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We look at the biblical themes in modern-day entertainment, such as books, movies, and tv shows, with a special guest each episode.

Splinters of Truth Madison Lawson

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We look at the biblical themes in modern-day entertainment, such as books, movies, and tv shows, with a special guest each episode.

    The Avengers - Splinters of Truth Episode 8

    The Avengers - Splinters of Truth Episode 8

    WELCOME BACK! Thank you for being patient with that unforeseen hiatus and for returning for this super podcast episode! Today we are joined by an incredible guest! She owns multiple businesses, hosts her own podcast: “ExploreMore Podcast,” has two adorable daughters, and is my oldest sister! I was so excited to have Haley Cottey on the podcast to talk about the Hero’s Journey as seen in the Avenger’s and the life of Jesus.

    Hero’s Journey

    Ever notice that every blockbuster movie has the same fundamental pieces? A hero, a journey, some conflicts to muck it all up, a reward, and the hero returning home and everybody applauding his or her swag? Yeah, scholar Joseph Campbell noticed first—in 1949. He wrote The Hero with a Thousand Faces, in which he outlined the 17 stages of a mythological hero's journey.

    When researching the Hero’s Journey you may find different steps, names for steps, and slight variations in the order. Here is an outline of what we discuss in this episode:


    Ordinary World
    Call to Adventure
    Refusal of the Call
    Supernatural Aid
    Meeting the Mentor
    Crossing the Threshold
    Tests, Allies, Enemies, Road of Trials
    Approach to the Inmost Cave
    Meeting the Goddess/Woman as Temptress
    Ordeal
    Reward (Seizing the Sword)
    The Road Back
    Resurrection
    Return With the Elixir/Crossing the Return Threshold
    Master of Two worlds

    Find Haley:


    ExploreMore
    BookClub
    Instagram @HaleyCottey 
    Facebook 

    Though we did not discuss these themes, they were still referred to and it’s always good to include some verses. Let me know if you’d like to see an episode two with Haley where we go into detail of these, and other, themes!

    Good Versus Evil Verses:


    Romans 12:21
    Isaiah 5:20
    Genesis 2:17
    1 Corinthians 15:33

    Justice and Judgement Verses:


    Genesis 18:19
    Job 36:17
    Psalm 33:5
    Psalm 89:14
    Psalm 97:2

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    • 32 min
    The Hunger Games - Splinters of Truth Episode 7

    The Hunger Games - Splinters of Truth Episode 7

    Join me and my amazing sister, Meg Lawson, as we discuss Biblical Truths in The Hunger Games. From talking about appearance and reality to society/class to sacrifice, you have to strap in for this one!  You can follow Meg on Instagram @meglawson9 and see her incredible photography on Instagram @meglawsonphotography and at https://www.meglawsonphotography.com/   Appearance/Reality Verses: o Proverbs 12:15, Philippians 4:8 and 4:19, James 1:2-3, Provers 14:12, Psalm 11:5 (sorry, Capitol people) ,Matthew 6:26, Colossians 3:2   Society/Class Verses: 1 Timothy 6:9-10, Galations 3:28, Mark 8:36, Proverbs 28:6, James 2:5-6, Philippians 2:3, Proverbs 14:31, proverbs 28:27, Luke 6:38, Proverbs 22:1, 1 Corinthians 7:21   Sacrifice Verses: John 15:13, Hebrews 9:28, Ephesians 5:2, Luke 9:24, Proverbs 21:3, matthew 9:13, 1 corinthians 15:3-4, Mark 10:45, Matthew 27:28-29, Titus 2:14, Romans 5:6   Connect with me at madisonlawson.com Instagram: SplintersofTruth Facebook: SplintersofTruth Twitter: TruthSplinters Personal Instagram: madisonlawson Personal Facebook: madisonlawsonn PersonalTwitter: madisonlawson96

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    • 47 min
    Jurassic Park PART 2 - Splinters of Truth Episode 6

    Jurassic Park PART 2 - Splinters of Truth Episode 6

    Welcome to the first-ever PART TWO episode!! Join me and Will Martens as we discuss Biblical Truths in the best movie ever, "Jurassic Park".  You can follow when on Instagram @wmartens_12   Foolishness and Folly Verses: Proverbs 14:15, 26:3, 5:18, 6:23-35, 7:6-27, 9:13-18, Matthew 5:22, 1 Corinthians 1:27-28, Ephesians 5:15-16, James 3:13   Science and the Bible Verses: Psalm 111:2, Romans 2:20, Luke 11:52, Psalm 19:1, Isaiah 40:12, Psalm 104:5   Man and the Natural World Verses: Psalm 24:1, Genesis 1:28, 2:15, Job 38-41, Psalm 104:10-11   Power and Greed Verses: 1 Timothy 6:9-10, Probers 28:25, Hebrews 13:5, Luke 12:15, Proverbs 15:27, Proverbs 11:24, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, Ecclesiastes 5:10   Connect with me at madisonlawson.com Instagram: SplintersofTruth Facebook: SplintersofTruth Twitter: TruthSplinters Personal Instagram: madisonlawson Personal Facebook: madisonlawsonn PersonalTwitter: madisonlawson96

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    • 53 min
    Jurassic Park - Splinters of Truth Episode 5

    Jurassic Park - Splinters of Truth Episode 5

    Join me and Will Martens as we discuss Biblical Truths in the best movie ever, "Jurassic Park". From talking about the relationship between science and the Bible to foolishness and folly, you won't want to miss this podcast! You can follow when on Instagram @wmartens_12   Foolishness and Folly Verses: Proverbs 14:15, 26:3, 5:18, 6:23-35, 7:6-27, 9:13-18, Matthew 5:22, 1 Corinthians 1:27-28, Ephesians 5:15-16, James 3:13   Science and the Bible Verses: Psalm 111:2, Romans 2:20, Luke 11:52, Psalm 19:1, Isaiah 40:12, Psalm 104:5   Man and the Natural World Verses: Psalm 24:1, Genesis 1:28, 2:15, Job 38-41, Psalm 104:10-11   Power and Greed Verses: 1 Timothy 6:9-10, Probers 28:25, Hebrews 13:5, Luke 12:15, Proverbs 15:27, Proverbs 11:24, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, Ecclesiastes 5:10   Connect with me at madisonlawson.com Instagram: SplintersofTruth Facebook: SplintersofTruth Twitter: TruthSplinters Personal Instagram: madisonlawson Personal Facebook: madisonlawsonn PersonalTwitter: madisonlawson96

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    • 59 min
    Big Little Lies - Splinters of Truth Episode 4

    Big Little Lies - Splinters of Truth Episode 4

    Join me and my sister, Emily, as we discuss the many Biblical themes such as honesty, friendship, and gossip in "Big Little Lies." We base our conversation on both the book and the TV show. I hope you enjoy finding those Splinters with us!    Find Emily on Instagram @emilyllawson   Lying/Honesty verses:  2 Timothy 2:15 Colossians 3:9 James 1:26 James 3:17 Matthew 5:8 1 Chronicles 29:17 Philippians 4:8-9 Proverbs10:9 Proverbs 11:3 Proverbs 12:17 Proverbs 12:22 Proverbs 14:5 Proverbs 24:26 Proverbs 28:18 Ephesians 4:25 Friendship/Community/Family verses: Proverbs 18:24 Proverbs 13:20 John 15:13 Proverbs 27:17 Proverbs17:17 James 4:8 Proverbs 15:22 Exodus 20:12 Psalm 133:1 Psalm 127:3-5 Ephesians 5:25 Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 Communication/Gossip verses: Proverbs 16:28 Psalm 15:2-3 Proverbs 11:13 Proverbs 11:9 Proverbs 10:18 (also works for lying) Matthew 5:11 Ephesians 4:29  Judgment verses: Romans 2:1 Matthew 7:1 Romans 14:13 Matthew 12:36 Luke 6:37 Romans 2:12 John 3:17 Romans 8:1-2 Colossians 2:16-17   Connect with me at madisonlawson.com Instagram: SplintersofTruth Facebook: SplintersofTruth Twitter: TruthSplinters Personal Instagram: madisonlawson Personal Facebook: madisonlawsonn PersonalTwitter: madisonlawson96

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    The Handmaid's Tale - Splinters of Truth Episode 3

    The Handmaid's Tale - Splinters of Truth Episode 3

    Join me and Amy Elder as we discuss Biblical Truths in the book "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood. From answering to a deeper sense of morality to Jesus being a feminist. I hope you enjoy finding those Splinters with us! You can find Amy on Instagram @_respect.your.elder_ Verses:Luke 8:1-15Luke 7:36Luke 10:39Romans 16:3Proverbs 11:16Ephesians 5:25Proverbs 14:11 Corinthians 11:11Romans 2:11Galatians 3:28Genesis 1:27Luke 1:451 Peter 3:3-4Proverbs 31:25 Women mentioned:- The woman at the well- The woman who was bleeding for 12 years- Mary Magdalene- Bathsheba (whom David slept with and then killed her husband) through David and Bathsheba’s genealogy comes Jesus himself.- Eve- Sarah- Hannah- Miriam- Deborah- Jael- Ruth- Esther- Athaliah- Queen Vashti- Queen of Sheba- Widow of Zarephath- Shunammite Woman (Met by Elisha)- Jehosheba (pretty much saves the Messianic line)- Mary and Martha (sisters of Lazarus)- Peter’s wife- Peter’s mother-in-law- All the women who traveled with Jesus and ministered to him- Mary, Jesus’s mother- Elizabeth, John the Baptist’s mom Connect with me at madisonlawson.com/ Instagram: SplintersofTruth Facebook: SplintersofTruth Twitter: TruthSplinters Personal Instagram: madisonlawson Personal Facebook: madisonlawsonn Personal Twitter: madisonlawson96

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