Pastor & author Mark Sayers has a discerning eye for the church's relationship to culture. In his thought-provoking new book "Reappearing Church," he makes the case that the decline of Western culture could be the spark that ignites spiritual renewal in the church. In this episode, we spend time discussing Sayers' ideas... and also enjoying some delicious roasted pork sent in by a listener.
In this episode, author and fellow Nebraskan Jake Meador sits down with Bob to talk about his new book "In Search of the Common Good: Christian Fidelity in a Fractured World." Purchase Jake’s book here and leave a review: https://www.amazon.com/Search-Common-Good-Christian-Fractured/dp/0830845542
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.
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.
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.
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
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 special edition of the Wednesday Conversation, Bob interviews Kristen Jenson, author of the book "Good Pictures, Bad Pictures." Kristen discusses pornography's harmful effects on children and how parents can proactively protect their children from porn.
Bob's review of the book: http://www.bobthune.com/2017/02/review-good-pictures-bad-pictures/
"Protect Young Minds" website:
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.
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.
In this episode, we revisit our conversation with special guest Scotty Smith from May 2015.
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.
On this week’s podcast, we take a look back at some highlights from our past year of Wednesday Conversations.
Did Jesus Descend into Hell?: http://cdomaha.com/wed-convo/2017/3/1/did-jesus-descend-to-hell
Seasonal Affective Disorder: http://cdomaha.com/wed-convo/2017/2/1/seasonal-affective-disorder
LuLaRoe and the Church: http://cdomaha.com/wed-convo/2017/8/23/lularoe-and-the-church
The Tech-Wise Family: http://cdomaha.com/wed-convo/2017/8/9/the-tech-wise-family
Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?: http://cdomaha.com/wed-convo/2017/8/16/have-smartphones-destroyed-a-generation
A Conversation with James K.A. Smith: http://cdomaha.com/wed-convo/2017/6/7/a-conversation-with-james-k-a-smith
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).
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.
This week we wrap up our multi-part conversation on contraception and reproductive technology by spending time answering a listener's question regarding reproductive technology.
This week we continue our conversation about contraception and reproductive technology by examining the viewpoint espoused by Bryan Hodge in his book “The Christian Case Against Contraception.”