Chad and I discussed whether children's ministry is really for the kids or just for adults who don't want to be distracted, and what that might mean about the health of our churches. Chad offers some wise advice for crafting a worship experience that appeals to all ages and learning styles.Read More
A friend of mine grew up in a strict Christian tradition where women weren't allowed to minister to men. Years have passed since then but she still finds herself feeling guilty or confused about what exactly it was that Paul said to Timothy. She asked me for my thoughts on women in ministry, and so you get a whole podcast out of it. Strap yourselves in, this one is full of fire!Read More
Priscilla Shirer is a phenomenal teacher, author, actress, wife, and mother (though she wouldn't list them in that order herself). Having previously starred in War Room, she plays a small role in I Can Only Imagine, the film which tells the story all about MercyMe's hit song. Priscilla and I discussed minority representation in film and ministry, balancing your career and family goals, and the importance of both excellence and spiritual passion.Read More
Leviticus says not to put tattoo marks on yourself... right after it says not to shave your beard. It puts a lot of us in a serious cosmetic bind. Unless God doesn't care about our outer adornment at all, and we've been reading the Bible wrong. This episode digs into the expression of beauty through tattoos, hairstyles, clothes, makeup and boob jobs.Read More
I was raised in a Christian community living environment and it planted seeds inside me that I just can't seem to shake. God eventually had to take me out of the institutional church for those seeds to grow, and out there in the wilderness I learned that God himself was a community of love. Now I get to practice community inside the traditional church again.Read More
It's really easy to think that poverty exists far away from us. While it's really good to acknowledge our own privilege, we also have poverty of our own that we should acknowledge.
I spoke with Laura Solberg about poverty, justice and God, and what she said was really eye opening for me.Read More