Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, Part 9

Our description and prescription of the world is based on what we think about these basic believes. But what are these basic beliefs? Our worldviews are made up of what we fundamentally think about questions in a couple of different areas. First of all, questions about origin: Where did everything come from? What's the story of the world? Is the world an accident or is the world a creation? Is the world designed? Is the world not designed? Is the world an illusion, like certain branches of … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace: How To Maintain A Spiritually Steadfast Mind, part 2

[display_podcast] We have been looking at the following scripture up close and personal.Isaiah 26: 3, “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trust in you!! Last week we got up to “him whose mind is steadfast.  This week we are starting with: “Because he trusts in you”….. the Hebrew word trust is batach, to attach oneself.  To confide in, feel safe, be confident, secure.   Picture a baby with her mom or dad, don’t we want to trust God like that child who is … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace: How To Maintain A Spiritually Steadfast Mind

[display_podcast]“You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you!!” (Isaiah 26: 3 ) Let’s take a look at this word up close and personal: “You will keep” …Satan is very cunning.  Our knowledge alone will not keep us protected.  What we need is a watchman.  And we do have Jesus who is willing and able if we will set our minds on him.The Hebrew word for keep is nasar, meaning to guard, keep, and protect.   The Holy Spirit is the perfect watch … [Read more...]

Carty’s Contemporary Classics 41: How To KNOW That You Will Live Forever

[display_podcast] Nobody consulted you and asked you if you wanted to be born. They just “had” you. Then, a generation later, you had your kids. You didn’t consult them beforehand, either. So, when we are born, we have life. And, one of these days, each and every one of us are going to die. Therefore, life is basically the dash between two dates. We see it on tombstones across the globe. Another definition for life is this: Life is a sexually transmitted disease that is 100% fatal! The botto … [Read more...]

Carty’s Contemporary Classics: Take A Look At The Snake, part 3

Nobody consulted you and asked you if you wanted to be born. They just “had” you. Then, a generation later, you had your kids. You didn’t consult them beforehand, either. So, when we are born, we have life. And, one of these days, each and every one of us are going to die. Therefore, life is basically the dash between two dates. We see it on tombstones across the globe. Another definition for life is this: Life is a sexually transmitted disease that is 100% fatal! The bottom line is that life … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 59: Real Stuff My Papa Would Say

[display_podcast]I’ve got to be real honest.  This week’s podcast is just a bit too much for me to dictate and write down, so do me a solid:  just push play and listen.In lieu of a full blog entry, I offer this podcast preview:  It’s been a tough month: one of my dogs was killed, I had to put the other one down and in the midst of all that, my brother and I got the call no grandson wants to receive – my Papa passed away.Papa always had something to say about everything, and while he m … [Read more...]