A weekly conversation about how the gospel of Jesus Christ connects to the questions and issues of everyday life. Hosted by the leaders of Coram Deo Church in Omaha, Nebraska.
From the Archives - Episode 315: The Cross & the Kingdom
This episode aired in December 2020.
Atonement and the Kingdom of God are two important themes in the bible that many theologians often disagree about. After reading 'The Crucified King' by Jeremy Treat, Coram Deo intern Travis Barrett helps summarize how these two themes come together in scripture and help deepen our understanding of the gospel.
Episode 403: When the Therapeutic Replaces Sin
Samuel James's recent review of Chuck DeGroat's book "When Narcissism Comes to Church" critiques DeGroat for replacing biblical categories with therapeutic ones. In this episode, we discuss the book review and the broader question of whether therapeutic language helps or hinders us in addressing sin.
Episode 402: The Christian Calling
What does it mean to be called to faith in Christ? That's what Herman Bavinck seeks to explain in chapter 20 of 'The Wonderful Works of God.' In this Third Wednesday Theology episode, we explore the work of salvation in a Christian's life.
Episode 401: Christians & the Environment
Environmental care is an area of cultural concern that's often dominated by leftist & secular voices. What is a Christian's responsibility toward the environment? That's the question we ask in this episode. Using Jake Meador's chapter in the new book 'Protestant Social Teaching,' we discuss how good biblical theology leads us to be good stewards of God's creation.
Episode 400: The Heart of Our Political Tension
With the US midterm elections less than a week away, we discuss some of the tensions Christians are facing. Are we to live quiet, peaceable lives? Or is political activism required? In this episode, we explore these questions & discuss how Christians should engage in political life.
Episode 399: The Case for Kids
With the global fertility rate continuing to decline, author & pastor Kevin DeYoung makes "the case for kids" in a recently published article for First Things. In this episode, we discuss DeYoung's article & its implications for Christians, churches, and society at large.
This podcast has been such an amazing blessing to me over the years. There is so much evidence of charity and humility over a such a wide range of topics. I was initially not looking forward to the Systematic Theology of Herman Bavinck but it has really been a blessing over the last year and a half or so. Such rich and deep theology and robust conversations are truly encouraging to hear and I am so thankful to the whole team that makes these conversations happen.
Love Being Formed By CD!
Honestly love this podcast so much and the way it has been not only challenging, but forming my thoughts / views / beliefs / etc. It’s a refreshing listen that transports me out of the slew of the world and back to the true gospel and what it looks like for us and means for us today. I also love that their humor and humanity is kept in the episodes, really comforting and encouraging oddly enough. Appreciate the time and investment to help train up many!!
I really appreciated the exvangelicals. Particularly the conversation about the need for stories about healing and transformation in contrast to the deconstruction and denunciation on social media. I have known people who have renounced their faith or stopped following Jesus, and that can be really discouraging. However, I have run into old friends that I knew from several years ago that are still following Jesus, and those are some of the most encouraging and refreshing conversations I’ve had. It’s so important to be reminded of how God is still at work in contexts outside my own.