Member’s Interview with Aimee Byrd on being a “Housewife Theologian” [Audio]

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Pastor Jay’s wife, Christina, and another one of our members, Rachel, interviewed Aimee Byrd on her book “Housewife Theologian”:

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Housewife Theologian: How the Gospel Interrupts the Ordinary
by Aimee Byrd

In part one of the interview they get into topics such as:

  • What got you to writing a book?
  • Are women to “study to show [themselves] approved”?
  • What is true beauty?
  • What is modesty & chastity?
  • How do you help women to read theology? Or even just read?
  • Parenting
  • + more

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In part two of the interview they get into topics such as:

  •  Why is theology important in maintaining true unity?
    • What about true vs. false unity?
    • How do creeds and confessions help us in this?
  • What is true hospitality?
    • How can we grow in it?
  • What of feminism?
  • How is submissiveness active?
  • How has Spurgeon influenced you?
  • What of culture?
    • Christian Yoga?
    • 2KT and Housewives?
  • What of the Christian Sabbath?
  • How about non-housewives?
  • + more

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Introductory Lectures on Presuppositional Apologetics by Dr. Greg Bahnsen

Seeing as how Pastor Jay is currently doing a Sunday School series on Apologetics to the Glory of God and how we use Dr. Bahnsen’s work in it, I thought it would be useful to share these introductory lectures on presuppositional apologetics.

The following lectures Dr. Bahnsen gave at a high school to prepare Christians to defend their faith in college standing on the authority of God’s word:

Lesson 1 The Myth of Neutrality

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c3eK2xLppQ

Lesson 2 Introduction to Worldviews

Lesson 3 Worldviews in Conflict

Lesson 4 Defending the Christian Faith

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcLaxXVdaWE

Lesson 5 Problems for Unbelieving Worldviews

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5spNIQmG45k

James Renihan: Guest Preacher for Sunday, April 20th

James-Jim-Renihan-BowtieJames M. Renihan is an elder at Christ Reformed Baptist Church in Vista, CA.

He and his wife Lynne have been married for 33 years. They have five children who have all professed their faith in Christ–the oldest four (Beth, Nathan, Micah & Sam) are married and their youngest (Susie) is still at home. They have six grandchildren. Jim studied at Liberty University, Trinity Ministerial Academy, Seminary of the East, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He was ordained to the Gospel ministry in July 1984. He has authored several books including True Love (a study of 1 Corinthians 13) and Edification and Beauty (a study of how 17th Century Baptist churches practiced their beliefs). Jim also serves as the Dean and Professor of Historical Theology at the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies at Westminster Seminary California in Escondido, CA.

All the “one another” commands in the New Testament [infographic]

Here are some:

When you look at these verses, a few more common themes show up.

Unity. One third of the one-another commands deal with the unity of the church.

  1. Be at peace with one another (Mk 9:50)
  2. Don’t grumble among one another (Jn 6:43)
  3. Be of the same mind with one another (Ro 12:1615:5)
  4. Accept one another (Ro 15:7)
  5. Wait for one another before beginning the Eucharist (1 Co 11:33)
  6. Don’t bite, devour, and consume one another—seriously, guys, don’t eat each other (Ga 5:15)
  7. Don’t boastfully challenge or envy one another (Ga 5:26).
  8. Gently, patiently tolerate one another (Ep 4:2)
  9. Be kind, tender-hearted, and forgiving to one another (Ep 4:32)
  10. Bear with and forgive one another (Co 3:13)
  11. Seek good for one another, and don’t repay evil for evil (1 Th 5:15)
  12. Don’t complain against one another (Jas 4:115:9)
  13. Confess sins to one another (Jas 5:16)

Love. One third of them instruct Christians to love one another.

  1. Love one another (Jn 13:3415:1217Ro 13:81 Th 3:124:91 Pe 1:221 Jn 3:114:7112 Jn 5)
  2. Through love, serve one another (Ga 5:13)
  3. Tolerate one another in love (Ep 4:2)
  4. Greet one another with a kiss of love (1 Pe 5:14)
  5. Be devoted to one another in love (Ro 12:10)

Humility. About 15% stress an attitude of humility and deference among believers.

  1. Give preference to one another in honor (Ro 12:10)
  2. Regard one another as more important than yourselves (Php 2:3)
  3. Serve one another (Ga 5:13)
  4. Wash one another’s feet (Jn 13:14)
  5. Don’t be haughty: be of the same mind (Ro 12:16)
  6. Be subject to one another (Ep 5:21)
  7. Clothe yourselves in humility toward one another (1 Pe 5:5)

Infographic:

Infographic: all the one another commands in the New Testament

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