I’ve Let Go Of The “Old Normal” – Episode #72

Letting Go

COVID-19 has many people talking about the "new normal." In today's podcast, I want to talk about letting go of the "old normal," as we learn to adapt to a world in transition. To do this, I want to look at the preaching of John the Baptist and Jesus, who taught us to embrace the new thing that God was doing in the history of the world...

The Church Is Not A Circus – Episode #71

Ring Master

I believe COVID-19 is being used by God to challenge the models of ministry we commonly use in the church. In today's podcast, I talk about how John MacArthur's defiance of government orders to shut down his large church as something that exposes the broken mindset we have as a church, and how we need to get back to a much more nimble and personal model of ministry, like we read about in the Bible. A model that doesn't resemble a circus...

Baby Steps (How To Change Your Life) ~ Episode #70

What About Bob (Baby Steps)

Do you want to change your life? And just exactly how do you change your life? Is it through dramatic decisions and New Years Resolutions, or, is it through small and gradual changes? Is it through powerful encounters with God and dramatic interventions? Or, is it through simple baby steps? In today's podcast, I talk about how we can bring about meaningful changes in our life...

Homeschooling vs. Virtual Learning (Education During A Pandemic) – Episode #69

Education

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents are weighing the options when it comes to the upcoming 2020 school year. Should they send their kids to school? Or will they elect to have their child learning virtually? Or should they take their kids out of public school altogether, and homeschool them? How is a parent to do decide what is best for their child's education during a global pandemic? In today's podcast, I talk...

The Babylon Bee Published Another Headline I Pitched Them… Again

Walmart

Walmart recently announced that they would require masks to be worn in all Walmart and Sam's Club stores nationwide. Inspired by the irony that a store that barely requires you to wear pants and a shirt is now going to require folks to wear masks... I couldn't help but pitch a headline idea over to the folks at the Babylon Bee. And, they liked it enough to publish my headline idea, for the second time this year!

Living An “Uncaged” Life ~ Episode #68

BridgeLivWat

We love living life inside the box. It brings us comfort. And according to musician John Howey, this comfort becomes a cage that oppresses us. It's a life we need to be freed from. We need to become "uncaged." In today's podcast, I talk to John about the uncaged life, and his upcoming album.

In America (But Not Of America) ~ Episode #66

American Flag In Church

There are a number of spiritual dangers that we face as Christians in America. A "worldliness" has crept into us. And by that, I don't mean what movies we watch or what clothes we wear. Rather, it is our identity as Americans. As Christians baptized into the red, white, and blue, our nationalistic identity as Americans threatens to distort our view of what it means to be a Christian. In today's podcast, I talk about this pressing issue...

We Love Making Noise With Our Pots And Pans ~ Episode #65

Making Noise With Pots And Pans

Our culture has become like a child banging pots and pans together on the kitchen floor. We make plenty of noise, but have no love. Looking at 1 Corinthians 13 today, I question whether or not we really love as we ought to, and how the ultimate acid test of love is seen in how we treat our enemies.

Racism And “The New Jim Crow” (A Conversation) ~ Episode #64

Racism - Jim Crow

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 might have officially ended the "Jim Crow" laws that overtly discriminated against blacks, but many are of the opinion that Jim Crow is still alive and well in America. In today's podcast, I have a conversation about systemic racism in America., and how we can fight against racism today...