20: Hanging from the Gallows Pole with Thomas Tentler


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Do Penance. Now. It’s Lent after all. Or maybe not? Pr. Riley and Pr. Gillespie dig deep into an exhaustive treatment of Luther’s Christology.

Our Text: Sin and Confession on the Eve of the Reformation by Thomas N. Tentler

Show Notes:

Sam Harris

I can now attest that the experience of grappling with an expert is akin to falling into deep water without knowing how to swim. You will make a furious effort to stay afloat—and you will fail. Once you learn how to swim, however, it becomes difficult to see what the problem is—why can’t a drowning man just relax and tread water? The same inscrutable difference between lethal ignorance and lifesaving knowledge can be found on the mat: To train in BJJ is to continually drown—or, rather, to be drowned, in sudden and ingenious ways—and to be taught, again and again, how to swim.

Whether you are an expert in a striking-based art—boxing, karate, tae kwon do, etc.—or just naturally tough, a return to childlike humility awaits you: Simply step onto the mat with a BJJ black belt. There are few experiences as startling as being effortlessly controlled by someone your size or smaller and, despite your full resistance, placed in a choke hold, an arm lock, or some other “submission.” A few minutes of this and, whatever your previous training, your incompetence will become so glaring and intolerable that you will want to learn whatever this person has to teach. Empowerment begins only moments later, when you are shown how to escape the various traps that were set for you—and to set them yourself. Each increment of knowledge imparted in this way is so satisfying—and one’s ignorance at every stage so consequential—that the process of learning BJJ can become remarkably addictive. I have never experienced anything quite like it. – from The Pleasures of Drowning

Luther’s Attack on Gallow’s Sorrow

Peter Lombard – Sentences

Duns Scotus and the Scotists

Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification

OODA Loop – Top Gun

Ken Korby – Beichtspiegel / Confessional Mirror

iTunes Reviews:

Batman – The Long Halloween

Awaken with JP – The Tony Robbins Experience

The Crazy Russian Hacker

Man in the High Castle – Amazon Prime

Electric Dreams – Amazon Prime

Jordan Peterson – 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

Stephen Lawhead – Pendragon Cycle

Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card

Wrinkle in Time – Le Guin

Fantastic Voyage – Asimov

Elfstones of Shannara – Terry Brooks

The Frankenstein Chronicles (BBC)

Alice in Chains – Dirt

Mad Season – Above

Help – The Beatles

Rick and Morty – Young Rick

Queen and David Bowie – Under Pressure

Headbanger’s Ball Documentary

Whose Line is It Anyway?

Reno 911

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