http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/The_Embassy.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis week we host a live recording of The Embassy as they discuss their recent series through the Gospel of John. Join us in the conversation as we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of going through a book of the Bible expositorily . The Embassy is the Young Adults Ministry at BICF City Church. You can join them every Thursday at 7:15pm at the
http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/1-4.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWe begin our series on 1 Corinthians. Today we look at the first four chapters. How should congregants view leaders in the church? How should leaders view their role? How does a misunderstanding of church leadership lead to dysfunction in the church? Additional Resources: Emotionally Healthy Church, Peter Scazzero with Warren Bird Next: Pastoral Succession That Works, William Vanderbloemen and Warren Bird The Cross
http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/Workplace_001.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhat is work? Does God care about it? Should we? Join us as we launch a new series on faith in the workplace and start the discussion with a theology of work. If you’re looking to go deeper into the topic of faith and work we recommend the following resources: God at Work: Ken Costa Every Good Endeavor: Tim Keller Business for the Glory
http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/Workplace_006.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today we continue our discussion on Faith and Work as we discuss how to balance work and leisure. In an age when technology not only makes it possible to bring work home, but also brings an expectation to be “on call” every hour of the day how do we learn how to say no to work and yes to rest? Wendell Berry once
http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/Workplace_005.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToday we continue our discussion on Faith and Work as we discuss how to work with integrity. So many individuals and companies fall to the lure of compromising their integrity. As Christians we are called to work wholeheartedly, knowing that Christ Himself sees through our actions and into the motivations that brought about those actions. The way of integrity begins when we seek to
http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/Workplace_002.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today we continue our series on Jesus in the Workplace with a conversation on transformation in the workplace. What does it mean to make change at work? How do we go about doing that? Join us in the conversation and find out more on our website.
http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/Workplace_007.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToday we finish our discussion on Faith and Work as we discuss how to be intentional with our faith. The phrase, “Preach the gospel, if necessary use word,” has been falsely attributed to St. Francis. Here’s the problem, “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.” In our respective workplaces our gospel action must be accompanied with gospel words for true
http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/The_Singing_Teacher.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToday we chat with Dr. Zeb Balentine about his book, “The Singing Teacher.” In this episode we discuss the power of song and how congregational worship not only helps shape our understanding of who God is but also prepares us for death. If you like what you hear be sure to pick up Dr. Balentine’s book, “The Singing Teacher: How the Worship Leader Shapes
http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/Workplace_004.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToday we continue our discussion on Faith and Work as we discuss the difficult topic of failure. Everyone fails, but as Christians there is hope in our failure for Christ’s grace toward us is greater than our greatest failure. If you are going through a season of failure we pray this episode brings healing for today and hope for tomorrow. Join us in the
http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/Workplace_003.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today we continue our discussion on Faith and Work as we discuss how work itself can be a litmus test on what we truly value. What are the idols that lurk in your heart seeking opportunity to turn the good gift of work into an ultimate gift? Join us in the conversation and find out more on our website.