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Guitars and Theology Podcast

Guitars and Theology Podcast

Author: Tim Miller

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Sometimes God, sometimes music, sometimes other stuff.
200 Episodes
This chat explores the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.I consider this one of the most important biblical truths I have learned.
Some of us just want God to tell us what to do. But he's not interested in that sort of relationship.
We can easily forget that we always represent Jesus in all we say and do. This chat is a reminder to remember the mystery that what we're doing is impossible -- therefore pray! And to remember the mission. We are here for the kingdom.The text of the day is Colossians 4:3-63 And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. 4 Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. 5 Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. 6 Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
Everything in your spiritual life will either thrive by prayer or wither and die without it.This talk is rooted in Colossians 4:2. "Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful and thankful."
“At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish and five were wise. 3 The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. 4 The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. 5 The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.6 “At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’7 “Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. 8 The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’9 “‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’10 “But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.11 “Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’12 “But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’13 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.(Matthew 25:1-13)
Living As The Beloved

Living As The Beloved


The centerpiece of Christian spirituality is a surrender to love. We cannot rise above our level of faith in God's love for us. It doesn't happen.We MUST learn to spend time listening to Jesus, and allowing his perspective to wash ours, changing us at the deepest level.It's time to get fed up. And dig our own well.We were made for more. We were made to be the beloved of God.
Slaves and Masters

Slaves and Masters


The issue of slavery is important and challenging!It would be so easy to read the New Testament anachronistically, through our modern lenses. It would be easy to take the instructions to slaves and masters in Colossians 3:22-4:1 out of context and thus miss how the gospel moves the ball forward.Placing these instructions in their time and place, and understanding our time and place, may enable us to see their true spirit.
"Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged." (Colossians 3:20-21)
I wrote this song to express an ache I sensed from God toward me, an invitation to simply relate to Him in regular conversation; friendship.
In this talk about marriage and the Bible's instructions for husbands and wives (based on Col 3:18-19) we talk about a lot!-biblical interpretive methods-Roman Patriarchal Culture-17th century New England Puritan Patriarchal culture-Four major views on gender relationships-some of my own personal experiences
What is sacred? What is secular? Is the world evil? Is the world good? What counts as spiritual?This chat is based on Colossians 3:17.
Finally we describe Psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs (Col 3:16) in more detail.Here's the quiz from the end:1.) T/F The Psalms were originally chanted in unison a capella by priests.2.) This biblical King is credited with bringing about Israel’s “golden age” of musical worship…a. King Josiahb. King Louie from Disney’s The Jungle Bookc. B.B. Kingd. King David3.) What local grassroots organization has helped produce more singers than anyone else?4.) T/F A hymn is an old song with four verses, and the fourth one is usually about heaven.5.) Your friend says: “It’s too bad that no early church hymns survived. It would’ve been cool to see what the very first Christians sang.” Respond.6.) T/F When king Saul was tormented in spirit, David would pour oil on his head and shout loudly in order to scare away the devils.7.) Finish this quote from St. Augustine, “The person who has sung well has _______ ______.”
How did music come to be a contentious issue among Christians?And some ways forward.
God's people sing, always have, always will.Our songs express the unity of the faith.Our songs are active worship, not passive consumer goods.Our songs are for God.Our songs glorify God AND edify the church.Our songs both express and form our faith.Our songs give us borrowed words.Our songs are our travelling songs.
Among Us

Among Us


This talk is from Colossians 3:16
We Are A Gateway

We Are A Gateway


Do you go to church or ARE you the church? And other assorted chatty concepts.
A Sunday talk from Colossians 3, especially verses 14 and 15.
This talk is based on Colossians 3:13
Stay on your step

Stay on your step


So many issues in life trigger inward identity conversations. Knowing our identity and value and belovedness deeply in our gut is critical to living out the beautiful gospel love envisioned in Colossians 3:12.
This Generation

This Generation


Sometimes we can imagine the world is always getting worse and worse. Actually, some generations do better than others.Jesus made numerous remarks about his generation.In this podcast I draw out some observations and ask a few questions...
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