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Pandemic Pastoral Concerns

Guests, Angelo Contreres   |   November 8,2021   |  Type: Interviews, Office Hours Podcast

In this episode, Office Hours talks with Rev. Angelo Contreres, Pastor of Congregational Life at Escondido URC, about pastorally navigating the covid-19 pandemic.  

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Ventura Reformed

Guests, Adam Kaloostian   |   October 4,2021   |  Type: Interviews, Office Hours Podcast

In this episode, Office Hours talks with Rev. Adam Kaloostian about his work at a new church plant in Ventura California. 

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Eating Christ: What, Why and How | John 6:53-56

Because communing with God was the goal of our creation, the story of Scripture begins with instructions on what and what not to eat. Throughout the history of salvation, the Lord signified and sealed his salvation of his people with a meal. In John 6:53-56, however, our Lord made explicit the reality was heretofore covered in shadows: what must be eaten is neither fruit nor bread but Christ himself. 

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Preaching and Biblical Theology

Guests, Kim Riddlebarger   |   April 8,2021   |  Type: Lecture Series, den Dulk Lectures

The Rev. Dr. Kim Riddlebarger delivers the final lecture of a three lecture series entitled, "The Pastor as Apologist, Theologian, and Bible Scholar: How What You Learn in Seminary Can Inform Your Preaching" at the 2021 WSC Den Dulk Lectures.

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The Foundational Qualification for Ministry | John 21:15-17

Guests, James Lee   |     |   New Testament, John   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series

As the risen Christ forgives Peter and restores him to his Apostolic office and ministry, He reminds Peter and us what the foundational qualification for Christian ministry is.

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2021 Faculty Conference Preview

Resident Faculty, WSC Faculty   |   January 4,2021   |  Type: Interviews, Office Hours Podcast

In this episode, Office Hours talks with the faculty presenting at the 2021 WSC Faculty conference for a preview of their lecture. 

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Kim Riddlebarger: Bringing Reformation to Southern California for 25 Years

Guests, Kim Riddlebarger   |   December 7,2020   |  Type: Interviews, Office Hours Podcast

In this episode, Office Hours talks with Rev. Dr. Kim Riddlebarger about his work with White Horse Inn and his pastoral ministry at Christ Reformed Church in Anaheim, CA. 

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Give Thanks | Isaiah 12:1-6

We are reminded by the Word always to give thanks.  No matter the circumstance, the Lord's grace and presence give us sufficient reasons for thanks.  

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But God Meant It for Good | Genesis 50:15-21

Among the sterling characters of the Old Testament few surpass Joseph for integrity and faith—which shine all the more given the suffering he was called to endure. From one perspective, his life could be summed up as, "how everything went wrong." But Joseph would insist that "everything went right." Is Joseph a special case and have a special faith?  Or does he testify to a promise that applies to the people of Christ as well?

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A Proper Approach to Suffering | 1 Peter 5:6-14

Peter exhorts Christians to trust in God’s sovereign plan and remain vigilant while we await our blessed hope.

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Paul’s Prayer for Christ’s Church | Ephesians 3:14-22

This meditation reflects upon the Apostle Paul's prayer for the church in Ephesus, which he planted, knows, and loves. By extension this prayer is for Christ's church and people in this present age as we await the Lord's return. Paul's prayer is bold and audacious. It is confident and comforting, knowing that the Lord is able and willing to do more than we can even ask and think.

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Restoring Zion

Resident Faculty, W. Robert Godfrey   |   October 29,2020   |   Old Testament, Psalms   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series

We will be looking at God’s promise to restore the fortunes of Zion and the various ways in which he has done and will do that.  

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Reformation Day | Romans 3:21-28

In his 1521 translation of the Greek New Testament into German Luther used the word allein (alone) in his translation of Romans 3:28, which says, “For we reckon that a man is justified through faith apart from the works of the law.” Luther was right. He captured Paul's intent, which was to teach salvation sola fide, by faith alone.  

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