The Bridgeway Podcast

Conversations about fulfilling the church's mission in our city and yours

About the show

Like most churches, Bridgeway Church in Oklahoma City is seeking to fulfill the mission of Jesus in its own local context. Listen in on weekly conversations as Author, Poet, and Artist in Residence, David Bowden, sits down with a member of the Bridgeway staff for conversations about different areas of church ministry. You'll hear regularly from Lead Pastor, Author, and Theologian, Sam Storms, as well as the rest of our gospel-centered staff. We will touch on topics related to preaching, teens, worship, missions, children's ministry, reaching college students, engaging culture, and more.

For more information about Bridgeway Church visit: http://www.bridgewaychurch.com

To learn more about Lead Pastor Sam Storms visit: http://www.samstorms.com

And for more on Host David Bowden visit: http://www.spokengospel.com

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Episodes

  • Episode 65: Family Prayer

    January 23rd, 2020  |  41 mins 34 secs
    bible, children's ministry, christian, christianity, church, college, david bowden, expositional, god, gospel, gospel-centered, jesus, local, ministry, missions, oklahoma city, preaching, sam storms, teens, youth, youth ministry

    How can we teach our children how to pray? Why should we model prayer for our children? How can we grow our children into people who have intimate communion with God through prayer? David Bowden sits down with Krista Meyer, Ashley Owen, and Hayden Hefner to answer these and other questions.

  • Private Prayer

    January 16th, 2020  |  38 mins 55 secs
    bible, children's ministry, christian, christianity, church, college, david bowden, expositional, god, gospel, gospel-centered, jesus, local, ministry, missions, oklahoma city, preaching, sam storms, teens, youth, youth ministry

    What does prayer look like in a believer's life? What are some private prayer rhythms we could implement? How do Bible study and prayer go together? All of this and more is addressed in this new episode of the Bridgeway Podcast.

  • Episode 63: What is Prayer? - Sam Storms

    January 9th, 2020  |  39 mins 23 secs
    bible, children's ministry, christian, christianity, church, college, david bowden, expositional, god, gospel, gospel-centered, jesus, local, ministry, missions, oklahoma city, preaching, sam storms, teens, youth, youth ministry

    What is prayer? Why do we pray? Is prayer just talking to God or is there more going on? Why should we pray if God already knows what we need and what will happen? Sam Storms and David Bowden sit down and discuss all this and more in this opening episode for our series on prayer.

  • Christian Community: Missions

    December 26th, 2019  |  44 mins 31 secs
    bible, children's ministry, christian, christianity, church, college, david bowden, expositional, god, gospel, gospel-centered, jesus, local, ministry, missions, oklahoma city, preaching, sam storms, teens, youth, youth ministry

    How can we integrate missions into our community groups? Why is it important that we be on mission as a community and not just alone? What is Bridgeway doing to help equip our body to get more involved within the missions community?

  • Christian Community: Kids

    December 19th, 2019  |  33 mins 35 secs
    bible, children's ministry, christian, christianity, church, college, david bowden, expositional, god, gospel, gospel-centered, jesus, local, ministry, missions, oklahoma city, preaching, sam storms, teens, youth, youth ministry

    Involving kids in community group meetings is extremely important and extremely difficult. How do you minister to kids in a meeting without missing out on the opportunity to minister to parents? What are some creative solutions to handling large groups of kids in a community group? Why is it so important for us to involve our kids in community?

  • Episode 60: Christian Community: Prayer and Gifts

    December 12th, 2019  |  51 mins 1 sec
    bible, children's ministry, christian, christianity, church, college, david bowden, expositional, god, gospel, gospel-centered, jesus, local, ministry, missions, oklahoma city, preaching, sam storms, teens, youth, youth ministry

    How are our gifts to be used within Christian community? What are ways that we can actively pray for each other? What does the exercise of gifts and prayer look like in weekly community group meetings?

  • Christian Community: Biblical Basis

    December 5th, 2019  |  51 mins 39 secs
    bible, children's ministry, christian, christianity, church, college, david bowden, expositional, god, gospel, gospel-centered, jesus, local, ministry, missions, oklahoma city, preaching, sam storms, teens, youth, youth ministry

    What is the biblical basis for Christian community? What does the Bible command us to do as Christians in community? David sits down with Bridgeway's Pastor of Community and Evangelism, Andy Edwards, to talk through what the Bible says about community.

  • Episode 58: Suffering Well - Matt Chandler: Convergence Conference

    November 21st, 2019  |  1 hr 9 mins
    bible, children's ministry, christian, christianity, church, college, david bowden, expositional, god, gospel, gospel-centered, jesus, local, ministry, missions, oklahoma city, preaching, sam storms, teens, youth, youth ministry

    In this rebroadcast of Matt Chandler's keynote session from the Convergence Conference, we hear about what happens when God doesn't heal, how to suffer well, and how God bears with us in our doubt and questions.

  • Episode 57: New Heavens: Andrew Wilson - Convergence Conference

    November 14th, 2019  |  41 mins 33 secs
    bible, children's ministry, christian, christianity, church, college, david bowden, expositional, god, gospel, gospel-centered, jesus, local, ministry, missions, oklahoma city, preaching, sam storms, teens, youth, youth ministry

    In this special replay of Andrew Wilson's keynote message at Convergence Conference, you will hear about the hope of healing all Christians have to look forward to in the new heavens and new earth.

  • Episode 56: Israel's Divine Healer: Michael Brown - Convergence Conference

    November 7th, 2019  |  1 hr 4 mins
    bible, children's ministry, christian, christianity, church, college, david bowden, expositional, god, gospel, gospel-centered, jesus, local, ministry, missions, oklahoma city, preaching, sam storms, teens, youth, youth ministry

    In this special replay of Michael Brown's keynote message at Convergence Conference, you will hear how God can be seen as the healer throughout the Old Testament.

  • Why Wouldn't, Couldn't, Doesn't God Always Heal - Sam Storms (Convergence Conference)

    October 31st, 2019  |  47 mins 15 secs
    bible, children's ministry, christian, christianity, church, college, david bowden, expositional, god, gospel, gospel-centered, jesus, local, ministry, missions, oklahoma city, preaching, sam storms, teens, youth, youth ministry

    In this special replay of Sam Storm's keynote message at Convergence Conference, you will hear answers to the questions about why God doesn't always heal.

  • Episode 54: How to Read the Bible: Epistles

    October 17th, 2019  |  45 mins 27 secs
    bible, children's ministry, christian, christianity, church, college, david bowden, expositional, god, gospel, gospel-centered, jesus, local, ministry, missions, oklahoma city, preaching, sam storms, teens, youth, youth ministry

    How can we understand the letters of the New Testament when we are only hearing half of the conversation? How much should the cultural context of the letter shape our understating of its teachings? Are the letters just didactic or is something else going on as well? Sam Storms wraps up this series by answering questions about the Epistles with David Bowden.

  • Episode 53: How to Read the Bible: Gospels

    October 10th, 2019  |  45 mins 48 secs
    bible, children's ministry, christian, christianity, church, college, david bowden, expositional, god, gospel, gospel-centered, jesus, local, ministry, missions, oklahoma city, preaching, sam storms, teens, youth, youth ministry

    Are the Gospels biography? How are we to understand the seeming differences between Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John's reports? Are the Gospels somehow better than the rest of Scripture because they report about Jesus' earthly ministry? Are the "words in red" the exact words of Jesus? Sam Storms sits down with David Bowden to answer these questions and more.

  • Episode 52: How to Read the Bible: Prophecy

    September 26th, 2019  |  52 mins 38 secs
    bible, children's ministry, christian, christianity, church, college, david bowden, expositional, god, gospel, gospel-centered, jesus, local, ministry, missions, oklahoma city, preaching, sam storms, teens, youth, youth ministry

    How do we read prophetic literature? Is prophecy only about the future? What are the distinctive of Old Testament prophecy? How did the prophets fit into Israel's history? What do the prophets say about the millennium, the second coming of Jesus, the tribulation, and the Antichrist? Sam Storms sits down with David Bowden to tackle some of these very difficult questions.

  • How to Read the Bible: Wisdom

    September 19th, 2019  |  47 mins 23 secs
    bible, children's ministry, christian, christianity, church, college, david bowden, expositional, god, gospel, gospel-centered, jesus, local, ministry, missions, oklahoma city, preaching, sam storms, teens, youth, youth ministry

    What is biblical wisdom? How do books like Proverbs, Psalms, Ecclesiastes, Job, and Song of Solomon help us understand God's wisdom? How are we to understand these books and their contribution to the canon of Scripture? Sam Storms sits down with David Bowden to answer these and many other questions about how to read the wisdom literature of the Bible.

  • Episode 50: How to Read the Bible: Law

    September 12th, 2019  |  47 mins 14 secs
    bible, children's ministry, christian, christianity, church, college, david bowden, expositional, god, gospel, gospel-centered, jesus, local, ministry, missions, oklahoma city, preaching, sam storms, teens, youth, youth ministry

    In this series, David Bowden and Sam Storms are discussing how to read different genres of the Bible. In this episode, they discuss how to read biblical law code. Why did God give meticulous laws to Israel? What is the relationship between Old Testament law and New Testament faith? Are laws binding on Christians today? How did Jesus fulfill the law?