25 - Faith Among the Faithless by Mike Cosper

Faith Among the Faithless: Learning from Esther How to Live in a World Gone Mad  

Sorry for the lower audio quality this week. We had some hiccups in the recording process! This week Brian and Dustin discuss a recent retelling of the biblical story of Esther by Mike Cosper. Listen is as they discuss Cosper’s helpful insights as he relates Esther’s story of faith to our own.

Next book: Mere Hope: Life in an Age of Cynicism by Jason Duesing

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24 - Superheroes Can't Save You by Todd Miles

This week Brian and Dustin talk superheroes and heresies as they dive into a recent book by Todd Miles of Western Seminary that shows how Jesus is greater than any superheroes from the Marvel or DC universe. Listen in as they discuss how Superman relates to Docetism, Ant-man to modalism, and much more. 

Next book: Faith Among the Faithless: Learning from Esther How to Live in a World Gone Mad by Mike Cosper

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23 - Christianity at the Crossroads by Michael J. Kruger

This week Brian and Dustin discuss a new book by Michael J. Kruger: Christianity at the Crossroads: How the Second Century Shaped the Future of the Church. Listen in as they cover topics like the makeup of the early church, the unity and diversity of the church in the second century, why the second century often gets overlooked, and more.

Next book: Superheroes Can’t Save You: Epic Examples of Historic Heresies by Todd Miles

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22 - The Kingdom of God and the Glory of the Cross by Patrick Schreiner

This week Brian and Dustin cover a recent release in Crossway’s Short Studies in Biblical Theology series: The Kingdom of the God and the Glory of the Cross by Patrick Schreiner. Listen in as they discuss how the kingdom of God functions throughout the Bible and how recognizing this major theme helps us understand our Bibles.

Thanks to Crossway for sending us a review copy.

Next book: Christianity at the Crossroads: How the Second Century Future Shaped the Future of the Church by Michael J. Kruger

21 - Who God Says You Are by Klyne Snodgrass

This week Brian and Dustin discuss a book about identity titled Who God Says You Are by Klyne Snodgrass. Listen in as they discuss the nine factors that influence our identity.

Thanks to Eerdman’s for sending us a review copy.

Nine Factors that Shape Identity:

  1. You are your body
  2. You are your history
  3. You are your relations
  4. You are your mind
  5. You are your commitments
  6. You are your actions
  7. You are your boundaries
  8. You are an ongoing process of change
  9. You are your future

20 - In Search of Ancient Roots by Kenneth J. Stewart

This week Brian and Dustin explore the ancient roots of evangelical Christianity in a recent book by professor Ken Stewart. Listen in as they discuss the phenomena of evangelicals defecting to other traditions looking for an older version of the faith and talk through ways in which the evangelical movement can root and has rooted itself in the historic faith.

Next Week’s Book: Who God Says You Are: A Christian Understanding of Identity by Klyne Snodgrass

19 - Faith. Hope. Love. by Mark Jones

This week Brian and Dustin discuss a recent work on the three theological virtues by pastor and noted theologian, Mark Jones. Listen in as they talk about how faith, hope, and love shape the Christian life.

Next Week’s Book: In Search of Ancient Roots: The Christian Past and the Evangelical Identity Crisis by Kenneth J. Stewart

18 - Bible Matters by Tim Chester

In this episode Brian and Dustin discuss a new book by Tim Chester called Bible Matters. Listen as we discuss what is the nature of the Bible and how should the everyday Christian approach Holy Scripture.

Thanks to InterVarsity Press for sending us a copy to discuss on the podcast!

Next Week's Book

Book Giveaway!

Additionally, they are providing a copy of In Search of Ancient Roots by Kenneth Stewart to giveaway over the next two weeks. We will announce a winner on next week's episode and discuss this book on April 3, 2018.

17 - Every Waking Hour by Benjamin Quinn and Walter Strickland

This week Brian and Dustin discuss a recent book by two Southeastern Baptist Theology Seminary professors, Walter Strickland and Benjamin Quinn, that provides a helpful introduction to the theology of vocation and how the everyday Christian should view their working lives.

 

Next Week’s Book: Bible Matters: Making Sense of Scripture by Tim Chester

16 - Liturgy of the Ordinary by Tish Warren

Show Notes:

This week Brian and Dustin discuss a recent book by Tish Harrison Warren that connects liturgical practice to the life of an everyday Christian. Listen in as they talk about how the Christian life connects with daily activities like brushing your teeth, making your bed, and sending emails.

Next Week’s Book: Every Waking Hour by Benjamin Quinn and Walter Strickland

14 - Do More Better by Tim Challies

Show Notes

This week Brian and Dustin discuss one of their favorite subjects: productivity. This book by blogger and author Tim Challies provides a framework for godly productivity, as well as practical advice. Listen in as they talk task management, time use, email, and more.

Next Week’s Book: The Imperfect Disciple by Jared Wilson

 

13 - Reset by David Murray

Show Notes

This week Brian and Dustin dive into a recent book on living a wise, sustainable, grace-based life by pastor and professor, David Murray. Listen in as they discuss why so many men are burning out, how life has gotten out of control for many of us, and the spiritual, mental, and physical steps we can take to reclaim the god-glorifying sanity we all need.

Next Week’s Book: Do More Better by Tim Challies

12 - Devoted to God by Sinclair Ferguson

Show Notes

This week Brian and Dustin talk holiness by discussing a recent book on sanctification from Sinclair Ferguson. Listen in as they cover topics like how holiness is best understood as devotion and how other Christians play a role in our sanctification.

Up Next:

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11 - How to Think by Alan Jacobs

Show Notes

This week Brian and Dustin discuss a recent book by Baylor professor Alan Jacobs on the art of thinking. Listen in as they discuss common challenges to sound thinking and how we can all become better thinkers in this challenging age.

This week's coffee was from Thou Mayest Coffee in Kansas City, Missouri.

Up Next: 

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10 - Uncomfortable by Brett McCracken

Show Notes

This week Brian and Dustin discuss a new book that call Christians to embrace the uncomfortable aspects of their faith, including Christian community. Listen in as they discuss topics ranging from substitutionary atonement to worship and learn how to embrace the uncomfortable. 

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09 - Martin Luther on Prayer (Reformation Day Special)

Show Notes

This week Brian and Dustin celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation by discussing two books on prayer by the Reformer, Martin Luther. These books may be old, but they contain powerful instruction on prayer for the everyday Christian.

Coffee this week from Quill's Coffee in Louisville, Kentucky: Honduras Las Flores

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08 - Why the Reformation Still Matters by Michael Reeves & Tim Chester

Show Notes

This week Brian and Dustin discuss a recent book on the Protestant Reformation. Listen in as they talk about the Reformation’s recovery of justification by faith alone, the authority of Scripture alone, and other important Reformation doctrines.

Celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with us as we read a short but practical selection of writings from Martin Luther on prayer: Little Prayer Book, 1522 and a Simple Way to Pray, 1535: The Annotated Luther published by Fortress Press

Coffee this week is from Quill's Coffee in Louisville, KY: Horsefeathers Blend (10th Anniversary)

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07 - None Like Him by Jen Wilkin

Show Notes

This week Brian and Dustin talk God’s incommunicable attributes as they discuss a recent book by author Jen Wilkin. Listen in as they explore what it means that God is infinite, omnipotent, omnipresent, and much more.

Next week's book:

What we're drinking:

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06 - Recapturing the Wonder by Mike Cosper

Show Notes

On this episode, Brian and Dustin discuss a recent book examining how ancient spiritual practices can help Christians rediscover the supernatural and enchanted world we live in. Listen in as they discuss how Christians came to operate with more cynicism than wonder when it comes to experiencing God, and how practicing spiritual disciplines can help.

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Next week’s book

None Like Him: 10 Ways God Is Different from Us (and Why That’s a Good Thing) by Jen Wilkin (Amazon link)

What We're Drinking

Kickapoo Coffe - Organic Guatemala Concepcion

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