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The Local Dive is a podcast about the deep and shallow musings about Christ, the Church, and Culture. The podcast is hosted by Dean Inserra, Ashlyn Portero, and Alex Scott focused on leading in the local church, and living life engaged in our city. We take some deep dives into theology, ministry, Christianity, and culture, while also spending time wading around in the shallow end sharing our thoughts on the slightly more trivial things in life. Make sure to subscribe wherever you listen to p ...
 
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Point: Jesus never came to fix broken lives. He came to make them new.Scripture: Luke 5:33-39Principles for studying a passage of Scripture: Comprehension: Asks - What does the passage say? Interpretation: Asks - What does the passage mean? Application: Asks - How should this passage change me?Questions:1. Read Luke 5:27-32 together as a group. Com…
 
Point: Our part is to call people who are apart to be a part of the body of Christ.Scripture: Luke 5:27-32Principles for studying a passage of Scripture: Comprehension: Asks - What does the passage say? Interpretation: Asks - What does the passage mean? Application: Asks - How should this passage change me?Questions:1. Read Luke 5:27-32 together as…
 
Point: Jesus touched the untouchable, reached the unreachable, and loved the unlovable.Scripture: Luke 5:12-16Principles for studying a passage of Scripture: Comprehension: Asks - What does the passage say? Interpretation: Asks - What does the passage mean? Application: Asks - How should this passage change me?Questions:1. Read Luke 5:1-11 together…
 
In an increasingly secular, chaotic and uncertain cultural moment, how must Christians believe, think and act? In this Q Talk, Gabe Lyons sets up the Q 2020 Virtual Summit by educating us about “the Spirit of Babylon” present in our own society. Want to hear more talks like this and connect with like-minded leaders? Join us April 28 & 29 for The Cu…
 
Here in the United States, we've been watching as inflation is quickly changing the marketplace. Is there a way we could have anticipated this rate of inflation? When we think about money, is there a better way forward? Bitcoin expert, Jimmy Song, shares his thoughts on how he sees Bitcoin as the future of currency. Want more talks like this? Join …
 
Point: God’s pursuit of us is not contingent on our pursuit of Him.Scripture: Luke 5:1-11Principles for studying a passage of Scripture: Comprehension: Asks - What does the passage say? Interpretation: Asks - What does the passage mean? Application: Asks - How should this passage change me?Questions:1. Read Luke 5:1-11 together as a group. Interpre…
 
Is it possible that we see ourselves as more moral than we actually are? How can we remedy this gap? What can we learn from history and Scripture? Dr. Christian Miller joins Gabe Lyons to talk about his work on character and virtue formation. Interested in more conversations like this? Join us at The Culture Summit happening April 28-29. Find out m…
 
The Christian world is continually rocked by sexual abuse and harassment allegations against well-known people and organziations. What can we do to prevent these tragedies from occuring? Are theology, culture and policies causing these issues? And can we be a part of identifying solutions? Attorney and advocate Rachael Denhollander shares how we ca…
 
Point: All Authority and All Victory is Found is Jesus our King.Scripture: Luke 4:31-37Principles for studying a passage of Scripture: Comprehension: Asks - What does the passage say? Interpretation: Asks - What does the passage mean? Application: Asks - How should this passage change me?Questions:1. Read Luke 4:14-30 together as a group. Interpret…
 
It's been almost 15 years since the book Culture Making released. In this interview with Andy Crouch and Sho Baraka, hosted by Grant Skeldon, they talk about what it looks like to create culture. Do the same rules still apply? How can we create in a way that keeps us relevant? Andy and Sho answer these questions in this week's episode. Want to hear…
 
Point: We are already changing the world: Are you doing it on purpose?Scripture: Luke 4:14-30Principles for studying a passage of Scripture: Comprehension: Asks - What does the passage say? Interpretation: Asks - What does the passage mean? Application: Asks - How should this passage change me?Questions:1. Read Luke 4:14-30 together as a group. Int…
 
In a world that rejects masculinity as toxic, what does it mean to follow in the footsteps of Jesus and his version of what it means to be a man? Brant Hansen, author of The Men We Need, reminds men and women alike of man's first role, to be keepers of the garden. He proposes a renewed vision of what it means to be a man in the 21st century and pet…
 
In many ways, the events of the last year completely disrupted and upended our lives. It can be tempting, then, to try to merely endure or ignore this disruption. But instead, Danielle Strickland challenges us to see the disruption of this moment as an invitation and an opportunity for something greater. How will you respond? This talk was given at…
 
In this talk from the 2013 Q Women and Calling event, Kathy Keller discusses the way that gender roles have misused in the past. The antidote has been to throw the whole idea away. Is this the correct response? Keller argues that to reject our genders—as women and men—is to push away a great gift from God, given to us to reflect his nature more ful…
 
Shallow dive: All Things Lent (0:00) Skinny Dip 1: Yes & No of City Groups (8:15) Skinny Dip 2: London Stereotypes (15:20) Skinny Dip 3: Bible Reading Plan (21:35) Skinny Dip 4: Volunteer Culture (25:35) Skinny Dip 5: Marriage & Parenting Advise (34:30) Local on tap: What would you not give up in Tallahassee for lent? (44:20)…
 
Point: The Spirit of God and the word of God are sufficient for the people of God to accomplish the mission of God.Scripture: Luke 4:1-13Principles for studying a passage of Scripture: Comprehension: What does the passage say? What are the details? Interpretation: What does the passage mean? Why did the events happen the way they happened? Applicat…
 
Point: Baptism in Jesus Christ is the sign of a new beginning for everyone who has made Him Lord of their life.Scripture: Luke 3:21-38Questions: Comprehension: What does the passage say? What are the facts? What does it tell us about God? Interpretation: What does the passage mean? Why did the events happen the way they happened? Application: How c…
 
Through a year marked by confusion, chaos, and polarization, Gabe, Rebekah and Grant talk about what the Church has to offer in this moment. They spend time talking about what it means to connect and gather together as a body of believers in the midst of this cultural confusion. They also share a first look at The Culture Summit happening this Apri…
 
The inauguration of Barack Obama led to conjecture that America was officially a post-racial society. Over the past few years, it's evident that it will take more than the election of a person of color to move our nation past the systemic racism existing in workplaces, schools, and prisons. In this talk from 2016, Adam Thomason leads a conversation…
 
Point: Embracing the kingdom means preparing for the King, removing old kings, and pursuing a life of repentance.Scripture: Luke 3:1-20Questions: Comprehension: What does the passage say? What are the facts? What does it tell us about God? Interpretation: What does the passage mean? Why did the events happen the way they happened? Application: How …
 
We’re living in a time in which more and more people seem to believe no truth is absolute and all authority is suspect. In light of these cultural trends, how can we reclaim and hold fast to an appropriate understanding of the power, authority and truth of God’s Word? That’s a critical question that Gen Z leader Gabrielle Odom helps us wrestle with…
 
Point: Jesus in your life puts a target on your life.Scripture: Luke 2:21-401. Read Luke 2:21-40 together as a group.2. Why do you think that declaring Jesus as Lord puts a target on your back? Explain. Further Discussion: What are some forms of opposition we face as Christians in our own community? Give examples. Consider: Are you willing to follo…
 
We all have felt the temperature rise over the last few years around the topic of race. As we are experiencing a once in a generation moment, how can we think well and commit to being a part of the solution that brings reconciliation and healing for all? Soledad O’Brien, an award winning journalist, documentarian, news anchor and producer dedicated…
 
Point: God uses common people to do the uncommon.Scripture: Luke 1:26-2:21Questions:1. Read Luke 1:26-2:21 together as a group.2. Why do you think God uses common people (like Mary, Elizabeth, and the shepherds) to accomplish His purposes? Explain. Further Discussion: Why are common people better positioned to receive the abundant life that God pro…
 
What lessons can Christians learn from the African American legacy and experience? Tyler Burns, president of The Witness, challenges us to see the gift of the black Christian experience in this powerful talk. This talk was given at the 2021 Culture Summit. If you're interested in ideas and conversations like these, join us this year, April 28-29 in…
 
Even before the chaos of the last couple years, we were already facing many troubling statistics surrounding mental health. Now, with the added stress of a pandemic and various cultural tensions, mental health struggles have become a reality for even more people. In light of this, psychiatrist Curt Thompson shares a conversation with Q President Ga…
 
In a culture that demands our time and efficiency, how can Christians slow down? Is it possible to have emptier calendars, more rest, and still live faithful and productive lives? Kelly M. Kapic, professor of theological studies at Covenant College, explores these questions and more in his new book, You're Only Human. Listen in as he discusses some…
 
Point: Jesus told His church to go make disciples. In order to be obediently effective in this we must agree that a discipler to Jesus Christ must actively be a disciple of Jesus who is consistently being discipled in Jesus Christ.Scripture: Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 1:1-4Questions: 1. Read Matthew 29:18-20. Are you being discipled right now? Explain.…
 
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