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An exploration of the absurd in religion, social justice, and what it means to be a Christian.
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We talk about Steven Anderson's recent ban from Ireland (among other countries) and how Christians tend to respond to things like this happening.  How should we respond when we face resistance, and is resistance and having detractors really evidence that you are doing the right thing?Check out The Scratch here!Check out our sponsors for this episode: www.thehaystack.org, Walla Walla University's Master of Arts in Cinema, Religion, and WorldviewMusic by Justin JanetzkoTwitter: @ryan180becker, @tony_anobileEmail: ryan180becker@gmail.comFacebook: facebook.com/AbsurditypodcastWebsite: www.theabsurdity.orgPatreon: www.patreon.com/absurditypodcast
Kevin Christenson joins us today to talk about the history of his and Ryan's new project: The Scratch! The Scratch is a weekly SDA news agregator that is designed to condense macro-level SDA news down into one single article that will only take a few minutes to read each week. Then we talk about Kevin' experience as an actor and producer in the entertainment industry and the state of creativity in the Church.Check out The Scratch here!Check out our sponsors for this episode: www.thehaystack.org, Walla Walla University's Master of Arts in Cinema, Religion, and WorldviewMusic by Justin JanetzkoTwitter: @ryan180becker, @tony_anobileEmail: ryan180becker@gmail.comFacebook: facebook.com/AbsurditypodcastWebsite: www.theabsurdity.orgPatreon: www.patreon.com/absurditypodcast
A86 The Way We Do Church

A86 The Way We Do Church

2019-05-0601:09:16

We spend the first ten minutes of today giving Ryan's final ADHD update and saying farewell to an amazing woman of God, theologian, and human being--Rachel Held Evans. She passed away May 4 and the Christian world will absolutely miss her voice of love, compassion, and wisdom.  The main topic of today's episode starts about 9 minutes in as we talk about the purpose of church, the pros and cons of current church models, and we discuss alternative models and approaches to church that we think Christianity could benefit from.Video referenced: Why Francis Chan left his MegachurchCheck out our sponsors for this episode: www.thehaystack.org, Walla Walla University's Master of Arts in Cinema, Religion, and WorldviewMusic by Justin JanetzkoTwitter: @ryan180becker, @tony_anobileEmail: ryan180becker@gmail.comFacebook: facebook.com/AbsurditypodcastWebsite: www.theabsurdity.orgPatreon: www.patreon.com/absurditypodcast
We dive into Kanye's new Sunday Service, the preachersnsneakers instagram account, and the lack of accountability that ministry leaders have with their people. What is church and does Kanye's new movement count? What is appropriate for a pastor to buy or own? Check out our sponsors for this episode: www.thehaystack.orgMusic by Justin JanetzkoTwitter: @ryan180becker, @tony_anobileEmail: ryan180becker@gmail.comFacebook: facebook.com/AbsurditypodcastWebsite: www.theabsurdity.orgPatreon: www.patreon.com/absurditypodcast
Ev Milliner, a student at Andrews University, joins us to talk about her journey of embracing who she is, breaking out of her shell, and becoming an outspoken advocate for those around her. We talk about everything from race to sex today, so get ready to dive into an awesome conversation!Check out our sponsors for this episode: www.thehaystack.orgMusic by Justin JanetzkoTwitter: @ryan180becker, @tony_anobileEmail: ryan180becker@gmail.comFacebook: facebook.com/AbsurditypodcastWebsite: www.theabsurdity.orgPatreon: www.patreon.com/absurditypodcast
Today we dive into church's transgorming how they function so they can make enough money to stay open. We question if it's even worth trying to stay open and our experience with it all.https://relevantmagazine.com/god/watch-how-churches-are-renting-themselves-out-to-stay-afloat/Check out our sponsors for this episode: www.thehaystack.orgMusic by Justin JanetzkoTwitter: @ryan180becker, @tony_anobileEmail: ryan180becker@gmail.comFacebook: facebook.com/AbsurditypodcastWebsite: www.theabsurdity.orgPatreon: www.patreon.com/absurditypodcast
Denominations! What is their value in today's culture, if they hold any value at all? How do we relate to people and were denominations always an inevitable reality of Christianity? Tony and I deep dive into denominations while also exploring why we identify with ours. We hope this conversation gives you a different perspective on something that plays a role in the life of every Christian.Check out our sponsors for this episode: www.thehaystack.orgMusic by Justin JanetzkoTwitter: @ryan180becker, @tony_anobileEmail: ryan180becker@gmail.comFacebook: facebook.com/AbsurditypodcastWebsite: www.theabsurdity.orgPatreon: www.patreon.com/absurditypodcast
Max Aka joins us for today's Absurdity to talk about his band, KOZEN, and to discuss hardcore, metal, jazz, and everything in-between. Max is a seminary student at Andrews graduating in May 2019. He is a brilliant mind and doing some amazing things musically and in the podcast realm with AdventNext! Check out the links below:https://www.adventnext.com/ https://kozen.orghttps://kozen.bandcamp.comhyperurl.co/ToTheWindhttps://www.facebook.com/KozenMusichttps://www.instagram.com/kozenmusic/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFGaChScuNcN4_6dRcueKtwCheck out our sponsors for this episode: www.thehaystack.orgMusic by Justin JanetzkoTwitter: @ryan180becker, @tony_anobileEmail: ryan180becker@gmail.comFacebook: facebook.com/AbsurditypodcastWebsite: www.theabsurdity.orgPatreon: www.patreon.com/absurditypodcast
This week is a bit different! Ryan opens up about the last three weeks with his mental health dilemma and Tony interviews Kaleb Eisele to see what he's been up to over the last year and how his experiences have impacted his view of the church. Interview starts at 20 minutes!Check out our sponsors for this episode: www.thehaystack.orgMusic by Justin JanetzkoTwitter: @ryan180becker, @tony_anobileEmail: ryan180becker@gmail.comFacebook: facebook.com/AbsurditypodcastWebsite: www.theabsurdity.orgPatreon: www.patreon.com/absurditypodcast
Tony and Ryan deep dive not just into the Christchurch shooting, but into the very attitudes that led to this shooting, what role our individual actions and words play into this reality, and what perspectives exist in a post-9/11 society that has only known the War on Terror.Check out our sponsors for this episode: www.thehaystack.orgMusic by Justin JanetzkoTwitter: @ryan180becker, @tony_anobileEmail: ryan180becker@gmail.comFacebook: facebook.com/Absurditypodcast/Website: www.theabsurdity.orgPatreon: www.patreon.com/absurditypodcast
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