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Lisa Harper's Back Porch Theology

The Thanksgiving Stretch

11/21/2022 01:03:21
The Thanksgiving Stretch
During today's conversation on Back Porch Theology we're going to use a uniquely American holiday that involves consuming copious amounts of dead bird and marshmallow-slathered root vegetables as a springboard to talk about the global spiritual fruit of gratitude. Our hope is that this conversation will be beneficial to all Backporchers - whether you live in Nashville, Nairobi, New York or New Zealand! And the passage we're going to dive into is non-traditional as well. More often than not Christians turn to the New Testament when the topic is eucharisteo - that's the original Greek word the English word "thanksgiving" is translated from - but we're going Old Testament today to talk about how unlike the Thanksgiving holiday we celebrate here in America the last Thursday in November, gratitude is supposed to be an on-going, everyday expression of faith for Christ-followers. One of my theological heroes - Sir G.K. Chesterton - who wrote the classic book, "Orthodoxy" - said it well in this keen observation: "When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude." So please grab a cup of coffee and your Bible - unless you're driving or have your hands in the nether-regions of a frozen Turkey, of course - and come hang out on the porch with us!

Back Porch Theology is sponsored in part by Dwell Bible App. Save 30% off Dwell for Life at DwellApp.io/Lisa Harper.

Lisa Harper's Back Porch Theology

Back Porch Theology is sponsored in part by Dwell Bible App. Save 30% off Dwell for Life at DwellApp.io/LisaHarper.

You're invited to hang out on Lisa Harper's back porch and enjoy conversations about all things Jesus, theological anthropology, biblical orthodoxy, Spanx, the merits of Tex-Mex and more!

We believe this podcast will help you dive deeper into God's word, understand that the gospel is great news for everyday life, not just when viewed in the light of eternity, and that God is for us, that He's always been in the process of redeeming our inherent value as imago Dei and restoring us into a vibrant, intimate relationship with Him.

And rest assured, this won't be a one-sided conversation because throughout the podcast, Lisa will be inviting friends, including some brilliant theologians and academics to join her in substantive but decidedly unstuffy segments. So come on, y'all grab some coffee or sweet tea and join us on the back porch!

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I have been listening to this podcast since it first started & it's my weekly Monday highlight!! I love being a Back Porcher. I greatly appreciate how real & relatable Lisa & Allison are. Intimacy with Jesus can not be overrated!!