In this episode, we continue exploring the question: "How do you actually know if your church is making healthy disciples?" We discuss some of the characteristics of mature discipleship and how these have helped us more clearly define success when it comes to disciple making.
You've heard us talk a lot about discipleship on this podcast, but in this episode we ask the question: "How do you actually know if your church is making healthy disciples?" We discuss some of the characteristics that mark mature disciples and how these have helped us more clearly define what success looks like when it comes to disciple making.
As the season of Advent approaches and we look with longing and anticipation towards the second coming of Christ, our friend Laura stopped by to share how the hope of Christ's return has encouraged her in the midst of loss and suffering.
On this week's episode, we are joined by John Starke, pastor of Apostles Uptown in New York City. We spend time discussing what church planting and ministry look like in Manhattan, as well as his upcoming book on the topic of prayer.
After our recent marriage mini-conference, we decided to spend some time going over the definitions of biblical masculinity and femininity laid out in John Piper and Wayne Grudem's book, "Recovering Biblical Manhood & Womanhood."
As we prepare for an upcoming marriage mini-conference, we decided to spend some time going over the definitions of biblical masculinity and femininity laid out in John Piper and Wayne Grudem's book, "Recovering Biblical Manhood & Womanhood."
Gather 'round for a spooky tale about a recent kerfuffle that Bob got himself into on political Twitter. This caused us to wonder - is there any hope of ever having a thoughtful debate on the social media platform? What causes people to lose any and all civility when using Twitter? In this special Halloween episode, we explore whether or not it's worth it to engage on political Twitter.
On this week's episode we are joined by D. Valentine, an Acts 29 church planter from Cedar Hill, Texas. Valentine walks us through the story of how he came to plant Omni Fellowship and the adversity he's experienced along the way.
There couldn't possibly be any more from James K.A. Smith's "Awaiting the King" that we could talk about, right? Wrong. The idea of separation of church and state has caused many Christians to wear their christian identity and political identity separately. In this episode, we discuss the provocative question, "What would it look like to be the church FOR the state?"
Recent controversy in the Evangelical community got us thinking about how the gospel speaks to issues of social justice. In this episode, we explore how some of the ideas from James K.A. Smith's "Awaiting the King" might challenge the way Christians respond to and engage with social justice.
After our recent conversations with James K.A. Smith, we received a number of questions from listeners. We decided to take some time in this episode and discuss more ideas from his book, "Awaiting the King."
We continue our conversation with Dr. James K.A. Smith - an author and philosophy professor at Calvin College. We discuss his book, "Awaiting the King," and the question he raises at the end of the book which he calls, "the Godfather problem."
In this week's episode, we are joined by Dr. James K.A. Smith - an author and philosophy professor at Calvin College. We discuss his book, *"Awaiting the King,"* which focuses on how the church should (and shouldn't) involve itself in political and social matters.
The Christian community seems to be having a moment with the Enneagram. But what exactly is it? In this week's episode, we dive into the Enneagram and discuss some of its positive and negative qualities and why we choose to use it as a tool here at Coram Deo.
Have you ever wondered how evangelicalism has gotten to where it is today? In this episode, Bob summarizes Iain Murray's book, "Revival & Revivalism," as we discuss the history of American evangelicalism.
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As our friend and colleague, Dr. Gary Nebeker, prepares to move to Arizona, we thought it would be fun to revisit one of our favorite episodes with him. In this episode, Dr. Nebeker joins us to explain what spiritual dryness is and how Christians should engage with it.
Over the years, the term "evangelism" has grown to have some negative stereotypes . But could it be time to reclaim it? In this episode, we discuss a recent article from Tony Merida called "Don't Overcomplicate Evangelism" and explore the idea of network evangelism.
Work is worship.
Work is community.
Work is love.
In this episode, we continue our conversation on Faith & Work with Pastor Justin Curtis and spend time discussing three core principles that can ground the integration of faith and work.
If you have spent any amount of time listening to our podcast you have probably heard us say "The gospel changes everything." But how does this apply to our work? What does it mean to work to the glory of God? This week on the podcast we are joined by Pastor Justin Curtis to talk about the integration of faith and work.
And now for something a little different! In this week's episode we thought it would be fun to take a break from some of the more serious topics and instead talk about some of our favorite things. Oh yeah, and Pastor Dusty sings.