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Episode 1019

Should We Baptize the Dead?

Topic: Baptism & Membership, Death & Dying
Baptism demonstrates and symbolically reenacts our spiritual death, burial, and resurrection in Christ. But it does not save anyone.
Episode 1018

I’m Confused — Are We to Pray with Few Words or Without Ceasing?

Topic: Prayer
Pray to God at all times, but don’t think you can twist God’s arm by repeating your requests. He seeks heartfelt, authentic fellowship.
Episode 1017

How Can My Difficult Marriage Glorify Christ?

Topic: Marriage
A faithful, covenant-keeping spouse can display the truth of Christ’s covenant with us — even after a failed marriage.
Episode 1016

Do We Really Need Musical Worship?

Topic: Corporate Worship
Qualified leaders should help God’s people come together to express his infinite value by lifting their voices and hearts in song.
Episode 1015

When Should Christians Use Satire?

Topic: Speech
While satire, irony, sarcasm, and ridicule all have their place in exposing evil and harm, Christians should patiently seek to win others in love.
Episode 1014

Why Does the New Testament Cite Extrabiblical Sources?

Topic: Inspiration & Inerrancy of the Bible
Sometimes biblical authors drew in material from outside the Bible in order to strengthen their points for their audience.
Episode 1013

What Is Revival and Where Do We Find It?

Topic: Revival / Awakening
Revival is a concentrated work of God where Christians in various churches earnestly desire more of Christ, boldness in witness, and commitment to missions.
Special Episode

The Benedict Option and American Politics

Topic: Evangelism, Culture, Government
Christians are called to be different from the world, but engaged with the world. That’s not comfortable, but it is essentially Christian.
Episode 1012

Why I’m Baptist

Topic: Baptism & Membership, Christian Unity
First, be a Bible-guided Christian. Second, embrace the Bible-rooted doctrines of grace. Third, come to your convictions on baptism.
Episode 1011

My Prodigal Left Home — Should I Give Him Money?

Topic: Parenting
If you have a prodigal, immerse yourself in the Bible and pray with your spouse for wisdom, love, boldness, and joy.