12 - Devoted to God by Sinclair Ferguson

Show Notes

This week Brian and Dustin talk holiness by discussing a recent book on sanctification from Sinclair Ferguson. Listen in as they cover topics like how holiness is best understood as devotion and how other Christians play a role in our sanctification.

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11 - How to Think by Alan Jacobs

Show Notes

This week Brian and Dustin discuss a recent book by Baylor professor Alan Jacobs on the art of thinking. Listen in as they discuss common challenges to sound thinking and how we can all become better thinkers in this challenging age.

This week's coffee was from Thou Mayest Coffee in Kansas City, Missouri.

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10 - Uncomfortable by Brett McCracken

Show Notes

This week Brian and Dustin discuss a new book that call Christians to embrace the uncomfortable aspects of their faith, including Christian community. Listen in as they discuss topics ranging from substitutionary atonement to worship and learn how to embrace the uncomfortable. 

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09 - Martin Luther on Prayer (Reformation Day Special)

Show Notes

This week Brian and Dustin celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation by discussing two books on prayer by the Reformer, Martin Luther. These books may be old, but they contain powerful instruction on prayer for the everyday Christian.

Coffee this week from Quill's Coffee in Louisville, Kentucky: Honduras Las Flores

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08 - Why the Reformation Still Matters by Michael Reeves & Tim Chester

Show Notes

This week Brian and Dustin discuss a recent book on the Protestant Reformation. Listen in as they talk about the Reformation’s recovery of justification by faith alone, the authority of Scripture alone, and other important Reformation doctrines.

Celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with us as we read a short but practical selection of writings from Martin Luther on prayer: Little Prayer Book, 1522 and a Simple Way to Pray, 1535: The Annotated Luther published by Fortress Press

Coffee this week is from Quill's Coffee in Louisville, KY: Horsefeathers Blend (10th Anniversary)

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07 - None Like Him by Jen Wilkin

Show Notes

This week Brian and Dustin talk God’s incommunicable attributes as they discuss a recent book by author Jen Wilkin. Listen in as they explore what it means that God is infinite, omnipotent, omnipresent, and much more.

Next week's book:

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06 - Recapturing the Wonder by Mike Cosper

Show Notes

On this episode, Brian and Dustin discuss a recent book examining how ancient spiritual practices can help Christians rediscover the supernatural and enchanted world we live in. Listen in as they discuss how Christians came to operate with more cynicism than wonder when it comes to experiencing God, and how practicing spiritual disciplines can help.

Mike Cosper Around the Interwebs

Next week’s book

None Like Him: 10 Ways God Is Different from Us (and Why That’s a Good Thing) by Jen Wilkin (Amazon link)

What We're Drinking

Kickapoo Coffe - Organic Guatemala Concepcion

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05 - What Christians Ought to Believe by Michael F. Bird

Show Notes

This week Brian and Dustin discuss a recent introduction to Christian doctrine through the Apostle's Creed. Listen in as they explore what it means when Christians confess "I believe in God the Father Almighty" and other important doctrines.

Next week we'll be reading Mike Cosper's Recapturing the Wonder: Transcendent Faith in a Disenchanted World

What We're Drinking

Nicaragua Limoncillo from Sunergos Coffee in Louisville, KY

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04 - The Tech-Wise Family by Andy Crouch and 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You by Tony Reinke

Show Notes

This week Brian and Dustin discuss two recent releases examining the role of technology in our lives. Listen in as they reflect on how Christians must learn to assess their technological usage from a theological and spiritual perspective.

What We're Drinking

  • Something from Sunergos Coffee in Louisville, KY (link)

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03 - Humble Roots by Hannah Anderson

Show Notes

On this episode Brian and Dustin cover a recent book on humility built around agriculture as a driving metaphor. Listen in as they discuss what humility has to do with tomatoes and kitchen gardens.

What We're Drinking

  • Guatemala Ocelot from Passion House Coffee Roasters in Chicago, IL (link)

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02 - Christianity: The Biography by Ian Shaw

Show Notes

This episode Brian and Dustin discuss a recent overview on the history of Christianity. Listen in to find out why history is important for Christians to learn about and what Shaw’s book can teach us about Christianity as a global movement.

  • Book Links: Zondervan and Amazon
  • Why Should I Know the History of Christianity? Here Are 5 Reasons (Zondervan Academic Blog) (link)

  • Books at a Glance Review by Nathan Finn (link)

  • Ian Shaw to become Provost at Union School of Theology (link)

What We're Drinking

  • Ethiopia Konga from Back Alley Roasters in Wake Forest, NC (link)

 

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01 - You Are What You Love by James K. A. Smith

Show Notes

On the inaugural episode Brian and Dustin discuss a recent release by one of their favorite contemporary thinkers. Listen in as they discuss Jamie Smith’s insights into the human heart and how to apply his message in everyday life.

  • James K. A. Smith’s Personal Website (Twitter: @james_ka_smith)
  • Book link: Brazos Press (Baker Publishing) and Amazon
  • Christian Parents: Your Children Need More Than a Bomb Shelter -- An excerpt from 'You Are What You Love' on Christianity Today (link)
  • Interview with Justin Taylor on The Gospel Coalition (link)
  • A lecture from James K.A. Smith on the book (link)

What We're Drinking

  • Tanzania Tweega AA from Steadfast Coffee in Nashville, TN (link)

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