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Welcome to Banned Books, where we read and converse with the rebel children, the holy mischief-makers of God, who fight against the kind of useless religious, spiritual, and moral methods of life improvement that seeks to smother the glory of God in Jesus Christ. We want to introduce you to those who forgot everything except Jesus Christ and him crucified. We all struggle with fear of being last, lost, least, littlest, and dead, and so we are here to encourage, challenge, provoke, and maybe even offend you by introducing you to theologians who at one time or another were banned by their church, declared dangerous, or simply vilified for daring to confess that Christ alone is the way, truth, and life. Welcome rebel children, holy mischief makers, and fools for Christ. This podcast is for you.

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    • Christianity
    • 4.9, 127 Ratings

Welcome to Banned Books, where we read and converse with the rebel children, the holy mischief-makers of God, who fight against the kind of useless religious, spiritual, and moral methods of life improvement that seeks to smother the glory of God in Jesus Christ. We want to introduce you to those who forgot everything except Jesus Christ and him crucified. We all struggle with fear of being last, lost, least, littlest, and dead, and so we are here to encourage, challenge, provoke, and maybe even offend you by introducing you to theologians who at one time or another were banned by their church, declared dangerous, or simply vilified for daring to confess that Christ alone is the way, truth, and life. Welcome rebel children, holy mischief makers, and fools for Christ. This podcast is for you.

    141: Martin Luther - The Christian Has Use of The World and All Its Creatures

    141: Martin Luther - The Christian Has Use of The World and All Its Creatures

    “Sometimes dead is better." In this episode, now that we are dead to sin and alive to Christ through faith, what do we do with our free time?
    Main Text: Martin Luther's Commentary on St. Paul's Epistle To the Galatians (1535), p. 147 https://shop.1517.org/products/martin-luthers-commentary-on-galatians-1535-lectures
    Show Notes: 
    Red Pill https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_pill_and_blue_pill
    G.I. Joe Live Stream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JTl6N7ZUjE
    Musonius Rufus – Hard, Beautiful Work https://thewarriorpriestpodcast.wordpress.com/2020/05/17/46-musonius-rufus-hard-beautiful-work/
    Nature Is Metal (Instagram) https://www.instagram.com/natureismetal/
    Elon Musk https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elon_Musk
    Neuralink https://www.neuralink.com
    Starlink https://www.starlink.com
    Elon Musk on Rogan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcYjXbSJBN8

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    • 48 min
    140: Martin Luther - I Fix My Eyes On Christ, That Bronze Serpent Hanging From the Cross

    140: Martin Luther - I Fix My Eyes On Christ, That Bronze Serpent Hanging From the Cross

    The question isn't "what are we going to do," the question is "what aren't we going to do?" In this episode, Jesus becomes sin and death.
    Main Text: Martin Luther's Commentary on St. Paul's Epistle To the Galatians (1535), p. 135
    Show Notes:
    Formula of Concord, Article VI http://bookofconcord.org/fc-ep.php#VI.%20The%20Third%20Use%20of%20the%20Law.
    CD214: Facial Recognition https://congressionaldish.com/cd214-facial-recognition/
    Isenheim Altarpiece https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isenheim_Altarpiece
    They Might Be Giants - Older (Official Audio) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cozCYJCK4Bg
    Reformation Solas https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_solae

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    • 47 min
    139: Martin Luther - Christ is the Redeemer of all those under the law

    139: Martin Luther - Christ is the Redeemer of all those under the law

    Gonna make it, Gonna make it, Not gonna make it, Not gonna make it, Not gonna make it! In this episode, distinguishing righteousness from righteousness, good works from justification.
    Main Text: Martin Luther's Commentary on St. Paul's Epistle To the Galatians (1535), p.115

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    • 52 min
    138: Martin Luther - We Will Not Permit Ourselves to Be Shoved or Budged Away From Justification

    138: Martin Luther - We Will Not Permit Ourselves to Be Shoved or Budged Away From Justification

    Strange Things are Afoot at the Circle K!
    In this episode, history, justification, good works, and pastoral table talk.
    Text: Martin Luther's Commentary on St. Paul's Epistle To the Galatians (1535)
    Show Notes: 
    Cannabidiol (CBD) Hitler's Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII Sam Harris Fear and Social Control - Warrior Priest  

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    • 51 min
    137: Martin Luther - The Apostles Were Reverenced and Honored By the Entire Church

    137: Martin Luther - The Apostles Were Reverenced and Honored By the Entire Church

    I Hope Our Ministry Makes The Cut.
    In this episode, the limits of the law, why we feel the need to limit the Gospel, and what happens when ministries diverge.
    Text: Martin Luther's Commentary on St. Paul's Epistle To the Galatians (1535)
    Show Notes: 
    The Jedi Philosophy is an Absolute Mess The Mandalorian The Clone Wars —
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    • 46 min
    136: Martin Luther - It’s Something Very Rare and Improper to So Suddenly Abandon the Law

    136: Martin Luther - It’s Something Very Rare and Improper to So Suddenly Abandon the Law

    Proper Skin Care is Important.
    In this episode, circumcision, the power of symbols, why not all sacraments are the same, and the lessons of history.
    Text: Martin Luther's Commentary on St. Paul's Epistle To the Galatians (1535)
    Show Notes: 
    Gotta Serve Somebody - Dylan —
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