Today we continue our series on idolatry by looking at the issue of entertainment and, more specifically, video games. I (Eric) share some of my own personal struggles with video game addiction and talk about how it became a form of idolatry for me.
We continue our series on idolatry by looking at the topic of work and career. What does it mean to find our identity in what we do? Is work a good thing or a bad thing? When does work become an idol? We tackle those questions and more on today's episode.
Continuing with our series on idolatry, today we look at the topics of gluttony and drinking. Is it a sin to eat dessert or drink alcohol? What does the Bible say regarding food and drink? We address these questions on today's episode.
Today, in our series on idolatry, we interview a man who struggled with drug addiction before being set free by Christ. He shares his experiences with us and addresses some of the ways that our culture misunderstands addiction.
Today we begin a series on the topic of idolatry. In this first episode we look at some of the key biblical passages on idolatry and discuss how idolatry is alive and well today. In the next few weeks we will be looking at specific forms of idolatry in our culture. If there is a specific idolatry-related topic that you want us to address, or if you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com.
On this episode we interview Dave DeFazio about his experience evangelizing Muslims in the Philippines. We discuss some of the core tenets of Islam, the obstacles that Christians face in responding to it, and how Christians today should be prepared to interact with Muslims in their workplaces and neighborhoods.
Today we interview Dr. Chris "Doc" Christensen about abortion and how he, as a Christian, approaches the issue at the hospital where he works. We tackle some of the big questions, such as how Christians should respond to such a controversial topic.
Today we answer another of our listener questions, addressing the topic of the church (whether there is just one "church" or many "churches"). We love receiving your questions, so please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In light of last week's episode on Christmas, today we dive into the very relevant topic of Jesus' humanity and deity. How is it that the Messiah needed to be both fully God and fully man? What does that mean for us as Christ-followers? Please join us as we discuss this key topic.
What is the meaning of Christmas and how should we approach the topic as Christians? Is it really about being good for goodness' sake? What about Santa and the concept of gift-giving? We touch on all of these topics, and more, on today's episode.
Branching off from our discussion of war, we now look at the concept of pacifism. Does the Bible prescribe, or require, Christians to be pacifists? Is it something that Christians should aspire to? What does it mean to our love our neighbor and how does that fit with the idea of self-defense or the defense of others? We cover all of this, and more, on today's episode.
Today we talk with Greg Anderson, graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and Director of Member Care at Hilltown Baptist Church. Greg discusses how he came to faith as well as how God brought him through a period of great loss.
Is there such a thing as a justified, or necessary, war? Can Christians engage in war or be supportive of a war? If a "just" war exists, what would it look like? These are the questions that we tackle in today's episode.
Today we answer our first set of listener questions, covering topics such as Eastern Orthodoxy and the authority of God's word. We love receiving questions, so please feel free to email us at email@example.com.
Politics and religion. The two topics that we are always supposed to avoid, right? Today we break that rule by talking about the role of government as ordained by God in the Bible. How much should the government be doing? What are its primary duties? We cover both of those questions and more on today's episode.
Is God sovereign over every aspect of our lives? What does Jesus mean when He says that all authority has been given to Him? Typically when we think about God's sovereignty we almost immediately think about how to understand evil and suffering in the world. Today we focus on a different aspect of God's sovereignty, namely how He is the Lord and King over our work, recreation, worship, family, and relationships. We also discuss the reality that even though there are different spheres in our...
Who is your pastor and what does he do? That is the question we address with our first guest on the show, Tim Buczek. Tim is the pastor of Hilltown Baptist Church and has served in full-time ministry at HBC for the past fourteen years. On today's episode Tim discusses his spiritual background, how he got involved in ministry, and some of the things that the Lord has set on his heart for the future.
Trick or treat? What is Halloween and how should Christians respond to it? Is it something that Christians should avoid or can we participate? Even if we can participate, what are the limits that we should hold ourselves to? These are the questions that we tackle today on the program.
On this episode we look at the purpose of God's law, what it means, and how to apply it to our lives as Christians. We address the common method of dividing God's law up into the three categories of civil, ceremonial, and moral. Finally, we consider how God's law is to be used to bring us to Christ, to guide us in our Christian walk, and to restrain evil in the world.
Covenants vs. Contracts. Today we look at the differences between them, including how covenants are person-oriented and relational while contracts are more thing-oriented and negotiable. We also consider some examples of covenants in Scripture and how to view the major covenants between God and man. Covenants are a major theme through the Bible and the method by which God relates to and communicates with humanity.