Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The AK47 Podcast Season 1: Episode 40

This is the first in a line of episodes that we are calling BS episodes.  In this episode, Aaron and I start with a brief update on our lives and then get self-indulgent and talk for almost 3 hours about our favorite hobby: video games.  We talk a little bit about the ethics of video game playing and some of the issues with playing a lot of video games, but we mostly talk about our favorite video games, video game news, some strange Bible-based video games that exist, and video game recommendations.

Listen to the episode here.

Some (but not all) of the games mentioned in the episode

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask
Chrono Trigger
Shenmue
Super Metroid
Hollow Knight
Metal Gear Solid series
Bloodborne
Dark Souls
Some weird Bible games
Warframe
And many more!


Friday, December 7, 2018

The AK47 Podcast Season 1: Episode 39

Aaron's Description of the Episode

Brian Godawa came back (I know...we're just as baffled by our repeat guests as everyone else is, but bafflement and gratitude are not only not mutually exclusive but complementary) and we talk about eschatology, dispensationalism, the awesomeness of the Bible, but most importantly for present purposes his latest series of books! The Chronicles of the Apocalypse tells a tale of epic proportions concerning the destruction of the temple in AD 70, the monstrous Nero, the persecution of the fledgling Christ followers, and the true battles going on in the heavenly realms that effect our world to this day. Go buy these books as Christmas presents and maybe Godawa will return (or strike back) on our humble pod some day! But seriously go buy his stuff. He's a good dude who writes good stuff: amzn.to/2RBxmVz 

We're getting pretty desperate to find ways to meet our last 8 episodes so after this one the quality will be going down significantly (merry Christmas). Aaron may even do a couple episodes where he just reads old articles and does some commentary on them. This will be a sad attempt to straighten out some of the more complicated ideas for his alleged book project (cough, everybody needs dreams, cough).


Listen to the episode here.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The AK47 Podcast Season 1: Episode 38

Aaron's description of the new episode.

Aaron interviews bestselling author Brian Godawa and they discuss the weird stuff in the Bible. Brian has written several series of "Theological Novels" (Aaron, in his characteristically pretentious style describes them as "Didactic Christian Myth") which explore the more bizarre (but scholarly accurate) aspects of the Old Testament. We discuss the book of Enoch, Giants, Angels, Demons, and other aspects of what Dr. Michael Heiser calls the Deuteronomy 32 worldview. Even the Epic of Gilgamesh comes up at one point. Godawa's first series is entitled The Chronicles of the Nephilim. His latest series, The Chronicles of the Apocalypse, is a kind of antidote to the Left Behind craze by focusing on distinctly preterist eschatology which teaches that John's Apocalypse mostly concerns events in the later 1st century AD. But eschatology (one of Aaron's favorite subjects, yet one Kyle remains willfully and lazily ignorant of) will concern our next episode with Godawa. Kyle is absent from this episode and the next one. Aaron put him in a box to repent of his eschatological ignorance. He won't be allowed back until he's completed all of Jurgen Moltmann's books, and he has to read them in the original Klingon.

Check out Brian Godawa's stuff on Amazon and godawa.com

We mention Michael Heiser quite a bit. Check him out at drmsh.com

And for those of you who are counting down we only have about 30 days left to get out 9 episodes! 


Listen to the episode here.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

The AK47 Podcast Season 1: Episode 37

I interviewed Raymond Blaine Stewart (Ph.D candidate in philosophy at the University of Oklahoma) on the topic of singleness in the church, the gift of singleness, what 1 Corinthians 7 teaches about singleness, and how churches can effectively minister to the single people in its congregation.  Raymond's audio sounds a bit distant in the beginning, but it gets better after a few minutes, so don't worry.

Listen to the episode here.

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Books Mentioned in the Show

Getting Serious about Getting Married by Debbie Maken.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

The AK47 Podcast Season 1: Episode 36

This is part two of our conversation.  In this episode, Aaron and I go through a "white fragility" test by Ally Henny, answer the questions, and give our thoughts on things like white fragility, privilege, racial issues, and the like.  Do Aaron and I exhibit "white fragility?"  Do you?  Take the test with us!

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Books Mentioned in this Episode

Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions by Gregory Koukl.

The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness by Timothy Keller.

Other Sources Mentioned on the Show

The Argument with Ross Douthat, Michelle Goldberg, and David Leonhardt

Friday, November 2, 2018

The AK47 Podcast Season 1: Episode 35

Aaron and I ended up recording for over two hours, so I divided that recording into two episodes.  This is part one.  In this episode, Aaron and I give brief updates on our lives and Aaron talks about some interesting things he's learned from Dr. Hellerman about the ancient world's and early church's view on poverty and homelessness and how that applies to today.

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Books Mentioned in the Episode

Early Christian Care for the Poor by K.C. Richardson.

The Coddling of the American Mind by Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff.

Them: Why We Hate Each Other and How to Heal by Ben Sasse.

12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson.

You are Not Your Brain by Jeffrey Schwartz and Rebecca Gladding.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

The AK47 Podcast Season 1: Episode 34

Aaron and Kyle talk about "woke" Christianity, social justice, critical theory, intersectionality, and their compatibility with the Christian worldview.  We get into issues of politics, freedom, the Gospel, and some book recommendations.

Listen to the episode here.

McArthur's social justice statement.

Find the Neil Shenvi articles cited on the show here and here.

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