Why We Embrace Change

As 1208GREENWOOD Church gears up to alter their model this fall, it’s important to talk about why a church might even need to change in the first place. The answer is pretty easy to see if we just take a look at our ordinary everyday lives. In today’s podcast, I address how we all have…

Christians and Gambling

It’s our brand new Q&A podcast! In this first session, me and my associate pastor Myisha take on the topic of gambling. Is gambling ok if done recreationally and in moderation and all winnings are tithed to the church? (i.e. Is this different than the person who spends $80-100 a month on entertainment or hobbies?) To ask a…

Paul’s Comments on Women

Much of modern misogyny in the church can be attributed to Paul’s comments on women in the Bible. But is misogyny really what Paul intended to communicate? In today’s podcast, I take a look at Paul’s comments in 1 Corinthians 11 and sort out what’s at the heart of his message. As it ends up,…

Pharmakeia: Drugs and Sorcery

The greek word for sorcery is “pharmakeia.” In reading that, you’re probably already thinking about a pharmacy or pharmaceuticals, right? That is appropriate seeing as how pharmakeia was often seen as a form of sorcery that used drugs. As one commentary explains, In classical Greek pharmakeia referred to the use of drugs whether for medicinal…

Chameleon Evangelism

So often the church takes Biblical truth and shoves it in people’s faces without first submerging themselves into the world of those they’re trying to reach. Such evangelism requires little sacrifice on our parts and ignores Paul’s only evangelistic method to “become all things to all people.” If we truly want to reach people, it…