The DBC Podcast

Welcome to the official website and blog of The DBC Podcast, a weekly chat show that examines how to live out the principles of Scripture and engage our modern culture.


This summer, The DBC Podcast will host the audio recordings of each of the six special classes offered on Sunday mornings known as the Summer Institute. These are five-session classes (three classes per semester) taught by some of the most knowledgable teachers in our church. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday will feature a new session. […]


Well, we did it. We made it through an entire season of The DBC Podcast! Forty-one episodes (and one mini-episode) to be exact. In my own mind, we’ve come a long way from the day Mark Paul, Steve Johns, and I sat down to try out this whole podcasting thing. But I have thoroughly enjoyed […]


Did you know last Sunday was the Church’s birthday? No, seriously, it was. There really is a festival called Pentecost, and it was on that very day, centuries and centuries ago, the Church was born, and in the most extraordinary way. We’re talking violent wind, fire in the form of heavenly tongues (whatever that looks […]


For a Christian, it’s a significant question. One with many levels. Eschatologically speaking, it’s not just what we are waiting for, but also, and even more pointedly, who? Evangelistically speaking, is our waiting a mere pause to identify where the Holy Spirit is at work, preparing encounters for us? Or, is our waiting more of a reluctance […]


Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you knew God wanted you to speak or act in a certain way? How did you respond? Were you afraid? Did you decide to just keep to yourself, or did you step out on the proverbial limb and give in to that inkling? What were the […]


Peter gets a bad rap sometimes. The guy Jesus personally nicknamed “Rock” – yes, the Son of Almighty God has a penchant for nicknames – is sometimes considered a foot-in-mouth annoyance, a guy who for so long just didn’t get it. Sometimes, this same attitude is projected on the twelve disciples as a whole. But, […]


Doubt. Just the word can scare many Christians. We don’t like the word very much, because many of us can’t help but feel like any expression of doubt goes along with a lack of faith, or perhaps a direct challenge to it. But is that really the case? Or is there a place for doubt […]