Thursday, June 15, 2017

Salvation vs. Kingdom

Listening to The Ray Edwards Show |

Spiritual Foundations

This week I want to talk about the promises made to Abraham and how they still belong to believers today.

God promised Abraham that he would be blessed to be a blessing. Some people argue that this just applies to "spiritual" blessings, but in this week's episode I'll propose to you that we are, in fact, "heirs of the world" – according to "the promise"."

Sunday, June 11, 2017

"In your anger, do not sin"

Wonder what that means?

Listening to The New Man - Advice for Men on Relationships, Dating, Fitness, Career and Sex (How Anger Can Make Us More Powerful: Anger Management):

Is anger management a bunch of BS? How can anger make us more powerful? Discussed: Anger vs aggression, Robert Augustus Masters, Equine Therapy

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Envy and the Cross

There is an interesting theological tidbit in this podcast that I've never heard before and I'm not quite sure what I think.

Eldridge says that we can plead the Cross against demonic influence, but the Cross "doesn't work against envy" because "it's envy that sent Jesus to the Cross".

Join me in replaying and pondering that section a bit.

Listening to John Eldredge and Ransomed Heart (Audio) (Envy - Part 2):

Envy aimed at you and your family is a form of spiritual warfare - but rarely seen that way. Discover how God's love can overcome it.  

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

What is Repentance? Really?

Listening to Resolute For Men (Godliness):

Have you ever thought about what it means to be godly? Join us today on the Resolute Podcast, as Vince Miller and author Roger Thompson spend time together discussing godliness and its unique role in facing challenges with enthusiasm.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Living sacrifices

Just encountered this insight while surfing the FTA satellite onto IBN and the Time to Revive ministry and a message from Dr. Kyle Lance Martin... The Old Testament emphasis on sacrifices was bringing your first and best -- you don't bring leftovers to God.  In Romans 12, Paul writes that we should "offer our bodies as living sacrifices."  So, my conclusion: Doesn't this mean that God sees us as a worthy sacrifice?  That we have something of value to offer?

For many of you, this is obvious.  But many of today's Calvinist (or Puritan) Christian theologies run instead to OT passages like Isaiah 64 and insist that "our righteous acts are like filthy rags" ...and therefore, we ourselves are like filthy rags to God.  That sad not only because it's clearly incorrect, but because it denigrates the human creations that God loves.  Fallen? Absolutely. Valuable? Absolutely.  Please don't forget that.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Success and Rhythm and non-drug-induced epiphanies

I'm listening to Beyond the To Do List, and up comes Rob Bell on "Being Present with Rhythm, Routines and Rituals":

I know not everyone does... but I like Rob Bell. If we spent more time appreciating wisdom rather than vilifying him personally, I think the world would be better off...

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Theological tidbits

There are a ton of interesting spiritual messages coming up as I'm Listening to The Ray Edwards Show (#233: Cliff Ravenscraft, "I Am Not Spock"):

or "It's Not About the Microphone" (Part Two of Two)

Note: This episode is the second half of my conversation with Cliff Ravenscraft, aka The Podcast Answer Man. You can listen to Part One by clicking here.

Cliff Ravenscraft is the king of helping people start their own podcast. He's helped thousands of people do it. But wait – there's more…

#233- Cliff

This is fascinating conversation ended up being so far-ranging, we had to make it two episodes. We'll discover…

  • Why typecasting is not necessarily a bad thing.
  • How the musical Hamilton changed Cliff's life – and so many others.
  • The nature of ambition, service, and selfishness.
  • And so much more!

Click here to download or listen to this episode now.


Wow – what a lot of links we mentioned. I think I got most of them.