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The Brian Dainsberg Podcast

Living the Christian life in today's world is complicated. This podcast will unpack some of the cultural issues we're facing and how we can continue to "Fight the good fight of the faith (1 Tim. 6:12)."

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IVF
In vitro fertilization has been in the news lately. It could be argued it's a subject the church fell asleep on. So, as Christians, how shall we think about this?Resources:https://www.str.org/https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/ivf-created-embryos/
16:16 4/15/24
(Bonus Episode) Bold Move: Lakeside Alliance Church - March 2024 Update
The last time we did a bonus episode of The Brian Dainsberg Podcast, Lakeside Alliance Church was preparing to launch. As of January 2024, LAC has officially started gathering as a new church. This episode will discuss the ground that's been covered so far and the exciting happenings still to come.Resources:Lakeside Alliance Church website
25:32 3/24/24
How to See the World - Part 2
Critical theory. Cancel culture. Abortion. Racism. Transgenderism. Politics. All these subjects have been addressed in the Brian Dainsberg Podcast. This episode builds on February's episode by providing a starting point for evaluating ideas such as these that may come our way. Consider this a crash course in seeing the world through the lens of Scripture.
20:13 3/15/24
How to See the World - Part 1
Critical theory. Cancel culture. Abortion. Racism. Transgenderism. Politics. All these subjects have been addressed in the Brian Dainsberg Podcast. This episode will provide a starting point for evaluating ideas such as these that may come our way. Consider this a crash course in seeing the world through the lens of Scripture.
24:03 2/15/24
Does Science Disprove Christianity?
Can you be an intelligent scientific thinker and still believe in God? Or has science "killed God?" There are limitations to science some people may not be aware of. This podcast will cover four of those.Resources:The Reason for God - Tim KellerReasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics - William Lane Craig
19:33 1/15/24
The Genesis of Gender with Special Guest: Dr. Abigail Favale
Dr. Favale is an author and professor at Notre Dame University. She has written a book entitled The Genesis of Gender: A Christian Theory which helps explain the historical and sociological currents that have generated the transgender craze.Resources:The Genesis of Gender: A Christian Theory - Abigail Favale
31:17 12/15/23
A Brief Word on Israel
Just five brief reflections on the unfathomable tragedies that took place in Israel on October 7, 2023, and what has ensued.
09:43 11/15/23
Money and the Bible
Of the 39 parables of Jesus recorded in the gospels, 11 of them are on the topic of money and possessions. Money is a frequently discussed topic in the Bible. This podcast delves into the subject of "money sickness." Do you have it? How is it cured?Resources:Neither Poverty nor Riches: A Biblical Theology of Possessions - Craig L. Blomberg
19:16 10/15/23
Busyness
A new school year and church year are upon us and with that an uptick in the pace of the schedule. Though managing busyness is sometimes beyond our ability to control, there are some fundamentals that are worth remembering so we remain healthy in the midst of it.
25:15 9/15/23
Theological Liberalism
Most know the general definition of "liberalism" within the political sphere. But there is also such a thing as "liberalism" within the theological sphere. What is it? Where did it come from? How does it operate today?Resources:Christianity and Liberalism - J. Gresham Machen
25:28 8/15/23
Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?
This question has been debated for centuries. The answer isn't an easy one to arrive at. Feel like kicking a hornet's nest? Listen to this episode.
22:07 7/15/23
Thoughts on Politics - Part 4
If Christians are to work for Christian conceptions of justice in the public square, how should we think about political candidates who may contribute to that, but are personally of flawed character?Resources:Article: Give Honor and Vote? A Reflection on the Christian’s Voting Conscience and Romans 13:1–7  by Robert Golding
18:17 6/15/23
Thoughts on Politics - Part 3
By the command of God, governments have a responsibility to establish a common morality, not a common religion. But how would people who don't subscribe to the Christian Scriptures, who don’t follow Jesus, determine what that morality should be? And what does this mean for a Christian's involvement in its government?Resources:Liberty for All: Defending Everyone's Religious Freedom in a Pluralistic Age - Andrew T. WalkerPolitics after Christendom: Political Theology in a Fractured World - David VanDrunenPolitical Church: The Local Assembly as Embassy of Christ's Rule - Jonathan Leeman
21:02 5/15/23
Thoughts on Politics - Part 2
The little known covenant God made with Noah is about more than not sending another flood. It contains God's expectations for the human race and the foundation for government's proper role within it.Resources:Liberty for All: Defending Everyone's Religious Freedom in a Pluralistic Age - Andrew T. WalkerPolitics after Christendom: Political Theology in a Fractured World - David VanDrunenPolitical Church: The Local Assembly as Embassy of Christ's Rule - Jonathan Leeman
23:30 4/15/23
(Bonus Episode) Bold Move: Lakeside Alliance Church - Updates
Easter of 2022 Alliance Bible Church announced the plans to start a new church: Lakeside Alliance Church. This episode will dive into some of the details pertaining to what has transpired over the past year as preparations continue to move forward. 
26:15 3/26/23
Thoughts on Politics - Part 1
Pastors are not political pundits nor do most desire to enter the overcrowded fray of political punditry. But religion and politics may not occupy totally separate quadrants of life as some may contend. Might it be the Scriptures offer some direction for a Christian's involvement in the political world?Resources:Political Church - Jonathan Leeman
28:38 3/15/23
4 Ways Your Phone is Changing You
The invention of the modern day smartphone is as seismic as the invention of the printing press, the discovery of electricity, and the development of the automobile. They aren't just tools. They change people - sometimes for the good, sometimes for the bad.Resources:12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You - Tony ReinkeiGen: Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy--and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood--and What That Means for the Rest of Us - Jean TwengeThe Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place - Andy Crouch
21:05 2/15/23
"Get Back to Work!": Reflections on Work Ethic
"Where have all the workers gone?" This question has become a frequently repeated one. And it's a very important one. But showing up isn't enough. When you do show up, work hard! Put forth your best effort. Not because you're attempting to amass a materially affluent kingdom, but out of love for the customers, clients, and people your work serves.Resources:Teach Them to Work: Building a Positive Work Ethic in Our Children - Mary BeekeGrace at Work: Redeeming the Grind and the Glory of Your Job - Bryan Chapell
22:22 1/15/23
Top 5 Books of 2022
Here are the five best books I read this past year. Happy shopping! Happy reading!Resources:What About Evil?: A Defense of God’s Sovereign Glory - Scott ChristensenConfessions of a French Atheist: How God Hijacked My Quest to Disprove the Christian Faith - Guillaume BignonLiberty for All: Defending Everyone’s Religious Freedom in a Pluralistic Age - Andrew T. WalkerGod’s Big Picture: Tracing the Storyline of the Bible - Vaughan RobertsNone Greater: The Undomesticated Attributes of God - Matthew Barrett
15:35 12/15/22
Clergy and the American Revolution
The conversations and debates that preceded the American Revolution were frequent and spirited. The colonial clergy were active participants in it. But according to Dr. Gary Steward, they have been misunderstood. Were these ministers co-opted by secular thinking? Or did they remain faithful to their theological heritage in advocating for political resistance?Resources:Justifying Revolution: The American Clergy's Argument for Political Resistance, 1750-1776 - Gary L. Steward
24:30 11/15/22
4 Ways God Wants You to See Your Work
Work doesn't always involve receiving a W-2 or 1099 tax form. Not all work is compensated. But work makes up much of our lives whether it's in the office, on the construction site, or at home with kids, dishes, dirty floors or weedy gardens. God has spoken to this important aspect of our lives.Resources:Work Matters: Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work - Tom Nelson
12:59 10/15/22
Ancestral Guilt and Corporate Repentance
Are human beings culpable for sins their ancestors committed? Within the critical theory ecosystem is the notion of ancestral guilt which answers this question in the affirmative. How does this stand up to the scrutiny of Scripture?Resources:https://shenviapologetics.com/
22:16 9/15/22
Is the Bible Reliable?
Most historians are quick to acknowledge the historical credibility of the works of Herodotus or Thucydides or Julius Caesar's invasion of Gaul. How does the Bible's reliability stack up against these? The evidence is overwhelming: the Bible is the most well-attested ancient document we have.Resources:Evidence That Demands a Verdict: Life-Changing Truth for a Skeptical World - Josh McDowell & Sean McDowell, PhDThe New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable? - F. F. Bruce
28:52 8/15/22
COVID Lessons
COVID was a challenging season for all of us. There was no easy way through it. Pastors Brian Dainsberg, Jon Vallier, and Dwayne Sommersell discuss some lessons learned through this incredibly unique time.
29:39 6/15/22
Is Church Attendance Optional?
Attending church is a spiritually charged activity. More so than we realize. But it's often treated as a hobby. "I'll get to it when I can" is the adopted approach. As always, we'll search God's Word to provide us with clarity on this basic, but often misunderstood topic.
19:32 5/15/22
(Bonus Episode) Bold Move: Lakeside Alliance Church
Alliance Bible Church is expecting and we're due to give birth to Lakeside Alliance Church in the fall of 2023. This bonus episode will provide some of the answers to the questions many are asking including: Why plant a church? Why plant in this particular area? And who will be leading the charge to make it happen?
28:23 4/24/22
Four Reasons Christianity Is Compelling
I've been a Christian for a long time, but there are four particular aspects to Christianity that I have found incredibly compelling. Join me for a personal podcast that details why following Jesus has become so important to me.
26:55 4/15/22
Abortion
Abortion is an emotional topic. It's a controversial topic. But is it complicated? Not really. It all boils down to one question: what is the unborn?Resources:The Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture - Scott Klusendorf
22:40 3/15/22
Male and Female He Created Them
What is a man? What is a woman? It may seem strange, but those questions have become difficult to answer in the gender jungle. What's happening? Why is it happening? This episode will wrestle with those complexities.Resources:Gender Ideology: What Do Christians Need to Know? - Sharon JamesGod and the Transgender Debate - Andrew T. Walker
34:49 2/15/22
5 Reasons to be Wary of Socialism
Interest in socialism waxes and wanes like a teenage infatuation. "He loves me. He loves me not." This episode will extract five reasons we all should be wary of this idea that never seems to go away.Resources:Socialism: The Failed Idea That Never Dies - Kristian Niemietz
25:25 1/15/22