Believing the Bible to be God's perfect Word to humanity, we want to both understand it and apply it to our lives. Join the leadership of Oakridge Bible Chapel as they have mid-week conversations to those ends.
This week on the podcast, Josiah sits down with Val, a long-time member of the Oakridge family and a long-time teacher in the public school system. Together they discuss what it’s like to be a Christian in an ever-secularizing line of work, what role parents and grandparents play in the education of the next generation of believers, and why this is an important issue for the church to think and pray about.
This week on the podcast, Andrew gets a little riled up (that is, righteously indignant) as he and Josiah discuss the implications of the Apostle John’s second letter for Christians today. How are we to understand issues of truth, love, and authority while living in a culture that tends to see all three as subjective and relative?
This week on the podcast, Josiah sits down with human Swiss Army knife, doctor/scholar/author/professor/preacher Dr. Abraham Kuruvilla who, among other things, has literally written the book—or, at least, a book—on Genesis. The two of them talk about the Joseph narrative in particular but also Bible study and application in general. Hope you enjoy the conversation!
For more from Dr. Abraham Kuruvilla see www.homiletix.com.
This week on the podcast, Josiah and Patricia discuss the revelation-guided, trust-filled obedience of Jacob in Genesis 36 and 37 and what that might look like for God’s people today. Can we obey without hearing God’s direction? And, even if we know what we’re supposed to do, what happens if we lack trust?
This week on the podcast, Andrew and Josiah have a woefully inadequate conversation regarding justice, injustice, and how God’s people are to respond. There’s nothing quite like trying to cram one of the biggest issues today into a half-hour episode! But, alas, we pray the attempt is a blessing.
As we reach this dramatic meeting in Genesis 42 and 43, we see Joseph's brothers emerging as changed men, repentant of their sin. Join with Josiah and Andrew as they acknowledge that this passage confronts us all with a difficult question: What am I doing with the sin in my own life?
This week Josiah pulls up a chair with Dr. Jim and gets some timely counsel on dealing with fear in the Christian life. In the face of COVID-19, looming financial strain, potential economic ramifications, and growing global tensions, how are the people of God to live with a spirit of faith rather than one of fear?
This week on the podcast, Andrew and Josiah use Genesis 40 and 41 as a launching pad to discuss Bible study methods, physical prosperity as evidence of spiritual faithfulness, divine providence in times of hardship, and some other little tidbits.
After a week focused on the disastrous detour of Judah, we return to Joseph's path to see that things aren't much better. The major difference? Joseph's character. Today Josiah and Andrew discuss the bitter burger that is Joseph's entry into Egyptian life in Genesis 39 and the realities of God's presence and provision through it all.
Missed the sermon? Catch up and listen here: The Importance of Integrity
Continuing their trek through the wilderness of the Joseph narrative, today Andrew and Josiah discuss Genesis 38, the damage-causing power of sin, the importance of humility, and the indescribable blessing of God’s restorative grace.
Missed the sermon? Catch up and listen here: When Sin Gets In
Family drama, national danger, cryptic dreams, and royal dungeons—the story of Joseph's got it all! It's the quintessential rags-to-riches tale made all-the-more fascinating by the fact that it’s both non-fiction and divinely inspired. Today, Andrew and Josiah discuss its opening scene (Genesis 37), divine assignments, Christian faithfulness, and God’s sovereignty.
Missed the sermon? Catch up and listen here: Used and Potentially Abused
This week Andrew and Josiah come together to (lovingly) talk behind Dr. Jim’s back about his Easter sermon, the centrality of Jesus' resurrection to the Christian life, and the invitations its reality lay before every person today.
The book of Daniel provides some of the most iconic stories in the Bible. But—surprise, surprise!—they’re not all for show. In this episode, Josiah and Lew discuss what this Old Testament book can teach Christians about living as people of faith in times of crises.
From their individual quarantined bunkers, Andrew and Josiah take twenty-or-so minutes to earnestly but insufficiently tackle a topic of infinite glory and importance—that of Christian hope.
Missed the sermon? Catch up and listen here: The Power of Hope
Week two of Word Processing lands Andrew and Josiah smack-dab in the middle of Peter’s second epistle and a discussion on the reality, threat, and identification of false teachers.
Missed the sermon? Catch up and listen here: Don't Dance with Wolves
On their maiden voyage into the podcasting waters, Andrew and Josiah discuss how the Bible calls Christians to respond to worry, anxiety, and fear -- the three-headed monster that may be especially on the hunt during these uncertain days.
Missed the sermon ? Catch up and listen here: "A Planned Biblical Response for Worry"