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The Ben Cotten Podcast

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A podcast by Ben Cotten

A podcast by Ben Cotten

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United States

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A podcast by Ben Cotten

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@bencotten

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 33 – What is Reconciliation? // The Requirements for Individual and Racial Reconciliation

7/6/2020
Reconciliation is something most people want, but do not know how to get it. It’s about more than a cease-fire. It’s about a future relationship that continues in wholeness. This requires 3 basic elements to... The post Episode 33 – What is Reconciliation? // The Requirements for Individual and Racial Reconciliation appeared first on The Ben Cotten Podcast.

Duration:00:26:28

Episode 32 – Am I A Pharisee? // Mistaking Important Things for Weighty Things

6/24/2020
The current rhetoric of conservative Christian voices carries a concerning tone that we need to address. Matthew 23:23-24 helps us along the way. The post Episode 32 – Am I A Pharisee? // Mistaking Important Things for Weighty Things appeared first on The Ben Cotten Podcast.

Duration:00:13:43

Episode 31 – Am I a Racist? // Culpability vs Responsibility

6/13/2020
I’m hoping to contribute to the national conversation happening right now regarding racism and collective guilt by pointing at two words we seem to have forgotten: culpability and responsibility. And, once again, Jesus leads us... The post Episode 31 – Am I a Racist? // Culpability vs Responsibility appeared first on The Ben Cotten Podcast.

Duration:00:24:58

Episode 30 – Responding to George Floyd: “I Believe You”

6/1/2020
I don’t know what to say, but this might be a start. The post Episode 30 – Responding to George Floyd: “I Believe You” appeared first on The Ben Cotten Podcast.

Duration:00:19:54

Episode 29 – On Not Putting Your Child to Death

10/3/2018
We are doing a sermon series on parenting right now at the Church. I found this great verse that I’m going to use regarding disciplining your kids. It’s both hilarious, and helpful all at the... The post Episode 29 – On Not Putting Your Child to Death appeared first on The Ben Cotten Podcast.

Duration:00:11:23

Episode 28 – Where are the Fathers?

9/12/2018
Intro Over the past couple months, we have had several guest speakers come to the church. All of them are fathers in the faith. 1 of them was my actual father, and the other was... The post Episode 28 – Where are the Fathers? appeared first on The Ben Cotten Podcast.

Duration:00:18:12

Episode 27 – How To Love Those You Hate

7/18/2018
I preached the book of Jonah on Sunday. The big idea of Jonah’s story is that Jonah couldn’t manage to love his enemies. He wanted to receive the mercy of God, but he was not... The post Episode 27 – How To Love Those You Hate appeared first on The Ben Cotten Podcast.

Duration:00:15:06

Episode 26 – Love Your Immigrant Neighbor

7/4/2018
Today I’m thinking about the immigration issue that’s so hot on the news right now. Specifically this tragedy that has been happening now for a long time, with the kids in cages down near the... The post Episode 26 – Love Your Immigrant Neighbor appeared first on The Ben Cotten Podcast.

Duration:00:17:04

Episode 25 – Grace Doesn’t Need Your Balance

6/27/2018
There is a Christian “code of conduct”. There is a way that all followers of Christ should act, across all of time. This does not negate the gift of grace. This doesn’t compete with grace.... The post Episode 25 – Grace Doesn’t Need Your Balance appeared first on The Ben Cotten Podcast.

Duration:00:12:54

Episode 24 – Kinship in a Time of Exile

6/20/2018
When in exile, kinship matters more. Or maybe we just take it for granted. DEFINE: kinship – 1. the state or fact of being of kin; family relationship 2. relationship by nature, qualities, etc.; affinity... The post Episode 24 – Kinship in a Time of Exile appeared first on The Ben Cotten Podcast.

Duration:00:12:14

Episode 23 – Encouragement for Fathers

6/13/2018
Father’s Day is coming this weekend, and I want to take a moment to encourage the Father’s along their way, because parenting is hard. Being a Father isn’t easy, it isn’t for the faint of... The post Episode 23 – Encouragement for Fathers appeared first on The Ben Cotten Podcast.

Duration:00:21:17

Episode 22 – More Than You Can Handle

6/6/2018
It’s More Than You Can Handle Have you ever had someone say to you, “God never gives us more than we can handle”? I have. And it’s usually when you are going through a very... The post Episode 22 – More Than You Can Handle appeared first on The Ben Cotten Podcast.

Duration:00:14:23

Episode 21 – Jesus is More Than Your Problem Solver

5/30/2018
What is your greatest treasure? We all have things and people that we treasure. Friends, family, a home, success, sobriety, etc. It can be material things as well. Growing in spiritual maturity involved being honest... The post Episode 21 – Jesus is More Than Your Problem Solver appeared first on The Ben Cotten Podcast.

Duration:00:13:46

Episode 20 – What’s Your Good News?

5/23/2018
The Letter I received a letter and an information packet, recruiting me and other ministers to be trained and mobilized for outreach. By the Church of Scientology. They recon that we cannot solve the important... The post Episode 20 – What’s Your Good News? appeared first on The Ben Cotten Podcast.

Duration:00:15:53

Episode 19 – Remember Who You Are

5/16/2018
To the 12 tribes in the Dispersion, Greetings. James opens his letter, in verse 1, with this: “To the 12 tribes in the Dispersion: Greetings.” Then he jumps right into it. We would expect in... The post Episode 19 – Remember Who You Are appeared first on The Ben Cotten Podcast.

Duration:00:13:29

Episode 18 – No Parent is an Accident

5/9/2018
Today, I want to encourage the parents. We are doing a baby dedication for Mother’s Day this Sunday at the church. It has me thinking once again about how parenting is not for sissies. Parenting... The post Episode 18 – No Parent is an Accident appeared first on The Ben Cotten Podcast.

Duration:00:13:39

Episode 17: Boasting in Weakness

5/2/2018
Jesus came for the weak and broken, the poor in spirit. Not the strong, the whole, the rich in spirit. He doesn’t need our strength because He is the strong one. In fact, our strength... The post Episode 17: Boasting in Weakness appeared first on The Ben Cotten Podcast.

Duration:00:15:23

Episode 16 – The Festal Gathering

4/18/2018
In an attempt to become more authentic, we seem to be under-valuing the gathering of Christians. And if we gather, we don’t want it to seem like we care that much. Like, “we don’t really... The post Episode 16 – The Festal Gathering appeared first on The Ben Cotten Podcast.

Duration:00:21:07

Episode 15 – True Fruitfulness

4/11/2018
We often think of Christian fruitfulness in terms of our own personal growth only. But Jesus left us with clear instructions that our purpose is larger than personal growth. The growth of others is of... The post Episode 15 – True Fruitfulness appeared first on The Ben Cotten Podcast.

Duration:00:21:01

Episode 14 – Seek First

4/4/2018
Everyone always asks me what pastors do between Sundays. The answer to that question just might connect with your life more than you think. The post Episode 14 – Seek First appeared first on The Ben Cotten Podcast.

Duration:00:14:41