When it comes to spiritual conversations in the church, there are few practices that bring up more discussion than speaking in tongues. What is it? Has the gift of tongues ceased or continued? How should it be practiced? Does speaking in tongues have salvific concern? Listen to Part 2 this week as Andy, Troy and Wes continue the discussion of tongues from their own personal experiences, and dive into some of the historical relevance and understanding of tongues in the ancient world.
When it comes to spiritual conversations in the church, there are few practices that appear to bring up the most … noise than that of speaking in tongues. Do tongues bring up a salvific concern, or is there nuance? Listen to Part 1 of two this week as Andy, Troy and Wes discuss their own personal experiences, unpack some of the nuance and even begin to address what appears to be the contextual understanding of tongues in the ancient times.
Many people struggle to understand who God is, and this struggle often leads them to resent Him and His church. When we wear the label of Christian, we represent the God we serve, and we are responsible for representing Him well. In this week’s episode, Troy sits down with Melanie Beerda, one of AC’s newest adjunct speakers, for a conversation about the rekindling of faith and how we must fight to not let circumstance snuff out a true passion for Christ.
The Apostle Paul’s ministry is widely recognized for its attention and call to the organization and unity of the church. Notably we see Paul wrote his Epistle to the Colossians because of a report that they were falling into serious error. Specifically in Colossians 3:15, we are reminded that we are one “Body” which we are still welcomed into thousands of years later. On this week’s episode Andy, Steve and Troy take a direct look at the passage of Colossians 3:15 and what it means to be apart of the family of Christ.
Troy, Wes, and Steve delve deep into the themes of grief, guilt, and regret, drawing parallels between the responses of Judas and Peter to their denials of Jesus. Exploring the nuanced emotions and consequences faced by these two figures they shed light on the contrasting paths they took. How do we deal with our mistakes? By examining these biblical examples of human frailty that provide a roadmap for moving beyond the shadows of our own regrets.
Why is it easier to believe biblical stories are true than to believe they are made up? Especially when it takes more faith to believe the latter than the former? On this week’s episode, Wes sits down with Author and Apologist Mike D’Virgilio to discuss these questions raised in his latest book, “Uninvented: Why the Bible Could Not Be Made Up.”
Sin and evil are not the sort of things we can be indifferent about. When we experience evil in our lives, we immediately recognize that something has to be done about it. With the sin and evil we see in our world and in ourselves, we are right to raise the question, “What has God done about it?” Andy, Steve, and Wes sit down together to hash out the implications of sin in this week’s episode of the AC Podcast.
Sin is something of a dirty word in our culture. In the minds of many, it perhaps conjures up images of Bible-thumping Christians harassing young people for holding hands. But what exactly is sin? There is richness to this biblical concept that comes in many layers. In this two-part series on sin, Andy, Steve, and Wes sat down to discuss the layers and how they connect to other biblical concepts.