Episode 313: Last night the final “yes” vote needed to gain a majority was cast and same-sex marriage was approved into the constitution of the Presbyterian Church (USA). They are but the latest denomination to do this and their move is instructive. What happens when people who claim to follow Christ approve of and even aid people in committing what God has categorically condemned throughout His Word? Tune in as I open the word and allow it to shed some light on this dark news.
Episode 296: How did we get to the place where Lauren from Lipscomb is the now the Preaching Intern for the 4th Avenue Church of Christ in Franklin, TN? What is the process for normalizing error? Tune in as I discuss the process and the consequences such choices can bring if left unchecked.
Question of the Day: Can women serve in leadership roles in the church?
Today in Church History: Marriage of Ruth Magongo to Enoch Litswele who serve as missionaries in Africa (1960) & the death of Karl Barth (1968).
Episode 293: Recent news report seem to indicate that the Pope is waffling and even flip flopping on the issue of homosexuality. One month he’s dogmatic about it; the next month he seems about ready to sign a papal bull welcoming them into the church; the next month he’s saying kids need both a mommy & a daddy. Today I address this flip flopping and show why we should expect this from a mere man who claims to be the head of the church.
Today in Church History: Pope Boniface VIII publishes Unam Sanctum
Question of the Day: What’s wrong with the Catholic Church?
Episode 292: So last month Pope Francis convened a two week long meeting in the Vatican concerning “family life” among Catholics. Hot topic debates were had by a number of bishops while Pope Francis engage in active listening. Tune in as I report on the fallout from that meeting here in the States and what could be in the future for the Catholic Church as a result.
Today in Church History: Gregory the Wonder Worker Dies (270)
Question of the Day: What does the Bible say about homosexuality?
Episode 254: If I don’t cover it, who will? The growing influence of pro-homosexual pastors has a new face: Frank Schafer, defrocked Methodist pastor. But while he was punished for performing his son’s wedding to another man, there are those who say that there is coming a “witch hunt” for those who are advocates of traditional marriage. Tune in as I explain the “heart” of the matter.
Episode 224: Is the current progressive Christian movement with its progressive theology really that great? One writer offers 16 rules (read: ways) progressive Christians use to understand the Bible. Tune as and find out it does not take me long to catch a glaring problem with not just these rules, but progressive theology and Christianity as a whole.
Question of the Day: Is Jesus really the only way to God?
Episode 186: So the Pope wants a new “balance” in the Catholic Church or else it will “fail” or “fall.” This is the same guy who said belief in God was optional to going to heaven, right? Tune in as I offer a Biblical perspective for Christ’s church when confronted with talk of “balance.”
Episode 169: We continue our steady march through the book of Revelation. In this episode I deal with the final three (3) churches in Asia Jesus addresses – Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea. Tune in as I explain the message Jesus has for each of these churches and make a few connections to our present-day issues.
Questions of the Day: At a funeral people say the deceased is already in heaven. Are they, or are they awaiting judgment somewhere?
Episode 168: Hip-deep into the book of Revelation we run into the actual churches Jesus is writing/speaking to concerning the approaching persecution. In chapter 2, we meet four (4) churches in Asia that Jesus for whom Jesus has a message: Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, and Thyatira. Tune in as I walk through this chapter.
Question of the Day: If Jesus paid for all our sins, why will there by a judgment?
Episode 148: Daniel is an old, old man in Babylon…er, that is Medo-Persia, but he is still finding the favor of God. Then some guys show up with a plot to kill Daniel so they can advance themselves in the kingdom. What will become of Daniel in the lion’s den? Tune in as I break down a familiar story.
Question of the Day: Is there a contradiction between 2 Kings 12.13 & 2 Chronicles 24.14?