How Larry Norman, Karl Barth and David, Son of Jesse Were Imperfect Men After God’s Own Heart. "I tend take the plank out of my own eye only to use it to build a pedestal for notable Christians who I think should be above reproach. Once I find out about their serious flaws, I want to refashion that pedestal into gallows."
Paul told the Corinthians to judge fellow Christians -- not those outside the church. It's our job to love them into the kingdom, and let God perfect them once they're in. (Also, you've always heard there are no stupid questions? Well, that's not quite true. Stick around till the end of the podcast for some free advice on how to avoid being the one who asks them.)
Greg's recommendations of the best Bible-related podcasts you should be listening to in 2019. They are The Daily Audio Bible, The Bible Project, Exploring My Strange Bible and the Naked Bible Podcast. "Every episode of every podcast is gold -- not a dud among them," he says. Hear to the episode for why he thinks they all are must-listen.
Is it OK to tell kids there's a Santa? Will it mess up their belief in God? Listen in as my wife, Laura Axelrod, joins the podcast to discuss this with me, and to give me grief over how I would have thrown her to the lions if we'd had kids of our own.
"Two swords" (A poem of redemption) and "Cell" (A poem of new life) are read and discussed. Read the originals here: https://bit.ly/2O0pF9s and here: https://bit.ly/2wYhWl0 and comment on Twitter to @owentew
I’ve never had a favorite Scripture verse. I always figured they were all equally important . But there is one passage that sums up all that bugs me about divisions in the church: 1 Corinthians 12:12–31, where the Apostle Paul compares the Church — the Body of Christ — to a human body in which different parts have different functions, but all are equally vital to the perfect functioning of the body.
I like getting angry and holding grudges way more than I like candy or television, so clearly that would be a much bigger sacrifice. (Image public domain, “The Chicago amateur base ball annual and inter-city base ball association year book” 1904)