I am so excited that this day is finally here! The Simply Joyful podcast is finally “live!” The purpose of the Simply Joyful Podcast is to encourage and inspire you to find simple ways to bring more joy into your day. Whether you are looking for a little encouragement in your faith, family, home, homeschooling (if you do) — or just in life — then this is the podcast for you! Let’s get real and talk about the challenges that we face as women in our day-to-day lives. My guests and I will discuss … [Read more...]
[display_podcast]What are the stories we tell ourselves, and how do these stories shape what we believe and how we live? What kind of disciples do these stories and doctrines create? How should the gospel counter-form us into a discipleship that is following Christ’s call on our lives? How does a life of discipleship and discipline flow out of doxology and worship?While many churches in our day emphasize convenience and comfortability, one of the key ingredients to a life of lasting d … [Read more...]
I’m gonna get a lot of email about this commentary, so let me say this up front: I like animals. And pets are wonderful things. But. . . [display_podcast]In her 1992 novel, “The Children of Men,” P. D. James told the story of a world where it has been 25 years since the last child was born. In this dying world, kittens and puppies are pushed around in prams and receive the treatment previously afforded to human infants.Twenty-five years later, it seems that life is imitating art, though … [Read more...]
First Liberty Briefing: Do Ministries Have the Right to Hire and Fire Staff Without Government Interference?
A court found that a Catholic Diocese in Indiana had the right to make staffing decisions according to their religious mission.Thank you for joining us for the First Liberty Briefing, an exclusive podcast where host Jeremy Dys—also First Liberty Senior Counsel—provides an insider’s look at the stories, cases, people and laws that have made America the world’s leader in protecting religious liberty. Mary Beth Ginalski was hired by the Catholic Diocese of Gary, Indiana to be the Principal for … [Read more...]
This is one of the most important questions we’ve gotten in the Ask Pastor John inbox, and it comes to us from a listener named Jesse. “Dear Pastor John, in a recent episode (#948) you note that: ‘God sent his Son into the world to suffer with us and for us. This means that, if we trust him, none of our suffering is punishment for sin. Christ bore all of our punishment for sin.’ But there are very real consequences for our sin in this world, both on ourselves and on others, both for believers and … [Read more...]
[display_podcast]I am so honored to be joined this week by the one and only Etta Mae Mumphries (Karen Bankhead) at the Comedy for A Cause event for Promise Village, a boy’s home and therapeutic boarding school dedicated to improving the lives of struggling boys and their families.Lately, Etta Mae has been training for the Senior Olympics. (I didn’t even know there was such a thing.)…Apparently, she really excels at the Walker Relay and the High Blood Pressure Handoff.And, speak … [Read more...]