Where is God in my broken dreams?
Jared Belcher, Ben Shoun, & Brett Moore
In this episode, our pastors answer a Q&A question sent in during the month of June. What happens when God doesn't fulfill your dreams and life is much more difficult than you hoped it would be? Is God still there? How do we cope with the disappointment that, in some capacity or another, hurts us all? Ben Shoun and Brett Moore provide their thoughts on this difficult and personal question.
Work is hard. Whether you are a full time parent or out in the job market, the curse of hard work is ever looming. So when you finally have some free time, how do you spend it? Do you feel like you're just working for the weekend? In this episode, we consider the concept of leisure time and how we can rest in a God-centered and healthy way.
Many of us feel like we watch too much TV, or spend too much time on Instagram, or feel too anxious when we're without our phone - compulsive use of technology can be not only unhealthy, but positively draining. Last year, Andy Crouch published a helpful book called, "The Tech-Wise Family," which explained how to use technology in a healthy way. Today, using Andy Crouch's book as a spring board, we dissect 6 ways to keep technology in it's proper place.
At the start of each new year, we all think of how we want it to be better than the last. New year's resolutions can be very helpful!But sometimes the most helpful thing we can do is identify what is keeping us from growth and to remove those things.
For the first time in the United States, cremations have exceeded traditional burials. As families grieve the loss of a loved one and consider how to proceed, a cremation is often a cheaper and easier option. For Christians, however, we wanted to consider what the Bible has to say about cremation. Does it matter? Is cremation a better or worse option for Christians?
God commanded that his named be honored, yet there remains a lot of confusion about what is actually honoring and dishonoring to God. Listen in as we discuss what Scripture has to say about taking the Lord's name in vain.
A reader wrote in and asked, "How necessary it is for Christians to confess sin?" Should you confess every day, every hour, or just on a sin-by-sin basis? What happens if a Christian doesn't confess a sin? In this episode, we examine the purposes of confession and the role confession plays in the protestant view of faith.
Consuming alcohol is a practice that some Christians are divided on. Some say it can be ok, others say it's unwise and can hurt your witness, and others see drinking as an obvious sin. So in this episode, we consider what Scripture has to say about alcohol. Is it acceptable for any Christian to drink at all?
Bring up any hot-button topic and everyone is bound to have a passionate opinion. There is no denying it - nearly all of us are self-appointed "experts" on every complicated issue from immigration, to end-times prophecy, to predestination. Of course, thinking about those kinds of things is great! But rather than taking the posture of an eager student, most of us tend to speak with the confidence and passion befitting a well learned scholar, certain of our own rightness and astonished that anyone would disagree. In this episode, we discuss some of the ways this behavior shows up in our lives and how we can avoid becoming "commentariats."
We've all heard the advice, "Do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life," but how wise is that counsel? Millions of Americans are unemployed by choice and studies have shown that the majority of those who are in the workforce are unhappy about their jobs. As our team has been listening to some thoughts about the decline of blue collar work in America by Dirty Jobs host, Mike Rowe, we decided to discuss the danger of "doing what you love."