What Are We Even Doing Here? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/category/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/ As my wife and i sit in church we sometimes wonder “What Are We Even Doing Here?” Not because we don’t believe, but because we do. It is crazy that years ago we didn’t believe in Jesus. We were a young and struggling married couple with a young daughter. But thanks to God’s soveriegnty and His use of a believer, I came to believe in Jesus. About two years later God changed Karen’s heart and she was brought to belief. Now we look back in amazement and see where we are today, knowing we don’t deserve to be here, and ask, “What Are We Even Doing Here?” I’m sure you all have asked this question for one reason or another. This question is asked both in our personal lives and life in general. “Why are we here? What is our purpose? What is this world?”During this podcast we hope to explore these questions and more. We will share our story as husband, wife, and parents as God continues to work in our lives. We will seek to answer what we are even doing here from a biblical perspective. Come along on our adventure and find out “What Are We Even Doing Here?” Thu, 24 Nov 2022 19:10:22 +0000 en hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 yes https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/category/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/feed/podcast/ Daryl and Karen Updike clean episodic Daryl and Karen Updike darylkarenupdike@gmail.com darylkarenupdike@gmail.com (Daryl and Karen Updike) © 2022 What Are We Even Doing Here As my wife and i sit in church we sometimes wonde… What Are We Even Doing Here? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/WAWEDH-1400.jpg https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/category/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/ TV-G 165905641 Thanks and Prayer Request https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe125/ Thu, 24 Nov 2022 19:05:45 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=1871325 Thank you all!

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Conversations With Two Unbelievers https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe124/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 18:45:23 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=1871265 Conversations With Two Unbelievers: A Brief Summary

Peter writes about giving a defense of our faith in 1 Peter 3:15. “but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.” For this project I had an opportunity to discuss what I believe and why I believe it with two different unbelievers. The goal was to stand on the truth of God’s word while honoring Christ as holy as Peter writes. However, my main goal was not only to defend what I believe and expose the unbeliever’s world view as untenable, but also to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The two unbeliever I spoke with had different world view from that of myself as well as from each other. One is a very skeptical person who claims to reject the Bible because it was written by men. He also claims to believe “science.” The other is more of an agnostic who claims things are too big for us to know, yet he believes there is someone who made the world and has a sense of spirituality.

Justin

My first discussion was with Justin. I do not know him very well and we only had a few discussions previously on Facebook. My family knows his wife from a church we used to attend together. In the conversation you will hear Justin make claims about science being true and how the bible is not because he believes it is just a book of the thoughts of man. Justin also explains that he hopes there is something after we die but he claims we do not know. One other important thing to know about Justin is that he is a vegan. He is enthusiastic about how mankind treats and mistreat animals. He is sort of a vegan apologist as he was trying to persuade me in the way of veganism.

As you listen to this conversation you will notice, at least in his presentation, that Justin really has not fully thought out what he believes. I tried my best to stay on target with him but there were a few times we went down rabbit holes. What I wanted to show him was the inconstancies in his world while pointing out to him that he knows God because he is made in His image. For example, Justin believes people should be good. I asked him by what standard should we be good? Not much was given from him in the way of an answer.

Shail

              The second conversation was with Shail. I met Shail back in 2004 when I was his high school music teacher. We reconnected later in life bonding over New York Mets baseball.

Shail was raised in what seems to be a nominal Hindu family. He does not really follow Hindu teaching but does celebrate some Hindu holidays. When he told me this it reminded me of those who claim to be Christian but only attend church on Christmas and Easter.

As you listen to this conversation you will hear a very different world view from that of Justin. Shail believes there has to be something outside of mankind that created the world. He has a belief about the after life concerning the “energy” of people returning into the universe. Overall, Shail says some good things, but his foundation is shaky. He is not standing on the Rock of Christ.

 

 

Conclusion

In both conversations there were things I wanted to address but I had limited time. In the short time I desired to listen more and expose their inconsistencies when I could while getting to the Gospel as much as possible. I know there were points that I missed and times I may have gone off on tangents away from the covenantal approach, but I wanted to keep the conversation flowing. Most importantly, I wanted to point both these men to Christ, the true reason I believe what I believe.

A point that came up in both conversations was morality. If both men believe there are things humans should and should not do to other human beings it exposes that they are made in the image of God. Being made in God’s image they are in covenant with Him. As Dr Oliphint puts it in his book Covenantal Apologetics, “Given that all men are in covenant relationship with God, they are bound by that relationship to ‘owe obedience owe obedience to Him as their Creator.’” And later writes, “We are people who, by nature, have an obligation to worship and serve the creator.” [1] Both of these men exhibited knowledge of being in God’s image by both stating we should be “good” people. The problem is, as Paul writes in Romans 1, they are suppressing the truth in unrighteousness. In order for them to be consistent in their views of anything they need to trust in Christ as it says in Colossians 2:3 “in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”

Overall, I tried to stay consistent with the Reformed apologetic method by standing on the truth of God’s word. I know there was more that could have been said, but I presented my case from the Scripture for the hope that is in me. As Van Til points out in his book, Christian Apologetics, the Reformed apologist “must present facts for what they really are and then challenge the natural man by arguing that unless they are accepted for what they are according to the Christian interpretation of them, no facts mean anything at all.”[2]

I plan to keep dialoging with these men. I ask that you also keep Justin and Shail in your prayers. I pray the Holy Spirit speaks through me so these men see their inconsistent world view is because of their sin and that their eyes will be opened to forgiveness and life in Jesus Christ.

Bibliography:

 

Oliphint, K. Scott. Covenantal Apologetics Principles & Practice in Defense of Our Faith.                                             Wheaton, Illinois: Crossway, 2013

Van Till, Cornelius, Christian Apologetics. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2003.

[1] K. Scott Oliphint, Covenantal Apologetics Principles & Practice in Defense of Our Faith (Wheaton, Illinois: Crossway, 2013), 41.

[2] Cornelius Van Til, Christian Apologetics (Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2003), 193.

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Romans 1:13-17 Shameless Power https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe123/ Mon, 10 Oct 2022 23:08:19 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=1767383 Once again had to opportunity to worship with the saints at Faith Bible OPC in Brick NJ. I was honored to exhort this sermon in the evening service. May it bless and encourage you.

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God is Good! Why is There Evil? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe122/ Thu, 29 Sep 2022 10:30:57 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=1364396 In this episode I read from a short paper I wrote for my Doctrine of God class last semester. In the beginning of the course, I had to come up with a question about God that we would hear from a member of a congregation. I picked this question that you will hear because it is so often asked.

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Are You Ashamed? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe121/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 09:15:20 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=1113650 Are you ashamed of the gospel? Do you share this good news with friends, family, neighbors, and strangers? What stops you? What stops me? Fear of man? Love of self? We need not be ashamed. We have the words of eternal life. Let us not be ashamed to share the finished work of Jesus Christ for sinners.

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Why Say “Christians, Sleep Well” And Not Other Faiths? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe120/ Thu, 25 Aug 2022 09:15:55 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=1080426 Recently someone asked why I make videos saying, “Christians, sleep well tonight,” and I don’t tell people of other faiths to sleep well. On this episode I answer the question.

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Exodus 6:1-13 Sermon 2.0 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe119/ Thu, 18 Aug 2022 09:15:36 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=1051798 Here is a sermon on Exodus 6:1-13 that I exhorted at Faith OPC in Elmer,NJ. I know I posted a sermon on this text a few weeks ago but this one has some changes. I was encouraged to make some changes by my preaching professor after I preached this for class. If you listened to the original, see if you can find the changes.

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Cleansed From All Unrighteousness https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe118/ Fri, 05 Aug 2022 09:15:56 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=997350 This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanse us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. 1 John 1:5-10

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Believe The Promise of Yahweh https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe117/ Thu, 28 Jul 2022 09:15:54 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=957841 I recently had the honor of exhorting Exodus 6:1-13 at River of Life OPC in Philippisburg, NJ. I hope this will bless you and you will look to the LORD and His name and promise can be trusted.

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Special Guest Sermon by Mark Popovitch https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe116/ Thu, 21 Jul 2022 09:15:36 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=886280 Here is a special episode sharing a sermon on 1 Kings 16:29-17:1. This is a much needed message in our current times. I pray it blesses you as it did me. Let Mark know how it blessed you on his twitter.

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Brief Musing On The Trinity https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe115/ Thu, 14 Jul 2022 09:15:23 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=775300 On this short episode I discuss a few things that I have been learning in my Doctrine of God class about the Trinity. What an amazing God we serve. We should learn, discuss, and think more of the Triune God.

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Our Minds Are Messed Up https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe114/ Thu, 07 Jul 2022 09:15:02 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=645894 On this short episode I briefly talk about how much sin messes with our minds.

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Talking Seminary with Mark Popovitch https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe113/ Thu, 30 Jun 2022 09:15:24 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=355375 On this episode I talk with my brother in Christ, Mark Popovitch. Mark recently graduated from Knox Theological Seminary with an M. Div and I am just starting seminary. We talk about the benefits of having theological training. We also discuss some other interesting things about Mark like that he was a professional umpire and an actor. I pray you are blessed by this episode and encourage to begin your theological training.

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Church Planting with James (D)White https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe112/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 09:15:26 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=338840 Not that James White, but a much better James White, is this week’s guest as we talk about his current experience church planting. I hope this episode will encourage you as we hear about the blessings that Pastor James shares. Please check out his church and the sermons. Also, this is the second time he has been on the show so dig into the archives to find the episode we did about worship when I was wrongly Baptist like him.

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The Church Playbook? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe111/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 09:15:16 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=336718 I am solo on this episode, and I rant a little about a product I keep seeing pop up on my facebook, “The Church Playbook.” I talk about how we have a “Playbook”, called the Bible. Jesus has told us how we are to grow the Church. It is His Church.

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John 4 Living Water Without End https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe110/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 09:15:43 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=333111 I was blessed with another opportunity to exhort God’s word at Calvary OPC in Ringoes, NJ this past Lord’s day. I exhorted from John 4, often called, “The Woman At The Well.” I hope this will bless you and encourage you to “Come, see a man!”

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Baptize Your Babies with Pastor Michael Bowman https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe109/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 09:15:39 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=328387 On this episode I was able to talk with Pastor Michael Bowman, cohost of Restless: A Postmortem on the Young, Restless, and Reformed. I speak with him on a long debated topic of baptism. We both have come to the conclusion that not only should those who profess faith be baptized, but also their children. Please listen for why.

Also, I apologize to Matt Clone for forgetting his name.

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Life and Theology with Pleas Evans https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe108/ Thu, 02 Jun 2022 09:15:49 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=321362 On this episode I spoke with another of my twitter brothers and brother in Christ, Pleas Evans. We discuss his coming to faith, move to reformed theology, and other great stuff. Also learned the most important thing, how to say his name. He is a very encoring brother worth following on twitter.

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Catching up with The New Geneva Crew https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe107/ Thu, 26 May 2022 09:15:41 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=302534 As I edited this episode I was cracking up. We had a lot of fun recording and also talked about some great theological topics. My guests are The Real Tony, Angela Pangela, and Charles Vaughn. They write for the New Geneva Blog. Also, Tony and Angela hosted the New Geneva Podcast and it was a great blessing in my life. Take a listen as we discuss reformed worship, the uses of the law, and the blessings of being a member of a local church. Please go read their blog and be encouraged.

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This Is The Way https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe106/ Tue, 24 May 2022 12:00:10 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=302130 Here is an exhortation I had the honor of doing at Faith Bible OPC during the evening service. May you be blessed by Psalm 1. And if you are in the area, please go worship with the saints at Faith.

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Tale Of Two Rich Men https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe105/ Tue, 24 May 2022 00:20:26 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=302128 Had the honor and privilege once again to exhort morning and evening at Faith Bible OPC in Brick NJ. This is from the morning service. I hope you are blessed by this exhortation in Luke 18 and Luke 19 comparing two rich men and how they both approach Jesus and how they both come away from that encounter.

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Premium Bibles and Life with Coby Munsey https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe104/ Thu, 19 May 2022 09:15:03 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=287907 On this episode I talk to a good brother in Christ, Coby Munsey. Coby has a youtube channel Rural Bible Reviews, where he reviews premium bibles as well as other Christian books.  We talk about his channel, bibles, and his love for the Lord and His Church. It was a blessing to speak with him, as he has been a huge encouragement to me, and I hope you are blessed by listening.

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Lordship Salvation with Theocast’s Jon Moffitt https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe103/ Thu, 12 May 2022 09:15:24 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=278330 On this episode I had the honor to talk with Pastor Jon Moffitt from the podcast Theocast. We talk about him and his show, as well as the sometimes-controversial topic of Lordship salvation. Please take a listen and hear his explanation of this subject, and why we must look to Christ for our salvation and not how well we follow Him.

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Talking with Lee of Reformed Meditations https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe102/ Thu, 05 May 2022 09:15:15 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=250859 On this episode I was able to talk with Lee of Reformed Meditations about his podcast as well as life. We also get into a little bit about the Lord’s supper. May this be a blessing.  Please go check out his podcast as he is part of the BAR Network.

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Church Government with Pastor Benjamin Glaser https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe101/ Thu, 28 Apr 2022 09:15:28 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=246435 On this episode I had a great conversation with Pastor Benjamin Glaser of Bethany ARP Church. We discuss church government and why it is biblical and important.  There is a structure that our Lord Jesus has given us for governing His Church and we talk about that as well as how the Lord Jesus has blessed Pastor Glaser with salvation. I pray this episode will bless and educate you on this very important topic.

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Original Cast Back For 100th Episode https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe100/ Thu, 21 Apr 2022 09:15:57 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=232318 This is a very special episode. It is the 100th episode. For this special moment I wanted to have the original cast. So my wife and a few kids have joined to talk a little about the importance of the Word of God, homeschool, and hamsters. I hope you don’t mind the bit of chaos that occurs. Some of you will think back to our old episodes and remember when our son would occasionally make a little baby noise. Now you will hear him shout random words like, “dinosaur!”

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Preach The Word with Pastor Brad Evans https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe99/ Thu, 14 Apr 2022 09:15:38 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=210704 On this episode I talked with one of my favorite people, semi-retired Pastor Brad Evans. He and I met a few years ago at an open-air preaching training run by Sports Fan Outreach lead by Bill Adams. There Brad taught us in the morning about the preached word and did some open-air preaching with us at Union Square in NYC.

On this episode we discuss why the preached word is very important during the Lord’s Day service and also why many churches neglect this call. I enjoyed my time talking with Pastor Brad and look forward to speaking with him again soon. May our conversation bless and encourage you.

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Brad on Sermon Audio https://www.sermonaudio.com/search.asp?speakeronly=true&currsection=sermonsspeaker&keyword=Brad_Evans

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Evangelism with James Dorman IV https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe98/ Thu, 07 Apr 2022 09:15:08 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=182033 On this episode I talk to James Dorman IV about his coming to faith while incarcerated and his now love for evangelism. Sharing the Gospel is something all Christians are called to do. It doesn’t have to be intimidating. Of course, the first place for sharing is at home. Both James and I hope this episode encourages you to do something as easy as handing out or leaving Gospel tracts to share Christ with others.

Christians Podcast Community http://christianpodcastcommunity.org

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Sufficiency of Christ with No Compromise Radio’s Mike Abendroth https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe97/ Thu, 31 Mar 2022 09:15:19 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=175536 On this episode I had the honor to speak with Pastor Mike Abendroth, Pastor of Bethlehem Bible Church in West Boylston, MA and host of No Compromise Radio. We talked about his show and ministry, as well as how the Lord Jesus drew Mike to Himself. Most importantly we discuss the sufficiency of Jesus Christ and what that means in preaching and the life of the believer. We also touch on a few other important things to remember for the Christian life. As always, we have a little fun at the end.

I hope you are as blessed and encouraged listening as I was speaking with Pastor Mike. Please check out his show, and if you are in the West Boylston area, stop in and worship with his congregation.

Chrisitan Podcast Community http://christianpodcastcommunity.org

Bethlehem Bible Churchhttp://bbcchurch.org

No Compromise Radio https://bbcchurch.org/ministries/no-compromise-radio/

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@DarylUpdike

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Jesus In All 66 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe96/ Thu, 24 Mar 2022 09:15:10 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=175253 On this short episode I bring up again a tweet from a popular Chrisitan leader of a church. I discuss a little of what the Old Testament says about Jesus and how it is important to see Jesus in all of Scripture. And yes, it is all accurate.

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“Nothing Means Nothing” Sermon on Romans 8:31-39 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe95/ Tue, 22 Mar 2022 01:22:00 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=174212 I had the honor again to exhort the word of God for the saints at my church, Grace OPC. I have wanted to preach Romans 8:31-39 for a while. It is such an assuring text teaching the love God has for believers in Christ. Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. I hope this exhortation blesses you and helps to give you confidence in God’s love for you and your eternal destiny with Him forever.

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Grace OPC Hamilton, NJ https://www.grace-presbyterian.net/

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Powerful Testimony, Andy Stanley, and Preaching with Scott Dove https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe94/ Thu, 17 Mar 2022 09:15:08 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=166683 On this episode I have the pleasure of talking with my Twitter friend, and brother in Christ, Scott Dove. Scott shared a very powerful story of his young life and how God continues to do a work in and through him. From being bullied as a quiet kid, to now preaching the Word of God in a few different churches, I was very encouraged to hear what God has done and continues to do in Scott’s life.

We also discuss a recent Tweet from Andy Stanley about knowing Jesus apart from the Scriptures.

May this episode bless you as much as the interview blessed me.

Christian Podcast Community http://Christianpodcastcommunity.org

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Restless with Matt Cline https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe93/ Thu, 10 Mar 2022 10:15:08 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=164833 On this episode I interviewed one of the hosts of the podcast Restless: A Postmortem on the Young, Restless, and Reformed. We talk about the show as well as his being licensed in the PCA, the importance of well-trained ministers, Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, and a little about deconstruction. I hope this episode encourages you.  Please go check out his podcast.Restless https://restlesspodcast.podbean.com/

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@RestlesPod

@DarylUpdike

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Who Is In Control? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe92/ Thu, 03 Mar 2022 10:15:48 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=154266 On this episode I touch a little on God being in control prompted by a tweet I saw saying we should not comfort others by telling them God is in control. Yet, He is sovereign over all things. He decrees and it is done for His eternal purpose, according to the council of His will. He does so for His own glory.  He has foreordained whatsoever comes to pass.

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Behind the Podcast of Guilt Grace Gratitude with Peter Bell https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe91/ Thu, 24 Feb 2022 10:15:45 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=146835 On this episode I talked with Peter Bell, of the Guilt Grace Gratitude podcast, about the show and the church plant he is a part of. We get to know why he, and his cohost Nick, started the show.  We also learn a bit about why he desires to plant reformed churches. Also, Peter speaks a little of his time at Saddleback Church.

Christian Podcast Community http://christianpodcastcommunity.org

Guilt Grace Gratitude Podcast https://anchor.fm/gggpodcast

Santa Ana Reformed Church info https://twitter.com/guiltgracepod/status/1440031837275918338

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Law/Gospel with The Pactum’s Pat Abendroth https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe90/ Mon, 21 Feb 2022 10:15:57 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=142788 On this episode I had the privilege of talking with Pastor Pat Abendroth, the pastor of Omaha Bible Church, and cohost of The Pactum podcast. We discussed a little about his ministry and podcast but focused a lot on the law/gospel distinction and why it is important in preaching and for assurance of salvation in the life of the believer. Check out the Pactum Podcast!

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The Context Doesn’t Change https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe89/ Thu, 17 Feb 2022 10:15:12 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=128887 There recently was a post shared by Tim Keller of a late-night talk show host talking about spiritual things.  The post was shared by him saying it is an example of how to share our faith in the context. On this episode I briefly share why I do not agree and why I don’t think the Bible agrees, specifically in the example the Apostle Paul gives us in Acts 17 as he addresses the context of the people of Athens.

If you haven’t, please go back and listen to the episode I released earlier this week.  It is a great interview with some thoughtful young Christian men.

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Special TheoTeen Interview https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe88/ Mon, 14 Feb 2022 18:00:25 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=125997 I decided to release this interview episode with a couple of Theologically sound Teens `a few days early.  I pray you will be as blessed listening to it as I was in interviewing these two young Christian men. As many young people are “deconstructing” I am very interested in talking to young people who have been brought up in Christianity. I have the honor of knowing these two teens, called by their nicknames on this recording, who are very mature beyond their years. Their answers to my questions are very thought out and genuine. While I give credit to their parents for bringing them up in the Lord, God is the one Who does the work in them. I pray they continue to grow in faith and that I am able to witness to their growth and life in Christ to come.

We discuss deconstruction, growing up in a Christian household, youth group, homeschool, and something fun at the end. Please forgive a few mic pops that occur, and the poor edit back in of the fun question I almost forgot to ask.

If you are a young person in Christ, I pray you are encouraged by these gentlemen who are standing firm in the truth of Christ. If you are a parent of young Christians, I pray this encourages you to keep discipling your children and answer their questions to the best of your ability or find the answers with them. 

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Slow To Tweet with Michael “Mustache Man” Rutherford https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe87mruth/ Thu, 10 Feb 2022 10:15:38 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=109412 In this episode I speak with another great Twitter friend of mine. This is my first international interview since Michael Rutherford hails from Canada. It has been a huge encouragement following him on twitter as he tweets many great Bible passages as well as other great Christian content. Here we talk a little about the blessings in our lives as well as getting more into how Christians should behave on social media. We also have some fun and he answers a kind a silly question of mine at the end.

I believe Michael is a great example of how we should act as Christians on social media so please go follow him and be both edified and encouraged.Christian Podcast Community http://christianpodcastcommunity.org

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The Happy Presbyterian @DarylUpdike

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Images Revisited https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe86v2c/ Thu, 03 Feb 2022 10:15:51 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=99381 I know I recently did an episode on the Second Commandment and how that relates to images of Jesus, but I felt motivated to revisit this topic after a recent comment thread on a Facebook post I made.  Here I discuss the thread and the original post.  Overall, I believe we should, as brothers and sisters in Christ, discuss these topics. Please excuse my rant like nature in this episode. I pray you are encouraged and edified.

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The Happy Baptist Episode https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe85/ Thu, 27 Jan 2022 10:15:29 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=85853 On this episode I interview someone who has been very encouraging to follow on Twitter. He goes by “The Happy Baptist.” He is actually the inspiration behind my Twitter name, “The Happy Presbyterian.” Of course, it’s much happier being Presbyterian. It was a pleasure having him on as we talk some about being on Twitter and how we are just trying to be light there even when at time it is dark even between some Christians. Please take some time and listen then go follow him if you are on Twitter.

Christian Podcast Community http://christianpodcastcommunity.org

@carmichadam The Happy Baptist

@DarylUpdike The Happy Presbyterian

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Well Done https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe84/ Thu, 20 Jan 2022 10:15:44 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=68695 I recently was at the funeral for a Christian man. After 96 years on this earth, he was welcomed home to be with the Lord. At the service the message given spoke of his life well lived. I knew this man and can attest to his example, and well lived life, following Christ. He wasn’t perfect, but he was forgiven. As he entered heaven, I am sure he heard, as I long to hear, “Well done good and faithful servant. Enter into the joy of your master.”

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Broken and Contrite https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe83/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 10:10:40 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=47653 Even as Christians we still sin. When we do, come to God with a broken and contrite heart as we see David cry out in Psalm 51. On this episode i read this Psalm and briefly discuss it and how we can come to God forgiven. We are forgiven and continue in grace in Christ. But when we sin, we still need to confess and come to God in Christ. Always remember Christian, you are forgiven. Does this mean sin more? May it never be. But when we do, we can come with a broken and contrite heart in Christ covered in His blood. He lived and died for you.

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Psalm 51 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%2051&version=ESV

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“I Charge You…” https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe82charge/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 10:38:59 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=36135 On this episode I briefly dicsuss the charge the Apostle Paul gives to Timothy in 2 Timothy 4. Ministers must preach the word!

I am also using a new mic. Let me know how it sounds.

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Christian Podcast Community https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/

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Sermon: “The Bible Tells Me So” https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe81/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 01:10:22 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=34357 On this last Lord’s Day, I had the honor of exhorting in the morning at Calvary OPC in Ringoes, NJ and in the evening at my church, Grace OPC in Hamilton, NJ. I was scheduled to be in the pulpit at my church already but was called in for a pulpit supply on shorter notice for Calvary. I was already working on 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 so I preached this text at both churches.  Here is the recording from the evening service at Grace. May this encourage you and bless you. May God bless this message. If you are looking for a reformed church, I have linked to both churches below and an OPC church finder.

Calvary OPC Ringoes, NJ https://www.calvarychurchopc.org/

Grace OPC Hamilton, NJ https://www.grace-presbyterian.net/

OPC Church Finder https://opc.org/locator.html

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This Is a Must https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/this-is-a-must/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 11:23:36 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=34295 On this episode I briefly talk about something that must happen in order for you to be saved. This is a must needed thing that a believer can’t be without.  And when it happens it will be the greatest thing that has ever happened to you.

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The Word Has Come https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe79theword/ Thu, 23 Dec 2021 11:34:49 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=33396 On this short episode I briefly talk about the Word become flesh. It is short but important.  Give it a listen and share if you feel to do so. Have a joyous Christmas and be safe. Share The GOSPEL!

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The Best News Ever! https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe78/ Thu, 16 Dec 2021 10:00:05 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=31521 I talk about a Tweet I post everyday and why it is important for Christians to share the message found in the Tweet. We need not be afraid to share the best news ever!

 

Repent and believe the gospel. Christ died and rose from the dead for sinners, by name. He did all the work necessary to rescue you from hell and bring you to eternal life with Him. Believe it. Turn to Christ and live.

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Breaking The Second https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe772cv/ Thu, 09 Dec 2021 10:00:54 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=23424 (Apologies: Audio sound quality changes during podcast.  I did not realize my external mic turned off during recording and only the computer mic picked up the sound. Not that my productions have great sound anyway. We are a low budget production.)

On this episode I discuss my thought on the second commandment and how it relates to images of Jesus.  Is it ok for Christians to watch movies, tv shows, and productions with actors playing the role of Jesus?  Are nativity scenes a good thing? I do my best to explain what the Bible teaches with some help from the Westminster Larger Catechism.

“You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Exodus 20:4

Westminster Larger Catechism

Q 109: What are the sins forbidden in the second commandment?

Answer: The sins forbidden in the second commandment are, all devising,1 counseling,2 commanding,3 using,4 and anywise approving, any religious worship not instituted by God himself;5 tolerating a false religion;6 the making any representation of God, of all or of any of the three persons, either inwardly in our mind, or outwardly in any kind of image or likeness of any creature whatsoever;7 all worshiping of it,8 or God in it or by it;9 the making of any representation of feigned deities,10 and all worship of them, or service belonging to them;11 all superstitious devices,12 corrupting the worship of God,13 adding to it, or taking from it,14 whether invented and taken up of ourselves,15 or received by tradition from others,16 though under the title of antiquity,17 custom,18 devotion,19 good intent, or any other pretense whatsoever;20 simony;21 sacrilege;22 all neglect,23 contempt,24 hindering,25 and opposing the worship and ordinances which God hath appointed.26

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CREED (No, not the band or Apollo) https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe76creed/ Thu, 02 Dec 2021 10:00:36 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=21148 On this episode I briefly go over the Apostles’ Creed.  I talk about why it is important to believe what the historic creeds teach.  These creeds are not authoritative but are tools that can help us to know what the Bible teaches.

(Editors note about the episode: I say Heidelberg Confession and what I mean is Heidelberg Catechism. Sorry for the mistake.  Please don’t take my Reformed card away.)

Heidelcast with Dr R Scott Clark teaching in detail the Apostles’ Creed. https://heidelblog.net/2021/06/heidelcast-183-what-must-a-christian-believe-1-our-ancient-universal-christian-faith/

Christian Podcast Community https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/

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Resource for Historic Creeds and Confessions https://reformedstandards.com/

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Christians Have Much To Be Thankful For, Atheists Too https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe75/ Wed, 24 Nov 2021 21:00:45 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=18982 On this episode I list a few things to be thankful for.  As Christians, the list never ends.  The LORD’s steadfast love endures forever! Also, I talk a little about how I often wondered to whom atheists are thankful.  Seems like they know there is Someone beyond us to show gratitude toward.  Yet, they still reject God.  Their feet are planted firmly in midair. 

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A Confession And Sabbath/Lord’s Day Thoughts https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe74/ Thu, 18 Nov 2021 10:01:22 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=17568 On this episode I make a confession.  Needed to let everyone know this, if they didn’t already.  Then I talk about a facebook discussion that happened when I posted Exodus 20:8. What is the Christian Sabbath? What day are Christians to meet and worship? Does it matter? Is the day we meet the Sabbath? What does the Bible say? Do we see New Testament Christians meeting on the first day of the week?

What is most important: GO TO CHURCH!

I don’t fully answer any of these.  I just give you my thought that are influenced by the Word of God. 

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Christians, Sleep Well https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe73sleep/ Wed, 10 Nov 2021 10:04:55 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=17473 On this episode I talk about the evening tweet/post I have been doing daily for about a year.  It is an encouragements to Christians to sleep well.  Each night I share a Scripture, or words of encouragement from the Scriptures, to remind us we can rest knowing the Lord and His love.  I recently started adding a video some nights. To get these posts/tweets follow the facebook and twitter links below. 

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Reformation Assurance https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe72ref/ Thu, 04 Nov 2021 09:30:11 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=17437 Thank you all for continuing to listen.  On this episode I discuss how the through the reformation, and through the 5 Solas that came about, we can have assurance of our salvation now according to the Scripture.  I briefly unpack Ephesians 2 and some other texts.  May this episode bless you so that you may rest and sleep well knowing you are save by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, to the glory of God alone, according to the Scriptures alone.

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Christian, Go To Church https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe71/ Thu, 28 Oct 2021 09:58:05 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=17370 It has been a while since we posted a show.  Well, i posted a few sermons but haven’t had an actual show.  We have been really busy with life.  On this episode I am going solo and this may be the format for a while.  We will see what God has for the future.  For now please enjoy and be blessed by this short episode.

I know many people who claim to be Christians yet they do not gather on the Lord’s day. On this episode I give a few reasons why this is not good.  Feel free to share this and check out other podcasts in the Christian Podcast Community.

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The Relentless Love Of God https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe70/ Mon, 25 Oct 2021 04:22:09 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=17248 On October 24, 2021 I had the honor and privilege to preach at Faith Bible OPC in Brick, NJ.  The text I preached from was Luke 15.  This is the parable of the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the lost prodigal son.  I wanted to focus on the relentless pursuit of God in Christ for His lost children.  Christ came to seek and save those who are lost.  He seeks and saves those who are His.  He find them and never will let them go.

Note, when I recorded this I forgot to record the reading of the Scripture.  I recorded that again at home because you should hear the entire passage in context.

May this sermon bless you and leave you assured of salvation in Christ.  If you are not a believer, may this sermon bring you to repentance and faith by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Faith Bible OPC https://www.faithbibleopc.org/

Christian Podcast Community https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/

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Life By The Word Of His Power https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe69/ Mon, 05 Jul 2021 03:55:39 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=15184 It has been a while since we posted an episode. We hope to get back to regular shows soon.  In the meantime, here is a sermon I preached July 4, 2021 at Faith Bible OPC in Brick, NJ. I had the opportunity to do pulpit supply and I preached a sermon on Ezekiel 37:1-14. I hope you are encouraged and edified.

God brings the dead to life by the Holy Spirit, and the Word of His power.

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A Sign Of The Times https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/a-sign-of-the-times/ Sat, 31 Oct 2020 12:00:20 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=11227 On this episode Daryl, Karen, and Roo talk about a very popular lawn sign.  It has been seen at many houses and we talk about the world view it comes from and what the Bible has to say.

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Rock The Vote https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe67rock-the-vote/ Tue, 06 Oct 2020 09:00:09 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=10893 On this episode of WAWEDH, we discuss something we are by no means experts in, voting and politics.  As Christians we believe we should view everything according to what God has said.  We talk about what we believe God says about this difficult subject and we have a lot of fun doing so. Our daughter Too joins us once again as well.

 

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Put On The Hot Seat By Roo https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe66/ Wed, 30 Sep 2020 10:00:48 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=10850 On this episode our daughter Eleanor (aka Roo) puts Karen and I on the hot seat asking us about our walk with Jesus and how we even got there.  We also talk about Karen making a Twitter account.

PS Points for whoever knows what movie Karen quotes when answering the last question from Roo.

 

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Foster/Adoption Part 3 (Things We Forgot to Say) https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/foster-adoption-wawe65part-3-things-we-forgot-to-say/ Mon, 21 Sep 2020 10:00:16 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=10786 We thought of things we forgot to talk about on the last two episodes.  Hopefully we cover as much as we can.  We are always ready to take any questions you have.

 

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Foster and Adoption Part 2 (The Process) https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/ep64foster-and-adoption-part-2-the-process/ Mon, 14 Sep 2020 10:15:14 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=10736 On this episode we discuss the process we went through to get certified as foster parents.  We also answer some listener questions that we received from Twitter.  If you have more questions about our experience please contact us on Twitter or Facebook.

 

 

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Foster and Adoption Part 1 (Big News!) https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/adoptedep63/ Tue, 08 Sep 2020 11:05:55 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=10699 On this episode we discuss the final adoption of our son.  This is part 1 of two episodes.  Please help us and ask any questions you have about fostering and adoption.  Follow on twitter @whatareweevend1 or @DarylUpdike Thank you!

 

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Family Worship Episode https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/family-worship-ep62/ Mon, 31 Aug 2020 10:00:04 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=10614 On this episode we discuss how we do family worship and why.  A special guest joins us to give us her perspective.  Below we have listed some resources that have helped us.  We hope you are encouraged and enjoy this episode.

Resources:

Hope of LBI youtube https://youtu.be/A6r6eyJ15FQ

https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org

https://www.facebook.com/WhatAreWeEvenDoingHere

Books:

Leading Little ones to God by 

Reformation Heritage Bible

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School at Home or Homeschool? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/ep61homeschool/ Sun, 23 Aug 2020 21:30:19 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=10536 We are back once again. Karen and I discuss schooling at home and homeschool.  Is there a difference?  Why do we homeschool? We hope this is the first of many episodes to come.  Thanks for listening and please share and interact with us.

Thank you!

 

Grace and peace!

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Talking With Troy Frasier of Revived Thoughts https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/ep60/ Tue, 31 Mar 2020 11:00:32 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=7223 On this episode I was honored to interview a cohost of one of my favorite podcasts Revived Thoughts.  Troy is very encouraging in his passion for truth and to serve the Lord.  He and his partner Joel take old sermons that have never been recorded and have them narrated.  They also give a history of the pastor who preached them originally as well as a history of what was going on at that time.  When you listen it is not just like someone is reading a stiff paper.  The narrators read as if they are preaching.  In fact many of them are preachers.  The sermons themselves are still relevant today.  If you didn’t know they were from pastors as far back as hundreds of years ago you’d think they were preached last Lord’s day.

We hope this interview blesses and encourages you.  It was an honor to interview Troy and hope to get him on again.  Make sure you check out Revived Thoughts in the Christian Podcast Community or wherever podcasts can be found.  

Revived Thoughts https://revivedthoughts.com

Christian Podcast Community https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org

Help Us Keep Podcasting https://www.patreon.com/whatareweevendoinghere

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Special Family Quarantine Episode https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe59/ Mon, 30 Mar 2020 00:00:17 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=7217 It has been a while since we last had an episode.  Karen suggested we record this special episode with our daughters and talk about how the quarantine has been going.  We discuss having school at home and Lord’s day worship.  We pray this episode will encourage and bless you.

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Karen And Roo quizzed about Worship https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe58/ Wed, 05 Feb 2020 10:00:04 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=6593 On this episode we talk about worship.  Does God say how he is to be worshipped or can we worship Him however we want?  After coming back from the G3 conference a few weeks ago this has still been on our minds.  I ask Karen and Roo some questions about worship and we have a fun time discussing this as well as some other theological topics.  We hope this conversation encourages you to think about these important matters.

Help us produce better podcasts by partnering with us. https://www.patreon.com/whatareweevendoinghere

Check out other podcasts in the community https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/

What is the regulative principle of worship? https://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/regulative-principle-worship/

Here is a great film about worship. https://vimeo.com/ondemand/spiritandtruth

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We Are Back! https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/wawe57/ Sat, 11 Jan 2020 13:22:37 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=6196 After taking a few months off we are back.  A lot has happened since our last episode back in September, but we are back and have plans to continue.  In one of our last shows we talked about having a new foster child in our home.  We have been adjusting to life going from one to three kids in one year.  We hope to keep providing good Christian content as a husband and wife, and sometimes kids.  But sometimes life may get in the way.  It is all a blessing.  We will just keep seeking the kingdom of God and finding what we are even doing here.

If you are going to G3 this week please stop by the Striving For Eternity / Christian Podcast Community booth!

Please consider helping us do this by partnering with us on Patreon.

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Coleen Sharp of Theology Gals Talks about Reformed Theology, Discernment, and More https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/coleen-sharp-of-theology-gals-talks-about-reformed-theology-discernment-and-more/ Fri, 13 Sep 2019 09:15:20 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=10058 On this episode we talk with Coleen Sharp, host of the podcasts “Theology Gals” and “So, You Want to be a Podcaster” about her life, reformed theology, and discernment. We find out about her background and family.  We also learn how she came to believe the Reformed Christian Faith.  We also discuss why it is important to be discerning in our walk as Christians.  Please check out her podcasts in the Christian Podcast Community.  Links to her shows are provided below.

http://theologygals.com

https://strivingforeternity.org/cpc/cpc-podcasts/

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Life and Theology in Maryland with Kyle and Hannah https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/life-and-theology-in-maryland-with-kyle-and-hannah/ Mon, 09 Sep 2019 09:45:37 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=9673 On this episode we follow up with our friends in Maryland about their life with their baby and also how they have been blessed being in an Orthodox Presbyterian Church.  Last week we replayed when we record with them a year ago.  Listen now to hear what has changed.  We also discuss baptism and Reformed worship.  May this episode bless you. 

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Flashback: Conversation With Friends In Maryland https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/flashback-conversation-with-friends-in-maryland/ Fri, 30 Aug 2019 10:30:25 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=8863 This episode is a replay from something we recorded early on in the history of this podcast.  We take a trip each year to visit our friends in Maryland.  We decided to sit down and record a casual conversation about what God has done in our lives.  At the time Kyle and Hannah had recently had a baby that you will hear in the background.  Jhoi was single and Karen and I didn’t have our foster children yet.  We will be heading to Maryland again so stay tuned for the followup episode.  Much has changed in a year but God has been faithful through it all.  He always is! 

Please support us on Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/whatareweevendoinghere

Christian Podcast Community https://strivingforeternity.org/cpc/cpc-podcasts/

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It Has Been A Year! https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/it-has-been-a-year/ Fri, 16 Aug 2019 10:00:18 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=8476 On this episode we talk about how we’ve been podcasting for a year. It has been a blast so far recording with each other and with special guests from time to time.  We hope you have been encouraged by the show and hope you continue to listen and share.  Let us know your favorite episode by going to our facebook page.  Also, we do apologize for the few microphone pops that occur.  We had some unforeseen technical difficulties.  If you would like to help us avoid these in the future please partner with us at our Patreon.  The link is provided below. 

Help us improve the podcast. https://www.patreon.com/whatareweevendoinghere

Christian Podcast Community. https://strivingforeternity.org/cpc/cpc-podcasts/

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Heidelberg Catechism Lord’s Day 2 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/heidelberg-catechism-lords-day-2/ Fri, 09 Aug 2019 10:14:14 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=8336 On this episode we go over Lord’s Day 2 of the Heidelberg Catechism.  This begins the section on our sin and misery.  We discuss the catechism and some of the Scripture references that the answers are drawn from. If you have a family or not we suggest going through a historic Christian catechism.

Lord’s Day 2

Q & A 3

Q. How do you come to know your misery?

A. The law of God tells me.1

1 Rom. 3:20; 7:7-25

Q & A 4

Q. What does God’s law require of us?

A. Christ teaches us this in summary in Matthew 22:37-40:

“‘You shall love the Lord your God
with all your heart,
and with all your soul,
and with all your mind.’1
This is the greatest and first commandment.

“And a second is like it:
‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’2

“On these two commandments hang
all the law and the prophets.”

1 Deut. 6:5
2 Lev. 19:18

Q & A 5

Q. Can you live up to all this perfectly?

A. No.1
I have a natural tendency
to hate God and my neighbor.2

1 Rom. 3:9-20, 23; 1 John 1:8, 10
2 Gen. 6:5; Jer. 17:9; Rom. 7:23-24; 8:7; Eph. 2:1-3; Titus 3:3

Heidelberg Catechism  https://www.crcna.org/welcome/beliefs/confessions/heidelberg-catechism

Help us make this podcast better. https://www.patreon.com/whatareweevendoinghere

Christian Podcast Community https://strivingforeternity.org/cpc/cpc-podcasts/

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Talking Worship With James D White of The Every Day Ministry Podcast? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/talking-worship-with-james-d-white-of-the-every-day-ministry-podcast/ Fri, 02 Aug 2019 09:30:23 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=8252 On this episode we have a special guest.  James White came on to discuss worship.  NO! NOT THAT James White!!! James D White, one of the hosts of The Everyday Ministry Podcast, talked with us about how he formats his church’s worship as lead pastor.  We go through their liturgy, song selection, and talk some about the Lord’s Supper.  James is a great brother in Christ and we were honored to have him on.  Please check out his podcast (link is below) as we have been edified and encouraged by him and all the hosts on the program.  We hope this episode edifies and encourages you to think about how we worship God corporately on the Lord’s Day.  

https://whatareweevendoinghere.com

Please partner with us in making this podcast https://www.patreon.com/whatareweevendoinghere

https://www.everydayministrypodcast.com

Christian Podcast Community https://strivingforeternity.org/cpc/cpc-podcasts/

 

 

 

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With Andrew Rappaport Discussing Biblical Women’s Roles https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/with-andrew-rappaport-discussing-biblical-womens-roles/ Fri, 26 Jul 2019 22:10:54 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=8192 On this episode we got to have Andrew Rappaport over to discuss what the Bible says about women in ministry roles.  Some of his comments caused a stir on social media a bit ago and we wanted to see what he had to say.  More importantly we wanted to see what the Word of God has to say.  I know not all agree on this but as Christians we need to believe what God says.  We also discuss some of what happens to some pastors when they achieve celebrity status.  Enjoy and if you want to give feedback please do so in a Christian way.

Check out Andrew’s Podcast links below. https://whatareweevendoinghere.com

Christian Podcast Community https://strivingforeternity.org/cpc/cpc-podcasts/

The Rapp Report https://strivingforeternity.org/cpc/cpc-podcasts/the-rapp-report-andrew-rappaport/

The Rapp Report Daily https://strivingforeternity.org/cpc/cpc-podcasts/rapp-report-daily/

Apologetics Live  https://apologeticslive.com

So, You Want To Be A Podcaster https://strivingforeternity.org/cpc/cpc-podcasts/podcaster/

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What Are We Even Doing Here Catechizing? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/what-are-we-even-doing-here-catechizing/ Fri, 12 Jul 2019 23:00:13 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=7980 We decided that each month we will have an episode where we start to discuss a catechism.  A catechism is a tool used to teach the what we believe as Christians.  This is done in a question and answer form.  There is a link below to the catechism we have decided to start with.  You can find the history behind it as well as the biblical texts the questions and answers are drawn from.  We hope to get through this entire catechism then move on to another one.  It is important for Christians to know what we believe.  It is also important to teach our children as well.  We hope these episode benefit you in your walk with Christ.

https://www.crcna.org/welcome/beliefs/confessions/heidelberg-catechism

https://strivingforeternity.org/cpc/cpc-podcasts/

http://whatareweevendoinghere.com

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What Are We Even Doing Here At The Mill? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/what-are-we-even-doing-here-at-the-mill/ Fri, 05 Jul 2019 10:23:00 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=7932 On this episode we hope to answer what we are even doing at the abortion mill.  Thousands of unborn babies are murdered everyday.  Should Christians be going to where this is happening and providing a solution?   Should Christians be going to where this is happening and preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ?  Many say this isn’t the way to address this problem.  Give a listen to what we think and what the Bible says.  https://endabortionnow.com

https://whatareweevendoinghere.com

https://strivingforeternity.org/cpc/cpc-podcasts/

7 Reason by Living Waters https://youtu.be/mB1vV2EgS5A

Babies Are Murdered Here https://youtu.be/dxDyfSHEq5g

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What Are We Even Doing Here Discussing Those Who Can’t Hear? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/what-are-we-even-doing-here-discussing-those-who-cant-hear/ Fri, 28 Jun 2019 18:20:29 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=7862 In this episode we look to the Bible to help us answer the question, “What happens to people who never hear the gospel?” We also try to tackle what happens to babies if they die before they can make a confession of saving faith.  God has the answers and we can only tell you what we see in the Scriptures.  If you have any insight on these issues please let us know.  Let us preach the gospel to everyone we can and may “whosoever will” come to Jesus Christ.  Please partner with us on Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/whatareweevendoinghere

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What Are We Even Doing Here teaching the Bible Doesn’t Say That with James Watkins? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/what-are-we-even-doing-here-teaching-the-bible-doesnt-say-that-with-james-watkins/ Fri, 21 Jun 2019 08:00:12 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=7753 Karen was away this week and we thought we wouldn't have an episode for you.  But my friend James Watkins of the 5 Solas Podcast and 5 Solas Ministries asked me to be a guest on his show.  He was nice enough to allow us to put this on our show as well.  I hope you are encouraged and educated by our discussion about things that are commonly said by Christians that the Bible actually doesn't say or teach.

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https://5solasministries.com

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What Are We Even Doing Here discerning about ministry roles? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/what-are-we-even-doing-here-discerning-about-ministry-roles/ Fri, 14 Jun 2019 11:19:55 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/what-are-we-even-doing-here-discerning-about-ministry-roles/ What Are We Even Doing Here discerning about ministry roles? by Daryl and Karen Updike

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What are we even doing here Preaching in the open air? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/what-are-we-even-doing-here-preaching-in-the-open-air/ Fri, 07 Jun 2019 14:36:31 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/what-are-we-even-doing-here-preaching-in-the-open-air/ Today we discuss Daryl's recent trip to New York for Open Air evangelism training with Sports Fan outreach. What is it and why do it in the first place?

Do you feel called to Preach God's word in the open air??

Check out Sports fan outreach here:
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What are we even doing here talking about the “P”? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/what-are-we-even-doing-here-talking-about-the-p/ Fri, 31 May 2019 13:56:28 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/what-are-we-even-doing-here-talking-about-the-p/ Here is a special episode recorded with James Watkins of the 5 solas podcast. Daryl and James discuss the “P” in TULIP, (aka Doctrines of Grace), which stands for Perseverance of the Saints. Please go check out James' entire series over at the 5 Solas podcast where he has an episode on each letter or doctrine. We will be back next week!

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What Are We EvenDoing Here Fostering (With 5 Solas Podcast) https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/what-are-we-evendoing-here-fostering-with-5-solas-podcast/ Fri, 24 May 2019 12:27:39 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/what-are-we-evendoing-here-fostering-with-5-solas-podcast/ On this episode we are joined by James Watkins of the 5 Solas Podcast, and his wife Shelby, to talk about being foster parents. James and Selby are in the process of being lisenced and we have had our first foster baby for 6 months. We discuss fears, joys, and everything in between when it comes to being a foster parent. We hope this episode encourages you if you are thinking about fostering or have been a foster parent for any amount of time. Be blessed and make sure you subscribe to the 5 Solas Podcast and all the podcasts in the Christian Podcast Community.

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What Are We Even Doing Here Training Up A Child https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/what-are-we-even-doing-here-training-up-a-child/ Fri, 17 May 2019 16:08:50 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/what-are-we-even-doing-here-training-up-a-child/ What Are We Even Doing Here Training Up A Child by Daryl and Karen Updike

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What are we even doing here with the Christian Podcast Community? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/what-are-we-even-doing-here-with-the-christian-podcast-community/ Fri, 10 May 2019 14:37:11 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/what-are-we-even-doing-here-with-the-christian-podcast-community/ On this episode we announce some exciting news. We have joined the Christian Podcast Community. The community of podcastsers we have joined with are outstanding and it’s an honor to be with them. On this episode Daryl describes a little bit of each show and hints at some exciting things coming in the future of this podcast. Looking forward to our new relationship with the Christian Podcast Community and we hope you go and listen to all the shows that are there.

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What are we even doing here with Hope of LBI at the Jersey Shore? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/what-are-we-even-doing-here-with-hope-of-lbi-at-the-jersey-shore/ Sat, 04 May 2019 02:18:02 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/what-are-we-even-doing-here-with-hope-of-lbi-at-the-jersey-shore/ On this week’s episode we sit down with two people who have meant a lot to us in our walk with Christ. Pastor Luke Fraser and his wife Ashlee Fraser are great friends and have always been encouraging. Pastor Luke is the pastor of Island Baptist Church in Beach Haven, NJ. We sit down and discuss doing ministry as husband and wife, balancing that as parents, homeschool, and what they have seen God doing with His church at the beach in NJ. We appreciated them talking with us and hosting us in their house for the weekend. I hope you are encouraged and uplifted by this conversation. Follow their ministry on Facebook and YouTube.

https://www.facebook.com/islandbaptistchurch/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKusJscjljXISBgG9A-pNaA

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What are we even doing here talkin’ bout Allie Stuckey and Matt Walsh https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/what-are-we-even-doing-here-talkin-bout-allie-stuckey-and-matt-walsh/ Fri, 26 Apr 2019 18:14:48 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/what-are-we-even-doing-here-talkin-bout-allie-stuckey-and-matt-walsh/ Join us this week as we discuss Allie Stuckey's recent episode with Matt Walsh on her podcast “Relatable,” comparing Catholicism and Protestantism.
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What are we even doing here sharing the gospel with our families? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/what-are-we-even-doing-here-sharing-the-gospel-with-our-families/ Wed, 17 Apr 2019 12:33:53 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/what-are-we-even-doing-here-sharing-the-gospel-with-our-families/ Join us today as we discuss why is it so hard to share the gospel with our family and close friends? We don't have all the answers but we will talk it out and hopefully you will be more encouraged and emboldened to do so more often! Happy Easter!

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What are we even doing here getting Revelation from God? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/what-are-we-even-doing-here-getting-revelation-from-god/ Wed, 10 Apr 2019 05:00:12 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/what-are-we-even-doing-here-getting-revelation-from-god/ Join us today as we discuss receiving personal revelation from God. Is God speaking privately to us? Is there a living prophet on earth today? Does God give us desires we must follow? How do we know? Listen as we discuss this and a few other things like how to answer those who might disagree.

Resources:

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Hope of LBI, Pastor Luke Fraser.
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What are we even doing here calling ourselves Calvinists? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/what-are-we-even-doing-here-calling-ourselves-calvinists/ Wed, 03 Apr 2019 11:32:38 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/what-are-we-even-doing-here-calling-ourselves-calvinists/ Today we discuss why we would consider ourselves Calvinists. Though the debate on soteriology goes back to the 5th century… (before Calvin) it is alive and well today.
Check out Phil Johnson's video: “The Story of Calvinism”

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What are we even doing here at SufferCon? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/what-are-we-even-doing-here-at-suffercon/ Wed, 27 Mar 2019 19:45:24 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/what-are-we-even-doing-here-at-suffercon/ Today we are finally getting a chance to talk about the recent conference we attended on Suffering put on by Striving for Eternity.

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What are we even doing here Saved By Grace https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/what-are-we-even-doing-here-saved-by-grace/ Wed, 13 Mar 2019 10:00:48 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/what-are-we-even-doing-here-saved-by-grace/ Thank you for joining us today as we discuss being saved by Grace!

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What are we even doing here with an objective standard? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/what-are-we-even-doing-here-with-an-objective-standard/ Wed, 06 Mar 2019 14:20:59 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/what-are-we-even-doing-here-with-an-objective-standard/ Today on the podcast we talk about having an objective standard for what we believe. Being ready to give a defense should anyone ask!
Thanks for joining us!

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What are we even doing here married to an unbeliever https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/what-are-we-even-doing-here-married-to-an-unbeliever/ Wed, 27 Feb 2019 19:01:50 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/what-are-we-even-doing-here-married-to-an-unbeliever/ In this episode we discuss what to do if you find yourself saved with a spouse who is not? Or whether to date unbelievers or if you should hold out for a Christian.

The vanishing American Adult: By Ben Sasse

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What are we even doing here igniting our Marriage? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/what-are-we-even-doing-here-igniting-our-marriage/ Wed, 20 Feb 2019 05:25:18 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/what-are-we-even-doing-here-igniting-our-marriage/ Thanks for joining us today as we discuss the recent marriage conference we attended at our own church! And then continue to run down other rabbit trails… as per usual.

And we might hear a little from Joel Osteen toward the end… heh…

Follow us on iTunes: What are we even doing here

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What are we even doing here talking to this kid? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/what-are-we-even-doing-here-talking-to-this-kid/ Wed, 13 Feb 2019 04:00:59 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/what-are-we-even-doing-here-talking-to-this-kid/ On this episode we have a special guest host. She may be young but she has lots of wisdom and biblical insight. We also talk about evangelism and open air preaching as Daryl recaps his visit to Union Square, NY with Andrew Rappaport from Striving for Eternity Ministries.
Check out his podcasts and resources at:
strivingforeternity.org

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What are we even doing here fighting abortion rates https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/what-are-we-even-doing-here-fighting-abortion-rates/ Wed, 06 Feb 2019 22:05:13 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/what-are-we-even-doing-here-fighting-abortion-rates/ Thanks for joining us today as we continue chatting about abortion as well as dissecting a well shared post describing ways a “Pro-Life Christian can fight abortion rates.” We don't know what that means, but we will discuss!

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What are we even doing here killing babies? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/what-are-we-even-doing-here-killing-babies/ Wed, 30 Jan 2019 19:17:54 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/what-are-we-even-doing-here-killing-babies/ It's only fitting that we would talk about the elephant in the room: Abortion. But sadly, it's not only in the room… it's in every part of the world. It is something that has been going on for a long time but is continuing to gain acceptance and lose shock value through the guise of “legal” and “necessary.” We only wish to inform and make our plea for the lives being sacrificed in the name of convenience and other un-excusable reasons.

Please check out these resources for more information!

Resources:

Home

https://apologiastudios.com/

http://babiesaremurderedhere.com/

Home

https://www.unplannedfilm.com

NY news:

Long-stalled abortion bill passes New York Legislature

History of Abortion:

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G3 Conference 2019 Review https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/g3-conference-2019-review/ Wed, 23 Jan 2019 15:05:54 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/g3-conference-2019-review/ This past week we had the privilege of attending the G3 Conference in Georgia on Missions. We had an amazing time and we'd love to share our experience with you! Among the speakers were: John Piper, Paul Washer, Conrad Mbewe, Voddie Baucham, Steven Lawson, David Platt, Mark Devor, Josh Buice, Time Challies, David Miller, and Dr. James White! We got tons of book loot and made lots of friends. We also got to meet some podcasters that we enjoy including The Bar Podcast, WWUTT, Iron sharpens Iron, and Wrath and Grace. We are looking forward to next year's conference on Worship!

Thanks for listening!

Grace and Peace

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Don’t Misrepresent. https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/dont-misrepresent/ Wed, 09 Jan 2019 05:08:07 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/dont-misrepresent/ In this episode we wander around on a few topics but primarily we discuss the importance of representing the other side of an argument accurately. Well, we attempt to do so. We probably misrepresented the people we talked about who misrepresent. We hope we didn’t. We were inspired to do so after watching a youtube show done by Leighton Flowers where he discussed arguments against Calvinism with Andy Stanley. They did not accurately represent the position and created a straw man argument. It is ok to disagree with someone but we should make sure the person you disagree with actually believes what you are arguing against. I am sure we are all guilty of this in one way or another, but we should take the time to understand the position of the other side as well as what the person personally believes. Check out that show as well as Dr James White”s comments about that interview on his show ‘the dividing line”.

Leighton/Stanley interview:

James White:

Thanks for listening!
God Bless

Daryl and Karen

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Rosaria Butterfield’s “The gospel comes with a house key” book review with guest Katie Trainor https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/rosaria-butterfields-the-gospel-comes-with-a-house-key-book-review-with-guest-katie-trainor/ Wed, 02 Jan 2019 05:01:05 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/rosaria-butterfields-the-gospel-comes-with-a-house-key-book-review-with-guest-katie-trainor/ Today we are doing our first book review!
The Gospel comes with a house key: Practicing radically ordinary hospitality in our Post Christian World by Rosaria Butterfield.

Rosaria is one of our new favs for sure! Check out her website and other books here:
https://rosariabutterfield.com

Annnnnnnd…. we are soooo excited to start off the new year with a special guest: Katie Trainor! Katie is a writer and English teacher and she has blog!

Check out her blog here:
https://travelwithjesusblog.wordpress.com/

She also has her own review on this book:
The Gospel Comes with a House Key- Rosaria Butterfield

Thanks so much for listening! We look forward to creating great content regarding important issues for the new year!

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/merry-christmas-and-happy-new-year/ Wed, 19 Dec 2018 06:00:15 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/merry-christmas-and-happy-new-year/ Merry Christmas from our family to yours! Today we'll discuss some family Christmas traditions and then get right to the reason for the season! We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

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The Great Candy Cane Controversy of 2018 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/the-great-candy-cane-controversy-of-2018/ Thu, 13 Dec 2018 03:09:12 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/the-great-candy-cane-controversy-of-2018/ In this episode we discuss the recent banning of Candy Canes from school as well as other items that may point to Jesus or Christmas. We will also talk through the history of the Candy cane as described by one of our own Church tracts. And to top it off, we sprinkle a little debate about a particular bathroom habit. Tune in and let us know your thoughts!

Thanks for listening!
God Bless!

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Santa Claus is not coming to town – listener discretion advised https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/santa-claus-is-not-coming-to-town-listener-discretion-advised/ Wed, 05 Dec 2018 16:55:31 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/santa-claus-is-not-coming-to-town-listener-discretion-advised/ Well… we hate to be the bearer of bad news but….
Here it goes anyway! Be advised if any little ones are around whom you still want to believe in the Big guy in Red.

Thanks for listening!

Blessings!

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Gauging the Christian Walk https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/gauging-the-christian-walk/ Wed, 28 Nov 2018 18:38:31 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/gauging-the-christian-walk/ This week we discuss the question of how to gauge the Christian walk. Why is this relationship with God different for each believer? Thanks for joining us!

God Bless!

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Happy Thanksgiving, What are you thankful for? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/happy-thanksgiving-what-are-you-thankful-for/ Wed, 21 Nov 2018 17:41:40 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/happy-thanksgiving-what-are-you-thankful-for/ This week's podcast is just a simple chat about what our family is thankful for. We hope you take time to acknowledge everything God has blessed you with in the past, the present, and what awaits. All for the GLORY! AMEN!

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The state of theology today and the American Gospel https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/the-state-of-theology-today-and-the-american-gospel/ Wed, 07 Nov 2018 15:45:56 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/the-state-of-theology-today-and-the-american-gospel/ This week we discuss briefly the State of Theology survey done by Ligonier Ministries. You can read it here:
https://thestateoftheology.com

And then we move on the American Gospel documentary done by Transition Studios. You can purchase or rent it to watch on Vimeo:

Here is the trailer:

I think both resources are a good wake up call for what is really being taught in God's Big Church.

Thanks for listening!

God Bless!

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Happy Reformation Day… Rome is still wrong! https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/happy-reformation-day-rome-is-still-wrong/ Wed, 31 Oct 2018 16:06:51 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/happy-reformation-day-rome-is-still-wrong/ Since today is Reformation Day, we thought we'd talk about that and dive into a brief background of Martin Luther and how he eventually came to start the PROTEST on the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church on Oct. 31, 1517. He was like… “What are we EVEN doing here!?!”

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Yes we should cast God as male because HE does https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/yes-we-should-cast-god-as-male-because-he-does/ Wed, 24 Oct 2018 19:40:19 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/yes-we-should-cast-god-as-male-because-he-does/ This week we discuss an article written by Christy Edwards that was posted on Baptist News Global.
Read the article here;

Continuing to cast God as male does a disservice to us all – women and men, sons and daughters

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Don’t forget to Pray https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/dont-forget-to-pray/ Wed, 17 Oct 2018 04:00:19 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/dont-forget-to-pray/ In this episode we talk about what prayer is, how to pray, when to pray, what to pray, and… well, you get the picture. We hope this blesses you!

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Using technology wisely in this world https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/using-technology-wisely-in-this-world/ Wed, 10 Oct 2018 05:00:29 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/using-technology-wisely-in-this-world/ Though we touch on the Easter Bunny to the dangers of Pornography… tonight's discussion is mainly about Kirk Cameron's documentary, “Connect.” We discuss how important it is to use technology wisely in this world.

We watched it on Netflix, but if it is no longer there, check out the main site here;

https://connectmovie.com/

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Reviewing our talk with Mormon missionaries https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/reviewing-our-talk-with-mormon-missionaries/ Wed, 03 Oct 2018 13:37:31 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/reviewing-our-talk-with-mormon-missionaries/ On this episode we review our meeting with two Mormon missionaries. They were very nice young men. I hope this episode encourages you to share your faith In Jesus Christ. Here are some links that may help you learn more about the Latter Day Saint Church.


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Mormon Temple Evangelism

https://carm.org/mormonism

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The Gospel. https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/the-gospel-2/ Wed, 26 Sep 2018 17:47:46 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/the-gospel-2/ In this episode, we talk about what the Gospel is. The Good news! Join us!

The book I'm reading now:

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The one about Homeschool https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/the-one-about-homeschool/ Wed, 19 Sep 2018 11:05:56 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/the-one-about-homeschool/ God called, He wants His children back.
In Episode 11, we talk about alternatives to Public School. And by alternatives, I mean alternative. And by alternative, I mean Homeschool.

Here are some of the resources we talk about:

Education: Does God have an opinion:

ColinGunn Productions:
http://www.colingunn.com/indoctrination/

Thanks for listening! God Bless!

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The Sovereignty of God -with Daryl, Kyle, and Jhoi https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/the-sovereignty-of-god-with-daryl-kyle-and-jhoi/ Wed, 12 Sep 2018 05:00:26 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/the-sovereignty-of-god-with-daryl-kyle-and-jhoi/ In this week's giant episode three brothers in Christ got together and discuss God. Mainly they discuss His sovereignty. This was recorded while we were visiting friends in Maryland a few weekends ago. If you heard last week's episode you heard all of us talking about walking this Christian life. Here Daryl, Kyle, and Jhoi get deeper into theology. Some of this discussion can stir some opposing opinions in how the Scriptures are interpreted and we welcome a loving discussion if you disagree. Take a listen and see where we stand. Also, apologies for a humming noise in the background and a few bumps and bangs. There was a lot going on when we recorded. Kids and moms dancing upstairs as well as the hum of an air conditioner. And as I mentioned it is a giant episode. Probably the longest yet but that what happens when you get three theology nerds, who love the Lord and His word, together to talk. Enjoy!!

Recommended resources:
The Sovereignty of God by AW Pink
Chosen By God by RC Sproul
Calvinist Movie by Les Lanphere

and for another view
Chosen But Free by Norman Geisler

The best resource for any doctrine
the BIBLE

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Talking about how God has changed our lives in Maryland with friends! https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/talking-about-how-god-has-changed-our-lives-in-maryland-with-friends/ Wed, 05 Sep 2018 02:40:33 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/talking-about-how-god-has-changed-our-lives-in-maryland-with-friends/ On this week's episode we had the amazing opportunity to sit down with great friends and brothers and sisters in Christ and discuss faith and life. We are all at different points in our lives and walk with Christ. Here we just sit down and have a raw discussion of Jesus saving us and where we are with Him today. We get silly at the end. This is such an organic conversation that you will hear the sweet cry of Kyle and Hannah’s adorable baby girl. We pray you will hear how Christ changes people and will continue His work until eternity. This was such a fun episode to record and we all hope you enjoy it and are encouraged and edified. Thank you so much Kyle, Hannah, Lydia, and Jhoi.

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Dying to self https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/dying-to-self/ Wed, 29 Aug 2018 05:00:26 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/dying-to-self/ Join us this week as we talk about what it means to die to self.
Matthew 16:24-25
“Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.”

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Trusting God https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/trusting-god/ Wed, 22 Aug 2018 05:00:38 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/trusting-god/ Join us this week as we discuss how important it is to trust God in everything we do.

Proverbs 3:5-6 English Standard Version (ESV)

5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
6 In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.

God Bless!
Daryl and Karen

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What is Discipleship? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/what-is-discipleship/ Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:52:43 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/what-is-discipleship/ In this week's episode, we seek to understand what a Disciple of Jesus is and how we should be discipling one another in our walk with God.
Also, to replace the dog noises, we have added daughter noises this week. 🙂

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Why read the Bible? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/why-read-the-bible/ Wed, 08 Aug 2018 11:00:15 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/why-read-the-bible/ In this episode of the podcast we talk about the importance of being in God's word. As a Christian God's word is the ultimate authority on everything! It is Infallible, inerrant, and authoritative! Hopefully we can gracefully urge you to dig in!

Here are some good bibles we recommend!

ESV study bible:
https://www.christianbook.com/esv-study-bible-hardcover/9781433502415/pd/502415?event=ESRCG

A pretty journaling bible:
https://www.christianbook.com/esv-journaling-clothbound-hardcover-flower-design/9781433548376/pd/548376?event=Bibles|1008239

Affordable ESV's… single or by the case:
https://www.christianbook.com/esv-economy-bible-softcover/9781433558276/pd/558276?event=MVT|1012764

A case of nasb bibles:
https://www.christianbook.com/nasb-outreach-bible-softcover-case-32/pd/351347CS?event=EBRN#CBD-PD-Description

Student Study bibles:
https://www.christianbook.com/esv-student-study-bible-trutone-blue/9781433557781/pd/222769?event=MVT|1012764#CBD-PD-Description

You can also search amazon for similar bibles. Christianbook.com usually has the best prices.

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Why go to Church? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/why-go-to-church/ Wed, 01 Aug 2018 14:13:33 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/why-go-to-church/ Why do we gather together as the Body of Christ? We will talk about this in today's episode and why it's so important as a Christian!
We also recommend the ESV study bible… heh…

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What do you mean “Born again?” https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/what-do-you-mean-born-again/ Wed, 25 Jul 2018 13:10:02 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/what-do-you-mean-born-again/ If you are a new believer or if you’re even just curious about being a Christian: START HERE! In this episode of “What are we Even doing here,” we want to take a step back and get to the basics. We will seek to answer the question, “What does it mean to be born again?”
And please enjoy all the tap dancing our dog Norma does in the background.

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Some of our biggest influences in the faith https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/some-of-our-biggest-influences-in-the-faith/ Thu, 19 Jul 2018 14:07:32 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/some-of-our-biggest-influences-in-the-faith/ In Episode 2, we talk about some of our biggest influences in the faith. The list was long, but we hope to inspire you with some people that have inspired us! Thanks for listening. God Bless.

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What are we even doing Here Intro Episode https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/what-are-we-even-doing-here/what-are-we-even-doing-here-intro-episode/ Thu, 12 Jul 2018 13:56:11 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/what-are-we-even-doing-here-intro-episode/ In this first Episode, we just want to introduce ourselves and talk about why we are doing this Podcast.

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