Conversations for Life
Redeemed Marriage Dynamics, Pt. 3

Redeemed Marriage Dynamics, Pt. 3

September 5, 2019

What does the New Testament teach about marriage? Join us today as we look at several specific New Testament passages related to marriage, and discuss how radical the Bible's picture of marriage is relative to surrounding cultural practices and beliefs.

Redeemed Marriage Dynamics, Pt. 2

Redeemed Marriage Dynamics, Pt. 2

August 26, 2019

What is the danger with framing marriage dynamics as a reaction to current cultural trends rather than how the Bible itself frames it, as the intimate union of two image bearers of God uniquely suited to one another to carry out God's plans and purposes for themselves and those around them?

Redeemed Marriage Dynamics Pt.1

Redeemed Marriage Dynamics Pt.1

August 15, 2019

How does  salvation transform fallen authority and power dynamics within marriage? Listen this week as Jonathan and Kathleen unpack three characteristics typical of sinful dynamics of authority and power, and how these are transformed through the redemptive power of God at work in the lives of believers.

Naked & Unashamed

Naked & Unashamed

August 1, 2019

We look at what happens to the marriage relationship after the man and woman eat the fruit in Genesis 3 and discuss some ramifications for us today.

A Battle of the Sexes?

A Battle of the Sexes?

July 15, 2019

Some claim that Genesis 3:16 lays out a battle of the sexes paradigm in marriage where women will experience a sinful tendency to usurp a husband's authority, and where men will experience a sinful tendency to rule harshly over their wives. Is this indeed what Genesis 3:16 suggests? How has this interpretation fueled certain kinds of mistreatment of women in evangelical churches? Is there a better interpretation that fits with the context and intent of the author of Genesis? Join in the conversation today to find out!

The Abdication of Adam

The Abdication of Adam

July 8, 2019

In today's conversation, we look at how Adam's failure to carry out his God-given responsibility leads to Adam and Eve's fall into rebellion against their Creator and Lord. Along the way, we also discuss why God allowed Adam and Eve to sin: knowing the awfulness of sin and evil, why would God give Adam and Eve the internal and external possibility to rebel? 

One - God’s Design for Men and Women in Genesis 2

One - God’s Design for Men and Women in Genesis 2

June 26, 2019

What kind of relationship did God create men and women to have? Join us today as we see how Genesis 2 offers a subversive, worldview-changing depiction of the marriage relationship between a man and woman. 

Created Equal

Created Equal

June 20, 2019

Join the conversation today as we discuss what Genesis 1 tells us about masculinity and femininity in God's original design and how this guides us as we seek to live out our faith in the modern world. Along the way, we'll talk about the temptation to view a woman's choice of how to participate in society through categories of "right" and "wrong," rather than biblical wisdom. We'll also answer the question, "Can a man read a book on the Bible or theology written by a woman?" And much more.

Our Heavenly Father, Pt. 2

Our Heavenly Father, Pt. 2

June 14, 2019

This week we continue our discussion about God as our Heavenly Father. We bring the discussion into our emotional, relational, and everyday life, and discuss what sanctification looks like when it involves the whole person.

Our Heavenly Father, Pt. 1

Our Heavenly Father, Pt. 1

June 7, 2019

Why does God reveal Himself in masculine ways, and direct us to call Him Father? Are people who say we should abandon this kind of language right? How should we relate to God as Father when we've experienced pain, trauma, and hurt from the hands of our earthly father? Join us today as we discuss Scripture's teaching on God as our heavenly Father.