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Episode 84: Holy Guitar Pastor Andrew brings us back to the ancient city of Ugarit, this time to talk about interesting lists of Gods (KTU 1.47; 1.118 and RS 20.24). Deities numbering over 30, including...a guitar?!
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Episode 84: Holy Guitar Pastor Andrew brings us back to the ancient city of Ugarit, this time to talk about interesting lists of Gods (KTU 1.47; 1.118 and RS 20.24). Deities numbering over 30, including...a guitar?!
Episode 83: We Refuse, We Resist We waited a month before sitting down to talk about the Supreme Court decision that the constitution does not confer a right to abortion. But now that some time has passed, Pastor Andrew expresses his feelings about this decision--morally, theologically, logically--and the steps Rutgers Church has taken to help out with this tragedy.

Here's the statement released by Rutgers Church the week of the decision:

Clergy of the Rutgers Presbyterian Church are without reservation PRO CHOICE!
The supreme court's ruling which overturned half a century of reproductive autonomy (so called Roe v. Wade) will negatively affect the lives of millions of women and girls especially those in marginalized communities.
We adamantly reject any notion that laws, courts, and judges should have power over the bodily autonomy of women. It is no one's right to limit and control a woman's personal and medical reproductive decisions. As people of faith, we must refuse and actively resist any attempts to use religion as a pretext for undermining and destroying fundamental human rights!
Episode 82: "Pre-biblical Yom Kippur" Pastor Andrew sheds light on a Ugaritic Day of Atonement that pre-dates the Hebrew bible by hundreds of years, which leads to a conversation and an idea for adding such a day to our calendar as Christians.
Apisode 81: Shahar and Shalim Pastor Andrew takes us back to the ancient city of Ugarit, this time for the story of the twin gods Shahar and Shalim, sons of El and Asherah, and talks about how this artifact tells us an interesting and important insight into how ancient people viewed their religion, in a very different way than we do in modern and pre-modern times.
Episode 80: The Religious Aspect To The Ukrainian Conflict Pastor Andrew breaks down the religious history of Russia and Ukraine and the significant part today's religious situation plays in the current conflict.
Episode 79: The Roots Of Mistrust As the pandemic slides into an endemic, Pastor Andrew has been pondering the reasons why such a large percentage of the country has a mistrust of vaccines and he has come up with a hypothesis. It's not just that the government has done bad things in the past (The Tuskegee Experiment, etc), it's that the people responsible have not been help accountable. In short, the US hasn't made things right. Therein lie the roots of mistrust.
Episode 78: Nikkal-And-Ib Back to the ancient city of Ugarit for the story of Nikkal and ib. Pastor Andrew talks about this hard to define tale, which exists on only one tablet, about the God Yarich falling in love with Nikkal and asking her father for permission to marry her. He talks about how this story has echos into the Hebrew bible, and the value these ancient stories have for us today.
Episode 77: Epos Of King Keret Pastor Andrew takes us back to the ancient city of Ugarit for the story of King Keret, a legendary king who we catch at the moment he looses everyone he loves and Goddess Asherah gives him instructions to get back the one thing he desires, but he makes one royal mistake. It's a cautionary tale warning against being more religious than God wants you to be. Pastor Andrew places this story in its historical context, talks about its use of repetition, and explains what it might be saying to us in our modern times, and much more!
Episode 76: Ugaritic Epos Of Aqhat On this episode, we return back to the ancient city of Ugarit, for the Epos of Aqhat, a poetic tale written in cuneiform 3000 years ago about a special son (Aqhat), a jealous goddess (Anat), a super cool bow and arrow set (with instructions on how to make it yourself), a hit man (Yatipan), a vengeful sister (Pughat), and much more! Just don't expect an ending that wraps it all up. That part is lost forever!
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