Centre for Christian Living podcast

Centre for Christian Living podcast

ccl.moore.edu.au
Bringing biblical ethics to everyday issues.
Podcast episode 022: Enjoying God
Dec 5 • 35 min
Do you feel as if your Christian life is dry? Do you feel as though you believe the truth and (mostly) do the right thing, but that the experiential joy of loving God somehow passes you by? Do you think you feel some of the joy of Christ on a Sunday at…
Podcast episode 021: Mexico, MOCLAM and Mariachi
Nov 5 • 31 min
When Peter Sholl headed off to Mexico more than a decade ago as a missionary, he learnt his first word of Spanish on the plane. Now Mexico is home, not only to Peter and his wife Sarah and their family, but to the extensive teaching ministry Peter…
Podcast episode 020: “Is God Anti-Gay?” with Sam Allberry
Oct 3 • 35 min
When Sam Allberry wrote his best-selling little book “Is God Anti-Gay?” back in 2013, it was one of the few good books available on the subject. Five years down the track, it remains an excellent short primer to the main questions that both Christians and…
Podcast episode 019: Being single and Christian
Sep 3 • 39 min
If your church is like most churches, around a third of the people sitting in the congregation on any given Sunday are single. Some have never married; others are widows, widowers or divorcees. What’s it like being single and Christian? How can we think…
Podcast episode 018: Hard thoughts about pain and suffering
Jul 31 • 37 min
Most of us can cope with pain and suffering for a short while. But what happens when you wake up each morning not wondering whether it might be better today, but knowing in your heart that it won’t be? How can we deal with that kind of chronic pain and…
Podcast episode 017: Political freedom and Christian freedom
Jul 11 • 47 min
We are accustomed in modern Western societies to various freedoms: the freedom to associate, to have opinions and express them openly, to own and dispose of our own property, to act politically and to vote for those who would govern us, to pursue our own…
Podcast episode 016: Training our children in the way they should go
Jun 18 • 39 min
“It takes a village to raise a child”, so the saying goes—which may mean that the rich web of relational networks that a close-knit community provides is essential for giving children the social world their upbringing requires. Or it may mean that unless…
Podcast episode 015: What’s the deal with Jordan Peterson?
May 15 • 44 min
Like most cultural sensations who seem to have come out of nowhere, Canadian psychology professor Jordan Peterson has, in fact, been building a large and passionate following in various corners of the internet over the past several years. But it was his…
Podcast episode 014: Tim Challies on history, evangelism, technology, culture and more
Apr 3 • 27 min
Tim Challies is known throughout the Christian world as a prolific and insightful blogger and author. More recently, he has turned his hand to documentary film-making, with a new project in the works looking at the history of Christianity through…
Podcast episode 013: How are you travelling?
Mar 6 • 25 min
Everybody travels these days. The question is, most often, not whether we will travel overseas, but where we are thinking of travelling to next. It’s hard for us to recognise just how historically novel this experience is. And it can be hard for…
Podcast episode 012: The Holy Spirit and the Christian life
Feb 6 • 28 min
There was a time not so long ago when the question of how the Holy Spirit worked in the life of the Christian was a source of high controversy. Arguments over the “baptism in the Spirit” and the “gifts of the Spirit” dominated Christian conversation.…
Podcast episode 011: The extraordinary Mrs Zell
Nov 27, 2017 • 29 min
It’s been a year of “Reformation”—of remembering, celebrating and learning afresh from Reformers like Luther, Calvin, Cranmer and Tyndale. But among the lesser known Reformers was Matthew Zell, an admirable, courageous and extraordinary man who was one of…
Podcast episode 010: The gospel and the good life
Nov 5, 2017 • 26 min
Of the many insults and accusations that were flung at Martin Luther and the other Reformers, one of the most common (and stinging) was that their “gospel of grace” de-motivated people from actually living a godly life. If heaven came free without works,…
Episode 009: Understanding guilt and shame
Oct 11, 2017 • 32 min
Dan Wu grew up with one foot in an Asian “honour/shame culture” and the other foot in a Western “guilt culture”. So he was more than a little interested when he read that the Bible was supposedly a “shame culture” book and that we Westerners misread it…
Episode 008: Let’s change the story about domestic violence
Sep 20, 2017 • 38 min
What do you feel when you hear the claim that one in four Australian women have experienced domestic violence? Are you shocked (or even sceptical) that it could that many? Do you feel anger, abhorrence, or a sickening lurch of recognition? Whatever we…
Episode 007: The everyday Reformation
Aug 31, 2017 • 32 min
The Reformation was a revolution in the lives of ordinary everyday people. It changed family life and work life. It radically altered daily spiritual devotion and the weekly experience of going to church. Tony Payne speaks to Carl Trueman about this…
Episode 006: How reading the Psalms will change your life
Aug 9, 2017 • 32 min
Tony Payne talks with Andrew Shead about how the extraordinary collection of poems we call ‘Psalms’ can shape and form our Christian lives.
Episode 005: Duty vs delight
Jun 28, 2017 • 32 min
There are two Bible verses that capture the tension this episode explores: on the one hand, there is Ecclesiastes 2:24: “There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the…
Episode 004: Listening to the Lion in our small groups
May 31, 2017 • 27 min
Spurgeon famously said that defending the Bible was as necessary as defending a lion. But if the Bible is where the powerful Lion of Judah speaks to us, challenges us, comforts us, changes us, why do we so often find it difficult to slow down and actually…
Episode 003: The dignity of work
May 2, 2017 • 30 min
What dignity, value or significance does our daily work have? Does it really matter to God? Or are gospel preaching and Christian ministry the only things that really matter in the end? This much-discussed question (at least recently) is the subject of…
Episode 002: Exile and the Christian
Mar 29, 2017 • 36 min
Christians have always grappled with how they should relate to the world around us. Is the idea or category of ‘exile’ a good one for thinking about that perplexing relationship? In this episode, Tony Payne talks with Phil Colgan and Lionel Windsor about…
Episode 001: Bonhoeffer and your best self
Feb 15, 2017 • 27 min
How can you become the best possible version of yourself? In this very first episode of the Centre for Christian Living podcast, Tony Payne interviews David Höhne about the work of Dietrich Bonhoeffer on the self—who we really are and who we long to…