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Welcome to Banned Books, where we read and converse with the rebel children, the holy mischief-makers of God, who fight against the kind of useless religious, spiritual, and moral methods of life improvement that seeks to smother the glory of God in Jesus Christ. We want to introduce you to those who forgot everything except Jesus Christ and him crucified. We all struggle with fear of being last, lost, least, littlest, and dead, and so we are here to encourage, challenge, provoke, and maybe ...
 
Close Reads is a book-club podcast for the incurable reader. Hosted by David Kern and featuring Tim McIntosh and Heidi White, alongside a couple of other occasional guests, we read Great Books and talk about them. This is a show for amateurs in the best sense. We’re book lovers, book enthusiasts. This is not an experts show and it’s barely literary analysis in the way that literary analysis is commonly understood. Instead it’s a show about experiences with literary urge. Join us! Close Reads ...
 
Beyond the Book is presented by Literary Affairs a literary lifestyle company that has been promoting great literature and fostering a community of book lovers for two decades. Beyond the Book offers book club style salons with best-selling and literary debut authors, literary talks on classic novels, professionally facilitated book groups, panel discussions and cultural conversations related to current books. Each audio or video episode is curated by Literary Affairs founder and leader Juli ...
 
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It’s What You Can’t See That Can Kill You. We continue our reading and discussion of Johann Hamann, The London Writings, focusing primarily on spiritual warfare and how it manifests in daily life and pastoral ministry. — SHOW NOTES: London Writings: The Spiritual & Theological Journal of Johann Georg Hamann https://ballastpress.com/shop/ols/product…
 
Two Books, One Condescending God. In this episode, we discuss the exegesis of Johann Hamann. What are the implications for Christians when God’s Spirit and Word translate us into the church and the world? — SHOW NOTES: London Writings: The Spiritual & Theological Journal of Johann Georg Hamann https://ballastpress.com/shop/ols/products/london-writi…
 
This week, Scott and Karl are off, so we'll flashback to July 2019, for a very relevant conversation from a very different world. Scott and OGB producer Brett discuss pedagogy and dominant learning theories, as Scott aspires to be a better Starting Strength coach and a more effective interlocutor at Online Great Books. We begin our discussion with …
 
How long? Not Long. In this episode, we introduce the works of Johann Georg Hamann, specifically the London Writings: The Spiritual & Theological Journal of Johann Georg Hamann. — SHOW NOTES: London Writings: The Spiritual & Theological Journal of Johann Georg Hamann https://ballastpress.com/shop/ols/products/london-writings-the-spiritual-theologic…
 
You’re Elected! As we conclude our conversation of The Justification of the Ungodly By Jonathan F. Grothe, we read the conclusion to chapter eight of Paul’s letter to the Christians in Rome. In this episode, we talk about what God’s election in Christ means for the ungodly in an ungodly and evil world. — SHOW NOTES: The Justification of the Ungodly…
 
This week, Scott and Karl finish their discussion of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion, a heavy fandom collection of mythopoeic stories that form a complete history of Middle Earth. The duo agrees— don't read this unless you’ve read the big trilogy first. Karl adds, “I think it’s very good. If Tolkien is as big of a part of your life as it is in …
 
He’s Got The Whole Futile World in His Hands! We continue our series on The Justification of the Ungodly By Jonathan F. Grothe. In this episode, the old and new creation, the futility of the world, and new hope. — SHOW NOTES: The Justification of the Ungodly By Jonathan F. Grothe https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/jonathan-f-grothe/the-justification-o…
 
This week, Scott and Karl begin their discussion of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion, a collection of mythopoeic stories that form a complete history of Middle Earth. Until 1977, these manuscripts were unpublished until his son, Christopher Tolkien, edited them posthumously. Producer Brett warns, "If you don't know what The Silmarillion is, you …
 
Freedom Jackpot! We continue our reading of The Justification of the Ungodly By Jonathan F. Grothe. In this episode, freedom, life, and the work of the Holy Spirit. — SHOW NOTES: The Justification of the Ungodly By Jonathan F. Grothe https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/jonathan-f-grothe/the-justification-of-the-ungodly/hardcover/product-1v99z94g.html T…
 
This week, Scott and Karl finish their discussion of John Dewey's essay, "Challenge to Liberal Thought." Written in his later life, Dewey expands on his criticisms of the Great Books of Western Civilization enterprise and a liberal arts education. The duo agrees— this is shoddy work to say the least. At the end of their conversation, Scott says, “T…
 
There’s no "I" in team, but there is an "I" in simul. We continue to read and discuss The Justification of the Ungodly By Jonathan F. Grothe. In this episode, the simul, old-world heroism, and the trouble with justification. — SHOW NOTES: The Justification of the Ungodly By Jonathan F. Grothe https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/jonathan-f-grothe/the-ju…
 
In the tradition of intellectual fairness, Scott and Karl read from someone they don’t agree with this week. Toted as the 'King of Progressive Philosophers', John Dewey was an educational reformer active throughout the first half of the 20th century. He left a very significant, progressive mark on the public school system. His essay "Challenge to L…
 
Not Husbandry Law, Husband Law. We continue reading The Justification of the Ungodly By Jonathan F. Grothe. In this episode, old and new life, letter and Spirit, and what husband law is all about. — SHOW NOTES: The Justification of the Ungodly By Jonathan F. Grothe https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/jonathan-f-grothe/the-justification-of-the-ungodly/h…
 
Scott and Karl finish their two-part discussion of Robert Maynard Hutchins' 1952 essay "The Great Conversation: Substance of a Liberal Education." The Great Conversation is the ongoing process of the best writers and thinkers of Western Civilization referencing, building on, and refining the work of their predecessors. According to Hutchins, "The t…
 
Hurry Up And Die so that You Can Live. We continue our reading and discussion of The Justification of the Ungodly By Jonathan F. Grothe. In this episode, what happens when God sends us a preacher, baptizes, and sets us free from the demands of the Law and Sin. — SHOW NOTES: The Justification of the Ungodly By Jonathan F. Grothe https://www.lulu.com…
 
In 1943, two University of Chicago educators, Robert Maynard Hutchins and Mortimer Adler, launched a series of Great Books seminars with prominent Chicagoans. By 1952, Hutchins had penned "The Great Conversation," an essay promoting the Great Books of the Western World published by Encyclopædia Britannica and intended for the masses. The Great Conv…
 
Holy Watered. This week on the podcast, we begin our series on The Justification of the Ungodly By Jonathan F. Grothe. In this episode, we focus on Romans 6, baptism, sanctification, and the “simul.” — SHOW NOTES: The Justification of the Ungodly By Jonathan F. Grothe https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/jonathan-f-grothe/the-justification-of-the-ungodl…
 
Scott and Karl finish their discussion of Joel Salatin's book Polyface Micro: Success with Livestock on a Homestead Scale. Success with domestic livestock does not require large land bases. Salatin's goal is to raise animals that yield integrity edible food as evidence of his family's Polyface Farm in Virginia. Scott says, "He's an efficiency exper…
 
Old Adam Creates Six Alternate Legal Theories. In this episode, we conclude our discussion of Hermann Sasse - What is the State? What’s the relation of the state to the church as regards authority, law, justice, and morality? — SHOW NOTES: Hermann Sasse - What is the State? (1932) https://www.academia.edu/12723224/Hermann_Sasse_1895_1976_ The Secul…
 
Changnesia About God’s Original Revelation. In this episode, we discuss Hermann Sasse - What is the State? What’s the difference between God’s law preached lawfully and old Adam’s legal theory. — SHOW NOTES: Hermann Sasse - What is the State? (1932) https://www.academia.edu/12723224/Hermann_Sasse_1895_1976_ The Seculosity Creed https://mbird.com/ev…
 
This week and next, Scott and Karl explore Joel Salatin's book Polyface Micro: Success with Livestock on a Homestead Scale. Joel Salatin and his family own and operate Polyface Farm in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. The farm produces pastured beef, pork, chicken, eggs, turkeys, rabbits, lamb, and ducks, servicing roughly 6,000 families and 50 restau…
 
A Very Merry Apocalypse! In this episode, we conclude our reading of Living By Faith: Justification and Sanctification by Oswald Bayer. We discuss the old world and new creation, death and new life, God unpreached and preached, and much more! — SHOW NOTES: Living By Faith: Justification and Sanctification by Oswald Bayer https://amzn.to/3Gn01WR Lon…
 
And so we come to the end. Join David, Heidi, and Tim as they dig (no pun intended) into the fiery (pun intended) ending to this classic book. Where do the book's sympathies lie in the end? Why did Darl go mad? Who is trustworthy? These and many other questions get discussed. Happy listening! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out informatio…
 
Scott and Karl finish their discussion of Walker Percy's 1983 book Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book. Percy's contribution to the self-help book craze deals with the Western mind's tendency toward heavy abstraction. With that, he invites readers to think about how we communicate with our world. The duo dives into Percy's take on the probl…
 
We Don’t Progress, We Die… And Live Anew. In this episode, we read and discuss Living By Faith: Justification and Sanctification by Oswald Bayer. What’s the impact of distinguishing between God unpreached and preached? Why does God attack and kill us, and why is it necessary that we die and riseunspla to live a new life in Christ? — SHOW NOTES: Liv…
 
This week, Scott and Karl pick up another book by a recurring guest on the show, Walker Percy. Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book is more of a mock self-help book, designed not to help but to provoke. Part satire part deadly serious, Percy's goal is to explore ideas of the self and expose the social ills which plague society as a result of…
 
No Weaklings in The Gene Pool! In this episode, we conclude our discussion of Darwin’s Origin of Species. What is so appealing to Darwin about Genesis 1? Why would one choose death by the law to the Gospel? How does Jesus up-end one’s reading of Genesis and the law? — SHOW NOTES: Life without a Preacher: Darwin’s Origin of Species https://wordandwo…
 
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