Ask Pastor John: Should Patriotism Have a Place in Church?

Should Patriotism Have a Place in Church? We will soon celebrate July 4th, Independence Day as it’s known for us in the States. And the day itself raises questions about national loyalty for those of us who are strangers, exiles, aliens, and pilgrims on this earth. “Pilgrims and Patriots,” that was our topic back in a past year, in episode 378. But this year we will take a closer look at patriotism in the local church, and the time seems right to pick up an important email from a pastor named S … [Read more...]

WWUTT: Was King Solomon Saved?

Was King Solomon Saved? Solomon, king of Israel, is considered to be the wisest king who ever lived. Many of his proverbs, chronicled in the pages of Scripture, have been repeated by the world's thinkers for almost three thousand years. But, despite his wisdom and wealth, Solomon still made some very poor choices.Deuteronomy 17 says that a king must not acquire too many horses, have a heart that goes after Egypt where Israel was once enslaved, marry too many wives, or accumulate for himself … [Read more...]

Unorthodox Man Podcast: Unorthodox Pain

Unorthodox Pain [display_podcast]He was scared to death. He knew he shouldn’t be here. He knew that if he got caught he could get beat up, or arrested, and if things got crazy he could even be killed. But he already knew there were things worse than death. He wasn’t quiet sure if the stories were even true, or if this whole crazy plan was going to work, but he had to try.He had put on clothes that he normally wouldn’t wear. He pulled his hat down tight hoping no one would recognize him, … [Read more...]

Relational Toolshed: What & How Do We Grieve? with David Achata

What & How Do We Grieve? with David Achata [display_podcast]This week in the “Shed” is our tool of the week – David Achata.David is the Founder & Director of Achata Coaching (AchataCoaching.com), Author, and Director of Coaching for leadership development at Saturate. Although David is an incredible executive coach and counselor we took a look at a more specific aspect of his life and journey of late. In the midst of his work as an executive coach, community leader, and father; D … [Read more...]

Story Team Weekly: The Waiting Days

Waiting on God's Timing Justin and Beth Day got married in the summer of 2011, in a season they both recognize as “later in life” compared to other newlyweds. But the end of their singleness didn’t mark the end of their hardships.In 2012, the Days decided to start a family. However, after many attempts, the couple discovered Beth was infertile. Devastated by the news, Beth put her hope in the doctors to help her fight this battle.“Justin did a great job supporting me,” she says, “but he … [Read more...]

White Horse Inn: The Search for a New Adam, part 1

The Search for a New Adam, part 1 [display_podcast]In many ways, the Bible is the unpacking of God’s initial promise recorded in Genesis 3:15, that though death entered the world through man’s fall, one day a child would be born who would restore all things and crush the serpent’s head. Therefore, the primary question that we should ask as we make our way through the pages of Scripture is whether any new character that emerges might actually be this child of promise.What we see again and … [Read more...]