Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Confessing Our Hope: New Broadcasts on Homosexuality, Family Worship and the OPC General Assembly

Listen to the GPTS Web-based radio broadcasts, with new interviews by host William Hill periodically! Read more about this broadcast ministry at the Confession Our Home web site. New programs are now available for listening or download. Among them:

#41 The OPC General Assembly Report

On this broadcast we sat down with Rev. Jonathan Holst to discuss the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, her most recent General Assembly and other related items.

#42 – A Neglected Grace

Our guest this week was Rev. Jason Helopoulos, as we discussed his book A Neglected Grace: Family Worship in the Christian Home.  This was an outstanding and edifying conversation on a subject of great importance. From the publisher: "Whether your home includes a single mother with her children, three generations of a family, the immediate family and Uncle Bob, who is living in the spare room, or the traditional mother, father, and 2.5 kids, it is our joyful responsibility to lead our home in worshiping the Lord. In the history of the church, family worship has been one of the Christian family’s strongest characteristics. In the last century, however, this great tradition of the faith is vanishing. In A Neglected Grace Pastor Jason Helopoulos graciously calls church leaders and individual members to reclaim the practice of family worship as a glorious expression of our Christian faith. This indispensable means of grace directs our families to seek and enjoy the love and beauty of Christ daily."

#43 – Love into Light

On this broadcast we sat down with Rev. Peter Hubbard as we discussed his book Love Into Light: The Gospel, The Homosexual and the ChurchFrom Amazon: "Homosexuality is one of most controversial moral issues of our day. Headlines teem with stories of athletes 'coming out,' politicians changing positions and courts handing down same-sex marriage rulings. Sadly the church has often been afraid to talk about homosexuality. Many Christians feel confused and divided between the call to love and the call for truth. And many who struggle with unwanted same-sex attraction feel alone and alienated by the church. The time is ripe for God’s people to think and speak about same-sex attraction in a way that is both biblical and beneficial. We must reject our fears and misunderstandings and see ourselves together in need of the grace of Jesus. Love Into Light is designed to move the church toward that end. Written from the heart of a pastor with a love for people and a sensitivity to our culture, Love Into Light is your next step toward becoming more faithfully and helpfully engaged with people in your families, in your church and in your neighborhood."

#44 – Faith and Practice #3

This is the third edition of our new feature in which Greenville Seminary President Dr. Joseph A. Pipa Jr. answers listeners' questions.

#45 – Engaging with Keller

We welcome Dr. William Schweitzer, editor of the book Engaging With Keller: Thinking Through the Theology of an Influential Evangelical. This is a very important discussion for the church today due to the giant influence of Pastor Tim Keller on a large number of Christians.