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In this episode of "In the Word, On the Go," professor and author, Samuel Bierig talks about Matthew 1:21. Sam says, "True hope is coming to rescue you from the world, the flesh, and the devil. This is not in question. If you trust in the Lord, He's going to save you." Special Guest: Sam Bierig.By Champ Thornton
 
In episode 257, we discuss: - The wisdom of Tolkien - Athrabeth / Estel - The Power of Enya - Guilty Pleasures - Tolkien Was Racist??? - Praise for Tolkien's Overture - and more! Join us! EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Andrew T, John R, Ms. Anonymous WATCH THE VIDEO SPECIAL THANKS: Andrew T John R Ms. Anonymous Kaitlyn of Tea with Tolkien Shannon S Brian O E…
 
In this episode of "In the Word, On the Go," author, speaker, and publisher, Jonathan Carswell talks about evangelism from Acts 4:20. Jonathan says, "We are being silenced by society. But looking at all that God is done, how can we stay silent? We have the best news in the world!" Special Guest: Jonathan Carswell.…
 
In this episode of "In the Word, On the Go," publisher and best-selling author, Carl Laferton considers five words from 1 Peter 2:17. Carl says, "What we most need to do is to fear God together. And whatever happens in our country, God will still be God." Special Guest: Carl Laferton.By Champ Thornton
 
In episode 256, we discuss: - The Nature of Middle-earth - The Wheel of Time - Robert Jordan / Carl Hostetter resemblance - LOTRonPrime theories - LOTR films criticisms - The Council of Elrond - and more! Join us! ***Ad-Free and 2 Days Early for Our Patrons*** EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Andrew T, John R, Ms. Anonymous WATCH THE VIDEO LINKS - Wheel of Tim…
 
In this episode of "In the Word, On the Go," author and counselor, Eliza Huie, reflects on 2 Corinthians 9:11 and its application for biblical self-care. She says, "If I take care of myself, I'm in a much better place to take care of others. If we wisely steward the things God has given us, we end up being able to be a blessing to others and God ge…
 
In this episode of "In the Word, On the Go," best-selling author and teacher, Chris Morphew focuses on God's Word to anxious hearts from Philippians 4:6-7. Chris says, "Worry is the gap between what we want to control and what we actually can. But it is OK that you're not in control, that you don't have all the answers, because the One who does, ha…
 
Did Tolkien really say that the Lord of the Rings is “fundamentally religious and Catholic”? Just what did he mean by that? How much does it matter for deepening our appreciation of Lord of the Rings and of Middle-earth? Join us as we explore the issue! EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Andrew T, John R, Ms. Anonymous WATCH THE VIDEO CONTENTS - Disclaimer for t…
 
In this BONUS episode of "In the Word, On the Go," best-selling author, minister, and seminary professor, Justin Holcomb answers difficult questions about 1 John 1:9. "If I'm forgiven, do I need to confess my sins?" Justin says, "If we trust in Christ, sin doesn't make that relationship go away. But it does become a barrier for our communion with G…
 
Why did Númenor exist? Was it simply to reward the Edain and their descendants? Or was there some greater purpose that impacted the rest of Arda, and perhaps even the Cosmos? In this episode, we are focusing on The Religion of Númenor, per a passage from Unfinished Tales' "A Description of Númenor". This is a very important topic for a number of re…
 
In this episode of "In the Word, On the Go," best-selling author and minister, Justin Holcomb, unpacks 1 John 1:9. Justin says, "If we tell the truth about our behavior—of not loving God and neighbor—God takes care of the consequences, at his own expense, so we don't have to bear the burden of those consequences." Special Guest: Justin Holcomb.…
 
In this episode of "In the Word, On the Go," best-selling author and speaker, Megan Hill discusses prayer from Acts 1:14. She says, "All kinds of people can come together and pray. When your family or your church prays, the prayers of children and teenagers are just as welcome as the prayers of the pastor or deacons." Special Guest: Megan Hill.…
 
In early July, I published an 8 minute video on our YouTube channel titled The Silmarillion: 3 Big Problems (and How to Fix Them). For many Tolkien fans, even asserting that there are problems with a work like The Silmarillion might be considered borderline blasphemy. I might have even said the same thing several years ago! However, after our surve…
 
On this episode of "In the Word, On the Go," pastor, musician, and blogger, Chris Davis shares how Hebrews 11:16 has been meaningful in his life and in his family. Chris says, "God is worth leaving everything behind. There is something higher than the American dream." Special Guest: Chris Davis.By Champ Thornton
 
Birds play a massive, iconic role in the legendarium of Middle-earth. From the great Eagles that always seem to appear at the most eucatastrophic moments to the tiny Thrush that proves the downfall of Smaug, Tolkien's love for birds seems to rise to the level of his love for languages and trees! A few months ago, long-time listener, patron, and orn…
 
In this episode of "In the Word, On the Go," speaker and author of many resources of children, Sally Michael, shares her insights on 2 Chronicles 16:9. Sally says, "There's never a moment that we're out of God's sight. He's actively looking to send strong support to his children." Special Guest: Sally Michael.…
 
In this episode of "In the Word, On the Go," award-winning author and pastor, Mark Vroegop shares what he has learned about the biblical practice of lament. Commenting on Psalm 13:1, Mark says, "God invites us to continue talking with him when the circumstances of our lives beg the question: 'Are you there? Do you know?'" Special Guest: Mark Vroego…
 
Hey there, fellow travelers! What you're about to listen to is the audio from our latest video, in which we reacted to last week's big LOTRonPrime news from Amazon. We're talking about this: https://twitter.com/LOTRonPrime/status/1422255647106617359 In order to get the full effect, you should probably head on over to YouTube and watch this. Here's …
 
In this episode of "In the Word, On the Go," best-selling author and speaker, Dr. Tony Payne, talks about God's plan to use the words of normal Christians to prevent hardness of heart. Tony says, "The way to protect our hearts is to keep encouraging one another every day." Special Guest: Tony Payne.By Champ Thornton
 
We are delighted to welcome Carl Hostetter to The Tolkien Road! Carl is the editor of the forthcoming book The Nature of Middle-earth, the latest collection of previously unpublished writings from JRR Tolkien. EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Andrew T, John R, Ms. Anonymous By the way, here's that preview we discussed: https://preview.aer.io/The_Nature_of_Midd…
 
In this episode of "In the Word, On the Go," pastor and author Dr. JT English talks about truths and misconceptions of God that Paul addresses in Colossians 1:15. JT says, "If you have a picture of God as distant and aloof, but you have a picture of Jesus being kind and close, then you need to change your view of what God is like." Special Guest: J…
 
In this episode of In the Word, On the Go, best-selling author, counselor, and speaker, Elyse Fitzpatrick examines Revelation 19:6-8. She says, "Sometimes I feel like this mundane thing I'm doing today doesn't have any kind of lasting power. But God will take every act of faith, purify them, and then distribute them for us to wear for eternity." Sp…
 
A ton of big news about Amazon's LOTR on Prime dropped on Tuesday (7/20/2021). In Episode 250, we discuss all of it, where it came from, how accurate it might be, and what it all means! Topics include the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien experts, nudity, Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales rights, hobbits in the Second Age, and whole lot more! EXECUTIVE PRODU…
 
In today's episode of In the Word, On the Go, best-selling author and publisher, Carl Laferton, talks about angels and the presence of God from Exodus 26:31-33. He says, "The cherubim on the curtain of the Tabernacle are a visual reminder that sinners cannot enter the presence of a holy God. Yet God told Moses to make the curtain, so He could tear …
 
In what may become an annual tradition, we re-visit The Silmarillion's "Akallabêth", the great legend of the Rise and Fall of Númenor. And this time around, Greta leads the discussion, and shares some great insights! (Special thanks to fellow traveller Paul M for the prompt!) view The Silmarillion: 3 Big Problems (and How to Fix Them) » https://you…
 
On this episode of In the Word, On the Go, author and professor, Dr. Chris Bruno discusses Revelation 21:5 and culmination of the whole Bible. Chris says, "The renewal of all things ultimately does not depend on me. The weight of the world is on the shoulders of Jesus. His shoulders can bear it, mine can't." Special Guest: Chris Bruno.…
 
On episode 248, we explore the legend of Helm Hammerhand and the War of the Rohirrim, which is the subject of a forthcoming film from New Line Cinema. Helm Hammerhand artwork © TurnerMohan 2013 - 2021: (please support the artist!) view LOTR: War of the Rohirrim! 10 Things You Need to Know» https://youtu.be/nhdbV_ptkFA view The Silmarillion: 3 Big P…
 
On this episode of In the Word, On the Go, podcaster Amber Cullum points us to God's omniscience as taught in Psalm 139:1. Amber says, "God knows us completely, even the things that are bad. The great thing is that he sees and still loves us. Because Christ's righteous record covers that sin." Special Guest: Amber Cullum.…
 
In this episode of In the Word, On the Go, best-selling author Josh Cooley discusses Deuteronomy 29:29, considering the incomprehensibility and incarnation of God. Josh says, "There is much mystery to God. But he has told us more than enough to know and trust him as our Creator, Lord, and Savior." Special Guest: Joshua Cooley.…
 
On episode 247, John visits with Michael Jahosky, author of the book The Good News of the Return of the King. Purchase The Good News of the Return of the King» https://amzn.to/3gSos5d For more info on Michael, visit his website » https://mythicmission.com/ Topics include: - Michael's inspiration for this book » 5:15 - Lord of the Rings as Michael's…
 
In this episode of In the Word, On the Go, seminary professor and author, Andy Naselli discusses the imcomparable majesty of God from Romans 11:34-35. Andy says, "We can't understand everything, so we shouldn't act like we can. And God is not obligated to explain anything to us, so we shouldn't expect him to. And we must humbly believe and cherish …
 
Recorded in 2019, this episode of In the Word, On the Go, features author, publisher, and conference speaker, Barbara Juliani, who shares how God has taught her about contentment even through suffering. She says, "Paul said, 'I can do all things through Christ.' But it's not about winning or losing. It might be more accurate to say, I can learn to …
 
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