https://open.spotify.com/episode/5Ze4j1F5gqNm5GcFXtAULx?si=ZD9fnuUERH6ta9I7DYrZdQ Today we're continuing our conversation about men and fathers, and the issues that conspire to keep us from being the men that God wants us to be in the world and for our families. And we're having a conversation today with my friend Brenden Taylor. The truth is that almost every man I know … Continue reading TJS Podcast – Men of God, Part 3: Brenden’s Story (Episode 66)
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/0MMl45Af4IzJivWu3GuAQf?si=F8b09naZRpGZZHwbIe5www This is Episode 64 of The Jesus Society Podcast. Today I want to start a conversation about Men and Fathers and Families. This is something that’s been on my heart for a long time, and it’s probably something we’re going to talk about for the next few weeks. And as I look back on … Continue reading TJS Podcast – Men of God, Part 1: Growing Up Without a (Good) Father (Episode 64)
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)
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/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)
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)
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?
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/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)