May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Many people would presumably say that mental health struggles are not a big deal for Christians. Surely, they have all the resources and solutions in the world, right? They're hurting? Let's just toss them a Bible verse. On this episode, we are dispelling the myth that mental health doesn't … Continue reading Ep. 53: [Myth #5] Mental Health isn’t a big deal for Christians.
Many, if not all, of us have even guilty of qualifying our mistakes. We say things like, "Well, God knows I'm not perfect... listen, I know I'm not perfect.... that's okay, nobody is perfect..." And don't get me wrong-- all of these things are true. But truthfully, is this an okay thing? Should we just … Continue reading Ep. 52: [Myth #4] “God knows I’m not perfect… and that’s just fine with Him.”
Many people are convinced that the "real world"-- whatever that even means-- is ruining our kids, our church members, etc. Here, we are going to talk about why in the world that is really probably not the case. Check out the blog for this podcast here. Welcome to Caffeinated Christianity. We are a site dedicated … Continue reading Ep. 51: [Myth #3] The real world is ruining our Christian kids!
Photo by Suzy Hazelwood on Pexels.com We all thought that maybe 2020 would help us get a lot of our priorities straight. Maybe, it did. For a lot of believers, it didn't. On this episode of Caffeinated Christianity, step into a bit of the philosophical as we wrestle with the idea of priorities, why God … Continue reading Ep. 50: [Myth #2] As long as God is on the schedule, I’m doing just fine.
Photo by Andrew Neel on Pexels.com 2020 has been quite the year, and it's not even over yet. Many things have happened, begging us to ask the question: was it really supposed to be that hard? Doesn't God want us to be more successful than this? Find out more as we tackle our first myth … Continue reading Ep. 49: [Myth #1] The Christian life is supposed to be covered in bubble wrap… right?
We could say, "Hey, the Loch Ness monster is going to eat your boat!" But you won't believe us when we say that. Why? You know the Loch Ness monster isn't real-- it's a myth. On this new series of podcasts, we're going to walk through the myths of Christianity. You won't find the Bigfoot … Continue reading Ep. 48: The Myths of Christianity
https://youtu.be/BEyRqqDB25E I love my parents. Chances are, you do, too. So, if that is the case, why did God go out of His way to tell us we need to honor our parents. And why also does this commandment come with a promise-- unlike the several commandments before it? I tackle this on more on … Continue reading Ep. 47: The Ten Commandments — Honor Your Parents [Promises]
https://youtu.be/nTc6QkDELwk Audio Only On this episode of the podcast, we are back with the next installment of the series on the 10 Commandments. In Exodus 20, beginning in verse 8, God commands the Israelites to honor the Sabbath Day (the Seventh Day of the Week) as He did and rest-- shabbat. What does mean for … Continue reading Ep. 46: The Ten Commandments — “Honor the Sabbath” [Don’t Watch Netflix]
https://youtu.be/cwVONgnU2y4 Audio Only On this episode of the podcast, we are going to be looking at the third commandment-- taking God's name in vain. We've all been told what this means growing up, but perhaps it's not really what you think it means. Check out our next episode of the Caffeinated Christianity podcast here, on … Continue reading Ep. 45: The Ten Commandments — You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain…
https://youtu.be/rvdBCh0dDrE Audio Only This is a sermon given by me, Cooper Short, at Bethel Baptist Church in Laurens, SC. This is a part of a series walking through 1 John. At the time of this posting, I am serving as pulpit supply for Bethel Baptist while finishing my undergraduate at Presbyterian College in South Carolina. … Continue reading Sermon — Nature vs. Nurture — 1 John 2:28-3:3