Reclaiming the Faith

Revealing what the earliest Christians believed about the core issues facing us today.

God’s Manifold Grace

August 14th, 2018

In Episode 27, we will discuss the amazing subject of grace. Just like the love of God can be both over-emphasized and under-emphasized, so too the grace of God is often both over and under-simplified. Today, I will be discussing the various ways the Koine Greek word charis (grace) is used in Scripture, and highlight a few ways the early Christians used charis in their writings.

By way of housekeeping, at the end of every episode of RTF, I include an original song. I pray those have been a blessing to you. A few months ago I began recording a 7 song EP of original songs I’ve written over the last 5 years. This can be quite a costly endeavor, so to help cover the cost of production, I’ve created a GoFundMe Campaign. For those who contribute $20, you will receive a hard copy of the 7 song EP, plus a demo CD of acoustic versions of 5 additional songs. For those who contribute $30 or more, in addition to the EP and demo, I will include a copy of my book, New Wineskins and the Simple Words of Christ. 

If you’re blessed by this episode, I’d really appreciate it if you’d leave an honest review on my iTunes channel, Reclaiming the Faith. Also, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at my website, reclaimingthefaith.podbean.com. Or email me at emailphilsbaker@gmail.com.

My book New: Wineskins and the Simple Words of Christcan be found on Amazon, and if it’s a blessing to you, please leave an honest review there.

I’m blessed to be a part of Justen Faull’s 4thWatch Radio Networkalong with BDK of Omega Frequency, who I do a monthly Q&A show with called Ready with an answer. You can contact BDK and at Omegafrequency.com, and you can send in questions for that Q&A show there. In addition to our own channels, you can find each of our podcasts at fouthwatchradio.com or on the 4thwatch radio podcast.

Finally, the early Christian quotes I use can be found on the CD-ROM version of the Ante-Nicene Fathers. You can purchase your copy for $5 on the Scroll Publishing website.

1st Century Evangelism with Dan Enright Pt. 4

July 31st, 2018

This week we’re wrapping up my 4-part interview with Dan Enright about how Christians evangelized in the first century. In Episode 26, we discover how the early Christians used the Prophets, and particularly the book of Isaiah, to demonstrate the truth that Jesus is the Christ, the prophesied Messiah. Dan is a professor at The Bible Seminaryin Houston, TX, and is also the Community Groups Pastor at my church. This is an inspirational and educational interview that you don’t want to miss!

If you’re blessed by this episode, I’d really appreciate it if you’d leave an honest review on my iTunes channel, Reclaiming the Faith. Also, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at my website, reclaimingthefaith.podbean.com. Or email me at emailphilsbaker@gmail.com.

In 2016 I wrote a book called New: Wineskins and the Simple Words of Christ. You can find this book on Amazon, and if it’s a blessing to you, please leave an honest review there.

My GoFundMe Campaign.

I’m blessed to be a part of Justen Faull’s 4thWatch Radio Networkalong with BDK of Omega Frequency, who I do a monthly Q&A show with called Ready with an answer. You can contact BDK and at Omegafrequency.com, and you can send in questions for that Q&A show there. In addition to our own channels, you can find each of our podcasts at fouthwatchradio.com or on the 4thwatch radio podcast.

Finally, the early Christian quotes I use can be found on the CD-ROM version of the Ante-Nicene Fathers. You can purchase your copy for $5 on the Scroll Publishing website.

1st Century Evangelism with Dan Enright Pt. 3

July 17th, 2018

This week we’re diving into part 3 of my 4-part interview with Dan Enright about how Christians evangelized in the first century. In Episode 25, we discover how the early Christians used the Psalms to reason to demonstrate the truth that Jesus is the Christ, the prophesied Messiah. Dan is a professor at The Bible Seminary in Houston, TX, and is also the Community Groups Pastor at my church. This is an inspirational and educational interview that you don’t want to miss! 

If you’re blessed by this episode, I’d really appreciate it if you’d leave an honest review on my iTunes channel, Reclaiming the Faith. Also, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at my website, reclaimingthefaith.podbean.com. Or email me at emailphilsbaker@gmail.com.

In 2016 I wrote a book called New: Wineskins and the Simple Words of Christ. You can find this book on Amazon, and if it’s a blessing to you, please leave an honest review there. 

I’m blessed to be a part of Justen Faull’s 4thWatch Radio Networkalong with BDK of Omega Frequency, who I do a monthly Q&A show with called Ready with an answer. You can contact BDK and at Omegafrequency.com, and you can send in questions for that Q&A show there. In addition to our own channels, you can find each of our podcasts at fouthwatchradio.com or on the 4thwatch radio podcast.

Finally, the early Christian quotes I use can be found on the CD-ROM version of the Ante-Nicene Fathers. You can purchase your copy for $5 on the Scroll Publishing website.

1st Century Evangelism with Dan Enright Pt. 2

July 3rd, 2018

This week we’re diving into part 2 of my 4-part interview with Dan Enright about how Christians evangelized in the first century. In Episode 24, we go back to the beginning to demonstrate how we see Christ in Genesis through Deuteronomy, which is referred to as the Torah or Pentateuch. Dan is a professor at The Bible Seminaryin Houston, TX, and is also the Community Groups Pastor at my church. This is an inspirational and educational interview that you don’t want to miss!

If you’re blessed by this episode, I’d really appreciate it if you’d leave an honest review on my iTunes channel, Reclaiming the Faith. Also, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at my website, reclaimingthefaith.podbean.com. Or email me at emailphilsbaker@gmail.com.

In 2016 I wrote a book called New: Wineskins and the Simple Words of Christ. You can find this book on Amazon, and if it’s a blessing to you, please leave an honest review there.

I’m blessed to be a part of Justen Faull’s 4thWatch Radio Networkalong with BDK of Omega Frequency, who I do a monthly Q&A show with called Ready with an answer. You can contact BDK and at Omegafrequency.com, and you can send in questions for that Q&A show there. In addition to our own channels, you can find each of our podcasts at fouthwatchradio.com or on the 4thwatch radio podcast.

Finally, the early Christian quotes I use can be found on the CD-ROM version of the Ante-Nicene Fathers. You can purchase your copy for $5 on the Scroll Publishing website.

1st Century Evangelism with Dan Enright Pt. 1

June 19th, 2018

I recently had the honor to conduct a 4-part interview with Dan Enright about how Christians evangelized in the first century, with episode 23 being part one of this eye-opening series. Dan is a professor at The Bible Seminaryin Houston, TX, and is also the Community Groups Pastor at my church. This is an inspirational and educational interview that you don’t want to miss!

If you’re blessed by this episode, I’d really appreciate it if you’d leave an honest review on my iTunes channel, Reclaiming the Faith. Also, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at my website, reclaimingthefaith.podbean.com. Or email me at emailphilsbaker@gmail.com.

In 2016 I wrote a book called New: Wineskins and the Simple Words of Christ. You can find this book on Amazon, and if it’s a blessing to you, please leave an honest review there.

I’m blessed to be a part of Justen Faull’s 4thWatch Radio Networkalong with BDK of Omega Frequency, who I do a monthly Q&A show with called Ready with an answer. You can contact BDK and at Omegafrequency.com, and you can send in questions for that Q&A show there. In addition to our own channels, you can find each of our podcasts at fouthwatchradio.com or on the 4thwatch radio podcast.

Finally, the early Christian quotes I use can be found on the CD-ROM version of the Ante-Nicene Fathers. You can purchase your copy for $5 on the Scroll Publishing website.

A Call to Arms

June 5th, 2018

In Episode 22, A Call to Arms, I’ll be discussing how Christians, who are called priests of God in 1 Peter 2, are commanded to fight according to 1 Peter 4. This message will undoubtedly challenge many American traditions, so I want to ask you to prayerfully value the words of God above all other words you’ve ever heard. I want to be clear that this is not an anti-gun message, but rather, it is a call to be a Pro-Life priest of the kingdom of God.  

If you’re blessed by this episode, I’d really appreciate it if you’d leave an honest review on my iTunes channel, Reclaiming the Faith. Also, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at my website, reclaimingthefaith.podbean.com. Or email me at emailphilsbaker@gmail.com.

In 2016 I wrote a book called New: Wineskins and the Simple Words of Christ. You can find this book on Amazon, and if it’s a blessing to you, please leave an honest review there.

I’m blessed to be a part of Justen Faull’s 4thWatch Radio Networkalong with BDK of Omega Frequency, who I do a monthly Q&A show with called Ready with an answer. You can contact BDK and at Omegafrequency.com, and you can send in questions for that Q&A show there. In addition to our own channels, you can find each of our podcasts at fouthwatchradio.com or on the 4thwatch radio podcast.

Finally, the early Christian quotes I use can be found on the CD-ROM version of the Ante-Nicene Fathers. You can purchase your copy for $5 on the Scroll Publishing website.

God’s Great Deception

May 22nd, 2018

In Episode 21 I’ll be covering the Great Deception that the Apostle Paul says God is going to bring upon certain people in the last days. We will not only look at who those people are, but we will also cover several current distortions to the Gospel that are deceiving the Church today. And finally, I’ll address a simple, yet challenging step you can begin to take today that will help you feel secure when God’s great deception finally comes upon the world. 

If you’re blessed by this episode, I’d really appreciate it if you’d leave an honest review on my iTunes channel, Reclaiming the Faith. Also, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at my website, reclaimingthefaith.podbean.com. Or email me at emailphilsbaker@gmail.com.

In 2016 I wrote a book called New: Wineskins and the Simple Words of Christ. You can find this book on Amazon, and if it’s a blessing to you, please leave an honest review there.

I’m blessed to be a part of Justen Faull’s 4thWatch Radio Networkalong with BDK of Omega Frequency, who I do a monthly Q&A show with called Ready with an answer. You can contact BDK and at Omegafrequency.com, and you can send in questions for that Q&A show there. In addition to our own channels, you can find each of our podcasts at fouthwatchradio.com or on the 4thwatch radio podcast. 

Finally, the early Christian quotes I use can be found on the CD-ROM version of the Ante-Nicene Fathers. You can purchase your copy for $5 on the Scroll Publishing website.

Judas & Jesus

May 8th, 2018

In Episode 20 I’m going to be getting back into my book, New: Wineskins and the Simple Words of Christ. As with chapters 1-4, I’ll be giving you an audio version of Chapter 5, which is called Judas & Jesus. And here in chapter 5, I discuss how if it was prophesied that Judas would betray Jesus, did he really have a shot at having faith in Jesus and receiving eternal life? If not, what does that say about God, who supposedly so loves the world? You will discover that the early Christians’ view on the issues of God’s sovereignty and mankind’s free will are neither Calvinistic nor Arminian, yet they are absolutely biblical.

You can find this book on Amazon, and if it’s a blessing to you, please leave an honest review there.

Similarly, if you’re blessed by this episode, I’d really appreciate it if you’d leave an honest review on my iTunes channel, Reclaiming the Faith. Also, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at my website, reclaimingthefaith.podbean.com. Or email me at emailphilsbaker@gmail.com.

I’m blessed to be a part of Justen Faull’s 4thWatch Radio Networkalong with BDK of Omega Frequency, who I do a monthly Q&A show with called Ready with an answer. In addition to our own channels, you can find each of our podcasts at http://www.fourthwatchradio.comor on the 4thwatch radio podcast.

Finally, the early Christian quotes I use can be found on the CD-ROM version of the Ante-Nicene Fathers. You can purchase your copy for $5 on the Scroll Publishing website.

Chapter 5 Bibliography

This is a modified version of an illustration given by David Bercot in “What the Early Christians Believed About Predestination and Free Will,” Scroll Publishing, accessed May 25, 2015, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXbXadet10k.

Ignatius, cited in Maxwell Staniforth, Early Christian Writings (New York: Dorset Press, 1986), p. 103.

Irenaeus, cited in David Bercot, ed., A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 1998), p. 629.

Clement of Alexandria, Ibid., p. 629.

Origen, Ibid., p. 631.

Cyprian, Ibid., p. 631.

Ignatius, Ibid., p. 295.

Justin Martyr, Ibid., p. 285.

Irenaeus, Ibid., p. 286.

Hippolytus, Ibid., p. 288.

Origen, Ibid., p. 290.

Methodius, Ibid., p. 292.

Perhaps the best example of a non-Christian being able to perform good works by God’s grace is found in the story of Cornelius in Acts 10, particularly in verses 1-4 where unregenerate Cornelius is told by an angel from God that his prayers and gifts to the poor have ascended as a memorial before God. These good deeds were clearly pleasing to God, yet Cornelius’s righteous acts could not save him.

Randy L. Maddox, Responsible Grace: John Wesley’s Practical Theology (Nashville, TN: Kingswood Books, 1994), p. 74. Maddox describes the Eastern view of the effects of the Fall: “The true significance of the Fall was our loss of the Spirit’s immediate Presence, resulting in the introduction of mortality into human life. This mortality weakened our human faculties and effaced our moral Likeness of God. Thus, the Fall did render us prone to sin, but not incapable of co-operating with God’s offer of healing. As a result, we only become guilty when we reject the offered grace of God, like Adam and Eve did.”

Bible Hub, δουλεύοντες, accessed March 2, 2015, http://biblehub.com/greek/douleuontes_1398.htm.

Bible Hub, douleuó, accessed March 2, 2015, http://biblehub.com/greek/1398.htm.

David Bercot, “What the Early Christians Believed About Imputed Righteousness,” Scroll Publishing, accessed May 25, 2015, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58p0iLmUrDE.

To see what I believe is Paul’s own testimony of this processes taking place in his life as a child, read Romans 7:7-12.

C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (New York: Collier Books, 1970).

Bercot, A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs, p. 295.

Origen, cited in The Ante-Nicene Fathers, vol. 2, 756-757 [CD ROM (Henderson, TX: Scroll Publishing).

The Epistle of Barnabas, cited in Staniforth, Early Christian Writings, p. 220.

WTH, Pope Francis?

April 24th, 2018

In Episode 19 I discuss recent reports that Pope Francis denied the existence of hell, and how the media has tried to spin his remarks. I also examine the doctrine of hell from a New Testament perspective, and highlight what the early Christians believed about it.  

https://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2018/03/there-is-no-hell-new-francis-revelation.html

https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/michael-w-chapman/pope-francis-there-no-hell

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2018-03/pope-francis-article-repubblica-press-release.html

https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/michael-w-chapman/cardinal-burke-popes-no-hell-comments-beyond-tolerable-profound-scandal

https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/pope-to-teen-girl-proselytism-is-the-strongest-poison-against-the-ecumenica

http://www.catholicnews.com/services/englishnews/2014/in-latest-interview-pope-francis-reveals-top-10-secrets-to-happiness.cfm

https://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2013/05/29/187009384/Pope-Francis-Even-Atheists-Can-Be-Redeemed

If you’re blessed by this episode, I’d really appreciate it if you’d leave an honest review on my iTunes channel, Reclaiming the Faith. Also, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at my website, reclaimingthefaith.podbean.com. Or email me at emailphilsbaker@gmail.com.

In 2016 I wrote a book called New: Wineskins and the Simple Words of Christ. You can find this book on Amazon, and if it’s a blessing to you, please leave an honest review there.

I’m blessed to be a part of Justen Faull’s 4thWatch Radio Networkalong with BDK of Omega Frequency, who I do a monthly Q&A show with called Ready with an answer. You can contact BDK and at Omegafrequency.com, and you can send in questions for that Q&A show there. In addition to our own channels, you can find each of our podcasts at the 4thwatch radio website (fourthwatchradio.com) or on the 4thwatch radio podcast.

Finally, the early Christian quotes I use can be found on the CD-ROM version of the Ante-Nicene Fathers. You can purchase your copy for $5 on the Scroll Publishing website.

Reclaiming Revival With BDK Pt. 4

April 10th, 2018

Episode 18 is the fourth and final installment of my series on genuine, historic revivals, where I interview my podcasting partner, BDK, of Omega Frequency. In part 4, we ask the question: If a revival happens amongst a body of believers, how does it maintain itself? Also, what are a few things that can quench revival?

These are the books BDK cites:

The Ten Greatest Revivals Ever – by Elmer L. Towns

Handbook of Revivals – by Henry Clay Fish

The Great Revival in Wales – by SB Shaw

If you’re blessed by this episode, I’d really appreciate it if you’d leave an honest review on my iTunes channel, Reclaiming the Faith. Also, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at my website, reclaimingthefaith.podbean.com. Or email me at emailphilsbaker@gmail.com.

In 2016 I wrote a book called New: Wineskins and the Simple Words of Christ. You can find this book on Amazon, and if it’s a blessing to you, please leave an honest review there.

I’m blessed to be a part of Justen Faull’s 4th Watch Radio Network along with BDK of Omega Frequency, who I do a monthly Q&A show with called Ready with an answer. You can contact BDK and at Omegafrequency.com, and you can send in questions for that Q&A show there. In addition to our own channels, you can find each of our podcasts at the 4th watch radio website or on the 4th watch radio podcast.

Finally, the early Christian quotes I use can be found on the CD-ROM version of the Ante-Nicene Fathers. You can purchase your copy for $5 on the Scroll Publishing website.

Reclaiming Revival With BDK Pt. 3

March 27th, 2018

Episode 17 is the third installment of my four-part series on genuine, historic revivals, where I interview my podcasting partner, BDK, of Omega Frequency. In part three, we discuss various hallmarks of true, biblical revival. This is an awesome episode that you may want to listen to a few times to make sure you really soak up all that is discussed.

These are the books BDK cites:

The Ten Greatest Revivals Ever – by Elmer L. Towns

Handbook of Revivals – by Henry Clay Fish

The Great Revival in Wales – by SB Shaw

If you’re blessed by this episode, I’d really appreciate it if you’d leave an honest review on my iTunes channel, Reclaiming the Faith. Also, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at my website, reclaimingthefaith.podbean.com. Or email me at emailphilsbaker@gmail.com.

In 2016 I wrote a book called New: Wineskins and the Simple Words of Christ. You can find this book on Amazon, and if it’s a blessing to you, please leave an honest review there.

I’m blessed to be a part of Justen Faull’s 4th Watch Radio Network along with BDK of Omega Frequency, who I do a monthly Q&A show with called Ready with an answer. You can contact BDK and at Omegafrequency.com, and you can send in questions for that Q&A show there. In addition to our own channels, you can find each of our podcasts at the 4th watch radio website or on the 4th watch radio podcast.

Finally, the early Christian quotes I use can be found on the CD-ROM version of the Ante-Nicene Fathers. You can purchase your copy for $5 on the Scroll Publishing website.

Reclaiming Revival with BDK Pt. 2

March 13th, 2018

Episode 16 is the second installment of my eye-opening, four-part series on genuine, historic revivals with my podcasting partner, BDK, of Omega Frequency. In part two, we look at both Scripture and history to determine a few key things that precede revival. This is an awesome episode that you may want to listen to a few times to make sure you really soak up all that is discussed.

These are the books BDK cites:

The Ten Greatest Revivals Ever – by Elmer L. Towns

Handbook of Revivals – by Henry Clay Fish

The Great Revival in Wales – by SB Shaw

If you’re blessed by this episode, I’d really appreciate it if you’d leave an honest review on my iTunes channel, Reclaiming the Faith. Also, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at my website, reclaimingthefaith.podbean.com. Or email me at emailphilsbaker@gmail.com.

In 2016 I wrote a book called New: Wineskins and the Simple Words of Christ. You can find this book on Amazon, and if it’s a blessing to you, please leave an honest review there.

I’m blessed to be a part of Justen Faull’s 4th Watch Radio Network along with BDK of Omega Frequency, who I do a monthly Q&A show with called Ready with an answer. You can contact BDK and at Omegafrequency.com, and you can send in questions for that Q&A show there. In addition to our own channels, you can find each of our podcasts at the 4th watch radio website or on the 4th watch radio podcast.

Finally, the early Christian quotes I use can be found on the CD-ROM version of the Ante-Nicene Fathers. You can purchase your copy for $5 on the Scroll Publishing website.

Reclaiming Revival with BDK Pt. 1

February 27th, 2018

Episode 15 is the first of an awesome, four-part series on genuine, historic revival with my podcasting partner, BDK, of Omega Frequency. In part one, we explore the question: What is Revival? The word ‘revival’ means so many different things to so many people, so we take the time to nail down what a genuine revival looks like from a historic perspective. 

These are the books BDK cites:

The Ten Greatest Revivals Ever – by Elmer L. Towns

Handbook of Revivals – by Henry Clay Fish

The Great Revival in Wales – by SB Shaw

If you’re blessed by this episode, I’d really appreciate it if you’d leave an honest review on my iTunes channel, Reclaiming the Faith. Also, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at my website, reclaimingthefaith.podbean.com. Or email me at emailphilsbaker@gmail.com

In 2016 I wrote a book called New: Wineskins and the Simple Words of Christ. You can find this book on Amazon, and if it’s a blessing to you, please leave an honest review there.

I’m blessed to be a part of Justen Faull’s 4th Watch Radio Network along with BDK of Omega Frequency, who I do a monthly Q&A show with called Ready with an answer. You can contact BDK and at Omegafrequency.com, and you can send in questions for that Q&A show there. In addition to our own channels, you can find each of our podcasts at the 4th watch radio website or on the 4th watch radio podcast.

 

Finally, the early Christian quotes I use can be found on the CD-ROM version of the Ante-Nicene Fathers. You can purchase your copy for $5 on the Scroll Publishing website.

Falling Forward with Chad Meadows

February 13th, 2018

In Episode 14 I’m blessed to be joined by Chad Meadows to have a conversation about worship. Chad is a worship leader, song writer, and the creator of Falling Forward. In conjunction with the issue of worship, we’ll discuss a new single Chad has written and video for that song called, I’ll Rise, which hits on powerful truths about the gospel and what a right response to the good news looks like. You can check out this song, video and more info about Falling Forward at fallingforwardmusic.com

If you’re blessed by this episode, I’d really appreciate it if you’d leave an honest review on my iTunes channel, Reclaiming the Faith. Also, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at my website, reclaimingthefaith.podbean.com. Or email me at emailphilsbaker@gmail.com.

In 2016 I wrote a book called New: Wineskins and the Simple Words of Christ. You can find this book on Amazon, and if it’s a blessing to you, please leave an honest review there.

I’m blessed to be a part of Justen Faull’s 4th Watch Radio Network along with BDK of Omega Frequency, who I do a monthly Q&A show with called Ready with an answer. In addition to our own channels, you can find each of our podcasts at the 4th watch radio website or on the 4th watch radio podcast.

Finally, the early Christian quotes I use can be found on the CD-ROM version of the Ante-Nicene Fathers. You can purchase your copy for $5 on the Scroll Publishing website.

Hyperbolic Jesus

January 30th, 2018

In Episode 13 I’m diving back into my book, New: Wineskins and the Simple Words of Christ. This is an audio version of Chapter 4, which is called Hyperbolic Jesus. In the previous chapter, I began to discuss how the earliest Christians took Jesus’ words very simply and seriously, even when it came to loving their enemies. Now in chapter 4, I continue to examine that approach to reading the Bible, specifically as it pertains to Jesus’ command to cut off our hands and pluck out our eyes if they cause us to sin.

You can find this book on Amazon, and if it’s a blessing to you, please leave an honest review there.

Similarly, if you’re blessed by this episode, I’d really appreciate it if you’d leave an honest review on my iTunes channel, Reclaiming the Faith. Also, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at my website, reclaimingthefaith.podbean.com. Or email me at emailphilsbaker@gmail.com.

I’m blessed to be a part of Justen Faull’s 4th Watch Radio Network along with BDK of Omega Frequency, who I do a monthly Q&A show with called Ready with an answer. In addition to our own channels, you can find each of our podcasts at the 4th watch radio website or on the 4th watch radio podcast.

Finally, the early Christian quotes I use can be found on the CD-ROM version of the Ante-Nicene Fathers. You can purchase your copy for $5 on the Scroll Publishing website.

Peter’s Attractional Christianity

January 16th, 2018

In Episode 12 I’m going to be discussing what the Apostle Peter meant in chapter 2:12 of his first letter when he commanded us to keep our behavior excellent among the gentiles. I’ll also be hitting on the influence Jesus had on Peter making that statement, and shedding some light on the way the early Christians behaved in the world. Much emphasis is given on being attractional in today’s Western Church, but what would attractional Christianity look like to Peter?

If you’re blessed by this episode, I’d really appreciate it if you’d leave an honest review on my iTunes channel, Reclaiming the Faith. Also, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at my website, reclaimingthefaith.podbean.com. Or email me at emailphilsbaker@gmail.com.

I’m blessed to be a part of Justen Faull’s 4th Watch Radio Network along with BDK of Omega Frequency, who I do a monthly Q&A show with called Ready with an answer. In addition to our own channels, you can find each of our podcasts at the 4th watch radio website or on the 4th watch radio podcast.

Finally, the early Christian quotes I use can be found on the CD-ROM version of the Ante-Nicene Fathers. You can purchase your copy for $5 on the Scroll Publishing website.

 

John Wayne & Jesus

January 2nd, 2018

Episode 11 is a special episode, where I’m give the listener an audio version of chapter three of my book, New: Wineskins and the Simple Words of Christ. The title of this chapter is: John Wayne and Jesus, where I examine the way our various traditions and preferences that filter our view of Jesus and His teachings affect the way we approach Jesus’ command to love our enemies. I also discuss how using the game of Telephone backwards can help us determine what the orthodox position of the Church actually was concerning this command of our Christ.

If you’re blessed by this episode, I’d really appreciate it if you’d leave an honest review on my iTunes channel, Reclaiming the Faith. Also, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at my website, reclaimingthefaith.podbean.com. Or email me at emailphilsbaker@gmail.com.

I’m blessed to be a part of Justen Faull’s 4th Watch Radio Network along with BDK of Omega Frequency, who I do a monthly Q&A show with called Ready with an answer. In addition to our own channels, you can find each of our podcasts at the 4th watch radio website or on the 4th watch radio podcast.

Finally, the early Christian quotes I use can be found on the CD-ROM version of the Ante-Nicene Fathers. You can purchase your copy for $5 on the Scroll Publishing website.

Power for Change

December 19th, 2017

In Episode 10, I’m going to be discussing the vital need for Christians to believe in the power of regeneration. It’s one thing to say we’re born again, but what does that mean for us in a practical day-to-day sense. I’ll also touch on the subject of homosexuality and Jesus’ interaction with a disabled man in John 5. 

If you’re blessed by this episode, I’d really appreciate it if you’d leave an honest review on my iTunes channel, Reclaiming the Faith. Also, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at my website, reclaimingthefaith.podbean.com. Or email me at emailphilsbaker@gmail.com

I’m blessed to be a part of Justen Faull’s 4th Watch Radio Network along with BDK of Omega Frequency, who I do a monthly Q&A show with called Ready with an answer. In addition to our own channels, you can find each of our podcasts at the 4th watch radio website or on the 4th watch radio podcast. 

In 2016 I wrote a book called, New: Wineskins and the Simple Words of Christ. If you’d like to get a copy, you can purchase it on Amazon, and again, if it’s a blessing to you, please leave me an honest review there.

Finally, the early Christian quotes I use can be found on the CD-ROM version of the Ante-Nicene Fathers. You can purchase your copy for $5 on the Scroll Publishing website.

 

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2016/06/10/gay-christian-rock-star-accepts-that-coming-out-as-gay-after-20-years-might-damage-his-career/

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/08/14/christian-rock-star-vicky-beeching-comes-out-as-gay-god-loves-me-just-the-way-i-am/

 

The Imitation of Christ with Adam Hawks

December 5th, 2017

In Episode 9, I’m joined by one of my best friends, Adam Hawks, to have a discussion about evangelism, discipleship, and our calling to imitate Jesus Christ. Adam is currently the Student minister at Sugar Land First United Methodist Church and has a Masters in Youth Ministry from Asbury Theological Seminary. 

If you’re blessed by this episode, I’d really appreciate it if you’d leave an honest review on my iTunes channel, Reclaiming the Faith. Also, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at my website, reclaimingthefaith.podbean.com. Or email me at emailphilsbaker@gmail.com.

I’m blessed to be a part of Justen Faull’s 4th Watch Radio Network along with BDK of Omega Frequency, who I do a monthly Q&A show with called Ready with an answer. In addition to our own channels, you can find each of our podcasts at the 4th watch radio website or on the 4th watch radio podcast.

In 2016 I wrote a book called, New: Wineskins and the Simple Words of Christ. If you’d like to get a copy, you can purchase it on Amazon, and again, if it’s a blessing to you, please leave me an honest review there.

Finally, the early Christian quotes I use can be found on the CD-ROM version of the Ante-Nicene Fathers. You can purchase your copy for $5 on the Scroll Publishing website.

Sepia Jesus

November 21st, 2017

Episode 8 is a special episode, where I give the listener an audio version of chapter two of my book, New: Wineskins and the Simple Words of Christ. The title of this chapter is: Sepia Jesus because I believe that every Christian comes to faith in Jesus with various traditions and preferences that filter his or her view of Jesus and His teachings. Jesus, however, calls us to make Him the lens by which we view everything else.

If you’re blessed by this episode, I’d really appreciate it if you’d leave an honest review on my iTunes channel, Reclaiming the Faith. Also, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at my website, reclaimingthefaith.podbean.com. Or email me at emailphilsbaker@gmail.com.

I’m blessed to be a part of Justen Faull’s 4th Watch Radio Network along with BDK of Omega Frequency, who I do a monthly Q&A show with called Ready with an answer. In addition to our own channels, you can find each of our podcasts at the 4th watch radio website or on the 4th watch radio podcast.

Finally, the early Christian quotes I use can be found on the CD-ROM version of the Ante-Nicene Fathers. You can purchase your copy for $5 on the Scroll Publishing website.