Episode 139: Should we give any credence to Enneagram personality tests?

Episode Highlights – Taking these tests can be harmless if they are not the basis for our identity or decision-making. – As a believer, my identity is in Christ. – As a believer, I am constantly changing by the power of the Holy Spirit. – The bible gives me moral-guidelines and wisdom principles for decision-makingContinue reading “Episode 139: Should we give any credence to Enneagram personality tests?”

Episode 138: A much needed book: Transforming Homosexuality

Episode Highlights – Sharing a much needed, gracious book for the church, Transforming Homosexuality: What The Bible Says About Sexual Orientiation And Change, by Denny Burk and Heath Lambert – It holds the biblical line while offering hope for change and the HOW of change. – Christians should not be content to condemn the sinContinue reading “Episode 138: A much needed book: Transforming Homosexuality”

Episode 137: What’s the deal with reformed theology? Perseverance of the saints

Episode highlights: – (Wayne Grudem) “All those who are truly born again will be kept by God’s power and will persevere as Christians until the end of their lives, and that only those who persevere until the end have been truly born again.” – Perseverance of the saints is not exactly the same as “onceContinue reading “Episode 137: What’s the deal with reformed theology? Perseverance of the saints”

Episode 136: When is it okay to pull the plug?

Highlights: – All issues surrounding end of life require wisdom that comes only from the Lord. James 3:17, 1:5 – Taking a loved one off life support is not analogous to assisted suicide or abortion. – All of us should talk to our loved ones long before decisions need to be made to find outContinue reading “Episode 136: When is it okay to pull the plug?”

Episode 134: How should I address the social justice issue with my believing friend?

Highlights: – Balance is needed on this issue. The Lord calls us to care for the weak and champion justice (Acts 20:35; Matt 12:18, 23:23). He also calls us to be all about gospel ministry (Matt 28:18-20; 2 Cor 5:18-21) – We should beware of giving ourselves to any method of achieving reconciliation that isContinue reading “Episode 134: How should I address the social justice issue with my believing friend?”

Episode 133: What’s the deal with reformed theology? Irresistible Grace

Episode Highlights – The gift of faith, sovereignly given by God’s Holy Spirit, cannot/will not be finally resisted by the elect – Faith is a gift of God. Phil 1:29; Eph 2:8-9 – God saves without dependence upon man. Acts 9:3-16; 16:14; 1 Cor 1:30-31 – Those whom the Father chooses will be saved. ActsContinue reading “Episode 133: What’s the deal with reformed theology? Irresistible Grace”

Episode 132: Head coverings and short hair? Part 2

Episode Highlights: – Historical and theological background indicate that Paul was instructing against women showing overt signs of rebellion and promiscuity. – Symbols that would be more meaningful in our culture–showing faithfulness/submission to one’s husband–would be wearing a wedding ring and dressing modestly.

Episode 131: Head coverings and short hair? Part 1

Episode Highlights: – There is evidence in the OT that it is not inherently ungodly for men to have long hair, and by inference, for women to have short hair. (Lev 10:6; 21:10; Num 6:5) – It is likely that Paul’s comments regarding long and short hair are an application of the OT principle thatContinue reading “Episode 131: Head coverings and short hair? Part 1”

Episode 130: What should we do if we know the clock is ticking, but we’re not in a hurry to have kids?

Episode Highlights: – Having children doesn’t have to mean the functional end of your marriage. A commitment to prioritizing your spouse will make that closeness transcend the childrearing years. – We need to think deeply about what it means for children to be a blessing. They are a good, enjoyable, delightful gift. What other blessingsContinue reading “Episode 130: What should we do if we know the clock is ticking, but we’re not in a hurry to have kids?”