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Like Trees Walking
Episode 604 — A Podcast About A Podcast (With Podcast Recommendations)

Like Trees Walking

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 49:26


"Who Killed Mars Hill?" — is the provocative title of Christianity Today's hugely successful podcast entitled The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill. Spoiler alert, we all did! Seriously, CT's audio autopsy of one Seattle megachurch brings together so much what has animated a certain flavor of American Protestantism over the last few decades. It occasioned some thoughts from Pastor Dave and Mike had literally never heard anything about this church and its controversial pastor. At the end they share a couple podcast recommendations.

Thrive With Asbury Seminary
Dr. Craig Keener: Miracles Today

Thrive With Asbury Seminary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 62:55


Overview Today on the podcast, we're joined by Dr. Craig Keener, FM and Ada Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies at Asbury Seminary. Dr. Keener joined the Seminary faculty in 2011. He's a prolific author, writing 34 books, six of which have won awards in "Christianity Today." Altogether he has more than one million copies in circulation. In today's conversation, we talk about his new book Miracles Today that answers common questions about miracles and provides compelling evidence for why we should believe in them today. Let's listen!

Filter: Biblical Clarity in a Confusing World
J. P. Moreland on How Christianity Provides Us with a Life of Purpose and Adventure

Filter: Biblical Clarity in a Confusing World

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 50:53


There's a crisis in the West today—a crisis of happiness. Both sociological research and statistics such as the rise in the so-called “deaths of despair,” paint a picture of a society that is wrestling with a lack of satisfaction in spite of its decadence. This dilemma and its solution has been debated by scholars, psychologists, pundits and philosophers. My guest on today's show says that the dilemma will not be solved unless we consider how Christianity offers a life of meaning. His name is J. P. Moreland and he wrote a book called The God Question on how Christianity invites us to “a full life, to an adventure, filled with meaning and drama.” J. P. Moreland (PhD, University of Southern California) is distinguished professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, in La Mirada, California. He has written or contributed to over ninety-five books, including The God Conversation, Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview, In Search of a Confident Faith, and Love Your God With All Your Mind. Throughout his career Moreland has co-planted three churches, spoken and debated on over 200 college campuses around the country, and served with Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) for ten years. Moreland's ideas have been covered by both popular religious and non-religious outlets, including the New Scientist, Christianity Today, PBS's "Closer to Truth," and WORLD magazine. He was selected in August 2016 by The Best Schools as one of the 50 most influential living philosophers. Check out the full show notes for highlights and resources from this episode: https://tinyurl.com/yc5cjdau SUPPORT THIS PODCAST: PayPal: https://paypal.me/AaronShamp?locale.x=en_US Venmo: @AaronShamp Cash App: $AaronShamp –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Track: Perseverance — Land of Fire [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/Ue48lJLVA30 Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/perseverance –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/filterpodcast/support

Water with Lemon
Embracing 'Beloved' with Bonnie Gray | Ep. 95

Water with Lemon

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 48:10


BONUS BLACK FRIDAY EPISODE!! Bonnie Gray is the author of Whispers of Rest and Finding Spiritual Whitespace. Bonnie loves encouraging women to experience deeper intimacy with God and refresh the soul with His love and rest. She guides women to live inspired, detox from stress, and celebrate their calling as the beloved. An inspirational retreat speaker, Bonnie touches thousands of lives helping women through topics of soul care, stress recovery, and emotional healing through storytelling, visual arts, nature, prayer, and meditation. Bonnie's powerful writing is featured on Relevant Magazine, KLOVE, {in}courage, MOPS, and Christianity Today. She lives in California with her husband and their two sons. Support the podcast through Patreon Join our mailing list Check out our website Resources: Sweet Like Jasmine by Bonnie Gray Noteworthy quotes: “You're worthy of being loved. You're worthy of being valued.” - 41:58 Questions for consideration: What lies has the Holy Spirit revealed to you through Bonnie Gray's time on the podcast?

Guidelines For Living Devotional
Here Is The Secret To A Great Life

Guidelines For Living Devotional

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 4:50


For a moment, pretend that you have received a letter from a friend who gives the following description of a person she recently met.  She writes that he was "a man of middling size, and his hair was scanty, and his legs were a little crooked, and his knees were far apart; he had large eyes, and his eyebrows met, and his nose was somewhat long."[i]   Now honestly, would you be much impressed?  Probably not, yet the description which I just gave you is the only one in history with any credibility that tells us what the Apostle Paul looked like.   [i] From "The Acts of Paul and Thecla," as quoted by Christianity Today, August 11, 1997, p. 39.    

Kitchen Table Cult Pod
S4E5: God Told Me to be a Dick with Stephanie Drury

Kitchen Table Cult Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 54:28


Kieryn and Eve chat with Stephanie Drury about Christianity Today's podcast about Mars Hill and the importance of giving people room to grow. Notes: Twitter: https://twitter.com/StuffCCLikes Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stuffchristianculturelikes/

Youth Ministry Team Podcast
130: What Are The Questions the Next Generation Wrestles With That Every Pastor Should Consider? Interview with Kara Powell

Youth Ministry Team Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 42:11


Kara Powell is a veteran of researching young people and bringing practical ministry ideas to pastors and leaders in churches. Jason Ballard sat down with Kara to hear some of the latest research being released in her new book 3 Big Questions That Change Every Teenager.  They begin by highlighting why this all matters and what is at stake when we talk about discipling kids and youth in our communities. Kara highlights both the ways churches can impact the lives of young people positively, but also how young people can help transform churches. Going off research from past projects as well, Kara shares about what churches reaching young people are doing well and how pastors of kids and youth ministries are best discipling their people to follow Jesus.    Jason also explores with Kara the ways parents are the primary way of discipling young people and what it means for pastors to partner with them. They talk about ideas and tactics that have been effective at encouraging parents and building relational trust with parents that pastors can look to implement.   Dr. Kara E. Powell is the Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) and Chief of Leadership Formation at Fuller Theological Seminary. The mission of FYI is to equip diverse leaders and parents so faithful young people can change our world. Named by Christianity Today as one of “50 Women to Watch”, Kara completed her PhD in Practical Theology from Fuller Seminary with a focus on Pastoral Role Expectations in 2000, an MDiv from Bethel Theological Seminary in 1994, and a BA degree with Honors from Stanford University in 1991. In addition to her roles at Fuller Seminary, Kara serves as a Youth and Family Strategist for Orange and volunteers in student ministries at Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena. She is the co-author of 3 Big Questions that Change Every Teenager, Faith in an Anxious World, Growing With, 18 Plus, Growing Young, The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family, Sticky Faith Curriculum, Can I Ask That?, Deep Justice Journeys, Essential Leadership, Deep Justice in a Broken World, Deep Ministry in a Shallow World, and the Good Sex Youth Ministry Curriculum.   Access her new book by heading to https://fulleryouthinstitute.org/3-big-questions   This episode was recorded for the Canadian Church Leaders Podcast. You should learn more about the podcast and other great things that Jason and his team are up to by heading to www.ccln.ca   Special thanks to this episode's sponsor, Trinity Western University. Their mission is to develop godly Christian leaders: positive, goal-oriented university graduates with thoroughly Christian minds; growing disciples of Jesus Christ who glorify God through fulfilling the Great Commission, serving God and people in the various marketplaces of life. They are passionately committed to helping you discover how to be fully and faithfully present in the world and to play a vital role in God's work of healing, hope, and renewal. Learn more about this leading liberal arts university with campuses in both Canada and the USA at TWU.ca Submit your youth ministry question at youthministry.team.

Jubilee Freedom & Shalom
E38 "Reflections of the Rise and Fall of Mars Hill E4"

Jubilee Freedom & Shalom

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 103:12


This episode is the 4th of a series where Nate and Daniel are reflecting on the recent popular podcast called "The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill" by Christianity Today. The podcast follows the story of a pastor named Mark Driscoll and it is a cautionary tale about church growth and how celebrity effects people, especially people in power. In order for this episode to be more meaningful, we recommend first listening to "The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill" episode 4. Nate and Daniel reflect on questions like:William Wallace II was Mark's pseudonym that he used to say really crude things on the church's private chat board, Midrash. He posted saying the guys in his church were acting like male lesbians and needed to be put in dresses, beaten and humiliated. Men had weekly accountability meetings called "Redemption Groups" where men would say, “it's time for me to go to meeting and take a bat to the head or get kicked in the nuts" because it was a weekly bludgeoning about they need to grow up and be a man and get jobs and take care of their families.What does it say if your church's favorite movie is fight club? What does that reveal about the people in your church, what they are longing for and frustrated about, and what they think are the solutions?Mark was a mixed bag of being able to teach scripture and being very crude and vile. Example: his "Hoe Hoe Hoe" sermons about the 3 whores who are in Jesus' genealogy. Was Mark an agent of chaos just to get a rise out of people? Is that the way we should go about confronting sin in the community or making peoples' faith real to them? Saying crazy stuff and making people confront what they're hearing even if you don't agree with what you're saying just to force people to go through the act of understanding what they believe and how to communicate that back to what they're hearing. Does this bear good fruit and does your answer change in light of the prophets and how people responded to them?In the Men's meeting in the gym Mark gave men the "Dad talk" for 2 hours yelling at them saying things like, "You can't charge the gates of hell with your pants around your ankles, a tissue in one hand, and a bottle of lotion in the other" and that they needed to grow up, work hard at their jobs, and if they weren't on board with the mission of the church they needed to get out.Where in the Bible does it say men's jobs are to defend, protect, and kill if need be for their families? I've heard this said as a moral imperative and I have never heard it supported by scripture. I'd like to hear the scripture story or commandment that people use to build that view of manhood.What does it mean to “man up”? The Mars Hill answer was to protect wives, be strong, be warriors, be fighters, be providers, be responsible, be employed, be accountable, know your family role, and that was their definition of being servants. Why are these male only roles? And how did Jesus embody these qualities or not? Mark joined a church because the preacher used bow hunting as an story for his sermon and Mark said, “I didn't have any theological convictions, but if I guy can kill things he can be my pastor“. Why is a violent pastor worth submitting to? Should all pastors be willing to kill to serve effectively?What is the significance of Mark's repeated origin story? And that everyone at Mars Hill could recount it? What is your church's often repeated origin story? Does your church even have one? What do you think the downsides are of not having an origin stories that's often repeated? Is the origin story that is repeated about your pastor, the leadership at your church, or is it about Jesus? ...And much, much more.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/jubileefreedomshalom)

The Pour Over
Wednesday, November 17, 2021

The Pour Over

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 7:23


Presidents Biden and Xi have an e-meeting, the Rittenhouse jury begins deliberations, Russia makes a lot of headlines, and other top news for Wednesday November 17th. Stay informed, while remaining focused on Christ, with The Pour Over.Christianity Today has a resource to keep you reminded of the Gospel during this Christmas season. The Gospel of Advent is a 4-week devotional to help individuals, small groups, and families journey through the 2021 Advent season. Claim your free Advent devotional with the link below:https://link.thepourover.org/ChristianityToday_111621

Christian AF Podcast
Episode 44 - Driscoll

Christian AF Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 80:50


Narcissism runs rampant throughout churches and leadership and Mars Hill Church was, unfortunately, a supreme example of this. Recently the podcast "The Rise and Fall of Mars Hil" was made by Christianity Today and it takes a hard look at the reasons such a large church seemed to crumble overnight.  Our friend Chad joins us today to review the podcast and talk a little about Mark Driscoll.––––––––LINKS AND SOCIAL MEDIAWebsite • Facebook  •  InstagramEmail: christianafpodcast@gmail.comSupport the show (https://paypal.me/ChristianAFPodcast)

ROI’s Into the Corner Office Podcast: Powerhouse Middle Market CEOs Telling it Real—Unexpected Career Conversations

Peter Greer is the president and CEO of HOPE International, a global Christ-centered economic development organization serving throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. Prior to joining HOPE, Peter worked internationally as a microfinance adviser in Cambodia and Zimbabwe and as managing director for Urwego Bank in Rwanda. He received a B.S. in international business from Messiah University and an MPP in political and economic development from Harvard's Kennedy School. Peter's favorite part of his job is spending time with the entrepreneurs HOPE serves—whether harvesting coffee with farmers in Rwanda, dancing alongside savings groups in Haiti, or visiting the greenhouses of entrepreneurs in Ukraine. As an advocate for the Church's role in missions and alleviating extreme poverty, Peter has co-authored over 10 books, including Mission Drift (selected as a 2015 Book Award Winner from Christianity Today), Rooting for Rivals (selected as a 2019 Leadership Resource of the Year in Outreach magazine), The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good (selected as one of the top 40 books on poverty by WORLD magazine) and Created to Flourish (which his mom reviewed with five stars and a smiley face emoji). More important than his role at HOPE is his role as husband to Laurel and dad to Keith, Liliana, Myles, and London. While his sports loyalties remain in New England, Peter and his family live in Lancaster, PA.

Life Over Coffee with Rick Thomas
Ep. 376 Response to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 13

Life Over Coffee with Rick Thomas

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 30:00


Shows Main Idea – This particular episode is number ten from the Christianity Today podcast series, though it's the thirteenth total episode in this long-form narrative about the rise and fall of Mars Hill Church. They title this episode “The Tempest” as Mike Cosper retells the final two-year of events that led to Mark Driscoll's resignation. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/ep-376-response-to-the-rise-and-fall-of-mars-hill-episode-13/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here https://rickthomas.net/donations/

Impossible Beauty
Episode 68: Sandra McCracken- "Send Out Your Light"

Impossible Beauty

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 32:29


Sandra McCracken is a singer-songwriter and hymn writer from Nashville, Tennessee who has produced 14 solo albums over two decades. Sandra's music has also been featured in TV, including ‘Ten Thousand Angels' on ABC's Grey's Anatomy and has over 15 million streams. Sandra is also a published author, contributing a regular column in Christianity Today and recently released her first book "Send Out Your Light" in September 2021.My conversation with Sandra was so encouraging. In our time together, we talk about her new book's invitation to see the Light God has given each of us and what it looks like to send that Light back out into the world. We also talk about how Sandra has experienced God's Light in her own seasons of darkness and what encouragement she might give to those of us are feeling a little worn out after the experience of the past-year-and-a-half. If you are feeling weary or are needing a reminder of God's working in your life, even if you can't see or feel it, this one is for you.

You Have Permission
Reading Christian Fiction (#138)

You Have Permission

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 89:00


This week I speak with Christianity Today's news editor Daniel Silliman about his new book “Reading Evangelicals”. This book deep dives into five top-selling evangelical novels. We had a fascinating conversation discussing the cultural influence of Christian Fiction and each of these books' implications in broader American culture. We also touch on things like parallel institutions, the Amish tourism industry and evangelical infrastructure & pop culture. Reading Evangelicals Book: https://www.amazon.com/Reading-Evangelicals-Christian-Fiction-Culture/dp/0802879357 Ravi Zacharias Article: https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2021/february/ravi-zacharias-rzim-investigation-sexual-abuse-sexting-rape.html Follow Dan on IG: www.instagram.com/dancoke/ Or Twitter: twitter.com/DanKoch Faith deconstruction resources: soyouredeconstructing.com Edited by Josh Gilbert (joshgilbertmedia@gmail.com -- he is accepting more work!) Join the Patreon for exclusive episodes (and more) every month: patreon.com/dankoch Email about the "sliding scale" for the Patreon: youhavepermissionpodcast@gmail.com YHP Patron-only FB group: tinyurl.com/ycvbbf98 Website: youhavepermissionpod.com Join Dan's email list: dankochwords.com Artwork by sprungle.co/“

WeeklyTech Podcast
A conversation with Dr. Alan Noble on the false promises of contemporary life

WeeklyTech Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 34:05


In this episode, I am joined by Dr. Alan Noble, professor and author of the recent book, You Are Not Your Own: Belonging to God in an Inhuman World. Today, we talk about false promises of contemporary life and how the gospel reorients our pursuit of identity in the digital age.Meet Dr. Noble: Alan Noble (PhD, Baylor University) is associate professor of English at Oklahoma Baptist University, co-founder and editor in chief of Christ and Pop Culture, and an advisor for the AND Campaign. He is also the author of Disruptive Witness: Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age. He has written for numerous outlets, including Atlantic, Vox, BuzzFeed, The Gospel Coalition, Christianity Today, and First Things.Resources:You Are Not Your Own by Alan NobleLost in the Cosmos by Walker PercyLeisure by Josef PieperLiquid Modernity by Zygmunt BaumanThe Weariness of the Self by Alain Ehrenberg

Undeceptions with John Dickson

This episode is sponsored by Zondervan's new book Person of Interest: Why Jesus still matters in a world that rejects the Bible by J. Warner Wallace.Meet Our Guests Nigel Biggar: Regius Professor of Moral & Pastoral Theology, and Director of the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, & Public Life, University of Oxford. Andrew Hastie: Australian Federal Member for Canning and Assistant Minister for Defence. Former Officer, Australian Defence Force. Links “There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people," is a quote from Howard Zinn's 2011 book On War. We quote statistics from the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project. The Effect of War on Economic Growth, report from Cato Institute. Listen to Winston Churchill's full speech, We Will Never Surrender, from 1940. Read Nigel Biggar's book, In Defence of War.  Find out more about Augustine's City of God.  You can read more of the letters between Augustine and his Christian military officers,Marcellinus and Boniface, here. Australian war casualty statistics are from the Australian War Memorial. Read Romans 13 for yourself. Mike Bird was one of our 'phone a friend' guests for this episode. He wrote The Story of God commentary for the Book of Romans for Zondervan and is a lecturer at Ridley College. Henry Chadwick is the great Augustine biographer. He wrote the Oxford Very Short Introduction to Augustine which you can find here. Read the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reporting on the alleged war crimes committed by Australian soldiers in Afghanistan. You can find the full Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force Afghanistan Inquiry report (commonly known as the Brereton Report), here. More on Thomas Aquinas and Just War. If you're using Apple Podcasts, go to undeceptions.com for the full show notes, which cut off after 4000 characters here. We did a big, two-part episode on the Crusades in Season 4 - called 'God's War I and II'. Learn more about General William Tecumseh Sherman, the Union General who said, "War is hell".  Jarrod McKenna was another of our lovely 'phone a friend' guests for this episode. He is an advocate for non-violence direct action. Christianity Today profiled a series of 'Christian soldiers' back in 2015 for a series called Ponder Christian Soldiers.  We featured a clip from The West Wing, Season 1 Episode 3: A Proportional Response. Find out more about Carl von Clauswitz and his 1832 tome, On War. Here's the Australian Defence Force Philosophical Doctrine we quote from towards the end of the episode. Here's the plot of Shakespeare's Henry V. Watch The Hollow Crown: Henry V. 

Guilt Grace Gratitude
BONUS: Rebecca McLaughlin | Confronting Christianity & Ten Questions Every Teen Should Ask and Answer

Guilt Grace Gratitude

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 56:26


Looking for a Reformed Church in Orange County? Check out Santa Ana Reformed; informational meetings starting end of October 2021! Please help support the show on our Patreon Page! Member of the Society of Reformed Podcasters WELCOME TO BOOK CLUB! Dr. Rebecca McLaughlin holds a Ph.D. in Renaissance Literature from Cambridge University and a degree in theological and pastoral studies from Oak Hill Theological College in London. She is the author of "Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World's Largest Religion" (Crossway, 2019)—named Book of the Year 2020 by Christianity Today—"10 Questions Every Teen Should Ask (and Answer) About Christianity" (Crossway, 2021), "The Secular Creed: Engaging 5 Contemporary Claims (TGC, 2021), and "Is Christmas Unbelievable? 4 Questions Everyone Should Ask About the World's Most Famous Story" (TGBC, 2021). Rebecca grew up in London and she met her husband, Bryan, when they were both in grad school at Cambridge. Bryan comes from Oklahoma and they now live in Cambridge Massachusetts, with their three children. You can follow Rebecca on Twitter @RebeccMcLaugh and Instagram @rebecc_mclaugh or on her website: www.rebeccamclaughlin.org We want to thank Crossway for help setting up this interview and providing us with the necessary materials to interview Dr. McLaughlin! Purchase the books here: Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World's Largest Religion 10 Questions Every Teen Should Ask (and Answer) about Christianity Have Feedback or Questions? Email us at: guiltgracepod@gmail.com Find us on Instagram: @guiltgracepod Follow us on Twitter: @guiltgracepod Please rate and subscribe to the podcast on whatever platform you use! Looking for a Reformed Church? North American Presbyterian & Reformed Churches --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gggpodcast/support

The Speaking Out on Sex Abuse Podcast
Episode 177: Is the American Church Decline Contributing to Abuse?

The Speaking Out on Sex Abuse Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 42:33


The church in the US is in a freefall decline. The decline is unprecedented. The majority of church membership is held in churches of under 100 in attendance. At the same time, the megachurches are growing while "mom and pop" small churches are closing their doors. The problem is very, very dire. So where does this leave our children who are being raised in the church today? Are they more at risk or is abuse going to see a decline as churches decline? We unpack this and more in this episode. US Church in decline: https://www.pewforum.org/2019/10/17/in-u-s-decline-of-christianity-continues-at-rapid-pace/https://www.christianpost.com/news/sbc-church-membership-suffers-new-historic-1-year-decline.htmlThe Growth Gap by Christianity Today: https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2019/march/lifeway-research-church-growth-attendance-size.htmlHow the Evangelical Church Messed Up and Lost Its Way: https://baptistnews.com/article/how-the-evangelical-church-forsook-messed-up-and-lost-its-way/#.YYvwcWDMJhEThe Changing Landscape of Insuring Churches:https://churchexecutive.com/archives/ebook/child-sexual-abuse-insurance-the-landscape-continues-to-changeJimmy's book, The Devil Inside:https://www.amazon.com/dp/1950948617/ref=cm_sw_su_dpIntro-- Film Glitch by Snowflake (c) copyright 2017 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/snowflake/56350 Ft: reusenoiseOutro-- I Have Often Told You Stories (guitar instrumental) by Ivan Chew (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/ramblinglibrarian/41284

Love & The Outcome Podcast
Can Civility Be Restored? A Conversation with Dr. Russell Moore - Pt 1

Love & The Outcome Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 46:01


Have you ever found yourself in a conversation these days wondering, “am I crazy?”  Or, “how do I have conversations with friends & family with whom I disagree politically?”  We asked Dr. Russell Moore these questions as well as what it means to be an evangelical Christian in a post-truth world.  Will civility ever be restored?  Dr. Moore is the former head of Ethics and Religion for the Southern Baptist Convention (and he tells us why he left), and is now a public theologian for Christianity Today.  We had to break up the conversation into two parts because it was all so good that we couldn't cut it down to a one hour episode.  We don't come from the same place or see all things the same way, which was what made this conversation so special.  Hope you enjoy Part 1 of our conversation with @russellmoore Love, Jodi, Chris, Milo & Ziggy PS - If you are subscribed to our PATREON you will receive access to all our episodes a week early!  Never heard of it?  It's the ultimate L&TO insiders' subscription, a chance to get unreleased songs, conversations, and devotionals delivered to you personally every month!  We will even do a Worship Wednesday exclusive just for Patreon members and pray for you all individually.  We are excited about going deeper with you, and we hope you'll join us!  Check out www.patreon.com/loveandtheoutcome PPS - if you've been looking for a way to participate in being light in the world during this COVID season, check out www.lovehealinghugs.com and sponsor a life-changing surgery for a child who desperately needs one!  For one dollar a day for a year, you can send a Healing Hug to a little one whose family can't afford to pay for the surgery.  As God continues to provide for you, why not help provide for someone less fortunate than yourself.  Love you all, thanks for being so generous!!

The Common Good Podcast
David Mathis shares encouragement from his new book, “Humbled: Welcoming the Uncomfortable Work of God,” Brian and Aubrey comment on a SNL sketch on abortion, and they unpack Trevin Wax's article, “Why Suffering Pushes Us Toward or Pulls Us Away fr

The Common Good Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 50:58


(00:00-8:02): Brian and Aubrey shared their thoughts on the SNL Weekend Update sketch, “Goober the Clown on Abortion.” (8:02-26:40): David Mathis, Executive Editor for desiringGod.org and Pastor at Cities Church, joined Brian and Aubrey to talk about his new book, “Humbled: Welcoming the Uncomfortable Work of God.” Learn more about David's book and his articles at desiringgod.org and connect with him on Twitter at @davidcmathis (26:40-32:51): Brian and Aubrey discussed Trevin Wax's Gospel Coalition blog post, “Why Suffering Pushes Us Toward or Pulls Us Away from God.” (32:51-42:18): Brian and Aubrey shared their thoughts on the following Christianity Today articles on abortion: “The Pro-Life Cause Is Now a Lower Priority for Christians. That's Bad News for Everybody.” “Pro-Lifers Aren't Hypocrites” (42:18-50:58): Brian and Aubrey chatted about Dionne Warwick's appearance on SNL. They also discussed Binyamin Appelbaum and Damon Winter's New York Times article, “3,000 Miles From Glasgow, a Town and Its Polar Bears Face the Future.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Limitless Spirit
Episode 71: A Biblical perspective on the role of gender in society

Limitless Spirit

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 29:31


What is the Biblical perspective on gender roles in our society? In this episode of the Limitless Spirit Podcast, our host Helen Todd speaks with Courtney Reissig, who is a Christian wife, mother, and writer. Courtney has written for numerous Christian publications including the Gospel Coalition, Christianity Today, and the CT Women blog. In this episode, Helen and Courtney talk specifically about two of her books, “The Accidental Feminist” and her most recent book “Teach Me to feel”, a devotional book on expressing emotions to God through the Psalms. Courtney brings us so much wisdom and insight to the topics of modern feminism through a Biblical perspective as well as worshipping God through the Psalms. You can learn more about Courtney and find her books on her website: http://courtneyreissig.com/2:45 - Courtney's book “The Accidental Feminist”3:52 - What is “Feminist Ideology”5:35 - How do women bear the image of God?8:10 - The role of women in the church.13:45 - Courtney's latest book, “Teach Me to Feel”19:00 - Courtney's personal experience which taught her about expressing emotion through the Psalms.21:52 - How can a Christian woman influence culture in a positive way?24:40 - The effect of culture's elimination of gender on society. After you listen to this episode, go to our host website: www.rfwma.org and find out how World Missions Alliance can help you connect to your greater purpose.If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the Limitless Spirit Podcast, click below:Support the show (https://rfwma.org/give)            Email us your questions and comments at podcast@rfwma.orgWMA is 501(c)(3), donations are tax deductibleSupport the show (https://rfwma.org/give)

Straight White American Jesus
Reading Evangelicals

Straight White American Jesus

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 48:38


Brad's spirited and at times contentious interview with Daniel Silliman, the news editor for Christianity Today and the author of Reading Evangelicals:: How Christian Fiction Shaped a Culture and Faith. Their discussion of Silliman's book includes rumination on the themes of race, class, politics, and the contours of evangelical culture. Where Silliman sees diversity, Brad sees a narrow focus on suburban White evangelicals whose homogenous,, Trumpian politics are reflected in the fiction Silliman examines. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://swaj.supportingcast.fm

The Common Good Podcast
Daniel Kooman discusses his new book, “Breath of Life,” Brian and Aubrey unpack Karen Swallow Prior's article, “Truth, justice and the torturing of tolerance,” and they reveal their TOP FIVE Underdog Movies - November 5, 2021

The Common Good Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 52:50


(00:00-7:38): Brian and Aubrey shared their thoughts on Karen Swallow Prior's Religion News Service article, “Truth, justice and the torturing of tolerance.” (7:38-26:00): Daniel Kooman, Director, Producer, and Co-founder of Unveil Studios, joined Brian and Aubrey to talk about his new book, “Breath of Life: Three Breaths that Shaped Humanity.” Learn more about Daniel and his book at breathoflifemedia.com and connect with him on Twitter at @danielkooman And learn more about Unveil Studios at unveilstudios.com (26:00-34:11): Brian and Aubrey talked about the funeral service for Aubrey's mother-in-law, Pam. Aubrey also shared how Pam's grandchildren honored her legacy at the service.  (34:11-41:41): What's the value of scripture memorization? Brian and Aubrey talked about this and discussed Sandra McCracken's Christianity Today article, “How Scripture Keeps Surprising Me.” (41:41-52:50): Brian and Aubrey shared their TOP FIVE Underdog Movies. Aubrey's #1 pick was Slumdog Millionaire and Brian's #1 pick was Hoosiers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Wise Idea
Episode 176 – Marriage In The Middle With Dorothy Greco

The Wise Idea

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 49:10


Episode 176 - Marriage In The Middle With Dorothy Greco Episode sponsored by DiverseChurchJobs.com Are midlife marriages destined to descend into endless crises, distance, and unhappiness? Contrary to the current cultural narrative, no! Marriage in the Middle normalizes the challenges and surprises of this time frame and then comes alongside couples to help them thrive. Through story, Scripture, and hard-won wisdom, Dorothy Greco offers readers and listeners hope that midlife can be a season of recalibrating, shoring up vulnerabilities, and imagining new ways to create a mutually fulfilling marriage. Dorothy joins our host, Christopher J Harris, for an incredibly warming and insightful discussion on marriage in general and then marriages who are seasoned specifically.  This conversation will leave you with that sense that you just saw down with your best friend, a counselor/therapists, and a Pastor all at the same time...well...because you did. You'll smile...you'll laugh...but you may get a little misty-eyed...and you'll want to take notes as well. Since graduating from Boston University in 1983, Dorothy has been working as a photographer, author, writer, and speaker. She feels equally at home speaking in front of hundreds or standing behind her camera without saying a word. Her words and images offer hope and encouragement to those longing for healing, reconciliation, and joy. Dorothy's writing has been featured in Christianity Today, Missio Alliance, MOPs, Relevant Magazine, Christians for Biblical Equality, The Mudroom, Sojourners, Biola Center for Marriage and Family, Christine Cain's Propel for Women, Perennial Generation, Patheos, and The Englewood Review of Books. Making Marriage Beautiful, her first book, was published by David C Cook in January of 2017. Her second book, Marriage in the Middle, was published by InterVarsity Press in September of 2020. Past and present photography clients include: The National Geographic, New England Home Magazine, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Yankee Magazine, Mass General Hospital, Harvard University, Boston University, Knopf Publishers, Lexington Christian Academy, Boston Trinity Academy, Arnold Arboretum, Houghton Mifflin, and many more. Dorothy has won several awards from Communication Arts Photography Annual and National Press Photographers. Dorothy Greco is also a member of Redbud Writers' Guild and the Pelican Project. Dorothy and her husband, Christopher, have been married for 29 years. They have three grown sons and two amazing daughters-in-law. They love walking on beaches, traveling, seeing great theater, and kayaking. Dorothy also enjoys spending time with friends and figuring out how to make awesome paleo meals. You can connect with Dorothy here: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest   If you need further assistance or have questions, feel free to email us at info@thewiseideapodcast.com ================== For Coaching, Questions, or Additional Information: You can contact us at info@thewiseideapodcast.com  - Subscribe via: iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, TuneIn, RSS Feed, and Spotify Enjoy what you're hearing & seeing? Do you mind Rating & Reviewing This Podcast? Your ratings and reviews help us place the podcast in front of new leaders and listeners. Your feedback also lets me know how I can better serve you. If you have the desire to donate financially to The Wise Idea Podcast, you can do so here. A donation of any amount will be helpful in allowing us to creating the movement to INSPIRE WISDOM. DONATE HERE!                                                            About Our Host: Christopher J. Harris, a native of Palatka, Fla., is currently Executive Pastor of Crossover Church of Tampa, Fla. He is also the Director of Administration & Vision Implementation working collaboratively with the Presiding Bishop's Office and Administration for Full Gospel Baptist Chu...

The Pour Over
Friday, November 5, 2021

The Pour Over

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 6:38


Reactions to Tuesday's elections, Congressional ping-pong continues, the Federal Reserve's big announcement, and other top news for Friday November 5th. Stay informed, while remaining focused on Christ, with The Pour Over.Today's podcast was brought to you by Christianity Today.Pretty soon, the Pumpkin Spice Lattes will be replaced with Peppermint Mochas, and the slight dip in your savings from candy and costumes will be replaced by a, uh, much larger dip caused by gifts, trees, and travel.In short, we know the Christmas season can often be dominated by distractions and stressors, but Christianity Today has a resource to keep you reminded of the Gospel during this Christmas season. The Gospel of Advent is a 4-week devotional to help individuals, small groups, and families journey through the 2021 Advent season.We've checked it out and it's awesome… and it's also free for TPO readers. So go claim your free Advent devotional and stay focused on Christ this Christmas!

The Common Good Podcast
Dr. John Perkins discusses his new book, “Count it All Joy: The Ridiculous Paradox of Suffering,” Brian and Aubrey share encouragement on Jesus' call to the Church, and they debate the appropriate time to start listening to Christmas music - November

The Common Good Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 56:47


(00:00-8:02): What are the dangers of painting with a broad brush? Brian and Aubrey talked about this and discussed Nick Geddes' Outkick article, “Jemele Hill Blames Virginia Election Results on White Supremacy.” (8:02-17:13): Brian and Aubrey shared what “Grinds their Gears” as they discussed: People talking loudly on cell phones at restaurants, drivers who don't use their blinkers, and pushy store employees pressuring you to sign up for the store credit card.   (17:13-25:39): Brian and Aubrey talked about Megan Fowler's Christianity Today article, “Is November Too Early for Christmas Music?” (25:39-33:47): Brian and Aubrey discussed The Russell Moore podcast episode, “Philip Yancey Survived the Bible Belt.” (33:47-48:54): Dr. John Perkins, civil rights activist, Bible teacher, best-selling author, Founder & President Emeritus of the John and Vera Mae Perkins Foundation, and Co-founder of Christian Community Development Association, joined Brian and Aubrey to talk about his new book, “Count it All Joy: The Ridiculous Paradox of Suffering.” Learn more about Dr. Perkins and his books at jvmpf.org and connect with him on Twitter at @JohnMPerkins (48:54-56:47): Brian and Aubrey shared their thoughts on a YouTube video from Dr. Jordan Peterson, “A Wing and a Prayer.”  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Mentors Radio Show
Death Row Chaplain Rev. Earl Smith Inspires as He Shares Unbelievable Experiences and Talks about What Matters Most In Life – for each of us!

The Mentors Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 52:50


In this episode, legendary chaplain Rev. Earl Smith talks with Host Tom Loarie about his life-changing experiences and what matters most in life. Earl Smith is the youngest person ever to be hired (in 1983, at the age of 27) to serve hardened Death Row inmates at notorious, maximum security San Quentin prison. He's still serving Death Row inmates there -- more than 38 years! He's also the long-time, much-praised chaplain for several Pro sports teams, including the San Francisco 49ers and the Golden State Warriors. Rev. Smith is often asked to appear on radio and TV shows, including CNN, CBS Morning News, HBO, The Discovery Channel, The History Channel and more. He's been featured in Newsweek, Ebony, Christianity Today, Time magazine, People's Weekly, Guidepost, The African Americans and many more. In 2020, Chaplain Smith was named "National Correctional Chaplain of the Year." He was awarded two Angel awards for excellence in Media, to name just a few of many honors received. But Earl Smith sure didn't start out as chaplain material! In fact, raised in the town of Stockton, California, he spent his teen years honing his criminal drug activity....until one day he found himself alone and on the ground, having been shot six times and left to die. His father, a preacher and pastor prayed and loved him back to life in the hospital and prophetically told Earl: "You are a rebel, but you are God's rebel and he's going to use you to his glory." PURE INSPIRATION! Find Show Notes here (where you'll also find a link to Earl's book, Death Row Chaplain: Unbelievable True Stories from America's Most Notorious Prison.  Listen to the radio podcast below. Sign up for THE MENTORS RADIO PODCAST here and Never Miss An Episode!

MinistryWatch Podcast
Ep. 143: A Conversation with Mark Galli

MinistryWatch Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 44:44


Here at MinistryWatch we bring you news about Christian ministries, as well as the latest in charity and philanthropy, news that we examine from a Christian worldview perspective.  Our goal is to help us become better stewards of the resources God has entrusted to us. These mid-week “Extra” episodes are a chance for us to go deep with a particular topic, and today we have on the program former Christianity Today editor Mark Galli. Mark Galli was a part of the evangelical elite for more than 20 years, first as the editor of Christian History magazine, and for seven years as editor in chief of Christianity Today. But on December 19, 2019, a day after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to file two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, Galli wrote an editorial entitled, "Trump Should Be Removed from Office."  The publication noted that the criticisms of Trump were consistent with the magazine's approach to the impeachment proceedings of presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton. Maybe so, but the editorial created a firestorm.  A few weeks later, Galli retired from Christianity Today, and in 2020 he announced that he had departed evangelicalism and become a Roman Catholic. However, Galli's voice is still being heard in the evangelical world.  He has continued his popular article “The Galli Report,” and over the past few weeks he has struck a chord again, with a series of articles about what it means to be an “Elite Evangelical.”  Who are the evangelical elite?  What do they stand for?  Is it a good thing or a bad thing to have evangelical elites defining issues and setting agendas for the church? A quick reminder that this show exists because of the generosity of our readers and listeners.  We take no money from the ministries we cover.  There's no advertising on our website.  We are completely listener and reader funded.  If you'd like to make a donation to MinistryWatch, just go to MinistryWatch.com and hit the donate tab at the top of the page. If money is a little tight now…hey, I get it.  Been there a time or two myself.  You can still help the program.  Just rate us on your podcast app.  The more ratings we get, the higher we rank with search engines, and that means other people can find us more easily.  Rating us just takes a second, and it doesn't cost you a dime.  It's a free and easy – and important – way you can support the MinistryWatch podcast. The producers for today's program are Rich Roszel and Steve Gandy. We get database and other technical support from Cathy Goddard, Stephen DuBarry, and Casey Sudduth. I'm Warren Smith, and – until next time – May God bless you.

Strong Women
78. How Should Christians Think about Surrogacy? with Maria Baer

Strong Women

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 54:09


Maria Baer is an experienced reporter, writer, and podcaster and she co-hosts The Colson Center's weekly podcast, BreakPoint this week. In this episode, we hear Maria's story and how she got into journalism. We also talk to Maria about the topic surrogacy and what she has learned from her research and reporting on the topic. This episode will help you apply the Christian worldview to this delicate issue of surrogacy.   Maria Baer Show Notes:  Maria Baer's Website: https://mariaebaer.wordpress.com/  BreakPoint: https://breakpoint.org/  Christianity Today: https://www.christianitytoday.com/  The Gospel Coalition: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/profile/maria-baer/  Focus on the Family: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/  Books by James Dobson: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/james%20dobson  Brio Magazine: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/brio-magazine/  Harriet the Spy: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dvd-harriet-the-spy-michelle-trachtenberg/3634216?ean=0032429285164  WORLD Magazine: https://wng.org/authors/maria-baer  WORLD Journalism Institute: https://www.worldji.com/  The World and Everything in It: https://wng.org/podcasts/the-world-and-everything-in-it  Center for Christian Virtue: https://www.ccv.org/  Kenyans Erased for Lucrative Baby Business BreakPoint by Maria Baer: https://www.breakpoint.org/kenyans-erased-for-lucrative-baby-business/  Anderson Cooper and the New Normal BreakPoint by Maria Baer: https://www.breakpoint.org/anderson-cooper-and-the-new-normal/  Them Before Us by Katy Faust: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/them-before-us-katy-faust/1137397382?ean=9781642935967  The Center for Bioethics: https://cbhd.org/  Rod Dreher's Website: https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/  Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/consider-the-lobster-david-foster-wallace/1102259129?ean=9780316013321  Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/barnes-noble-leatherbound-classics-wuthering-heights-emily-bronte/1106658816?ean=9781435159662  The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-hiding-place-corrie-ten-boom/1116615493?ean=9780800794057  Join Strong Women on Social Media: https://linktr.ee/strongwomencc  Erin and her husband, Brett, run Maven which “exists to help the next generation know truth, pursue goodness, and create beauty, all for the cause of Christ.” Check out more about Maven here: https://maventruth.com/   The Strong Women Podcast is a product of the Colson Center which equips Christians to live out their faith with clarity, confidence, and courage in this cultural moment. Through commentaries, podcasts, videos, and more, we help Christians better understand what's happening in the world, and champion what is true and good wherever God has called them.  Learn more about the Colson Center here: https://www.colsoncenter.org/   Visit our website and sign up for our email list so that you can stay up to date on what we are doing here and also receive our monthly book list: https://www.colsoncenter.org/strong-women     

Life Over Coffee with Rick Thomas
Ep. 372 Critical Response to Grudem's New View on Abuse and Divorce

Life Over Coffee with Rick Thomas

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 30:00


Shows Main Idea – A pastor asked about an interview with Wayne Grudem and the “Quick to Listen” podcast crew from Christianity Today where Wayne talked about his newly discovered third reason for divorce, which is in abuse cases. I produced a video response for this pastor, which you may watch in these Show Notes or on our Rumble or YouTube channels. You may also listen to the podcast version. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/ep-372-critical-response-to-grudems-new-view-on-abuse-and-divorce/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here https://rickthomas.net/donations/

Impossible Beauty
Episode 66: Bonnie Gray- Keeping Our Hearts Open

Impossible Beauty

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 58:17


Sometimes the resilience of humans astounds me. On this week's episode, I talk with author and speaker, Bonnie Gray, who is an incredible model of resilience and persevering faith. In her most recent book, Sweet Like Jasmine, Bonnie recounts her past, growing up as a Chinese American daughter of a mail-order bride and a busboy working in San Francisco Chinatown. Though Bonnie's early years were fraught with verbal and emotional abuse and loneliness, she has persevered to become an encourager of others. Bonnie loves inspiring women to experience deeper intimacy with God, specifically addressing topics of soul care, stress recovery, and emotional healing through storytelling, visual arts, nature, prayer, and meditation. She has written three books and her writing has been featured in outlets such as Relevant Magazine, KLOVE, and Christianity Today.In this week's episode, Bonnie shares about her struggles with anxiety and panic attacks, what drew her to God as a child, how she's found soul care to be essential in her own journey, and how she's been able to keep her heart open to God amidst all the trials she's undergone. My hope is that as you listen today, you might know that your story matters, and that in the midst of whatever you are going through, you are seen, known, and loved.

Small Changes Big Shifts with Dr. Michelle Robin
Kindness: How Kindness Helps Overcome Loneliness

Small Changes Big Shifts with Dr. Michelle Robin

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 30:10


Susan Mettes is the author of the brand-new book coming out November 2 called, “The Loneliness Epidemic – Why So Many of Us Feel Alone and How Leaders Can Respond.” Susan has been studying people and their decisions for over a decade. She has experience in behavioral economics, writing, research, survey design and analysis, travel, journalism, public policy, and teaching. Susan is currently working as an Associate Editor at Christianity Today magazine. Her family alternates between living in East Africa and Washington D.C. Memorable Quotes: “Loneliness is really when we're disappointed with our relationship. So sometimes that takes the form of missing a specific person. Sometimes we wish we had friends, more friends, different friends, a specific friend. But it's always that gap between the relationships we want to have and the relationships we actually have.” “In the United States, the older you are, the less likely you are to be lonely. It is a young person's problem in our country.” “But sometimes people who are very glamorous are also insecure and also feel lonely. And I think it's really important to me to remind people that when somebody looks like they have a good life to you, don't assume that they're emotionally feeling great all the time.” “You have to start. You have to be somebody who's kind. You have to be somebody who is willing to reach out. You have to be somebody who's asking somebody else if they want to do something with you.” What You'll Learn: Research and facts on the loneliness epidemic in the United States and how to overcome loneliness with kindness. This Episode Includes: Loneliness occurs when we're disappointed with our relationship. Most people are in the middle of the loneliness spectrum where they feel bad about it and wish it were different, but don't find it excruciating. Others find it excruciating. Quality friendships help defend against loneliness. The loneliest population is young people who are going through transition periods in their lives. The loneliness epidemic started before the pandemic. Even if someone's life looks appealing from the outside, they may be struggling emotionally on the inside. Kindness is a tool that we can use, or a building block, to help people get out of their feelings of loneliness. A variety of relationships is important for people dealing with loneliness. Kindness is part of the foundation of belongingness. If you pour gasoline on a fire of loneliness, you get more loneliness. But if you put kindness on loneliness, you can actually transform it. Three Takeaways From Today's Episode: Practice kindness this week by starting a conversation with your neighbor. Consider the quality of your relationships and if you're substituting or supplementing your social life with social media. Choose one person to deepen your relationship with by cultivating mutual regard through acts of kindness. Mentioned In The Episode: Community America Credit Union City Wide Facilities Solutions Advent Health 31-Day Kindness Campaign - SIGN UP HERE Small Changes Big Shifts The Loneliness Epidemic, Why So Many of Us Feel Alone—and How Leaders Can Respond by Susan Mettes Till We Have Faces By C.S. Lewis Connect: Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Twitter YouTube

For the Life of the World / Yale Center for Faith & Culture
Will Willimon / Gospel Oddity: The Purpose of Pastors and the Problem with Self-Care

For the Life of the World / Yale Center for Faith & Culture

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 44:44


As the political world casts a leery eye on Christians—especially as the meaning of "Evangelical" changes—the focus on the meaning and purpose of the pastor is especially relevant. Amidst our consumeristic, narcissistic culture, what does it mean to pursue self-care? How does caring for oneself square with caring about what Jesus cares about? (Even and especially when Jesus cares about you?) Upholding the call of the pastor to take on the cares of Christ, Will Willimon (Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at Duke Divinity School) suggests we've developed a disordered approach to self-care, proving the triumph of the therapeutic and mimicking our consumeristic world rather than embodying the oddity of the Christian Gospel. Interview by Evan Rosa.This episode was made possible in part by the generous support of the Tyndale House Foundation. For more information, visit tyndale.foundation.Introduction (Evan Rosa)What is the purpose of a pastor? To teach you how to think (or vote)? To reassure you that you're safe? To heal your wounds? The goal of pastoral ministry is surely in question right now. Everything from the toxic masculinity of the bully pulpit, to the pastor as political pollster, to the staggering need to be cool of hipster celebrity pastor—there's lots of ways to go wrong in pastoral ministry, and a razors edge of getting it right. It's a demanding job. Perhaps its so demanding because the primary call of the pastor is to take up the cares of Christ, speaking the truth when the truth hurts, listening from both sides of the conversation between God and the Church, comforting the grieving when there's plenty in your own life to grieve, standing with the marginalized and oppressed when its the unpopular, difficult thing.That is to say: it's a dangerous world, the world of pastoral ministry. But as my guest on the show today suggests, this danger ought to be faced with courage and eyes wide to the cares of Christ.Will Willimon is Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at Duke Divinity School and author of over 100 books, including Worship as Pastoral Care, Accidental Preacher, Resident Aliens: Life in the Christian Colony (with Stanley Hauerwas), and his most recent, God Turned Toward Us: The ABCs of the Christian Faith. He's been a pastor in the United Methodist Church for a long time, including an 8 year stint as a Bishop.Will Willimon is concerned about the direction the church is headed and is asking uncomfortable but necessary questions. Amidst our culture of consumerism, narcissism, where the vision of flourishing reaches no higher than getting whatever it is you want most, how does caring for oneself square with caring about what Jesus cares about? (Even and especially when Jesus cares about you?) Upholding the call of the pastor to take on the cares of Christ, Will Willimon suggests we've developed a disordered approach to self-care, proving the triumph of the therapeutic and mimicking our consumeristic world rather than embodying the oddity of the Christian Gospel.About Will WillimonThe Reverend Dr. William H. Willimon is Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at the Divinity School, Duke University. He served eight years as Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of The United Methodist Church, where he led the 157,000 Methodists and 792 pastors in North Alabama. For twenty years prior to the episcopacy, he was Dean of the Chapel and Professor of Christian Ministry at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. He is author of over 100 books, including Worship as Pastoral Care, Accidental Preacher, Resident Aliens: Life in the Christian Colony, and his most recent, God Turned Toward Us: The ABCs of the Christian Faith. His articles have appeared in many publications including The Christian Ministry, Quarterly Review, Plough, Liturgy, Worship and Christianity Today. For many years he was Editor-at-Large for The Christian Century. For more information and resources, visit his website.Show NotesHow Will Willimon became a pastor and educator in pastoral ministryWhat is the purpose of pastoral ministry?EquippingMutuality of care in Christian communityThe sermon as conversation between the preacher, the congregation, and GodPreaching as "double listening"Helping and caring, overemphasizing the role of help and care in pastoral ministryWill Willimon and Stanley Hauerwas recent article: "The dangers of providing pastoral care"The triumph of the therapeutic in pastoral ministry"... how tough it is in a kind of therapeutic culture to do pastoral care, because our care keeps getting captured by certain secular, therapeutic mindsets.""Jesus healed, but had an odd, ambiguous relationship to his healing.""Our care is offered in tension."Wading into people's pain is dangerous territory.Christ as "wounded healer"Flourishing as opposed to curing or healing"Jesus loves to take sick, hurting people in pain and give them a job to do—that is be a Christian disciple."Is ministry a therapy for me?Triumph of the therapeuticConsumerism, possession, and life without limitsWillie Jennings's After WhitenessT.S. Eliot: "Why should people love the church?"Christian humilityThe oddness of the Christian GospelJesus on marriage"Jesus has a different idea of what it means to be a human being."The modern myth of the role-less selfThe role of the community in supporting the individual"I wonder what God is doing with your pain right now.""Is the corporate practice of Christianity optional?"Hauerwas: "How do you minister to people in a pandemic who think that death is optional or think that death is an injustice God has worked on them?"Muddling throughEmbedded in communityTo whom are we responsible?How to become a community worthy of the name of "community in Christ"?"Maybe in God's hands, the present moment is not a call for lament and despair, but a call for: 'Wow. Let roll with Christ.'"Production NotesThis podcast featured pastor and educator Will WillimonEdited and Produced by Evan RosaHosted by Evan RosaProduction Assistance by Martin Chan, Nathan Jowers, Natalie Lam, and Logan LedmanA Production of the Yale Center for Faith & Culture at Yale Divinity School https://faith.yale.edu/aboutSupport For the Life of the World podcast by giving to the Yale Center for Faith & Culture: https://faith.yale.edu/give

Equip & Engage (audio)
31. Russell Moore on shepherding through divisive issues (Part 1)

Equip & Engage (audio)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 28:56


How can church leaders be a non-anxious presence in a divided culture? Join our conversation with Dr. Russell Moore—author and Public Theologian for Christianity Today—as we explore the challenges pastors face when navigating controversial “hot button” issues in a divided world. Learn more about Russell Moore: www.russellmoore.com

The Common Good Podcast
Lee Strobel shares amazing stories from his new book, “The Case for Heaven: A Journalist Investigates Evidence for Life After Death,” Jared Wilson discusses his new book, “Love Me Anyway: How God's Perfect Love Fills Our Deepest Longing,” and Bri

The Common Good Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 53:02


(00:00-7:31): Why does art matter in times of conflict? Brian and Aubrey talked about this and shared their thoughts on the following articles:  “In Somalia, a rare female artist promotes images of peace” “Why art has the power to change the world” (7:31-25:46): Lee Strobel, Founding Director of the Lee Strobel Center for Evangelism and Applied Apologetics at Colorado Christian University and New York Times best-selling author of more than forty books, joined Brian and Aubrey to talk about his new book,  “The Case for Heaven: A Journalist Investigates Evidence for Life After Death.” Learn more about Lee and his books at leestrobel.com and connect with him on Twitter at @LeeStrobel Learn more about the Lee Strobel Center for Evangelism and Applied Apologetics at Colorado Christian University at ccu.edu/strobelcenter (25:46-43:48): Jared Wilson, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Author in Residence at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Director of the Pastoral Training Center at Liberty Baptist Church, and Host of the For the Church podcast & Cohost of Christianity Today's The Art of Pastoring podcast, joined Brian and Aubrey to talk about his new book, “Love Me Anyway: How God's Perfect Love Fills Our Deepest Longing.” Learn more about Jared and his book at lovemeanywaybook.com and connect with him on Twitter at @jaredcwilson (43:48-53:01): What are some ways we can offer support to loved ones who are in pain? Brian and Aubrey talked about this and discussed the Good Morning America story, “Photo of toilet paper, Cheez-Its becomes lesson on supporting someone after miscarriage.” They also unpacked the SWEET Institute article, “10 tips for supporting someone through emotional pain and loss.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Like Trees Walking
Episode 603 — 'Cause You Got Personality

Like Trees Walking

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 42:36


The year was 2006 when Pastor Dave first encountered the Enneagram of Personality. Over the years he's seen it increase in prominence and he's heard various origin stories, tracing it all the way back to the Desert Fathers of the early church. The guys assess these claims and its value. For a helpful article read this article entitled “Can We Do Better Than the Enneagram?” from Christianity Today.

Embrace Your Strengths
Episode 50 The Turquoise Table with Kristin Schell

Embrace Your Strengths

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 43:40


Kristin's Top 5 CliftonStrengths are:  ACTIVATOR, ADAPTABILITY, CONNECTEDNESS, POSITIVITY & COMMUNICATION  Kristin is on a mission to love her neighbors. She put a picnic table in her front yard, painted it turquoise, and began inviting neighbors, friends, and even strangers, to hang out and do life together at The Turquoise Table. A new concept of hospitality unfolded in her neighborhood, and before long The Turquoise Table led to a movement of Front Yard People—ordinary people who long to create community right where they live. Today, there are Turquoise Tables all across America-- in all fifty states and in thirteen countries. Turquoise Tables have become a symbol of hospitality, a safe place to sit down and connect, welcoming friends and strangers alike. As founder of The Turquoise Table and Front Yard People movement, Kristin travels the country speaking at conferences and events with an encouraging word on how to open our lives and homes to others. Kristin is the author of the book ​The Turquoise Table: Finding Community and Connection in Your Own Front Yard​ and the host of The Turquoise Table Podcast. Her inspirational story has been featured in popular media outlets, including The Today Show, Good Housekeeping Magazine, Country Living Magazine, Christianity Today, and Focus on the Family. Kristin lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, Tony, and their four children. While her favorite color may be turquoise, Kristin bleeds burnt orange for The University of Texas and believes the answer to world peace might involve a bowl of queso and salty tortilla chips. More about Kristin at TheTurquoiseTable.com Coaching  and Workshops with Barbara Culwell Subscribe & Leave a Review on Embrace Your Strengths Link to Take CliftonStrengths Assessment      

Mama, Take Heart
Is GenZ the “Post Faith” Generation?

Mama, Take Heart

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 13:56


Suggested questions to ask your girl: 1. How do you engage with scripture? 2. Do you think the Bible is relevant to love, hope, faith, and unity? Why or why not? 3. What do you think is the best way to talk to others about Jesus? Resources and Links Mentioned in this Episode: Barna Group: GenZ Vol 2: https://bit.ly/3jH9IHi State of the Bible.org is a free resource through the American Bible Society: https://sotb.research.bible/ A video that talks more about the bible is State of the Bible: the Good Life: https://vimeo.com/580439488 Bible Project A great way to help your GenZ girl engage with scripture through the animation: https://bibleproject.com/ HowToLife Movement youth-led organization Equipping Young Leaders to Reach Our Generation for Jesus: https://www.howtolifemovement.com/ Christianity Today article on GenZ and Evangelism: https://bit.ly/3CkWOGn *** Follow Robrenna on Instagram Image Credit: Getty/Nadia Bormotova

Jubilee Freedom & Shalom
E37 "Reflections of the Rise and Fall of Mars Hill E3"

Jubilee Freedom & Shalom

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 83:23


This episode is the 3rd of a series where Nate and Daniel are reflecting on the recent popular podcast called "The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill" by Christianity Today. The podcast follows the story of a pastor named Mark Driscoll and is a cautionary tale about church growth and how celebrity effects people and especially people in power. In order for this episode to be more meaningful, we recommend first listening to "The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill" episode 3. Nate and Daniel reflect on questions like:Do you think it's good or bad for churches to require ministry staff to have formal Bible or theology degrees? You think that people should be ordained by an organ or be able to ordain themselves and start their own church?"We pray to the sky fairy and say God Bless America, it's just some cosmic piñata we throw prayers at and hope good things come out of.  I can be a d*** about this, but anyone who preaches other gospels than Christ crucified or a watered down gospel can go to hell. Most modern philosophers are gay men and we swim in their stream too long we end up wearing pink and singing love songs to God, which is not advantageous when you're at WAR. There's a reason why in every major nation of the world and theology more women than men come to church. Your biggest problem is getting your men to give a s***. If you don't give them biblical masculinity, they will adopt a chauvinism.  They'll drink beer, nail women, pick fights, and they won't want to come to your church where you've got some Will and Grace worship leader and you've got a bunch of love songs for the sky fairy... we have to stop trying to be cool and be faithful”. -Mark Driscoll Several ministers in attendance started arguing with Mark because of his statements and eventually walked out of his conference breakout class. But Mark loved being provocative. Him and his staff would go out after moments like this and drink beers and laugh about other's poor theology and how offended they were when Mark spoke.Does a pastor have to assert his dominance and beat the crap out of you verbally and physically to prove he's a tougher, more violent man before you submit to his authority and his church? Is that how Jesus called his followers?During this time Mark shifted to calling himself reformed. He acted condescendingly towards those who held different theology beliefs. He made an offhand comment at another conference that “this conversation doesn't really matter, because God made some of you to be matchsticks anyways” It was the elect vs the damned in Marks's mind. That created a riff between mark and non-reform pastors, but also reformed leaders in the emergent movement. Mark was the classic "young restless reform movement" type, but after he left Mars Hill, Mark rejected Calvinism  and said it was for “little boys with father wounds”. Was Mark Driscoll just a chameleon or were those changes of mind and theology genuine?Mark would say my adrenals are shot. I'm running on fumes. I'm spent. I'm physically sick and worn down. If this is the fruit of “doing church”, are we going about it wrong?...And much, much more.Credit to "The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill" by Christianity Today for the content of this episode's discussion. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/jubileefreedomshalom)

Cultish
Mark Driscoll & The Cult Of Personality

Cultish

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 120:28


In this episode we give a critique of the popular podcast “The Rise & Fall of Mars Hill” produced by Christianity Today. Our guest Tim Zion gives some unique perspective as someone who spent over a decade attending & being on staff at Mars Hill in Seattle. -What is the driving force behind the popularity of this podcast? -Did the podcast offer any real & viable solutions to those who've experienced spiritual abuse or have been hurt by the church? -What lessons can we learn from what happened at Mars Hill in order to be a better beacon of hope to a world desperately looking for answers? Tune in to find out! This episode is brought to you by Mission First Coffee https://missionfirstcoffee.com/cultish & Forged Beard Co. https://forgedbeardco.com/cultish

Potter's Inn Soul Care Conversations
Eugene Peterson: Humble Servant - Part 2 With Winn Collier

Potter's Inn Soul Care Conversations

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 37:37


SHOW NOTES Today is a don't miss of Part 2 of Steve's conversation with Winn Collier. They discuss The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill Podcast, The Message, how Peterson navigated criticism, and more. You will want to pass this one along to your friends and family! SPECIAL GUEST WINN COLLIER In addition to A Burning in My Bones, Winn Collier has authored four books (Restless Faith, Let God: The Transforming Wisdom of François Fénelon, Holy Curiosity, and Love Big, Be Well) and contributed to numerous other volumes. He has written for multiple periodicals including Christianity Today, Christian Century, Relevant, and the Washington Post. A pastor for twenty-five years, Winn was the founding pastor of All Souls Charlottesville in Virginia. He now directs the Eugene Peterson Center for Christian Imagination at Western Theological Seminary in Michigan. He holds a PhD from the University of Virginia, where he focused on the intersection of religion and literary fiction. Winn and his wife, Miska, a spiritual director, live in Holland, Michigan, with their two sons. Winn's Website Winn's books: A Burning in my Bones: An Authorized Biography of Eugene Peterson Love Big and Be Well Restless Faith: Hanging On To a God Just out of Reach Let God: Spiritual Conversations with François Fénelon   MENTIONED IN PODCAST A Burning in my Bones: An Authorized Biography of Eugene Peterson Eugene Peterson's Books The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard Eugene Peterson Center for Christian Imagination The Message Let God: Spiritual Conversations with Francois Fenelon Moment to Breathe with Joe Chambers Excerpt from In the Name of Jesus by Henri Nouwen. Link to purchase In the Name of Jesus by Henry Nouwen Henri Nouwen's Books   SUPPORT THE PODCAST Donate Here for an individual contribution or on Patreon to set up monthly support.   CONTACT US podcast@pottersinn.com   INTERESTED IN MORE SOUL CARE RESOURCES? Check out our recommended reading, books on spiritual growth, and our soul care blog. Want to experience soul care in person? Learn more about our soul care intensives and retreats. 

The Common Good Podcast
Dr. Derwin Gray shares encouragement from his book, “God, Do You Hear Me?: Discover the Prayer God Always Answers,” Karen Swallow Prior discusses her Religion News Service column, “Beauty is the extravagance that makes us human,” and Brian and Aub

The Common Good Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 60:25


(00:00-8:39): Brian and Aubrey unpacked their article for The Better Samaritan at Christianity Today, “How to Regain Mental, Spiritual, and Social Health in a Post Pandemic World.”  (8:39-28:38): Dr. Derwin Gray, Co-Founder and Lead Pastor of Transformation Church and the Author of “The Good Life: What Jesus Teaches about Finding True Happiness,” joined Brian and Aubrey to talk about his new book, “God, Do You Hear Me?: Discover the Prayer God Always Answers.” Learn more about Derwin at derwinlgray.com and connect with him on Twitter at @DerwinLGray **This interview originally aired on 10/13/2021**  (28:38-36:11): Brian and Aubrey shared encouragement on dealing with bitterness.   (36:11-53:41): Karen Swallow Prior, Research Professor of English and Christianity & Culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Author of “On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Books,” joined Brian and Aubrey to chat about her Religion News Service article, “Beauty is the extravagance that makes us human,” and her New York Times opinion piece, “Texas' Abortion Law Should Force America to Change Its Ways.” Learn more about Karen and her books at karenswallowprior.com and connect with her on Twitter at @KSPrior **This interview originally aired on 10/11/2021**  (53:41-1:00:25): Brian and Aubrey shared their thoughts on the Viral Jesus podcast episode, “Kevin Wilson, Chai Tea, and the Rise of Christian TikTok.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Common Good Podcast
Dr. Alan Noble discusses his new book, “You Are Not Your Own: Belonging to God in an Inhuman World,” Brian and guest co-host Steve Coble reflect on heaven, and they share encouragement on dealing with doubt - October 21, 2021

The Common Good Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 50:59


(00:00-9:35): Brian welcomed guest co-host Steve Coble! Steve is the Pastor of Teaching, Discipleship, and Spiritual Formation at Renewal Church of Chicago. Learn more about Steve at renewalchicago.com (9:35-26:54): Dr. Alan Noble, Associate Professor of English at Oklahoma Baptist University, Cofounder of Christ and Pop Culture, and Leadership Council Member for the AND Campaign, joined Brian and Steve to talk about his new book, “You Are Not Your Own: Belonging to God in an Inhuman World” Learn more about Alan and his book at oalannoble.com and connect with him on Twitter at @TheAlanNoble  (26:54-35:35): Brian and Steve reflected on Tish Harrison Warren's New York Times opinion article, “What I Believe About Life After Death.”  (35:35-41:54): How can we be contributors at church instead of consumers? Brian and Steve talked about this and commented on Tyler J. VanderWeele and Brendan Case's Christianity Today article, “Empty Pews Are an American Public Health Crisis.” (41:54-50:58): Brian and Steve shared pastoral encouragement on doubt.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Coach Approach Ministries Podcast
279 Coaching Self-Differentiation with Angie Ward

The Coach Approach Ministries Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 33:41


Brian and Angie Ward talk about a colossal misunderstanding of our time which is the assumption that insight will work with people who are unmotivated to change. Angie Ward is an award-winning regular contributor to Christianity Today leadership publications. She is a highly regarded teacher and collaborative leader with experience in church, parachurch, and Christian higher education contexts. She holds a Ph.D. in Ministry Leadership from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. You can follow Angie on her website www.angieward.net. Listen to more from Angie on these previously released podcasts: 145 Deeply Held Assumptions with Angie Ward 186 Shifting Toward Partnerships with Angie Ward 266 Angie Ward - I Am a Leader

Text Talk
Matthew 7: Healthy Fruit

Text Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 16:19


Matthew 7:15-23Andrew and Edwin take a look at two of the concluding paragraphs of Jesus's sermon and recognize how they go together to help us understand the kind of fruit Jesus is really looking for. Of course, that is the kind of fruit we should be looking for to know whether or not we are dealing with a wolf or a sheep.The podcast about the Mars Hill Church in Seattle, WA referenced in today's conversation can be found by clicking here.Read the written devo that goes along with this episode by clicking here.    Let us know what you are learning or any questions you have. Email us at TextTalk@ChristiansMeetHere.org.    Join the Facebook community and join the conversation by clicking here. We'd love to meet you. Be a guest among the Christians who meet on Livingston Avenue. Click here to find out more. Michael Eldridge sang all four parts of our theme song. Find more from him by clicking here.   Thanks for talking about the text with us today.________________________________________________If the hyperlinks do not work, copy the following addresses and paste them into the URL bar of your web browser: Daily Written Devo: https://readthebiblemakedisciples.wordpress.com/?p=7790The Christians Who Meet on Livingston Avenue: http://www.christiansmeethere.org/Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TalkAboutTheTextFacebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/texttalkMichael Eldridge: https://acapeldridge.com/ The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill podcast by Christianity Today: https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/podcasts/rise-and-fall-of-mars-hill/

The Common Good Podcast
Dr. Mark Yarhouse discusses his book, “Emerging Gender Identities,” Brian and Aubrey share what they wish they had done differently during the pandemic, and they reveal their TOP FIVE Pie Flavors - October 20, 2021

The Common Good Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 53:00


(00:00-9:06): Brian and Aubrey unpacked Thom Rainer's Churchanswers.com blog post, “Five Things Church Leaders Wish They Had Done Differently During the Pandemic.” (9:06-26:09): Dr. Mark Yarhouse, Professor of Psychology at Wheaton College, Director of the Sexual & Gender Identity Institute, and Coauthor of “The Integration of Psychology and Christianity,” joined Brian and Aubrey to talk about his book, “Emerging Gender Identities: Understanding the Diverse Experiences of Today's Youth.”  Learn more about Mark at wheaton.edu/sgi and connect with him on Twitter at @markyarhouse  (26:09-35:21): How can Christians address white supremacy at church? Brian and Aubrey talked about this and discussed Robert P. Jones' Religion News Service article, “7 things white Christians can do to address white supremacy at church.” (35:21-43:34): Brian and Aubrey shared their thoughts on Alicia Akins' Christianity Today article, “The Single Person's Catechism.” (43:34-53:00): Brian and Aubrey shared their TOP FIVE Pie Flavors. Aubrey's #1 pick was Peach Pie and Brian's #1 pick was Cherry Pie.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jubilee Freedom & Shalom
E36 "Reflections on The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill E2"

Jubilee Freedom & Shalom

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 90:51


This episode is beginning of a series where Nate and Daniel are reflecting on the recent popular podcast called "The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill" by Christianity Today. The podcast follows the story of a pastor named Mark Driscoll and is a cautionary tale about church growth and how celebrity effects people and especially people in power. In order for this episode to be more meaningful, we recommend first listening to "The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill" episode 2. Nate and Daniel reflect on questions like:-What is the history that fed into and led to Mars Hill and what other pastors influenced the culture at that time?  Robert Schuler had a  walk up/drive in church and later the Crystal Cathedral. He started the hour of power tv show  and preached “The power of positive thinking”. He was a friend of celebrities and powerful people. Mark Driscoll spoke at Schuler's church and joked about yelling and screaming for an hour and a half when he preached. The Vineyard movement took a page from the McDonald's playbook and ran with franchising the church model. All nondenominational and no systematic accountability. Willow Creek and Bill Hybels started in a movie theater preached the message of “we are better here and God is doing a special thing here that isn't going on in other churches”.-Mark Driscoll thought pastors were too feminine and too friendly. In the beginning he didn't like seeker friendly or seeker sensitive churches and said he wanted to be seeker insensitive. He didn't want to be a “have it your way” church. “We are hitting 1,000 members now and I'm wondering where my sin has come? It's my goal not to grow. Church growth is the turning of God into a product to be marketed to a customer.” -Mark Driscoll-Why do mega churches exist where they exist and when they exist? One commonality you find across theology and time is the SUBURBS. Moving into neighborhoods of people that make the same amount of money as you and it looks a lot like you and I have a lot in common with you. TV and radio and air-conditioning, all these technological advances allowed mega churches to become what they are today. Mega church pastors are good at playing to the predictable preferences of people in the demographic field of their suburban neighborhood and they leveraged those demographics please people. Rick Warren started before he planted his church studying demographics around California and narrowed down his plant site to four cities, then down to one city, and finally down to the fastest growing county in the city because he knew that's where the most growth of the suburbs would be and that's where the most people would need community and connection and he played off of that....And much, much more.Credit to "The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill" by Christianity Today for the content of this episode's discussion. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/jubileefreedomshalom)

The Common Good Podcast
Dr. Jim Denison discusses his upcoming book, “The Coming Tsunami,” Brian and Aubrey talk about the dangers of enmeshing politics with church, and they share encouragement from their article, “How to Regain Mental, Spiritual, and Social Health in a P

The Common Good Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 45:37


(00:00-6:07): Brian and Aubrey reacted to the news about “17 American and Canadian missionaries kidnapped by gang members in Haiti.” (06:07-13:05): Brian and Aubrey commented on a tweet from Eva McKend, “NEW -- More than 300 Black churches across VA will hear from @KamalaHarris btwn Sun. and November 2 in video message that will air during morning services as part of outreach effort aimed to boost @TerryMcAuliffe.” (13:05-19:21): Brian and Aubrey shared their thoughts on a tweet from Julie Roys, “I used to really like @christomlin. But this Tomlin United Tour reeks of shameless commercialism. I'm having trouble thinking an event offering photo ops on the stage catwalk & an "intimate pre-show artist experience" with Tomlin & United" (for a price) is all about Jesus. Ugh.” (19:21-27:58): Brian and Aubrey unpacked their article for The Better Samaritan at Christianity Today, “How to Regain Mental, Spiritual, and Social Health in a Post Pandemic World.” (27:58-45:36): Dr. Jim Denison, Co-founder & Chief Vision Officer of the Denison Forum and Author of, “Respectfully, I Disagree: How to Be a Civil Person in an Uncivil Time,” joined Brian and Aubrey to chat about his upcoming book, “The Coming Tsunami: Why Christians Are Labeled Intolerant, Irrelevant, Oppressive, and Dangerous―and How We Can Turn the Tide,” and some of his recent articles at the Denison Forum: “What I learned from Colin Powell” “Missionaries kidnapped in Haiti: An update and God's call to courage” Learn more about Jim and the Denison Forum at denisonforum.org and connect with him on Twitter at @JimDenison See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Managing Leadership Anxiety: Yours and Theirs
S7E9 - Heather Thompson Day

Managing Leadership Anxiety: Yours and Theirs

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 50:39


Dr. Heather Thompson Day is an interdenominational speaker and has been a contributor for Religion News Service, Christianity Today, Newsweek and the Barna Group. She is also an Associate Professor of Communication at Andrews University and host of Viral Jesus, a podcast with Christianity Today. She is passionate about supporting women, and runs an online community called I'm That Wife which has over 200k followers.  Heather's writing has been featured on outlets like the Today Show, and the National Communication Association. She has been interviewed by BBC Radio Live and has been featured in Forbes.  She believes her calling is to stand in the gaps of our churches for young people. She is the author of 7 books; including It's Not Your Turn, and Confessions of a Christian Wife. She resides in Michigan, with her husband, Seth Day, and their three children, London, Hudson, and Sawyer Day.

The Savvy Sauce
158 Making Love in Marriage with Debra Fileta

The Savvy Sauce

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 57:14


Making Love in Marriage with Debra Fileta   *DISCLAIMER* This message is intended for adults only.   The mandrakes send out their fragrance, and at our door is every delicacy, both new and old, that I have stored up for you, my beloved. Song of Songs 7:13 (NIV)   Questions We Discuss: Why do you believe married sex is one of God's best ideas and how can adopting a biblical perspective of sex redefine how we value it in our marriages? One chapter you wrote is titled, "Your Body is a Wonderland." What are some of your favorite highlights from this chapter? What are some practical suggestions or techniques you recommend for married couples to enhance their sexual experiences?   Debra K. Fileta is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in Relationship, Sex, Dating, and Marriage issues. She is a passionate author and national speaker who travels across the country spreading the message that healthy people make healthy relationships. Her work has been featured by numerous media outlets from national television to church ministries such as Saddleback Church, FreshLife Church, Focus on the Family, ChristianMingle.com, The 700 Club, NGEN Radio, KLOVE, and many more. She, her husband, and three children live in Lancaster, PA.   Debra is a regular contributor to publications such as Relevant Magazine and Crosswalk.com, with well over 250 articles across the web about love, marriage, dating, sex, and relationships. Her articles have also been featured in magazines and websites such as Today's Christian Woman, Verily Magazine, Anne Voskamp blog, Proverbs 31 Woman, IAmSecond.com, ChurchLeaders.com, Converge Magazine, Charisma Magazine, Christianity Today, and many others.   She is the author of True Love Dates, Choosing Marriage:Why it Has To Start With We > Me and Love in Every Season.  She's also the creator of the popular relationship advice bog, www.TrueLoveDates.com as well as the Love + Relationships Podcast reaching millions of people each year with topics of love, sex, marriage, relationships and emotional and mental health. Connect with her on Facebook or Instagram to get your dating questions answered and to learn more!   At The Savvy Sauce, we will only recommend resources we believe in! We also want you to be aware: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.    Married Sex   Thank You to Our Sponsor: Sam Leman Eureka   Connect with The Savvy Sauce on Facebook or Instagram or Our Website   Please help us out by sharing this episode with a friend, leaving a 5-star rating and review, and subscribing to this podcast!   Also, check out our Patreon Page to find out how to gain access to additional podcasts and goodies!   Gospel Scripture: (all NIV)   Romans 3:23 “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”   Romans 3:24 “and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”   Romans 3:25 (a) “God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood.”    Hebrews 9:22 (b) “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.”    Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”    Romans 5:11 “Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.”    John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”   Romans 10:9 “That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”    Luke 15:10 says “In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”   Romans 8:1 “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus”   Ephesians 1:13–14 “And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession- to the praise of his glory.”   Ephesians 1:15–23 “For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.”   Ephesians 2:8–10 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God‘s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.“   Ephesians 2:13 “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.“   Philippians 1:6 “being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”