Jul 13, 2021 • 44M

On the “deep magic” of a God who confounds sense and challenges faith.

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Bradley Gray
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In this episode of the Ministry Minded Podcast, I get to reflect on some prescient thoughts and themes that I’ve been considering lately through the course of my sermon series on Philippians, especially as it relates to the ways God confounds our sense and challenges our faith through his divine and sovereign “Deep Magic.”


The deeper magic of opportune obstacles,” article by yours truly

In pretense or in truth: why Jesus plus nothing still equals everything,” article by yours truly

Don’t Panic,” Randall R. Greenwald

The Bird with a Leaf in Her Mouth,” Jared C. Wilson

The Word Became Fresh: How to Preach from Old Testament Narrative Texts, Dale Ralph Davis

Your Old Testament Sermon Needs to Get Saved: A Handbook for Preaching Christ from the Old Testament, David M. King

Daily Grace: The Mockingbird Devotional, Vol. 2

Grace: So Much More Than You Know & So Much Better Than You Think, Brad J. Gray


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Intro music: “Explorers (Instrumental Version)” by The Midnight, The Midnight Music LLC, 2018.

Ad music: “Coffee Stains” by Finley, licensed under CC BY 4.0.