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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?

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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PP086 4 Questions to Calm Your Stressed-Out Heart

In this episode we go through four questions you can use to calm your stress-filled heart: (1) Have I forgotten who I really am? (2) Have I forgotten what my Lord really wants? (3) Have I forgotten that my Father really cares? (4) Have I forgotten what the voice of the Spirit really sounds like?


Scriptures Referenced: Psa 131; Luk 10:38-42; 1Pet 5:6-7; Rom 8:15-17


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PP085 The Alien Landing at Your School

What would it be like to belong to a different world but go to school in this world? Well, students who are Christ-followers could tell you! We know it isn’t easy being different, but Psalm 119 and other Scriptures help us look at this challenge with a Biblical perspective.


Scriptures Referenced:Psa 119:19-24; Mt 5:11-12; 1Pet 2:11; 4:14-16


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PP084 The Immeasurable Greatness of God’s Power to Keep You Safe

How great is God’s power to keep you safe? It is immeasurably great! After all, it is the same power that God exerted in raising Christ from the dead and seating him on the divine throne far above all rule and authority and power and dominion. At the end of Ephesians 1, Paul prays that the Holy Spirit would fill us with a pervasive sense of how safe we are in Christ! In this episode we also reflect on how the Christian faith tilts towards God, towards us, and towards grace.


Scriptures Referenced: Eph 1:19-23; Acts 19; 2Ki 6; Ps 8, 110


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PP083 Two Things God Wants You to Know

D.A. Carson says, “just as we allow God’s words to reform our theology and our behaviour, let us let it also reform our praying.” The prison prayers of Paul, of which this passage in Ephesians is one, are a treasure trove of spiritual wealth, and a valuable lesson on how to pray. But the prayers reveal not only the spiritual maturity of Paul, but the desires of God’s heart for his people.


Scriptures Referenced: Eph 1:15-19; Eph 3:14-21; Php 1:3-11; 4:6; Col 1:3-9


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