This past Sunday morning I did my first Facebook Live video. I got so many requests do it again, I decided to make it a regular part of the Radically Christian lineup. So every Sunday morning at 7:00 a.m. (CT) join us for a Facebook Live Bible Study. So you will be sure not to miss it, I’ve created these easy-to-follow instructions so you will be notified on Facebook when we go live. You’ll still need to be on Facebook, but you should get a little notification the moment the Live video starts.

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When I hear someone talk about “confessing sin,” the first thought that comes to mind is someone – who has committed some major indiscretion – responding publicly at the end of a sermon. There is a time and place for that type of confession. However, what is even more important is the ordinary, day-to-day, informal confession of sin to one another. Sadly, I’m afraid this is almost non-existent in the lives of many Christians. And the fact that many are not confessing sin to one another should concern us in the church.

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In this episode of the CrossTalk podcast, Wes, Sam, and James discuss the question, “What made the Bereans so noble?” In Acts 17:11, we read, “Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.” We have often focused all of our attention on the Bereans’ examining of the Scripture and have applied this passage in such a way that we often applaud those who are skeptical and close-minded toward teachers. However, in context, it seems there is much more to the Bereans’ nobility than just their examining of the Scriptures.

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I don’t believe we talk enough about the Holy Spirit. This neglect has led to speculation and misunderstanding. While I’m quite certain I don’t I fully grasp everything Scripture has to say about who the Holy Spirit is and what His role in the church is (and there is far more on this subject that could be said), here are a few thoughts which might help us all to have a better understanding of the Holy Spirit and His role in the church today.

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In this episode of the CrossTalk podcast, Wes and two of the new elders at Baker Heights church of Christ, Zane Dennis and Wayne Newman, discuss “becoming an elder.” These men have only been elders for a short time and in this podcast episode they discuss their thoughts about accepting the responsibility of serving as elders, what has surprised them so far, and how congregations can be intentional about preparing men to serve as elders.

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“You’re the best preacher I’ve ever heard!” What preacher wouldn’t want to hear those words? One preacher who doesn’t want to hear those words is the home preacher who overhears a member saying that to a visiting preacher (or vice versa). But as harmful as those words could be to the one who overhears them, they can be even more harmful to the one being complimented. Here are a few thoughts on why we need to change the way we think (and talk) about preaching.

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In this episode of the CrossTalk podcast, Wes McAdams, James Sumners, and Sam Dominguez discuss the church. Do we really need the church? What if the church isn’t being what the church should be? Does the church have anything do with our salvation? These are a few of the things discussed on this week’s episode. We hope you find it edifying.

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There seems to be a growing divide in the church between generations. Different ideas and approaches, combined with a general distrust and a lack of communication, have created a perfect storm between the older and the younger generations. So with that in mind, here are a few basic principles both the older and younger generations need to remember in order to resolve generational issues in the church.

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It wasn’t too many years ago that I was a young unmarried Christian man and I got plenty of advice from older, well-meaning Christians. Most of that advice was fantastic; but unfortunately, I completely ignored almost all of it. I was embarrassed and even offended when it was offered to me. So I’m hoping there are some young Christians who are wiser than I was and are willing to listen to advice from a slightly older brother in Christ about dating.

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Are we more like Judas than we would like to admit? That’s the real question discussed on this week’s episode of the CrossTalk podcast. Listen as Wes, Sam, and James discuss Jesus’ betrayer, what motivated him, and how he got to the point where he could sell out the Son of God. Could we be capable – or even guilty – of sinning in a similar way? We hope this discussion is edifying.

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