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Was David Depressed?
Was King David depressed? Looking closely at the Psalms that he wrote we can see that his sorrow at times ran very deep, but was it deep enough to be considered depression? And if so what does this mean for us as Christians today, in a world plagued by depression and mental illness? In this episode we try to answer these questions and more.
The choices we make shape our everyday lives, but they also shape our relationship with Jesus. The apostle Paul pointed this out in his letters and traced the idea all the way back to God's covenant with the Hebrews before Israel was even a nation. In this episode we take a close look at the impact our everyday choices have on our spiritual health and what we can do to improve that. This episode is dedicated to Elaina, my sage, who inspired me to make the "choice" to write it.
The Question of Morality
In this episode we attempt to answer some of the really puzzling questions about human morality like, why does it exist? Where did it originate from? How does it relate to God and how is it relevant in today's society? Is morality subjective or universally constant? Difficult questions, but the Bible provides comprehensive answers.
Jesus: The Life
We finish up our examination of John 14:6 by exploring what it means for Jesus to be the life. We take a look at Jesus' role as the giver and sustainer of life in His followers, the surrender of His life in the crucifixion and the way His life leads the way in establishing the Kingdom of Heaven on earth.
Jesus: The Way Part 3
We wrap up our discussion on Jesus' declaration of Himself as "the way" by examining the life of his disciple Peter, and exploring the connection between grace, faith and suffering.
Jesus: The Way Part 2
In part two of our discussion on Jesus as "The Way" we expand on the theology of salvation by trying to figure out what it is we need to be saved from. We explore the topic of sin and its origins and its effect on not only us but the world we live in.
Jesus: The Way Part 1
In this episode we begin to explore the idea of Jesus being "the way" as He described Himself in John 14:6, and we find out that He is not just any way, but the way to God. We also begin to discuss exactly what it means to follow "The Way."
Jesus: The Truth
In John 14:6 Jesus claimed that He was the way, and the truth, and the life. This is a core theological statement, and one that can be quoted by Christians all around the world, but do we really know what He meant? In this episode we begin breaking down and analyzing this statement by figuring out what Jesus meant when He claimed to be the truth.
Meet The Messiah
We start our exploration of the Bible by getting acquainted with the Son of God, Jesus, who came to fulfill the role of The Messiah.
Why The Bible?
Why should we think that the Bible is the proper place to start looking for God? In this episode we look at the criticism and acclaim that has surrounded this ancient book, and try to figure out what it's really all about.
Why Bother Part 1: Purpose
We start off our journey to find God by asking the question: "Why even bother?" The answer lies in knowing that God is the only way to truly satisfy the deepest of human desires. In part one of this three part series we explore how God is able to give our lives true purpose.
Why Bother Part 2: Acceptance
In part two of this three part series we continue asking why it is worthwhile to even bother looking for God by exploring the Bible's teachings on how God is able to provide people with acceptance.
Why Bother Part 3: Love
In the final part of this three part series we finish off answering the question of "Why bother trying to find God?" by delving into the largest and most important theme of the Bible, love.