Ask Pastor John: Can We Be Legalistic About Not Being Legalists?

Can We Be Legalistic About Not Being Legalists?A couple of different listeners in the past month have written in to ask, essentially, “Is it possible to become legalistic about not being legalistic?” Pastor John, what would you say? My short answer would be simply yes, but that won’t have much meaning until we provide some definitions and biblical content for the word “legalism.”Here’s the startling fact that more people need to take into account, and they need to become more careful in … [Read more...]

Reasonable Faith Podcast: Brian McLaren Breaks up with Evangelicals

Why is a popular Christian author "breaking up" with Evangelicalism? [display_podcast]KEVIN HARRIS: Brian McLaren is a very popular Christian author with Christian bookstores across the country. But he says that he has broken up with the conservative evangelical project. He no longer considers himself a conservative evangelical Christian, but more along the lines of a progressive Christian. The Religious News Service – the RNS – as this article by Brian. He has written many best-selling book … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, part 20

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to summit.orgSo, in light of all the different competing worldviews out there (Christianity, Islam, Secular Humanism, Marxism, Cosmic Humanism, and Postmodernism), I want to turn our attention to the question: How do we evaluate our own worldview?How can you understand the worldview and beliefs that you actually live out each day? In other words, how can we connect what we know is true with how we actually live, and how do … [Read more...]

The Big Picture 71: The Feminization of the Church, part 5

[display_podcast]Welcome to the Big Picture Podcast, I’m Joel Fieri and I’m back to hopefully bring come clarity and keep the conversation going about what’s happening today in the Church and greater society. And, I’m not alone this week. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Dave Murrow, author of Why Men Hate Going to Church and host of the Church for Men podcast, along with e2 media network’s own Jefferson Drexler, to discuss the “Feminization of Today’s Church”. With so many peo … [Read more...]

The Big Picture 70 The Feminization of the Church, part 4

[display_podcast]Welcome to the Big Picture Podcast, I’m Joel Fieri and I’m back to hopefully bring come clarity and keep the conversation going about what’s happening today in the Church and greater society.
And, I’m not alone this week. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Dave Murrow, author of Why Men Hate Going to Church and host of the Church for Men podcast, along with e2 media network’s own Jefferson Drexler, to discuss the “Feminization of Today’s Church”. With so many peo … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 102: When Hopelessness Met Gentleness

[display_podcast] From Dewey Bertolini, Pastor of The Safe Haven in McMinnville, OR: She was a footnote in this chapter of the Jesus Story. But she was NEVER a footnote to Jesus. And neither are you, as you will be reminded in this poignant PODCAST. If I had to choose one word to describe this woman -- and let me assure you, there are many to choose from, such as desperate, fearful, impoverished, unclean, shunned, rejected, lonely, isolated, alone, damaged -- If I had to choose one word to d … [Read more...]