Radically Christian CrossTalk Podcast https://radicallychristian.com A discussion of Biblical issues, sermons, current events, and other relevant Christian topics. Mon, 22 Jul 2019 20:53:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 Each week Wes McAdams and special guests engage in a spirited discussion about the Bible, recent sermons, current events, and other relevant issues facing churches and Christians today. Wes McAdams clean Wes McAdams wes@radicallychristian.com wes@radicallychristian.com (Wes McAdams) Wes McAdams A discussion of Biblical issues, sermons, current events, and other relevant Christian topics. Radically Christian CrossTalk Podcast https://radicallychristian.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/CrossTalk-Cover-Art.jpghttps://radicallychristian.com wes@radicallychristian.com Each week Wes McAdams and special guests engage in a spirited discussion about the Bible, recent sermons, current events, and other relevant issues facing churches and Christians today. Plano, Texas Weekly Church of Christ News – CrossTalk S4E7https://radicallychristian.com/church-of-christ-news-crosstalk-s4e7 Mon, 22 Jul 2019 10:26:19 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=9312 https://radicallychristian.com/church-of-christ-news-crosstalk-s4e7#respond https://radicallychristian.com/church-of-christ-news-crosstalk-s4e7/feed 0 What are some of the encouraging things happening in churches of Christ throughout the world? Bobby Ross Jr., the Editor-in-Chief at The Christian Chronicle shares his thoughts about some of the things happening in churches of Christ across the nation and the world. If you're not familiar with The Christian Chronicle, it is an international newspaper that reports on new concerning churches of Christ. 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 at The Christian Chronicle shares his thoughts about some of the positive things happening in churches of Christ across the nation and the world.

Not only is Bobby Ross Jr. “an award-winning journalist who has reported from all 50 states and 14 countries,” he is a wonderful Christian brother with a unique perspective on what is going on in churches of Christ.

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What are some of the encouraging things happening in churches of Christ throughout the world? Bobby Ross Jr., the Editor-in-Chief at The Christian Chronicle shares his thoughts about some of the things happening in churches of Christ across the nation ... The Christian Chronicle shares his thoughts about some of the positive things happening in churches of Christ across the nation and the world.
Not only is Bobby Ross Jr. “an award-winning journalist who has reported from all 50 states and 14 countries,” he is a wonderful Christian brother with a unique perspective on what is going on in churches of Christ.
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Teaching Bible with Video – CrossTalk S4E6https://radicallychristian.com/teaching-bible-with-video-crosstalk-s4e6 Mon, 15 Jul 2019 10:36:01 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=9301 https://radicallychristian.com/teaching-bible-with-video-crosstalk-s4e6#respond https://radicallychristian.com/teaching-bible-with-video-crosstalk-s4e6/feed 0 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 conversation I had with two of my friends from Appian Media, Justin Dobbs and Stuart Peck. Appian Media also has a special giveaway exclusively for listeners to this podcast (available for a short time). Just visit AppianMedia.org/crosstalk. Teaching Bible with VideoIf 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 conversation I had with two of my friends from Appian Media, Justin Dobbs and Stuart Peck. Appian Media also has a special giveaway exclusively for listeners to this podcast (available for a short time). Just visit AppianMedia.org/crosstalk.

In this coversation, we discussed why video is a helpful medium for communicating biblical stories and biblial truth, how video can supplement discussion-style and lecture-style classes, and how Appian Media’s resources are making an impact on people across the world.

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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... Appian Media, Justin Dobbs and Stuart Peck. Appian Media also has a special giveaway exclusively for listeners to this podcast (available for a short time). Just visit AppianMedia.org/crosstalk.
In this coversation, we discussed why video is a helpful medium for communicating biblical stories and biblial truth, how video can supplement discussion-style and lecture-style classes, and how Appian Media’s resources are making an impact on people across the world.
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Defending Your Faith – CrossTalk S4E5https://radicallychristian.com/defending-your-faith-crosstalk-s4e5 Mon, 08 Jul 2019 02:41:32 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=9286 https://radicallychristian.com/defending-your-faith-crosstalk-s4e5#respond https://radicallychristian.com/defending-your-faith-crosstalk-s4e5/feed 0 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 especially important for young people who are facing a barrage of arguments from secular friends and professors. 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 especially important for young people who are facing a barrage of arguments from secular friends and professors.

When most of us think of “Christian apologetics,” we probably think of the old earth, new earth, dinosaurs, and evolution. However, Dean and The Daily Apologist team focus on some other areas of apologetics. They are addressing some of the philosophical questions being raised in academia, for which many of our young people are not prepared.

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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, 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 especially important for young people who are facing a barrage of arguments from secular friends and professors.
When most of us think of “Christian apologetics,” we probably think of the old earth, new earth, dinosaurs, and evolution. However, Dean and The Daily Apologist team focus on some other areas of apologetics. They are addressing some of the philosophical questions being raised in academia, for which many of our young people are not prepared.
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Life as a Missionary – CrossTalk S4E4https://radicallychristian.com/life-as-a-missionary-crosstalk-s4e4 Mon, 01 Jul 2019 06:00:17 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=9263 https://radicallychristian.com/life-as-a-missionary-crosstalk-s4e4#respond https://radicallychristian.com/life-as-a-missionary-crosstalk-s4e4/feed 0 This week's guest is Pamela Maxwell (my younger sister), 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 challenges she faced when she was a single woman working as a missionary, and more. I hope you are encouraged by this conversation. 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 challenges she faced when she was a single woman working as a missionary, and more. I hope you are encouraged by this conversation.

Currently, Pamela and her family live in Waurika, Oklahoma. Her husband, Tommy Maxwell, is the preacher for the Waurika Church of Christ. Though they are now back in the United States, they are still very much missionaries.

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This week's guest is Pamela Maxwell (my younger sister), 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, Currently, Pamela and her family live in Waurika, Oklahoma. Her husband, Tommy Maxwell, is the preacher for the Waurika Church of Christ. Though they are now back in the United States, they are still very much missionaries.
         
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* Adventures in Missions (Sunset International Bible Institute)

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New Heavens New Earth – CrossTalk S4E3https://radicallychristian.com/new-heavens-new-earth-crosstalk-s4e3 Thu, 20 Jun 2019 06:00:22 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=9256 https://radicallychristian.com/new-heavens-new-earth-crosstalk-s4e3#respond https://radicallychristian.com/new-heavens-new-earth-crosstalk-s4e3/feed 0 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 and a new earth" (2 Peter 3:13). I didn't know what to do with these passages: will there be a new earth to inherit or no earth to inherit? 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 and a new earth” (2 Peter 3:13; Isaiah 66:22; Revelation 21:1). I didn’t know what to do with these passages: will there be a new earth to inherit or no earth to inherit?

As I have studied the Scriptures and found biblical answers to these questions, I have found others who also embrace the biblical teaching that God’s people will inherit the earth, just as Jesus (and the prophets promised). One such brother is my friend, Josh Pappas, who preaches for the LaVergne Church of Christ. I want to invite you to listen to a very in-depth conversation we had about the new heavens and new earth.

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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 heav... As I have studied the Scriptures and found biblical answers to these questions, I have found others who also embrace the biblical teaching that God’s people will inherit the earth, just as Jesus (and the prophets promised). One such brother is my friend, Josh Pappas, who preaches for the LaVergne Church of Christ. I want to invite you to listen to a very in-depth conversation we had about the new heavens and new earth.
         
Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

* James Burton Coffman’s commentary on Isaiah 65-66
* Moses Lard’s commentary on Romans (PDF may be slow to load)

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* You might also be interested in this video: “Do we go to Heaven, Paradise, or Something Else?” from the Broadway Church of Christ.

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Loving Muslim Neighbors – CrossTalk S4E2https://radicallychristian.com/loving-muslim-neighbors-crosstalk-s4e2 Thu, 13 Jun 2019 10:02:04 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=9245 https://radicallychristian.com/loving-muslim-neighbors-crosstalk-s4e2#respond https://radicallychristian.com/loving-muslim-neighbors-crosstalk-s4e2/feed 0 I don't say this lightly, 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 travels extensively helping Christians understand, love, and share the gospel with their Muslim neighbors. 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 travels extensively helping Christians understand, love, and share the gospel with their Muslim neighbors.

Wissam shares that hate drove him away from Islam and love brought him to Christ. He also shares how much it bothers him to hear hate and fear (which he says are very closely related) coming from his brothers and sisters in Christ. If we are going to bring our neighbors to Christ, it must begin with loving them.

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I don't say this lightly, 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 travels... Wissam shares that hate drove him away from Islam and love brought him to Christ. He also shares how much it bothers him to hear hate and fear (which he says are very closely related) coming from his brothers and sisters in Christ. If we are going to bring our neighbors to Christ, it must begin with loving them.
         
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* Arab Christian Ministry on Facebook
* Wissam Al-Aethawi’s materials from Sunset Extension School
* A Railroad in Dearborn (fiction)

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Movies Christians Watch – CrossTalk S4E1https://radicallychristian.com/movies-christians-watch-crosstalk-s4e1 Thu, 06 Jun 2019 06:00:50 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=9232 https://radicallychristian.com/movies-christians-watch-crosstalk-s4e1#respond https://radicallychristian.com/movies-christians-watch-crosstalk-s4e1/feed 0 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, Texas. I've entitled this episode, "Movies Christians Watch." 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, Texas. I’ve entitled this episode, “Movies Christians Watch.”

Scott wrote a blog post entitled, “Should Christians Watch R-rated Movies,” which I found very interesting. I invited Scott on the podcast to discuss whether or not movies have any redeeming value for Christians, whether or not adults should watch movies not suitable for children, and more. I hope you find this conversation helpful.

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In addition to Scott’s blog, I also recommend these resources:

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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, Scott wrote a blog post entitled, “Should Christians Watch R-rated Movies,” which I found very interesting. I invited Scott on the podcast to discuss whether or not movies have any redeeming value for Christians, whether or not adults should watch movies not suitable for children, and more. I hope you find this conversation helpful.
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In addition to Scott’s blog, I also recommend these resources:

* ClearPlay (DVD filtering)
* VidAngel (Streaming filtering)
* PluggedIn (Focus on the Family’s Movie Reviews)

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Exploring Israel to Understand the Bible – CrossTalk S3E21https://radicallychristian.com/exploring-israel-to-understand-the-bible-crosstalk-s3e21 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:55:51 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=9124 https://radicallychristian.com/exploring-israel-to-understand-the-bible-crosstalk-s3e21#respond https://radicallychristian.com/exploring-israel-to-understand-the-bible-crosstalk-s3e21/feed 0 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 help viewers experience various places in Israel, and the biblical accounts that happened there. […] 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 help viewers experience various places in Israel, and the biblical accounts that happened there. They make these videos available for free on their website, AppianMedia.org. The Appian Media team consists of several members, but this conversation was with two brothers, Jeremy and Craig Dehut. I think you’re really going to enjoy this conversation, and make sure you listen to the end because Jeremy and Craig will share a coupon code that will allow you to get a DVD from their website for free.

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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 th... AppianMedia.org. The Appian Media team consists of several members, but this conversation was with two brothers, Jeremy and Craig Dehut. I think you’re really going to enjoy this conversation, and make sure you listen to the end because Jeremy and Craig will share a coupon code that will allow you to get a DVD from their website for free.

Be sure to use the coupon code: “crosstalk” when you order that DVD from AppianMedia.org. That offer will last until 3/31/19.
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How Christians Talk About Abortion – CrossTalk S3E20https://radicallychristian.com/how-christians-talk-about-abortion-crosstalk-s3e20 Thu, 31 Jan 2019 13:46:04 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=9113 https://radicallychristian.com/how-christians-talk-about-abortion-crosstalk-s3e20#respond https://radicallychristian.com/how-christians-talk-about-abortion-crosstalk-s3e20/feed 0 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 almost hateful ways I see Christians lashing out against pro-choice supporters and law-makers. So I posted a plea for Christians to voice the truth lovingly and reasonably. 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 almost hateful ways I see Christians lashing out against pro-choice supporters and law-makers. So I posted a plea for Christians to voice the truth lovingly and reasonably. Soon after, I saw that my good friend Jacob Rutledge posted something which made me realize, while we are both very much pro-life, we may not totally agree on how Christians should voice their pro-life convictions online (see both posts below). But instead of arguing with my friend and brother, I invited him to join me in the following discussion, so that all of you can hear how brothers who don’t see eye to eye on something should discuss their agreements and their disagreements. I hope you find this conversation encouraging and helpful.

For context, here are the two Facebook posts which prompted this conversation. Obviously, neither of us would disagree with the other, but we certainly approached the issue from different angles:

Wes McAdams:

Here is the question that interests me: What sort of dialogue is actually going to lead to fewer abortions? What if we really tried to understand the motivations of people with whom we disagree? What if we committed to only posting things on social media which might lead to someone reconsidering their position; or might help a desperate woman, considering abortion, feel like she has another viable option? Let’s not see who can shout the loudest, but see who can be the most loving and the most reasonable. Let’s “overcome evil with good” (Romans 12:21).

Jacob Rutledge:

We need to be careful of creating an environment in the church where zeal and righteous indignation are scorned.

If God’s people follow him, they will be righteously angry over evil and iniquity in society (like the recent events surrounding the abortion laws in New York). Following our Lord we “Love righteousness and hate iniquity” (Heb. 1:9); as the Psalmist says “O you who love the Lord, hate evil!” (Psa. 97:10).

The righteous are to be bold (Prov. 28:1)—not rude or callous, but also not timid and insipid. Every time some new evil is propagated in our society, and faithful Christians react in a godly way, I know what’s coming next: posts declaring we need to settle down and temper our response.

No doubt, we should be reasonable and loving in all that we do. But if we can’t get righteously angry about the slaughter and dismembering of innocent children, then what can we get upset about? A holy hatred for abortion, and speaking out against those who sign laws enshrining such evil, is at the very heart of the church. To speak truth to power with boldness, being firm in our conviction, and loving in our articulation of those principles.

I’m more concerned about creating a church that doesn’t speak out against such. A church who’s moral vigor and passion for truth and goodness has so been doused by guilt and shame that their timidity keeps them from speaking out boldly against such evil.

We speak the truth on abortion BECAUSE we love women. We passionately reveal the horror of it BECAUSE so many women are victims to the agenda propagated by the pro-choice movement. Many are unaware of the advancements in technology and the development of their child within the womb. We cry out for all the baby girls that have been lost because they were an inconvenience or unwanted. Our battles against this evil in our society is the very fulfillment of Paul’s command to “destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God” (2 Cor. 10:5).

If we don’t speak out—if we allow guilt and shame and timidity to keep us from crying out for these innocent children—then their blood is on our hands.

And God helps us.

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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,
For context, here are the two Facebook posts which prompted this conversation. Obviously, neither of us would disagree with the other, but we certainly approached the issue from different angles:
Wes McAdams:
Here is the question that interests me: What sort of dialogue is actually going to lead to fewer abortions? What if we really tried to understand the motivations of people with whom we disagree? What if we committed to only posting things on social media which might lead to someone reconsidering their position; or might help a desperate woman, considering abortion, feel like she has another viable option? Let’s not see who can shout the loudest, but see who can be the most loving and the most reasonable. Let’s “overcome evil with good” (Romans 12:21).
Jacob Rutledge:
We need to be careful of creating an environment in the church where zeal and righteous indignation are scorned.
If God’s people follow him, they will be righteously angry over evil and iniquity in society (like the recent events surrounding the abortion laws in New York). Following our Lord we “Love righteousness and hate iniquity” (Heb. 1:9); as the Psalmist says “O you who love the Lord, hate evil!” (Psa. 97:10).
The righteous are to be bold (Prov. 28:1)—not rude or callous, but also not timid and insipid. Every time some new evil is propagated in our society, and faithful Christians react in a godly way, I know what’s coming next: posts declaring we need to settle down and temper our response.
No doubt, we should be reasonable and loving in all that we do. But if we can’t get righteously angry about the slaughter and dismembering of innocent children, then what can we get upset about? A holy hatred for abortion, and speaking out against those who sign laws enshrining such evil, is at the very heart of the church. To speak truth to power with boldness, being firm in our conviction, and loving in our articulation of those principles.
I’m more concerned about creating a church that doesn’t speak out against such. A church who’s moral vigor and passion for truth and goodness has so been doused by guilt and shame that their timidity keeps them from speaking out boldly against such evil.
We speak the truth on abortion BECAUSE we love women. We passionately reveal the horror of it BECAUSE so many women are victims to the agenda propagated by the pro-choice movement. Many are unaware of the advancements in technology and the development of their child within the womb. We cry out for all the baby girls that have been lost because they were an inconvenience or unwanted. Our battles against this evil in our society is the very fulfillment of Paul’s command to “destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God” (2 Cor. 10:5).
If we don’t speak out—if we allow guilt and shame and timidity to keep us from crying out for these innocent children—then their blood is on our hands.
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What is Eternity Like? – CrossTalk S3E19https://radicallychristian.com/what-is-eternity-like-crosstalk-s3e19 Mon, 21 Jan 2019 21:34:31 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=9096 https://radicallychristian.com/what-is-eternity-like-crosstalk-s3e19#respond https://radicallychristian.com/what-is-eternity-like-crosstalk-s3e19/feed 0 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 we think of it as a time when "time" no longer exists. Is this even something the Bible discusses? What does the Bible mean when it says "eternal." Those are some of the questions we explore? 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 we think of it as a time when “time” no longer exists. Is this even something the Bible discusses? What does the Bible mean when it says “eternal.” Those are some of the questions we explore?

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Reaching Out to People in Need – CrossTalk S3E18https://radicallychristian.com/reaching-out-to-people-in-need-crosstalk-s3e18 Mon, 03 Dec 2018 21:10:35 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=9072 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 both mother and daughter are still an important part of their life. Not only is this story worth sharing in its own right, but it led to a great conversation about how Christians can think outside the box when reaching out to help people in our community. I hope this story encourages and inspires you as much as it did me. 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.
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Christians Dealing with Anxiety – CrossTalk S3E17https://radicallychristian.com/christians-dealing-with-anxiety-crosstalk-s3e17 Mon, 26 Nov 2018 21:18:13 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=9058 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 in Rockville, Maryland and he is personally suffered with anxiety, so he has a heart for ministering to others who suffer in this way. Whether or not you personally deal with anxiety, you likely know someone who does. So  this is a relevant discussion for us all. 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, the church in Rockville, Maryland and he has personally suffered with anxiety, so he has a heart for ministering to others who suffer in this way. Whether or not you personally deal with anxiety, you likely know someone who does. So this is a relevant discussion for us all.

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Teaching Children the Bible – CrossTalk S3E16https://radicallychristian.com/teaching-children-the-bible-crosstalk-s3e16 Tue, 13 Nov 2018 13:43:34 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=9041 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 Christ on McDermott Road. They have so many wonderful thoughts to share about the importance of children’s Bible classes, some practical thoughts on how to make Bible classes what they should be, and even what kids can gain from being in the worship assembly with adults. I hope you find this conversation helpful and encouraging. 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 o... the church of Christ on McDermott Road. They have so many wonderful thoughts to share about the importance of children’s Bible classes, some practical thoughts on how to make Bible classes what they should be, and even what kids can gain from being in the worship assembly with adults. I hope you find this conversation helpful and encouraging.

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Struggling with Same Sex Attraction – CrossTalk S3E15https://radicallychristian.com/struggling-with-same-sex-attraction-crosstalk-s3e15 Tue, 06 Nov 2018 12:32:17 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=9033 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 should minister to those who identify as LGBTQ. Because Clint also struggles with same sex attraction and because in the past he lived a gay lifestyle, he has a unique perspective. In this conversation, we discussed whether or not Christians should embrace an LGBTQ identity, his thoughts on how parents should respond if their children reveal they experience same sex attraction, and his encouragement to young Christians who are themselves dealing with this struggle. This is a sensitive subject with which every Christian needs to be familiar. I hope this conversation leads to other healthy conversations about this topic. 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 s...
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Church of Christ Social Network – CrossTalk S3E14https://radicallychristian.com/church-of-christ-social-network-crosstalk-s3e14 Tue, 30 Oct 2018 11:36:10 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=9026 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 brilliant guy and he is constantly trying to find new ways to bring Christians together and reach the lost with the Good News. I hope you enjoy this conversation. Be sure to check out Aggos.com. 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. Aggos.com.

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Christian Identity Crisis – CrossTalk S3E13https://radicallychristian.com/christian-identity-crisis-crosstalk-s3e13 Thu, 25 Oct 2018 12:04:33 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=9021 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 blessings of being part of that family? I think you will be challenged and encouraged by this discussion. 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 ...
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Making Room for Humor in the Church – CrossTalk S3E12https://radicallychristian.com/making-room-for-humor-in-the-church-crosstalk-s3e12 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 11:11:49 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=8996 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 during this conversation, we talked about why we should make room for a sense of humor in the church. There are quite a few laughs along the way, but Barrett also has a lot of very insightful things to share about faith and emotion. I believe you will really be blessed by this conversation. 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. McDermott Road called, “Off the Rails.” Barrett is a lot of fun and during this conversation, we talked about why we should make room for a sense of humor in the church. There are quite a few laughs along the way, but Barrett also has a lot of very insightful things to share about faith and emotion. I believe you will really be blessed by this conversation.

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Women in the Church – CrossTalk S3E11https://radicallychristian.com/women-in-the-church-crosstalk-s3e11 Tue, 09 Oct 2018 10:20:49 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=8987 Wes and Dan Chambers 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 arguments. If you are interested or concerned about this issue, I think you will find this conversation helpful. Some of the passages discussed in this episode are 1 Timothy 2:9-15; 1 Corinthians 11:2-26; 1 Corinthians 14:26-40. Wes and Dan Chambers 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 arguments. If you are interested or concerned about this issue, Some of the passages discussed in this episode are 1 Timothy 2:9-15; 1 Corinthians 11:2-26; 1 Corinthians 14:26-40. And the book recommended highly by both Dan and Wes is Women in the Church: An Interpretation and Application of 1 Timothy 2:9-15, edited by Andreas J. Köstenberger and Thomas R. Schreiner. If you are serious about understanding the academic discussion behind these passages of Scripture, then you should really consider reading this book.

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Redeeming the Human Body – CrossTalk S3E10https://radicallychristian.com/redeeming-the-human-body-crosstalk-s3e10 Tue, 02 Oct 2018 10:41:18 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=8980 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 Springs Church of Christ, discuss what the Bible actually teaches concerning the importance of the human body and how the body will be "redeemed" in the resurrection. The apostle Paul wrote that we wait eagerly, "for the redemption of our bodies" (Romans 8:23). We hope you find this conversation encouraging. 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, Dripping Springs Church of Christ, discuss what the Bible actually teaches concerning the importance of the human body and how the body will be “redeemed” in the resurrection. The apostle Paul wrote that we wait eagerly, “for the redemption of our bodies” (Romans 8:23). We hope you find this conversation encouraging.

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How Christians Should Use Social Media – CrossTalk S3E9https://radicallychristian.com/how-christians-should-use-social-media-crosstalk-s3e9 Mon, 17 Sep 2018 21:18:37 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=8964 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 you use social media like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram then I think this conversation will give you some things to think about. Social media certainly has positive uses and has a tremendous amount of potential, but it's also possible to do damage to the cause of Christ through social media.  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. 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 you use social media like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram then I think this conversation will give you some things to think about. Social media certainly has positive uses and has a tremendous amount of potential, but it’s also possible to do damage to the cause of Christ through social media.

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How to Teach and Encourage New Christians – CrossTalk S3E8https://radicallychristian.com/how-to-teach-and-encourage-new-christians-crosstalk-s3e8 Tue, 28 Aug 2018 12:10:35 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=8951 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 during the first few weeks after they are baptized. Curtis has a heart to share the gospel and to help new Christians mature in the faith. I know you will be encouraged by our conversation. And if you are interested in getting a copy of his book visit Yeoman Press or email Curtis directly. You can find his email address near the end of this episode. 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 during the... 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 during the first few weeks after they are baptized. Curtis has a heart to share the gospel and to help new Christians mature in the faith. I know you will be encouraged by our conversation. And if you are interested in getting a copy of his book visit Yeoman Press or email Curtis directly. You can find his email address near the end of this episode.

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What Teens Think About God and the Church – CrossTalk S3E7https://radicallychristian.com/what-teens-think-about-god-and-the-church-crosstalk-s3e7 Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:23:46 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=8940 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. What do teenagers today think about God, the church, the Bible, and living the Christian life. Matt and Kyle, along with the rest of our youth family ministry team, do a tremendous job. I think you will gain a lot of insight from this conversation. 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. 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. What do teenagers today think about God, the church, the Bible, and living the Christian life. Matt and Kyle, along with the rest of our youth family ministry team, do a tremendous job. I think you will gain a lot of insight from this conversation.

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Raising Kids to Follow Jesus – CrossTalk S3E6https://radicallychristian.com/raising-kids-to-follow-jesus-crosstalk-s3e6 Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:27:50 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=8933 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 young people, and how sincerity is more important than perfection. I hope you find this conversation encouraging. 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 young... 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 young people, and how sincerity is more important than perfection. I hope you find this conversation encouraging.

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Experience Spiritual Transformation – CrossTalk S3E5https://radicallychristian.com/experience-spiritual-transformation-crosstalk-s3e5 Tue, 07 Aug 2018 10:50:30 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=8923 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 lives. We discuss what sorts of things stand in the […] 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 the... 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 lives. We discuss what sorts of things stand in the way of transformation and what sorts of things promote transformation. I hope you find this conversation encouraging.

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Women and Grace – CrossTalk S3E4https://radicallychristian.com/women-and-grace-crosstalk-s3e4 Tue, 24 Jul 2018 10:34:04 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=8910 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 mission to help other women understand and embrace the grace of God. I […] 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 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 mission to help other women understand and embrace the grace of God. I hope you find this conversation encouraging.

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Modern Slavery and the Mission of the Church – S3E3https://radicallychristian.com/modern-slavery-and-the-mission-of-the-church-s3e3 Mon, 16 Jul 2018 02:26:58 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=8901 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 injustice up-close and personal. He has spent time with victims, perpetrators, and heroes who are actively working to stop human trafficking and slavery. I’ll warn you, this is a challenging conversation, but it’s an incredibly important one. 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 injustice... 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 injustice up-close and personal. He has spent time with victims, perpetrators, and heroes who are actively working to stop human trafficking and slavery. I’ll warn you, this is a challenging conversation, but it’s an incredibly important one.

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Race and the Church – CrossTalk S3E2https://radicallychristian.com/race-and-the-church-crosstalk-s3e2 Tue, 10 Jul 2018 11:37:18 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=8894 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 people’s perspectives. Wes had this conversation with two of his friends, Haven […] 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 peop... 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 people’s perspectives. Wes had this conversation with two of his friends, Haven Miller and Antwan Brown. Haven Miller is a member of the McDermott Road congregation in Plano, Texas. Antwan Brown (who joined via phone) preaches for the Azalea Drive Church of Christ in Charleston, South Carolina. Even if you don’t agree with everything said in this discussion, we hope you find it helpful and edifying.

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Married to the Preacher – CrossTalk S3E1https://radicallychristian.com/married-to-the-preacher-crosstalk-s3e1 Fri, 29 Jun 2018 22:57:13 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=8886 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 as they discuss some of the challenges and blessings of being married and raising kids while working in full-time ministry.  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. 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 as they discuss some of the challenges and blessings of being married and raising kids while working in full-time ministry.

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Having Spiritual Conversations (Recorded Live) – CrossTalk S2E26https://radicallychristian.com/having-spiritual-conversations-recorded-live-crosstalk-s2e26 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:24:47 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=7320 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 is unique because it was recorded while doing a Facebook Live broadcast, so you will hear Cameron McElyea reading some of the Facebook comments and questions so that Wes, Sam, and James could respond live. We hope you find this episode edifying. 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 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 is unique because it was recorded while doing a Facebook Live broadcast, so you will hear Cameron McElyea reading some of the Facebook comments and questions so that Wes, Sam, and James could respond live. We hope you find this episode edifying.
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Dealing with Grief – CrossTalk S2E25https://radicallychristian.com/dealing-with-grief-crosstalk-s2e25 Wed, 17 Aug 2016 20:14:54 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=7303 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, and how Christians can help one another deal with grief. We hope you're edified by this discussion. 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, 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, and how Christians can help one another deal with grief. We hope you’re edified by this discussion.

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Why Christians Must Sacrifice to Help One Another – CrossTalk S2E24https://radicallychristian.com/why-christians-must-sacrifice-to-help-one-another-crosstalk-s2e24 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 21:13:09 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=7255 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 others?" We discussed how our evangelism methods sometimes tend to create Christians who have no idea that God requires us to do hard things and sacrifice for the good of others and the glory of God. We hope this discussion will be edifying to you. 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 other... 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 others?” We discussed how our evangelism methods sometimes tend to create Christians who have no idea that God requires us to do hard things and sacrifice for the good of others and the glory of God. We hope this discussion will be edifying to you.

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Why Jews Have to Become Christians to be God’s People – CrossTalk S2E23https://radicallychristian.com/why-jews-have-to-become-christians-to-be-gods-people-crosstalk-s2e23 Mon, 01 Aug 2016 22:04:20 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=7219 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 understand that God's covenant with the Jews was fulfilled and in order to be one of God's covenant people, you must be submit to Jesus. Jewish heritage, like circumcision, does not make a person part of God's covenant people. Those are a few of the things we discuss on this episode. We hope you find this discussion edifying. 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. 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 understand that God’s covenant with the Jews was fulfilled and in order to be one of God’s covenant people, you must be submit to Jesus. Jewish heritage, like circumcision, does not make a person part of God’s covenant people. Those are a few of the things we discuss on this episode. We hope you find this discussion edifying.

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Living Obediently Without Being Under the Law – CrossTalk S2E22https://radicallychristian.com/living-obediently-without-being-under-the-law-crosstalk-s2e22 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 22:04:48 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=7185 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 episode. 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 episode. 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 episode.

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Disagreeing About Baptism and Other Issues – CrossTalk S2E21https://radicallychristian.com/disagreeing-about-baptism-and-other-issues-crosstalk-s2e21 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 22:09:58 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=7161 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 of that debate. The discussion of debating baptism led to a more in-depth discussion about disagreements in general. How ought we to disagree with one another? What ought to be the goal of our disagreements? Those are some of things we covered in this discussion and we hope it proves edifying to you. 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, 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 of that debate. The discussion of debating baptism led to a more in-depth discussion about disagreements in general. How ought we to disagree with one another? What ought to be the goal of our disagreements? Those are some of things we covered in this discussion and we hope it proves edifying to you.

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The Day of Judgment – CrossTalk S2E20https://radicallychristian.com/the-day-of-judgment-crosstalk-s2e20 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 21:09:13 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=7088 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. 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. 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.

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More Concerned with Politics than the Kingdom of God – CrossTalk S2E19https://radicallychristian.com/more-concerned-with-politics-than-the-kingdom-of-god-crosstalk-s2e19 Tue, 21 Jun 2016 19:54:37 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=7027 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 that we often ascribe greater importance to earthly things than they are actually due? Why is it that we don't pay attention to the things of the kingdom as we should? These are some of the things discussed in this episode. We hope you find it edifying. 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. 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 that we often ascribe greater importance to earthly things than they are actually due? Why is it that we don’t pay attention to the things of the kingdom as we should? These are some of the things discussed in this episode. We hope you find it edifying.

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How to Have Unity in Spite of Our Differences – CrossTalk S2E18https://radicallychristian.com/how-to-have-unity-in-spite-of-our-differences-crosstalk-s2e18 Mon, 06 Jun 2016 23:24:18 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=6980 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 "matters of opinion" that Paul was discussing in Romans 14. These are a few of the things discussed in this episode. We hope you find this discussion edifying. 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? 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 “matters of opinion” that Paul was discussing in Romans 14. These are a few of the things discussed in this episode. We hope you find this discussion edifying.

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How Busy Moms Make Time to Study the Bible – CrossTalk S2E17https://radicallychristian.com/how-busy-moms-make-time-to-study-the-bible-crosstalk-s2e17 Mon, 23 May 2016 18:38:30 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=6931 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 this discussion edifying. 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. 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 this discussion edifying.

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Why Christians Need to Have a Song in Their Heart – CrossTalk S2E16https://radicallychristian.com/why-christians-need-to-have-a-song-in-their-heart-crosstalk-s2e16 Mon, 16 May 2016 16:21:30 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=6899 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 are some of the things discussed on this week's episode. We hope you find it edifying. 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? 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 are some of the things discussed on this week’s episode. We hope you find it edifying.

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Building Friendships With Those Who Are Not Your Age – CrossTalk S2E15https://radicallychristian.com/building-friendships-with-those-who-are-not-your-age-crosstalk-s215 Mon, 09 May 2016 15:09:08 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=6868 In this episode of the CrossTalk podcast, we are joined by special guest co-hosts, Ron McElyea and Jason Hinkle. The discussion this week revolves around building friendships with those who are not your age. Why do older Christians and younger Christians struggle to build relationships with one another? How can we overcome these generational barriers in the church? Why is it important for us build these intergenerational friendships? In this episode of the CrossTalk podcast, we are joined by special guest co-hosts, Ron McElyea and Jason Hinkle. The discussion this week revolves around building friendships with those who are not your age. 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 revolves around building friendships with those who are not your age. Why do older Christians and younger Christians struggle to build relationships with one another? How can we overcome these generational barriers in the church? Why is it important for us build these intergenerational friendships?

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What Made the Bereans So Noble? – CrossTalk S2E14https://radicallychristian.com/what-made-the-bereans-so-noble-crosstalk-s2e14 Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:55:20 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=6794 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, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so." We have often focused all of our attention on the Bereans' examining of the Scripture and have applied this passage in such a way that we often applaud those who are skeptical and close-minded toward teachers. However, in context, it seems there is much more to the Bereans' nobility than just their examining of the Scriptures. 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, 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, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.” We have often focused all of our attention on the Bereans examining the Scripture and have applied this passage in such a way that we applaud those who are skeptical and close-minded toward those who challenge our understanding. However, in context, it seems there is much more to the Bereans’ nobility than just their examining of the Scriptures.

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A Discussion About Becoming an Elder – CrossTalk S2E13https://radicallychristian.com/a-discussion-about-becoming-an-elder-crosstalk-s2e12 Mon, 18 Apr 2016 21:20:58 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=6763 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 they discuss their thoughts about accepting the responsibility of serving as elders, what has surprised them so far, and how congregations can be intentional about preparing men to serve as elders. 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 they disc... 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 they discuss their thoughts about accepting the responsibility of serving as elders, what has surprised them so far, and how congregations can be intentional about preparing men to serve as elders.

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Why the Church is Essential to the Christian Life – CrossTalk S2E12https://radicallychristian.com/why-the-church-is-essential-to-the-christian-life-crosstalk-s2e12 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 19:35:48 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=6735 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 salvation? These are a few of the things discussed on this week's episode. We hope you find it edifying. 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 salvation? 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 salvation? These are a few of the things discussed on this week’s episode. We hope you find it edifying.

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Are We More Like Judas Than We’d Like to Admit? – CrossTalk S2E11https://radicallychristian.com/are-we-more-like-judas-than-wed-like-to-admit-crosstalk-s2e11 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 15:03:59 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=6677 Are we more like Judas than we would like to admit? That's the real question discussed 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 he could sell out the Son of God. Could we be capable - or even guilty - of sinning in a similar way? We hope this discussion is edifying. Are we more like Judas than we would like to admit? That's the real question discussed on this week's episode of the CrossTalk podcast. Listen as Wes, Sam, and James discuss Jesus' betrayer, what motivated him, 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 he could sell out the Son of God. Could we be capable – or even guilty – of sinning in a similar way? We hope this discussion is edifying.

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Why Jonah is Not a Children’s Bible Story – CrossTalk S2E10https://radicallychristian.com/why-jonah-is-not-a-childrens-bible-story-crosstalk-s2e10 Mon, 21 Mar 2016 16:23:35 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=6642 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 powerful lessons to learn about racism and even evangelism. Yet we all too often water it down and miss the big points of this powerful biblical account. Listen as Wes and James continue the "Not a Children's Bible Story" series. 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. 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 powerful lessons to learn about racism and even evangelism. Yet we all too often water it down and miss the big points of this powerful biblical account. Listen as Wes and James continue the “Not a Children’s Bible Story” series.

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Why David & Goliath is Not a Children’s Bible Story – CrossTalk S2E9https://radicallychristian.com/why-david-goliath-is-not-a-childrens-bible-story-crosstalk-s2e9 Mon, 14 Mar 2016 15:07:53 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=6611 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 as the guys discuss this very familiar story in (perhaps) a whole new way. 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. 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 as the guys discuss this very familiar story in (perhaps) a whole new way.

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Now the Philistines gathered their armies for battle. And they were gathered at Socoh, which belongs to Judah, and encamped between Socoh and Azekah, inEphes-dammim. 2 And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered, and encamped in the Valley of Elah, and drew up in line of battle against the Philistines. 3 And the Philistines stood on the mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on the mountain on the other side, with a valley between them. 4 And there came out from the camp of the Philistines a champion named Goliath of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span. 5 He had a helmet of bronze on his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail, and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of bronze. 6 And he had bronze armor on his legs, and a javelin of bronze slung between his shoulders. 7 The shaft of his spear was like a weaver’s beam, and his spear’s head weighed six hundred shekels of iron. And his shield-bearer went before him. 8 He stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel, “Why have you come out to draw up for battle? Am I not a Philistine, and are you not servants of Saul? Choose a man for yourselves, and let him come down to me. 9 If he is able to fight with me and kill me, then we will be your servants. But if I prevail against him and kill him, then you shall be our servants and serve us.” 10 And the Philistine said, “I defy the ranks of Israel this day. Give me a man, that we may fight together.” 11 When Saul and all Israel heard these words of the Philistine, they were dismayed and greatly afraid.
12 Now David was the son of an Ephrathite of Bethlehem in Judah, named Jesse,who had eight sons. In the days of Saul the man was already old and advanced in years. 13 The three oldest sons of Jesse had followed Saul to the battle. And the names of his three sons who went to the battle were Eliab the firstborn, and next to him Abinadab, and the third Shammah. 14 David was the youngest. The three eldest followed Saul, 15 but David went back and forth from Saul to feed his father’s sheep at Bethlehem. 16 For forty days the Philistine came forward and took his stand, morning and evening.
17 And Jesse said to David his son, “Take for your brothers an ephah of this parched grain, and these ten loaves, and carry them quickly to the camp to your brothers. 18 Also take these ten cheeses to the commander of their thousand. See if your brothers are well, and bring some token from them.”
19 Now Saul and they and all the men of Israel were in the Valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines. 20 And David rose early in the morning and left the sheep with a keeper and took the provisions and went, as Jesse had commanded him. And he came to the encampment as the host was going out to the battle line, shouting the war cry. 21 And Israel and the Philistines drew up for battle, army against army.22 And David left the things in charge of the keeper of the baggage and ran to the ranks and went and greeted his brothers. 23 As he talked with them, behold, the champion, the Philistine of Gath, Goliath by name, came up out of the ranks of the Philistines and spoke the same words as before. And David heard him.
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Why Noah’s Ark is Not a Children’s Bible Story – CrossTalk S2E8https://radicallychristian.com/why-noahs-ark-is-not-a-childrens-bible-story-crosstalk-s2e8 Mon, 07 Mar 2016 21:02:14 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=6583 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 this story? It can teach us so much about God, judgement, grace, mercy, and so much more. We hope you are edified by this discussion. 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 this ... 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 this story? It can teach us so much about God, judgement, grace, mercy, and so much more. We hope you are edified by this discussion.

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Not a Children’s Bible Story: Zacchaeus – CrossTalk S2E7https://radicallychristian.com/not-a-childrens-bible-story-zacchaeus-crosstalk-s2e7 Mon, 29 Feb 2016 23:22:00 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=6552 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 Zacchaeus teach us about following Jesus? 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? 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 Zacchaeus teach us about following Jesus?

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He entered Jericho and was passing through. And behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector and was rich. And he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was small in stature. So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was about to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for I must stay at your house today.” So he hurried and came down and received him joyfully. And when they saw it, they all grumbled, “He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.” And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor. And if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I restore it fourfold.” And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
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Not a Children’s Bible Story: The Prodigal Son – CrossTalk S2E6https://radicallychristian.com/not-a-childrens-bible-story-the-prodigal-son-crosstalk-s2e6 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 19:19:02 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=6518 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? What points do we need to reconsider as it pertains to this parable? We hope this is an encouraging conversation. 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? 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? What points do we need to reconsider as it pertains to this parable? We hope this is an encouraging conversation.

Biblical Text:
The text for this episode comes primarily from Luke 15:11-32:
11 And he said, “There was a man who had two sons. 12 And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’ And he divided his property between them. 13 Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in reckless living. 14 And when he had spent everything, a severe famine arose in that country, and he began to be in need. 15 So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed pigs. 16 And he was longing to be fed with the pods that the pigs ate, and no one gave him anything.
17 “But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have more than enough bread, but I perish here with hunger! 18 I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Treat me as one of your hired servants.”’ 20 And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. 21 And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ 22 But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. 23 And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. 24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate.
25 “Now his older son was in the field, and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 And he called one of the servants and asked what these things meant. 27 And he said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf, because he has received him back safe and sound.’ 28 But he was angry and refused to go in. His father came out and entreated him, 29 but he answered his father, ‘Look, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed your command, yet you never gave me a young goat, that I might celebrate with my friends. 30 But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your property with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him!’ 31 And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. 32 It was fitting to celebrate and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found.’”
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Not a Children’s Bible Story: Good Samaritan – CrossTalk S2E5https://radicallychristian.com/not-a-childrens-bible-story-good-samaritan-crosstalk-s2e5 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 03:15:28 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=6486 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 the passage of Scripture. In today's episode, Wes, Sam, and James discuss the parable typically referred to as "The Good Samaritan" and discover why it's not just a Children's Bible story. 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 the pa... 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 the passage of Scripture. In today’s episode, Wes, Sam, and James discuss the parable typically referred to as “The Good Samaritan” and discover why it’s not just a Children’s Bible story.

Biblical Text:
The text for this discussion comes primarily from Luke 10:25-37 (ESV):
And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” And he answered,“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.”
But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him. And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’ Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.”
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Not a Children’s Bible Story: Jesus Heals 10 Lepers – CrossTalk S2E4https://radicallychristian.com/not-a-childrens-bible-story-jesus-heals-10-lepers-crosstalk-s2e4 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 10:22:46 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=6457 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 tend to only see them as they were presented to us as children. In this episode, Wes, Sam, and James discuss Jesus healing ten lepers and how their perspective on this passage of Scripture has changed now that they are adults. 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 tend t... 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 tend to only see them as they were presented to us as children. In this episode, Wes, Sam, and James discuss Jesus healing ten lepers and how their perspective on this passage of Scripture has changed now that they are adults.

Biblical Text:
The text for this discussion comes primarily from Luke 17:11-19 (ESV):
On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; and he fell on his face at Jesus’ feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus answered, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” And he said to him, “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.”
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Right and Wrong Ways to Listen to a Sermon – CrossTalk S2E3https://radicallychristian.com/right-and-wrong-ways-to-listen-to-a-sermon-crosstalk-s2e3 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 21:48:42 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=6408 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 is easy to develop some unhealthy habits in this area of our lives. What is your goal when you attend a Bible class or listen to a sermon? Do you listen in a way that is glorifying to God? We hope this discussion is edifying to you. 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 is easy to develop some unhealthy habits in this area of our lives. 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 Bible class or listen to a sermon? Do you listen in a way that is glorifying to God? We hope this discussion is edifying to you.

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Do Our Lives Reflect What We Say We Believe? – CrossTalk S2E2https://radicallychristian.com/do-our-lives-reflect-what-we-say-we-believe-crosstalk-season-2-ep-2 Mon, 18 Jan 2016 22:28:41 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=6382 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 question at the beginning of the episode, "If that were true, wouldn't this part of your life be different?" We hope this spiritual discussion among friends helps encourage you to have these types of conversations with Christians in your life. 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. 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 question at the beginning of the episode, “If that were true, wouldn’t this part of your life be different?” We hope this spiritual discussion among friends helps encourage you to have these types of conversations with Christians in your life.

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Do We Really Believe, ‘To Die is Gain’? – CrossTalk S2E1https://radicallychristian.com/do-we-really-believe-to-die-is-gain-crosstalk-season-2-ep-1 Mon, 11 Jan 2016 15:00:19 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=6358 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 continue in this life indefinitely? Sam, James, and Wes consider this question in this episode of the CrossTalk Podcast. We hope you find this discussion edifying. 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 continue ... 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 continue in this life indefinitely? Sam, James, and Wes consider this question in this episode of the CrossTalk Podcast. We hope you find this discussion edifying.

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Episode #24 – How Does the Lord Discipline Us?https://radicallychristian.com/episode-24-how-does-the-lord-discipline-us Mon, 21 Dec 2015 12:34:24 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=6297 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 we see that as God discipling us? When we suffer, should we take that to mean that God thinks we're strong enough to handle it. Does God send suffering on specific people? Is that what the Bible means when it talks about the discipline of the Lord? 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, 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 we see that as God discipling us? When we suffer, should we take that to mean that God thinks we’re strong enough to handle it. Does God send suffering on specific people? Is that what the Bible means when it talks about the discipline of the Lord?

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Episode #23 – The Work Christians Should Be Doinghttps://radicallychristian.com/episode-23-the-work-christians-should-be-doing Mon, 07 Dec 2015 11:13:54 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=6259 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 expect of us? What is the right perspective to have about the work we do for the Lord? 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? 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 expect of us? What is the right perspective to have about the work we do for the Lord?

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Episode #22 – Humor in the Life of a Christianhttps://radicallychristian.com/episode-22-humor-in-the-life-of-a-christian Mon, 30 Nov 2015 12:44:31 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=6246 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 silliness have a place in the life of Christians? Give some thought to the things discussed in this episode. 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? 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 silliness have a place in the life of Christians? Give some thought to the things discussed in this episode.

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Episode #21 – Why We Need to Get Serious About Our Sinhttps://radicallychristian.com/episode-21-why-we-need-to-get-serious-about-our-sin Mon, 16 Nov 2015 20:50:33 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=6216 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 become our "habit" or "practice." We often fail to realize the urgency of fully repenting of our sins. When we try to maintain one foot in Christ and one foot in the world, we miss out on so many wonderful blessings; including eternity in heaven. We hope this episode is edifying for all of our listeners. 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 become ... 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 become our “habit” or “practice.” We often fail to realize the urgency of fully repenting of our sins. When we try to maintain one foot in Christ and one foot in the world, we miss out on so many wonderful blessings; including eternity in heaven. We hope this episode is edifying for all of our listeners.

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Episode #20 – Trusting Our Church Leadershttps://radicallychristian.com/episode-20-trusting-our-church-leaders Mon, 09 Nov 2015 18:26:36 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=6196 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 question their motives when it comes to certain issues? Should we trust people automatically or do they have to earn our trust? These are a few of the things discussed in this week's episode of CrossTalk. 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? 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 question their motives when it comes to certain issues? Should we trust people automatically or do they have to earn our trust? These are a few of the things discussed in this week’s episode of CrossTalk.

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Episode #19 – Is it ever right to be proud?https://radicallychristian.com/episode-19-is-it-ever-right-to-be-proud Mon, 02 Nov 2015 17:45:38 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=6164 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 good choice and do the right thing, can we be proud of them? Why do we feel pride if it is always wrong? These are a few of the things discussed on this week's podcast. 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? 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 good choice and do the right thing, can we be proud of them? Why do we feel pride if it is always wrong? These are a few of the things discussed on this week’s podcast.

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Episode #18 – A Discussion About Christian Apologies and Forgivenesshttps://radicallychristian.com/episode-18-a-discussion-about-christian-apologies-and-forgiveness Mon, 26 Oct 2015 11:53:32 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=6148 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 proportion, when he or she says that they "forgive" the other person? Sam, James, and Wes have a spirited discussion about why apologizing is not the most important part of this process. We hope you are edified by this discussion. 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 proportion, 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 proportion, when he or she says that they “forgive” the other person? Sam, James, and Wes have a spirited discussion about why apologizing is not the most important part of this process. We hope you are edified by this discussion.

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Episode #17 – When Preachers and Teachers Do Poorlyhttps://radicallychristian.com/episode-17-when-preachers-and-teachers-do-poorly Mon, 19 Oct 2015 11:23:27 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=6117 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 feelings while at the same time striving to preach and teach better? This discussion will helpful for anyone who teaches or preaches, but also all Christians. 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? 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 feelings while at the same time striving to preach and teach better? This discussion will helpful for anyone who teaches or preaches, but also all Christians.

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Episode #16 – Parenting Young Children in the Churchhttps://radicallychristian.com/episode-16-parenting-young-children-in-the-church Mon, 12 Oct 2015 11:26:58 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=6063 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 church events like weddings, funerals, gospel meetings, etc. How should parents deal with these types of situations? 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 church... 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 church events like weddings, funerals, gospel meetings, etc. How should parents deal with these types of situations?

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Episode #15 – The Spiritual Benefit of Sorrowhttps://radicallychristian.com/episode-15-the-spiritual-benefit-of-sorrow Mon, 05 Oct 2015 03:56:02 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=6027 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 allow ourselves the time to be sad, to weep, and to mourn. 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, 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 allow ourselves the time to be sad, to weep, and to mourn.

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Episode #14 – Considering the Look and Feel of our Religionhttps://radicallychristian.com/episode-14-the-look-and-feel-of-our-religion Mon, 21 Sep 2015 13:32:03 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=5942 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 are we so concerned with the look and feel of our religion and our worship? 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? 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 are we so concerned with the look and feel of our religion and our worship?

Quotes and Links Referenced in this Episode:

* Complete Quote from Catholic Encyclopedia – “We need not shrink from admitting that candles, like incense and lustral water, were commonly employed in pagan worship and the rites paid to the dead. But the Church, from a very early period, took them into her service, just as she adopted many other things indifferent in themselves, which seemed proper to enhance the splendor of religious ceremony. We must not forget that most of these adjuncts to worship, like music, lights, perfumes, ablutions, floral decorations, canopies, fans, screens, bells, vestments, etc. were not identified with any idolatrous cult in particular but they were common to almost all cults.” (Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol. III, pg. 246.)
* Alexander Campbell Reference on how we dress for worship.

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Episode #13 – Christianity and Ministry in the Age of Social Mediahttps://radicallychristian.com/episode-13-christianity-and-ministry-in-the-age-of-social-media Mon, 14 Sep 2015 12:43:03 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=5877 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. They discuss some of the positive and negative aspects of being a Christian in the age of social media. What are some of the pitfalls of Facebook and Twitter, and what are some of the ways Christians can use these social networks for God's glory? 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. They discuss some of the positive and negative aspects of being a Christian in the age of s... 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 aspects of being a Christian and doing ministry in the age of social media. What are some of the pitfalls of Facebook and Twitter, and what are some of the ways Christians can use these social networks for God’s glory?

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Episode #12 – Rethinking How We Do Children’s Bible Classeshttps://radicallychristian.com/episode-12-rethinking-how-we-do-childrens-bible-classes Mon, 07 Sep 2015 13:22:21 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=5825 In this episode of the CrossTalk podcast, Luke Bower and Wes McAdams discuss children's Bible classes. Are we thinking about Bible classes the right way? Is there a better way of doing Bible classes? Who should teach children in Bible classes, what should they focus on, and how should they teach? These are some of the things discussed in this week's show. In this episode of the CrossTalk podcast, Luke Bower and Wes McAdams discuss children's Bible classes. Are we thinking about Bible classes the right way? Is there a better way of doing Bible classes? Who should teach children in Bible classes, 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 there a better way of doing Bible classes? Who should teach children in Bible classes, what should they focus on, and how should they teach? These are some of the things discussed in this week’s show.

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Episode #11 – Should We Be Loyal to a Particular Congregation?https://radicallychristian.com/episode-11-should-we-be-loyal-to-a-particular-congregation Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:39:25 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=5720 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 congregation? How can we keep from being "church-hoppers"? 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 congr... 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 congregation? How can we keep from being “church-hoppers”?

E-Mail That We Discussed:
I have been following the blog and podcast for some time now, so I thought I’d throw out a topic you could talk about sometime. In my area, there seems to be an issue with what someone I know has called ” church loyalty.” It seems that the Lord’s church in our area has developed a culture or mindset of “hopping” to a different congregation at the first sign of adversity. I’m not talking about doctrinal disputes or even disagreements over traditions–it seems like if any interpersonal issue comes up between people, the first response is for someone to leave and go somewhere else instead of working things out together.
Is “church loyalty” an ideal that we should be striving for? If so, how do we cultivate this spirit in our local congregations so that we can work out our issues together? I would really be interested to hear you guys discuss this on the podcast.
Thanks for all you do!
Chris
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Episode #10 – Do We Really Enjoy Obeying God?https://radicallychristian.com/episode-10-do-we-really-enjoy-obeying-god Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:12:32 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=5662 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 "overflow." Is that what motivates your obedience? 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 "overflow. 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 “overflow.” Is that what motivates your obedience?

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Episode #9 – Christian Friendships Among Womenhttps://radicallychristian.com/episode-9-christian-friendships-among-women Mon, 17 Aug 2015 11:40:27 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=5636 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. 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. 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.

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Episode #8 – What is the Christian’s Obligation to the Poor?https://radicallychristian.com/episode-8-what-is-the-christians-obligation-to-the-poor Mon, 10 Aug 2015 03:22:03 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=5599 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, generosity, charity, and giving? What does God expect? What should motivate our generosity? Are we really bringing glory to God by the way we share with those in need? 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, generosity, 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, generosity, charity, and giving? What does God expect? What should motivate our generosity? Are we really bringing glory to God by the way we share with those in need?

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Episode #7 – Putting God Firsthttps://radicallychristian.com/episode-7-putting-god-first Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:27:22 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=5578 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. 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. 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.
Special Note: We had some technical difficulties while recording this week and had to use audio from a backup source, so the audio quality of this episode is not up to our usual standards. We sincerely apologize for this and we think we have all the bugs worked out for next week’s show.

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Episode #6 – Silence of the Scriptures [Podcast]https://radicallychristian.com/episode-6-silence-of-the-scriptures-podcast Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:45:22 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=5548 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 prohibitive? 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 prohibi... 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 prohibitive?

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CrossTalk Episode 005 – Repentance [Podcast]https://radicallychristian.com/crosstalk-episode-005-repentance-podcast Mon, 20 Jul 2015 03:02:16 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=5494 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 much with repentance? 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? 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 much with repentance?

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CrossTalk Episode 004 – Follow Me As I Follow Christ [Podcast]https://radicallychristian.com/crosstalk-episode-004-follow-me-as-i-follow-christ-podcast Mon, 13 Jul 2015 13:36:10 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=5490 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 Christians today make the same statement? Can we really say to someone, "Follow me as I follow Christ"? Does that mean we think we're perfect? 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. 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 Christians today make the same statement? Can we really say to someone, “Follow me as I follow Christ”? Does that mean we think we’re perfect?

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CrossTalk Episode 003 – The Christian’s Conscience [Podcast]https://radicallychristian.com/crosstalk-episode-003-the-christians-conscience-podcast Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:30:41 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=5400 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 conscience? 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 conscience? 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 conscience?

Episode Sponsor:
Thank you to our sponsor: Campaign: Capitol Hill, which is a grassroots effort by churches of Christ aimed at raising awareness in the brotherhood on the fine line between politics and religion, preaching the Gospel to our Nation’s leaders focusing on repentance and God’s standard of morality and reaching lost souls with the saving grace of Jesus Christ. You can find Campaign: Capitol Hill on Facebook at Facebook.com/CampaignCapitolHill or on their website at campaigncapitolhill.com for more information on how to join the march for God’s Word.
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CrossTalk Episode 002 – Ransacking the Bible [Podcast]https://radicallychristian.com/002-ransacking-the-bible Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:45:18 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=5328 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? 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? 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, Christians are content not knowing what God really says through His word. What can we do to develop a greater zeal and passion for studying and knowing God’s word?
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CrossTalk Episode 001 – Spiritual Jealousy [Podcast]https://radicallychristian.com/001-spiritual-jealousy-2 Wed, 24 Jun 2015 20:37:40 +0000 https://radicallychristian.com/?p=5296 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. 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. 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 discuss how this “spiritual jealousy” often breeds an unhealthy competition in the church and negatively impacts our relationships with other Christians and even God.
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