Join Michael Burns (biblical teacher, author, speaker), Jason Alexander (pastor, speaker), and Gianna Hearn (journalist, host of "The Weekly G" video news magazine of the NBA G-League) for fun, lively, and relevant examination of biblical texts, emphasizing their historical and cultural context with an eye on applying those principles into the mess of modern life.To submit questions, suggestions, or give feedback contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.For more information on Michael's books or to purchase any of them, please go www.MichaelBurnsTeachingMinistry.com
Bonus Episode: The Journey of the World Discipleship Summit, w/Marshall Mead
Marshall Mead, Executive Director of the World Discipleship Summit planned for July 31-August 7, 2022 in Orlando, Florida, joins Michael to share the journey of the conference that was originally planned for July, 2020. Marshall talks about the challenges of planning, postponing, and rescheduling such a large event and shares about important spiritual lessons learned during that process. He gives a rundown of the new plan and schedule for the conference as well as how it is going to be different both logistically and in content from the original 2020 plan.
For more information or to register: www.worlddiscipleshipsummit.com
S3E92: Our Favorite Books and the New Name of the Podcast
Michael and Jason share their five favorite books that they read this year and Gianna invites her husband, professional basketball player, Reggie Hearn on to share his five favorite books of the year. The lists are wide-ranging and will prove to be rich resources for the readers in the audience. Before signing off for the year in this final episode of season 4, the crew announces and explains the new name of the podcast and the direction that we will take in season 4.
Season 4 will begin on January 17th, 2022.
S3E91: Understanding the Great Lie
Michael, Jason, and Gianna review the major points of the great lie from this season, talk about why it matters for the church to understand the deception of the great lie and the danger of ignoring its effects, and chat about a few things that weren't discussed this season. Michael discusses his upcoming book on the great lie and shares a few important items that will be covered in the book that weren't explored this season on the podcast.
S3E90: What You Need to Know About Advent
Jason explains to Michael and Gianna what Advent is and why it is such a potentially important, but often overlooked or ignored, tool for the Christian community.
S3E89: The Welcome Table: Are We Being the People of Christ?
MyCresha Burns joins the podcast to talk about the welcome table and how the concept applies to our lives. She insightfully utilizes the traditional African American spiritual song to examine the biblical concepts of hospitality and welcoming the stranger. She discusses how churches that are a diverse congregation can still miss the point of the welcome table and become less than what Jesus envisioned for us to be.
S3E88: Social Justice or Saving Souls?
The discussion today centers around whether the focus of the church should be on social justice or on "preaching the gospel" and saving souls. There are groups of Christians that feel strongly about and advocate for both of those issues as the primary purpose of the church. The question is, which one is correct? Then there are those that argue for finding balance between these two areas. But what if none of those are the best position for followers of Jesus? What if there is a different way to look at this discussion that is more in line with the New Testament vision for the church?