Podcast: Rocket to 30

Cartoon Rocket with Layers - Black Book and 30 - Pointed UpI produce and run a podcast for 20-somethings called Rocket to 30. Our goal is to help disciple young people through their 20′s so that they can live successful adult lives. We aim to produce a new episode every two weeks.

If you want to check it out go to podcast.estoncollege.ca.

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Recently, I also launched a second podcast that curates great audio from around the internet using a tool called Huffduffer. To subscribe to this podcast go to: podcast.estoncollege.ca/huffduffer.

2 Comments:

  1. Just listening to your podcast #23. And the comment was made that you were a good man. As a Christian I could never say that I was a “good ” person, and as a married man, I and my wife would also never agree to being good people.
    By saying this we are forgetting and denying our sinfulness and Gods incredible grace. Also isn’t this at the core of the majority of marriage issues. One persons thinks that the one is better (more good) then the other.
    Remember and apply the gospel. We are sinners deserving of Gods wrath, God saved us by grace through Jesus Christ. From this who are we? how do we treat others? why and how do we love? All this is answered in the gospel.
    Keep up the program:)

    • Thanks for your comment and encouragement. I appreciate feedback of any kind.

      You are right, we are fundamentally flawed and sinful, and we are also blind to our own sinfulness. Nevertheless, the message of grace is that God is redeeming us and making us holy. He is enlightening the eyes of our hearts so that we can see Christ, ourselves, and the world rightly (Eph. 1:18). God is transforming us more into the image of Christ as we grow closer to God (Romans 8; 12:1-2).

      Didn’t Paul call the early Christians saints, even the very sinful Corinthians? I know I am a work in progress and will be until the day I die–that’s sanctification. However, if Paul can list the kind of qualities required of a deacon, and include things like “blameless” (1 Tim. 3:2; Titus 1:6), I hope that describing Christians as good doesn’t offend the message of grace. Grace is what makes us good. According to the NT, our primary identity is saint, and we are “new creatures” (2 Cor. 5:17). Therefore, our job is to daily put our old nature to death (“take up your cross daily”). If we are living by the Spirit, the fruit of the Spirit includes “goodness” (Gal. 5:22). I like how Ravi Zacharias always quotes “Jesus didn’t come to make bad men good, he came to make dead men live.”

      At the end of it all, Goodness, and being known as “good” should be qualities that characterize our lives (if we are growing in Christ), because we are no longer sinners, we are saints, who are daily growing in holiness. Goodness is fruit of the gospel at work in our lives, not something we have created in ourselves. It is a gift that comes from our God and Father, who gives us a new identity in his Son.

      Okay, I’m done preaching. But I don’t like it when people get stuck in Romans 7. The message of the Gospel is that through the Spirit, Christ is conquering our sin. Take a few minutes and read Romans 7-8. They both characterize our lives today–we still struggle with sin (Romans 7) but the Spirit is transforming us into Christ’s image and there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8).

      Thanks again for the feedback!

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