The City of God

Equipping the city of God to bear witness in the city of man.

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Should Churches Sing Bethel and Hillsong Music? A Conversation with Costi Hinn

In this episode of the City of God, Dr. Owen Strachan interviews Costi Hinn. They discuss whether or not churches should sing music from Bethel and Hillsong.

You can follow Costi here. You can find Costi’s book, ‘Defining Deception: Freeing the Church from the Mystical-Miracle Movement’ here.

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The Anointed Prosperity Gospel Preacher: Costi Hinn’s Story

In this episode of the City of God, Dr. Owen Strachan interviews Costi Hinn, Executive Pastor of Discipleship at Redeemer Bible Church in Gilbert, Arizona.

The episode recounts Costi’s story of God’s intervening grace, saving him from the depths of the prosperity gospel and faith-healing movement.

Order Costi’s book, ‘God, Greed, and the Prosperity Gospel’ here. You can also catch Costi in the documentary, “American Gospel” on Netflix.

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An Angry Age: Critic Joseph Bottum on the Fading Mainline and Raging Youth

In this episode of the City of God, Dr. Owen Strachan interviews bestselling author and essayist, Dr. Joseph Bottum.

Order Dr. Bottum’s book ‘An Anxious Age: The Post-Protestant and the Spirit of America’ here.

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How Do Christians and Churches Submit to the Government: Toward an Exegetical Theology

In this episode, Dr. Owen Strachan and Mike Dixon discuss the intricate relationship between Christians and the government. They discuss several key texts, including Daniel 1:8, Acts 5:27-29, Romans 13:1-2, and Acts 22:25-29.

Principally, Christians are to live under the lordship of Christ in every way, submit to government, avoid following authorities into sin, and wisely walk in the world according to Scripture.

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Staying God-Centered in Destabilized Times

In this episode, Dr. Owen Strachan and Mike Dixon discuss five ways to stay God-centered in destabilized times:

More prayer and Bible than social media

Be slow to speak, slow to anger, quick to listen

Savor deep truths

Serve your local church over cultural obsession

Enjoy God’s beauty in nature

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Should Couples Say “We’re Pregnant”? On Gender-Neutrality with Gavin Peacock

In this episode of The City of God, Dr. Owen Strachan interviews Gavin Peacock.

Strachan and Peacock discuss the term “we’re pregnant,” parenting, and the distinctiveness of manhood and womanhood.

Order their newest books here.