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.
You've told them about Jesus, they have heard the gospel- but they still don't believe it. This can be a really tough situation, especially when they're a family member or close friend. What do you do?
The worship song "Reckless Love" by Cory Asbury has been very popular in Christian culture and at our own church. Some have asked, however, is God's love "reckless," as the song's chorus describes? In this episode, we discuss whether God's love is reckless and whether we should sing "Reckless Love" in church.
A little over a year ago, Taylor & Jessica Jolley moved to Nairobi, Kenya, to disciple college students as missionaries. This week, the Jolleys are visiting family and friends in the States. We sat down with them to get an update on the last year and how we can better pray for them.
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.