Napkin Scribbles: A Podcast by Leonard Sweet
By Napkin Scribbles
Thoughtful sketches of God and life from professor and author, Leonard Sweet. Support by Portland Seminary of George Fox University.
The Greek and Hebrew Words Every Christian Should Know: Metanoia
In Classical Greek, metanoia meant changing one's mind about someone or something. Join Professor Sweet as he takes a closer look at the greek word Metanoia.
November 25, 2021
The Greek and Hebrew Words Every Christian Should Know: Maranatha
Join Professor Sweet for an inspiring look at the word Maranatha.
November 18, 2021
The Greek and Hebrew Words Every Christian Should Know: Pentecost
Join Professor Sweet as he scribbles out his thoughts on the Greek word Pentecost
November 11, 2021
The Greek and Hebrew Words Every Christian Should Know: Logos λόγος
Join Professor Sweet for a unique look at the Greek word Logos.
November 4, 2021
The Greek and Hebrew Words Every Christian Should Know: Hineni & Alítheia
This week Professor Sweet shares his thought on the Hebrew word Hineni and the Greek word Alitheia.
October 28, 2021
The Greek and Hebrew Words Every Christian Should Know: Yada
Join Professor Sweet as he scribbles out his thoughts on the Hebrew word Yada.
October 21, 2021
The Greek and Hebrew Words Every Christian Should Know:Chesed חֶסֶד
Join Professor Sweet as he explores the Hebrew word Chesed חֶסֶד to unlock the meaning of Micah 6:8.
October 14, 2021
The Greek and Hebrew Words Every Christian Should Know: Shalom שָׁלוֹם
Join Professor Sweet as he scribbles out his thoughts on the importance of Shalom and how we use this Hebrew word in our everyday lives.
October 7, 2021
The Greek and Hebrew Words Every Christian Should Know: Amen
This week Professor Sweet begins with the Hebrew word Amen.
September 30, 2021
The Greek and Hebrew Words Every Christian Should Know
What are the Greek and Hebrew words every Christian should know? Join Professor Sweet for this season of Napkin Scribbles as we take a multilingual look at the language of our faith.
September 23, 2021
Sex And The Sacred: Conclusion: Christly Gestures
The totality of Christ's life was a gesture to God's Kingdom, and in that kingdom, sex and the sacred met. Our Christly gestures are the integrity of each of us being who God made us to be.
April 25, 2021
Sex And The Sacred: Jesus Hot: A Lippy Church
Our first kiss is one that we don't remember; it is the breath of life from God. Our second kiss needs to be passed on to others and our third kiss is to empower. We are to kiss and tell, not tell and kiss.
April 18, 2021
Sex And The Sacred: Jesus Hot: A Crowned Church
Bedhead is not a good first impression for the church. The hair tells the story; it's serious business. Our Crown of Glory is the first impression and signifies agape love.
April 10, 2021
Sex And The Sacred: Jesus Hot: A Shapely Bride
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.
March 28, 2021
Sex And The Sacred: Jesus Hot: An Adams-Appled Church
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.
March 14, 2021
Sex And The Sacred: Jesus Hot: A Back-boned Church
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.
March 7, 2021
Sex And The Sacred: Jesus Hot: A Ripped-Abs Church
A full-pack ripped-abs church is a body of Christ that exercises the muscle groups. The core muscles of virtues are strengthened with Jesus by dropping down and washing feet.
February 28, 2021
Sex And The Sacred: Jesus Hot: A Carnal, Fleshy, In-Your-Skin Church
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.
February 21, 2021
Sex And The Sacred: Jesus Hot: A Leggy Church
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.
February 14, 2021
Sex And The Sacred: Jesus Hot: Brainy Church
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.
February 7, 2021
Sex And The Sacred:Intermezzo: Ice and Fire: Some Like it Hot, Jesus Hot
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.
January 31, 2021
Sex And The Sacred: Dress to Address: Jesus Cool Part 2
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.
January 24, 2021
Sex And The Sacred: Mystic Coolness: Jesus Cool Part 1
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.
January 17, 2021
Sex And The Sacred: Sensual Orthodoxy: The Introductory Episode
Sensual Orthodoxy. A fun question we will be asking in this podcast is: Why Are Christians So . . . “Boring, Judgmental, Hateful, Stupid, Mean, Unhappy, Intolerant, Self-Righteous” But Never Sexy?
January 10, 2021
A Whole New World
Join Professor Sweet for the fall season finale as he scribbles out his thoughts on living and writing in a post-Christian world.
December 17, 2020
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.”
December 10, 2020
The Fraction Part 2
Join Professor Sweet for additional thoughts on The Lord's Supper.
December 3, 2020
The Fraction Part 1
Join Professor Sweet as he scribbles out valuable thoughts on Communion.
November 26, 2020
Join Professor Sweet as he shares the importance of coming to the table.
November 19, 2020
The Power of Positivity
Join Professor Sweet as he reflects on the power of being positive.
November 12, 2020
What is Sin? Join Professor Sweet as he explores different ways to explain sin in today's culture. *Warning this episode does contain language some consider explicit.
November 5, 2020
This is Real Biblical Revolutionary Politics Part 2: Jesus Politics
Join Professor Sweet as he continues to offer biblical perspectives on politics.
October 29, 2020
This is Real Biblical Revolutionary Politics
Join Dr. Sweet as he shares a biblical perspective on politics.
October 22, 2020
Join Professor Sweet as he reflects on Matthew 25:40 and the spiritual liability of how we use labels.
October 15, 2020
Welcome to Cognitive Studies 101
Join Professor Sweet as he scratches out his thoughts on the inner workings of faith and the human mind.
October 8, 2020
Living In The Moment Part 2
Join Professor Sweet as he continues his thoughts on living in the moment by challenging us to become a rapture ready Church.
October 1, 2020
Living In The Moment Part 1
Do you live in the moment? What are your great moments? What are your missed moments? Join Professor Sweet as he takes a moment to share his thoughts on delayed moments.
September 24, 2020
The Dance Floor Of Heaven
Where do you find Jesus? Is it the center? Join Dr. Sweet as he encourages us to look to the margins.
September 17, 2020
W.A.P. Worship and Praise?
How important is worship? Join Professor Sweet as he scratches out his thoughts on modern culture and the problem with what we chose to worship.
September 10, 2020
Do You Raze Hell?
Join Professor Sweet for this season's final Napkin Scribble as he scratches out his Easter thoughts on Jesus and being a Hell razer.
April 2, 2020
What More Do You Do Than Others?
Join Professor Sweet as he reflects on Jesus and Matthew 5:47.
March 26, 2020
Do Your Credentials Matter?
Join Professor Sweet for another insightful scribble about the value of our credentials in today's world.
March 19, 2020
Do You Want More of The Bloody Hard Way?
Join Professor Sweet as he confesses his aversion to fakeness and his celebration of taking the true bloody hard way.
March 12, 2020
Do You Know The Best of The Best?
Join Professor Sweet as he challenges us to know the best in our faith traditions.
March 5, 2020
Are You Stoned?
Join Professor Sweet as he reflects on the lost art of the introduction and the struggles of the conclusion.
February 27, 2020
Are You An Atheist?
Join Professor Sweet as he ponders on our modern culture and reflects on the trials of the early Church.
February 20, 2020
More Confessions Of A Bibliophile: Are You A Vandal?
Join Professor Sweet for more professions of his love for books!
February 13, 2020
Are You A Lemming?
Join Professor Sweet as he shares his thoughts on how we as humans can be such lemmings.
February 6, 2020
Are You Ready For A New Level?
Join Professor Sweet as he shares the timeless warning that for every new level there is a new devil.
January 30, 2020
Are You On An Island?
Join Professor Sweet as he inspires us with a snapshot into life on Orcas Island and his hopes of how life could be in the church.
January 22, 2020
Where Are Your Footnotes?
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.
January 9, 2020
A Special Nativity Napkin Scribble...
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. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3f/Jan_de_Beer_%28Attr.%29_-_The_Nativity.jpg
December 19, 2019
Two Great Problems
Join professor Sweet as he explores two significant problems we face in our faith.
November 28, 2019
Be a Fountain
Join Professor Sweet as he pours out wisdom while challenging us to live our life as a fountain.
November 21, 2019
A New Standard of Excellence
Join Professor Sweet for another great story as he scratches out his thoughts on the digital age and what that means for the church and our participation in it.
November 14, 2019
The Nine Sacred Paths
Join Professor Sweet as he commemorates the Gary Thomas 'Sacred Pathways' book and the 9 sacred pathways it explores.
November 7, 2019
Poetry in Motion
Join Professor Sweet as he shares his thoughts on poetry and one of his favorite poets Les Murray.
October 31, 2019
The Taste Test
Join Professor Sweet as he scratches out his thoughts on the importance of semiotics, metaphors, and storytelling in theology.
October 24, 2019
First Come, First Served
Join Professor Sweet for a couple personal stories that helped shape his prospective on being the first.
October 17, 2019
Join Professor Sweet as he shares wisdom on living life with a light that shines both transparent and translucent.
October 10, 2019
Live In Stereo
Join Professor Sweet as he scratches out his thoughts on experiencing God in stereo conceptually and symbolically.
October 3, 2019
Just Give Me Jesus...
Join Professor Sweet as he talks about the simple and yet complex (simplexity) nature of our faith.
September 26, 2019
Giving and Receiving Pt. 2
Join Professor Sweet as he continues to challenge our views on giving and receiving and how it relates to our or finances and other resources.
September 19, 2019
Giving and Receiving Pt. 1
This week on Napkin Scribbles Professor Leonard Sweet challenged us to explore whether we are better givers or receivers and how our answer to this question reflects our true relationship with God.
September 12, 2019
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. https://anchor.fm/napkinscribbles/message
September 5, 2019
Summer Scribbles Preview
Join Dr. Sweet as he shares his excitement about the upcoming season of Napkin Scribbles!
July 29, 2019
Join Dr. Sweet as he scribbles his thoughts on the power of absence, loss and the celebration of them both.
April 11, 2019
A Time of Great Transition...
Join Dr. Sweet as he scribbles his thoughts on Sigmund Freud and six major transitions that we need to prepare for in a changing world.
April 4, 2019
Join Dr. Sweet as he scribbles out a preview of one of his latest books that encourages the church to prepare for the what's next.
March 28, 2019
Join Dr. Sweet as he encourages us with a personal road to Damascus story that helped him convert into the man he is today.
March 21, 2019
Join Dr. Sweet as he scribbles out his thoughts on a long debated Leo Tolstoy quote as well as the difference between having a story and an anecdote.
March 14, 2019
Join Dr. Sweet as he encourages us with a scribble about incarnation, relativism, absolutism, and relationalism.
March 7, 2019
For our conversation is in heaven...
Join Dr. Sweet as he scribbles his thoughts on Philippians 3:20 and the importance of our conversation.
February 28, 2019
21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Join Dr. Sweet as he scribbles his thoughts on Yuval Noah Harari's 21 Lessons for the 21st Century.
February 21, 2019
Join Dr.Sweet as he scribbles his thoughts on love and its role in the church and in the world.
February 14, 2019
Confessions Of a Bibliophile...
Join Dr. Sweet as he professes his true love for books and libraries.
February 7, 2019
The Matter of The Matter
Join Dr. Sweet as he scratches and scribbles out his thought s on what matters about the matter.
January 31, 2019
Lets Take a Walk...
Join Dr. Sweet as he takes a nostalgic journey celebrating some of the greatest walkers in academia.
January 24, 2019
A Tale of Two Chairs...
Join Dr. Sweet as he scribbles out a story of two chairs and their possible connection to two great songwriters Austin C. Mile and Eliza E. Hewitt.
January 17, 2019
Reading the Comics...
Please join Dr.Sweet as he scribbles his thoughts on the connection between semiotics and hermeneutics.
January 10, 2019
Follow The Leader
Join Professor Sweet as he encourages us to follow Jesus.
December 31, 2018
A Christmas Scribble From Us to You
Merry Christmas from Leonard Sweet, Napkin Scribbles and Portland Seminary of George Fox University!
December 24, 2018
Join Professor Sweet as he reimagines the beauty of the world with a litany of supposed petitions from our faith.
December 17, 2018
Questions For The Church
Join Professor Sweet as he scribbles out some of the most pressing questions he would ask the Church if he could.
December 10, 2018
Into Great Silence: The Story of Chartreuse
Join Professor Sweet on a journey into great silence as he shares the story of Carthusian monks and the great secret of Chartreuse!
December 3, 2018
Smoke & Fire Part 2
Join Professor Sweet as he continues his scribble about man's desire for more fire, smoke, and symbiotics.
November 26, 2018
Smoke & Fire Part 1 of 2
Join Professor Sweet as he rekindles the call for more smoke and fire in the church.
November 19, 2018
Do you like a little Latin in your language?
Join Professor Sweet for a Scribble about his love for the Latin language and the fearless nature of the early church.
November 12, 2018
Let's Get Political...Or Not?
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!
November 5, 2018
I Could Be Wrong...
Join Professor Sweet for this week's Napkin Scribbles as he shares wisdom about his faith journey and how he perceives it.
October 29, 2018
The "E" Word: Part 2
Join Professor Sweet for the follow-up episode surrounding the infamous "E" word, evangelism. In this Napkin Scribble, Leonard Sweet talks about the Great Commission an much more!
October 22, 2018
The E Word! Part 1
This episode is part 1 of a 2 part Napkin Scribble on the sometimes dreaded word, evangelism.
October 15, 2018
A Secret Scribble!
Join Professor Sweet as he shares one of his favorite secrets about "The Tablet" and the wisdom he finds reading it.
October 8, 2018
Trust The Story!
Do you trust the story? Join Professor Leonard Sweet as he continues his scratches and scribblings from last weeks episode and encourages us to trust the whole story.
October 1, 2018
The New VIP
What's your cringe moment? Join Professor Sweet this week as he shares one of his most cringe-worthy moments while scratching out some of his thoughts on the sacred life of pets.
September 24, 2018
Are you a Thelonious Monk?
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
September 17, 2018
Just Do It!
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.
September 10, 2018
Barf Bag Theology
Don’t mess with mystery in between.
January 29, 2016
Hay and Straw
Why we need both.
December 28, 2015
Keeping the main thing the main thing.
December 4, 2015
Learn Your Living
The importance of lifelong learning.
October 27, 2015
Scholarship and the Church
The role of scholarship in the life of the Church.
October 14, 2015
Emptying and Filling
Fill my cup, Lord.
September 30, 2015
Significance or Service
Which vow will you take?
September 22, 2015
Build a Bridge
Current politics and understanding the world that we live in.
August 24, 2015
St. Anthony: reading the nature of created things.
July 17, 2015
African Vultures and the interconnectedness of everything.
July 10, 2015