Kings Highway Radio: When There Is No Peace

After the last discussion we had that included topics centered around that ever-present issue of unity in the church, Jarod and I wound up thinking about an issue that’s directly related to this: conflict.

How do Christians handle conflict with one another? What about when it’s with someone who’s outside the faith, as it so often can be?

We cover a few thoughts in this episode, and we’d love to hear your feedback as well.

Last time I mentioned the book Advancing Christian Unity by Anthony Burgess, and I want to recommend it again. I will close out here with a brief quotation on how to handle division in our lives and in our churches:

Take heed that these divisions do not prove a snare to you.  Bewail times of division, but make sure they do not divide between you and God, or you and truth. Instead:

1. Walk humbly, renouncing your own strength, for it is God, not yourself, who must preserve you.

2. Pray much for the Spirit of God to give you His anointing – and senses exercised to discern between good and evil.

3. Take heed of fomenting differences and making the wounds wider.  Instead, like the good Samaritan, bring oil, not salt, to the wound.

4. Lastly, let this make you long for heaven, where the strif between brethren will cease.

Anthony Burgess, Advancing Christian Unity, pp.93-94

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Kings Highway Radio – Resolved

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We’re starting off the new year right by getting the podcast back up and running. Jarod and I sat down to chat over a few things that had been on our minds. In particular, we talked briefly about our thoughts and concerns regarding the debate over “social justice” within the church and my thoughts after having read Eric Mason’s book “Woke Church.” I will try to post a more in-depth review of the book on this site later.

If you want to check out Neil Shenvi’s discussions on the issue, you should definitely look to his website and Twitter feed. He’s a great resource for serious and even-handed thoughts on the issue.

We also discussed the #WakeUpOlive controversy surrounding Bethel Church a couple weeks back, and touched on issues we talked about last time.

Through all of it, the thread that we continued to return to was the issue of unity in Christ for the church, which I spent a lot of time talking about last year. Rather than concluding that, it seems to have become only more pressing as time has gone on. I will probably return to the subject more in other forms later. In the meantime, I cannot recommend the book I mentioned enough, which you can find at the link below from Amazon:

Advancing Christian Unity – by Anthony Burgess, from Puritan Treasures for Today

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King’s Highway Radio: Gifts and Fruit

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Kings Highway Radio is continuing down the road! This time, Jarod and I tackle a somewhat controversial subject in the church, that of the nature of spiritual gifts and in particular, the difficulty often found in addressing the way these ought to be taught and experienced in the church today.

This discussion was inspired by a recent series of episodes from Apologia Radio’s new podcast Cultish. Former Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry student Lindsay Davis discusses a number of issues in a discussion inspired by her expulsion from the school, and they dig into the (hence the name) cult-like way the church and its related school is led. I highly encourage you to listen to all three episodes if you want to know more about Bethel and why so many express concerns about them.

Jarod and I spend time talking about this as well as related issues often found within that movement. We encourage anyone who would like to discuss this further or who wants to take issues with where we fall to email us, as we welcome feedback and disagreement. Our goal is to have brotherly dialogue on this and everything else we discuss in the course of this podcast.

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King’s Highway Radio: Power Corrupts

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I made mention to this in recent Spurgeon Audio episodes, but it’s finally here! My friend and fellow worker in the faith Jarod Grice sat down with me and we recorded the first episode of King’s Highway Radio. Our hope is to develop this into a format that lets us have more informal discussions about current events, theological thoughts, good books, as well as hopefully be joined by guests from time to time.

For now this will be shared on the same RSS feed as Spurgeon Audio, so if you are already subscribed you’ll receive these episodes automatically. I’m hoping to eventually create a second feed for it, but for now it will be right here. Please also consider following the podcast’s Twitter feed. If you enjoy what you here, share it with your friends and drop us a line to let us know what you would like to hear us talk about.