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Gospel Rant

Dr. Bill Senyard
Straight talk on all topics religious or secular. Interesting and relevant issues that matter. If you are easily offended, welcome.
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God Ordained Persecution? (Hebrews 5)
April 14, 2024 - 25 min
Is there such a thing as God-ordained persecution for Jesus-followers? Isn't that a bad thing? How could that be the will of a good father? Great questions. I agree and yet the author of Hebrews seems to see it more clearly than we modern Christians. We must get back to this awareness.  It seems that the author of Hebrews knew that persecution was coming for his listeners—and that is not Plan B, it is Plan A. Did you know that according to Open Doors, 365 Million Christians suffer high levels of persecution and discrimination for their faith? 1 in 7 Christians are persecuted worldwide. Almost 5000 were killed for faith-related reasons last year. 14,766 churches and Christian properties were attacked. If Hebrews is right, it’s coming here and it’s for our higher good—to put it another way, it is a gift from God for his children he loves. Sounds very strange, right? I am not saying that I like the plan, just saying. Here’s a headline, if you are not being persecuted for your faith and love for the unloved, the implication is that something’s wrong.  Support The Show: https://www.gospelrant.com/ Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Persecution IS Plan "A" (Hebrews 4)
April 7, 2024 - 28 min
There is no more pervasive topic in Hebrews than persecution. Not just that it is a possibility for the follower of Jesus. It is Plan A. It is the way God has designed this. I may not like it—by the way—I don’t—but I don’t have God’s capacity to see—not even close. It is not a surprise to me that we don’t hear much about this today. And I am really sure that this is not a welcomed topic.  All I am saying is that it is wildly biblical. Don’t shoot the messenger. Support The Show: https://www.gospelrant.com/ Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
What's Up With Angels? (Hebrews 3)
March 31, 2024 - 24 min
What's up with all of the references in Hebrews to angels? You may be surprised. Likely, there was a very popular jewish mysticism practice that was drawing Jewish Christians away from the gospel. Don't just think of this as a history lesson. It's shadows are alive and well today in Christianity. Support The Show: https://www.gospelrant.com/ Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Drift Happens! (Hebrews 2)
March 17, 2024 - 31 min
Drift happens! In this second show in our new series on Hebrews, we are going to look at Hebrews 1:1 all the way to 2:4, skipping the section on angels which we will cover in the next show. Very interesting stuff. So today, three questions. What is our biggest problem ? Why do we do it? How do we stop it?Support The Show: https://www.gospelrant.com/ Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Big-Time Warnings About Church Drift (Hebrews 1)
March 10, 2024 - 32 min
This is the first show in Gospel Rants new series Hebrews. All institutions have a life cycle, from birth to death. Churches do as well. Most don't even realize that it is happening. The author of Hebrews gives very strong warnings about it. Maybe it is time to listen. Support The Show: https://www.gospelrant.com/ Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Accomplish Your Wildest Dream? (Power2Change 10)
March 3, 2024 - 30 min
This is the last of the ten Power2Change videos for addicts who want to try something different and powerful. It is immersed in the Gospel, but informed by neuroscience and the Attachment theory. Addicts, watch all ten and let me know how it is going, Bill@gospel-app.com.  Support The Show: https://www.gospelrant.com/ Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
One Thing! (Power2Change 9)
February 25, 2024 - 29 min
Struggling and frustrated Christian, there is one thing in particular that is pushing against your recovery bak to you. It is not evil, or Satan-sourced. It is very human-post-fall. No point whining. There is something that you can access that will dramatically help. Check it out and let us know how it goes.Support The Show: https://www.gospelrant.com/ Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Fever for More Cowbells (Power2Change 8)
February 18, 2024 - 26 min
Welcome to Gospel Rant. I am Dr. Bill Senyard. This is the eighth episode of my new series Power2Change. P2C8. Remember the classic SNL sketch about Blue Oyster Cult's “Don’t Fear The Reaper” with Christopher Walken and Will Ferrell? The punch line was about cowbells. Brother, sister, we need more cowbells. We are going to look at the spiritual equivalent of more cowbells, Joy. Don’t settle for less. I have faith in you that you can do it. Let’s have some fun. It is critical. Let me know what you think after this show, Bill@gospel-app.comSupport The Show: https://www.gospelrant.com/ Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Smarter Pro-Lifers
February 14, 2024 - 27 min
Dr. Bill Senyard here with Gospel App Ministries, Good Enough Parent, and the Gospel Rant Podcast. Look, here’s the thing. I think that we pro-life Christians can do a much better job in this arena. In fact, I wonder if we are shooting ourselves in the foot more that we want to admit. Many years ago, the comedian George Carlin lambasted pro-lifers for our inconsistencies—and poor messaging. To a large degree, I think he was right. Things have not changed much. We can do better, be encouraged. This show is to throw my two cents into the mix. This was a special one-off show. I hope that you are listening to and enjoying my current series on my youTube channel (DrBillSenyard) and the Gospel Rant podcast called Power2Change, about how the power of the gospel can actually begin to truly defeat addictions, whether it is to drugs, porn, alcohol, sex, social media, or anything else. If this has benefitted you, please pass this on. Support The Show: https://www.gospelrant.com/ Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Just An Old Fashioned Love Song (Power2Change 7)
February 11, 2024 - 27 min
Christian, what are you really worth? It makes a real difference. In this show Dr. Bill shares of a major breakthrough in his life when he began to learn what he was really worth. Maybe this will help you in your difficult journey.Support The Show: https://www.gospelrant.com/ Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
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Meet Your Host
Dr. Bill Senyard is a husband, father, pastor, church revitalization consultant, biblical scholar, author of over 14 books, and creator of three online gospel immersion journeys. His primary gift is asking good questions and not being always satisfied with the usual pat answers. The gospel is more powerful than we expect. It's time we start believing that. Want to go deeper? You are at the right place.
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