The Pinocchio Project

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By: Mitch Friedman

Ideas have consequences. Join Mitch Friedman as he discusses the cultural ideas of our day and runs them through a biblical grid to find out if the idea is true, or if its "nose is growing." New episodes every Monday and Friday.

Privilege and Ingratitude
#36
Yesterday at 3:00 PM

Mitch ends season two by looking at the connection between privilege and ingratitude.

Season three drops 1/9/2023

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It Pays To Increase Your Word Power
Last Monday at 8:00 AM

In this episode, Mitch take a look at a bunch of words and phrases.

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As A Matter Of Fact, Image Is Everything: Part 2
11/25/2022

In this episode, Mitch continues his discussion about the imago Dei.

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As A Matter Of Fact, Image Is Everything: Part 1
#33
11/21/2022

In this episode, Mitch talks about the imago Dei.

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Deep Cuts With Jesus
#32
11/18/2022

In this episode, Mitch goes beyond Jesus' greatest hits and discusses some of the more challenging things the Son of God has told us in scripture.

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Public Policy: Root Or Fruit?
#31
11/14/2022

In this episode, Mitch discusses the root of public policy.

Richard Neuhaus died 2009: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_John_Neuhaus

First Things Magazine: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Things

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The Successful Christian Life
#30
11/11/2022

In this episode, Mitch looks at three voices: the martyr, the marketer, and the Master.

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Holocausts: Blatant & Hidden
11/07/2022

In this episode, Mitch talks about a recent vacation with his wife, and voting with biblical convictions.

Resources mentioned:
Tearing Us Apart: How Abortion Harms Everything and Solves Nothing 

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The Multiverse...Turns Out It Does Exist
11/04/2022

In this episode, Mitch looks at some results from the recent state of theology survey conducted by the Barna Group.

The State Of Theology Survey

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What Part Of, "it's not for you to understand," Don't You Understand?
#27
10/31/2022

In this episode, Mitch admits he does not know something.

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Yours, Mine, and Ours
10/28/2022

In this episode, Mitch tries to wrap his head around how to live his truth.

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Books Referenced
Alisa Childers - Live Your Truth and Other Lies
Carl Trueman - The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self

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Molech In The Modern World
#25
10/24/2022

In this episode, Mitch reviews a recent speech by President Biden.

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Vote Not The Party
#24
10/21/2022

In this episode, Mitch discusses the upcoming elections and using your biblical grid to make the best decisions when choosing candidates.

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Jesus Is My Copilot, Y'all
#23
10/17/2022

In this episode, Mitch takes a look at some christian titles on the NYT books best seller list.

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The Good Life, Grammatically Speaking
#22
10/14/2022

In this episode, Mitch nerds out on the biblical text. Words are important!

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Deep Cuts With Jesus
#21
10/10/2022

In this episode, Mitch goes beyond Jesus' greatest hits and discusses some of the more challenging things the Son of God has told us in scripture.

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Of Lullabies and Sovereignty
#20
10/07/2022

In this episode, Mitch talks (sings?) about the siren song of the state, and our own small but powerful spheres of influence.

Alexis de TocquevilleAbraham Kuyper

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Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
#19
10/03/2022

In this episode, Mitch ends a three episode series on limits. How do you feel about limits? Are they oppressive and unfair, or are they an invitation to flourishing?  

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Limits: When Invitation Became Injustice
#18
09/19/2022

In this episode, Mitch starts a three episode series on limits. How do you feel about limits? Are they oppressive and unfair, or are they an invitation to flourishing?  

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Limits: The Invitation in Creation
#17
09/16/2022

In this episode, Mitch starts a three episode series on limits. How do you feel about limits? Are they oppressive and unfair, or are they an invitation to flourishing?  

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How To Start A Fire...Even With Wet Wood
#15
09/12/2022

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Theology, Politics, and the Mushy Middle
#14
09/09/2022

In this episode, Mitch challenges Christians in America to reconsider the responsibility God has required of us to be involved in the "polis."

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The Purpose of a Sponge
#13
09/05/2022

In this episode, Mitch talks about discipling children and examines some bad ideas parents often have.

First Things Magazine link: https://www.firstthings.com

Scripture Reference: Deut: 6, Prov: 22, Col: 3, Eph: 6

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Destinations 2
09/02/2022

In this episode Mitch completes our series of discussions on Worldview by focusing on the question of restoration (where is all of this going?). 

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Destinations 1
08/29/2022

In this episode Mitch continues a series of discussions on Worldview by focusing on the question of destinations (where is all of this going?). Part two of restoration will drop on Friday and will conclude our series on building a Biblical Worldview. 

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Solutions
08/26/2022

In this episode Mitch continues a series of discussions on Worldview by focusing on the question of solutions (how can I be saved?). Short answer from the Biblical text: Jesus.

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Problems
08/22/2022

In this episode Mitch continues a series of discussions on Worldview by focusing on the question of problems (what's wrong with this place?). Short answer from the Biblical text: Sin.

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Origins
08/19/2022

In this episode Mitch continues a series of discussions on Worldview by focusing on the question of origins and looking at the biblical text that provides the answers.

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Lenses
#14
08/15/2022

In this episode Mitch continues a series of discussions on Worldview. He makes the case that everyone everywhere has a set of lenses they look through that determines how they see and understand the world around them.

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Worldview Refresh
#13
08/12/2022

For the next several episodes we will be revisiting our series on constructing a biblical worldview. In this episode Mitch makes the case that everyone everywhere has a set of lenses they look through that determines how they see and understand the world around them.

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Do No Harm
#12
08/08/2022

In this episode, Mitch discusses the Monkeypox outbreak and our culture's changing view of the Hippocratic oath.

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How To Fall Out Of A Tree
#11
08/05/2022

In this episode, Mitch looks at characteristics common to western societies and how they can all be traced back to Jesus Christ and and God's grand story.

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You Keep Using That Word...Justice...Part 2
#10
08/01/2022

In this episode, Mitch continues a short series on the use and misuse of certain familiar words. What is biblical justice? Tune it today to find out.

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You Keep Using That Word...Justice...
#9
07/29/2022

In this episode, Mitch continues a short series on the use and misuse of certain familiar words. What is biblical justice? Tune it today to find out.

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You Keep Using That Word...Grace...
#8
07/25/2022

In this episode, Mitch starts a short series on the use and misuse of certain familiar words. Don't disgrace GRACE!

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Pathways: Broad and Narrow - Part Two
#7
07/22/2022

In this episode, Mitch continues a short series on pathways...some lead to life, others lead to destruction.

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Pathways: Broad and Narrow - Part One
#6
07/18/2022

In this episode, Mitch begins a short series on pathways...some lead to life, others lead to destruction. 

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When We See Salvation as a Five/Four Mandate
#5
07/15/2022

In this episode, Mitch reviews the third question of a biblical worldview and discusses how christians often find the answer to the salvation question in the State rather than the Christ.

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The Simplicity of Syllogism
#4
07/11/2022

In this episode, Mitch looks at abortion through a biblical lens and introduces a couple of new terms to help us think logically about this important issue.

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The Faith Commitment We Share With Demons
#3
07/08/2022

In this episode, Mitch looks at a recent national poll regarding belief in God.

*George Gallop died in 1984.

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