The Kuyperian Commentary Podcast is a weekly podcast offering Christian insights into the pressing issues of the day from a uniquely Kuyperian viewpoint.
KC Podcast: Episode 94, A Theology of the Body for Children
Guest: Rev. Dr. Justin Holcomb
Video Editing by Matt Fuller
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This is an issue I care deeply about in our oversexualized age. Children are being exposed earlier and earlier to sex through various technological means and they are exploring their sexuality through initiatory rituals as early as 13 years of age. While these exposures and practices deaden the soul and endanger the maturation of the mind, there is still a far deeper monster out there called sexual abuse. The recent Larry Nassar scandal is an indication that our society is attempting to grasp this issue but lacks the categories to deal with such barbarism. And while many of these events can be deeply politicized (Kavanaugh case), the Church must offer a proper response to this turmoil. We can say that the ministry of Jesus was a kingdom ministry to children. Our Lord desired their protection and even threatened with death those who would dare endanger or keep the children from being blessed by him.
In this episode, Pastor Uri Brito sits down with Dr. Justin Holcomb. The Holcombs have published two children’s books to help children understand their bodies. Indeed, it’s not just academicians that need to develop a theology of the body, but children as well. I encourage parents to seek these out and begin the conversation earlier with our little ones about their image-bearing status and the significance and uniqueness of the body God gave them.
KC Podcast: Episode 93, The Liberty of Conscience and COVID
Kuyperian contributor, Bill Smith, is the Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Reformed Church in Carbondale, IL. His recent article entitled, “The Liberty of Conscience” published at Kuyperian has drawn some attention and offers a fruitful summary of this important Reformational distinctive.
KC Podcast, Episode 92, “Slaying Leviathan,” A Conversation on Limited Government with Dr. Glenn Sunshine
Dr. Glenn Sunshine is the author of “Slaying Leviathan: Limited Government and Resistance in the Christian Tradition.” We discuss the early church biblical rationale for limited government as well as converse briefly about what role the Old Testament plays in framing the argument. We jump into some historical cases in Calvin’s Geneva and Kuyperian sphere sovereignty. This fruitful conversation should entice you to get a copy of Dr. Sunshine’s excellent work.
Ep. 91 of KC Podcast, The Genevan Psalter with Dr. David Koyzis
In this interview, we discuss the Genevan Psalter.
Dr. Koyzis notes that, “The Genevan Psalter was a project that began in the late 1530s as part of an effort to make available to the newly reformed congregations a way to sing the biblical Psalms, initially in Strasbourg and later in Geneva. How were they to be sung? Up to that point the western church had chanted the psalms in Latin according to the method ascribed to Pope Gregory I the Great (c. 540-604). The chanting of Psalms in course over a specified period of time had developed in the monasteries under the influence of the Rule of St. Benedict, shaping into what is known as the Daily Office or Liturgy of the Hours. Rooted in ancient Jewish usage (see, for example, Psalm 119:164 and Daniel 6:10), the Liturgy of the Hours consists of regular prayer offices said or sung throughout the day at approximately three-hour intervals (cf. Acts 10:9). In the Orthodox Church the Psalter is divided into twenty kathismata, or sittings, during which the entire Psalter is sung in course.”SHOW LESS
KC Podcast, Episode 90, The Significance of Writing with Dr. Dustin Messer
Dr. Messer and I discuss our writing habits and share some personal thoughts on how writing has shaped us. We conclude our discussion on the importance of courage in writing.
Episode 89, Micro-Christendoms and the Local Church: A Conversation with Dr. Dustin Messer
I sit down via zoom with newly minted, Dr. Dustin Messer to discuss his dissertation on Micro-Christendoms. We discuss the role of local communities as a means to shaping the kingdom in more effective ways than our typical disposition towards D.C. politics, or the “outer ring,” as Dustin notes. This is a fruitful discussion and also a bold call to local faithfulness.
I was very blessed by the episode. Especially during these difficult times. Blessings to Pastor URI and Dustin!
Keep up the great work
Thankful for this podcast. It is a great listen and provokes thoughtful reflection.
Good podcast with unfortunate sound quality that echoes, garbles, muffles... in and out. Quite frustrating to listen to - to point of distracting from good messages. This should be fixable with better equipment or setup.