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18 minutes | 4 days ago
EP 180: How To Outsmart The Devil In Your Computer
We seldom associate our computers with Satanic activity (unless we're speaking with tech support!), but technology currently spies on us 24/7. Are there ways to reduce our digital footprint in a quest to reach people with the gospel of Christ? What are the consequences if we don't? An important discussion on today's podcast. During the podcast, I offer a free guide to alternative social media companies to avoid censoring and increase privacy.
16 minutes | 12 days ago
EP 179: Are You Fighting For The Right Kingdom?
In these challenging times for churches, you need to clarify which Kingdom matters. Many leaders invest most of their time into building what they think is God's Kingdom, only to discover too late, they spent their labors in the wrong place. A frank discussion about the mission for every church leader. Would you consider writing an honest review for my new book, Foundations, in exchange for an audiobook version when published? I was hoping you could email me at email@example.com for details.
22 minutes | 18 days ago
EP 178: Scandal, Lies and Cover-ups.
Ravi Zacharias are leaders who have had tremendous impact on society and the church. Due to sexual indiscretions, their reputations have brought scandal to Christ's Church. Are they any different than the average, local pastor? No. All fell victim to something basic that we need to talk about on today's podcast. Join me for a heart-to-heart discussion. During the podcast, I reference an article in Christianity Today. I also mention my book dealing with Spiritual Abuse. Don't go it alone in ministry! The cost will be everything you labored to achieve!
20 minutes | a month ago
EP 177: Going Where No One Has Gone Before
In this second of a two-part interview, I speak with Brad Brandon, pastor of First Bible Baptist Church in Plainville, CT. Hear how his life changed after a visit to the ICU and how God led him to reach thousands in a far away land among a people antagonistic toward the gospel. It will blow your mind to hear how God transformed an entire region when Brad learned to obey the still, small voice of the Holy Spirit. Connect with Brad's Ministry Outreach. To receive my manuscript and offer an honest review of my upcoming book, Foundations, email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
14 minutes | a month ago
EP 176: From Fundamentalism To Freedom
In this first of a two-part interview, I speak with Brad Brandon, pastor of First Bible Baptist Church in Plainville, CT who experienced an extraordinary miracle which changed his life. Listen to how God led him to participate in a miracle that eventually lead thousands to Christ in a most unlikely place. Learn more about Brad. To read the manuscript of Foundations and offer an honest review, email me at email@example.com.
19 minutes | a month ago
EP 175: Isn't It Time You Got Back On Mission?
Many pastors have allowed the current pandemic to limit or even destroy their mission. Today I interview Dr. Walter Sims whose enthusiasm and encouragement will help you get back to your calling. Listen as he shares his inspiring testimony, or watch on YouTube. Connect with Dr. Sims Join me on Facebook.
16 minutes | a month ago
EP 174: How NOT To Become A Best-Writing Author
Nearly every pastor has compiled enough material over the course of their ministry to write one or several books. During this pandemic, pastors are limited by who they can visit, where they can go and even if they can meet as a church. Why not take this extended "time off" to write a book? It is not as difficult or expensive as you once believed. Let me show you how. Get the Free Download
20 minutes | 2 months ago
EP 173 - Something You Offer That Cannot Be Found Anywhere Else
It doesn't take a brain surgeon to realize that Christ is the one thing we offer you cannot find anywhere else, but that is not what I want to speak with you about today. Your church offers more than you think. Oftentimes, we forget the unique privileges every Christian can access by being properly related to God. What can we learn from C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien that will help the church reach the lost? During the podcast, I asked if you would like to be one of the first people to review my upcoming book, Foundations? If so, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will send you the manuscript, and after you write an honest review on Amazon, I will send you a copy of the book when it is published.
23 minutes | 2 months ago
EP 172: How To Deal With Wolves In Your Midst
Paul warned the Ephesian elders about vicious wolves who would not spare the flock of God. Like it or not, part of a pastor's job is to identify and deal with spiritual wolves that threaten the welfare of people in our congregations. How do you spot them? What is an effective way to deal with them. Tune in to an important session.
19 minutes | 2 months ago
EP 171: Has Your Love For Ministry "Waxed" Cold?
COVID, elections, rioting, churches closing, masks...where does it all end? Jesus warned his followers that in the last days, the hearts of many would "wax" cold. That doesn't sound good. Many church leaders struggle to keep their passion from slipping into depression and despair as they consider the state of our world right now. How can you avoid becoming someone whose heart for ministry dies a passionless death. Allow me a few moments to share a personal experience that will encourage you.
17 minutes | 2 months ago
EP 170: Taking The Church To The Streets
In this second of a two-part interview, David B. Smith shares with us about his ministry to the "least of these." From his personal experience as an addict for more than a dozen years, David found freedom in Christ. David and his wife connect with people in need and partners with pastors and churches to share the gospel in practical ways. This is a great opportunity for pastors to train members in real-time needs-based evangelism while working with a para-church ministry. Taking the church outside the walls of our churches is the only logical way to reach and then equip church members to do the work of ministry. Contact David.
16 minutes | 3 months ago
EP 169: From Church To Cocaine And Back Again
David B. Smith shares his testimony of a preachers kid who grew up angry at God and left home at 15 years old. After more than a decade of crime, drugs and homelessness, God brought him back to Himself through the kindness of a child. This first part of a two-part series will inspire your faith. More About David's Ministry.
14 minutes | 3 months ago
EP 168: How To Deal With The Occult In Our Midst
Church leaders often don't realize how the occult has or is influencing members of their churches. Today, a frank discussion about the influence of the occult on peoples' lives along with some ideas about how to counter the deception in our communities. During today's podcast, I referenced the Wells For Zimbabwe project.
16 minutes | 3 months ago
EP 167: Why Pastors Struggle To Find Friends
Pastors are some of the loneliest creatures on our planet. Most of us were trained or told that we cannot be friends with people we serve. Is this true? If so, precisely where can we find friends? How is a church affected when their pastor is friendless? Are we hindering the cause of Christ by living isolated lives? During today's podcast, I offered a free download. Keep in mind, that I am now publishing podcasts on YouTube.
12 minutes | 3 months ago
EP 166: How To Stop Losing Money To The IRS
Every year pastors lose money by paying extra taxes they are not required to pay. Why do they do this? Ignorance of the benefits afforded to ministers. Many know about the housing allowance benefits, but don't take advantage of them properly. As a result, they are donating more of their income to the government. Unless you are intending to be a benevolent contributor, you shouldn't miss today's brief discussion on how to pay your fair share and no more! During the podcast, I mentioned a few resources to consider as you investigate what to do in your individual situation. Guidelines From The IRS Additional Resource
18 minutes | 4 months ago
EP 165: How To Fulfill Your Vision Despite Present Circumstances
Today I interview Jan Nel, a long-time friend and missionary from Thailand. He shares how his ministry changed when COVID hit. How can we continue building relationships across the world and fulfill God's mission for our churches despite the current crisis? The harvest is still ready and those who adapt will reap it for the Kingdom. Watch the Interview on YouTube. Link to Jan Nel Participate in a Zoom Meeting. Listen to our recent Men's meeting via Skype with Jan. First interview with Jan, sharing his testimony. Link To Jan Nel on YouTube.
15 minutes | 4 months ago
EP 164: How To Avoid Losing Your Right Eye. (Not As Easy As You Imagine.)
Has the Church lost it's way? Is it possible that we have gradually abandoned our mission to accommodate the whims of government and/or cultural mores? When you consider the absence of key elements in our preaching, we are forced to conclude that the answer is regrettably, yes. Today, I share some things on my heart that gravely concern me. Join me for a frank discussion or risk losing your right eye. If you'd like to watch the podcast as I record it live, check me out on YouTube. During the podcast, I referenced, Streams of Consciousness. These are some home-made videos I recorded at the beginning for the pandemic recording thoughts from my "alleged" mind. One of these videos was banned from YouTube, so will remain forever hidden! I also referenced the most recent CDC information - even though it seems to always be changing! Here is one pastor's solution to the restrictions of the pandemic.
20 minutes | 4 months ago
EP 163: How To Invest Wisely For Your Future
One of the top reasons ministers leave their vocation is financial problems. Issues such as salary and housing are discussed in Episode 11. Today, I want to speak with you about your financial future. At one time, I worked bi-vocationally in the financial planning field. Allow my experiences to help you plan for a better future. Learn more about why pastors need to be paid properly and resources for salary issues here. During today's podcast, our major focus is on how to plan for the future. During the podcast, I mentioned Nick Murray who shares ten tips for investing.
18 minutes | 4 months ago
EP 162: Confessions Of A Bootstrap Church Planter
On Today's Podcast, I interview Steve Hinton, author of the book, Confessions, Finding Hope Through One Pastor's Doubt. Steve shares his journey as a pioneer church planter and how betrayal nearly shipwrecked his dream to plant a new congregation. I know you will be encouraged! Today is also my first attempt to produce interview podcasts live as they occur. You can watch Steve and me on YouTube. Steve's book, Confessions is available on Amazon and also as an audiobook. You can learn more about Steve @www.kingdomology.com and SteveHintonAuthor on Facebook or Twitter.
15 minutes | 4 months ago
EP 161: The Language Of Racism
America has been in upheaval since the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer May 25, 2020. Since then, Black Lives Matter has come to the forefront of the news and political discourse. What is the church's role in addressing and diffusing racism? Today's podcast will probably not be what you expect as I discuss some of the aspects of our common language that exacerbates the problem. During the show, I referenced an article by the Conservative Clergy Of Color (CCC). You can read it here.
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