The Way Home Podcast: Ronnie Martin on The Christmas Season

Today we have Ronnie Martin joining us on The Way Home podcast. Ronnie Martin is a songwriter, recording artist, author, and Lead Pastor of Substance Church (EFCA). His most recent solo albums are From the Womb of the Morning, the Dew of Your Youth Will Be Yours (Velvet Blue Music, 2022), and Bells Merrily: The Christmas Recordings (Velvet Blue Music, 2022). Today we discuss pastoring during the Christmas season, the meaning of Christmas in the midst of turbulent times, and why Christmas makes such a wonderful subject for art and creativity.

Show Notes

Ronnie Martin Biography: Ronnie completed his M.A. at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and is currently finishing his DMin at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Ronnie is also the Director of Leader Renewal for Harbor Network, where he works alongside church planters and pastors in areas related to pastoral care. Ronnie has given talks and sermons around the country on a wide variety of topics including theology, pastoral ministry, small-town pastoring, worship, music, and Christian living.

Ronnie’s writing has appeared in Lifeway Research, For the Church, The Gospel Coalition, and other places. He is the co-host of two podcasts: The Happy Rant (w/ Ted Kluck & Barnabas Piper) and The Art of Pastoring (w/ Jared C. Wilson).

Books: The God Who Is with Us: 25-Day Devotional for Advent, The Happy Rant: Wandering To and Fro Through Some Things That Don’t Matter All That Much (and a Few That Really Do), The Best Gift Ever Given: A 25-Day Journey Through Advent from God’s Good Gifts to God’s Great Son, The Bride(zilla) of Christ: What to Do When God’s People Hurt God’s People, Stop Your Complaining: From Grumbling to Gratitude

Music: Bells Merrily on Spotify


Twitter: @ronniejmartin

Facebook: Ronnie Martin

Instagram: @ronniemartin

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My book Characters for Christmas is available for this advent season.