In this podcast episode, I talk with Richard Topping, professor and principal at VST, about conscience, the Puritans, society, and forming our minds 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.
The one who needs to be in control is. (And it’s not you.) In this sermon on Luke 24:50-03 about the ascension of Jesus, I discuss how his cosmic coronation is very good news for his people today whether in Tokyo, Rio or Oro.
In this episode of The Pulse Podcast, I discuss the much-neglected (but powerful) practice of fasting. Our society is more into self-indulgence than self-control. But Jesus assumed his disciples would do it. So here is some background and help.
You don’t tend to know where “the end of your rope is” until you get there. In this sermon on Luke 18:35-43, I highlight how God can work in and through the desperate situations in our own lives.
A lot of people are searching, they are dis-content. In this sermon about the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35) I reflect on the implications of the risen Jesus and our longing for contentment.
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.
Easter is good, not because of how we’re feeling, but because of what God is doing. This Easter sermon on Luke 24:-12 explores the most significant event ever: the resurrection of Jesus.
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.
In uncertain times (and in choppy waters) we need an anchor. This is the topic of this insightful talk by (and Q & A with) the Rev. Dr. Clyde Ervine on The Pulse Podcast.
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.
This episode is an in-depth look at Luke 6:17-36, Jesus’ “woes and blessings” and his call to love enemies and do to others “as you would have them do to you.”
This podcast is an opportunity to go deeper with Luke 5:1-11. Peter’s example teaches us that perfection is not a necessary qualification to be a part of God’s work.
What if spiritual warfare was real? And what if you were in it (whether you realized it or not)? That’s what this message on Luke 4:31-44 explores. Plus, new ‘going deeper’ audio content!
We need to focus on the voice of God if we are to be found faithful. But it’s hard in a world of distraction. This look at the boy Jesus helps us. PLUS, new bonus audio feature!
Just a great human teacher, or God-in-the-flesh? This post looks at 2 categories of passages: clear statements by Jesus himself, and things he did that only God could do. Listening option available.
Soul fatigue is a deep, inner exhaustion many people are feeling in the midst of COVID-19. This sermon explores what is going on, and some relief from Jesus.
Prayer is important — and sometimes difficult. Okay, maybe often? Here are 8 practical suggestions to help you with “the sweetest work of the soul.”
Have you heard it? “Be the change you want to see in the world.” But what KIND of change are we talking about as followers of Jesus?