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Steve the Builder

Steve the Builder
Capital Punishment, Part 2

Episode date: July 31, 2009
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This is part two of the series on Capital punishment.  I’ve already received quite a bit of listener feedback (for and against) and I’ve not even gotten into the meat of the issue.  So before I begin, let me say this IS a work in progress.  I am already revising future podcasts and adding more material based on comments I’ve received, so it is kind of taking on a life of its own.  Depending on how it goes I may go through all my material and then do a Q and A and response to comments podcast at the end of the series.  The other thing I need to say is, I am not past changing my mind on this topic even…

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Steve the Builder

Steve the Builder
Capital Punishment, Part 3

Episode date: August 07, 2009
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CAPITAL PUNISHMENT PART 3
Welcome to part three of the ongoing series on capital punishment. Before I begin this week’s thoughts, let me say that I’ve gotten a lot of very kind and well thought out responses to the series so far, on both sides of the issue.  Several people emailed me about last week’s podcast and the general thoughts were that while God may have killed Ananais and Sapphira, He didn’t kill David or St. Paul, and Jesus does not stone the adulterous woman to death.  Hence, we can conclude that Christ is not in favor of the death penalty, but rather uses people’s sins to bring them…

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The Opinionated Tailor

The Opinionated Tailor
Discipline - Part 3

Episode date: August 08, 2009
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Hello and welcome to “The Opinionated Tailor”. In this podcast, I will continue the series on leading a more disciplined life. Today, we’ll take a look at Fasting.

The topic of fasting can be somewhat confusing: is it going without food and water? Is it abstaining only from a select food? Does it just refer to food? And, even once you’ve had some exposure to the Orthodox Christian fasting rules, the confusion just seems to get worse: Why do the Russians fast from oil, but many Greeks and Middle Easterners do not? Why are some Wednesdays and Fridays fish, wine, and oil and others aren’t? And what is egg replacer,…

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Steve the Builder

Steve the Builder
Capital Punishment, Part 4

Episode date: August 13, 2009
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Welcome to the fourth installment of the ongoing series on Capital Punishment. To begin this week, I’d like to respond to a couple of emails that said essentially, “As Christians we shouldn’t be promoting capital punishment.”  Basically the purpose of these podcasts is not to PROMOTE capital punishment as much as to defend it as a legitimate Christian doctrine which has been held from the beginning by many prominent Church Fathers, east and west, and not by just fringe elements of the Church. Among modern activists and scholars, there seems to be aspects of the issue that are completely ignored, not fully explored…

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Steve the Builder

Steve the Builder
Capital Punishment, Part 5

Episode date: August 20, 2009
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Last week we essentially looked at the historic Christian view of the relationship of the Church to the State in general.  It is clear that both East and West see the state having its own realm of authority ordained by God and does not need the Church to validate or direct its operation in order for it to be an agent of God’s will for humanity.  However, it is also clear that the Church is called to be leaven and there is no prohibition of the Church influencing the State’s decisions in matters moral and ethical. 

So, I believe that a big part of the tension about capital punishment is that we have a muddled…

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