Episode 9 compares the “Poverty Gospel” to the “Prosperity Gospel,” two opposites that both end up reflecting legalism. The conversation leads into tackling some very tough words of Jesus, and the ageless debate between faith and works.
Let the Scriptures speak… What trend do you see? Is it the same trend or a different trend than you see in America? In the American Church? Matthew (Jesus, Mary and Joseph were immigrants / refugees) Matt. 2:13-15 When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. […]
Noel Castellanos is the CEO of the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) and the author of Where the Cross Meets the Street: What Happens to the Neighborhood When God Is at the Center. Noah Filipiak interviews Noel about the downside of American Evangelicals being obsessed with going to heaven, but neglecting much of Jesus’s example […]
All Christians know the Bible is full of commands to love and help the poor. The Old Testament is chock full of them, and the New Testament only adds to the pile. Proverbs 14:31 “Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him.” Proverbs 19:17 Whoever […]
Episode #8 of “Behind the Curtain” Ministry Podcast is here! I interviewed Chris Pruett, the self-titled “Happiest Homeless Person in Lansing.” Chris attends my church and does a great job of shedding the light of love and humanity onto homelessness. Learn about homelessness from the eyes of a homeless person. Chris is intelligent, creative and […]
What does the Bible say about hell? Hell, God’s Sovereignty, Suffering & My Depravity The doctrine of hell is one that was overemphasized in my faith upbringing. It’s one I subsequently tried to disprove and deny using the Bible. In this attempt, I ended up coming to terms with the truth of the biblical doctrine […]