3 More Opinions
By Paul Diaz
3 More OpinionsNov 13, 2023
Is peace the christian ethic?
Peace. Christians are supposed to be about peace but when we look out into the world, if you read the headlines, it is not very peaceful. So as Christians, how do we bring about God’s peace? If you want peace, must you prepare yourself for war? How do we protect the powerless, care for our enemies, and honor God? Does allegiance with the kingdom of God require a non-violent ethic?
The Priesthood of All Believers
What does God have for me, right here and now? How can I participate in what God is doing? How do I lead in the places that God placed me in? What does it look like to lead in my family?
Enjoying People I Don't Agree With?
What's the litmus test? What criteria do I use to determine if I'm going to let someone into my life; to let God use them in my life? Can God use people who see the world differently than me in my life? Are there some differences of opinion that would justify me severing ties with them?
Love, Singleness, & Valentines
What does God say about love and romance? What's the value of marriage? What's the value of singleness? Join us today as we explore ways God's process of sanctification in all seasons.
Jesus and Christmas Tradition
Today we are taking about Christmas traditions, both the weird and endearing, the respected and ancient as well as the surprisingly new. What is the true meaning that Christians can find in Christmas among the many traditions we have to navigate. Where does Jesus fit into it all?
Loneliness and Community
The holiday are a time for family and community! They're a time for joy and celebration. But what do you do when you are surrounded by people but still lonely? How do we break the cycles of loneliness? How can we be a blessing to others and be blessed by them as well? In what ways can community help?
Hot Takes and Question Grab Bag
Enter into the minds of Paul, Clint, and Jordan as we share things we answer questions from kids ministry, share things we believe are under/over rated, and discuss scripture that has formed our faith and ministry.
Shame, Guilt, and Restoration
What does it look like to forgive yourself? What does it look like to forgive others? What do we do with regret? Is shame ever helpful? Join us as we discuss what God's work of restoration in your life can look like?
Worship as a Way of Life
What is worship? What does it look like? Why is God jealous for our worship? How we worship in every moment of every day? How do we apply these same principles as we gather each Sunday for a time of communal worship?
How Rested Are You?
In this episode we take a look at rest as God intended it. What is Sabbath and why is it so important to God that it's included in the Big 10? With an eye towards the practical, we examine ways to rest well and regularly recalibrate our hearts to God's.
From Deconstruction to Reformation
If you've ever done a remodel or even watch a home renovation show, you know that deconstructing is the easy part. Tearing down requires brute strength, but rebuilding requires skill. Over the last several years more and more people have undergone the process of deconstructing their faith in reaction to life not working for them. What does it look like to not just dismantle, but to reform intentionally. Join us as we share our journey through this process.
Mental Health & Your Family: Addressing Anxiety & Depression
This month we discuss Mental Health and Your Family. We discuss ways to create and sustain a healthy dialogue in your house while we lean into God's definitions of who we are.
Creating Lasting Change
Southwest has a new podcast - THREE MORE OPINIONS. Join Clint, Jordan, and Paul each month as they tackle a different topic. This month's topic - How to create lasting and meaningful change!