Stop and Think About It

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You’re Listening to Stop and Think About It – A Podcast for the Christian Thinker. In a day when sound Biblical preaching has been replaced by man-centered entertainment. And the church has become increasingly anti-intellectual. This podcast will encourage believers to think Biblically and Theologically. So Please join me as we get ready to Stop and Think About It.

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The Stop and Think crew along with special guest, Scott Brown, discuss how to discern between the different Jurisdictions of Church, State and family. They also discuss how to navigate the current landscape and tackle several questions such as, when to disobey? Show Notes 0:00     Cold intro 1:16     Introduction 3:30     What are Jurisdictions? 9:35     Should we always obey the government? 35:30   "When to Disobey?" 41:25    How should Pastors shepherd through Jurisdictional issues? 54:11    Governmental overreach or Lordship issue? 1:11:14  Conclusion Please help support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2341757

Aug 30

1 hr 13 min

The Stop and Think crew discuss church leadership in contrast to the world. What does it mean to be a servant leader, Plurality of Elders, women preachers, and more... Show Notes 0:00         Opening 1:15         Introduction 3:50         Testimony of Glenroy and Pastor Phil 18:20       Glenroy Describes how he became a Deacon and what it means to be a Deacon 22:48       Pastor Phil Describes how he became a Pastor and what that entails 28:14       What does Church leadership look-like? 41:10       What does the Bible say about how we should choose our leaders? 48:00       Difference between qualifications between pastor and Deacons? 50:00       Bishop, Pastor, Overseer, Elder, under-shepherd: what's the difference? 59:20       Shared Leadership? 102:57     Does biblical leadership have to be Male and female? 1:11:14    Is the pastor The head of every aspect of your life? Pastoral Jurisdiction? 1:19:30    Conclusion Please help support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2341757

Aug 2

1 hr 21 min

The Stop and Think crew,  with guest (Anthony Uvenio from Reformed Rookie), Continues their discussion on reformed Theology focusing on the 5 points of Calvanism (Part 4).   Please help support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2341757

Jul 19

1 hr 27 min

The Stop and Think crew,  with guest (Anthony Uvenio from Reformed Rookie), Continues their discussion on reformed Theology focusing on the Perspicuity (Clarity) of scripture (Part 3). Show Notes 0:00         Opening 1:49         Introduction of Anthony Uvenio (Reformed Rookie Podcast) 6:55         What is Perspicuity? 9:50         Diet of Worms - Scripture alone 18:14       Chicago Statement Affirmed 29:14       The Bible is not a science book? 36:20       Sola Scriptura and Mary 46:10       Online Services: Real Fellowship? 51:05       Beware the philosophies of men 53:00       Evidential Apologists vs presuppositions 56:45       How do we apply Scripture alone for my actual worship experience 1:11:07       Conclusion Please help support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2341757

Jun 21

1 hr 18 min

The Stop and Think crew Continues their discussion on reformed Theology focusing on the Sola Scriptura or scripture alone (Part 2). Show Notes 0:00         Opening 1:49         Intro: Sola Scriptura? 6:55         Importance of Martin Luther 18:00       Scripture is Inspired 22:27       Scripture is inerrant and Infallible 40:51       What about the Holy Spirit? 56:50       Conclusion Please help support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2341757

May 3

1 hr

The Stop and Think crew discusses the distinctives of reformed theology and dispels some misconceptions (Part 1). Show Notes 0:00         Opening 1:25         What is reformed Theology? 4:25         Is reformed theology new? 7:45         Reformed theology is Calvinistic 15:10       5 Points of Calvinism 37:50       5 Solas 51:00       Reformed theology is Covenantal 57:40       Reformed theology is confessional 1:03:45    Reformed theology uses Catechisms 1:06:10    Reformed theology uses Creeds 1:11:24      Conclusion   Please help support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2341757

Apr 19

1 hr 14 min

The Stop and Think crew Talk about  Cancel culture and the biblical view. Show Notes 0:00         Opening 1:54         Introduction and what is Culture? 6:40         Biblical examples 9:25         Is Cancel Culture new? 11:17       Is Cancel Culture good? A sign of Progress? 17:05       Cancel culture uses uneven weights and shifting standards 18:39       Is it right to cancel a person's entire life?  Tear down statues 27:10       Consequences of Cancel culture 39:00       Cancel Culture is also an attack on the church 44:45       Jesus doe not cancel sinners? Why do we? 52:00       Conclusion   Please help support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2341757

Mar 15

54 min 36 sec

The Stop and Think crew Talk about the state of Disunity in the United states. How should Christians deal with Uncertainty? Show Notes 0:00        Opening 1:30        Introduction and 5 Categories 2:14        Political uncertainty 30:41      Medical uncertainty 45:40      Voddie Baucham's Heart condition 51:21      Economic uncertainty 58:16     International uncertainty 100:30      Post-Christian Philosophy of  Culture 103:35     How should Christians deal with Uncertainty? 108:30      Conclusion   Please help support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2341757

Mar 1

1 hr 9 min

The Stop and Think crew Talk about the state of Disunity in the United states in light of the election and riot on the capital. What does the bible say about this? How should the people of God respond? Show Notes 0:00       Opening 1:25       Introduction and State of the Union 11:05     Is the president below the law? 18:58     Post-modernism: the loss of Absolute Truth 25:46      Should we be scared right now? 30:56     What is the biblical response? 37:05     if not violence, then what? 40:46     Paul’s example? 45:40      What is a Christian permitted to do? 57:02     Conclusion   Please help support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2341757

Feb 1

59 min 30 sec

The Stop and Think crew and Special Guest: Pastor Scott Brown discuss the Church and the family. Why we believe that a family integrated church is the biblical method to properly grow the church and the family. Show Notes 0:00     Opening 1:38       Introduction and Scott Brown Testimony 8:50       The SBC use of Critical Race theory as Analytical tools 17:50     Why Scott feels that the sufficiency of scripture is Lacking in church and family 21:00     What is a family integrated Church 34:00     The drastic effect Family integrated approach has on the church and the family 40:00     How to apply this to your church 51:21     The family at church - New Book by Scott Brown 54:25     Concerning Catechism in the home 56:00     Concerning Marriages, Pastors, and broken homes 1:03:15  Conclusion Please help support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=23417575

Jan 4

1 hr 8 min

The Stop and Think crew and Guest: Dillon discuss false misconceptions about the Puritans, Pilgrims and thanksgiving! Show Notes 0:00 Opening 3:00 Truth about Puritans 16:04 What did they believe? 24:45 Truth about thanksgiving 39:35 Modern Thanksgiving 49:20 Christians should be Thankful Daily 52:00 Music and giving Thanks 1:10:15 Conclusion Please help support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=23417575

Dec 2020

1 hr 13 min

The Stop and Think crew and Guest: Dillon discuss the criteria Christians should use to vote: Focusing on the minor and major issues we should focus on. (Part 2 of 2) Show Notes 0:00 Opening 2:20 Vice president Debate thoughts 8:30 Dillon's conversion and bio 12:30 Danger of Political Echo Chamber? 17:50 Dillon's Top political vote issues 20:00 One issue voter? 23:00 Biblical purpose of Government 28:20 Importance of local Government 33:30 Importance of Census 40:50 Electoral college vs popular vote 50:50 Liberal professors and cancel culture 1:00:50 Voting and God’s Sovereignty 1:05:00 Conclusion Resources mentioned by Dillon: Vote.org  - Gives Voting updates Check out Ballotopedia.com to view what Ballot will look like on election day.   Please help support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=23417575

Oct 2020

1 hr 7 min

The Stop and Think crew discusses by what criteria should Christians vote: Focusing on the minor and major issues we should focus on. (Part 1 of 2) Show Notes 0:00   Opening 2:30   Religion and Politcs 5:30   Why vote? A peaceful Life? 14:44  Essential Vs Non-essential voting Criteria 17:30  #1 Pro-life Vs Choosing Death 25:45  #2 Gender Issues 30:30  #3 law and Order 36:15  Non-essential Critera 50:02  1st Presidential Debate 52:00  Conclusion   Please help support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=23417575

Oct 2020

58 min 41 sec

The Stop and Think crew has a candid discussion about the racial tensions, police protests, Black lives matter, issues in the Church, and Covid-19. This is Part 3 of a 3 part series. Show Notes 0:00   Opening 1:30      To obey or not to Obey Government? 3:00      Protests, Antifa, Black lives Matter… 5:55      COVID-19: essential & non-essential 23:00    COVID-19: Church VS State 32:20    Racism and the church 50:00    Conclusion   Please help support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=23417575

Oct 2020

52 min 41 sec

Please help support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=23417575 The stop and Think crew has a candid discussion about the racial tensions, police protests, Black lives matter, and issues in the Church. This is Part 2 of a 3 part series. Start Notes 0:00 Opening 2:45 Diversity in the church? 15:51 Racial repentance in the church? 18:55 Is it racism or Abuse of Power? 21:40 All lives verses black lives matters? 25:40 Vengeance or biblical Justice? 37:30 Black lives matter? 42:40 Conclusion

Aug 2020

44 min 36 sec

Please help support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=23417575 The stop and Think crew has a candid discussion about the racial tensions, police protests, Black lives matter, and issues in the Church. This is Part 1 of a 3 part series. 0:00 Opening 1:38 Intro 5:38 "I don’t believe black lives matter?" 10:40 Do Believers need racial reconciliation? 14:40 Did you see the Video? 16:43 Abuse of power or Racism 24:13 True Justice and the true Judge 26:15 You are apart of the problem! 28:15 The solution is the lord Jesus Christ 30:00 Race versus Ethnicities 37:37 Ya'll Aint Black 38:59 Conclusion

Jul 2020

43 min 11 sec

Please help support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=23417575 The stop and Think about it Crew answers the question: Can a believer lose his salvation? 0:00    Opening 1:54    Intro 3:20    What is a Born Again Believer? 6:40    You must be Born Again! 13:20  What is salvation? 18:33  Misused Verses 20:40  When does it Stick? 24:00   Free WIll 31:21   In God's Hands 37:24   Is it Finished? 41:00   He Perseveres you 44:00   Were you ever really saved 51:34   Closing

Jun 2020

54 min 2 sec

Please help support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=23417575 The stop and Think about it Crew discusses COVID 19 and its effect on the church today. How did Luther Deal with the "plague of his day? What lessons can we apply to the Coronavirus Pandemic today? 0:00 Opening 1:47 intro 4:00 State of the church today 7:28 Is God Sovereign over Corona 10:00 Is God punishing us? 14:27 What does the bible say about Judgment? 20:35 Do we deserve anything Good? 23:41 Plague in the time of Luther 30:35 Importance of Luther’s Actions 35:30 Just “Blow it away” 38:10 Luther Continued 43:10 Great time to spread the Gospel 48:50 Closing

May 2020

50 min 31 sec

Please help support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=23417575 The stop and Think about it Crew discusses how Spiritual death precedes Physical death. They tackle the finality of Death and what it means to be spiritually alive and its relation to the Gospel. 0:00 Opening 0:45 intro 1:30 Princess bride and Dead is dead 7:00 Physical death Versus Spiritual Death 12:48 The question of lazarus 16:42 What is Spiritually Dead? 22:27 Where did Lazarus Go? 27:00 What happens after we die? 31:00 Glorified body? 32:38 Spiritually Alive? 34:50 Covenant of works 37:04 Why not preach Prosperity? 41:35 Only God can bring to life? 43:25 Love as a means of Assurance. 49:20 Closing

Apr 2020

53 min 9 sec

The Podcast crew discuss Death in relation to evolution and Kobe Bryant. They get to the heart of the cause of Death and its importance for the Gospel. 00:00 - Intro 02:22 - Evolution and Death 08:31 -The Inevitability of Death and Kobe Bryant 18:12 -  Original Sin created Death 21:00 - False Near Death Experiences 27:36 - Lazarus and the Rich man 36:13 - The importance of Death and closing

Mar 2020

47 min 22 sec

The Podcast crew discuss Death in relation to secular world views. 00:00 - Intro 02:30 - 6 Blind Men & an Elephant 05:30 - Relativism vs. objective truth:  Do all roads lead to heaven? 09:40 - Examining various worldviews concerning death (Eastern Philosophy, JW’s, RC, etc.) 32:18 - Scripture vs. false views about death 36:12 - God’s sovereignty, election & death 37:20 - Psalm 1 - The Righteous and the Unrighteous 41:19 - We can’t afford to be wrong about death and closing 

Feb 2020

42 min 49 sec

In this episode Phil, Glenn and Pastor Marc Grimaldi discuss God's Sovereignty and man's responsibility. 

Jan 2020

52 min 21 sec

In this episode Phil and Glen discuss the Sovereignty of God. 

Dec 2019

51 min 38 sec

In this episode of Stop and Think About It, Phil and Glen discuss Four Characteristics of a Healthy Church.   1. A Learning Church 2. A Fellowshipping Church 3. A Worshipping Church 4. An Evangelistic Church

Nov 2019

50 min 18 sec

In this episode of Stop and Think About It we are joined by Pastor, Professor, Theologian, Apologist, and Author, Dr. Tony Costa who will be discussing the history, ideology, and the effects of Social Justice on society and the church. Tony Costa has earned a B.A. and an M.A. in the study of religion, biblical studies, and philosophy from the University of Toronto. Tony received his Ph.D. in the area of theology and New Testament studies from Radboud University in the Netherlands. His area of expertise is biblical and systematic theology, cults, the New Age Movement, and comparative world religions with a specialization in Islam. Tony is also an ordained minister of the Gospel and serves as the Teaching Pastor at Oakwood Wesleyan Church in Toronto. As a Christian apologist Dr. Costa gives reasons for the valid belief in Christianity and also advocates the unique claims of Jesus Christ. Tony is a professor of apologetics with the Toronto Baptist Seminary. He also teaches as an Instructor with the School of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto in the area of New Testament studies. He serves as an adjunct professor with Heritage College and Seminary in Cambridge, Ontario and the Providence Theological Institute in Franklin, Tennessee. Tony is happily married to a wonderful wife, has 3 children, and a grandson, and resides in Toronto, Canada. Episode Navigation: 00.00 - Intro. 02:00 - About Tony Costa. 10:00 - The Origins of Social Justice. 16:35 - Is Social Justice Synonymous with the Gospel? 21:00 - Social Justice is Cultural Marxism. 23:55 - Critical Race Theory as an Analytical Tool? 29:00 - The Matrix of Oppression. 33:30 - Bible Believing Christians are the most Oppressed Group. 34:55 - Why the Revisionist History? 38:00 - The Social Justice Narrative. (Charles Darwin, Margaret Sanger ) 42:30 - Social Justice and its effects on Institutions. 45:00 - The National Basketball Association's Hypocrisy. 47:10 - Why is the Church Embracing Social Justice? 49:55 - Diversity and Unity. 52:00 - Biblical Justice over Social Justice (Acts of Charity). 54:00 - The Gospel of Victimology and Scapegoating. < p class="">59:20 - Closing Remarks.

Oct 2019

1 hr 4 min

    Jamal Bandy from Prescribed Truth Podcast joins us for Social Justice: The Trojan Horse - Part 3. In this episode we will be discussing the following topics: Is Slavery the Original Sin of America? How Should We View Resolution 9? Martin Luther King, Jr. vs. George Whitefield.   Episode Navigation: 00.00 - Intro 05:40 - Police Officers 09:00 - Slavery - America's Original Sin. 32:20 - SBC Resolution 9 - Critical Race Theory 40:45 - MLK, Jr. vs. George Whitefield. 106:20 - Application and Closing.   Resources on Social Justice: Prescribed Truth Podcast https://prescribedtruth.com

Oct 2019

1 hr 14 min

Throughout the history of the Church, God has raised up men of conviction who followed in the footsteps of the Apostles and fought off heretical and godless ideologies. These men used the only analytical tool that has the power to destroy arguments and every lofty opinion that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, that is the Gospel. Men like Tertullian, Ignatius, Athanasius, Augustine, Huss, Wycliffe, Luther, Calvin, Knox, Tyndale, Spurgeon, Warfield, and Machen fought courageously to defend the purity of the Gospel. Today that battle continues. Men have risen from among our ranks and are introducing destructive ideologies and heresies that have slipped in through the “Trojan Horse” of Social Justice. Russell Moore, Thabiti Anywabile, Matt Chandler, Matthew Hall, Jarvis Williams, Curtis Wood, Eric Mason, J.D. Greear, Tim Keller, Ekemini Uwan, Jackie Hill Perry, Jemar Tisby, Mark Dever, Jonathan Leeman, Isaac Adams, David Platt and many more, are either adamantly teaching or passively permitting this godless ideology to spread through the church.  Where are the Spurgeons of our day?  Where are the Christians who will fight against this wickedness and join the ranks of those who boldly stand for the Gospel and care more about truth than their own reputation? In this four-part series entitled “Social Justice: The Trojan Horse”, we will define the modern-day heresy of Social Justice, name names of those who are promoting it and provide you with the only analytical tool that can refute it: the Gospel. So, please join us now, as we take this time to “Stop and think about it.” “Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. 4 For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.” (Jude 3-4). Episode Navigation: 00.00 - Intro 02:45 - Defining Social Justice 12:55 - Systemic Racism 14:20 - Racism in Jamaica? 16:40 - Sola Feelings 23:00 - Ethnicity and the Local Church 27:40 - Phil’s Experience of Racism 31:25 - Steve’s Experience of Racism - Florida School for Boys at Okechobee 35:50 - Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality as an Analytical Tool 37:45 - Kimberlé Crenshaw - Intersectionality Defined 40:00 - The Gospel is the Only Analytical Tool for the Christian < p class="">53:05 - Outro

Sep 2019

54 min 40 sec

Throughout the history of the Church, God has raised up men of conviction who followed in the footsteps of the Apostles and fought off heretical and godless ideologies. These men used the only analytical tool that has the power to destroy arguments and every lofty opinion that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, that is the Gospel. Men like Tertullian, Ignatius, Athanasius, Augustine, Huss, Wycliffe, Luther, Calvin, Knox, Tyndale, Spurgeon, Warfield, and Machen fought courageously to defend the purity of the Gospel. Today that battle continues. Men have risen from among our ranks and are introducing destructive ideologies and heresies that have slipped in through the “Trojan Horse” of Social Justice. Russell Moore, Thabiti Anywabile, Matt Chandler, Matthew Hall, Jarvis Williams, Curtis Wood, Eric Mason, J.D. Greear, Tim Keller, Ekemini Uwan, Jackie Hill Perry, Jemar Tisby, Mark Dever, Jonathan Leeman, Isaac Adams, David Platt and many more, are either adamantly teaching or passively permitting this godless ideology to spread through the church.  Where are the Spurgeons of our day?  Where are the Christians who will fight against this wickedness and join the ranks of those who boldly stand for the Gospel and care more about truth than their own reputation? In this four-part series entitled “Social Justice: The Trojan Horse”, we will define the modern-day heresy of Social Justice, name names of those who are promoting it and provide you with the only analytical tool that can refute it: the Gospel. So, please join us now, as we take this time to “Stop and think about it.” “Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. 4 For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.” (Jude 3-4).   Episode Navigation: 00.00 - Intro 03:40 - Naming Names. 4:40 - Responding to Mark Dever on Driving While Black. 07:40 - Mark Dever and the media narrative of Police Brutality. 11:20 - Responding to John Onwuchekwa on walking while black and white privilege. 20:00 - Black parents more worried about children getting shot by other blacks than by police. 24:05 -Responding to Matt Chandler on white privilege. 39:30 - Responding to Mark Dever on one issue voting. 48:00 - Responding to Ekemini Uwan on whiteness is wicked 51:20 - Responding to Isaac Adams and 9Marks on More Christian than Black or White. 58:40 - There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ (Romans 8:1). 102:15 - Responding to Thabiti Anyabwile on white evangelicals being complicit. 118:30 - Racial Reconciliation or Reconciliation with God? 126:20 - Four Points of Application and Closing.

Sep 2019

1 hr 28 min

In part four of our series entitled Twisted Scripture and Christian Cliches, we will examine the following: 1. "For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them" (Matthew 18:20) 2. "Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." (Matthew 18:18) 3. "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." (John 10:10) 4. "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." (Jeremiah 29:11) 5. "God loves the sinner but hates the sin".     Episode Navigation: 00.00 - Intro 01:20 - When two or three are gathered in prayer? (Matthew 18:20) 07:00 - Binding Satan. (Matthew 18:18) 10:45 - The Thief. (John 10:10) 15:00 - I know the plans I have for you. (Jeremiah 29:11) 31:15 - God loves the sinner but hates the sin. 1:02:05 - Closing   

Aug 2019

1 hr 3 min

In Part Three of our series entitled Twisted Scripture and Christian Cliches, we will examine the following passages: Matthew 7:1 “Do Not Judge” Malachi 3:8 “Tithing”   Episode Navigation: 00.00 - Intro 1:35 - Do Not Judge 32:35 - Tithing  

Aug 2019

1 hr 7 min

In Part Two of our series on Twisted Scripture and Christian Cliches we will be looking at three principles of Biblical interpretation and examining the following verses and cliches in light of those principles. Preach the Gospel and if Necessary, Use Words "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" (Philippians 4:13) "Not willing that any should perish but for all to come to repentance" (2 Peter 3:9)   Episode Navigation: 00.00 - Intro Three Steps of Biblical Interpretation 03:00 - Investigation 16:20 - Interpretation 22:15 - Implementation (Application) 24:00 - Preach the Gospel and if Necessary, Use Words. 30:00 - I can do all things through Christ - Philippians 4:13. 46:00 - Not willing that any should perish - 2 Peter 3:9. < p class="" data-rte-preserve-empty="true"> 

Jul 2019

53 min 59 sec

In Part One of our four-part series entitled Twisted Scripture and Christian Clichés, The Stop and Think Crew examines Isaiah 53:5, Revelation 3:15-16, and 1 Kings 19:12 in their immediate context.    Episode Navigation: 00.00 - Intro 02:30 - Guilty of misinterpreting scripture. 14:41 - Does Isaiah 53:5 promise physical healing?   23:10 - Revelation 3:15-16. Is being cold a bad thing?  34:45 - 1 Kings 19:12. Does God really speak in a "still small voice"?  51:45 - Outro

Jul 2019

53 min 15 sec

In this episode, we will be providing Biblical Answers to Ecclesiastical Questions. Introduction 02:30. Question 1: Can a Christian Lose Their Salvation? 14:45. Question 2: Should a Church Hire or Raise up Elders? 24:50. Question 3: Are Christians Required to Forgive Unconditionally?  

Jun 2019

46 min 24 sec

Understanding gender roles through the lens of a Biblical Worldview on this episode of Stop and Think About It.  Episode Navigation: Introduction 02:20 - Defining Complementarianism and Egalitarianism. 07:35 - Going back to the Garden - God’s original design - Genesis 2:18-25. 12:30 - The Fall - The first role reversal - Genesis 3:1-24. 13:40 - The Effects of the Fall - The area of greatest blessing now causes the greatest pain. 16:20 - Why Men Abdicate Biblical Headship - Fear and ordination of female pastors. 18:30 - Complementarian Roles within the Church - 1 Tim. 3:14; 2:8-14, Genesis 3. 26:50 - Complementarian Roles within the Family - 1 Tim. 3:4-5, 1 Cor. 11:3, Eph. 5:22-33 35:45 - New Testament Objections to Complementarianism: Galatians 3:28 - There is no male or female in Christ? Romans 16:1 - Phoebe was a Deaconess? Romans 16:7 - Junia was an Apostle? 41:30 - Old Testament Objections to Complementarianism: Exodus 15:20 - Miriam? Judges 4:4 - Deborah? 2 Kings 22:14 - Huldah? Isaiah 8:3 - Isaiah’s Wife? Nehemiah 6:14 - Noadiah? 48:10 - God Loves to Use Women. 54:25 - Complementarianism is Team Work 55:30 - Wrap Up - So What?

May 2019

58 min 30 sec

We all see the world through a particular worldview. What is a worldview? What is the difference between a Christian worldview and a secular worldview? And why does it matter? You can find the answer to these questions and more on this episode of Stop and Think About It.    Episode Navigation: Introduction 02:20 - What is a Worldview? 09:00 - How is a Worldview Formed? 12:40 - A Christian Worldview vs. Secular Worldview 15:00 - Relativism vs. Objective 21:00 - Cultural Lies vs. Biblical Truth 24:30 - Biblical Worldview Begins with God and Creation 26:10 - Biblical Worldview of Government 31:00 - Christian Metanarrative Creation Corruption Christ Consumption 35:15 - Christian Worldview Statistics 39:40 - Sin is the Problem - Gospel is the Solution 41:40 - General Revelation (Psalm 19, Romans 1) 43:45 - Special Revelation (Psalm 19) 44:50 - Benefits of a Christian Worldview 45:40 - A Platonic Worldview 47:00 - A Christian Worldview and the Word of God 52:30 - Closing

Apr 2019

53 min 28 sec

Are people born with a blank slate or with what theologians call Original Sin?  Do unbelievers really have free will and the capacity to choose God? Are unbelievers spiritually sick and in need of rescue, or spiritually dead and in need of resurrection?   You can find the answer to these questions and more on this episode of Stop and Think About It.     Episode Navigation: 1:20 - Introduction 1:55 - Examining Dr. Tony Evans Views on Original Sin 4:40 - Definition of Original Sin 7:30 - Spiritual Death 10:15 - Break  11:00 - Pelagius vs. Augustine (Original Sin, Free Will, Grace) 14:35 - Erasmus vs. Luther (The Bondage of the Will) 15:30 - Man is Dead, not Sick 16:40 - Council of Dort (Arminianism, Semi-Pelagianism) 17:30 - Wesley and Whitfield 18:30 - Little Boy and the Rattlesnake 19:50 - The Doctrine of Free Will? 20:30 - Arguments for Free Will God Did Not Create Robots God Looks Down the Corridors of Time Jesus is a Gentleman 24:30 - Break 25:30 - Charles Finney's Methods 26:40 - Two Heresies from Charles Finney's Systematic Theology Finney Denied Original Sin Finney Denied Imputed Righteousness 27:00 - Billy Graham and The Altar Calls and Sinner's Prayer 31:40 - Seeker Sensitive Churches 36:30 - The Preaching of the Gospel Brings True Conviction 39:35 - Final Thoughts The Gospel Phil Sessa's Closing Comments 43:00 - Ending

Mar 2019

43 min 56 sec

Many Christians consider Oneness Pentecostalism to be just another Christian denomination.  On the surface, Oneness Pentecostals appear to be in line with orthodox Christianity. They claim to believe in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. But a closer examination reveals that Oneness Pentecostals are anything but “Christian”.   Episode Navigation 03:35 - Overview of Oneness Pentecostalism 04:45 - Historical Overview of Sabellianism/Modalism 09:20 - Modern Day Sabellians 12:45 - Break 13:10 - Illustrating the Trinity 16:30 - Three Manifestations 20:25 - Trinity is not in the Bible 22:12 - Understanding Beings & Persons 23:50 - God is One - Does One Mean Singleness? 27:47 - The Shema - Deuteronomy 6:4 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one” 28:55 - Defining Terms - Who is Jesus? 30:00 David Bernard - Oneness Theologian (The Son was a foreordained plan in the mind of God) 31:35 - Jesus Existed as the Son in Eternity Past 33:00 - T.D. Jakes and the Elephant Room 34:00 - Philips Craig and Dean’s Statement of Faith 35:05 - Athanasian Creed 40:00 - Hebrews 1:8 “Your Throne O God” (Edward Dalcour - A Definitive Look at Oneness Theology) 44:25 - Revelation 5:6 (Interaction between Jesus and the Father) 47:50 - Break 48:30 - Daniel 7:9-14 (Thrones) 51:40 - Oneness is an attack on Jesus’ role as mediator 55:30 - If we lose the Trinity, we lose the Gospel 59:00 - Closing Remarks (Another Jesus, Another Gospel, Practical Application) 1:03:00 - Outro Important Notice: A warning about Gregory A. Boyd. Although we are recommending his excellent book on Oneness Theology entitled,"Oneness Pentecostals and the Trinity". We cannot recommend other work by this author. Gregory A. Boyd has embraced the heresy called Open Theism.  Unfortunately, Greg Boyd is guilty of what Glenroy Clarke has often stated, "Some people run hard away from one heresy, but they run too far to the other side and fall into the ditch of another heresy". In this case, the old axiom stands true. “A broken clock is right twice a day".  

Feb 2019

1 hr 3 min