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#61: A Stand Firm Conversation: The Making of a Discipleship Curriculum

Jady and Nick are joined by Michael Neal and Alonzo Crawford to discuss their student discipleship curriculum, To Be a Disciple: Foundations of the Christian Life.

#60: Actually, We DO Need Education: Discipleship, Catechesis, and Anglicanism

Matt, Jady, and Nick react to a recent article by Bishop Ray Sutton about Christian education, discuss the formation and raising up of disciples…and especially the development of clergy.

#59: A Stand Firm Conversation: Andrew Pearson

Matt, Jady, and Nick talk to Andrew Pearson. They discuss ministry, the revisionism of the Episcopal Church, and the future of the ACNA.

Happy Radical Dependence On God Day!

Therefore, the Lord calls them a “rebellious house,” a community of people who are so committed to their own version of events that nothing that anyone can say will sway them, or shift them, or change their minds about anything.

#58: Plagiarize This Podcast: The Authoritative, Can’t Miss, Guaranteed-to-Wow-Them Stand Firm Guide to Preaching

Matt, Jady, and Nick talk about preaching, how they prepare their sermons, and what they’re trying to accomplish from the pulpit.

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Another One Bites The Dust

Another One Bites The Dust

In spite of having the word of God clearly and plainly on the page, many Christians think that first, there is no problem and so no remedy is needed, and second that those who do think there is a problem are themselves the problem.

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The Choice To Die

The Choice To Die

Jesus apparently doesn’t fear the possibilities of human ruin on the shoals of dichotomous thinking. Is he insane? Does he not know that we already have the inclination to think in too tribally exclusive ways? Doesn’t he want us to stop catastrophizing about everything?

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There but for the Grace of God Go I

There but for the Grace of God Go I

Is it really the case that the person who says, “There but for the grace of God go I?” is drawing all the attention to himself and away from the victim? Or is it possible, in the very human mess that is this kind of scandal, to think of both at once? Isn’t it possible to feel the sickening horror of all those women being manipulated and destroyed, to pray for them, to beg God that this will never happen again, and also to be glad that men would this morning quake as they considered all that they have the power to do? Shouldn’t both of those go together?

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True Love for Valentine’s Day

True Love for Valentine’s Day

The trouble is that we want Jesus to give us all of his glory and none of himself. We want to rise again without having first to die. We want love without the hassle of the other person breaking in and unsettling not only our priorities and plans, but the very knowledge that we have of ourselves.

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Say It Again

Say It Again

When people who don’t yet belong to this “Great Nation” stumble across some outpost of it, they don’t generally find themselves landing on the word “great,” nor “nation” for that matter. It looks mostly like a pathetic group of superstitious scolds who should really go away and try something else.

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Hath The Lord Even Spoken

Hath The Lord Even Spoken

You being too busy is not a sin. You not being present to your family in an optimal way is not a sin. You being unhappy and dissatisfied with your life is not a sin. You are not going to go to hell because you couldn’t get out from under your to-do list.

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