We’re taking a short break!

Our podcast team is taking a short break from recording and posting new episodes so that we can do some important things like having babies, nursing loved ones to health, etc. We’ll plan to post our next episode on Tuesday, September 1. Until then, please find one below you haven’t heard and share it withContinue reading “We’re taking a short break!”

Episode 164: Can a seared conscience be re-sensitized?

Episode Highlights: – The conscience is our God-given capacity to make moral judgments about ourselves. (Rom 2:14-15) – A seared conscience is one that has become desensitized due to an individual repeatedly ignoring its voice. (1 Tim 4:1-2) – A seared conscience is dangerous because it makes us more vulnerable to the harmfulness of sin.Continue reading “Episode 164: Can a seared conscience be re-sensitized?”

Episode 163: How far should I pursue an estranged family member?

Highlights: – Such strained relationships with unbelieving relatives should not surprise us as Jesus came to “bring a sword” (Matt 10:32-38) – In all such situations, “as far as it depends upon you, be at peace with all men” (Rom 12:18). – Pray for the heart of Christ toward the estranged relative.

Episode 162: Opposing mask ordinances?

Highlights: – Depends upon what we mean by “oppose.” – Since our constitution gives us the right to redress in the courts, there is nothing wrong with seeking to have a mandate overturned. (Rom 13:1-2) – It is not biblical to simply disobey the mask mandates, even if we hold that the mandates are unconstitutional.Continue reading “Episode 162: Opposing mask ordinances?”

Episode 160: CCW for Christians?

Episode Highlights – The sanctity of human life based upon creation in God’s image leads to numerous injunctions to protect the weak from the wicked (Psa 82:3-4, Prov 24:11) – While we are not under the OT law, it does provide a window to the character of God. On this issue, the law indicates thatContinue reading “Episode 160: CCW for Christians?”

Episode 159: My life isn’t turning out how I’d hoped…

Episode Highlights: – This is the broad experience of man (Prov 19:21) – We should be thankful God’s plans are always fulfilled, even at the expense of our own, in light of His supreme wisdom and love (Rom 8:28-30) – The key to overcoming depression and despair over unfulfilled plans is desiring Jesus above allContinue reading “Episode 159: My life isn’t turning out how I’d hoped…”

Episode 158: Should Christians protest?

Highlights: – Believers are called to love and stand for justice (Psalm 9:7-8; Mic 6:8) – Believers are called to spread and live the gospel (1 Thess 1:8) – Believers are called to obey authority, understanding it is established by God (Rom 13, 1 Peter 2) – Christians can protest as long as their demeanorContinue reading “Episode 158: Should Christians protest?”

Episode 157: What are some of the signs I’m harboring bitterness? What can I do about it?

Episode highlights: – Eph 4:26-5:2 is a helpful guide. – What is your disposition toward the person? If there is not actual anger, do you struggle with your thoughts–re-living the offense? Eph 4:26 – How do you talk about the person to others and in your own mind? Eph 4:29 – Do you have aContinue reading “Episode 157: What are some of the signs I’m harboring bitterness? What can I do about it?”

Episode 156: “So I Don’t Have to Forgive…?”

Episode Highlights: – That an offender has not repented does not give a victim the right to hold a grudge, prolong their anger, or hold the person at arms-length. – Eph 4:26 is a command to be poised to forgive very quickly after the offense. – If we have obeyed Eph 4:26, our attitude towardContinue reading “Episode 156: “So I Don’t Have to Forgive…?””