I struggle with anxiety. It has been something that I’ve struggled with for years, and it is only recently that I have sought professional help to understand the deeper issues behind it. What drove me to seek professional help is that I got to a point of recognizing that I couldn’t process through the anxiety on my own. I needed professional help to get at the root of what was going on. Read More »
What does it mean to repent? Why are we called to repent? What does repentance mean for our souls?
This week’s episode, we dive into the topic of repentance and what it means to turn from our sin and strive towards a deeper, more profound relationship with God.
This is the last video of our “What’s that?” series. Join us next week as we start a new series on the Parables of Jesus. Thanks for joining us, and remember, theology doesn’t have to be difficult, it is simply the study of who God is.
What is grace? What does it mean to live by the grace of God? What does it do to our sin?
In this week’s episode, we cover the idea of grace and what it means for our sin. Ultimately, grace is something that we experience. Any words we come up with to describe it will fail to capture the true essence of grace. As always, the concept of grace can not be boiled down in one episode, but we will highlight the story of the Woman Caught in Adultery to try and understand what grace looks like.
Thanks for joining us for this installment of Thursday’s Theology!
What is sin? Is it a list of things that we can’t do? Is it things that bring us shame? Or is it more than that?
This week’s episode is dedicated to answering the question “what is sin?” We explore how sin, at its core, gets in the way of our relationship with God. Sin and God cannot coexist in the same space.
Sorry that this week’s episode is late, but the upload on Thursday didn’t go through, so we are a little late, but nevertheless, enjoy this week’s episode!
Is the church simply a building that you go to?
Is it just a gathering of believers in one place?
Does going to a coffeeshop or listening to a sermon online count as church?
What is the church? This week on Thursday’s Theology, we discuss what the church is and reveal some things that we think about how the church functions.
Depending on your upbringing, you might have some different ideas of what church is. We’d love to hear your thoughts on what you think the church is. Feel free to use the comment section below to voice your thoughts. We’d love to hear from you.
Take care and have a great week.
Welcome to our 5th episode on prayer!
This week we talk about how theology is like watching a movie. Hearing from different people and their perspectives helps broaden our understanding of theology. There is beauty in the diversity of theological opinions.
Then we dive into how to be angry with God in our prayers. It is not taboo or forbidden, but an expression of our relationship with God. Anger is a natural part of any relationship, including our relationship with God. God desires us to be in full relationship, meaning the entire pantheon of emotion.
**By the way, I misspoke in the video, Habakkuk’s prophecy is right before the Babylonian exile, not the Assyrian.**
Let us know what you think!
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Welcome to another episode of Thursday’s Theology!
This week we are going to be talking about a couple of different things. First, we are going to talk about times where politicians, civic leaders, pastors and others use the phrase “our thoughts and prayers are with you.” We’ll be going through how that can sound extremely hollow sometimes and why.
Secondly, we are going to talk about what are called “petitionary prayers” and why they are an important aspect of prayer life.
As always, if you would like to join the conversation, don’t hesitate to ask questions, offer critiques, or seek clarification in the comment section below!
Thanks for joining us and we’ll see you next week!
Recently a friend invited me to speak to Intervarsity students at UCSB on how the Holy Spirit leads us to action. More specifically, she asked if I would talk about racial reconciliation. Unsure of what I was getting myself into, I agreed, believing this would be a good opportunity to flesh out some thoughts that have been bouncing around in my head for a while. Little did I know how much this process of writing a talk would spur my passions and convictions about reconciliation and peacemaking. Below is an adapted version of my talk about racial reconciliation and multi-ethnic community. In many ways I feel like this barely scratches the surface. But I also believe that this is a good place to start and I am hopeful for whatever comes next.