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Carmen LaBerge discusses relevant issues so that you might think clearly, engage your faith, and impact culture in ways that honor Jesus.

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    Showing the bigger picture to those closest to us | Why the circumstances around us don't define who we are

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 44:37


    Scott Todd, President of OneChild, shares about what he's learned through his own kids who joined in on the work of child sponsorship and why what we receive is so much more than what we're financially giving. Matt Deane, program director for 98.5 KTIS, talks about his experience of going to the Dominican Republic with OneChild. Click here for today's show notes Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

    Teaching children about a God that knows and loves them

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 47:31


    Mitch Hildebrant and Paul Perrault join Carmen to share about Faith Radio's partnership with OneChild. They talk about the power of speaking into a young person's life with encouragement and believing in them at a young age. Click here for today's show notes Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

    Waiting for an opportunity to hear about Christ | God is good, no matter the circumstances we believe it

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 44:01


    Sandeep Maity, Director of Development for OneChild, talks about the opportunity to bring the Word of God to an entire community and the huge blessing that it is for a child to be sponsored by a Child Champion. Summer Shepherd, afternoons host for Life 102.5, shares about her experience of going to the Dominican Republic with OneChild. Click here for today's show notes Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

    Fulfilling a child's dream, by first and foremost teaching them to know Jesus Christ

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 47:18


    Ben Holsen and Paul Perrault join Carmen to talk about Faith Radio's partnership with OneChild. They share about their own traveling experiences to Hope Centers in Honduras and the Dominican Republic and outline the present need to bring children inside the church, where they'll receive true hope. Click here for today's show notes Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

    Flipping from an allegiance to money to an allegiance to the cross | The fruit that comes from investing in other people's lives

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 44:14


    Bible and Business' Bill English talks about the value of seeking out the life story of your parents or grandparents and the argument behind raising the debt ceiling. Carmen's long-time best friend and founder of Voices to Connect Jessica Lalley shares what can happen when we choose to genuinely engage with people when they're not expecting it. Click here for today's show notes Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

    Heart issues that are also hand issues | The reason we face the storms of life

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 46:42


    Everyone's Wilson's Daryl Crouch and Carmen talk about keeping the long view in mind over simply checking boxes and allowing Him to minster to us, as we then minister to Him in return. Denison Forum's Mark Turman shares why all who want to live a Godly life will face trials and the need to trust the Spirit of our King is with us even as we face opposition. Click here for today's show notes Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

    The small price to pay to give back to our veterans | Extending ourselves to go beyond for God's glory

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 43:38


    CMDA's Dr. Bret Nicks talks about the support needed for the moral ethical basis of decision making for health care providers. Yolie Lalama, Vision Trip Coordinator for OneChild and the "Mother Theresa of Latin America," shares why God came for every one of us and how she hopes the fire He has lit in her to do His good work continues to burn into the future. Click here for today's show notes. Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

    So many sheep in need of a loving shepherd | Using religion as a motivator to mobilize your people

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 46:27


    Institution for Global Engagement's Nick Pitts outlines what's at the heart of hypocritical behavior and the need to be praying for a plentiful harvest where the number of workers will grow. Philos Project's Luke Moon talks about the weaponization of religion that we see in so many conflicts and how Afghanistan and Iran differ in their demands for freedom. Click here for today's show notes Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

    Continuing to move forward no matter our circumstances | What the helmet of salvation can carry

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 43:02


    Psychologist Linda Mintle talks about spreading the message of God's design more often and the needed heart change that can only come through the work of the Holy Spirit. Jeff Peabody, author of "Perfectly Suited," shares why our battle is more about preservation than stopping the fight. Click here for today's show notes Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

    Who would you send a letter to? | Learning from each other as the body of Christ

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 45:56


    Carmen talks about taking time to reach out to those who mean the most to you and focusing our mind and heart on others. Political scientist Daniel Bennett outlines how welcoming we are of minority viewpoints in this time and what it takes for pluralism to be strengthened. Click here for today's show notes Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

    Reflecting God's creativity in the right way | How we go about pursuing peace in our lives

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 43:50


    Plugged In's Adam Holz talks about the need for having an ongoing dialogue with our kids around sexuality and the necessity of reinforcing the goodness of His designs. Sharon Hodde Miller, author of "The Cost of Control: Why We Crave It, the Anxiety It Gives Us, and the Real Power God Promises," shares the power to influence yourself and your circumstances. Click here for today's show notes Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

    How our perspective changes when we have Jesus on our hearts | Murky future ahead for TikTok in 2023

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 47:13


    Eva Guerrero of OneChild in Honduras shares what kids in all nations dream of growing up to be and learning that the Lord has a great purpose even for little children. Social media expert Chris Martin outlines how our kids brains are being formed by the social media they consume and the lawsuits Meta (Facebook) is facing from targeting teenagers with their ads. Click here for today's show notes Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

    Coming out ahead by taking the Sabbath seriously | Filling ourselves with Christ, so our mindset changes

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 43:38


    Dr. Matthew Sleeth joins Carmen to talk about the importance of setting aside time for the Lord and what pulls us away from the family harmony we all crave. BJ Thompson, author of “Awaken a Better You: 4 Simple Steps to Create the Life You Want,” shares about adjusting to times of transformation and the steps we need to take to be a blessing to those around us. Click here for today's show notes Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

    Never too late or early to accept our calling from God | Protecting life at all stages and ages

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 46:32


    The Washington Stand's Ben Johnson shares how the Scriptures are being well represented on the House floor and the layers involved with the aim for having equality under the law. John Wyatt, doctor and researcher, talks about the difference between choosing to let go versus taking action through suicide and the aim of palliative care that we must keep at the center. Click here for today's show notes Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

    Why we're becoming more cynical about what we see online | Letting go of anger and choosing forgiveness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 44:22


    Science writer Heather Zeiger outlines the concern behind the creation of deep fake videos and the danger of sending electrical impulses into our bodies to aid our exercising experience. Brant Hansen, author of "Unoffendable: How Just One Change Can Make All of Life Better," shares about the ability to do things for the right reason when we're not clouded by anger. Click here for today's show notes Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

    What actions truly will protect life in the end | How one seed planted can grow

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 46:40


    Chelsey Youman, National Legislative Advisor at Human Coalition Action, talks about engaging in the Pro Life movement during this very important moment. Mission Network News' Ruth Kramer outlines the need for prayer to make the biggest decisions on change and Ukrainian churches coming together with Russian churches for one common goal. Click here for today's show notes Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

    Committed to a long obedience in the same direction | Desperate for certainty in our goal to cut through the fear

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 43:37


    Chelsea Sobolik of Lifeline Children's Services outlines the pursuit to call each other to something higher, things that are much more than simply good works and using the support group of local churches. Jackson Wu, author of "The Cross in Context: Reconsidering Biblical Metaphors for Atonement," shares why people are taken aback by those who love like Jesus. Click here for today's show notes Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

    Demonstrating a personal level of responsibility | The day when all will proclaim the name of Jesus

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 46:33


    Political scientist Mark Caleb Smith outlines society's need to ask the question of our ability to function with less government and why our leaders consistently want more control. Toyditz Cosico Jr., Director of Mobilization and Program Support for OneChild, shares about the future hope for sponsored kids and why we truly have been blessed to be a blessing unto others. Click here for today's show notes Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

    Russia attacking the spiritual health of Ukraine | Learning from our brothers and sisters in Christ

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 43:40


    Mindy Belz of Globe Trot talks about why it's important to understand the complexities of the border crisis and how Americans have benefited from our immigrant past. Hannah Nation, editor of "Faithful Disobedience: Writings on Church and State from a Chinese House Church Movement," shares the reminder that suffering for the advancement of the Kingdom is worth it. Click here for today's show notes Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

    How Jesus defines spiritual maturity | Being vigilant and principled as we fight for life

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 47:11


    Lionshare's Dave Buehring shares about setting our hearts on the things that matter most, showing obedience out of love, and applying to our lives what we know about Jesus. Political scientist Adam Carrington talks about the legal argument for protecting life from the point of conception and those who are more hopeful lifting up those who are more dour. Click here for today's show notes Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

    When a celebrity embraces Jesus publicly | Love being the foundation behind all emotions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 43:48


    Plugged In's Adam Holz outlines the process of developing deep roots so our faith will hold through the storms of life and the reality that many non-believers are still gripped by the story of Jesus. David Lamb, author of "The Emotions of God," shares how the authors of Scripture portray Jesus so emotively, as He was one who always connected with people. Click here for today's show notes Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

    Passing along to others what we have received | Truly a miracle taking place before our eyes

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 47:15


    Aleibi Santana Mendez, representative and translator for OneChild, shares how children's lives are changed through sponsorship and the very real needs for those in the Dominican Republic. Jason Romano, Director of Media for Sports Spectrum, shares about the overwhelming response since the traumatic on-field experience involving Damar Hamlin. Click here for today's show notes Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

    Emphasizing mental health services | Pleading our case, to the One who listens and answers our prayers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 43:09


    John Ashman, president of City Gate Network, shares about the intersection of mental health with faith and why most turn to the church first when it comes to seeking care for mental health struggles. Vaneetha Risner talks about loving well in this new year, truly loving others more than wanting to be loved, and seeking understanding more than being understood. Click here for today's show notes Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

    What was intended to save lives, now taking lives | The church living as His righteousness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 46:28


    The Washington Stand's Ben Johnson outlines the significance of the Epiphany celebration, for the arrival of Jesus and why some pharmacists are now moving from a facilitator of life to death.  Kathy Branzell of the National Day of Prayer Taskforce talks about living in a loving response to the life we've been given and reminds us how dear the gift of life is. Click here for today's show notes Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

    Finding the right Bible plan, the one we'll follow | We do the right thing, come what may

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 44:24


    Bible and Business' Bill English outlines why healthy competition is a good thing when it comes to meeting the need of customers and the enrollment process for public versus private schools. Josh Buck, author of "Everyday Activism," shares how Jesus turns upside-down our definition of loving others and why everyone is called to areas of human flourishing. Click here for today's show notes Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

    Being careful to not discount our ordinary, everyday choices | Choosing our feelings over God's truth 

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 46:14


    Everyone's Wilson's Daryl Crouch and Carmen outline why the authenticity of our walk with the Lord is attractive and worth following. Don Johnson, director of "Dysconnected:  the Real Story Behind the Transgender Explosion," shares about the value of conversations about the reality of our physical bodies and the lie that who you are is how you feel. Click here for today's show notes Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

    When new habits become a normal rhythm | Why people suppress the truth in unrighteousness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 43:31


    Christian Medical and Dental Association's Jeff Barrows talks about what may have happened, medically speaking, to NFL player Damar Hamlin as he was experiencing cardiac arrest on the field and fighting for pro-life health care professionals. Leah Savas, co-author of “The Story of Abortion in America," shares about the reality of the unborn life. Click here for today's show notes Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

    Vividly exemplifying what's right and true | Trusting that all things will work for His glory

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 46:53


    Institution for Global Engagement's Nick Pitts talks about sharing with our culture the good design that God made for the human condition and the religious fervor that follows pandemics. Philos Project's Luke Moon outlines the factors involved with giving aid to struggling countries and how our God is still very much at work in the midst of serious conflict. Click here for today's show notes Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

    Choosing a growth mindset over a fixed one | Our God, a God of order

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 43:46


    Psychologist Linda Mintle shares about the benefits of times of reflection and the importance of identifying the barriers to accomplish change. Shannon Acheson, author of "The Clutter Fix," talks about the mental strain of being in messy spaces and placing the value of experiences and quality time over accumulating more stuff. Click here for today's show notes Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

    Plans for spiritual growth in the new year | Embracing a distinctively Christian posture

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 46:37


    Paul shares some practical tips for memorizing Scripture and the importance of meditating on the Word of God, letting it challenge and change us. Political scientist Daniel Bennett talks about the latest on the war of immigration in the United States, how we respond when AI starts responding like a human and the importance of processing deeper level thinking. Click here for today's show notes Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

    The path from irrelevant to headliner | We're all growing in Christ, as no one has arrived

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 43:23


    Jason Romano, Director of Media for Sports Spectrum, shares about Brock Purdy's pursuit to point people to Christ as he grabs NFL headlines and the top sports stories of 2022 that pointed people to Jesus. Trillia Newbell, author of “52 Weeks in the Word,” shares about the process of living as a new creation in Christ, while still not fully glorified. Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

    The gifts we receive from the Spirit | Healing our hearts – the Word of God

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 46:17


    Carmen shares her closing thoughts on the process of receiving what God has for us, by aligning ourselves with what the Holy Spirit is doing. Denise Hughes, author of "Sanctuary: Cultivating a Quiet Heart in a Noisy and Demanding World," outlines why we can benefit from evaluating our posture when we come to God with our requests. Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

    The end result when Christians demand accountability | None have arrived, we're all growing in Christ

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 43:26


    Collin Hansen of The Gospel Coalition talks about the Top 10 Theology Stories of 2022 and the need to look for what God's doing in all corners of the world. Trillia Newbell, author of "52 Weeks in the Word: A Companion for Reading through the Bible in a Year," shares about living as a new creation in Christ, while still not fully glorified. Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

    Receiving the gifts of the Holy Spirit | Walking in the shoes of real work, while sharing your faith

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 46:17


    Carmen continues to go through the process of unwrapping the blessing that is the gift of God's grace, in the form of Jesus Christ's arrival. Nathaniel Marshall, journeyman plumber, talks about about his ability to use his workplace as a ministry to reach others and the desire of living out the practical things of the Christian life. Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

    Hearing God's direction through His Word | The power of community to help heal trauma

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 43:20


    Dr. Matthew Sleeth joins Carmen to outline how we can better listen to God through engaging his Word. George Wood, author of "The Uncovery: Understanding the Power of Community to Heal Trauma," talks about the importance of churches for offering community to those enslaved by drugs. Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

    Gifts of the Spirit God gives us | The beauty we find in the midst of suffering

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 46:18


    Carmen sticks with her theme of sharing about the blessing that is the gift of God's grace, in the form of Jesus Christ's arrival. Jeremy Freeman, author of "#butGod: The Power of Hope When Catastrophe Crashes In," outlines the deeper faith that can come from trusting His purpose in the pain. Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

    Renewing our commitment to God every day | Following the path that leads to right living with God

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 43:20


    Matthew Sleeth outlines putting God first in all that we do, what things compete with God for our attention, and how we can eliminate the distractions that keep us from growing deeper. Ronni Kurtz, author of "Fruitful Theology: How the Life of the Mind Leads to the Life of the Soul," talks about how theology fits into our pursuit to grow in Christian maturity. Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

    The gifts received from the Spirit | Displaying the difference between truth and feelings to kids

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 46:19


    Carmen continues to talk about the blessing that is the gift of God's grace, in the form of Jesus Christ's arrival. Elizabeth Urbanowicz, founder of Foundation Worldview, talks about the desire to equip young children about the topics of truth from a Biblical worldview. Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

    Fighting anxiety and being honest about its effects | Encountering peace amidst the chaos

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 43:24


    Psychologist Linda Mintle talks about why the stress we're experiencing can often go unrecognized and steps we can take to eliminate the cycle of worry that we seem to experience in our lives. Fernando Arroyo, author of "The Shadow of Death: From My Battles in Fallujah to the Battle for My Soul," shares how Jesus stepped in when he most needed Him. Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

    Unwrapping the gifts of the Holy Spirit | Thankful for the grace of ordinary life

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 46:15


    Carmen begins the process of unwrapping the blessing that is the gift of God's grace, in the form of Jesus Christ's arrival. Ross Douthat, author of "The Deep Places: A Memoir of Illness and Discovery," talks about his experience of being in the depths of despair, where he found there is still always hope to cling to. Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

    Thoughts on O Come, O Come Emmanuel

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 42:44


    Merry Christmas! In this special Lessons and Carols show, Carmen takes a deeper look at the Advent carol "O Come, O Come Emmanuel." Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

    Arrows leading to the incarnation

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 47:48


    Merry Christmas! In this special Lessons and Carols program with music and Scripture, Carmen reflects on a few of the the Old Testament prophecies that point to Jesus' first coming. Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

    Why the Christian life takes practice | Wanting to be the person that gives back

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 44:22


    Glenn Packiam, co-author of "The Intentional Year," talks about creating space for the spontaneous and what we can stop doing, so we can start doing something that really matters. Samuel Bestge, a high school senior, shares about the mission of providing meals for those in need during the Christmas season – an effort that began with serving one family to now sixty-six families. Click here for today's show notes Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

    Dedicated to communicating with truth | Showing ourselves compassion in the season of expectations

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 47:42


    The Washington Stand's Ben Johnson talks about the words that capture Christmas and the increasing efforts by many to limit the human language. Dr. Melissa Mork, psychology professor at the University of Northwestern St. Paul, outlines the struggle to come up with the energy and emotions to navigate all the Christmas season has to bring. Click here for today's show notes Faith Radio podcasts are made possible by your support. Give now: Click here

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