30 episodes

Mount Vigil is a Christian discipleship platform for the end of an age. We work to recover the whole story of Jesus, and to read the times we're in through to the story of Jesus. We explore everyday practices that help us experience more of Jesus. That way, we can take on more of his nature and find our role in his story. There is a way to thrive in a significant time. We invite you to join us and find out how.

Mount Vigil Mount Vigil

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 59 Ratings

Mount Vigil is a Christian discipleship platform for the end of an age. We work to recover the whole story of Jesus, and to read the times we're in through to the story of Jesus. We explore everyday practices that help us experience more of Jesus. That way, we can take on more of his nature and find our role in his story. There is a way to thrive in a significant time. We invite you to join us and find out how.

    31 | By Love For Love

    31 | By Love For Love

    The Trinity is the fountainhead of reality and the mystery at the center of all things. And so it should go without saying (but it often doesn't) that the Church only makes sense when it's explored in terms of the triune God. In this episode, Blaine and Anthony start with the Trinity and survey salvation history to put the life of the Church in context. From the love of the Father to Covenant Theology, Dionysius the Areopagite's vision of creation to Russian Monastaries founded on perichoresis, this conversation lays the groundwork for a fruitful investigation of the Church.
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Scott Hahn A Father Who Keeps His PromisesNT Wright The Resurrection of the Son of GodBruce Shelley Church History in Plain LanguageMetropolitan Kallistos Ware The Orthodox WayBishop Robert Barron Word on FireIan McFarland Word Made FleshJames Torrence Worship, Community and the Triune GodThe WandererGilgameshHans Urs Von Balthasar Cosmic LiturgyAthanasius On the IncarnationRob Avis Building Your Permaculture PropertyChristopher Wright Knowing Jesus Through the Old TestamentThe Paradise KingEvlogetaria for the DeadStephen DeYoung The Religion of the Apostles

    • 56 min
    30 | How to Love the Church (aka What's Next for the MV Podcast)

    30 | How to Love the Church (aka What's Next for the MV Podcast)

    We're back.
    In this episode, Anthony and Blaine map out the territory ahead and offer their thoughts on constructive engagement with Church history. In brief: be ecumenical, read like it's your job (wasn't it Aquinas who said "Beware the man of one book?") don't treat anyone (ancient or modern) as stupid, and plan to live differently.
    Division in the Church is a matter of sin; unity and love in the Church reflects God's own desire. So buckle up: this series is going to be a ride.
    You can catch up with Anthony and follow his writing career at https://x.com/anthonyashleyYou can find Blaine at https://blaineeldredge.substack.com/

    • 54 min
    29 | An Announcement from Mount Vigil

    29 | An Announcement from Mount Vigil

    Mount Vigil is going on hiatus; we've wrapped up our two year long Story of God series and we'll be taking the next few months to pray into the future. We're living through the end of an age, as we've said before. That means we're facing unique pressures, and so we need to seek the face of the Lord as ask for His wisdom. We're not quite sure what will come out of this discernment process, but we'll be back next year. In the meantime, the Lord bless you and keep you. Warm regards from MV. 

    • 15 min
    28 | Palestine, Israel, and Divisions in the Body of Christ

    28 | Palestine, Israel, and Divisions in the Body of Christ

    In this conversation, Blaine and Anthony share a few thoughts on responding to current events in terms of allegiance to Jesus. The crisis involving Israel and Palestine is a divisive issue, if you hadn't noticed. The good news for us is that the Gospel of Jesus applies to situations exactly like this one and the Church is empowered by the Spirit to respond in an utterly unique way. We hope some of the thoughts here help you to love God, love your neighbor, and see and operate by the Spirit while Jesus makes it on earth as it is in heaven. 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    27 | The Paradise King Part 1

    27 | The Paradise King Part 1

    Blaine's written a book, folks! It's an epic introduction to Jesus in terms of the story of God. If you've been following MV, this book is for you. From night raids and necromancers to witch kings and dragons, Blaine and Anthony talk through the presentation of Jesus in our time.
    You can find out more and sign up to get notified when it releases at blaineeldredge.com

    • 1 hr 2 min
    26 | Apocalypse

    26 | Apocalypse

    We've spent hours contemplating Revelation. Now it's time to hear the text itself. 
    This will be our acid test: Can our long-term engagement with theology, Church history, and culture transform our experience of the scriptures? Can we see Jesus in the Apocalypse? We hope so. But you'll have to listen and see for yourself. Enjoy this dramatic reading of Revelation: we hope you will directly experience Jesus, slain and risen king of the universe, as you hear the voice of God in scripture. 

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

tybjab ,

Timely & Transformative

I believe my decision to engage in listening to this podcast from the beginning at this time in my life is a direct response from God to many different desires and prayers that seem to be coming to fruition in the current season. I recently spent a month removing the noise from my life and asking God to make the next season with him take on the passion and color of my early walk with Christ. I have had a growing desire to mine the various traditions of the faith for liturgical and theological treasures. I have wrestled with how to respond as Christ to the many global issues that seem to be reaching a boiling point. I love to nerd out, but I’m refreshed by the introduction of simple practices in response to the information and ideas presented. In short, this podcast is the sort of brilliance only Christ can inspire, and it is being created and discovered in the exact moments He intends.

Sloane Buschman ,

Amazing show!

I am so thankful for a fun, deep, and enlightening podcast. As a mom to a new baby, it is great to have adults talk to me like an adult and about refreshing, soul filling topics. Its a bonus that my son loves both your voices and you’re the only podcast he’ll listen to. I don’t normally rate but I had to because of how fantastic you two are together. God bless from Clive and I!

DRBHOTEL ,

Worldview

This is a good one. Anthony and Blaine dive deep into the story of God and the times we live in. Super helpful, orienting, and challenging. I’m a fan.

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