Whatever he saw – in the crystal ball, down the pew – it was enough to make him want to get up and leave.
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.
Every generation is presented with a choice, a costly choice: do we follow the world? Or do we follow the Word?
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.
A dispute in the Diocese of Peru is threatening to awaken long-buried secrets and patterns of leadership across not just the one nation but the entire Anglican Church in South America.
Martha pokes her head around the door and her Visitor sees that she is about to lose it. She, like Sarah, doesn’t have to say anything about the ocean of her disappointment and unbelief, about the heaps of unmet expectations, about the bitterness and fatigue.
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.
Christians at least should know, pride is contrary to goodness and kindness. Pride is the thing that breaks apart human communities, that destroys relationships, that wrecks the love that binds people together. It isn’t pride that makes God finally realize how clever and lovely his creatures are. When he sees their pride, he knows that they are lost and that they need help that they can never give themselves.
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.
You work desperately hard for some elusive happiness, and then you die. How heartbreaking, then, to reach the very pinnacle of worldly success and discover that it was all a handful of dust, that you can still be rejected, that you still have to die.
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.
And so we see that love is both common—not the least bit grand or glorious or exalted or transcendent—and impossible. It is such a good thing that God didn’t command you to ‘love’ yourself because you don’t even do that.
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.
Imagining that God the Father has nothing to say, no gift to give to the Son, doesn’t bring about a gracious, nor a “flourishing” life for women.
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 some common criticisms of Penal Substitutionary Atonement and interact with the ideas of some of its well-known detractors.
Matt, Jady, and Nick discuss the monumental “three days” of Holy Week. They look at the liturgies, the remembrances, and the theological underpinnings of each celebration.
Matt, Jady, and Nick revisit the question of Christian engagement with culture in light of the recent revelations about the Walt Disney Company and the explicit conversations and curriculum in public schools.
Anne, Liza, and Ralinda answer the question of the moment: what is a woman? They discuss telling the truth, how kids are getting trapped by lies, and why it’s Good News that God is the only creator.
Matt, Jady, and Nick talk about the odd ways that modern Christians sometimes talk about the image of God. They then discuss what that phrase means, and how it relates to the Good News about Jesus.
Matt, Jady, and Nick discuss several recent statements about the on-going abuse investigation in the Diocese of the Upper Midwest. What can a Christian make of what’s happened, and where can Good News be found?
Matt, Jady, and Nick discuss the “holistic” approach to abortion opposition in light of the Texas heartbeat law and the new Florida abortion ban.
Matt, Jady, and Nick talk about the lack of trust in institutions. They discuss what might be done to restore that trust, the importance of telling the truth, and the need to proclaim the Good News into a cynical world.
Matt, Jady, and Nick talk about the observances of Ash Wednesday and Lent and discuss whether or not they can be celebrated in line with the Gospel, avoiding sacerdotalism.
Matt and Nick continue tracing the beginnings of the ACNA with Dr. Jon Shuler. On this episode, he tells the story from the foundations of the AMIA in the late 1990s to the Jerusalem GAFCON meeting in 2008.
Matt and Jady talk to Jon Shuler, founder of NAMS. Dr. Shuler shares his story of ministry in the Episcopal Church, creeping revisionism, and the road toward the ACNA.
Matt, Jady, and Nick discuss the recent Revoice conference and talk about whether Revoice’s claims and critiques are biblical or apt to lead people away from Christian orthodoxy.
Matt, Jady, and Nick discuss an ongoing abuse investigation in the ACNA, the impact of “trauma-centered” responses, and whether or not it’s still possible to have difficult conversations.
On this episode of the Stand Firm podcast, Matt, Jady, and Nick discuss Canada’s new anti-“conversion therapy” law, some Finnish criminal charges, and the centrality of conversion to the Christian Gospel.
Matt, Jady, and Nick unpack Articles 12 and 13, talk about how a Christian should think about good works, and discuss what God thinks of the “good” works of non-believers.
Matt, Jady, and Nick discuss the tendency to defer to qualifications in a debate, what getting a doctorate really means, and what a pastor’s “lane” really is.
On this episode of the Stand Firm podcast, Matt, Jady, and Nick discuss 2021 and hand out some awards: issue of the year, most surprising development, and more.
Matt, Jady, and Nick discuss the importance and meaning of Advent, talk about what true repentance is, and review some of the different theories about the second coming of Christ.
Matt, Jady, and Nick talk about the current state of the abortion debate in America, the role of one’s faith in the political sphere, and whether or not God’s law should be the law of the land.
Anne, Jady, and Nick talk to Denny Burke (seminary professor, Baptist pastor, and President of the CBMW) about his recent Twitter conversation with Kristin Du Mez, the difference between sheep and wolves, why LGBTQ issues are “Gospel” issues, and more.