TJS Podcast – What It Means to “Reign in Life” in Rom. 5:17 (Episode 63)

https://open.spotify.com/episode/0XrfmDCdrLrZts7UXsbzKg?si=bjryfLFnTPC_LwwTLOQ6sA Today I want to try, in as succinct a way as I can, to explain a phrase Paul uses in Romans 5:17 that I think has caused a lot of confusion for folks. Paul talks there about how Christians will “reign in life.” Now, if we just pull that phrase up off the page, … Continue reading TJS Podcast – What It Means to “Reign in Life” in Rom. 5:17 (Episode 63)

TJS Podcast – Growing in Intimacy with God: Prayer as Dialogue (Episode 12)

https://open.spotify.com/episode/6r58pAQBITN3wcWIigxywN?si=Bp94gmk4T7GkBAp5-4JFvA It’s a little intimidating to talk about prayer. I mean, for 2,000 years, theologians, pastors and priests and monks have written a bazillion volumes on the topic of prayer: where to pray, when to pray, what to pray, how to pray, and what to pray for. What can I possibly say that hasn’t been … Continue reading TJS Podcast – Growing in Intimacy with God: Prayer as Dialogue (Episode 12)

TJS Podcast – Growing in Intimacy with God: Does God Talk to Us? (Episode 11)

https://open.spotify.com/episode/0xrOG4F66PVG1dACKx8bdQ?si=UXPW-m8gTCCNvzm8cm49IA If we’re going to be the people God wants us to be in the Kingdom of God and to function as agents of hope and blessing in the world, we’ve got to be different people. God needs to transform us. And we've talked a bit about the role of the Spirit in transformation, and … Continue reading TJS Podcast – Growing in Intimacy with God: Does God Talk to Us? (Episode 11)

TJS Podcast – The Story of the Bible, Part 3: Blessed to Be a Blessing (Episode 4)

https://open.spotify.com/episode/397LI6ILW1FAB2I6260wz7?si=touNwBnjSnaAp1JXvbzBqA On today's episode, we’re going to begin to trace the story of Israel. Understanding Israel's role in God's purposes in this world is foundational for understanding Jesus and the Kingdom of God. We can’t just jump from Genesis 3 to the Gospels and think that once we understand the sin problem we can move straight … Continue reading TJS Podcast – The Story of the Bible, Part 3: Blessed to Be a Blessing (Episode 4)

TJS Podcast – The Story of the Bible, Part 2: Creation & Chaos (Episode 3)

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3t15TzYsIezlEkPuxtjGqv?si=6p7wl8oNTZKOrqf7s8BALQ On today's episode, we’re going to continue unpacking my understanding of the Story of the Bible and the Kingdom of God. Last week, we talked about how God created you you and me that he could love us. That is his purpose in creation. And as we said last week, as the story of the Bible … Continue reading TJS Podcast – The Story of the Bible, Part 2: Creation & Chaos (Episode 3)

TJS Podcast – The Story of the Bible Part 1: Why God Created Us (Episode 2)

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3cokszP25dT3xgPPRvnEVB?si=C3IlZpz7RWm0xtefdNECYg Today, we're going start unpacking my understanding of the Story of the Bible and the Kingdom of God. Everything we’re going to talk about in this podcast flows out of an understanding of who God is and what he’s trying to do in the world, so we’ve got to start there. We'll be looking … Continue reading TJS Podcast – The Story of the Bible Part 1: Why God Created Us (Episode 2)