November 18, 2020
Recently our church finished out its series on the book of Lamentations.
This poetic dirge is not one to which many run. Yet, I believe it has a clear and pertinent message for us today. I would contend that it is prophetic wisdom into what we are walking through—not only with the pandemic, but speaking even wider into the church.
July 23, 2020
Today I had my friend Ben Rous on the show. He's pastor of Liberty Christian Church in Lansing, Michigan. We talked through a lot of details regarding race, racism, and black lives matter, trying to bring some semblance of measured discussion to the table.
June 8, 2020
For the past two weeks, the church has remembered Pentecost Sunday and Holy Trinity Sunday. In light of that, I offered how Pentecost in Acts 2 serves as a model to consider for what we are currently walking through in our time of pandemic and social injustice in our world today.
May 19, 2020
Over the summer, the BTTB team will be reading through and discussing Scot McKnight's The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible. In session 1 we discuss ch.1 from the book. Perhaps the statement, "God said it. I believe it. That settles it." doesn't fully capture the tension and nuance of reading and interpreting the Bible.
March 5, 2020
This time around the BTTB group spent time talking through this question: Is the Bible simple, complicated, both or neither?
January 28, 2020
The BTTB group was finally back together at the table discussing important things about the Bible. We spent time mainly discussing two points: 1) the challenges we face in studying the Bible and 2) what it might look for people to truly follow Jesus in our world today.
January 13, 2020
The church has recently entered the season of Epiphany, which simply means "appearing." In it, the church will spend a good amount of time reading the Gospels, reminding ourselves of who Jesus is, what Jesus did and what Jesus said. In this episode, I consider Jesus's appearing on the scene at the beginning of the Gospel accounts. But, even more, I try and relate some of what was going on in Jesus's day to what is going on in our own current setting.
January 24, 2019
Brewing Through the Bible met this past Monday, MLK Day. Have a listen to the conversation we had around the table regarding race issues.
December 10, 2018
In this episode, we take time to consider many points from Genesis 6-9, which is the account of Noah and the flood.