The Cosmic Christ, Episode 29 (Show Notes for Reclaiming Christianity Podcast)

Inclusivity and exclusivity. How big is God? Who gets to define who is “in” and who is “out”? Must Christianity be exclusive, or is there a broader picture we may be missing? John Weldy and the panel discuss a Christ who is much grander than we have ever been allowed to imagine through the lens of Love Wins by Rob Bell.

Listen to this episode here.

(Subscribe on iTunes)

Panelists: Jennifer Neyhart, Greg Reynolds


Reclaiming Christianity, Episode 29: The Cosmic Christ
Join the community:


This Episode:

Love Wins by Rob Bell - We talk specifically about chapter 6: There Are Rocks Everywhere


Bible Passages:
  • “In the beginning was the Word (LOGOS), and the Word(LOGOS) was with God, and the Word (LOGOS) was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” John 1:1-5
  • “The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.” Col 1:15-18
  • “My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Col 2:2-3
  • “When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.” Rev 1:17-18
  • “To the angel of the church in Smyrna write: “These are the words of him who is the First and the Last, who died and came to life again.” Rev 2:8

Additional resources:

Panelist Goodbye - Where can people find you?

Greg Reynolds on Facebook


Theology Book Club:
March: Finding God in the Waves by Mike McHargue
April: The Bible Tells Me So by Pete Enns
May: Why I Left, Why I Stayed by Tony and Bart Campolo

This is a link to an Amazon list of the books we have been reading/will be reading in the book club.

(Subscribe on iTunes)

FREE Books:

Reclaiming Christianity is a book review podcast about God, faith and life. Each episode is centered around a book that John loves, and contains a reading of a section, a review and running commentary. John understands that Christianity is a mess, both corporately and personally, but believes it is worth reclaiming.

No comments: