Real Christianity
Real Christianity
Dale Partridge
Each week pastor Dale Partridge offers 10-15-minute answers to difficult theological and pastoral questions.
Part 3: How the Gospel Ought to Shape Society
In this episode of Real Christianity, Pastor Dale Partridge discusses how the gospel doesn’t only shape spiritual matters, but also societal matters.
Jan 31
27 min
Part 2: The Paralysis of Pessimistic Eschatology
Welcome to part 2 of our discussion on The Paralysis of Pessimistic Eschatology. In this episode, we explore the fascinating realm of architecture, drawing a captivating parallel between the monumental cathedrals of the past, constructed over centuries for the greater good, and the contemporary trend of investing only a fraction of that time in building churches. Consider, for a moment, the mindset required to initiate a project that your great-great-great-grandchildren might witness completed. It's a testament to kingdom thinking and a reflection on what it means to contribute to something enduring for the greater good, beyond our immediate influence. Join us as we unravel the significance of these majestic cathedrals as pieces of architecture that communicate far beyond their physical structure.
Jan 4
20 min
Part 1: The Paralysis of Pessimistic Eschatology
In today's episode, we embark on a series exploring the dichotomy between pessimistic eschatology and optimistic eschatology. Let's clarify that when we use the term "pessimistic eschatology," it's an academic expression rather than a judgment on individuals as pessimists. This perspective centers on the belief in a progressive moral decline, positing that the world will deteriorate morally over time. It's not an indictment of those with a negative outlook; it's an exploration of theological viewpoints. Additionally, we'll be discussing the concept of Dominion, drawing from the Genesis 1:28 Dominion mandate: "Be fruitful and multiply, fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and every living thing that moves on the earth." Join us as we navigate these nuanced topics in today's episode.
Dec 5, 2023
27 min
A Biblical Definition of Glory
In this episode of Real Christianity, we delve into the concept of man as the glory of God. What exactly does this mean, and how does it shape our understanding of humanity in the context of faith? Join us as we explore the significance of humans being considered the glory of God and the implications it holds for our lives as Christians. To add depth to our discussion, we'll draw insights from 1 Corinthians 11:7-9, shedding light on the biblical foundation of this concept and its relevance to our everyday lives. Stay tuned for an insightful exploration into the profound meaning behind the idea that man is the glory of God.
Nov 22, 2023
19 min
Does God Care What We Wear to Church?
In a generation saturated in casual culture, pastor Dale Partridge examines the idea of dress during worship. Does God care what we wear to church or does God merely look at the heart? Join Dale as he evaluates these thoughts against the Scriptures.
Oct 12, 2023
22 min
Christ & Chronic Illness Pt. 4: A Theology of Pharmaceuticals, Supplements, Diets, & Tools for Wellness
Welcome to the fourth and final installment of our podcast series, 'Christ and Chronic Illness.' In this concluding episode, we delve deeper into the profound connection between Christ, healing, and the complex reality of chronic illness. Our journey has been grounded in the understanding that God's desire for healing is not to be equated with a prosperity gospel, nor is it a guarantee of immediate relief from suffering. Rather, we've explored how God permits sickness as part of His sovereign plan in a fallen world. Looking to Christ as the ultimate reflection of God's character, we've witnessed His ministry of healing, which served as a powerful demonstration of the ultimate reversal of the Fall—a promise that He, as the Second and better Adam, will one day restore both our world and our bodies to a sinless and eternal state. In this episode, we discuss the profit-driven nature of the medical system, often prioritizing pharmaceuticals as quick fixes rather than genuine health solutions. For many chronic conditions, looking beyond traditional medicine becomes essential, as it may not always provide comprehensive care.
Oct 2, 2023
52 min
Christ & Chronic Illness Pt. 3: A Biblical Lifestyle for Healing
Welcome to the third episode of our four-part series featuring Dale Partridge and Trevor West. In this installment, we'll continue our journey through chronic illness, suffering, and healing, while emphasizing the vital importance of relying on God's promises, even when we may not 'feel' His presence. In this episode, Dale explores the concept of not allowing our emotions to guide us in the context of chronic illness. Instead, we'll discuss how our emotions should be shaped by the timeless truth found in God's Word. We'll delve into the significance of nurturing a steadfast faith in God's promises and how discovering peace in Christ can lead to transformative healing in your life. We'll also touch upon practical steps you can take to initiate healing within your body using natural and effective approaches. If you've ever questioned how to navigate the complexities of healing while keeping your faith securely anchored, this series offers invaluable insights tailored just for you.
Sep 13, 2023
36 min
Christ & Chronic Illness Pt. 2: Suffering like Christ
Welcome to the second installment of our four-part series with Dale Partridge and Trevor West. In this episode, we continue our discussion on chronic illness, delving deeper into the theme of suffering well, as Christ did. Our conversation points to the parallels between suffering and our life in Christ, shedding light on the transformative power of faith and endurance in the face of physical trials. Join us as we walk through God's sovereignty over suffering, and understanding this will come as a great comfort in the midst of trying times.
Sep 1, 2023
47 min
Christ & Chronic Illness Pt. 1: My Story
Join Dale Partridge and Trevor West in the inaugural episode of a four-part series focused on discovering Christ in the midst of chronic illness. In this episode, Dale shares his personal experience with mold toxicity and delves into its impact on his life, family, and ministry.
Aug 17, 2023
47 min
The Cultural Obsession of Pet Idolatry
Last week, Dale released a tweet that said, “The absurd number of dog parks being built across America is telling. We have rejected children to such a degree that many cities are building more recreation sites for pets than playgrounds for kids. Namely, our culture is so selfish that it’s now shaping civics. All previous generations would see spending $225,000 of taxpayer money on pet pleasure as foolish and idiotic.  But cities always follow culture, and culture always follows what they worship. When Christ isn’t seen as Lord, pet praise and childlessness are two sad consequences.”  G.K. Chesterton once spoke to this relationship between pet praise and the rejection of children. He said, “Wherever there is animal worship, there is human sacrifice.” In this episode of Real Christianity, Dale explores what has happened in our culture to allow this glorification of pets to occur.
Jul 5, 2023
29 min
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