Ironically, every attempt Christians make to achieve unity through creeds or statements of faith only leads to more division. Is true unity possible without total agreement? Why does the Nashville Statement serve as a bad example for the rest of us? How can we hope to find common ground if we constantly define ourselves by who we’re against? This episode explores the virtues of listening to others and admitting we might be wrong about something we hold dear.
- 00:19 – Keith introduces the podcast
- 02:02 – Heretic of the Week: Origen
- 05:44 – Heretic Hotline: (240) 3-HERESY
- 07:07 – We play our first voicemail
- 09:06 – Topic Introduced: Total Agreement
- 14:08 – What are essential beliefs?
- 15:50 – Keith talks about how he repented of his previous views
- 17:29 – Introducing the Nashville Statement
- 23:19 – The Church is at odds on things from the get-go
- 24:17 – Where is the conversation?
- 25:20 – Keith goes off on the Nashville Statement
- 27:28 – Religion always gets in the way
- 29:50 – Contact Hypothesis
- 30:40 – Jamal discusses how he changed his mind regarding the LGBTQ community
- 34:56 – Keith discusses how he changed his mind regarding politics
- 37:24 – Matt discusses how he changed his mind regarding the LGBTQ community
- 39:00 – Relationships trump “right and wrong”
- 41:09 – Total agreement causes division and is an illusion
- 43:39 – Jamal tells the corniest joke of all time
- 44:18 – The Nashville Statement is pointless
- 45:00 – Keith drops a bomb
- 46:40 – Keith asks the question “Who has authority in the Church?”
- 50:15 – Are you loving correctly?
- 53:09 – Keith wraps up the podcast
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