46 episodes

In this podcast, we unpack some of the most popular "spiritual statements" that have made their way into popular culture and the church, even though they are not theologically sound. Together, we'll hold them up to the Bible to see what God's Word really has to say to us.

The Bible Never Said That LifeAudio

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 103 Ratings

In this podcast, we unpack some of the most popular "spiritual statements" that have made their way into popular culture and the church, even though they are not theologically sound. Together, we'll hold them up to the Bible to see what God's Word really has to say to us.

    Episode 45 - Out of Context: James 5:15

    Episode 45 - Out of Context: James 5:15

    VERSES REFERENCED:

    James 5:13-20, Numbers 12:13-15, 1 Kings 17:20-22, Mark 5:21-43, Acts 5:15-16, 2 Corinthians 12:9, Matthew 8:1-3, Revelation 21:4

    ARTICLES REFERENCED:

    Why Doesn’t God Heal Every Sickness, Disease, and Illness? By Chris Russell: https://www.biblestudytools.com/bible-study/explore-the-bible/why-doesn-t-god-heal-every-sickness-disease-and-illness.html

    Should We Anoint the Sick With Oil? By Samuel Emadi: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/anoint-sick-with-oil-james-5/

    7 Stories of God’s Incredible Power Over Sickness by Chara Donahue: https://www.ibelieve.com/health-beauty/stories-of-gods-power-over-sickness-in-the-bible.html

    BOOKS REFERENCED:

    On Death by Timothy Keller: https://www.amazon.com/Death-How-Find-God/dp/0143135376

    A Man of Heroism and Humility: Elijah by Charles Swindoll: https://smile.amazon.com/Elijah-Heroism-Humility-Great-Lives-ebook/dp/B007V91IP4

    FOLLOW CHARA:
    Anchored Voices: https://anchoredvoices.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CharaDonahue
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/charadonahue

    • 23 min
    Introducing: The Happy Rant Podcast

    Introducing: The Happy Rant Podcast

    In this episode of the Happy Rant, Ted Kluck, Ronnie Martin, and Barnabas Piper wander to and fro through a variety of topics:

    1. Who we are, a brief introduction for new listeners
    2. What we love about podcasting together
    3. How we would describe our show: The Seinfeld of podcasts, a Piper family dinner party, and a description to aspirational college students

    Subscribe to Happy Rant:
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-happy-rant/id878250651
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3iIwABQZ3mTsFtOx6hOafX

    Listen on LifeAudio: https://www.lifeaudio.com/the-happy-rant/episodes

    • 38 min
    Episode 44 – Out of Context: Psalm 37:4

    Episode 44 – Out of Context: Psalm 37:4

    What does it mean for God to give us the desires of our hearts? Chara looks at what we misunderstand about this verse and what it really means for our desires.

    Verses Referenced: Psalm 37, Philippians 1:6, Deuteronomy 6:5, John 14: 27

    Articles Referenced: The Promise of Peace by Chara Donahue: https://anchoredvoices.com/2016/06/16/the-promise-of-peace/

    Movie Referenced: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

    Book Referenced:
    The Songs of Jesus: A Year of Daily Devotions in the Psalms by Tim Keller: https://amzn.to/3m1CFhL
    God's Healing for Life's Losses: How to Find Hope When You're Hurting by Robert W. Kelleman: https://amzn.to/3NN9fzO

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    Twitter: https://twitter.com/charadonahue

    • 22 min
    Episode 43 - Out of Context: Romans 8:28

    Episode 43 - Out of Context: Romans 8:28

    "The ultimate promise is not that we would escape suffering in this life, but that God will make every one of our agonies an instrument of his mercy, to do us good in the here and now, and the hereafter." - Joni Eareckson Tada

    Verses Referenced: Romans 8:28-31, Luke 22:40-44

    BOOKS REFERENCED:
    - Counseling Through the Psalms: https://bit.ly/3wGUE2e
    - Counseling Through Bible Narratives: Old Testament: https://bit.ly/3yK9yXS
    - Counseling Through the Scriptures: New Testament: https://bit.ly/3MpWGdJ
    - In His Image by Jen Wilkin: https://amzn.to/3LqOpF5

    ARTICLES REFERENCED:
    - Here is What Every Book in the New Testament is About by Chara Donahue: https://bit.ly/3Pq4gqu
    - Our Faithful Father by Joni Eareckson Tada in the ESV Women’s Study Bible: https://amzn.to/38BlcK6

    PAUL TRIPP TWEET:
    https://twitter.com/paultripp/status/334775782461288449?lang=en


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    • 19 min
    Episode 42 - Out of Context: Training Up a Child (Proverbs 22:6)

    Episode 42 - Out of Context: Training Up a Child (Proverbs 22:6)

    Have you heard Proverbs 22:6 spoken as a promise, rather than using it as a principle? When we do this, we can come to some false conclusions about our parenting. We need to get clear about what our role in our relationship with our children and their own responsibilities toward God.

    VERSES REFERENCED:
    Proverbs 22:6, Psalm 127:4, Deuteronomy 24:16, Romans 14:12,  Proverbs 4:23, Deuteronomy 24:16, Ezekiel 18:20

    ARTICLES REFERENCED:

    Proverbs: How Human Wisdom Becomes Divine by Tim Mackie and Whitney Woollard: https://bibleproject.com/blog/proverbs-human-wisdom-becomes-divine/

    Aiming at a True Heritage by Chara Donahue: https://www.joyofit.org/blog/aiming-at-a-true-heritage

    BOOKS REFERENCED:

    The Age of Opportunity by Paul Tripp: https://www.paultripp.com/age-of-opportunity
    Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family by Paul Tripp: https://www.paultripp.com/parenting

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    • 18 min
    Episode 41 - Out of Context: Eye for an Eye (Exodus 21:24-25)

    Episode 41 - Out of Context: Eye for an Eye (Exodus 21:24-25)

    We need to take time to wrestle with these verses from the Law. The good news is, Jesus gives a great sermon, the Sermon on the Mount, to clarify the Old Testament law for his listeners.

    Verses referenced: Exodus 21:22-25, Leviticus 24:17-20, Deuteronomy 19:16-21, Romans 12:19-21, Matthew 5:38-42, 1 Peter 3:8-9, 1 Thessalonians 5:15, Hebrews 10:30

    Books referenced:
    Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers by Dane Ortland: https://amzn.to/3vPStJh

    Articles referenced:
    “Why did God Allow for an Eye for an Eye in the Old Testament” by Hope Bolinger: https://bit.ly/3rDwu74
    “What Does an Eye for an Eye Mean” by Penny Noyes: https://bit.ly/3OsmRBC
    “Eye for an Eye-Biblical Meaning and Significance” by Crosswalk.com: https://bit.ly/3xNRlIm
    “What Does Eye for an Eye Mean” by Jennifer Slattery: https://bit.ly/3EyaUpq

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    • 13 min

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103 Ratings

103 Ratings

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Encouraging and Uplifting

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