February 15, 2020

Episode 04 - Sermon Prep and Saturday Update

Episode 04 is now available!

In this episode, I give a personal Sermon Prep Thoughts and my Saturday Update. If you attend my church, this episode might be helpful as it contains some "reviewing" of the previous few sermons at church.

 

If you don't go to my church, but would like to listen to the actual sermons online, you can visit Edgewood Sermon Audio on Anchor.FM

February 1, 2020

Just a Harmless Podcast - Episode 1 - Saturday Depression

Here is the first episode of my new (personal) podcast.
This first episode is titled: Saturday Depression.

    

If you listen to it, let me know: I would love to have some feedback.

(I know that this first one is pretty lame, but I just wanted to start it and see where it goes.)


Help and Hope for a Holy Life - Sermon 1

January 11, 2020

Compelling Community

Stephen Um, in his commentary on 1 Corinthians, is speaking on reconciliation and equality within the church, gospel based and focused equality that flows from all that Christ has done for us. As he speaks on this topic, I believe that he makes a valid point when he is speaking on all that the Church ought to be:
Given our cultural moment, a community like this would be incredibly compelling. It is no secret that we live in a climate where inequality is a growing problem. But the thing is, every proposed solution misses this crucial point. Conservatives typically say that charity or philanthropy is the answer, that individuals should share. Liberals, on the other hand more or less go the welfare route -- the state, with our tax dollars in hand, should share. Now both of these are true -- individuals and the state should share!  But both also miss something absolutely crucial (which is why both charity and welfare come off clunky and arrogant, even offensive when you think about it). Both say, "Let me give you what I think you need without taking the time to get to know you, let alone share life with you, so I can just pat myself on the back and return to business as usual with my conscience clear." If reconciliation without justice is oppression ... then justice without friendship is just arrogance!  But we can avoid both dangers by sharing our goods and our lives.

Stephen Um (Commentary on 1 Corinthians: Preach the Word Series)

Episode 04 - Sermon Prep and Saturday Update

Episode 04 is now available! In this episode, I give a personal Sermon Prep Thoughts and my Saturday Update. If you attend my church, this...