In this episode of The Pulse Podcast I explore Acts 17:16-34, an account of Paul’s time with the philosophers of Athens, being called “strange,” and friction about the resurrection.
In this episode of The Pulse Podcast I explore Acts 16:16-34, the exorcism of a slave-girl, Paul and Silas singing in jail at midnight, conversion, and the power of song to amplify our awareness of the goodness of God.
In this episode of The Pulse Podcast I take us through Psalm 116, a passionate text about God’s rescue. The psalmist is proactive about connecting with God and others, an approach that is instructive to us today.
In this episode of The Pulse Podcast I give an in-depth look at Paul & Barnabas’ visit to Lystra, getting treated like gods, and how creation points to a Creator and is a sign of God’s kindness to others, including those who don’t know him yet.
In this episode of The Pulse Podcast I give an in-depth look at the martyrdom of Stephen, the un-killability of faithfulness, and how this fortifies our faith today.
In this episode of The Pulse Podcast I give an in-depth look at Acts 5:17-42, a story about early persecution and how the apostles were honoured to be dishonoured. When you care more about what God thinks than what people think, you have reached a tipping point called joy.
In this episode of The Pulse Podcast I give an in-depth look at Acts 4:1-31, a story about the disciples faith in the face of threat as a part of the young church; I stress 3 takeaways for our situation today.
In this episode of The Pulse Podcast I give an in-depth look at Luke 24:50-53 and how Jesus’ ascension, coronation and control room can offer you more peace and confidence for the living of stumblesome days.
In this episode I offer an in-depth look at Jesus’ resurrection appearance in Luke 24:36-49 and focus on the idea of being a witness (which is sometimes dangerous). Truth is silenced when witnesses are silent.
In this episode I offer an in-depth look at Jesus’ parable of the sower in Luke 8:4-15, and how we can be ‘good soil’ producing a crop of God’s work through our (imperfect) lives.
In this episode I offer an in-depth look at Jesus’ healing of the blind man in Luke 18:35-43, desperation, neediness, and the vision God can give when we feel we’re at the end of our rope.
In this episode I offer an in-depth look at the risen Jesus meeting two disciples on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35) and connect it to our own quests for contentment.
This podcast episode is a more in-depth look at the resurrection story in Luke 24:1-12. As always there is more than what meets the eye, and hope for the living of difficult days.
This podcast episode is an in-depth look at this Palm Sunday text: Luke 19:28-44. It’s called palms, revolution, and the almighty weeping King. There is good news for those who are barely hanging on.
This podcast is an in-depth look at Luke 21:5-38. I discuss Jesus’ words about the end times, a temple in ruins, persecution and being ready.
This podcast is an in-depth look at Luke 16:19-31, the parable of the rich man and Lazarus. I discuss Hades, radical reversals, mercy, and time that runs out.
This podcast goes in-depth with Jesus’ words about hating family and cross-carrying as disciples (Luke 14:25-35). Did he mean it? What is going on? I also discuss torture, renouncement and true freedom.
This podcast goes in-depth with Jesus’ parable of the Great Banquet (and more) in Luke 14:1-24. The host sets the scene and guest list; our job is to say Yes to the invitation and to join in with his celebration.
Sure, love your neighbour. But who is my neighbour, and how? That’s what Jesus teaches us about in this in-depth look at the story of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:25-37.
An in-depth look at this text and the intersection of Jesus, sin, gratitude, love and deleting words from dictionaries.