The Third Commandment: You Shall Not take the Name of the Lord in Vain
In this episode Ezra Institute Fellow Michael Thiessen discusses what it means to take the name of the Lord, both rightly and wrongly, in the church, in politics, and in any other sphere. We also talk about the nature of oaths and authority, the Sermon on the Mount, what it means for something to be damned by God, and door-to-door sales. NOTE: we do not use language flippantly, but this episode contains language that parents may not want your children to hear.
Biblical Sexuality Sermons
As Canada faces a legal context that is increasingly hostile to Christian belief and practice, the church has an opportunity and an obligation to speak prophetically to our civil authorities, reminding them that they are ministers under authority of Jesus Christ, the Ruler of the kings of the earth.
Apologetics, Politics and Sphere Sovereignty
Apologetics includes a defense of the Christian philosophy of life. Michael Thiessen of the Liberty Coalition Canada joins us to discuss an apologetic for the limits on the authority of the state and the ultimate authority of the kingdom of God that only a Christian worldview can account for.
Authority and Civil Disobedience
What constitutes “civil disobedience”? Is it ever an option for God’s people?
Sin Makes Men Cowards
Reflecting on the public worship protests of last weekend, we consider the nature of Charter freedoms, the lesser magistrate, and ‘civil disobedience.’ The use of fear has been a significant factor as unelected officials pursue policies that are especially damaging to the working class.
On the Church
The church has a significant, but not ultimate, role to play in the life of the believer, in the culture, and in the Kingdom of God.
Rev. Michael Thiessen addresses the issue of the family as a foundational institution of society and our Christian responsibility to respond to the identified crisis of our hemorrhaging faith.
The Idolatry of the Family
Michael Thiessen discusses the place and duty of the family in the broader mission of the church and the Kingdom of God.
John Bunyan: Family Duty
Douglas Rosenau, A Celebration of Sex
Michael Thiessen: Pursuing a First Class Marriage
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Sex, Marriage, and Eternity
Michael Thiessen explains the place of marriage and sex in light of eternity, marriage as the living picture of Christ and the church, the relation between men and women, and the responsibility of parents in discipling their children to love and serve the Lord Jesus.