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We know that the Christian spiritual life can be hard to figure out. But we believe everyone should know their next step for making their spiritual life more important to them. Binmin is a resource ministry to help you discover those next steps. To find out more about Binmin and check out more episodes, videos, and resources, go to Binmin.org.
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Binmin Podcast Ep. 14: Jesus's Two Natures | Putting the Fun In...
The deity of Jesus is the second in an eight-part series. The deity of Jesus is a uniquely Christian doctrine. It refers to Jesus being fully God and fully human. Jesus needed to be a perfect human to sacrifice himself in our place. That way, he could take our sins and God’s anger at those sins. He also had to be God to have the power to save us. The deity of Christ is a mystery that finite human minds cannot understand. The more you know about the deity of Christ, the more you appreciate how much God loves every one of us (John 3:16) 0:00 - Introduction and welcome 0:30 - Jesus has two distinct natures. He is both fully God and fully human 1:25 - “Deity” means “having the nature of God.” Christians believe Jesus is “God the Son,” the Second person of the Trinity. 3:26 - But Jesus is completely God (Col 2:9) and fully human. This doctrine is a “mystery.” 6:48 - Jesus is God with his divine nature. When the Holy Spirit miraculously conceived Jesus (virgin conception), Christ took on a second perfect human nature (cf. Phil. 2:5-8). 9:14 - Because Christ has two natures, one question about him is two questions! One refers to Christ’s human (limited) nature and the other to His divine (unlimited) nature. 14:35 - Jesus needed to be fully human and sinless to be our substitute and suffer for humans. He had to be fully God to have the power to save us! 15:57 - So what? We know that Christ’s sacrifice is enough to save us. We also have a sympathetic God who hears and understands us (Heb 4:15), and he has the power to help. 17:37 - Thank you and wrap up. For further information about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit www.Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Linkedin: Binmin Twitter: Binmin Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast has helped you find your next steps for making your spiritual life more important to you, you can help share it by leaving an Apple Podcasts review! Thank you for sharing!
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April 1, 2021
Binmin Podcast Ep. 13: Trinity | Putting the Fun In...
Our topic today is the Trinity. This topic is the first in an eight-part series entitled “Putting the Fun in…”. We want to have some fun in understanding the “fundamentals” or “essentials” of the Christian faith. How we understand God profoundly impacts our everyday lives. And Christianity believes in one God, who exists as a Trinity. The Trinity is three distinct persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). And these three Persons share one divine nature. The Trinity is a genuine mystery. It is beyond our ability to comprehend completely. But by using analogies like a triangle, we can apprehend enough to know that it is not contradictory. 0:00 - Opening, Welcome and introduction 1:23 - Christianity believes in only one God (monotheism) (Deut 6:4; Mark 12:29). But our one God exists as a Trinity. 2:37 - “Trinity” or “Tri-Unity” means “Three-in-One” and is a mystery beyond our finite understanding. 3:19 - God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are the members of the Trinity. Some passages mention all three together (Matt. 3:16-18; 28:18-20) 4:35 - We cannot comprehend the Trinity altogether. But we can “apprehend” enough through analogies to show it is not contradictory. 5:05 - While no analogy is perfect, a triangle is illustrative. 7:17 - So What? The Trinity is supremely relational. The three Persons have been in community eternally. But that same God invites us into that relationship! 8:34 - The Trinity should radically change how we worship & pray. We are praying to God our Father--who cares for us and knows his plan for our lives Through the Son--That’s why we often end prayers “In Jesus’ name” because Jesus is the one who stands before God for us And by the power of the Holy Spirit (Rom 8:26) 10:10 - Thank you and wrap up For further information about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit www.Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Linkedin: Binmin Twitter: Binmin Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast has helped you find your next steps for making your spiritual life more important to you, you can help share it by leaving an Apple Podcasts review! Thank you for sharing!
10:51
March 15, 2021
Binmin Podcast Ep. 12: End | What Questions Should I Ask About My Faith?
*NOTE: We had some issues with the audio for this episode. Thanks for bearing with us. What happens to us when we die? What is our ultimate destiny? This episode concludes our series on the Christian worldview by considering where we end up after this life. The Bible teaches Christians go to heaven. Non-Christians’ are forever quarantined from God’s presence in hell through their own choice. 1:24 – Definition of a worldview 1:44 – “GO HOME” 2:25 – Christian perspective of our destiny or what happens after we die. 3:45 – At Christ’s Second Coming (Acts 1:10–11), Christians will receive new bodies reunited to our souls (1 Cor. 15:20-23, Col. 1:18) the same way Jesus resurrected from the dead with a glorified body. 4:39 – Glorified physical bodies (1 Cor. 15). 6:02 – Non-Christians resurrected and judged by Jesus (Rev. 20:11-15) 6:26 - There are two judgments at Christ’s Second Coming. 9:30 - There are two eternal destinies 11:52 – Tragically, everyone in hell is separated from God’s light, love, joy, and peace for eternity. 13:13 – So What? Passionately share the gospel. 14:54 – As Christians, our actions affect future rewards in heaven. Everything we do for God’s glory, he will reward. 15:58 - Thank you and wrap up For further information about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit www.Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Instagram Linkedin: Binmin Linkedin Twitter: Binmin Twitter Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast has helped you find your next steps for making your spiritual life more important to you, you can help share it by leaving an Apple Podcasts review! You can visit Apple Podcasts, go to the "Reviews" section, and leave a star rating or click on "Write a review" to share something you've gotten out of this podcast. Thank you for sharing!
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March 1, 2021
Binmin Podcast Ep. 11: Meaning | What Questions Should I Ask About My Faith?
Everyone wants their life to have meaning. But how do we accomplish this? The Bible states every human life is created in God’s image and is of infinite value. Therefore, our “meaning” results from us cultivating an intimate relationship with God based on knowing, serving, and worshipping him. 0:00 - Binmin introduction 2:20 - Worldview: how you perceive the world: how you take in the data of life, interpret it, think about it, make decisions and act. 2:40 - A worldview answers six important topics: “G.O. H.O.M.E.” G is for God O is for Origin H is for Humanity O is for “Ought” (Morality) M is for Meaning E is for End (Destiny) 3:44 - Many people seek meaning in appearance, jobs, money, sexual conquests, power. 4:26 - King Solomon, summed up: “Vanity of vanities...all is vanity” (Ecclesiastes 1:2). 4:55 - Even selfless efforts for caring for others or bringing justice don’t fully accomplish our purpose! 5:24 - God created humans in his image (Gen. 1:26-28). We find our greatest joy in life by knowing, serving, and worshipping him. 5:52 - Since Adam and Eve’s sin, we don’t naturally want to worship him. 6:55 - Our meaning is knowing, serving, and worshipping God. 7:00 - Saint Augustine: “Our hearts are restless until they rest in You” because “You have made us for Yourself.” 7:25 - Loving God with all our hearts, souls, and minds and our neighbors as ourselves--that’s how Jesus sums up the whole law and our purpose (Matt. 22:37-39). 8:12 - Blaise Pascal wrote about a God-shaped vacuum (an “infinite abyss”)  in our hearts (Pensees, sec. 148). 10:33 - Technology and entertainment continually distract us. 11:47 - Two extremes: distraction or despair. 12:46 - Romans 12:1-3 on “knowing, serving, and worshiping God.” 13:36 - We get to “test out” how good God’s will is for us is by doing it every day! 14:28 - Knowing God: an intimate love-relationship with Him (John 17:3) 17:22 - Serving God: being like Jesus, who “came not to be served but to serve” (Mark 10:45). 18:22 - Worshiping God: Sunday worship and also responding to God’s worth with “all of our hearts, souls and minds” (Matt. 22:37). 20:08 - So what?: Know: Extra time this week reading his Word. Serve: Find someone to pray for this week. Worship: Before a task, tell God: “God, I am going to worship you as I do this” 21:57 - Bob’s story reading 1 John 2:17 23:57 - Thank you Check out www.Binmin.org Instagram: Binmin Linkedin: Binmin Twitter: Binmin YouTube: Binmin Questions: info@binmin.org
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February 15, 2021
Binmin Podcast Ep. 10: Ought | What Questions Should I Ask About My Faith?
How do you know what is right vs. wrong or good vs. evil? What standard do you use to determine what you “ought” to do or what you ought to value? Morality is an integral part of your worldview. And every worldview must answer this and other important questions remembered by the mnemonic “GO HOME.” These correspond to God, Origins, Humanity, Ought (Morality), Meaning, and End (Destiny). This episode concentrates on Ought (or Morality). What standard do we base our moral decisions? Is it an absolute standard established in the character and nature of God revealed in the Bible? Or do we make ethical decisions based on ever-changing guidelines? 0:00 - Binmin introduction 0:14 - Welcome and introductions 1:23 - How do we determine right from wrong? How do you respond to people who disagree with you? 2:18 - The definition of a worldview is how you perceive the world around you. It’s how you take in the data of life, interpret it, think about it, make decisions and then act. 2:41 - “GO HOME” mnemonic for remembering important worldview topics. G is for God: O is for Origin: H is for Humanity: O is for “Ought” (Morality) M is for Meaning E is for End (Destiny) 3:37 - Morality is how you decide between what is right vs. wrong or good vs. evil. The question is whether the standard for making moral choices is absolute or relative. 4:03 - People who believe in relativism believe that morality depends on an ever-changing standard. Their moral decisions have no fixed basis. They base their moral actions on ever-changing standards based on culture or people, or situations. 4:18 - Christians believe there is an absolute standard for what is right vs. wrong or good vs. evil (i.e., morality). An absolute standard means permanent values and duties built into the world that spans all places and all people. 4:30 - God is the ultimate source of what is right vs. wrong or good vs. evil. The absolute standard for the moral law is grounded in God’s character and nature revealed in Scripture. An “absolute” moral law applies to all people at all times, in all places, and under all circumstances, whether we like it or not! And these laws are evidenced in the Bible. For example, in the Old Testament, we have the Ten Commandments (Exod. 20) and Christ’s teaching of the Beatitudes (Matt. 5:1-12) 5:51 - The Bible is sufficient for living out the Christian life and obedience to God (2 Pet. 1:3). And situations not covered in Scripture, taking time to study usually yields us the answer. 7:26 - DISCLAIMER: WE LOVE TACO BELL, BUT TACO BELL DID NOT SPONSOR THIS EPISODE! 7:49 - How can we follow God’s absolute moral standard in our lives? By recognizing we come up short (Matt 22:37-40), and because we fail to keep God’s laws come up short. That is why Jesus took on our sins when he died for us. And now, if we place our faith in Christ, we are counted as having his obedience. 9:03 - When you become a Jesus follower, you are indwelt by the Holy Spirit who empowers us to live a more Christ-like life if we choose. 10:24 - God has given us several tools to be able to follow his moral law. They include the Bible, prayer (Jas 1:5), and Godly counselors. 12:49 - As Christians, we cannot check our morals at the door. Every action in public life reflects on God. 14:21 - Our lives as Christians should be marked by real love, including those who can be challenging. 15:16 - Thank you and wrap-up For further information about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit www.Binmin.org
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February 1, 2021
Binmin Podcast Ep. 9: Humanity | What Questions Should I Ask About My Faith?
A worldview is a fundamental way you view the world and affects every decision you make. Your worldview covers at least six essential topics: God, Origins, Humanity, Ought (Morality), Meaning, End (Destiny), or "GO HOME." Today's topic is Humanity. What is the role of humans in the universe? Are we special? If we are unique, why is that? Only Christianity provides realistic answers to these substantive questions. God created humans in his image (Gen 1:27), which explains our unique role in the universe. And despite broken fellowship with him in the Garden of Eden, God has provided a way for every person to experience what it means to be fully human through accepting Jesus as their Lord and Savior. 0:00 - Binmin intro 0:14 - Welcome and introductions 1:10 - Definition of a worldview. How you perceive the world around you. 1:45 - Mnemonic Acronym that covers six topics of a worldview: "GO HOME"… God, Origins, Humanity, Ought (Morality), Meaning, End (Destiny). 2:20 - Humanity deals with "What are humans and their place in the universe." 2:53 - Humans were specially created by God and made in His image (Gen 1:27). 4:04 - By bearing God's image, all human life, regardless of age or stage of life, ethnicity, or gender, has deep intrinsic value. 4:42 - But sin afflicts all creation introduced by Adam and Eve's rebellion and spreading to every human since. Sin brought death and separation from God into the world. But God is holy and just and cannot be in the presence of evil, so sinners must be quarantined from God eternally. 5:36 - What's the answer? Only God could solve the problem. He did this by sending Jesus to earth as a perfect human who willingly died as a sacrifice on the cross. As our substitute, Jesus took on our sins and punishment and paid our sin debt to God. So by accepting Christ as our Savior, we can spend eternity with God. 7:21 - Jesus is the one who rescues the image of God in us! By accepting Christ as our Savior, we can become more fully human. 7:58 - So what? Why does a proper understanding of humanity matter at all? First, we are not a random collection of atoms bumping into each other until we decay and die. Since humans are created in God's image, all humans should be valued, loved, and respected. 8:58 - Everyone needs the Gospel. We can only rescue the image of God within us by accepting Jesus. God alone transforms us. And across the world, we see God manifest among fellow believers until, in his eternal kingdom, God's glory is everywhere. 10:08 - Thank you and wrap-up For further information about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit www.Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Instagram Linkedin: Binmin Linkedin Twitter: Binmin Twitter Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast has helped you find your next steps for making your spiritual life more important to you, you can help share it by leaving an Apple Podcasts review!
10:42
January 15, 2021
Binmin Podcast Ep. 8: God & Origins: "What Questions Should I Ask About My Faith?"
A worldview is the fundamental way you view the world and affects every decision you make. Your worldview answers at least six questions about topics that affect the way you take in data, process it, make decisions, and then act. Today’s episode discusses God and Origins. A worldview is like a pair of eyeglasses putting the world around us into focus. The proper prescription helps us see everything clearly, the wrong prescription of scratched or marred lenses distorts the world and can give us the wrong information. A worldview asks six questions remembered by the mnemonic “GO HOME”. Today we are going to discuss the first two questions relating to God and Origins (where do we come from). 0:00 - Binmin intro 0:14 - Welcome and introductions 0:57 - A worldview is the fundamental way you perceive the world around you. 1:27 - Analogy of eyeglasses helps understand a worldview. Only one prescription is correct, and any other prescription is wrong. Similarly, only theism and specifically Christianity is the one correct worldview to view the world around you. 2:18 - Every worldview must address six topics: “GO HOME”: God, Origins, Humanity, Ought (i.e., morality), Meaning, End (i.e., destiny). 3:52 - God: God’s existence and attributes determine the seven worldviews: theism, atheism, pantheism, polytheism, finite godism, panentheism, and deism. Only theism’s Christianity is true. 4: 36 - Christians believe in one God (monotheism) who exists as a Trinity (Father, Son-Jesus, and Holy Spirit). And we believe Jesus is fully God and fully human. These distinguishing beliefs are mysteries beyond our “comprehension.” But through analogies, we can “apprehend” them sufficiently to show that they are not contradictions. 8:00 - What are God’s attributes? An attribute is an inherent characteristic of a person or Being. We only know God’s attributes because of the Bible. God is an uncaused, self-existent Being (Ex. 3:14). He is an invisible Spirit (John 4:24) who is eternal (Rev. 1:8, 17), omnipresent (Psa 139:7-12), omniscient (Job 38:39; Rom. 11:33–36), and omnipotent (Job 42:2). God is also sovereign (Exod. 20:2-3) and absolutely perfect. The only Being worthy of being worshipped. 11:10 - Origins “Where did the universe and humans come from?" 11:29 - There are only four possibilities for the existence of the universe.  12:16 - Problems arise in discussions about the origin of the universe. 12:30 - The universe logically could not be caused by nothing or “self-caused” because these choices are contradictory. 13:03 - But some worldviews believe in a universe that has existed for an infinite number of moments. 13:26 - An infinitely old universe is impossible because of the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics. 14:22 - An infinitely old universe is mathematically impossible. In a real physical universe, an infinite number of moments cannot be traversed. 15:04 - The only answer to our universe’s origin is that it was caused (created) by an eternal and uncaused Creator God. And that is what the Bible says is true. 15:45 - So what? Why is it important that Christians believe in these concepts about God and Origins? 16:02 - A Christian God can give us confidence and security  17:01 - The eternal communion within the Trinity and Jesus being fully God and fully human means that our God desires a personal relationship with humans. Christ’s love for us and willingness to die for our salvation is unlike any other religion.
19:08
December 30, 2020
Binmin Podcast Ep. 7b: "What is Cultural Engagement?” Part 2 of 2
This podcast is the second in a two-part series on Christians navigating the seven cultural streams of family, church, workplace, community, politics, and the arts. In an ever-increasingly polarized and anti-Christian society, how can we best reflect Christ? Every genuine Christian needs to be seeking to live a Christ-like life. But how do we do that in the various areas of our lives? How do we raise healthy families? What is our role in the church? How can we honor Jesus in the spheres of work, community, public arena, politics, and education? What friends should you have? What kind of arts and entertainment are appropriate for our families and us? 0:00 - Binmin intro 0:13 - Welcome and introduction 1:00 - What is cultural engagement as it relates to the seven streams of cultural influence? 1:54 - Christianity’s impact on family relationships 5:17 - What is the role of the church in the life of a believer? Worship is paramount for believers. 7:20 - What is lifestyle evangelism, and why is it essential in the workplace. 10:03 - Believers should be involved in community activities, creating genuine friendships and transparent conversations 13:55 - Christians should exercise the right to vote. When participating in politics and government, we should remain civil and have reasonable expectations. 17:54 - Believers attending public schools and universities will have their faith challenged eventually. Seek academic excellence with humility while maintaining convictions. And spend time learning some basic apologetics 22:37 - Christians and the arts. Are we creating things that are good, true, and beautiful? 23:43 - So what? Don’t be discouraged if you are struggling. Every one of us has a “next step.” 29:15 - Look for opportunities to create genuine friendships and respectful relationships humbly and prayerfully. For further information about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit Binmin.org! CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Instagram Linkedin: Binmin Linkedin Twitter: Binmin Twitter Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast has helped you find your next steps for making your spiritual life more important to you, you can help share it by leaving an Apple Podcasts review! You can visit Apple Podcasts, go to the "Reviews" section, and leave a star rating or click on "Write a review" to share something you've gotten out of this podcast. Thank you for sharing!
29:46
December 9, 2020
Binmin Podcast Ep. 7a: "What is Cultural Engagement?” Part 1 of 2
As Christians, we spend most of our lives around people who don’t share our faith. How can we reflect Jesus in every area of our public and private lives? Or should we only manifest our beliefs in private and remain agnostic in public? In this first podcast of a two-part series discussing cultural engagement, we will discuss how Christians can live out their spiritual lives within our broader culture profoundly affected by secularization. Christians regularly interact in seven cultural streams. These include family, church, workplace, community, government, education, and the arts. 0:00 - Binmin intro 0:13 - Welcome and introduction 1:20 - Cultural Engagement is giving, creating, and speaking to influence the world around us for good by honoring God. 4:01 - List the “7 Streams of Cultural Engagement” 5:44 - The unhealthy ways to interact with the broader culture 10:28 - What are the healthy ways to interact with the world around us? 14:15 - Why is it necessary to engage with culture? 16:45 - So what? Living in the real world with non-Christians allows us to show a better way to live because God has changed us. The best thing we can offer others is Christ. 18:50 - Take time this week to look around and see where God has us. Find one way God can use you to give, create, or speak to point others to God. 19:27 - Thank you and wrap-up References Lewis, C.S., The Weight of Glory: And Other Essays (1949; San Francisco: HarperCollins, 2001), 140. For further information about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit www.Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Instagram Linkedin: Binmin Linkedin Twitter: Binmin Twitter Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast has helped you find your next steps for making your spiritual life more important to you, you can help share it by leaving an Apple Podcasts review! You can visit Apple Podcasts, go to the "Reviews" section, and leave a star rating or click on "Write a review" to share something you've gotten out of this podcast. Thank you for sharing!
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December 9, 2020
Binmin Podcast Ep. 6: "What is Evangelism?”
Does talking about your faith or Jesus make you nervous around non-Christians? Many Christians struggle with evangelism or sharing the gospel with others. This episode discusses how to talk about the “good news” and effective ways to evangelize others. 0:00 - Binmin intro 0:13 - Welcome and introduction 0:58  - Evangelism is telling people the good news about Jesus 1:26 - When did all the problems with humans begin? 3:32 - God sent Jesus to save humans 4:58 - Jesus death took our punishment and covered our sins 5:26 - Jesus’ resurrection proved He is God 6:00 - How do I take advantage of this good news if you are not a Christian 9:40 - So What? Use 5P’s for effective evangelism: Prepare, Personal, Proclaim, Provide, Persistence 10:17 - Prepare: Prayer, be sensitive to Holy Spirit and memorize Scripture: John 3:16, Rom 3:23; 6:23 11:25 - Personal: Lifestyle evangelism 12:47 - Proclaim the “Good News” of the Gospel understandably with a conversation. 13:39 - Provide and invitation for the non-Christian to accept Jesus as Lord 15:02 - Persistence of creating genuine relationships that will open future opportunities to provide invitation or answer more questions about your faith. 15:56 - Thank you and wrap up For further information about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Instagram Linkedin: Binmin Linkedin Twitter: Binmin Twitter Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast has helped you find your next steps for making your spiritual life more important to you, you can help share it by leaving an Apple Podcasts review! You can visit Apple Podcasts, go to the "Reviews" section, and leave a star rating or click on "Write a review" to share something you've gotten out of this podcast. Thank you for sharing!
16:39
December 9, 2020
Binmin Podcast Ep. 5: "What is Pre-Evangelism?”
Christianity has defended its claims against criticisms for more than 2000 years. And there are better reasons for believing in Christianity than any other belief system. This podcast introduces apologetics or pre-evangelism, the discipline that rationally defends Christianity against critics and provides reasons to place your faith in it. Have you ever faced challenging questions about Christianity? Have others wanted to know why you believe Christianity is the only true religion? Apologetics or pre-evangelism removes obstacles for people struggling with questions about Christianity. It answers the hard questions and provides reasonable answers to why Christianity is true and other worldviews are not. It is not the same as evangelism, although the two often work together. This episode introduces apologetics and discusses its relationship to evangelism. 0:00 - Binmin intro 0:13 - Welcome and introduction 0:45 - Defining apologetics 3:19 - Explaining the relationship between apologetics and evangelism 6:50 - Apologetics removes obstacles. It defends Christianity from critics and offers reasons to believe. But it is always wedded to evangelism. 9:32  - There several essential characteristics of a good apologist 13:25 - Dangers of pre-evangelism including pride and distraction 17:20 - So what? Apologetics allows us to enter spiritual conversations, removes obstacles, and it shapes culture 22:25 - Learning apologetics strengthens our Christian faith 22:57 - Thank you and wrap-up For further information about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Instagram Linkedin: Binmin Linkedin Twitter: Binmin Twitter Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast has helped you find your next steps for making your spiritual life more important to you, you can help share it by leaving an Apple Podcasts review! You can visit Apple Podcasts, go to the "Reviews" section, and leave a star rating or click on "Write a review" to share something you've gotten out of this podcast. Thank you for sharing!
23:32
December 9, 2020
Binmin Podcast Ep. 4: "What is Soul Care?”
The soul is the most critical part of you. Soul care maintains a healthy soul and heals wounded ones. Only Christianity offers the right prescription for both. Only Christianity offers the right prescription for both. Join us in this episode to discuss one of the most overlooked dimensions of growing spiritually, caring for our souls. We discuss what the soul is, how to maintain a well-balanced spiritual life. We also dive deep into reasons and solutions for hurting fellow believers. 0:00 - Binmin Intro 0:13 - Welcome and Introduction. 1:13 - What is the soul? 1:59 - Definition of soul care. 2:21 - A healthy soul is saturated with the Holy Spirit (the third Person of the Holy Trinity) and exhibiting the fruit of the Spirit (Gal 5:22) 4:43 - Cultivating a healthy soul within the church community. 6:40  - Causes of an unhealthy soul. (“Flipping the train”-- the caboose becomes the engine!) 10:58 - Manifestations of an unhealthy soul 14:35 - Helping hurting Christians: God’s word is the only reliable resource we have that will help us deal with spiritual problems—look there first. Goal to have a deeper relationship with God. 16:38 - So what? For most situations being a faithful and listening friend pointing hurting friends back to God can be huge. But in dangerous situations, more intensive attention is required. 19:50 - Thank you and wrap-up For further information about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Instagram Linkedin: Binmin Linkedin Twitter: Binmin Twitter Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast has helped you find your next steps for making your spiritual life more important to you, you can help share it by leaving an Apple Podcasts review! You can visit Apple Podcasts, go to the "Reviews" section, and leave a star rating or click on "Write a review" to share something you've gotten out of this podcast. Thank you for sharing!
20:34
December 9, 2020
Binmin Podcast Ep. 3: "What is Discipleship?”
Who do you most want to emulate? Is it a parent, teacher, friend, or celebrity? Christian discipleship means living like Jesus. If that seems either daunting or uninteresting, you need to listen to this podcast.   Being a disciple of Christ is the most exciting lifestyle for any human being. This episode examines the definition of discipleship, how to be a Christian disciple, and how to disciple others. 0:00 - Binmin Intro  0:13 - Welcome and introduction   0:52 - What does it mean to be a disciple?   2:28 - Discipleship isn’t a “self-improvement” program. It but living a Gospel-centered life and evangelizing others (“Multiplicative”: Word of the Day!)   5:02  - There are three ways to disciple fellow Christians   5:25 - Disciplining in 1-on-1 interactions can go up-down or down-up.    7:07 - Discipling peer-to-peer friendships for accountability and live life together (Prov 27:17)    8:18 - Discipling as a mentor to newer believers    10:04 - Discipling in small groups or bible studies   12:00 - Discipleship in the local church   13:35 - So What? You need to count the cost of discipleship in your life.    15:37  - So What? To disciple others, I need to be more Christ-like daily*   17:01 - Thank you and wrap-up   References  Bonhoeffer, D (1979) Cost of Discipleship. New York, McMillan, p. 99. For further information about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Instagram Linkedin: Binmin Linkedin Twitter: Binmin Twitter Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast has helped you find your next steps for making your spiritual life more important to you, you can help share it by leaving an Apple Podcasts review! You can visit Apple Podcasts, go to the "Reviews" section, and leave a star rating or click on "Write a review" to share something you've gotten out of this podcast. Thank you for sharing!
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December 9, 2020
Binmin Podcast Ep. 2: "What are the Spiritual Disciplines?”
Would you like to have a closer, more intimate relationship with God? Spiritual disciplines are specific practices intended to bring us into a closer relationship with our Lord. Devotional Bible reading and prayer are two examples of spiritual disciplines that we discuss in this episode. We apologize for the Pop’s low audio quality for this episode … 0:00 - Binmin intro 0:13 - Welcome and introduction 1:30 - What are spiritual disciplines? 2:57 - Why do we need the spiritual disciplines? 4:08 - Devotional Bible reading is drawing closer to God through meditation on Scripture 08:47 - Praying using Origen’s ACTS method is very effective 11:11 - “A” is for Adoration or God, starting with praising who God is 12:25 - “C” is for Confessing my sins towards God and others. 14:09 - “T” is for Thanksgiving on how God has provided for me 16:22 - “S” is for supplication or asking God for my needs or the needs of others 18:35 - So What? Spiritual disciplines make it harder to live in sin 21:16 - Spiritual disciplines strengthen our faith and make us better witnesses 23:00 - Thank you and wrap up. REFERENCES Origen, On Prayer, 23.1 For further information about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Instagram Linkedin: Binmin Linkedin Twitter: Binmin Twitter Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast has helped you find your next steps for making your spiritual life more important to you, you can help share it by leaving an Apple Podcasts review! You can visit Apple Podcasts, go to the "Reviews" section, and leave a star rating or click on "Write a review" to share something you've gotten out of this podcast. Thank you for sharing!
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December 9, 2020
Binmin Podcast Ep. 1b What is Bible Knowledge Part 2 of 2
Would you like to make Bible reading more enjoyable, understandable, and applicable? Our two-part Bible study series on using the CIA method concludes with Interpretation and Application. The CIA method of Bible study includes Context-Interpretation-Application. In part one, we discussed the literary and historical context. In this episode, we are learning about "Interpretation" and "Application." Many people are surprised to learn that there is only one interpretation of a particular verse or passage. And that is the author's intended meaning for his original audience. Once this is known, we seek the underlying universal principle or eternal truth and apply it to our lives today. 0:00 - Binmin Intro 0:13  - Welcome and introductions 1:00 - Biblical hermeneutics/ exegesis CIA: Context-Interpretation-Application in that order 1:36 - Review of both Literary and Historical Contexts 2:11 - Interpreting Scripture: the only interpretation is the author's intended meaning to the original audience. Not, "What does this passage mean to me?" 5:13 - Application of Scripture is finding the underlying universal or eternal message to apply to us today 8:45 - So What? Scripture gives us direction 10:11 - So What? Scripture protects us from false beliefs and sinning 10:44 - So What? Scripture stokes love for God and others 13:14 - Thank you and wrap up REFERENCES To see the first podcast in this series, visit this link! For further information about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Instagram Linkedin: Binmin Linkedin Twitter: Binmin Twitter Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast has helped you find your next steps for making your spiritual life more important to you, you can help share it by leaving an Apple Podcasts review! You can visit Apple Podcasts, go to the "Reviews" section, and leave a star rating or click on "Write a review" to share something you've gotten out of this podcast. Thank you for sharing!
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December 9, 2020
Binmin Podcast Ep. 1a: "What is Bible Knowledge?" Part 1 of 2
What kind of book is the Bible? How am I supposed to read it? Why is that even important for my spiritual life? In this two-part launch episode, Pops, Dave, and Bob begin the exploration of seven areas of the spiritual life, starting with Bible knowledge. This episode overviews the Bible as a library of sixty-six books and introduces the “CIA” (Context-Interpretation-Application) method of studying the Bible. The two forms of context are literary and historical. 0:00 - Welcome and  Introductions 0:30 - Pops’ frustrating history of studying the Bible 1:18 - An overview of the Bible as a collection of 66 books 2:22 - Start by reading just one book at a time in a slow and focused way 4:14 - Introduction of the CIA method for focused Scripture reading 5:03 - Two types of Context 5:23 - Literary Context: Looking around at words, passages, and books 8:32 - Literary Context: Genre 10:48 - Historical Context: Who, what, when & where of each book. As well as the social, economic, and political-cultural influences. 14:55 - So What? Next steps to take 17:16 - Thank you and Wrap-up For further information about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Instagram Linkedin: Binmin Linkedin Twitter: Binmin Twitter Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube
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December 9, 2020