The Appearance of Godliness

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.

Rise of Sex Parties in England

Devout Christian Swingers

Today in Church History: Thomas Campbell sails from England for America (1807)

Question of the Day: Did Jesus go to hell after His death?

Light & Darkness

Episode 316: C. S. Lewis called them “hyphenated Christians.” They are those think that no matter what they do – whether moral or immoral, decent or indecent – so long as they add Christian God will bless them. As Martin Luther would say, “You are the prostitute of heretics!” Tune in as I break down how even Jesus says such behavior is unChristian.

Today in Church History: The exact date of Jesus’ crucifixion…according to J. W. McGarvey (30)

Question of the Day: Why did Jesus die?

Turning Negatives into Positives, p.2

Episode 315: Ultimately, turning negatives into positives is centered in Christ. His death on the cross, though a very dark (negative) event in history, brought about glorious results for mankind, specifically the salvation of souls (positive). When we obey the gospel, though we are dead in our trespasses and sins (negative), we have our sins forgiven and enter into life with God (positive). So at the heart of the gospel is God turning negatives into positives. Tune in as I unpack a few more practical ways in which we can turn negatives into positives.

Today in Church History: Francis Asbury preaches his last sermon (1816)

Question of the Day: How do I stay saved/live the Christian life?

Turning Negatives into Positives, p.1

Episode 314: Many Christians want to know how to turn negatives into positives. When your boss seems only to have negative feedback for you; when your spouse only has bad things to say; when your kids are behaving badly; when a potential health crisis looms – how can we find the silver lining in any of this? In this episode, I explain how we can get off the complain train and “own it and hone it” to turn negatives into positives.

Question of the Day: How do I become a Christian?

A Head with a Heart at the Hospital

Creflo Dollar, St. Patrick’s Day, & Alcohol

Episode 312: Have you heard about Pastor Creflo Dollar’s capital campaign to raise $65 million for a Gulfstream jet? These guys just make it too easy sometimes. Tune in as I discuss this & late breaking developments. PLUS, today is St. Patrick’s Day so I’ll be delving into the history and hysterics surrounding this holiday.

Creflo Dollar’s $65 Million Jet

Today in Church History: St. Patrick Died (c. 460 or 493) AND the 1st St. Patrick’s Day celebration in America (1737)

Question of the Day: Can/Should Christians drink alcohol?

Just War

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.

Deflate-gate

Episode 305: So the New England Patriots are going to the Super Bowl, but only because they cheated. 11 of the 12 footballs they played with were underinflated. Tune in as I work to find the spiritual perspective on this current event.

Today in Church History: Pope Clement VI issues papal bull Unigenitus (1343)

Question of the Day: Is cheating a sin?

Deeper

Episode 302: If spiritual growth were likened unto a swimming, too many Christians would be hanging out, splashing around in the shallow end. God expects & desires for His people to learn to swim and go out into the deep end. Tune in as we see God’s rebuke of shallowness and His request for us to go deeper from Hebrews 5.11-6.3.

Today in Church History: Hilary of Poitiers dies (368)

Question of the Day: What is an Arian?

Spiritual Warfare, part 1

Episode 297: We are at war. The church is at war. Every Christian is at war. But this is no physical conflict. Tune in as I unpack the spiritual warfare in which Christ’s church is engaged from Ephesians 6.10-20.

Gender Justice

Episode 295: Lauren from Lipscomb is the new Preaching Intern at 4th Avenue Church of Christ in Franklin, TN. It looks like she has a bright future ahead of her as a preacher. Does anyone else sense a disturbance in the Force here? Tune in as explain the situation and offer what the Bible says concerning spiritual leadership.

Today in Church History: Rose Lathrop & Alice Huber found the Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne, also known as Servants of Relief for Incurable Cancer. (1900)

Question of the Day: What about the women?