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 286: It is a question as old as time: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why do all who are treacherous thrive?” (Jeremiah 12:1, ESV) Or to borrow a more common phrasing of a similar question: “Why do good things happen to bad people?” With so much evil in the world, with the prosperity of groups like ISIL who are grossing $1 million dollars a day and corrupt, dare I say treacherous, politicians succeeding and thriving, this is no doubt a question many people have today: Why? Tune in as I explore this important subject.
Today in Church History: The Unjust Execution of Boethius
Question of the Day: Should we avoid trials and temptations?
Episode 285: No doubt you’ve seen recently in the news the situations in Idaho & Houston. In Idaho, a couple is being threatened with fines and jail time for not performing homosexual weddings based upon their religious convictions. In Houston, pastors from 5 churches have been ordered to hand over all their sermons dealing with homosexuality or gender identity. How should we think about these situations? I offer my Biblically informed view today.
*New Segment* This Day in Church History: Ignatius of Antioch fed to the lions (107)
Question of the Day: Do you think we will see intense in your lifetime?
Episode 284: Paul says, “Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.” (Ephesians 5:1, ESV) What a lofty calling! But how does one imitate God? Tune in as I unpack this text and the surrounding context to identify what it means to imitate God.
Question of the Day: How many Christians are there in the world?
Episode 276: You hear it on various news media outlets. Typically, they have some cleric or imam on from CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) who says it. “Islam is a religion of peace.” Is Islam really a religion of peace, though? Tune in as I allow the Noble Quran to speak for itself and unveil the historical roots of Islam’s “history of violence.”
Question of the Day: How is Christianity different than Islam?
Episode 275: Did I ever tell you about the time I got kicked out of a Baptist church? I say kicked out; I was asked to not come back ever again or they’d call the police. It’s not what you think. Tune in as I tell my story and why truth matters.
Question of the Day: What’s wrong with the Baptist Church?
Episode 273: Who is worship for? Ask Victoria Osteen and she is liable to say, “When you come to church, when you worship Him, you’re not doing it for God really. You’re doing it for yourself, because that’s what makes God happy.” Well, not liable to…she did! So who is worship for? Tune in as I breakdown what God thinks when we disconnect worship from Him. P.S. “Man’s chief and highest end is to glorify God, and fully enjoy Him forever” (Westminster Larger Catechism).
Plus, we reach back into the archives for my interview with Joel Osteen! You won’t want to miss it!
Episode 272: Everyone I talk wants the church to grow. If we want the church to grow, we need to make sure we are asking the right question. In this episode, I ask three questions every member and every congregation can ask to determine if they are “keeping the main thing the main thing.” Tune in to find out what questions we should be asking.
Question of the Day: The only Gospel account of the woman taken in adultery is John’s. A commentary I have says the last verse of ch. 7 – Ch. 8:11 (or there about) is not contained in some of the manuscripts. I checked Codex Sinaiticus — not in that collection. Any doubts we should have to its canonicity?
Episode 270: Here is the final installment of the series Six Questions to Ask a Skeptic. A.W. Tozer said, “What comes into your mind when you think about is the most important thing about you.” I believe this is equally true for Jesus. So what do you think about Jesus? Tune in as I explore the possible answers to this question.