Modern Cloister

Modern Cloister

Cultivating deeper thinkers and worshipers through conversations about the Christian life.

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July 18, 2021 22 min

In this episode, we take a closer look at wisdom and kingship psalms and the ways they have been and continue to be used by Christians and the church. This includes reading select psalms in these categories that are meaningful to us. This is the 6th and final episode in our series on the psalms. 

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In this episode, we take a closer look at confidence and remembrance psalms, discussing both genres, their differences and areas of overlap, and ways they have been and continue to be used by Christians and the church. This includes reading select psalms in these categories that are meaningful to us. This is the 5th episode in our series on the psalms. 

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June 20, 2021 26 min

In this episode, we take a closer look at lament and confessions psalms, discussing both genres, their differences and areas of overlap, and ways they have been and continue to be used by Christians and the church. This includes reading select  psalms in these categories that are meaningful to us. This is the 4th episode in our series on the psalms. 

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In this episode, we take a closer look at praise and thanksgiving psalms, discussing both genres, their differences and areas of overlaps, and was they have been and continue to be used by Christians and the church. This includes reading select verses from a handful of our favorite psalms. This is the 3rd episode in our series on the psalms. 

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In this episode of In The News, we discuss the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the issue of abortion by ruling on the Mississippi abortion law in its next session, Russell Moore's departure from the Southern Baptist Convention and what it means, a new Bible that includes items like the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence, and the CDC's updated guidance for fully vaccinated people and how its impa...

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May 16, 2021 37 min

In this episode, we discuss how the psalms were used historically within the church and share practical insights into how to use the psalms today in both corporate and private worship and prayer. This includes several on-air, live examples of praying and singing the psalms.

This is the 2nd episode in our series on the psalms. In the 1st episode, we provided an overview of the psalms, including their history, organization, difficul...

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In the first episode in our series on the psalms, we discuss the significant value and purpose of the psalms in both the private worship and prayer lives of Christians and the corporate life of the church. During the conversation, we cover their history, organization, difficulties, language style and poetic nature, themes, and also share our personal stories in coming to love and appreciate the psalms. 

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In this "In The News" episode, we discuss a recent Gallup poll showing church membership dropped below 50% for the first time, Biden's failure to raise the refugee cap, the first monkey-human embryo, women songwriters, and Richard Dawkins losing the "Human of the Year" award. 

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Gallup Poll  U.S. Church Membership Falls Below Majority for First Time Losing Our Religion by ...

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April 18, 2021 26 min

In this episode of the Modern Cloister, we discuss the significant impact of COVID-19 on community over the past year, both inside and outside the church, and share personal stories about our experiences living through the pandemic. This is the 4th and final episode in our series on community. The 1st covered the history of Christian community, the 2nd focused on the decline of community from the 1950s to present day, and the 3rd d...

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April 4, 2021 31 min

In this episode of the Modern Cloister, we discuss trends and projections for where the church is headed, along with our thoughts and commentary on the opportunity we have as Christians to influence the future of both the church and Christian community over the next decade. This is the 3rd episode in our series on community. The 1st covered the history of Christian community and the 2nd focused on the decline of community from the ...

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In this "In The News" episode of the Modern Cloister, we discuss the Atlanta Spa Shootings, Beth Moore's departure from the Southern Baptist Convention, Audrey Assad leaving the faith, and recent survey results that show evangelicals are the least likely group of society to care for others.

[Please note - we experienced audio quality issues when recording this episode and will ensure those are fixed by next time. Thank...

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March 21, 2021 34 min

In this episode of the Modern Cloister, we discuss the decline of community in America from the 1950s through present day from the perspective of both contemporary society and the modern church. This is the 2nd episode in our series on community. The 1st covered the history of Christian community.

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March 7, 2021 26 min

In this episode of the Modern Cloister, we discuss the history of Christian community, exploring what both the Old and New Testaments show us about community and how the early church existed in community together. This is the 1st episode in our series on community. 

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March 7, 2021 4 min

Welcome to the Modern Cloister! In this brief introductory episode, you'll hear about our purpose and vision of cultivating deeper thinkers and worshipers and learn the meaning behind our name and how it's emblematic of the type of community we hope to create through the Modern Cloister podcast. 

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