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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.

Banned Books 1517 Podcasts

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 205 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.

    268: McDowell - Lord, Liar, or Lunatic?

    268: McDowell - Lord, Liar, or Lunatic?

    Liar, Liar, Jesus Is A Lunatic?
    In this episode, we read More Than A Carpenter by Josh McDowell. We discuss the cultural-historical argument that Jesus was either a good moral teacher or a prophet, or whether he was a liar, lunatic, or Lord.

    SHOW NOTES:
    Josh McDowell - More Than a Carpenter https://amzn.to/3xQwXWy or http://www.voiceofthewatchman.org/warriorsofgod/More_Than_a_Carpenter-Josh_McDowell.pdf 
    CFW Walther - On Masonry https://crossings.org/cfw-walther-on-law-gospel/
    Membership in Certain Fraternal Organizations https://twitter-mahlerlcms.coreyjmahler.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/16/2020/12/Membership-in-Certain-Faternal-Organizations-2009.pdf 
    Black Books (2000) https://www.justwatch.com/us/tv-show/black-books 
    Interactive Nicene Creed https://stjohnrandomlake.org/church/interactive-nicene-creed/
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    • 2 hr 13 min
    267: C.S. Lewis - It is no good asking for a simple religion

    267: C.S. Lewis - It is no good asking for a simple religion

    Does God Care Whether We’re Good or Bad?
    We conclude our discussion of Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. If Christians live in enemy territory, as Lewis writes, how does that affect the defense of our faith? Do we have free will, and why would God give us free will if he knew we’d eat from Eden’s tree? What does conscience have to do with our relationship with God and one another?

    SHOW NOTES:
    C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity http://www.ntslibrary.com/PDF%20Books/Mere%20Christianity%20-%20Lewis.pdf 
    Fritz Lang - Die Nibelungen | With English Subtitles & Piano Film Score https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3x_j4VlEnRc 
    M - Full Movie - B&W - Mystery/Suspense - Fritz Lang - Peter Lorre - German with English subs (1931) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdSL9FvCv0U 
    Notes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaserDisc 
    Baal: The Nemesis of Yahweh https://youtu.be/XXgIVeKny-0 
    Law and War: International Law and American History https://amzn.to/3BOGeRn 
    The Obstacle is the Way https://amzn.to/3BovS98
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    1517 Podcast Network https://www.1517.org/podcasts/ Support the work of 1517 http://1517.org/give Warrior Priest Gym & Podcast https://thewarriorpriestpodcast.wordpress.com St John's Lutheran Church (Webster, MN) - FB Live Bible Study Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/356667039608511 Gillespie's Sermons and Catechesis: https://stjohnrandomlake.org/church/media/ Gillespie Coffee https://gillespie.coffee Gillespie Media https://gillespie.media The Banned Pastors https://t.me/bannedpastors CONTACT and FOLLOW
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    • 2 hr 33 min
    266: C.S. Lewis - Christianity is a religion you could not have guessed

    266: C.S. Lewis - Christianity is a religion you could not have guessed

    Let’s Fight!
    In this episode, we read and discuss C.S. Lewis’ popular book: Mere Christianity. What do Christians believe? How do we discuss religion, good and evil, God and the devil, and why Christianity isn’t something anyone would ever think to invent?

    SHOW NOTES:
    C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity http://www.ntslibrary.com/PDF%20Books/Mere%20Christianity%20-%20Lewis.pdf 
    Zombie beetles https://www.livescience.com/59493-fungus-turns-beetle-into-zombie.html
    Here We Still Stand 2022 https://learn.1517.org/en/livestream 
    Crucifying Religion https://shop.1517.org/products/crucifying-religion 
    Tartarus https://bible.knowing-jesus.com/words/Tartarus
    True Detective https://www.justwatch.com/us/tv-show/true-detective 
    Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/expelled-no-intelligence-allowed 
    Men in Black https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/hommes-en-noir 
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    • 2 hr 27 min
    265: Flannery O’Connor - Revelation pt. 2

    265: Flannery O’Connor - Revelation pt. 2

    Singing in Tune, But Singing The Wrong Song... In this episode, we conclude our discussion of Revelation by Flannery O’Connor. How does a theologian of the cross reveal the truth to people who don’t want to listen? Paradox, misdirection, and revelation.

    SHOW NOTES:
    "Revelation" From "Everything That Rises Must Converge" By Flannery O’Connor https://www.ohio.k12.ky.us/userfiles/1153/Classes/7791/OConner%20Revelation.pdf 
    The Complete Stories by Flannery O'Connor https://amzn.to/3AKl7hp
    Idiocracy https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/idiocracy 
    Kleo https://www.justwatch.com/us/tv-show/kleo 
    Bishop Barron Presents | Shia LaBeouf - Padre Pio and the Friars https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjxKG4mR3U4&t 
    Shia LaBeouf on REAL ONES with Jon Bernthal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnVKqQiQyTQ
    Padre Pio Official Trailer 1 (2022) - Shia LaBeouf Movie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOd7fBjFJSE 
    SUPPORT
    1517 Podcast Network https://www.1517.org/podcasts/ Support the work of 1517 http://1517.org/give Warrior Priest Gym & Podcast https://thewarriorpriestpodcast.wordpress.com St John's Lutheran Church (Webster, MN) - FB Live Bible Study Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/356667039608511 Gillespie's Sermons and Catechesis: https://stjohnrandomlake.org/church/media/ Gillespie Coffee https://gillespie.coffee Gillespie Media https://gillespie.media The Banned Pastors https://t.me/bannedpastors CONTACT and FOLLOW
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    • 2 hr 9 min
    264: Flannery O’Connor - Revelation pt. 1

    264: Flannery O’Connor - Revelation pt. 1

    A Christ-Haunted Parable... In this episode, we discuss faith, segregation, and the Christ-haunted south as described by Flannery O’Connor in her short story, Revelation. What happens to us when we discuss race, gender, class, and culture apart from Christ Jesus? What does it mean that the churches are Christ-haunted? What happens when the churches are quiet about what God’s Word says to a nation’s leaders, clergy, and people?

    SHOW NOTES:
    "Revelation" From "Everything That Rises Must Converge" By Flannery O’Connor https://www.ohio.k12.ky.us/userfiles/1153/Classes/7791/OConner%20Revelation.pdf 
    The Complete Stories by Flannery O'Connor https://amzn.to/3AKl7hp
    In Memoriam – Kenneth Korby (1924-2006) http://cwirla.com/2018/06/15/in-memoriam-kenneth-korby-1924-2006/ 
    SUPPORT
    1517 Podcast Network https://www.1517.org/podcasts/ Support the work of 1517 http://1517.org/give Warrior Priest Gym & Podcast https://thewarriorpriestpodcast.wordpress.com St John's Lutheran Church (Webster, MN) - FB Live Bible Study Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/356667039608511 Gillespie's Sermons and Catechesis: https://anchor.fm/stjohnrandomlake Gillespie Coffee https://gillespie.coffee Gillespie Media https://gillespie.media The Banned Pastors https://t.me/bannedpastors CONTACT and FOLLOW
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    • 2 hr 32 min
    263: Dostoyevsky - The Devil—Ivan's Nightmare pt. 2

    263: Dostoyevsky - The Devil—Ivan's Nightmare pt. 2

    You Silver-tongues Devil... We conclude our discussion of Dostoevsky’s dialogue between Ivan Karamazov and the devil from the Brothers Karamazov.

    SHOW NOTES:
    The Brothers Karamazov - Book 11 - Chapter 9 https://www.gutenberg.org/files/28054/28054-h/28054-h.htm 
    Reds https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082979/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 
    Biblia Pauperum https://amzn.to/3dECVm0 
    The Unseen Realm - Michael Heiser https://amzn.to/3Cezi0f 
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    1517 Podcast Network https://www.1517.org/podcasts/ Support the work of 1517 http://1517.org/give Warrior Priest Gym & Podcast https://thewarriorpriestpodcast.wordpress.com St John's Lutheran Church (Webster, MN) - FB Live Bible Study Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/356667039608511 Gillespie's Sermons and Catechesis: https://anchor.fm/stjohnrandomlake Gillespie Coffee https://gillespie.coffee Gillespie Media https://gillespie.media The Banned Pastors https://t.me/bannedpastors CONTACT and FOLLOW
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    • 2 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
205 Ratings

205 Ratings

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Pastor Donovan and Pastor Christopher are perfect interlocutors in a podcast format that is most appropriate for this life. We cannot surround ourselves enough with both the hearing of the Word and hearing their insights as we travail through this vale of tears simultaneously saint and sinner.

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My husband said I should give these guys a listen and I am so glad I did. Banned Books is the only podcast of its kind. In a time where so many people are afraid to speak the truth, these living legends do so unabated. We need more pastors like them and there is hope, because of them.

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