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Episode 19: Live Q&A with Stephen Byrd (Recording)10/12/2019 Duração: 53min
On December 9, 2019 Joshua and Drew sat down with lead pastor of Central Baptist Church, Stephen Byrd, to answer YOUR questions! We really enjoyed the episode and we hope you do too! Don't forget, Lifeology will be doing another live episode at our upcoming 4:14 Conference, February 7-8, 2020. You can click here to register.
Episode 18: The State Of Religious Liberty In The U.S. Today with Collin Hansen18/11/2019 Duração: 49min
In this episode, Joshua and Drew have a conversation with Collin Hansen on religious liberty today. How it's being re-defined, what that means for Christians individually and institutionally, and how we should respond. You can meet Collin in person at our upcoming 4:14 Conference February 7-8, 2020. Click here for more information. *Reminders*(1) LIFEOLOGY IS GOING LIVE!!! Join Joshua and Drew for a special facebook live episode December 9, 2019 at 12pm EST. And have your questions ready as this will be a Q&A format! Click here to life our facebook page and get updates and other reminders.(2) Equip Classes at Central start back January 8, 2020. Click here to view a course listing and save your spot today!
Episode 17: "Ghosts, Ghouls, & Spiritual Beings In the Bible" With Dr. Tom Willoughby30/10/2019 Duração: 47min
What does the Bible really have to say about ghosts, ghouls, and other types of spiritual beings? In this episode, Drew and Joshua sit down with Dr. Tom Willoughby to discuss the spiritual worldview of the Old & New Testaments. Tom serves as Professor of Christian Studies at North Greenville University in Tigerville, South Carolina. He earned his doctorate from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and also holds Masters degrees in Biblical Languages, Biblical Archaeology, and Christian Apologetics. And he will also be one of our guest speakers at our very first 4:14 Conference, February 7-8, 2020 right here at Central Baptist Church!! To save your spot while room is available, click here.
Episode 16: Bible Threads, Part 2 (Water)02/10/2019 Duração: 35min
In this episode, Joshua and Drew start with the familiar story of the Samaritan woman in John 4 and we focus on Jesus' offer of living water. What exactly does Jesus mean by that? For the answer, we go all the way back to Genesis 1 and then work our way through the entire Bible. And the answer we uncover may surprise you...*SPECIAL EVENT* Join us at Central's very first 4:14 Conference February 7-8, 2020! We will be tackling the theme "Has God Spoken? Exploring The Reliability Of the Bible". And, for our Lifeology Family, enter the promo code "414life" for a 10% discount. Click here to save your spot today! We will also be recording a live episode at the event! We hope you'll join us!
Episode 5: Bible Threads, Part 1 (Land)24/09/2019 Duração: 31min
We're so excited to kick off a brand new, on-again/off-again, series here at the podcast called "Bible Threads"! Each episode in this series will feature a particular theme. Joshua and Drew will then trace this theme's theological development through the Old & New Testaments. And to get things started, we trace out how the concept of land has a huge impact on our understanding of the redemptive purposes of God! Enjoy!*SPECIAL EVENT* Click here to purchase your tickets for our very first 4:14 Conference on February 7-8, 2020 at Central Baptist Church! Enter the promo code "414life" for a 10% DISCOUNT. You can learn more about the conference and featured speakers by visiting 414conference.com We will also be doing a live recording of Lifeology Podcast at the event! We hope to see you there! **CONTEST GIVEAWAY** Go to our facebook page here to comment your idea for how we should decorate our new podcast studio. It is the post at the very top of the page. The person who posts the coolest/most creative idea wi
Episode 14: The Ordinances, Part 2 (Lord's Supper)11/09/2019 Duração: 35min
In this second (and final) installment on the Ordinances of the Church, Joshua and Drew take a look at the Lord's Supper. First, we'll go on a journey back in time as we see how the Lord's Supper has been understood over the last 2,000 years of church history. Then we will travel even further back to the relevant biblical texts themselves to see how best to understand this important practice. Finally, we wrap up with the blessings this Ordinance is meant to impart to us as a part of God's covenant people!*FREE GIVEAWAY*: We are now in our own podcast studio! Woohoo! But we need your help! Go to Lifeology's facebook page here and comment your most creative ideas for how we should design our studio on the post at the very top of the page. The most creative/fun idea will receive a free copy of J. Mack Stiles' book "Evangelism: How The Whole Church Speaks of Jesus"*UPCOMING EVENT*: Join us on February 7-8, 2020 at Central Baptist Church for our very first 4:14 conference! Visit www.414conference.com for more deta
Episode 13: The Ordinances, Part 1 (Baptism)29/08/2019 Duração: 39min
We're back! And in our brand new podcast studio! To kick things off, we're beginning a two part series on the ordinances: Baptism and the Lord's Supper. In today's episode, we focus in on the nature of baptism. And we will answer questions like What is it? When should I go through with it? and How does baptism relate to salvation? We also spend some time talking through the practice of immediate baptism. We hope you enjoy! And if this podcast has been a blessing to you, you can be a blessing to us by leaving us a review if you listen via iTunes and sharing the news about Lifeology with your family and friends! Article cited in this episode: "Why Baptism Sunday?" by J.D. Greear
Episode 12: The Evangelism Short Cut30/07/2019 Duração: 31min
In this episode, Joshua and Drew discuss not only how we should evangelize, but WHY we don't do it as often as we probably should. We also introduce Equip Classes in this episode, which are aimed at giving you the biblical training you need so that you can make, mature, and multiply disciples of Jesus Christ. Visit www.centralwr.com/equip for more information.Article Cited In This Episode:The Real Reason We Don't Make Disciples by J.D. Greear
Episode 11: The Modern My Space: A Christian's Guide To Social Media17/07/2019 Duração: 39min
Social media is expanding rapidly and doesn't show any signs of slowing down. In this episode, Joshua and Drew seek to highlight the dangers, the benefits, and outline a few ways on how followers of Christ can appropriately engage.Articles cited in this episode:A Social Media Heart Check by Kim Cash TateHow Should Christians Engage With Social Media by J.D. Greear Christians, Social Media, & (In)Civility by Jason Thacker
Episode 10: Counterfeit Gospels (Pt. 4)17/06/2019 Duração: 32min
In this final installment on Counterfeit Gospels, Drew and Joshua unpack the moralistic therapeutic gospel. What is it and why is it so bad? Find out on today's episode.Further Resources: Why Moralism Is Not The Gospel-- And Why So Many Christians Think It Is
Episode 9: Counterfeit Gospels (Pt. 3)06/06/2019 Duração: 32min
We are now on our third installment on Counterfeit Gospels. Up next is the prosperity gospel. What are the problems with the prosperity gospel? How do you know when you're encountering the prosperity gospel? Click to listen in as we answer these questions and more.
Episode 8: Counterfeit Gospels (Pt. 2)22/05/2019 Duração: 33min
Welcome to our second installment on Counterfeit Gospels! In this episode we discuss counterfeit #1: The Self-Fulfillment Gospel. The starting point of our conversation is an article by Bethany Mathis entitled "Beware The Self-Elevating Gospel" over at ftc.co.
Episode 7: Counterfeit Gospels (Pt. 1)08/05/2019 Duração: 44min
We kick off a brand new mini-series in this episode, looking at counterfeit gospels. And we begin by laying out the actual Gospel as it is laid out for us in the pages of Scripture. This will give us the foundation we need to properly evaluate all other counterfeits in coming episodes. Joshua and Drew also reference a really helpful title by pastor & scholar Greg Gilbert, What Is The Gospel? If you've been blessed by our content, you can be a blessing to us by sharing this podcast with your friends! And if you listen in via iTunes, leave us a review!
Episode 6: Getting To Know Caring Solutions22/04/2019 Duração: 33min
Caring Solutions began in 1984 as a non-profit organization that offers compassionate services to women and their partners facing unplanned pregnancies in a nationally accredited healthcare setting. And in this episode, Joshua and Drew get to sit down with the Executive Director, Christina Middleton, as she shares her heart for this ministry and outlines ways that you can get involved. You can learn more about Caring Solutions by searching for them in facebook or visiting their website at www.friendsofcaringsolutions.com
Episode 5: You Are What You Read (Pt. 3): Pastor Drew E09/04/2019 Duração: 30min
Today we sit down with Central's very own student pastor, Drew Elgersma, to discuss two influential books in his life: Don't Waste Your Life by John Piper & Adopted For Life by Russell Moore.
Episode 4: Culture Wars & Biblical Authority25/03/2019 Duração: 27min
In this episode of Lifeology Podcast, Drew & Joshua have a conversation about the challenges facing biblical authority from outside and within the church today. The starting point for our conversation is this article written by New York Times columnist, Frank Bruni.Recommended Resource: "He Is Not Silent: Preaching In A Postmodern World" by Al Mohler
Episode 3: You Are What You Read (Pt. 2): Pastor Drew H.15/03/2019 Duração: 33min
In part 2 of our "You Are What You Read" series, pastor Drew H. discusses The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God by D.A. Carson.
Episode 2: You Are What You Read (Pt. 1): Pastor Joshua15/03/2019 Duração: 36min
In this episode we kick off our 5 part series, "You Are What You Read". Each of the pastors here at Central Baptist will be talking about the book that has most impacted their life and ministry outside of the Bible. Pastor Joshua will get things started, as he introduces us to a book by John MacArthur entitled Worship: The Ultimate Priority.
Episode 1: The Why & How of Family Worship with Don Whitney19/02/2019 Duração: 25min
In this episode, Joshua and Drew are joined by Dr. Don Whitney to discuss all things family worship. Dr. Whitney is professor of Biblical Spirituality and a Dean at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and has written a number of books including Family Worship: In the Bible, In History, and In Your Home.