This is the most ridiculous episode we've ever done. But it's a true story of a silly, running-joke that launched this podcast. Plus, we thought you all might need a big laugh. We sure did.
"Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards" (Soren Kierkegaard). Brian shares the 7 biggest lessons he learned in 2020. Topics include: social media, polarization, scheduling, spiritual disciplines, flexibility, poverty, and thankfulness. Whew!
Two names, Ichabod and Immanuel, tell competing stories about where God is. If you need some encouragement, this episode is for you.
And if you want to join us in "8 Days With Jesus," as we watch and discuss The Chosen, go to http://hptulsa.com/8-days-with-jesus.
They guys dialogue about the shows that stretched their faith, revealed humanity, excelled at storytelling, or helped them relive the glory of 1980's basketball. You'll laugh a lot and also find a new show to watch.
The Chosen, The Last Dance, The Mandalorian, Alone, Tehran
Animaniacs, My Hero Academia, Primal, The Queen's Gambit
Taylor has taught filmmaking classes at high school and collegiate levels. Brian managed to watch a few films this year without getting bored and walking away. But on their list of 5 favorites from the last year, they found some common ground. Join them for this fun episode of movie-talk, even if Brian has to be given lots of leeway for his top-5.
Enola Holmes, Hamilton, 1917, Mank, Little Women, Color out of Space, Harriet, Tenet, Mank
Taylor and Brian both reveal their "Top 5 favorite books I read in 2020" list. Both of the guys give a quick overview, tell why it made their list, and field questions from the other. This episode moves fast! We bet you'll add a couple of these books to your 2021 reading list.
When you enter a strange new land (like a Pandemic), you'll need flexibility to survive and thrive. We'll learn from Lewis and Clark, whose plan to canoe to the coast came to a screeching halt when they saw the Rocky Mountains. Paul's missionary journeys had similar redirections.
Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Unchartered Territory by Tod Bolsinger
Carey Neiuwhof's talk on flexiblitilty/agility
So you're wearing an "I'm not ashamed of the Gospel" (Rom. 1:16) t-shirt. Great. But do you know what it's really about? Hint - it's not about being a loud super-Christian. By hearing a quick overview of Romans and reading the preceding verses, we'll discover a meaning that matches the heart of God.
What does it mean to speak prophetically? It's way more than predicting the future, and you are supposed to do it. Plus, you'll hear our dramatic reenactment fail and a brief word about politics.