A shapely bride, the church is a bringing together of opposites into relationship stability and motion, substance, and spirit, the sufferings and splendor of life. This is the source of creativity, whence all innovation and generativity come.
Humor is the best evidence that the brain is functioning at full throttle. Jesus used humor to sharpen the dull edges and tangled angles of theology. The paradox of a life of living and dying is to laugh about it.
Grow a Back-bone! It takes courage to reach high and bend low with confidence and humility. Back-bones require the initiative, integrity, and industry to lose the wraps that bind people up and tie people down in life.
To show some skin is to reveal that you are comfortable in your skin. You have skin in the game that tells everything warts, scars, and all—a graceful and authentic skin, filled with and true to the Jesus style.
Join Professor Sweet for part two of Jesus Hot: A leggy Church.
Like wine, the truth has legs. Jesus played the long game in his ministry. In time, what is hidden is exposed. Time reveals the beauty of a church that gives "a leg up" to others.
Join Professor Sweet for the first installment of Part II: Jesus Hot entitled Brainy Church. The total package is a book smart and a street smart church. For Christ to form in us, we put on the mind of Christ, a mind-meld with Jesus. A sexy disciple is a life-long learner. A hot church is a brainy church.
Join Professor Sweet for Intermezzo: Ice and Fire: Some Like it Hot, Jesus Hot
Jesus con Carne, spirit wrapped in matter, glory wrapped in flesh, putting on skin—Incarnation it reverses the worst and turns it back to the best. Jesus is not a flat mirror for us to imitate but a way to a lifestyle that is Jesus cool and Jesus hot.
Join Professor Sweet for Part. 2 of Jesus Cool: Dress to Adress!
When it comes to fashion men are under scrutiny, and women are under surveillance. Signals of clothes tell the story of you. Christians are the trendsetters of sending out the signs of Jesus' style.
Join Professor Sweet as he scribbles out his thoughts on Mystic Coolness, part one of two on Jesus Cool. Itutu cool, and Sprezzatura opened the heavens door for the world with effortless style. The character of calm under pressure, certainty, and confidence is a gift of mystic coolness.
Join Professor Sweet as he pays homage to Nikola Tesla and suggests that relationship be added to Tesla's famous quote “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration.”
Join Professor Sweet as he kicks off an all-new season of Napkin Scribbles by paying homage to Harold Bloom and his book The Anxiety of Influence. This episode will also challenge you to show your footnotes and acknowledge those that influenced your writings and thoughts.
Join Professor Sweet for a special Nativity Napkin Scribble celebrating the work of Jan de Beer and his painting famously known as The Nativity. While listening Dr. Sweet encourages you to look at the painting to take in its incredible details.
Welcome back for season 3 of Napkin Scribbles with author and professor Leonard Sweet. Portland Seminary of George Fox University is once again proud to bring you the scratching and scribblings of Dr. Sweet this semester. First up is a personal story and from Dr. Sweet warning us against the wows of an outhouse mindset in modern culture.
Please feel free to leave a message for Professor Sweet on with many question on this episode. At the conclusion of the season Professor Sweet will reply to a select few in a special bonus episode.
On this episode, Professor Sweet scribbles a little about Frank Zappa, the Anabaptists, and Politics all in one! Don't forget to subscribe and share Napkin Scribbles with a friend. Napkin Scribbles is brought to us by Portland Seminary of George Fox University!
Join us for episode two of the all-new season of Napkin Scribbles! On today's episode, Author and Professor Leonard Sweet scratches and scribbles with us about sacred jazz. Today's episode includes music from jazz giants of the faith; Aretha Franklin, Mary Lue Williams, and Louis Armstrong. So are you a Thelonious Monk? Take a listen and find out! Don't forget to subscribe and share with a friend!
Napkin Scribbles Podcast does not own the copyrights to the following list of the music included in this episode. Napkin Scribbles only intends to use the following list of songs as a point of reference for the content contained within this episode:
Aretha Franklin: Say A Little Prayer, Atlantic Records
Mary Lou Williams: Black Christ of The Andes, Smithsonian Folkways Records
Louis Daniel Armstrong: Rhythm Save the World, Decca Jazz Records
Duke Ellington: Don't Mean a Thing, Brunswick Records
Join us for episode one of the all-new season of Napkin Scribbles! On today's episode, Author and Professor Leonard Sweet shares his scratches and scribbles with us about just doing it! Was Nike the first to encourage us to "just do it"? Find out what Leonard Sweet scratches about it on today's Napkin Scribble.