Forgiveness May24

Forgiveness

Is it possible for a person be so bad that they are beyond forgiveness? Join the guys at lunch as they discuss the important issue forgiveness and why it is so central to the Christian faith. http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/265587027-taking-thoughts-captive-show-015-forgiveness.mp3Podcast:...

Love May17

Love

What is Love? Is it good advice to ‘love yourself first’? The guys discuss this over lunch and even dish out some unexpected advice for a healthy marriage. http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/264491922-taking-thoughts-captive-show-014-love.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

Baptism May10

Baptism

Should infants be baptized or should baptism be reserved only for those old enough to express a personal faith? Listen in as the guys engage in some friendly debate, Gary for the Presbyterian view and Nate and Duane for the baptist view....

Evangelism May03

Evangelism

Christians are called to share their faith but many struggle in this area. Listen in and be encouraged as the guys share and discuss lessons they have learned through their own personal evangelism....

Seeker Church Apr26

Seeker Church

Everyone wants to see the church they attend or pastor experience growth. When it comes to church growth do our methods and our message matter? Join the guys as they discuss the problems with modern church growth methods....

Politics Part 2 Apr12

Politics Part 2

What should we look for in a candidate? Should pastors formally endorse someone running for office? The guys get practical in today’s podcast by continuing the conversation of poltics (and potentially nominating Gary for president)....

Politics Part 1 Apr05

Politics Part 1

Republican vs Democrat. Conservative vs Liberal. Politics have always been a contentious issue within the life of the church. Join the guys as they discuss the role of politics from a biblical perspective. Gary may even endorse his favorite candidate!...

Is it enough that Jesus died for our sins? Mar31

Is it enough that Je...

“But if there is no resurrection of the dead, not even Christ has been raised; and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain. Moreover we are even found to be false witnesses of God, because we testified against God that He raised Christ, whom He...

Worship Mar29

Worship

Few topics create more conflict and controversy within the church today than music.  Traditional or Contemporary?  Hymns or worship songs?  Does it really matter what we sing in church and how we sing it?  Listen in as the guys enjoy some pie and discuss church music....

Pontius Pilate, you, me… Mar28

Pontius Pilate, you,...

“Pilate summoned the chief priests and the rulers and the people, and said to them, “You brought this man to me as one who incites the people to rebellion, and behold, having examined Him before you, I have found no guilt in this man regarding the charges which you make against...

Was Jesus a victim? Mar26

Was Jesus a victim?

“Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. 18 “No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.” (John 10:7-8) Every...

The Resurrection Mar22

The Resurrection

This week is holy week for Christians who will commemorate the death of Jesus on good Friday and celebrate his resurrection on Sunday.  Listen in while the group discusses why the events of this week are central to the Christian faith and what implications they have for daily living....

How To Study The Bible Mar15

How To Study The Bib...

Is the meaning of the Bible up to the reader? Can a passage mean something to you and something different to me? Listen in as the group discusses how to read, understand and apply the Scriptures....

The Christian and Alcohol Mar08

The Christian and Al...

The Taking Thoughts Podcast crew were having lunch at a festive Mexican restaurant when the conversation turned to “the Christian and alcohol” http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/250769568-taking-thoughts-captive-show-005-alcohol.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

Suffering and the Question of Purpose Mar02

Suffering and the Qu...

“As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him. We must work the works of...

Suffering Mar01

Suffering

Why does God allow suffering? Every Christian has pondered this question at some point. In this episode the panel discusses the difficult reality of human suffering and what, if any, role it might play in the plans and purpose of God....

There’s Good News and Bad News. Feb29

There’s Good News an...

When we come across the word “gospel” in the Scriptures it is the English translation of the Greek word “euangélion” which means “good news.”  The presence of good news, or course, presupposes the existence of bad news and we also find that bad news in the Bible.  The bad news is the...

An Appeal to the Gospel Feb25

An Appeal to the Gos...

The following is an example of a gospel appeal by Charles Spurgeon from a sermon titled “The Form and Spirit of Religion,” preached on April 4, 1858, at the Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens, London: “Now, before I send you away, let me make this last remark. I hear one say,...

The Gospel Feb23

The Gospel

What is the gospel? Has it become just another Christian buzzword that we toss around without giving it much thought? In this episode the panel discusses the nature of the gospel and how it is the central message of the Christian faith....

Theology Justifies God! Feb18

Theology Justifies G...

I will never forget when my first born son, Titus, became very sick and desperately needed a specific medical procedure to be performed, right then and there. He was already fragile from many other complications, so as they started the procedure Titus seized up and stopped breathing. An alert...

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