Race & Christianity

Episode 324: Baltimore is on literally on fire due to riots in the wake of Freddy Gray’s funeral. Freddy Gray was a black man who died under suspicious circumstances while in police custody a couple of weeks ago. With all the racial tension in cities like Baltimore & Ferguson, MO, what should Christians think? Tune in as I tackle the subject of race as it relates to Christianity.

Today in Church History: John Newton is ordained (1764)

Question of the Day: Was Adam brown-skinned?

SCOTUS & Gay Marriage

Episode 323: With court cases looming & a decision pending from the Supreme Court, it appears that soon same-sex marriage will be legal in the US. So what should Christians do? Tune in as I explore this question from a Biblical perspective.

What’s at Stake?

Justice Ginsberg Has Made Up Her Mind

Today in Church History: Minnesota observes a statewide day of prayer (1877)

Question of the Day: What would you say to a person struggling with homosexual behavior who wants to be a Christian?

Prayer (4): Transformative Prayer

Episode 322: Some say it as late 1 AM when Jesus & His disciples enter Gethsemane. Whatever time it was, it is in the Garden of Gethsemane that we find Jesus’ greatest teaching on prayer. Tune in as we “walk amid the shades, While the ling’ring twilight fades,/ See that suffering, friendless One, Weeping, praying there alone.” Discover the transforming effect of prayer.

Today in Church History: William Law is suspended from his pulpit for non-conformist views (1713)

Question of the Day: Why does God hear my prayers?

Prayer (3): “Lord, Teach Us to Pray”

Episode 321: So what are the basic fundamentals of prayer? In Luke 11, Jesus gives us the foundational principles concerning prayer which every disciple needs in order to build a transformative prayer life. Tune in as I unpack this text and what it means for us.

Today in Church History: King Edward VI grants royal assent to The Book of Common Prayer, the second version of his reign (1552)

Question of the Day: Does God hear our prayers?

Prayer (2): The Master in Prayer

Episode 320: Prayer was a priority for Jesus but why? In this episode we climb into the prayer closet with Jesus and take a look at His prayer life as recorded in the gospel of Luke. Tune in as we discover why prayer was so important to Jesus.

Today in Church History: Justin Martyr’s feast day declared (1882)

Question of the Day: Why should I pray?

Prayer (1): Ordinary Pray-ers

Episode 319: Luke highlights the prayer life of Jesus in his gospel. But to prepare us for Jesus, he first introduces us to several ordinary people of prayer through whom God will carry out His purposes & will. Who are these ordinary pray-ers? Tune in as meet the divine nobodies God calls to accomplish His mission.

Today in Church History: Handel’s Messiah is heard for the first time (1742)

Question of the Day: When should I pray?

The Moral Lie

Episode 318: The unfortunate truth is that many Christians claim to know God & Christ but practice sin. Someone has called this the Moral Lie: claiming to have fellowship with God (Who is absolute moral perfection) while walking in darkness (practicing moral imperfection, i.e. sin). Tune in as I discuss what Jesus, the Truth, prescribes for this monstrous lie.

Father of 40

Today in Church History: Ambrose, bishop of Milan, dies (397) AND Martin Luther King, Jr. assassinated (1968)

Question of the Day: What is sin? What are specific sins we can commit?