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Episode 46 - Theological Reflection

November 15th, 2018

Episode 46 – Theological Reflection

Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

Airplane! (1980) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080339/

Praxis – the Klingon energy facility http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Praxis

Duracell Bunny https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duracell_Bunny

The Praxis Effect https://www.quora.com/What-is-a-praxis-effect-in-movies

Thagomiser – after Gary Larson’s Far Side cartoon commemorating the late Thag Simmons - https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/watch-out-for-that-thagomizer-98891562/

Beer Goggles https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=beer%20goggles

The raven on the Ark: https://www.gotquestions.org/Noah-raven-dove.html

“Step three… profit...” Paraphrased from the Underpants Gnomes Business Plan in South Park https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tO5sxLapAts (Season 2, episode 17 - ‘Gnomes’)

Greek myths held social values and acceptable actions https://brewminate.com/the-function-of-mythology-in-ancient-greek-society/

Pax Daeorum http://www.ancientpages.com/2018/05/01/what-was-pax-deorum-and-how-important-was-it/

Starting a reflective journal: https://penzu.com/how-to-write-a-reflective-journal and https://www.thecounsellorscafe.co.uk/single-post/2017/01/22/Reflective-Journaling-A-Step-by-Step-Guide

“There are many like them, but these ones are yours...” Paraphrased from the Rifleman’s Creed – used in the film Full Metal Jacket (1987), based on Gustav Hasford’s book The Short Timers (1979)

“Brains like Noodles...” Paraphrased from Invader Zim https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bsfWTQKCF0

47 – The repeating Star Trek number http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/47 (and also from Alias)

 

The process of theological reflection:

1) Define the issue

2) Describe the issue in as much detail as you can

3) Look at parallels and links within your faith

4)Allow those insights and links to widen your thinking about the issue

5) Praxis – it’s action time! What are you doing to do now?

If you’d like to explore Theological Reflection for yourself, there’s a good book out there – it does focus on the Christian traditions, but the methods are the same. “Theological Reflection” by Judith Thompson 2008 (SCM Study Guides)

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Episode 45 - The Binding of Loki

November 1st, 2018

Episode 45 – The Binding of Loki

Shout out to Rob Wessley from Australia for suggesting the topic for this episode

Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

Throughout this episode we refer to Loki as he/him. If you know them by other pronouns (they do change their species and gender after all), such as she/her, they/them or something else, it’s all good. Our choice of pronouns may not reflect your valid experiences of the Trickster.

Lemuralia – Roman festival of the dead, originally celebrated in May, rather than October. http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/secondary/SMIGRA*/Lemuralia.html

Dr Peter Venkman – from Ghostbusters https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087332/characters/nm0000195

The Binding of Issac http://bindingofisaac.wikia.com/wiki/The_Binding_of_Isaac_Wiki

The Binding of Loki can be found in two sources: The Poetic Edda: Lokasenna and in the Prose Edda Gylfaginning 50.

Talking tricksters: Frithcast episode 26

Spirograph https://www.smythstoys.com/uk/en-gb/toys/creativity-music-and-partyware/art-sets/the-original-spirograph-design-set-boxed/p/149468

Battlestar Galactica (remake) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battlestar_Galactica_(2004_TV_series)

Metaphor in The Book of Revelation. Here: https://bibleforums.org/showthread.php/223165-Metaphor-or-Symbol-how-to-interpret-the-book-of-Revelation and here: https://readingacts.com/2012/04/06/revelation-and-metaphors/

Celtic Salmon of Knowledge http://www.luminarium.org/mythology/ireland/salmonknowledge.htm

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