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The GoodFaith podcast explores issues of faith, family, books, and culture: drawing in the insights of the early church leaders who shaped Christianity, seeking wisdom for today's world. www.chadwgraham.com

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The GoodFaith podcast explores issues of faith, family, books, and culture: drawing in the insights of the early church leaders who shaped Christianity, seeking wisdom for today's world. www.chadwgraham.com

    012 According to the Scripture According to the Scriptures

    012 According to the Scripture According to the Scriptures

    How do we know that we know what we know? Its the great question today. Some say that faith is passé, that believers should become enlightened and move on. Others say that they are right and Christians are wrong.

    The Christian faith welcomes these challenges. The Apostle Peter urges all Christians, “always be ready to give a reasoned defence for the hope that is within you” (1 Peter 3:15).

    Many today suffer from an easily curable problem. They believe that being faithful to the Scriptures means figuring out the ancient text personally. The challenges of time, culture, and language separate us from Scripture, making this difficult. Christianity, however, teaches we know truth when it is, “evident unto all men diligently reading holy Scripture and ancient Authors” (Anglican Ordinal).







    According to the Scriptures

    We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made.


    For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures







    Find out what this means in todays episode from the GoodFaith Podcast series on the Nicene Creed.

    The GoodFaith Podcast

    The GoodFaith podcast takes the wisdom of collective church history and apply it to the problems and concerns we have today. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, or your favourite feed by copying the following into your client (http://chadwgraham.com/feed/podcast), or by clicking on the RSS feed links on the home page of ChadWGraham.com

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    011 The Crucified and Risen Lord The Crucified and Risen Lord

    011 The Crucified and Risen Lord The Crucified and Risen Lord

    Gandhi is credited with saying, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” But what if I cannot change what I want to see in the world?

    According to the United Nations, conflict and persecution has forced some 30 million refugees  from their homes. Every nation and every community, and even every family shows forth some level of injustice (try being a middle child!). The longer we live the more we see that all the collective efforts of humanity (although they do some good) have not ended poverty, or restored justice in the world.

    We begin to see the unchangeable in ourselves and cannot rid ourselves of every bad habit. Our bodies cannot be stopped from the decay of aging. Though we can delay, we cannot escape the inevitable decline.

    And we see a want in society. We do not live in a perfect city, a perfect nation, or a perfect world. We need to change so many things. But we begin to see that what stands in the way is not systems, but people. It has been said, “power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely”. We vote in the change candidate, to see them become part of the establishment.

    Is real change possible? The Chistian Faith says, unequivicolly, yes! True change is possible. There is hope for Jutice, hope for individuals, and hope for society through the death of death in the death of Christ, and the resurrection of hope, in the resurection of the crucified and risen Lord.

    The Crucified and Risen Lord







    We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made.


    For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures;







    Find out what this means in todays episode from the GoodFaith Podcast series on the Nicene Creed.

    The GoodFaith Podcast

    The GoodFaith podcast takes the wisdom of collective church history and apply it to the problems and concerns we have today. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, or your favourite feed by copying the following into your client (http://chadwgraham.com/feed/podcast), or by clicking on the RSS feed links on the home page of ChadWGraham.com

     

    • 16 min
    010 One Lord Jesus Christ

    010 One Lord Jesus Christ

    What is the purpose of life? To whom, or to what do we owe loyalty? Do we owe loyalty first and foremost to our nation (patriotism)? Or to our family (Marriage)? To our society (social welfare/environmentalism)? Or to ourselves? Christians profess one ultimate loyalty to one Lord Jesus Christ.

    This does not mean that Christians are not patriots (loving country). It does not mean that they are not great parents, spouses or children. It does not preclude participating in the welfare of the society. Christian theology demands that those who follow Christ ought to be the very best citizens and the most loving family members. Christians love their neighbours and do good to all men. But they do all these things, because, not despite their ultimate loyalty to Jesus Christ.

    One Lord Jesus Christ

    We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,

    the only-begotten Son of God,

    eternally begotten of the Father,

    God from God, Light from Light,

    true God from true God,

    begotten, not made,

    of one Being with the Father;

    through him all things were made.

    Find out what this means in todays episode from the GoodFaith Podcast series on the Nicene Creed.

    The GoodFaith Podcast

    The GoodFaith podcast is intended to take the wisdom of collective church history and apply it to the problems and concerns we have today. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, or your favourite feed by copying the following into your client (http://chadwgraham.com/feed/podcast), or by clicking on the RSS feed links on the home page of ChadWGraham.com

    • 16 min
    009 We Believe in God

    009 We Believe in God

    Why is there something, rather than nothing? From where did that something come? For Christians the answer is found in the foundational statement of faith: We Believe in God.

    We Believe in God

    The Nicene Creed (AD 325/381) records the first, great, global, consensus of what Christian’s believe. For nearly two thousand years it has described what it means to be a Christian. It explains what Christians believe about the most important of all questions.

    This Creed is presented in three articles of belief. The first, describes God as follows:

    We believe in one God,

    the Father, the Almighty,

    maker of heaven and earth,

    of all that is, visible and invisible.

    We Believe God is the Creator

    We believe that God created all things, visible, and invisible. What are things invisible? Could the world we live in be more mysterious and more wondrous than we can imagine?

    Find out in todays episode from the GoodFaith Podcast series on the Nicene Creed.

    The GoodFaith Podcast

    The GoodFaith podcast is intended to take the wisdom of collective church history and apply it to the problems and concerns we have today. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, or your favourite feed by copying the following into your client (http://chadwgraham.com/feed/podcast), or by clicking on the RSS feed links on the home page of ChadWGraham.com

    • 16 min
    008 Do Christians Need a Creed?

    008 Do Christians Need a Creed?

    The English word Creed derives from a Latin term meaning “to believe”. When the Church quotes a Creed is quoting what “We believe.” Certain statements of Christian belief have come to be known as universal creeds, such as the Apostle’s Creed, or the Nicene Creed. What are these statements, what authority do they have? What is their value? Do we need them?

    Creed and Scripture

    The simple answer is, yes. Why? We only need these creeds to the extent that we need to have and understand the New Testament. The universal creeds are summaries of the standard of teaching, the form of doctrine, or the rule of the faith delivered by the Lord Jesus to the Apostles. They, in turn, delivered these traditions to the Churches. By this rule of faith, the Churches knew what was to be received as Scripture, and so the New Testament formed around it. “So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by our spoken word or by our letter” (2 Thessalonians 2:15)

    The GoodFaith Podcast

    The GoodFaith podcast is intended to take the wisdom of collective church history and apply it to the problems and concerns we have today. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, or your favourite feed by copying the following into your client (http://chadwgraham.com/feed/podcast), or by clicking on the RSS feed links on the home page of ChadWGraham.com

    • 16 min
    006 The Trinity: Is God One, or Three?

    006 The Trinity: Is God One, or Three?

    Perhaps one of the most difficult beliefs of Christianity to get our minds wrapped around is the Christian understanding of God as a Triune Being. R.C. Sproul writes, “The concept of the Trinity has emerged as a touchstone of truth, a non-negotiable article of Christian orthodoxy. However, it has been a source of controversy throughout church history, and there remains much confusion about it to this day, with many people misunderstanding it in very serious ways.” (What Is the Trinity? at 1).

    The GoodFaith Podcast

    The GoodFaith podcast is intended to take the wisdom of collective church history and apply it to the problems and concerns we have today. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, or your favourite feed by copying the following into your client (http://chadwgraham.com/feed/podcast), or by clicking on the RSS feed links on the home page of ChadWGraham.com

    • 16 min

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