Reflections of Grace 25: Walking in the Spirit – Agape Love

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[display_podcast] Galatians 5:22-23 says:   “But the fruit of the Holy Spirit the work which His presence within accomplishes is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law.1 Corinthians 13:1-3 says: If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging … [Read more...]

My Armor: The Sex Talk

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[display_podcast]This week, we take a look at recent poll regarding the frequency of how many American women are living with their significant others before marriage. According to the study, nearly half of American women between the ages of 15-44 experienced their first experience union, or living with their loved one, was via co-habitation, not marriage.Now, this doesn’t come as a huge surprise, as “living together” before marriage is becoming more and more commonplace. And it makes sens … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 65: Shattered Dreams, Broken Hearts, Unfulfilled Longings

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[display_podcast] Matthew 6:13b (NKJV) For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. It’s one of the most beautiful verses in all of Scripture… which, ironically, may not actually be in the Bible (or at least, perhaps not in your translation of the Bible).But as you will learn in this podcast, it really doesn’t matter. Because what Matthew quite possibly did not write, Paul most certainly did. Ephesians 3:20-21 (NLT) 20 Now all glory to God, who is able, through his … [Read more...]

An Examined Life with Jeff Allen 7: Russ Taff

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[display_podcast]Grammy award winning singer and songwriter Russ Taff calls into the show this week to discuss honesty in prayer, marriage, recovery and so much more!Russ loves the honesty found in Robert Duvall’s character in the 1998 movie, “The Apostle” (which featured his Grammy winning song, “Ain’t No Grave”) when he would say something like:“I screwed up again. Help me, Lord. That’s why you died – ‘cause I can’t do it without You.”Russ and I go back decades ago when we toure … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series 19: Dealing with Doubts, Part 3 with Brett Kunkle

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To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.orgIn most people, unresolved pain leads to widespread anger in our lives.  Whether it’s from a broken family, pain caused by other Christians or other relational pain, there is huge potential for any unresolved pain to lead to anger and bitterness.  And this pain, anger and bitterness can cause you to walk away and reject God.So, what can we do about this?The first step is to take your pain to God. Psalm 139 … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series 18: Dealing with Doubts, part 2 with Brett Kunkle

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One key to dealing with intellectual doubt is to make sure that you plug into – and keep yourself plugged into – Christian community.  When you’re going through periods of doubt, one of the worst things you can do is to unplug and remove yourself from the church and other believers. As C.S. Lewis said, “…daily prayers and religious reading and church-going are necessary parts of the Christian life.  We have to be continually reminded of what we believe.  Neither this belief nor any other will au … [Read more...]


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