Author: Ryan Robinson

Interview: Brian Zahnd, Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God (Part 2)

Brian Zahnd joins the podcast to discuss his new book, Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God. In part 2, they focus on understanding the cross and Hell through the lens of a loving and nonviolent Jesus: The idea tracing back to Anselm that God is satisfying his wrath, punishing Jesus, in order to gain the capital that allows God to forgive. (0:16) The kind of justice which takes place at the cross. (6:42) The view of wrath striking Jesus on the cross, and how we should see wrath instead. (14:11) Hell and its various meanings which are...

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BGWG 3: Feminism

Black Gal, White Guy returns for their third episode to discuss feminism. Topics include: Ebony’s recommendation: Frontiers in Catholic Feminist Theology: Shoulder to Shoulder (0:48) Steve’s recommendation: Accidental Courtesy streaming on PBS and Netflix (2:35) What does feminism mean? Women holding all the power having an Amazonian society with no men? (5:48) Haven’t we already achieved a post-sexist society where feminism is no longer necessary? (8:48) Is feminism in opposition to men, or in opposition to patriarchy? Are men also hurt by patriarchy? (10:58) What about Jesus? Does Jesus agree with feminism? (14:15) What about Paul? Wasn’t he clearly...

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Interview: Brian Zahnd, Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God (Part 1)

Brian Zahnd joins the podcast to discuss his new book, Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God. In part 1, they focus on Brian’s story and the nature of the Bible: Brian’s work with Word of Life Church in St. Joseph’s, Missouri. (1:09) Writing theology at a pastoral level. (4:39) The artwork on the cover of Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God. (9:21) Brian’s fascination with the infamous sermon of Jonathan Edward, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, including how that sermon is not representative of Edward’s ministry. (12:59) Why we should not see...

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BGWG 2: The Decriminalization of Drugs

Ebony and Steve return for the second episode of Black Gal, White Guy. In this show, they discuss movements to decriminalize drug possession including new legislation in Steve’s state of Oregon. The episode includes further discussion on topics like the racial elements of the war on drugs and the need to treat addicts as somebody in need of help, not somebody to be excessively punished. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn |...

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Interview: Manny Cumplido, Addiction

Manny Cumplido, a MennoNerds member, joins the podcast as a guest to share a bit about himself and to talk about sexual addiction. They talk about Manny’s sexual addiction and steps he took to recover, as well as more generally how churches can do a better job of helping people with sex addiction, and self efficacy vs individualism. Link Manny’s Blog, Word Framed World Watch from YouTube below, press the audio podcast logo to play the audio in your browser, or subscribe to the podcast in your podcatcher of choice.   Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email |...

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