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 firstname.lastname@example.org.For more information on Michael's books or to purchase any of them, please go www.MichaelBurnsTeachingMinistry.com
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.
S3E76: Corinth and the Great Lie, part 1
Jason and Michael look at 1 Corinthians 1 and the explosive ways in which the gospel challenged them to look at the world, but also to examine themselves and see how the lie that some humans are superior and others are inferior had infected the church and was causing division among them. But this discussion doesn't just stay in the first century, it starts to look ahead to the ways that today's churches can struggle with our own versions of this same lie.
The discussion begins around 16:30 after "News of the Squatch."
S3E75: The Great Lie and Today's Church, w/Tim & Sam Blake
Today we welcome Tim and Sam Blake, ministers in Hartford, Connecticut for a discussion that centers on the influence that the great lie can have in society and in the church and we hear from them how it impacts their ministry and presents challenges as ministers in a diverse congregation in addressing these issues.
The discussion with the Blakes begins at about 12:35.
S3E74: How the Great Lie Impacts us Today w/Dr. Jamila Michener
Dr. Jamila Michenerof Cornell University is our guest today. She shares her expertise and teaches us about the history of mindsets and structures set in place to help create and maintain the great lie in recent history and how those mindsets and structures continue to impact us today.
The interview with Dr. Michener begins at about 11:10. There was some unexplained static that we could not remove throughout her interview. We apologize for that but what she shares is more than worth the minor annoyance.
A transcript of the episode is attached and available with this episode. Please utilize it if the buzz is too annoying.
Bonus Episode: The Danger in Evangelical Faith, w/Matthew Bates
In this bonus episode, Michael, Otoma Edje, and author Matthew Bates talk about his books, "Saved by Allegiance Alone," "Gospel Allegiance," and "The Gospel Precisely." The conversation focuses on what biblical authors meant by the word "faith," what the gospel itself was in the proclamation of the early church, how modern Christianity often gets both of those concepts wrong, and why that can be such a dangerous problem for the church.
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!)!