Reflections of Grace 148: God’s Kind of Love

God's Kind of Love [display_podcast]He is our Bridegroom with desire for us and who pursues us relentlessly.He is our King with power, and He gives us the power to love as He loves.  Imagine it!  We cannot love the unlovely without His anointing to see them through His eyes.  He sees the heart.  In our own power, we cannot.Did you know He pursues us far more than we pursue Him.   Yet we still struggle with making the time to meet Him.   I don’t know how many times I have known He is … [Read more...]

Unorthodox Apology – I’m Not Sorry!

I love you even though we have nothing in common [display_podcast]I'm not sorry. I'm not sorry I believe what I believe. I'm not sorry that I don't think like you. I'm not sorry that I feel different. That I don't act like you or look like you.Now there are plenty of things I am sorry for. I'm sorry for Stealing. Lying. Cheating. Fighting. For Gluing Chris Edgar's backpack to the floor in the 6th grade. Oh I have plenty of things I am sorry for. I struggle with being a hypocrite and … [Read more...]

White Horse Inn: Lifelong Learners

The Church’s Role In Making Lifelong Learners [display_podcast]When Jesus gave the Great Commission, he didn’t tell his disciples to go into all the world to induce authentic worship experiences with the proper use of stage lighting, fog machines, and powerful sound systems. He also didn’t encourage his followers merely to make one-time converts, but rather He said, “Go and make disciples of all nations.” (Matthew 28:19).On this program, as we’re concluding our series on “Creed or Chaos, … [Read more...]

BreakPoint: Michelle Carter and Doctor-Assisted Death

Michelle Carter and Doctor-Assisted Death: Mixed Messages about Human Value [display_podcast] The recent, disturbing criminal trial of Michelle Carter not only tests new legal boundaries, it’s a mirror held up in front of our society. On June 16th, a Massachusetts judge found Michelle Carter guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of her boyfriend, Conrad Roy. Because Carter wasn’t with Roy when he committed suicide, many legal analysts found the verdict surprising.In 2014, Conrad … [Read more...]

WWUTT: John 3:18, Whoever Does Not Believe is Condemned?

For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through Him. Whoever believes in Him is not condemned. But whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. (John 3:16-18) To condemn means to sentence as guilty, and that's not what Jesus came to do. He … [Read more...]

An Unorthodox Interview: Micah Navarijo

Where else can you hear a pirate marine sharing stories with a punk rock pastor? [display_podcast]Today, I get to have a conversation with my buddy, Micah Navarijo. It’s a special episode for me because I met him back when he was a little eighth grader and his mom was mad because he listened to Eminem. Years and years later, he has become a brother and an uncle to my kids.And his story of how God took an angry man, took him through the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq, and back here … [Read more...]