Off Script 31: Stewarding Your Body

How should you steward your body?  Are all bodily pleasures inherently sinful?  In order to grapple with these questions, we take a tour through the bible from the Garden of Eden through to the time of Jesus to observe the balanced biblical perspective between asceticism (denying all pleasures) and hedonism (living for pleasure).  As it[…]

Podcast 78: The Insidious Danger of Self-Righteousness (Sean Finnegan)

No one joined the Pharisees out of desire to practice professional hypocrisy. They were the devout, the separated, the ones who took God and holiness seriously. However, by the time of Jesus, they had confused godliness with self-righteousness and lost compassion in the process. It’s so easy for us to root for Jesus as he[…]

Revive 2017 Audios

Here are the messages from Revive (January 6-8, 2017), held at Woodstock YMCA in Connecticut. Friday Night Sean Finnegan — You Can Be Holy Saturday Morning Stan Chee — Battlegrounds for Holiness Vince Finnegan — God Is Holy Saturday Night Chris Sytsma — Perspective Victor Gluckin — Don’t Put It on a Cart Sunday Morning[…]

Off Script 18: Christians Are Hypocrites

In part two of our series on objections to Christianity, we look at the issue of hypocrisy.  Many are unwilling to even consider Christianity as a viable option because they’ve witnessed or heard about some horrible act of hypocrisy by a Christian leader.  It’s hard to deny that hypocrisy is a major problem in Christianity[…]

Podcast 60: Be Ye Holy for I Am Holy (Keith Daniel)

What do you believe about holiness?  Do you view it as an impossible ideal?  Slogans like “I’m not perfect, just forgiven” and “I don’t want to be holier than thou” show how uncomfortable we are with this whole subject.  Even so, God calls us to be holy as he is holy.  We cannot ignore or[…]

Off Script 13: Should Christians Watch TV?

What standards should Christians have when it comes to entertainment?  Can the bible offer any guidance for such a modern issue?  Every day shows, movies, books, and songs bombard us with all kinds of ideas and depictions that constantly nudge us in different directions.  Although, we like to think of ourselves as impervious to the[…]

Podcast 49: Abide in Me (Keith Daniel)

How much time do you spend with God alone?  Do you have a quiet time each day for scripture reading and prayer and meditation?  Drawing on the image of the vine in John 15, Keith Daniel passionately advocates for a daily devotional time to abide in him.  He argues that this time is the key[…]

Steve Chalke on Holiness

As the American theologian Walter Wink puts it, “Holiness [not sin] becomes contagious in Jesus’ ministry.”  Jesus demonstrates that, far from being something brittle that needs to be protected, true holiness is God’s robust cleansing and including agent.  Instead of Jesus’ holiness driving him into isolation, it compels him to get out on the streets[…]

Podcast 22: Allow Me To Reintroduce the Christ (Blair Wingo)

by Blair Wingo Authentic Christianity requires both believing the biblical gospel as well as following Christ.  Too often today we want to believe in Jesus as savior without following as lord.  In this moving poem Blair Wingo sets the record straight.  She appeals to the bible as the source for reintroducing the real Christ rather[…]

Podcast 20: Shocking Youth Message (Paul Washer)

by Paul Washer In this convicting sermon Paul Washer exposes the unholiness that pervades much of Christian youth culture.  Although I do not agree with much of what Washer stands for, this message of his significantly affected my life.  It not only inspired me to live for God wholeheartedly, but also exposed the sneaky ways[…]

Podcast 16: Ten Shekels and a Shirt (Paris Reidhead)

by Paris Reidhead One of the most famous classic sermons of all time, Paris Reidhead’s “Ten Shekels and a Shirt” calls into question why you serve God?  From his account of missionary work to his observations of historic Christian preaching to other movements occurring in his own day, Reidhead weaves together an inspiring and very[…]