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December 1, 2021

Listen to the podcast on your favorite app Episode Description Yes, we can deepen our Christian discipleship by reintegrating faith, work, and economics. Our guest, Charlie Self, says that Christians have the means to bless their local economies in unique ways that can transform coworkers and neighbors as Christ is glorified. We discuss wholehearted discipleship that extends beyond our Sundays at church and into our workplaces the rest of the week. Dr. Charlie Self is a Christian leader whose knowledge… Read more

November 9, 2021

 Click here to watch the video at Vidyard   Listen to the podcast on your favorite app Episode Description In a society fixated on anxiety, competition, and comparison Jesus Christ offers another path. He has told his followers that instead of living in constant striving and competition that each of us has equal dignity and worth. It’s often assumed that the good life is only for the most wealthy, attractive, and powerful. Poor, sad, and suffering people are left… Read more

October 27, 2021

Listen to the podcast on your favorite app: Or watch the video: Who cares for the Creation? With Dr. Jonathan A. Moo The significance of the Bible’s extensive teaching about the natural world is easily overlooked by Christians accustomed to focusing only on what the Bible says about God’s interaction with human beings. Who cares about the creation? Well, God told us humans that we are supposed to care for the creation. Jonathan A. Moo is associate professor of New… Read more

October 17, 2021

Listen to the podcast on your favorite app: Or watch the video: watch video at vidyard How does our faith inform our public life? We know it addresses our personal lives, our personal holiness, our families, our churches. But does our faith inform our work? Our enjoyment of art? Of fashion? Of architecture? Instead of simply relying on the political pundits on the cable news channels, do we have access to theologically shaped ideas to issues like political ideologies, immigration,… Read more

August 4, 2021

As I teach discipleship, I want to create visual tools to help people grasp the various dimensions of being a disciple of Jesus Christ. This is what I’m using this year: The word ‘disciple’ means ‘learner’ or ‘pupil.’ But here’s the key: A learner or pupil of Jesus, not some human, not some preacher, not some professor, not some author, not some celebrity, not some mystic guru. We are called to be apprenticed by Jesus. And we are called to… Read more

June 20, 2021

Listen to the podcast on your favorite app: Or watch the video: Episode Description: Too many of us have experienced abuse of power from pastors in our churches. This happens in churches that have allowed for a culture of toxicity. To resist toxicity, we need to restore goodness in our churches. The Hebrew word translated “good” is tov. Scot McKnight and his daughter Laura Barringer have written A Church Called Tov: Forming a Goodness Culture That Resists Abuses of Power… Read more

June 14, 2021

Listen to the podcast on your favorite app: Or watch the video: Episode Description: How do we invite God into our everyday work lives? We spend most of our time not at church or in a quiet place, but at work! How do we find God there? In a new book, Working in the Presence of God: Spiritual Practices for Everyday Work (Hendrickson Publishers in partnership with the Theology of Work Project, 2019), co-authors Denise Daniels and Shannon Vandewarker help… Read more

June 9, 2021

It must be first stated that CRT is not a fully unified school of thought. It started in the late 1970s as legal scholars like Derrick Bell, Kimberlé Crenshaw, and Richard Delgado were trying to understand how American law perpetuated and exasperated racialization in the United States. They argued that racism and white supremacy were foundational elements of the American legal system despite the language of the Constitution claiming “equal protection.” It wasn’t until the late 1980s that Kimberlé Crenshaw… Read more

June 5, 2021

There has been a battle in evangelicalism that’s been going on for over seventy years! There are those who believe that the Gospel is strictly about how the cross of Christ provides the gift of salvation for individuals. And there are those who believe that the Gospel is much more holistic, dealing with both personal salvation and cosmic redemption from systemic evil. Back in 1974, The First International Congress on World Evangelization was convened in Lausanne, Switzerland, led by Billy Graham… Read more

May 26, 2021

 – Listen to the podcast on your favorite app: Or watch the video: Episode Description: Are you a recent college graduate, or an upper-classman in college, or have a loved one in that stage of life? It is an anxious time, transitioning out of college. New careers, new places to live, new relationships. A lot is changing. Today’s guest has lots of practical wisdom and tools to help with the transition. Erica Young Reitz is the principal and founder… Read more




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