Welcome to episode 79 of The Grace Cafe Podcast. Let’s talk about suffering. Our view of God will determine our view of suffering. Is God trying to teach me a lesson through suffering? If so, am I responsible to figure out what God is trying to teach me in my suffering? Am I suffering for Jesus enough? How does our theology impact our view of, and our response to, suffering?
Welcome to episode 55 of The Grace Cafe Podcast. This episode is a continuation of sorts of our last two episodes as we continue to talk about the impact of forgetting our identity when it comes to theological talking points like perseverance, suicide, and calling unclean that which God has cleansed. What is perseverance and if a Christian commits suicide, were they really a believer? Is it up to me to get myself safely into heaven by working hard to keep God’s favor? Does persevering to the end mean I’m sweating for Jesus more and more in order to win the prize of eternal life? Can anything separate us from the love of God in Christ? Will Jesus ever abandon us, even in our darkest hour? Is his grace sufficient in bringing me safely into his kingdom or am I responsible to work with God in getting myself there?
Welcome to episode 54 of The Grace Cafe Podcast. Guess who’s back? Susan eases back into her podcast chair as her voice continues to slowly return. We revisit some of the topics that came up in the last episode that Susan wanted to talk about, now that her voice is starting to return. More specifically, God’s words to Peter in Acts chapter 10 instructing him to not call anything unclean that God has cleansed.
There is no “one size fits all” when it comes to the body of Christ. Part of the beauty of the gospel is that we don’t lose our individuality when we believe. We get to be who we are without pretending we’re something else in order to satisfy those around us who think we need to be more like them and less like us. Cookie-cutter Christianity doesn’t exist except in the minds of those who have lost the gospel in the mess of their own tribal doctrine and insecurities.
Grab your favorite beverage, pull up your favorite chair, and join us as we talk about these important subjects and relate them back to our own experiences.