Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz 10: Spiritual Game Planning

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The Bible says that we, as Christians, will inevitably take part in spiritual battles. Just because we decide to follow Jesus, life doesn’t magically start going our way. After all, who was the greatest Christian that ever lived? Jesus! And, as He walked in the Spirit, doing God’s will, He was crucified! So, if He encountered such strife, what makes you or me any different? Now, when tough times come, you can have the peace that comes from God that will assure you that you are being who God wan … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Closet Christian 24: Reflections

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[display_podcast] From Jana Elizabeth Doughty: I turned 26 this year. Some people say 26 is the wrong side of 25. I don’t want to make any 55 and better listeners out there feel badly, so I’ll just say: Here is what I would tell my “early twenties” self.It’s okay. You don’t have to have it all figured out. (No one does and this doesn’t change). Spend time with God. As much as you can. Every morning. Every evening. Pick a time and stick to it. And when your alarm goes off and you don’t … [Read more...]

Carty’s Contemporary Classics: Run! ‘Cuz You Can’t Be Trusted!

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[display_podcast] From Jay Carty, author of Counter Attack, Playing With Fire, Coach Wooden One-On-One, and more: This week, we wrap up our Sex in the Bible Trilogy by going back to 1 Corinthians 6:18-20, where it says,“Run from sexual sin!  No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does.  For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body… you must honor God with your body.” You see, the Bible never says anything like, “Wait and see how much you can take before you fall”. To … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 90: THE Answer to THE Question: “Why?”

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[display_podcast] From Dewey Bertolini, Pastor of The Safe Haven in McMinnville, OR: You’ve perhaps heard his name -- a rather strange name at that! His name is Job. The man who had it all, only to have it all taken away. As you will hear in this PODCAST, in the blink of his eye, everything changed. And not for the better. The book of Job poses for us a number of VERY IMPORTANT and DIFFICULT questions:Why did such unspeakable things happen to such a godly man? Why did God let it happ … [Read more...]

Radical Faith For Generations: How to Stop Sinning. Really.

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From Carey Green, author, blogger, speaker, coach and pastor:Yes, really. I know we’d all like to know how to stop sinning, and the truth is that the Bible gives us plain, simple instructions for how to do it.But even though it’s simple, it’s not easy.Every believer in Christ has the opportunity to apply what John says and stop sinning: This is the message we have heard from Him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship wit … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Closet Christian: Why Do We Focus On First World Problems?

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[display_podcast] From Jana Elizabeth Doughty:I just ate a macaroon that I thought had vanilla filling, but it was lemon. #firstworldproblems Hand wash only.  #firstworldproblems My customized MacBook Pro hasn’t shipped yet.  #firstworldproblemsThis hashtag is hilarious.  It’s witty.  It’s clever.  It’s true.  These are silly things.  Miniscule surface things that in the grand scheme don’t matter.  But they matter to us.  They’re problems.  Big or small.  And they accumulate quickly. … [Read more...]


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