The Way Home – Episode 16 featuring Tony Merida

Today I'm taking to my friend, pastor Tony Merida. Tony is a professor, author, and pastor. He is the founding pastor of Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, N.C. He also serves as Associate Professor of Preaching at Southeastern Baptist Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C. He and his wife Kimberly have five adopted children. Tony and I discuss his fantastic new book, Ordinary. I highly recommend this book as a really great primer on what active, robust, Christian discipleship looks like. His chapter on hospitality may be the best I've seen the subject anywhere. Listen to this week's episode of The Way Home [powerpress]   Show Notes As I mentioned on the podcast, Leland House Press just released my ebook, Engage, Maintaining a Christian Witness Online. This is normally $2.99, but if you use the coupon code: WAYHOME, you can get it for free. I'd also like to invite you to save the date, August 5, for our second annual National Conference. Our theme...

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The Way Home – Episode 15 featuring Bruce Ashford

Today on the podcast I have a conversation with my friend Bruce Ashford, who joined me in the studio during our recent Leadership Summit on Racial Reconciliation. Bruce is Provost and Associate Professor of Theology and Culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. ...

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Why Christians Should Be Clear

This week I'm over at the Lifeway Church Leader's blog opining on three essential traits for countercultural Christian leaders: courage, clarity, and civility (how's that for some serious alliteration?). This comes from 1 Peter 3:15. Here is what I said about that second point: The second thing Peter urges for counter-cultural leaders is clarity. “Have an answer for every man” doesn’t just mean “speak up whenever you feel like it.” Instead it implies a seriousness, a soberness, a thorough grasp of theology and an ability to speak well into whatever culture you are serving. Sometimes well-meaning, but uninformed speech actually hurts the cause. I think we saw this clearly in the latest firestorm over religious liberty. Some of the politicians called on to defend good legislation were overmatched by the questions they faced. They were not adequately prepared to give answers and defend the rights of conscience. This resulted not only in defeat,...

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The Way Home – Episode 14 featuring Johnnie Moore

My friend Johnnie Moore joins me to discuss ISIS and the persecution of Christians. Johnnie is the former Vice President for Executive Projects and Media Relations and Campus Pastor of Liberty University. He has been an outspoken advocate for persecuted Christians in the Middle East and has a new book, a must read, Defying Isis. I'm grateful that Johnnie took time to join me and update us on the status of displaced Christians and how we can get involved in the effort to help our suffering brothers and sisters. Listen to this week's episode of The Way Home [powerpress]   Show Notes Twitter: @johnniem Websites: defyingisis.com and cradlefund.org  Book: Defying ISIS: Preserving Christianity in the Place of Its Birth and in Your Own Backyard The ERLC will have a booth and be hosting an event at the Southern Baptist Convention in Columbus, Ohio, in June. We will also be hosting an event with 9Marks ministries. We encourage you to stop by and say hello and pick up some resources for...

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