Episode 11: Theories of Creation

Listen to this week's episode here. A listener emailed me last week wanting to know more about the various the theories of the creation account.  In this episode I look at four theories, and the scriptures and pros and cons behind them. Episode 1 of the Hope Within Radio Program

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Episode 10: Brief history of bible Translation in the Early Church

You can listen here. Andrew from Phoenix asked if there were any other translation besides Latin in the early church.  In today's show I go over the Syriac, Coptic, and Latin (for good measure).  I also analyze their importance in spreading the Gospel. Episode 1 of the Hope Within Radio Program

Book Review: I Could Use a Nap and a Million Dollars

I love the title of this book.  How many of us couldn't use a nap and a million dollars?  The title is witty, but the subtitle is telling.  The full title of this book is I Could Use a Nap and a Million Dollars:  Biblical Alternatives to Stressed Out Living.  The title of the book intrigued … Continue reading Book Review: I Could Use a Nap and a Million Dollars

Episode 9: Who wrote the Epistle to the Hebews?

Listen to the episode here. Who wrote Hebrews?  This question was emailed to me by a listener last week. This has been a question that has baffled theologians for centuries.  Was is the Apostle Paul, Apollos, or Clement?  This side of Heaven we may never know.  In this week's episode I explore this question by … Continue reading Episode 9: Who wrote the Epistle to the Hebews?

Turn to the Subject: Who is Jesus?

The current theological landscape is one that has its roots in the 19th century.  In an attempt to discover what Jesus taught and experienced, theologians began to use methods that were only historical in nature.  An emphasis was placed on the historical and cultural context in which Christ lived.  Though this has its place, who … Continue reading Turn to the Subject: Who is Jesus?

Book Review: The Apologetics Study Bible (CSB)

Apologetics is a topic within Christian theology that many try to avoid, but it is all something that we are called to in one way or another.  We get this mandate directly from 1 Peter 3:15 which states, "but in your hearts regard Christ the Lord as holy, ready at any time to give a … Continue reading Book Review: The Apologetics Study Bible (CSB)

Episode 7: Does discipleship matter? How do I make time to pray? Does God work even if one has no faith?

Listen to this week's episode here In this week's episode I answer listener questions that came in during the week.  The first question asked if discipleship was really necessary, and isn't getting to Christ what is most important?  The second question was in regard to prayer.  This listener asked with time so limited is prayer … Continue reading Episode 7: Does discipleship matter? How do I make time to pray? Does God work even if one has no faith?

Three Ways Suffering Can Lead Us Closer to Christ

There was a man that was hunting in a forest just outside of Pittsburg.  It was early in the morning, the sun was just starting to rise, and there was snow as far as the eye can see.  The hunter sat down against a tree to catch the beautiful sunrise.  He would eventually fall asleep … Continue reading Three Ways Suffering Can Lead Us Closer to Christ

Episode 6: Three Ways Suffering Can Bring Us Closer to Christ

You can listen here It is in our nature to look at suffering as something horrible.  As something that no good can possibly come from.  Throughout Christian history that is no shortage of examples of people who suffered greatly, but much good came from it.  One such person is the Apostle Paul.  In this episode … Continue reading Episode 6: Three Ways Suffering Can Bring Us Closer to Christ