Real Stuff My Dad Says 57: Real Stuff My Papa Would Say

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[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...]

Jesus in HD 73: Two Roads, Two Gates, Two Destinies

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[display_podcast]Sometimes things really are as simple as they sound.As you will hear in this PODCAST, this little truism was never more true than it is of Jesus’ words here at the tail end of the Sermon on the Mount.And believe it or not, Jesus swerved right into the middle of what has become a tragic distortion of our beliefs, especially among a younger generation of pastors and the churches that they lead.It’s time for us to recalibrate our theology, in order for our beliefs to … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series 16: C.S. Lewis on Heaven and Hell, part 4 with Louis Markos

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To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.orgIn C.S. Lewis’ book The Last Battle – his conclusion to the Narnia series – we experience something unique – we get to the end of this children’s book to find that all of the child heroes from earlier in the series are dead.In those last chapters, Lewis presents his Platonic Christian view of heaven.  The characters realize that the “real Narnia” is what they are entering into, while the old Narnia that they tho … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series 15: C.S. Lewis on Heaven and Hell, part 3 with Louis Markos

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To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.orgA commonly held falsehood that many philosophers and authors preach is the theory of a “One Soul”. We see it in Hinduism, Buddhism, ancient Greece, in the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson and other transcendentalists. The concept of “The One Soul” is that when we die, we go to heaven and join one singular amorphous mass.There are few ideas more contradictory to the Bible than that of “The One Soul”.Our indivi … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series 14: C.S. Lewis on Heaven and Hell, part 2 with Louis Markos

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To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.orgIn C.S. Lewis’ “The Great Divorce”, Lewis imagines if the people in hell could get on a bus and ride from hell to heaven. And when they arrive, the souls of the saints would come out and try to convince them to repent, give up their sinful ways and embrace Christ’s grace.In this book, Lewis’ depiction of heaven is incredibly beautiful because it’s REAL. In comparison, when the damned souls arrive and try to walk … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series 13: C.S. Lewis on Heaven and Hell, part 1 with Louis Markos

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To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.orgIn his book “Miracles”, C.S. Lewis starts out by discussing heaven. The first thing we must understand is that heaven is greater than earth, not less than earth. We have a very bad habit today of using negative terms when discussing God or heaven.Heaven is more real than earth. God is not non-corporeal, He is trans-corporeal. Heaven is not earth with all our “stuff” thrown out. In fact, as Lewis says, “Heaven is … [Read more...]


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