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.
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.
Episode 358: “Let love be genuine” (Romans 12.9). Such a simple command, but also a command which is rich with meaning & application. What does “sincere brotherly love” look like (1 Peter 1.22)? Tune in as I breakdown what genuine love for one another is.
Today in Church History: Anselm Defends Himself at Rockingham (1095)
Episode 354: You see them from the time to time on the side of the road. Usually they are armed with a sign which says something to the effect of “Anything will help. God Bless.” Sometimes they come up to you at the store asking for money. What do we do with these folks? I heard some pretty harsh solutions recently which I discuss as I consider the application of the Golden Rule to the poor.
Episode 353: “As you wish that others would do to you, so do to them” (Luke 6.31). Jesus says volumes in that short phrase. Action, breadth, & clarity (ABC) are addressed in this single word. Tune in as discuss the Golden Rule and how this should show up in our lives.
Today in Church History: Anabaptist preacher Leonhard Schiemer is beheaded and burned in Austria (1528).
Question of the Day: Where does it say the church should help the general public? Shouldn’t help be given only to Christians?
Episode 348: A Christian is one who has been born again or born from above. Unfortunately there is much confusion over what Jesus meant when He said to enter the kingdom one must be born of water & spirit. What is this new birth? Tune in as I unpack John 3.1-8 and seek to allow Christ to explain what it means to be born again.
Today in Church History: James A. Garfield, a preacher in the churches of Christ, is elected President of the United States (1880)
Question of the Day: What does “born of water” mean?
Episode 336: With all the issues du jour which can excite, depress, distress, & anger Christians, it is vital that we remind ourselves of our identity in Christ and in relation to the world. How should the Christian respond when faced with societal shifts & cultural changes? Tune in I breakdown the epistle of 1 Peter to see what Peter wrote to Christian exiles living under empire.
Episode 335: Since the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage last week social media has exploded into an idea food fight. Some Christians have inserted themselves into this firestorm. But how should Christians respond to the new law? Does Scripture give us any guidance on this? Tune in as I take a look at a well known Bible account which has an astonishing parallel.
Today in Church History: Lutheran Martin Niemoller arrested for resisting Nazi racism
Question of the Day: Why hasn’t God destroyed America?
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.
Episode 317: Why are homosexuals & pro-homosexual groups so opposed to Christians? Recently passed legislation in Indiana is just the most recent example. But even over the pond in merry old England Christianity is not only on the decrease but it is being perverted by elements within. Tune in as I explore these topics and offer what the Bible says as to why people hate Christians.