Culture Matters
Culture Matters
Apr 26, 2018
The Dehumanizing Effects of Technology With Andy Crouch

Andy Crouch, author of The Tech-Wise Family, joins us to talk about how technology, masked as autonomy, is dehumanizing us and why it’s proper place is critical for our flourishing in the imago dei.

Knowing Faith
Knowing Faith
Training The Church
#98 – The Mega Q&A Episode
We go over the following questions: * When you say that we’re asking Genesis questions that it’s not asking that literal? How would I apply that to other books of the Bible? * How would you describe/define the imago dei in light of disability? * Who’s your favorite person to talk theology with other than each other? * New ESV translation of Genesis 3:16? * When was the promise of the land fulfilled in the Abrahamic Covenant? Was it fulfilled during David or Solomon’s reign? * If God is the one who gives faith, and He wishes that none should perish-why doesn’t He give the gift of faith to everyone? * How do you strike a balance between reading the Bible and Christian books or books about the bible? * When is it ok to leave a church? * What are some practical tips for starting a theological program for women at your church? * What did you think about the West Wing reunion? * Could you explain the doctrine of the sufficiency of scripture? * What are your favorite hymns? * Do you think God made another world before this one? * What is discipleship and how/where does discipleship happen? What does it mean to make disciples? * Is doubt a sin? * What advice do you give to someone just starting out as pastor? * If you could have a table discussion with any 3 theologians, past or present, who would be at your table? Don't forget to support the show and have access to merch, monthly newsletters, behind-the-scenes, and more at Follow us on social media on Instagram @knowingfaithpodcast, Twitter @KnowingFaithPod, and on Facebook at Knowing Faith.
1 hr 1 min
Help Me Teach The Bible
Help Me Teach The Bible
The Gospel Coalition, Nancy Guthrie
Dan Doriani on James (Re-release)
To teach us how to teach the book of James, Nancy Guthrie talked with Dan Doriani, vice president of strategic academic initiatives and professor of theology at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis. Doriani is the author of _Getting the Message: A Plan for Interpreting and Applying the Bible_, a book that is essential reading for every Bible teacher, as well as numerous commentaries. He also wrote the introduction and notes on the book of James in the _Gospel Transformation Bible_. Topics in this discussion include: * the way Jesus is presented differently in James compared to other epistles * the tree tests of James * the nature of “true religion” * the gospel according to James * bringing a social justice framework to teaching James * whether there’s conflict between James and Paul regarding faith and works * praying for healing according to James Here are some additional resources you may find helpful in preparing to teach James: * Doriani’s class lectures on James at Covenant Theological Seminary (registration required) * Sermons on James by Alistair Begg * Sermons on James by Dick Lucas * Let’s Get Real! sermon series by various teachers at All Souls, Langham Place For further study, here are some books you may find helpful, including titles from Crossway, the sponsor of Help Me Teach the Bible: * _James _(Reformed Expository Commentary) by Dan Doriani * _The Letter of James _(Pillar New Testament Commentary) Douglas J. Moo * _James: Faith that Works_ (Preaching the Word Commentary) by R. Kent Hughes * _James: a 12-Week Study_ by Greg Gilbert
1 hr 4 min
The Gospel Coalition, Collin Hansen
Russell Moore: How to Stand When the World Is Falling
If I want to read anyone’s reflections on recent years, it’s Russell Moore. The president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the SBC hasn’t been as visible or vocal as he was before 2017, at least until the last week following the attack on the U.S. Capitol. But his newest book, _The Courage to Stand: Facing Your Fear Without Losing Your Soul_, published by B&H, is even better than a tell-all memoir. It’s a grace-infused reflection on where and how to stand tall when it feels like the world is going to crush you. Moore says, “The courage to stand is the courage to be crucified.” Indeed, Jesus sets the tone for this book. And if you’re going to worship and follow a Savior who submitted to the cross, you’re not going to follow the world’s typical mode of courage. I see this book as seeking to reclaim Jesus, or at least his reputation and authority, among evangelicals. Moore observes, “An entire generation is watching what goes on under the name of American religion, wondering if there is something real to it, or if it is just another useful tool to herd people, to elect allies, to make money.” Elsewhere he writes, “I’m not surprised now when I see Jesus used as a mascot to prop up some identity politics or power agenda, or even to cover up private immorality or public injustice.” We’ve seen that recently with the Jericho March, and then the protests-turned-attack at the Capitol. Moore joins me on Gospelbound to tell us what scares him, how to lead when no one seems to be following, ambition masquerading as conviction, and much more. This episode of Gospelbound is sponsored by The Good Book Company, publisher of _Meals with Jesus _by Ed Drew. These simple 10-minute family devotions in Luke’s Gospel explore Jesus’ character through nine meals that he shared with people. More information at
50 min
Life and Books and Everything
Life and Books and Everything
Kevin DeYoung, Collin Hansen, Justin Taylor
John Piper Talks Books
John Piper sits down with Kevin DeYoung to discuss human purpose, pastoral leadership, the advantages of reading slowly. And of course they discuss books, too. So many books. Reading them; writing them; loving them; but most of all desiring God through them. (See the full list below.) And in this conversation you will get a picture of what will perhaps be John Piper’s magnum opus.   Life and Books and Everything is sponsored by Crossway, publisher of New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional, by Paul David Tripp. New Morning Mercies is great for people looking for a devotional in the new year—featuring 365 gospel-centered devotions. Each reading leads with a compelling, gospel-centered thought, followed by an extended meditation for the day. It equips you with the good news that you need to trust in God’s goodness, rely on his grace, and live for his glory—day in and day out.  For 30% off this book and all other books and Bibles at Crossway, sign up for a free Crossway+ account at Timestamps:  An Excellent Book for 2021 [1:11 – 2:37]  What did John Piper do for Christmas during coronavirus? [2:37 – 4:58]  Why Piper doesn’t like the word ‘retirement’ [4:58 – 12:45]  Especially Formative Books for John Piper [12:45 – 19:57]  On the Pros and Cons of Reading Slowly [19:57 – 34:48]  Books to Kickstart Pastoral Ministry [34:48 – 43:54]  Favorite Biographies [43:54 – 46:32]  Books to Return To [46:32 – 51:59]  The Hardest Book John Piper Had to Write and His Favorite [51:59 – 57:38]  Providence: John Piper’s Latest Book [57:38 – 1:03:15]  Enjoying the Process of Writing; Praise for Pastors Who Don’t Write Books [1:03:15 – 1:09:33]  More Questions on Providence and Providence [1:09:33 – 1:20:40]  The Most Important Verse in the Bible [1:20:40 – 1:25:08]  Books and More Books:  New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional, by Paul David Tripp (get 30% off)  Thinking God’s Thoughts: The Hermeneutics of Humility, by Daniel P. Fuller  The Unity of the Bible: Unfolding God's Plan for Humanity, by Daniel P. Fuller  Freedom of the Will, by Jonathan Edwards  The End for Which God Created the World, by Jonathan Edwards  The Religious Affections, by Jonathan Edwards  Validity in Interpretation, by E.D. Hirsch  Letters to Malcolm, Chiefly on Prayer, by C.S. Lewis  A Mind Awake: An Anthology of C.S. Lewis The Death of Death in the Death of Christ, by John Owen, introduction by J.I. Packer Communion with the Triune God, by John Owen   The Glory of Christ, by John Owen  How to Read a Book, by Mortimer Adler  Brothers, We Are Not Professionals, by John Piper  The Religious Life of Theological Students, by Benjamin B. Warfield  The Christian Ministry, by Charles Bridges  The True Excellency of a Minister of the Gospel, by Jonathan Edwards  Lectures to My Students, by Charles Spurgeon, especially “The Minister’s Fainting Fits” and “The Blind Eye and the Deaf Ear”  Preaching and Preachers by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones  Walking with the Giants, by Warren Wiersbe  Listening to the Giants, by Warren Wiersbe  Giant Steps, by Warren Wiersbe  Tony Reinke on modern technology  Reformed Dogmatics by Hermann Bavinck   Systematic Theology, by Wayne Grudem  21 Servants of Sovereign Joy: Faithful, Flawed, and Fruitful, by John Piper  Augustine of Hippo: A Biography, by Peter Brown  William Tyndale: A Biography, by David Danielle  Jonathan Edwards: A Life, George Marsden  Jonathan Edwards: A New Biography, by Iain Murray  To the Golden Shore: The Life of Adoniram Judson, by Courtney Anderson  Portrait of Calvin, by T.H.L. Parker  Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther, Roland Bainton  A Sacrifice of Praise: An Anthology of Christian Poetry in English from Caedmon to the Mid-Twentieth Century The poetry of George Herbert  What Jesus Demands from the World, by John Piper  Desiring God, by John Piper  Spectacular Sins: And Their Global Purpose in the Glory of Christ, by John Piper  Providence, by John Piper (Pre-Order at Westminster Books)
1 hr 25 min
Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership with Ruth Haley Barton
Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership with Ruth Haley Barton
Ruth Haley Barton
Christmastide, Year B: How Silently, How Silently, the Wondrous Gift is Given
Join Ruth Haley Barton and Steve Weins for spiritual encouragement based on this year's Advent Reflections (Cycle B) with an episode for each week of Advent. This podcast season is designed to help leaders (and everyone) carve out time to make Advent a season of transformation. If you would like to make listening to the scriptures each day a spiritual practice for this season, there is a link below. The podcast conversation begins at 8:00. Scriptures only for Advent Cycle B Christmastide SUBSCRIBE ON ITUNES You can also access podcast on Google Play or Stitcher. Listen to other episodes from Season 11 Access past podcast seasons Mentioned in this podcast:Advent Reflections: Revive Restore RevealRevised Common Lectionary and guidance on how to use the lectionary Become a patron: Join a growing movement of transforming leaders. We need you! Become a patron at any level through December 31 and receive our free Fixed- Hour Prayers for Families with guidance for how to get started and ideas for engaging children when you become a patron at any level. Music Credit:Advent: Music in Solitude CD (this is currently not available for purchase. New store coming January 2021) The Transforming Center exists to create space for God to strengthen leaders and transform communities. You are invited to join our next Transforming Community:® A Two-year Spiritual Formation Experience for Leaders. Delivered in nine quarterly retreats, this practice-based learning opportunity is grounded in the conviction that the best thing you bring to leadership is your own transforming self!
34 min
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