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Racial Unity & Equality (Part 4)

Overcoming Ignorance • February 27, 2020

Racial unity and equality is a controversial and hot topic right now in the U.S. and, unfortunately, the historical Gospel-centered church has not led the way on this issue inside AND outside its walls. And yet, God has called the church to be the physical representation of heaven on earth. So, what's the way forward and what should it look like? In part 4 of this series, Pastors Jay and Ryan interview Dr. Robert Smith, an African-American member at CHBC, to prescribe some foundational principles for building a racially diverse and unified church. Have questions or ideas for a future episode? Email them to bespoken@biblechurch.org. Bespoken is a weekly podcast by Pastors, Jay Thomas and Ryan McKee. Each week we cover spiritual topics and issues that will help you grow closer to God and deeper in Christ.

Racial Unity & Equality (Part 3)

Getting Past the External • February 20, 2020

Racial unity and equality is a controversial and hot topic right now in the U.S. and, unfortunately, the historical Gospel-centered church has not led the way on this issue inside AND outside its walls. And yet, God has called the church to be the physical representation of heaven on earth. So, what's the way forward and what should it look like? In part 3 of this series, Pastors Jay and Ryan interview Eddie Kim, a Korean-American member at CHBC, to borrow perception from someone with an Asian descent on the topic of racial unity and equality within the church context. Have questions or ideas for a future episode? Email them to bespoken@biblechurch.org. Bespoken is a weekly podcast by Pastors, Jay Thomas and Ryan McKee. Each week we cover spiritual topics and issues that will help you grow closer to God and deeper in Christ.

Racial Unity & Equality (Part 2)

A Vision for Hispanic Integration • February 13, 2020 • Gaby Correa

Racial unity and equality is a controversial and hot topic right now in the U.S. and, unfortunately, the historical Gospel-centered church has not led the way on this issue inside AND outside its walls. And yet, God has called the church to be the physical representation of heaven on earth. So, what's the way forward and what should it look like? In part 2 of this series, Pastors Jay and Ryan interview Gaby Correa, Latino Director at Chapel Hill Bible Church, to discuss the dangers of a religious-segregated Hispanic church and the steps to integration. Have questions or ideas for a future episode? Email them to bespoken@biblechurch.org. Bespoken is a weekly podcast by Pastors, Jay Thomas and Ryan McKee. Each week we cover spiritual topics and issues that will help you grow closer to God and deeper in Christ.

Racial Unity & Equality (Part 1)

We Have a Dream! • February 6, 2020

Racial unity and equality is a controversial and hot topic right now in the U.S. and, unfortunately, the historical Gospel-centered church has not led the way on this issue inside AND outside its walls. And yet, God has called the church to be the physical representation of heaven on earth. So, what's the way forward and what should it look like? In part 1 of this series, Pastors Jay and Ryan set the groundwork for this topic at CHBC and discuss what it means to be internally consistent with what the Bible teaches on racial unity and equality. Have questions or ideas for a future episode? Email them to bespoken@biblechurch.org. Bespoken is a weekly podcast by Pastors, Jay Thomas and Ryan McKee. Each week we cover spiritual topics and issues that will help you grow closer to God and deeper in Christ.

Why Church Membership? (Part 3)

Why Not?!?! • January 30, 2020

It's difficult to read Scripture and dismiss the motif of community. It's everywhere from the Godhead to the family unit. We're designed to be together. And yet, attempt to define "the church," and you have to make a clarification, are you referring to the Church universal, or are you referring to a local gathering of Christians in a specific location? Take it a step further and you'll soon enough get to the topic of "formal membership." What is church membership? Is it biblical? Is it important? In part 3 of this 3-part series, Pastors Jay and Ryan and our special guest, Matt Gilleskie, address some of the common questions and objections to church membership. Have questions or ideas for a future episode? Email them to bespoken@biblechurch.org. Bespoken is a weekly podcast by Pastors, Jay Thomas and Ryan McKee. Each week we cover spiritual topics and issues that will help you grow closer to God and deeper in Christ.

Why Church Membership? (Part 2)

A Formal Commitment • January 24, 2020

It's difficult to read Scripture and dismiss the motif of community. It's everywhere from the Godhead to the family unit. We're designed to be together. And yet, attempt to define "the church," and you have to make a clarification, are you referring to the Church universal, or are you referring to a local gathering of Christians in a specific location? Take it a step further and you'll soon enough get to the topic of "formal membership." What is church membership? Is it biblical? Is it important? In part 2 of this 3-part series, Pastors Jay and Ryan and our special guest, Matt Gilleskie, discuss the necessity of a formal commitment to church membership. Have questions or ideas for a future episode? Email them to bespoken@biblechurch.org. Bespoken is a weekly podcast by Pastors, Jay Thomas and Ryan McKee. Each week we cover spiritual topics and issues that will help you grow closer to God and deeper in Christ.

Why Church Membership (Part 1)

Is It Biblical? • January 17, 2020 • Jay Thomas

It's difficult to read Scripture and dismiss the motif of community. It's everywhere from the Godhead to the family unit. We're designed to be together. And yet, attempt to define "the church," and you have to make a clarification, are you referring to the Church universal, or are you referring to a local gathering of Christians in a specific location? Take it a step further and you'll soon enough get to the topic of "formal membership." What is church membership? Is it biblical? Is it important? In this 3-part series, Pastors Jay and Ryan host special guest, Matt Gilleskie, who holds to a strong conviction that the local church should be definable and contractual. Have questions or ideas for a future episode? Email them to bespoken@biblechurch.org. Bespoken is a weekly podcast by Pastors, Jay Thomas and Ryan McKee. Each week we cover spiritual topics and issues that will help you grow closer to God and deeper in Christ.

Dealing with Doubt (Part 4)

Can You Lose Your Salvation? • November 7, 2019

Doubt often has several layers; some that are very much on the surface - wrestling with Biblical promises, and some that go very deep to the core of God's existence. In this series, we explore the various layers of doubt and where it can and can't go in the Christian walk. In this episode, Jay and Ryan tackle the question, "Can you lose your salvation?" Have questions or ideas for a future episode? Email them to bespoken@biblechurch.org. Bespoken is a weekly podcast by Lead Pastor, Jay Thomas, and Community & Care Minister, Ryan McKee. Each week we cover spiritual topics and issues that will help you grow closer to God and deeper in Christ.

Happy Reformation Day!

What was the Reformation all about? • October 31, 2019

What is Reformation Day? It is the day the light of the gospel broke forth out of darkness. It was the day that began the Protestant Reformation. It was a day that led to Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Knox, and may other Reformers helping the church find its way back to God’s Word as the only authority for faith and life and leading the church back to the glorious doctrines of justification by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. It kindled the fires of missionary endeavors, it led to hymn writing and congregational singing, and it led to the centrality of the sermon and preaching for the people of God. It is the celebration of a theological, ecclesiastical, and cultural transformation. In this episode, Pastor Jay Thomas and Ryan McKee discuss the birth of the Protestant Reformation on October 31st, and its implication to us today 502 years later.

Dealing with Doubt (Part 3)

Gateways to Doubt • October 24, 2019

Doubt often has several layers; some that are very much on the surface - wrestling with Biblical promises, and some that go very deep to the core of God's existence. In this series, we explore the various layers of doubt and where it can and can't go in the Christian walk. In this episode, Jay and Ryan discuss several different gateways that lead to doubt in the Christian. Have questions or ideas for a future episode? Email them to bespoken@biblechurch.org. Bespoken is a weekly podcast by Lead Pastor, Jay Thomas, and Community & Care Minister, Ryan McKee. Each week we cover spiritual topics and issues that will help you grow closer to God and deeper in Christ.

Dealing with Doubt (Part 2)

Emotional vs Intellectual Doubt • October 17, 2019

Doubt often has several layers; some that are very much on the surface - wrestling with Biblical promises, and some that go very deep to the core of God's existence. In this series, we explore the various layers of doubt and where it can and can't go in the Christian walk. In this episode, Jay explains how emotional and intellectual doubt are VERY different from one another in relation to the head, heart and hands. Have questions or ideas for a future episode? Email them to bespoken@biblechurch.org. Bespoken is a weekly podcast by Lead Pastor, Jay Thomas, and Community & Care Minister, Ryan McKee. Each week we cover spiritual topics and issues that will help you grow closer to God and deeper in Christ.

Dealing with Doubt (Part 1)

Dangerous vs. Healthy Doubt • October 10, 2019

Doubt often has several layers - some that are very much on the surface - wrestling with Biblical promises, and some that go very deep to the core of God's existence. In this series, Jay and Ryan discuss the various layers of doubt and where it can and can't go in the Christian walk. Have questions or ideas for a future episode? Email them to bespoken@biblechurch.org. Bespoken is a weekly podcast by Lead Pastor, Jay Thomas, and Community & Care Minister, Ryan McKee. Each week we cover spiritual topics and issues that will help you grow closer to God and deeper in Christ.

Dealing with Depression (Part 3)

The Role of Sin in Depression • October 3, 2019

Depression is a stigmatized term in the church. And yet, in the context of the Bible, we see language all over the place that seems to reference the reality of depression, especially in the Psalms. In Psalm 42, the psalmist is looking at his own soul asking, "Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me?" In this final episode, Jay and Ryan address where personal sin has a common role with individuals struggling with depression . Have questions or ideas for a future episode? Email them to bespoken@biblechurch.org. Bespoken is a weekly podcast by Lead Pastor, Jay Thomas, and Community & Care Minister, Ryan McKee. Each week we cover spiritual topics and issues that will help you grow closer to God and deeper in Christ.

Dealing with Depression (Part 2)

The Origins and Treatment of Depression • September 26, 2019

Depression is a stigmatized term in the church. And yet, in the context of the Bible, we see language all over the place that seems to reference the reality of depression, especially in the Psalms. In Psalm 42, the psalmist is looking at his own soul asking, "Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me?" In this episode, Jay and Ryan discuss three common origins of depression and the typical treatment prescribed for each of those types. Have questions or ideas for a future episode? Email them to bespoken@biblechurch.org. Bespoken is a weekly podcast by Lead Pastor, Jay Thomas, and Community & Care Minister, Ryan McKee. Each week we cover spiritual topics and issues that will help you grow closer to God and deeper in Christ.

Dealing with Depression (Part 1)

Defining Depression • September 20, 2019

Depression is a stigmatized term in the church. And yet, in the context of the Bible, we see language all over the place that seems to reference the reality of depression, especially in the Psalms. In Psalm 42, the psalmist is looking at his own soul asking, "Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me?" For the next 3 weeks, we'll be looking deeper at depression and attempt to define what it is, why it happens, and where to turn for help when you find your self feeling downcast and discouraged. Have questions or ideas for a future episode? Email them to bespoken@biblechurch.org. Bespoken is a weekly podcast by Lead Pastor, Jay Thomas, and Community & Care Minister, Ryan McKee. Each week we cover spiritual topics and issues that will help you grow closer to God and deeper in Christ.

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