• Patrick Norris

75. Tony Cooke – Another Perspective of Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage


Welcome to Episode #75 of the Red Ink Revival Leadership Podcast. Today’s conversation is with Tony Cooke, a tenured church leader, former Bible College Dean, author, and mentor to church leaders around the world. Our conversation today is about the controversial topic within Christianity of marriage, divorce, and remarriage.


The conversation takes us into the following topics:

  • Why divorce is so polarizing.

  • The impact of divorce on couples, kids, and society.

  • Carrying the painful stigma of divorce.

  • Did Jesus and Paul disagree about exceptions for divorce?

  • Jesus and the Law of Moses.

  • Paul and the Law of Love.

  • 3 categories of people: Jews, Gentiles, and the Church.

  • Navigating the texts of Matthew 19 and 1 Corinthians 7 regarding divorce.

  • Is it “sin” to get divorced? Is it an “unforgivable sin”?

  • Does divorce disqualify someone from ministry leadership?

  • Encouragement to those who have been divorced.

RESOURCES:

Audio Teaching Series: Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage – Tony Cooke: https://tonycooke.org/product/marriage-divorce-remarriage-1

Book: Remarriage and God’s Renewing Grace – Dwight Hervey Small: https://www.amazon.com/Remarriage-Gods-Renewing-Grace-Christians/dp/0801082641

Book: … And Marries Another – Craig Keener: https://www.amazon.com/Marries-Another-Remarriage-Teaching-Testament/dp/0801046742

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Edited and produced by Evan (Emac) McAlister.


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