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From This Day Forward
23 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
Episode 27 - Modest is hottest? (Part 2)
Has the church (and the culture at large) failed in its approach to modesty? Has it had an unfair expectation of girls and women? How do both men and women pursue real purity and modesty in a sinful world? Pastor Matt and Rachel continue to hash it out in this, Part 2 of 2. Music:"Symbiosis" by Savfk (www.youtube.com/savfkmusic www.facebook.com/savfkmusic)
24 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
Episode 26 - Modest is hottest? (Part 1)
You may have heard that Christian musician Matthew West made waves by releasing a song called "Modest is Hottest." But what is real, biblical modesty, and why is it so controversial in this day and age? What responsibility do women have in it, and what about men? Pastor Matt and Rachel are on the case in this episode, the first of two.
35 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Episode 24 - Understanding Gen Z (Part 1)
How can older people (yes, that includes you, Millennials!) understand Generation Z? What are the ideas, events, and entertainments that have shaped them? And why? How can parents (and everybody else) best help them live godly and productive lives? Pastor Matt hashes it out with Jackson Van Dyke, student minister at First Southern Baptist Church. If you have any contact whatsoever with anyone under the age of 25, this is the podcast for you.
29 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
Episode 23 - Dealing with the past
Why do so many people have trouble dealing with issues from their past? Why do former sins and hurts and shames continue to haunt us, even years or decades later? And how can we turn to God for true healing? On this episode of From This Day Forward, Pastor Matt is joined by Karen Hauer to explore these issues.
27 minutes | May 26, 2021
Episode 22 - Cancel Culture, Part 2
As Christians, can we separate the art from the artist? Can we enjoy, say, a good book or movie made by a bad person? Is art good simply because it reflects Christian themes? Should we try to "cancel" bad Christians out in the world? How can Christians begin to work toward real social justice? You might not think all those questions belong in the same podcast but they do! Pastor Matt is joined once again by Pastor Jake Mentzel and Nathan Alberson of Church of the King to discuss the ramifications of cancel culture and enjoying art in a broken world.
29 minutes | May 24, 2021
Episode 21 - Cancel Culture, Part 1
Cancel culture. Christians may find themselves on both sides of it--participating in it one day and becoming a target the next. But as much as we hear the term thrown around, the full nature (and extent) of it may surprise you. In this episode of From This Day Forward, Pastor Matt is joined by Pastor Jake Mentzel and Nathan Alberson of Church of the King, to discuss cancel culture, and how Christians can stand above it.
29 minutes | May 5, 2021
Episode 20 - Spiritual Warfare (Part 2)
Who is the devil? How powerful is he? Can people be demon possessed today? The answers to at least one of these questions may surprise you, as Pastor Matt is joined again by the Blands to discuss spiritual warfare, and how, by the power of Jesus, we fight to win.
33 minutes | May 3, 2021
Episode 19 - Spiritual Warfare (Part 1)
Spiritual warfare is misunderstood topic in Christian circles (hint: it's not cartoon angels and demons sitting on your shoulders), but that doesn't make it any less real. The form it takes, however, may surprise you. In this episode, Pastor Matt is joined by Rachel and Alec Bland to dig into the topic. There's plenty to think about, so give it a listen, and arm yourself for the fight.
37 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
Episode 18 - How to parent teenagers
Teenagers. Every parent wants to know what on earth do with them. As these young people go through one of the most difficult times of their lives, how do we point them to Christ and help them come out the other side intact? Matt is joined by Pastors Derek Head and Andrew Crowe from RiverWinds Church to figure it out!
37 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
Episode 17 - How to talk to kids about sex
How do you talk to your kids about sex, gender identity, porn, same-sex attraction, and all the rest? How do you prepare them to be godly Christians regarding their own sexuality? Some of the answers may really challenge you, as Pastor Matt is joined by Dr Corey Gilbert, author of I Can't Say That! Going Beyond "The Talk!": Equipping Your Children to Make Choices About Sexuality and Gender from a Biblical Sexual Ethic.
33 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
Episode 16 - Helping children with grief
Grief strikes everyone, including the young. How do we help children handle grief? What do we say to them? What do we not say? How do we give them hope in Christ, without resorting to cheap platitudes or untruths? There's a lot for a biblical Christian to parse, and in this podcast, Pastor Matt sorts through all this with his wife, Dana, who happens to be accredited by the American School Counselor Association in this very subject.
36 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
Episode 15 - Dealing with grief
No one makes it through life without grief. Whether it's the death of a loved one, a traumatic event, or any of the other sadnesses that attend our lives, we all have to do the work of mourning. How do we do in a way that honors God and finds true comfort in Christ? And how do we help others do the same? Pastor Matt and his wife Dana talk about all this and more.
34 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
Episode 14 - Common sex questions
God made sex, and we can only truly enjoy it when we obey His will for it. In this episode, Pastor Matt is joined by a VERY special guest, his wife Dana, to answer common questions about sex. There's nothing graphic here, but this episode is intended for adults.
34 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
Episode 13 - The Purpose of Parents
What is God's purpose for parents? Why exactly do we have children anyway? And what are we supposed to do with them? It has to be more than just make sure they get a driver's license and and a college degree, right? In this episode, Pastor Matt looks into the scriptures for a gospel-driven approach to parenting. And he has some excellent help from some of our good friends at Oakhill Baptist Church, including Bryan Gotcher (Pastor of Children & Missions), Nick Scott (Pastor of Spiritual Development & Administration), and Brian Van Doren (Pastor of Students), AKA The Oakhill Boys.
36 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
Episode 12 - How to battle addiction
Pastor Matt talks to Barbara Avis, LCSW, about addiction. How do we see past the shame and stigma attached to this subject to show the love of Jesus to those who are suffering?
35 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
Episode 11 - Dealing with trauma
Today's episode takes on a very serious issue: victims of trauma and PTSD. Pastor Matt talks to Melody Harrell, LCSW. What is PTSD? What causes it? What does it look like? And most importantly, how can the church love those suffering from it, and point them to the true healing found in Jesus Christ?
34 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
Episode 10 - How to fight teenage sexting
We tackle a tough topic in this episode--teenage sexting. Unfortunately, many teens in today's culture will deal with this, one way or another, and its worth parents and other adults being aware of what it is, the dangers associated with it, and how to fight against it.
24 minutes | Jan 27, 2021
Episode 9 - How to start marriage right
Wondering how to get your marriage off to a good start? In this episode, Pastor Matt interviews a couple of newlyweds (okay, they've been married for six years, but that still counts, right?) on what they've learned in the first years of marriage, and how, by God's grace, they laid a path for success in the future.
29 minutes | Jan 20, 2021
Episode 8 - Working through suffering in marriage
Matt is joined by NorthWoods Elder Mike Miller to discuss suffering in marriage. Why does God choose to allow suffering in our lives? And how do we handle it in a way that glorifies Him and helps us to grow more Christ-like in the process?
31 minutes | Jan 13, 2021
Episode 7 - Dealing with domestic violence
Pastor Matt is joined by Hannah Brewer of Albion Fellows Bacon Center to discuss the important topic of domestic violence. What can you do if you find yourself in a situation involving domestic or sexual violence? How can you help others who do? What should the church's response to domestic violence be? What are ways that Christians can help and what are ways that Christians sometimes fail?
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