Story Team Weekly: Just Another Tantrum

It was just another play date. Another argument between two little boys. Another temper tantrum. Except it wasn’t.John wanted the blue race car. So did Owen.The Fosters had only lived in their home for a few months and Jill was eager to invite one of the neighborhood boys over to play with her 4-year-old son, John. It was Owen’s first visit. After Owen’s mom dropped him off and headed to the store, the two boys settled in to play a board game.When Jill heard the boys arguing, she insi … [Read more...]

Relational Toolshed: Life Giving Conversations with Jeff Galley

Life Giving Conversations with Jeff Galley [display_podcast]This week’s “Tool of the Week” in the ‘shed is Jeff Galley!.Jeff is a father of three children, husband of an amazing wife Kristi and the author of Conversations: Turn Your Everyday Discussions Into Life-Giving Moments.Jeff is on the leadership team at Life.Church and is the Central Group Leader overseeing the equipping and leadership development for their life groups.Jeff’s book, Turn Your Everyday Discussions Into Life … [Read more...]

The Unorthodox Man Podcast: What Is A Man?

[display_podcast]What is a man? I've been struggling with a concern that I’m not sure about how exactly to voice.But, I'm just gonna throw it out there:I am so worn out… sick and tired of guys attacking other guys.Now, here's what I'm talking about – What I'm tired of is just like when we were back in elementary school… when you look at another guy and say, “Oh, they're not a man!”You know what I’ve noticed about life? We all kind end up in our own groups and tribes - which i … [Read more...]

White Horse Inn: Heresy & Orthodoxy

[display_podcast] Whether we like it or not, we can’t get away from dogma. Everyone has a creed or a basic way of summarizing what it is the Bible teaches about God or the person and work of Jesus Christ. So the question is whether our beliefs and assumptions are faithful and accurate reflections of the Christian faith, or something altogether different. We are continuing our series on the importance of creeds and confessions in the contemporary church. On this program the hosts will discuss h … [Read more...]

BreakPoint: Don’t Argue the Exceptions – Beating Bad Arguments for Abortion and Transgenderism

“But what about the . . . ?” Has a rare exception every stumped you when making the case for life or anything else? Here’s how to respond with grace and truth. Beating Bad Arguments for Abortion and Transgenderism [display_podcast]“Humans have ten fingers and ten toes.” Now that shouldn’t strike anyone as a controversial statement, since almost every person ever born has had twenty digits. But what if someone argued in response that, because there are exceptions to this—people who because o … [Read more...]

Ask Pastor John: Can We Be Legalistic About Not Being Legalists?

Can We Be Legalistic About Not Being Legalists?A couple of different listeners in the past month have written in to ask, essentially, “Is it possible to become legalistic about not being legalistic?” Pastor John, what would you say? My short answer would be simply yes, but that won’t have much meaning until we provide some definitions and biblical content for the word “legalism.”Here’s the startling fact that more people need to take into account, and they need to become more careful in … [Read more...]