What Does it Mean to be a Christian?

What Does it Mean to be a Christian?

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A podcast designed to introduce the major themes of the Christianity to those new to or exploring the faith. The content for this podcast is based on the book “What Does it Mean to be a Christian?”
What is a Christian vision of “Authority”?
Dec 3 • 23 min
The Christian language of authority is uncomfortable to many given how much authority has been misused throughout history. My goal in this episode is to present a Christian vision of authority based on the upside down kingdom of Jesus.
5: The Gospels - Jesus the Rescuer?
Nov 28 • 19 min
In this episode we look at how the gospel writers describe Jesus’ birth, life, teaching, and death, in light of the Israelite hope for the coming King who will rescue his people.
4: God’s Story of Rescue in the Old Testament
Nov 7 • 18 min
We tell ourselves stories to make sense of the world around us, to help us see where we’re coming and where we’re going. God tells us The Story of humanity in the Bible. This episode looks at how the Old Testament fits into that story.
3: The Bible - Creation and Corruption
Oct 31 • 14 min
In this episode we look at the central conflict in the Bible story: Evil has entered into the good world that God has created.
2: Who is God and how can we know anything about him?
Sep 24 • 24 min
What do we mean when we use the term “God”? Can we have true knowledge about such a Being? What do we find when we actually read the Bible?
1: What is Christianity all about?
Sep 17 • 22 min
What is Christianity all about? Is it a way to be good, to be happy, to change the world, to get to heaven? Or, is it more than all of those things?