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 not from Scripture. (23:16)
- The parables of the sheep and the goats and of Lazarus and the rich man. (32:52)
- How Brian preaches Hell. (36:48)
- Interpreting the book of Revelation. (41:04)
- The centrality of love. (45:31)
- Brian’s hope for the book. (49:46)
- Closing prayer. (50:42)
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 God as angry, spiteful and abhorring of sinners. (22:50)
- How we got to this place where the Bible is understood the way it is. (29:26)
- Interpreting the Transfiguration. (37:20)
- What the Bible is, if it isn’t an end in itself. (44:44)
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.
Katelin Hansen returns on the guest side of the conversation to discuss neuroscience. After part 1 looked at the relationship between science and faith more generally, this part 2 jumps into more specifics of neuroscience questions.
Katelin’s website: http://bytheirstrangefruit.blogspot.com
In the final vlog topic, Steve introduces by asking about hope for the future and whether we are progressing the world toward something better, worse, or pretty much the same. Micael provides the only response and discusses the impending collapse of Western civilization due to factors like nuclear weapon stockpiling and climate change.
This is the final vlog topic. Please stay tuned as we try out a new idea soon.
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