In this episode, Thomas and Sam start with a conversation about Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday and our attempts to both celebrate and understand how his work still impacts us in our various walks of life (beyond a sale at the local department store). That leads to a fascinating conversation about the notions of canonicity, authority, and whether or not we need a common foundation of texts and traditions to bind us together.
In short… does Christianity need a canon? Is the canon still open? Could books be added to the New Testament in the coming years?
Listen to find out.
Apologies for the audio quality of this podcast. It’s well below our normal levels. We wrestled with a computer failure and a number of gremlins (don’t feed them chicken after midnight) in our recording software and we ended up with a lower bitrate than we’d like. However, this was a great show and if you bear with it, you’ll enjoy. We’ll do better next week.
Martin Luther King Jr and the Identity of Politics of Celebration – Thomas Whitley
Duck Dynasty and the Struggle Over Christianity – ABP News by Thomas
The Scientist – Coldplay
The Beauty and Perils of Unity – Chad Gardner (a must read blog, btw)