When things get personal we’re really not talking about the Church any more; we’re talking about each other. We attack the person rather than the idea. The real loser in such circumstances are our local congregations.
The Church is at war—sometimes with itself. At heart are competing visions of Christianity and Christian witness. How is it that people claiming to love Jesus and the Church could differ so wildly?
Romantics and realists need each other in conversations about the church’s health. Healthy conversation actually requires a prayerful dose of both realism and romanticism. Realists keep us from putting makeup on blemishes. Romantics keep us from rejecting the bride’s beauty.
An outwardly prosperous church is not the same thing as an inwardly healthy church. Knowing the difference can make the difference.
Join Thabiti Anyabwile, Mark Dever, and Ken Jones as these brothers chop it up about black churches and their involvement in communities, the doctrines of GRACE, and how the Lord has brought these brothers into Christian ministry.
What might we think about all that went down this past year? From growth of the The Black Lives Matter Movement to The Supreme Court’s changing of the legal definition of marriage, 2015 provided a number of issues that cast an interesting shadow for 2016. C’mon up and join the conversation! Happy New Year!
Episode (#018) | If women are called to appropriately participate in everything that is the mission of the church, how might we encourage sisters’ involvement in the mission of the church? How do we correct chauvinism masquerading as complementarianism? C’mon up and join the conversation.
Episode (#017) | What are appropriate boundaries to be maintained between pastors and women in the church? How should a church view pastor who is having an illicit sexual relationship? What are signals of a pastor grooming a sister for abuse? C’mon up and join the conversation.
What African-American, Christian podcasts are out there? Do you have any to add to Thabiti’s list?
Episode (#016) | How do you care for godly women in a culture in a world that blurs the line between male and female? How might a pastor define biblical femininity for a growing generation of women who do not know what that means? C’mon up and join the conversation.
What can we learn from the excommunication of a 103-year-old saint from her church? C’mon up and join the conversation.
Episode (#015) | Why should pastors be specifically invested in the older women in their congregations? How can we give our sisters opportunities to flourish in our churches? C’mon up and join the conversation.