Is It Good That You’re Bad? – Ep 069

We’ve got another idea! Have you ever wondered about the messages in the movies and TV shows we watch? The culture around us constantly talks about theology. So we want to start a new segment where we look at their message so we can learn about it and also learn how we can answer their questions. So to start things off, we decided to take a look at Disney’s Wreck-it Ralph. We love the movie and enjoy watching it. But does the message and worldview in the movie communicate good theology? What can we learn from it about the people in our culture today so we can communicate the gospel clearly in return? Continue Reading...

The God at the End of Your Struggle – Michael Jaffe – Ep 068

This week we talk with our former Bible College professor, Dr. Michael Jaffe. Dr. Jaffe has been an ordained minister since 1981 and is currently Professor of Preaching and Church Leadership and Department Chair of Church Ministries at Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri. He has a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary and spent 22 years in pastoral ministry before taking his teaching position. He and his wife Barbara have three sons, two daughters-in-law and five grandchildren, all loves of his life. Dr. Jaffe is the real deal when it comes to facing and overcoming struggles, and his story will speak to you of God’s grace and faithfulness. His experiences through deep tragedy and searching for truth comes out in this episode through a clear and simple message about what it means to follow Christ and obey Scripture. In a world where we make Christianity so complicated, Dr. Jaffe brings some much needed clarity and simplicity to us as we strive to faithfully glorify and serve God with our lives. Continue Reading...

What C. S. Lewis Knew About Today’s Culture – Ep 067

As Christians today we tend to think everything should be black and white or that our current understanding of the world around us is complete. Are things really as black and white as we make them out to be? Do we really know everything there is to know about the world from the Bible? Or could it be that our current Christian worldview is a reaction to the culture of the world around us? On this week’s episode, Chris and Josh talk through what it means to respond to the culture around us, how our modern-day culture may not be as unique as we think, and how Jesus’ approach is the best for us today. Continue Reading...

Faith Starts at Home – Amy Reasoner – Ep 066

This week we talk with Amy Reasoner. Amy is freelance writer and avid reader. She and her husband have been in pastoral ministry together for more than a decade. They have two boys, whom they homeschool. On her blog, www.faithstartsathome.com, she shares resources for building a strong culture of faith in your home. She and her family currently live just outside of Nashville, Tennessee. In this episode we talk with Amy about her experience as a church planter with her husband and her journey to develop her blog faithstartsathome.com. Her incredible story shows just how faithful God is even when we go through times of doubt, fear, and confusion. You will be encouraged because even though Amy and her husband have gone through some incredibly trying events, her faith has deepened throughout the process. As a result God is now using Amy to reach out to parents and show them how to foster an atmosphere in their homes of real spiritual growth for both themselves and their children. Continue Reading...