Ouxano 61: 1 Samuel, part 8 – 21st Century Idols

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[display_podcast] The fifth chapter of 1 Samuel focuses largely on the Philistines.  Now, as we study the Bible, we see the Philistines as an enemy of God’s people – a group of people God and Israel deal with on a regular basis.  However, too often, 21st century Christians fall into the trap of looking at these scriptures and interpreting them to mean that the “Philistines” of today’s world are anything secular, or outside of Christianity – that “the world” are the “bad people” that need to be s … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Closet Christian: How Can Good Things Become Idols?

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[display_podcast] When I hear the word, “idol”, I think of the Israelites worshipping a golden calf in the desert while Moses was away on a mountain. It’s hard to relate to a people bowing down before a hunk of metal in the shape of a bovine.  I’ve never once had the impulse to do this. As a child, I thought I had the idol thing covered.  I mean, the second of the ten commandments says:  You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or … [Read more...]

My Armor 8: Don’t Conform, TRANSFORM!

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[display_podcast]In this week’s podcast, we take a look at the first few verses of Romans, chapter 12.  Specifically, we compare how today’s culture might influence our decisions and contrasts them to what the Bible says we should say and do with our lives.This week’s topics include:  what we should wear, what we should drive, who should we have as our friends, should we live with our significant others before getting married, is it ok to smoke pot… and much, much more. Romans 12:1-3 (TL … [Read more...]


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