Alisa Childers began re-examining her faith after a jarring experience in an unexpected place left her questioning what she believed—and why. In this episode, she talks with Michael about rebuilding her faith intellectually through studying apologetics and hermeneutics.
Alisa’s newest book, “Live Your Truth and Other Lies,” exposes five damaging lies that permeate our culture, both inside and outside the church, and ultimately leave us “anxious, exhausted, and self-obsessed.”
The best investment any one of us can make is the one many of us struggle to prioritize. If you’ve struggled to spend time in the Word lately, this message is for you. In this sermon, originally recorded at Mood Bible Institute’s Founder’s Week in 2019 at the Moody Church in Chicago, IL, Michael teaches through 2 Timothy 3:16-17 and demonstrates that scripture—all scripture—is profitable in a person’s life in every way.
Q: Health, cultural, or traditional reasons aside: should Christian parents have their sons circumcised for religious or theological reasons?
Dr. Dave Gibson is back on inContext to talk about his new book, “In My Father’s Wake: How an Anxious Boy Learned to Love a Difficult Dad”. Hardwon wisdom shrouded in humor, Dave’s storytelling offers belonging, comfort, and a gentle challenge to any (many) of us who bear a father wound.
Q: Regarding the “lost sheep” and our Good Shepherd Who goes after even one: is that referring to unbelievers, or to someone who has strayed from the flock, and do they both “know His voice”?
What’s the “therefore” there for in Hebrews 12:1? This is a unique “therefore,” occurring only one other time in the New Testament. It’s, perhaps, a “therefore” of exasperation. The Hebrews Hall of Faith is not just some boring list of old names that are dead and turning into dust in some grave—they’re evidence.
We have so many men and women of faith who have gone before us, who believed in something they didn’t see and are now witnesses. Therefore: look back. Consider the evidence. Lay aside every encumbrance. Consider Him who endured the greatest hostility against Himself by sinners so that you and I will not grow weary and lose heart.
Q: Why are censuses usually considered a sin in the Old Testament?