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David Rosado and Paul Axton discuss the role of spirituality in mental health. What does the Bible say about mental health and how does mental disease, spirituality, and physiology potentially work together?

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Here is the interview with the premiere historian of the Restoration Movement - Richard Hughes. We discuss nonvioloence in the RM, white supremacy, why continue on identifying with this tradition, and the essence of true religion.

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Paul Axton shows that the dialectic between madness/wisdom is simply part of the dialectic always taking place between life/death which the cross addresses and undoes.

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Paul Axton and Jonathan Totty have a conversation about Divine simplicity, which done wrongly gives us ontotheology but correctly understood it forecloses any notion which would reduce God - including penal substitution.

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In this podcast, Paul Axton and Jonathan Totty discuss the need for humility in reading scripture: Coming to the scripture with the attitude of desiring to be shaped by it as a part of the community of Christ.

Ploughshares Bible Institute is offerning a course on Hermenuetics starting March 17th. Enroll today!

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Paul Axton continues his exploration of Yukio Mishima, primarily working with his autobiographical novel Confessions of a Mask. Paul describes the turn away from love to self-destruction as a moral masochism in service to the law.

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Paul Axton and Jonathan Totty talk about how evil is not a problem for Aquinas and becomes a problem only with the shift taking place in in his lifetime.

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Paul Axton continues his use of Japan to illustrate his theological understanding. Yukio Mishima explains his justification for his traditional suicide in language that gets at the human struggle at its most basic level and which the New Testament describes as the law of sin and death.

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Paul Axton begins to trace the origins of his discovery of dialectic in orientalism, Tadanobu Tsunoda, and Takeo Doi.

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Jonathan Totty interviews Paul Axton on his experience in Japan. Paul describes why and how he ended up doing an analysis of psychoanalytic readings of Paul as a result of his experience.

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