TGC Podcast
TGC Podcast
Oct 16, 2020
David Platt's Plea Before You Vote (Bonus Episode)
20 min

In this  bonus episode, Collin Hansen and David Platt discuss the upcoming election, and what Christians should consider before voting—trusting in Jesus, no matter the outcome. To listen to the full conversation, check out Gospelbound on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and anywhere you listen to your podcasts. 

Show Notes: 

Elections have consequences, but not nearly as much as we probably think. That's what Collin Hansen concluded after reading David Platt's new book, Before You Vote: Seven Questions Every Christian Should Ask, published by Radical. 

Here's a sober dose of biblical reality from Platt in the book: 

"Even if we lose every freedom and protection we have as followers of Jesus in the United States, and even if our government were to become a completely totalitarian regime, we could still live in abundant life as long as we didn't look to political leaders, platforms or policies for our ultimate security and satisfaction."

It's not exactly the way you run fundraising and get out the vote operations in today's American politics, but Platt's book includes lots of counter-cultural advice, saturated with biblical references on humility, freedom, and duty, along with David's characteristic perspective informed by the global church. Platt serves as lead pastor of McLean Bible Church in Northern Virginia, a congregation where employment for many depends on the outcome of the November elections. David joins Collin on Gospelbound to discuss voting, abortion, and President Trump's visit to McLean Bible Church.

 

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
1 hr 21 min
Knowing Faith
Knowing Faith
Training The Church
#95 – God in the Dark Places of Genesis with Tish Harrison Warren
This episode we are joined by Tish Harrison Warren. Tish is a priest in the Anglican Church in North America and is the author of Liturgy of the Ordinary and the forthcoming book Prayer in the Night (coming in January, preorder now). She is a monthly columnist for Christianity Today and you can find her articles in the New York Times, Religious News Service, Comment Magazine, and many other places. On this episode Tish and the crew discuss the following: * In Genesis 3 we find out that humanity rebels against God and in doing so, finds themselves experiencing separation from God. This is the reality we are born into, that we inherit...so let’s start at a high level: Is it possible to find God in a dark world? * After the fall, Adam and Eve are exiled from the garden, setting up this mega theme of exile throughout the bible: What is exile and is God with us in it? How do we seek and find God when in exile? * As the story moves forward, brokenness takes on different contours: The story of Cain and Abel we see murder, bloodshed, hate...do we approach God differently in the midst of a violent world? * Prior to Noah, it appears that the world has unraveled into great unrighteousness and evil: How can we pray when we feel doubt that the world around us can ever be made whole again? * When we get to the Tower of Babel, we find the people scattered, divided, and confused: In what way if any does prayer not only bridge the gap between us and God but between us and the other? Don't forget to support the show and have access to merch, monthly newsletters, behind-the-scenes, and more at Patreon.com/KnowingFaith Follow us on social media on Instagram @knowingfaithpodcast, Twitter @KnowingFaithPod, and on Facebook at Knowing Faith.
38 min
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
Core Christianity
Core Christianity
Michael Horton
Have I Truly Repented If I Keep Sinning?
Episode 589 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com 1. I am concerned about my repentance and whether it is genuine repentance. I have attended church all my life, but only truly understood the gospel and received Christ last year. I know I should hate sin, but there are many instances when I find myself loving the sin that I struggle with. Often, I just instinctively run to my sin, especially the ones I have been committing most of my life. Sometimes I also wonder to myself, “If I am truly born again, would I be committing so much sin?” 2. I’m reading through the Bible this year and right now in the Books of the Chronicles and am once again struck with all the names that are recorded. Knowing that all Scripture is God-breathed and edifying, what can I can take away from these lists of names as I read them? 3. Just how important is baptism? Must it be done immediately after repentance? Do I have to be baptized in order to be saved? 4. If repentance is necessary for Christians, and repentance means to turn from sin, then does that make repentance a work that is necessary for our salvation? If so, how does this agree with the claim that we are saved by free grace through the body and blood of Christ? How do we know if we are truly repentant if we continue to commit the same sins? Today’s Offer Christmas Devotional – Jesus Christ: The Promised Messiah Request our latest special offers here or call 1-833-THE-CORE (833-843-2673) to request them by phone. Want to partner with us in our work here at Core Christianity? Consider becoming a member of the Inner Core. Resources True vs. False Repentance: What’s the Difference?
25 min
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