Big Questions: Identity and Sexuality 007

http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/Sexuality_007.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOur current culture has a lot to say about sexuality and identity, yet so does the Bible.  Although the Bible is not primarily about sexuality it does address it.  Although the Bible is not a book on gender identity it certainly gives us God’s perspective on the matter.  Join us in the conversation as we discuss this “Big Topic.”  Resources: Is God Anti-Gay? What

Big Questions: God’s Will 006

http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/Gods_Will_006.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThere is much discussion on how to hear from God. There is even more discussion on how God’s will plays out in our life. Does he give us choices? If we make a poor choice does it set us down a path of destruction and ultimately change the good future God had hoped for us? This is no small matter when you take into

Big Questions: Suffering 005

http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/Suffering_005.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSuffering is something that no one is immune to. As much as we would like to avoid it, and try as we might, it comes to us all. But why? Is it because of my sin? Is it because of bad karma? Is it because I lack faith? And does suffering prove the nonexistence of God? After all, if God is all good then

Big Questions: Hell 004

http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/Hell_004.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThere are certain things about Christianity that are…well…hard to accept. There are things that we would rather not think about and certainly not discuss. And if we’re truly honest, many of us have at one point sympathized with Thomas Jefferson for taking a pair of scissors to his Bible. Hell is one such topic that many might feel embarrassed about. In fact, it’s such

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.