Episode 116: Rejoicing and Weeping with Others

In this week’s episode, Lisa explores a short verse in Romans 12 that insists we are supposed to enter into the joys and sorrows of others. But that can be really hard, can’t it? Lisa finds that remembering that Jesus is the prize helps her celebrate the victories of others and that remembering she isn’t here to be happy helps her enter into the griefs of others.

Episode 113: Different Ways to Read the Bible

This week Lisa wraps up our series on Bible literacy. She briefly mentions genres (the Bible is truth and literature) and then discusses different ways to read and study the Bible.

Resources on genre:
The Story of the Bible 
How to Read the Bible 
The Bible Project: scroll through and listen to the episodes on poetry and narrative and metaphor and setting

Episode 111: Theology 101: Who is God?

This week, we are kicking off a new series! Phylicia and Lisa are co-hosting theology 101: a non-seminarian, open discussion on various theological topics. This series is designed to encourage you to dig into the Bible, form your theology as you read and study, and compare Scripture with Scripture.

We start with “Who is God”? What do we know about Him and how do we know it? Jump in with us!

Episode 110: Taking Scripture in Context

Three episodes ago we talked about why Bible literacy matters for all of us, no matter our vocation. But we don’t want to leave you hanging there so we’re going to offer some help with this literacy. This week, Lisa discuss proof-texting and how to work through the context of Bible passages. She starts off discussing some verses we commonly use for poof-texting

Then she defines some words and asks a few questions:
Does it (your meaning) agree with the actual text it’s contained in?
Does it agree with the story of the Bible?
What is the historical/cultural context of the passage?

Sometimes Christians act like understanding the Bible is simple, but if you put a little work into it you can get so much more in return.

Episode 109: Everyone Does It Differently: Q+R with Lisa’s Husband

This week, Lisa’s husband joins her for a chat about how their family operates and then they do a question and response time with your questions!

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Listener questions that we respond to:

How can you include husbands/dads in pregnancy?
When one has a healthy habit, does the other get on board or resist?
Did we discuss potential family size before marriage?
What are our favorite ways to serve each other? How do we resolve arguments?
Did we get to a point where we decided divorce was not an option?
How can you let grief bring you together instead of pushing you apart?

Episode 108: The Holy Spirit + Church Culture with Landry Jung

This week Lisa is chatting with Landry Jung, a real-life friend who spent a semester of college in South Africa and is headed to China soon. We learn how she made these decisions and how her faith was impacted by encountering Christianity in another culture. We also discuss encountering the God that lives within us and why that makes so many of us uncomfortable.

Landry’s Instagram

The Forgotten God by Francis Chan
Knowing the Holy Spirit through the Old Testament by Christopher J. H. Wright