The Common Good
- 7/18/2019 12:00:00 AM
(00:00-09:01): Ian is visiting his family in America’s High Five, so Brian calls upon his friend and fellow pastor Scott Murray to help carry the show! He tells us his story and journey to Illinois to become a junior high pastor.
(09:01-18:07): Brian and Scott talk about the differences between a big and a small church. Is there a significant difference in leadership? In the Chicago-land area, the idea of the megachurch has been tainted with scandal. Does that negate the good potential of having a large church?
(18:07-28:20): Scott Sauls is frequently featured on The Common Good and one of his most recent tweets calls for conversation. Brian and Scott discuss Sauls’ take on membership and how building relationships in a church, as you are, is important.
(28:20-37:19): Scott closes out the hour with us talking about what excites him most, and what concerns him, about Christianity. Brian wants Christians and the world to become more united and less divided.
(37:19-47:35): In the midst of hateful rhetoric and seemingly countless tragedies in the world, Brian discusses the necessity of hope we as Christians must have. He and producer John discuss exemplifying the love of God and how important it is to be hopeful during trying times.
(47:35-58:13): Chick-fil-A isn't open on Sundays. It's missing out on more than $1B in sales. Brian and John discuss their decision to uphold staying closed on the Sabbath and what image that portrays of the company.
(58:13-1:08:25): MLB suddenly lost pitcher Tyler Skaggs last week and the Angels did something amazing during the game of which they dedicated to number 45. Baseball players are notorious for being superstitious and believe in omens and such, and this game was full of them. Was God at work here? Does he move through coincidences?
(1:08:25-1:14:50): Brian and Ian’s “Weird Stuff We Found on the Internet”: Bears will do anything to treat themselves, and is Spider-Man the devil? Buying a car is easy, almost as easy as printing your own money, and Turkey’s airlines are super sensitive. Meanwhile, we love America.
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