Marriage, Sex and Children with Dr. Danny Akin

CuP_2991We had another Laymen’s Cup road trip this week leading to a candid interview with Dr. Danny Akin, the President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Akin has been president of SEBTS since 2004. He has been married to his bride, Charlotte, for 37 years, and they have raised four boys. Dr. Akin has authored numerous books including God on Sex: The Creator’s Ideas about Love, Intimacy and Marriage. He is also editor of the Christ-Centered Exposition Series. This is a great series for anyone who wants to learn more about the Bible.

When we sat down with Dr. Akin we had one question; “What does it mean when we say ‘Biblical Marriage?'” From there, the conversation had a life of its own. We discussed the Bible’s expectations for husbands, arguing with your spouse, how to raise children in the light of Scripture, and many other topics on marriage. It is an hour well spent with a godly man who was a great encouragement to us, and hopefully to you as well.

Thank you for listening. If you are listening on iTunes please subscribe and leave a review. If you have comments or questions for us, you can email us at laymenscup@gmail.com. We also have videos you can view here on our website or on Youtube. We are on Facebook at www.facebook.com/laymenscup. You can also follow us on Instagram and Twitter @laymenscup.

We have started to broadcast parts of our show on Periscope. If you would like to interact with us as we record, follow us on Periscope @laymenscup and listen for the whistle to alert you that we’re live, usually on Wednesday nights!

Today’s show we drank Deathwish Coffee. If you like your coffee strong, give it a try.

It is always our hope to get the Gospel out to as many people as possible and you can help us by sharing the show. Word of mouth is the greatest way we will get the show out to the masses. Thank you.

Please pray for us, as we are praying for you.

The Laymen,

Kemp, Patrick, Shaun and Wes

 


Roe v Wade with Pastor Bobby

BobbyWilkinson-300x200January 22nd was the anniversary of the Roe v Wade court decision.  This was the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion throughout the United States. For this episode we brought in Pastor Bobby Wilkinson of Church at Denver. Pastor Bobby has taken a strong stance against abortion. Every year on the anniversary of the case he participates in a memorial service called Roe V Wade Memorial Service. You can find out more here, Cities4life.org.  It is an organization whose sole purpose is to education people on abortion, infanticide and euthanasia. Every Christian should take a stance against abortion, Cities4life is one of the organizations that takes this stance.

Pastor Bobby is passionate about children, he has seven of them. He is Worship Pastor at Church of Denver. You can learn more here, http://churchatdenver.org. We have a great conversation, in the second half of the show, about the analogy of a “full quiver of arrows” and the theology of children. He and his wife homeschool their children, and he really makes you think about the proper way to view family planning.

Thank you for listening. If you are listening on iTunes please subscribe and leave a review. If you have comments or questions for us, you can email us at laymenscup@gmail.com. We also have videos you can view here on our website or on Youtube. We are on Facebook at www.facebook.com/laymenscup. You can also follow us on Instagram and Twitter @laymenscup.

We have started to broadcast parts of our show on Periscope. If you would like to interact with us as we record, follow us on Periscope @laymenscup and listen for the whistle to alert you that we’re live, usually on Wednesday nights!

On today’s show we were drinking coffee from Just Love Coffee. If you would like to check them out, you can get it here at. Shaun’s Coffee Shop.

It is always our hope to get the Gospel out to as many people as possible and you can help us by sharing the show. Word of mouth is the greatest way we will get the show out to the masses. Thank you.

Please pray for us, as we are praying for you.

The Laymen

Kemp, Patrick, Shaun and Wes


Resolutions or Resolve

CuP_2990At the start of every new year, almost every person made a resolution, whether it was to lose weight, go to church more, or be a nicer person. Why do we make resolutions? It because we know in our heart that we need to change. The simple fact is though, by the 15th of January, 30% of resolutions made are broken. If you are a regular gym member this becomes a visual fact. The first week of the year you can barely find a parking spot. The second week, there are a few open spots, and by the middle of the month you have no problems at all finding a space.

Why are so many resolutions not kept? Why is it so hard to change? It is because people attempt to change on their own. We make a promise to ourselves that this year will be different, this year I will be a better person. The simple fact is, that without the proper tools, we can never change on our own, we will always struggle with our old self.

I want to mention a resource Patrick mentions in the show. If you have had made a resolution to read the Bible more, Denver Baptist Church puts out an incredible reading plan. We are reading through the letters of Paul. Follow the link, DBC Bible Reading Plan to follow along.

Thank you for listening. If you are listening on iTunes please subscribe and leave a review. If you have comments or questions for us, you can email us at laymenscup@gmail.com. We also have videos you can view here on our website or on Youtube. We are on Facebook at www.facebook.com/laymenscup. You can also follow us on Instagram and Twitter @laymenscup.

We have started to broadcast parts of our show on Periscope. If you would like to interact with us as we record, follow us on Periscope @laymenscup and listen for the whistle to alert you that we’re live, usually on Wednesday nights!

It is always our hope to get the Gospel out to as many people as possible and you can help us by sharing the show. Word of mouth is the greatest way we will get the show out to the masses. Thank you.

Please pray for us, as we are praying for you.

The Laymen

Kemp, Patrick, Shaun and Wes

 


Arminianism vs Calvinism

IMG_0682In today’s episode we are continuing to discuss the doctrine of election, a conversation that we started with our good friend, John. In this is part of the conversation we begin to break down the difference between Arminianism and Calvinism. We have found that there are many people who camp on either side of the argument, but do they truly know the difference? For instance, can you truly say you are a Calvinist if you do not know what Arminius wrote, and how can you be an Arminian if you do not know what Calvin wrote?

We have spent a lot of time on this topic. Even though it is a open handed issue, we feel it is an important one. We have received a lot of engagement from our listeners on these shows. That is what we love. We love to hear from our listeners, even if you do not agree with us.

Thank you for listening. If you are listening on iTunes please subscribe and leave a review. If you have comments or questions for us, you can email us at laymenscup@gmail.com. We also have videos you can view here on our website or on Youtube. We are on Facebook at www.facebook.com/laymenscup. You can also follow us on Instagram and Twitter @laymenscup.

We have started to broadcast parts of our show on Periscope. If you would like to interact with us as we record, follow us on Periscope @laymenscup and listen for the whistle to alert you that we’re live, usually on Wednesday nights!

It is always our hope to get the Gospel out to as many people as possible and you can help us by sharing the show. Word of mouth is the greatest way we will get the show out to the masses. Thank you.

Please pray for us, as we are praying for you.

The Laymen

Kemp, Patrick, Shaun, Wes, and John (honorary Laymen).


Does God Pick Teams?

b2C.S. Lewis said in Mere Christianity “Because free will, though it makes evil possible, is also the only thing that makes possible any love or goodness or joy worth having.” Great theologians like John Piper and Tim Keller would say that we do not have free will. Who is right? There are great Godly men on both sides of the topic. This is the question that fueled this episode.

In this episode we have a special guest. We welcome an honorary Laymen, John. John recently graduated law school, and is now studying to sit for the Bar Exam in February. After episode 25 came out, John quickly texted the Laymen with questions and comments about the doctrine of election. Since Wes had to travel for his job this week, we thought it would be great to bring John on and have him be a part of the discussion on Calvinism. Being a trained lawyer, John did an amazing job challenging us and driving everyone of us to the Scripture.

Thank you for listening. If you are listening on iTunes please subscribe and leave a review. If you have comments or questions for us, you can email us at laymenscup@gmail.com. We also have videos you can view here on our website or on Youtube. We are on Facebook at www.facebook.com/laymenscup. You can also follow us on Instagram and Twitter @laymenscup.

We tried something different this week as well. Part of the episode was broadcasted on Periscope. You can follow us with the same handle @laymenscup. If you would like to interact with us as we record, follow us on Periscope and listen for the whistle to alert you that we’re live, usually on Wednesday nights!

It is alway our hope to get the Gospel out to as many people as possible. Please share the show. Word of mouth is the greatest way we will get the show out to the masses. Thank you.

Please pray for us, as we are praying for you.

The Laymen

Kemp, Patrick, Shaun, Wes, and John(honorary Laymen).