Kitchen Table Theology

068 Interview with Pastor Mike Linch

August 01, 2021 Pastor Jeff Cranston Episode 68
Kitchen Table Theology
068 Interview with Pastor Mike Linch
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Kitchen Table Theology
068 Interview with Pastor Mike Linch
Aug 01, 2021 Episode 68
Pastor Jeff Cranston

“You will never exhaust the depths of who He is. And even when we get to heaven one day, and we know all things, we're still not going to get it. We're still not going to be able to see the exhaustive resource that God is. He's available to each of us.” - Pastor Mike Linch

Hello Kitchen Table Theology Family! Welcome to this special interview episode where Pastor Jeff Cranston and our guest, Pastor Mike Lynch, discuss The American Church. 

Pastor Mike Linch is the head pastor of NorthStar Church in Kennesaw/Acworth, GA, and also serves as the Varsity Pitching Coach for Allatoona High School and is the chaplain for the Bucs football team. He’s a graduate of Liberty University in New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and is the host of the podcast Lynch with a Leader. 

Every early Sunday morning Pastor Mike leads a chapel service at LakePoint Sports Complex in Emerson, GA , and is a guest chaplain for the Atlanta Falcons and other NFL teams coming through ATL. He is also a frequent speaker at many other athletic events.

Mike married his best friend Anne and they have 2 kids together, Casey and Mary-Michael. If he is not at his office or at home, you will most likely find him on a ball field somewhere.   

 

[00:01] Get to Know Pastor Mike

  • Introducing Pastor Mike 
  • Faithfully serving the same church for decades 

[08:36] Who Is a Theologian? 

  • Pastor Mike talks about how he sees theology play a major part in the lives of leaders
  • Why it’s a bad idea to leave theology up to the ‘professionals’
  • How we can dive deeper into our own study of God
    • We live in an age of resources

 [15:39] The State of Theology in America

  • Ligonier survey findings: 
    • The increasing rejection that the Bible is the literal Word of God
    • 30% of evangelicals reject the deity of Christ
    • 46% of US evangelicals believe that people are good by nature
  • Raising up a generation of people that know the Word
  • The repercussions of this unbelief (John 10:10, John 10:9)

 [24:26]  Closing Segment

  •  Pastor Mike’s glue for the study of theology
    • Christ’s ministry and the theology that was grounded into the 12 disciples
    •  Life is overwhelming, but to know He has us is everything
  • You will never exhaust the depths of who He is
  • Connect with Pastor Mike! (Links below)

 

Key Quotes

“I better understand what I believe and the depths of what I believe because it's going to get challenged.” - Pastor Mike Linch

“And I think, put inside every person is that hunger [for Theology]. And I think that the church proper has made it a category... that ability to grow, learn, and study is accessible to all of us.” - Pastor Mike Linch

Resources Mentioned


Connect with Pastor Mike
www.mikelinch.com
Instagram: @mikelinch
Podcast: Lynch with a Leader


Join the Conversation

We love your feedback! If you enjoyed this episode, leave us a review. If you have any questions or comments on today’s episode, email me at [email protected]

Visit my website jeffcranston.com and subscribe to my newsletter. Join me on Sunday mornings at LowCountry Community Church

Check-in with us on Facebook or Instagram @pastorjeffcranston

Remember, the real power of theology is not only knowing it but applying it. Thanks for listening!

Show Notes

“You will never exhaust the depths of who He is. And even when we get to heaven one day, and we know all things, we're still not going to get it. We're still not going to be able to see the exhaustive resource that God is. He's available to each of us.” - Pastor Mike Linch

Hello Kitchen Table Theology Family! Welcome to this special interview episode where Pastor Jeff Cranston and our guest, Pastor Mike Lynch, discuss The American Church. 

Pastor Mike Linch is the head pastor of NorthStar Church in Kennesaw/Acworth, GA, and also serves as the Varsity Pitching Coach for Allatoona High School and is the chaplain for the Bucs football team. He’s a graduate of Liberty University in New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and is the host of the podcast Lynch with a Leader. 

Every early Sunday morning Pastor Mike leads a chapel service at LakePoint Sports Complex in Emerson, GA , and is a guest chaplain for the Atlanta Falcons and other NFL teams coming through ATL. He is also a frequent speaker at many other athletic events.

Mike married his best friend Anne and they have 2 kids together, Casey and Mary-Michael. If he is not at his office or at home, you will most likely find him on a ball field somewhere.   

 

[00:01] Get to Know Pastor Mike

  • Introducing Pastor Mike 
  • Faithfully serving the same church for decades 

[08:36] Who Is a Theologian? 

  • Pastor Mike talks about how he sees theology play a major part in the lives of leaders
  • Why it’s a bad idea to leave theology up to the ‘professionals’
  • How we can dive deeper into our own study of God
    • We live in an age of resources

 [15:39] The State of Theology in America

  • Ligonier survey findings: 
    • The increasing rejection that the Bible is the literal Word of God
    • 30% of evangelicals reject the deity of Christ
    • 46% of US evangelicals believe that people are good by nature
  • Raising up a generation of people that know the Word
  • The repercussions of this unbelief (John 10:10, John 10:9)

 [24:26]  Closing Segment

  •  Pastor Mike’s glue for the study of theology
    • Christ’s ministry and the theology that was grounded into the 12 disciples
    •  Life is overwhelming, but to know He has us is everything
  • You will never exhaust the depths of who He is
  • Connect with Pastor Mike! (Links below)

 

Key Quotes

“I better understand what I believe and the depths of what I believe because it's going to get challenged.” - Pastor Mike Linch

“And I think, put inside every person is that hunger [for Theology]. And I think that the church proper has made it a category... that ability to grow, learn, and study is accessible to all of us.” - Pastor Mike Linch

Resources Mentioned


Connect with Pastor Mike
www.mikelinch.com
Instagram: @mikelinch
Podcast: Lynch with a Leader


Join the Conversation

We love your feedback! If you enjoyed this episode, leave us a review. If you have any questions or comments on today’s episode, email me at [email protected]

Visit my website jeffcranston.com and subscribe to my newsletter. Join me on Sunday mornings at LowCountry Community Church

Check-in with us on Facebook or Instagram @pastorjeffcranston

Remember, the real power of theology is not only knowing it but applying it. Thanks for listening!