We are constantly bombarded with truth claims. With information coming at us from friends and family, social media, the news, our education system, our church—often information that contrasts or opposes other things we’ve heard—it can be hard to know what’s real and what isn’t. This becomes especially prevalent when something we believe is unpopular, or something we hear seems easier to swallow. So how do we do it? How do we, as Christians, evaluate the plethora of truth claims we come across daily? How do we reason consistently, and what part does the Bible play in that process? In what may seem like the definition of “tip of the iceberg”, on this week’s podcast, Josiah and Andrew begin tackling the topic of worldview and authority, and what it means to live as a Bible-believing Christian.
Josiah has served the Oakridge Bible Chapel family as one of its elders and one of its pastoral staff members since September 2018, before which he ministered as an associate pastor to a local congregation in the Canadian prairies. Josiah's desire is to be used by God to help equip the church for ministry, both while gathered (edification) and while scattered (evangelization). He is married to Patricia, and together they have five children—Jonah, Henry, Nathaniel, Josephine, and Benjamin.
Andrew is the Associate Pastor at Oakridge Bible Chapel. He grew up in a Christian home, and spent time serving in churches of varying sizes and denominations before landing at Oakridge with his wife in 2017. He likes to verbally process theological issues he finds challenging and is always ready to learn something new. He has a passion for teaching the Bible, and seeking to explain confusing passages in a clear way, preferably with a good illustration or two.