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39 minutes | 2 months ago
Bonus Episode on Liturgy : Church Basics, Ep.... Bonus
A bonus episode! And an actual conversation! Here, I (Avery) sit down with Pastor Josh to speak to him about liturgy and the place it has in our church. Originally, it was supposed to fit in episode 6 of our church basics podcast. However, it ended up being almost 40 minutes long (!) and plenty helpful on its own. We hope you enjoy! Also, apologies for the poor audio quality at the beginning. It shapes up about 6 minutes in if you'd like to skip ahead.
38 minutes | 3 months ago
The Two Church Offices : Church Basics, Ep. 5
In Episode 5, we talk about the two offices of the church - elders and deacons. We begin by overviewing why we have these two specific offices, what the qualifications are, and what the roles of these offices are. We hope you'll enjoy listening!
33 minutes | 3 months ago
Congregationalism : Church Basics, Ep. 4
In this episode, Pastor Avery talks about congregationalism, the doctrine that says that the government of the church is in the hands of the congregation. He talks about the biblical-theological rationale for congregationalism, as well as some of the marks of congregationalism. As mentioned at the end of the podcast, you can find TCATC By-Laws here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Gt6Tpixx9DmSk4gWDZCb32Ho38REf2t8/view?usp=sharing
35 minutes | 4 months ago
Church Government : Church Basics, Ep. 3
Here, we dive into three general branches of church government types: episcopal, presbyterian, and congregational. To help us understand the diversity in approaches, we review the scarcity in command language regarding church structure in the New Testament and how these traditions adapt to that. Also, listen to the first few minutes to hear a riveting tale of bureaucratic incompetence from Avery in the opening few minutes.
26 minutes | 4 months ago
Church Membership : Church Basics, Ep. 2
In episode 2 of church basics, Pastor Avery overviews church membership. Is church membership a biblical and wise practice? What is Trace's process for membership? Why do we have these processes? What value does membership bring? All these questions will be answered for you! LINK TO OUR MEMBERSHIP COMMITMENTS: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XOruIs-9iePpk-Wabr9pgxofcsoR3QgWINn05w1cys4/edit?usp=sharing
34 minutes | 4 months ago
Church Basics Episode 1
This is the first episode of church basics, where we review some of the things that make the church a church. In this series, we will try to answer three questions: 1. What is a church? 2. Who leads the church? 3. What does a church do? In episode 1, we set the path for the rest of the series, and we define some basic things about the church - the difference in the local and universal church and the Scriptural definitions of the church.
20 minutes | 5 months ago
Grieving Well Episode 8
In this final episode of Grieving Well, James calls us to seek that which is lost in those who pass on without us in the Lord who is always constant.
20 minutes | 5 months ago
Grieving Well Episode 7
James' walk with us through A Grief Observed is almost complete! As such, he discusses what it looks like to begin to round the corner and return to a sense of normalcy, as much as that is possible. "You should never feel guilty... in the midst of the loss of anything, for feeling joy." We hope you'll benefit from this new episode, and that it'll be a benefit to any of you currently struggling with grief.
22 minutes | 6 months ago
What is Advent?
Have you been curious about why we celebrate Advent or what the difference between Advent and Christmas is? Here, we explain the basics behind Advent. We hope you enjoy! Intro/Outro Music Credits: We Wish You a Merry Christmas by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/
37 minutes | 6 months ago
The Semester Over S'mores
In lieu of a regular sermon recap, Avery, Josh, and Mathew sat down over the fire, s'mores in hand, to reflect on a challenging, but good semester. Each of them share two highlights from the semester. It was a sweet time of fellowship and optimism that we think you'd love to hear. P.S. Apologies for the sub-par audio quality and white noise. Our deepest condolences for you audiophiles.
24 minutes | 6 months ago
Capital Punishment and Covenant Theology // The Sermon Recap // 11.15.20
Here, in our last edition of the sermon recap, Josh, Mathew, and Avery address capital punishment and covenant theology. Resources on covenant theology mentioned in the podcast: Kingdom through Covenant: https://smile.amazon.com/Kingdom-through-Covenant-Second-Biblical-Theological/dp/1433553074/ref=sr_1_2?crid=10FCGRK3TC6CA&dchild=1&keywords=kingdom+through+covenant&qid=1605817537&sprefix=kingdom+through+%2Caps%2C171&sr=8-2 Progressive Covenantalism: https://smile.amazon.com/Progressive-Covenantalism-Dispensational-Covenantal-Theologies/dp/1433684020/ref=sr_1_1?crid=P4R2EUDAW5O5&dchild=1&keywords=progressive+covenantalism&qid=1605818329&sprefix=progressive+covenentalism%2Caps%2C177&sr=8-1
23 minutes | 6 months ago
Who Then Should We Preach? // The Sermon Recap // 11.08.20
This week, we all sit down with Barton Ramsey to talk about his sermon on Sunday. We have the opportunity to talk more about Barton's history at Trace. We also talk about the difference in preaching as a staff pastor or as a member. We end with a question of whether the flood a "over the whole world" or "over the whole known world at the time." We really enjoyed this conversation, and we hope you will too!
27 minutes | 6 months ago
Dad Jokes // The Sermon Recap // 11.01.20
This week, we talk about Genesis 5-6 and Avery's sermon on this text. Here, they discuss the justice and wisdom of God in the midst of the decision to flood the earth. They also discuss how sin can damage and corrode the culture of a church.
25 minutes | 7 months ago
Sons of Jabull // The Sermon Recap // 10.25.20
Here, Pastors Josh, Avery, and Mathew talk about why a culture that takes sin seriously is a good thing. They also discuss the second half of Genesis 4, which Mathew was unable to cover on Sunday. Listen now!
31 minutes | 7 months ago
Bonus Podcast on Voting
Last week, we recorded a bonus podcast about how we should think about voting as Christians. Our general aim in recording this podcast was to address voting from a biblical perspective and to talk about how voting works in the life of the church. As such, we don't discuss the candidates or issues in depth, or give an endorsement. Even so, we talk about some relevant issues like character vs. policies that we believe will be helpful to you as you come to your own decisions about voting this year.
25 minutes | 7 months ago
Grieving Well Episode 6
In this episode of Grieving Well, James journeys with Lewis to revisit that "locked and bolted door" to find it in a new state. Listen now! You can find out more about the Church at Trace Crossing at tracecrossing.org.
21 minutes | 7 months ago
Judgments or Consequences? // The Sermon Recap // 10.18.20
In this episode, Mathew and Avery talk about the outcomes from the sin chosen by the man and woman. They talk about whether those outcomes were direct punishments or natural consequences of sin in God's perfect world. They also talk about the importance of God's different consequences given to men and women.
23 minutes | 7 months ago
Grieving Well Episode 5
James helps us to see how C.S. Lewis turned a bit of a corner on his grief by allowing his mind to finally come into dialogue with his weeping heart. James helps us to think through the competing truths we know and the emotions we feel in a difficult loss. He also helps us to see that grappling honestly with our loss can be helpful, but remaining indefinitely in a place of lament can sour our souls to God and cause us to. forget our place in the world. Part of the healthy grieving process is emerging from the process. Learn more about the Church at Trace Crossing at tracecrossing.org
22 minutes | 7 months ago
Everything Is By Design...? // The Sermon Recap // 10.11.20
Good news, the guys solve the problem of evil today! Of course, that's not actually the case, but it's a major issue that comes up when considering the fall and where Satan comes from. Josh gives some of his thoughts about the issue. He also discusses what it was like to preach this text and addresses his approach. Avery manages to record the episode correctly, but he does mix it up with some sound effects at the beginning. You can find more about the Church at Trace Crossing at trace crossing.org.
25 minutes | 7 months ago
Grieving Well Episode 4
Welcome back to Grieving Well! In this episode, James finishes reviewing Lewis' chapter 2 of A Grief Observed. He walks with Lewis through his questions of whether God could be good and allow so much personal pain in Lewis' life. You can find more about The Church at Trace Crossing at tracecrossing.org
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