In this special episode, our hosts discuss how they deal with their own disagreements over theology and what it looks like to extend grace to one another.

Show Notes

  • 00:20 – Introduction and word from show sponsor Unfundamentalists.
  • 02:35 – Voicemail to the hotline. Power and the institution in Christianity. From the Blood of Abel.
  • 04:18 – Mimetic desire for power.
  • 08:00 – Human desire for significance. Inherent human significance.
  • 10:37 – Introduction to the heretic of the week, Jamal Jivanjee. Jamal explains why people think he’s a heretic. No distinction between Jesus and us.
  • 13:04 – Our identity in Christ.
  • 14:04 – Does Jesus have a unique identity?
  • 14:40 – The Christ (all of creation) as the second person of the trinity instead of Jesus.
  • 17:45 – Jesus as the revelation of the Christ.
  • 20:40 – Jamal and his deconstruction process from his Muslim and evangelical background.
  • 25:11 – Supernatural encounters.
  • 27:00 – Jesus’s new commandment.
  • 30:39 – Introduction to the podcast topic, “The Elephant in the room.” Past conflict with Jamal and Keith concerning Jamal’s book, Free to Love.
  • 34:45 – Disagreements with the hosts of the Heretic Happy Hour.
  • 36:29 – You don’t need to agree to fellowship.
  • 44:37 – The gospel isn’t about having the “right” information.
  • 45:27 – Heresy is allowing a disagreement to divide.
  • 48:24 – Self-emptying love.
  • 56:33 – Radical acceptance of one another despite beliefs.
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