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The Core Christianity radio program was created to address a growing problem in the United States—people do not understand what the Bible teaches. Seminary professor, author, and theologian Michael Horton helped launch the show that is now hosted by Pastor Adriel Sanchez and Dr. Bill Maier.

Adriel Sanchez is pastor of North Park Presbyterian Church, a congregation in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he also serves the broader church as the host of the Core Christianity national radio broadcast.

Dr. Bill Maier is a veteran broadcaster with a background in both general market and Christian radio. He also holds a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Biola University in Southern California. Many listeners may be familiar with Bill's work for the national media ministry Focus on the Family, where he hosted the “Weekend Magazine” program and the “Family Minute with Dr. Bill Maier."

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The Core Christianity radio program was created to address a growing problem in the United States—people do not understand what the Bible teaches. Seminary professor, author, and theologian Michael Horton helped launch the show that is now hosted by Pastor Adriel Sanchez and Dr. Bill Maier.

Adriel Sanchez is pastor of North Park Presbyterian Church, a congregation in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he also serves the broader church as the host of the Core Christianity national radio broadcast.

Dr. Bill Maier is a veteran broadcaster with a background in both general market and Christian radio. He also holds a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Biola University in Southern California. Many listeners may be familiar with Bill's work for the national media ministry Focus on the Family, where he hosted the “Weekend Magazine” program and the “Family Minute with Dr. Bill Maier."

    Can Celebrating Christmas Become a Form of Idolatry?

    Can Celebrating Christmas Become a Form of Idolatry?

    Episode 849 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions.
    Show Notes
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    Questions in this Episode 1. Do you think that people who celebrate Christmas are practicing a kind of idolatry?
    2. If there are same-sex couples who are married and they start going to church, how should congregations and pastors respond to them?
    3. Is it biblical to tithe and give to charity if we are in debt?
    4. My pastor committed adultery. What should I do?
    5. What does Romans 8 teach about condemnation and justification?
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    Resources Core Question - How Can I Share My Faith?

    • 25 min
    Are God's Promises in the Bible for Us Today?

    Are God's Promises in the Bible for Us Today?

    Episode 848 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions.
    Show Notes
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    Questions in this Episode
    1. In 1 Samuel 28:12, it says that Saul had someone conjure up Samuel's spirit from the dead. Did this actually happen?
    2. Should I prevent going to yoga and working out in public if it might cause someone to stumble?
    3. Some folks think that because we shouldn't be afraid of death that we shouldn't mourn when a loved one dies. Is this a biblical response?
    4. I read the Bible and it doesn't really signify what the promises are exactly and how do we connect God's word with the promises of God? 

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    Resources
    Core Guide - 9 Ways to Know You Are Really a Christian

    Core Question - How Do I Live the Christian Life?

    • 25 min
    Is the Kingdom for Addicts and Alcoholics?

    Is the Kingdom for Addicts and Alcoholics?

    Episode 847 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions.
    Show Notes
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    Questions in this Episode
    1. It seems as though every time I try to get my life together and commit my life to God again, things in my life begin to fall apart. How do I know God's plan in these seasons of life?
    2. I am trying to wrap my mind around the views about the millennial kingdom and Satan's rebellion during these times. Can you help make sense of these things?
    3. If angels are made perfect, why was Satan thrown out of heaven?
    4. Why do Christians need things like creeds and confessions when we have the Bible?

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    Christmas Devotional - The Promised Seed

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    Resources
    Core Question - What Are the Main Views of the End Times?

    Core Question - Why Are There So Many Denominations?

    Core Guide - 9 Ways to Know You Are Really a Christian

    • 25 min
    How Do I Rebuke My Friend Without Being a Jerk?

    How Do I Rebuke My Friend Without Being a Jerk?

    Episode 846 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions.
    Show Notes
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    Questions in this Episode
    1. How do you reconcile the Christus Victor and Substitutionary Atonement views?
    2. I've heard that when helping to hold believers accountable, or help others heal and walk through personal struggles, we should be "calling in" as opposed to "calling out." What are some biblical examples for us to model this type of support after and do you have any practical advice for this in the life of the church?
    3. On a previous episode, a woman called in asking how to honor her mother who seemed abusive. In Matthew 12:50 it seems as though the people in the church are our spiritual mothers and fathers. Are we also to honor them in the same way the 5th commandment tells us to honor our biological parents?
    4. In Genesis 15:9, Abraham is told to cut and divide animals in the covenant the Lord makes with him. Why was the covenant made this way?
    5. If God is a spirit, how are we made in his likeness if we are made out of flesh?

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    Christmas Devotional - The Promised Seed

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    Core Question - How Do I Live the Christian Life?

    Core Question - Can I Lose My Salvation?

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    How Do I Give Thanks to God When I Don’t Feel Very Thankful?

    How Do I Give Thanks to God When I Don’t Feel Very Thankful?

    Episode 845 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions.
    Show Notes

    Questions in this Episode
    1. I want to exercise through yoga but I know that some people think any practice of yoga is an act of worship to other gods. What do you think?
    2. I feel completely condemned and that God has given up on me. What should I do, how do I know that I have surrendered my life to the Lord?
    3. I know that in the Psalms it says that we should give thanks to the Lord, and I know that this isn’t just good advice, but I often feel uncomfortable giving thanks in prayer because I honestly don’t feel very thankful. Is this a form of paying lip service and going through the motions or should we practice giving thanks even if we don’t feel like it?
    4. Is Jeremiah 29:11 only a promise to the nation of Israel or does it apply to us as well?

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    Christmas Devotional - The Promised Seed

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    Resources
    Core Question - How Do I Live the Christian Life?

    Core Question - Can I Lose My Salvation?

    • 25 min
    Do You Have to Be a Fundamentalist to Be a Christian?

    Do You Have to Be a Fundamentalist to Be a Christian?

    Episode 844 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions.
    Show Notes
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    Questions in this Episode
    1. If Adam and Eve sinned by eating the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge and Good and Evil, is it a sin to pray about knowledge, to gain knowledge? I know there is a difference between knowledge and wisdom.
    2. The church I grew up in was extremely aggressive in the way it talked about judgment and the truth of the Bible as opposed to the ways of the world. I left the church for a time mainly because of this but am plugged into a church now and the teaching is very different. They still teach the Bible but things just aren’t as strict or demanding. I’m just wondering which form of Christianity is true, and do you have to be aggressive towards the world in order to prove that you are really a Christian?
    3. My son is asking me if God created evil and if he used it for his own purposes?
    4. What does the Bible say about conspiracy theories?
    5. How can I bring someone to God who is afraid of him without pushing them away?
    6. My son is incredibly smart and while he agrees that there is a God, he is having a hard time figuring out Jesus. How do I share the truth of the gospel with him when he seems too smart for his own good?
    Today’s Offer 5 Biblical Reminders for Thanksgiving
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    The Story of Reality: How the World Began, How It Ends, and Everything Important that Happens in Between by Greg Koukl

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