172: Should We Question Authority?
Should We Question Authority?
Local Pastor Renders Church to Caesar
Gordan Runyan exposes the foolishness of a congregation bowing to the demands of the State, on the basis of “rendering unto Caesar.
Black Lives Matter
A sermon on biblical, social justice.
Why Y’all Still Meeting?
Gordan Runyan answers a common question about why his congregation has continued to meet. It’s not because of the “usual suspects.” But at the end of the day, there really is a hill to die on.
Your Foundations Are Showing (Corona Edition)
Gordan Runyan encourages his listeners to examine the building materials they’ve been using to put up the edifice of their lives, especially in light of the fact that a virus has caused many to reach out for other saviors, other ethical rules, that can keep them safe in the storm.
The Trial by Ordeal from Numbers 5
Gordan Runyan walks his congregation through the trial of the suspected unfaithful wife in Numbers 5 and shows that a head-scratcher text actually winds up magnifying the grace of God and His desire to defend the weaker members of society.
Numbers 5 and the Need for Reform of the Justice System
In Numbers 5:1-10, we get rules for dealing with uncleanness in the camp, as well as a law of restitution that encourages the thief to repent before he’s caught. These voluntary statutes highlight the need for self-government under God, and a present need for justice system reform in our own day.
Escaping the Dragon’s Power Matrix
This episode looks at 4 ways that a church can begin to resemble a dragon (as in the land-beast of Revelation 13) and then we have a pastoral conversation on some of the practical implications of rejecting the fallen world’s power paradigm.