WR009 – Week in Review – for the week ending June 6, 2014

(This podcast is currently only available through a browser, as you’re viewing it now, or through the “Mike Gantt” app, which is a free download in the iOS and Android app stores, or as a podcast downloadable through iTunes.)

Hi, I’m Mike Gantt and this is my week in review for the week ending Friday, June 6, 2014.  The purpose of this podcast is to review all that I have published in the previous week through my blogs, my podcasts, other social media such as Twitter, and even my comments on the blogs of other people.

Hebrews 2:1 says that “we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.” That is, there’s a tendency to forget what we’ve learned unless we review it. And in several places in the Gospels, including Matthew 13:12, Jesus said, “Whoever has, to him shall more be given, and he will have an abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him.” Thus, reviewing what we’ve learned not only helps us to retain it, it’s also the way we learn new things from God. “Out of the old comes something new, and out of both come all things true – at least when it comes to the things of God.”  Let’s therefore now go over the things we’ve heard in the last week and see how much we have retained, how much we can retain, and how much more we’re able to gain.

Segment 1: Review of A Scriptural Guide to Jesus and His Kingdom for the week (begins at  00:00)

Segment 2: Review of A Bible Reader’s Guide to Jesus and His Kingdom for the week (begins at 29:42 )

Segment 3: Review of Reference Shelf for the Kingdom of God, Current Events in Light of the Kingdom of God, and Twitter for the week (begins at 49:34)

Total time elapsed 1:10:24

 

WR008 – Week in Review – for the week ending May 30, 2014

(This podcast is currently only available either through a browser, as you’re viewing it now, or through the “Mike Gantt” app, which is a free download in the iOS and Android app stores.)

Hi, I’m Mike Gantt and this is my week in review for the week ending Friday, May 30, 2014.  The purpose of this podcast is to review all that I have published in the previous week through my blogs, my podcasts, other social media such as Twitter, and even my comments on the blogs of other people.

Hebrews 2:1 says that “we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.” That is, there’s a tendency to forget what we’ve learned unless we review it. And in several places in the Gospels, including Matthew 13:12, Jesus said, “Whoever has, to him shall more be given, and he will have an abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him.” Thus, reviewing what we’ve learned not only helps us to retain it, it’s also the way we learn new things from God. “Out of the old comes something new, and out of both come all things true – at least when it comes to the things of God.”  Let’s therefore now go over the things we’ve heard in the last week and see how much we have retained, how much we can retain, and how much more we’re able to gain.

Segment 1: Review of A Scriptural Guide to Jesus and His Kingdom for the week (begins at  01:15)

Segment 2: Review of A Bible Reader’s Guide to Jesus and His Kingdom for the week (begins at 29:26 )

Segment 3: Review of Reference Shelf for the Kingdom of God, Current Events in Light of the Kingdom of God, and Twitter for the week (begins at 51:56)

Here’s the blog post on which I commented.  (Sometimes there are so many comments that they don’t show up on the first page; therefore, you may have to poke around to find my exchange.)

Total time elapsed 1:15:39

 

WR007 – Week in Review – for the week ending May 23, 2014

(This podcast is currently only available either through a browser, as you’re viewing it now, or through the “Mike Gantt” app, which is a free download in the iOS and Android app stores.)

Hi, I’m Mike Gantt and this is the week in review for the week ending Friday, May 23, 2014. The purpose of this podcast is to review all that I have published in the previous week through my blogs, my podcasts, and other social media such as Twitter.

Hebrews 2:1 says that “we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.” That is, there’s a tendency to forget what we’ve learned unless we review it. And in several places in the Gospels, including Matthew 13:12, Jesus said, “Whoever has, to him shall more be given, and he will have an abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him.” Thus, reviewing what we’ve learned not only helps us to retain it, it’s also the way we learn new things from God. “Out of the old comes something new, and out of both come all things true – at least when it comes to the things of God.”  Let’s therefore now go over the things we’ve heard in the last week and see how much we have retained, how much we can retain, and how much more we’re able to gain.

Segment 1: Review of A Scriptural Guide to Jesus and His Kingdom and My Podcasts for the week (begins at 01:12 )

Segment 2: Review of A Bible Reader’s Guide to Jesus and His Kingdom for the week (begins at 28:34)

Segment 3: Review of Reference Shelf for the Kingdom of God, Current Events in Light of the Kingdom of God, Twitter, and other blogs for the week (begins at 46:47)

Total time elapsed 1:00:06

WR006 – Week in Review – for the week ending May 16, 2014

(This podcast is currently only available through a browser, as you’re viewing it now, or through the “Mike Gantt” app, which is a free download in the iOS and Android app stores, or as a podcast downloadable through iTunes.)

Week in Review, episode #6, for the week ending Friday, May 16, 2014. Hi, I’m Mike Gantt and the purpose of this particular podcast is to review all that I have published in the previous week through my blogs, my podcasts, and other social media such as Twitter. All that I publish, and therefore all that I’ll be reviewing, can be found by starting at www.mikegantt.com.

Hebrews 2:1 says that “we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.” That is, there’s a tendency to forget what we’ve learned unless we review it. And in several places in the Gospels, including Matthew 13:12, Jesus said, “Whoever has, to him shall more be given, and he will have an abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him.” Thus, reviewing what we’ve learned not only helps us to retain it, it’s also the way we learn new things from God. “Out of the old comes something new, and out of both come all things true – at least when it comes to the things of God.”  Let’s therefore now go over the things we’ve heard in the last week and see how much we have retained, how much we can retain, and how much more we’re able to gain.

Segment 1: Review of A Scriptural Guide to Jesus and His Kingdom for the week (begins at 01:28 )

No one is good but Jesus alone: Psalm 14:1-3; Psalm 53:1-3; Romans 3:9-18, 23; Luke 17:10

The Lord Jesus: 1 Peter 3:6; 1 John 4:18; Matthew 6:33

The Administration of God: 3 John 1:9; Matthew 23:8-10

Segment 2: Review of A Bible Reader’s Guide to Jesus and His Kingdom for the week (begins at 25:41 )

Proverbs 4:18

Segment 3: Review of Current Events in Light of the Kingdom of God for the week (begins at 52:57 )

Segment 4:  Review of Reference Shelf for the Kingdom of God, My Podcasts, Twitter, and Newsletter (begins at 1:03:53 )

Total time 1:17:18

WR005 – Week in Review – for the week ending May 9, 2014

Here’s the review of the week ending Friday, May 9, 2014.

Segment 1 Review of A Scriptural Guide to Jesus and His Kingdom for the week (begins at 00:00)

Segment 2 Review of A Bible Reader’s Guide to Jesus and His Kingdom for the week (begins at 19:11)

Segment 3 Review of Current Events in Light of the Kingdom of God for the week (begins at 35:06)

Segment 4 Some comments on “objectivity versus subjectivity” and “Christian worldview” (begins at 47:41)

Total time 1:03:41

WR004 – Week in Review – for the week ending May 2, 2014

This podcast discusses current events in light of the kingdom of God.

Segment 1 begins at 00:00

The Facebook face-off over atheism by Neal Jones, April 26, 2014 [as of June 1, 2014, the The State newspaper seems to no longer be maintaining this page.] 

Segment 2 begins at 13:29

Religion for $1,000, Alex by 

Bible literacy is going up, not down – thanks, Lady Gaga By Katie Edwards, University of Sheffield, April 18, 2014

WR003 – Week in Review – for the week ending April 25, 2014

The audio quality of this file is atrocious.  I apologize.  I know now what I did wrong and plan to be back to standard sound quality next week.  Again, I’m sorry.  I’m short on time to re-record so that I thought going ahead and sending it was the better choice.  If it turns out I’m wrong because it’s too hard to listen to, please let me know.  Thanks.

Segments:

I. Time magazine’s cover article for this week (starts 00:00)

Time: Barbara Brown Taylor Faces the Darkness (subscription required)

Al Mohler on the Barbara Brown Taylor article (audio and outline / transcript)

II. Matthew Vines’ “God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships” (starts at 17:39)

Matthew Vines’ March 2012 video (1:07:19) and transcript

Al Mohler on Matthew Vines’ book (article / podcast and outline / e-book response to Matthew Vine’s book)

III. Persecuted believers in Uzbekistan (starts at 39:31)

Open Doors brief on believers in Uzbekistan

Total length is 46:00.

WR002 – Week in Review – for the week ending April 18, 2014

The notes I’ve written below can serve as either…

  • a preview of what you’ll hear, or
  • a substitute in case you don’t have time to listen, or
  • a menu to help you decide whether or not you want to listen

(Currently, this podcast is only available to hear through a browser or in the smartphone app.  It won’t be available in iTunes as a podcast for a while yet.)

This week’s episode includes some commentary on the celebrations of Easter Week, some thoughts on Al Mohler’s daily podcast, news about two audio books to published soon, a Bible reading tip, an answer to a question about parables, and a reminder of the plight of the poor and persecuted in the world in which we dwell.

My intent is to publish this podcast every week that I can, sometime between noon on Friday and noon on Saturday.  I am trying to consistently date the post for “the week ending Friday…”  My preferred method would be to record and publish on Friday afternoon, but if I don’t make that, it’s likely that the next window I’ll have is just before noon on Saturday.

Lots of people are celebrating Easter this week.  I hope they’re thinking through the historical facts upon which the various feasts or events that are being undertaken.  In any case, I’m always glad when Christ is exalted – even if not always in the fullness of truth (Philippians 1:18).

Al Mohler did his usually great work for the kingdom of God this week in his daily podcast, but I winced at a couple of things.

Politics is not the answer, but Christians cannot shirk the responsibilities of being good citizens.

I should have audio versions of The Biblical Case for Everyone Is Going to Heaven and The Implications of Everyone Going to Heaven before the end of this month.  Along with Whatever Became of Jesus Christ?  The Biblical Case for the Second Coming as Accomplished Fact, this makes audio versions of the three books I wrote 20 years ago all available.

There’s a tip in here for parents who use children’s Bible story books to read Bible stories to their children.

I answer a question about parables and tell how Jesus wants to tell you parables today – and explain them!

Lastly, I mention the poor and persecuted.  I didn’t have any news items, but I always want to call attention to their situation.  God forbid that we should forget them.

WR001 – Week in Review – for the week ending April 11, 2014

Today I begin weekly podcast for this blog: Week in Review.  I want to give an account of each week from my perspective for the benefit of those who are seeking to live their lives in the 21st Century by the word of God.

It will take several days, maybe even a week, before this podcast is listed in iTunes and other directories.  Until then, you can listen in your browswer with the player above or you can download the “mike gantt” app from the App Store on your iPhone and listen to it on that device.  (You should be able to do the same on Android or Windows phone as well.)

I will normally publish this podcast on Friday afternoons or Saturday morning.

The Scriptural Christianity podcast will now be published first thing Sunday mornings.

The Scriptural Literacy podcast will now be published first thing Wednesday mornings.

Al Mohler did a great job extolling motherhood on his daily briefings Wednesday and Thursday.

Jennifer Roback Morse of The Ruth Institute has helped me understand how closely social issues and economic issues are tied together – even in the political realm.

On the blogs ths week:

A Scriptural Guide to Jesus and His Kingdom dwelt on the coexistence of the kingdom of God with the world, and how we need to discern the difference between the two.

A Bible Reader’s Guide to Jesus and His Kingdom dwelt on the psalms as prophecies of Jesus Christ.

Current Events in Light of the Kingdom of God covered “The Jesus Manifesto” and “I Hate Religion, but Love Jesus” video. Also covered, was the new documentary “Jesus of Testimony.”

The Smartphone app (which will receive all the podcasts) was released this week.

Let us remember the poor, just as Jesus taught us to do.  Here’s the article from which I was quoting the respective family and individual incomes by country: Worldwide, Median Household Income About $10,000 by Gallup World.