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.
Recently, a listener wrote and asked how our use of liturgy has changed over the years, and how its use has shaped those who attend on Sunday mornings. In this episode, we spend time answering these questions and reflecting on the importance of liturgy within worship.
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.
Old Testament books can be confusing unless we gain a sense of historical context. In this episode, we explore the historical background of Haggai and discuss the period known as Second Temple Judaism.
Throughout the minor prophets we see many warnings about the dangers of spiritual pride. What does spiritual pride look like and how can we instead cultivate a humble posture towards the Lord? We seek to answer and give practical application to these questions in this episode.
In our last episode we looked at some of the theological answers and explanations to the question, "Is God the author of evil?" In this episode, we seek to make it practical. As a leader, how do you apply these truths as you care for and disciple people? And what does it look like to have a strong hope in God's sovereignty and goodness?
As we continue to discuss some of the various themes throughout the Minor Prophets, we come to the book of Habakkuk and ask the difficult question, "Is God the author of evil?" In this episode, we explore some of the different answers and explanations surrounding this question.
Article link: http://www.romans45.org/articles/cause.htm
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.
In Jonah 3, God was going to overthrow Nineveh in 40 days, but after the Ninevites repented God relented and did not bring about the prophesied disaster.
On this week's podcast, we examine how the unchanging and sovereign nature of God is not compromised through the nature of covenantal contingencies.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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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