The Crossway Podcast

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 Apr 1, 2019
So far so good. I could care less about the Russell Moore podcast, but the others are good


This is The Crossway Podcast, a show where we sit down with authors each week for thoughtful interviews about the Bible, theology, church history, and the Christian life.

Episode Date
Are Angels and Demons Still Active Today? (Graham Cole)
Graham Cole discusses what the Bible really teaches us about angels. He talks about the different kinds of angels mentioned in Scripture, whether or not every person has a guardian angel, the nature of demon possession today, and what we know about the when, why, and how of Satan's fall.
Nov 11, 2019
Is Evangelicalism out of Touch with Church History? (Gavin Ortlund)
Gavin Ortlund explores whether or not Protestant Evangelicals are out of touch with church history. He discusses the rich legacy of Christian thinking that evangelicals have as their own heritage, the dangers of ignoring church history as if it doesn't matter and has no bearing on our lives today, and how to appreciate and learn from other Christians in the past without letting go of our own doctrinal convictions.
Nov 04, 2019
What Do Protestant Evangelicals and Roman Catholics Disagree About? (Michael Reeves)
Michael Reeves discusses what the Protestant Reformation was really all about, and whether or not it's still relevant today. He reflects on the relationship between Protestants and Roman Catholics, explains what Martin Luther was trying to accomplish when he posted his 95 theses, and responds to the idea that the Reformation is responsible for widespread disunity among Christians today.
Oct 28, 2019
Common Misconceptions about the Trinity (Fred Sanders)
Fred Sanders discusses what it really means to say that God is a Trinity—three persons in one God. He explains why the doctrine of the Trinity is essential to the gospel even if it seems abstract or confusing, highlights why all analogies and metaphors are of limited value when thinking about the Godhead, and responds to the charge that the idea of three-in-one when it comes to the Trinity is inherently illogical or irrational.
Oct 21, 2019
Prayer as an Invitation, Not an Obligation (John Onwuchekwa)
John Onwuchekwa discusses what it means to have a real relationship with God through prayer. He shares about the day he received a phone call letting him know that his older brother had just died unexpectedly, and the impact that news had on his prayer life, ultimately leading him into a new level of honesty and deeper intimacy with God. He also talks about what we should do when we feel guilty about our prayer lives, and why prayer is intensely practical even when it feels like we're being unproductive while praying.
Oct 14, 2019
C. S. Lewis on Truth, Beauty, and the Human Heart (Joe Rigney)
Joe Rigney explores the legacy of one of the most beloved Christian thinkers and writers of the 20th century—C. S. Lewis. He discusses how Lewis managed to so brilliantly capture the complexities of the human heart in his writings, what he thought about The Lord of the Rings written by his good friend, J. R. R. Tolkien, and what he might say to the American church if he were alive today.
Oct 07, 2019
Can Christians Lose Their Salvation? (Dennis Johnson)
Dennis Johnson discusses Hebrews 6:4–6, one of the New Testament's most famous—and debated—warning passages, a section of Scripture that many people think teaches that Christians can lose their salvation. He explains why he doesn't think that's what the author of Hebrews was saying, how to respond when people who once claimed to be Christians walk away from God, and whether or not we can be certain about our own salvation.
Sep 30, 2019
How to Intentionally Disciple Your Kids (Lindsey Carlson)
Lindsey Carlson explores what it looks like for parents to intentionally disciple their teens. She offers advice on helping young people use social media wisely, shares how she and her husband have sought to cultivate a culture of honesty and vulnerability in their home, and highlights the one thing she wishes someone would have told her about parenting teenagers.
Sep 23, 2019
The Unlikely Legacy of Jonathan Edwards (Dane Ortlund)
Dane Ortlund discusses the life and legacy of Jonathan Edwards, the 18th century preacher most famous for his sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God." He reflects on his ministry as a pastor, how the beauty of God fit into Edwards's approach to the Christian life, and what we can learn from him almost 300 year later.
Sep 16, 2019
God's Sovereignty, Pastoral Burnout, and Racism (John Piper)
John Piper discusses God's sovereignty, pastoral burnout, and the sin of racism. He reflects on how it is that God can be absolutely sovereign and yet humans be morally accountable, explains how he sought to protect himself from moral failure and burnout as a pastor, and recounts his own struggle with racism and prejudice as a young man.
Sep 09, 2019
Were the First Christians Socialists? (Greg Forster)
Greg Forster discusses whether or not the first Christians were socialists, reflecting on how believers should think about our global economy, the right way to respond to increasing income inequality in the US, and why Christians should be the most generous people on earth.
Sep 02, 2019
How Reliable Is the New Testament? (Peter Williams)
Peter Williams answers a crucial question: can we really trust the New Testament Gospels? He discusses what it means the Bible is inspired, why we can have confidence that our modern English Bibles are consistent with the original manuscripts, and how we should approach apparent contradictions in the New Testament.
Aug 26, 2019
The Truth about Satan and Demons (Iain Duguid)
Iain Duguid discusses Satan and demons, explaining what the Bible really teaches us about the devil, how to avoid overestimating or underestimating his impact on the world and even on our day-to-day lives, and why our culture seems fascinated by demons when it comes to horror movies and Halloween.
Aug 19, 2019
What It Takes to Persevere as a Pastor (John MacArthur)
John MacArthur digs into what it takes to persevere as a pastor. He explains why it seems like pastoral failure and burnout are more common than ever, why pastors should avoid ‘Yes Men’ at all costs, how a car accident helped confirm his call to ministry, and what he’s learned from over 5 decades of ministry at a single church.
Aug 12, 2019
The Heart of the Abortion Debate (Scott Klusendorf)
Scott Klusendorf discusses abortion and the current state of the pro-life movement. He highlights the biggest mistakes pro-life people tend to make when discussing abortion, explains why be believes pictures of aborted children are important to see, and responds to some of the most common pro-choice arguments and slogans.
Aug 05, 2019
What We Often Get Wrong about Our Emotions (Alasdair Groves)
Alasdair Groves explains the importance of emotions, and what the Bible teaches about them. He highlights how our emotions relate to our reason, ways we tend to over- or under-emphasize emotions, the role modern medications should play in managing our emotional life, and why negative emotions aren’t always a bad thing.
Jul 29, 2019
Why Church History Matters (Justin Taylor)
Justin Taylor reflects on the immense importance of church history, highlighting why it’s important to make time for it alongside our study of the Bible, responding to the criticism that many modern Reformed folks have a shallow understanding of the past, and offering advice for thinking about the sins and blindspots of our theological heroes.
Jul 22, 2019
The Rewarding Risks of Church Membership (Thabiti Anyabwile)
Thabiti Anyabwile reflects on the value and benefits of local church membership, showing what the Bible really teaches about the idea of formal membership, sharing his heart for those who feel like they've been hurt by the institutional church, and explaining how to work through areas of doctrinal, practical, and political disagreement with other people in the church.
Jul 15, 2019
The Surprising Power of Lament (Mark Vroegop)
Mark Vroegop shares his family’s story of loss and grief when confronted with the death of his unborn daughter, recounting how God used that experience to introduce him to the biblical concept of lament—an honest yet faith-filled way of relating to our pain illustrated throughout Scripture.
Jul 08, 2019
How to Date Your Wife (Justin Buzzard)
Justin Buzzard offers advice for husbands eager to love and serve their wives on a daily basis. He highlights why men should prioritize their marriages in tangible ways, offering practical advice for creating an annual “Date-Your-Wife Plan” that goes beyond the occasional dinner and a movie.
Jul 01, 2019
A Trauma Surgeon’s Guide to Modern Medicine and the End of Life (Kathryn Butler, MD)
Kathryn Butler shares from her experiences working as a trauma surgeon in an ICU, correcting common misconceptions about CPR, ventilators, and other forms of intensive care medicine and offering biblical wisdom for walking alongside loved ones at the end of life.
Jun 24, 2019
Verses That Changed My Life (John Piper)
John Piper reflects on key verses that have had a big impact on his life—passages that helped him trust God in the midst of a cancer diagnosis, understand Paul’s message in the book of Romans, and grasp the connection between our joy and God’s glory.
Jun 17, 2019
The Gospel’s Global Advance (Tim Keesee)
Tim Keesee shares from his own experiences talking with Christians around the globe, reflecting on his work as a missions journalist, the reality of persecution, and the best way to approach a short-term mission trip.
Jun 10, 2019
Calvinism 101 (Kevin DeYoung)
Kevin DeYoung unpacks Calvinism, explaining the famous 5 points summarized in the TULIP acrostic, the problem with cage-stage Calvinists, and the one question he’d ask Armninians to consider.
Jun 03, 2019
The False Messages Facing Women Today (Lydia Brownback)
Lydia Brownback highlights the false messages directed at Christian women today, reflecting on the increase of anxiety and depression among believers, the importance of discernment when it comes to the Christian leaders we follow, and the danger of a hyper-examined life.
May 27, 2019
Why You Probably Need a Digital Detox (Tony Reinke)
Tony Reinke reflects on how to do a digital detox, why we should be careful with our social media habits, and what the massive success of the new Avengers film can teach us about our media saturated world.
May 20, 2019
Christians, the LGBTQ Community, and the Call to Hospitality (Rosaria Butterfield)
Rosaria Butterfield encourages us to engage our LGBTQ neighbors for Christ, highlighting how God used the radically ordinary hospitality of Christians to draw her to himself out of a homosexual lifestyle.
May 13, 2019
Womanhood and the Bible (Abigail Dodds)
Abigail Dodds reflects on what the Bible really teaches about what it means to be a woman . . . and some of the ways we unintentionally degrade the full reality of womanhood.
May 06, 2019
Is Singleness Superior to Marriage? (Sam Allberry)
Sam Allberry reflects on the stigma of singleness in the church today, pointing us back to what the Bible really teaches about this commonly misunderstood issue.
Apr 29, 2019
Is Christianity On the Decline? (Rebecca McLaughlin)
Rebecca McLaughlin explains why secular thinkers are wrong to claim that Christianity is declining and responds to the charge that our faith is anti-science and/or homophobic.
Apr 22, 2019
How to Read the Old Testament in a Christ-Centered Way (Bryan Chapell)
Bryan Chapell explains what it means (and doesn’t mean) to read the Old Testament through a Christ-centered lens.
Apr 15, 2019
Parenting in Light of the Gospel (Paul Tripp)
Paul Tripp reflects on the awe-inspiring reality of parenting: being used by God to help form a human soul.
Apr 08, 2019
Why Every Christian Should Care about Adoption (Russell Moore)
Russell Moore shares his own family’s adoption journey, explaining why adoption is important for all Christians—even those who never actually adopt.
Apr 01, 2019
How to Study the Bible (Jen Wilkin)
Jen Wilkin reflects on the importance of Bible study for the Christian life and shares from her own experiences as a Bible study leader.
Apr 01, 2019
The Danger of Burnout and How to Avoid It (David Murray)
David Murray discusses the all-too-common problem of burnout—its causes, warning signs, and effects . . . and how to avoid it.
Apr 01, 2019
A Sneak Peek at The Crossway Podcast
A short preview of The Crossway Podcast, which officially launches on Monday, April 1, 2019.
Mar 25, 2019