Episode 333: Psalms of imprecation are those Psalms which make us squirm when we read them. “Break their teeth, O Lord” & “May his days be few.” They are the sons of thunder Psalms which call down fire from heaven. So what can imprecatory Psalms teach us today as New Testament Christians when it comes to our prayer lives, especially praying for our enemies? Tune in as I unpack the significance of these Psalms.
Episode 329: No doubt by now you have seen the Pew Research Survey data which says that Christianity is in decline. If you haven’t click the link below. However, when you look closer at the numbers, you find a noteworthy trend distinguishing progressive branches of Christendom and more conservative strains of Christianity. What are these findings? Tune in as we dig below the surface and explain what it all means.
Episode 301: Radical Islamic terrorists struck a French newspaper last week over its satirical depiction of the prophet Muhammad in a cartoon. And Islam is a religion of peace? Tune in as I demonstrate why Islam is a morally bankrupt as well as historically inaccurate religious system.
Today in Church History: 53 Christians beheaded in Japan (1629)
Question of the Day: How are Islam & Christianity different?
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 267: This is the 5th question in the “Six Question to Ask a Skeptic” series of lesson. Everybody suffers at some point in their life. Whether rich or poor, educated or uneducated, regardless of race or sex or religion – everyone suffers. So is there any meaning or significance to the suffering? Tune in as I explore this question and deal with the problem of evil.
Episode 250: Many Christians today talk about America is a post-Christian nation. We have loosed ourselves from our foundational Christian moorings and are drifting into judgment. Perhaps. If so, we can learn much from our brothers and sisters in the pre-Christian Roman empire on how to survive a post-Christian America.
Question of the Day: Does God exist?