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Do you want to better live out your faith in God? Here we discuss tough questions about faithfully living and defending a Christian worldview by leaning on the collective wisdom of the Universal Church throughout the ages.

Join the Rev. Nathan Stomberg in conversation with the Rev. Mark Galloway and Subdeacon Cory Dupont as they explore the richness of Church Tradition and apply it to the complications of everyday life. With Scripture and Tradition at our side, we promise these discussions will equip and encourage you in your walk with God.

Listen and discover the glory of a life lived with a lively faith!

The Rev. Nathan Stomberg is the Rector of Holy Communion Anglican Church in East Greenwich, RI. The Rev. Mark Galloway is a Presbyter at Holy Communion Anglican Church. Cory Dupont is a Subdeacon at St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church in Pawtucket, RI.

Lively Faith The Rev. Nathan Stomberg

    • Religion & Spirituality
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Do you want to better live out your faith in God? Here we discuss tough questions about faithfully living and defending a Christian worldview by leaning on the collective wisdom of the Universal Church throughout the ages.

Join the Rev. Nathan Stomberg in conversation with the Rev. Mark Galloway and Subdeacon Cory Dupont as they explore the richness of Church Tradition and apply it to the complications of everyday life. With Scripture and Tradition at our side, we promise these discussions will equip and encourage you in your walk with God.

Listen and discover the glory of a life lived with a lively faith!

The Rev. Nathan Stomberg is the Rector of Holy Communion Anglican Church in East Greenwich, RI. The Rev. Mark Galloway is a Presbyter at Holy Communion Anglican Church. Cory Dupont is a Subdeacon at St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church in Pawtucket, RI.

    Christian Perspectives on the Lottery, Gambling, and Cryptocurrency | Ep. #4

    Christian Perspectives on the Lottery, Gambling, and Cryptocurrency | Ep. #4

    In this episode, we examine whether or not Christians can buy cryptocurrency, purchase lottery tickets, or participate in sports betting. We also discuss blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, Sam Bankman-Fried and the FTX scandal, gambling, the Super Bowl, the debt ceiling, affirmative action, the importance of work, and much more. Finally, we answer the question: how are Christians to guard against so many temptations to "easy money?"
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    (00:00) - Introduction
    (03:00) - Definition of "Blockchain"
    (07:02) - Definition of "Cryptocurrency"
    (11:55) - The rise and fall of FTX
    (18:05) - The temptation of "easy money"
    (20:51) - Should a church accept donated lottery winnings?
    (24:45) - "The ends justify the means"
    (26:04) - Is the lottery immoral?
    (30:50) - Consequences of gambling go far beyond money
    (36:00) - The difference between investing in stocks vs. gambling
    (41:05) - Sobering statistics about sports betting
    (45:23) - Wealth gained hastily will dwindle
    (50:52) - The Christian's reward is in heaven
    (53:00) - The prevalence of sports betting
    (55:32) - Billions spent on Super Bowl betting
    (01:00:54) - Nothing is morally neutral
    (01:04:54) - The necessity of work
    (01:09:02) - Affirmative action
    (01:12:08) - Summarizing our discussion
    (01:13:50) - Guarding against the temptation to easy money
    (01:18:07) - The temptation of a "trendy" church
    (01:22:30) - Conclusion
    // REFERENCES //
    With A New CEO, An Adult Has Arrived To Clean Up The FTX MessLawyer Overseeing FTX Fallout: ‘Never In My Career Have I Seen Such A Complete Failure’ | The Daily WireInterview: Fallen crypto CEO Sam Bankman-Fried opens up about FTX, Alameda Research, and his regrets - VoxA Simple Explanation on how Blockchain WorksWhat Is Bitcoin? How to Mine, Buy, and Use ItAmericans bet $125B on sports in 4 years since legalization (AP)Monday, May 16, 2022 - AlbertMohler.comEvangelicals and Super Bowl BettingMonday, February 14, 2022 - AlbertMohler.comHow Colleges and Universities Caesarized Campus Life
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    Copyright 2022 Lively Faith & the Rev. Nathan Stomberg
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Why All Christians Should Care About the Catholic Church | Ep. #3

    Why All Christians Should Care About the Catholic Church | Ep. #3

    In this episode, we discuss Bishop Thomas Tobin's upcoming retirement, and why what happens in the Catholic Church is important for all Christians to understand (not just Catholics). We also review two recent surveys from LifeWay and Pew Research revealing how both Evangelicals and Catholics increasingly deny Christian morality. Plus, what does Mark think about New Year's Resolutions?
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    (00:00) - Introduction
    (01:40) - Catholic Bishops must submit their retirement when they turn 75
    (04:01) - Why should we care about Catholic Bishops?
    (09:28) - What is the "controversy" surrounding Bishop Tobin?
    (16:10) - Why so many faithful Christians in Rhode Island admire Tobin
    (19:20) - Bishop Tobin's replacement will not be conservative
    (22:33) - A Catholic Bishop's power is absolute
    (24:25) - The abortion issue is the most important moral issue of our time
    (26:29) - It is a Bishop's job to influence people with the Gospel
    (27:46) - The public misconception about separation of church and state
    (33:18) - The importance of developing a Christian worldview
    (35:16) - The consequences of distorting historic Church Tradition
    (38:20) - Truth is not determined by democratic majority
    (40:28) - Pew Research survey: Rhode Island is the most Catholic state
    (44:45) - Declining religiosity is not unique to Catholic Rhode Island
    (49:02) - The progressivist vision of history
    (52:48) - The importance of guarding against syncretism
    (54:16) - The 2022 LifeWay State of Theology survey
    (55:10) - An overview of the Arian heresy
    (59:22) - Did Scripture or the Church come first?
    (1:02:58) - Discussing Sola Scriptura
    (1:07:41) - Why professing Christians deny historic Christian truths
    (1:11:24) - Religious experience of Baby Boomers
    (1:18:54) - Richard Wurmbrand
    (1:20:21) - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    (1:22:44) - Saint Maximillian Kolbe
    (1:24:16) - Religious experience of Millennials
    (1:27:14) - The Gospel requires sacrifice
    (1:28:48) - New Year's Resolutions & conclusion
    // REFERENCES //
    The State of Theology: What Evangelicals Believe in 2022State of Theology - Lifeway ResearchPew Research - Catholics - Religion in AmericaBishops Henning and Tobin to be leaders of Diocese of ProvidenceWPRI - Pope Francis Appoints New Catholic Bishop in RI
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    Copyright 2022 Lively Faith & the Rev. Nathan Stomberg
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Why did people love Queen Elizabeth? | Ep. #2

    Why did people love Queen Elizabeth? | Ep. #2

    Why was Queen Elizabeth II so popular? In this episode, we reflect on the death of Queen Elizabeth, examine her importance in the history of Western Civilization, and consider what Christians can learn from her example. We also look ahead to the Christmas season and share our favorite parts of the holiday.
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    (00:00) - Introduction
    (01:47) - The enormous size of Queen Elizabeth's funeral
    (04:29) - Prince Philip was Orthodox
    (06:10) - Monarchy is inherently religious
    (09:45) - Elizabeth will be the last truly faithful Christian monarch
    (14:21) - The public's deep, unexpected sorrow over Elizabeth's death
    (16:00) - Duty and moral character always come first
    (17:19) - The 1957 Christmas broadcast
    (22:20) - She never missed church on a Sunday
    (24:20) - Modern heroes are hard to come by
    (27:20) - People stood in line for over a day to pay her respects
    (27:59) - The moral decline of the UK
    (32:17) - Taking Christian morality for granted
    (33:45) - Differences between Parliament and Congress
    (35:39) - The positive vision of the Gospel was the Queen's vision
    (38:20) - The collapse of the nuclear family
    (44:00) - Lively faith makes us all "Fidei Defensors"
    (44:41) - Favorite memories of the Christmas season
    (45:00) - Mark's Christmas memories
    (46:15) - Nathan's first Christmas sermon
    (48:07) - Christmas traditions across generations
    (49:21) - Cory's favorite parts of Christmas
    (51:48) - Old Christmas movies
    (53:34) - Conclusion
    // REFERENCES //
    The Queen's 1957 Christmas Broadcast
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    Copyright 2022 Lively Faith & the Rev. Nathan Stomberg
    #LivelyFaith #Podcasts #Listenable #queenelizabeth #unitedkingdom #monarchy #morality #christian #catholic #orthodox #anglican #christmas

    • 54 min
    What is Lively Faith? | Ep. #1

    What is Lively Faith? | Ep. #1

    What do we mean when we talk about 'lively faith'? In this episode, we discuss who we are and what our vision is for the Lively Faith podcast. We examine the differences between our generations (Baby Boomer, Generation X, and Millennial) and the unique challenges of reaching each group of people with the Gospel. We also explore the current challenges facing faithful Christians in a changing America as we look ahead to future topics of conversation.
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    (00:00) - Get to know the hosts
    (04:55) - What is Lively Faith?
    (13:35) - "Americanized" Christianity vs. historic Christianity
    (22:00) - The role of popular myths and the importance of intellectual honesty
    (29:57) - The Baby Boomer perspective
    (37:39) - The Gen X perspective
    (41:50) - Ministering to Baby Boomers
    (47:10) - Ministering to Gen X
    (55:03) - The honor of the Greatest Generation
    (57:10) - The Millennial perspective
    (01:06:33) - The Millennial culture of "safetyism"
    (01:10:55) - Defining your own identity vs. God defining who you are
    (01:14:27) - Not everyone is a "child of God"
    (01:15:17) - Mark talks about ministry challenges from his career
    (01:19:25) - Ministering to Millennials and beyond
    (01:22:50) - We are living entirely virtual lives
    (01:25:09) - The great call of Eucharistic traditions and incarnational community
    (01:28:00) - Wrapping up and looking ahead
    // LINKS //
    Last surviving WWII Medal of Honor recipient recounts storming pill box on Iwo Jima
    107-Year-Old Veteran receives Silver Star in Denver, CO
    VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://lively-faith.captivate.fm/
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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Introducing the Lively Faith Podcast

    Introducing the Lively Faith Podcast

    Do you want to better live out your faith in God? Here we discuss tough questions about faithfully living and defending a Christian worldview by leaning on the collective wisdom of the Universal Church throughout the ages.
    We invite you to listen and discover the glory of a life lived with a lively faith!
    VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://lively-faith.captivate.fm/

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