The Acoma Podcast
Discussions about life, the church, and theology with Mark Hallock and Ben Haley.
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.
info_outline Episode 75: The Letter Of James 06/23/2020
Episode 75: The Letter Of James As we at Calvary Englewood finish our sermon series through the letter of James, the guys do a retrospective of primary themes and practical lessons we can hold on to from this wonderful and ultra practical book of the Bible.
info_outline Episode 73: Biblical Wisdom In A Modern Age 06/09/2020
Episode 73: Biblical Wisdom In A Modern Age Ben & Adam discuss Biblical wisdom, as it applies to modern issues that are not addressed in the Bible directly. The modern world presents us with countless issues and problems that the Bible doesn't seem to speak directly about. How do we seek out Godly wisdom for issues like this?
info_outline Episode 71: Tennent School of Theology 05/26/2020
Episode 71: Tennent School of Theology Mark & Adam interview Michael Morgan, Academic Dean of William Tennent School Of Theology, a new school that has been birthed from within the Calvary Family of Churches. They discuss what Tennent is aiming to do and some of the characteristics that make it unique and compelling to both lay people and people in vocational ministry.
info_outline Episode 66: Selflessness 04/22/2020
Episode 66: Selflessness Mark, Ben, & Adam discuss focussing on others, especially in this virus season when it's so easy to get lost in our own thoughts and worries for ourselves. They talk through heart posture, thoughtfulness, and practical ways that we can be serving and thinking of others around us, both inside and outside of our homes.