Banned Books

Episodes

341: John Cassian - The Spirit of Acedia

February 24, 2024 | By Christopher Gillespie, Donavon Riley
Hey, You Guys! In this episode, we discuss the dominant spirit of our age, acedia, by reading and discussing St. John Cassian’s exposition of acedia in The Institutes.

340: St. John Chrysostom - Homily on the Gospel of St. John Chapter Six

February 18, 2024 | By Christopher Gillespie, Donavon Riley
There’s Power in the Blood. In this episode, we read a homily on John’s Gospel, the power of Christ’s blood, and a whole lot of symbolism in John Chrysostom’s exegesis.

339: Rosenbladt - Christ Died for the Sins of Christians Too

February 9, 2024 | By Christopher Gillespie, Donavon Riley
Sure Shot. In this episode of Banned Books, we read Rod Rosenbladt’s essay, Christ Died for the Sins of Christians Too. We talk about theological mentors, the Reformation, law and Gospel, justification, sanctification, the Church, and where we find our comfort at all times, in all places.

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337: Chesterton - Heretics: On Sandals and Simplicity

January 26, 2024 | By Christopher Gillespie, Donavon Riley
Simple Man. In this episode, we read G.K. Chesterton and discuss everything from simple living to the death and resurrection of Christ as the foundation of reality, the higher meaning of cups, and why a tomato is just a tomato.

336: Tolkien - On Christian Preaching

January 20, 2024 | By Christopher Gillespie, Donavon Riley
Keep The Beat. In this episode, we converse about good and bad sermons as defined by J.R.R. Tolkien. We discuss cosmology, truth, love, and why how we use words matters.

335: Gregory the Great - Pastoral Rule

January 12, 2024 | By Christopher Gillespie, Donavon Riley
The Art of Noise. In this episode, we discuss the ins and outs of pastoral care — the art, the discipline, and the experience of pastoral care — while reading The Rule of Gregory the Great. It’s all about church leadership and pastoral ministry in this week’s episode of Banned Books.

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334: MacDonald - The Cause of Spiritual Stupidity

January 8, 2024 | By Christopher Gillespie, Donavon Riley
The Man Who Sold The World. In this episode, we discuss what attachment to things rather than Christ gets us while reading George Macdonald’s Unspoken Sermons. The conversation leads us through the topics of higher and lower things, bread-making, willing and wanting, God-gifted vocations, and how to properly end a sermon.

333: Herzberger - The Family Altar at Christmas

December 22, 2023 | By Christopher Gillespie, Donavon Riley
The God Who Stole Christmas. In this episode of Banned Books, we discuss Christmas Eve and Christmas Day readings, prayers, hymns, and traditions. We also have a lot of fun jesting and critiquing time-held hymns and traditions. We talk translations, history, worship, and why Christmas is the best time to embrace the enchanting absurdity of Jesus — the God-in-the-flesh, who’s come to be a Light in the darkness, a shield against sin, the world and the devil, and the Door opened and welcoming us into eternal life.

332: Norman Nagel - The Lord has more than one Elijah

December 16, 2023 | By Christopher Gillespie, Donavon Riley
Won’t Get Fooled Again. In this episode, we discuss all things Advent - repentance, John the Baptist, preaching Christ, pastoral care to the afflicted and the unrepentant, and how to get to hell - while reading Norman Nagel’s Advent 3 sermon.

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331: Martyn Lloyd-Jones - The End of the World

December 11, 2023 | By Christopher Gillespie, Donavon Riley
All Day and All of the Night. In this episode of Banned Books, we discuss Advent and the second coming of Jesus Christ while reading a sermon by Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Along the way, we talk about the symbols and meaning of Christmas, how preaching a biblical sermon doesn’t mean it’s a gospel sermon, and why that matters, all with an extra echo for dramatic effect.

330: Aelfric - The Homilies of the Anglo-Saxon Church

December 1, 2023 | By Christopher Gillespie, Donavon Riley
Sober Up, He’s Coming! In this episode of the Banned Books podcast, we read Aelfric’s Advent homily while discussing decorating churches for Christmas, the importance of symbolism for the Christian faith, what a tide is, and why the books Genesis and Revelation reference everything regarding faith and life.

329: Venerable Bede - On the Song of Songs

November 25, 2023 | By Christopher Gillespie, Donavon Riley
We Need More Mother’s Milk & Pomegranate Seeds. In this episode of Banned Books, we discuss the Song of Songs and read the seventh-century monk, Bede, who takes us on a wild ride through the text; we converse about exegesis, cosmology, the church, why the meaning of words matters, how to read the Bible like an early medieval theologian, and why the story about Jesus changes the world.

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Channel
1517 Podcast Network
Creator
1517 Podcasts
1517 Podcasts
2015 - 2023
Episodes
371
Rating
Clean