In this episode of TGC Q&A, David Mathis and Joe Rigney answer the question, “How can Christians avoid smartphone addiction?”
- A pastoral predicament (:00)
- Admitting you have a problem (1:53)
- Controlling impulses (4:04)
- Gaining larger vision (6:05)
- Godliness as a value (7:13)
- The price of phone addiction (8:39)
- The joy of freedom (9:22)
Otros episodios de "TGC Q&A"
Faith and Work: How Do I Affirm Goodness In the Workplace?
18:32In this episode of TGC Q&A, we begin a six-week series titled “Faith & Work” with Missy Wallace, who answers several questions regarding the affirmation of goodness in the workplace.She discusses:The Gospel changes everything including how we think about work (0:46)The kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven (3:21)Our own brokenness and sanctification (6:23)Creational goodness and the theology of work (10:31)Final encouragement—The good work that comes out of everyone is the image of God in them (15:50)Explore more from TGC on the topic of Faith and Work.
Gen Z’s Questions About Christianity: Salvation and Predestination
12:54In this episode of TGC Q&A, we conclude the five-week series, “Gen Z’s Questions About Christianity” with Josh Butler, who answers two questions regarding predestination and salvation.He discusses:Shifting from a mechanical vision to a romantic vision of predestination and election (0:00)A paradigm shift from the country club to war-zone medics (3:45)We are elected to a redemptive community (6:40)How do I know I'm saved? (8:20)Final encouragement—keep asking questions (11:15)Explore more from TGC on the topic of election.
Gen Z’s Questions About Christianity: The Bible’s Authority
18:53In this episode of TGC Q&A, Michael Kruger addresses five questions from the Gen Z audience on biblical authority and the inerrancy of Scripture.He addresses:Reasons why the Bible is trustworthy (0:00)The meaning of the Bible's inerrancy (3:27)The Bible does not contradict itself (5:15)Do parts of Old Testament law still apply today? (6:25)The canon of Scripture and how certain books were chosen (9:05)Relevancy and reliability of these ancient writings (12:55)Encouragement for those who still have questions (16:05)Explore more from TGC on the Bible.Read Michael Kruger's newest book, Surviving Religion 101: Letters to a Christian Student on Keeping the Faith in College (Crossway).
Gen Z's Questions About Christianity: Social Justice and Politics
30:07In this episode of TGC Q&A, we continue in our series, "Gen Z's Questions About Christianity," where Thaddeus Williams answers four challenging questions on social justice and politics.He addresses:Defining and avoiding "The Newman Effect" (0:00)Giving others the benefit of the doubt (4:10)John Perkins and his approach to racial justice (5:30)Similarities and differences between social and biblical justice (7:50)Is critical race theory (CRT) biblical? (14:30)Engaging politics without siding with a political party (23:50)Thinking critically, submitting to Christ's authority (29:30)Explore more from TGC on the topics of justice and politics.Recommended reading: Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth: 12 Questions Christians Should Ask About Social Justice by Thaddeus WilliamsWelcoming Justice: God's Movement Toward Beloved Community (Resources for Reconciliation) by John M. PerkinsFor more of Thaddeus Williams’ reflections on social justice and politics, check out TGC’s new book, Before You Lose Your Faith: Deconstructing Doubt in the Church, where Thaddeus contributed a chapter entitled, “Social Justice: Breakup or Breakthrough?” Available now in the TGC Store.
Gen Z's Questions About Christianity: Sexuality and Gender Identity
13:46This episode of TGC Q&A with Rachel Gilson is the second in a five-week series titled, “Gen Z’s Questions About Christianity." Gilson answers four important questions about sexuality and gender identity.She discusses:The negative temptation of sexual desire (0:00)Loving those who identify as LGBT and remaining true to biblical beliefs (3:06)Leading with the the gospel of grace (4:11)Invite, listen, protect, and invest (5:10)Referring to a transgender person by their desired pronoun (6:23)Struggling with sexuality and maintaining faith (9:30)Confession, conviction, and comfort (10:43)God’s spirit, God’s Word, and God’s people (12:26)Explore more from TGC on the topic of sexuality.Rachel’s recommended resources:Embodied: Transgender Identities, the Church, and What the Bible Has to Say by Preston SprinkleGay Girl, Good God by Jackie Hill Perry7 Myths About Singleness by Sam AllberryBorn Again This Way by Rachel GilsonFor more of Rachel Gilson’s reflections on sexuality and gender identity, check out TGC’s new book, Before You Lose Your Faith: Deconstructing Doubt in the Church, where Rachel contributed a chapter entitled, “Sex: Telling a Better Story.” Available now in the TGC Store.
Gen Z’s Questions About Christianity: Hell and Judgment
11:12In this episode of TGC Q&A, we kick off a new five-week series titled, “Gen Z’s Questions About Christianity" with Josh Butler, who answers two questions regarding hell and judgment.He discusses:Reconciling God’s love with eternal judgment (0:00)A broader storyline for hell (1:24)Getting hell wrong (2:55)Reconciling heaven and earth (3:38)Getting the hell out of earth (4:37)Is hell a scare tactic? (6:45)The impact of sin (9:48) The good news of the gospel (10:40)Explore more from TGC on the topic of hell.For more of Josh Butler's reflections on hell, check out TGC’s new book, Before You Lose Your Faith: Deconstructing Doubt in the Church, where Josh contributed a chapter entitled, "Hell: Skeleton in God’s Closet?” Available now in the TGC Store.
What Are the Biggest Issues the Church Will Face in This Decade?
10:45In this episode of TGC Q&A, Paul Tripp and J. D. Greear discuss the question, “What are the biggest issues the church will face in this decade?”They discuss:Identity (:00)Preparing to address identity in our churches (2:00)Overcoming the “media view” of Christianity (3:40)A new vocabulary based on the gospel (5:28)Reaching and engaging the culture (6:31)Every Christian and the Great Commission (7:48)Fringe culture church (8:34)Explore more from TGC on the topic of church.
How Do I Know if I Married the Right Person?
11:15In this episode of TGC Q&A, Jared Wilson and Afshin Ziafat discuss the question, “How do I know if I married the right person?”They discuss:If you’re married, you married the right person (:00)The source of the question (1:08)A theological deficiency (2:21)The goal of marriage (3:26)The grass is greener where you water it (4:53)Bathing marriage in prayer (5:43)He or she isn’t your savior (7:21)You don’t complete me (8:51)Worthwhile intentionality (9:55)Explore more from TGC on the topic of marriage.
How Can Christians Avoid Smartphone Addiction?
11:04In this episode of TGC Q&A, David Mathis and Joe Rigney answer the question, “How can Christians avoid smartphone addiction?”They discuss:A pastoral predicament (:00)Admitting you have a problem (1:53)Controlling impulses (4:04)Gaining larger vision (6:05)Godliness as a value (7:13)The price of phone addiction (8:39)The joy of freedom (9:22)Explore more from TGC on the topics of technology and addiction.
How Do I Know if I’m Saved?
11:34In this episode of TGC Q&A, Dave Harvey and Michael Lawrence answer the question, “How do I know if I'm saved?”They discuss:Where to begin (:00)How you don’t know you’re saved (1:49)Observing your own life (2:46)The Spirit’s testimony (4:27)Objective and subjective evidence (5:31)Internal and external evidence (7:07)Challenging a profession of faith when there is no fruit (9:36)Explore more from TGC on the topic of salvation.