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Dr. Kenneth Boa and Stuart McAllister share wisdom and thoughts from lives spent in pursuit of God as they reflect deeply on spiritual truth, relationships, joy, purpose and what it means to Live Well, Learn Well and Love Well in our pilgrim journey through this life.

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United States

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Dr. Kenneth Boa and Stuart McAllister share wisdom and thoughts from lives spent in pursuit of God as they reflect deeply on spiritual truth, relationships, joy, purpose and what it means to Live Well, Learn Well and Love Well in our pilgrim journey through this life.

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@kennethboa

Language:

English


Episodes

Living in Anticipation

12/4/2023
How do we live in anticipation of the coming of the Lord on a practical level? Given escalating global tensions, some Christians are wondering about the timing of the second coming. In this episode, Dr. Kenneth Boa and Stuart McAllister explore this timely question. Follow Ken Boa and Reflections Ministries: Website: https://reflections.org/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/KennethBoa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KennethBoa

Duration:00:31:54

Our Universal Purpose

11/27/2023
Our cultural moment is punctuated by a tremendous lack of purpose. Consequently, many people find themselves adrift. In this episode, Dr. Kenneth Boa and Stuart McAllister explore how we find purpose in our day to day circumstances. Follow Ken Boa and Reflections Ministries: Website: https://reflections.org/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/KennethBoa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KennethBoa

Duration:00:31:12

Walking in the Power of the Spirit

10/10/2023
There’s a striking tendency in evangelical circles to downplay the role of the Holy Spirit. However, God’s word is clear that one of the marks of Jesus’s disciples is that they walk in the power of His Spirit. Join Dr. Kenneth Boa and Stuart McAllister as they explore what it means to walk in the power of the Spirit. Conformed to His Image Bundle https://kenboa.org/product/conformed-to-his-image-revised-edition-bundle-options/ Follow Ken Boa and Reflections Ministries: Website: https://reflections.org/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/KennethBoa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KennethBoa

Duration:00:32:53

Practicing Christlikeness Today

9/25/2023
Join Dr. Kenneth Boa and Stuart McAllister as they press into the vital practices of the Christian life that allow us to cultivate a vibrant relationship with Christ. Conformed to His Image Bundle https://kenboa.org/product/conformed-to-his-image-revised-edition-bundle-options/ Practicing God’s Presence https://kenboa.org/friday-morning-study/practicing-gods-presence/ Follow Ken Boa and Reflections Ministries: Website: https://reflections.org/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/KennethBoa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KennethBoa

Duration:00:31:34

Practicing God's Presence

9/18/2023
How do we practice God’s presence in dark circumstances? In this episode, Dr. Kenneth Boa talks with Stuart McAllister about a time when he was incarcerated for distributing bibles in a communist nation in the late 70s. Here, Stuart recounts how he and his teammates were empowered by the Lord to experience his freedom and peace in a prison cell. Handbook to Prayer: Praying Scripture Back to God https://kenboa.org/product/handbook-to-prayer-praying-scripture-back-to-god-paperback/ Life In The Presence of God Bundle https://kenboa.org/product/life-presence-god-bundle/ Handbook to Renewal: Affirmations from Scripture https://kenboa.org/product/handbook-to-renewal-affirmations-from-scripture-paperback/ Follow Ken Boa and Reflections Ministries: Website: https://reflections.org/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/KennethBoa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KennethBoa

Duration:00:32:11

A Profound Filmmaker - Terrence Malick

9/11/2023
Terence Malick is one of today’s most celebrated directors. He also happens to be a Christian and his films portray God’s grace amid the shattering circumstances of our world. In this episode, Dr. Kenneth Boa and Cameron McAllister discuss the work of this remarkable filmmaker. Follow Ken Boa and Reflections Ministries: Website: https://reflections.org/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/KennethBoa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KennethBoa

Duration:00:33:52

Wisdom from Above and Below

9/4/2023
What is biblical wisdom and how do we apply it to our modern world? The temptation is usually to seek technical solutions, to “fix things.” But what happens when we seek technical solutions to spiritual problems? Join Dr. Kenneth Boa and Stuart McAllister as they explore biblical wisdom. Handbook to Prayer: Praying Scripture Back to God Ken Boa's book https://kenboa.org/product/handbook-to-prayer-praying-scripture-back-to-god-paperback/ Follow Ken Boa and Reflections Ministries: Website: https://reflections.org/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/KennethBoa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KennethBoa

Duration:00:32:09

A Tale of Two Loves

8/28/2023
Our culture operates with a diminished understanding of love, one that frequently creeps into our devotion to God. In this episode, Dr. Kenneth Boa and Stuart McAllister dig into some of the reasons for this tendency and consider how we might recover a sense of Christlike love. Life in the Presence of God: Practices for Living in Light of Eternity by Ken Boa https://kenboa.org/product/life-presence-god/ Follow Ken Boa and Reflections Ministries: Website: https://reflections.org/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/KennethBoa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KennethBoa

Duration:00:33:30

Truth in a Postmodern World

8/21/2023
Our cultural moment is characterized by a frantic search for meaning and coherence. In the wake of the postmodern turn, however, a true sense of life’s significance is hard to come by. In this episode, Dr. Kenneth Boa and Stuart McAllister discuss how we navigate an age defined primarily by personal preference, rather than objective truth. Follow Ken Boa and Reflections Ministries: Website: https://reflections.org/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/KennethBoa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KennethBoa

Duration:00:31:49

The Nature of Truth Today

8/14/2023
Our cultural moment is characterized by a frantic search for meaning and coherence. In the wake of the postmodern turn, however, a true sense of life’s significance is hard to come by. In this episode, Dr. Kenneth Boa and Stuart McAllister discuss the nature of truth and consider the current confusion surrounding it. Follow Ken Boa and Reflections Ministries: Website: https://reflections.org/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/KennethBoa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KennethBoa

Duration:00:33:26

Intergenerational Hope

8/7/2023
Those of us who have walked with the Lord for a while feel a tremendous burden to commend the faith to younger generations. This is a daunting task in today’s cultural moment. Here, Dr. Kenneth Boa and Stuart McAllister turn to this crucial question in their explorations. Follow Ken Boa and Reflections Ministries: Website: https://reflections.org/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/KennethBoa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KennethBoa

Duration:00:31:51

Recovering the Transcendentals

7/31/2023
Truth, goodness, and beauty—why did the early church see these as central, rather than optional extras? In this episode, Dr. Kenneth Boa and Stuart McAllister explore the practical importance of truth, goodness, and beauty in the Christian life. Follow Ken Boa and Reflections Ministries: Website: https://reflections.org/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/KennethBoa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KennethBoa

Duration:00:31:00

Joyful Obedience to Christ

7/24/2023
What does it mean to say that we belong totally to Christ? In this episode, Dr. Kenneth Boa and Stuart McAllister discuss the dynamics of a radical commitment to Jesus. Follow Ken Boa and Reflections Ministries: Website: https://reflections.org/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/KennethBoa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KennethBoa

Duration:00:29:54

Christ and Culture

7/17/2023
H. Richard Niebuhr published Christ and Culture in 1951 and we’ve been wrestling with it ever since. What is the relationship between the church and the wider culture? How do we navigate the difficult task of being in but not of the world? Join Dr. Kenneth Boa and Stuart McAllister as they explore this crucial issue. Follow Ken Boa and Reflections Ministries: Website: https://reflections.org/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/KennethBoa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KennethBoa

Duration:00:27:32

Truth, Goodness, and Beauty in Dark Times, Pt. 2

7/10/2023
How do we intentionally dwell on truth, goodness, and beauty in a culture that’s often exceedingly ugly and decadent? Moreover, how do we move beyond the subjective turn, which construes them as “my” truth, “my” goodness, “my” beauty? Join Dr. Kenneth Boa and Stuart McAllister as they delve into these crucial questions. You can find all of the resources mentioned at the end of this episode by visiting our website https://reflections.org/ Follow Ken Boa and Reflections Ministries: Website: https://reflections.org/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/KennethBoa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KennethBoa

Duration:00:31:46

Truth, Goodness, and Beauty in Dark Times

7/3/2023
How do we intentionally dwell on truth, goodness, and beauty in a culture that’s often exceedingly ugly and decadent? Moreover, how do we move beyond the subjective turn, which construes them as “my” truth, “my” goodness, “my” beauty? Join Dr. Kenneth Boa and Stuart McAllister as they delve into these crucial questions. https://www.museumofcreatedbeauty.org/ Follow Ken Boa and Reflections Ministries: Website: https://reflections.org/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/KennethBoa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KennethBoa

Duration:00:30:27

On the Neglected Role of Obedience

6/27/2023
“If you love me, keep my commandments.” Sadly, the words of our Lord from John 14:15 continue to be deeply neglected and misunderstood. In this episode, Dr. Kenneth Boa and Stuart McAllister look to the work of Dietrich Bonhoeffer to explore our resistance to obedience. Follow Ken Boa and Reflections Ministries: Website: https://reflections.org/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/KennethBoa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KennethBoa

Duration:00:29:28

Courage and Comfort in Chaotic Times

6/12/2023
How do we experience God in the midst of our widespread unease? In this episode, Stuart McAllister observes that the temptation is to have an abstract relationship with God, to regard Him mainly in philosophical rather than relational terms. Yet cultivating a vibrant spiritual life in the midst of serious strife is one of the most vital and practical pursuits. Join Dr. Kenneth Boa and Suart as they explore this issue together. Follow Ken Boa and Reflections Ministries: Website: https://reflections.org/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/KennethBoa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KennethBoa

Duration:00:29:44

Psalms of Lament

6/5/2023
It’s beyond dispute that we live in dark times. Every day, we’re overwhelmed by reports of shootings, economic turmoil, and growing political unrest. In this episode, Dr. Kenneth Boa and Stuart McAllister turn to the emotional center of Scripture—namely, the book of Psalms for wisdom and instruction on how to navigate this painful territory. Follow Ken Boa and Reflections Ministries: Website: https://reflections.org/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/KennethBoa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KennethBoa

Duration:00:31:34

The Disappearance of Sin

5/29/2023
Once an essential moral category, sin is now regarded as an archaic concept. If we encounter the word at all these days, it’s likely in a trivial sense. A decadent desert might be described as “sinful,” for instance, but most of us would balk at the notion of characterizing someone’s behavior as sinful. And yet some of our most incisive thinkers (Christian and non-Christian alike) agree that this is an indispensable category for understanding humanity. In this episode, Dr. Kenneth Boa and Stuart McAllister explore how we might recover a deeper understanding of sin and its place in human life. Follow Ken Boa and Reflections Ministries: Website: https://reflections.org/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/KennethBoa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KennethBoa

Duration:00:30:32