Contemporary Music Goes Mainstream: A Podcast with Stan Moser

He had a front row seat to the biggest stars in Christian music. Here are his thoughts on breaking down the secular/Christian divide. Read more

It’s Been 50 Years Since a Boy Has Been Raised in the White House: Has It Changed the Nation?

Embed from Getty Images   When was the last time a little boy was living in and running around the White House (and I mean a real little boy…not a President acting like a boy)? (more…) Read more

Home Where I Belong? BJ Thomas Talks About His Years in Gospel Music

BJ Thomas, the voice behind hit songs like Hooked On a Feeling; Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head; Another Done Somebody Wrong Song; Mighty Clouds of Joy; Whatever Happened to Old Fashioned Love; and more, hit rock bottom in the mid-1970’s.  His life was turned around through a dramatic encounter with God’s grace.  Not long afterward he recorded his first Gospel album.  But while his Gospel records were setting records, the reception by some Christians to this prodigal come home was anything but… Read more

The Wonder of Girls: A Podcast with Dr. Michael Gurian

Dr. Michael Gurian has spent the last 30 years of his life writing and speaking about the wonder and purpose of girls and boys.  Using brain science research, his experience as a therapist, and best practices, Michael is the leading advocate for girls and boys in the 21st Century. He is the author of the New York Times Best-Selling Books The Wonder of Girls and Boys and Girls Learn Differently.   If you don’t see the media player below, click here to listen to the… Read more

Screen Time and Your Kids: A Podcast with Dr. Gregg Jantz

In this podcast Dr. Gregg gives some practical advice on how to handle the challenges of screen time and our kids. Read more

Why Dads Are Essential: A Podcast with Rick Johnson

In 2001, bestselling author and speaker Rick Johnson founded Better Dads, based on the urgent need to empower men to lead and serve in their families and communities. Rick’s books have expanded his work to include influencing the whole family, with life-changing insights for men and women on parenting, marriage, and personal growth. Inspiring and equipping through innovative multimedia presentations and seminars, Rick’s resources, methods and personal approach have been transforming the lives of men, women, and their families for… Read more

The Game Plan for Fatherhood

Hey, dads, The game plan for dynamic fatherhood can be summarized as follows:  to look your son or daughter in the eyes as they grow and continually say to them —Follow me as I follow Jesus! Another way of saying it is this: God, through Christ, is in the business of creating, igniting, and forging faith in our kids. But our role is to create environments where our kids can be encountered by God. To see God, hear him, and… Read more

Are Christians Really Called to Make Jesus Famous?

I recently started reading a book where the author claims that part of the call of the Church is to make Jesus famous. This on the heels of a strategic planning session our congregation is going to through in part to fine-tune our mission statement and values. As we looked at mission statement examples from other congregations one of them was: To Make Jesus Famous.  There’s a Facebook page on making Jesus famous. and at least one congregation uses making Jesus… Read more

The Purpose of Boys: A Podcast with Dr. Michael Gurian

Dr. Michael Gurian has spent the last 30 years of his life writing and speaking about the wonder and purpose of boys.  Using brain science research, his experience as a therapist, and best practices, Michael is the leading advocate for boys in the 21st Century.  His New York Times best-selling book, The Wonder of Boys, is credited with launching the modern day boy’s movement. If you don’t see the media player below, click here to listen to the podcast.     Subscribe to the… Read more

Your Sunday School Program is Working…But Does it Work? (Check out the Quote from a Millennial!)

If you run Sunday school/Children’s Church concurrently with worship, it may be working well. The kids have a place to hear the Gospel at their level. The adults have a place where they can hear the Gospel at their level…and without the interruptions of over-sugared and/or antsy kids. If your congregation is like most who run Children’s ministry concurrently with adult worship, your program is probably working very well! But does it work? Does your Sunday school/Children’s Church address the issue… Read more

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