We shall be joined by former pastor Keith Giles for a conversation on his challenging 2019 book entitled Jesus Unveiled : Forsaking Church as We Know It for Ekklesia as God Intended.
"Keith Giles is a former pastor who abandoned the pulpit to follow Jesus and ended up founding a church where 100% of the offering is given away to help the poor in the community. He is the author of several best-selling books including Jesus Untangled, Jesus Unbound, and Jesus Unveiled. He lives with his wife, Wendy, in El Paso, Texas.
Would you sip a drink made with elephant dung? Are you brave enough to perform DIY cat surgery? Will Yuri Geller stop Brexit by the power of his mind? And will Frank Johnson raise enough cash through this evening's kickstarter to fund his expedition to the centre of the Doughnut Earth to look for jam?
These (and other important questions) are answered as we kick off 2020 here at TMR with our annual New Year's Eve show—a crazy roundtable chat with high-ranking members of The Fireside Nephilim Persons, the secret society affiliated to The Mind Renewed, Like Flint Radio and The Iron Show.
Join us—GK and Crusy (of Like Flint Radio), Johnny Iron (of the Iron Show), Jenifer Thyssen (classical singer), Frank Johnson (Doughnut Earth researcher), Mark Campbell (TMR's roving reporter), Jeff Bankens (strongman), Bob Purse (singer-songwriter), Mrs Trellis (from North Wales), Donald Trump (President of the USA), Chook (a chook from Down Under), Jeff Goldblum's Laugh and Yours Truly—as we put aside the cares of this world for two short hours and chat our socks off in aid of Frank's research.
Be there, or be square!
We shall welcome once again the theologian and lecturer Dr. Martin Erdmann, Director of the Verax Institute, for a follow-up interview on the subject of Civil Religion.
"American Civil Religion is the most effective rival religion to true Christianity in the US"—Martin Erdmann
As a fish is unaware of the water in which it swims, so the majority of Americans do not perceive that there exists in the US today a state religion, incompatible with true Christianity, yet not openly opposed to it. Feeding on the many symbols, events, ideals and heroes of America's history and public life, and borrowing from the language and metaphors of Christianity, this state religion vies for the allegiance of every citizen. Arguing that every state cultivates its own particular brand of civil religion, Dr. Erdmann encourages us to stand firm when our allegiance to Christ is challenged by the state, and advises us to remain vigilant as we approach the days of a global civil religion.
Our very first TMR Movie Roundtable will kick off with a three-way conversation—between Yours Truly, Mark Campbell and Frank Johnson (former researcher for Chris White's productions)—on the compelling 1970 TV movie The Brotherhood of the Bell, starring Glenn Ford.
Synopsis to follow...
It is intended that each of the films in this series will be connected to themes explored in the TMR podcast.
We shall welcome again the Yorkshire-born journalist, educator, photographer and political activist John Booth—who joined us in 2016 to discuss his excellent article, "Fifteen Years on from 9/11"—for a conversation on the alleged suicide of British weapons expert Dr. David Kelly.
John Booth—whose career in journalism has included working for news organisations in Africa, the US and the UK—currently writes for Lobster magazine (http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk) and LAFZ (the magazine for Pakistani diaspora — http://www.lafzmagazine.com). He is also a founder member of the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign.
The interview will explore Dr. Dentith's own research, as a PhD philosopher, on Conspiracy Theory Theory, and include discussion of various views as expressed in the edited collection.
Matthew Dentith, PhD (Auckland), is the author of The Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories (Palgrave, 2014), the first single-author book-length treatment of the philosophical issues surrounding conspiracy theory, and editor of Taking Conspiracy Theories Seriously (Rowman and Littlefield, 2018), an edited collection of the most recent work on conspiracy theory theory. He has been a Fellow in the Institute for Research in the Humanities (ICUB) at the University of Bucharest, and the New Europe College in Bucharest. His current research project focuses on conspiracy theory, conspiracy theory theory, and secrecy.