Today we consider the Christian virtue of chill by realizing that we live in a long line of chaotic times, and thus we don't panic - especially when everyone else is. To quote Jesus (loosely), "Who cares, follow me." (John 21:22)
Special guest Tommy Moehlman shares some thoughts about whether or not the "good news/ gospel" is appropriately titled. Though we translate the word Jesus uses as "good news", is it good for everyone?
What about civility? How does the Christian speak and act in a time of outrage and hostility? Meditating on 1 Timothy 2:2 and the meaning of a "dignified life." (Maybe something like the gif below?)
In this and the next episode we consider 1 Timothy 2:1, which exhorts us to live a "peaceful and quiet life." I translate that into modern parlance with an admonition: live a boring life! (Even Will and Jack recommend it.)
Thinking about confession and it's power to heal us from James 5:16, "Confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed."
Today we think about how all music from Death Metal to Church Hymns is praising something. Music is also instructive, in that what we praise is also what we will increase our love for. So the Christian should think critically about music.
Also, just for fun, one of my favorite SNL skits with Garth and Kat below.
"Preach at all times and when necessary use words." A famous phrase, but is it biblical? Today we finish our three part series on Dr. Nugent's book Endangered Gospel.
Link to Dr. Nugent's podcast: http://afterclass.libsyn.com/
Link to the book: https://amzn.to/2tLys7q
Today we have part 2 of my interview with Dr. John Nugent about his book Endangered Gospel. We talk about how we can display the Gospel in our communities.
For the 50th episode, we have a short series of interviews with Dr. John Nugent about the gospel, and his book Endangered Gospel. Today John describes the gospel, and how we embrace it.
Some audio issues because it was my first foray into recording off of Skype.
How do we summarize all the clean/unclean and holy/unholy? I suggest that we are to be a reverent people, and that is difficult to cultivate in our society. I also suggest that this reverence emerges from a core belief that everything is more than the sum of it's parts.