Story Team Weekly: Forgiven and Set Free

Michelle was always a people pleaser. An only child from a stable home, she was a responsible kid with decent grades and a job at age 16—things that made her parents happy. She often listened to the voices around her for both approval and acceptance, and she watched her friends for cues on how to act. Some of her friends had boyfriends, so Michelle decided she wanted one, too. Some of her friends were having sex, so when Michelle got a boyfriend at age 18, she didn’t see any reason not to sleep w … [Read more...]

5 Minutes in Church History: Rio 1558, the Guanabara Confession of Faith

Who were the 16th-century Calvinist missionaries of Brazil? In this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Stephen Nichols tells the fascinating history of the Guanabara Confession of Faith.The Summer Olympics were just held in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. But I want to take us back to Rio in 1558. There is a slight backstory here, so let’s pick it up. In 1555, a French colony was established in what is now Rio de Janeiro. Then it was simply known as the Guanabara Bay. That original French c … [Read more...]

Reasonable Faith Podcast: Church Discipline Stirs Controversy

Dr. Craig considers a case of church discipline in which a man was removed from membership. The local media cried foul! Was the church wrong? [display_podcast]KEVIN HARRIS: Dr. Craig, if you are a church that exercises what is known as church discipline you just might make headlines, and you might make the press. Dallas Morning News picked up this story of a young man who underwent church discipline from a local church. It went viral, a Facebook page was set up with thousands and thousands o … [Read more...]

Simply Joyful Podcast: Welcome!

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...]

White Horse Inn: Discipleship & Discipline

[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...]

Breakpoint: Fur Babies… Pet’s, Children, and the Triumph of Autonomy

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...]