Is it ok for a Christian to get a tattoo?
Ben Shoun, Jared Belcher, Brett Moore, & Jonathan Shockley
Just a few years ago, tattoos were a feature of only the most "hard core" people in our culture. Today, more and more Christians, white collar workers, college students, and even moms are getting inked. But what does the Bible have to say about tattoos? Doesn't Leviticus say we shouldn't get tattoos? And if it's allowed, are there parameters Christians should follow? In this episode, Ben Shoun poses these kind of relevant questions to Arrowhead staff members who have been inked themselves.
For the first time in the United States, cremations have exceeded traditional burials. As families grieve the loss of a loved one and consider how to proceed, a cremation is often a cheaper and easier option. For Christians, however, we wanted to consider what the Bible has to say about cremation. Does it matter? Is cremation a better or worse option for Christians?
God commanded that his named be honored, yet there remains a lot of confusion about what is actually honoring and dishonoring to God. Listen in as we discuss what Scripture has to say about taking the Lord's name in vain.
A reader wrote in and asked, "How necessary it is for Christians to confess sin?" Should you confess every day, every hour, or just on a sin-by-sin basis? What happens if a Christian doesn't confess a sin? In this episode, we examine the purposes of confession and the role confession plays in the protestant view of faith.
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?
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."
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?
It's the time of year for resolutions and setting goals, including spiritual ones. But can you discipline yourself into spiritual growth? Isn't growth up to the Lord?