Understanding the Presence of God (Ryan Lister)
37 min
Ryan Lister discusses what it means when the Bible says that God is with us. He unpacks the idea of the presence of God throughout Scripture, addresses common misconceptions about what that phrase really means, and highlights how Jesus, God in the flesh, stands as the ultimate example of God drawing near to his people.

Ryan Lister is the author of The Presence of God: Its Place in the Storyline of Scripture and the Story of Our Lives.

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Gospelbound
Gospelbound
Collin Hansen, The Gospel Coalition
The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self
A recent article in _New York Magazine_ included this bombshell, "Roughly 30% of American women under 25 identify as LGBT. For women over 60, that figure is less than 5%." Now, I can't find anyone who believes this number can really be that high. To acknowledge such a dramatic shift in such a short period of time would be nothing short of a world changing revolution. But, we know about rapid onset gender dysphoria among adolescents and teens. We've seen the prevalence of social contagion in our Instagram age. So, is such a revolution in human sexuality so unthinkable? This revolution may be sudden if it's actually happening, but it's no more dramatic than what we've seen unfold in the west in the last 60 years. Historian, Carl Trueman covers that ground in his new book, _The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution,_ published by Crossway. But, he locates the sexual revolution within a broader change in views of the self and identity. Trueman joins me in this special extended episode of Gospelbound, to help church leaders understand what's happening. I've heard Carl say that apologetics used to be about explaining the church to the world, but now it's more about explaining the world to the church. That's what he does in _The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self_, which is my pick for the most important book published in 2020. I'm eager to learn more about this road to revolution, and also pose some of our listeners' questions on this subject. This episode of Gospelbound is sponsored by Crossway, publisher of _The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution_ by Carl Trueman.
57 min
As In Heaven
As In Heaven
The Gospel Coalition
How Racial Trauma Works
Jim Davis and Justin Holcomb welcome Sheila Wise Rowe, author and executive director of the Rehoboth House, to discuss racial trauma and the many ways it can present itself cognitively, emotionally, behaviorally, and physically. Rowe describes how Christians should engage others who have experienced racial trauma, in an effort to close the trauma gap and bring healing. The group discusses: * An introduction to Sheila Wise Rowe (1:06) * Defining trauma (1:50) * Causes of trauma (6:21) * Helping those unfamiliar with trauma to understand (8:06) * The effects of trauma (11:19) * Secondary trauma (14:06) * The effects of secondary trauma (15:44) * Defining racial trauma and its effects (19:52) * Microaggression (28:57) * Gaslighting (31:15) * Feeling racial trauma (33:05) * Learning to listen (36:22) * Unknowingly exacerbating racial trauma (42:29) * Empathy (45:44) * Lamenting racial trauma (47:44) * Healing racial trauma (50:20) * Dealing with skeptics (56:10) Explore more from TGC on the topic of race. Discussion Questions: 1. What do you think of when you think of trauma? What are examples of trauma? 2. What is a trauma gap? Why does it exist? Why must the church seek to understand the trauma of others, especially those who have experienced racial trauma? 3. What is vicarious trauma? What are examples of vicarious trauma? How can that play out repeatedly through media and lived experiences? 4. How can we seek to understand and relate to others trauma? What might this look like? How does the gospel speak to trauma and, specifically, racial trauma?
1 hr 2 min
The Daily Liturgy Podcast
The Daily Liturgy Podcast
Coram Deo Church Community
November 23, 2020
Scripture: 1 Kings 17:8-24, Matthew 25:31-46, Psalm 5 Writers: Mike Kresnik, Bob Thune, Darby Whealy, Tyler Anderson Narrators: Charlotte Bertrand, Gary Nebeker, Bob Thune, Darby Whealy, Kevin Huddleston Music: Dan Phelps and William Ryan Fitch Production: Mike Kresnik, Bethany Gilbert Sources: The Worship Sourcebook; The Valley of Vision; The Book of Common Prayer; + original contributions by the authors. OPENING PRAYER O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise. For you will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it; you will not be pleased with a burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. CONFESSION OF SIN & PRAYER FOR GRACE Father, I come before you this day with a humble and contrite heart, which you will not despise. Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Against you, you only, have I sinned, and done what is evil in your sight. Wash me, that I may be whiter than snow. Create in me a clean heart, and renew in me a right spirit. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and give me a willing spirit to sustain me. Amen. OT READING: 1 Kings 17:8-24 THE LORD’S PRAYER NT READING: Matthew 25:31-46 PRAYER OF ADORATION: O God: I worship you for the piercing conviction of these words. You are the Judge of all the earth. My love for you is reflected in my love for the poor, the weak, the lowly, and the lost. I adore you that by grace, you transform selfish people into those who care for the least of these.  PSALM READING: Psalm 5 PRAYER OF CONSECRATION O Lord: “through the abundance of your steadfast love, I will enter your house.” Thank you that I have access to you and peace with you because of your steadfast love expressed in Jesus. Teach me to savor your steadfast love as I go through this day. In my inner world, I’ve lived as an orphan for a long time. I’ve taken care of myself by controlling others, using my power in unhealthy ways, or endlessly distracting myself. So drive a vision of your majestic temple and your steadfast love deep into my imagination. In Jesus, I’m completely covered by your favor. Please help me take hold of your love in my inner person, and let it overflow from me into the world around me, for Jesus’ sake.   BENEDICTION And now may the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship and communion of the Holy Spirit abide and remain with us, now and throughout our time on earth, until the day of His return: Amen.
11 min
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