The Benedict Option

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.

The Benedict Option – Dreher

The Benedict Option for Evangelicals

The End of the Moral Majority?

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?

How to be Holy in an Unholy World

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.

Chicago archdiocese sued over homosexual marriage

Today in Church History: Christians in the Arena in Carthage (202)

Question of the Day: Was Jesus Sinless?

Genuine Love

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)

Question of the Day: Is America Going Down?

Helping the Poor

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.

“Aggressive Panhandler” in Fresno

Today in Church History: Elders of the Little Flock and twenty-eight other Christian leaders in Shanghai are arrested (1956)

Question of the Day: Is it true there are not any marriages in heaven?

The Golden Rule

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?

The New Birth

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?

Sojourners & Strangers

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.