39 episodes

An exploration of current affairs - refining my mind, burning away impurities, in the forge of truth. Find me on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/crucibleofthght/

Crucible of Thought Brandon Munday

    • Religion & Spirituality

An exploration of current affairs - refining my mind, burning away impurities, in the forge of truth. Find me on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/crucibleofthght/

    Boundaries

    Boundaries

    Boundaries are a good thing. I'm adjusting my boundaries on social media, so I have better chances to learn from others, and to minimize the emotional arguments that so often pop up.

    You can also read this episode on https://crucibleofthought.com/boundaries/

    • 8 min
    Come Let Us Mourn and Rejoice TOGETHER

    Come Let Us Mourn and Rejoice TOGETHER

    What if the very time we're supposed to mourn with those who mourn is when we're rejoicing over the very thing they're mourning? Or the very time we're supposed to rejoice with those who rejoice is exactly when we're mourning the very thing they're rejoicing?

    You can also read this episode at https://crucibleofthought.com/come-let-us-mourn-and-rejoice-together/

    • 17 min
    What is Salvation, Anyway?

    What is Salvation, Anyway?

    A friend asked a simple question during a recent Bible study - how do I know I'm saved? - and it was so fundamental that it took me aback for a moment – because it’s not something that my church ever directly addressed, perhaps assuming it was well-understood already. But when I thought about it for a moment, I realized it’s a question with widely varying answers across the Christian faith. Since our Bible study group has been delving deeply into “what do we really believe,” it seemed like a really good question which deserves a solid answer.

    You can also read this episode at https://crucibleofthought.com/what-is-salvation-anyway/

    • 28 min
    Relics

    Relics

    Faith isn't just carrying around someone else's bucket of old dusty relics; faith is doing the hard work of examining each one carefully to see which are worth keeping.

    You can also read this episode at https://crucibleofthought.com/relics/ 

    • 8 min
    Who's Actually Grooming?

    Who's Actually Grooming?

    For Pride Month, I was wrong about LGBTQ grooming. I'm not proud of my particular Christian heritage: it's been revealed as unloving. But I am deeply proud of my Savior who challenged His culture in how He loved the unlovely, the outcast, the sinner, and the oppressed.

    You can also read this episode at https://crucibleofthought.com/whos-actually-grooming/

    • 6 min
    To Be A Christian in Babylon

    To Be A Christian in Babylon

    Taking Native American land and life to secure European refugees the ability to worship God freely is deeply enshrined in the Christian Nationalism view of American history. But that seems to run counter to the nature and actions of God described throughout the Bible.

    You can also read this episode at https://crucibleofthought.com/to-be-a-christian-in-babylon/

    • 11 min

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