Costly Obedience (with Mark Yarhouse)
35 min

Gay men and women who desire to be faithful to Scripture and thus choose a life of celibacy have chosen a difficult path and have much to teach the church. Psychologist Mark Yarhouse led a study of these men and women and some fascinating conclusions emerged from this study. Join Sean and Scott as they interview Dr. Yarhouse, on his new book, Costly Obedience: What We Can Learn from the Celibate Gay Christian Community.

Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thinkbiblically

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Core Christianity
Michael Horton
Have I Truly Repented If I Keep Sinning?
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Help Me Teach The Bible
Help Me Teach The Bible
The Gospel Coalition, Nancy Guthrie
Dale Ralph Davis on Joshua (Re-release)
In this episode of Help Me Teach the Bible, Nancy sits down with Dale Ralph Davis at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina, where, in his “retirement” he serves as minister in residence or, as senior pastor Derek Thomas calls him, “the preacher of the night.” Davis is a long-time pastor and former professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. Davis's book, _No Falling Words_, has long been a must-have commentary on Joshua. We sat down with him as he was reworking his messages on Joshua for an upcoming conference to talk about “the strange God” of Joshua as well as: * old promises fulfilled in Joshua; * the meaning of the land; * God’s command to destroy the Canaanites; * the unlikely recipient of mercy; * the grace demonstrated and response to grace commanded in Joshua. Here are some additional audio resources that you may find helpful in preparing to teach Joshua: * Overview of Joshua by Dale Ralph Davis * David Jackman messages on Joshua * John Woodhouse messages of Joshua * Entering into the Promises series at All Souls Langham Place * TGC sermon resources on Joshua For further study, here are some books you may find helpful, including titles from Crossway, the sponsor of Help Me Teach the Bible: * _No Falling Words_ by Dale Ralph Davis * _Joshua: An Exegetical and Theological Exposition of Scripture_ (New American Commentary) by David Howard * _Joshua: People of God's Purpose_ by David Jackman * _Joshua and the Flow of Biblical History_ by Francis A. Schaeffer
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Gospelbound
Collin Hansen, The Gospel Coalition
The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self
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57 min
Quick to Listen
Quick to Listen
Christianity Today
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Transcribed highlights of the show can be found in our episode summaries. This Sunday kicked off the beginning of Advent. While the season is generally seen as a time of preparing to celebrate Christ’s birth on Christmas, the focus historically was a time to focus on Jesus’ Second Coming.  The doctrine of Jesus’ Second Coming has traditionally been a major focus of Christian theology: it has been a driving force for missions, it was a source of hope for suffering Christians, it helped to frame Christian worship.  American evangelicals in particular have been shaped by discussion of Jesus’ return—apocalyptic expectation helped to shape the early fundamentalist movement more than 100 years ago. Baby Boomer evangelicalism has been especially focused on the End Times, from Hal Lindsey’s Late Great Planet Earth of the 70’s to the Left Behind novels of the 90’s. But it seems increasingly rare to us to hear about the Second Coming these days. This week on Quick to Listen, we wanted to talk about why that might be and why a strong understanding of the Second Coming can serve us well as we navigate the pandemic and other crises. Vince Bacote is associate professor of theology and director of the Center for Applied Christian Ethics at Wheaton College. He has been serving as a theology adviser for Christianity Today over the last year and is a contributor to our Advent devotional, “Living Hope,” which you can find on our website this week.  Bacote joined global media manager Morgan Lee and editorial director Ted Olsen to discuss why Christians aren’t talking about the Second Coming as much these days, how these conversations can serve us during the pandemic, and what responsibly talking about the End Times looks like.  What is Quick to Listen? Read more Rate Quick to Listen on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Twitter Follow our hosts on Twitter: Morgan Lee and Ted Olsen Follow Vince Bacote on Twitter Music by Sweeps Quick to Listen is produced by Morgan Lee and Matt Linder The transcript is edited by Bunmi Ishola Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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