Category: Smokey’s Corner

Smokey’s Corner – Ep 5 – Real Conversation about Racism and Police

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Real Conversation
(Racism and the Police)

Join Pastor Smokey (Doug Goodman) as he explores the serious problem at the heart of racial and policing issues today. The problem of no conversation. He looks at the dangers of yelling, fake news, tweets, and cancel culture taking over a space that once belonged to to long form conversation. He then looks at a more nuanced and productive way to look at the issue of racism in the police force. A perspective that moves more towards solutions and less towards hate on either side.

Join the conversation:

Do you think there is room in the modern american culture for real long form conversation or has the cancel culture, virtue signaling, social media completely over taken us? Do you think Pastor Smokey’s 4 categories of racism manifesting in law enforcement is accurate or do you think there is another way to look at it? And, do you think that the kind of academic system that Pastor Smokey talks about could fix the problems that exist, or is even possible? Jump on over to the blog and join the conversation by clicking HERE.

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Smokey’s Corner – Ep 4 – No Vision: How the Corrupt are Leading the Blind

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No Vision: How the Corrupt are Leading the Blind

Join Pastor Smokey as he explores the idea that the modern western world lacks a coherent vision of what the future should look like. This is combined with the fact of corruption and misdirection from the academic establishment to create a volatile culture that is susceptible to extremism, in-fighting, and greater and greater stupidity.

This episode was inspired by a Socrates in the City interview between Eric Metaxas and Peter Thiel, that can be found HERE.

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Do you think the modern western world lacks a coherent vision of the future? Do you think the academic establishment in the United States is Corrupt? And, do you think that the kind of academic system that Pastor Smokey talks about could fix the problems that exist, or is even possible? Jump on over to the blog and join the conversation by clicking HERE.

Smokey’s Corner – Ep 3 – How the Modern Church is Bungling the Issue of Abortion

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How the Modern Church is Bungling the Issue of Abortion

Join Pastor Smokey as he explores the real questions that lie at the root of the abortion issue, and how in light of what the real questions are how we as Christians should talk about the issue. This is a look at how we are hurting our own efforts to have a dialogue and make progress on this issue by the words we choose to use and the inability to honestly understand why others might disagree with our views.

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How do you think that Christians and the Church today can better respond to the issue of abortion? Jump on over to the blog and join the conversation by clicking HERE.

Smokey’s Corner – Ep 2 – Just How Corrupted is the Modern Bible?

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Just How Corrupted is the Modern Bible?

Join Pastor Smokey as he explores the truth of just how corrupted the New Testament Scriptures really are. Are there errors? Who is responsible for them? Can we trust we know what the Bible originally said? And, how do we get these answers. Pastor Smokey walks us through all of these questions in the second episode of Smokey’s Corner.

Correction to the Message:

I have one quick correction and clarification to make about something I said in this episode. At one point I reference a particular ancient manuscript, I first state that it is P66 and then correct myself as P66 is a different manuscript referred to later on. However, when I correct myself I state that the correct manuscript is P51, the actually manuscript I was fumbling to recall is P52, a part of John’s Gospel dated to between 125 and 175 AD. For a full look at the list of ancient manuscripts on papyrus please look here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_New_Testament_papyri

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Do you think the modern Bible is reliable and accurate? And, what do you think about the nature of the corruptions that exist in the text? Jump on over to the blog and join the conversation by clicking HERE.

 

 

Smokey’s Corner – Ep 1 – A Million Monkeys in a Million Universes

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A Million Monkeys in a Million Universes

In the last 20 years the parallel universe or multi-verse theory has moved from a fun sci-fi idea, usually employed most by fiction authors, to a theory that is widely espoused by top atheistic thinkers and material reductionists. But, why? Has there been a break through in the science, some new evidence that supports or even proves the idea?

Turns out there has been little to nothing of the kind. Begging the question why the jump in popularity and credibility?

Join Pastor Smokey, by watching the video above, to see how this theories rise in notoriety is really linked to evidence that supports a theistic worldview and the theory of intelligent design. See how this topic answers part of the old question of which view really takes more faith. And, see how the degree of faith needed may not be the real factor that actually drives people to pick their side.

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Do you have an opinion on the number of monkeys needed to create the universe in which we live? If so, jump over to the discussion board and post your thoughts HERE.