Following Jesus in the 21st Century — Part 5: Resurrection, Hope, & Purpose

https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/ep4vg7/RL_TheJesusSociety_Ep0084_04-11_24b_48k_podbean_video_share.mp4 This is Episode 84 of The Jesus Society Podcast. For those of us who are followers of Jesus Christ, this is a significant time of year because at this time of year, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. And because this coming Sunday is Resurrection Sunday — Easter — I want to talk again … Continue reading Following Jesus in the 21st Century — Part 5: Resurrection, Hope, & Purpose

Following Jesus in the 21st Century — Part 4: New Creation & the Resurrection of Jesus

https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/zzunji/RL_TheJesusSociety_Ep0083_04-04_24b_48k.mp3 This is Episode 83 of the Jesus Society Podcast. And today we come now to the most important event in Christianity — the resurrection of Jesus. The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead stands as the central, defining feature of the Christian hope. Paul says that very clearly in 1 Corinthians 15, which … Continue reading Following Jesus in the 21st Century — Part 4: New Creation & the Resurrection of Jesus

Following Jesus in the 21st Century — Part 3: The Victory of the Cross

https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/mubwky/RL_TheJesusSociety_Ep0082_03-14_24b_48k.mp3 This is Episode 82 of the Jesus Society Podcast. And today we’re gonna continue talking about following Jesus in the 21st century. And specifically we're going to unpack the cross. And I’ve done some of this before. But I’m going to approach it a bit differently today. There are four big, overlapping Old Testament … Continue reading Following Jesus in the 21st Century — Part 3: The Victory of the Cross

Following Jesus in the 21st Century — Part 2: Discipleship and God’s Kingdom Agenda

https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/dgbth1/RL_TheJesusSociety_Ep0081_03-07_24b_48k_podbean_video_share.mp4 This is Episode 81 of the Jesus Society Podcast. And today we’re continuing our talk about what it means to follow Jesus in the 21st century. The first piece of this, which we got into last week, had to do with some of the biblical background to the kingdom of God, and Jesus’ statement … Continue reading Following Jesus in the 21st Century — Part 2: Discipleship and God’s Kingdom Agenda

Following Jesus in the 21st Century — Part 1: The Kingdom of God is at Hand

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5ULIIDe6X4HcrADAnhcLTb?si=CZzKsq60SMCQWgUnwd54mQ This is Episode 80 of the Jesus Society Podcast. And today we’re going to begin a series that I think I’m gonna call Following Jesus in the 21st Century. And the first piece of that, which is today's episode, has to do with the call of Jesus to discipleship — what that means, what’s … Continue reading Following Jesus in the 21st Century — Part 1: The Kingdom of God is at Hand

How to Find Answers to Biblical Questions

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2BXNvhJanct6GZPUSm87NC?si=x7CVxe18QcW-cIzTOvZsvg This is Episode 79 of the Jesus Society Podcast. And on today’s episode, we're going to talk about how to find answers in the Bible to our questions. Well, when he first asked me to do this, I thought it would be simple, but the more I've ruminated on it, the less simple it’s … Continue reading How to Find Answers to Biblical Questions

What the Church is Supposed to Be

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4IwqklCHngpLwDIvHKRy0V?si=2c1f07c4e0a9439f This is Episode 78 of The Jesus Society Podcast, and today’s podcast is something I’ve been thinking about and working on for a very long time. Now, before you listen to today’s episode, I highly encourage you to go back and listen to last week’s episode, which is an episode I did early in … Continue reading What the Church is Supposed to Be

TJS Rewind – The Attraction of Christianity

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5Yi9K24AB7pwGPyWUCTr53?si=128f114ae9354976 Today's episode is a TJS Rewind episode, originally recorded last year. I'm republishing it today because it provides some important background material for the episode I'm planning to release next week. Today I want to delve into early church history a bit. I think studying church history is important. And here’s why: If you … Continue reading TJS Rewind – The Attraction of Christianity

Reformation Redux: Faith vs. Works

https://open.spotify.com/episode/6vowjsHn1gHUGwQourH3vg?si=FQPh5x4QTFKr8cCy9VmxxQ This is Episode 76 of The Jesus Society Podcast, today I want to revisit a subject most Christians have fussed about since the Reformation. And that is the idea of faith and works. This is not an unimportant topic, but I believe it has been polarized by the issues of the Reformation, and that polarization … Continue reading Reformation Redux: Faith vs. Works