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14 minutes | Dec 25, 2021
A Christmas Meditation
We want to share a Christmas meditation for this season. You may be longing for a good Christmas experience and we want to encourage you. In this podcast we share how we may experience Christmas peace. What can you do to have that peace? Listen to this meditation for some ideas.
57 minutes | Dec 7, 2021
Mentors & Mentees
What is a mentor? How can I find one? How can I be a good one? A mentor in the basic sense is a role model in some area of life: work, family, spirituality, and so on. Become acquainted with the mentoring relationship of Paul and Timothy found in the Bible. Mentees are inclined to imitate a mentor. It's the reason they may have chosen that person as a mentor. A mentor is looking for someone who is striving to grow.
44 minutes | Nov 9, 2021
The Great Resignation
Some people feel isolated at work because the system has come off the rails. It has become a place where a person doesn’t feel supported, doesn't feel credit is given for the work done. Exhaustion is the rule of the daily grind.COVID has probably put the spotlight on what was already the case. How are we to approach the Great Resignation of 2021?We think about how we can find joy in our work. We are trying to find the answer to “What is my spot on the team?” Scriptures include Genesis 1:28, Ecclesiastes 2:24-25, 3:22 and 4:8-10, and Ephesians 4:28.
48 minutes | Oct 5, 2021
Are Amends Really Necessary?
Making amends is defined and compared with merely asking for forgiveness. Recovery groups and counselors, religions and sacred writings all speak to how people make things right with those they’ve hurt or used. An alternative to amends, forgetting, is addressed. Forgetting can help us find our way to the light. Scriptures considered include Luke 19:7-9, Matthew 5:23–24, and Luke 6:31.
45 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
Life in The Spirit
How can I be aware of the presence of God day by day? I’m placing guiding markers: Love and Faith and Hope. Every day we come to a moment when we act on the most important thing that needs to happen today. That is to connect with God. We experience God when we put a priority on his presence and imitate his nature of love.
49 minutes | Aug 3, 2021
Toxic Teachers & Their Followers
How can I recognize when someone is abusing me? How can I make a good decision on spiritual teachers? A toxic teacher puts forward novel or elitist ideas that reflect their broken character rather than the inspired Word of God. Toxic teachers eventually become focused on gaining (& controlling) followers. The warning signs of toxicity are discussed along with traits that make followers vulnerable to toxic teachers. Paul’s letters to Timothy are the primary resource in this podcast.
55 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
Science and Faith - What's at Stake?
Are science and faith in conflict and exclusive of each other?A lot is encompassed in “science and faith.” But fundamentally, it all comes down to cosmology - views about origins. Listen in as we cover some common ground in this discussion. Passages include Genesis 1:1, Romans 1:18-20, Hebrews 11:6, and Ecclesiastes 12:13.
42 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Knowing I'm Right With God
How can I be sure? How do I have assurance of being right with God when I’m so uncertain about my life? How can I know I’m saved when I feel so far away from God? This episode visits these questions and provides assurance. Assurance is confidently believing that we’re connected to God. We refer to a previous podcast about God. Here’s that link: Know God podcast on God’s will.
40 minutes | Mar 12, 2021
Live Long & Prosper
What should a person expect out of aligning one’s mind and heart to biblical teaching? Two alternatives are contrasted and have everything to do with the desire to have “enough” for the good life. Scriptures include 1 Timothy 1:5, 5:6, 6:5-19; and Luke 12:13-26.
36 minutes | Sep 2, 2020
Intimacy With God, Pt 2
Times of great disruption are the moments to draw close to God in community with others. Consistent connection in community is what gives us herd immunity to all kinds of evil and chaos and sets us on a positive life. Scriptures include Acts chapter 11.
43 minutes | Aug 11, 2020
Intimacy With God
Intimacy with God comes in unexpected ways and moments. One’s connection with God is made healthy by connection with other people. Scriptures include Luke 24:30-32; Acts chapters 1, 2, 4, 11, and 13.
43 minutes | Jun 11, 2020
Are We Supposed to Judge?
What was Jesus asking His followers to do when he said, “Do not judge”? Did He want us to close our eyes to error and evil? Is there room to assess others, especially when we know we are not perfect? Listen in as we search for some balance on this question. Scriptures discussed include Matthew 7:1-6, Romans 2:1-4 and 14:12-13, and James 2:1-13.
43 minutes | Apr 7, 2020
Is Our World Controlled By Satan?
Have you ever wondered about the extent of the power of Satan? Why do people do wrong? How can evil be overcome? Scriptures in this podcast include James 1:13-15, Romans 7, 1 John 4:1-4, Ephesians 1:18-23, Luke 10:10-24, James 4:1-10, Ephesians 3:8-11, 1 John 5:4, and Revelation 20:7.
42 minutes | Mar 24, 2020
Introducing Satan - The Enemy of Our Souls
The names of Satan in the Bible reveal a lot about his identity and power. Going beyond popular culture and mythology, discover a genuine description of the one who is the master of deception. His kingdom of darkness is being overcome by Christ’s kingdom of light. Scriptures include Genesis 3, 2 Corinthians 11, Ephesians 4:26-27, 6:10-17, and Matthew 16.
43 minutes | Mar 10, 2020
Training My Conscience
When parents model living by truth with the humility that it takes to change their convictions, children learn to develop and respect their own conscience. In this episode learn how to identify and live by your inner convictions and encourage others to do the same.
54 minutes | Feb 18, 2020
My Conscience Is My Guide
Jiminy Cricket and the story of Pinocchio is a well known picture of the conscience. Our conscience can be seamless with the truth that we know and the how we live our lives. The conscience is a fundamental aspect of our being and can be developed to be an asset for a healthy, happy life. Scriptures include Romans 2:14-16; Romans 14:1-6, Psalm 51, and 1 Timothy 1:5-9.
35 minutes | Feb 6, 2020
Image of God
Humans are made in the image of God. What does that mean? What are the far-reaching implications? Does that mean humans are like an artistic depiction, or maybe a mirror reflecting the image of God? Listen in as we consider these and the implications of this biblical teaching. Passages include Genesis 1:26-28; 2:7; Colossians 3:9-11; and Psalm 8.
15 minutes | Jan 30, 2020
What is a Soul? Bonus Episode
Following up on an aspect of the previous episode, how, when does a human become a living soul? The brief conversation about soul and the image of God have huge ramifications on everyday life and ultimate values. This short bonus episode discusses Genesis 1:27 and the origins of human identity.
37 minutes | Jan 23, 2020
Let's Talk About Zombies & Ghosts
Didn’t know that the Bible mentioned zombies? Or ghosts? Maybe, maybe not. In this episode we take a look at some questions. Are human beings only evolved animals or are we spiritual creations able to interact with the spirit realm? Are humans unique in this universe? What is our place in the universe? In a discussion of “soul” - psyche - consider what it means to be human. Scriptures referenced include Hebrews 11:3, 2Thessalonians 5:23-24, Ecclesiastes 12:6-7, Matthew 26:41 & 10:28, and 2 Corinthians 5:4.
38 minutes | Dec 19, 2019
The Know God Christmas Special
Transitions are inevitable and can be felt most strongly in the Christmas season. We struggle to believe that the end is better than the beginning. Knowing that the end of anything in this life is not the end of everything; it’s only the end of something because by faith we have already begun eternal life in Christ. So, to live fully now we embrace endings to be ready to start new beginnings. Passages include Luke 2:1-19, Ecclesiastes 7:8-10, and Ezekiel chapters 36 & 37.
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