Episode 378: Paul says, “I…urge you…[be] eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” Although we are exhort to maintain peace, it seems like we allow church autonomy to handcuff and handicap our efforts at working together. What does it look like for churches to cooperate with one another? Tune in as we explore Acts 11 where the early church serves as a model for cooperation among churches.
Today in Church History: Philip Melanchthon was born (1497)
Question of the Day: Is a small church without elders or deacons a scriptural church?
Episode 351: “The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist.” But how would he do that? How would the devil trick the world into believing that he does not exist? Tune in as I explore this question.
Today in Church History: Felix Manz becomes the first Anabaptist martyr, drowned in the Limmat River for rebaptizing Christians as adults (1527).
Episode 298: The church is engaged in a spiritual war with the spiritual forces of evil. However, we have the strength of God as well as the full armor of God. Today we examine each piece of the armor which God has given for the battle.
Episode 297: We are at war. The church is at war. Every Christian is at war. But this is no physical conflict. Tune in as I unpack the spiritual warfare in which Christ’s church is engaged from Ephesians 6.10-20.
Episode 296: How did we get to the place where Lauren from Lipscomb is the now the Preaching Intern for the 4th Avenue Church of Christ in Franklin, TN? What is the process for normalizing error? Tune in as I discuss the process and the consequences such choices can bring if left unchecked.
Question of the Day: Can women serve in leadership roles in the church?
Today in Church History: Marriage of Ruth Magongo to Enoch Litswele who serve as missionaries in Africa (1960) & the death of Karl Barth (1968).
Episode 295: Lauren from Lipscomb is the new Preaching Intern at 4th Avenue Church of Christ in Franklin, TN. It looks like she has a bright future ahead of her as a preacher. Does anyone else sense a disturbance in the Force here? Tune in as explain the situation and offer what the Bible says concerning spiritual leadership.
Today in Church History: Rose Lathrop & Alice Huber found the Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne, also known as Servants of Relief for Incurable Cancer. (1900)
Episode 275: Did I ever tell you about the time I got kicked out of a Baptist church? I say kicked out; I was asked to not come back ever again or they’d call the police. It’s not what you think. Tune in as I tell my story and why truth matters.
Question of the Day: What’s wrong with the Baptist Church?
Episode 272: Everyone I talk wants the church to grow. If we want the church to grow, we need to make sure we are asking the right question. In this episode, I ask three questions every member and every congregation can ask to determine if they are “keeping the main thing the main thing.” Tune in to find out what questions we should be asking.
Question of the Day: The only Gospel account of the woman taken in adultery is John’s. A commentary I have says the last verse of ch. 7 – Ch. 8:11 (or there about) is not contained in some of the manuscripts. I checked Codex Sinaiticus — not in that collection. Any doubts we should have to its canonicity?
Episode 251: Progressive Christianity is the “fifth column” which threatens Christendom in general. They demonstrate an element which is post-Christian in the church. Tune in as I expose the threat progressive theology and progressive Christianity pose to the Christianity.
Episode 246: Brethren disagree. And we disagree about a lot of things. Having examined the principles in Romans 14-15, what do we do? In this episode, I lay out the 2 + 1 solutions which are available to us when we disagree.