Story Team Weekly: How Are They to Hear?

When Ben and Jessica Turner agreed to move overseas in hopes of sharing their faith in Jesus, they never imagined pizza would give them opportunities to connect with Muslim families on a gorgeous tropical island.“God told us, ‘I want you to go to a place where there is nothing but people who don’t know Me, and where you won’t have all the distractions of the States,’” Jessica remembers.The couple clung to Scripture as they prepared to leave their comfortable lives and become goers. “How t … [Read more...]

5 Minutes in Church History: Bishop Hooper, British Martyr

In this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Stephen Nichols introduces us to the Cambridge-educated bishop who was burned at the stake in 1555.Our continuing study of the three British martyrs leads us now to Bishop Hooper. John Hooper was born in 1495 in Somerset, England. He went on to study at the University of Cambridge and received his bachelor’s degree. Then we are not sure what happened to him. He probably came under the influence of the Reformation in Germany and for his own sake … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 143: Isn’t That Breaking the Rules?

[display_podcast]Following Jesus can be a treacherous path of trying to change the world, as we see it, and running straight into the truth that we are, indeed, the one with the problem.  We need deliverance from:… Our belief that it is up to us to change people. … Our judgmental and legalistic ways.Think about this:In the beginning of Luke 19 – the story of the tax collector Zacchaeus.(Raise your hand if you just started to sing “Zaccheaus was a wee little man, a wee littl … [Read more...]

Simply Joyful Podcast: Encouragement for the Weary Mom with Chrystal Hurst

Have you ever met someone and thought, “Wow! Did she get hit with the talent stick!” Ha! That is pretty much what ran through my head as I sat in the audience listening to Chrystal for the first time last year at a Sally Clarkson event. I hadn't heard of Chrystal or her podcast before that weekend. We ended up connecting over conversations of podcasting and Periscope. Funny how when you find someone who speaks your same crazy “tech” language you become instant friends.Well, I'm all too famili … [Read more...]

White Horse Inn: What is Original Sin?

[display_podcast]Why is there so much evil and corruption in the world? Why do children need to be taught to behave, whereas disobedience and naughtiness come rather naturally? What exactly is sin, where does it come from, and how does it relate to our view of God’s mercy and grace in Jesus Christ?While this topic of sin is no longer fashionable to voice, the world needs to understand its plight before it comes to believe in the wonders of God’s mercy and grace in Jesus Christ. On this pr … [Read more...]

BreakPoint: Red Dwarf and the Seven Planets

There’s already a world of evidence that life on Earth is unique and intelligently-crafted. But here are seven more pieces of evidence. [display_podcast]In the movie, “Arrival,” a group of scientists try to break the language barrier between humanity and an extraterrestrial race that’s landed on Earth. These visitors have not come to make war, but to offer us a gift. I won’t spoil it for you, but I will say that the film is pervaded by a sense of loneliness and a longing for kinship with som … [Read more...]