On this episode of the Trinity Happy Hour, Dr. James Sawyer joins us! Dr. Sawyer is a theologian, author, and traveling teacher. We talk about the beauty and goodness of the trinity and why it still matters today, the caricatures and false ideas we often hold about God, and Dr. Sawyer's latest book: Resurrecting the Trinity - A Plea to Recover the Wonder and Meaning of the Triune God.
Bishop Ken (again!). Ken joins us for our last episode in our atonement series, and it happens to be our last episode for Season 1 of the Trinity Happy Hour podcast. Today, we’re going over the most common questions people have regarding the atonement and penal substitutionary atonement. Ken helps us tackle these questions using biblical knowledge and early church teachings.
Bishop Kenneth Myers joins the podcast today in Pat 2 of our Atonement series! Ken is the author of “Salvation and How We Got It Wrong” which is available on Amazon.com. This book placed Kester and James on the trajectory toward understanding the major differences between penal substitutionary atonement and what the early church believed. Ken hails from Texas and travels the globe to teach on subjects like atonement and the Trinity.
Bill Winn is back! This week, Bill teaches us the importance of how not to divide what's sacred vs. secular in this world. Simply put, many of us grew up with this idea that life and vocation outside of typical church jobs or ministry programs is somehow two completely different things. How can an accountant or a plumber consider his/her work to be "sacred"? Bill gives us insight into how that's possible because of who God is and how he works through everyone in the world regardless of job title, position, gender, or...get this...beliefs!
James Lee gives us the Happy Minute episode this week! In the episode, James shares a story he wrote titled "The Parable of the Golden Buzzer." If you've ever seen America's Got Talent you will know that each judge is given one opportunity to press the 'golden buzzer' which allows a contestant to automatically be sent to the live show rather than have to go through more rounds of auditioning. The Parable of the Golden Buzzer takes aim at our identity and how we see ourselves, but like many of Jesus' parables it is a made up story that helps illustrate what God is really like.
This week we try something new! The Trinity Happy Minute will be shorter episodes with a "thought of the week" or something brief that has inspired us that we hope will inspire you! Kester talks about how our theological answers and beliefs directly affect our idea of who God is, for better or for worse.
Andrew Mack joins the podcast today! Andrew resides in Antlers, Oklahoma where he pastors a church and is married to Ambra and have three children together. In this episode we talk about GINOSKO, a Greek work used throughout the New Testament that refers to an experiential knowing as opposed to an informational knowing (gnosis).
Vanessa is an Australian singer & songwriter (www.vanessakersting.com). Her music and lyrics connect with a special part in our souls where she sings truth into our being and identity. On this episode we talk about identity, connecting with Perichoresis, stories from the road, and even a good fart joke.
John MacMurray & Baxter Kruger share personal stories about life, their hardest theological battles, cosmic loneliness, and getting serious about the Trinity. John & Baxter also talk about where the Trinitarian message is heading across the world and why years and years into their journeys they are still excited about Jesus and the Gospel message.
Wayne Jacobsen joins the podcast today. In continuing the theme on “God the Father”, Wayne teaches that Jesus shows us what it looks like to live in the “Abba” father relationship that He has with His Father. Wayne also sheds light on some of our hang ups that keep us from understanding the true nature and love of God - hangs up like wrath, for example. We share a few stories including one beautiful story of an unwanted baby who was adopted by a nurse and her husband.
Join us as James and Kester talk about God the Father and how the experiences we have with our fathers often project an image onto the face of God, for better or for worse.
We also talk about the parable of the prodigal son and focus on the father in that story to see what Jesus was teaching us about his Father.
James and Kester focus this episode on the subject of Hope, centered around two quotes from medieval christian mystic Blessed Julian of Norwich:
"And God showed that sin will be no shame, but somehow honor for humanity… God's goodness makes the contrariness which is in us very profitable for us."
“All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.”