The Way Home: Episode 80 featuring BJ Thompson

How can churches invest in healthy marriages and raise up strong families? BJ Thompson, founder of Build a Better Us, author and speaker, joins the podcast to talk marriage, the culture, and race. He also shares his story of conversion and the culture of discipleship he experienced at the University of North Texas, that helped…

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Teach Us to Pray: Hallowed Be Your Name

(This is the fourth post in a ten post series on The Lord’s Prayer) In this post we’ll take a look at the first of six requests in this prayer. And it’s an unusual one, perhaps one we don’t quite understand. Jesus says we should pray, to the Father, “Hallowed be your name.” What exactly…

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The Way Home: Episode 79 featuring Jen Wilkin

What advice does Jen Wilken have for Christian women? She joins us to talk about her new book, None Like Him: 10 Ways God Is Different from Us (and Why That’s a Good Thing). Jen is an author and Bible teacher. She is on staff at Village Church in the Dallas/Forth Worth area and is a…

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Teach Us to Pray: Our Father Who Art in Heaven

(This is the third post in a ten post series on The Lord’s Prayer) The Lord’s Prayer—given by Jesus as a model for how the disciples should pray begins with what seems like a typical phrase: “Our Father Who Art In Heaven.” Today we might not be as formal, but we’d use a similar line…

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Teach Us to Pray: 6 Reasons Why We Should Pray

(This is the second post in a ten post series on The Lord’s Prayer.) As a Pastor, a question that I am often asked goes along the lines of, “well, I know I should pray, but why?” When I give them an answer, they usually follow up with “but how do I pray? The simple…

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The Way Home: Episode 78 featuring Dr. David Vanderpool

What would compel a successful doctor to give up his practice and move to a developing country? Dr. David Vanderpool talks about the gospel, medicine, and human dignity. Dr. Vanderpool is CEO and founder of LiveBeyond, a not-for-profit mobile disaster relief organization providing medical, spiritual, and logistical support in more than a dozen disaster-ridden countries around the…

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Teach Us to Pray: Introduction

The Lord’s Prayer is one of my favorite passages of Scripture. I love reading it, reciting it, and preaching through it. So today I am starting a ten-post blog series, Teach Us To Pray, where we will look in depth at the Lord’s Prayer. The first two posts will be an introduction to prayer and what…

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The Way Home: Episode 77 featuring Andrew Wilson

How does God use the birth of a special needs child to challenge your faith? Andrew Wilson joins the podcast to talk about The Life We Never Expected, his brand new book on parenting a child with special needs. Andrew is a pastor, theologian, and columnist for Christianity Today. He joins me to talk about human dignity, parenting,…

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Hannah’s Prayer for 2016

She was an otherwise unknown Middle-Eastern woman. Because of her inability to bear children, her husband took a second wife, who bore him several children. She was publicly shamed for her infertility. Hannah had few resources, no agency, diminished status. She lived in a time of great distress for God’s people. The end of the book of…

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