Isaiah 61.1-4, 8-11, Psalm 126, 1 Thessalonians 5.16-24, John 1.6-8, 19-28; What’s so good about purple paraments? Should we memorize texts from scripture? Can everything be compared to The Wizard of Oz? Should we seek out ugly Christmas trees? These questions and more on this episode of Strangely Warm with guest Anita Ford.
Reading the Bible does not have to suck. That might sound like news to many. The Bible is a book that begs to be read critically and read often but if you’ve been told you’re not allowed to read it or that your reading is ‘wrong,’ you might have put it down.
Christian Piatt’s new book ‘Surviving the Bible: A Devotional for the Church Year 2018,’ is a weekly devotional grounded in the Lectionary and he joins us to talk about reading the Bible in plain English and how we need to recapture the practice of hermeneutics.
In this episode Dr. Johanna, Teer, and Jason discuss one of the earliest heresies in Christianity. What you may not know is that this heresy is still alive and strong today.
Isaiah 40.1-11, Psalm 85.1-2, 8-13, 2 Peter 3.8-15a, Mark 1.1-8; What does manscaping have to do with Jesus? Was Isaiah a Socialist? Is Climate Change real? What’s the difference between resuscitation and resurrection? These questions and more on this episode of Strangely Warmed with guests Jason Micheli and Scot Jones.
Church revival is not an easy task. While it took Jesus 3 days to overcome death, revival within the church takes more time. Donna Claycomb Sokol, pastor of Mount Vernon Place UMC in Washington, D.C., is leading her congregation in a revival.
Donna co-wrote A New Day In The City, about this transformation alongside L. Roger Owens.
In the interview Teer talked with Donna about Mount Vernon Place’s public repentance for its role in white supremacy, as well as prophetic preaching. On its 100th anniversary, October 2017, the historic congregation, located along busy Massachusetts Ave., repented for its history of being a “representative church”.
This particular portion of the interview is important because the banner signed by members of the congregation was displayed outside, along the busy streets of Washington, D.C. This was not only a public display of repentance but it was also a prophetic statement in the midst of white supremacists becoming more emboldened and less afraid of sharing their hatred publically.
Fast forward to November 27, when this banner outside the church were vandalized.
If the events of Charlottesville, VA were not reminder enough that white supremacy, and the accompanying hatred is alive and strong in America, let the vandalism at Mount Vernon Place remind us all. We hope you enjoy this episode of C&GJ.
Fides Qua Creditur OR Fides Qude Creidtur?
Faith by which we believe or faith which we believe?
Dr. Johanna tells you what ‘faith’ means and why you need to know it to speak Christian better.
Isaiah 64.1-9, Psalm 80.1-7, 17-19, 1 Corinthians 1.3-9, Mark 13.24-37; Who wears clip-on bowties? What does it mean to live between two trees? Can replace “faith” with “Jesus”? What do kitten videos have to do with the Kingdom of God? These questions and more on this episode of Strangely Warmed with guests Jason Micheli and Scott Jones
In this interview Jason talks with Emma Green of The Atlantic. Green is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where she covers politics, policy, and religion. She’s also responsible for the viral video based on what one of her articles, “Do Democrats Have a Religion Problem?” She and Jason discuss that question, the Trump administration, race in Southern Baptist Church, and the role of religion in the public square.
Seeking the face of God? Let God’s face shine upon you?
What does that even mean?
Dr. Johanna tells you what ‘face’ means and why you need to know it to speak Christian better.
Ezekiel 34.11-16, 20-24, Psalm 95.1-7a, Ephesians 1.15-23, Matthew 25.31-46; What does a hipster church look like? What should we do when Caesar yells louder than the Shepherd? What does the hypostatic union have to do with Christ the King? These and more questions on this episode of Strangely Warmed with guest Rev. Matt Hambrick.