#1191 – Peter Boghossian & James Lindsay – The Joe Rogan Experience

This is a fantastic podcast. I’ve listened to it three times now. Joe and his guests look critically at hilarious silliness from the Grievance Studies folks and make useful observations about how Grievance Studies could return to academic norms and contribute usefully.

#1191 – Peter Boghossian & James Lindsay

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Peter Boghossian is a philosophy instructor, activist, author, speaker, and atheism advocate. He is a full-time faculty member at Portland State University. James Lindsay has a Ph.D. in mathematics and a background in physics and is also the author of three books.

Naked Bible 001: Baptism: What You Know May Not Be So

The first of many short podcasts on baptism. His later podcasts are smoother and this podcast is dense. He dives deep in and gives you a close view but you have to focus.

Naked Bible 001: Baptism: What You Know May Not Be So

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Inaugural Episode: Introducing the series on understanding and misunderstanding baptism. Everyone knows about baptism, right? What’s there to think about? Turns out quite a lot. Christian traditions all have positions on baptism, but it is rare to find a coherent articulation of the topic that doesn’t create theological dilemmas with other points of doctrine. Don’t believe that? Then you need to listen to the Naked Bible Podcast’s series on baptism, starting with this episode. NB 01 …

Naked Bible 238: Q&A 32 – The Naked Bible Podcast

Q&A on a variety of topics. He spends a good amount of time on the Masoretic Texts. That’s was probably my favorite part but many others were good too.

Naked Bible 238: Q&A 32

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57 – Dr. Oz – Jordan Peterson’s Rules to Live By – The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast

Yeah, Dr. Oz. However, this is a fantastic podcast and Oz did a great job. This is an excellent overview of Peterson with great questions from Oz.

57 – Dr. Oz – Jordan Peterson’s Rules to Live By

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Bus Stop – Chinese Literature Podcast

I love listening to these guys. I really don’t care about modern Chinese literature but still found the discussion interesting. Short and sweet.

Bus Stop

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Our last podcast was on Mao’s Yan’An lectures. If you left that podcast wondering, “Fine, but what’s an example of what Mao considered REALLY bad art?”, then we have a treat for you: Gao Xingjian’s 1981 play “Bus Stop.” A peculiar existential piece very much indebted to Samuel Beckett, it hardly seems the sort of thing that should have brought down the full might of the Party’s wrath, but it did. To this day, Gao’s works are still banned in China. Why? Well, join us as we talk about that very question.


Mencius and King Hui – Chinese Literature Podcast

A good discussion of a facet of Chinese philosophy and contrast of western versus eastern philosophy. Rob and Lee do their usual excellent job.

Mencius and King Hui

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Greek philosophy has the dialogues of Plato. Chinese philosophy has those of Mencius. As one half of the “Kong-Meng” 孔孟 duo (Confucius and Mencius), Mencius was more responsible than perhaps anyone in history for the spread of a kind of thought that later generations would call Confucianism. In this podcast, we talk about a famous dialogue Mencius had with a local lord on the importance of wise rule.


What is God’s Name? Feat. Dr. Michael Heiser – God E13 The Bible Project

Tim Mackey and others discussing the name of God. For those with any interest in a deeper understanding of The Name you’ll find this a fascinating discussion.

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This is a special episode in our series exploring the portrayal of God as a character in the Bible!

In this episode, Tim and Jon host a friend of the Bible Project’s, Dr. Michael Heiser. Dr Heiser is a Ph.D. in Hebrew studies from the University of Wisconsin. He’s a well-published author whose work has been mentioned on this podcast before. He also runs his own podcast called “The Naked Bible Podcast”.

In part 1 (0-18:05), the guys begin to talk about God’s “name”. This is a motif that is found throughout Scripture. Tim says that the Old Testament well primes the observant reader to expect an incarnation of God. The guys zero in on the commandment to not take God’s name in vain. “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord God in vain.” What does this actually mean? Is it about cussing or something more? Dr. Heiser says the commandment is much more significant than most modern readers think.

Tim shares a quote from Gerhard Von Rad’s Old Testament Theology. “The name Yahweh was committed in trust to Israel alone among the nations… In it alone lay the guarantee of Yahweh’s nearness and of his readiness to help… This name shared directly in Yahweh’s own holiness, for indeed it was, so to speak, a double of his being. And so it had to be treated as holy in the very heart of Israel’s worship, to ‘call on the name of Yahweh’ was equivalent to true worship.” — Gerhard Von Rad, Old Testament Theology, Vol. 1, p. 183.

Dr. Heiser says that to represent someone’s name is a big deal. He says that to “not take the name in vain” would be better translated to, “do not misrepresent the name.”

In part 2 (18:05- 33:00), the guys dive into more stories of God’s name. Dr. Heiser makes a point that God incarnating happens repeatedly in the Old Testament, so it was expected that God would incarnate in the New Testament as the Messiah. Heiser says the question for an ancient Hebrew was not, “Is it possible for God to incarnate in a human?” but rather, “Is Jesus the chosen one whom God has incarnated in?”

The guys zero in on some stories of the Angel of the Lord in the Old Testament. Dr. Heiser says that in the Exodus 23, the Angel has God’s name “in him”. Then in Joshua 5, “the ruler of the Lord’s army” or “captain of the hosts of the Lord” appears to Joshua. Joshua is told to remove his shoes, for the ground is holy. This is the same language that appears in the story of Moses and the burning bush. In the burning bush story, it is the angel that is in the bush. Dr. Heiser says this is the same figure in all the stories. The angel is both an angel and Yahweh, yet is distinct from Yahweh.

In part 3 (33:00-44:30) Tim and Dr. Heiser continue to make the point that God was known to incarnate in physical form. Dr. Heiser references Dr. Alan Segal, saying that ancient Judaism had a duality in it. God could be both Yahweh and distinct from Yahweh.

Tim refers to Jesus’ brothers who didn’t believe Jesus was the Son of God when he was alive, but after his resurrection they did. Tim and Dr. Heiser also refer to John 17. Dr. Heiser says that when Jesus claims to have “manifested God’s name” he is claiming in other words, “He who has seen me has seen the Father.” Jesus is the one who carried the name faithfully, doing the job Israel was supposed to. Tim says the claim being made in John 17 is behind the whole universe being in unity, a community of eternal love.

In part 4 (44:30-end) The guys talk about the “name” or the “mark” of the beast in the book of Revelation. Dr. Heiser says this is also much more significant than modern readers realize. To carry the name of the beast means to have a willful alignment with evil.

Jon comments that he still feels a little confused. “The name” of God operates so complexly. Dr. Heiser says this is intentional and that there is a whole “matrix of ideas” in the Bible. A key to reading the Bible well is to understand how the vocabulary used in the Bible all interconnects.

Show Resources: Gerhard von Rad, “Old Testament Theology,” Vol. 1, p. 183. Peter Ellis, “The Genius of John: A Composition-Critical Commentary on the Fourth Gospel” Michael Heiser, “The Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible” and “Angels: What the Bible Really Says about God’s Heavenly Hosts” Show Music: Defender Instrumental: Tents Faith: Tae the Producer In the Distance: Tae the Producer Moments: Tae the Producer

Show Produced by: Dan Gummel. Jon Collins.

#1184 – Roseanne Barr – The Joe Rogan Experience

Rosanne is very smart, legitimately crazy, and extremely funny. I think she has made foolish choices that led to her infamous tweet and after hearing her, considering her taking Ambien, I think her explanation makes sense.

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Roseanne Barr is a comedian, actress, writer, television producer, director.