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.
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
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.
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.
What does it mean to have healthy boundaries when it comes to your relationships? How can having boundaries help you flourish as a leader? On this episode, we are joined by Denise Nebeker to talk about boundaries and why we need them.
The concept "See One, Do One, Teach One" is most often used within the medical community. But how can it be helpful when it comes to discipleship? In this week's episode, we conclude our conversations on discipleship with special guest and Deacon of Women's Discipleship at Coram Deo, Lindsey Kaiser.
So you have joined or started leading a Gospel Community...now what? What does a Gospel Community actually look like week to week? In this episode, we spend time talking about three specific Gospel Community rhythms and why they are important.
Gospel Community Basics book: http://www.gospelresourcenetwork.com/store/gcbasics
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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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.
We love getting your email and responding to it. So on this week's podcast, we read questions that have been sent in about gossip and we discuss how to receive counsel from pastors and others.
Throughout the life of a Christian, the virtue of contentment must be perpetually learned and cultivated.
On this week's podcast, Erik Raymond, author of Chasing Contentment, joins us as we discuss how to practically learn and apply contentment in our everyday lives.
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).
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.
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.
Sen. Ben Sasse’s recent book “The Vanishing American Adult” identifies perpetual adolescence as the cultural crisis of our time. On this week’s podcast, we interact with Sasse’s ideas about #adulting, parenting, and education.
As questions surrounding transgenderism, intersexuality, and gender confusion become more culturally pervasive, this week’s conversation examines John Skalko’s article on how biology establishes a non-arbitrary, universal basis for sex distinctions.
On this week’s podcast, Dr. James K.A. Smith helps us become more aware of the everyday practices and patterns that are forming us, whether we know it or not.
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.