In preparation for an upcoming episode of the podcast, I want to include here an article that was published by William D. Edwards, Wesley J. Gabel, and Floyd E. Hosmer in the March 21, 1986 issue of the Journal of the Medical Association. The article is titled, “On the Physical Death of Jesus Christ,” and … Continue reading The Medical Side of the Crucifixion
https://open.spotify.com/episode/3kl4Pnd1Awbvw9DWaPRGqE?si=pzyDW4vLSRqJEL3m8PKHew Building on last week's episode, I'm going to spend some time today telling you a little about how God himself stepped into the void of my life and has fathered me over the years. And if you’re a man listening to this who didn’t have the father you wish you’d had, I think — … Continue reading TJS Podcast – Men of God, Part 2: Fathered by God (Episode 65)
https://open.spotify.com/episode/6Elz1oPBXcAxaHgGLlZa9J?si=qg3mt8_IQJSEdoyv8YymiQ On today's episode, I want to talk about all the stuff going on in our country right now, particularly involving the death of George Floyd and its aftermath, all of it on the heels of the coronavirus, and the two-month lockdown and widespread unemployment that has caused. I think most of you will agree that … Continue reading TJS Podcast – Justice in the Kingdom of God
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?
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)
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)
God has two primary goals for us, and both of them start with the gospel. According to the apostle Paul, the gospel is the power of God for salvation (Rom. 1:16). In practice, the power of God in the gospel accomplishes two things: 1) The gospel is the message of salvation from sin through Christ’s … Continue reading God’s Spiritual Roadmap
There is an awful lot of thought and talk and hand-wringing today about what's wrong with our churches and why church attendance is in decline in America. In my view many of these discussions are focused on the wrong things. So in an attempt to bring something meaningful to the discussion, I've distilled much of … Continue reading Ron’s Five Immutable Laws of the Christian Faith
In Christianity, we are often fond of talking about the importance of adhering to “sound doctrine,” a biblical concept to be sure (1 Tim. 4:6; 2 Tim. 4:3; Tit. 1:9; 2:1, NASB). Unfortunately, we often regard the word “sound” to be synonymous with the word “correct.” While I would certainly advocate correct doctrine over incorrect … Continue reading Christianity and Sound Doctrine
I believe the Bible is an essential part of the Christian life. In fact, I believe it is impossible to completely know God without scripture. I believe scripture is an inspired and inspirational book. Not surprisingly, I’ve lived most of my life as part of a religious tradition that places a high emphasis on scripture. … Continue reading A People of the Book or a People of God?