Big Questions: The Bible 003

http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/The_Bible_003_third_try.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAs Christians our faith rests on Scripture. Everything we hold to be true about God, man, life now and life to come is because of what is written in this book. But are the 66 books we call “The Bible” a reliable resource? How do we know that it is God’s Word given to us as the Holy Spirit inspired men to write it?

Big Questions: World Religions 002

http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/World_Religions_002.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf Christianity is true and there is really only one God and mediator between God and man, the Lord Jesus Christ, then why are there so many different religions?  Join us in the conversation as we discuss the major religions of the world and why it’s not arrogant to say that Christianity is the one true way to God. Resources: The Camel Muslim Evangelism

Big Questions: Intro 001

http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/intro_001.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhen it comes to faith there are many big questions to discuss from religion, sacred text, sovereignty in suffering and evil, to sexuality.   Before we begin these discussions we need to lay some ground rules and decide why discuss these topics at all?  Join us in the discussion as we discuss the importance of dialoguing well.

God Stories: 001 Guidance

http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/Holy_Spirit_Guidance.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadGod is on the move. He is working in the city through His people. We believe that our stories matter because our stories are testimony of the power and love of God. This week Arrier joins us in the studio to share how God is speaking to His children and guiding them to people who need the gospel. Join us in the conversation.

Bonus: Short-term Trips Pt. 2

http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/Short_term_trips_pt_2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIt’s that time of year when people are gearing up for a summer trip which brings us to the questions, are these sort of trips really worth it? They cost a lot of money. There are a lot of inconveniences from the sender and the receiver that will incur. Are they effective or simply glorified vacations? Join us as we discuss the details of

Bonus: Short-term Trips

http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/Visitors.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadEven a short trip to China is met with the same struggles and surprises that we encounter as we settle in for the long haul. Three visitors to Beijing share about their reactions to the city and its culture and leave listeners with a refreshed love for China.

Bonus: Passover

http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/Passover.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe story of Passover is central to the Christian message. All throughout the Old Testament this shadow of the gospel is repeated until Christ is ushered onto the scene with these words, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.” What is the connection between Christ and this ancient celebration? What are some meaningful truths from this event that

1 Corinthians: Resurrection 007

http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/Resurrection2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToday we conclude our series in 1 Corinthians by taking a look at chapter 15. It is the pinnacle of the book, everything that has been written is building up to this moment, the resurrection of Jesus. Christianity hinges upon the resurrection. Join us as we discuss the historicity, purpose, and power of the resurrection. Not only is it important to know what we

1 Corinthians: Giving 006

http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/1_Corinthians_Giving.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToday we are in 1 Corinthians 16.  Yes, we know we skipped chapter 15.  Join us next week for that chapter, which is really the point of the entire book…the Resurrection changes everything.  This week we look at that topic that many feel uncomfortable about, giving.  If God owns everything and doesn’t need our time, talents, and treasures, then why give?  If I decide

1 Corinthians: Spiritual Gifts 005

http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/1_Corinthians_Spiritual_gifts.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToday we are in 1 Corinthians 12-14.  Few topics are as controversial as Spiritual Gifts.  The moment we receive Christ as King we are endowed with gifts that are meant to enable us to edify the church. What are those gifts and how should they function in a church? Resources: Spiritual Gifts: What They Are and Why They Matter, Thomas Schreiner Showing the Spirit: