Tag: Gnosticism

P.I.D. Radio 1/28/18: Comic Gods

WE FINALLY got around to watching two of the recent movies in the Superman franchise. It reminded us how obvious it is that pop culture is doing a far better job of selling theology than the church.

P.I.D. Radio 10/12/14: Blood Snakes

THE EBOLA outbreak continues to spread. A health care worker in Dallas has tested positive for the virus, and a clinic in Boston reports that a patient who just returned from Liberia has been taken to a hospital. Over 4,000 are dead in west Africa, and that number may be low.

P.I.D. Radio 12/2/10: Raiders News Live

RATHER THAN repeat ourselves tonight by doing a show and then another show, we’ve decided to just take it on the road and feature the hour we were honored to… Read more »

P.I.D. Radio 10/13/10: UFO Fail

TODAY WAS supposed to be the day UFOs appeared over major cities around the world. As of 7PM Eastern, all we’ve seen are some mylar balloons over New York. Also:… Read more »

P.I.D. Radio 3/14/10: Riding the Beast

MAY 1, 2010 will see a group of prominent American evangelicals in a strange partnership with leaders of the Apostolic-Prophetic movement. They’ll gather at a replica of the Temple of… Read more »

P.I.D. Radio 3/7/10: The Legacy of Simon Magus

A CHANCE exchange of emails and a Sunday sermon led to this week’s main topic. The odd story of the Samaritan sorcerer Simon Magus recorded in Acts 8:9-25 prompted a discussion of those who seek to possess and profit from supernatural power. It’s as relevant today as it was in first-century Samaria.

P.I.D. Radio 12/14/09: Sky Spirals and Twisted Faith

THE SKY over Norway almost literally exploded December 9, 2009, the night before President Barack Obama arrived in Oslo to receive his Nobel War Peace Prize. Experts claim it was a failed Russian missile test, but the timing seems a little odd.

P.I.D. Radio 11/29/09: The Manhattan Declaration

Our focus today was on The Manhattan Declaration, a position paper issued Nov. 20, 2009 by a group of prominent Christian leaders. In short, the declaration calls Orthodox, Catholic, and evangelical Christians to defend the sanctity of human life, the dignity of marriage, and the rights of conscience and religious liberty. Those are unquestionably values on which Christians can agree — but is it a statement of faith or a dominionist political platform?

P.I.D. Radio 11/2/09: Wells to Welles to Orwell

THE NEWS is enough to drive you into a deep blue funk: the signing of the hate crimes bill; banksters betting on you to lose your house and then die; and Russia simulating a nuclear attack on Poland.

If that isn’t enough, cattle are being mutilated with surgical precision in Georgia.

Instead of fixating on these things, which Christ told us to expect, take a break and remember the words of Paul:

[W]hatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.