Two specific applications look at the question: “Why doesn’t God remove evil from the world?” as well asking us to expand our focus beyond the evils of our world.
Audio-Post-11 is a reading of an article on my original blog School of the Solitary Place. In this post, I discuss several graces available to us in our time and place, particularly, for English speakers, the grace of having multiple translations of the Bible available to us in English.
The article can be found at https://schoolofthesolitaryplace.blogspot.com/2018/03/taking-advantage-of-great-grace.html
Episode 118 explores some examples of those who realized that they needed to take their faith and walk in Christ more seriously. What they did, to use a sports phrase, was to “step up their game.”
A link to John Piper’s lesson on how George Mueller (1805-1898) [pictured above] took his faith practice to a new level can be found at https://www.desiringgod.org/messages/george-muellers-strategy-for-showing-god
Episode 117 centers on how our culture’s collective mindset is largely Christ-absent. The influence of Christ would largely be seen as irrelevant to our real-world, everyday lives. The episode also feature a discussion of several biblically-based, purposeful practices which a follower of Christ can do to keep Christ in our thoughts.
Finding Hidden Treasure returns after a long absence. Episode 116 is a discussion of how easily we are distracted. The 17th century theologian and philosopher Blaise Pascal observed how we are distraction-seekers, even to our own hurt. The discussion looks at some modern examples of this. It concludes by encouraging us to recognize our capacity for self-distraction and to seek to live a Christ-focused life.
This podcast is also in video format. It can be found at the Finding Hidden Treasure You Tube channel. The video can be found here.
The link to the article “What Is the Gospel?” from Ligonier Ministries can be found here.
The free English Standard Bible app from Crossway can be accessed from https://www.esv.org/resources/mobile-apps/