For the last podcast of the year, we figured what better way to end 2023 than to close it out with a podcast reflecting on the miraculous incarnation of Christ! While Christmas may be over, the significance is still worth the conversation and undoubtedly more. Troy and Steve continued their conversation with our friend, Dr. Raphael Samuel, to delve into Part Two of the year-end podcast, “The Miracle of Christ.”
Christmas is just around the corner. ’Tis the time of the year when we take the time to reflect on God coming in the flesh. Our thinking often starts with the typical nativity scene, with Baby Jesus already lying in the manger in swaddling clothes. We rarely think about the pregnancy and the actual birthing process. Since we believe that Jesus is truly human as well as truly God, reflecting on the miracle of the human birth will help us appreciate the miracle of the divine birth. Troy and Steve sat down with our friend, Dr. Raphael Samuel, to delve into Part One of a two-part series titled “The Miracle of Birth.
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.
Every Christian knows (or, at least, should know) that evangelism is part of a Christian way of life. Yet, the very idea of evangelism induces panic in many Christians. What’s going on here? Is there a better way forward? Andy Bannister, the director of Solas Centre for Public Christianity, has written a book with a title that many Christians can resonate with “How to Talk About Jesus Without Looking Like an Idiot.” Tune in this week as Steve has a conversation with Andy on how Christians might share the gospel in a low-pressure way.
Why did God create humans knowing they would sin and be condemned to hell?” The AC Podcast is no stranger to the tough questions, we always appreciate the emails and comments from people offering challenging podcast episode ideas. Join Andy, Steve and Troy on this week’s episode as they discuss one of the questions they received surrounding God, Sin and Suffering.
The Holy Week leading up to Easter naturally has Christians reflecting on the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. There will be many o’ sermon, conversations and messages directing believers and non-believers alike to magnify what the Lord has done and is still doing for us, while we were yet sinners. On this week’s episode Andy, Troy and Wes wanted to dive deeper in to the conversation about what the Resurrection teaches us about Heaven. From all of us at AC, Happy Easter!
The books of the bible that highlight the journey through the wilderness for the Israelites and Jesus have enough drama in them to make a movie. If we’re willing to, it’s also fairly easy to see ourselves in their shoes and how our own seasons of wilderness can relate back to the same mistakes made by God’s people. On this week’s episode Steve chats with AC’s own Troy aka Scribe Music about his new album, Scribe & the Wildlings and how the contrast of Jesus and the Israelites time in the wilderness directly influenced his new project.
It’s hard to imagine a perfect God, sending his son into a jaded world for the sake of relationship, in that we “might” be saved. Perhaps therein lies the true miracle, sign and wonder of his love. The unfathomable grace of Christ saw him become the interruption in our sinful trajectory. Join Andy, Steve, Troy and Wes as they conclude the 3 part series called Miracles, Signs & Wonders as they discuss the “Signs of His Love” during this Christmas season.
When you see a sign, you see an opportunity for a change in direction, a landmark, a rest stop. Throughout the life of Jesus, we see in the gospels numerous miracles and messages all pointing to something greater than the audience could or would ever imagine. Join Andy, Steve, Troy and Wes as they continue in the 3 part series called Miracles, Signs & Wonders as they discuss the “Signs of His Love” during this Christmas season.
What is a miracle and what is it for? Most would probably agree that it’s something illogical or seemingly impossible. From a man being a healed paraplegic to the open parking spot right in front of the store. We all have personal qualifications for what we feel warrants being considered miraculous. Join Andy, Steve, Troy and Wes as they kick off a 3-part series called Miracles, Signs & Wonders as they discuss the supernatural power of God and it’s purposes.