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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.

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 e198: about false hope and misinterpreted Scripture

4/3/2020
There is a meme going around facebook which originated in my own backyard. it implies that Jesus died on the cross to take care of COVID-19 so you wouldn't have to bear it. This is such a dangerous meme. I pray that this episode will be heard and folk will understand the hermeneutical gymnastics performed to reach this erroneous conclusion. In the episode I mention an article I wrote about Jesus being forsaken on the cross. Here is that link:...

Duration:00:36:43

Cogitations e197: about an admonition from Paul

4/2/2020
It seems that during this present distress we need a gentle reminder from our brother, the apostle Paul. Hopefully this episode finds you well and safe. Take a listen and see if you agree with me about this much needed admonition. If you like what we do, www.patreon.com/nearchurches

Duration:00:31:31

Cogitations e196: about fear-mongering

4/1/2020
There is so much fear-mongering right now concerning this pandemic. Please, do not buy into it. In this episode I briefly discuss a meme that has been circulating which ascribes a numerical value to each letter and then, because there are six letters in the word corona, shows the sum to be 666. After that I go into how this is NOT a sign of the end times. I hope you find this helpful. If you like what we do, www.patreon.com/nearchurches

Duration:00:34:16

Cogitation e195: about Jesus' ascension

3/27/2020
How important is the fact that Jesus ascended? Evidently, His ascension is very important. Paul makes an argument from the fact that was buried and ascended in Ephesians chapter four. Take a listen and let me know what you think. If you like what we do and want to help out, www.patreon.com/nearchurches

Duration:00:30:18

Cogitations e194: about going fishing

3/26/2020
There will come a time when you are stressed to a point that you will not know how to go forward. At that time we might do something like go fishing. Peter went fishing during a such time recorded in the last chapter in the book of John. Going fishing can be bad or good. It is the equivalent of going back to what we know. Peter and the disciples were in unknown territory. Peter didn't know what to do so he went back to doing what he knew, what felt comfortable. In times of strife we do much...

Duration:00:26:20

Cogitations e193: about Noah, drunkenes, and Canaan's curse

3/25/2020
A listener asked about the account of Noah's sons' walking backward to cover his nakedness recorded in Genesis chapter nine. Her question was, what am I supposed to get out of this. She followed up with, is it a sin to see your parents naked? Then she concluded, if so, then that ship has sailed with mom and dad because I nursed them through illness in their old age. Folk, this is a wonderful question and I enjoyed doing research for it. The quick answer is, no, you are not in sin by seeing...

Duration:00:25:03

Cogitations e192: rerun (e151) About Paul's sin

3/24/2020
I apologize for the rerun episode. This was a good episode and I hope you enjoy. I will be back tomorrow with a brand new episode. When the apostle Paul took a vow and allowed an animal sacrifice on his behalf at the temple in Jerusalem, did he sin? I say, yes. In this podcast we discuss exactly what that means to us. I hope you like it. Take a listen and let me know what you think. If you would like to support what we do, www.patreon.com/nearchurches

Duration:00:23:45

Cogitations e191: about things we will never stop doing

3/20/2020
Amidst this pandemic there are some things we must stop doing. However, there are some things we will never stop doing. What are some of those things? This is exactly what we talk about in today's episode of Cogitations. I feel that in the other episodes this week I was rather negative. I also feel like they were needed. That being said, my goal is to encourage you today with this episode's subject matter. God bless you and stay strong. If you like what we do and want to help us out,...

Duration:00:21:36

Cogitations e190: about the authority of elderships

3/19/2020
This pandemic will teach us much. One of the things it will teach us is to greater appreciate the authority of the local congregations and their elderships. Take a listen and let us know what you think. IF you like what we do and want to help out, www.patreon.com/nearchurches

Duration:00:52:16

Cogitations e189: about congregational autonomy and virtue signaling

3/18/2020
I am greatly troubled as some of the posts I am seeing on facebook in relation to congregations and how elderships and choosing to lead through this pandemic. If you are tender or thinned skinned then this episode might not be for you. If you like what we do consider becoming a patron supporter at www.patreon.com/nearchurches

Duration:00:44:31

Cogitation e188: about COVID19 being a plague from God and other matters of faith

3/17/2020
Is the COVID-19 pandemic sent from God because of His anger? Short answer, no. Take a listen to the podcast to hear some logical reasoning about this topic. Also, I discuss a little about the chastisement of the Lord, suffering, providence, and strength of faith in relation to this pandemic. If you like what we do and want to help, www.patreon.com/nearchurches

Duration:00:41:03

Cogitations e187: about denominationalism

3/13/2020
This episode of Cogitations is actually pretty brutal. I start off trying to lay the foundation that we do not judge but only recognize where God has already judged Hopefully this episode doesn't come across like we are happy genuine and sincere folk are damned. We are not and if we are then we are not going to enjoy the eternity for which we so hopefully long. In the second part of the episode I run through four facts about denominationalism then I give a call to action for folk who are in...

Duration:00:34:38

Cogitations e186: about the importance of location

3/12/2020
Location, location, location, is the mantra of many realestate agent and business owner. Why about Christians? Is location important for salvation? What about being able to do good works? Let me know what you think. How important is location to Jesus? If you like what we do, www.patreon.com/nearcnurches

Duration:00:30:49

Cogitations e185: about a matter of perspective

3/11/2020
I thought about titling this episode, a change of perspective. My buddy shared a meme about putting a board with a list of the good works the congregation was doing instead of a board with a record of attendance. The meme was attacked for being vain glory and such like. I think this is indicative of a larger problem. Take a listen and let me know what you think. If you like what we do, www.patreon.com/nearchurches

Duration:00:22:46

Cogitations e184: about Paul's thorn in the flesh

3/10/2020
Have you even wondered what Paul's thorn in the flesh was? Have you ever wondered why its identity was not revealed? In this episode I let you know what my theory is and I also talk about why I think it is not revealed just exactly what it was. If you like what we do and want to help, www.patreon.com/nearchurches

Duration:00:20:59

Cogitations e183: about intoxication and the difference between wise and fool

3/6/2020
This is really a part two. Part one wold be episode 182. In this episode I deal with the definition of intoxicate and how Paul uses it in Ephesians 5:18. Also, we look at Proverbs 20:1 and the difference between one who is wise and one who is not wise. Let us know what you think. IF you like what we do, www.patreon.com/nearchurches

Duration:00:36:14

Cogitations e182: about Jesus being a winebibber

3/5/2020
In this episode we discuss the ramifications of Jesus' being accused of being a winebibber on us today as Christians when it comes to consuming alcoholic beverage. Let us know what you think. If you like what we do and want to help our be a bigger part of it, www.patreon.com/nearchurches

Duration:00:40:38

Cogitations e181: about Christians and birth control

3/4/2020
This episode comes from a post in the WTT group. The original question was, is it a sin to get a vasectomy or a hysterectomy for birth control. This gave rise to the question of birth control in general. Hopefully I have presented this information adequately in a way that allows you to make a more informed decision. We also talk some about the idea of how we never talk about taboo subjects. Let me know what you think. If you like what we do and want to help, www.patreon.com/nearchurches

Duration:00:57:56

Cogitations e180: about excusing immodesty

3/3/2020
There was an article released from Focus Press concerning modesty. The last part of the article was under the heading, "The qualifiers necessitated by online discussion these days." It is about this part of the article we cogitated and spoke today. Let me know what you think. Do you agree with the issues we bring up about modesty? Here is the link to the article,...

Duration:00:29:35

Cogitations e179: about receiving Patreon support

2/28/2020
Someone accused me of putting the gospel behind a paywall. This is a lie. In this episode I look at the validity of allowing folk to contribute to the work through Patreon. We look at the underlying biblical principle that dictates how we support folk who live of the gospel. If you like what we do and want to help, www.patreon.com/nearchurches

Duration:00:30:42