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The Way Home: Phil Vischer on teaching kids the Bible

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday. Today on the podcast, Phil Vischer joins me to talk about a number of things: his creative process, how parents can teach their kids the Bible, and his new book…

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The Way Home: Andrew Peterson on writing and creativity

Andrew Peterson joins me to talk about his new book Adorning the Dark. I am excited for this book because it’s on two topics I am passionate about: writing and creativity. Andrew is a singer-songwriter and author. In 2008, he founded a ministry called The…

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The Way Home: Robby Gallaty on addiction, recovery, and salvation

Robby Gallaty joins me to talk about his story of addiction, recovery, and salvation. Robby is the author of Recovered: How an Accident, Alcohol, and Addiction Led Me to God.  He is the Senior Pastor of Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville,…

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The Way Home: Emily Jensen and Laura Wifler on Risen Motherhood

Emily Jensen and Laura Wifler from Risen Motherhood join me to talk motherhood, the gospel, and the struggles and joys of parenting. This episode of The Way Home is brought to you by Crossway. Show Notes:  Book: Risen Motherhood: Gospel Hope for…

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The Way Home: Rankin Wilbourne on how to live everyday in light of the cross

How do we live everyday in light of the cross? How do we think about ambition? How do we think about how we interact with those around us? Rankin Wilbourne joins me to discuss this and more. Rankin is the pastor of…

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The Way Home: Luke Goodrich on religious liberty in America

Two of the most frequent questions I’ve heard concerning religious liberty are: Are we going to be able to maintain religious liberty in America? Should we worry about religious liberty? Luke Goodrich joins me to share why religious liberty is a battle…

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The Way Home: Gary Thomas on finding freedom from toxic people

Gary Thomas joins me to talk about his new book When to Walk Away: Finding Freedom from Toxic People. In this book he draws from biblical and current day stories to equip readers with practical examples on how to handle toxic people. Each…

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The Way Home: Sarah Mae on forgiving when we’ve been hurt

Sarah Mae joins me today to talk about her book The Complicated Heart: Loving Even When It Hurts. She shares her story of growing up with an alcoholic mother and how she’s learned to forgive difficult people who have hurt her. This episode…

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The Way Home: Tim Goeglein on faith, family, and personal sacrifice

Tim Goeglein joins me to discuss his book American Restoration: How Faith, Family, and Personal Sacrifice Can Heal Our Nation. Tim is Vice President of External Relations for Focus on the Family. Formerly, he served as a special assistant to President George W.…

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The Way Home: Tim Carney on “Alienated America” and the importance of community

Tim Carney joins me to talk about his book Alienated America: Why Some Places Thrive While Others Collapse. He shares what motivated him to write this book and why community is so important for our society. Tim is the commentary editor at…

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The Way Home: Mary DeMuth on the Church’s response to abuse

Mary DeMuth is a survivor of childhood sexual assault. She has written numerous books talking openly about how this shaped her life, how God has healed her, and how this has affected her as a wife and mother. Her most recent book is…

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The Way Home: Rachael Denhollander on advocating for abuse survivors

Rachael Denhollander was the first woman to come forward about the abuse and systemic coverup by USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University. Her testimony in a victim impact statment, directly confronting her abuser, Larry Nassar, went viral as she spoke of God’s…

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The Way Home: Chris Fabry on “Overcomer”

Chris Fabry joins me to discuss his novel Overcomer, the companion novel to the movie by the same name. Chris is an award-winning author and radio personality who hosts Chris Fabry Live on Moody Radio. This episode of The Way Home is brought…

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The Way Home: Lee Eclov on viewing the church as family

Today is a special Tuesday edition of The Way Home podcast. I am so glad to be joined by Lee Eclov. Lee has been a mentor to me. He is pastor of Village Church of Lincolnshire in Lake Forest, Ill., and author…

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The Way Home: Phil Ryken on the Song of Solomon

What does the Bible say about God’s design for love, intimacy, and sexuality? Dr. Phil Ryken joins me today to talk about the Song of Solomon and his new book The Love of Loves in the Song of Songs.  Dr. Ryken is…

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The Way Home: Rebecca McLaughlin on “Confronting Christianity”

Christianity is the most widespread global belief system, but for many, the idea of biblical Christianity challenges some of our deepest beliefs. In her new book, Confronting Christianity, Rebecca McLaughlin explores 12 questions that keep many from considering faith in Christ. This episode…

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The Way Home: Katie Butler on human dignity and end-of-life decisions

How does a Christian approach end-of-life decisions with a human dignity focus and that honors the Lord? Katie Butler joins me today to discuss her book Between Life and Death: A Gospel-Centered Guide to End-of-Life Medical Care.  Katie is a trauma and…

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The Way Home: Mark Vroegop on the importance of lament

Mark Vroegop joins me to talk about lament and how to deal with deep pain in a broken world. Mark is author of Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy and serves as Lead Pastor of College Park Church in Indianapolis. Show Notes:  Book: Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy…

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