Reformation Begins with a Question – Part 1 – Ep 084

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to ask all those questions that are really going through your head? Maybe you want to ask them about the church. Why do we go to church? Why do we do church the way that we do? It’s all those questions you think you would probably be ostracized for. You would probably be looked at weird. People would probably question your allegiance to Christ and the gospel itself if you asked those questions. But the funny thing is we’re all walking around with those questions in our minds. We’re just too afraid to ask them. So what would the world look? What would the church look like if, instead of walking around afraid of asking those questions, we felt free to do so. What if we took those bold steps to ask the questions that nobody wants to ask, but we desperately need to? Part 1 of our special reformation episode begins the story of Martin Luther who struggled with his own doubts, fears, and insecurities. And it drove him to ask a question that would begin a reformation that continues to affect us today. There’s power in asking a question! Continue Reading...

Learning to Dance in the Storm – David Lermy – Ep 074

David Lermy has worked in the corporate, education, church, and the nonprofit world. He currently runs a non-profit organization in Taney County, MO that feeds more than 1,200 kids each weekend and has spent more than 18 years in ministry. David and his wife have encountered many obstacles in their lives and have learned to rely on the Lord no matter how difficult life gets. David’s wife was diagnosed with cancer four days before they got married and David is currently living with a degenerative bone disease. The Lord has brought them through each and every trying circumstance. David now shares what he has learned through the process on his blog Leading Happy. He believes that no matter how difficult life becomes, we can find joy in the midst of the storms of life. David has learned what it means to walk in God’s grace and he shares many of his insights and experiences with us today. He’s an avid reader who loves to pass on what he’s learning to help people become better leaders and followers of Christ. David holds a degree in Biblical Studies and Languages from Evangel University and a graduate degree in organizational leadership from Liberty University. He is currently working towards doctoral work in the area of renewal studies dealing with community transformation at Regent University. 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...

Extraordinary Christian Life, Ordinary People – Ezra Washburn – Ep 059

This week, Ezra Washburn shares his experience working through the Christian life. Ezra is a construction worker in Nebraska who also serves as a worship leader and youth pastor. He knows what it’s like to work through tough issues as God works on him over the years. The lessons he’s learned and shares this week are some of the simplest, yet vital lessons every Christian needs to learn. It’s no coincidence the most profound truth comes from the simplest things we do. Continue Reading...