Conversations with Pastor Edwards
Our Pastor's Weekly Radio Progam
December 2, 2018
Paul Speaks with Dr. Ray Rhodes • December 2, 2018 • Pastor Paul Edwards
Part One of a Two Part conversation with Dr. Ray Rhodes, the author of the recently released definitive biography of Susannah Spurgeon, wife of "the Prince of Preachers," Charles Haddon Spurgeon. While many Christians recognize the name of Charles H. Spurgeon, the beloved preacher and writer, few are familiar with the life and legacy of his wife, Susie. Yet Susannah Spurgeon was an accomplished and devout woman of God who had a tremendous ministry in her own right, as well as in support of her husband. Even while dealing with serious health issues, she administered a book fund for poor pastors, edited and published her husband’s sermons and other writings, led a pastor’s aid ministry, wrote five books, made her home a hub of hospitality, and was instrumental in planting a church. And as her own writing attests, she was also a warm, charming, and fascinating woman.
November 25, 2018
Paul Speaks with Dr. Stephen Um • November 25, 2018 • Pastor Paul Edwards
Dr. Stephen Um is the author of "Why Cities Matter: To God, the Culture, and the Church." Right now, more people live in urban centers than ever before. This means that we have an unprecedented opportunity to influence the majority of the world through the church in the city.
October 7, 2018
Paul speaks with David Innes and Lisa Sharon Harper • October 7, 2018 • Pastor Paul Edwards
In Left, Right, and Christ, political opposites Lisa Sharon Harper of Jim Wallis’s Sojourners and David Innes of The King’s College offer their political perspectives as Christians. Besides intimating that each has political opinions and that each is a Christian, there’s little agreement.
September 30, 2018
Paul Speaks with Jedd Medefind • September 30, 2018 • Pastor Paul Edwards
Jedd Medefind led the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives as a special assistant to President George W. Bush. Paul speaks with Jedd about his book, "Upended: How Following Jesus Remakes Your Words and World." “Upended shows how an authentic, reflective, engaged faith—the revolutionary faith taught by Jesus—can result in a life of meaning, purpose, compassion, and significance.” —Michael Gerson, columnist, Washington Post and former chief speechwriter for President George W. Bush
September 23, 2018
Paul Speaks with Historian D. G. Hart from Hillsdale College • September 23, 2018 • Pastor Paul Edwards
Dr. D. G. Hart is the author of "From Billy Graham to Sarah Palin: Evangelicals and the Betrayal of AmericanConservatism. Dr. Hart provides an iconoclastic new history of the entrance of evangelical Christians into national American politics. Examining the key players of the “Religious Right” ― Billy Graham, Jerry Falwell, Chuck Colson, James Dobson, Pat Robertson, and many others ― D. G. Hart argues that evangelicalism is (and always has been) a bad fit with classic political conservatism.
September 16, 2018
Paul Speaks with Jonathan Morrow • September 16, 2018 • Pastor Paul Edwards
Author and equipping pastor Jonathan Morrow discusses issues related to faith and culture with Paul Edwards of www.godandculture.com on his radio show. What does the Christian worldview have to say to the big issues of our day? What is our biblical responsibility to engage culture? We’ll talk about all this and more.
September 2, 2018
Paul Speaks with David Kinnaman • September 2, 2018 • Pastor Paul Edwards
David Kinnaman is the president of the Barna Group and author of "You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church." Millions of young Christians are disconnecting from church as they transition to adulthood. They are real people, not just statistics. "You Lost Me" reveals the long-awaited results of a new nationwide study of 18- to 29-year-olds with a Christian background.
August 26, 2018
Paul Speaks with Os Guinness • August 26, 2018 • Pastor Paul Edwards
Paul speaks with Os Guinness about his book, "The Global Public Square: Religious Freedom and the Making of a World Safe for Diversity." How do we hold firmly to our beliefs as followers of Jesus while allowing freedom of expression under our democracy to those who hold views opposite ours? How do we "fight" for what we believe as Christians, while at the same time following Jesus command to "love our neighbor"?
August 19, 2018
Paul Speaks with Carolyn Weber • August 19, 2018 • Pastor Paul Edwards
Carolyn Weber arrives at Oxford University as an agnostic feminist. She leaves as a committed follower of Jesus Christ. In this conversation around her memoir, "Surprised by Oxford," Paul and Carolyn explore her journey to faith, the antagonism toward Christianity in academia, and some ways believers can winsomely engage those who are agnostic toward the claims of Christianity.
August 5, 2018
Dr. Timothy Tennant's Convocation Address • August 5, 2018 • Pastor Paul Edwards
On this week's Conversations with Pastor Paul Edwards we will listen together to Dr. Timothy Tennant's full Convocation Address from September 2011. Dr. Tennant is the President of Asbury Seminary. In this address he calls the church to theologically discern the validity of using modern marketing strategies in our worship and outreach.
July 29, 2018
Paul Speaks with Dr. Timothy Tennent • July 29, 2018 • Pastor Paul Edwards
In September 2011, Dr. Timothy Tennent, President of Asbury Theological Seminary, brought a Convocation Address to returning students titled, "Our Mission to Theologically Educate," in which he warned of the dangers of obscuring the gospel with much of the marketing approach to worship. You can hear the full Convocation Address by clicking on "2011 Convocation Address" above.