You are a blessing. I just listened to your conversation on my commute home through terrible Seattle-area traffic, and you were a blessing. You referred to the fact that some people listened and appreciated your friendships like the "untouchables" at T4G, and I am one example. I thank God for the combination of minds and personalities He's brought together in your staff. Regarding race, I was wondering what you credit any growth in the black portion of your congregation to. Also, I was wondering if you could link to or give more specifics about the clip from the old preacher that one of you was getting teary eyed while showing your wife. Another question I have is, how many of your congregation listens to this podcast? And do they ever get angry about any of the comments you make about them? Looking forward to listening to more podcasts from you guys.
Great Listen Thanks you guys for talking about this. I've been reading and listening here and there trying to form a biblical perspective and your guys' conversation is balanced and helps greatly. I listen to you guys on a daily basis during my commute and it's always a blessing. I don't always agree, but it's always nice to keep my gears turning in the right direction.
The Most Important Message On This Site! This was the greatest message I have ever heard! I was blessed to have the privilege of hearing it live in Cincinnati and it's great that anyone can listen to it through sermon audio!
"Why believe in a god? Just be good for goodness' sake."
It's funny because they answer their own question.
Without God the definition of "good" is arbitrary. Who determines what is good and bad? Hitler thought that killing Jews was good. Without a God who sets the rules and determines what is good, there is no such thing as good.
After reading this article, read India: Christians targeted by religious murder mobs (http://www.sermonaudio.com/new_details.asp?ID=26167) and Christians kidnapped, then killed in Iraq (http://www.sermonaudio.com/new_details.asp?ID=26168). It's a good juxtaposition of typical Christianity today in the West and in the East.