Ep 23: Genesis vs The Babylonians
Micah Redding, Amy Gaskin
Posted on 2016-10-24 17:00:00
Genesis vs the Babylonians, Eastern Orthodoxy vs American Fundamentalism, theosis vs playing god, and why early Christians kept talking about the 8th day of the week.
- Micah's favorite shoes
- The story of Jesus calming the storm and how God affirms the chaos
- What is the Eastern Orthodox concept of Theosis? How does it relate to "playing God"?
- Eastern Orthodoxy - Christianity's time capsule?
- Different atonement theories in Christianity
- Can Transhumanism Lead Us Back to Orthodoxy? Micah's article for Christ & Pop Culture
- Watch the Babylonian Creation Story the Enuma Elish — and compare to Genesis!
- Mimesis, (also see our previous episode on Rene Girard and Mimetic Theory)
- Fundamentalism as living in a simulation of a previous era
- The creation week, Jesus being raised on the "eighth day", and the beginning of New Creation
- Why do early Christians call Sunday the eighth day? "We keep the eighth day with joyfulness, the day also on which Jesus rose again from the dead" (Epistle of Barnabas 15:6–8)
- Why Paul calls us heirs of God, and invites us into "God's Family Business" (see Galatians 3, 4)
- The dead-end humanity was at in the first century
- Jesus' critique of the first century world, and his way forward
- Was Jesus a first-century Singularity?
- GK Chesterton on the center-point of history
- The "revolutionary idea" of making things better
- Kevin Kelly
- NT Wright
- Science Mike McHargue
- David Deutsch
- Aubrey de Grey
- Frank Tipler
- Robin Hanson
- Robert Wright
- James Hughes
- Steve Fuller
- Liz Parrish
- Thomas Jay Oord
- Greg Boyd
- Philip Clayton
- Adam Ericksen
- Christian Piatt
- Paul Wallace
- Derek Flood
- Katharine Hayhoe
- Christopher Benek
- Robert Walden Kurtz
- Calvin Mercer
- Peter Enns
- Shannon Vyff
- Ron Cole-Turner
- Meghan O'Gieblyn
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