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Dan Koch Is Giving You Permission - Episode 371

Dan Koch Is Giving You Permission - Episode 371

May 27, 2020

Dan Koch Is Giving You Permission - Episode 371

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Dan Koch is the host of the popular podcast You Have Permission, which deals with theology, science, prayer, psychology, and related topics. His listeners range from moderate Evangelicals to Progressive/Liberal Christians, with a few non-religious folks sprinkled in.

Recently, Dan conducted 20 interviews around the topic of End Times theology and its relationship to mental health issues as part of his doctoral dissertation in psychology. He has turned those 20 conversations into a 4-part highly-produced series, currently airing now on the You Have Permission podcast feed. The stories include self-proclaimed prophetesses, doomsday prepping, praying the Rapture would keep a young man from having to live out a gay lifestyle, and more. Dan also deals with topics on his show like Universal Salvation, Trump & Evangelicals, his own faith story of anxiety and control vs. awe and wonder, Old Testament violence, Purity Culture, and LGBT Affirmation.

 

Dan's Website: 

http://dankoch.net/

 

You Have Permission Podcast Web Site:

https://www.dankochwords.com/yhp.html

     

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Kerri Pomarolli Is A Proverbs 32 Woman - Episode 370

Kerri Pomarolli Is A Proverbs 32 Woman - Episode 370

May 20, 2020

Kerri Pomarolli Is A Proverbs 32 Woman - Episode 370

 
 
 
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Kerri Pomarolli is a national headlining standup comedian who has worked with everyone from Jay Leno, Jim Carrey, Sherri Shepherd, Carol Channing, and Jerry Lewis. She's been featured on The Tonight Show 29 times, Comedy Central, ABC and more. She is a popular TV host, actor, celebrity correspondent (Showbiz Tonight), currently writing films for the Hallmark Channel, and an “out of the closet” Christian in Hollywood.
 
As a sought-after comedian living in Hollywood, Kerri understands the pressure to keep up impossible standards and present a perfect image. In her book, Confessions of a Proverbs 32 Woman: How I Went from Messed Up to Blessed Up Without Changing a Single Thing (Harvest House Publishers), Kerri turns the notion of perfection on its head and bravely shares the messiness of her life in her trademark witty style.
 
She delves into the struggles of the modern woman tired of trying and failing to live up to Pinterest-looking, air-brushed, and Insta-filtered “real life” role models telling her she’s not quite good enough. Kerri discusses and encourages readers with two things they can hold onto for longer than their smartphone: genuine self-awareness and humble God-awareness.

 

 Confessions of a Proverbs 32 Woman: How I Went from Messed Up to ...

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Social Media Handles:     

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kerripom

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KerriPomarolli/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/kerripom

 

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Clay Finnesand and North Point Worship - Episode 369

Clay Finnesand and North Point Worship - Episode 369

May 13, 2020

Clay Finnesand and North Point Worship - Episode 369

 

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North Point Worship members traversed the nation this past fall on The Faith Tour with Jordan Feliz.

Pictured (l-r) are Alex Thompson, Clay Finnesand, Jordan Feliz, Heath Balltzglier and Brandon Coker.

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North Point Worship’s first recording, No One Higher, released in 2012 and hit the Top 20 on Billboard’s Christian Albums chart. The album was followed by 2015’s Hear that soared to No. 2 on the chart while further hitting the Billboard Top 200 for the first time. Signing with Centricity Music in 2017, the group released the EP Nothing Ordinary, which featured its song “Death Was Arrested” that is being heard across the globe and has been re-recorded by artists like Aaron Shust and Laura Story. Five more EPs have released to critical acclaim, including Nothing Ordinary, Pt. 1 (Live)and Pt. 2 (Live), the Christmas offering Ring The Bells (2018), North Point InsideOut (2018) and Abundantly More (2019).

 

Clay Finnesand from North Point Worship has stopped by for a visit today to catch us up on some of the exciting new things that are happening with North Point Worship, even in these strange times of social isolation that we are living in.

 

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North Point Worship Music Link: https://amzn.to/2W6CIgh

 

For all the latest North Point Worship tour, music, song tutorials and more news, visit http://northpointmusic.org/, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify and  Apple Music.

 

 

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The Good Life with Derwin L. Gray - Episode 368

The Good Life with Derwin L. Gray - Episode 368

May 6, 2020

The Good Life with Derwin L. Gray - Episode 368

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Dr. Derwin L. Gray is the founding and lead pastor of Transformation Church, a multiethnic, multigenerational, mission-shaped community in Indian Land, South Carolina, just south of Charlotte, North Carolina. Gray met his wife, Vicki, at Brigham Young University (BYU). They have been married since 1992 and have two adult children. After graduating from BYU, he played professional football in the NFL for five years with the Indianapolis Colts and Carolina Panthers. 

In 2008, Gray graduated from Southern Evangelical Seminary magna cum laude with a Master of 

Divinity, with a concentration in Apologetics. While there, he was mentored by renowned theologian and philosopher Dr. Norman Geisler. In 2018, Gray received his Doctor of Ministry in the New Testament in Context at Northern Seminary under Dr. Scot McKnight. In 2015, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Southern Evangelical Seminary. Gray is the author of “Hero: Unleashing God’s Power in a Man’s Heart” (2009), “Limitless Life: You Are More Than Your Past When God Holds Your Future” (2013), “Crazy Grace for Crazy Times Bible Study” (2015) and “The High- Definition Leader” (2015). 

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Derwin L Gray Web Site: https://www.derwinlgray.com 

 

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Kevin King & Grace Worship- Episode 367

Kevin King & Grace Worship- Episode 367

April 29, 2020

Kevin King & Grace Worship - Episode 367

 

Kevin King's Personal Testimony – May Christ Be All

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Growing up a musician, many churches will quickly throw you up on their stage. Starting to “lead” worship when I was in college, I admittedly had no idea what I was doing, but, like a good performer, I could pretend pretty well.

            Going to grad school, I began to lead worship at a large budding church and got quickly caught up in the production of the worship event. I inadvertently learned that successful worship meant a successful “experience.” This way of worship leading produced a team of tired musicians and dry hearts.

            I began attending conferences with the “coolest” artists and found my heart swept up in the temptation to be in the “in crowd” - to be known, noticed, and admired. By what these conferences seemed to preach (or what I ended up hearing) was that if I had the right team, the right lights, the right songs, and enough fervor, we would get there. I didn’t really know where the “there” was, but I knew I should be going there. My heart now pines to tell every 20 something beginning their worship leading career that this well quickly runs dry.

When worship leaders look for the “quick fix” or the “answer” to effective worship leading, we have forgotten our true calling: to simply be an arrow that points the hungry heart to the all-satisfying Christ. We are not first production designers, rock stars, artists, or icons. We are under-shepherds under the Great Shepherd. Our game is a long game, and our calling is a slow one. We don’t coerce experiences. We shepherd hearts by the deep well of the Living Word. We lean in to those who criticize us. We love them warts and all. We model the compassion of our God who all day long holds out his hands to an obstinate people (Isaiah 65). What is our greatest resource in Worship Leading? It is the true and better Worship Leader who delights to will and work in us for his good pleasure (Phil 2).

As Grace Worship has approached this project, it has been a relief to continually sing and pray “let your grace my pride relieve,” as I learn to trust that Christ’s work is infinitely more effective than my own. It is a cathartic joy to refocus the goal of my heart from performer to worshiper. I will frequently feel the weight of responsibility that whispers to me, “Without you, this would all fall apart.” Oh how deceiving a thought that plays on my need to be needed, while causing me to work myself into the ground. It is the Friend of Sinners, who leads me beside still waters and restores my soul, that reminds me that my greatest joy in life is to be an empty vessel filled with Christ. And so I pray again today that Jesus would mercifully strike down the first Adam within me to make way for the Second. May Christ be all, and I be nothing.

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All the latest Grace Worship music news and more can be found at www.graceworship.com, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

 

About Grace Worship:

Grace Worship is the worship ministry of Grace Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Peoria, IL, a church that is passionate about making the gospel known through song and story. Before Jesus went to the cross, He prayed that His church would be one (John 17). Grace Worship desires to write and share songs that advance this mission through theologically rich and creatively beautiful art. By pulling from the heritage of Christian hymnody and integrating the church songs of today, the worship team hopes to make much of Jesus’ unifying mission through music that equips the church for worship across generations.

 

About The Fuel Music:

Established in 2008, The Fuel Music & Management, LLC, is a leading artist management and artist solutions company that independently distributes music internationally. Based in Nashville, TN, the Fuel team brings nearly 70 years of combined music industry experience in record label operations, major label distribution and marketing, and artist management for artists ranging from upstart bands to GRAMMY Award-winning, multi-Platinum artists. More information on the company can be found at www.thefuelmusic.com.

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Kurtis Parks - Episode 366

Kurtis Parks - Episode 366

April 22, 2020

Kurtis Parks - Episode 366

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About Kurtis Parks:

Having written over 1,200 songs across several musical genres, Kurtis Parks has been a top 50 American Idol (fourth season) finalist, been featured on the Fox Morning Show, BET’s Bobby Jones Gospel Hour, and had his “Forever Changed” song (written for his beloved Virginia Tech community after the April 2007 tragedy) featured on NBC News and CNN. Sharing the stage with such well-known artists as John Mayer, Howie Day, Sanctus Real, Reliant K, Gungor, Ben Folds and many more, Parks’ worship choruses are also sung around the world in churches every weekend. Producing over 50 albums for various Christian artists nationwide and serving as worship director from 2010 to 2017 at Washington, DC-based National Community Church (NCC), Parks founded Bridges Nashville church in 2018 where he serves as lead pastor. He also released his first book in 2016, Sound Check, a book on authentic worship, as well as his first Kurtis Parks and Friends kids album, Story Songs from Scripture. Speaking, leading worship and preaching at conferences and festivals nationally, He and his wife Sarah are based in Nashville and have two children, Norah and Moses.

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Worship team members from downtown Nashville, Tennessee-based Bridges Nashville church spent the week of March 23, 2020 recording video and audio from their respective homes for their new single "Jesus You Are" releasing today (Good Friday, April 10) from Venture3Media (V3M). The song is available now at Apple MusiciTunesSpotifyGoogle Play and additional digital and streaming outlets globally. A Bridges Nashville: Jesus You Are Deluxe Version is also available as exclusives from Apple Music and iTunes.

 

Following back-to-back hardships faced by the church planted Sept. 2018 by Kurtis Parks in partnership with National Community Church, a multi-site church led by Pastor and NY Times best-selling author Mark Batterson, “Jesus You Are” has been an anthem for the church to sing over the last couple months.

 

“Worship songs can become altar-moments to God’s faithfulness, even in a tough season,” shares Parks, Bridges Nashville’s lead pastor and co-writer of the song with worship leader Delaney Ramsdell.

 

Over the last couple months, the church, which gathers at The Listening Room Café in downtown Nashville, had all of its signage, worship and production equipment stolen followed a week later by a devastating tornado that ripped through the areas of Nashville the church serves. Now dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, Bridges Nashville’s worship team remotely gathered online from their sheltering locations across the US to record the song from their homes. “From Texas to Virginia, and all in between, while social distancing, we were unified in worship,” shares Parks.

 

With Travis Flynn editing the resulting iPhone video and Patrick McDermott and Cordell Bay mixing the audio, Bridges Nashville initially shared the “Jesus You Are” recording on its Facebook page April 3, which was quickly viewed by tens-of-thousands and shared hundreds of times.

 

“We knew that this is a song for right now, for our world and what we are all going through,” says Parks in the song story video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGmQuY2csxw&feature=youtu.be. “The words of the bridge say that Jesus is the Prince of Peace and the Son of Truth. If there are two things our world needs to be reminded of right now, it’s that God is peace in the midst the storm and Jesus is the way, the truth and the life even among confusion and much doubting. I pray that as you listen to this song, it’s an inspiration and hope-filling for you today.”

 

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Jesus You are, Jesus You are

More of You, less of me

Who is worth everything

Jesus You are, Jesus You are

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For all the latest Bridges Nashville news, visit www.bridgesnashville.comInstagramFacebookTwitter and YouTube.

About Bridges Nashville:

A community-driven, Gospel-centered church meeting at The Listening Room Café downtown Nashville, Bridges Nashville combines music and message, teaching the Scriptures through song and focusing on discipleship, relationship and worship. With shorter, TED-style sermons on Sundays, the church engages in mission and community work throughout the week and is dedicated to seeing the residents of urban Nashville discover the love of God, the hope of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit.

About Venture3Media:

Venture3Media is a global music label and song publisher with sales, marketing, promotional, radio, television and movie expertise. V3M provides distribution platforms across all digital channels, including but not limited to Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon, Deezer, Tencent, 7Digital, Google Music, Facebook, Pandora, Tidal, Sirius and Rhapsody. Physical distribution includes online retailers such as Amazon, national retail chains, sub-distributors and internationally through well-established licensee’s and distributors.

 

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QuarantEaster 2020 - Episode 365

QuarantEaster 2020 - Episode 365

April 15, 2020

QuarantEaster 2020 - Episode 365

The quarantine continues, but so does the resurrection. Join me today for a few reflections on QuarantEaster 2020.

 

Blessings,

Rick Lee James

 

Looking for some music during your time at home?

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Good Friday With WILLIAM WILLIMON’s Lectionary Sermon Resource - Episode 364

Good Friday With WILLIAM WILLIMON’s Lectionary Sermon Resource - Episode 364

April 8, 2020

Good Friday With WILLIAM WILLIMON's Lectionary Sermon Resource - Episode 364

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Will Willimon served as the Dean of Duke Chapel and Professor of Christian Ministry at Duke University for two decades. He returned to Duke after serving a Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church from 2004 to 2012. Willimon is the author of over 70 books. In early 2018 he released, “Who Lynched Willie Earle?: Confronting Racism Through Preaching”. We had a discussion about that book on this podcast shortly after it released, then last year Dr. Willimon came back on the show to talk about his Memoir Accidental Preacher and again we had a wonderful discussion about his life and ministry. In 2020, he released a powerful sermon resource for ministers who use the Revised Common Lectionary in their preaching and service planning called Will Willimon's Lectionary Sermon Resource.

 

To purchase William Willimon's New book, click below:

https://amzn.to/2XirYwn

 

William Willimon's Blog: https://willwillimon.wordpress.com/

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Dealing With Loss & When A Pet Dies - Episode 363

Dealing With Loss & When A Pet Dies - Episode 363

April 1, 2020

Dealing With Loss & When A Pet Dies

This week I'm sharing a new episode of my other Podcast, Welcome To The Neighborhood: A Mister Rogers Tribute Podcast. Because we are all dealing with loss in many ways I thought it might be a good idea to share an episode like this one that deals with loss and the death of a pet.

Blessings,

Rick Lee James

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Hosted by Rick Lee James

Mister Rogers Quotes on Twitter: @MisterRogersSay

Rick Lee James on Twitter: @RickLeeJames

Rick Lee James Web Site: www.RickLeeJames.com

Eat. Pie. Love. with Tara Royer Steele: Episode 362

Eat. Pie. Love. with Tara Royer Steele: Episode 362

March 25, 2020

Eat. Pie. Love. with Tara Royer Steele: Episode 362

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At 12-years-old Tara Royer Steele started working as a waitress in her family’s restaurant in rural Texas where she endured the pressures of running a business and trying to meet her father’s high expectations. It was in the kitchen where she found the most joy baking specialty pies which quickly became famous around town.

In her book EAT PIE LOVE (BroadStreet Publishing), Tara shares some of her delicious pie recipes and uses the analogy of pie baking to remind us that our lives can become messy, or unsavory, from the ingredients or choices we make. But when we trust the hands of our Creator, we can experience wholeness and the sweeter side to life.

Links for Tara Royer Steele 

https://www.royerspiehaven.com/

 www.facebook.com/tararoyersteele 

www.Twitter.com/tararoyersteele 

https://www.instagram.com/tararoyersteele/

 

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As Always...Thank You For Listening To Voices In My Head

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About Your Host: Rick Lee James

For more information on Rick Lee James, visit www.rickleejames.com, or follow him on Twitter and Facebook. Listen to his official podcast at www.voicesinmyheadpodcast.com, and get a daily dose of wisdom from Mister Rogers at @MisterRogersSay.

“Welcome To The Neighborhood: A Mister Rogers Tribute Podcast” podcast can be heard HERE.Request the “Thunder Radio Special” at www.crwradiopromotions.com

Official Web Site: www.RickLeeJames.com

Get Rick Lee James Latest Album: https://fanlink.to/RLJThunder

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In partnership with CRW Radio Promotions, singer, songwriter and worship leader Rick Lee James debuts a brand new radio special. 

The “Thunder Radio Special” can be heard exclusively on James’ official YouTube channel or his website. It was also recently added to Spotify and Apple Music. Radio stations interested in airing the “Thunder Radio Special” can contact Kathryn Ambrose at CRW Radio Promotions at kathryn@westarmediagroup.com.

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Pandemics and Kickstarters: Episode 361

Pandemics and Kickstarters: Episode 361

March 18, 2020

Pandemics and Kickstarters: Episode 361

 

 

As Always...Thank You For Listening To Voices In My Head

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About Your Host: Rick Lee James

For more information on Rick Lee James, visit www.rickleejames.com, or follow him on Twitter and Facebook. Listen to his official podcast at www.voicesinmyheadpodcast.com, and get a daily dose of wisdom from Mister Rogers at @MisterRogersSay.

“Welcome To The Neighborhood: A Mister Rogers Tribute Podcast” podcast can be heard HERE.Request the “Thunder Radio Special” at www.crwradiopromotions.com

Official Web Site: www.RickLeeJames.com

Get Rick Lee James Latest Album: https://fanlink.to/RLJThunder

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In partnership with CRW Radio Promotions, singer, songwriter and worship leader Rick Lee James debuts a brand new radio special. 

The “Thunder Radio Special” can be heard exclusively on James’ official YouTube channel or his website. It was also recently added to Spotify and Apple Music. Radio stations interested in airing the “Thunder Radio Special” can contact Kathryn Ambrose at CRW Radio Promotions at kathryn@westarmediagroup.com.

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DAVE TROUT OF UTR MEDIA and WHITE OWL MUSIC FEST - Episode 360

DAVE TROUT OF UTR MEDIA and WHITE OWL MUSIC FEST - Episode 360

March 11, 2020

DAVE TROUT OF UTR MEDIA and WHITE OWL MUSIC FEST - Episode 360

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UTR is putting on Music City's newest music festival! Come spend a day on the farm with Sara GrovesBrothers McClurgJoy IkeAndrew Greer and a half dozen more amazing artists.... May 24 (and all weekend). 

http://whiteowlmusicfest.com/

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Overcome By Fear - Rick Lee James - Episode 359

Overcome By Fear - Rick Lee James - Episode 359

March 4, 2020

Overcome By Fear - Rick Lee James - Episode 359

This episode was recorded live on Transfiguration Sunday 2020. 

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PHIL KEAGGY & INSTRUMENTS OF JOY founder JOSHUA MACLEOD  - Episode 358

PHIL KEAGGY & INSTRUMENTS OF JOY founder JOSHUA MACLEOD  - Episode 358

February 26, 2020

PHIL KEAGGY and INSTRUMENTS OF JOY founder JOSHUA MACLEOD  - Episode 358

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There are thousands of aspiring musicians in the developing world who lack the necessary resources to purchase quality musical instruments. People living in impoverished communities need the joy and inspiration that music provides. Instruments of Joy, a Christian-based 501c3 nonprofit organization collects instruments in Nashville and gets them to needy communities in the developing world.

JOSHUA MACLEOD, who has worked on relief and development projects in more than 18 countries worldwide founded Instruments of Joy in 2013.

 

Phil KEaggy is an American acoustic and electric guitarist and vocalist who has released more than 50 albums and contributed to many more recordings in both the contemporary Christian music and mainstream markets. He is a seven-time recipient of the GMA Dove Award for Instrumental Album of the Year, and was twice nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Gospel Album. He has frequently been listed as one of the world's top-three "finger-style", as well as "finger-picking", guitarists by Guitar Player Magazine readers' polls.

 

On March 6th, 2020 PHIL KEAGGY will be headlining a benefit for Instrumentsof Joy alongside renown artists Audrey Assad, Buddy Greene, Jeff Taylor

JOSHUA and PHIL both stopped by the podcast to tell us more about this great ministry.

 

Phil Keaggy’s Web Site: http://www.philkeaggy.com/

 

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Music heard on today's show is from this album! Buy It Now 

 

Instruments of Joy Web Site: https://instrumentsofjoy.org/

 Purchase Tickets for the Instruments of Joy Benefit Concert: https://instrumentsofjoy.org/events/

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Stories With WILLIAM WILLIMON - Episode 357

Stories With WILLIAM WILLIMON - Episode 357

February 19, 2020

Stories With WILLIAM WILLIMON - Episode 357

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Will Willimon served as the Dean of Duke Chapel and Professor of Chistian Ministry at Duke University for two decades. He returned to Duke after serving a Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church from 2004 to 2012. Willimon is the author of over 70 books. In early 2018 he released, “Who Lynched Willie Earle?: Confronting Racism Through Preaching”. We had a discussion about that book on this podcast shortly after it released, then last year Dr. Willimon came back on the show to talk about his Memoir Accidental Preacher and again we had a wonderful discussion about his life and ministry. Well in 2020, he has yet again released another new book called Stories by Willimon, a collection of some of his most beloved, memorable, and impactful stories. Dr. Willimon has graciously stopped by our podcast for a visit again today so that we can talk about Stories, and I am grateful to him for that.

 

To purchase William Willimon's New book, Stories By Willimon, click below:

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William Willimon's Blog: https://willwillimon.wordpress.com/

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Lindsay Huggins Episode 356 - Voices In My Head Podcast

Lindsay Huggins Episode 356 - Voices In My Head Podcast

February 12, 2020

Lindsay Huggins Episode 356 - Voices In My Head Podcast

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Lindsay Huggins has been singing and ministering as a solo recording artist and worship leader for 10 years now. After 5 years working for country music superstar Reba McEntire, Lindsay in now focused on her own music career. She and her family of four now spend a lot of time together on the road together in a motorhome going from gig to gig. She has a busy schedule but I am so glad that we she was able to take the time to stop by for a visit and tell us all about her new album, “Things I Take For Granted.”

 

Here are a few important links:

ONLINE LINKS:

Official Website: www.lindsayhuggins.com

Facebook.com/lindsayhugginsmusic

Twitter: @lindsaylou33
Instagram: @lindsaylou3384
YouTube.com/hugginsproductions

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Dr. Jeff Brodsky and The Fight To End Human Trafficking - Episode 355

Dr. Jeff Brodsky and The Fight To End Human Trafficking - Episode 355

February 5, 2020

Dr. Jeff Brodsky and The Fight To End Human Trafficking - Episode 355

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Dr. Jeff Brodsky is a world-renowned author and global expert in the field of anti-trafficking.  Through his years of experience and vast knowledge, he has shared powerful, potentially life-saving message to people all ages. 

On July 19th, 2010, Dr. Jeff began living totally barefoot to show solidarity and bring awareness to the plight of children being held as sex slaves around the world. He has now been barefoot for nearly 10 years!

In his ministry he has led ten, 101 mile walks across Death Valley, performed as Snuggles the Love Clown, and in 1983 rode a bicycle from California to New York City.

In less than 90 days, at 67 years of age and after two heart attacks, Dr. Jeff will embark on another cross-country bike ride from Disneyland in California to Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida on April 1, 2020. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, there is no one on record who has attempted to bicycle that far in bare feet.

Dr. Jeff Brodsky is here today to talk about all this and more.

Here are a few important links:
https://www.joy.org/

https://www.facebook.com/jeffbrodsky

Jeff's Books:
The Least of These (One Man’s Journey In the Fight Against Child Trafficking: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/099939410X/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=099939410X&linkCode=as2&tag=rickleejame00-20&linkId=c16f03f959e323257dc05ef03ba2ae4a

 

Why Are You Barefoot (Children’s Book): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1480866105/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1480866105&linkCode=as2&tag=rickleejame00-20&linkId=8a58853a964d346da663bdc9ef75aae5

 

 

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Ryan Clair - Among The Pines - Episode 354

Ryan Clair - Among The Pines - Episode 354

January 29, 2020

Episode 354: Ryan Clair - Among The Pines

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Born and raised in a small mountain community in southern California, Ryan Clair was the first born child to a young mom who did all she could to raise a kid amidst trials, heartache and broken relationships. Though she didn't play, music was something Ryan's mother shared with him at an early age. Music has a way to help escape reality and bring a sense of joy and peace in the moments of pain and uncertainty.

In his early teens, Ryan Clair picked up his guitar and spent much of his life playing in bands, finding out who he was as a musician.

A few years later, a now married Ryan Clair, a father of 5, has reached a place where he feels at home in his life and his music.

Ryan writes songs that tell his story, a journey of faith as a follower of Jesus Christ.

In 2018 Ryan Clair's 'Less Traveled Road' LP introduced us to his impressive, gritty, southern rock chops with an absolute barn burner of a record. The year 2019 found Ryan adjusting course in more ways than one: he made the westward move to the scenic Pacific Northwest where, inspired by his new surroundings, he penned a starkly minimal sophomore album.

 This brings us to the present:

His newest album,

Among the Pines, released on January 24th, 2020.

 'Among the Pines' is a musical journey of the soul with Clair positioned as the narrator on a solo trek through the mountains. Intentionally never reaching the sheer rock bigness his previous album had, he instead steers into an alt-country simplicity that flows from song to song.

Ryan Clair is here to for visit with us today!

 

 

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Episode 353: Rick Lee James Thunder Radio Special

Episode 353: Rick Lee James Thunder Radio Special

January 22, 2020

Episode 353: Rick Lee James Thunder Radio Special

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In partnership with CRW Radio Promotions, singer, songwriter and worship leader Rick Lee James debuts a brand new radio special. 

The “Thunder Radio Special” can be heard exclusively on James’ official YouTube channel or his website. It was also recently added to Spotify and Apple Music. Radio stations interested in airing the “Thunder Radio Special” can contact Kathryn Ambrose at CRW Radio Promotions at kathryn@westarmediagroup.com.

The new radio special highlights five songs from James’ critically-acclaimed 13-track album, Thunder, released in February, and features his thoughtful commentary on each selection. “I think part of the reason we often connect so deeply with a song is that the story behind it draws us in and gives us a deeper connection with both the music and the artist,” James reflects. “The powerful thing about the format of a documentary-style radio special like this one is that it allows me to share my heart through both the songs and the stories.”

Throughout the half-hour special, James shares the story behind the project’s title track—a previously unreleased song co-written by the late Rich Mullins. In addition, the singer reveals his thoughts surrounding the deeply personal “The Lord Is Our Shepherd,” a song he wrote as a love letter to the multiple children he and his wife have lost to miscarriage. Other selections spotlighted on the radio special include “Whom Have I In Heaven But You (Psalm 73),” “Glory To God The Trinity (Trinity Hymn)” and “Stay.”

Just like he creates thought-provoking conversations around the songs he writes and records, James has become a well-known podcaster, sparking dialogue with a variety of well-known artists. He’s recorded well over 300 episodes for his official podcast, “Voices In My Head,” where he’s interviewed leading singer/songwriters, including Andrew Peterson, Sara Groves and Keith Getty, among others. In addition, he recently launched a limited series podcast called “Welcome To The Neighborhood,” in memory of the beloved Fred Rogers. Personally inspired by Mister Rogers and the wisdom he shared over his lifetime, James launched a Twitter account @MisterRogersSay in 2017, where he posts quotes from the iconic children’s television star. The account is currently averaging 1K new followers each week. For James, it’s simply one more way to spread the Gospel message.

“I honestly believe that running the Mister Rogers Quotes account @MisterRogersSay has been one of the best ministries of my life,” he shares. “Fred Rogers always reminded us, with his Christlike spirit, that we are people who are dearly loved and that everyone has worth. All these years after he passed away, it’s amazing to see the impact on our lives that his words still have, because they were spoken in truth and love.”

The first six episodes of the exclusive “Welcome To The Neighborhood” podcast can be heard HERE.Request the “Thunder Radio Special” at www.crwradiopromotions.com. For more information on Rick Lee James, visit www.rickleejames.com, or follow him on Twitter and Facebook. Listen to his official podcast at www.voicesinmyheadpodcast.com, and get a daily dose of wisdom from Mister Rogers at @MisterRogersSay.

  

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Episode 352: The Evangelicals

Episode 352: The Evangelicals

January 15, 2020

Episode 352: The Evangelicals Jeremy THompson and Jonathan Burkey

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On each episode of The Evangelicals Podcast, hosts Jeremy Thompson and Jonathan Burkey try and help people think critically, discussing identity and cultural topics with a Christian lens. On their show, they ask questions about how a Christian might see these topics from a Biblical perspective. They are here today this week to give us a glimpse us behind the scenes, to talk about the original meaning of the word evangelical, and their mission to reclaim it's true meaning.  

  

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Episode 351: Miss America 2016 Betty Maxwell and Her New Book Miss Unlikely

Episode 351: Miss America 2016 Betty Maxwell and Her New Book Miss Unlikely

January 8, 2020

Episode 351: Miss America 2016 Betty Maxwell and Her New Book Miss Unlikely

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Betty Maxwell grew up in a double-wide trailer on a modest farm in rural Georgia. She preferred spending time with her family, friends, and farm animals over studying for her Catholic high school classes. She always dreamed of becoming an actress and a vocal performer.

After high school, Betty accepted a college scholarship to study theatre and music. Despite her initial hesitation, she pursued the world of pageantry once she realized it was an opportunity to showcase her vocal talents and earn additional scholarships. She never expected her pursuits would lead her to be crowned Miss America in 2016.

In her new memoir, Miss Unlikely: From Farm Girl to Miss America (from BroadStreet Publishing), Betty takes us through her childhood, her pageant journey, her year as Miss America, her fairytale wedding, and more. Betty offers wisdom on school, family, self-esteem, dreams, dating, disappointment, and loss.

 

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Episode 350: #1 Bluegrass Songwriter Reed Jones

Episode 350: #1 Bluegrass Songwriter Reed Jones

January 1, 2020

Episode 350: #1 Bluegrass Songwriter Reed Jones

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Reed Jones is a musician, a multi-instrumentalist, a singer and songwriter, faith journeyman,  a husband, a fathera teacher and so much more. Heavily influenced by bluegrass legend Tony Rice, Jones has played with bands like Unlimited Tradition, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, Cumberland Gap, and the acclaimed international bluegrass act Audie Blaylock and Redline. 

 

With Redline, Jones helped record I'm Going Back to Old Kentucky, which boasted several charting singles, including the number one “Cry, Cry, Darlin'.”  Jones also wrote and recorded “The Road That Winds,” the title track off Redline’s 2016 release that was featured as the theme song for The Travel Channel series Backroad Gold. 

 

Redline’s most recent release, 2019’s Originalist, contains four songs that Jones write or co-wrote. 2 of those songs, “The Gate Called Beautiful (Acts 3)” and “Love is an Awful Thing” have both reached number one on the Bluegrass charts, with the latter holding that spot for three weeks.

 

Reed Jones is here with me today to share some coffee, some conversation, and some live music.

 

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Episode 349: Jaci Velasquez When God Rescripts Your Life: Seeing Value, Beauty, and Purpose When Life Is Interrupted.

Episode 349: Jaci Velasquez When God Rescripts Your Life: Seeing Value, Beauty, and Purpose When Life Is Interrupted.

December 18, 2019

Episode 349: Jaci Velasquez When God Rescripts Your Life: Seeing Value, Beauty, and Purpose When Life Is Interrupted.

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 From her debut at age 16, Jaci Velasquez experienced a amazing, roller coaster career. She  had number one hit songs, platinum albums, Grammy nominations, but  almost as quickly as she rose to fame, she lost it all… her record label, her reputation and even her marriage. In her new book, “When God Rescripts Your Life” Jaci shares her journey of ups and downs with grace, humor, and trust that  the story God is writing is much richer than any story we could have dreamed of ourselves.

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Episode 348: Chris Marchand and Celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas 

Episode 348: Chris Marchand and Celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas 

December 11, 2019

Episode 348: Chris Marchand and Celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas 

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The song “The 12 Days of Christmas” is a mainstay of the holiday season, but the practice of celebrating Christmas as a twelve-day festival fell out of fashion long ago in most cultures. In Celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas, author Chris Marchand explores the history behind the season and individual feast days from December 25 to January 6, and then offers suggestions for how you can celebrate it with your family, church, or community. Marchand is an author, a church music leader, a teacher and a Pastor in the Anglican Church of North America and he’s here to discuss his new book with me today.

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Episode 347: Stephen McNeill Centerpiece Volume II: Shelter and Shade 

Episode 347: Stephen McNeill Centerpiece Volume II: Shelter and Shade 

December 4, 2019

Episode 347: Stephen McNeill Centerpiece Volume II: Shelter and Shade 

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Stephen McNeill is a songwriter and music teacher who lives just outside of Memphis Tennessee. 

In 2017, Stephen released his first collection of congregational songs called Centerpiece: Songs of Gospel Community. The songs on Centerpiece were born of Stephen’s experience serving as an elder in his church and walking with his community through the complexities of wrestling with Scripture and believing the Gospel in every area of life. Because of the album’s underlying theme of community, Stephen enlisted the help of a number of friends and worship leaders to bring the songs to life. 

 

On November 29th, Stephen released Centerpiece Volume II: Shelter and Shade, the second in what he hopes to be a continuing series of congregational albums.

Stephen is here to talk about this new album and more.

Stephen McNeill's Web Site: https://stephenmcneillmusic.blogspot.com/

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Episode 346: Shea Tuttle Exactly As You Are: The Life and Faith of Mister Rogers

Episode 346: Shea Tuttle Exactly As You Are: The Life and Faith of Mister Rogers

November 27, 2019

Episode 346: Shea Tuttle Exactly As You Are: The Life and Faith of Mister Rogers 

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Fred Rogers fiercely believed that all people deserve love. This conviction wasn’t simply sentimental: it came directly from his Christian faith. God, he insisted, loves us just the way we are. 

In the book, Exactly as You Are, Shea Tuttle looks at Fred Rogers’s life, the people and places that made him who he was, and his work through Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. She pays particular attention to his faith—because Fred Rogers was a deeply spiritual person, ordained by his church with a one-of-a-kind charge: to minister to children and families through television. 

Tuttle explores this kind, influential, and sometimes surprising man: the neighborhood he came from, the neighborhood he built, and the kind of neighbor he, by his example, calls all of us to be.

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Shea Tuttle is the author of Exactly as You Are: The Life and Faith of Mister Rogers and co-editor of Can I Get a Witness? Thirteen Peacemakers, Community Builders, and Agitators for Faith and Justice. Her essays have appeared at Greater Good Magazine, The Toast, The Other Journal, Role Reboot and Jenny. She holds an M.Div. from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta.

Shea lives in Virginia with her family.

 

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 345: Forgotten All-Star: A Biography of Gardner Fox with Author Jennifer DeRoss

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 345: Forgotten All-Star: A Biography of Gardner Fox with Author Jennifer DeRoss

November 20, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 345: Forgotten All-Star: A Biography of Gardner Fox with Author Jennifer DeRoss 

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Gardner Fox wrote over 4000 comic book stories, and co-created such enduring heroes as The Flash and Hawkman, Inspired a generation of comic book writers.  He wrote dozens of novels and yet his story has never fully been told, until now. From his youth in Brooklyn, to his decades as a pulp fiction and comic book author, to his lasting legacy, Jennifer DeRoss tells the timely tale Gardner Fox in her new book, Forgotten All-Star: A Biography of Gardner Fox. Jennifer DeRoss, welcome to Voices In My Head.

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About the Author:

Jennifer DeRoss was born in San Jose, California, but spent most of her formative years in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. Living without electricity until the age of nine, reading was a main source of entertainment and comic books were included in her reading materials right from the start. As an adult, she moved to Eugene, Oregon, and earned her master’s degree at the University of Oregon, where she studied comics with a main focus on the modern American superhero. Her other fields of focus include queer studies, television studies, and biographical studies. She is currently a proud mother of two boys and working as an instructional specialist at Lane Community College, where she is helping to develop and implement an early outreach and referral program to better ensure student success. In addition, she co-founded, and contributes to, the female-led fandom website Sirens of Sequentials. She has previously written pieces on Swamp Thing, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Orphan Black, and More.

Jennifer DeRoss Web Site: https://comicfanjennifer.wordpress.com/author/tikamajere316yahoocom/

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 344: CityServe co-founder and chairman, Dave Donaldson

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 344: CityServe co-founder and chairman, Dave Donaldson

November 13, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 344: CityServe co-founder and chairman, Dave Donaldson

 

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In 2014, a staggering 46.5 million Americans* did not have enough food in the home, including 12 million children and 7 million seniors. CityServe International co-founders Dave Donaldson, and Wendell Vinson believe that’s tragic in one of the most prosperous nations in the world.

 

Both men are on a mission to revolutionize and mobilize local churches, businesses, and governments to become agents of transformation in their communities. While they recognize food as one area of desperate need, they acknowledge that many people face unmet spiritual, mental, and social needs.

 

In the book, CityServe: Your Guide to Church-Based Compassion , Donaldson and Vinson have compiled the models, principles, and strategies used by organizations and leaders across the country to equip the local church and everyday reader to better serve their communities.

 

Dave Donaldson is the is co-founder and chairman for CityServe International and he’s my guest today on the show. Dave Donaldson, welcome to Voices In My Head.

 

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Dave Donaldson is the former national director of Operation Blessing, co-founder of Convoy of Hope, and a board member for the Courage Award Foundation, a partner of the National Football League (NFL). A veteran of Washington, DC, he served on the National Council for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association (SAMHSA), and now is co-founder and chairman for CityServe International.

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 343: Grace Anna Sings with Grace Anna and Angela Ray Rodgers

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 343: Grace Anna Sings with Grace Anna and Angela Ray Rodgers

November 6, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 343: Grace Anna Sings with Grace Anna and Angela Ray Rodgers

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When she was born, doctors said Grace Anna Rodgers would likely be blind, and that her crushing scoliosis could impair her lung function. She was born with a rare form of dwarfism (Conradi Hunermann Syndrome), which causes spinal curvature, cataracts, poor hearing, and sparse hair.  Despite their dire predictions about her ability to hear, Grace has been singing since she was 16 months old. In 2013, she became a YouTube sensation for her rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner.” The video has been seen by millions of people around the world.

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Now, at nine years old, Grace Anna hopes people will see her beyond her physical differences and also see her feisty personality, her love for singing, and her contagious happiness for life.

 

Before she could speak, she was singing “Amazing Grace”and hasn’t stopped since (rare for someone with hearing limitations).

Despite the countless hospital stays and risky surgeries (even coming close to death), Grace Anna is an example of the power of the human spirit and she reminds us to be grateful for each day.

Today on Voices In My Head, my special guests are Grace Anna Rodgers and her mother Angela Ray Rodgers.

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 342: Randall Goodgame and the New Slugs and Bugs Show 

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 342: Randall Goodgame and the New Slugs and Bugs Show 

October 30, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 342: Randall Goodgame and the New Slugs and Bugs Show 

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Slugs & Bugs creates music and stories full of faith and silliness for the whole family to delight in and sing for years to come. They believe Slugs & Bugs kids would find it natural to remember Jesus in their homework, in their friendships, and one day, in the parenting of their grandchildren.

Slugs & Bugs began with the premise that songs are one of God’s powerful tools for building strong relationships. When songs inspire laughter or deep spiritual thought, they can transform a routine car ride into a sweet family experience. Over time, that kind of influence can profoundly impact the culture of a family.

Slugs and Bugs have a brand new have a brand new TV show which encourages families to sing together, laugh together, and think deeply together about the meaning of life and the nature of God.

Randall Goodgame is the heart and soul behind the Slugs and Bugs and he’s here with us today tell us all the latest and greatest news.

 

 

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 341: David Weissman’s Journey From The Trump Troll To Peacemaker 

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 341: David Weissman’s Journey From The Trump Troll To Peacemaker 

October 23, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 341: David Weissman's Journey From The Trump Troll To Peacemaker  

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Can a person change? How does a person change?

Romans 12:2 says, "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind."

With that in mind, if you change the way you think, can you change your life?

My guest today on Voices In My Head is blogger and activist David Weissman. David is a person of the Jewish faith. He is also writer for The Times of Israel https://www.timesofisrael.com/ David was born in New York and served in the US Army for 13 years, with two deployments to Afghanistan. He is a former Republican has now joined the Democratic party and is doing his best to fight for the rights of others.

That isn’t interesting part of the story however. We all know Republicans, and we all know Democrats and chances are that they are our good friends and family, even if we aren’t all on the same page together.

What is so fascinating about David’s story wasn’t just a Republican. And it wasn’t just that he was a staunch Republican. David was a full throated Trump supporter and in fact was Trump Troll online. The fact that he now supports Elizabeth Warren should tell you that there has been a change.

To quote David:

"After learning to decipher the news for myself, and after many hard conversations with many conservatives and liberals — including Sarah Silverman — I have learned that you shouldn’t take a pundit at their word. It’s good and healthy to question everything and to be skeptical of partisan “journalists.”

David's Political views are his own. The purpose of today’s show is not to endorse any political party, but to have a discussion about change and how it is possible, and to listen to a person who has had a major change in his life. 

 

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 340: Finding Hope and Healing After Devastating Loss with Guest Kim Peacock

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 340: Finding Hope and Healing After Devastating Loss with Guest Kim Peacock

October 16, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 340: Finding Hope and Healing After Devastating Loss with Guest Kim Peacock

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Kim Peacock is the author of Victorious Heart, which details her handling of grief over the loss of her 17-year-old daughter.  It also provides insightful advice for those seeking to support and help those who grieve.  She has raised six children, residing with her second husband in a log house in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee.  Several years ago, they relocated from the desert of Southern California.  She is the CFO of Peacock Engineering, a cemetery construction company that specializes in cemetery improvement and expansion.  Through her blog, Wild Victorious Heart, and her book and speaking Kim acts as a grief mentor to others in need. Her blended family includes a step-daughter, a daughter with her current husband, and three adopted children.  She also has several grandchildren.  For more information, consult:  www.wildvictoriousheart.com.

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 339: The Pivot with Andrew Osenga

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 339: The Pivot with Andrew Osenga

October 9, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 339: The Pivot with Andrew Osenga

 
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Andrew Osenga

Andrew Osenga is a 20-year music industry veteran. From artist to producer, major label A&R to studio session player, he’s contributed in almost every area of the music business. 

Andrew also hosts a really amazing podcast called "The Pivot". It’ a show about people who’ve made a change and how they deal with transitions. Andrew is an extremely gifted host. His guests come on to talk about the pivots they’ve made in their careers, but inevitably the Andrews visits with his guests touch on the subjects of family, health, and God. By the time each episode ends, you’ve heard some of the best stories on the internet.

Today, we’re turning the tables a bit on Andrew and allowing him to be the one to share his own personal Pivot story.

 

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 338: Platinum Faith with Bethany Jett

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 338: Platinum Faith with Bethany Jett

October 2, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 338: Platinum Faith with Bethany Jett

 
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Platinum – A gorgeous metal with amazing qualities inspires faith

UNDERSTAND YOUR WORTH AND LEARN TO RECOGNIZE THE BLESSINGS GOD HAS FOR YOU 

Do you every feel less than–less important or less valuable than others on social media, at work, or even in your own friend circles?

Would you like to know with confident assurance just how precious, loved, and valuable you are to God and believe that God has a purpose-filled plan for your life?

In Platinum Faith, best-selling authors and  inspirational speakers Michelle Medlock Adams and Bethany Jett examine twelve unique properties of the precious metal platinum–including valuable, rare, unreactive, and highly useful–to show us how to embrace our true worth and cultivate a deeper faith in God. Combining honest and relatable stories with inspirational insights, they unpack each of these properties and the spiritual and practical applications for your life, helping you to:

  • Realize your importance to God (Valuable)
  • Believe God, trust His plan, and walk in faith (Rare)
  • Choose not to react to negativity but only to the life-giving Word of God (Unreactive)
  • Know that you are important and useful to the Kingdom (Useful)

Get ready to cultivate platinum faith and walk in confidence that your life is valuable and counts for God’s kingdom!

About Bethany Jett

Bethany Jett attended her first writer’s conference with a proposal and a prayer and left with the Writer of the Year award, an agency contract, and interest from multiple publishers. Three months later, she sold her debut book The Cinderella Rule: a Young Woman’s Guide to Happily Ever After (Revell), which became a Selah Awards finalist. An entrepreneur at heart, Bethany co-owns Serious Writer, Inc., and is the Vice President of Platinum Literary Services where she specializes in marketing, nonfiction proposal creation, ghostwriting, and developmental editing. She is also an Assistant Acquisitions Editor for Little Lamb Books, LLC, a faith-based children’s publishing house. She lives in Tampa, Florida. 

Together with Michelle Medlock Adams, this dynamic duo’s passion for helping women, equipping other writers, and encouraging everyone they encounter have led them to collaborate on many projects, including their first book together, They Call Me Mom. They are business partners and owners of Platinum Literary Services, a premier literary firm, and are popular teachers on the writer’s conference circuit and much sought-after speakers at women’s events and retreats.

To learn more about them, visit their individual websites at www.michellemedlockadams.com and www.bethanyjett.com, as well as PlatLit.com.

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 337: Around The Mic 2 with Brothers McClurg

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 337: Around The Mic 2 with Brothers McClurg

September 25, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 337: Around The Mic 2 with Brothers McClurg

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Old Bear Records beloved band, Brothers McClurg has made a career on stripping things down to the
raw and the simple. From the musical approach of the album, to the direct way that they share
matters of faith and God in their lyrics,
 
"Around the Mic Two"achieves taking the complicated matters of our lives and comforts us, the listener, through songs; songs that are adorned with the theme of God's unfailing love and His promise to always be with us.
 
Over the last few years, Brothers
McClurg has drawn inspiration to write the songs featured on "Around the Mic Two" and have fully
embraced their live, stripped down sound laden with some of the most beautiful harmonies and
dynamic solo guitar work in Modern Folk and Gospel Music. Each of the songs featured on "Around
the Mic Two" were performed live and tuned up during their 2018 tours, which includes a cover song by
their grandfather, Pappy McClurg and the original McClurg Family Singers that became a fan favorite
on the road.
 
NEW ALBUM,
AROUND THE MIC TWO,
AVAILABLE ON
September 20, 2019
 
BROTHERS MCCLURG
 

 

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 336: An Extraordinary True Story with Missy Sipes

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 336: An Extraordinary True Story with Missy Sipes

September 18, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 336: An Extraordinary True Story with Missy Sipes

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 This week I am joined by one of my oldest and best friends, Missy Sipes. She and her husband Brandon are amazing people but that isn't why she is on the show today. She has an amazing true story to tell about her grandparents, and it truly is amazing. It has everything: tragedy, a love story, a WWII prison camp escape, death, resurrection and generations of lives changed. You just have to hear it to know what I mean. The story is especially about what God can do with the faithfulness of a 16 year old girl who said yes to Jesus decades ago. 

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 Missy and Brandon Sipes

 

 

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 335: Simple Hymns - Songs of Redemption

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 335: Simple Hymns - Songs of Redemption

September 11, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 335: Simple Hymns - Songs of Redemption

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On August 30th, Venture3Media (V3M) launched its Simple Hymns series with the release of the album Simple Hymns: Songs of Redemption.

The project features such well-known worship leaders as Pat Barrett (Housefires), Chris McClarney (Jesus Culture), Leigh Nash (Sixpence None the Richer), Dan Koch, Anthony Skinner, Aaron Keyes and more.

This 10-hymn album is available at iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play and more digital and streaming outlets globally.

Here today to talk to us more about the Simple Hymns series is Steve Nicolle, President and CEO of Venture3 Media

The first of several new recordings in the Simple Hymns series to release over the next year, Songs of Redemption combines classic Hymns with a fresh interpretation, some with additional lyrics, as well as new songs that have been written and recorded in a hymn-like style and focusing on the Majesty and Greatness of God.

 

Simple Hymns is a response to those that long for a return to a richer and more lyric focused worship expression, combined with a simplicity of musical instrumentation,” shares Venture3Media president and founder Steve Nicolle. “Worship music shifts in style from decade to decade, along with shifts in lyrical themes and focus. What makes the hymns so unique and special is their ability to stand the test of time. When times become more turbulent or uncertain, we tend to hold to things that have endured. Hymns give us that anchor, and remind us that God’s love and His nature are unchanging."

 

Some of the classic hymns in this first Simple Hymns installment include songs written by Fanny Crosby, Charles Wesley and John Newton, with Newton’s “Amazing Grace” receiving additional lyrics written by Chris Tomlin and Louie Giglio. This song, “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone),” was newly recorded by Barrett.

Other featured tracks include “Like A Wideness Of The Sea” written and performed by Skinner, “Psalm 62” written by Keyes and Stuart Townend and performed by Keyes, “Blessed Redeemer” sung by Nash and written by Crosby with modern interpretation by McClarney, Chris Eaton and John Hartley, and “All To Jesus (I Surrender)” written by JW Van Deventer with a fresh interpretation by Paul Oakley and performed by Brady Toops and Michal Mitha.

 

Along with the new music, compelling acoustic videos of all the songs being sung by the artists were recorded and are featured on a companion Simple Hymns: Songs of Redemption Digital Deluxe Apple/iTunes exclusive version of the album.

 

“These hymns and videos are purposefully simple with acoustic instrumentation, nothing overproduced to allow them to be sung by worship leaders in the most unplugged setting, or added to the worship music song selections in any sized church,” says Nicolle. “These Simple Hymns are also well suited as a background for personal worship, reflection and devotions.”

 

Future Simple Hymns releases that are already being developed will feature hymns set around communion, worship, praise, Christmas, Easter and more.

 

The full Simple Hymns: Songs of Redemption track listing follows:

 

 

For all the latest Simple Hymns news, visit www.simplehymns.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

and YouTube.

 

 

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 334: Mary Demuth and We Too: How The Church Can Respond Redemptively To The Sexual Abuse Crisis

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 334: Mary Demuth and We Too: How The Church Can Respond Redemptively To The Sexual Abuse Crisis

September 4, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 334: Mary Demuth and We Too: How The Church Can Respond Redemptively To The Sexual Abuse Crisis

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Rocked by high-profile sexual misconduct allegations, the evangelical church’s shortcomings in responding to and protecting the victims of sexual abuse within their walls were largely thrust into the limelight in 2018. My guest today on Voices In my Head is Mary DeMuth. Mary is an advocate, a survivor of sexual abuse, and a popular evangelical author who helps church leaders identify and enact biblically infused responses in order to truly welcome and care for those who’ve survived abuse—and are leaving the church in droves. Her new book We Too: How the Church Can Respond Redemptively to the Sexual Abuse Crisis published by Harvest House Publishers, released Aug. 13, 2019.

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 333: Sing 2019 Special with Fernando Ortega, Sandra McCracken, and Many, Many More…

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 333: Sing 2019 Special with Fernando Ortega, Sandra McCracken, and Many, Many More…

August 28, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 333: Sing 2019 Special with Fernando Ortega, Sandra McCracken, and Many, Many More...

 

Sing! Is A Conference for Pastors, Leaders and Musicians on Encouraging and Reforming Congregational Worship

These conversations were recorded live at the 2019 conference with these amazing guests:

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Fernando Ortega

 

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Sandra McCracken

 

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Matt Papa

 

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David Zimmer

 

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Fred Heumann

 

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Joshua Macleod and Instruments of Joy

 

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Stephen J Nichols

 

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Weston Skaggs

 

 

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 332: Jennifer M. Greenberg - Not Forsaken: A Story of Life After Abuse: How Faith Brought One Woman From Victim to Survivor

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 332: Jennifer M. Greenberg - Not Forsaken: A Story of Life After Abuse: How Faith Brought One Woman From Victim to Survivor

August 21, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 332: Jennifer M. Greenberg - Not Forsaken: A Story of Life After Abuse: How Faith Brought One Woman From Victim to Survivor

 

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“Isn’t it tragic that in a world so beautiful and diverse, a defining feature we all have in common is pain?”

Jennifer M. Greenberg knows pain all too well, having suffered psychological, physical, and sexual abuse at the hands of her church-going father. At the age of 15, as she contemplated suicide with a razor to her arm, she heard the voice of God say to her, “I will never leave you or forsake you.” From that moment on, she knew she had a father in heaven who loved her. She knew she had a purpose in life on this earth.

 

In her new book, Not Forsaken: A Story of Life After Abuse: How Faith Brought One Woman From Victim to Survivor (The Good Book Company, Aug. 20, 2019), Greenberg shares how her faith brought her through the darkest of situations, time and time again, and how faith can enable survivors of all walks to navigate issues of guilt, forgiveness, love, and value.  She also encourages church leaders to take the necessary measures to protect the vulnerable amongst them. 

 

About Jennifer M.Greenberg

Jennifer Greenberg is a Christian, Texan, and stay-at-home mom of three who listens to heavy metal and likes black licorice. Also a singer, Jennifer’s music has been covered my numerous outlets such as Christianity Today, Houston Chronicle, and featured on NPR, FOX 26, and Great Day Houston.

 

Even through the darkest seasons of her life, God has been faithful and kept her hope alive. Her tenacious will to thrive, empathic ability to discern emotion in others, and skill at articulating complex feelings contribute to her hallmark voice as an author. Her new book, Not Forsaken, is a natural continuation of Jennifer’s prolific creativity and advocacy. Jennifer is passionate about praying with and supporting others who have faced similar situations. Connect with her online at JenniferGreenberg.net.

 

Jennifer M. Greeberg’s Web Site: https://jennifergreenberg.net/

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 331: Signs of Life with Stephanie Lobdell

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 331: Signs of Life with Stephanie Lobdell

August 14, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 331: Signs of Life with Stephanie Lobdell

 

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Signs of Life: Resurrecting Hope Out Of Ordinary Loss

Every day we lose a little bit of something.
Career plans wither. Friendships crumble. Our zeal for Jesus wanes. Whether it’s the demise of ideals and expectations, belief in the church, a previously healthy relationship, or our image of ourselves: we all experiences losses. 
So does the God of the resurrection have anything to say to our hurts? Was Christ’s resurrection a once-and-done thing, or is there hope for healing and restoration now? 

In Signs of Life, pastor and writer Stephanie Lobdell leads readers into the grand story of God’s saving action and resurrection power. Punctuated with stories of biblical figures such as Sarah, Naaman, Saul, and Anna—who faced ordinary deaths and also God’s reviving power —Signs of Life claims Jesus’ resurrection matters now. In candid and artful prose, Lobdell shares stories of her own depression, loss of confidence, and disillusionment with the church.
Hope isn’t cheap, and you can’t muscle your way through to joy. There’s no sense in pretending everything is fine. Yet through it all, Lobdell claims, God breathes life into what seems beyond redemption. Through it all, the resurrection matters.

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 330: Ben DeLong - There’s A God In My Closet

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 330: Ben DeLong - There’s A God In My Closet

August 7, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 330: Ben DeLong - There's A God In My Closet: Encountering The Love Who Embraces Our Skeletons

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There's a God in My Closet

Encountering the Love Who Embraces Our Skeletons

Author Ben DeLong

Forward: Brad Jersak

 

Many have been taught to see God as a terrifying agent of wrath who spews anger at any sign of imperfection. At the same time, they’ve been taught that they are inherently flawed and devoid of goodness. Where does that leave us? For Ben DeLong, it left him hiding his skeletons from the monster he believed God to be. This proved to be a perfect recipe for anxiety, depression, and insecurity. But what if God accepts our skeletons? What if he actually embraces them in love? How would that change our outlook? For Ben, it changed everything. This book is about his journey to find what was always true: we are eternally embraced by God, skeletons and all, and he is never letting go

 

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 329: Nikki Lerner and Multicultural Worship Ministry

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 329: Nikki Lerner and Multicultural Worship Ministry

July 31, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 329: Nikki Lerner and Multicultural Worship Ministry

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Nikki Lerner is an artist, teacher, speaker, author and culture coach helping others engage with one another relationally and across culture lines.  Her passion is to see people come to an understanding of one another through music and conversation and learn to remain human with each other.  Nikki has been a driving force behind the Multicutural Worship Leaders Network and The MWLN’s 2019 Leadership Conference, One, happens this October 10th and 11th at Bridgeway Community Church

Owings Mills, Maryland.

 

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MWLN One Conference 2019: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/one-the-multicultural-worship-leaders-network-2019-conference-tickets-56253282081

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 328: A Third Way To Talk About Abortion - ProGrace CEO Angie Weszely

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 328: A Third Way To Talk About Abortion - ProGrace CEO Angie Weszely

July 24, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 328: A Third Way To Talk About Abortion - ProGrace CEO Angie Weszely

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According to Lifeway Research, 36% of women who get abortions are regular church attenders. Only 7% talk to anyone at their church before making that decision.

Increasingly, Christians and churches are becoming silent in the abortion conversation. Many leaders have say this is because they wrestle with how to communicate God’s heart on this issue.

The political dialogue frames the issue in a way that makes us feel we must choose between advocating for either the woman OR the child. But when we align with this either/or mentality, it actually limits our positive influence in our culture.

Instead, we can start believing God to give us a creative solution based on His wisdom and provision - and His love for BOTH the woman and the child.

My Guest Today on Voices In My Head is Angie Weszely.

Angie Weszely is CEO Pro-Grace a faith-based nonprofit creating a third option in the abortion debate by equipping Christians with a new approach to the issue.

 

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 327: William Willimon - Accidental Preacher

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 327: William Willimon - Accidental Preacher

July 17, 2019

 Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 327: William Willimon - Accidental Preacher

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Dr. William Willimon is Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry and Director of the Doctor of Ministry at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. He is an internationally renowned preacher and widely read author noted for his humor, his insight into the Christian faith, and his theological commitment. His many books have sold over a million copies. His latest book, a memoir titled Accidental Preacher, releases on July 17th, 2019. In Accidental Preacher, Dr. Willimon recounts memorable moments from his rich and full preaching life, with his signature wit and humor. Accidental Preacher portrays the adventure of a life caught up in the purposes of a God who calls unlikely people to engage in work greater than themselves. William Willimon, welcome back to Voices In My Head.

 

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 326: Lyz Lenz - God Land

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 326: Lyz Lenz - God Land

July 10, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 326: Lyz Lenz - God Land

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In the wake of the 2016 election, Lyz Lenz watched as her country and her marriage were torn apart by the competing forces of faith and politics. A mother of two, a Christian, and a lifelong resident of middle America, Lenz was bewildered by the pain and loss around her—the empty churches and the broken hearts. What was happening to faith in the heartland?

From drugstores in Sydney, Iowa, to skeet shooting in rural Illinois, to the mega churches of Minneapolis, Lenz set out to discover the changing forces of faith and tradition in God's country. Part journalism, part memoir, God Land is a journey into the heart of a deeply divided America. Lenz visits places of worship across the heartland and speaks to the everyday people who often struggle to keep their churches afloat and to cope in a land of instability. Through a thoughtful interrogation of the effects of faith and religion on our lives, our relationships, and our country, God Land investigates whether our divides can ever be bridged and if America can ever come together.

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 325: The Jewish View of Creation

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 325: The Jewish View of Creation

July 3, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 325: The Jewish View of Creation

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This episode of Voices In My Head dives into the Creation/Evolution debate from a different perspective than most evangelicals endeavor, the Jewish Perspective. 

So many of our debates and insecurities about things like creation and evolution could be ended if we simply consulted the Jewish faith to help us understand the book that was originally theirs. 

This is an episode much from the Jewish perspective of the conversation using the scholarship of one of the greatest Old Testament scholars of our time, Walther Brueggeman, and a Jewish Rabbi who wrote the text still in use today for young Jewish people in their confirmation,  Roland Bertram Gittelsohn.

 

 

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 324: Lora Jones Shares How She Found Faith In The Midst of Tragedy

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 324: Lora Jones Shares How She Found Faith In The Midst of Tragedy

June 26, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 324: Lora Jones Shares How She Found Faith In The Midst of Tragedy

Song of a Wounded Heart: Regaining Hope and Trust After Personal Tragedy: The Incredible True Life Story of a Woman Who Lost Everything by [Jones, Lora]

 

Lora Jones’s world shattered on Nov. 23, 2004, the night she survived but lost her husband and two children in a head-on collision. She secretly, desperately wished for death to claim her, too—how could she go on alone?—but a soft, faint voice sang to her in the midst of her deepest pain that night, the voice of God.

 

In her new book, Song of a Wounded Heart: Regaining Hope and Trust After Personal Tragedy: The Incredible True Life Story of a Woman Who Lost Everything (Morgan James Publishing, June 25, 2019), Jones shares her remarkable journey from death to hope and encourages readers to believe in the goodness of God, despite their circumstances.

 

Lora Jones Web Site: https://www.lorajones.org/

 

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 323: Keith Getty and Sing! 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 323: Keith Getty and Sing! 2019

June 19, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 323: Keith Getty and Sing! 2019

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My guest this week on Voices In My Head is Keith Getty. Keith and his wife Kristyn Getty occupy a unique space in the world of music today as preeminent modern hymn writers. In re-inventing the traditional hymn form, they have created a catalogue of songs teaching Christian doctrine and crossing the genres of traditional, classical, folk and contemporary composition which are sung the world over.

“In Christ Alone” (penned by Keith and long-time writing partner, Stuart Townend) holds the #1 position of most-frequently-sung hymn in UK churches for the past 9 consecutive years. It was voted the #2 best-loved hymn of all time in the UK according to a BBC Songs of Praise national survey and among the top 5 hymns of all time by the UK Hymns Society. According to CCLI, it is estimated that 40 to 50 million people sing “In Christ Alone” in church services each year.

The Gettys' hymns are used both in contemporary and traditional circles, being included in most modern hymnbooks (with a number of these now listing “Getty” as the most-featured composers), while in the more contemporary church, more than 60 of their songs are featured on top 2,000 CCLI charts between the UK and USA.

The Gettys also created Sing! Concerts, Events and Conferences which exist to inspire deep theology, timeless artistry and vibrant singing for the whole family of God in cities across the world.

There is more a lot I could say about the art, artistry, and more importantly the ministry of Keith Getty, but I would rather let him speak for himself. Keith Getty, welcome to Voices In My Head.

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 SING! The Life of Christ

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 322: Eli Williams - Author of Father Love

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 322: Eli Williams - Author of Father Love

June 12, 2019

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 322: Eli Williams - Author of Father Love

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Eli Williams is a husband, father, grandfather and minister. He is the president and co-founder of Urban Light Ministries which provides a weekly after school program that serves 600 children. ULM operates a growing fatherhood program that annually impacts over 500 dads and their kids.

His passion for fatherhood is rooted in his upbringing and is stoked by his personal work with fathers. Many of whom, for a wide variety of reasons, endure heartache and face tremendous barriers to full participation in the raising of their children. He penned Father Love in the hope that it would encourage and inspire fathers to make every effort to be a big part of their children's lives. He challenges dads to move from good to great as protectors, order keepers, providers and stabilizers.

Eli is the host of the weekly syndicated gospel countdown show Hot Gospel 20 (www.hotgospel20.com). He is a pastor at New Hope Church in Springfield, Ohio where he is deeply involved in serving his community.

 

Eli Williams Web Site: https://urbanlight.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12&Itemid=148

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