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 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.
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 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 355: My friend & brother David Creek stops by the studio and takes over the program to vent about a bunch of the stuff that grinds his gears. Listen carefully or your might miss exactly what he’s up to. ALSO, the Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robot Boys debut their new hit single – Alexander the Coppersmith!
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 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 350: What should be the Christian’s response to the refugee crisis? Related to this is the immigration question. How should we Christians who happen to live in America respond to the foreigners who seek to live among us? I believe there is Biblical teaching about how we, as Christians, should treat the refugees seeking asylum in America. Tune in as I explore Old & New Testament for divine guidance on these important issues.
Today in Church History: Clement of Rome martyred (101)