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LIFE ON THE LINE with Bryan and Brad - 2023/24

#0002 - Is Gambling A Sin - Life on the Line with Bryan and Brad

April 4, 2024 • Dr. Bryan Hurlbutt, Brad Homer

In this episode of Life on the Line, the hosts discuss the topic of gambling and whether it is a sin. They explore various aspects of gambling, including the difference between gambling and investing, the impact of gambling on society, and the theological implications of gambling. They also touch on the disproportionate effects of gambling on lower-income individuals and the potential for addiction and suicide. While there is no specific Bible verse that explicitly prohibits or promotes gambling, the hosts emphasize the importance of examining one's motives and considering the potential negative consequences of gambling. Gambling is often a sin because it is difficult to square stewardship, wisdom, proper motive, and cultural effects with gambling. It preys upon poor people and can lead to addictive behavior. Recreation should be recreative and honor common grace, but gambling is not recreative in the same way. Stewardship of resources and recreation should converge, and we should ask ourselves if our motives and actions align with God's will. Gambling addiction should be addressed through counseling and seeking help, but ultimately, the deeper issue is finding contentment in Christ.

#0001 - The State of Manhood - Life on the Line with Bryan and Brad

March 28, 2024 • Dr. Bryan Hurlbutt, Brad Homer

This conversation explores the state of manhood in today's culture and the need for a definition of manhood rooted in something deeper than subjective opinions. The deconstruction of gender and the vilification of traditional constructs of manhood are discussed, along with the challenges of defining manhood in a fluid culture. The impact of divorce and single-parent families on manhood is examined, as well as the decline of men in the church. The lack of functional men's ministries and the need for vulnerable male role models are also addressed. The conversation concludes with a discussion on John Piper's definition of spiritual leadership. This conversation explores the concept of true manhood and the importance of taking initiative. It delves into the issues of loneliness and isolation that many men face, as well as the struggles with lust and anger. The conversation also highlights the impact of triviality and the lack of seriousness in men's lives. It identifies barriers to leading, such as pride, lack of equipping, selfishness, confusion, cowardice, and the need for community. The conversation concludes by emphasizing the importance of facing pain, being courageous, and avoiding shallow living.

LOTL To Vote or Not To Vote (Part 2)

February 3, 2024 • Dr. Bryan Hurlbutt, Brad Homer

A discussion on how Virtue Ethics should be considered the basis of voting.

LOTL To Vote or Not To Vote (Part 1)

January 27, 2024 • Dr. Bryan Hurlbutt, Brad Homer

A discussion on ethical theory and how it is the basis of our voting decisions.

LOTL Trauma

December 9, 2023 • Dr. Bryan Hurlbutt, Brad Homer, Crystal Santos

Bryan and Brad have counselor Crystal Santos as their guest to have a conversation about trauma in order to help us understand what it is.

LOTL Audience of One

December 2, 2023 • Dr. Bryan Hurlbutt, Brad Homer

Can the church's worship service get a bit off course? In this episode Bryan and Brad discuss what the church's gathering is for and how we can keep it focused upon Glorifying God with our hearts.

Do Souls have gender (pt 2)

October 7, 2023 • Kyle Meeker, Dr. Bryan Hurlbutt, Brad Homer

Do Souls have gender (pt 1)

September 30, 2023 • Kyle Meeker, Dr. Bryan Hurlbutt, Brad Homer

A Biblical Survey on Listening (pt 3)

September 23, 2023 • Dr. Bryan Hurlbutt, Brad Homer

A Biblical Survey on Listening (pt 2)

September 16, 2023 • Dr. Bryan Hurlbutt, Brad Homer

A Biblical Survey on Listening (pt 1)

September 9, 2023 • Dr. Bryan Hurlbutt, Brad Homer

Discussing the GOP Debate

September 2, 2023 • Dr. Bryan Hurlbutt, Brad Homer

Book Review with Ross Anderson and Corey Miller (pt 2)

August 26, 2023 • Corey Miller, Ross Anderson, Dr. Bryan Hurlbutt, Brad Homer

Book Review with Ross Anderson and Corey Miller (pt 1)

August 19, 2023 • Dr. Bryan Hurlbutt, Brad Homer, Ross Anderson, Corey Miller

LOTL Nancy Mace and PreMarital Sex

August 12, 2023 • Dr. Bryan Hurlbutt, Brad Homer

Political leaders who label themselves today as "christian" or "evangelicals" are not healthy representatives of Christian morality since they are either too entrenched in their pliability to cultural expectations or so poorly discipled that it is not addressed accurately. Either way, this episode highlights this cultural artifact and discusses what the Bible does say about having sex before marriage.

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