A full episode today. Nate speaks about possibly becoming a ghost buster, as well as a somewhat satirical explanation of both radical Islam and Christianity. Finally Nate talks about protesting. We have seen many protest and probably more to come now that Trump is President. Yet let us not forget that our country was founded on protest.
Nate talks about the first days of a Trump Presidency. While he does not like Trump Nate encourages us to pray for the President. Nate uses the text found in Mark 7:31-37 as an example of how we should reach out to God to have our ears opened in order for us to speak righteousness. Let us do like the people of Decapolis, let us bring Trump to the throne room of God, allowing God to open his eyes and ears for the sake of the country.
Special inauguration day episode of The Backyard Preacher Podcast. Nate talks about the swearing in of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. Nate urges us to pray for the President and live in unity to love and forgive all and love all. Regardless of our worldviews Nate believes that we will make it through the next four years
It's interesting to note some sects of the early church who broke away from Catholicism hundreds of years before Martin Luther would meet together all as initiated brothers and sisters in Christ. (Confession, and Baptism) Yet these Christians did not have set Bishops, priest, or prophets etc.. Instead each gathering they cast lots to decide the hierarchy for the appointed meeting. What an amazing group of Christians all dedicated enough to take on each office when called upon... by the Church. The Spirit gives us the ability to live serving one another in any capacity that needs met. Yet many church Fathers such as Tertullian thought their actions foolish that they would allow anyone into their meetings, be all accepting and loving, following the Spirit. There was no need for a cult of personality, or a single leader as all were leaders, all suffered the cause of being selected to hierarchy. What if we could live this out today? What do you think?
Life is hard. This is an obvious statement. With faith in our Lord it can be a little easier, or maybe even a little harder depending our you define it. In either case faith and the acceptance of your self as a loved human being can be one of our greatest struggles. Nate talks about this and more on this episode of The Backyard Preacher Podcast.
Nate talks about reality, or is what you are reading actually real, or is this just all a dream? Nate also dives into the canonical and "Gnostic" text. Why is some text out of orthodox scripture and why others are not. Nate also brings up the similarities between the early Gnostics and modern Pentecostals.
Happy New Year! The Backyard Preacher is starting the year out with a bang as we have with us our first ever guest Jordan Sprott. Jordan who is 17 years old is the son of Nate and brings a candid account of the life of a teenager in this time as well as how teens feel about spirituality and church.