook: facebook.com/Absurditypodcast
    www.theabsurdity.org

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