A Mountain View Church podcast where we talk about the connection between faith and life.
Contextualizing the Gospel in the 13th Century and Today
This week the guys tackle Thomas Aquinas, the 13th century theologian. Does he go too far in using the concepts and philosophy of Aristotle to buttress Christian theology? Should we emulate him today? Will Tony's ceiling fall on his head? There is only one way to find out!
Aaron's recommendation: Ryan Reeves lectures on Thomas Aquinas, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xri0AMiAKIo
The City of God in a World on Fire
Class is in session! This week, the guys go into great depth on Augustine and his response to war and calamity in Rome, hopefully showing how it is relevant to our lives today. As a bonus, if you listen to the end, you get to hear them both mess up. It's a real treat.
Their recommendation: Augustine's Confessions, translated by Henry Chadwick, https://www.amazon.com/Confessions-Oxford-Worlds-Classics-Augustine/dp/0199537828/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1COFA301IUYYP&keywords=augustine+confessions&qid=1646959139&sprefix=augustine%2520confessions%2Caps%2C194&sr=8-3
Athanasius Against the World for the Gospel
This week, the guys look to Athanasius, an early church father who shows us how to stand for what is right and true.
Our recommendation: Athanasius, On the Incarnation, https://www.amazon.com/Incarnation-Saint-Athanasius-Popular-Patristics/dp/0881414271/ref=sr_1_1?crid=273D39LN11W6L&keywords=athanasius+on+the+incarnation&qid=1646597615&sprefix=athanasius%2520on%2520the%2520incarnation%2Caps%2C243&sr=8-1
The Martyrdom of Polycarp
The guys begin a new series on heroes of the Christian faith, and start by looking at the early church's response to persecution within the Roman Empire. In the process, the discuss how Polycarp is worth emulating.
Tony's recommendation: "The Plot Thickens" podcast: https://theplotthickens.tcm.com/about/
Aaron's recommendation: The Unquenchable Flame: Discovering the Heart of the Reformation by Michael Reeves
A Christian Approach to the 1619 Project
The 1619 Project has become quite controversial among many. What is it? What should we think about it? How should we approach history?
Tony's recommendations: Race and Reunion by David Blight, https://smile.amazon.com/Race-Reunion-Civil-American-Memory/dp/0674008197/ref=sr_1_1?crid=DCWWQI1CDUYP&keywords=race+and+reunion&qid=1644179692&sprefix=race%2520and%2520reunion%2Caps%2C168&sr=8-1
American Slavery, American Freedom by Edmund Morgan, https://smile.amazon.com/American-Slavery-Freedom-Edmund-Morgan/dp/039332494X/ref=sr_1_1?crid=RJKD00T1TQXG&keywords=american+slavery%2C+american+freedom&qid=1644179768&sprefix=american+slavery%2Caps%2C160&sr=8-1
Getting Through Covid with Christ
For their last pod of the year, the guys reflect on how the last year has been, seeing what lessons have been learned and how they can look forward to the future. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Great at tackling difficult issues
I love this podcast because Aaron and Tony don’t shy away from difficult or potentially divisive issues, but instead always try and address them adroitly from a solid biblical perspective. 10/10 for the convos, 11/10 for the bloopers at the end.