What happened to the time when we saw physical healings everywhere like in the Bible? Are those "healing pastors" we see today a hoax? Does God still have the same desire to heal today that He had over 2000 years ago? Should we be encouraged to still be praying for physical healing? There's a common fear that a lack of physical healing is directly tied to our lack of faith. Let's get down to the bottom of this
Loving others - It's such a "simple" idea. The world we live in even has a February holiday dedicated to helping our special loved ones feel loved. How in line or out of sync is "christian love" when put side-by-side next to what the typical standard for loving others looks like?
Ok, so if Jesus is fully God as well as fully man - then that's double fully and already against what we can understand. 200% isn't a thing, so help me understand - SOMETHING's gotta give, right?? Did Jesus - who is actually GOD - really not know who touched Him in the crowd? Does He actually not know "the hour of His return"? How does God know everything but Jesus doesn't? Tell me I'm not alone in thinking these are perfectly logical questions to want to ask as we look at the guy named Jesus.
If we are designed to experience JOY in relationship with Jesus - how do explain a rightful FEAR of God? If you've ever wrestled with this tension, be encouraged. Our hope is this conversation sheds some light on how these two terms can and should coexist.
Memorizing scripture can be helpful, but is it actually doing more harm than good? Todd and Todd go back and forth about who's right and who's wrong on this one. Maybe there isn't a stance that can be officially proven, but it sure was helpful pulling apart the thinking behind why we were told to memorize scripture and why many of us still want our kids to do the same...
This word of "worship" - who is it intended for? Only God? Is it bad to worship other things? What if there's a chance that we are actually supposed to be worshipping other things? Let's pull apart this word and hopefully take the limits off what it's used for, in hopes that it enhances it's very meaning to us.
We're getting feedback!!!! One of our subscribers sent us a message about a "bad word" that slipped out during one of the previous episodes. This led to QUITE the discussion between Todd and Todd about what words are bad (if any) and whether or not the meaning can change based on intent. Fellow potty mouths, you're in for a good one.
Our previous toddcast conversation left off bringing the word "selfish" into play. God is always happy because He ultimately always gets His way - for many of us, the thought of that makes us cringe. We know people whose main goal is to get what they want, and that seems extremely selfish. Soooooo is God selfish? Here we go... ..
How When and Why is God happy? For many of us, we look around this world and see pain and destruction that hurts us and those around us so deeply. Certainly God can't be happy ALL the time, right? If He is - for many that's a hard concept to wrap our minds around when we stop and look around and see a bunch of darkness, sadness and grief. What makes God happy and how do we increase our own?