Following the tragic deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, a new cultural conversation about suicide has begun, an important topic that is too often avoided. Join us for this episode of The Day After Sunday, where Greg and Chris address the subject.
It's been said, the most frightening piece of real estate on the face of the earth is the two square feet of space behind a pulpit where an indvidual proclaims the word of God. This is why Charles Spurgeon ascended to the Metropolitan Tabernacle pulpit quietly affirming: "I believe in the Holy Spirit. I believe in the Holy Spirit...." Against this backdrop, Chris and Greg consider the vital importance of the Holy Spirit's work in our lives.
The word strikes fear into the human heart: "evangelism." And yet we find Jesus saying to his diciples in Acts 1, "You will be my witnesses...." It's not that we simply do witnessing, but from the center of our being we are called to emanate the light of the knowledge of Jesus Christ. Join Greg and Chris in this episode to learn what it requires to be a gospel witness in this current moment of history.
Paul the Apostle tells us in Ephesians 4:3 to diligently preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace, a unity that does not come easily (hence the adverb "diligently), but one that is essential, so much in fact that it will enable the world to believe the Father has sent the Son (John 17:21). In this episode, Greg and Chris consider the nature of this ecumenical call, along with some of its challenges and opportunities.
The real world has little in common with Disney. Red in tooth and claw, Adam’s fallen race bites, grinds, and destroys. While the tedious demands of propriety don’t allow us to easily discuss the reality of evil, it needs explanation, and more importantly, it cries out for resolution. In this episode, Chris and Greg consider the haunting specter of evil against the backdrop of Gounod’s famous opera, Faust, and ultimately recognize Good Friday as the event in which the darkness of evil is once and for all illuminated.
Billy Graham is among the most significant Christian figures of the 20th century, having preached in person to more than 100 million people, and to many more via television, satellite, and film. In this episode, Chris and Greg consider why it's important for us to remember Graham's legacy.
Few stories inspire us like Les Misérables, Victor Hugo's magnificent portrait of anguish, grace, suffering, and redemption. In this episode, Greg and Chris explore several of its central characters and themes, recognizing how the coldest and most miserable of hearts can thaw when confronted by the warmth of divine love.
In a day of reflex consumerism, when ministries evaluate success by numerical growth, when participation in a local church is considered optional, and when worship often feels more like a commodified experience than divine encounter, Chris and Greg discuss challenges and opportunities facing the church.
“The world will never starve for want of wonders, only for want of wonder,” said G. K. Chesterton a century ago, a challenge that continues to assert itself. In the face of this challenge, how can we lift our eyes above the horizon and behold the wonders of the living God? Such is the question with which Greg and Chris wrestle in this very first episode of The Day After Sunday.