Being Staff, Leading Staff
May05

Being Staff, Leading Staff

What don’t they teach you about how to be part of a church staff? What changes when you become a lead pastor? We discuss the joys and pains of being and leading staff.

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How We Got the Bible with Dr. Kara Lyons-Pardue
Apr21

How We Got the Bible with Dr. Kara Lyons-Pardue

New Testament professor Dr. Kara Lyons-Pardue joins us to talk about how we got this thing we call the Bible. Who got to decide what books were included (and excluded!)? What criteria matter? And how can we trust the Bible as a holy book?

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Thinking about Drinking
Apr14

Thinking about Drinking

Has our culture become too obsessed with alcohol? Might that be a sign of deeper problems? And how can historically teetoaling churches speak meaningfully to a culture fixated on self-medication?

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Ethics in Christian Ministry with Charles Christian
Apr07

Ethics in Christian Ministry with Charles Christian

Dr. Charles Christian joins us to discuss his new book on ethics in ministry. How can church leaders develop ethical thinking habits that aid us in those unpredictable times in ministry? Plus: a deep dive on the Billy Graham Rule

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Moral Licensing
Mar31

Moral Licensing

This short-but-awesome episode is all about Moral Licensing. What is that? It’s why you’re more likely to do something bad after you’ve done something good. We talk through the implications for preaching – and how it explains why the Church of the Nazarene struggles to place female pastors, District and General Superintendents.

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The Uncontrolling Love of God with Thomas Jay Oord
Dec02

The Uncontrolling Love of God with Thomas Jay Oord

Dr. Thomas Jay Oord discusses his innovative contribution to the conversations surrounding providence and theodicy. What is essential kenosis and how can it be helpful in pastoral counseling?

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