Thu, 24 January 2019
I used to think it was really cool when people broke the 4th wall. You know, like, in Fight Club or the original Pink Panther when something happened to remind you that you were indeed watching a film reel.
There is nothing as clever here, but a little twist which might make you take notice. Usually we banter for a few minutes, talk around the subject, and then dig in.
Well, it seems to be only once every twenty years the Rams make the Super Bowl, so we spent some time talking about them, the game and a myriad of other things.
But to get to those hot takes, you need to wade through the actual subject matter. I've moved that 30 minute conversation to the back of our first conversation about dutch radicals, the reformation and the enlightenment.
And it is probably more interesting than you first think. We talk a lot about the Reformation and how it has shaped the modern world, but often we miss out on one really important link, the connection between the radical reformation, skepticism, and the modern age.
We talk about the nature of radicalism, and why we all kind of gravitate towards it (and what it might teach us). Jeff talks about the Trinity. Dan throws out a few ideas which might lead to further questions. That's the whole point. Have those conversations with your friends and co-workers and family and church group. The point isn't that we come to something like a silly podcast with two professors for all our answers, or to confirm that they have the answers in the back ofd the book too, rather, it's that we start conversations and learn to talk about weighty things that matter with a bit of grace, a sense of humor, and the reminder that everything is going to be ok.
P.s. Because of the way this show was edited, it can be the answer to a trivia question sometime in the future. The question is: is there a time, after ep 101, that the show didn't end with someone saying EGBOK? Yes, this one. Because I edited it,
Direct download: Dutch_Radicals_the_Enlightenment_and_Wackysoup.mp3
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