Ep# 275 Christmas! Uh Oh!!! Welcome to G220 Radio! This is a pre-recorded show from last year on the topic of Christmas with our guest Pastor Jason Hilliard of Faith Baptist Church. This is a topic that comes up every year over the issue of whether or not Christians should be participating in Christmas, you have those who are completely against Christmas and make it a point to call other Christians to do the same, and than on the other hand you have those who believe Christmas is a Christian holiday and think it strange and almost un-Christian if other believers do not feel the same way. We hope you enjoy this past episode of G220 Radio revisited, any questions or comments concerning this episode or any other episode please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Also look forward to the new year 2018... new things to come concerning G220 Radio, more to come!
On this very serious episode of G220, we are looking forward to having our guest and hip hop artist, Chrys Jones, come on the show and talk about his articles, "A Departure From Evangelicalism?" in which he brings up the problem surrounding the term "White" Evangelicalism. We will further discuss race issues that are being brought up by popular artists and explore gospel-centered questions and solutions. Chrys, an artist, producer, and engineer, strives to contribute meaningfully to the genre which helped lead him to Christ. He is a Kentucky native who signed with a Christian Hip Hop group called Christcentric in 2017. As an aritist, Chris has said, "I want to promote Christ-exalting, scripture-saturated, high quality, lyrical theology through the music I make. As hip-hop follows the trends of what’s current and popular, I want to be true to the music that I grew up listening to. More importantly, want to be true to the gospel which is the power of God for salvation (Romans 1:16)." Prior to his conversion, Chrys was a hip-hop artist whose raps were filled with pride, self-righteousness, and the false Christianity which has become prevalent in today’s hip hop scene. In the autumn of 2006, Chrys realized he was a false convert and was later born again after reading the gospel of Matthew and Revelation. He was determined from that point forward to use his talents for the Lord. You can read his articles here: Part 1 https://headphonesandhomiletics.weebly.com/blog/a-departure-from-evangelicalism Part 2 https://headphonesandhomiletics.weebly.com/blog/a-departure-from-evangelicalism-pt-2
On this preacher spotlight episode, we are blessed to interview pastor Jonathan Swift of Christ Community Church in Dearborn, Michigan. Pastor Jonathan was born and raised in Dearborn, MI and Christie was born in Detroit and grew up in Hartland, MI. They met at a student ministry at Michigan State University and were married in 1993. In 1997 after seminary (MDiv. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) the Swifts spent a year in Jordan studying Arabic, then returned in 1998 to Dearborn to serve with their home church. In 2003 Jonathan answered a call to pastor Evergreen Baptist Church, in Tacoma, WA. Later the Swifts (along with their five children: Joshua, Jacob, Jemmilie, Judson, and J.Christopher) took an assignment in Lebanon teaching Bible at the Beirut Baptist School in 2007. Eventually they moved to Southern Lebanon heading up leadership development and theological training with a church plant in Tyre. Jonathan also undertook a Master of Sacred Theology in Islamic Philosophy at the Near East School of Theology in Beirut at the time (STM, 2013). Now he is leading the team establishing Christ Community Church in Dearborn. He returns annually to Lebanon to lead pastoral training with partner churches and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia. The Swifts enjoy family camping, hiking, sailing, skiing, theater, frequent visits to Greenfield Village and the DIA, Dearborn Baseball league, Tiger's games, and serving the Dearborn community. You can learn more about his ministry here: http://cccglocal.com/connect-wccc/