Faith Without Hats

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Boy Playing on Beach with Pail and Shovel. Photo by Chris McBrien, June 5, 2011, via Flickr.

What is our real motivation for following God? Do we really want to be His people, or is there some hidden motive – a motive we even hide from ourselves?

Exodus 13:17-17:16, Judges 4:4-5:31; Genesis 22:1-19; Matthew 14:22-33; Luke 18:1-8; John 6:60-70, 20:19-29; Philippians 3:17-21

Click here to listen to the podcast: Faith Without Hats

Click here to download the transcript: Faith Without Hats.pdf

Music: “Out to Sea / The Shark Cage Fugue” (From Jaws), John Williams, John Williams & Steven Spielberg: The Ultimate Collection, Sony Masterworks 2017.  

Weekly Bible Reading for January 16-22: Yitro (Jethro)

This coming week, January 16-22 (14-20 Shevat 5782), the Bible reading plan covers the portion Yitro (Jethro).

16 Jan Exodus 18:1-12 2 Kings 11:1-12:21 Luke 5:33-6:5 Proverbs 10:25-32
17 Jan Exodus 18:13-23 2 Kings 13:1-14:22 Luke 6:6-19 Psalm 55:1-8
18 Jan Exodus 18:24-27 2 Kings 14:23-15:38 Luke 6:20-36 Psalm 55:9-17
19 Jan Exodus 19:1-6 2 Kings 16:1-17:23 Luke 6:37-49 Psalm 55:18-23
20 Jan Exodus 19:7-19 2 Kings 17:24-18:12 Luke 7:1-17 Psalm 56:1-13
21 Jan Exodus 19:20-20:17 2 Kings 18:13-19:19 Luke 7:18-35 Psalm 57:1-11
22 Jan Exodus 20:18-26 Isaiah 6:1-7:6; 9:6-7 Luke 7:36-50 Proverbs 11:1-8

The complete annual Bible reading plan for 2021-22 (Hebrew year 5782) is available at this link:

Becoming Little Donkeys

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Pinocchio and his friend Lampwick are transformed into donkeys in the Land of Toys.
Illustration by Carlo Chiostri from a 1902 edition of The Adventures of Pinocchio: The Story of a Marionette by Carlo Collodi, via Wikimedia Commons

Human beings made in the image of our Creator are supposed to resemble our Creator in the way we think and act, but more often than not we tend to think and act like beasts. There is hope, though: our Creator makes a way for the redemption of beasts.

Exodus 10:1-13:16; Numbers 18:1-20; 1 Samuel 1; Isaiah 43:3-4; Jeremiah 46:13-28; Zechariah 9:9; Matthew 21:1-9; Luke 2:22-24

Click here to listen to the podcast: Becoming Little Donkeys

Click here to download the transcript: Becoming Little Donkeys.pdf

Music: “Carnival of the Animals – 8. Persons with Long Ears” and “14. Finale”, Camille Saint-Saëns, Karl Böhm: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Prokofiev: Peter & The Wolf; Saint-Saëns: Carnival Of The Animals, Deutsche Grammophon 1974. 

Weekly Bible Reading for January 9-15: Beshalach (When He Let Go)

This coming week, January 9-15 (7-13 Shevat 5782), the Bible reading plan covers the portion Beshalach (When He Let Go).

09 Jan Exodus 13:17-14:8 2 Kings 3:1-4:17 Luke 3:1-20 Psalm 51:1-19
10 Jan Exodus 14:9-14 2 Kings 4:18-5:19 Luke 3:21-38 Psalm 52:1-9
11 Jan Exodus 14:15-25 2 Kings 5:20-7:2 Luke 4:1-15 Psalm 53:1-6
12 Jan Exodus 14:26-15:26 2 Kings 7:3-8:29 Luke 4:16-30 Psalm 54:1-7
13 Jan Exodus 15:27-16:10 2 Kings 9:1-37 Luke 4:31-44 Proverbs 10:1-8
14 Jan Exodus 16:11-36 2 Kings 10:1-36 Luke 5:1-16 Proverbs 10:9-16
15 Jan Exodus 17:1-16 Judges 4:4-5:31 Luke 5:17-32 Proverbs 10:17-24

The complete annual Bible reading plan for 2021-22 (Hebrew year 5782) is available at this link:

Reunion Roadmap 1/1/2022 – Pronomian Christianity with Josh Ensley

We’ve heard Josh Ensley explain how his journey of faith in Jesus Christ led him simultaneously to a Baptist seminary and to a Torah fellowship, and how those influences contributed to his exploration of Pronomian Christianity. In this final segment of our conversation, Josh shares his ideas on a definition of Pronomian Christianity, where it fits in the history of the church, and where it may be going. Is this movement linked to the Reformation? That’s where this portion of our visit with Josh begins!

Kelly Ferrari Mills and Solomon Lopez provide the musical accompaniment for this show, with songs rooted in the prayers of scripture, and in the blessed hope of our final redemption. Barry Phillips and David Jones investigate an element of that hope in their discussion of Uncircumcised Lips.

Take a look at Josh Ensley’s website,

Click below to listen and download: Reunion Roadmap 220101

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