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...

Doing Kids Ministry Better – Brandon Horst – Ep 064

Join us this week as we talk with Brandon Horst about how to do kids ministry better both in the church and in our homes. Brandon is a children’s pastor and blogger from Fairfax, Virginia who’s passionate about helping Family Ministry Leaders lead better. Brandon and his his wife are always looking for new ways to evangelize families and disciple kids. He is a great thinker but quick to admit that he doesn’t have everything figured out, and that’s why we love him. This episode is sure to help you gain clarity on your own ministry, whether it’s to kids, adults or somewhere in-between. Listen to our conversation as we work through the tough issues we face when trying to reach the next generation with the love of Christ. Continue Reading...

What Makes Jesus’ Birth Good News?

We say the coming of Jesus is good news (the gospel), but what makes it good? How can something be good news when there is a lot of talk about going to hell if you don’t believe in Jesus? Is the “good news” (gospel) of Jesus really so good? It is widely accepted that a man named Jesus lived in Galilee and taught 2000 years ago. People disagree, however, on the whether he was just a good teacher, a prophet, or the messiah––the son of God. It take little faith to believe Jesus was a good teacher with some wisdom humanity. One must simply recognize the life of simplicity and loving message Jesus broadly spoke about to find something good to implement into one’s own life. Like any teacher, modern or ancient, the parts of his teachings we like we can take and apply and dismiss the rest as either being overly zealous or culturally irrelevant. Continue Reading...