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TGC Podcast: Opening Your Bible? Turn on Your Imagination

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. So, my name is Russ, I am a pastor in Nashville, Tennessee with Christ Presbyterian Church. We’re a multi-site campus, and I pastor one of those sites. So, I’m the regular preacher and... Read more

How 6 Pastors Are Thinking About Reopening

About two weeks ago, a small-town pastor in Montana noticed that the governor of Idaho had issued guidelines for reopening the state. Well, thats right next door, Craig Wilson thought. He pulled together a dozen questions for his elder board: How should we configure the seating in the sanctuary? Should we keep the front doors... Read more

What Genesis 41 Can Teach Your Church About Financial Aid During a Pandemic

Over the past six weeks, 30.3 million workersrepresenting roughly 18.6 percent of the U.S. labor forcehave been laid off or furloughed from their jobs because of the COVID-19 pandemic. For most of these workers, their unemployment has come suddenly and unexpectedly. Few were prepared for the economic hardship and uncertainty they are now facing. The... Read more

Is Jesus Really the Virgin-Born Child in Isaiah 7?

Matthews Gospel was the first Bible book I studied in depth. Its where I learned to understand context, follow cross references, and appreciate biblical theology. I marveled at the way Matthew shows his audience that Jesus is Israels promised Messiah. Roughly 20 times he says something like, This was to fulfill what was spoken through... Read more

Is Congregational Singing Dangerous?

Many of us have heard about the dangers of choral singing, especially because of the Skagit Valley Chorale in Mount Vernon, Washington. The choir held a rehearsal in March, its members spaced apart and each handling their own sheet music. Later, 45 of 60 attendees contracted the virus and two died. While there could be... Read more

Whats the Deal with Faith and Works in James?

Do you know anyone who would readily say, I believe in God, but has no other indicator of Christian faith? How might you respond to that person? James 2:1426 offers them some chilling words. In James 2:19, he says, “You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believeand shudder!” In this... Read more

3 Things I Learned from a Pastor Who Endured for 70 Years

Pastor Vernon Lyons is my wifes grandfather. In 1951, he planted a church in Ashburn, a neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. And until this year, for nearly seven decades, he faithfully pastored that church. I suspect most in my generation dont know him. He wont headline any conferences this year. His Twitter following... Read more

What Theological Hills Should We Be Willing to Die On?

For pastors, there are two types of members who can be particularly onerous. The first is the theological pugilist. For this person, every issue is a hill on which to die. There are no secondary issueseverything is a test of orthodoxy and fellowship. From church music to the deity of Christ, he never met a... Read more

Why the Mission Remains Essential Work

Reading a text message from my 21-year-old nursing-student daughter left me conflicted: They put me on the COVID ICU today but, in other news, I got a 98 on my paper. While celebrating her achievement (along with my grammatical edits to her paper!), I was genuinely concerned about the risks of her job. Worry for... Read more

Certain Counsel for Uncertain Times

Few of us have ever endured the widespread effects of a pandemic like COVID-19. We’ve had to cancel weddings, conferences, and even funerals. Some of us have lost jobs, watched portfolios shrink, and stood by helplessly as loved ones have become sick or worse. No one’s been left untouched. We’re being confronted with the fact... Read more

Paul House on Teaching Joel

Paul House: We also need to help believers these days find good ways to talk about judgment because my older believers, yeah, they’ve long believed in judgment. But my younger folks, it’s very difficult for them to think about judgment and it being fair. So they’re almost default universalists if they’re not careful. It is... Read more

The Gospel Coalition Podcast: The Good News of Romans 8

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Trillia: If you didn’t know, my name is Trillia Newbell. I’m from the Nashville area. And today we’re going to talk about Romans 8, but I don’t want to talk about all of... Read more

Speaking concerning the Porn Fable

[ad_1] Matt Fradd is the host of the favored podcasts Love Individuals Use Issues and Pints with Aquinas, in addition to the creator of The Porn Fable: Exposing the Actuality Behind the Fantasy of Pornography, a nonreligious response to the generally held perception that pornography is a innocent pastime. Hank Hanegraaff lately invited Matt onto... Read more

Life-Defining Decisions and Residing for an Viewers of One

[ad_1] Anne Graham Lotz was a current visitor on Hank Unplugged. Her father Billy Graham known as her the very best preacher within the household, and the New York Occasions labeled her as one of many 5 most influential evangelists of her era. Hank and Anne had a dialog about The Daniel Key: 20 Decisions... Read more

For me, life means Christ, and dying is achieve

[ad_1]     The waters have risen and extreme storms are upon us, however we don't concern drowning, for we stand firmly upon a rock. Let the ocean rage, it can not break the rock. Let the waves rise, they can not sink the boat of Jesus. What are we to concern? Dying? Life to... Read more

Understanding the Religion Obtained from the Early Church Fathers

[ad_1] Dr. Nathan Jacobs has served as a professor at Calvin Faculty and Seminary, Trinity Faculty and Graduate College, and College of Kentucky. His specializations embrace fashionable philosophy and Japanese patristic thought. As well as, he's a wonderful arts painter and filmmaker. Nathan not too long ago was a visitor on Hank Unplugged. The next... Read more

Worldviews: What are they, and may they modify?

[ad_1] One of many nice residing theological and philosophical writers as we speak is Dr. James N. Anderson. He is the affiliate professor of theology and philosophy at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina, and a minister within the Affiliate Reformed Presbyterian Church. Dr. Anderson holds two earned PhDsone in philosophical theology and the... Read more

Worldviews: What are they, and might they modify?

One of many nice residing theological and philosophical writers at the moment is Dr. James N. Anderson. He is the affiliate professor of theology and philosophy at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina, and a minister within the Affiliate Reformed Presbyterian Church. Dr. Anderson holds two earned PhDs—one in philosophical theology and the opposite... Read more

Angels Watching over Us

  Should not all angels ministering spirits despatched to serve those that will inherit salvation? Hebrews 1:141 Dr. Jack Graham, pastor of Prestonwood Baptist and among the many most influential Christians in America, just lately got here on the Hank Unplugged podcast to debate with Hank Hanegraaff his ebook Angels: Who They Are, What They... Read more

Valuing The Jesus Prayer: Hank Hanegraaff interviews Nicole Roccas

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy upon me, a sinner — The Jesus Prayer Dr. Nicole Roccas has been researching and writing about time from each a historic and theological perspective for almost ten years. Along with being a author and editor, she lectures on the Orthodox Faculty of Theology at Trinity Faculty... Read more

What about Apatheism?

J. Warner Wallace is a Dateline-featured cold-case murder detective, common nationwide speaker, and best-selling creator. He continues to seek the advice of on cold-case investigations whereas serving as a Senior Fellow on the Colson Middle for Christian Worldview. He's additionally an adjunct professorof apologetics at Biola College and a school member at Summit Ministries. Earlier... Read more

When Ignorance Turns into Weaponized

There’s simply no restrict to dangerous concepts today. And apparently, most people are too busy or too distracted to appreciate simply how dangerous they are surely. As Jay Richards notes in his new guide The Human Benefit, “Every day brings a new story of delicate snowflakes who mark off ‘safe spaces,’ denounce ever tinier ‘microaggressions,’... Read more

The Want for a Stewardship Paradigm Shift

Larry Johnston, govt vp CAO on the Christian Analysis Institute, was not too long ago on Hank Unplugged. Hank and Larry talked in regards to the want for Christians to shift their paradigms on stewardship. The next is a snapshot of their dialog. Hank Hanegraaff: There was a dearth of fine stewardship instructing within the... Read more