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

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

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: 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 – Episode 7 – The Story of the Bible – Part 7: What REALLY Happened on the Cross?

https://open.spotify.com/episode/6KVUOY9uPb3106fYp1DGyY?si=XyUGxuKnRwOIwTmuw6v0Dw So we’ve been talking about the story of the Bible, and we started with the premise that God’s goal in creation and everything that follows is to draw people into fellowship with himself so that they could experience his love in the fullest possible way. And we traced the contours of the Old Testament … Continue reading TJS Podcast – Episode 7 – The Story of the Bible – Part 7: What REALLY Happened on the Cross?

TJS Podcast – The Story of the Bible – Part 5: Did God Give Up on Israel?

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2UBUBq5cf51EW8hQUCsrVm?si=x_sNjUHPRcu4Zc3OlEci9w Today, we’re back looking at the Story of the Bible and the Kingdom of God. And the piece we need to give some attention to next is the idea known as the Restoration of Israel. We’ve seen what Israel was supposed to be in the world — a people that would function in the … Continue reading TJS Podcast – The Story of the Bible – Part 5: Did God Give Up on Israel?

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 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)