Where is God in This Mess? – Is God Silent?

Episode 401: “If only God spoke today…” The God most people want is a God who is vocal, speaking often directly to them. What we get instead is silence, especially when we are hurting & suffering. Interestingly, the God most people want today is the God we see in the Old Testament. Tune in as I walk through several examples of God’s communication and His silence with the faithful…and what it means for us today.

Today in Church History: Jesus was baptized (approx. AD 30)

Question of the Day: Does it matter if you are baptized as a baby or an adult?

Where is God in This Mess? – God Brings Good Out of Evil

Episode 400: Today marks the 5th anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Twenty 1st graders & 6 adults were shot dead by a deranged young man who took his own life. What good could possibly come from such terrible evil? Tune in as I walk through a familiar story from a unique angle – the story of Joseph through the eyes of Jacob, the bereaved father – which offers possible answers to this difficult question.

“It’s a Miracle!” – Jesus Raises Jairus’ Daughter

Episode 380: A child has died. The parents are distraught. Friends & family members mourn. Then Jesus shows up & ruins the funeral. When Jesus raises the synagogue ruler Jairus’ daughter from the dead, He once again demonstrates He is Lord over life & death. Tune in as I walk through the several accounts found in Matthew, Mark, & Luke about when Jesus brought a little girl back from the dead.

Today in Church History: John Gill is ordained a Baptist pastor (1720)

Question of the Day: Can someone who has been baptized lose their salvation?

“It’s a Miracle!” – Jesus Raises a Widow’s Son

Episode 377: Every funeral Jesus ever went to He crashed. The first funeral He crashed was in a little dusty town of no account called Nain and He walked 25 miles to do it. What does this miracle say about Jesus? Tune in as we walk through Luke 7.11-17 when Jesus raised a widow’s son from the dead.

Today in Church History

John Wesley plucked as a brand from the fire (1709)

Feydor Dostoyevsky dies (1881)

Question of the Day

What happens metaphysically at resurrection?

When do we get our resurrection bodies?

“It’s a Miracle!” – Jesus Heals Peter’s Mother-in-law

Episode 373: We come to the shortest miracle, the miracle with the least amount of ink devoted to it – when Jesus healed Peter’s mother-in-law. What is so significant about this miracle? Tune in as I walk us through it and see how Christ is superior to sickness.

Today in Church History: Adoniram Judson dedicates his life to God (1808)

Question of the Day: What does the Bible say about addiction?

Portraits of Grace (5): A Tale of Two Graces

Episode 366:┬áThe story of Joseph in Genesis eats my lunch each time I read it. Joseph blows me away. He is a young man who does not have a Bible, grows up surrounded by family which has all kinds of issues, comes of age in a grossly idolatrous land (Egypt), and yet he never loses focus on God. Tune in as I walk through Joseph’s story & what he teaches about being gracious to others.

Question of the Day/Church History: Did the Jews successfully kill Lazarus as they intended (John 12.9-11)?

Praying for Our Enemies – Imprecatory Psalms

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.