Can I Be a Gay Christian? – Ryan Harris – Ep 081

How would you respond to someone asking you this question? It’s not usually something we give much thought to in the Church. We typically either instinctively respond with a resounding, “NO!” or we refuse to engage the question altogether. This week Ryan Harris helps us walk through this question. Ryan grew up in conservative church as a pastor’s kid, attended Bible college and later seminary. At the age of 13, when most boys began to feel attracted to girls, he began to feel an attraction to other boys. Growing up in the church, he knew the negative attitude the church held towards gay people, some of which were downright ignorant. So for the next decade of his life he struggled with shame and fear. It wasn’t until recently when God intervened in his story that led Ryan down a path of coming out about his same-sex attraction. Through this process God is using Ryan to build relationships with others in the LGBTQ community so that the gospel may be preached to a group of people the church has, by in large, abandoned. Ryan’s story will help you learn how to approach others who are different from you with the gospel. His call to see people instead of issues is one all in the Church need to take to heart as we learn to love one another and work out our salvation with fear and trembling. Continue Reading...

Phenomenally Conservative College Ministry – Jeremy White – Ep 079

Sometimes it’s tough to follow God’s call on your life. We spend a lot of time trying to figure it out and find the “right” path to take. Could this be something we make more complicated than it should be? This week Jeremy White talks with us about his journey from growing up in church to leading a ministry at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. We also had a chance to talk about the difficulties of preaching the gospel in a secular university, including how conservative doctrine ministers to a liberal worldview in a college setting. Jeremy and his wife Tiffani have been in ministry for six years, the last four of which have been spent pioneering the Chi Alpha ministry at Drake. Continue Reading...

How to Build Relationships Like Jesus Did – Stephen Kuert – Ep 056

This week we talk with Stephen Kuert. Stephen is a third generation missionary who grew up as a missionary’s kid in Africa. His experience with other cultures and religions will show you how to build relationships with others, even if you don’t see things from their perspective. This conversation will help you feel more comfortable building relationships for the purpose of evangelism and authentically living the Christian life in whatever situation you find yourself. Continue Reading...