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What would happen if we all came together to truly pray "Thy Kingdom come"? What would the world look like? How different would the culture be from the culture of the world today? Northwest Christian School in Phoenix, Arizona is pleased to present "Ki

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    ["What About?" Wednesday] Robby Lashua of Stand to Reason: What about "The Chosen"? (Part Two)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 26:38


    Produced by Dallas Jenkins, the Jesus-centered web-based, episodic program "The Chosen" premiered in April 2019 and became the largest crowdfunding media project in history. More than 16,000 people contributed over $10 million to the production for its first season.And the culture's appetite for the program has only grown  since then.Twice "The Chosen" has premiered new episodes in movie theaters:  Fathom Event's top two best-selling events have come from The Chosen with ‘Christmas with The Chosen: The Messengers' grossing over $13.5 million in 2021 and ‘The Chosen Season 3 episodes 1 & 2' grossing over $14 million, placing second in gross box office on the Friday of its opening weekend,  Further, when Season 3's episodes 1 & 2 ticket sales went live, the overwhelming demand crashed the Fathom Events website.Today's Kingdom Culture Conversations--a "What About? Wednesday episode featuring nationally-recognized apologist Robby Lashua--finds the KCC team asking fundamental questions about the viral video phenomenon.  Why is this series so popular?  Is the theology sound?  What do we make of the rumors that funding for the program has come from the Mormon church?What is this Kingdom Culture Conversation podcast tradition, " 'What About?' Wednesday"?   Every-other-Wednesday, we are joined by Robby Lashua, of Stand to Reason Ministries, an apologetics ministry based in Southern California.Robby's role within these special "What About?" Wednesday episodes?  Podcast listeners have the opportunity to email/text in their own "What About?" questions and during these episodes, Robby will work to answer the questions, point students towards the scriptural truth underlying their inquiry, and equip them to defend their faith!If you are interested in submitting a question, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org.To learn more about Stand to Reason, please visit this link!"Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    ["What About?" Wednesday] Robby Lashua of Stand to Reason: What about "The Chosen"? (Part One)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 38:12


    Produced by Dallas Jenkins, the Jesus-centered web-based, episodic program "The Chosen" premiered in April 2019 and became the largest crowdfunding media project in history. More than 16,000 people contributed over $10 million to the production for its first season.And the culture's appetite for the program has only grown  since then.Twice "The Chosen" has premiered new episodes in movie theaters:  Fathom Event's top two best-selling events have come from The Chosen with ‘Christmas with The Chosen: The Messengers' grossing over $13.5 million in 2021 and ‘The Chosen Season 3 episodes 1 & 2' grossing over $14 million, placing second in gross box office on the Friday of its opening weekend,  Further, when Season 3's episodes 1 & 2 ticket sales went live, the overwhelming demand crashed the Fathom Events website.Today's Kingdom Culture Conversations--a "What About? Wednesday episode featuring nationally-recognized apologist Robby Lashua--finds the KCC team asking fundamental questions about the viral video phenomenon.  Why is this series so popular?  Is the theology sound?  What do we make of the rumors that funding for the program has come from the Mormon church?What is this Kingdom Culture Conversation podcast tradition, " 'What About?' Wednesday"?   Every-other-Wednesday, we are joined by Robby Lashua, of Stand to Reason Ministries, an apologetics ministry based in Southern California.Robby's role within these special "What About?" Wednesday episodes?  Podcast listeners have the opportunity to email/text in their own "What About?" questions and during these episodes, Robby will work to answer the questions, point students towards the scriptural truth underlying their inquiry, and equip them to defend their faith!If you are interested in submitting a question, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org.To learn more about Stand to Reason, please visit this link!"Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    Alex Overall, Northwest Christian Media Specialist: Will the Top Nine Trends for YouTube in 2023 Help or Hurt Biblical Worldview? (Part Two)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2023 32:33


    When we talk about YouTube, the second most frequented website in the world, we have to use the word "Billions".  Not "Millions".  "Billions". Billions of viewers.  Billions of videos.  Billions of dollars paid in by advertisers.  Billions of dollars paid out to content producers. Today, in a riveting conversation with Alex Overall, the Media Specialist for Frameworks and Northwest Christian School Online, we take a deep dive into these numbers but we also take a look forward and assess the top nine trends on YouTube and discuss their potential impact--good and bad--on culture, considered in the light of Biblical worldview.To reference the sources used within this episode, please visit the following sites:Youtube statistics: https://www.comparitech.com/tv-streaming/youtube-statistics/#:~:text=YouTube%20users%20view%20a%20whopping,and%2013%20minutes%20in%202019).Top channels:  https://socialblade.com/youtube/Trends:  https://www.cyberlink.com/blog/youtube-video-editing/245/youtube-trends-2021"Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    Alex Overall, Northwest Christian Media Specialist: Will the Top Nine Trends for YouTube in 2023 Help or Hurt Biblical Worldview? (Part One)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 42:58


    When we talk about YouTube, the second most frequented website in the world, we have to use the word "Billions".  Not "Millions".  "Billions". Billions of viewers.  Billions of videos.  Billions of dollars paid in by advertisers.  Billions of dollars paid out to content producers. Today, in a riveting conversation with Alex Overall, the Media Specialist for Frameworks and Northwest Christian School Online, we take a deep dive into these numbers but we also take a look forward and assess the top nine trends on YouTube and discuss their potential impact--good and bad--on culture, considered in the light of Biblical worldview.To reference the sources used within this episode, please visit the following sites:Youtube statistics: https://www.comparitech.com/tv-streaming/youtube-statistics/#:~:text=YouTube%20users%20view%20a%20whopping,and%2013%20minutes%20in%202019).Top channels:  https://socialblade.com/youtube/Trends:  https://www.cyberlink.com/blog/youtube-video-editing/245/youtube-trends-2021"Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    Scott Hord, Statewide Training Manager, Christian Family Care: Resources that EVERY Parent Needs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 23:33


    Scott Hord started his career in youth ministry.  Serving as a pastor in the Pacific Northwest, he worked for years with junior high and senior high school students.  But, somewhere along the way, his care and concern for the wellbeing of students led him down a hard path.  For the last fifteen years, he's worked within Christian Family Care, a foster care agency, licensed in the state of Arizona.  In that time, he's seen a lot, learned a lot.Now, he's committed to taking the things that he's learned  and experienced and putting handles on those lessons.  He's leading the charge to commit a vast amount of parental training on a new online portal for parents--whether they are invested in foster care or not.Today, in the second part of a two-part conversation with Scott, you will hear his story and wrestle with some of the cold hard facts of child abuse and neglect.  But, you will also learn about Family Care Learning and the road that leads from ruin, through reconciliation, to restoration.For more information on Christian Family Care, please click here.To take advantage of the amazing parenting resources and supports that they offer through Family Care Learning, please follow this link,"Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    Scott Hord, Statewide Training Manager, Christian Family Care: Coming to Grips with Child Abuse

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 29:36


    Scott Hord started his career in youth ministry.  Serving as a pastor in the Pacific Northwest, he worked for years with junior high and senior high school students.  But, somewhere along the way, his care and concern for the wellbeing of students led him down a hard path.  For the last fifteen years, he's worked within Christian Family Care, a foster care agency, licensed in the state of Arizona.  In that time, he's seen a lot, learned a lot.Now, he's committed to taking the things that he's learned  and experienced and putting handles on those lessons.  He's leading the charge to commit a vast amount of parental training on a new online portal for parents--whether they are invested in foster care or not.Today, in the first part of a two-part conversation with Scott, you will hear his story and wrestle with some of the cold hard facts of child abuse and neglect.  But, you will also learn about Family Care Learning and the road that leads from ruin, through reconciliation, to restoration.For more information on Christian Family Care, please click here.To take advantage of the amazing parenting resources and supports that they offer through Family Care Learning, please follow this link,"Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    [Technology and Theology Week] Back to the Future: Developing a Theology of Technology

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 38:04


    As Kingdom Culture Conversations wheels into the new year of 2023, we are starting a weeklong conversation--including multiple members of the Northwest Christian technology team--about the trajectory of technology, the pace of innovation, and the risks and opportunities implicit within both for Biblical worldview.  It's a full week with insightful conversations and some profound considerations!Our subjects for the week:Monday, January 9th:  Has Technology Become the New Tower of Babel?Tuesday, January 10th:   What are Transhumanism and Post-Humanism?Wednesday, January 11th:  The Risks and Opportunities within TranshumanismThursday, January 12th:  Coming to Grips with the MetaverseFriday, January 13th:  Developing a Theology of Technology"Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    [Technology and Theology Week] Blurring the Lines: Understanding ChatGPT and the Metaverse

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 43:21


    As Kingdom Culture Conversations wheels into the new year of 2023, we are starting a weeklong conversation--including multiple members of the Northwest Christian technology team--about the trajectory of technology, the pace of innovation, and the risks and opportunities implicit within both for Biblical worldview.  It's a full week with insightful conversations and some profound considerations!Our subjects for the week:Monday, January 9th:  Has Technology Become the New Tower of Babel?Tuesday, January 10th:   What are Transhumanism and Post-Humanism?Wednesday, January 11th:  The Risks and Opportunities within TranshumanismThursday, January 12th:  Coming to Grips with the MetaverseFriday, January 13th:  Developing a Theology of Technology"Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    [Technology and Theology Week] The Risks and Opportunities within Transhumanism

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 38:11


    As Kingdom Culture Conversations wheels into the new year of 2023, we are starting a weeklong conversation--including multiple members of the Northwest Christian technology team--about the trajectory of technology, the pace of innovation, and the risks and opportunities implicit within both for Biblical worldview.  It's a full week with insightful conversations and some profound considerations!Our subjects for the week:Monday, January 9th:  Has Technology Become the New Tower of Babel?Tuesday, January 10th:   What are Transhumanism and Post-Humanism?Wednesday, January 11th:  The Risks and Opportunities within TranshumanismThursday, January 12th:  Coming to Grips with the MetaverseFriday, January 13th:  Developing a Theology of Technology"Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    [Technology and Theology Week] What are Transhumanism and Post-Humanism?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 34:42


    As Kingdom Culture Conversations wheels into the new year of 2023, we are starting a weeklong conversation--including multiple members of the Northwest Christian technology team--about the trajectory of technology, the pace of innovation, and the risks and opportunities implicit within both for Biblical worldview.  It's a full week with insightful conversations and some profound considerations!Our subjects for the week:Monday, January 9th:  Has Technology Become the New Tower of Babel?Tuesday, January 10th:   What are Transhumanism and Post-Humanism?Wednesday, January 11th:  The Risks and Opportunities within TranshumanismThursday, January 12th:  Coming to Grips with the MetaverseFriday, January 13th:  Developing a Theology of Technology"Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    [Technology and Theology Week] Has Technology Become the New Tower of Babel?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 37:30


    As Kingdom Culture Conversations wheels into the new year of 2023, we are starting a weeklong conversation--including multiple members of the Northwest Christian technology team--about the trajectory of technology, the pace of innovation, and the risks and opportunities implicit within both for Biblical worldview.  It's a full week with insightful conversations and some profound considerations!Our subjects for the week:Monday, January 9th:  Has Technology Become the New Tower of Babel?Tuesday, January 10th:   What are Transhumanism and Post-Humanism?Wednesday, January 11th:  The Risks and Opportunities within TranshumanismThursday, January 12th:  Coming to Grips with the MetaverseFriday, January 13th:  Developing a Theology of Technology"Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    Eliacquim Nkunzabijuru, Principal, City of Joy Christian School in Rwanda, Africa: Courage and Christian Education Confront the Realities of Genocide

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 24:20


    Eliacquim Nkunzabijaru and his countrymen have known the harm and hurt of the Rwandan genocide for their entire lives.  In one form or another, its historic realities are not mere history.  Rather, they surface in their every day lives.  But Nkunzabijuru is bravely pushing back against the persisting hurts of losing an entire generation to ethnic violence.  As the principal of Joy Christian School within the City of Joy ministry in Rwanda, Africa, he courageously approaches each learning day as an opportunity to infiltrate the darkness with the light of Christian education. Today's conversation, held over Zoom, will illuminate that courage and inspire the listener to better understand the potential of Christian education.For more information on the City of Joy,  please visit this link."Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    Roger Erdvig of Summit Ministries: Looking Back on 2022 through the Lens of Biblical Worldview

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 44:03


    One year ago, on Kingdom Culture Conversations, we sat down with Roger Erdvig, an author, speaker, and scholar who serves as the Education Director for Summit Ministries, and looked back on the highs and lows of 2021 through the lens of Biblical worldview.Today, we'll shift our focus to 2022 and do the same.  The fall of Roe v. Wade, the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, wokeness in Public School classrooms, the midterm elections, and so much more will be considered as we review a couple of critical research studies that reveal both encouraging and discouraging results.To read through the research presented in today's episode, please visit these links:https://sotb.research.bible/https://www.arizonachristian.edu/culturalresearchcenter/https://thestateoftheology.com/?_hsmi=227131954&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--Pn3a5vfiucmvdAxXYa_-8PDd3f5ycfUYDT5ilP3Mo8343EJ9kvfD_K9almetzNz-hrUzwbrTywH9QPitV9F_t_Q8uSwTo learn about Roger Erdvig, please click here.To learn about the wonderful resources from Summit Ministries, please click here."Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    [The 12 Days of Christmas] Ryan Ross of City Church in Melissa, Texas

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2022 7:51


    Started as a Kingdom Culture Conversation tradition during the Christmas of 2021, the 12 Days of Christmas 2022 will virtually drop KCC listeners into the midst of Christmas-themed church services and sermons, allowing for a special sampling of the various Phoenix-area (mostly) churches that serve the families of Northwest Christian School and Frameworks.Consider it a KCC gift to you and your family!"Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    [The 12 Days of Christmas] Robert Brunansky of Desert Hills Bible Church

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2022 15:14


    Started as a Kingdom Culture Conversation tradition during the Christmas of 2021, the 12 Days of Christmas 2022 will virtually drop KCC listeners into the midst of Christmas-themed church services and sermons, allowing for a special sampling of the various Phoenix-area (mostly) churches that serve the families of Northwest Christian School and Frameworks.Consider it a KCC gift to you and your family!"Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    [The 12 Days of Christmas] Ray Davis of Desert Breeze Community Church

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 13:08


    Started as a Kingdom Culture Conversation tradition during the Christmas of 2021, the 12 Days of Christmas 2022 will virtually drop KCC listeners into the midst of Christmas-themed church services and sermons, allowing for a special sampling of the various Phoenix-area (mostly) churches that serve the families of Northwest Christian School and Frameworks.Consider it a KCC gift to you and your family!"Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    [The 12 Days of Christmas] Mark Driscoll of The Trinity Church

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 5:11


    Started as a Kingdom Culture Conversation tradition during the Christmas of 2021, the 12 Days of Christmas 2022 will virtually drop KCC listeners into the midst of Christmas-themed church services and sermons, allowing for a special sampling of the various Phoenix-area (mostly) churches that serve the families of Northwest Christian School and Frameworks.Consider it a KCC gift to you and your family!"Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    [The 12 Days of Christmas] Ashley Wooldridge of Christ's Church of the Valley

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 11:22


    Started as a Kingdom Culture Conversation tradition during the Christmas of 2021, the 12 Days of Christmas 2022 will virtually drop KCC listeners into the midst of Christmas-themed church services and sermons, allowing for a special sampling of the various Phoenix-area (mostly) churches that serve the families of Northwest Christian School and Frameworks.Consider it a KCC gift to you and your family!"Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    [The 12 Days of Christmas] Bob Lehman of Palmcroft Church

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 12:43


    Started as a Kingdom Culture Conversation tradition during the Christmas of 2021, the 12 Days of Christmas 2022 will virtually drop KCC listeners into the midst of Christmas-themed church services and sermons, allowing for a special sampling of the various Phoenix-area (mostly) churches that serve the families of Northwest Christian School and Frameworks.Consider it a KCC gift to you and your family!"Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    [The 12 Days of Christmas] Daniel Dennis of Thomas Road Baptist Church

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 11:04


    Started as a Kingdom Culture Conversation tradition during the Christmas of 2021, the 12 Days of Christmas 2022 will virtually drop KCC listeners into the midst of Christmas-themed church services and sermons, allowing for a special sampling of the various Phoenix-area (mostly) churches that serve the families of Northwest Christian School and Frameworks.Consider it a KCC gift to you and your family!"Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    [The 12 Days of Christmas] Jeremiah Semmler of CityView Church

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2022 22:01


    Started as a Kingdom Culture Conversation tradition during the Christmas of 2021, the 12 Days of Christmas 2022 will virtually drop KCC listeners into the midst of Christmas-themed church services and sermons, allowing for a special sampling of the various Phoenix-area (mostly) churches that serve the families of Northwest Christian School and Frameworks.Consider it a KCC gift to you and your family!"Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    [The 12 Days of Christmas] Stephen Yee of Northwest Chinese Baptist Church

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2022 8:13


    Started as a Kingdom Culture Conversation tradition during the Christmas of 2021, the 12 Days of Christmas 2022 will virtually drop KCC listeners into the midst of Christmas-themed church services and sermons, allowing for a special sampling of the various Phoenix-area (mostly) churches that serve the families of Northwest Christian School and Frameworks.Consider it a KCC gift to you and your family!"Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    [The 12 Days of Christmas] Aaron Phetteplace of The Jesus Church

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 11:25


    Started as a Kingdom Culture Conversation tradition during the Christmas of 2021, the 12 Days of Christmas 2022 will virtually drop KCC listeners into the midst of Christmas-themed church services and sermons, allowing for a special sampling of the various Phoenix-area (mostly) churches that serve the families of Northwest Christian School and Frameworks.Consider it a KCC gift to you and your family!"Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    [The 12 Days of Christmas] George Brown of Phoenix Bible Church

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 15:39


    Started as a Kingdom Culture Conversation tradition during the Christmas of 2021, the 12 Days of Christmas 2022 will virtually drop KCC listeners into the midst of Christmas-themed church services and sermons, allowing for a special sampling of the various Phoenix-area (mostly) churches that serve the families of Northwest Christian School and Frameworks.Consider it a KCC gift to you and your family!"Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    ["What About?" Wednesday] Robby Lashua of Stand to Reason: What about Christmas being a Pagan Holiday?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 23:18


    Perhaps Charlie Brown had it right after all.  Maybe Christmas isn't all that we think it is.  In fact, it's been suggested by several prominent atheists that it isn't anything even remotely like  we would think as the apex of the Church calendar and the center of the liturgical year.  It's been suggested that Christmas and all of its commercial trappings--Santa Claus, gifts, mistletoe, caroling, all of it--are simply pagan traditions that have been repurposed into a semi-sacred amalgamation of truth and tradition.Could it be true?  Is it time to take down the Christmas lights?In today's Kingdom Culture Conversation, Robby Lashua of Stand to Reason helps us to go deep into the roots of Christmas traditions and assists in sorting the good from the bad.  You won't want to miss it!What is this Kingdom Culture Conversation podcast tradition, " 'What About?' Wednesday"?   Every-other-Wednesday, we are joined by Robby Lashua, of Stand to Reason Ministries, an apologetics ministry based in Southern California.Robby's role within these special "What About?" Wednesday episodes?  Podcast listeners have the opportunity to email/text in their own "What About?" questions and during these episodes, Robby will work to answer the questions, point students towards the scriptural truth underlying their inquiry, and equip them to defend their faith!If you are interested in submitting a question, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org.To learn more about Stand to Reason, please visit this link!"Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    Marcia Montenegro of "Christian Answers for the New Age": Get Ready for Avatar 2, The Way of Water

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 43:35


    Avatar broke all the box office records.  And, this Friday, we will launch into the first of five scheduled sequels:  Avatar 2:  The Way of Water.But, as we'll learn today, secular media have dubbed James Cameron (Titanic, Terminator, Avatar), the director and producer, as "Pastor Cameron" and Avatar has been described as a big budget "sermon".If that is the case, what is it that James Cameron is preaching?  What sermon is being delivered through the Avatar movies?In today's Kingdom Culture Conversation, we are joined by Marcia Montenegro, a former New Age champion--a professionally licensed Astrologer and Psychic  who found Christ.  In the process, she founded "Christian Answers for the New Age" and became a missionary to her many, many friends and acquaintances who are still trapped in the New Age.  Marcia is uniquely positioned and qualified to consider our questions."Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    Caleb Lynch, Senior Pastor, Open Door Fellowship: Living Authentically Within Our Own Homes

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 27:11


    As a "preacher's kid", Caleb Lynch grew up in a home in which he was blessed to experience genuine Christian faith expressed through authenticity and transparency.  As he set out to establish and grow his own home and family, he began to realize both the benefits and challenges within that aspiration.In today's Kingdom Culture Conversation, Caleb transparently walks us through both those challenges and benefits to the end of inspiring us to do the same.  The result is a truly moving conversation that you will not soon forget!For more information on Open Door Fellowship, please link here. "Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    ["What About?" Wednesday] Robby Lashua of Stand to Reason: What about James not Believing in Jesus?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 30:00


    You know Martin Luther--the great reformer, the man that launched Protestantism?  Well, he certainly didn't mince words when he said of the New Testament's epistle of James, "“Therefore St James' epistle is really an epistle of straw, compared to these others, for it has nothing of the nature of the Gospel about it.”  Believe it or not, Luther even suggested removing James from the canon of scripture.It's also been suggested that James' view of salvation is markedly different from that of Paul.  Further, allegedly, James rarely mentions Jesus in his contribution to the New Testament.Today, Robby Lashua works through these allegations and protestations, helping us to see the virtue in this brief epistle.  And, once we see it in the new light that Robby shares, we'll never again mistake the brevity of James for a lack of clarity in terms of who Jesus is and what He brings to the lives of His followers.What is this Kingdom Culture Conversation podcast tradition, " 'What About?' Wednesday"?   Every-other-Wednesday, we are joined by Robby Lashua, of Stand to Reason Ministries, an apologetics ministry based in Southern California.Robby's role within these special "What About?" Wednesday episodes?  Podcast listeners have the opportunity to email/text in their own "What About?" questions and during these episodes, Robby will work to answer the questions, point students towards the scriptural truth underlying their inquiry, and equip them to defend their faith!If you are interested in submitting a question, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org.To learn more about Stand to Reason, please visit this link!"Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    Northwest Christian Alumni Peter Holcomb: Following Jesus through a Brain Cancer Diagnosis

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 56:02


    Brain cancer.  For Peter Holcomb, a young husband and recent father who was just starting out on his family journey, it was a diagnosis that came out of left field, shaking him to the very foundations of his faith.  But that is the moment that God began to work.  As we'll hear today, cancer became secondary to the true miracle that the Heavenly Father rendered, quite unexpectedly, in Peter's heart and life."Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    Roger Erdvig of Summit Ministries: The Bible in Public Schools

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 33:08


    In 2017, legislators in Kentucky passed a bill that made a Biblical literacy an aspect of the state's academic standards for public schools.  The American Civil Liberties Union, however, had a fit and immediately began to challenge the law but in a curious way.  They published what they describe as a "consensus document", pulling together a number of religious and secular organizations, to align on what facets of Scripture can be taught in public schools in agreement with, at least in their view, the First Amendment.The resulting document is called "The Bible & Public Schools:  A First Amendment Guide" and it is an interesting read.Can the Bible be allowed to be taught in public schools?  Can you treat the Bible like a text book?  Is the transformational power of truth diminished when we do?  If the Bible is allowed, do we also allow other religious source texts like the Koran?In today's Kingdom Culture Conversation, we welcome back to the podcast Roger Erdvig from Summit Ministries.  Together, we work through these questions and more!To read "The Bible & Public Schools:  A First Amendment Guide", please click on this link.To better understand the American Civil Liberties Union, please follow this link.To learn about Roger Erdvig, please click here.To learn about the wonderful resources from Summit Ministries, please click here."Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    ["What About?" Wednesday] Robby Lashua of Stand to Reason: What about Critical Theory in the Bible?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 31:29


    The lights in the theater fade and the audience goes silent.  Cue Critical Theory entering from stage right.  Immediately, the crowd boo's and hisses...Critical Theory has become what Darth Vader was in the seventies and eighties...the ultimate villainous archetype."But, hold on a second," a student recently asked, "isn't Critical Theory, at least in a form, in the Bible?"  After we work through the shock of such a supposition, it's not a bad question.  "Take a look at the theological concept of the imputation of sin," reasons the student.  "Here, we see God ascribing the consequences of sin to all of humanity for the sins of a single man, Adam.  Nevermind whether or not that is fair, the issue is the similarity to Critical Theory.  One of the main Evangelical knocks against Critical Theory is that a whole class of people are lumped into a bucket of 'oppressor' because of their ethnicity, gender, or faith.  Isn't that what God does with humanity?  He lumps us all into the class of 'sinner' because we are descendants of Adam?  Doesn't that make God the ultimate Critical Theorist?"Ouch.But, Robby Lashua, regular KCC contributing guest and apologist from Stand to Reason, enters from stage left to answer the question...but does he save the day?  Find out in today's episode!What is this Kingdom Culture Conversation podcast tradition, " 'What About?' Wednesday"?   Every-other-Wednesday, we are joined by Robby Lashua, of Stand to Reason Ministries, an apologetics ministry based in Southern California.Robby's role within these special "What About?" Wednesday episodes?  Podcast listeners have the opportunity to email/text in their own "What About?" questions and during these episodes, Robby will work to answer the questions, point students towards the scriptural truth underlying their inquiry, and equip them to defend their faith!If you are interested in submitting a question, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org.To learn more about Stand to Reason, please visit this link!"Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    Nathan Johnson, Colson Center for Christian Worldview: The Myth of "Settled Science"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 50:18


    "The science is settled".  It's a popular turn of phrase that has almost become ubiquitous since it was first made politically popular by Vice-President Al Gore in 2013 and then became all-too-familiar during the COVID-19 pandemic.  So, is it possible to "settle the science"?  Or, is the phrase simply a billy club used by both sides within our polarized culture to stifle the intellectual curiosity of the other?Nathan Johnson works within Colson Educators, an important facet of the ministry of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview.  Prior to his post there, however, Johnson worked with the aerospace industry where his role was to engineer rockets, helicopters, and jets whose precise designs were tantamount to life-and-death calculations.  The decisions that he helped to make, rooted in science, held men and women's lives in the balance.  In short, the notion of "settled science" has been of infinite importance throughout his career.   We are certain that you will appreciate Nathan Johnson's take on the issue!For more information on the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, please visit this link."Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    Aaron Phetteplace and Kyle Malcomson, Pastors, The Jesus Church: Setting a Course Towards Freedom

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 18:07


    With their right-on-the-nose name, The Jesus Church isn't mincing words.  They are a church set within a community in which, like Christ, they are bringing the Good News to the lost and needy.Lead pastor Aaron Phetteplace and associate pastor Kyle Malcomson know that a key piece of the Good News is the opportunity to be set free.  But, as we'll learn today, the second in a two-part conversation with the pastors of The Jesus Church, the invitation to freedom--from persistent sin, addiction, guilt, bitterness, and so much more--often needs to be extended to the "found" just as much as the "lost".  In a fascinating, Bible-rooted, and far-reaching conversation, Aaron and Kyle explain that believers can also inadvertently allow temptation and bondage into their homes and lives.But, of course, as we'll hear today, there's Good News.To learn more about The Jesus Church, click here.To plan a visit to The Jesus Church, please follow this link."Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    Aaron Phetteplace and Kyle Malcomson, Pastors, The Jesus Church: Can Christians Be Subject to Bondage?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 28:24


    With their right-on-the-nose name, The Jesus Church isn't mincing words.  They are a church set within a community in which, like Christ, they are bringing the Good News to the lost and needy.Lead pastor Aaron Phetteplace and associate pastor Kyle Malcomson know that a key piece of the Good News is the opportunity to be set free.  But, as we'll learn today, the first in a two-part conversation with the pastors of The Jesus Church, the invitation to freedom--from persistent sin, addiction, guilt, bitterness, and so much more--often needs to be extended to the "found" just as much as the "lost".  In a fascinating, Bible-rooted, and far-reaching conversation, Aaron and Kyle explain that believers can also inadvertently allow temptation and bondage into their homes and lives.But, of course, as we'll hear today, there's Good News.To learn more about The Jesus Church, click here.To plan a visit to The Jesus Church, please follow this link."Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    Anthony Naimo, Director of Global Development, Hope Partners International: Rescuing Children from Poverty and Sex Trafficking in Costa Rica

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 26:24


    In Anthony's last visit to the Kingdom Culture Conversations podcast, he explained how his work within Hope Partners International was born out of tragedy within his own family.  Today, Anthony returns to talk about daily tragedies that are a part of life for children living on the streets in places like Costa Rica.Anthony and G are also joined by Northwest Christian's Lindsay Schlesinger and Jackson Schlesinger who spent part of the summer of 2022 working at a Hope Center in Costa Rica and are preparing to lead a trip there during the summer of 2023.The upcoming Costa Rica trip is open to 8th through 12th grade students that are enrolled in Northwest Christian on-the-ground campus, online campus, or participating in Frameworks.  For more information on that trip, please follow this link.For more information on Hope Partners International, please follow this link."Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    Eric Marvin, High School Pastor, Palmcroft Church: The Importance of Teaching Theology and Doctrine to Students of All Ages

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 35:40


    Church attendance, Biblical literacy, and Evangelical affiliation:  all dropping in the U.S. to historic lows.  Some blame the pandemic, others the rise of post-modernism, cultural chaos in public schools, and the abundance of social media and technology.Pastor Eric Marvin suggests the problem may actually be a bit closer to home.In today's Kingdom Culture Conversation, Marvin walks us through the "what" and the "why" of theology and doctrine...revealing that America's first fully Biblical illiterate and doctrinally ignorant generation may be crying out for the hope found in scripture. To learn more about Pastor Eric Marvin and his high school ministry at Palmcroft Church, please follow this link.To find out more about Palmcroft Church, click here."Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    Pastor Drew Anderson, NFL Alumni Players Association Chaplain and Legacy Christian Center: School Choice is the Civil Rights Issue of our Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 31:05


    Earlier this year, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed Universal ESA's into law within the state.  Arizona, already a school choice leader, was suddenly propelled into the national spotlight, adding ESA's for every Arizona student to the already thriving state tuition tax credit system.When Ducey signed the law, he had Pastor Drew Anderson on hand to commemorate the moment for the media that had gathered to report the occasion.  Pastor Anderson did not mince words:  School choice is the defining civil rights issue of our generation.  Further, he reiterated, Arizona's Universal ESA moment was the greatest civil rights moment in the United States since the founding of our country.As shocking as a statement like that may be, there was another shocker in play:  Pastor Drew Anderson is a registered and politically active Democrat.  Why is that shocking?  In Anderson's view, school choice has largely been the domain of Republican white guys and, as a result, unless the political left wakes up to the educational perils plaguing this generation, we are going to miss out on a historical moment.So, how did Pastor Anderson buck the Democratic trends?  Why is school choice a civil rights issue?  Today we find out!For more information on Pastor Drew Anderson and his ministry, please click here.To read the Arizona Daily Independent op-ed pieced penned by Anderson, please follow this link.To watch the moment in which Anderson, a Democrat, was recognized, commended, and celebrated before the Arizona Senate by Arizona Republicans, please click here."Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    Ryan Helfenbein, Executive Director, Standing for Freedom Center at Liberty University: American Exceptionalism and Christian Nationalism

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 33:50


    Terms like "American Exceptionalism", "Christo-Fascism", and "Christian Nationalism" are suddenly ubiquitous, culturally fashionable, and pervasive on talk radio, social media, and the opinion pages.  But, truth be told, they seem to be used most often towards Evangelicals as accusatory and pejorative phrases.So, are you a fascist?  Are you a Christian nationalist?  What do these terms mean?  Are they  good or bad?The New York Times recently presented an honest question:  "Christian nationalism has been empowered in American politics since the rise of Donald Trump. From 'Stop the Steal' to the storming of the U.S. Capitol and now, the overturn of Roe v. Wade — Christian nationalist rhetoric has undergirded it all. But given that a majority of Americans identify as Christian, faith also isn't going anywhere in our politics. So what would a better relationship between church and state look like?"Today, in a rousing Kingdom Culture Conversation with Ryan Helfenbein from Liberty University, we'll wrestle with that very question.  Ryan is the Executive Director of Liberty's Standing for Freedom Center, the host of Liberty University's popular "Give Me Liberty" podcast, and the vice president of communications and public engagement for Liberty University.To learn more about Ryan the Standing for Freedom Center, please click here.To enjoy the podcast, "Give Me Liberty", please follow this link.To read some of the articles by Ryan, mentioned in today's episode, from the Theology of Politics journal, please click here."Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    Mike Riddle, Executive Director, Creation Training Initiative: Do Aliens and UFO's Factor into God's Creation?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 26:36


    Scripture is silent on the issue of extraterrestrials and UFO's, right?  Maybe.  Maybe not.Mike Riddle has worked with the Creation Research Institute and Answers in Genesis.  Via his "Creation Training Initiative", he's made presentations on this question before NASA.  And, believe it or not, ever since the U.S. Government reclassified UFO's as as UAP's (Unexplained Aerial Phenomena) and committed to being more 'transparent' about their own investigations, this topic is Mike's top request from churches.Why?  Because, as it turns out, the concept of intelligent extraterrestrial life is a bit of a theologically thorny issue...some might even suggest a diabolical issue.Mike Riddle will be in Phoenix!When: October 15, 2022 (Saturday)Times: 8:30am – 5:30pmWhere: Black Mountain Baptist Church, 33955 N. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek. AZWho: High school and upCost: Adults $40, Teens $25 (special discount for teachers - $25) cost includes a 100- page manual and PowerPoint slides used in class.To register: www.creationtraining.org/event/cbt-cave-creek-az/For more information on the Creation Training Initiative, please click here."Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    Sarah Engelhardt MA LAC, Professional Counseling Associates: Helping Students with Stress Management (Part Two)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 22:25


    History will remember today as a tough time to be an adolescent.Based on UNESCO monitoring reports during the pandemic, 9 out of 10 students (87%) in 165 countries were affected by school closures in March due to the coronavirus. This translates to over 1.5 billion primary to tertiary learners.20%, or one in five American college students, admitted in an April 2020 survey that their mental health significantly got worse this year during the pandemic.78% of homes with American high school or college students reported educational disruptions due to COVID-19. Of these students, 80% admitted to suffering from increased stress due to these disruptions.Today's Kingdom Culture Conversation is crucial:  Sarah Engelhardt of Professional Counseling Associates discusses practical ways in which students, parents, and teachers can mitigate stress.  Stress can't, and as we'll learn today shouldn't, be eliminated.  But, it can be made manageable.How?  Listen in...For more information on Sarah Engelhardt, MA LAC, and Professional Counseling Services, please click here."Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    Sarah Engelhardt MA LAC, Professional Counseling Associates: Helping Students with Stress Management (Part One)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 37:31


    History will remember today as a tough time to be an adolescent.Based on UNESCO monitoring reports during the pandemic, 9 out of 10 students (87%) in 165 countries were affected by school closures in March due to the coronavirus. This translates to over 1.5 billion primary to tertiary learners.20%, or one in five American college students, admitted in an April 2020 survey that their mental health significantly got worse this year during the pandemic.78% of homes with American high school or college students reported educational disruptions due to COVID-19. Of these students, 80% admitted to suffering from increased stress due to these disruptions.Today's Kingdom Culture Conversation is crucial:  Sarah Engelhardt of Professional Counseling Associates discusses practical ways in which students, parents, and teachers can mitigate stress.  Stress can't, and as we'll learn today shouldn't, be eliminated.  But, it can be made manageable.How?  Listen in...For more information on Sarah Engelhardt, MA LAC, and Professional Counseling Services, please click here."Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    Pastor Stephen Yee, Northwest Chinese Baptist Church: "An Active Faith is a Lasting Faith"

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 30:41


    According to the website, "Northwest Chinese Baptist Church is a Bible-based New Testament Christian church that is committed to helping people enter into a personal and growing relationship with God. This is made possible by the death and resurrection of His Son Jesus Christ."Sounds pretty standard for a southern Baptist church, right?  Not exactly.NCBC is a church committed to meeting the needs of all God's people but, with both English and Chinese-speaking services, is especially adept at speaking to the needs of Phoenix-based Chinese immigrants as well as 2nd and 3rd generation Chinese.This is a community without too many degrees of separation from the religious persecution in China or those living under the threat of the headline-making potential for military conflict between Taiwan and China.  Yet, the needs of these parishioners and this community, are very much like the needs of your own family.In today's Kingdom Culture Conversation with NCBC's Pastor Stephen Yee, we explore both dimensions:  the church's connectedness to the Chinese culture and the truths that could have an impact in your own home.To learn more about Northwest Chinese Baptist Church, please follow this link."Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    Pastor Jayse Meyer, Student Ministries, Desert Breeze Community Church: The Top Twelve Topics that Youth Pastors Avoid (Part Three)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 33:35


    This conversation is about to get very awkward.Recently, LeaderTreks, a curriculum resource ministry for youth pastors, published the "top 12 topics that youth pastors avoid".  Today, as the third and final part of a three part conversation, we sit down with Pastor Jayse Meyer from Desert Breeze Community Church and work through all twelve.Today's Kingdom Culture Conversation represents a no-holds-barred, no-punches-pulled, very candid conversation that you need to hear.To learn more about Desert Breeze Community Church, please click on this link."Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    Pastor Jayse Meyer, Student Ministries, Desert Breeze Community Church: The Top Twelve Topics that Youth Pastors Avoid (Part Two)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 29:51


    This conversation is about to get very awkward.Recently, LeaderTreks, a curriculum resource ministry for youth pastors, published the "top 12 topics that youth pastors avoid".  Today, as the second part of a three part conversation, we sit down with Pastor Jayse Meyer from Desert Breeze Community Church and work through all twelve.Today's Kingdom Culture Conversation represents a no-holds-barred, no-punches-pulled, very candid conversation that you need to hear.To learn more about Desert Breeze Community Church, please click on this link."Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    Pastor Jayse Meyer, Student Ministries, Desert Breeze Community Church: The Top Twelve Topics that Youth Pastors Avoid (Part One)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 32:37


    This conversation is about to get very awkward.Recently, LeaderTreks, a curriculum resource ministry for youth pastors, published the "top 12 topics that youth pastors avoid".  Today and over the next two days, we sit down with Pastor Jayse Meyer from Desert Breeze Community Church and work through all twelve.Today's Kingdom Culture Conversation represents a no-holds-barred, no-punches-pulled, very candid conversation that you need to hear.To learn more about Desert Breeze Community Church, please click on this link."Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    Jordan Brittain, Pacific Southwest Regional Coordinator, Students for Life: There is Still Work to Do for the First Post-Roe Generation

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 38:04


    They said it could never happen.  Nevertheless, the impossible became possible when, on June 24, 2022, the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that many considered a judicial coup, mistakenly attributed the power to establish the "constitutional right" to abortion to the federal government, and led to the death of over sixty million unborn babies over fifty years. June 24th was a moment that Jordan Brittain, of Students for Life, has been working towards her entire life.  So, what now?As we will hear today in a riveting Kingdom Culture Conversation, the work for pro-life advocates is just beginning.  With self-statutory autonomy returned to the state level after being erroneously claimed by the federal government, in a culture in which the murder of innocents and vulnerable is called "healthcare", the mission of Students for Life isn't just to make abortion illegal.  Rather, they aim to make it unthinkable.This means hearts need to change.  This means prayer.  This means civil discourse with those that disagree.  And, Jordan is up for the challenge.To learn more about Students for Life, please follow this link."Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    ["What About?" Wednesday] Robby Lashua of Stand to Reason: What about the Rapture?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 42:40


    It's the elephant in the room.1 in 10 Americans believe that at any point in time, unforeseen and unceremoniously, they will suddenly disappear from the planet.If we extrapolate out Pew Research regarding the theology of Evangelicals and the percentage of American Evangelicals according to Barna, the "rapture" is a belief held by 10% of Americans.It's been the subject of best-selling books and movies.  So why aren't more people  talking about it?In today's "What about? Wednesday" episode of Kingdom Culture Conversations we do just that with apologist Robby Lashua of Stand to Reason.What is this Kingdom Culture Conversation podcast tradition, " 'What About?' Wednesday"?   Every-other-Wednesday, we are joined by Robby Lashua, of Stand to Reason Ministries, an apologetics ministry based in Southern California.Robby's role within these special "What About?" Wednesday episodes?  Podcast listeners have the opportunity to email/text in their own "What About?" questions and during these episodes, Robby will work to answer the questions, point students towards the scriptural truth underlying their inquiry, and equip them to defend their faith!If you are interested in submitting a question, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org.To learn more about Stand to Reason, please visit this link!"Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    Pastor Greg Johannes: Understanding the Variables that Contribute to Successful Multicultural Ministry

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 29:42


    Greg Johannes knows multicultural ministry.  Born and raised in El Salvador, Greg worked for decades ministering on a bilingual basis within the Latino culture.   In a part-two to yesterday's episode of Kingdom Culture Conversations, today, Greg peels back the layers of multicultural ministry and encourages us to "go deeper" in our pursuit of understanding how to better understand, express appreciation for, and connect with individuals from cultures different than our own."Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    Pastor Greg Johannes: Embracing Cultural Strengths and Frailties through Multicultural Ministry

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 33:04


    Greg Johannes knows multicultural ministry.  Born and raised in El Salvador, Greg worked for decades ministering on a bilingual basis within the Latino culture.  And, according to research, during the time he has spent in the pulpit, the diversity within Christian congregations across the United States has increased dramatically.  As a result, the questions could be fairly posed:  Is Sunday morning still the most segregated time in America?  Have we made legitimate progress towards Evangelical desegregation?   Was there a problem to begin with?  Is there still a problem if there was?Greg's answers may surprise you as he unabashedly addresses both the diverse strengths and frailties of diverse cultures."Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    Zac Driscoll, Student Ministry Director, The Trinity Church: What Students Need Now--the Truth about Identity

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 24:43


    It wasn't too long ago that Zac Driscoll was a student himself.  But, today, he is running point for student ministry at one of the fastest growing churches in the United States:  The Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Arizona.Having grown within the context of ministry and the local church and then having graduated from Northwest Christian School, Zac has learned the pitfalls associated with youth culture both within and without "the church".  So, what is he seeing?  What are students experiencing within contemporary culture?  What do they need most?Zac pulls no punches.  He's clear.  He's concise.  He's direct.  And, his answers may surprise you.For more information on The Trinity Church, please follow this link."Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

    ["What About?" Wednesday] Robby Lashua of Stand to Reason: What about Female Pastors?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 45:04


    The firestorm of controversy transcended the Twitterverse and actually became a subject of frequent discussion in homes and churches:  John MacArthur's two-word take-down of Beth Moore ("Go home") was a polarizing moment in Evangelical culture on a topic that was already very polarizing.  Does God's word teach that women cannot be pastors in a church?  Was Paul's teaching about women meant for the culture of the first century or does his prohibition apply to today's church?In today's first "What about? Wednesday" episode of the new school year, students have brought forward the question and, as is our every-other-Wednesday tradition, we put it--in unflinching style--in front of apologist Robby Lashua of Stand to Reason. Get ready for a memorable discussion!What is this Kingdom Culture Conversation podcast tradition, " 'What About?' Wednesday"?   Every-other-Wednesday, we are joined by Robby Lashua, of Stand to Reason Ministries, an apologetics ministry based in Southern California.Robby's role within these special "What About?" Wednesday episodes?  Podcast listeners have the opportunity to email/text in their own "What About?" questions and during these episodes, Robby will work to answer the questions, point students towards the scriptural truth underlying their inquiry, and equip them to defend their faith!If you are interested in submitting a question, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org.To learn more about Stand to Reason, please visit this link!"Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

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