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 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?

  • Episode 49: How to Read the Bible: Narrative

    September 5th, 2019  |  48 mins 29 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 new series, David Bowden and Sam Storms discuss how to read different genres of the Bible. In this episode, they discuss how to read biblical narrative. How are we to apply stories in the Bible to our own lives? If something is described in a story in the Bible does that mean it is instructive the Christian? How does biblical narrative point to Jesus and his gospel?

  • Episode 48: Special Episode: Psalm 103 (feat. The Spoken Gospel Podcast)

    August 29th, 2019  |  1 hr 5 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

    As we wrap up our series on worship, we thought it would be a good opportunity to share some mediations on the Psalms via another podcast: The Spoken Gospel Podcast. Also hosted by David Bowden, The Spoken Gospel Podcast unpacks a unit of scripture every week and shows how it points us to Jesus. In this episode, David Bowden and Seth Stewart discuss Hymn Psalms, particularly Psalm 103.

  • Episode 47: Worship: Song and Life - Tyler Hayes and Susan Rosser

    August 22nd, 2019  |  28 mins 57 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

    Worship isn't just what happens on Sunday at the corporate gathering. All of life is worship. But what does that mean? How do we worship in all of life? What does it mean to be a living sacrifice? How does this tie into humans being made in the image of God?

  • Episode 46: Worship: Adoration and Passion - Tyler Hayes and Megan Hungerford

    August 15th, 2019  |  37 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

    Why does worship sometimes look energetic and overflowing? Must it look this way? What is the heart behind worship? What does it mean to adore God and be passionate worshippers?

  • Episode 45: Worship: Responsive - Tyler Hayes

    August 8th, 2019  |  25 mins 26 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

    Why do we worship? What is the engine behind it? In this episode, David and Tyler discuss how worship must be responsive or it will be idolatrous.

  • Worship: Spirit and Truth - Sam Storms and Tyler Hayes

    August 1st, 2019  |  31 mins 46 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 it mean to worship in Spirit and in Truth? How does this command from John 4 apply to us today? Was Jesus talking about the Holy Spirit, the human spirit, or the affections? Is Truth a reference to Jesus, the Bible, or something else?

  • Worship: Mission and Vision - Tyler Hayes

    July 25th, 2019  |  36 mins 6 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

    At Bridgeway, what is the aim of all our worship? When we think about what we want worship to be like, what vision do we see? What does worship have to do with the Trinity, driving out demons, and being Charismatic?

  • Episode 42: The Power of The Spirit - Sam Storms

    July 18th, 2019  |  47 mins 4 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 do we mean when we talk about the Spirit's power? How do we access the Spirit's power? Can we have more or less of this power? What are we supposed to "do" with the power of the Spirit?