Welcome to the All Things to All People pocast with Michael Burns and co-host Jason Alexander. We are in a journey to become a more effective part of God's mission to gather and make disciples of all nations. That is not an easy mission and it demands that we will need to learn to become "all things to all people," as Paul puts it in 1 Corinthians 9:22. We will examine topics of culture, race, politics, and much more as we seek to put our discipleship into action in a complex world. To submit questions, suggestions, or give feedback please contact us at email@example.com.For more information on Michael's books or to purchase any of them, please go www.MichaelBurnsTeachingMinistry.com
S3E82: Corinth and the Great Lie, pt. 5: Superiority, Gender, and Head Coverings
Michael, Jason, and Gianna Hearn dive back into our look at 1 Corinthians and its relationship to the theme of the great lie. They wade through the swampy ground of 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 and discuss what women wearing head coverings have to do with image bearing and superiority of the elite and ask if women shouldn't be covering their heads in worship after all.
The episode begins, though, with a riveting discussion of the ultimate "proof" of the existence of sasquatch and how that might relate to how we decide to believe what is true or not.
The discussion on Corinth begins at 19:04.
S3E81: The Kingdom Bringing Work of ODAAT
If you have ever wondered how you can make a real difference in your community, especially in the places that are seemingly paralyzed with drug addiction, homelessness, people hopelessly entangled in the criminal justice system, and other maladies, then you will not want to miss this episode. Mel & LaTasha Harris lead ODAAT (One Day At a Time) in some of the toughest communities in Philadelphia. They are followers of Jesus truly bringing hope to those places that need it most. Michael and Jason talk with them as well as Chip Mitchell, Evangelist in the Greater Philadelphia Church of Christ about their partnership with the GPCC, their amazing work in Philly and how you can bring your own ODAAT-type miracle to your community.
But first, Jason and Michael talk about alien abductions and their possible cause according to a new scientific study.
The discussion with Mel, LaTasha, and Chip begins at 17:18.
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S3E80, Does God Want Us to Pursue Justice? w/ Dr. Douglas Jacoby
You will not want to miss this episode. Dr. Douglas Jacoby has written over 30 books, and taught God's word in over 120 countries and 100 universities. Today, he joins Michael and Jason to discuss the topic of justice. He explains what the difference is between biblical justice and some of the more contemporary versions of justice and offers some important challenges to the church and the culture when it comes to embracing God's vision of justice.
But first, Michael and Jason talk through one of the wildest "News of the Squatch" reports yet.
The discussion with Dr. Jacoby begins at 14:33.
S3E79, Corinth and the Great Lie, part 4
"All things are permissible for me," is not a phrase that would have sounded uncommon to the ears of first century Corinth. Finding out who used this phrase in Roman culture and for what purposes continue to help us understand how the great lie of superiority was infecting the Corinthian church and how Paul was discipling them through it. Understanding both the problem and they ways that Paul continues to work towards the solution are vital to us finding our way biblically through our own modern version of the great lie.
But first, Michael and Jason have a little fun talking about resurrecting mammoths and why Michael's mom is a little peeved with him after listening to a previous episode. They also discuss the reality of making mistakes as biblical teachers and the need for an ongoing pursuit of humility, as well as the important and relevant lessons from another very popular podcast.
The serious discussion begins at 17:30.
S3E78, Corinth and the Great Lie, part 3
What does a young man sleeping with his step mother and one Christian suing another in first-century Corinth have to do with the Great Lie? That's exactly what Michael and Jason discuss in this continuing look at the impact of the Great Lie in Corinth and why it is vital for us to learn the same lessons that Paul wanted to teach to the Corinthians. But first, they examine what we can learn from Blue's Clues about the Millennials and Gen Z. And yes, Michael incorrectly states that it was a PBS show when everyone who's anyone knows it's a Nick Jr. show.
The discussion on Corinth and the Great Lie begins at 22:08.
S3E77, Corinth and the Great Lie, part 2
Michael and Jason continue their look through the letter of Paul to the Corinthians as he challenges them with the explosive truth of the gospel and shows the saints how they have dangerously built the church on the wood, straw, and hay of the culture around them without even realizing they were doing so. Reading Paul's letter in this context helps us to see just how deeply subversive it is and how challenging it is for us in the modern context.
The discussion begins at 19:19.
I lead a campus ministry and I find this podcast very insightful and I recommend this to many people. I really have a high value of your perspective Michael!
All things to all people
I love this podcast. I started reading the book which was so eye opening and convicting. I never realized that culture could separate even with a household as well as in the same race. Listing to the podcast has helped me enjoy learning even more because you get to hear the authors perspective as well as the guest. Awesome and so helpful to the changes that need to take place in my life.
A Must listen for ANYONE in church leadership!
I first became acquainted with Micheal Burns at one of his “Crossing the Lines” workshops based on his book - that was honestly ground-breaking for myself (a white, Millennial woman in full-time ministry). I really attribute that weekend to helping me officially begin my anti-racist work. When I found out Burns was starting a podcast on his new book, I knew that I needed to check it out and continue to learn from his unique and insightful perspective. I love that this podcast not only focuses on understanding racial differences, but cultural and generational ones as well. Burns’ books and podcast are helping ME to be a better leader, more equipped to meet the needs of our ever-changing times! A true MUST-LISTEN for anyone in church leadership (including youth and college ministry!)!