Episode 334: Last Friday the Supreme Court of the United States legalized gay marriage in all 50 states. This is not the first time something immoral has been legal, but it is a seismic shift for America. Tune in as I explain how something can be legal but still immoral.
Episode 332: All the news this week has been about Bruce…er, Caitlyn Jenner – the former Olympian and former male. Now a woman, he finally feels like a natural woman. But is there more than here than meets the eye? Is this kind of behavior something to celebrated? Tune in as I approach the disturbing reality of sex reassignment from a Biblical worldview.
Episode 330: What do you do when you’ve blown it with God? I mean, royally blown it? King David was one who know about blowing it royally with God, but he also knew the way back home. In this episode, we dive into Psalm 32 to discover what we can do when we have blown it with God.
Today in Church History: Alexander Newcomer becomes a Christian (1858)
Question of the Day: Why doesn’t God just forgive without the cross?
Episode 324: Baltimore is on literally on fire due to riots in the wake of Freddy Gray’s funeral. Freddy Gray was a black man who died under suspicious circumstances while in police custody a couple of weeks ago. With all the racial tension in cities like Baltimore & Ferguson, MO, what should Christians think? Tune in as I tackle the subject of race as it relates to Christianity.
Today in Church History: John Newton is ordained (1764)
Episode 323: With court cases looming & a decision pending from the Supreme Court, it appears that soon same-sex marriage will be legal in the US. So what should Christians do? Tune in as I explore this question from a Biblical perspective.
Episode 318: The unfortunate truth is that many Christians claim to know God & Christ but practice sin. Someone has called this the Moral Lie: claiming to have fellowship with God (Who is absolute moral perfection) while walking in darkness (practicing moral imperfection, i.e. sin). Tune in as I discuss what Jesus, the Truth, prescribes for this monstrous lie.
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)
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?
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.
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.