Episode 105: A biblical perspective on busyness?

Highlights:
– God requires us to be good stewards of our time. Eph 5:15-16
– The life of a disciple is a life of work and service. Eph 4:12
– God has given us a broad range of commands that require balance in order to be faithful stewards.
– Over-doing it in any one area can cause us to be unfaithful in other areas.

Episode 104: How should I respond to unloving correction?

Episode Highlights:
– Strive to see God as the ultimate agent working in your life.
– Value correction of all kinds as if it contained gold.
– Even mean-spirited correction can be helpful.
– Even inaccurate correction can be helpful.
– Recognize pride as the great killer of progress toward Christlikeness.

Episode 103: Kids’ sports vs church

Episode Highlights:
– We are tasked with raising our children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord, which includes training them regarding life priorities. Eph 6:4; Prov 22:6
– Meaningful involvement in the Body is not only commanded, it is essential for our spiritual growth. Heb 10:24-25
– Set Biblical priorities in stone; fit in other things as is spiritually expedient.

Episode 101: How to argue well?

Highlights:
– It is not sinful to have a conflict and try to address it.
– The issue cannot be reconciled until the issue is understood.
– To understand the issue we must listen well.
– Mentally divide the conversation into halves: listening and solving.
– In the listening part, the only objective is to understand the other person’s perspective.
– Only move on to the solving portion of the conversation after agreeing that both perspectives are understood.

Episode 99: Should we listen to music produced by those we disagree with theologically?

Highlights:
– This is a conscience/wisdom issue. We can disagree and still have fellowship!
– Parents who have laid a groundwork for evaluating lyrics from a worldview perspective may be more comfortable allowing the use of music from a source that is questionable.
– Use of a particular song in worship does not equal endorsement of all the theological positions of those who produced it.
– A song that is theologically sound in itself should not be considered anathema because of who wrote it.