We are diving into ways we misunderstand where forgiveness and justice meet. Can you have both? What are we called to as Christians? Join our conversation as we cover the Botham Jean and the Tay Jefferson case and what our response should be as the people of God.
In our social media society, our interactions in the virtual are often viewed as relational currency that also reflects our worth as human beings. The emotional toll of this relational currency has caused strain in marriages, depression, and weighs us down in our friendships. What is the solution? Is there any way out of it? Are we too far gone to really even have meaningful connections anymore? Listen to this week's episode as we talk about all of these things and more!
Self-denial is countercultural, but it is also a key part of what Jesus called His followers to practice. This week's episode focuses in on the reasons why we avoid certain practices that exemplify self-denial, as well as some practical ways to make self-denial a part of your regular rhythm in the faith.
Your average church-goer can probably give a generic, Sunday-school answer about what grace is, but do we really understand it in our day-to-day lives? In this episode, we invite you to relive some moments from our real life - moments that have taught us about the many ways we commonly misunderstand (and even miss the depth of) grace.
"I don't need Church to be a Christian." This episode tackles some of those myths we believe about the self-sufficiency of believers, and how we can better understand some reasons for not wanting to submit to the local church.
What's your first response when you hear about a positive change in someone? Do you question the change or do you give them the benefit of the doubt? In this episode we discuss the response to Benny Hinn's recent recant of the prosperity gospel as well as how we can do better at hoping for change in others' lives.
Are there levels to this Holy Spirit thing? How do we interact and disciple children in the Church? Check out this week's podcast to hear us discuss this PLUS a bonus mini episode of the KidSmith Podcast!
(Recorded LIVE) In a culture where we want details and answers, often ahead of time and before ever doing the work, this episode challenges the status quo by presenting the truth and beauty of the creative process. Listen to this episode to hear about Kylie Jo's recent studio time at the Sound Kitchen in Franklin, TN with the Academy of Dreamers & how she grew in her understanding of trusting the process. Stay on track with your success with this fresh perspective from our real life: no myth.
School. Vacation. Meetings. Conferences. Family reunion. Holiday event. At some point, you'll probably find yourself attending one or more of these, and it will undoubtedly require your absence in some other area of life. In today's episode, we talk about how and why intentional absence is just as important as intentional presence (in ministry, but also in family relationships and other vocations as well). Your absence has spiritual implications as well, and we talk about some of the ways you can be more mindful about these in today's episode!
In a world where violence has become more frequent than not, where injustice seems to rule - how do we keep hope alive? Listen to this episode to find out some practical ways you can live above hopelessness, despair, and the ever-present pessimism of today's culture.