Theology in the Raw (Podcast)
Recently I’ve been listening to some very interesting podcasts called Theology in the Raw by Dr. Preston Sprinkle. He is a professor, author and president of The Center for Faith, Sexuality & Gender. He earned a Ph.D. in New Testament from Aberdeen University in Scotland. His titles include People to be Loved, Living in a Gray World, and the New York Times bestselling book Erasing Hell.
I found the following three podcasts to be fascinating and informative:
How to Raise Anti-Fragile Kids by Dr Leonard Sax (M.D., Ph.D).
Why are kids growing up so much more fragile and unhealthy mentally and physically? Part of it has to do with parents who are coddling their kids and shrinking back from establishing God-given parental authority. Lack of boundaries on screen-time and content also plays a significant role in the epidemic of anxiety, depression and suicidality among kids. Sax is also a leading expert in sex and gender theories, especially as it pertains to transgender identities.
Sex, Youth Culture, Pornography, and the Purity Movement by Jason Soucinek
What really grabbed my attention in the podcast was this claim: The first person to educate a child about sex will be considered the ‘expert’ and ‘authority’ on sex. In other words, parents should strive to be the first to provide their kids with a balanced and biblical education on sex. Ruth and I have our complete set of www.birdsandbeesbooks.com ready to educate our kids when the time is right. Jason’s website is www.projectsix19.com.
Understanding our Cultural Moment by Mark Sayers
Mark Sayers pastors a church around the corner from the house I grew up in (and where my parents still live). He is a pastor, cultural commentator, writer and speaker who is highly sought around the world for his insights on faith and culture. I absolutely loved this podcast! The various topics included the global reaction against progressive values, China’s control of Hollywood, how the situation leading up to the 18th century Great Awakening is similar to today, as well as the similarities and differences between evangelicals in the US, UK and Australia.
Holy Moly Cartoons
Finally, I urge you to watch the Holy Moly cartoons on www.rightnowmedia.org if you haven’t already. We used them for our bed-time devotions with the girls after Jasmine’s birth. They’re so fun! If your kids are a bit older, you could try Connect.