July 16, 2015
Today on the podcast, the Powers Brothers distill three bands to their essences and talk about the pros and cons about their art. We listen to one of the band's songs that most describes their own personal philosophies and the message they're trying to get across, and then critique that message. Oh, and we apologize for the fan that is in the background for some of this episode--due to some extraneous circumstances, there was nothing we could do about that.
Emery is up first, with their song "Listening To Freddie Mercury" which perfectly captures the empathy and struggle that they convey through their songs. We also reference their podcast, Bad Christian, in which they discuss theology from their point of view. It's definitely quite an interesting podcast though we don't necessarily agree with everything they say, and there is some strong profanity. I also reference a song by one of my favorite spoken words artists, Dear Son, which you can find here.
Next up is Rise Against, and their song "A Gentlemen's Coup", which brings to life their desire for social change and never backing down. Right after is The Collection, with "Garden", talking about the way Christians act and the things the band finds wrong with the concepts of Christian inactivity and violence. The Collection is passionate about mercy and grace and calling out various Christian inconsistencies in a subtle way.
July 9, 2015
Today the Powers brothers answer two very important listener questions. Do you have to be judgemental if you disagree with someone, and does God hate people? We don't have time to go into a really elongated answer with both questions, but we give them a quick synopsis. Feel free to comment on the episode and tell us what you think about the conversation!
Psalm 5:5 is the verse Jesse Knopp referenced with his question. And though we cut out a little bit of the audio when we looked up the actual Hebrew translation of the verse, suffice it to say that the word hate is the literal word for hate in this verse. 2 Timothy 3:16 was the verse Connor was trying to remember pertaining to all scripture being divinely inspired. Acts 4:25 is the verse Caleb was talking about confirming that the Psalms were God-breathed, and though it's not Jesus saying it, it still speaks of the Holy Spirit speaking through David.
July 2, 2015
Connor and I tackle the almost nine minute-long song "Fin" by Anberlin and end up rambling about lots of other things as well. The lyrics to the song and the writer's meaning behind it can be found here. And here's the link to the page with all of the song meanings. We also referenced our third episode, which you might want to check out if you haven't already. Oh, and here's Caleb's favorite book and his website.