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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.

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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.

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February 16, 2011

Chris LarsonAnd here we go with Episode 3 of the Connected Kingdom Podcast. Earlier today I enjoyed recording an interview with Chris Larson. Chris serves as Executive Vice President of Ligonier Ministries and David and I were eager to talk to him about how the Lord saved him, how he exercises leadership over a major ministry, how he juggles his responsibilities at work and home and what he has learned by working so closely with R.C. Sproul.

Chris shares some very wise words related to leadership and how a person can lead as a Christian. He also shares some interesting little tidbits about Dr. Sproul.

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February 09, 2011

In the last episode of The Connected Kingdom (which was episode 1 of season 2), we interviewed Joel Beeke and spoke about prayer (if you haven’t listened yet, you really should; Dr. Beeke shared some excellent things). This time David and I step back just a little bit and talk about what’s happened in the past couple of months. So we talk about what we expect season 2 of the podcast to bring, we talk about my new book and my new position as a pastor at Grace Fellowship Church, and we talk about David’s new DVD and an interesting new course he’s teaching.

Next week will have a guest on the show. Stay tuned for details.

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February 01, 2011

After episode 25 of the Connected Kingdom Podcast, David and I signed off for a couple of months—a couple of months we wanted to take to re-evaluate and re-charge. And having done that, we’re now back with a new episode in what we are calling Season 2 of the podcast.

We are beginning with a bang, so to speak, having invited Joel Beeke to be our guest. In the podcast we talk to Dr. Beeke about prayer—always an interesting subject. So don’t listen to this for me or for David—listen to Dr. Beeke’s great wisdom when it comes to one of the great duties and delights of the Christian life.

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November 24, 2010

With 25 episodes of Connected Kingdom in the can, David and I are ending Season 1 and taking a time-out until the New Year.

We’ve greatly enjoyed the challenge of learning to communicate via the podcast format, and deeply appreciate all your interaction and feedback. Thanks also to all our guests.

We look forward to returning with Season 2 in January. We’ll have a new line-up of subjects and guests and hopefully a couple of ways of increasing your own involvement with the show.

So, have a great holiday season and join us again in a few weeks for the next season of Connected Kingdom, connecting truth and life in a digital age.

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November 16, 2010

425This week’s episode of the Connected Kingdom Podcast features an interview with Conrad Mbewe, pastor of Kabwata Reformed Baptist Church in Lusaka, Zambia, Africa. It’s not unusual to hear Pastor Mbewe described as the African Spurgeon. He is in the United States at the moment, sharing his vision for an exciting new venture, African Christian University. And we were able to get him on the phone during one of his stops.

We talked to Pastor Mbewe about himself and his family, about the state of the church in Africa in general and Zambia in particular, about African Christian University, and about ways in which the Western church can serve (and not hinder) the church in Zambia. So here we have a Canadian, a Scot and a Zambian talking together before a largely American audience. I guess that’s just a little glimpse, a shadow, of what God is doing in calling to himself people from all nations, tribes and tongues! I just hope your head doesn’t explode as you try to sort out all of the accents.

You can (and should!) learn more about African Christian University and their 425 campagin at acu-usa.com. And here is brief video in which Pastor Mbewe discusses the institution.

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November 04, 2010

In this week’s episode of the Conneted Kingdom Podcast, David and I answer questions sent to us by readers of this blog and by people who listen to the show. We talk about reading good books, Bible translations, family devotions, doubt and assurance, the size of our libraries, how many books we read, the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament and what your chances are of winning Free Stuff Fridays. All that in one short show. Enjoy!

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