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Biblical Sexuality Sermons

by Joe Boot and Michael Thiessen and Nathan Oblak and Ryan Eras

January 12, 2022

As Canada faces a legal context that is increasingly hostile to Christian belief and practice, the church has an opportunity and an obligation to speak prophetically to our civil authorities, reminding them that they are ministers under authority of Jesus Christ, the Ruler of the kings of the earth.

 

Plundering Satan’s Kingdom

by Joe Boot

January 5, 2022 | Mark 

Jesus Christ is gathering His inheritance from all the nations of the earth, reconciling and restoring what had been handed over to the devil. Christians have graciously been given a role to play in this restoration process.

 

Religion and Work

by Joe Boot

December 29, 2021

From the creation of the very first people in the garden of Eden, human beings were called to develop the earth to create all kinds of wealth and riches that lay hidden and undeveloped in creation. This development was not and is not easy. There are three ways by which wealth can be built: hard work, inheritance, or theft.

 

Tim Keller, Power, and the Incarnation

by Joe Boot and Nathan Oblak and Ryan Eras

December 22, 2021

For this Christmas week episode, we examine a recent tweet from Tim Keller submitted by a listener on the nature of the cross and of power. To understand what Christ was accomplishing and demonstrating on the cross, we need to consider why He came to earth as a baby in the first place, and what He has called His people to in the time before His incarnation as well as after His ascension to the Father.

 

And Such Were Some of You

by Joe Boot and Nathan Oblak and Ryan Eras

December 15, 2021

This week’s episode deals with the recent hustle of Bill C4 through the Canadian senate, to become law early in the new year, describing how Christian counselling has effectively and explicitly been made a criminal offense. We also get a chance to respond to some listener questions on the relationship between law and gospel.

 

Blog: The Limits of Civil Obedience

by Joe Boot

December 13, 2021 | Romans Romans 13:1-5

The non-Christian, secular-pagan worldview offers no reason to obey the state except that the state has a monopoly on the means of force.

 

No Liberty without Law

by Joe Boot and Nathan Oblak and Ryan Eras

December 8, 2021

Today Canada passed Bill C4, asserting that the basis of human dignity consists in radical autonomy from any tradition or authority. Such legislation should leave no doubt whether politics is a moral issue – it is something that Scripture speaks about, and something that ministers ought to speak on both in public and in the pulpit.

 

The Foundation for Thinking

by Joe Boot and Nathan Oblak and Ryan Eras

December 1, 2021

Where do we locate the starting point for human thinking? Descartes famously identified human nature with thought: “I think, therefore I am.” However, the “I” who thinks must find its foundation in something prior to thought. The Christian perspective locates the root of thinking in the heart, which makes a religious choice about the origin of all things.

 

Blog: Against Coercive Mandates: Power, People, and the Politics of Freedom

by Joe Boot

November 26, 2021

In Christ we are freed from the power of sin and death to serve God and His kingdom purposes and as such are delivered from the tyranny of man playing God.

 

Answering Listener Questions on Theonomy

by Joe Boot and Nathan Oblak and Ryan Eras

November 24, 2021

The issue of theonomy has been a perennial question – how do we understand, interpret, and apply the law of God in its original context, as well as the present day? Beginning with the basics, Joe Boot examines the origins and assumptions of the theonomic perspective, explaining that at its root, theonomy is a view of Christian ethics that seeks to take the whole Word of God seriously.

 

The Church, the Magistrate, and the Law

by Andre Schutten and Joe Boot and Nathan Oblak and Ryan Eras and Tim Stephens

November 17, 2021

Pastor Tim Stephens of Fairview Baptist Church, Calgary, joins us to talk about his experience with Alberta Health Services and the reason he persisted in gathering his church together. Andre Schutten considers some of the legal implications and precedents surrounding Tim’s case, and the nature of the relationship between the church and the civil magistrate.

 

Climate, COVID, CRT, and the new Counter-Reformation

by Joe Boot and Nathan Oblak and Ryan Eras

November 10, 2021

Tracking the development of Western thought from the Reformation and forward into today, we notice that several contemporary dominant ideas that have their root in self-conscious opposition to God and His Word, and to the idea of man as the image-bearer of God. Chief among these in our own time is the modern green movement. What does a biblical approach to climate stewardship look like?