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Ep. 381 Response to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 14

Ep. 381 Response to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 14

Shows Main Idea – This episode review of The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill speaks to the aftermath of Mark Driscoll’s resignation from the church. Mike Cosper from Christianity Today interviews an eclectic group of folks who talk about the heartbreak, turmoil, fear, as… Continue Reading …

Are You Generous? Understanding a Theology of Gift-Giving

Are You Generous Understanding a Theology of Gift-Giving

On Christmas day, people all over the world exchange presents. It is a cultural event full of fun memories. I do like many aspects of the cultural Christmas but, sadly, Christmas loses its meaning for many people because of its secularization. For them, Christmas is… Continue Reading …

Ep. 380 Webinar: Connecting the Gospel to Everyday Life

Ep. 380 Webinar Connecting the Gospel to Everyday Life

Show Main Idea: Our attitudes, words, and actions generate in our hearts. There should not be a discontinuity between who we are internally and our external selves. If we are ontologically affected by the gospel, the things we think, say, and do will have a… Continue Reading …

How to Separate Well (from Your Spouse)

How to Separate Well (From Your Spouse)

Marital dysfunction and potential separation of a spouse is a horrible experience that happens too often in Christian marriages. Did you know there is a way to separate well and a way to do it badly? Separation and divorce are not what we should do,… Continue Reading …

Ep. 379 Hope in God Does Not Change Your Circumstances

Ep. 379 Hope In God Does Not Change Your Circumstances

Shows Main Idea – Hope in God is like a telescope that has a practical, eschatological application. It does not change your circumstances, but it gives you a perspective that buoys you while in your trouble. David talked about the hope he had in God… Continue Reading …

Are You Characterized as a Thankful Person?

Are You Characterized As a Thankful Person

When you get to heaven, what will be the first words out of your mouth? I suspect it will be something along the lines of “thank you” for many of us. Two words. Two syllables. Because it will be true then, it would be good… Continue Reading …

Why Each Person Needs Care According to Their Uniqueness

Why Each Person Needs Care According to Their Uniqueness

You have heard the saying, different strokes for different folks, right? It is a practical perspective when it comes to assessing people because every person presents a unique opportunity to figure out so you can care for them according to who they are. This concept… Continue Reading …

What Does It Mean to Boast in Your Weakness?

What Does It Mean to Boast In Your Weakness

What does it mean to boast in your weakness? Are you boasting in your sin, or is there more going on here? I am a jar of clay, but what does Paul mean when he boasts as a clay pot? My friend said, “I’m hung… Continue Reading …

Ep. 376 Response to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 13

Ep. 376 Response to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 13

Shows Main Idea – This particular episode is number ten from the Christianity Today podcast series, though it’s the thirteenth total episode in this long-form narrative about the rise and fall of Mars Hill Church. They title this episode “The Tempest” as Mike Cosper retells… Continue Reading …

No Thanks for Thanksgiving: Confession of a Former Lonely Man

No Thanks for Thanksgiving

As a former lonely man who dreaded the holidays, I know encouragement from a friend can make all the difference in the world. The holidays can amplify what we don’t have, and if a person is not relationally connected, this season intended for special memories… Continue Reading …