The Happy Rant
The Happy Rant
Oct 22, 2020
Happy Rant Sports #46 - NBA Finals, Great Uniforms, and QB Landing Spots
39 min

In this episode of the Happy Rant Sports podcast Ted and Barnabas discuss a variety of topics, mostly pertaining to sports:

  • True Nashville guys
  • Boring NBA finals
  • The Jets are putrid
  • Great classic uniforms
  • Landing spots for struggling QBs
Life and Books and Everything
Life and Books and Everything
Kevin DeYoung, Collin Hansen, Justin Taylor
How Did Sexual Identity Politics Win?
In this episode of Life and Books and Everything, Carl Trueman joins Kevin, Justin, and Collin to discuss his latest book, published by Crossway, which analyzes the development of the sexual revolution as a symptom—rather than the cause—of the human search for identity. You’ll also learn the benefit for Christians of reading Nietzsche and Freud, and what you can say to someone when there isn’t time to debate the philosophy of gender.    Timestamps:  Thirty-second long book title [00:55 – 1:25]  If identity is sexual, then sex is political. [1:25 – 7:37]  Behaviors demand toleration; identity demands recognition. [7:37 – 13:39]  Grappling with the history of ideas [13:39 – 22:26]  Intended audience [22:26 – 24:29]  Why Carl wants to be called a bigot [24:29 – 28:32]  Should pastors read these non-Christian authors? [28:32 – 34:18]  Is Protestantism to blame for sexual identity politics? [34:18 – 44:48]  Natural law will help us communicate to younger generations. [44:48 – 50:55]  What can you say to the other side when there isn’t time to debate? [50:55 – 56:16]  Against lament? [56:16 – 57:50]  Family shapes theology. [57:50 – 1:03:00]  Books and Everything:  The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution, by Carl R. Trueman  Civilization & Its Discontents, by Sigmund Freud  The Triumph of the Therapeutic, by Philip Rieff  Living in God's Two Kingdoms: A Biblical Vision for Christianity and Culture, by David VanDrunen  Hands Across the Aisle  “The Fury of the Fatherless,” by Mary Eberstadt, First Things
1 hr 4 min
Knowing Faith
Knowing Faith
Training The Church
#95 – God in the Dark Places of Genesis with Tish Harrison Warren
This episode we are joined by Tish Harrison Warren. Tish is a priest in the Anglican Church in North America and is the author of Liturgy of the Ordinary and the forthcoming book Prayer in the Night (coming in January, preorder now). She is a monthly columnist for Christianity Today and you can find her articles in the New York Times, Religious News Service, Comment Magazine, and many other places. On this episode Tish and the crew discuss the following: * In Genesis 3 we find out that humanity rebels against God and in doing so, finds themselves experiencing separation from God. This is the reality we are born into, that we let’s start at a high level: Is it possible to find God in a dark world? * After the fall, Adam and Eve are exiled from the garden, setting up this mega theme of exile throughout the bible: What is exile and is God with us in it? How do we seek and find God when in exile? * As the story moves forward, brokenness takes on different contours: The story of Cain and Abel we see murder, bloodshed, we approach God differently in the midst of a violent world? * Prior to Noah, it appears that the world has unraveled into great unrighteousness and evil: How can we pray when we feel doubt that the world around us can ever be made whole again? * When we get to the Tower of Babel, we find the people scattered, divided, and confused: In what way if any does prayer not only bridge the gap between us and God but between us and the other? Don't forget to support the show and have access to merch, monthly newsletters, behind-the-scenes, and more at Follow us on social media on Instagram @knowingfaithpodcast, Twitter @KnowingFaithPod, and on Facebook at Knowing Faith.
38 min
Collin Hansen, The Gospel Coalition
The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self
A recent article in _New York Magazine_ included this bombshell, "Roughly 30% of American women under 25 identify as LGBT. For women over 60, that figure is less than 5%." Now, I can't find anyone who believes this number can really be that high. To acknowledge such a dramatic shift in such a short period of time would be nothing short of a world changing revolution. But, we know about rapid onset gender dysphoria among adolescents and teens. We've seen the prevalence of social contagion in our Instagram age. So, is such a revolution in human sexuality so unthinkable? This revolution may be sudden if it's actually happening, but it's no more dramatic than what we've seen unfold in the west in the last 60 years. Historian, Carl Trueman covers that ground in his new book, _The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution,_ published by Crossway. But, he locates the sexual revolution within a broader change in views of the self and identity. Trueman joins me in this special extended episode of Gospelbound, to help church leaders understand what's happening. I've heard Carl say that apologetics used to be about explaining the church to the world, but now it's more about explaining the world to the church. That's what he does in _The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self_, which is my pick for the most important book published in 2020. I'm eager to learn more about this road to revolution, and also pose some of our listeners' questions on this subject. This episode of Gospelbound is sponsored by Crossway, publisher of _The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution_ by Carl Trueman.
57 min
As In Heaven
As In Heaven
The Gospel Coalition
Parenting in This Cultural Moment
Jim Davis and Michael Graham welcome Jasmine Holmes to talk through the complexities of parenting in this cultural moment. They discuss the fears and hopes of parents raising black children and what it looks like to help majority culture children process this period of American history. The group addresses: * An introduction to Jasmine Holmes (1:28) * The story behind _Mother to Son_ (2:52) * Current greatest fears in this cultural moment (5:23) * Divisiveness and echo chambers and fear (7:16) * The Black “birds and bees” talk (11:00) * The “talk” with Black boys (15:29) * Challenges raising Black children in this cultural climate (17:24) * Coping with the struggles of raising Black children (26:05) * Hope for parenting Black children in this cultural moment (28:19) * The source of hope for parents (30:35) * The importance of community (34:16) * Learning the nuance and contours of parenting Black children (36:07) * Helping children understand this cultural moment (38:58) Explore more from TGC on the topic of race. Books referenced in this episode: * _Mother to Son: Letters to a Black Boy on Identity and Hope_ by Jasmine HolmesDISCUSSION QUESTIONS: * How was race spoken of in your house growing up? How were major moments of racial strife in the news discussed? What ways might that have been different for other cultures? * What fears do you have for your children? How do those fears come from their culture or the color of their skin? How does this play out in conversations with your children? * Why is it important for the church to recognize the differences in parenting through this cultural moment? Why is it important for the church to recognize the differences in parenting children of different cultural backgrounds? * How can those in the majority culture process these race conversations with their children?
42 min
The Biblical Mind
The Biblical Mind
How Brazilians Understand the Bible Differently (Caio Peres)
How does our social location affect the way we read the Bible and worship? For the ancient Israelites, who lived in a subsistence-level agrarian society, the Torah, worship in the temple, daily work, and social justice were intimately intertwined. Scripture resists our urge to separate the sacred from the secular, our worship of God from our treatment of those around us. For Caio Peres, an independent researcher and missionary, the daily realities of trauma and poverty in Brazil provide a lens through which to view Scripture's concern for social flourishing. Caio holds an MA in Theology and Religious Studies from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and strives not just to work for or with the impoverished in his community, but to share life with them. In this episode, he discusses the culture of ancient Israel, the motifs of sacrifice in the Torah and New Testaments, and the connection the biblical authors draw between worship in the Tabernacle and the structure of the cosmos. He concludes with thoughts on addressing trauma through living alongside people, understanding their experiences, and sharing their embodied reality via Christian rituals. Show notes: * 0:00 Ordinary life and worshipping God * 3:20 The Torah's lack of a sacred/secular divide * 8:18 Sacrificial motifs in the New Testament * 14:00 Practicing biblical theology in Brazil * 19:20 Living with people in extreme poverty in Brazil * 22:47 How Christians should address trauma * 26:41 Our social location and how we read the Bible Articles Caio has written for The Biblical Mind: Family Conflicts and the Restoration of the Cosmos, Part I: Morality amid Oppression and Humility (available in Portuguese) Family Conflicts and the Restoration of the Cosmos, Part II: Kingship and Servanthood within the Elected Family (available in Portuguese) Show notes by Micah Long. Credits for the music used in TBM podcast can be found at:
30 min
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