No Fear in Death

At church tomorrow we’ll be moving into a classic passage from Philippians 2, but before we get there I want to hone in on Paul’s very intriguing attitude in Philippians 1:21-26. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for…

Prison Letters

In today’s episode we start talking about Philippians. Philippians is one of Paul’s four letters that he wrote from prison. In this particular letter, he is found celebrating the Kingdom work that is coming out of the imprisonment he’s enduring. I want to remind us that the Spirit can call us into persecution and also…

Women & the Church (Conclusion)

Anyone who thinks Paul is always easy to understand is fooling themselves. Even Peter acknowledges within the Bible that Paul can be a bit confusing sometimes. count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him, as he does in all his…

Cover Your Genitals (Pt 6)

In case things haven’t got weird enough yet in our discussion on women and the church, New Testament scholar Troy Martin did some research on 1 Corinthians 11 in attempts to make sense of Paul’s explanation of head coverings; because on one hand Paul says women should wear head coverings, but then he undoes his logic…

Cosmological Order (Pt 5)

Paul’s understanding of order is further established in 1 Corinthians 11 in two very shocking ways (one we’ll cover now, and the other tomorrow). For if a wife will not cover her head, then she should cut her hair short. But since it is disgraceful for a wife to cut off her hair or shave…