In a world of shallow relationships, broken promises, and emotional disconnection, we discuss what it looks like for Christians to cultivate deep, formative, counter-cultural community.
What do you spend the first 15 minutes of your day doing? Looking at your phone? Hitting snooze over and over? Attending to your children's needs? In this episode, we talk about why beginning your day in communion with the Lord is important and give practical ways to begin cultivating this habit.
Over the last few weeks, we have heard from many listeners who were encouraged by our recent episode, The Father Effect. Sadly, not long after we recorded that conversation, Dusty's father passed away. In this episode, Dusty speaks candidly about this experience and how he's navigating the complexities of grief.
We received a thoughtful email from a listener who works in the field of natural resources wondering how Christians ought to engage with ideas surrounding environmentalism and creation care. This topic tends to be seen as a political issue; but it's, first of all, a theological issue. In this episode, we examine how the gospel shapes and informs our stewardship of nature.
Provoked by a recent Christianity Today article by Todd Wilson we spend this episode discussing the importance of both holiness and wholeness in a Christian's life.
The relationship between a father and child or lack thereof plays a huge role in the formation of an individual. In this episode, we talk about why this relationship is so important and how understanding God as Father can be difficult for those who have a strained relationship with their earthly father.
In this podcast, we discuss six key insights about Spirit-empowered leadership offered by Pastor Bob Fox at a recent Acts 29 Heartland conference. Whatever your role as a spiritual leader may look like, we think you'll find these insights to be extremely helpful. Bob Fox is the founding pastor of Red Mountain Church in Mesa, AZ.
As we wrap up our time in the Minor Prophets, we take a look at the literary structure of these twelve books. We discuss how chronology and various Old Testament themes order the Minor Prophets and how this can help better our understanding of the Bible.
The concept of justice has been at the center of many different debates over the last few years. And occasionally, the Bible's vision of justice gets pulled into these debates and conflated. In this episode, we spend time discussing biblical justice and some of its differences and similarities to the concepts of modern justice.
If you've spent any amount of time reading through the Old Testament you've likely come across strong language that invokes judgment and calamity. In this episode, we discuss how the use of imprecatory language functions throughout scripture and whether or not it's okay to pray for the downfall of one's enemies.
In this episode from November 2015, we discuss the credibility and authority of the New Testament canon.
We live in an age where social media is seemingly unavoidable and places heavy significance on the individual. Today we question how discipleship to Jesus should change the way we engage with social media.
It's easy for the sacrament of communion to become commonplace, and it can be tempting for Christians to participate mindlessly. Many Christians may not know the answers to questions like, "What is communion?" and "Why do we observe it regularly?" For this reason, we decided to spend some time discussing the sacrament of communion - the four main views surrounding it and how we choose to practice it in our local churches.
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.
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.
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?"