Episode 1186

Can We Skip the Parts of the New Testament Not in the Original Manuscripts?

The first manuscripts of the Bible no longer exist, but that doesn’t need to shake Christians’ faith. Pastor John gives three reasons why.
Episode 1185

Do the Biblical Warnings Against Riches Apply to Most Americans?

Topic: Money
The aim of wartime simplicity is not to be as poor as possible, but to use all of our resources for the advancement of the gospel.
Episode 1184

Have I Really Forgiven Someone If I Keep Remembering Their Wrong?

Topic: Forgiveness
The sign of forgiveness is not that you forget the pain another caused you, but that you relinquish the desire to punish, and instead seek their good.
Episode 1183

How Do I Avoid the Pitfalls of Too Little Introspection and Too Much?

Topic: Sanctification & Growth, Spiritual Growth
Self-examination can quickly turn into self-condemnation. Pastor John offers three strategies to keep introspection in its proper place.
Episode 1182

When Do We Intervene in Other People’s Conflicts?

Topic: Friendship, Anger
God calls Christians to be peacemakers. But when and how should we intervene in other people’s conflicts?
Episode 1181

Does the Bible Portray Women as Emotional and Men as Rational?

Topic: Manhood & Womanhood
Our culture often stereotypes women as hyperemotional and men as rational. But is this a biblical dichotomy?
Episode 1180

How Do I Show Kindness to My Children and Expect Them to Obey?

Topic: Parenting, Children
How do we teach our children to respect our God-given authority, while also treating them with Christlike humility and servant leadership?
Episode 1179

Is the Great Commission for Every Individual Christian?

Topic: World Missions, Frontier Missions
God may not call you to move to another country to join the Great Commission, but he has called you to play a significant part.
Episode 1178

Does Reformed Theology Impede Racial Reconciliation?

Topic: Ethnic Harmony
Some have suggested Reformed theology is a hurdle to racial harmony. Pastor John explains why the opposite has been true over decades of urban ministry.
Episode 1177

Dating: Good Jealousy and Bad

Topic: Dating & Singleness, Marriage
Is all jealousy bad? No, God models perfect jealousy, and calls us to have the same zeal for his glory in all we do — even in dating.