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A podcast and journal from a pastor in Georgia about the Christian faith, work in ministry, and life in the South. Here you'll find short devotions, archived sermons, and conversations with my favorite people about everything under the Southern sun.

Southern Reverend Southern Reverend

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

A podcast and journal from a pastor in Georgia about the Christian faith, work in ministry, and life in the South. Here you'll find short devotions, archived sermons, and conversations with my favorite people about everything under the Southern sun.

    An Opportune Moment (Can I Get A Witness Episode 03)

    An Opportune Moment (Can I Get A Witness Episode 03)

    Acts 3:12-19

    Peter's speech to those gathered around to see the aftermath of a miracle tells us a lot about what it means to really be a witness. He recalls history, he appeals to people's identity, and he brings to bear his own past as a man ignorant of God's purposes through Christ--all for the sake of giving people good news.

    If it seems like Peter's speech is harsh--well, it is. Sometimes the truth is not an easy pill to swallow. But Peter doesn't end his speech on a message of condemnation. Peter ends it on hope.

    With Jesus, there is always hope.

    • 15 min
    Unity Through Grace (Can I Get A Witness Episode 02)

    Unity Through Grace (Can I Get A Witness Episode 02)

    Acts 4:32-35

    The early church in the Book of Acts was a strange new thing: a community oriented to the needs of others, who were kind and generous to those on the edges of society, a group of people united not by their ethnicity or their politics, but by their common belief in a risen Christ and grace that pours out from it.

    What is it about this resurrected Jesus that causes people to behave in this way? And what implications does it have for those of us now, who are citizens of His kingdom?

    In this episode, we'll walk through it.

    • 12 min
    In Every Nation, Anyone (Can I Get A Witness Episode 1)

    In Every Nation, Anyone (Can I Get A Witness Episode 1)

    Episode one of Can I Get A Witness centers around a man learning to minister to those who would be his enemies. It begs the question, "How often do I turn away from others because they are the wrong kind of people?"

    This episode is taken from Acts 10:34-43.

    You can listen and read more from Southern Reverend at www.southernreverend.com or find me on Instagram and Facebook at the handle Southern Reverend.

    Y'all have a great week and be good to one another.

    (Intro song, "Morning," written and composed by Joel Elliott Mooneyhan. All rights reserved.)

    • 8 min
    The Burden of My Song (Can I Get A Witness Prologue)

    The Burden of My Song (Can I Get A Witness Prologue)

    The gospel arrives from the unlikeliest of places, in the unlikeliest of circumstances, to and from the unlikeliest of people. The stories in this series come from the Book of Acts; they all show the gospel of Christ breaking through barriers and confounding expectations. This good news isn’t unlikely just because of the story it tells, but also because of what the story caused ordinary men and women to do in response.

    Readings for each week's episodes will come from the following texts:

    Acts 10:34-43
    Acts 4:32-35
    Acts 3:12-19
    Acts 4:5-12
    Acts 8:26-40
    Acts 10:44-48
    Acts 1:1-5, 21-26
    Acts 2:1-21

    As you read these passages and listen to this podcast, don't be afraid to read the passages that come before and after the Lectionary texts. You might even read the entire book. When you do, you'll be amazed at the shape the early church took and the impact it had on the surrounding world, all because ordinary men and women stood up when asked, "Can I get a witness?"

    You can listen and read more from Southern Reverend at www.southernreverend.com or find me on Instagram and Facebook at the handle Southern Reverend.

    Y'all have a great week and be good to one another.

    (Intro song, "Morning," written and composed by Joel Elliott Mooneyhan. All rights reserved.)

    • 8 min
    The Resurrection (Eastertide 2021)

    The Resurrection (Eastertide 2021)

    The resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth is the turning point of human history; it's the event that orients our calendar. But it's also a story that is told inconsistently across the four gospel accounts. In this episode, I give a quick reflection on why that actually isn't as problematic as it seems. It's by no means exhaustive, but hopefully it will give believers and skeptics alike a jumping off point to investigate and reflect on further.

    It may help to read each account before you listen, so if you'd like to do so, they are:

    Matthew 28:1-10
    Mark 16:1-8
    Luke 24:1-12
    John 20:1-18

    You can listen and read more from Southern Reverend at www.southernreverend.com or find me on Instagram and Facebook at the handle Southern Reverend.

    Y'all have a great week and be good to one another.

    (Intro song, "Morning," written and composed by Joel Elliott Mooneyhan. All rights reserved.)

    • 15 min
    Divine Sabotage (Good Friday 2021)

    Divine Sabotage (Good Friday 2021)

    Good Friday is a strange name for a day commemorating the death of Jesus, but it is fitting; everything about Jesus' life is an inversion of what we expect. God almighty living not as a king, but as a carpenter. The Son of God making friends not with the righteous, but with sinners. The Messiah arriving not to conquer, but to die.

    In this episode, from John's account of the conversation between Jesus of Nazareth and Pontius Pilate, we'll look at how one of my favorite movies relates to the story, how the Kingdom of Heaven is like kudzu, and how Jesus' suffering was actually his coronation.

    • 12 min

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