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Podcast episode 079: Honouring God with our bodies with Sam Allberry
There are some very significant problems with the ways our culture thinks about our human bodies. For some, our bodies are everything, and therefore our physical appearance is what we work hardest on. But for others, our bodies have nothing to do with our true selves. Our true self, we’re told, is who we feel we are. So our bodies may actually be a block to us expressing our real identity.
As Christians, how are we to think about our bodies? Having a body is not a mistake. But we won’t honour the Lord with and in our bodies properly until we understand his purposes for us. In this episode of the CCL podcast with Sam Allberry, we’re considering the significance of embodiment as God’s people.
For an edited transcript and show notes, visit https://ccl.moore.edu.au/resources/podcast-episode-079/
Podcast episode 078: Answering questions about lust with Marshall Ballantine-Jones and Dani Treweek
Our recent live event looked at Jesus’ teaching on lust in the Sermon on the Mount. We were challenged in that event to consider once more the lives of holiness befitting Christian disciples. This includes abstinence from sexual activity outside of marriage, but we also looked at the problems of pornography and living lives in the midst of a sexualised culture.
In this episode of the podcast, we’re following up on that live event with an extended Q&A session with our guest presenters, Dr Marshall Ballantine-Jones and Dr Dani Treweek. We work through many of the outstanding questions from our live audience in the hopes of getting even more clarity about what it means to live for faithfully under the Lordship of Jesus.
For an edited transcript and show notes, visit https://ccl.moore.edu.au/resources/podcast-episode-078/
Podcast episode 077: Commanding the heart: Lust with Marshall Ballantine-Jones and Dani Treweek
Jesus raises alarm when he warns us that adultery isn’t limited to sexual intercourse outside of marriage, but actually begins earlier in the lustful glance of the eye and mental fantasies. Adultery isn’t just physical; it can be done in the heart. So great is the threat of a wandering eye or a straying hand that Jesus suggests losing a part of the body instead of facing the fire of hell. Kingdom righteousness demands more than physical abstinence from sex outside of marriage, but not less.
In view of such teaching, what kind of sexual conduct is becoming of a disciple of Jesus? In this episode of the podcast, we bring you the audio from our May 2022 live event on lust with Dr Marshall Ballantine-Jones and Dr Dani Treweek.
For an edited transcript and show notes, visit https://ccl.moore.edu.au/resources/podcast-episode-077/
Podcast episode 076: A defence of Christian thinking about defence with Akos Balogh
In many places around the world, it’s easy for Christians to take peace for granted. But for much of history and even in many current contexts, Christians live with the real fear and threat of violence. One of God’s great provisions in this world is the establishment of nations and national powers. These powers are intended to provide defence for their people, as well as just rule. But Christians can often question whether national defence should be a priority and whether defence is simply a means of justifying violence. Shouldn’t we simply advocate for peace?
In this episode of the CCL podcast, together with Akos Balogh, Manager of External Engagement at Moore College, we think more about the place defending nations—especially considering the Russian attack on the Ukraine, and the rise of Chinese power and its expanding influence in the world.
For an edited transcript and show notes, visit https://ccl.moore.edu.au/resources/podcast-episode-076/
Podcast episode 075: Commanding the heart: Anger with Chase Kuhn and Kara Hartley
Violence is not only a physical activity, it's also something that lurks in our hearts. The Lord Jesus cautions us that refraining from physical violence is only half of the equation. We are also liable for our thoughts towards one another. Kingdom righteousness demands that Christians pursue reconciliation with one another, rather than harbouring a grudge. This is urgent work!
At our first live event in March 2022, CCL Director Chase Kuhn and Archdeacon for Women Kara Hartley consider how the command to not murder exposes the anger in our hearts.
For a full transcript and show notes, visit https://ccl.moore.edu.au/resources/podcast-episode-075/
Centre for Christian Living podcast (trailer)
A little bit about the Centre for Christian Living podcast.
Find out more at https://ccl.moore.edu.au/podcasts/
Great variety of Christian topics
One of my top podcasts that helps to think through issues biblically. Great variety of topics and people who come on the show.
Good theology and good practicality
This podcast is hitting the spot. Fantastic theological reflections from some wonderfully thoughtful theologians. Also deeply practical and applicable
A biased and unbalanced viewpoint of Christian theology that only seeks to push the Sydney Anglican stance - not much grace is shown in considering alternative viewpoints