God, Gay Wedding Cake, and Immigration – The RavenCast

In this episode of the RavenCast, Suzanne Ross and I discuss the major current events of the last week – including Donald Trump’s immigration policy and the Supreme Court’s decision about the baker refusing to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple. Watch the video below or listen to the MP3 above. Never miss an episode by subscribing to the RavenCast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, or Podbean

Show Notes

The Supreme Court ruled that some members of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission were hostile towards the baker’s religion.

Interestingly, those members who were hostile toward religion have biblical precedent. The prophets, the Psalms, and Jesus all showed a hostility toward religion. The prophets claimed that God wasn’t interested in religious practices of sacrifice, but was more concerned about justice for those on the margins of culture. The Psalms claim that God doesn’t smell the sacrificial offerings, but would rather justice be served. Jesus claimed that God doesn’t desire sacrificial offerings, but mercy for all people.

The Bible is often hostile towards religion that excludes by creating an us against them mentality. Christians should be the first people to bake cakes for those with whom we might disagree. Christians should be the first to open our society and our neighborhoods to the immigrant. We should be the last people to ever think tearing parents and their children apart is ever a good idea.

Watch or listen to the show and leave a comment letting us know what you think about these current events!

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4 replies
    • Adam Ericksen
      Adam Ericksen says:

      Hi Marie,

      Thank you for your comment. In addition to our written articles, we will continue creating video content. There are show notes that give a general idea of the discussion, but I don’t have the time to transcribe the videos.

      Best wishes,
      Adam

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  1. Lou Brodnik
    Lou Brodnik says:

    To me, watching the narration of mimetic theory is important. I was eager to understand Girard and read everything I could find in English. Still reading his commentators, but the podcasts put faces on theory which is where I want to be. Transcribe if you want but don’t eliminate live discussion.

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    • Adam Ericksen
      Adam Ericksen says:

      Thank you for this, Lou. The conversational format of the videos adds something important for me. Maybe it makes discussions about mt more relational. I don’t know. But we will continue to create videos in addition to our written comment. Thank you for your comment.

      Take care,
      Adam

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