Understanding Your Place in the Garden Temple
As we make our way through Genesis 1–3, we will glean three interrelated points: (1) God creates the heavens and the earth to be his cosmic sanctuary, where he sovereignly rules and dwells. All creation is designed to house the glory of God. (2) God creates Adam and Eve as kings to rule on his behalf and as priests to serve and mediate his glory. Humanity is created to remain wholly dependent on God and represent him faithfully on the earth. (3) In an attempt to be independent of God, the original couple succumbs to the serpent’s temptation. But, despite the fall, God promises to overcome evil and establish a perfect dwelling place for his glory and kingdom...
The Story of God is All of Our Story
200 years ago the first Christian missionaries arrived in the Kingdom of Hawaii. There remains a great heritage and legacy of faith in the islands (as well as, sadly, no small residual pain from deplorable acts). There's a great need for the kānaka ʻōiwi to return to the ancient faith. Dr. Chris Bruno and his ohana, along with others faithful saints, are resolved to proclaim the compelling truth of the grand story of God in the islands and across the Pacific. He hopes Christians will see from our "Biblical Theological" Bible readings, how all cultures and peoples of God's good earth find their own stories woven into this great single story captured in the 66 books of the Bible. Join us as Dr. Bruno points us to what a faithful reading of the Old Testament, and the rest of the Bible, looks like and results in...
"Roll into your anxiety, as if it were a wave. It may roll you, but you’ll roll back stronger"
“If you’re [listening to this podcast] right now, I’m assuming you’re clawing your way through hell, or you have in the past, or you know someone who is. I don’t know where you are—buried under blankets in a dark room, sitting on a bus with your body stiff as steel, gripping a steering wheel like your life depended on it—but I don’t judge. I’ve been in the worst of places with my anxiety. I also don’t know how you are—whether this is a “good” day or a “bad” day, whether your anxiety seems distant like a memory or coiled around your neck like seventy-pound boa constrictor—but I promise I have something you need to hear in this book [podcast]. When it’s all boiled down, the message is plain and simple: your anxiety is not accidental. It’s doing something in you; it’s working. And once you find out how, you’ll never see it the same way again…”
Suggestions for Bridging the Gap
Sunday worship and our Monday work desperately need to inform and impact each other but they often seem like worlds apart. Dr Matthew Kaemingk joins us to discuss his forthcoming book 'Work and Worship: Reconnecting Our Labor and Liturgy" and traces work/working/worship in ancient Israel, labor/liturgy in the eary Church, and how we can intentionally, and naturally, bring them together in our time.
A Conversation with Theocast's Jon Moffitt & Justin Perdue about Resting in Jesus (Part 1)
Christians know we are saved by grace, but we often think we need to conjure up and produce a steady stream of good works to “stay saved” (quiet times, being nice to our baristas, “spiritual disciplines”, etc.). In this episode Pastor’s Jon Moffitt and Justin Perdue (www.Theocast.org) sit down with us and “encourage weary pilgrims to rest in Christ” the “friend of sinners”. We are reminded that when we are united to Christ by faith (ie become Christians), that all the good works Jesus did have actually been credited to our account in such a way that God now, and forever, views you as if YOU had performed those very works (in the same way His death has become your death). Listen, look to Jesus, and rest.
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Interview with Trevin Wax
The gospel is good news – a royal announcement that Jesus of Nazareth is the Son of God. He lived a perfect life in our place, died on the cross for our sins, was raised to launch God’s new creation, and is now exalted as King of the world. This...
Interview with John Frame
What is the “Gospel” and what practical implications does the Gospel make in my everyday life? The Gospel is the good news that God, the sovereign creator of all, sent his Son Jesus to die and rise again, to destroy sin and all its effects. God has ordained that those...
Interview with Sam Storms
What is the “Gospel” and what practical implications does the Gospel make in my everyday life? I believe the Gospel is the gloriously good news, indeed the very best news, that God has graciously done everything necessary, at great sacrifice to himself, through the sinless life, penal substitutionary and sacrificial...