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Edwin Crozier

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TOLKIEN (part 3): with Josh Everett and Edwin Crozier

Citizen of Heaven

This episode represents the final section of my conversation with Josh Everett, professor of British literature at Central Texas College, and Edwin Crozier, preacher and co-host of the Text Talk podcast. If you have not checked out the first two installments, please do so. Here we discuss the literary legacy J.R.R. Tolkien has left for us, and the legacy of faith we inherit from those who came before and leave to those who come up afterward. “Generic fantasy” is a term boardgamers often use to describe the sort of quasi-human creatures that have become ubiquitous in our lifetime. We have seen enough dwarves, goblins, elves, sorcerers and halflings to fill a game library — and that is exactly what many have done. Others scoff at “generic fantasy,” saying it’s all the same, hopelessly derivative and cliché. But it wasn’t cliché in Tolkien’s day. He made it cliché by doing it so well and inspiring thousands of copycats. We inherit a legacy from earlier generations of Christians, and we leave one for the generations to come. How important is it to respect what we have received, and what measures can we take to leave something valuable behind? Hal Hammons is the preacher for the Lakewoods Drive church of Christ in Georgetown, Texas. He is the host of the Citizen of Heaven podcast. You are encouraged to seek him and the Lakewoods Drive church through Facebook and other social media. Lakewoods Drive is an autonomous group of Christians dedicated to praising God, teaching the gospel to all who will hear, training Christians in righteousness, and serving our God and one another faithfully. We believe the Bible is God's word, that Jesus died on the cross for our sins, that heaven is our home, and that we have work to do here while we wait. Regular topics of discussion and conversation include: Christians, Jesus, obedience, faith, grace, baptism, New Testament, Old Testament, authority, gospel, fellowship, justice, mercy, faithfulness, forgiveness, Twenty Pages a Week, Bible reading, heaven, hell, virtues, character, denominations, submission, service, character, COVID-19, assembly, Lord's Supper, online, social media, YouTube, Facebook.  Key words: Tolkien, hobbits, Lord of the Rings, Lewis, C.S. Lewis, Narnia, fantasy, generic fantasy, legacy, copycats, cliche, Reformation, Frodo, Bilbo, Faramir, Samwise Gamgee,

28mins

3 Jun 2021

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TOLKIEN (part 2): with Josh Everett and Edwin Crozier

Citizen of Heaven

This week I am sharing my conversation with two Christians who know Tolkien far better than I. Josh Everett is a professor of English literature at Central Texas College in Killeen; Edwin Crozier is an evangelist with the Livingston church of Christ in Lutz, Florida, and the co-host of the popular Text Talk podcast. Thank you for coming back for part two of my conversation with Josh Everett and Edwin Crozier.  We discussed the existence of evil in the first segment; please check that out if you have not done so already.In this segment, we discuss Joseph Loconte’s excellent book, “A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War.” He discusses the role World War I had on the lives of Tolkien and his friend, C.S. Lewis. Here we are particularly dealing with how adversity can build faith in us — if we have enough faith to begin with. Hal Hammons is the preacher for the Lakewoods Drive church of Christ in Georgetown, Texas. He is the host of the Citizen of Heaven podcast. You are encouraged to seek him and the Lakewoods Drive church through Facebook and other social media. Lakewoods Drive is an autonomous group of Christians dedicated to praising God, teaching the gospel to all who will hear, training Christians in righteousness, and serving our God and one another faithfully. We believe the Bible is God's word, that Jesus died on the cross for our sins, that heaven is our home, and that we have work to do here while we wait. Regular topics of discussion and conversation include: Christians, Jesus, obedience, faith, grace, baptism, New Testament, Old Testament, authority, gospel, fellowship, justice, mercy, faithfulness, forgiveness, Twenty Pages a Week, Bible reading, heaven, hell, virtues, character, denominations, submission, service, character, COVID-19, assembly, Lord's Supper, online, social media, YouTube, Facebook.  Key words: Tolkien, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings, Joseph Loconte, hobbit, wardrobe, great war, World War I, World War II, Hitler, free will, providence

30mins

2 Jun 2021

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TOLKIEN (part 1): with Josh Everett and Edwin Crozier

Citizen of Heaven

J.R.R. Tolkien has to be considered one of the most influential authors of the 20th Century — especially by Christians. His stories speak directly to great spiritual and moral truths for those inclined to listen.This week I am sharing my conversation with two Christians who know Tolkien far better than I. Josh Everett is a professor of English literature at Central Texas College in Killeen; Edwin Crozier is an evangelist with the Livingston church of Christ in Lutz, Florida, and the co-host of the popular Text Talk podcast. In part 1, we discuss the existence of evil and its ramifications for us today -- from orcs to false teachers to Adolf Hitler.Hal Hammons is the preacher for the Lakewoods Drive church of Christ in Georgetown, Texas. He is the host of the Citizen of Heaven podcast. You are encouraged to seek him and the Lakewoods Drive church through Facebook and other social media. Lakewoods Drive is an autonomous group of Christians dedicated to praising God, teaching the gospel to all who will hear, training Christians in righteousness, and serving our God and one another faithfully. We believe the Bible is God's word, that Jesus died on the cross for our sins, that heaven is our home, and that we have work to do here while we wait. Regular topics of discussion and conversation include: Christians, Jesus, obedience, faith, grace, baptism, New Testament, Old Testament, authority, gospel, fellowship, justice, mercy, faithfulness, forgiveness, Twenty Pages a Week, Bible reading, heaven, hell, virtues, character, denominations, submission, service, character, COVID-19, assembly, Lord's Supper, online, social media, YouTube, Facebook.  Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien, fantasy, orcs, goblins, monsters, evil, Hitler, false teachers, sheep's clothing, Frodo, Lord of the Rings, Hobbit, hobbits, Boromir, Gandalf

29mins

1 Jun 2021

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How digital tools are like having your own Bible, Edwin Crozier, Part 2

Balancing the Christian Life

This is my second half of the conversation with Edwin Crozier. This part focuses on his view of digital discipleship and his writing process.I said it before, Edwin is a really good guy.Consider  listening to his podcast, Text Talk, it's available at Apple podcasts, A few of Edwin's books include (affiliate links):Love Like a SamaritanThe Gospel of the KingdomGetting to DidBuilt by the Lord: A Study of the FamilySupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/balancingthechristianlife)

29mins

8 Jan 2021

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Discipleship in phases, an interview with Edwin Crozier, Part 1

Balancing the Christian Life

Edwin Crozier is someone I have known for several years but never really talked to. This is the first part of a great conversation I had with Edwin. In this episode, Edwin talks about his own spiritual walk. If you're interested in listening to his podcast, Text Talk, it's available at Apple podcasts, A few of Edwin's books include (affiliate links):Love Like a SamaritanThe Gospel of the KingdomGetting to DidBuilt by the Lord: A Study of the FamilySupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/balancingthechristianlife)

25mins

1 Jan 2021

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BIBLE STUDY: with guests Edwin Crozier and Neal Grantham

Citizen of Heaven

Edwin Crozier is the co-host of the Text Talk podcast, an extension of the work he does with the Livingston Avenue church of Christ in Tampa, Florida. Neal Grantham preaches for the  Somerville church of Christ in northern Alabama.

57mins

1 Dec 2020

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Edwin Crozier — November 9, 2020

Daily Chapel from Florida College

Edwin Crozier brings us a daily chapel devotion.

13mins

9 Nov 2020

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Edwin Crozier — November 9, 2020

Daily Chapel from Florida College

Edwin Crozier brings us a daily chapel devotion.

13mins

9 Nov 2020

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Seasons in the Church, with Andrew Roberts & Edwin Crozier

Devotional Doctors

If we understand the church to be a living, organic entity, how might we understand different seasons in the life of the church? This week's guests are Andrew Roberts and Edwin Crozier from Text Talk. Their podcast has been following the work of Christ through the apostles in Acts; in this conversation, they show us several seasons in the first-century church. How can Christians be motivated by growth, with the right work in the right time, no matter the circumstances? Get ready to spread the seed of the word of the Kingdom!For more about us, visit www.devotionaldoctors.com or www.facebook.com/devotionaldoctors. You can reach us by email at devotionaldoctors@gmail.com.Our theme music is "Honey Bee" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com).License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

34mins

20 Jun 2020