Story Team Weekly: “Wherever You Would Call Me”

If things had worked out differently, you might have found Kenny back in his hometown of Corpus Christi, dressed in a stiff suit and tie, maybe in an office with the sweet smell of leather chairs and a view of the bay. He might have been poring over legal documents, using God’s gifts of speech and debate to disrupt human trafficking as an attorney. For a long time, Kenny imagined his life looking something like that. He wanted to do something meaningful, something his dad could point to and be p … [Read more...]

White Horse Inn: From Doxology to Discipleship

[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 and our liturgical practices form us into a discipleship that is following Christ’s call on our lives? How does a life of discipleship flow out of doxology and worship? Why are our daily habits and practices so critical in our discipleship?We need to remind ourselves once again that w … [Read more...]

Ask Pastor John: How Does a ‘Man’s Man’ Sing to a ‘Beautiful’ Jesus?

Welcome back to the Ask Pastor John podcast. We hope you had a wonderful Christmas weekend to reflect on the Savior and his birth, and his sacrifice for us. Jesus is beautiful, and we talk about his beauty a lot as a way of fleshing out what it means to have faith and to treasure Christ for all that he is for us. But he is fundamentally beautiful — that’s common language for us. But that language leads to a problem, too, and to a question from a podcast listener named Adam. “Pastor John, How doe … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 168: Picky Eaters, Sara Shea & Peder Eide

[display_podcast]Thanksgiving has come and gone, and one thing that is revealed each and every year is how picky my kids are when it comes to eating. I can’t get my youngest to stop playing with his food, if my life – or his life – depended on it. As my oldest son, Producer Ethan, puts it, “It’s boring to eat. You have to sit there forever, doing nothing but chewing and swallowing.”But, my problem eater has no turned it into an art form. He is transforming mashed potatoes into Playdoh. Tu … [Read more...]

WWUTT: Don’t Go to Church, Be the Church?

It’s kinda funny – the amount of churches saying, “Don’t GO to church BE the Church!”As witty as they think that is, they are inadvertently telling people not to go to church. Really, guys? Don’t go to church? Nevertheless, they throw this message on signs, bumper stickers and other graphics… they even make it a slogan for their congregation or sermon series. Hey everybody, don’t go to our church! A few have altered it a little by adding the word “just”, as in “Don’t JUST go to church; be … [Read more...]

My Armor 30: How 2 Pray

[display_podcast] So, I run the heater during the day and my air conditioner at night.  I think I sleep better when I’m in a cryogenic state.  What this turns into is a great night’s sleep for me, but I wake up in an icebox, so I have to run the heater full-tilt when I wake up.  I don’t know why I sleep so much better when it’s cold.  Maybe that’s why people enjoy camping so much. Not that any of this has to do with our topic at all.  Because this week’s topic is prayer. If you’re not doing it … [Read more...]