56 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 Briggs and David Mikucki

    • 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.

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23 Ratings

23 Ratings

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.

FunkyMac2015 ,

You have better things to do with your time

Sure, there are certainly better things you could be doing with your time. Counting ceiling tiles, or even scrubbing your walls. Though you could listen to this while you do those things, so you don’t have much to lose.

(Secretly one of my favorite podcasts)

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