White Horse Inn: Discipleship & Discipline

[display_podcast]What are the stories we tell ourselves, and how do these stories shape what we believe and how we live? What kind of disciples do these stories and doctrines create? How should the gospel counter-form us into a discipleship that is following Christ’s call on our lives? How does a life of discipleship and discipline flow out of doxology and worship?While many churches in our day emphasize convenience and comfortability, one of the key ingredients to a life of lasting d … [Read more...]

Story Team Weekly: The Dance

In a small town on the Texas-Mexico border, Matthew Brue stood in the driveway of Shining Light Rehabilitation Ranch and watched his father drive away. Alone at 17, miles away from his family for the first time, officially signed over as “property of the state,” Matthew turned around and sobbed. The 23-acre rehabilitation ranch, which unfurled in front of him, housed a community of hardened criminals with whom he would spend the next year as he grappled with his drug addiction.Matthew grew up … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 121: A Scandal in the Making

[display_podcast] With this PODCAST, we break the seal on the last year of Jesus’ life here on earth. And admittedly, His last year begins on a rather ominous note. Immediately following this story, Jesus will leave the country. That is no exaggeration. For the first time in His storied 3½ year ministry, Jesus now has to get out of Dodge, fast! As we have seen in past podcasts, Jesus was run out of His adopted hometown of Capernaum. He was then run out of Nazareth, His boyhood hometown. On to … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Closet Christian 24: Only Old People Attend Church

[display_podcast]When I hear the word “church”, I think of little old ladies who bake delicious cookies and wear cardigans all year because they’re always cold.  Or I think of a glorified rock concert.  The worship team has sprung “Moves Like Jagger”, and they seem to be more focused about entertaining than glorifying God.  It’s silly.  It’s kitschy.  And I don’t buy it.  It’s not sincere.The Church is a hard thing.  It’s not just a place.  It’s a group of people.  Many people attend chur … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 58: Jesus (Who is God) Teaches Us How to Talk to God!

[display_podcast]In this week’s PODCAST, believe it or not, Jesus answers THE question that has haunted church/ministry leaders for years:Why are they leaving the church in droves?The answer is so obvious, that it is staring us right in the face. And yet, with all of the blogs and books devoted to answering this question (and IMHO missing the point completely), with the gallons of ink that has been spilled on reams of dead-tree paper, how do we miss such an obvious answer?Fact i … [Read more...]