Looking back, many of us guys grew up with a version of what it means to "be a man" that was impossible to live out. To make matters worse, these cultural ideas about manhood are often adopted by the American Church, leading many to view our cultural ideas about manhood as falsely being biblical concepts of manhood. This of course, leads to all sorts of issues-- both for men, and women.
In this episode of That God Show as BLC and MPT rewind to visit 5 of the biggest stories of the summer. Catch their thoughts on topics such as: mass shootings, marriage equality, the Josh Duggar & Ashley Maddison saga, and of course, Donald Trump's race to the White House.
This episode is for all those who have been in a process of wrestling with hell- join BLC with pastor and author Jeff Cook for a philosophical exploration of "5 questions about hell" from Cook's new book, Everything New. In it, we explore questions such as: Why would God create a hell? What good purpose does hell serve? And, is hell consistent with God's character?
Join us for EP28 of That God Show where BLC and MPT sit down with Reba Riley, author of the much anticipated book, Post Traumatic Church Syndrome. In this episode you'll be invited to join a candid discussion about something so many of us face but rarely discuss: self doubt.
Both political and Christian culture can often seem quite cynical, can't it? In this episode of That God Show, Benjamin and Matthew talk about the pessimistic narrative we're often sold by political and religious leaders and why it's critically important that we reject this-- instead choosing to embrace optimism.
This week new Pew report data came out that showed Christianity in decline across the board in the United States, and everyone seems to be clamoring to spin it in some way. In this episode of That God Show, BLC and MPT sit down to talk about the decline in Christianity, and how instead of seeking to "win converts" we can simply return to our calling to be "people who fix things."
In an age of Christian division it can be important to remember one of the last things Jesus prayed for before his death: Christian unity. But what is it? Where do we even begin a journey towards greater unity? This episode begins a series on the topic, born out of the winter travels of MPT and BLC where they both realized that it's often hard to dislike someone different than yourself, when you take the time to listen to their story.
If you spend much time on social media or have seen much from Franklin Graham lately, you'd know that he's sorta gone rogue on Facebook. Some of his comments have sparked outrage among religious leaders, and others have left us scratching our heads and asking, "what the heck is up with Franklin Graham?"
With the recent elections in Israel and talk of an arms deal with Iran, folks have been talking once again about the Israeli and Palestinian conflict. Many of us grow up with a blindly pro-Israel worldview given to us in fundamentalism where Israel is seen as the oppressed, and the Palestinians are seen as the oppressor... but is that true? To explore this issue, BLC sits down with an American missionary in Palestine to tell us about her 11 years living among the Palestinians and living under a military occupation.