Episodes (Page 4)

Is it ever okay to test God?

Tests aren’t always the most fun to be a part of, but are we ever allowed to be the ones who administer them? Are we allowed to test God? If so, why would we test God?! In today’s episode, Cameron and Dr. J take a look at the role social media should play in the life of the believer before jumping into this question head first. And, our prayer, as always but particularly in this episode, is that you would…

Why did Jesus teach in parables?

Chances are you’re familiar with at least one parable. Chances are also that you’ve been confused by at least one parable. While Jesus’ parables are rich with meaning, some of it can be easily lost on us and the crowds He spoke to, for that matter. Nevertheless, it was Jesus’ preferred method of teaching. Which all begs the questions: why? Why didn’t Jesus teach plainly and clearly and simply? Why through parables? In this week’s episode, Cameron and Dr. J…

What does it mean to be blessed?

#blessed. You’ve probably seen it somewhere before on social media and have probably even used it yourself. We attach it to so many different things, but have we really paused to consider what it means? What does it actually mean to be blessed? Is it a large bank account? Is it good health? Is it family? Is it something else entirely? In this episode, Cameron and Dr. J dive headfirst into this subject after answering some unique and fun questions…

What does it mean to be generous?

The church talks often about giving and generosity, but what exactly does that mean? Is there a threshold in which my giving becomes generous, or is all giving generous by its very nature? How can I become more generous if there are limits to what I have to give? Well, in today’s episode, Cameron and Dr. J unpack these questions and more as we dive deeply into the question, “What does it mean to be generous?” And, you may be…

Where is my home?

We know you might have a residential address that pops immediately into mind, but isn’t it true that so many of us continue to search for a place we belong? There are things on this “home” of ours that causes us to groan and long for something better—something more. In today’s episode, Cameron and Dr. J have some fun dreaming of going anywhere in the world before settling down and tackling this question of where is our home. Furthermore, how…

What exactly is the church?

Okay, this might be a question you feel you could answer! Chances are whatever community you find yourself in today, there are multiple churches to choose from. But is that really all there is to it? A building? Some people? Sunday messages? Is there more to the church, and if there is then the question remains: what exactly is the church? In this episode, Dr. J and Cameron take a look at this seemingly simple question and find there are…

Who is my neighbor?

Jesus was asked the question overtly, but we often wrestle with the same question covertly. It is easy to rationalize our behavior towards some and our passiveness to others. Yet, Jesus has called each and every one of us to actively love our neighbor—and our neighbor may not be who we expected it to be. In this episode, Dr. J and Cameron tackle how we can be a little kinder to one another. In a climate of seething anger and…

Why isn’t the Church more welcoming?

Why isn’t the Church more welcoming? Have you ever asked this question yourself or felt this way before? Like, if so-and-so would just smile or that one guy didn’t say that mean thing, church would be a lot more enjoyable. But, what if we first began by taking a look at ourselves and our hearts? What if change began with us? In this episode, Cameron and Dr. J reveal the angelic dietary plan before taking a hard look at how…

What is the importance of confession?

One of the great things about grace and being forgiven is that I don’t need to talk about what I’ve done any longer. Right? Right?! Well, Scriptures talk a great deal of confession. But, why exactly do we need to confess if the Lord already knows? How important is this really? In this episode, Cameron and Dr. J tackle a few episode follow ups before jumping right into this confession thing. No, it’s not an episode where we air all…

How do I talk about Jesus with those around me?

We see it in the Bible, and you probably hear it all the time at church: we need to share the love of Jesus with those around us. But, when we have an real gut check on how we’re doing with that… well, let’s just say we could use a little help. In today’s episode, Cameron and Dr. J dive into some ways we can share Jesus with those around us. If you’ve ever thought the work of ministry was…