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033 - Hanukkah
As we enter the most wonderful time of the year, we turn a page to look at Hanukkah. What is it? How did it start? Hanukkah's history is a truly miraculous and interesting. We trace the theology and ideas back, and we look at the the period of silence from God. Just as God kept the lamp in the Temple burning, we hope that this episode brings you insight and new reverence to the holiday.
40:07
December 1, 2021
032.2 - Hell, Part 2
Hell. It's everyone's favorite place to send people if they don't agree with them, right? So, it must not be that bad. Well, it is that bad. This week, JNN dives into Hell. The history behind the theological formation of Hell gives us all the information about Hell that we never want to find out for ourselves. Hell is definitely real, but how did humans figure it out? How did ancient Judaism approach the afterlife and Hell, and why do Christian's feel the need to continuously use pagan symbology to understand Hell? We'll dive into all of it and more!
42:39
November 22, 2021
032 - Hell
Hell. It's everyone's favorite place to send people if they don't agree with them, right? So, it must not be that bad. Well, it is that bad. This week, JNN dives into Hell. The history behind the theological formation of Hell gives us all the information about Hell that we never want to find out for ourselves. Hell is definitely real, but how did humans figure it out? How did ancient Judaism approach the afterlife and Hell, and why do Christian's feel the need to continuously use pagan symbology to understand Hell? We'll dive into all of it and more!
46:12
November 17, 2021
031.2 - Purgatory, Part 2
On this special episode of the Jesus Name News Podcast, we continue to grapple with the concept of purgatory. Is it as final as we think, and does it actually have a purpose besides sending the dead there to figure out where they want to spend eternity? We know the common ideas of what purgatory is and is not, but how close is it to Abraham's Bosom? Why does Jesus refer to Abraham's Bosom, and where does that terminology come from?
44:57
November 16, 2021
031 - Purgatory, Part 1
Up next on the Jesus Name News Podcast, we grapple with the concept of purgatory. Is it as final as we think, and does it actually have a purpose besides sending the dead there to figure out where they want to spend eternity? We know the common ideas of what purgatory is and is not, but how close is it to Abraham's Bosom? Why does Jesus refer to Abraham's Bosom, and where does that terminology come from?
36:12
November 10, 2021
030 - Reprobate: Refining the Impurity
Yes, we know that spooky szn is over, but we have at least two more "dark" episodes in us! This week we dive into the idea of reprobate. It's way more involved than just blasphemy of the Holy Spirit and the typical sins that are associated with it. In fact, the idea of reprobate prompted us to go all the way back to the Old Testament and the practice of metallurgy. This episode might make you rethink what a reprobate is and why it happens.
51:08
November 3, 2021
029 - Halloween: A Lost History
This week is the culmination of all things frightening! No tricks and all treats. We take on Halloween and see what level of truth there is to the popular stories and ideas surrounding Halloween. We are less worried about fun size candy bars versus full size candy bars and more worried about the truth of Halloween. Why does it even exist? We'll dig into it like a 7 year old digs into his bucket of candy on Halloween night!
01:07:46
October 27, 2021
028 - Mark of the Beast
This week, the Jesus Name News Podcast takes a turn to the End! Yes, the End Times - End of Days... whatever you want to call it. Larry and Derek break down what the Bible says about the Mark of Beast - not what your uncle says about it on Facebook. What we find through our study may surprise you. Is it a microchip? Is it a physical mark? Once again, to search for these answers, we find ourselves reaching all the way back to Genesis for answers and interpretation. This is one episode you do not want to miss!
55:04
October 20, 2021
027 - Wicked Obsessions
Continuing are spooky season discussions, this week we look at Christians' obsession with the occult. We'll also talk about how we get the occult wrong. What magical properties do Christians give to numbers and items?
46:10
October 13, 2021
026 - Lucifer: An Evil History
With the beginning of October comes the Halloween season. With the Halloween season, we take a look at the more sinister side of theology and the world. This week we talk about Lucifer. Where this being came from? Who is Lucifer? Is his name even Lucifer? What is up with that rebellion in Heaven and fallen angels story?
01:01:22
October 6, 2021
025 - Death of a Worshipper
On this week's episode, we dive into what made Cain & Abel so obviously different. Why would God accept the sacrifice of one and reject the other? How does this ancient times event reflect in our modern society and within ourselves?
35:59
September 29, 2021
024 - God & Modern Day Gladiators
This week, Larry and Derek tackle sports! The issue is entertaining, emotional, intense, and frustrating. We want to put into perspective how sports can be such an amazing thing. However, amazing things can quickly become sins if we are not putting God first. We'll look at why sports capture us so easily, and why they can become a dangerous idol.
46:34
September 22, 2021
023 - Yom Kippur
On this week’s episode, Larry & Derek talk about the significance of Yom Kippur. What is it? Why is it significant for Christians?
53:28
September 15, 2021
022 - Teshuvah
On this week's episode, we dive into Teshuvah, forgiveness and repentance. We'll discuss what Teshuvah is, and why we as Christians should practice it - not just for a season but every single day!
37:53
August 25, 2021
021 - Train Up a Child
On this week's podcast, Larry and Derek talk about the ones Jesus told the disciples not to refuse - children. We discuss what it means to "train up a child in the way of the Lord". How important are things like children's ministry, what is its purpose?
48:12
August 17, 2021
020 - Spiritual Gifts
On this week's episode, Larry and Derek discuss spiritual gifts. How do the gifts function? What must happen for America to see the outpouring of gifts and the Spirit today?
01:05:08
August 12, 2021
019 - Tongues
On this week's episode, Larry and Derek discuss speaking in tongues in depth. We look at the what tongues is AND if it is absolute in defining the presence of the Holy Ghost within someone!
50:58
August 4, 2021
018 - Cessationism
On this week's episode, Larry and Derek get into cessationism. What is it? How does it function in modern Christianity? Most of all - is it biblical? We get into all of it and more this week!
56:59
July 29, 2021
017 - The Pentecostal Experience
Today, Larry and Derek talk about infilling of the Holy Ghost and pentecostalism. What does it mean to have the Holy Ghost and the anointing of God resting upon you? We'll talk about all this & much more!
46:51
July 21, 2021
016 - Baptism in the Name of God, Part 2
This week’s episode is once again on baptism. We continue our discussion about the Old Testament principle of Mikvah and its application to the New Testament baptism! We'll also check out baptism in the Name of Jesus and baptism in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!
43:29
July 14, 2021
015 - Baptism in the Name of God
This week on part of "Salvation in the Name of God", we take a look at baptism. First, there's an Old Testament ritual that is key to understanding New Testament theology about baptism. Is it necessary for salvation? Should we baptize in the name of Jesus, or should we baptize in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost?
39:20
July 7, 2021
014 - Salvation in the name of God, Part 1
On this week's episode, Larry and Derek get into salvation. There's large discrepancies between denominations, religions, etc. about the way to God. We give our personal experiences and testimonies. We discuss why we believe in God and salvation; how we've seen God move through miracles, signs, and wonders; and how the voice of God has played a pivotal role in our lives.
57:36
July 6, 2021
013 - Condemnation in the Name of God, Part 2
This week we continue our discussion on condemnation. First, we'll talk about ALIENS before jumping into part two. That's right. How would the discovery or visitation of intelligent life affect religion as a whole? We will also be taking a deeper look at our job as Christians when it comes to condemnation. Do we even have a place condemning others? Or, should our objective be much more similar to Jesus' while on Earth? We'll also discuss what condemnation actually looks like, and how we all deserve what condemnation actually looks like.
01:07:55
June 23, 2021
012 - Condemnation in the Name of God
Condemnation - the expression of very strong disapproval; censure; the action of condemning someone to a punishment; sentencing. For the next two weeks, Larry and Derek take a look at the waves of condemnation coming from the world and the Church. This month is Pride Month, and we want to discuss how some have chosen mean-spiritedness, bad arguments, and even legislation to force their way. There is such a thing as being right, but having the wrong spirit. Therefore, we do more harm and wrong than any good. How do we navigate these social issues as Christians? What is our motivation when approaching these issues? How do we reach a world drowning in sin and not push them further away?
42:57
June 15, 2021
011 - Prophecy in the Name of God
On this week's episode, Larry and Derek look at the wave of the "prophetic" that is on the rise. In 2020, many "prophets" declared that former President Trump would win a second term. Very few of those have repented of that "prophecy." Those that have repented have faced backlash. But, this goes deeper than the most recent presidential election. There are many who have prophesied in the name of God about plenty of other issues. Have we entered an era akin to Jeremiah and Ezekiel's day where there are many prophets, but less than a handful of true prophets? What about that "lying spirit" God put in the mouth of the prophets because the people refused to listen? Where is the accountability? We take a look at this and MUCH more!
01:13:13
June 9, 2021
010 - Lying in the Name of God
On this week's episode, Larry and Derek look at the recent waves of disinformation and blatant, unapologetic sharing of disinformation within the Church. How does this impact our walk with Christ? Does this just reflect on us, or does it also reflect on the faith? Where does sharing of disinformation lead us, and where will it land us in eternity?
53:33
June 3, 2021
009 - Israel: Politics & Prophecy
In this week's episode, Larry and Derek discuss how Israel came to be and just how recent the modern idea of Israel came about. Israel is a wonderful country with a history that speaks for itself. But, there was a decades old plan behind the creation of modern Israel. The reasoning for the creation ranges widely from political power to advancing prophecy. Where does "acting to complete prophecy" fall in the grand scheme of things, and is it possible to bring about the coming of Jesus through anything we do?
01:18:30
May 26, 2021
008 - Two Became One, Part 2
This week Derek and Larry continue to delve into the biblical idea of marriage. Through Genesis to the Apostle Paul walked, marriage was talked about tons. The Bible makes it clear that marriage is sacred, and it is something that was instituted - not by man - but by God. How does our worldview of marriage align with God's view of marriage? What common concepts of marriage are wrong... or right? Either way, there was so much to talk about that we had to split this into two parts!
47:05
May 19, 2021
007 - Two Became One, Part 1
On this week's episode, Derek and Larry delve into the biblical idea of marriage. Through Genesis to the Apostle Paul walked, marriage was talked about tons. The Bible makes it clear that marriage is sacred, and it is something that was instituted - not by man - but by God. How does our worldview of marriage align with God's view of marriage? What common concepts of marriage are wrong... or right? Either way, there was so much to talk about that we had to split this into two parts!
42:55
May 12, 2021
006 - Dadcast
On this week's episode, we take a slight detour. Larry and Derek discuss what it means to be a father. From terrible dad jokes to discipline, there are always constant twists and turns. How do we teach our children to love the Lord? How does being a father change your mindset and worldview? How can we use our love for our children to reflect the love that Jesus has for all of us?
01:04:55
May 5, 2021
005 - Jesus' Social Justice
In the latest installment, Larry and Derek tackle a big topic: JUSTICE and SOCIAL JUSTICE. At first glance, we believed this topic would be cut and dry, but Larry and Derek's minds were changed after seeing what justice and righteousness referred to in the Bible. We have to reach all the way back to Abraham to understand what the intent is with justice and righteousness. How does modern social justice align with biblical justice? Are some of social justice's concerns found in the Bible?
01:05:21
April 28, 2021
004 - Fear of Losing It
A new trend in Christianity has led to many prominent and every day Christians to leave the faith. People from Jon Steingard of Hawk Nelson to Rhett & Link of Good Mythical Morning have all went through this process. Larry and Derek break down what it means to deconstruct our faith. What is there to deconstruct about the Christian faith, and how does a biblical view of the world fit in our modern world?
50:37
April 21, 2021
003 - The 2nd Amendment & Christians
Because of the latest mass shootings, President Biden announced his intentions to possibly use executive action on gun control saying, "No amendment is absolute." On the latest installment of the Jesus Name News Podcast, Larry and Derek seek to find out what the Bible says about weapons. Should Christians own weapons? Should we use them? What is the criteria for using force for defense?
55:60
April 14, 2021
002 - The Image on the Coin
On today's episode, Larry and Derek take a look at why young adults increasingly have no religious preference. How does politics factor into the equation? What role does the Western Church play in this drop in religious affiliation? Does western Christianity always gel with biblical Christianity? If you have any questions or feedback, find us on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages at Jesus Name Network! We look forward to hearing from you! Explore our website: jesusnamenews.com
48:37
April 7, 2021
001 - Rappers, Shoes, & God
Welcome to the first installment of the Jesus Name News Podcast! Twitter was ablaze over "Satan Shoes". Derek and Larry take look at why Satanic imagery is becoming more prevalent, and whether the current culture of the Church has had any hand in the mockery of what Hell is. How could someone reject the presence of God? Why is arrogance and jealousy so bad? The Jesus Name News Podcast answers all of this and MORE!
32:51
April 1, 2021