It’s one thing to live in a post-Christian culture, it’s quite another to grow a church in it. In the second part of our interview with Dr. Bradley Truman Noel, he discusses some of the challenges to growth and adaptation for the 21st Century Church, particularly as it relates to Pentecostals. Have Pentecostals lost the Spirit-enfused creativity of their forbearers? Do pastors fear men more than God? Why do we hide from having challenging theological conversations between generations? This and a whole more on this week’s episode. Continue reading →
We now live in a post-Christian culture. The Church, once the bedrock of Western society has been kicked to the curb. How have Christians responded? Some are angry. Some are confused. Others have fled. Dr. Bradley Truman Noel sits down with the Theologist Podcast to examine how our culture has become post-Christian, and whether the Church can survive this change. This is the first part of this interview, the second part will be released next week. Continue reading →
On this week’s episode of the Theologist Podcast, Dave examines three of the biggest misconceptions about Hell:
1 – Satan lives in Hell
2 – God sends people to Hell
3 – Hell is to be taken lightly
Find out how Dante’s Inferno has misled generations of Evangelicals into believing Hell is a mishmash of Greek/Roman mythology and Roman Catholic medieval imagination. We’ll also discuss such issues as pre-destination. It’s a packed show, so put on your sunblock as we dive into the infernal imagery of Hell.
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Let’s make one thing abundantly clear: evangelism is about spreading the “good news” of Jesus. Our witness, both in terms of our behaviour and speech should then reflect this good news.
In late twentieth-century, much of our evangelism was pretty straight forward: tell people about Jesus by warning them about Hell. Continue reading →