The Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, Part 6

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.org.In most cultures, especially in the “ uncivilized cultures” the world has known, women were the sexual victims of men. If men wanted sex, they simply took it.However, the Jewish understanding of things put a context around sex... this context is called marriage. Now, I know this may seem odd by today’s standards, especially when we read in the Old Testament how a wife could be traded for seen cows… but neverthe … [Read more...]

Homosexual Marriage – “Born That Way” Is A Myth with Frank Turek

To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org. Whenever I come across someone who claims that homosexuals are “born this way” and therefore should be afforded all the same marital rights as heterosexuals, I start by simply asking this one question: How? If there is a homosexual gene, how is it passed on?  Homosexuals don’t reproduce.  It’s impossible.  So, how does this happen? And, if there is some sort of recessive gene in there somewhere, you would think thi … [Read more...]

An Examined Life with Jeff Allen 39: Sex Addiction with T.C. Ryan

[display_podcast] Joining our show this week is someone whom I have admired from afar for quite some time now. Author of “Ashamed No More: A Pastor’s Journey Through Sex Addiction” – an extremely powerful book that I have read three times - Thomas “TC” Ryan and I worked at a conference together recently and I couldn’t be more excited to talk about life with him! TC had been a pastor at a sizeable church for 19 years, prior to “voluntarily” stepping down. According to TC, while the moving on was … [Read more...]

The Problem of Evil: Obstacles to Faith with Mark Mittelberg, Part 2

To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org.In Christianity, we have what is known as “The Problem of Evil”. This is why many people say, “That’s why I can’t be a Christian. God can’t be good and great and still allow evil to exist in our world.”My question to them is: What is your alternative?No one is neutral on this subject. Eventually, each person lands on some worldview, or reconciliation of how this whole “Problem of Evil” works out.As I und … [Read more...]

Ouxano 71: Old Testament Law – How To Read It & Does It Apply To Us Today?

[display_podcast] From Pastor Matt Tague, author of Read the Word: The Bible was written for you: It’s very common – somebody wants to start digging into the Bible and grow closer to God, so they open up to page one in the book of Genesis. It’s filled with narrative stories and exciting history. Next, they often go right into Exodus, which also has exciting stories of Moses and his leading God’s people out of Egypt and to the Promised Land of Israel. Then, almost out of nowhere in the middle o … [Read more...]

Confessions Of A Closet Christian 39: How Do We Know God Exists?

[display_podcast] When I hear the word “God,” I think of big things.  Vast space.  Endless time.  Omniscience and omnipotence.  I think of a booming thunderous voice.  Yes, I think of Morgan Freeman a little bit. I also think of a great mystery.  Who is God?  Does He even exist?  And if He does, why does He care about me? I think God is good.  In this modern world, I think we try to dilute God.  We try to make Him into our own idea of what a god is.  God is loving and accepting.  God just want … [Read more...]