Cogitations
Cogitations s2e7: about angels and miracles

Cogitations s2e7: about angels and miracles

June 25, 2020

Can angels do miracles? Well, that's not so simple a question. In this episode I explore the nuance of the questions at hand. Take a listen and let me know what you think.

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Cogitations s2e6: about the faith

Cogitations s2e6: about the faith

June 24, 2020

This is from a listener. What is "the faith of Jesus Christ? (Galatians 2:16)? Hopefully we deal with this in a manner that is easily understood and that sheds light on this somewhat abstract topic. 

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Cogitations s2e5: about the Rosetta Stone of suffering…or something

Cogitations s2e5: about the Rosetta Stone of suffering…or something

June 16, 2020

This was a difficult episode for me to name. The text we look at is in Genesis chapter four. Cain and Abel were at odds with one another. Abel was privileged and Cain was disenfranchised and bitter. God gives Cain a formula for success in the world He created. Cain decided not to avail himself of said advice and it went badly for him. Listen and see if we can find some lessons for us today. 

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Cogitations s2e4: about separating the politics from the sentiment and “getting over it”

Cogitations s2e4: about separating the politics from the sentiment and “getting over it”

June 10, 2020

So many of my brethren are lovingly showing solidarity to black people by using the hashtag, blacklivesmatter. Can we separate the politics from that sentiment? I don't think we can. Also, when it comes to healing racial division, what is the best way? Even though it is difficult to hear we must move past the freez point of actual institution racism. The problem with this is when this is brought up in discussion the argument is, "you can't tell us to just get over racism or slavery." What is the alternative? The only alternative is not getting over it and always being a victim. 

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Cogitations s2e3: about affirmative action, white privilege, and identity politics

Cogitations s2e3: about affirmative action, white privilege, and identity politics

June 3, 2020

The USA is not nearly so terrible a place as the media wants us to think. Everyone needs to stop believing the narrative and have an open dialogue away from the influence of the media based on individuality.
This is such a hard topic. I pray that you leave emotion and preconceived notions behind. If we can actually talk about the world from a position of logic sans emotion then we will actually be able to have a dialogue and be better able to bridge gaps both real and perceived. 

Cogitations s2e2: about the racist liberal agenda

Cogitations s2e2: about the racist liberal agenda

May 29, 2020

With what is going on in the nation right now Christians should be the model of behavior for the world. Sadly, the church is acting no better and in come cases worse that the heathen. Take a listen to this post and try to lay aside emotions and preconceived notions. Also, the next episode of Cogitations will be in the same vein and will deal with more issues  involved with race and the perception of racism in the USA. 

Cogitations s2e1: about the court of public opinion

Cogitations s2e1: about the court of public opinion

May 28, 2020

Christians should refrain from jumping to judgment in the court of public opinion. All too often Christians throw off the virtue of temperance and are swift to speak and slow to hear and end up crucifying someone in the court of public opinion. Brethren, this is not our role. By all means, speak our against injustice but only judge those things that can be judged with righteous judgment. Only comment on the things that can be knows. Tragedy is tragic enough without us as Christians spinning it to make it worse that what it actually is. 

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Cogitations e208: about introspection and reaction formation

Cogitations e208: about introspection and reaction formation

May 12, 2020

Several times in the Bible Christians, man in general, are told to take heed unto themselves. The reason for this is to make sure we have the correct perception of reality. Take a listen to this episode of Cogitations and let me know what you think. 

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Cogitations e207: about racism, white knighting, and virtue signaling

Cogitations e207: about racism, white knighting, and virtue signaling

May 8, 2020

This one is controversial. It is beyond me the unmitigated gaul of some folk who think themselves to be the arbiter of christlikeness. This episode is in response to some pushback about a post I made on my personal profile. Take a listen. 

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Cogitations e206: about baby dedications and christening

Cogitations e206: about baby dedications and christening

May 7, 2020

This is a listener requested episode. Should Christians be adopting these denominational practices? Take a listen and let me know what you think.

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