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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?

PP007 Forgiveness & Reconciliation, Part 1 of 2

Bearing in mind the forgiveness we have received from the Lord, Christians also “must forgive” (Colossians 3:13). But what about when people don’t seem repentant for the hurt they have caused me? And what if I just find it really hard to have a forgiving spirit? This episode is part one of a two-part conversation.

Scriptures Referenced: Col 3:12-13; Mt 18:23-35; 1Jn 1:7-2:2
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PP006 Bringing the Gospel Home to Your Kids, Part 2 of 2

Deuteronomy 6 shows us how we as parents can bring the gospel home to our kids. In addition to getting to first base and second base (the previous episode), we can set up the architecture of our home to make our faith “catchy” to our kids (third base), and we can focus on Christ as the One who can ultimately bring the gospel home to the hearts of our children (home plate). This is the ultimate answer for us when we despair over our track record of teaching the Scriptures to our children.

Scriptures Referenced: Deut 6:4-9; Ps 78:5-8

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PP005 Bringing the Gospel Home to Your Kids, Part 1 of 2

Instructing our children in the faith is not something we can out-source to Sunday School teachers or youth leaders. We as parents need to take responsibility for bringing the gospel home to our kids. But many of us find this responsibility intimidating and guilt-producing. Furthermore, even if we take it seriously, there’s no guarantee that our children will come to saving faith in Christ. See how Deuteronomy 6 can help. Mike points out how in order to get the gospel home, we need to get to first base and second base first. That is, we need to get the Word into our own hearts, and then teach it to our children holistically.
Scriptures Referenced: Deut 6:4-9

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PP004 Enduring in Evangelism

The Scriptures call upon us to “do the work of an evangelist” (2 Timothy 4:5). But sometimes circumstances, particularly Covid-19, make it seem too challenging or even pointless. However, there is a basic theology of evangelism that encourages us to persevere. In this episode, we talk about four principles to bear in mind to help us endure in evangelism.

Scriptures Referenced: 2Tim 4:2,5; Jonah 2:9; Rom 1:16

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PP003 The Perfect Posture-Correcting Device

If you’ve been getting pop ads in your social media lately about posture correcting devices, you’ll want to tune in to this one. As much as we need reminders to straighten up our physical posture, we need reminders about our soul posture even more. Sometimes we get swelled up with pride; other times we slouch down with self-loathing. The cross is the perfect posture correcting device. On the one hand it reminds us what it took to save us — that keeps us from looking down on others. But it also reminds us that we’ve been purchased at great cost and now belong to God himself. That keeps us from beating up ourselves. We can now walk with our heads held high in dignity, but not in pride.

Scriptures Referenced: Lev 26:13, Col 1:9-11, James 1:2-3

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PP002 Sticking with the Church

Sometimes life in a local church can be so painful, we feel like giving up. What’s the use in going any more? In this episode Mike shares how Psalms 126 – 127 have helped him. They can help you too! They offer (1) a wonderful (and surprising!) comfort; (2) a wonderful promise; (3) and a wonderful truth.

Scriptures Referenced: Ps 126, Ps 127:1-2

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PP001 God of Endurance

The Christian life is not a sprint, but a marathon. Sometimes we feel too weak to keep our flame of faith burning brightly, and insufficient to run the the race in a Christ exalting way. But our ability to endure does not come from within ourselves, but from the God of endurance (Romans 15:5). In this episode we learn that through the Scriptures, God ministers grace to enable our endurance, and in our failures, we remember the Lord Jesus endured perfectly for us.

Scriptures Referenced
Rom 15:4-6; Lam 3:17-24; Heb 12:1-3

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