Coffee with Creamer

Coffee with Creamer

Coffee with Creamer, where you get to sit down with our host, Dr. Barry Creamer, for a conversation about faith, life, and culture. We’ll look at old ideas through a new lens, turn the culture wars on their head, and paint a picture of the way things could be. If you like your thinking deep, and your coffee hot, pull up a chair—you’re in the right place.

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November 24, 2021 42 min
In the second part of our Disagreeing to Agree Series, Barry walks us through a prayer of Daniel to remind us that historically, biblically, and theologically there is space for us to know our moral condition both as individuals and bound up in a community. One doesn’t have to rule out the other and we […]
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Barry talks about how it is possible that advocates on opposite sides of issues like SOGI, race, economics, and abortion have enough common ground that they could build bridges to peace, rather than burn them down.     Books: Science and Religion, Ian Barber America: Religions and Religion, Catherine Albanese
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There are times we fight tooth and nail to fix a problem, when in fact, we are only making a dent in the symptom. Barry offers a few examples of this complexity and ways to think more deeply about it.     Scriptures: 1 Kings 22 Book: Plato’s Republic, Book VI
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November 3, 2021 43 min
Barry walks us through Psalm 18, dodging earthquakes, volcanoes, thunderstorms to watch God deliver us and bring us into a broad, safe place—a place of humility and gratitude.     Scriptures: Psalm 18 2 Samuel 22:1ff  
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October 27, 2021 43 min
Traditional interpretations of authority can tend toward objectification but learning to be a servant in every context is redemptive.     Scriptures: Matthew 15:21-28 Luke 19:6-10 2 Samuel 6:20-23 James 3:7-9 Genesis 1:26-28 Philemon 13-16 1 Samuel 8:4-9 Galatians 2:3-6 1 Peter 5:2-5 Genesis 3:16 Ephesians 5:21-25   Book: The Making of the Atomic Bomb, […]
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October 20, 2021 44 min
Barry talks about the tenuous yet long-term relationship between Christianity and education and why it has been fundamental to the faith, including in Judaism and the early church.       Scriptures: Deuteronomy 6:4-9 Deuteronomy 17:14-20 Deuteronomy 11:18-23   Poem: “The Second Coming”, William Butler Yeats Articles: “A Deepening Distrust of Higher Education and Other […]
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In his conversation with Sadducees recorded in Luke 20, Jesus teaches that the resurrection is real and establishes two things: hope for the future and change for the present.     Scriptures and Apocrypha: Luke 20:27-44 Exodus 3:1-4:17 Psalm 110 Genesis 6 Tobit 3 II Maccabees 7  
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There are some opinions or positions of our society that creep into our lives as believers. Barry talks about a few of these concepts and how we cling to them even when God disagrees; get ready to become somewhat uncomfortable.     Scriptures: Colossians 1:17 Job 32:6-10 Acts 17:28 Matthew 15:21-28   Books: Science and […]
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Barry talks with Jared Wellman, pastor and SBC Executive Committee member, and Rob Collingsworth about the recent happenings in the Southern Baptist Convention and a Christian’s responsibility to advocate for the vulnerable.     Scriptures: Luke 10:25-37 Matthew 23:11   Books: The God Who Is There, Francis Schaeffer   Resources: Houston Chronicle Articles: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/investigations/abuse-of-faith/ SBC […...
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September 29, 2021 49 min
Barry talks about some well-known Old Testament passages and how they should shape the way we see outsiders. Treating outsiders the way God in Christ does would revolutionize our lives and our world.     Scriptures: Genesis 18-19 Judges 19 Leviticus 19:17-18 and 33-34 Malachi 3:5 Acts 6:1-3 Matthew 10:5-15 Hebrews 13:1-2 I Timothy 3:1-2 […]
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The good news is, we depend on others. Wait, does that sound like bad news to you? If so, this episode is for you.   Scriptures: Mark 10:42-44 I Timothy 2:1-2 John 4:4-26 Luke 10:25-37 Poems: “The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock”, T.S. Eliot “Mending Wall”, Robert Frost
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September 15, 2021 44 min
Want to think more clearly and generously? Learn how Aristotle’s square of opposition relates to issues such as U.S. involvement in Afghanistan, the sanctity of human life, CRT, and censorship.  
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Have you been reading the Psalms all wrong for all these years? Find out if you might have been missing an important part of reading the Psalter.   Scriptures: 2 Samuel 15 2 Samuel 17 2 Samuel 18:33 Exodus 4:22-23 Exodus 5:1 Mathew 27:43 John 17:1-2 John 18:1 Mark 14:50 Matthew 26:39 Acts 4:27  
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September 1, 2021 41 min
While judgement is reserved for God, the spectacles of redemption are shared with us. May we look out and find people God created for us to see, hear, and serve. Scriptures: Romans 5:19 Daniel 9 Matthew 25 Matthew 7-8 Luke 8:42-48 John 5:2-9 Matthew 20:29-34 Jonah Books: The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis No Name in […]
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August 26, 2021 46 min
We hear the story of a man who has seen over 15 doctors, had 21 MRIs, more medical tests than he can count, a misdiagnosis of both MS and cancer and is still looking for answers. While he does not have those, he does have God. This story will inspire you to trust the One […]
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Sometimes the fence we put up to protect our Christianity, actually prevents us from reaching its center.   Scriptures: Luke 13: 10-17 Deuteronomy 6:4-9 Leviticus 19 Micah 6:8 Acts 1:8 Ephesians 2:8-9 Ephesians 3:6 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Luke 10:25-29 John 13:34-35 Hebrews 13:1-2    
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We walk through Luke chapter 22, showing how the same Christianity is easy to see in Jesus, but hard to see in us.   Scripture: Luke 22:3-34  
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August 13, 2021 42 min
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