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Killing Culture

Podcast: Play in new window | Download“God keeps giving humans the chance to do the right thing in this world, and humans keep ruining it. We live in a good world, that we have turned bad.” We want to look into the story of the…

Killing Man

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe Bible is a bloody book. There’s a lot of violence in the Bible. And what is confounding to a great many people is that God Himself is sometimes the agent of violence. The question we are dealing with…

Killing Peace

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWe see in Genesis 1:26 that God made humanity in his own likeness, to reflect His goodness, creativity, and love out into the world. We call this the image of God. But, through Adam and Eve, the human race…

The Bible is Contradictory

Podcast: Play in new window | Download How does the Bible, written over a vast amount of time, produce one cohesive story? That’s the question and to many people out there, the answer is that the story isn’t cohesive at all. Many people would say…

The Bible is Subjective

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPerspective is an illusion. When you saw the black camels, you found out they were only shadows. That you saw camels was an illusion caused by perspective. The way your brain interprets data—whether that is something you see, hear,…

The Bible Is Outdated

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadI watched a bunch of YouTube videos this week. I was looking for a really good video arguing that the Bible is, in fact, outdated. Cause, you know, there’s some really smart people and I wanted to see what…

Why the Church is Divided

[ANTZ CLIP] You know, the thing about unity is, it’s easier to destroy that it is to build. It’s easy to drop the ball. Any single person can destroy the whole thing if they aren’t 100% onboard. And it’s interesting, all the insect movies that…

Why the Church is Exclusive

This idea that we just need to be the church speaks to the culture at large in profound ways. There is a lingering skepticism towards anything that is institutional. Whenever people organize around an ideology of any kind the culture around us becomes skeptical. So,…

They Say Christians are Intolerant

The world says Christians are intolerant. What most people mean when they call Christians intolerant is that they want Christians to validate their worldview. They want Christians to be pluralistic, believing that all worldviews are equally true. People accuse Christians of bigotry because Christians believe…

They Say Christians Are Hypocrites

This video has been raising eyebrows in Christian circles for about five years now. There’s good here and there’s bad. The ‘spoken word’ artist, Jefferson Bethke says a lot, but I think he centralizes on one distinct issue. He loves Jesus, but he doesn’t like…