148 episodes

A non-theology podcast in which a stodgy presbyterian and a casserole-loving baptist try to understand how they got to be the way they are.

The Lightest Form of Flogging Jim and David

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 23 Ratings

A non-theology podcast in which a stodgy presbyterian and a casserole-loving baptist try to understand how they got to be the way they are.

    147: Spoooooky Manor

    147: Spoooooky Manor

    If you’ve ever tried to get gum off your shoe, you understand how hard it is to get rid of this podcast. You also understand how hard it is for us to get rid of Ben Robin. In this episode, he joins us again for another text adventure game. Also Jim and Ben get quite confrontational about David’s covenanter-y beliefs.
    This episode is mastered in surround sound, so you may want to listen with headphones.
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    • 2 hr 8 min
    147.5: End Of Year Special (Again [Again])

    147.5: End Of Year Special (Again [Again])

    Sure, if you wanted to hear our End of Year Special from 2018, you could have just gone back and listened to episode 24. But we’ve made it easier for you by pretending a podcast feed is a radio station and replaying old content. You’re welcome.
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    • 21 min
    146: FUP in Three Weeks

    146: FUP in Three Weeks

    There comes a time in every podcast’s life when they release an episode like this one. Probably. Most likely. I think so, anyway.
    We have some good conversations about Jim’s anthophila-at-rest expression, then read some Mitch Hedberg jokes, then “vamp” in follow up for the rest of the show.
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    145: Sorry for the Convenience

    145: Sorry for the Convenience

    You have died of dysentery. Or rather, you’ll wish you had. No, wait. The show is good now. Sorry, Jim. Anyway, in this episode we have Ben on to play a text adventure game called Flaming Goat! Since it wraps up pretty quickly, the three of us come up with a game about trains and Francis Schaffer on the fly. Then we talk a bunch about what’s wrong with David. Lastly, Ben has a last word at the last.
    This episode was actually mastered in Dolby Atmos Spatial Audio—and while that won’t come through 100% since it needed to be exported as an MP3 for podcasting, it is best listened to in stereo—so if you have headphones or some nice stereo speakers, maybe consider using them to listen.
    Mentioned Links
    Purely Presbyterian articles on the Establishment Principle: One, Two, Three, and Four.
    Website: SermonSearch
    The source for the text adventure game we played: Memento Mori. These are really fun with groups!

    • 1 hr 32 min
    144: Vomiting Party

    144: Vomiting Party

    In this episode, we banter about Apple and pictures and stuff. Jim explains his deep desire for camouflage pants, possibly explaining his aversion to regular pants. We also talk a bit about COVID and Crossway, though as separate discussions. For the main course, we finish Jordan Peterson’s book or something, I guess.
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    • 41 min
    143: Three Emotion Day

    143: Three Emotion Day

    Um. I’m not sure what to write here. Officially, we covered two more chapters of Jordan Peterson’s book. Unofficially, just listen and find out. Okay? I’ve got things to do, too. Was this description really something you were going to read and evaluate whether or not to listen to this episode? I didn’t think so.
    Sorry, I think I just wanted to rush through writing this so I can quit staring at the show artwork. Yikes.
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    • 1 hr 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Ambiguity123 ,

Where to start?

Revising my opinion originally posted below.
Not much has changed actually. I feel like I’m in the depths of Stockholm syndrome and will defend this show to the hilt. Also, Epstein didn’t kill himself.

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If you appreciate a Two Guys Talking (TGT, not Target's NYSE stock symbol, but I digress) podcast that leaves you screaming at your podcast player, this is the one for you! If, instead, you'd prefer to listen to something that meets your felt needs, I'd direct you in the direction of your nearest prosperity preacher (bring your wallet). They steadfastly refuse to make their podcast shorter than an hour in the face of 3 (THREE!) listeners (or flogging recipients) opinions. If this review made you shake your head, move on. If not, well, don't say I didn't warn you.

Bryan Jemerson ,

What's the cruelest most unusual form of punishment you can think of?

I'm not sure why it always goes downhill. That is the first line to my favorite Jon Foreman song. It is a good song. This is not a good podcast. In fact, when I ask Siri "What's the cruelest most uniusual form of punishment you can think of?" she promtly starts playing The Lightest Form of Flogging.

Listening to this podcast is reminiscent of going into a Pub, spilling water on your baby, and asking everyone around what just happened. Also, for whatever reason, my former self gets hungry for tater tot casserole whenever I listen, but I also hear my personal life coach's voice telling me to stay staunch, not paunch.

As the song says "Heaven knows, heaven knows I try to find the cure for pain." This podcast is not the cure for pain, it is pain. But is is pain that needs no cure!

Evangelancer ,

Listening to this was a mistake

“The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians who honor Jesus with their lips and walk out the door and deny Him by not listening to every theology podcast in iTunes. That is what the online Reformed subculture simply finds unReformed.”

This pseudoquote from Brennan Manning has long been echoing in my head ever since I made the mistake of listening to The Lightest Form of Flogging. What I thought was another podcast that would aid me in my quest to be an expert in Reformed podcasting, add another notch on my (impressive) podcast feed full of Reformed podcasts, and puff up my subtler-than-thou righteous stance as I name drop some entry level Reformed podcasts was, in fact, quite the opposite. Imagine my shock, fear, and terror when, in the very first episode, they make plainly clear that this *isnt* another Reformed theology podcast, and that there are *too many* Reformed theology podcasts out there right now.

And then imagine my paranoia upon the horrifying, hallowing realization that - gasp - they might be right.

And thus I fell down a rabbit hole and now know more about the effects of Tylenol and Ibuprofen than I ever wanted to know and how and why I think and operate the way I do. Shoutout to “7: Sad Gumball Machine”, which might be one of the best episodes on Christians discussing depression one can listen to. If you enjoy meta-level discussions with a measured dose of sarcasm and dread, then The Lightest Form of Flogging might be the best Reformed podcast you could listen to.