335 episodes

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 • 752 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.

    The Wanderer - Episode 3: There is No Them, There is Only Us

    The Wanderer - Episode 3: There is No Them, There is Only Us

    The Wanderer: There is no them, only us. Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads. And yet, this road has come to an end. Today Dr. Timothy Gombis and Timothy John Stafford talk about community and what it means for us all to coexist on this tiny blue dot. How does God speak to this? How does Jesus? How does Paul? The two Tims wrap up a conversation on U2 and theology with a look at the songs that mean to bring us together and ask for us to be one. Things get emotional.

    This is the end of a three episode mini series, and the first of several topical conversations that will be had under the moniker of the Wanderer. If Voxology is the record, the Wanderer is the b-sides.

    You can listen to all the songs mentioned in this episode here: The Wanderer - U2 Playlist

    Tim Gombis's podcast, Faith Improvised can be found here: iTunes & Spotify

    Thanks for Wandering with us.

    The Wanderer is part of the Voxology Podcast

    The opening music is The Longest Line, by Timothy John Stafford. It is from the EP Letters From Lancaster Prison.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    314 - Understanding the Bible: Part Ten - Genre

    314 - Understanding the Bible: Part Ten - Genre

    Understanding the Bible: Part Ten. Genre. Today, we discuss genre and how it should inform our approach to the text. How is the Bible like a Barnes & Noble? And, therefore, how do we enter into it? How does cultural and time/era specific language direct our understanding?

    Mike walks us through the book of Revelation as an example of genre taken out of context.

    The complexity of the text is on display and it’s asking us to wrestle with it, to marinate in its mystery and wonder at God’s intentional back and forth with all of us. It’s beautiful in all of its chaos and intricacy.

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

    The Voxology Spotify channel can be found here: Voxology Radio

    Learn more about the Voxology Podcast

    Subscribe on iTunes or Spotify

    Support the VOX Podcast on Patreon

    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 5 min
    The Wanderer - Episode 2: Grief, Grace and the Grotesque

    The Wanderer - Episode 2: Grief, Grace and the Grotesque

    The Wanderer: Grief, Grace and the Grotesque. Intriguing title, right? It reads like the title of Tim Stafford's autobiography. 

    Episode Two: Previously on The Wanderer, Dr. Timothy Gombis and Timothy John Stafford discussed their personal histories with the band and how U2's journey in many ways mirrored their own spiritual development. Today, the Tims dive deeper into theme and some rich spiritual ideas that are discussed in a few songs in particular. How do grief and hope relate? How is it discussed outside of sentimentality? What is the mood on 'Silent Saturday,' the day between the crucifixion and the resurrection? What is Jesus's relationship to the Grotesque? How can something be both twisted and beautiful at once? What is the grammar of the Gospel? What is the logic of the Gospel??

    This will be a three episode mini series, and the first of several topical conversations that will be had under the moniker of the Wanderer. If Voxology is the record, the Wanderer is the b-sides.

    You can listen to all the songs mentioned in this episode here: The Wanderer - U2 Playlist

    Tim Gombis's podcast, Faith Improvised can be found here: iTunes & Spotify

    Thanks for Wandering with us.

    The Wanderer is part of the Voxology Podcast

    The opening music is The Longest Line, by Timothy John Stafford. It is from the EP Letters From Lancaster Prison.

    • 53 min
    313 - Understanding the Bible: Part Nine - Context Continued

    313 - Understanding the Bible: Part Nine - Context Continued

    Understanding the Bible: Part Nine. Context continued. Today, we continue the conversation on the context of the Bible and how to chart the varying understandings, or the work one must put in, to begin to approach the Bible. We spend time digging through all the layers that must be addressed, so that we can see clearly what the Bible is saying and to whom. Where do we, in 2021, fit into this narrative?

    The complexity of the text is on display and it’s asking us to wrestle with it, to marinate in mystery and wonder at God’s intentional back and forth with all of us. It’s beautiful in all of its chaos and intricacy.

    Reading Romans Backwards, by Scot McKnight can be found HERE

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

    Learn more about the VOXOLOGY Podcast

    Subscribe on iTunes and Spotify 

    Support the VOX Podcast on Patreon

    Follow us on Instagram @voxologypodcast and Facebook

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

    Music in this episode by Timothy John Stafford

    Instagram & Twitter: @GoneTimothy

    • 1 hr 15 min
    The Wanderer - Episode 1: Not All Who Wander Are Lost

    The Wanderer - Episode 1: Not All Who Wander Are Lost

    The Wanderer: Not All Who Wander Are Lost.

    Here we go! If Voxology is the record, the Wanderer is the b-sides. In this first episode, Dr. Timothy Gombis and Timothy John Stafford kick off the the first episode of this mini series on U2 and theology with a conversation about their personal histories with the band. Both Tims discuss how their interaction with the band and their music in many ways mimicked their own personal faith journeys. This is an introduction to a deeper dive into the thematic content of U2. They begin a conversation on lyrical content and album narratives and how they speak about scripture, God and the human experience with both.

    This will be a three episode mini series, and the first of several topical conversations that will be had under the moniker of the Wanderer. 

    You can listen to all the songs mentioned in this episode here: The Wanderer - U2 Playlist

    Tim Gombis's podcast, Faith Improvised can be found here: iTunes & Spotify

    Thanks for Wandering with us.

    The Wanderer is part of the Voxology Podcast

    The opening music is The Longest Line, by Timothy John Stafford. It is from the EP Letters From Lancaster Prison.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    312 - Understanding the Bible: Part Eight - Context

    312 - Understanding the Bible: Part Eight - Context

    Understanding the Bible: Part Eight - Context. This episode, we start the conversation on 'context.' How are we to approach this ancient text? What was the culture? How did the words written inform their world? How are we to relate to it in a responsible and intentional way? What is 'Hermeneutical Humility?' How can we take on that posture? How is it at odds with our American Evangelical upbringing? How can we combat the individualistic posture we were raised in? Further, how has that individualistic nature informed our theology and approach to God??? Who knew we'd have so much to cover in regards to the Bible... and we have so much more. Thanks for walking the long road with us.

    This is a chaotic time period that is placing huge loads on people's shoulders. From the crisis in Afghanistan and the mess in Texas to the consuming fires in California, the catastrophic weather in the South and the never ending pandemic, folks are struggling with immense depression and anxiety. If you feel this weight and the dark, isolating pressure it can bring with it, we want to encourage you to talk to someone. I (Tim) can often not even be aware I'm spiraling and I need to air out the mess before it consumes. Let's cultivate a community that holds each other up, that pulls our neighbor out of the muck and the mire and sits in grief and lament with one another :)

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

    Learn more about the VOXOLOGY Podcast

    Subscribe on iTunes and Spotify

    Support the VOXOLOGY Podcast on Patreon

    Follow us on Instagram: @voxologypodcast and Facebook

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

    Music in this episode by Timothy John Stafford

    Instagram & Twitter: @GoneTimothy

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
752 Ratings

752 Ratings

SheilaGirl70 ,

So enriching, I can’t get enough!

Mike and Tim have been a beacon of light for me since I was recommended this podcast by a commenter on the Holy Post FB page. The Sermon on the Mount series is fantastic and has opened my eyes and enriched my life in so many ways. I look forward to each and every podcast now, and I absolutely love when Seth is featured, he brings a great big smile to my face!

JBForse ,

Authenticity

The authenticity of this podcast is difficult to find elsewhere. The hosts do not claim to be geniuses or experts, rather they approach conversations about the Bible honestly, as believers trying to understand. Furthermore, they often invite guests onto the show whom they may disagree with, to discuss and understand viewpoints and stances they do not hold themselves. Those conversations are incredibly edifying, and even strengthening for my own faith. There are few others I would trust to walk me through examining my beliefs with a critical eye, with the intention of living true, authentic, intelligent faith. Thanks guys!!

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Best podcast available.

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