Simply Joyful Podcast: Heidi St. John – Counter-Cultural Parenting

We live in a hurting and broken world. The influences of our culture try to seep their way into our homes any way they can. The hearts and minds of our children are under attack daily. However, often this battle begins with us — parents. Often we are the ones who are battling the pressures of this culture and allowing ourselves to get stuck in the “ditches” that the enemy seems determined to put us in.Heidi and I  discussed these “ditches” in the first episode of this interview. These are the … [Read more...]

White Horse Inn: Christ’s Cross-Centered Mission

[display_podcast]Many people today seem to think that Christ came to give us the keys to the good life. While conservatives are likely to think of Jesus as the one who secures “my best life now,” liberals tend to view him as one who inspires us to have “our best society now.”Yet throughout his ministry, Jesus kept telling his disciples that his ultimate mission was not to be a helpful teacher, political philosopher, or moral example, but rather a redeemer who was called to give his life a … [Read more...]

BreakPoint: The Assisted Suicide Freight Train Hits the Brakes

A funny thing happened on the way to our supposed brave new world of assisted suicide. I’ll tell you about it, next on BreakPoint. [display_podcast]Proponents of assisted suicide would have us believe that legalized killing is an unstoppable freight train and that those who oppose it are going to get run over. And no wonder. Last year Colorado and the District of Columbia legalized it, while California enacted a bill that had been passed in 2015. They joined Oregon, Vermont, Washington, and … [Read more...]

First Liberty Briefing: Why Excluding All Religions is Religious Discrimination

The Lansing Housing Commission in Michigan allowed residents to use a community room for birthday parties, tutoring, and events. However, the commission refused to grant access to the community rooms for “religious worship, services, or programs.” Learn why religious discrimination is not cured by discriminating against all religions equally at FirstLiberty.org/Briefing.Thank you for joining us for the First Liberty Briefing, an exclusive podcast where host Jeremy Dys—also First Liberty Senio … [Read more...]

Ask Pastor John: What’s the Last Thing You Would Tweet?

Welcome back to a new week on the Ask Pastor John podcast. Pastor John, what do you want to be as your final words on Twitter, in 140 characters? Brittany writes in to ask it: “Dear Pastor John, if you could say one last thing to this world, what would your message to us be? In other words, what is the one-sentence message, the one last tweet, that is the most important thing we need to hear from you, and why?”I took Brittany seriously when she suggested it be one last tweet, so here’s my exa … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 144: The Invitation to the Kingdom

[display_podcast]We are so fast paced in our country.  And we have incorporated this into our relationship with God.  We are a fast food nation.We want instantaneous answers, overnight transformation, speedy growth.  We want drive up and drive through service.But God desires to speak to us daily through His word.  He wants to have direct conversation with us.  When we only rely upon others to feed us on Sunday mornings, we are relying upon the processed word; what we are being fed … [Read more...]