Patriarchy

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As you are about to hear in this PODCAST

It is today as it was then.

Sadly so.

Tragically so.

Abusively so.

BUT (I am thrilled to say) UNNECESSARILY so.

May this much-needed change begin right here, right now, with us.

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God bless you richly as you listen.

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Abuse

I’ll make this brief and to the point.

If you, or anyone whom you know, has and/or is being abused by another, you/they need to hear this PODCAST.

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God bless you richly as you listen.

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Slavery

What you are about to hear in this PODCAST is a masterful, masterful example of how two apostles—Peter and Paul—addressed a thorny issue that confronted the first generation of Christ-followers.

The issue of slavery.

Paul in particular will seize upon a teachable moment, presented to him by a runaway slave, and use this moment spectacularly to develop an entire New Testament theology of slavery. AND what it all has to do with us today when it comes to our own thorny social issues which threaten to divide us.

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God bless you richly as you listen.

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Tabgha!

As you are about to hear in this PODCAST

A futile night of fishing…

A breakfast on a beach…

A cringeworthy conversation…

Changed EVERYTHING.

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God bless you richly as you listen.

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The Via Dolorosa

Let’s take a walk together.

More precisely, let’s you and me take a walk together with Jesus.

After hearing this PODCAST, you will never think of Jesus’ final steps the same way again.

That’s a promise!!!

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God bless you richly as you listen.

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The Antonia

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His name was Pontius Pilate. And as you will hear in this PODCAST, he was not a nice man.

This is the man to whom Jesus was handed over to be crucified.

This is the man who will live long in infamy.

This is the man who caved to political pressure in order to preserve his position of power, even if it meant crucifying an innocent man who though He was God, held no position.

This is the man who metaphorically drove the nails into Jesus’ hands and feet, and a stake through the heart of Peter. Peter, whose faith would fail spectacularly in the face of Jesus’ trumped-up charges.

There is a lot going on here, every salient detail of which will enhance your Easter season enormously.

May God bless you richly as you listen.

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Caiaphas’ House

In our run-up to Easter, please join us in this week’s PODCAST as we follow Jesus step-by-step on this Virtual Israel Study Tour through the final hours of Jesus’ life.

Last week, we joined Peter in the seclusion of the Garden of Gethsemane. This week, we’ll meet again in the courtyard of the High Priest.

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God bless you richly as you listen.

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Gethsemane

Easter is almost upon us. Consequently, for the next four weeks, I would like to take you on a virtual tour of four places that factored most prominently in Jesus’ final hours.

In this PODCAST, we will visit the Garden of Gethsemane together.

From there, we will move in the coming weeks to the house of the High Priest, the Antonia Fortress, and finally–on Easter weekend–we will walk together on the stones of the Via Dolorosa.

I will be privileged to serve as your humble, awestruck tour guide. My prayer is that with every step we take, we will again and again be reminded that the Bible is God’s written record of…

Real people who lived in real places, who had real experiences, all of which point to a real God.

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Walking in the Wilderness: How a Voice in the Funeral Home Changed EVERYTHING

This morning I am (once again!) literally walking where Jesus walked.

But I have not left you PODCAST-less.

Here’s a glimpse into my sizable soul during my two years of wilderness wandering.

IOW, how I lost my faith completely, and got it back vibrantly.

May my story be an encouragement to your own. God bless you as you listen.

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“Render Unto Caesar…”

As you are about to hear in this PODCAST, it’s always been a delicate and debatable dance — a Committed Christ-Follower’s relationship to the government.

This tension forms a theme that meanders throughout the pages of the Old Testament. It spills over into the Gospels and Acts. It’s certainly mentioned in several epistles, as it is here in 1 Peter.

Fortunately for us, the Bible is quite clear, concise, and unambiguous on this topic.

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May these words, humbly offered, be a blessing to and in your life.

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