1. 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.
  2. The Chairman’s Intent. In this episode of Banned Books, we converse about the Gospel, ritual, and how and why God embodies his grace while reading John Kleinig’s article, Rituals and the Enactment of the Gospel.
  3. Hey Man, Nice Shot. In this episode, we discuss Rene Girard’s argument for why Jesus’ death as a scapegoat is unique to all other sacrifices in human history. What is violence for? What is a scapegoat, and why is one necessary for peace and good order? How does Jesus break the law machinery that demands a victim?
  4. The question isn't "what are we going to do," the question is "what aren't we going to do?" In this episode, Jesus becomes sin and death.
  5. Gonna make it, Gonna make it, Not gonna make it, Not gonna make it, Not gonna make it! In this episode, distinguishing righteousness from righteousness, good works from justification.
  6. Strange Things are Afoot at the Circle K! In this episode, history, justification, good works, and pastoral table talk.
  7. I Hope Our Ministry Makes The Cut. In this episode, the limits of the law, why we feel the need to limit the Gospel, and what happens when ministries diverge.
  8. Proper Skin Care is Important. In this episode, circumcision, the power of symbols, why not all sacraments are the same, and the lessons of history.
  9. Katie Perry Can’t Forgive Sins! In this episode, the power of symbols, nailing down why Jesus gave himself for our sin, and grotesque doodles.
  10. What’s The Harm in a Good Theory? In this episode, we discuss the problem with atonement theories, unleashing the Gospel, and the danger in speculating about God.
  11. This is Almost As Offensive as The Gospel. Gillespie and Riley read and discuss Martin Luther’s Galatians commentary. In this episode, Riley combines chocolate covered espresso beans with mushroom coffee, one of us offends everyone, and our quarantine fever takes over the conversation. It’s a wild, scattershot episode with tongue planted firmly in cheek. And the worst offenses are in the post-show.
  12. I Want to Believe... Gillespie and Riley continue to read and discuss Martin Luther’s Galatians commentary. In the episode, a deep dive into the 80s and 90s pop culture, piling up analogies, and what’s so unique about the Gospel.

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