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The Trip Wire of Tradition (Dr. Justin Holcomb)

  • Episode 24 - The Tradition of Advent

    As Protestants, we're perhaps most aware of our traditions during the holidays. Indeed, many of us have strong family traditions wrapped around Christmas. But where did these traditions come from? Parents among our listeners will also want to know how tools like calendars, wreaths, the Jesse tree, and lighting the candles help our families remember Christ's birth and long for his return. This very practical episode with Dr. Justin Holcomb will not only help parents, it will encourage us all to understand how Jesus' revelation as the Light of the World will make things right "far as the curse is found."

    Date: November 21, 2018
    Runtime: 16:51
  • Episode 23 - Health-Giving Words

    Heresy is poison. If something is heresy, it annihilates hope because it contradicts the Good News. Heresy says, "God’s not who he says he is. Christ didn’t accomplish what he said he did on your behalf." The antidote is sound doctrine or health-giving words. Our confessions and creeds are like a vaccine against the disease of heresy. Join us as Dr. Justin Holcomb shares with us his insights on the remedy to heresy in the modern world.

    Date: November 14, 2018
    Runtime: 13:46
  • Episode 22 - Heresy is a Tricky Word

    What do you think of when you hear the word "heresy"? Given our responsibility to defend the faith, as well as to speak truthfully about one another, Dr. Justin Holcomb talks about how important it is that we not misuse the word "heresy" or "heretic." He also discusses the important differences between heresy, heterodoxy and those secondary matters we can dispute within the church without sacrificing our unity. To illustrate, he introduces us to Marcion, one of the church's earliest heretics, and talks about how dualism still affects the church today. Tradition can be a valuable protection against false teaching like the kind of dualism that separates ministries of word and deed.

    Date: November 7, 2018
    Runtime: 12:56
  • Episode 21 - How Does the Bible View Tradition?

    Tradition: On the one hand, it's like an alarm that protects valuables in the household of faith. On the other hand, it can really trip us up if we give creeds and confessions more credence than the Bible, or if we use tradition as a substitute for a fresh encounter with Scripture. In this episode, our guest Dr. Justin Holcomb, the Canon for Vocations in the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida, helps us navigate the mixed report that the Bible gives tradition and what we like to call "the trip wire of tradition."

    Date: October 31, 2018
    Runtime: 13:18