Episode 404: Every major world religion must deal with the problem of pain & suffering & how they deal with it is a reflection of their theology. So what does Christianity offer which is distinctive & unique from other world religions? Tune in as I explore how the Christian God is neither disinterested in nor absent from the suffering in the world, but comes in the Son to suffer with & for His creation.
Question of the Day: Where should my friend start reading in the Bible?
Episode 392: It is a unique miracle, a one-of-a-kind miracle of destruction: Jesus withers a fig tree. What is it that Jesus is communicating through this particular miracle? And how does it square with His nature? Tune in as I explore why Jesus cursed a fig tree & what it means for us today.
Today in Church History: The question of the lapsed (256)
Question of the Day: I am living with a man. Both of our spouses are deceased. What does the Bible say about that situation?
Episode 361: For a few years now philosophers and social commentators have been advocating the Benedict Option for Christians in response to the rise in secular influence and moral depravity in America. What is the Benedict Option? Tune in as I examine what this is, where it comes from, and if there is a better option for Christians in America today.
Episode 360: We’re back in action! And none too soon! Several news articles indicate that America is becoming less religious. Why is that? Several answers are put forward in each article (see below). However, Scripture may have the best explanation of all. Tune in as I look at Isaiah 6 & the ministry of Isaiah & how his mission is connected with ours.
Episode 359: The archdiocese of Chicago is being sued by a homosexual man who was fired from his position as music director when he made known his engagement (and subsequent marriage) to his male partner. These are but the birthpangs of the consequences of the legalization of homosexual marriage in America as the dissenting justices warned. How shall we live when surrounded by such immorality? Tune in as we allow the Bible to explain how to be holy in an unholy world.
Episode 358: “Let love be genuine” (Romans 12.9). Such a simple command, but also a command which is rich with meaning & application. What does “sincere brotherly love” look like (1 Peter 1.22)? Tune in as I breakdown what genuine love for one another is.
Today in Church History: Anselm Defends Himself at Rockingham (1095)
Episode 357: A billion Catholics and now more & more Protestants are observing the Lenten season which is kicked off by Ash Wednesday. For an in-depth historical account of the development of Ash Wednesday & Lent see here. But why is is this holy day so popular and seemingly gaining in popularity? Tune I ponder this question and more.
Episode 355: My friend & brother David Creek stops by the studio and takes over the program to vent about a bunch of the stuff that grinds his gears. Listen carefully or your might miss exactly what he’s up to. ALSO, the Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robot Boys debut their new hit single – Alexander the Coppersmith!
Episode 353: “As you wish that others would do to you, so do to them” (Luke 6.31). Jesus says volumes in that short phrase. Action, breadth, & clarity (ABC) are addressed in this single word. Tune in as discuss the Golden Rule and how this should show up in our lives.
Today in Church History: Anabaptist preacher Leonhard Schiemer is beheaded and burned in Austria (1528).
Question of the Day: Where does it say the church should help the general public? Shouldn’t help be given only to Christians?
Episode 351: “The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist.” But how would he do that? How would the devil trick the world into believing that he does not exist? Tune in as I explore this question.
Today in Church History: Felix Manz becomes the first Anabaptist martyr, drowned in the Limmat River for rebaptizing Christians as adults (1527).