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Voxology (Formerly the Vox Podcast with Mike Erre) is a collection of voices that question and discuss our culture's most relevant topics in relation to Christ and Christianity. We talk LGBTQ, American and church politics, Christian culture's catastrophic marginalization of the very people Jesus implores us to love and so much more. If you have serious questions about the church’s representation of Jesus, what he has done and the beauty of his work on earth today, join hosts Mike Erre and Tim Stafford and their guests to talk things out and find your way back to the true mission of Jesus.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 1K Ratings

Voxology (Formerly the Vox Podcast with Mike Erre) is a collection of voices that question and discuss our culture's most relevant topics in relation to Christ and Christianity. We talk LGBTQ, American and church politics, Christian culture's catastrophic marginalization of the very people Jesus implores us to love and so much more. If you have serious questions about the church’s representation of Jesus, what he has done and the beauty of his work on earth today, join hosts Mike Erre and Tim Stafford and their guests to talk things out and find your way back to the true mission of Jesus.

    464 - To Be Human - Part Fifteen: Four Rivers Run Through It

    464 - To Be Human - Part Fifteen: Four Rivers Run Through It

    To Be Human - Part Fifteen: Four Rivers Run Through It. Today we continue our conversation on what it means to be human. How does the priestly language used for the "Adam" echo through scripture? How do those echoes help us to better understand what is happening in Eden? What about today? In what ways does Jesus actually fulfill scripture, in a non rhetorical sense?

    First, we asked, you answered! We received so much feedback on how to make the podcast more accessible, shareable and easier to jump in as a new listener. We spend ht the first few minutes of the episode talking through this.

    00:00 Intro

    01:53 Listener feedback

    13:48 To Be Human Content

    As always, we encourage and would love discussion as we pursue. Feel free to email in questions to hello@voxpodcast.com, and to engage the conversation on Facebook and Instagram.

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    Music in this episode by Timothy John Stafford

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    • 53 min
    463 - To Be Human - Part Fourteen: Knowledge of Good & Evil

    463 - To Be Human - Part Fourteen: Knowledge of Good & Evil

    To Be Human - Part Fourteen: Knowledge of Good & Evil. Today, Mike and Tim discuss the trees in the Garden of Eden, specifically the Tree of Life and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. They explore the significance of these trees and how they relate to the themes of mortality, eternal life, and moral discernment. Further, our fearless hosts explore the concept of the knowledge of good and evil and the choice to trust God's definition of good and evil or define it for oneself. How is this choice present throughout the biblical story, from Adam and Eve to Israel and the church? What is the importance of discernment and the role of Torah in guiding human choices? How do we trust God's wisdom and definitions of good and evil, rather than relying on our own understanding?

    As always, we encourage and would love discussion as we pursue. Feel free to email in questions to hello@voxpodcast.com, and to engage the conversation on Facebook and Instagram.

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    Music in this episode by Timothy John Stafford

    Instagram & Twitter: @GoneTimothy

    • 1 hr 1 min
    462 - To Be Human - Part Thirteen: Dust to Dust

    462 - To Be Human - Part Thirteen: Dust to Dust

    462 - To Be Human - Part Thirteen: Dust to Dust. Today, on the Voxology Podcast, Mike and Tim further discuss the creation account in Genesis 1 and 2. They explore the themes of cosmic order, the role of humans as image bearers, and the significance of the Garden of Eden. They also examine the relationship between Genesis 1 and 2, arguing that Genesis 2 is a sequel to Genesis 1, focusing on the creation of the already existing land and the selection of Adam and Eve as representative priests.

    Mike and Tim highlight the theological implications of these accounts and challenge the idea of humans being created perfect and then falling, exploring the themes of sacred space, the creation of a mountain temple garden, the role of humanity, and the distortion of God's ideals in Genesis 2 and 3. Does Genesis 1 describe the creation of general humanity, distinct from Adam and Eve's creation in Genesis 2? What is the significance of land in the Old Testament and the presence of other beings opposing God's work in the world?

    As always, we encourage and would love discussion as we pursue. Feel free to email in questions to hello@voxpodcast.com, and to engage the conversation on Facebook and Instagram.

    We're on YouTube (if you're into that kinda thing): VOXOLOGY TV.

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    Music in this episode by Timothy John Stafford

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    • 52 min
    461 - To Be Human - Part Twelve: The Gift of Time

    461 - To Be Human - Part Twelve: The Gift of Time

    To Be Human - Part Twelve: The Gift of Time. Today, Mike and Tim discuss the topic of mandating the Ten Commandments in school classrooms, highlighting the problematic aspects of this idea and the recent incidents of sexual abuse and hypocrisy within the church.

    Then, we're back in Genesis to pick up the conversation on time and the concept of Sabbath and its significance in the biblical narrative. It emphasizes the idea that Sabbath is not just about taking a day off from work, but about recognizing our inherent value as human beings and resting in the love of God and the cultural and historical context of Sabbath, highlighting its relevance for an enslaved people who were constantly producing and working. Sabbath is a time of rest, reflection, and rejuvenation and the benefits of incorporating Sabbath practices into our lives are discussed.

    To be human is to be limited, to need rest, and to find value in our humanness rather than productivity. Sabbath is a counter to the hustle culture and a reminder that time is a gift, not a curse. It is a time to enjoy God's creation and to declare His goodness to the world. Sabbath is not about self-care, but about recognizing God's love and our enoughness. It is a way to resist the pharaohs of productivity and to find joy in the present moment.

    As always, we encourage and would love discussion as we pursue. Feel free to email in questions to hello@voxpodcast.com, and to engage the conversation on Facebook and Instagram.

    We're on YouTube (if you're into that kinda thing): VOXOLOGY TV.

    Our Merch Store! ETSY

    Learn more about the Voxology Podcast

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    Support the Voxology Podcast on Patreon

    The Voxology Spotify channel can be found here: Voxology Radio

    Follow us on Instagram: @voxologypodcast and "like" us on Facebook

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    Music in this episode by Timothy John Stafford

    Instagram & Twitter: @GoneTimothy

    • 1 hr 10 min
    460 - To Be Human - Part Eleven: Time After Time

    460 - To Be Human - Part Eleven: Time After Time

    To Be Human - Part Eleven: Time After Time. Today, Mike and Tim bring back an old segment, Tim's Troubled Times!, to discuss the challenges of responding to power over within the church. We explore the use of Christian language to baptize political agendas, the rise of Christian nationalism, and the harm caused in the name of Jesus. How do we resist power over in a healthy way and advocate for life without engaging in conflict?

    We then step back into the book of Genesis to look at the seven day Creation story. Is it literal? What is the author doing? What would be understood by the original audience? What is lost in translation? How should we interpret it now? What is the significance of time and the number seven in Genesis? Fun Stuff.

    As always, we encourage and would love discussion as we pursue. Feel free to email in questions to hello@voxpodcast.com, and to engage the conversation on Facebook and Instagram.

    Our Merch Store: ETSY

    Learn more about the Voxology Podcast

    Subscribe on iTunes or Spotify

    Support the Voxology Podcast on Patreon

    The Voxology Spotify channel can be found here: Voxology Radio

    Follow us on Instagram: @voxologypodcast and "like" us on Facebook

    Follow Mike on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mikeerre

    Music in this episode by Timothy John Stafford

    Instagram & Twitter: @GoneTimothy

    • 1 hr 6 min
    459 - The Relationship Between Power, Parenting and Therapy

    459 - The Relationship Between Power, Parenting and Therapy

    The Relationship Between Power, Parenting and Therapy. Today, Mike and Tim respond to a few listener questions from the past few episodes: First, they read a response to the "therapist vetting questionnaire" from the last episode. What is the role of therapists as mirrors rather than windows, reflecting back the client's thoughts and patterns? In response to another email, does the same questionnaire speak to the importance of finding a therapist who can accept and understand both faith and sexuality?

    Next, parenting. How does power over translate there? How do we stay connected with children and focus on catching them doing things right rather than wrong? What is the balance of power over and power with in parenting? What is the importance of love and commitment in order for power to be received as love? We discuss the importance of parenting with connection and empathy rather than shame and punishment, the need for parents to be willing to walk with their children through their mistakes and bad decisions, rather than simply disciplining the symptoms. Further, we discuss the power dynamics within the church and the need for leaders to exercise power alongside rather than power over. Thank you to the emailers for such great questions!

    As always, we encourage and would love discussion as we pursue. Feel free to email in questions to hello@voxpodcast.com, and to engage the conversation on Facebook and Instagram.

    We're on YouTube (if you're into that kinda thing): VOXOLOGY TV.

    Our merch store! ETSY

    Learn more about the Voxology Podcast

    Subscribe on iTunes or Spotify

    Support the Voxology Podcast on Patreon

    The Voxology Spotify channel can be found here: Voxology Radio

    Follow us on Instagram: @voxologypodcast and "like" us on Facebook

    Follow Mike on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mikeerre

    Music in this episode by Timothy John Stafford

    Instagram & Twitter: @GoneTimothy

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

leviandbetsy ,

Let’s Calm Down on the zillion-part series

I love this podcast and all of the important issues they talk about. HOWEVER, I really wish Mike & Tim would give each episode a unique name rather than the same title with endless parts. It makes me feel like I can’t jump in and listen unless I go back 6 months and get in on every single episode leading up to the most recent one. And that sounds overwhelming, so why even try? Guys, for the love of new beginnings, just get a little creative sprinkle to title names and help us all to feel like it’s safe to climb aboard the Voxology johnboat anytime we please.🪄 🛶 🪄 🙏🏼

Randyhohf ,

Thank you

Love, love, love Mike, Tim and Seth.

Haitidad ,

Love Seth

I love Seth

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