Churchthink Podcast

Episode 12: America’s Truncated Gospel and Its Implications

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You can listen to Churchthink on Apple Podcasts or any of the other big podcast apps. Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/churchthink/id1472886122?ign-mpt=uo%3D4 Podcast webpage on Anchor.fm: http://anchor.fm/wr-harris   “This doesn’t make sense,” I thought. “Why does God in the Old Testament keep admonishing His people to ‘do justice and righteousness’ and not to oppress the vulnerable?” I’ve been reading through […]

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Episode 11: Oppression, Imprecatory Psalms, and Justice

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You can listen to Churchthink on Apple Podcasts or any of the other big podcast apps. Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/churchthink/id1472886122?ign-mpt=uo%3D4 Podcast webpage on Anchor.fm: http://anchor.fm/wr-harris   The following is an excerpt from my new book 20 Encouragements for the Depressed Christian. I thought it was fitting considering the racial injustice in America.     I’ve wondered for a long […]

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Episode 10: Why Christians Should Take a Vested Interest in City Planning/Design

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You can listen to Churchthink on Apple Podcasts or any of the other big podcast apps. Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/churchthink/id1472886122?ign-mpt=uo%3D4 Podcast webpage on Anchor.fm: http://anchor.fm/wr-harris   We are a product of our built environment. If you put me in a crappy house that doesn’t smell good and it’s got a bad bathroom and broken faucets, I’m going to […]

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Episode 9: Exercising Discernment When Choosing Christian Resources/Content

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You can listen to Churchthink on Apple Podcasts or any of the other big podcast apps. Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/churchthink/id1472886122?ign-mpt=uo%3D4 Podcast webpage on Anchor.fm: http://anchor.fm/wr-harris   Jose Ortega y Gasset, a Spanish philosopher, observed in his book The Revolt of the Masses that a new age is dawning in which everybody believes he or she has the right […]

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Episode 8: How Millennials Will Force the Church to Change in the Coming Decades

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You can listen to Churchthink on Apple Podcasts or any of the other big podcast apps. Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/churchthink/id1472886122?ign-mpt=uo%3D4 Podcast webpage on Anchor.fm: http://anchor.fm/wr-harris   It’s no secret that church attendance has declined among millennials (see the article links below for some statistics). If churches want to grow in the next two decades, they will have to […]

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Episode 7: Rethinking Church: Growth-focused or Community-focused?

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You can listen to Churchthink on Apple Podcasts or any of the other big podcast apps. Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/churchthink/id1472886122?ign-mpt=uo%3D4 Podcast webpage on Anchor.fm: http://anchor.fm/wr-harris   If you ask most evangelical churches what their goal is, they’d likely say, “Reach people for Christ and make disciples.” What distinguishes each of these individual churches is how they go about […]

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Episode 6: The Case for Small Churches

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You can listen to Churchthink on Apple Podcasts or any of the other big podcast apps. Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/churchthink/id1472886122?ign-mpt=uo%3D4 Podcast webpage on Anchor.fm: http://anchor.fm/wr-harris   Christian author, speaker, and podcast co-host Skye Jethani recently published an article entitled “The Case Against Sermon-centric Sundays.” Among other arguments he makes, he mentions that our current church model does […]

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Episode 5: What is Churchthink?

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You can listen to Churchthink on Apple Podcasts or any of the other big podcast apps. Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/churchthink/id1472886122?ign-mpt=uo%3D4 Podcast webpage on Anchor.fm: http://anchor.fm/wr-harris   The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines groupthink as “a pattern of thought characterized by self-deception, forced manufacture of consent, and conformity to group values and ethics”[i]. The most important part of that definition, […]

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Episode 4: Was the Cleansing of the Temple Really About Money? The Importance of Reading Scripture with its Historical and Cultural Context in Mind

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You can listen to Churchthink on Apple Podcasts or any of the other big podcast apps. Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/churchthink/id1472886122?ign-mpt=uo%3D4 Podcast webpage on Anchor.fm: anchor.fm/wr-harris   If you want to fully understand any work of literature, you need to understand the historical and cultural contexts in which it was written. I think this principle is somewhat underemphasized in high school […]

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Episode 3: The Problem with “That’s What the Bible Says”

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You can listen to Churchthink on Apple Podcasts or any of the other big podcast apps. Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/churchthink/id1472886122?ign-mpt=uo%3D4 Podcast webpage on Anchor.fm: anchor.fm/wr-harris   If you’ve been around evangelicals for long, you’ve probably heard the phrase “That’s what the Bible says.” This is generally said to justify or defend an unpopular position the person holds when he or […]