SaultFellowshipMay 07, 2020
Love Thy Neighbor
Everyone quotes the Bible when they want us to get the vaccine or wear a mask. But is it really loving to force people to do what they don't want to do? Even if they are wrong do we want to live in a world where we are forced to do something that should be a matter of conscience?
We discuss the difference between positive rights and negative rights, the biblical definition of justice, and the implications this has on our society.
Healthy Wealthy and Wise
We talk about the importance of being purposeful with your health and the impact that a healthy lifestyle can have on our spiritual lives.
We discuss the recent accusations against the new SBC President Ed Litton of Plagiarism. Is Plagiarism a thing in the Christian faith? What does it look like and how do we evaluate it?
Get Woke or Die
Pastor Craig and Pastor Jeremy talk about the need for Christians to resist Critical Theory and it's various ideologies. Sometimes it feels like the minority always wins. We have the ability to overcome the vocal minority by being immovable. We sometimes feel like this is not a good look for Christians, especially when the new morality of woke culture is tolerance.
Post Pandemic Evangelism
We discuss our need to be a people that are personally involved in reaching the lost and discipling others.
We talk about former DC Talk artist Kexin Max and his recent announcement about becoming a exvangelical.
The name has nothing to do with the subject matter. We talk about the decline of the Academy Awards and speculate as to the reasons.
What is Justice
George Floyd, Derek Chauvin, Maxine Waters, and what this means to Christians...
Insert Name Here
Name this episode! Leave a comment or review and give us your best title. In this podcast, Pastor Craig and Pastor Jeremy discuss our calling to ministry. We talk about our expectations going in and the changes that have taken place over time, especially changes to the definition of truth and how it is evaluated.
PC and PJ discuss the recent Gallup poll finding that membership in religious institutions has fallen below 50%. This was from 70% in 1999.
The 12th 5 Year Plan
China's Social Credit System, and what implications are for us in Western Democracies.
Today we discuss the current situation with the Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. Are these changes necessary? Do popularity and ministry mix? What causes us to be so disappointed and put out by the moral failures of Christian leaders?
Homage to a Dying Mother?
We discuss Mark Ruffalo's remarks at the recent Golden Globes award Ceremony. Humanism rears its ugly head.
And So it Begins
We follow up on the situation with Pastor James Coates. We also discuss the current legislation being proposed banning hate speech on social media in Canada and the equality Act in the United States.
Pastor James Coates from Edmonton Alberta, Canada is arrested by the RCMP for not complying with Ministry of Health regulations by exceeding 15% capacity in a church service. We discuss the implications this has for churches and our future freedoms in Canada.
We discuss what the Bible has to say about Civil Disobedience. Is it moral, should Christians engage in it, is it a valid form of protest?
Pastor Jeremy Interviews the President and CEO of Ratio Christi. Ratio Christi is a ministry that "uses apologetics to share the Gospel and to strengthen Christians for the challenges that we face on college and university campuses."
The Tower of Babel
We discuss the current push to globalization and how this parallels the story of the Tower of Babel, and really the naritive that has been playing out throughout human history.
God is Sovereign
In the midst of all that is happening it is important to remember that nothing escapes God's sovereign control.
Please Don't Censor Me!
PC and PJ discuss the future of a world where we are no longer able to have an opinion.
Individualism vs Collectivism
In this episode we discuss collectivism versus individualism. There is a big push toward collectivism because individualism is no longer a shared value.
We talk about how the derogatory label Conspiracy Theorists is used to denounce anyone who questions or desires to seek the truth.
You Can't Cancel Christmas
We discuss the real meaning of Christmas. The pandemic has caused the Ontario Government to go into lockdown again. If you don't have all the holiday traditions, can you really call it Christmas?
A Very Merry Christmas Indeed
PC & PJ Discuss the difficulty of sharing the good news at Christmas when everyone is looking for a feel-good message. Christmas is absolutely about good news but unless we are honest about our condition it's not good news.
The Great Reset
We discuss the Great Reset, The World Economic Forum, and the true meaning of "Build Back Better".
Should Christians Wear Masks?
The answer may surprise you.
We discuss the Canadian Bill C-6, which outlaws not only conversion therapy but also makes it illegal to suggest that as a possible solution during counseling.
U.S. Presidential Elections
Just another example of how much our world is changing. USA, the great experiment called democracy, finds itself o life support following the recent elections. What should our response be as a Christian? Is civil war the answer, will it come to that? Should we be very afraid? Answers to all this and more!
Jim Devlin Interview
Pastor Jeremy interviews Jim Devlin. Jims shares his story of finding Christ and the difference that has made in his life and family.
The Social Dilemma
We review the NetFlix documentary "The Social Dilemma"
Halloween Good or Bad?
We discuss various viewpoints that Christians commonly hold for this controversial holiday.
Is the church too judgmental? According to Hilary Clinton, it is the reason we are losing so many young people. By judgmental, maybe they mean not affirming?
Pastors Craig and Jeremy discuss the need for giving thanks in every believer's life.
Why are we so quick to shout down dissenting Ideas? Is this the way we cancel truth? There was a time when it was a virtue to listen to the other side, to debate ideas, and respect people even if you didn't respect their ideas.
Are You Listening?
We discuss the current dialog taking place in our culture or lack thereof. It seems that everyone wants to be heard, but nobody is listening.
The Value of Personal Devotions
We what it means to have a daily devotional life how we do it and what are the pitfalls etc.
Escaping our Racist Past
We talk about the recent discussion in the Southern Baptist Conference (SBC) about changing their name because of their early history with the issue of slavery and current racial tension.
Evangelism in a Post Pandemic World
We discuss how reaching the lost is going to take some effort and creativity in the future. People have a lot more resistance to anything requiring groups, events or other organized programs.
What About Forgiveness
In light of recent political and social unrest surrounding social justice and racism, we discuss a forgotten option of forgiveness. How do justice and forgiveness work together and what is a proper response?
To the Glory of God
We discuss the final phrase in our mission statement. All we do is to the Glory of God. We talk about how important is is to his creation that we delight in his glory!
American Gospel, Prosperity Gospel
We discuss the documentary American Gospel: Christ Alone. Also discuss the Prosperity Gospel and it's effect on the church as a whole.
Todd White and the American Gospel Part 1
We discuss prosperity gospel preacher, Todd White's sermon where he repents of not teaching the whole Gospel. Part 1 of 2
John MacArthur vs California
We discuss the recent opening of Grace Community Church in California, In defiance to COVID restrictions .
By the Grace of God
We continue our discussion of Bible Fellowship's mission statement. This time we talk about the phrase, "by the grace of God" and discuss the purpose behind it and how it shapes what we do as a church and how we do ministry and share the gospel.
The COVID Excuse
Jeremy and I discuss the current trend of businesses to blame the pandemic for anything that they don't want to do.
"Emotions" with May Saari
Special guest May Saari joins Pastor Jeremy to discuss her work in helping people manage their emotions. You can check out her podcast @ Definitely Not Fine wherever you listen to podcasts.
Mission Statement Series: "make disciples"
This begins a series on our mission statement here at Bible Fellowship. We discuss what it means to make disciples, and how we get it wrong sometimes. How we make it more complicated than it really is, and how Jesus made disciples.
We discuss the changes, in store for face to face fellowship on the 28th of June.
Pastors Craig and Jeremy discuss the emotional impact of several months of talking about nothing but what to be afraid of, and dealing with the pressure of physical distancing, counting people in the room and staying out of the path of aerosol particulates!