The Acoma Podcast
Discussions about life, the church, and theology with Mark Hallock and Ben Haley.
info_outline Episode 106: Secular Cliches 09/15/2021
Episode 106: Secular Cliches The guys talk about some secular cliches that seem like generally accepted wisdom. What do they look like in light of scripture? Thanks to Brent Phillip for the episode idea, and feel free to send your other topic ideas and questions to [email protected]
info_outline Episode 104: Meeting The Needs Of Others 08/13/2021
Episode 104: Meeting The Needs Of Others We were made to serve others, yet sometimes we miss the needs of other people. How do we develop our own hearts and the hearts of people in our churches to proactively serve others? Mark and Ben talk through some practical ways we can grow in this.
info_outline Episode 103: Global Mission 08/04/2021
Episode 103: Global Mission The guys are joined by Kevin Hasenack, a pastor at Calvary Wellspring, to talk about global mission. The Bible is clear that people from every tribe, nation, and tongue will be in the fold of God, so what is our role in it all? Kevin and his wife were missionaries in North Africa, and shares some of his personal experiences, as well as how people in America can get involved even today.
info_outline Episode 102: Sharpen Our Arrows Pt II 07/09/2021
Episode 102: Sharpen Our Arrows Pt II In part II of our Sharpen Our Arrows conversation, Mark, Amy, and Tim discuss some practical ways that people in our church can be a part of discipling kids in our church. It takes all of us to raise up the next generation of God's people, so we all need to know some practical steps on how we can be a part of it.
info_outline Episode 101: Sharpen Our Arrows Pt I 06/17/2021
Episode 101: Sharpen Our Arrows Pt I Tim, Calvary Englewood's Family Pastor, and Amy, our Children's Ministry Director join the podcast to talk about a new discipleship focus this summer at Calvary. In part I, they discuss the overall vision behind "Sharpen Our Arrows" and some practical ways for parents to help their kids engage in worship. The long term vision is huge here, and this episode is for everybody, not just parents! Whether you have kids or not, you are a big part of discipling kids at our church.
info_outline Episode 99: Unity In The Local Church 05/05/2021
Episode 99: Unity In The Local Church Over the past year the unity in local churches has been tested. Unity starts with individual Christians, so what should be in our hearts as we interact closely with people who view things differently than we do?
info_outline Episode 97: Hot Button Issues In The Context Of The Local Church 03/25/2021
Episode 97: Hot Button Issues In The Context Of The Local Church So many hot button and contentious issues and events have happened over the last 12-18 months, causing many to wonder: "to what degree should these be addressed in my local church?" The guys share their thoughts on how we handle that at Calvary Englewood.
info_outline Episode 94: The Mystery Of God Pt I 02/10/2021
Episode 94: The Mystery Of God Pt I We hear the phrase "embrace the mystery" often from other Christians. Sometimes it's helpful and true, other times it doesn't hit the mark of how we ought to be understanding God. How do we properly understand and participate in the mysteries of God? That's where we'll head for this first part of a two part episode.
info_outline Episode 93: Get To Know: Steve Anderson 02/05/2021
Episode 93: Get To Know: Steve Anderson Look at that title, the rarely seen, grammatically incorrect double colon! Our Get To Know: series kicks off with one of Calvary pastors, and one of the best people any of us know, the pride of Vermont, Mr. Steve Anderson.
info_outline Episode 92: Membership Meetings 01/28/2021
Episode 92: Membership Meetings We're back! Membership meetings are our topic today as Calvary Englewood prepares for a members meeting this Sunday. Why on earth are membership meetings important? Are they just another boring meeting to add to our already packed calendars? Short answer: Not at all! Long answer: Listen to the episode!
info_outline Episode 90: The Acoma Podcast vs COVID-19 12/03/2020
Episode 90: The Acoma Podcast vs COVID-19 Now that all three guys have their own personal experiences with covid, today's episode takes a look at the good things God has shown them through this pandemic year. Fresh out of quarantine, the podcast is back!
info_outline Episode 89: Does God Really Love Me? 11/12/2020
Episode 89: Does God Really Love Me? From our youngest years we sing song lyrics like "Jesus loves me, this I know." God's love for us individually is often something we know with our minds intellectually, but don't always believe with our hearts. So our questions for today, does God REALLY love me?
info_outline Episode 88: Christians Post Election 2020 11/05/2020
Episode 88: Christians Post Election 2020 It's the day after the election, so now what? Many things seem up in the air, many questions remain unanswered, and tension still persists in our culture, yet Jesus is King and is on His throne today. The guys discuss how Christians should think and act in the wake of this memorable election season.
info_outline Episode 87: What Is Expository Preaching? 10/29/2020
Episode 87: What Is Expository Preaching? Mark & Ben discuss the characteristics of expository preaching and how it differs from other types of preaching. Why do we believe expository preaching is so crucial for Christians, particularly those at our church? How does the Bible drive this type of preaching?
info_outline Episode 84: The Holidays Cometh 09/24/2020
Episode 84: The Holidays Cometh Ben & Adam look ahead to the next 3 months, otherwise known as "the holiday season." What traditions await us? Are we in favor of these holidays, or do we look down our nose at them and scoff (spoiler alert, looking at you New Years Eve/Day)?
info_outline Episode 83: What Is The Church? 09/09/2020
Episode 83: What Is The Church? What is the church supposed to look like? What is God's plan and purpose for the church? Do we really need to attend a local church? The guys discuss several of these ecclesiological questions and zero in on 5 specific characteristics.
info_outline Episode 82: The Fear Of God Pt III 09/03/2020
Episode 82: The Fear Of God Pt III Mark, Ben, & Adam finish the series by talking through ways we can all grow in right fear of God. As with anything, growing in this area of our relationship with God will take time and work. The guys discuss several practical things we can each do to grow here.
info_outline Episode 81: The Fear Of God Pt II 08/18/2020
Episode 81: The Fear Of God Pt II The guys go deeper into the topic of the fear of God. Now that we understand more of what the fear of God is (addressed in Pt I), how then does it affect a person's life? How should our lives look different in light of properly fearing God?
info_outline Episode 80: The Fear Of God Pt I 08/11/2020
Episode 80: The Fear Of God Pt I Mark, Ben, & Adam discuss the fear of God, a doctrine that tends to be misrepresented, misunderstood, and potentially all together absent in the minds of many Christians, and the teaching of many churches. This is part 1 of a multi week series on this crucial element of our understanding of God.
info_outline Episode 79: Difficult People 07/28/2020
Episode 79: Difficult People Mark, Ben, & Adam discuss difficult people. As Christians, we're called to love others, but that is always a particular difficult task when people are difficult to be around or deal with. But God doesn't let us off the hook, He asks us to love them and pursue them. The guys discuss the practicalities of what that looks like for Christians.
info_outline Episode 77: Songs From Joyland 07/14/2020
Episode 77: Songs From Joyland Over the past several months, Mark has been writing and recording a fun worship album for kids. It is energetic, scripture focused, and really really fun. The guys discuss how it came to be, and how Mark hopes people use it.