Archive for the 'Church' Category

Episode #213Children's church curriculum *is* an apologetics issue. Unfortunately, most of it is *weak*. Enter: THE GOSPEL PROJECT! Trevin talks theology, the story of the Bible, ...

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Episode #211Pastor Jamal Bishara drops by the studio to tell the truth about Christians from the Middle East. Plus: Islamic communities in the US and training Christians to witne...

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Counter Cultural Church

Episode #207 Pastor Vermon of The Gospel Coalition discusses the content of his book. The church as a distinct light in a dark place.  The united church in a divided world. ...

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Episode #201  Pastors discuss this challenging and instructive section of Paul's letter to the church at Corinth. Includes: -Prophecy -Church Order -Tongues -Women in Ministry ...

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EPISODE #165Vermon Pierre has written three Gospel Coalition blog posts, which we break down in detail. 1: “The Awesome Church” 2: “Don't Throw Out Your...

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Common Good & Christians

EPISODE #139 What is the mission of the church? What are the historic debates on this question? We bring in the specific example of orphan care, zooming in on Arizona. Recomm...

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Deacons & Elders

EPISODE #138 Why is biblical church government important? What do elders do in congregational life? What is a deacon, what do they do and how do they work with the elders? All thi...

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EPISODE #127 Author and Pastor John Dickerson discusses his incisive book, The Great Evangelical Recession. We ask questions like 'how many evangelicals are there really in America...

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EPISODE #93 Brief  'history lesson' on the 'mainlines' and why certain churches are pulling out of these denominations. We speak with a conservative *former* member of one of ...

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EPISODE #54 This show answers the age old question of  What is an Anglican?    Special Guest: Rev. Shane Copeland of St. George Anglican Church.

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EPISODE #40 WE discuss an issue internal to the church - how to listen to a sermon. Reference: Listen Up - A Practical Guide to Listening to Sermons by Christopher Ash. 

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Kill Your Youth Group!

EPISODE #35 The Backpack crew discusses church youth groups and their statistical issues concerning the amount of young people leaving the church after high school as well as focus...

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EPISODE 25 What’s happening in the culture that’s degrading the quality of preaching? What’s the impact of media on people in general, and in particular the Chri...

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EPISODE 23Are denominations a good thing or a bad thing? Are there too many or not enough? Why do they exist? What are the key differences between them? We discuss t...

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Pastor as Theologian?

EPISODE 22 Does theology matter in the church? Does it matter if your pastor cares about theology? Dr Michael J. Kruger discusses what it looks like for a pastor to be theolog...

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EPISODE 14 Introducing: Pastor Bob, Vermon Pierre, and Vocab Malone!

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EPISODE #6 Why do we go to church on Sunday? Why don’t we go to church on Saturday? What does it mean when someone says 'The Lord’s Day'? What does it mean when some...

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Episode #3Being in a local church is inherent to being a Christian. The Christian artist must be in a place where they can actively practice the 'one anothers' of Scripture. The lo...

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EPISODE 4 Is there a such a thing as biblical church government? I mean, who's in charge here? Elders, deacons, and nothing else - oh my!

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