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Shift Talk with Kev the Rev
41 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 20: Final Episode - How do we make goals stick? And random musings about 2020
In the final episode of season Tim, Eric and Kevin sit down to reflect on the year. Then they talk about goal setting and different ideas to effectively achieve our goals.
57 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 19: Christmas Special - Recovering the meaning of the season
@danielle_ann_ and @kevinkusunoki sit down with @Martin.radford739 to discuss how the modern version of Christmas has come about. They then dissect the various assumptions that our traditions have made about the nativity story.
47 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 18: Does my family background really affect me? // How do we blaspheme the Spirit?
Pastor Rick, Pastor Albert and Kevin discuss the impact of family backgrounds on mental health. They explore how this study of family systems has developed over the years and its implications particularly for people living in eastern cultures. Martin then joins to answer the question of how we can blaspheme the Spirit
53 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 16: Cage homes and subdivided apartments, is this the reality of HK? // Ask Martin: Why does
Hong Kong is one of the most expensive cities to live in, home ownership is a pipe dream for most people. How did we get to this place? Is there more that we can be doing to help people find affordable housing? @kevinkusunoki speaks with k_iu, and nelson.yau about what Hope of the City is trying to do for the poorest of Hong Kong. @Martin.radford739 answers the question about why God elects some not to believe.
52 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 17: What makes for effective accountability? // Ask Martin: Why pray when God knows everythi
Sometimes it seems like accountability doesn’t work. Why is that? Is it because we are too forgiving of one another when we sin? Or does our accountability work more like a confession time? Join @kevinkusunoki, @Alan.sl.leung and Pastor Daniel as they discuss the elements that make accountability effective. @Martin.radford739 will end the show by answering the question about why we should pray even when God knows everything.
49 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 15: Can we really trust the Bible?
People often question the reliability of the Bible. With good reason. It was written over several millennia and written by a wide range of authors. How do we know if the Bible that we have today can really be trusted, and how can we be certain that the collection of books we have are truly the inspiration of God? @_albertng, @Kevinkusunoki and Lincoln Venancio discuss in detail.
61 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 14: How should we engage on social media? // Ask Martin: Would God have been more loving if
@Kevinkusunoki, @timlatour, and @leoracaylor review the latest Netflix documentary “The Social Dilemma” and discuss its ramifications for the church. Should the church continue to engage on social media, and if so what is the appropriate way? @Martin.radford739 answers the question of whether God would have been more loving if He didn’t create anyone.
58 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 13: Is Sabbath a Command or a Suggestion? // Ask Martin: Who was Cain’s wife?
Is Sabbath a command or is it a suggestion? How seriously should we take sabbath and why is it necessary for us to rest? @wbretthilliard and @shilliard852 join to share about their recent sabbatical season and give practical tips to maintaining a life of rest. @Martin.radford739 answers the question of who Cain’s wife was.
67 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 12: So you want me to submit?? // Ask Martin: Why does God allow evil in the world?
The word "submission" carries so much baggage, particularly in the current cultural climate. However, what does the Bible say about "submission"? @kevinkusunoki, @jessicarichmondchoy, and @Martin.radford739 engage in an in-depth word study through several significant passages to try to come to a cohesive understanding of the word. @Martin.radford739 will also continue his weekly segment by answering a question about why God allows evil in the world.
52 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 11: How do we silence shame? // Ask Martin: How do we know if God is real?
Shame affects all of us, and can play a significant role in how we approach our relationships with others and with God. So where exactly does it come from and how do we silence it? Also, how can the church do a better job of addressing shame. Join @kevinkusunoki, @itskuskus, and @bjyau in their discussion about this topic, and we’ll also be starting a new segment this week called "Ask Martin." This is where we will ask @Martin.radford739 to answer an apologetic question in 5 minutes, so check it out!
52 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 10: Cancel Culture: Should the church reject or accept it?
Cancel culture is a relatively new phenomenon occurring in the west. What exactly is it and is it happening here in Hong Kong as well? Find out as @Kevin.kusunoki, @timlatour, and @jessicarichmondchoy explore this highly controversial topic.
52 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 9: What is the Gift of Singleness?
People often talk about singleness being a gift, but for many young adults it seems like a gift that nobody actually wants. Join @Kevin.kusunoki, @makjoshmak, @timlatour, and @jessica305 as they break down the gift of singleness and how the church can do a better job valuing singleness.
54 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 8: Who was Paul?
Who exactly was Paul? What was he like? Did he change throughout the course of his ministry? How should this affect the way we read his letters? Join Kevin, Ps. Albert and Martin as they discuss the importance of understanding the person of Paul and how that impacted his writings over the course of his ministry.
51 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 7: What is Gender Dysphoria?
The conversation of sexual identity has shifted in recent years from sexual preference to gender dysphoria. What exactly is gender dysphoria and how should the church respond to this new trend in culture? Jessica Choy and Jeff Lam, having worked with the youth for many years, give their insight into this growing phenomena.
56 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 6: How do I find my purpose in work?
One of the things we struggle with as Christians is finding meaning and purpose in our work. How do we know if we are doing what God has called us to do? What does it mean to live out your faith in your work? Join Kevin, Kwen and Yujing as they examine the topic of faith and work.
33 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 5: What is Biblical Justice?
Today’s special episode features Miwa Chan who works for International Justice Mission, which is an organisation that seeks to end slavery in our lifetimes by strengthening justice systems around the world. Join her, Kevin and Tim as they discuss the topic of biblical justice, and what that means for the church.
55 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 4: What Exactly is Discipleship?
Jesus commissioned us to make disciples of all nations, but over the course of recent church history, “making disciples” has become synonymous with classes and programs. What exactly is discipleship? How can we reconceive discipleship in order to do it better? Join Kevin, Albert, and special guest James Tang as they explore this topic.
46 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 3: Why the need for global missions when there are local needs?
In our third installment of Shift Talk we venture into the world of missions. Join Kevin, Danielle, and Ps Sherman as they discuss the tension between local outreach and global missions. Can the two coexist? Is one more important than the other? And what exactly is "missions"?
43 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 2: What is prophesy?
Join Kevin, Tim, and Martin Radford as they talk about the gift of prophesy. What was it like in the age of the prophets? What was it like for the New Testament church? And what does it look like in our modern day context?
51 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 1: Why are locals attending international churches?
Join Kevin, Ps Albert, and Ps Tim as they discuss the recent phenomenon of locals attending international churches. Is this an overblown trend, or do the statistics tell a different story? How can both the local church and international church learn from the results of this study, and also make use of the opportunities that are presented?
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