S2E12: Spiritual Abuse
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by Eric Tonjes
4d ago
How do we think about abuse and power when it comes to the church? How do we process spiritual bullies or church leaders that oppress others? Join Gray and Eric as they discuss these heavy but important topics. What's Good: Harbor Freight & Machetes (Gray) Edited by Ira Tipton Resources: Bully Pulpit by Michael Kruger Is It Abuse? by Darby Strickland PCA report on abuse (including section on spiritual abuse): https://www.pcaac.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/2301-AIC-on-Domestic-Abuse-Updated.pdf ..read more
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S2E11: Laughter
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by Eric Tonjes
1M ago
How should we think about laughter? How do Christians relate to joy, humor, and things like satire? Join Gray and Eric as they discuss and explore how Christians should and shouldn't relate to laughter. What's Good: Alone (Eric) Edited by Ira Tipton ..read more
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S2E10: Is the World Getting Better or Worse?
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by Eric Tonjes
2M ago
How should we think about our place in history? Should we be pessimistic? Optimistic? How does our cultural and historical moment fit with the overarching story of Scripture for this age? Join Gray and Eric as they talk about the world and the Bible and how they intersect. What's Good - The Bear (Eric ..read more
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S2E9: Giving Wise Counsel
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by Eric Tonjes
3M ago
How do we give wise counsel as Christians? How do we know the limits of what we should say, how to say it helpfully, and have a framework to give practical advice? Join Gray and Eric as they dig into this topic. What's Good: (self-titled) by Marcus Mumford (Gray ..read more
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S2E8: Differences in the Church
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by Eric Tonjes
3M ago
Christians are called to unity, to be one in Jesus. At the same time, Christians disagree about all kinds of things, from theology to cultural and political issues? How do we handle differences in the church? Join Gray and Eric as they discuss navigating these challenges. What's Good: The musical artists Jess Ray and Chris Renzema (Eric ..read more
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S2E7: Thinking About the Spiritual Realm
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by Eric Tonjes
4M ago
Scripture pictures our world as having both a physical and a spiritual dimension, and sees the stories and conflicts of the spiritual realm as affecting and overlapping with our experience of life in the world. What does the Bible say about spiritual realities, and how do we as Christians think about and interact with them? Join Eric and Gray as they give an overview of this mysterious and at times confusing topic. What's Good: Gray - acoup.blog ..read more
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S2E6: What Do I Contribute To My Salvation?
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by Eric Tonjes
5M ago
How do we square God's sovereignty over all things with our responsibility? How do we relate our effort to God's gracious work in us? Join Gray and Eric as they discuss these complicated topics and (hopefully) offer a little clarity. What's Good - Leadership & Self-Deception by the Arbinger Institute (Eric ..read more
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S2E5: Pornography
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by Eric Tonjes
5M ago
Note: This episode contains discussions of topics not suitable for young kids. Pornography is an epidemic in our society; millions of people wrestle with its effects. Join Gray and Eric as they discuss this hard topic and offer practical advice for those who are struggling. What's Good: Steering the Craft - Ursula K. Le Guin (Gray ..read more
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S2E4: Once Saved, Always Saved?
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by Eric Tonjes
6M ago
How do we think about the question of losing our salvation? Does  Jesus keep us? Do we need to live in fear? And if we are secure, what about apostasy? What about people we know who leave the faith? Is God's love an excuse to live in unrepentant sin? Join Gray and Eric as they dig into these challenging issues. What's Good: Sous vide cooking (Eric ..read more
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S2E3: Having Conversations About Jesus
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by Eric Tonjes
6M ago
How do we talk with people we know about the good news of Jesus? This is guilt and anxiety-inducing question for many, but it is something we are called to do in Scripture. Join Gray and Eric as they discuss practically how to talk about their faith with those around them. What's Good:  Gray - Van Neistat's YouTube channel ..read more
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