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Comedian John Crist Re-Examined: A Lack of Christian Repentance

Comedian John Crist Re-Examined: A Lack of Christian Repentance

August 1, 2020

This week, Chris and Rich look at John Crist's return to the public sphere and discuss his public statement about his actions. Noting a marked difference in Crist's language, they discuss whether he is exhibiting the fruit of repentance and why this matters to Christians.

 

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Original Charisma News Article (2019)

John Crist Public Video Statement

Ligonier - The Fruit of Repentance

A Nation Under God’s Wrath

A Nation Under God’s Wrath

July 25, 2020

This week, Chris discusses how the events of 2020 show America is a nation given over to a depraved mind according to Romans 1:18-32. Additionally, he asks for prayers for Rich and his family during a time of trials.

 

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Disrn.com Article

MacArthur Statement - Christ, Not Caesar, is the Head of the Church

VOR Rewind - Comedian John Crist Examined: A Lack of Christian Accountability

VOR Rewind - Comedian John Crist Examined: A Lack of Christian Accountability

July 20, 2020

With John Crist's recent public statement and return to social media, let's look back at when Chris and Rich first discussed Crist's public fall: "The Christian entertainment world has been rocked by the scandal of comedian John Crist's grossly immoral and sinful behavior. Chris and Rich ask how Crist's sins were missed and allowed to progress so far. What does this mean for the church? How can Christians prevent such persons from hurting the brethren in their midst? Join us for an extended episode on a difficult topic. Parental guidance is advised."

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Charisma News Article

NPR vs. The Bible - The Battle for Authority Over the Church

NPR vs. The Bible - The Battle for Authority Over the Church

July 11, 2020

This week, Chris runs solo while Rich is under the weather and takes on an NPR article that asserts white supremacy finds its roots in American Christianity.

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NPR Article

Samuel Sey Book Review

"Open Hearts in a Closed World" Facebook Link

Christian Podcast Community

VOR Rewind - Why We Should Teach Our Youth Theology

VOR Rewind - Why We Should Teach Our Youth Theology

July 6, 2020

This week, let's look back at when Chris and Rich discussed the need for families and churches to teach our youth solid theology and doctrine.

Slave to the King Article:

Less Does Not Equal More

The Cancer of Moral Subjectivity

The Cancer of Moral Subjectivity

June 27, 2020

This week, Chris and Rich talk about the increasing number of Americans who claim they derive their morality from subjective sources rather than believing it objectively originates from God. Such beliefs reveal the rebellious and sinful hearts of many Americans showing they do not wish to have God ruling over them.  Only through the gospel can Christians see sin hardened hearts joyfully submit to the commands of God.

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Christian Headlines.com Article

Michelle Lesley - Open Hearts in a Closed World Conference

Let’s Just Have a Chat

Let’s Just Have a Chat

June 22, 2020

This week, Chris and Rich sit down and talk about the things that are currently on their minds. Unscripted and unplanned, let's see how it goes.

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Samuel Sey - Dear Police Officers

Jesus Wept: Fixing Our Eyes on Christ in Times of Grief

Jesus Wept: Fixing Our Eyes on Christ in Times of Grief

June 13, 2020

This week, Rich and Chris discuss how Christians endure truly painful times in life and experience genuine grief.  By fixing our eyes on Jesus and His precious promises, we can find peace in even the midst of times of darkness.

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Open Hearts in a Closed World Conference

Book - God's Grace in Your Suffering

Book - Grieving: Our Path Back to Peace

VOR Rewind - When the Church Looks Like the World

VOR Rewind - When the Church Looks Like the World

June 6, 2020

This week, we rewind back two years when Chris and Rich rounded out their discussion on what is the church.  In this episode, they discussed what happens when the professing church abandons its Scripture and imports the thinking of the world.

 

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Can Social Justice and the Church Coexist?

Southern Baptists floundering against LGBT agenda

The United Methodist Church has appointed a transgender deacon

A Nation in the Hands of an Angry God

A Nation in the Hands of an Angry God

May 30, 2020

At a time when the judgment of God is evident upon our nation as hatred and violence erupt around us, Chris and Rich discuss how even well-intended online discussions can fan the flames of an angry people.  Not only what topics we choose to engage but how we address these issues can inadvertently add fuel to the fire.  As Christians, even in matters of important doctrinal issues, we must treat others as creations in the image and likeness of God, showing grace and mercy as God has been merciful to us.  In this episode, they also ask the listeners to take time to pray that God would pour out His mercy on our nation.

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100 Verses About Arguing