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January 26, 2022

Episode 67: Friendly fire: The Dangers of Being on the Right Side of the Social Justice Controversy

It’s important that we clean up our own ranks. Do you oppose critical theory? Good! Do you oppose it in a way that is unbecoming of the Lord’s servant? (2 Timothy 2:24)

January 20, 2022

Episode 66: A Little Help From Our Friends: Brooks Buser on Multiplying Movements

In this episode, we interview Brooks Buser of Radius International. We ask Brooks if our critics are right: Have we been too severe in our assessment of multiplying movements? Tune in for another perspective from a trusted voice on missions to the glory of God.

January 5, 2022

Episode 65: Should The Gospel Offend Muslims?

In this episode, we interact with criticisms of Sean's quote in the film, American Gospel, "If a pastor can preach in such a way that a Muslim can sit in that audience and not be offended— then he is not preaching the gospel of Christ and Christ crucified." What do those on social media have to say about the offense of the gospel, and how do these views line up with scripture?

December 17, 2021

Episode 64: Are Church Planting Movements Actually Planting Churches?

Church Planting Movement and Disciple Making Movement practitioners both aim to see churches planted, but what does that mean? In this episode, we compare the biblical definition of a local church against the definitions used by these paradigms. How do they stand up to the test? See for yourself.

Missions: How the Local Church Goes Global by Andy Johnson https://www.9marks.org/books/missions/

November 3, 2021

Episode 63: Obedience-Based Discipleship: Is it Biblical?

Church Planting Movement practitioners teach a form of inductive bible study that emphasizes obedience to Jesus above all else. This "Obedience-based Discipleship" is said to counter a "knowledge-based discipleship" that plagues the Western church, while producing genuine Christians. But is this claim true? More importantly, is OBD faithful to scripture? Continuing our series on multiplying movements, we offer a critique of this pervasive methodology.

September 23, 2021

Episode 62: What Caused the Sexual Revolution? Ft. Carl Trueman

The sexual revolution did not cause the sexual revolution. In this week's episode, Sean and Russell interview Carl Truman and beg him to help us make sense of his book The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self.

August 11, 2021

Episode 61: Person of Peace: Is it Biblical?

Church Planting Movement practitioners teach missionaries to look for the "Person of Peace." These individuals, they claim, act as Spirit-prepared gatekeepers to non-Christian communities. But is this concept taught to us in scripture, as they claim? Continuing our series on multiplying movements, we offer a critique of this pervasive methodology.

July 20, 2021

Episode 60: Did We Get Church Planting Movements Wrong?

Have we slandered those who use Church Planting Movement methodologies? In this episode, we discuss the feedback we've gotten on our current series. Why are some of our listeners telling us that our description of multiplying movements is accurate, while others are telling us we've attacked a straw man? Listen to find out.

July 7, 2021

Episode 59: The History of Church Planting Movements (Part 2)

What do Andy Stanley, Rick Warren, and Church Planting Movements have in common? While the "attractional" model of ministry might seem like the polar opposite of Church Planting Movements, a close look at their history tells a very different story. In this episode, we trace the theological roots of Multiplying Movements through the 20th century.
June 10, 2021

Episode 58: The History of Church Planting Movements (Part 1)

Where do Church Planting Movements and Disciple Movement paradigms originate? While these terms may be new, many of the ideas behind them aren't. In this episode, we trace the theological roots of Multiplying Movements back to the advocates of revivalism in the 19th century.

 

Books mentioned: Conversion, by Michael Lawrence: https://www.9marks.org/books/conversion/

Missions, by Andy Johnson: https://9marks.myshopify.com/collections/building-healthy-churches-series/products/missions