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Cogitations

Religion & Spirituality Podcasts

These podcasts are from livestreams that I broadcast about topics of discussion in the "We Talk Truth" group. For more information see wetalktruth.com or search for the group on Facebook.

These podcasts are from livestreams that I broadcast about topics of discussion in the "We Talk Truth" group. For more information see wetalktruth.com or search for the group on Facebook.

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United States

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These podcasts are from livestreams that I broadcast about topics of discussion in the "We Talk Truth" group. For more information see wetalktruth.com or search for the group on Facebook.

Language:

English

Contact:

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Episodes

Cogitations e172: about our outer appearance

2/18/2020
This episode of Cogitations was inspired by a buddy of mine's comment on Facebook. The comment is as follows, "Sometimes the most Christ-like people...haven't had a bath in a couple of days...have a junky front porch...don't have nice clothes to wear...drive a clunker...have missing teeth...and don't mind sitting next to dressed up/cleaned up sinners on Sunday morning." The comment was put out in order to makes us think about our value system and how we view folk who are not as blessed in...

Duration:00:23:58

Cogitations e171: about our quality of life

2/14/2020
A great question was asked and then it received an excellent answer.....not from me. I really enjoy the WTT group. Here is the question and the answer: Question: Choosing quality of life over quantity Of life,Can we? Answer: Absolutely, as long as you're not implying it's ok to commit suicide, assisted or otherwise. As for the present day idolatry of physical health and fitness, it's not a biblical concern. God requires we use self-control (temperance/moderation) in the enjoyment of...

Duration:00:35:13

Cogitations e170: about Hospice care

2/13/2020
This episode is from a very emotionally loaded and charged listener question. It caused me to think about how I would explain hospice care to someone who was set against it. The result of that cogitating is this episode. I hope you find it helpful. If you have recently lost a loved one or not so recently and are still emotionally raw please know it is not my intent to aggravate old wounds. God bless you and keep you. If you like what we do and want to support it, www.patreon.com/nearchurches

Duration:00:27:49

Cogitations e169: about a wonderful listener comment

2/12/2020
This was such a wonderful episode to record. I receive a question about how to convert one's spouse who is a member of a denomination. Take a listen and let me know what you think. If you want to help us in what we do, www.patreon.com/nearchurches

Duration:00:31:11

Cogitations e168: about diligence

2/11/2020
In this episode we discuss the virtue of diligence. Diligence is careful persistence. How does this apply to our discipleship? hopefully we answer that question and more. Let me know what you think. Here are a list of verses in Proverbs that deal with diligence: Pro 10:4 He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich. Pro 12:24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute. Pro 12:27 The slothful man roasteth...

Duration:00:31:44

Cogitations e167: about what Paul said

2/7/2020
Paul, the apostle, made an interesting statement. He said that Christ did not send him too baptize. What does that even mean? Hopefully I explain it well in this episode. Listen to it and let me know what you think. If you like what we do support us at www.patreon.com/nearchurches

Duration:00:39:03

Cogitations e166: about Pharisees

2/6/2020
Today's episode is based on a conversation I have had with a good friend of mine. This is wha he writes: The following quote is from Everett Ferguson’s book Backgrounds of Early Christianity, “Much of the oral law developed in the Jewish law-courts as they interpreted and applied the law. Rabbis served as judges and trained and ordained disciples to carry on their interpretations. The interpretations placed a hedge or fence around the law, on the principle that if one does not break through...

Duration:00:35:14

Cogitations e165: about the difference between meddling and standing for what it right

2/5/2020
This podcast is a listener request. I enjoyed the filming of it. The questions is, what is the difference between standing for what is right and simple meddling? Let me know what you think. If you like what we do and would like to help, www.patreon.com/nearchurches

Duration:00:31:31

Cogitations e164: about once lost always lost

2/4/2020
This podcast was done with a post in the WTT group in mind. I posted a quote with an if/then proposition relating to the sacrifice of Jesus. Take a listen and see if you come to the same conclusion as I. Let me know what you think. If you like what we do, www.patreon.com/nearchurches

Duration:00:31:07

Cogitations e163: about modesty

1/31/2020
Modesty is a hot topic. Hopefully in this podcast I have covered the issue so that we can learn and apply the principles of God's Word to our lives. Let me know what you think. If you like what we do and want to help out, www.patreon.com/nearchurches

Duration:00:58:03

Cogitations e162: about prayer and the Holy Spirit

1/30/2020
This episode is answering a viewer question. Actually it is answering two questions that are closely related to one another. How does the Holy Spirit work in our lives today and prayer, how does it work and what part does God play in it? Now that I type this I see that an argument can be made that it is actually three questions. Oh well, let me know what you think. If you like what we do and want to help out, www.patreon.com/nearchurches

Duration:00:44:44

Cogitations e161: about the most misunderstood page in the Bible

1/29/2020
Have you ever thought about what the most misunderstood page in the Bible is? Hint, it is blank. Take a listen to today's episode and let me know what you think. If you like what we do and want to help out, www.patreon.com/nearchurches

Duration:00:41:40

Cogitations e160: about baptism and our sins

1/28/2020
It blows my mind that the topic of baptism is such a hot topic. It seems so simple to me. Take a listen to this episode of Cogitations and let me know what you think. Is it as simple as I make out to be? If you like what we do and want to help, www.patreon.com/nearchurches

Duration:00:51:01

Cogitations e159: about there rule of elders

1/24/2020
I don't hear allot of content produced that deals with the area in which elders rule. What I do hear is allot of misconception. Hopefully I clear some to that up in this episode. Also, in this episode, I answer a listener question about the different terms which refer to the same office. Let me know what you think. If you want to help us in what we do, www.patreon.com/nearchurches

Duration:00:38:29

Cogitations e158: about how we evangelize folk in denominations

1/23/2020
I have really been thinking about evangelism lately. I suppose not just evangelism but also church growth and discipleship. Take a listen to this episode and let me know if you agree with my thinking. If you want to help us out, www.patreon.com/nearchurches

Duration:00:58:19

Cogitations e157: about what I said about church discipline

1/22/2020
In a previous podcast I made a statement that was specific to one scenario which caused some confusion. In this podcast we look a little deeper in to the statement and from whom we must withdraw our fellowship. I hope you like it. Let me know what you think. If you like what we do and want to help, www.patreon.com/nearchurches

Duration:00:33:15

Cogitations e156: about withdrawal of fellowship from one's own child

1/21/2020
This is a tragic discussion to have. However, we really need to wrap our minds around it so if the time ever comes we can act accordingly to the Scriptures. Let us know what you think. If you want to help us in what we do, www.patreon.com/nearchurches

Duration:00:47:56

Cogitations e155: about church attendance

1/17/2020
This episode was a pleasure to record because it garnered so much feedback in the livestream. Do we regard church attendance they as it should be regarded? Take a listen and find out what I have to say. It may just surprise you. If you like what we do and want to help, www.patreon.com/nearchurches

Duration:00:55:00

Cogitations e154: about an extremely difficult moral dilemma

1/16/2020
In this episode we look an an extremely difficult moral dilemma from the standpoint of two axioms: 1) it is always wrong to kill an innocent 2) it is always right to save a life. From these two truisms we can extrapolate a proper course of action in the most tragic of moral dilemmas. Take a listen and tell me what you think. If you like what we do and want to help, www.patreon.com/nearchurches

Duration:00:40:11

Cogitations e153: about a weak OSAS argument

1/15/2020
"OSAS" stands for, once saved always saved. This podcast deals with an argument I saw on the facebook recently. There are so many who buy into these one off taken out of context single phrase from a single verse arguments. They go their whole lives never really experiencing the fullness of Scripture. Take a listen and let me know of one weak arguments you have encountered. If you like what we do, www.patreon.com/nearchurches

Duration:00:21:53