Can Christians disagree on Biblical issues?
Jared Belcher, Ben Shoun, & Brett Moore
As we seek to understand the Bible, Christians may disagree on the meaning and implications of various passages. But which issues are non-negotiable and which ones are subject to interpretation? Is there a healthy way to disagree with other believers on issues of secondary importance? Ben Shoun and Brett Moore share some thoughts on "Open Handed" and "Close Handed" issues.
The term "politically correct," meaning language that avoids offending anyone, is often used derogatorily. In our highly divisive political culture, should Christians worry about getting along well with people of different beliefs? Should Christians be "politically correct"? That's our question today in one of our longest episodes ever.
Do you ever notice how difficult it is to publicly like the thing that everyone else seems to hate? Hating is very in. We live in a rage culture were it seems like everyone is "anti" something. Sometimes that makes sense - anti-bullying, anti-drug, anti-racism - but what does it mean to be FOR something? If we're anti-racism, are we FOR diversity and cultural respect, and do our actions reflect that? Being for something is much more difficult and involved than being against something. As Arrowhead Church prepares a new campaign for missional living, we consider why it's easier to be against than far.
Over the last 10 years or so, people have had options to participate in "online churches" - whether by watching live worship and services on their computer screens, or by joining small group discussion groups on their phone - but are those options really "church?" As our own church begins to live stream Sunday services, we discuss the benefits and concerns of moving spiritual content online and how a Christian should consider those digital resources.
Ever been invited to a party for a product? Then you've heard of Multi-Level Marketing. Multi-Level Marketing, or MLM, is a popular form of business where everyday people are the distributors for a company's products. Makeup, vitamins, essential oils, baskets, kitchenware, and a hundred others, MLMs are extremely popular, especially among women and especially in American churches. Whether you're a buyer or seller, sometimes, MLMs can lead to problems between friends. Should we avoid MLMs? Should we go to the parties? In this episode, we talk about where MLMs can create challenges and how we can all navigate them.
Choosing which church to be a part of is a big and sometimes difficult decision. When do you know if a church is the right one for you? In this episode, the second of two parts, we answer this question by evaluating the 9 marks of a healthy church.
Choosing which church to be a part of is a big and sometimes difficult decision. When do you know if a church is the right one for you? In this episode, the first of two parts, we answer this question with some practical points to consider and offer a little perspective on the question itself.