Daily Archives: April 6, 2014

Cold Case Christianity podcast talks about lack of authenticity in the church

WINTERY KNIGHT

On Saturday, I got a chance to listen to the latest episode of the Cold Case Christianity podcast, and the whole thing was solid. This is one you definitely do not want to miss. I wanted to summarize the first topic of three because it’s something that’s been coming up a lot lately, but topics 2 and 3 are worth listening to, as well.

You can grab the MP3 file here.

Topic #1: Why are young people leaving church?

  • problem: not convinced Christianity is true
  • problem: apparent conflict with science
  • problem: unanswered questions
  • problem: difficulties inside the church
  • problem: the church’s (correct) position on same-sex marriage

Jim’s claim: if people do not think that the Bible is accurate and divinely inspired, then they are going to be tempted to pick and choose what to believe and what not to believe

Jim reads a blog post from a young lady who attends church, and here…

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Cold Case Christianity: The Challenge of Reaching the Unchurched (Podcast)

In this podcast, J. Warner reads a recent article describing the challenge of reaching unchurched “Millennials” (those born from the 1980’s to the early 2000’s). What are young people looking for in church communities and how can we respond to their needs? Jim also answers listener email related to moral relativism and the disagreements within denominations.

Podcast Source

A call to professing christians to examine themselves

Possessing the Treasure

by Mike Ratliff

But the righteousness based on faith says, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?'” (that is, to bring Christ down) or “‘Who will descend into the abyss?'” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” (Romans 10:6-11 ESV)

We are engulfed at this time in the 2014 in what John MacArthur dubbed The Truth War and…

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