The Way Home: Episode 76 featuring Matthew Soerens

How should Christians respond to the greatest refugee crisis in recorded history? Matthew Soerens is my guest. Matthew is the U.S. Director of Church Mobilization for World Relief, the humanitarian arm of the National Association of Evangelicals. He is the coauthor two books, the later forthcoming – Welcoming the Stranger and his latest book, Seeking Refuge: On the Shores of the Global Refugee Crisis, which will be released by Moody Publishers on July 5. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College and his master’s degree from DePaul University’s School of Public Service. In addition to the books he has authored, he has written for publications such as The White House, Christianity Today and Lifeway, but most frequently blogs at g92, a culture-shaping movement seeking to equip the next generation of Christian leaders for an effective, biblical response to immigration. Matthew is one of the most eloquent and knowledgeable experts on refugee care and immigration issues.

Show Notes

Learn more about the 2016 ERLC National Conference here.

The Way Home: Episode 75 featuring Ryan Reeves


Is America a Christian nation? Ryan Reeves, assistant professor of Historical Theology at Gordon-Conwell answers that question on today’s podcast. Ryan also serves as Dean of the Jacksonville campus. Ryan is an adjunct professor for Reformed Theological Seminary and teaches during the summer at Campus Crusade for Christ. He has a Ph.D. from Cambridge University and two masters from Reformed Theological Seminary. Ryan has a terrific blog on historical theology and church history at The Gospel Coalition. He joins me to talk church history, religious liberty, and if he has the deepest voice in the PCA.


Show Notes

Learn more about the 2016 ERLC National Conference here.

Some Father’s Day Articles

A very pleasent scene to see a father and son play at the beach early sunday morning!!

This Sunday we celebrate Father’s Day. Here are some of my reflections on fatherhood from past years:

What Dad Taught Me: 5 Invaluable Principles I Use Every Day:

Dad was a blue-collar guy, a licensed plumber, who has always been known for the quality of his work. It wasn’t the specific job he did but the way Dad carried himself that taught me the most about life, about manhood, and about living out the gospel. These five lessons are ones I’ve adopted as I seek to honor the Lord with my life.

It’s Never Too Late To Become a Great Dad – Interview with Jim Daly

The president of Focus on the Family talks about his own tumultuous childhood and makes the case that men can become good fathers in their own generation, despite their upbringing.

Ten Things Nobody Tells You About Becoming a Dad

This is my most popular blog post, written a few years ago. All ten things hold up pretty well, I think.

5 Things Every Daughter Needs to Hear From Her Dad

I’m a father of four beautiful children, three of whom are girls. My oldest daughter is eleven years old. I love having daughters. There is something about having a daughter that softens a man, adds a certain tenderness to his soul. In that spirit, I’d like to share five things every daughter needs to hear from her father:

5 Things Every Son Needs to Hear From His Dad

Just as there is something wonderful about being the father of daughters, there is something wonderful about being the father of a son. In my house, Daniel Jr (4) and I are outmatched four-to-one by girls, so we sort of stick together to make sure everything is not painted pink, some football gets watched on a regular basis, and that we watch as many superhero movies as Barbie movies. Seriously, though, fathering your sons is a serious job, men. And so in that spirit, I’d like to offer five things every son needs to hear from his father:

photo credit: Sudanshu Goyal

The Way Home: Episode 74 featuring Mark Tooley


What should evangelicals make of the changes in the United Methodist denomination? Today on The Way Home podcast I’m joined by my good friend Mark Tooley. Mark is the president of the Institute on Religion and Democracy, as well as the editor of the IRD’s foreign policy and national security journal, Providence. In addition to being a frequent commentator on radio and television, he writes articles for major publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Christianity Today, and The New York Post. As a former staffer for the CIA, Mark is a leading expert on foreign policy as well. He has published three books, his latest being The Peace That Almost Was: The Forgotten Story of the 1861 Washington Peace Conference and the Final Attempt to Avert the Civil War. A committed United Methodist, Mark is a strong advocate for life and marriage, and is passionate about reaching the public square with the Gospel. Today we’re going to talk about foreign policy, Methodism, as well as his latest book.


Show Notes

Learn more about the 2016 ERLC National Conference here.

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