Jesus in HD Part 116: This Daddy’s Lament

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[display_podcast] You might call this discussion “One Daddy’s Lament.” Or to put an even finer point on it, “My Daddy’s Lament.” Or even “This Daddy’s Lament.” The “This Daddy” in that title referring to me. All if which I will explain in mere moments as you listen to this PODCAST. But for now, I don’t have to tell you that Jesus was a radical in every sense of that word. Jesus did things that were totally unexpected, unpredictable, unconventional. More to the point of this discussion, Jesus s … [Read more...]

Christian Home & Family: Your Responsibility for Your Children’s Faith in Christ

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“Wait a minute! I thought my kids were responsible to have their OWN faith in Jesus!” They are. You can relax. That’s not what I’m talking about. Of course they have to choose to place their trust in Jesus, but the question is, “How are they going to get to that point?” THAT is where your responsibility as a Christian parent comes in. In this episode I go through Psalm 78, and discuss how YOU are responsible, in God’s eyes, for leading your children to the place that they are able to have faith … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 85: How to Heal Your “Father Wounds”

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[display_podcast] I want to give you a few examples from former clients, with fictional names of course, of what I have come to recognize as a father wound...Caden had trouble just being himself…He always had to wear a mask of perfection for fear of not being accepted.  No one knew the real Caden.  Inside he yearned for love and validation and thought the only way he could do that is be someone other than who he is.  Underneath he had violent anger always brewing.  What is at the root?  H … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 78: Who Do You Think You Are? (How Rachel Dolezal Impacts Your Family)

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[display_podcast] I remember so many times as a boy wanting to go somewhere, do something, wear something, or buy something that “everyone else” was doing. Peer pressure took up residency in our home in a big way for a number of years – as is the case in almost all homes with teenagers. My parents would say the perfunctory, “If Brian jumped off a bridge, would you?” (Sadly, I now find myself pulling this one out when flabbergasted by my own pre-teen) But, after the dust settled, the message m … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: The Worldview Behind Porn with Sean McDowell, part 1

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What’s the big deal with pornography?The truth is that it is a huge subject that we need to deal with honestly and frankly. So, starting with the root of it all, the word “pornography” comes from the Greek word pornographos, which means “writing about prostitutes”. Yet, according to our culture, and as quoted by actor Seth Rogen’s character in the film Zack and Miri Make a Porno, “It’s all mainstream now.” And, according to recent polls, 42.7% of all internet users view porn. Every second, … [Read more...]

An Examined Life with Jeff Allen: Sex Addiction with T.C. Ryan

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[display_podcast] Joining our show this week is someone whom I have admired from afar for quite some time now. Author of “Ashamed No More: A Pastor’s Journey Through Sex Addiction” – an extremely powerful book that I have read three times - Thomas “TC” Ryan and I worked at a conference together recently and I couldn’t be more excited to talk about life with him! TC had been a pastor at a sizeable church for 19 years, prior to “voluntarily” stepping down. According to TC, while the moving on was … [Read more...]


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