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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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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 184 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.

    219a: Dreher - The death of God in the West

    219a: Dreher - The death of God in the West

    It’s So Soft, And Squishy.
    In this episode, we continue to read Rod Dreher’s book on being a Christian dissident. We discuss soft totalitarianism and its effects on the church and culture. What happens when everyone has a grievance and nobody can forgive?

    SHOW NOTES:
    Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents by Rod Dreher https://amzn.to/2Wpmm4W 
    The Other Guys (2010) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1386588/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_31 
    Noble Lie https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noble_lie 
    Monsters of Rock https://www.ozy.com/true-and-stories/when-heavy-metal-thunder-rumbled-in-moscow/87048/ 
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    218b: Pastoral Debrief on Soft Totalitarianism and the Church

    218b: Pastoral Debrief on Soft Totalitarianism and the Church

    Riley and Gillespie spin off into a pastoral debrief on the effects of soft totalitarianism on the Church and Christians within their vocation.

    SHOW NOTES:
    Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents by Rod Dreher https://amzn.to/2Wpmm4W 
    MEN HAVE FORGOTTEN GOD – ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN
    https://orthochristian.com/47643.html 
    Twilight of Idols - Nietzsche https://www.gutenberg.org/files/52263/52263-h/52263-h.htm 
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    • 42 min
    218a: Dreher - The Totalitarian State Seeks to Control Your Actions, Thoughts, and Emotions

    218a: Dreher - The Totalitarian State Seeks to Control Your Actions, Thoughts, and Emotions

    Christians Rush in Where Fools Fear to Tread.
    In this episode, we read Rod Dreher’s “Christian Dissidents.” What is totalitarianism? What are the consequences of soft totalitarianism? What is the Christian response to tyranny?

    SHOW NOTES:
    Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents by Rod Dreher https://amzn.to/2Wpmm4W 
    Fools rush in where angels fear to tread https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fools_rush_in_where_angels_fear_to_tread 
    Generational warfare https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generations_of_warfare 
    Shadow Gate (documentary) https://www.millennialmillie.com/post/shadow-gate 
    Church of the Cosmic Skull https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_the_Cosmic_Skull 
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    217: Dreher - The Unready Christians of Slovakia

    217: Dreher - The Unready Christians of Slovakia

    Christians Get Ready, There’s a’Change That’s Coming.
    In this episode, we read Rod Dreher’s book, Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents. We discuss what happens when society and the churches turn away from God’s Word and the Church, and defect, choosing instead to worship and obey people and things that are not Christ.

    SHOW NOTES:
    Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents by Rod Dreher https://amzn.to/2Wpmm4W 
    MEN HAVE FORGOTTEN GOD – ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN
    https://orthochristian.com/47643.html 
    Twilight of Idols - Nietzsche https://www.gutenberg.org/files/52263/52263-h/52263-h.htm 
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    • 1 hr 58 min
    216: Mullet - Spiritualizing Cowardice: The Christian Bystander Effect

    216: Mullet - Spiritualizing Cowardice: The Christian Bystander Effect

    Run, Rabbit, Run! In this episode, we read and discuss Spiritualizing Cowardice, by Garrett Mullet. When we read and consider the life of David, how has the popularity of psycho-therapeutic language and post-modern cultural norms in the past century influenced the way we read and teach on Scripture at present?
    SHOW NOTES:
    Spiritualizing Cowardice: The Christian Bystander Effect https://onthe.rocks/spiritualizing-cowardice/ 
    The Revolution Will Not Be Televised https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Revolution_Will_Not_Be_Televised

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    215: Pastoral Debrief on Christian Dissention

    215: Pastoral Debrief on Christian Dissention

    In this episode, we discuss pastoral topics, congregational life, the challenges Christians face today, and how things have changed for clergy and the churches since 2020.
    SHOW NOTES:
    Spiritualizing Cowardice: The Christian Bystander Effect https://onthe.rocks/spiritualizing-cowardice/ 
    The Revolution Will Not Be Televised https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Revolution_Will_Not_Be_Televised

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    • 55 min

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