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HCR119: Trigger Warnings, Pronouns, and Safe Places

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In this 119th podcast of Healthy Church Radio, I (Mark Fox) team up with Shawn Curtis (the officer) and Micah Fox (the president) to talk about the culture of political correctness that has grown to a ridiculous level in our nation.

University of Chicago dean rejects safe spaces: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/27/us/university-of-chicago-strikes-back-against-campus-political-correctness.html?_r=0

Eric Metaxas on safe spaces: http://www.christianheadlines.com/breakpoint/why-safe-spaces-are-dangerous-for-college-campuses.html

Metaxas’ book, If You Can Keep It: http://ericmetaxas.com/books/if-you-can-keep-it/

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HCR030: Church Membership Matters

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In this episode, I talk about the importance of church membership and how new members’ classes can be led. Here are some of the points:
  • I discuss the biblical reasons I see for church membership.
  • I talk about the new members’ class at Antioch and the three big questions we answer for prospective members: Where did we come from? Who are we? Where are we going? (History, Doctrine & Leadership, Vision)
  • I share the story of how God provided a place for our church to meet without going into debt or paying interest.
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HCR011: Dwelling Together in Unity

sheep togetherIn this episode, I interview Vic Costello, fellow elder and friend. Here are some of the points we discuss:

·      There is a great quote about giving each other liberty from Gregg Harris: http://hofccblog.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/responsible-in-liberty/

·      The Lord “commands the blessing” when brothers walk together in unity. (Psalm 33)

·      We discuss the importance of giving one another liberty in the nonessentials. Essentials are matters of preeminent importance, upon which we must agree.

·      The two ditches we must avoid are legalism and license. The “road” we must stay on is “liberty.”

·      Salvation is a one-time event. Sanctification is an ongoing process which cannot begin until salvation begins. The danger happens when we try to judge where people are in that process, or try to become their ‘sanctifier.’

·      The book of Philippians is an excellent study in unity. There are seven principles that Paul lays out for the church that help us walk together as those who love each other in the Lord.

Paul also gives three commands to those who are in conflict.

The road to sanctification is unique to who we are.

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Vic Costello
Vic Costello

Vic Costello is an elder at Antioch Community Church in Elon, North Carolina. He and his wife Beth have been married since 1982 and have four children. He holds a Ph.D. in Communications from the University of Tennessee and is author of a college textbook called Multimedia Foundations: Core Concepts for Digital Design.