Gospel Communities play a significant role when it comes to discipleship and mission. But how can you tell if your gospel community is healthy and thriving? In this week's episode we discuss four marks of a healthy gospel community.
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In recent writings, both R.R. Reno and Patrick Deneen argue that liberalism - the political philosophy that's undergirded Western culture for the past 500 years - is coming to an end.
In this episode, we discuss how the church can become a gospel counter-culture in the midst of political and cultural disorientation.
Goodbye Heraclitus by R.R. Reno: https://www.firstthings.com/article/2018/03/goodbye-heraclitus
Why Liberalism Failed: https://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300223446/why-liberalism-failed
Originally, "evangelical" was used to describe a distinct set of theological beliefs. However, the framing and connotation of the term has became increasingly political rather than theological.
On this week's podcast, we discuss whether the term evangelical is still helpful for clarifying theological beliefs or if the now politicized term should be done away with. We also provide a quick update on the future of the Wednesday Conversation.
October is Pastor Appreciation Month. The role and burden of a pastor is unique, and it can be hard to know how exactly to care for your pastor. On this week's podcast, we open up our own lives and share some ways Christians can care for their pastor(s).
The goal of Gospel Community is to create an authentic, redemptive community. But what makes redemptive community different from any other type of community? And what does true authenticity look like within that community?
On this week's podcast, we continue our discussion on how to be a healthy contributor to a gospel community.
Gospel Communities are a foundational structure within our model of ministry. But what is a Gospel Community, exactly? And what does it take to be a meaningful participant?
On this week's podcast, we discuss how to be a healthy contributor to a gospel community.
The whole Old Testament points beyond itself for fulfillment and anticipates the coming of Jesus Christ. On this week’s episode, we discuss how properly understanding typology enriches our reading of the Bible and helps prevent us from forming misguided theology.
More than 20 million Americans, including many Christians, participate in direct sales as part of multi-level marketing. Many MLM companies, like LuLaRoe, encourage their sales representatives to sell products to those in their social network.
On this week’s podcast, we discuss the impact of multi-level marketing on church community and relationships.
In 2012, psychologist Jean Twenge noticed an abrupt shift in teenage behavior as the majority of Americans owned a smartphone for the first time.
On this week's podcast, we discuss how the church can engage technology and foster genuine community when smartphones often define social interaction and existence.
As dress has gradually become more casual, the concept of "dressing for the occasion" seems to have been lost. On this week's podcast we discuss a recent article examining the social impact of dress and its implications for Sunday worship.
Article here: https://www.firstthings.com/article/2017/06/dress-up
More than 60 years ago, C.S. Lewis proposed in “The Humanitarian Theory of Punishment” that a strictly rehabilitatory approach to punishment removes the possibility of justice and mercy.
On this week’s podcast, we discuss the implications of Lewis’s article in the context of modern breakthroughs like neuro-correctives and a cultural shift toward healing rather than punishing.
This week, we continue our conversation on Sen. Ben Sasse's new book, "The Vanishing American Adult." On this podcast, we discuss the impact of education, consumption, and travel on forming productive citizens, as well as looking at a few critiques of the book.
Dr. James K. A. Smith is one of the leading Christian philosophers working today. On this week’s podcast, we talk with him about his life, his work, and his calling.
On the podcast this week we continue our conversation surrounding contraception and reproductive technology. We explore how the gospel speaks to these issues and how Christians might begin to think more deeply about them.
On the podcast this week we begin a multi-part conversation surrounding contraception and reproductive technology. We explore how the gospel speaks to these issues and how Christians might begin to think more deeply about them.
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.
The Apostles’ Creed affirms that Jesus “descended into hell” … but what does this mean? Is it biblical? Today on the podcast we tackle this thorny question and its implications for Christian worship.
This week we are joined by special guest Darby Whealy to discuss seasonal depression and its effect on the soul.
The reality of God's judgment is a stumbling block to skeptics and Christians alike. This week we revisit Joshua Ryan Butler's book, "The Skeletons in God's Closet," to biblically unpack the topic of God's judgment.