Katherine Ozment, author of Grace Without God: The Search for Meaning, Purpose and Belonging in a Secular Age, joins me to discuss the "Nones" or those no longer affiliated with any religious identity at all. Questions of worldview abound as well as what turns people off from religion. Is there a real hope that the Nones can become a unified group with meeting communities of their own? Can Christianity be effectively replaced?
A brief look at Zechariah, chapters 7 and 8 which are sermons Zechariah offered to the people of Israel. There's plenty of application here, namely, what kind of nation will America be if we believe we can rebuild? Worthy of thought as we watch presidential debates...
This sermon looks at a combination of texts that address the topic of money. It also looks at how spoiled we are generally in terms of making demands on God for sufficient revelation and grace.
Buddy Griffin visited over 100 congregations as an anonymous church shopper. He followed the same protocol very time. He documented his findings in his book "What in Heaven is Going on at Church?" He joined me to talk about the book, all the things churches do wrong, and what they do right.
The title says it all...
This sermon looks at 1 Timothy 2:1-7 wherein Paul encourages Christians to pray for kings, and he says that God desires to save all men...or is it all kinds of men? The Gospel lesson is the curious teaching of the dishonest manager with the takeaway (among many to choose from) being that our honesty or dishonesty in small things has bearing on the large things.
Sermon for Pentecost 17.
This Adult Sunday School class looks at Zechariah, Chapters 3 and 4.
Can you name all seven of the festivals as outlined in Leviticus 23? Well, we review them all here and their fulfillment, either in the life of Jesus or still to come. Quincy Prickett has made the study of the Old Testament part of his life's work, and he outlines the festivals. This is more of a Bible study than usual, but you'll probably learn a new thing or two. Thanks Quincy for your time!
This is the third week of an Adult Sunday School class looking at the prophet Zechariah.
This sermon looks at Jesus' teaching to humble ourselves before others. But do we bring our private humility into the public square? Should we? What happens when we do?
This episode is a lecture offered by Pastor McClanahan for the Bonhoeffer House in Houston, TX. It looks at the character the Bible lays out for any who would engage in a variety of Christian ministries.