Episode 356: The Iowa Caucus (Hawkus??) was earlier this week. Whether your candidate won or not, there is a principle or three from Scripture we need to keep focused on during the entire election cycle. What is it? Tune in as I unpack the Biblical view of nations, national leaders, and God’s involvement in all of this.
Today in Church History: Muslims execute Joseph of Aleppo, claiming he had promised to become a Muslim but reneged. (1686)
Question of the Day: Who do you think will become the next President?
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 342: Many people have questions about angels & demons. In this episode, I deal with the origin of all angels – good or fallen – as well as address their nature (what are angels like?). Along the way I’ll work to clean up some common misconceptions about angels.
Episode 311: A number of states still have the death penalty. However, some Christians do not believe that the death penalty should still practiced. It is too “barbaric” or “cruel and unusual punishment” and America is better than that. Is it ever morally permissible, though, to execute a criminal when the nature of the crime demands such punishment? Tune in as I explore this question from the Bible.
Episode 310: Many Christians not only today but throughout history have believed that in certain circumstances it is morally permissible if not morally imperative to wage war. So what are the guiding principles which should inform Christians if they do engage in conflict? Tune in as I unpack the just war theory and the necessary elements of a just war. ALSO, what are some of the implications for just war and ISIS. PLUS, why American Christians make terrible martyrs…in my opinion.
Episode 309: Some Christians hold to a strict non-violent pacifist view. Other Christians believe that Christians can engage in war. Some are idealists; others are realists. Who is right? What does the Bible say? Are either of these positions Biblical? Tune in as I take a look at what the Bible says about the Christian’s view of war.
Today in Church History: John Bright makes his eloquent speech against the Crimean War (1855)