We think about the Wisdom Literature today, and about how it teaches us that Christians take heed to good advice. So listen to good advice, especially from the Bible or Robocop.
Are Christians rebels? Are Christians to trust themselves? If not who or what do we trust? (Also isn't that gif hilarious?)
Sometimes I think the Heavens must look at me like that puppy. Also the puppy is cute, which made me feel better about the conviction I feel as I post this podcast. My friends it is a high calling to which we have been called and empowered. We must strive toward holiness, so don't forget to blush.
Shout out to Jordan Ickes and his sermon found here: http://www.etnachurch.com/sermons-3/
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