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Everyday Ecclesiology

Everyday Ecclesiology

By Daniel Greenhalgh

Two ordinary church members learning about what it looks like to live out a biblical Ecclesiology.

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How did the Bible come to be?
How did the Bible come to be?
Back in the Catechism this week, looking at question 4 of Bibliology (theology of the Bible). Yeah, we missed questions 2 and 3. They're coming... Scripture in this Episode: 2 Peter 1:21 Deuteronomy 9:10 Jeremiah 36:18 and 2 John 1:12 1 Corinthians 5:9 2 Peter 3:15-16 Revelation 22:18-19 Hebrews 2:1-4 Acts 2:32 Ephesians 2:19-22 1 Thessalonians 1:9-10 Visit Capon's Catechism: http://anchordsm.com/category/catechism/ Questions or Feedback? Email us at everydayecclesiology@gmail.com
27:57
August 04, 2022
A Few Thoughts on the Call to Ministry (Part 2)
A Few Thoughts on the Call to Ministry (Part 2)
Today Paul and I wrap up the rest of our conversation on the "call" to ministry (specifically pastoral ministry). Last time we left off talking about Spurgeon, and that is where we pick up this week. This episode did end up being quite long, so we split it into two episodes, the first of which was published last week. Apologies for the split, but we hope this is a bit more manageable. Questions or Feedback? Email us at everydayecclesiology@gmail.com
40:22
July 28, 2022
A Few Thoughts on the Call to Ministry (Part 1)
A Few Thoughts on the Call to Ministry (Part 1)
Today we have another guest! Paul Schmidt joins the podcast to chat about the call to ministry (pastoral ministry). This is by no means an exhaustive exploration of the topic, but, as the title suggests, a few thoughts. This episode did end up being quite long, so we split it into two episodes, the second of which will be published next week. Apologies for the split, but we hope this is a bit more manageable. Questions or Feedback? Email us at everydayecclesiology@gmail.com
38:58
July 21, 2022
Thinking About Christmas (in July)
Thinking About Christmas (in July)
Today is a remastered version of the early Christmas episode recorded with Katie and Jason Stalcup.  We've found a way to fix the audio so that it isn't echo-y, so we hope you enjoy this Christmas in July special!
45:44
July 14, 2022
What is God's Word?
What is God's Word?
Back in the Catechism this week, looking at question 1 of Bibliology (theology of the Bible). Scripture in this Episode: Key Text: Hebrews 1:1-2a Psalm 19:7-11; John 1:1-3, 14; John 1:18; John 5:39-40; Psalm 12:6; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 1 Peter 1:22-25 Visit Capon's Catechism: http://anchordsm.com/category/catechism/ Questions or Feedback? Email us at everydayecclesiology@gmail.com
29:16
July 07, 2022
Observations of Acts 6 - Deacon Ministry
Observations of Acts 6 - Deacon Ministry
Today we take a closer look at Acts 6:1-7 by making observations and asking questions of the text. Questions or Feedback? Email us at everydayecclesiology@gmail.com
38:10
June 30, 2022
How Can We Know God?
How Can We Know God?
Back in Capon's Catechism this week, we explore (briefly) one of our favorite topics! Scripture in this Episode: Key Text: Romans 1:19 Psalm 139:24 Exodus 10:1-2 Hebrews 1:1-2 John 17:3 Isaiah 11:9 Hosea 4:6 Romans 1:18-21 Jeremiah 24:7 Psalm 111:2 Visit Capon's Catechism: http://anchordsm.com/category/catechism/ Questions or Feedback? Email us at everydayecclesiology@gmail.com
29:49
June 09, 2022
Introduction to Deacon Ministry
Introduction to Deacon Ministry
Daniel and Desiree read through a nice assortment of passages that mention deacons. Questions or Feedback? Email us at everdayecclesiology@gmail.com
36:14
June 02, 2022
What Else is God Like?
What Else is God Like?
Back in Capon's Catechism this week, we explore (briefly) one of our favorite topics! Scripture in this Episode: Key Text: Exodus 15:11 "Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders?" John 4:24 1 Timothy 6:16 John 1:18 Deuteronomy 10:17 Deuteronomy 32:4 Isaiah 6:3 Romans 11:33 Jeremiah 32:17 Psalm 11:7 Psalm 100:5 John 17:17  Visit Capon's Catechism: http://anchordsm.com/category/catechism/ Questions or Feedback? Email us at everydayecclesiology@gmail.com
33:55
May 26, 2022
Why Should I Give to My Church?
Why Should I Give to My Church?
Today we give an overview of how we're going to approach "book reviews" in the future. We also get to demonstrate this by walking through a book called Why Should I Give to My Church by Jamie Dunlop. Questions or Feedback? Email us at everydayecclesiology@gmail.com
32:27
February 24, 2022
How does God accomplish His plan for all things?
How does God accomplish His plan for all things?
Back in Capon's Catechism this week, we explore (briefly) one of our favorite topics! Scripture in this Episode: Key Text: Isaiah 46:9b-10 For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, "My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose." 1 John 3:20 Isaiah 45:7 Psalm 115:3 Isaiah 40:13-14 Ezra 1:1 (See also the book of Esther) Exodus 4:21 Psalm 33:10-11 Deuteronomy 29:29 John 9:1-3 Visit Capon's Catechism: http://anchordsm.com/category/catechism/ Questions or Feedback? Email us at everydayecclesiology@gmail.com
30:43
February 10, 2022
How Do We Think?
How Do We Think?
Today we share a little about how we think and some lenses through which we view problems, statements, and the world! Questions or Feedback? Email us at everydayecclesiology@gmail.com
37:59
February 03, 2022
How Does God Relate to All Things?
How Does God Relate to All Things?
Despite losing the audio file twice, this episode is finally able to be posted! Today we're back in the Capon's Catechism exploring how the Bible answers the question "How Does God Relate to All Things?" Scripture References in this Episode: Key Text: Acts 17:26-27a And he (God) made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him. Isaiah 43:10-13 Romans 13:1-2 Daniel 4:34-37 Psalm 121:1-8 Ephesians 1:7-10, 20-23 Colossians 1:15-20 Visit Capon's Catechism: http://anchordsm.com/category/catechism/
36:12
January 27, 2022
Personal Holiness
Personal Holiness
After a not-so-brief break, we're back with a reason for our absence and a few words about the idea of personal holiness. Questions or Feedback? Email us at everydayecclesiology@gmail.com
31:48
December 16, 2021
Why Did God Make All Things? (Catechism 6)
Why Did God Make All Things? (Catechism 6)
Today we read through and discuss Question 6 in our Catechism, "Why did God make all things?" Also included are the regular updates on life and reading. Scripture References in this Episode: Key Text: Colossians 1:16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities - all things were created through him and for him. 1 Corinthians 8:6 Luke 12:32 Psalm 16:11 Psalm 135:6 Psalm 18:30 Psalm 19:1-6 Romans 1:19-20 Romans 1:21-25 Romans 11:36 Visit Capon's Catechism: http://anchordsm.com/category/catechism/ Questions or Feedback? Email us at everydayecclesiology@gmail.com
29:27
October 28, 2021
For Narnia
For Narnia
Today we welcome Jon and Malisa Hendricks to the podcast! Not only did they facilitate the start of our journey into Narnia, but they also were kind enough to join us in discussing our experiences in and thoughts regarding the series. We cover the usual segments in today's episode and enjoy hearing from Jon and Malisa for each of them as well. Enjoy! Questions or Feedback? Email us at everydayecclesiology@gmail.com
01:02:47
October 14, 2021
Welcome to Season 2
Welcome to Season 2
This week we summarize our summer and give a brief introduction to the topics season 2 is likely to contain. Nothing groundbreaking; just a fun exploration of how God has blessed us (and how we have been able to serve in our local church) this summer. Questions or Feedback? Email us at everydayecclesiology@gmail.com
36:10
September 30, 2021
(Not all that) Grand Finale
(Not all that) Grand Finale
The end of season one is upon us! ...As it turns out the end actually came a couple weeks ago but because of busyness I haven't been able to edit and upload. In this episode we wrap up our first season, explain why season one has come to a close, and give a few details about when season two will begin and what it will entail.
26:28
June 03, 2021
Catechism Question 05
Catechism Question 05
Two weeks in a row; we're on a roll! This week we're getting a bit deeper into Theology Proper, this time exploring the question "How did God make all things?" We also include our usual updates on what we're doing and what we're reading. Scripture in this Episode: Hebrews 11:3 John 1:3 Psalm 29:4 Exodus 23:12 Proverbs 8:22-31 1 Timothy 4:4-5 Visit Capon's Catechism: http://anchordsm.com/category/catechism/ Questions or Feedback? Email us at everydayecclesiology@gmail.com
29:24
May 06, 2021
Why are we Reading?
Why are we Reading?
Today we talk about why we include the segment "what we're reading". Hopefully it is not only a helpful explanation but also an encouragement to continue your own education.
35:56
April 29, 2021
Catechism Question 04
Catechism Question 04
After a week off (we'll explain that) we're back! This week's episode has quite a bit going on including our regular update on what we've been doing, what we're learning, and information regarding the end of season 1 of this podcast. Also we have been doing quite a bit of reading thanks to some new library cards (and, of course, a library where we can use them). Scripture in this episode: Exodus 3:13-15 1 Timothy 6:13-16 Psalm 139:13-16 Psalm 50:9-13 1 Kings 18:26-29 Acts 17:24-25 Visit Capon's Catechism: http://anchordsm.com/category/catechism/ Questions or Feedback? Email us at everydayecclesiology@gmail.com
40:55
April 15, 2021
Catechism Question 03
Catechism Question 03
Question number 3 from Capon's Catechism! Today we look at what Scripture says about God being triune. References: Luke 3:21-22 John 5:36 John 15:26 John 10:30 Romans 8:9 Matthew 28:18-20 Visit Capon's Catechism: http://anchordsm.com/category/catechism/ Questions or Feedback? Email us at everydayecclesiology@gmail.com
36:45
April 01, 2021
Which Side of the Proverb are You On?
Which Side of the Proverb are You On?
Turns out the lives of two laymen within the local church can get a little busy sometimes! This week, without much preparation, we are at least able to update you guys a bit about what's been going on in our lives and still share what we've been learning during the events. And we were able to read some things too, which is always nice. Questions or Feedback? Email us at everydayecclesiology@gmail.com
30:01
March 25, 2021
Catechism Question 02
Catechism Question 02
How many God's are there? Today we look at this question (number 2 in Danny's Catechism) and see what Scripture has to say about it. We also give a couple updates about our lives and share what we've been reading (since we actually read something this week). Scripture in this Episode Deuteronomy 6:4-5 Romans 3:28-30 Romans 1:21-25 Jeremiah 10:10 Isaiah 40:18,25 Ephesians 3:14-19 Visit Capon's Catechism: http://anchordsm.com/category/catechism/ Questions or Feedback? Email us at everydayecclesiology@gmail.com
30:56
March 18, 2021
Book Review - The Art of Neighboring (Part 1)
Book Review - The Art of Neighboring (Part 1)
Today we start our book review of The Art of Neighboring (as you probably figured out by the title). Desiree has finished while I (Daniel) have not, so we'll be exploring what Desiree thought of the book. Also, we have a proper podcast setup finally! ...and don't worry, the rest of the usual segments are here as well. Enjoy! P.S. I promise to figure out what writing tense is proper for these descriptions. Sorry for all of you grammar people who are driven crazy by these mixed tenses (I/we mixed with he/they). Questions or Feedback? Email us at everydayecclesiology@gmail.com
33:03
March 11, 2021
Catechism Question 01
Catechism Question 01
Today we begin the Catechism (and not just the introduction to the Catechism). Beginning with the doctrine of God, we ask first "Who is God?" and take a look at how Scripture addresses this question. We also give a brief update on our lives and our reading lists (and that they're growing both shorter and longer). Key Texts for This Question: Revelation 4:11 Exodus 3:14-15 Hebrews 11:3 Hebrews 1:3 Psalm 135:6 Psalm 90:2 Malachi 3:6 Visit Capon's Catechism: http://anchordsm.com/category/catechism/ Questions or Feedback? Email us at everydayecclesiology@gmail.com
33:60
March 04, 2021
Catechism Introduction!
Catechism Introduction!
This week we introduce you to our new material - a yet unreleased Catechism! Over the next undetermined amount of time we will be working through this Catechism as a way to walk through a bit of doctrine and expose you to a helpful tool for learning (and teaching others) essential truths about God and His Word (and a host of other topics). Visit Capon's Catechism: http://anchordsm.com/category/catechism/ Questions or Feedback? Email us at everydayecclesiology@gmail.com
27:29
February 25, 2021
After the Move
After the Move
...And we're back! After a week off (sorry about that!) we are back behind the mic, but with no script because moving (specifically unpacking) has been quite a bit busier that we expected. This week's a bit of a grab bag (although we do have all four regular segments) as we bounce around talking about what has been going on in our lives and how we have been privileged to recognize God's blessing in our lives. Also, Daniel tries to provide food for thought but instead has his train of thought leave him behind. Questions or Feedback? Email us at everydayecclesiology@gmail.com
31:15
February 18, 2021
We're Moving?
We're Moving?
Today we talk about our move! And don't worry, we talk about how moving is something that local church members ought to think about in relation to one another rather than just boring you with details of our move. To wrap things up, Sophia wakes up early and starts crying. Enjoy! Questions or Feedback? Email us at everydayecclesiology@gmail.com
27:55
February 04, 2021
Thinking about Marriage
Thinking about Marriage
Today we discussed some things that God used to shape our thinking about marriage. From situations with unbelievers to faithful members of our local church to, ultimately and finally, His Word, God used many situations and people to help us better understand His design for marriage. We also included a bit about what's new in our lives and what we have been (and will continue to be) reading. Link to John Piper's This Momentary Marriage Questions or Feedback? Email us at everydayecclesiology@gmail.com
31:24
January 28, 2021
Book Review - What is a Healthy Church
Book Review - What is a Healthy Church
In today's episode I review a book (a very short book) called What is a Healthy Church by Mark Dever. Without completely explaining everything I seek to whet your appetite for reading this little book on what it looks like to have (and strive for) a healthy church. As usual, we discuss what we're doing at the beginning and what we're reading at the end. Questions or Feedback? Email us at everydayecclesiology@gmail.com
25:53
January 22, 2021
Wrapping Up the Lord's Supper
Wrapping Up the Lord's Supper
Today we finish up chatting though the ordinances (Baptism and the Lord's Supper). As usual we begin with some chatter about the excitement in our lives and finish with an update on what we have been reading. Questions or Feedback? Email us at everydayecclesiology@gmail.com
29:46
January 14, 2021
Paul on the Lord's Supper (Part 2)
Paul on the Lord's Supper (Part 2)
Desiree and Daniel finally get back to talking about the Lord's Supper! This time the text is 1 Corinthians 10 (especially verses 16 and 17) and the focus is on the relationship between the unity of the church and the church's participation in the Lord's Supper. As usual there is a bit of preliminary banter to start the episode (and explain why there was no episode last week) and at the end an update on what Daniel and Desiree are reading. Questions or Feedback? Email us at everydayecclesiology@gmail.com
30:28
January 07, 2021
Thinking About Christmas
Thinking About Christmas
We welcome our first guests! In today's episode Daniel and Desiree interview Jason and Katie Stalcup, a couple from their local church, about how believers in Christ can and should think about and approach Christmas. They also chat about what they've been up to and what they have been reading. (This audio has actually been replaced since the original upload. It is the same content, but without the unbearable echo that was present before. The episode was also re-uploaded in July 2022 because of the fixed audio quality. Please enjoy the audio in either episode, as they are the same now. And, to all of you who listened to this before it was fixed, my thanks for your dedication.) Questions or Feedback? Email us at everydayecclesiology@gmail.com.
45:44
December 24, 2020
Christmas Traditions
Christmas Traditions
In the first of two Christmas episodes Desiree and Daniel share a bit about what Christmas was like for them growing up. Many people celebrate Christmas in very different manners, and some don't even celebrate at all. For Desiree and Daniel there were a couple things they enjoyed for various reasons with their families. Also, as usual, they start with "what's new" and finish with "what we're reading". Enjoy the episode, and don't forget to listen in next week to catch the first ever (and very special!) guest(s) on the show! Questions or Feedback? Email us at everydayecclesiology@gmail.com
29:32
December 17, 2020
Paul on the Lord's Supper (Part 1)
Paul on the Lord's Supper (Part 1)
The usual three segments: What We're Doing, What We're Learning, and What We're Reading. We did some fun stuff, we're learning from the mistakes the Corinthians made, and we're pushing on in the Chronicles of Narnia as well as some more (light) theological reading. Questions or Feedback? Email us at everydayecclesiology@gmail.com
35:12
December 10, 2020
Over our Heads in Baptism
Over our Heads in Baptism
Desiree and Daniel finish walking through a definition of baptism and begin surveying a couple of passages concerning the Lord's Supper. They recap the past two weeks' highlights (and apologize for the missing episode) and then finish by sharing what they're reading. Questions or Feedback? Email us at everydayecclesiology@gmail.com
34:58
December 03, 2020
Up to our Knees in Baptism
Up to our Knees in Baptism
Last time we looked at the church's "side" of baptism and this episode we move on to the believer's act. We also talk about smart things and debate children's books. Just a regular part of an everyday ecclesiology :). Questions or Feedback? Email us at everydayecclesiology@gmail.com
34:60
November 19, 2020
Dipping our Toes into Baptism
Dipping our Toes into Baptism
Daniel and Desiree actually get to a discussion and explanation of the definition given for baptism (since Daniel actually worked on notes for this week). Christmas decorations also come up because they came out...already.  Questions or Feedback? Email us at everydayecclesiology@gmail.com
27:19
November 12, 2020
Is This a Show?
Is This a Show?
Is Everyday Ecclesiology a "show"? Daniel got behind in preparations for the episode, so today he and Desiree chat about...stuff. What's the backstory to this podcast? How does it compare to the show on in the break room at Daniel's work? How can you pray for Daniel and Desiree? Questions or Feedback? Email us at everydayecclesiology@gmail.com
27:21
November 06, 2020
A Few Passages Concerning Baptism
A Few Passages Concerning Baptism
Desiree and Daniel chat about Sophia's love for music, get sidetracked talking about bylaws and the King James Version, finally read through a nice assortment of passages that at least mention baptism, and end with a little reading update and a tip. Questions or Feedback? Email us at everydayecclesiology@gmail.com
43:16
October 29, 2020
Introduction to the Ordinances
Introduction to the Ordinances
Today Desiree and Daniel open with a couple stories from their vacation. Then they move to a brief primer on the two ordinances left for the local church: what they are, why they are, and why they are important. Last but not least, they recount their (very short) reading list. Questions or Feedback? Email us at everydayecclesiology@gmail.com
37:52
October 22, 2020
How Jesus Discipled
How Jesus Discipled
Today Desiree and Daniel take a brief look at discipleship and, more specifically, the model that Jesus lived and portrayed when He taught His twelve disciples during His life on earth. We also rejoice in the victory over cockroaches and recount a fun activity we enjoyed earlier this week.  Questions or Feedback? Email us at everydayecclesiology@gmail.com
33:42
October 15, 2020
Evangelism as Discipleship
Evangelism as Discipleship
Today Desiree and Daniel relate the details of their cockroach "adventures", get excited about their new email, and finally chat about the relationship between evangelism and discipleship. Questions or Feedback? Email us at everydayecclesiology@gmail.com
30:11
October 01, 2020
Christian Service
Christian Service
What's new in our lives? How have we served within our local church? What does it mean for you to serve within your local church? And, as usual, what have we been reading (or not reading 😬)? Questions or Feedback? Email us at everydayecclesiology@gmail.com
31:13
September 17, 2020
Local Assemblies and the Universal Church
Local Assemblies and the Universal Church
Desiree and Daniel begin by sharing how they came to understand and trust in the Gospel (and what that means). Then they briefly explain the coexistence of both the church universal and local churches before finally ending with what they are reading (both together and separately).  Questions or Feedback? Email us at everydayecclesiology@gmail.com
38:28
September 03, 2020
Background and Bibliology
Background and Bibliology
Desiree and Daniel give a little more information regarding their background in their local churches growing up. They eventually chat about what they believe about Scripture, and finally close with a few books they have been reading (albeit with a few rabbit trails along the way). Questions or Feedback? Email us at everydayecclesiology@gmail.com
42:02
August 20, 2020
What is it? (Introduction)
What is it? (Introduction)
Today, in our introductory episode, Desiree and Daniel discuss why this podcast exists. What is the subject matter? Why does this subject matter? Will the audio quality get better? Learn more about who we are and what we will be seeking to accomplish with Everyday Ecclesiology. Questions or Feedback? Email us at everydayecclesiology@gmail.com
33:01
August 06, 2020