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June 02, 2011

Tim Keesee has a pretty amazing ministry. He travels around the world with Frontline Missions in order to encourage missionaries, to meet indigenous Christians and to find new ways to partner in spreading the gospel. Some of his journeys have been documented in the Dispatches from the Front DVDs that I wrote about last week. As soon as I saw those videos I knew that I wanted to talk to Tim, and that is just what I did in this week’s podcast.

I’d encourage you to listen so you can be encouraged as you hear how and where the Lord is working. Tim shares some amazing stories and tells what he has seen of the church in faraway lands.

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May 25, 2011

Author and speaker Nancy Guthrie pays us a visit on this week’s Connected Kingdom podcast. We talk about Nancy’s teaching ministry to women, and especially her Bible Study books on Christ in the Old Testament. Nancy also explains how the Lord used the loss of two infant children to move her and her husband David to host regular retreats for other bereaved parents. You can watch David and Nancy glorify God as they talk with Joni about Holding on to Hope in the midst of this suffering.

If you want to give us feedback or join in the discussion, go ahead and look up our Facebook Group or leave a comment right here. You will always be able to find the most recent episode here on the blog. If you would like to subscribe via iTunes, you can do that here or if you want to subscribe with another audio player, you can try this RSS link.

May 17, 2011

I do not want to overstate the case, but I think this may be one of the more important podcasts David and I have recorded. David has recently suffered through some very serious medical complications and in this episode we discuss what he has learned from these trials. In the midst of difficult times God has taught him some very, very important lessons. At least I know that I benefited a lot from hearing them.

So listen in and hear how the Lord has graciously caught David’s attention.

If you want to give us feedback or join in the discussion, go ahead and look up our Facebook Group or leave a comment right here. You will always be able to find the most recent episode here on the blog. If you would like to subscribe via iTunes, you can do that here or if you want to subscribe with another audio player, you can try this RSS link.

April 21, 2011

A few weeks ago we had Carl Trueman on the podcast with us. One thing he said really stood out—that one of the great challenges in the church today is defending the historicity of Adam. Although I had sense of what’s at stake in that debate, I wanted to know more. Since David Murray has done a lot of work in this area, I took the opportunity in this week’s podcast to ask him about that whole issue. What is the debate about? Who are some of the people who deny that Adam actually existed? What are some of the theological and practical implications of this? How can we prove that Adam is a historical figure?

I hope you enjoy hearing this discussion. If Carl Trueman is correct (and certainly he is not the only one who feels this is a fault line within evangelicalism right now) you may do well to listen in and at least learn the basics of what the debate is all about.

If you want to give us feedback or join in the discussion, go ahead and look up our Facebook Group or leave a comment right here. You will always be able to find the most recent episode here on the blog. If you would like to subscribe via iTunes, you can do that here or if you want to subscribe with another audio player, you can try this RSS link.

April 07, 2011

David Murray was not available for a podcast this week, so I drafted Todd Friel to help me out. Todd is host of Wretched Radio and, you know, various other things. He and I spent some time discussing New Calvinism, Rob Bell (including what those of us who responded to Bell didn’t do so well), the gospel and various other things. Mostly I was just trying to keep Todd from taking over.

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March 31, 2011

I don’t know if this is a fascinating or a boring podcast, but I think you’ll benefit from it if you give it a listen. Yesterday I sat down with David Murray and Ryan Pazdur, an editor at Zondervan, and we talked about The Next Story and subjects related to it. I hope you enjoy it!

If you want to give us feedback or join in the discussion, go ahead and look up our Facebook Group or leave a comment right here. You will always be able to find the most recent episode here on the blog. If you would like to subscribe via iTunes, you can do that here or if you want to subscribe with another audio player, you can try this RSS link.

March 16, 2011

Harry SchaumburgThis week’s episode of The Connected Kingdom finds us in coversation with Harry Schaumburg, a man who has dedicated his life and ministry to helping people recover from sex addiction and addiction to pornography. In this conversation we seek to ask him very practical questions about issues that are on many people’s minds.

Here is a breakdown (including time stamps) of some of the topics we cover and the questions we ask:

2:55 - How widespread is this problem?

4:30 - What’s the real issue here? What’s the heart issue?

8:48 - Should every wife suspect her husband and be suspicious that he is looking at pornography?

13:12 - How important is open communication about the sexual relationship within marriage?

15:41 - How can we protect our children?

24:30 - Here we quickly go through a list of very practical questions and answers.

  • What does a wife do if she discovers that her husband is looking at pornography?
  • What does a husband need to know about how pornography may affect his wife and family?
  • Does pornography tend to escalate over time?
  • When and how do you know you’re cured?
  • Can you offer a quick critique of Every Man’s Battle?
  • When does a person need to seek out help from his local church and when should he seek out help from a professional counselor?

Harry is the author of Undefiled and False Intimacy. You can learn about his counseling ministry at StoneGateResources.org.

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March 10, 2011

In this week’s episode of The Connected Kingdom, David Murray and I answer some questions asked by you, the people who listen in. We answer (or attempt to answer):

  • Is there any value in critiquing a book like Rob Bell’s Love Wins or are we just giving him press?
  • Should Bible translations be copyrighted?
  • What is the importance of church membership?
  • Should members of churches have privileges that non-members do not?
  • How can I help my teens become self-directing in their use of technology?
  • Why do you believe what you believe about baptism?

I’m sure there were some other questions as well. We had intended to make this podcast available yesterday, but with the site getting a lot of extra traffic based on the review of Love Wins I thought it would be better to wait a day. So here it is—a day late, but not a dollar short.

If you want to give us feedback or join in the discussion, go ahead and look up our Facebook Group or leave a comment right here. You will always be able to find the most recent episode here on the blog. If you would like to subscribe via iTunes, you can do that here or if you want to subscribe with another audio player, you can try this RSS link.

March 02, 2011

Carl TruemanIn this episode of The Connected Kingdom we enjoy a lively conversation with pastor, author, theologian and church historian Carl Trueman. We ask him about Rob Bell and the controversy on hell, we ask him about today’s theological controversies and how they’ll be won or lost, we ask him about why Americans don’t like to laugh at themselves, and we ask him about more things I’ve already forgotten about.

Carl is a regular contributor to the blog at Reformation21 and the author of quite a few highly-recommended books.

If you want to give us feedback or join in the discussion, go ahead and look up our Facebook Group or leave a comment right here. You will always be able to find the most recent episode here on the blog. If you would like to subscribe via iTunes, you can do that here or if you want to subscribe with another audio player, you can try this RSS link.

February 24, 2011

Mary KassianYesterday David and I were privileged to enjoy a great conversation with Mary Kassian. Mary is one of the best Christian thinkers when it comes to issues related to women in family, society, culture and church. We spoke to her about pop culture, Twilight and TwiMoms, meat dresses, raising girls in a world like this, encouragement, and many other things.

Honestly, of all the interviews David and I have done, this one seemed to offer some of the most immediately-practical wisdom and advice. We were truly blessed to have Mary take the time.

Mary blogs at GirlsGoneWise.com, a blog I commend to you. She is the author of The Feminist Mistake and Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild, both books that come highly recommended.

If you want to give us feedback or join in the discussion, go ahead and look up our Facebook Group or leave a comment right here. You will always be able to find the most recent episode here on the blog. If you would like to subscribe via iTunes, you can do that here or if you want to subscribe with another audio player, you can try this RSS link.

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