If you've ever read Matthew chapter 12, you may have some concerns when Jesus talks about a sin that will not be forgiven. What is the unforgivable sin? Is it something you do or something you say? These questions actually come from a deeper question for the Christian- is it possible for us to disqualify ourselves from salvation? In this episode, we explain this passage of scripture and offer some encouragement to fellow believers.
It's a situation we've all experienced: a friend is engaging in sin and we know it, but we don't know how to respond. In this episode, we address a listener-summited question that we all can relate to.
Netflix's original show, 13 Reasons Why, has become wildly popular, especially among teenagers. Recently, a parent asked us our thoughts and whether we thought teens should be allowed to watch it.
Consuming alcohol is a practice that some Christians are divided on. Some say it can be ok, others say it's unwise and can hurt your witness, and others see drinking as an obvious sin. So in this episode, we consider what Scripture has to say about alcohol. Is it acceptable for any Christian to drink at all?
In our media-rich culture, it is completely logical that many wonderful, Christian men and women are well known by millions of fans. But what kind of questions should we have about who we follow, "Christian" or otherwise?
How do you show Christ to your non-believing family? How do you honor your mother and father when they discourage your faith? These are tough but familiar situations many Christians find themselves in every day. You desire for your family to know the Lord but they strongly oppose even your relationship to Jesus. We share our thoughts to this question sent to us anonymously.
In this episode, we consider the idea of marriage as the slow death of individual priority for the well-being of the relationship.
Bring up any hot-button topic and everyone is bound to have a passionate opinion. There is no denying it - nearly all of us are self-appointed "experts" on every complicated issue from immigration, to end-times prophecy, to predestination. Of course, thinking about those kinds of things is great! But rather than taking the posture of an eager student, most of us tend to speak with the confidence and passion befitting a well learned scholar, certain of our own rightness and astonished that anyone would disagree. In this episode, we discuss some of the ways this behavior shows up in our lives and how we can avoid becoming "commentariats."
These days, "Pro-Life" can mean a lot of things. It can include not only abortion, but issues such as the refugee debate, houselessness, healthcare, environmental care, and others. So if "Pro-Life" includes many different issues, how are we to distinguish perspective on any one of them? Can we be anti-abortion while landing on other "Pro-Life" issues on the same side as someone more liberal?
We've all heard the advice, "Do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life," but how wise is that counsel? Millions of Americans are unemployed by choice and studies have shown that the majority of those who are in the workforce are unhappy about their jobs. As our team has been listening to some thoughts about the decline of blue collar work in America by Dirty Jobs host, Mike Rowe, we decided to discuss the danger of "doing what you love."
Yoga is practiced every week by millions of Americans, many of whom are Christian. But as it is rooted in Hindu origins, is the practice of yoga worshipping false gods? As harmless as stretching and mindfulness are, could yoga be spiritually harmful to a Christian?
The first few weeks of the Trump presidency has been filled with controversy and disagreement among the American people, not unlike the presidencies of other US presidents. Whether you like the president or not, what are some truths that Christians should keep in mind as they think about politics? In this episode, we consider the words of pastor John Piper on this very subject.
Jared Belcher, Ben Shoun, & Brett Moore
There's a future "you" out there, so what would future you have to say about the decisions you're making today? It's a hypothetical question that adds tremendous value to the hundreds of small choices we make each day. When we have spiritual goals, do we have a plan to achieve them? Our team evaluates the value of considering the future in how we live during the present.
As the debate around refugee settlement in the United States continues, we sat down with Taylor and Jessica Jolley to get a Christian perspective from inside of this world. How should Christians respond to refugees?