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Putting Theology Into Practice

There’s enough disorder in life without disconnecting what you believe from how you live. To make an impact, your faith must be integrated. The Practicology Podcast is bridging the gap between Scripture and every day life because the Bible belongs not only beside the stack of commentaries but also next to the pile of dirty dishes.

We want to help you connect glorious truth about God to the stubborn realities of life — what could be more exciting?

PP096 Seeing God’s Glory In the First Ever Flash Mob

“Try and see God’s glory when you read your Bible.” That’s great advice for every aspiring Bible reader, but how do do it? What does it actually look like to see the glory of God in a Scripture passage? In this episode we show what it might look to see God’s glory in Acts 2. This chapter records the first ever flash mob. Who was behind this flash mob in Jerusalem? (1) Someone who is wondrously shy. (2) Someone who is wondrously kind. And (3) Someone who is wondrously wise.


Scriptures Referenced: Acts 2; John 15:26, 16:14; 2Cor 3:18


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PP095 Cloak, Books, and Parchments #2

Christmas is right around the corner, and what better gift than a good book! There is no book like the Bible but we all learn from the ministry of others, including ministry that comes to us in written form. In this second installment of Cloak, Books, and Parchments (2Tim 4:13), Mike & Matthew share brief reviews of ten book titles for your reading pleasure. There is also heads up about our reading challenge for the “I love to read month” of February.


Scriptures Referenced: 2Tim 4:13


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PP094 What Does It Mean to be Blessed?

“I’m so blessed.” “God has really blessed me this year.” We use blessing language a lot, but does our understanding of blessing need recalibrating? Jacob’s did. And we have guest contributor Jeswin Jeyasurya with us to help us understand what it means for us to be blessed.


Scriptures Referenced: Gen 25-30


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PP093 Basic Bible Hermeneutics

How should we study the Bible to make sure we interpret it as God wants us to? Guest contributor Nathan Pratt helps us to answer this question, and also provides solid practical suggestions on how to make our Bible study personal and effective in our lives instead of an exclusively academic knowledge.


Scriptures Referenced:
Psa 19:10; Psa 119:103; 2Tim 3:16; 2Pet 1:20-21


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PP092 What to do when you find the Bible culturally embarrassing

Sometimes Christians come across passages in the Bible that they find culturally embarrassing. Passages that talk about slavery or the conquest of Canaan, for example. When we give a secular friend a Bible, these are the passages we hope they skip over on their way to one of the gospels. In this episode we go through 6 steps you can take in reading these passages. And if you take them, who knows? Maybe you’ll go from embarrassment over an OT text to worshipping the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ!


Scriptures Referenced:Nu 5:11-31


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PP091 How Do We Respond to Government

Over the past few years, controversial policies have led many Christians to think a lot more about how we should respond to government. How do we respond to the government when they act unjustly? Is there a time to resist the governing authorities? If so, what would that look like?


Scriptures Referenced: Jer 29:7; Dan 1; Dan 3; Dan 6; Acts 5:29; Rom 12:18-18; Rom 13:1-7; 1Tim 2:1-2; 1Pet 2:13-17; 1Pet 5:6

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PP090 What Do We Expect from Government

“God is King of the whole earth” (Psa 47:7), but obviously the world currently functions under human governments, ordained by God. What should we expect from governments led by sinful men and women, many of whom possess little fear of God? And how do these failing governments direct our hearts to Christ? Vincent Kember (Episodes 37 & 39) returns to the podcast to give us three key lessons in a two-part theology of government.


Scriptures Referenced: Dan 2; Dan 7; Rev 11:15


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PP089 My Reconstruction Story

In this episode Mike tells his personal story from doubts to conviction regarding the doctrine of the Trinity. Then we draw out some final lessons regarding deconstruction and reconstruction. Please note that our mixing software shifted some of the audio and that a few words are cut off as a result.


Scriptures Referenced: Jude 20; Php 2:5-11


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PP088 Deconstructing Deconstruction

Why do people who once seemed like stalwarts of Christian discipleship leave the faith? What leads them to deconstruct what they once professed and defended? In part two of our three-part series on deconstruction, we look at four contributing factors and are reminded again that people questioning their faith – and sometimes, sadly, walking away – is nothing new.


Scriptures Referenced: John 6:60-69; 1Tim 4:1; 2Tim 2:17-18; 2Tim 4:10

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PP087 Asaph’s Deconstruction Story

This is the first of three episodes on deconstruction, a term that has become all too familiar in Christian circles the last few years. We walk through Psalm 73 and hear Asaph tell us his massive struggle with doubt and how God brought him through it into a faith far deeper and stronger than the faith he had before.


Scriptures Referenced: Psa 73


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