Walking Points Podcast: Episode 25
This week Ian and I begin a discussion on the who, what, when, where, why, and how of raising sons.
Walking Points Podcast: Episode 24
"That's true you, but not for me." Ever hear anyone say that? Instead of comparing and contrasting competing truth-claims, it seems today the topics of religions, worldviews, and life-philosophies more resemble a buffet table from which you get to choose the things you like and leave the things you don't.
Today Ian and I discuss not only what it means to say something is true, (like, Jesus is the Way the Truth, and the Life), but we also talk about the practical implications that should show up in a changed life.
Enjoy today's podcast,
Walking Points Podcast: Issue 23
Why do some people become Christians and others don't? Why does Christianity seem to be relevant for some folks and not for others? Is Christianity relevant to everyone, or just a few? Should Christianity be only a private belief or should it also have public consequences?
These are a few of the things Ian and I discuss in today's podcast.
During the podcast, I also ask these questions:
1. Where did we come from?
2.) Who are we?
3.) What's gone wrong with the world?
4.) What can we do to fix it?
5.) Where are we going?
Walking Points Questions for Reflection
Before our next podcast, begin to ask yourself those questions and formulate your answers. If you're a Christian, how would you answer those questions asked by someone who was not a Christian? If you're not a Christian, how would you answer those questions asked by someone of another faith?
If you are a follower of Christ, you are ordained. Perhaps you have never seen yourself that way before, but it's true. You may be an ordained mom or dad, barista or elementary school teacher, or mechanic or lawyer. This is part of what we call, the priesthood of all believers. This week Ian and I explore what it means to represent and serve Christ as "priests" in our various spheres of influence.
The text we interact with is 1 Peter 2:9-10.
"But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy."
Ian and I continue our conversation about how the church can reach out to the broader culture as salt and light. We also began discussing what it means to have a Kingdom vision. Each one of us has a personal mission field as well as a calling from God and gifts to go along with it. How we understand our Kingdom vision will help us put our calling and gifts into practice to reach those who make up our personal mission field.
If you would like to think more thoroughly about your personal mission field, please click here for the resource that will help you in that pursuit. And, if you would like to talk more about this, please don't hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can set up a meeting to help you move forward.
Church and Culture. That's the topic on this episode of Walking Points. Should Christians run from culture, actively oppose it, compromise with it, or transform it? What's God calling the Church to do in the midst of the culture in which she finds herself? Ian and I wrestle with those questions in this week's episode. Join us for the discussion. As always, if you have any comments, please share them below.
By the way, here's the book and author I was trying to think of when I experienced "brain-freeze" in the middle of this week's episode. Culture Making by Andy Crouch
T.M. Moore's website and ministry is The Fellowship of Ailbe. It's a fantastic site with lots of great resources.
This week on Walking Points, Ian and I discuss what it means for Christians to be the light of the world. I also turned the tables on Ian and got him to share a little about Amplify and the "good works" that help point folks to Christ.
What does it mean for a Christian to be an influence in the world today? How can we effectively serve Christ and others by living as the salt and light he declared we already are? Those are two of the questions Ian and I try to tackle this week.
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