Matt, Jady, and Nick discuss whether or not it’s helpful to describe Christians as “black” or “white” in light of an upcoming conference, reflect on their cross cultural experiences, and share Good News for seemingly divided people.
It’s the light, I said. It’s not just the leaves changing, though that, of course, is its own poignant joy. It’s the light. Autumn is the only season where I am able to be hopeful about that terrifying line—“In him there is no darkness at all.”
If I am going to have to live in a world of the voice text, why on earth can’t I live in the world of the unironic emoji? I’m pretty sure this is practically–or is it literally?–a gospel issue.
Meanwhile, Lazarus also died, and all the people who had had to pick their way past him every morning on the way to work were sort of relieved. Sore encrusted and pathetic, his deep-set needy eyes following them as they hurried by, returning again and again to gaze, longingly, at that rich table and imagine the taste of one of the crumbs, falling to the floor—it was uncomfortable. Why did he have to be thrown down there every single day?
Matt, Jady, and Nick reflect on Queen Elizabeth’s funeral. They talk about the importance of mourning, what goes on at a burial service, and how even in death we can celebrate the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Look what a devastation happens to the soul when the cross is passed over. You don’t have anything. You don’t have a congregation, a church, a reason to go on. You have to just keep trudging along in your sins, trying to make up reasons for hope.
How clever to take our modern, deconstructionist proclivities and read them back in time and space. Roman society, you see, “centered” men and “privileged” male power. If only they could have been clever like us who no longer do that, excepting those women who continue to cling to benighted and archaic “systems.”
We should speak out while we can and prepare for when we cannot.
Underneath the story of a dishonest worldly manager—just where you’d never expect to find it—is a Gospel story about how the law-giving God is also the saving God, the willing redeemer of sinners like you and me.
The simple movement of walking across an open room, stopping briefly to bow the head, and then moving on, without making some kind of personal statement to let everyone know the degree to which one agrees or disagrees with all the thoughts and feelings of the Queen is so astonishing. What is this quiet, practically private form of grief?
Matt, Jady, and Nick break open the mailbag again to respond to listener emails. This time: how to deal with a well-read Catholic family member, why the guys aren’t Eastern Orthodox, and how to recognize the beginnings of wokeness in your church.
They were doing what all human people do, trying to make life better. But look how it turned out for them. They are now the absolute byword amongst the nations. The consequences of their various pursuits—innocent and wicked both—is that they must confess and repent of their “Whiteness.”
Anyway, the main reason that women in, say, churches can’t join together to do nice things is that, economically, the ship of doing nice things has sailed away only to be wrecked in the turgid pools of economic and cultural malaise.
But the point of the story isn’t their idolatry, their total commitment to themselves, their great and overpowering desires to have what they wanted, their unwillingness to say no to themselves about anything. The point of the story is that Moses, in horror and desperation, interposed himself between God and the people who were, at that moment, letting it all burn down.
“Grief is the price we pay for love.”
Matt, Jady, and Nick discuss a recent interview given by Archie Coates, new vicar of Holy Trinity Church, Brompton. They talk about his desire to keep his personal views to himself, and consider the pastoral calling to teach truth to the sheep.
The discovery of the risen Christ on the first Easter Day gave his followers new hope and fresh purpose, and we can all take heart from this… As dark as death can be – particularly for those suffering with grief – light and life are greater.Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth...
Matt, Jady, and Nick discuss men being friends with women, whether or not men should avoid being alone with women, and…well, men and women.
Matt, Jady, and Nick talk about the formation of a new diocese in Australia, discuss what it means for a church to be “catholic,” and consider (again) what circumstances warrant “walking apart.”
Matt, Jady, and Nick talk about political power. They discuss whether or not Christians should seek it, if it can be used for good, and respond to some common objections to Christian political involvement.
Matt, Jady, and Nick conclude their discussion of the 2022 Lambeth Conference. They talk about whether anything good came from it, what might have been learned, and what a reforming movement in the communion might look like.
Matt, Jady, and Nick continue to discuss the 2022 Lambeth Conference. They talk about the bounds of orthodoxy, the sufficiency of the creeds, and whether or not sex is worth disfellowshipping over.
Matt, Jady, and Nick discuss the currently-meeting Lambeth Conference. They talk about the World-wide Anglican Communion, whether it’s salvageable, and whether or not the ACNA should want to be part of it.
Matt, Jady, and Nick talk about weddings, what the point of a Christian wedding is, and how a Christian marriage is a reflection of the Good News about Jesus Christ.
Matt, Jady, and Nick continue to discuss supposed inconsistencies in the pro-life position. Can someone who supports the death penalty be pro-life? What does the Bible say?
Jady and Nick are joined by Mark Marshall to discuss the overturning of Roe v. Wade, whether or not Christians are allowed to celebrate, and the faith and founding of the ACNA.
Jady and Nick talk about how important it can be to tell the truth, even when it seems like the whole world is lying.
Matt, Jady, and Nick talk about PRIDE month, confirm that drag shows are indeed bad for kids, and discuss Justin Welby’s letter to some African Archbishops.
Matt, Jady, and Nick discuss the calling of a new Dean to Trinity School for Ministry and talk about the future of leadership formation in the ACNA.
Matt, Jady, and Nick discuss the doctrine of inerrancy. They consider so-called “literary devices,” ask whether or not it’s important the Bible be inerrant, and suggest that a little faith in God might go a long way.
Jady and Nick join the “winsomeness” discourse, trying to find clarity and truth, and hoping to add something by looking at some relevant Bible passages.
Matt, Jady, and Nick talk about the recent draft Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, discuss the evangelical conversation around abortion, and describe the way in which culture reverses the sacraments of the church.
Matt, Jady, and Nick discuss the recent ruling in the South Carolina Supreme Court regarding ACNA congregations and their buildings.