Feb 22, 2021
Ted asks about forgiveness vs struggling with showing up at church. Rod talks about what God created the church for, what He gives us sinners there and why that’s important, yet still recognizing why that is a struggle for some whose experiences in church have pushed them away. Dad uses the word...
Feb 15, 2021
Ted asks if the history of Bible translations means that we can’t know what the original text actually said. Rod talks about the history of historical texts in general, particularly the classics, the great wealth of supporting information behind Christianity, and what present day scholars are able to do with original...
Feb 8, 2021
Ted asks about what God meant when He spoke of David being a man after His own heart. Rod talks about the kinds of rough material God prefers to work with, from the beginning of creation, and how far He is willing to go to save those He loves even while we are sinning against Him.
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Feb 1, 2021
Ted asks about the real condition of the believing sinner and what he or she needs. Rod talks about the Christian faith vs. moral improvement and a true view of the sinner, that their condition is ‘dying’, not imperfect-and-needs-fixing. What is a pastor called to deliver to dying sinners?