Bible Study Podcast

Bible Study Podcast

radicallychristian.com
A weekly Bible study brought to you by the Radically Christian blog


Thank You: The Last Episode of 2019
Dec 23, 2019 • 21 min
Travis and Wes want to thank you all for listening and participating in these Bible study conversations. This will be the last episode for 2019, but plans are already being made for more Bible studies in 2020. Stay tuned. If you have a passage or topic…
The Congregation: What is Your Responsibility to the Local Church?
Dec 16, 2019 • 41 min
In today’s Bible study Wes and Travis talk about each individual Christian’s obligation to the local church family. Should we try to be at every church service? Is it wrong to be out of town on the weekends, leaving our church family’s short-handed? What…
Head Coverings: How Does 1 Corinthians 11 Apply Today?
Dec 9, 2019 • 41 min
In today’s Bible study, Wes and Travis discuss Paul’s instructions about hair length and head coverings in 1 Corinthians 11? Should men not have long hair? Should women cover their head in church? Were these simply cultural issues that have no modern…
Religious Holidays: Do Christians Have Authority to Celebrate Holidays
Dec 1, 2019 • 42 min
In today’s Bible study we answer a voicemail question from Rachel about celebrating religious holidays, like Christmas and Easter. Is there a biblical precedent for celebrating these man-made religious holidays? Should Christians be in favor, opposed, or…
Bible in Context: Thoughts on Studying the Bible
Nov 18, 2019 • 49 min
In today’s Bible study we discuss what context means, why context is so important, and how to actually consider the context of a passage when studying the Bible. We also discuss the lens through which every passage of the Bible should be read. We hope you…
Singing with the Church: Why I Believe in A cappella Singing
Nov 11, 2019 • 52 min
In today’s Bible study, we discuss what the New Testament says about singing and why many choose to sing a cappella in the worship assembly. But even more important than “how” we sing, we explore the biblical reasons for “why” we sing. We hope you enjoy…
Justice and Mercy: How Christians responded to Botham Jean’s Murder
Nov 4, 2019 • 50 min
Today’s Bible study revolves around the issues of justice, racial reconciliation, mercy, and forgiveness. These topics have been top of mind lately after the recent shooting of Botham Jean and the trial of former Dallas police officer, Amber Guyger. How…
Holy Spirit: How Does the Holy Spirit Speak to Us Today?
Oct 21, 2019 • 48 min
Today’s Bible Study revolves around an excellent question that was posted in the Radically Christian Facebook community. The question was, “Does the Holy Spirit speak to believers? I am being told by our brethren that the Holy Spirit was only for the…
The Gospel: What does “Gospel” mean in the Bible?
Oct 14, 2019 • 49 min
Today’s Bible study will dig deep on the word, “Gospel.” We talk about Gospel preaching, Gospel singers, the four Gospels, but what does this word “Gospel” actually mean? Is it about how to go to heaven when we die or is it something more? Let’s consider…
1 Peter 3:21: How Does Baptism Save Us?
Oct 6, 2019 • 41 min
Today’s Bible study will explore 1 Peter 3:21, where Peter writes, “Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.” Before…
Spiritually Dead: Is “Spiritual Death” in the Bible?
Sep 29, 2019 • 43 min
Today’s Bible study will cover the topic of being “spiritually dead.” What do people mean when they say a person is spiritually dead? Is the idea of being spiritually dead actually found in the Bible? Is there a different way, a more biblical way, to…
Changes to the Podcast – CrossTalk S4E13
Sep 9, 2019 • 11 min
There are some big changes coming to the podcast! Instead of the CrossTalk format, in which we typically have an informal conversation about “life and faith,” we will start having more in-depth Bible studies on topics and passages about which you’re…
Music in the Old Testament – CrossTalk S4E12
Sep 2, 2019 • 32 min
On today’s episode, I have an argument with myself about instrumental music in the Old Testament. A few years back, I wrote an article about the use of instrumental music in Old Testament worship, but reading that article today makes me cringe because I…
The Holy Spirit – CrossTalk S4E11
Aug 25, 2019 • 30 min
Today’s discussion about the Holy Spirit is a conversation I had with my friend Scott Elliott. Scott is doing a series of video interviews, called, “Five Questions.” He asked me to be a guest on his series to discuss five questions on the Holy Spirit. He…
Theories of Atonement – CrossTalk S4E10
Aug 18, 2019 • 48 min
What does it mean for Jesus to have died for our sins? In this episode, my friend Stephen Scaggs joins me to talk about various “theories” of atonement. In other words, various ways theologians have understood the mechanics of how the blood of Jesus…
Thoughts on Marriage – CrossTalk S4E9
Aug 11, 2019 • 49 min
I couldn’t ask for a better wife than the one with whom God blessed me. My wife, Hollee McAdams, joins me on the CrossTalk Podcast to talk about marriage. We talk about our marriage, but also marriage in general. Together, Hollee and I responded to the…
Talking to an Atheist – CrossTalk S4E8
Jul 28, 2019 • 33 min
Today’s conversation is different than other conversations on this podcast. I typically have conversations on the show with Christians “about life and faith,” but today’s conversation is with my friend Brad Willett, who is not a Christian. In fact, Brad…
Church of Christ News – CrossTalk S4E7
Jul 22, 2019 • 29 min
What are some of the encouraging things happening in Churches of Christ throughout the world? What is happening in Churches of Christ to promote racial unity? What are Churches of Christ doing to reach their community? Bobby Ross Jr., the Editor-in-Chief…
Teaching Bible with Video – CrossTalk S4E6
Jul 15, 2019 • 39 min
If you’re a Bible class teacher, a parent, or anyone who wants to share the truth of Scripture with others, have you ever considered how video might be a helpful tool for sharing the story of Scripture? This week I would like to invite you to listen to a…
Defending Your Faith – CrossTalk S4E5
Jul 7, 2019 • 37 min
This week’s guest is Dean Meadows, the Executive Director of The Daily Apologist. Dean is incredibly passionate about helping young Christians defend their faith. It is important for every Christian to be able to defend what we believe, but it is…
Life as a Missionary – CrossTalk S4E4
Jul 1, 2019 • 36 min
This week’s guest is Pamela Maxwell (one of my three younger sisters), who was a missionary in both France and Scotland. In this conversation, we visit about why she became a missionary, what she experienced on the mission field, some of the unique…
New Heavens New Earth – CrossTalk S4E3
Jun 20, 2019 • 57 min
What will happen when Jesus returns? Will the earth, and all material things, cease to exist? That’s what I grew up believing. However, I began to realize the Bible speaks of the meek inheriting the earth (Matthew 5:5) and the saved receiving “new heavens…
Loving Muslim Neighbors – CrossTalk S4E2
Jun 13, 2019 • 34 min
I don’t say this lightly, but this will probably be the best thing you listen to all day. In this episode, Iraqi-born Wissam Al-Aethawi shares the story of how he converted from Islam to Christ. He now preaches the gospel to Muslims in Michigan and…
Movies Christians Watch – CrossTalk S4E1
Jun 6, 2019 • 38 min
CrossTalk season 4 is finally here! I am so excited to release some of these great conversations I have, so you can be blessed by them as much as I have been! Today’s conversation is one I recorded with my friend Scott Elliott, who preaches in La Grange,…
Exploring Israel to Understand the Bible – CrossTalk S3E21
Feb 19, 2019 • 42 min
On today’s episode I had the opportunity to visit over the phone with two members of the Appian Media team. Appian Media is a non-profit organization for which I am incredibly thankful. They are Christians who create amazing documentary-style videos that…
How Christians Talk About Abortion – CrossTalk S3E20
Jan 31, 2019 • 51 min
With the recent passing of a new abortion law in New York, my Facebook feed has been full of discussions about abortion. I’m always thankful when I see Christians stand up in defense of human life. However, I am often saddened by some of the angry and…
What is Eternity Like? – CrossTalk S3E19
Jan 21, 2019 • 49 min
Today’s guest is Sam Dominguez, my former co-host. Today you’ll get a chance to hear Sam and I discuss the concept of eternity. What is eternity like? Can we wrap our minds around it? Should we even try to think of “eternity” as a really long time? Should…
Reaching Out to People in Need – CrossTalk S3E18
Dec 3, 2018 • 32 min
Today I would like to invite you to listen to a conversation I had with my friend, Bill Adkins. Bill and his wife Linda have a wonderful story about how they chose to help a young single mom and her 4-year-old daughter. That was nearly 15 years ago and…
Christians Dealing with Anxiety – CrossTalk S3E17
Nov 26, 2018 • 41 min
Today I would like to invite you to listen to a conversation I had with my friend, Caleb Cochran. This is a conversation about suffering with various types of anxiety. Caleb isn’t a psychiatrist or medical professional, he’s an evangelist for the church…
Teaching Children the Bible – CrossTalk S3E16
Nov 13, 2018 • 36 min
Today I would like to invite you to listen to a conversation I recently had with two of my friends and co-workers, Rosalyn Miller and Mikie Kindsfather. These wonderful Christian ladies work as the children’s education coordinators here at the church of…
Struggling with Same Sex Attraction – CrossTalk S3E15
Nov 6, 2018 • 31 min
Let me say before I introduce today’s conversation that the subject matter is for mature audiences only and may not be suitable for children. My guest today is my new friend, Clint. He and I began corresponding recently via email about how the church…
Church of Christ Social Network – CrossTalk S3E14
Oct 30, 2018 • 40 min
My guest today is my friend, Brandon Edwards, who just helped launch the first private social network for churches of Christ. It is called, “Aggos.” Regardless of your religious background, I think you will find this conversation interesting. Brandon is a…
Christian Identity Crisis – CrossTalk S3E13
Oct 25, 2018 • 46 min
My guest today is my my very good friend, Michael Monday. In this conversation we discussed our identity as Christians and building real relationships with our church family. What does it mean to be part of the family of God and are we really enjoying the…
Making Room for Humor in the Church – CrossTalk S3E12
Oct 16, 2018 • 46 min
My guest today is my friend and co-worker, Barrett Bingham. He is a high school minister, a podcaster, and an occasional stand-up comedian. He co-hosts a podcast with another member at McDermott Road called, “Off the Rails.” Barrett is a lot of fun and…
Women in the Church – CrossTalk S3E11
Oct 9, 2018 • 55 min
Dan Chambers is an outstanding preacher, author, and follower of Jesus. Wes and Dan recently had a phone conversation and discussed the role of women in the church and how various passages of Scripture are interpreted by people on both sides of the…
Redeeming the Human Body – CrossTalk S3E10
Oct 2, 2018 • 47 min
You might be surprised to know that the Bible does not teach that the body is just a vehicle for the spirit. Human beings are not, as some have suggested, “a spirit with a body.” Listen as Wes and his friend Jacob Rutledge, who preaches for the Dripping…
How Christians Should Use Social Media – CrossTalk S3E9
Sep 17, 2018 • 42 min
Summary: On this week’s episode, listen to a conversation Wes had with Jacob Rutledge, who preaches for the Dripping Springs Church of Christ in Dripping Springs, Texas. Jacob and Wes discuss their thoughts on how Christians should use social media. If…
How to Teach and Encourage New Christians – CrossTalk S3E8
Aug 28, 2018 • 29 min
Summary: On this week’s episode, listen to a conversation Wes had with Curtis Hartshorn, who preaches for the church of Christ in Checotah, Oklahoma and is the author of the book, “My First 52 Days.” This book is designed to help guide new Christians…
What Teens Think About God and the Church – CrossTalk S3E7
Aug 21, 2018 • 38 min
Summary: In this episode, Wes visits with Matt Mead and Kyle Beard. Matt is the Family Life Minister and Kyle is the Middle School Minister here at the church of Christ on McDermott Road. The conversation we had was about teenagers and their theology.…
Raising Kids to Follow Jesus – CrossTalk S3E6
Aug 14, 2018 • 44 min
Summary: In this episode, I have a conversation about Christian parenting with one of the elders at McDermott Road, Tom Ward, and his son, Jake. We discuss how Tom dealt with conversations about God and science, how the church plays a huge role in shaping…
Experience Spiritual Transformation – CrossTalk S3E5
Aug 7, 2018 • 42 min
Summary: Listen to the conversation I had with my good friends, Reggie Hutchings and James Sumners (on the phone). These men share their thoughts with me on how the Lord has transformed their lives and how He is still in the process of transforming their…
Women and Grace – CrossTalk S3E4
Jul 24, 2018 • 44 min
Summary: In the conversation you’re about to hear, I visited with two new friends, Belinda Phillips and Lee Ann Kemp. These ladies have their own website and podcast. You can check it out at TheBibleandCoffee.com. In this conversation we talk about their…
Modern Slavery and the Mission of the Church – S3E3
Jul 15, 2018 • 42 min
Summary: According to International Justice Mission there are over 40,000,000 slaves globally. I want you to hear a conversation I had with my friend, Brandon Edwards. Brandon has lived in various countries around the world and has seen oppression and…
Race and the Church – CrossTalk S3E2
Jul 10, 2018 • 57 min
Summary: In this episode, issues are discussed like, why are there “white churches” and “black churches,” why do we struggle to discuss issues about race with our brothers and sisters in Christ, and what can we do to start seeing things from other…
Married to the Preacher – CrossTalk S3E1
Jun 29, 2018 • 42 min
Summary: In this episode of the Radically Christian CrossTalk Podcast, Wes and his wife, Hollee, talk about being a ministry family. For the last thirteen years, since the day they were married, they have worked together in various ministry roles. Listen…
Having Spiritual Conversations (Recorded Live) – CrossTalk S2E26
Aug 24, 2016 • 37 min
Summary: This is the 50th episode of the CrossTalk Podcast and the final episode of our second season. The discussion on this episode revolves around why the goal of the CrossTalk Podcast is to inspire others to have spiritual conversations. This episode…
Dealing with Grief – CrossTalk S2E25
Aug 17, 2016 • 34 min
Summary: In this episode we are joined by Charles Goodnight, who serves as a hospice chaplain and the leader of a grief support group at Baker Heights church of Christ. We discussed how to deal with grief, how being a Christian helps one deal with grief,…
Why Christians Must Sacrifice to Help One Another – CrossTalk S2E24
Aug 9, 2016 • 31 min
Summary: In this episode of the CrossTalk podcast we discuss how far too many people approach the church as consumers, asking, “How will the church minister to my needs,” rather than as a community member who asks, “How can I help minister to the needs of…
Why Jews Have to Become Christians to be God’s People – CrossTalk S2E23
Aug 1, 2016 • 32 min
Summary: On today’s episode we discuss why it was easier for the Jew to understand and accept the gospel and why the gospel went first to the Jews, but why the Jews had to become Christians in order for them to be God’s covenant people. Many still do not…
Living Obediently Without Being Under the Law – CrossTalk S2E22
Jul 25, 2016 • 33 min
Summary: What does it mean that we are under grace and not the Law? How can we live obediently if we are not under the Law? Should we still fear God, or does loving God cast out our fear of God? These are some of the issues we discussed on this week’s…
Disagreeing About Baptism and Other Issues – CrossTalk S2E21
Jul 19, 2016 • 32 min
Summary: Wes was recently invited to join Presbyterian minister, Randy Booth on the Moody Radio program, “Up For Debate” to discuss the issue of infant baptism. So in this episode of the CrossTalk podcast, Wes, Sam, and James discussed some of the points…
The Day of Judgment – CrossTalk S2E20
Jul 7, 2016 • 35 min
Summary: In this episode of the CrossTalk podcast, Wes, James, and Sam discuss the “Day of Judgment” or the “Day of the Lord.” To what does this refer? How should we think about the coming judgment? We hope you find this discussion edifying. Instructions…
More Concerned with Politics than the Kingdom of God – CrossTalk S2E19
Jun 21, 2016 • 31 min
Summary: In this episode of the CrossTalk podcast, Wes McAdams, Sam Dominguez, and James Sumners discuss the fact that we often struggle with being more concerned about earthly politics than about things pertaining to the eternal kingdom of God. Why is it…
How to Have Unity in Spite of Our Differences – CrossTalk S2E18
Jun 6, 2016 • 30 min
Summary: In this episode, Wes, Sam, and James discuss how we should apply Romans 14. How can we, as Christians, have unity in spite of our differences? What does it mean to be the weaker brother or the stronger brother? What are “disputable matters” or…
How Busy Moms Make Time to Study the Bible – CrossTalk S2E17
May 23, 2016 • 23 min
Summary: This week the CrossTalk crew has the week off and our wives take to the microphones. Hollee McAdams, Tonya McElyea, Shayla Sumners, and Arly Dominguez talk about how they make time to study the Bible with their busy schedules. We hope you find…
Why Christians Need to Have a Song in Their Heart – CrossTalk S2E16
May 16, 2016 • 34 min
Summary: In this episode of the CrossTalk podcast, Wes, Sam, and James discuss the topic of singing songs of praise to God. What is singing all about? What are some of the common pitfalls we should avoid? What does it mean to sing with your heart? These…
Building Friendships With Those Who Are Not Your Age – CrossTalk S2E15
May 9, 2016 • 31 min
Summary: In this episode of the CrossTalk podcast, we are joined by special guest co-hosts, Ron McElyea and Jason Hinkle; two brothers in Christ and good friends, who have almost three decades of age difference between them. The discussion this week…
What Made the Bereans So Noble? – CrossTalk S2E14
Apr 25, 2016 • 35 min
Summary: In this episode of the CrossTalk podcast, Wes, Sam, and James discuss the question, “What made the Bereans so noble?” In Acts 17:11, we read, “Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness,…
A Discussion About Becoming an Elder – CrossTalk S2E13
Apr 18, 2016 • 25 min
Summary: In this episode of the CrossTalk podcast, Wes and two of the new elders at Baker Heights church of Christ, Zane Dennis and Wayne Newman, discuss “becoming an elder.” These men have only been elders for a short time and in this podcast episode…
Why the Church is Essential to the Christian Life – CrossTalk S2E12
Apr 12, 2016 • 27 min
Summary: In this episode of the CrossTalk podcast, Wes McAdams, James Sumners, and Sam Dominguez discuss the church. Do we really need the church? What if the church isn’t being what the church should be? Does the church have anything do with our…
Are We More Like Judas Than We’d Like to Admit? – CrossTalk S2E11
Mar 28, 2016 • 27 min
Summary: Are we more like Judas than we would like to admit? That’s the real question discuss ed on this week’s episode of the CrossTalk podcast. Listen as Wes, Sam, and James discuss Jesus’ betrayer, what motivated him, and how he got to the point where…
Why Jonah is Not a Children’s Bible Story – CrossTalk S2E10
Mar 21, 2016 • 31 min
Summary: The story of Jonah and the big fish – or whale – is one of the most popular stories we teach to children, but it is so much more than just a children’s Bible story. The story of Jonah teaches us so much about God’s nature and character. It has…
Why David & Goliath is Not a Children’s Bible Story – CrossTalk S2E9
Mar 14, 2016 • 38 min
Summary: In this episode of the CrossTalk podcast, Wes, Sam, and James discuss the biblical account of David and Goliath. What is the story really about? Why is it that we relegate it to the “children’s corner” as merely a children’s Bible story. Listen…
Why Noah’s Ark is Not a Children’s Bible Story – CrossTalk S2E8
Mar 7, 2016 • 34 min
Summary: Join Wes, Sam, and James as they continue their series, “Not A Children’s Bible Story,” by talking about Noah and the Ark. Why is the account of Noah and the ark relegated to the “children’s corner”? What can mature disciples of Christ learn from…
Not a Children’s Bible Story: Zacchaeus – CrossTalk S2E7
Feb 29, 2016 • 32 min
Summary: In this episode of the CrossTalk podcast, Wes talks with his co-hosts, James Sumners, and Sam Dominguez about the story of Zacchaeus from Luke 19. What–beyond “Zacchaeus was a wee little man”–do we need to understand about this event? What does…
Not a Children’s Bible Story: The Prodigal Son – CrossTalk S2E6
Feb 22, 2016 • 32 min
Summary: In this episode of the CrossTalk podcast, Wes, Sam, and James continue their “not a children’s Bible story” series by discussing the parable of the Prodigal son. What lesson was Jesus really teaching? How have we over-simplified for children?…
Not a Children’s Bible Story: Good Samaritan – CrossTalk S2E5
Feb 8, 2016 • 27 min
Summary: In this episode of the CrossTalk podcast, we continue our “not a children’s Bible story,” in which we discuss Bible stories that we typically water down in order to teach to children. Unfortunately, in doing so we often miss the primary point of…
Not a Children’s Bible Story: Jesus Heals 10 Lepers – CrossTalk S2E4
Feb 2, 2016 • 41 min
Summary: In this episode of the CrossTalk podcast, we begin a new series in which we discuss some passages of Scripture that we tend to think of as “Children’s Bible Stories,” but have far deeper meanings and applications than we often realize because we…
Right and Wrong Ways to Listen to a Sermon – CrossTalk S2E3
Jan 25, 2016 • 29 min
Summary: In this episode of the CrossTalk podcast, Wes, Sam, and James discuss some right and wrong ways to listen to sermons and Bible classes. It’s easy to develop some unhealthy habits in this area of our lives. What are your goals when you attend a…
Do Our Lives Reflect What We Say We Believe? – CrossTalk S2E2
Jan 18, 2016 • 24 min
Summary: In this episode of the CrossTalk podcast, James, Wes, and Sam discuss the fact that we often quote Scripture and state theological truths, but our lives don’t always reflect that we really believe those things. As Sam poses the hypothetical…
Do We Really Believe, ‘To Die is Gain’? – CrossTalk S2E1
Jan 11, 2016 • 18 min
Summary: We say we believe the truths of Scripture. Truths like, “To live is Christ and to die is gain,” but do we really believe that? Do we live as if that statement is true? Or do we live like this world is far better and that it would be better to…
Episode #24 – How Does the Lord Discipline Us?
Dec 21, 2015 • 30 min
Summary: This discussion was sparked by a wonderful voicemail we received from one of our listeners. Here are some of the ideas and questions we discuss on this week’s episode: How does God discipline us? Why does God discipline us? When we suffer, should…
Episode #23 – The Work Christians Should Be Doing
Dec 7, 2015 • 34 min
Summary: In this episode of the CrossTalk podcast, Sam, James, and Wes discuss questions like: What kind of work are Christians obligated to do? Should we do what we enjoy doing? Should we do what we are “gifted” or “talented” at doing? What does God…
Episode #22 – Humor in the Life of a Christian
Nov 30, 2015 • 27 min
Summary: In this episode, the guys discuss humor and the place it has in the life of a Christian. Why did God give us a sense of humor? Why is it that some people seem to only find humor in things that are sinful? Should Christians ever be silly? Does…
Episode #21 – Why We Need to Get Serious About Our Sin
Nov 16, 2015 • 27 min
Summary: In this episode of the CrossTalk podcast, Sam Dominguez, James Sumners, and Wes McAdams discuss sin: why we sometimes fail to get rid of it completely and why we need to get serious about dealing with it. Often what we say is our “struggle” has…
Episode #20 – Trusting Our Church Leaders
Nov 9, 2015 • 29 min
Summary: In this episode of the CrossTalk podcast, Sam, Wes, and James discuss why we have a tendency to distrust our church leaders. Why is that we trust church leaders until it comes to issues of money or until we disagree with them? Why do we often…
Episode #19 – Is it ever right to be proud?
Nov 2, 2015 • 33 min
Summary: In this episode of the CrossTalk podcast, Sam Dominguez, James Sumners, and Wes McAdams discuss “pride.” Is it ever right to feel proud? What about the way we feel about our children, aren’t we proud of them? What about when our children make a…
Episode #18 – A Discussion About Christian Apologies and Forgiveness
Oct 26, 2015 • 29 min
Summary: In this episode of the CrossTalk podcast, Sam Dominguez, James Sumners, and Wes McAdams discuss why it feels so strange for someone to say, “I forgive you.” Why does it sound so condescending, or like the person is blowing things out of…
Episode #17 – When Preachers and Teachers Do Poorly
Oct 19, 2015 • 25 min
Summary: In this episode of the CrossTalk podcast, Sam Dominguez and Wes McAdams discuss how they feel when they’ve done poorly teaching and preaching God’s word. Why do we feel bad when we’ve preached and taught poorly? What can help us cope with these…
Episode #16 – Parenting Young Children in the Church
Oct 12, 2015 • 22 min
Summary: In this episode of the CrossTalk podcast, James Sumners and Wes McAdams discuss parenting, especially as it pertains to young children. Often, parents of young children allow their young kids to keep them from attending worship services or other…
Episode #15 – The Spiritual Benefit of Sorrow
Oct 4, 2015 • 37 min
Summary: In this episode of the CrossTalk podcast, Wes, Sam, and James discuss why we need to do a better job at appreciating the spiritual value and benefits of sorrow. Too often, we quickly try to sweep sorrow under the rug, when we should actually…
Episode #14 – Considering the Look and Feel of our Religion
Sep 21, 2015 • 32 min
Summary: In this episode of the CrossTalk podcast, Wes, Sam, and James consider our preoccupation with the “aesthetics” of Christian worship. Why do some of us have to have things look and feel a certain way in order to feel like we have worshiped? Why…
Episode #13 – Christianity and Ministry in the Age of Social Media
Sep 14, 2015 • 33 min
Summary: In this episode of the CrossTalk podcast, Wes, Sam, and James are joined by special guest Fred Dominguez, the preacher for the church of Christ in Pecos, Texas (read his blog, LetGodBeFoundTrue.net). They discuss some of the positive and negative…
Episode #12 – Rethinking How We Do Children’s Bible Classes
Sep 7, 2015 • 32 min
Summary: In this episode of the CrossTalk podcast, Luke Bower and Wes McAdams discuss how many congregations need to fundamentally change how they think about and conduct children’s Bible classes. Are we thinking about Bible classes the right way? Is…
Episode #11 – Should We Be Loyal to a Particular Congregation?
Aug 31, 2015 • 36 min
Summary: In this episode of the CrossTalk podcast, Sam Dominguez, James Sumners, and Wes McAdams discuss the question, “Should we be loyal to a particular congregation?” When we have conflicts in the church, is it pleasing to God for us to move to another…
Episode #10 – Do We Really Enjoy Obeying God?
Aug 24, 2015 • 22 min
Summary: In this episode of the CrossTalk podcast, Sam Dominguez, James Sumners, and Wes McAdams discuss obeying God. What motivates our obedience to God? Do we really enjoy obeying? Do we really want to obey? Our obedience should come from the…
Episode #9 – Christian Friendships Among Women
Aug 17, 2015 • 27 min
Summary: In this episode of the CrossTalk podcast, Shayla Sumners, Tonya McElyea, Arly Dominguez, and Hollee McAdams discuss some of the benefits and struggles they’ve experienced building and maintaining friendships with other Christian women. Question…
Episode #8 – What is the Christian’s Obligation to the Poor?
Aug 9, 2015 • 32 min
Summary: In this episode of the CrossTalk podcast, Mike Bonner, Sam Dominguez, James Sumners, and Wes talk about the Christian’s obligation to the poor and those in need in various ways. What is the Christian’s obligation in regards to benevolence,…
Episode #7 – Putting God First
Aug 3, 2015 • 34 min
Summary: In this episode of the CrossTalk podcast Wes, Sam, and James discuss what it really means to put God first? How can you know if you’re putting God first? Is it a matter of priorities? Is it a matter of balance? This discussion might surprise you.…
Episode #6 – Silence of the Scriptures [Podcast]
Jul 27, 2015 • 29 min
Summary: Wes, Sam, and James discuss a recent voicemail that was left concerning “the silence of the Scriptures.” When we believe God’s word says nothing on a particular activity or behavior does it give us permission to precede as we wish or is silence…
CrossTalk Episode 005 – Repentance [Podcast]
Jul 19, 2015 • 31 min
Summary: In this episode of CrossTalk, Wes McAdams and Ron McElyea, one of the elders at Baker Heights church of Christ, discuss what Christian repentance is all about. What does it mean to repent? Is repentance a one-time thing? Why do we struggle so…
CrossTalk Episode 004 – Follow Me As I Follow Christ [Podcast]
Jul 13, 2015 • 27 min
Summary: In this episode Wes and Sam talk with Mike Bonner, the preacher for the Fifth and Grape congregation in Abilene about Paul’s instructions to follow him as he followed Christ (1 Corinthians 11:1). How could Paul make such a bold statement. Should…
CrossTalk Episode 003 – The Christian’s Conscience [Podcast]
Jul 6, 2015 • 30 min
Summary: In this episode Wes, Sam, and James discuss the Christian’s conscience. What is our conscience? Do we all have one? How come some people have a guilty conscience about certain behaviors and other people don’t? Should we really listen to our…
CrossTalk Episode 002 – Ransacking the Bible [Podcast]
Jul 3, 2015 • 29 min
Summary: In this episode Wes McAdams, Sam Dominguez, and James Sumners discuss a blog post by Fred Dominguez entitled, “A Ransacked Bible.” What does it mean to “ransack” the Bible and why should more people be doing exactly that? All too often,…
CrossTalk Episode 001 – Spiritual Jealousy [Podcast]
Jun 24, 2015 • 26 min
Summary: In this episode Wes McAdams, Sam Dominguez, and James Sumners discuss how they sometimes feel jealous of other Christians for reasons such as: Greater Bible knowledge, parenting success, teaching and preaching skills, etc. Wes, Sam, and James…