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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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:
In a recent article on the ERLC website, Andrew T. Walker poses the idea that cultural winsomeness will not be enough for Christians in the coming years. We found this idea rather provocative, so we decided to discuss Walker's article in this episode.
Click here to read Walker’s article.
In early December we learned that Pastor Wang Yi of China had been arrested and detained by the Chinese government. After 48 hours of detention a letter written by Yi was released called, "My Declaration of Faithful Disobedience." In this episode, we read Pastor Yi's letter and spend time discussing the church's relationship to culture.
Read the letter here: http://www.chinapartnership.org/blog/2018/12/my-declaration-of-faithful-disobedience