Episode 415: Everybody’s favorite progressive theologian has written an article (see below) detailing how to read the Bible so that those practicing homosexual behavior are to be welcomed as faithful Christians. This reminded me of Beth Moore “conversion” a few years back (also see below). In this episode, I explore Brueggemann’s new hermeneutic and demonstrate how it is suspect at best. Also with comparisons to Beth Moore!
Episode 414: Student loan debt “forgiveness,” so-called, has become a point of contention among Christians. There are even those who want to say that Christians who do not endorse and support student loan debt “forgiveness” “haven’t a clue what following Jesus is about.” I take this view to task and offer an overall critique of student loan debt “forgiveness” as proposed and how it differs fundamentally from the gospel. Full transcript available here.
Episode 413: I take the recent statement, or lack thereof, of a California state congressman to task. His contention is that Jesus never said anything about homosexuality; I thoroughly refute his erroneous assertion. Then, we expose how the mask has come off and demonstrate from the comments of a confused young man that those who espouse woke ideology have bought into a demonic doctrine.
Episode 411: In this episode I give you the 411 (information) on what I have been up for the past four years. Topics include working on the SwordPlay podcast (search wherever you listen to podcasts), working toward & completing my Master of Divinity in Theology, & navigating a global pandemic with the church I serve.
Episode 400: Today marks the 5th anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Twenty 1st graders & 6 adults were shot dead by a deranged young man who took his own life. What good could possibly come from such terrible evil? Tune in as I walk through a familiar story from a unique angle – the story of Joseph through the eyes of Jacob, the bereaved father – which offers possible answers to this difficult question.
Episode 397: With The Last Jedi set to hit theaters in just a few short weeks I thought I’d discuss how the Star Wars franchise is approaching the main characters’ story arc, both with the heroine & the villain. Related, how does Disney’s writing in the new & improved rebooted Star Wars franchise connect with the current target demographics? Tune in as I discuss these important topics & what they have to do with the church.
Question of the Day: What do you believe Jesus looked like?
Today in Church History: John Brown died (1858)
Episode 369: Many have lamented the fact that America has over 300 million citizens and yet Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are the two candidates put forward for President. They are the worst of both worlds. So why are we here and what do we do as Christians? Tune in as I explore these questions which may have startling answers. P.S. This will be the only episode about the election.
Today in Church History: John Gill baptized (1716)
Question of the Day: When Jesus drove the demons into the pigs, didn’t He cause loss of property & sin?
Episode 361: For a few years now philosophers and social commentators have been advocating the Benedict Option for Christians in response to the rise in secular influence and moral depravity in America. What is the Benedict Option? Tune in as I examine what this is, where it comes from, and if there is a better option for Christians in America today.
Today in Church History: The First Official Act of the Continental Congress (1774)
Question of the Day: Do I have to be baptized to go to heaven?
Episode 360: We’re back in action! And none too soon! Several news articles indicate that America is becoming less religious. Why is that? Several answers are put forward in each article (see below). However, Scripture may have the best explanation of all. Tune in as I look at Isaiah 6 & the ministry of Isaiah & how his mission is connected with ours.
Today in Church History: North African Bishops Conclude the Lapsed Question (256)
Question of the Day: Where do we go when we die?
Episode 359: The archdiocese of Chicago is being sued by a homosexual man who was fired from his position as music director when he made known his engagement (and subsequent marriage) to his male partner. These are but the birthpangs of the consequences of the legalization of homosexual marriage in America as the dissenting justices warned. How shall we live when surrounded by such immorality? Tune in as we allow the Bible to explain how to be holy in an unholy world.
Today in Church History: Christians in the Arena in Carthage (202)
Question of the Day: Was Jesus Sinless?